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The best photos and videos of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch

An event worth watching again and again<p>After years of waiting and months of delays, SpaceX finally launched the Falcon Heavy rocket into the skies of Florida yesterday. The launch was mostly a success, though the rocket’s center core booster was lost.<p>Overnight, SpaceX published some of its own …

Falcon Heavy

Meet 'The Wolf of Crypto Street,' an Ohio teenager who used his entire savings to become a cryptocurrency millionaire

When Eddy Zillan started trading in cryptocurrencies three years ago, he was 15 — too young to open an account on the trading platform Coinbase, which requires its users to be at least 18 years old.<p>But Zillan glossed over the site's terms of agreement and opened an account on Coinbase and another …

Cryptocurrency

Two Stars Slammed Into Each Other And Solved Half Of Astronomy’s Problems. What Comes Next?

Progress, as they say, is slow. In science, this is often true even for major breakthroughs; rarely is an entire field of research remade in a single …

BREAKING: Light Has Been Stored as Sound For The First Time

The future of computing depends on it.<p>For the first time ever, scientists have stored light-based information as sound waves on a computer chip - …

New Research Suggests Earth Started Its Days as a Giant Ball of Mud

Mud-slinging is in our roots.<p><i>Giant Convecting Mud Balls of the Early Solar System</i> might sound like a horror movie from the 1960s, but as a recently …

Ever Oasis Review - A Quality Oasis for 3DS Owners

Ever Oasis Review – A Quality Oasis for 3DS Owners<p>Ever Oasis Review<p><i>Ever Oasis</i> is the latest from Japanese developer Grezzo, likely best known for …

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Physics

Gamer Saved by Elder Scrolls Gets Beautiful Gift from Bethesda

This New Elder Scrolls Collection Is Not So Replaceable<p>Over a week ago, we reported on velorok, the man whose life was saved by his <i>Elder Scrolls</i> …

Tencent made $7 billion in three months

Money makes the world go round and keeps the games flowing. If you’re Tencent, the massive Chinese company behind Riot and a number of other familiar …

Swarms of graffiti drones to be unleashed on blank walls

Innovative architecture and design firm Carlo Ratti Associati has recently unveiled Paint By Drone, a portable system that harnesses an array of …

A neuroscientist explains why we can’t see the world objectively—and humanity is better for it

Humans have a primal, biological imperative to maintain the status quo, but seeking out answers to the unknown is also incredibly important to evolutionary innovation.<p>This dichotomy creates all sorts of kerfuffles. We’re taught to rid ourselves of implicit biases that don’t serve society and to …

Creativity

NASA has developed a futuristic 3D-printed ‘space fabric’

Never an organization to knowingly fall behind in the world of cutting-edge tech, NASA has taken 3D printing to the next level by developing …

NASA

Large asteroid is going to come ‘very close’ to Earth: NASA

It’s a close encounter that’s almost earth-shattering.<p>A large asteroid will fly close to our planet this month but scientists are promising …

A passionate argument for why you should play Nier: Automata

If you’ve been sleeping on this action-RPG, maybe reconsider<p>Many people have been singing the praises of <i>Nier: Automata</i>, the new action-RPG from Square Enix and PlatinumGames. It has an 88 on Metacritic from reviewers, and Polygon gave it much love in our own review. There’s just one problem, as …

Meet the guy who spent over $4,000 on No Man’s Sky

No Man’s Sky has some very devoted fans<p>I’m a pretty big fan of Hello Games’ <i>No Man’s Sky</i>, although that’s something of an understatement.<p>I’ve played the game for over 400 hours so far, having explored 415 planets across 135 systems. I’ve been rather prolific on Twitter, sharing experiences and …

LawBreakers isn't trying to be an Overwatch killer

First-person shooters had a big year in 2016, something that wasn't necessarily expected when Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key …

Virtual Reality MMORPG OrbusVR Meets Kickstarter Goal

OrbusVR may just be the first MMORPG designed for virtual reality from the ground up and it has reached its Kickstarter goal and two of its stretch …

Scientists discovered crystals that defy physics, and we don't know what to believe anymore

Today in your daily dose of science, scientists discovered crystals that defy physics. Prepare to have your mind blown, because we have no idea what …

Physics

Scientists Observe the Most Detailed Black Hole Wind to Date

Black holes have always been a bit of a mystery. One of the reasons for this is the fact that they’re so far away from us which makes observation …

Astrophysics

Watch origami fold with no one touching it

Scientists have discovered a way to fold origami — without physically touching it. By shining different colors of light on a sheet of Shrinky Dink plastic, researchers remotely bent it into various 3D shapes, according to a paper published Friday in the journal <i>Science Advances</i>.<p>The key discovery was …

Nanotech

'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Is Curing Me Of An Addiction I Didn't Know I Had

“WHY CAN’T YOU JUST LIKE THINGS?” one of my Twitter followers yelled at me yesterday as I tweeted about how the Switch seemed a bit too big to be as portable as many would like. It’s true that I am on the glass half empty side of analysis more often than not, and as such, I was expecting that I may …

Ghost Recon Wildlands

For the First Time, Researchers Can Genetically Modify Human Embryos

The UK has given researchers at the Francis Crick Institute permission to edit the genes of early-stage human embryos. This is huge news, not only in …

Hard drives of the future could be made of DNA

Our data-driven society is churning out more information than traditional storage technology can handle, so scientists are looking for a solution in Nature's hard drive: DNA. A pair of researchers at Columbia University and the New York Genome Center recently wrote a full computer operating system, …

Destiny characters will carry over to Destiny 2, but lots of other things won’t

Sounds like powers, weapons and other gear won’t transfer<p><i>Destiny</i> players have long wondered what will happen to their characters, abilities and gear when the game’s sequel arrives later this year. Today, Bungie answered that question, confirming that players’ characters will carry over from <i>Destiny</i> …

Epic Games Woos Devs At GDC 2017 With Unreal Engine Trailer

Epic Games published a trailer for Unreal Engine to win over developers at GDC 2017.<p>Unreal Engine should be a familiar name to many developers and …

NASA Just Discovered Seven New Exoplanets... So What?

On Wednesday, the scientists at NASA <i>kind of</i> freaked out. They announced the discovery of some seemingly Earth-like planets outside of our solar system, a group of rocky globes they’re calling ‘TRAPPIST-1.’<p>How far away are these newly-discovered worlds? They’re about 40 light years from Earth. That …

Universe

First Review Score is in for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild Sees its First Review<p>To say there’s a lot riding on the success of <i>The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild</i> is something of an …

Edge of darkness: looking into the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way

It would take a telescope as big as a planet to see the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. But a team of scientists think they know how to do it<p>At the heart of our galaxy, a vast black hole is devouring matter from the dust clouds that surround it. Little by little, expanses of …

Astrophysics

'Overwatch' streamer destroys his in-game imposter

Brian St. Pierre is called Kephrii in the competitive Overwatch scene, and he's known as the highest ranked Widowmaker player in the world. He recently ran into a hacker impersonating his gamer tag and using cheats, but instead of getting mad, the real Kephrii got even. While streaming the match on …

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