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Five reasons to prefer Apple Maps over Google Maps

Has there ever been an app that has caused so much of an uproar in the Apple community as Apple Maps? It was released in the fall of 2012 with iOS 6, and it was not received well to say the least. It was so poorly received that Tim Cook even wrote a letter apologizing for the poor launch of Apple …

Google Maps

A New World’s Extraordinary Orbit Points to Planet Nine

In early 2016, two planetary scientists declared that a ghost planet is hiding in the depths of the solar system, well beyond the orbit of Pluto. …

Universe

The U.S. Army Could Revolutionize Long-Range Fires

In kick-starting its efforts to prepare for future high-end conflicts, late last year the U.S. Army identified six modernization priorities: …

Military

How to create a website without knowing a thing about coding

What do Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Arianna Huffington all have in common? They all started their multi-billion dollar empires with a simple …

Jeff Bezos

Watch a mesmerizing New York flyover shot with a 12K camera

Some folks believe that 8K TV is overkill, but cinematographer Phil Holland just flaunted video of New York City captured in sweeping 12K. He used three RED Monstro 8K VistaVision cameras (turned sideways) mounted on a special rig called the Shotover K1 Hammerhead. The videos were then stitched …

Cinematography

How One Man Turned $2,000 Into $500 Million

If you’re a newer entrepreneur finding your way toward success, this man’s story will inspire you and give you four strategies that helped him turn $2,000 into over $500 million.<p><b>Who is Tim Gill?</b><p>In the early 1980s, Tim Gill found himself newly unemployed. He was let go from a small business due to …

Entrepreneurship

No Man’s Sky is finally getting multiplayer in July

<i>No Man’s Sky</i>’s next major update is coming in July, and it’s bringing a much-anticipated feature to the game: online multiplayer. Developer Hello Games announced the release date for No <i>Man’s Sky NEXT</i>, which is described as the biggest update to the game yet, and it will also see <i>No Man’s Sky</i> make …

No Man's Sky

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Quantum Mechanics

Mind-Altering Quantum Experiment Shows Time Has Never Existed

In 2012 US National Medal of Science award winner Yakir Aharonov, who is regarded as one of the world’s leading quantum theorists published a paper …

Quantum Physics

He Was Dying. Antibiotics Weren’t Working. Then Doctors Tried a Forgotten Treatment.

Steffanie Strathdee hunched over her laptop, fretting. She barely noticed the kittens asleep next to her or the serene Buddha figure across the …

Microbiology

How to get the most space in your cloud storage—without paying to upgrade

Free up some spare room.<p>Cloud storage services have given us an easy, hardware-free way to back up and transfer files. Some of them even give you a little space for free. However, the key word is "little." Once you start uploading files and folders, that free storage fills up fast.<p>Before you go …

Operating Systems

Wherever you are in the world, time is running out for treating gonorrhea

Mark King has had the clap so many times he's renamed it "the applause. "<p>The first time King had gonorrhea, he was a teenager in the late 1970s, growing up in Louisiana.<p>King visited a clinic and gave a fake name and phone number. He was treated quickly with antibiotics and sent on his way.<p>A few …

Public Health

Aliens May Well Exist in a Parallel Universe, New Studies Find

Should the search for alien life in our universe come up empty-handed, it might be worth checking in on a neighboring universe instead.<p>According to a …

Dark Matter

Airline pilot 'sucked halfway out' when cockpit windshield broke

Sichuan Airlines co-pilot was pulled back inside by crew after right windshield blew out at 32,000 feet<p>The co-pilot of a Sichuan Airlines flight that was forced to make an emergency landing on Monday was “sucked halfway out” of the plane when a cockpit windshield blew out, local media reported …

Airlines

A Chemist Shines Light on a Surprising Prime Number Pattern

When a crystallographer treated prime numbers as a system of particles, the resulting diffraction pattern created a new view of existing conjectures …

Mathematics

MH370 experts think they’ve finally solved the mystery of the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight

All but one of the 239 people on the doomed Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 had probably been unconscious — incapacitated by the sudden depressurization of the Boeing 777 — and had no way of knowing they were on an hours-long, meandering path to their deaths.<p>Along that path, a panel of aviation …

Airplanes

White House can’t explain how Chinese financing of Trump-linked project doesn’t violate Constitution

"I'll have to refer you to the Trump Organization."<p>Deputy Press Secretary Raj Shah cannot explain how the Trump Organization’s involvement in a …

Donald Trump

9-year-old Instagram star Lil Tay’s ‘flexing’ got her mom fired — that’s only the beginning of her reign of terror

If you think this is a wake-up call for the preteen calling herself “the youngest flexer of the century,” you haven’t been paying attention<p>It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single, foul-mouthed young girl in possession of riches must be in want of viral fame.<p>At (allegedly) nine years …

Social Media

The Multiverse Could Be Teeming With Life But Is Also Problematic, Says New Study

Hold on to your brain.<p>According to the current dominant theory, if there are other universes out there, they're not likely to have life. But now an …

Dark Matter

58 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces shot and killed 57 Palestinians and injured more than 2,700 during mass protests Monday along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in …

Israel

Lenovo teases what might be the first true ‘all screen’ phone

Here comes the Z5<p>Lenovo Vice President Chang Cheng is teasing a new phone on China’s Weibo social network that’s nothing but screen framed by an ultra-thin bezel (via <i>CNET</i>). While Apple might claim that the iPhone X is “all screen,” its infamous notch — and the rash of Android imitators that …

Web Development

New Multiverse Research Suggests Scientists Need a New Law of Dark Energy

Though sensationalized in movies like <i>Donnie Darko</i>, the multiverse is a hypothetical concept debated by many scientists, and two new studies up the …

Dark Matter

Out of loopholes, Trump must disclose Stormy Daniels debt in next financial report

Trump is out of loopholes. After failing to disclose his Stormy Daniels debt to Michael Cohen, he needs to come clean in his next financial report on that debt and any others he may have left out.<p>President Trump has a big decision to make. Unless he requests an extension, his personal financial …

Donald Trump

In About-Face on Trade, Trump Vows to Protect ZTE Jobs in China

SHANGHAI — As China and the United States go toe-to-toe on trade and maneuver ahead of a historic North Korea meeting next month, an unlikely obstacle has emerged: a second-tier Chinese electronics maker, ZTE.<p>The company said last week that it had halted “major operating activities” after being …

China

Under banner of peace, U.S. opens embassy in Jerusalem. Sixty miles away, dozens of Palestinians are killed.

JERUSALEM — A joyous ceremony marked the inauguration of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem on Monday, a largely symbolic step that nonetheless is of deep political significance, here and in the Palestinian territories, as well as farther away.<p>Amid the happy bustle of about 800 guests, as Jared …

Israel

What Everyone Gets Wrong About Introverts

Not antisocial. Not lazy.<p>When you hear the term "introvert," you might imagine someone who's quiet and insular, who likes to spend most of their time …

Behavioral Sciences

Magnet Implants? Welcome to the World of Medical Punk

Louis Anderson, a 16-year-old aspiring biotech entrepreneur, eats dinner with an anarchist, a world-renowned tongue splitter and at least 30 people who have implanted themselves with magnets or radio-frequency identification chips, a.k.a. RFID implants, for fun on a recent Friday night in …

Peter Thiel

White House Refuses to Apologize for Kelly Sadler’s Joke About McCain

WASHINGTON — The White House declined on Friday to renounce or apologize for an aide whose joke at a meeting that Senator John McCain was irrelevant because he would soon die went viral, outraging relatives, friends and admirers of the ailing lawmaker.<p>Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press …

Donald Trump

All the puzzling things that happen to your body when you masturbate, explained by science

<b>This post is part of Mashable's</b> <b>Masturbation Week</b><b>. May is National Masturbation Month, so we're celebrating by exploring the many facets of …

Sexual Health

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Apps