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Dennis Hastert Sentenced to 15 Months in Prison in Hush-Money Case

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison in his hush-money case by a judge who called him a "serial child molester" and ordered him to enroll in a sex-offender treatment program.<p>Hastert, 74, was accused of abusing four boys between the ages of 14 and 17 …

Crime

What Is The Strongest Force In The Universe?

When it comes to the fundamental laws of nature, we can break everything down into four forces that are at the core of everything in the Universe:<p>The <b>strong nuclear force</b>: the force responsible for holding atomic nuclei and individual protons and neutrons together.<br>• The <b>electromagnetic force</b>: the force …

Physics

The 2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest announces winners

The ocean's waters are a vast mystery, but developments in photography technology allow us to get a brief glimpse into the beauty water can hold.<p>Italian photographer Davide Lopresti was named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 after his submission "Gold" — which shows a beautiful yellow …

Futuristic Apple touchscreen will let you feel textures and temperatures

3D Touch is all well and good, but future Apple devices may incorporate advanced haptic technology which lets software simulate textures ranging from the grain of wood surface to the cold feeling of metal.<p>That’s according to a new patent published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, …

Some major merchants see dip in counterfeit fraud thanks to chip cards, Visa says

The new chip-enabled cards flowing into the U.S. marketplace have already made a dent in fraud, with some of the biggest merchants seeing a dip of more than 18% in counterfeit transactions, according to Visa.<p>Among the 25 merchants who were suffering the most instances of counterfeit fraud at the …

This cosmic visual interaction of the universe will blow your mind

The universe is massive. It’s so massive—billions and billions of stars, planets, and galaxies—that it would be virtually impossible to visualize how they are all linked together. That’s why astronomers and physicists generally use complex math equations to map out the connections between all the …

Universe

Twitter keeping 140-character limit on tweets after all

So much for Twitter being home to the next Great American Novel.<p>Jack Dorsey, Twitter's co-founder and CEO, said the San Francisco-based company won't be expanding the potential length of tweets users post on its service. In an interview with NBC's "Today" show, Dorsey said the 140-character limit, …

Ancient Romans had perfect teeth because of this one substance they didn't eat

Ancient Romans had pretty great teeth. Scientists are scanning the body casts of victims of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, which is leading them to …

Ancient Rome

Goths vs. Greeks: Epic Ancient Battle Revealed in Newfound Text

Fragments of an ancient Greek text telling of an invasion of Greece by the Goths during the third century A.D. have been discovered in the Austrian …

How scientists can make copies of memories,

Undoubtedly the most interesting conversation I had at SXSW was with Dr Ted Berger, who is working on a brain implant to make life better for people who have problems with long-term memory – and the science behind it is fascinating.<p>Berger explained to me how people with conditions like epilepsy and …

Marvel’s A-list is donning some ancient Chinese attire to look their very best【Fan art】

Everyone is getting a new yet ancient suit, in <i>Captain America: Bromance of the Three Kingdoms</i>.<p>It’s been a real cinematic treat for comic book fans in …

Comics

Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016: Breathtaking photos from under the sea

These incredible images have been taken from the Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 contest, displaying some of the best under-the-sea …

Astronaut Scott Kelly's photos from the International Space Station

Astronaut Scott Kelly, who is spending a year in space, is sharing his photos taken from the International Space Station on social media. He is scheduled to return to Earth on Tuesday evening by which time he will have compiled 522 total days living in space over four missions. We've gathered a few …

The 10 Best Science Images, Videos, And Visualizations Of The Year

Presenting the winners of the 2016 Vizzies<p>The most exciting areas of science often can’t be seen with the naked eye because the phenomena are too big or too small, too slow or too fast. That’s why we believe it’s worth honoring those who use novel techniques—or create exceptional examples of …

25 scientific images so gorgeous you can't even handle it

You Can Now 3D Print the Ancient Artifacts That ISIS Destroyed

History, replicated.<p>Last year, members of ISIS tore through Nineveh Museum in Mosul, Iraq, armed with sledgehammers and power drills. They were there with a singular purpose: to destroy the precious, millennia-old artifacts stored inside the museum. They succeeded.<p>Now, anyone with an internet …

Political Activism

This Tiny Glass Disc Can Store 360TB of Data For 13.8 Billion Years

Our knowledge will live on.<p>It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and …

You can now log into Gmail without a Google account

Google is now letting you use Gmail without a — well, a Gmail account. If you’re still hanging onto that Hotmail or Yahoo email address, Google is letting you use its service.<p>The company specifically names Yahoo and Hotmail/Outlook, so your AOL email (who <i>are</i> you?) won’t work with Gmail. But, you …

Missing medieval religious manuscript recovered

<b>A 700-year-old medieval religious manuscript which was feared lost has been acquired by the National Library of Scotland.</b><p>The whereabouts of this "extremely rare" 14th Century book had been unknown for about 300 years until it was recently auctioned in Vienna.<p>The early 14th Century Breviary …

Teens have a smart reason for abandoning Facebook and Twitter

When my digital media students are sitting, waiting for class to start, and staring at their phones, they are not checking Facebook. They’re not checking Instagram or Pinterest or Twitter. No, they’re catching up on the news of the day by checking out their friends’ Stories on Snapchat, chatting in …

Social Media

Petting pets: Animals get loved up for Valentine's Day, in pictures - Telegraph

Neanderthal DNA may account for nicotine addiction and depression

Matching modern genetic profiles against genes known to have been inherited from Neanderthals has shown links to a wide range of current disorders<p>Modern European and Asian people may owe more than skin or hair colour to Neanderthal ancestry. Interbreeding 50,000 years ago between two species of …

Anthropology

The Scientists Who Are Deciphering 'Unreadable' Ancient Texts

The Lazarus Project has a secret to reading invisible ink: capturing it with multispectral imaging.<p>Sometime around the year 1491, the German cartographer Henricus Martellus produced an influential map of the world, which was likely used by Christopher Columbus on his 1492 expedition to the Americas.<p>…

Ancient Footprints Discovered in Arizona

The recent discovery of dozens of remarkably well-preserved footprints in the southern Arizona desert provides new insights into how Native people …

Anthropology

Scientists discover zebra stripes are not for camouflage

Remember hearing that zebra stripes are for camouflage? It never made any sense. How were those distinctive stripes somehow supposed to make zebras …

It's finally proven - scientists test whether cats or dogs love us more

The eternal dispute between dog and cat lovers will probably never end.<p>However, scientists have found out which out of our feline or canine friends love us more.<p>As part of a new BBC2 documentary called "Cats v. Dogs", hosted by animal experts Chris Packham and Liz Bonnin, a neuroscientist has …

Scientists Are Allowed To Genetically Modify Human Embryos

UK agency has given approval to use CRISPR to modify embryos, a world-first<p>Scientists in the UK have gotten the go-ahead from a government agency to begin modifying human embryos — the fertilized egg that begets all human beings — using the increasingly popular gene-editing technique known as …

Neil deGrasse Tyson's favorite science joke will make you smarter

His humor was not lost on Business Insider when we asked him in an interview last year about his favorite science joke.<p>Tyson first heard this joke told by science comedian Brian Malow.<p>Here's how it starts:<p>"A Higgs boson walks into a church."<p>If you're unfamiliar with the term "Higgs boson," you …

Earth is actually two planets, scientists conclude

The early Earth was mixed with a baby planet called Theia following a head on collision 4.5 billion years ago, scientists have found<p>Earth is actually made up from two planets which came together in a head-on collision that was so violent it formed the Moon, scientists have concluded.<p>Initially it …