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Quest for Planet Nine turns up 'extreme objects' on edge of solar system

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even with an entire universe to explore, our own solar system is still full of mysteries. Welcome the newest members of our space family, found only recently in the "no man's land" beyond Neptune.<p>Although they aren't planets, these "extreme objects" hovering on the edge of the solar system …

Universe

SpaceX is recycling a piece of history to launch a satellite 22,000 miles above Earth

SpaceX is about to answer its critics with a historical first for the company: the reuse of an orbital rocket booster that it previously launched and landed.<p>But Elon Musk's aerospace company isn't just doing a demonstration flight of the recycled booster.<p>According to a statement released Tuesday …

Space Travel

Florida man shoots at Pokémon Go players, mistaking them for burglars

Late-night encounter and teen saying 'Did you get anything?' set off the shooter<p>Orlando police say a Florida man fired at two teenage <i>Pokémon Go</i> players very early on Saturday morning, believing they were looking for a house to rob. No one was injured.<p>The Orlando Sentinel reported the incident …

Tesla is Rethinking Its Radar System to Better Prevent Crashes

In the wake of the first fatality of a driver using autonomous features, Tesla Motors is working to make changes to the radar system in its vehicles. …

Tesla

The Meme of Week Goes to (What Else?) Pokémon Go

The world is in the throes of a new, all-encompassing obsession: Pokémon Go. (You know, the game you are probably playing while reading this post.) Since its release, Pokémon Go has gone on to become one of the most successful apps of all time, and the resulting news stories are absolutely bonkers. …

16 Shows To Keep You Busy Until The Next Season Of "Game Of Thrones"

Other medieval legends, classic horror, or tense thrillers to fill that void until next year.

12 Great Authors Pick Their Essential American Book

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Writing

Hole in ozone layer is closing and will be 'healed' by 2050, scientists say

The hole in the Antarctic ozone layer is beginning to close, scientists have discovered.<p>Researchers from the University of Leeds and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, have confirmed the first signs of an increase of ozone, which shields life on Earth from the sun’s harmful …

Twitterbot that produces endless entries in an imaginary daemonological grimoire

The Lesser Bot is a twitterbot that is writing a machine-generated grimoire, complete with summoning runes, which is timely, given that we're …

Cory Doctorow

Movie written by algorithm turns out to be hilarious and intense | Ars Technica

For Sunspring's exclusive debut on Ars, we talked to the filmmakers about collaborating with an AI.<p>Ars is excited to be hosting this online debut of</i> …

Vocabulary

Old-fashioned board games, not tech, are attracting the most money on Kickstarter

Kickstarter has become less about Oculus Rift and more about Cards Against Humanity. The “games” category on the crowd-funding platform has attracted $495 million since Kickstarter’s inception in 2009, making it the richest segment of the site. The runners up are technology and design.<p>The games …

Board Games
Genetics

Hidden PlayStation 4 features only power users know about

Sony’s PlayStation 4 console has many great features, a number of which are hidden deep in the sprawling branches of its menu structure.<p>Some features …

PlayStation

Palmyra's Ancient Arch, Destroyed By ISIS, To Rise Again In London

Armed with a 3-D printer and a computer-guided stonecutter, cultural heritage advocates are taking on the jackhammers of the Islamic State and its destructive ideology.<p>When Islamic State militants seized the Syrian desert town of Palmyra last May, an orgy of demolition began. Using dynamite, fire, …

Archaeology
Rowing

11 Tips for Setting a Table That Say "I’ve Got My Life Together"

How you set your table says a lot about you. Here, Alex Grossman shows us how to set one that says you're simple, beautiful, and not a lot of fuss.<p>In a very official study conducted by professional scientists over appetizers at a cocktail party, it was decided that how you set your table is the …

Petition to Allow Guns at Republican National Convention at Nearly 25,000 Signatures

Gun rights supporters angry over the no firearms policy at this year's Republican National Convention in Cleveland — or someone claiming to be them — …

Government

Xiu Xiu Announce "Twin Peaks" Covers Album, Share "Falling"

<i>Photo by Joan Chen</i><p>Xiu Xiu's last two studio albums were released in the span of a few months in early 2014, <i>Angel Guts: Red Classroom</i> and <i>Unclouded Sky</i>. Now the band is prepping a new project, <i>Plays the Music of Twin Peaks</i>, spotlighting Angelo Badalamenti's compositions from David Lynch's show. It …

Twin Peaks

MIT Grew A Solar Cell Light Enough To Slap On Just About Anything

They’re 400 times lighter than current solar cells, but still powerful enough to juice your iPhone without adding any weight.<p>Solar cells are a great way of collecting and storing energy to power gadgets. There’s just one problem: they’re heavy. A typical silicon-based solar module can only produce …

Clean Energy

NBC's DC Comedy "Powerless" Adds Alan Tudyk, Danny Pudi, Christina Kirk

Following the announcement that Vanessa Hudgens would star in “Powerless,” NBC’s upcoming workplace sitcom set in the DC Universe, Variety has …

This Salt Lake City Day Care Has Become a Magnet for Conspiracy Theories

Is it a drug front? An organ harvesting operation? Or is it just a normal, slightly creepy day care?<p>Visit Salt Lake City in February, in inversion season, and you'll hardly see further than 50 yards. The rocky mountain ranges, the dozens of craft breweries, the looming Salt Laky City Temple are all …

Day Care

Generation X Is Sick of Your Bullshit

<i>You're going to read this, and you're going to say, how is this about tech? I'm gonna head you off at that pass: This is a message from Internet, the</i> …

Confronting Reality by Reading Fantasy

Author Lev Grossman says C.S. Lewis taught him that in fiction, stepping into magical realms means encountering earthly concerns in transfigured form.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Claire Messud, Jonathan</b> …

Spacetime Ripples and the Human Condition

The announcement of the first detection of stormy gravitational waves from a pair of black holes that merged over a billion years ago marks a very …

Black Holes
Artificial Intelligence

Always Wanted to Do LSD With Philip K. Dick? You'll Love Playing Californium

Never let it be said that science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick didn't grapple with big ideas. "The two basic topics which fascinate me," he once …

Judge: Wichita State statistician can’t have tapes to audit voting machines

A Sedgwick County judge has ruled that a Wichita State University statistician won’t get access to paper tapes from voting machines to search for …

Let China Miéville Plan Your Week in Weird Entertainment

Now that the wonderfully weird author China Miéville has a new book out—with another one coming later this year!—he’s doing some press. And there’s a …

Data transmission rates are hitting ludicrous speeds in the lab

Imagine a world without buffering, a world where downloading HD movies takes less than one second, a world where your favorite web pages load before …