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Here's the only way to destroy a black hole

I've suggested a bunch of crazy ideas, like blasting it with rockets, shooting lasers at it, smashing planets into it. Nothing would work, everything would just make it bigger and angrier.<p>Turns out the only way to defeat a black hole is to sit on your hands and wait for it to evaporate. That's not …

Black Holes

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

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The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

National Parks

“Our universe would be destroyed”: Inside the science of “Interstellar”

<b>Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and David Gyasi in "Interstellar" (Paramount Pictures)</b><p>The physicist who advised “Interstellar” explains the wild science behind the film’s otherworldly ideas<p>Kip Thorne<p>November 29, 2014 12:00am (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “The Science of ‘Interstellar'”<p>In <i>Interstellar</i>, the …

China bans iPads and MacBooks from government use in clampdown on US companies

Microsoft, Symantec, and Qualcomm also targeted as China reduces reliance on foreign companies<p>China’s hostility towards US technology companies is escalating this week with a ban on government use of Apple’s iPads and MacBooks. <i>Bloomberg</i> reports that up to 10 Apple products have been removed from a …

Abraham Lincoln’s Handwriting Found in Racial Theory Book

Experts confirmed Tuesday what had long been whispered at a public library in the small town of Clinton, Illinois — a name written on a page in the …

Apple's latest ad shows people saving the world with the iPhone

The "Powerful" series continues<p>Apple's "You're more powerful than you think" series of ads continues with a new one, dubbed "Dreams." While the first one featured the Pixies and creativity, the latest shows the iPhone's humanitarian uses. Doctors, veterinarians, environmentalists, and fireman all …

The 100 Best iPhone Apps of 2018

Whether you received a new iPhone for the holidays or you just want to breathe new life into an older one, these are the apps you need.<p>PCMag reviews …

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

‘The iPhone 6 Effect’ helping boost Asian economies by as much as 8.6 percent, say analysts

Component orders by Apple for the iPhone 6 are a significant factor in the current thriving state of a number of Asian economies, say analysts and government officials cited by the <i>WSJ</i>.<p>Analysts expect companies from Taiwan, Japan and South Korea that supplied earlier versions of the iPhone to …

Photos: How Muslim Families Around the World Break the Ramadan Fast

A Muslim family says prayers before breaking their fast in Kano, Nigeria on July 5, 2014.<br>Sani Maikatanga—AP

Russia's new tram is a Batmobile on the outside, tech hub on the inside

Many trams are memorable, but they tend to evoke nostalgia rather than embrace the future. You can't accuse UralVagonZavod (UVZ) of being behind the times with its new Russia One, though. To begin with, it looks like the Batmobile on a closed track -- and for good reason. The forward-tilted …

7 Awesome Beards by James Myrick

James Myrick is a master beard artist. He's rather secretive about his methods, but my guess is that, by precise mental concentration, he can grow …

15 Phenomenal Photos of July 4 Fireworks Shows

People across the United States tilted their heads up toward the night sky on Friday to catch the nearest Fourth of July fireworks show, while many …

Watch these drones fly through breathtaking fireworks displays

If you're browsing YouTube for some highlights from the fireworks shows around the US yesterday, make sure you don't settle for a shaky smartphone video. Some brave videographers have started flying their quadrocopters directly through fireworks for some incredible (and likely illegal) video of the …

Watch a fireworks show from the inside, thanks to a drone

Drones may be amoral killing machines, but they’re also awesome tools of the entertainment industry. One very clever done enthusiast had the idea of filming a professional fireworks celebration from the inside, high above the city lights.<p>The very clever Jos Stiglingh in West Palm Beach Florida …

America Was Founded by a Bunch of Drunks, and Other Fun Facts

George Washington's cherry tree, Ben Franklin's kite fiasco and John Hancock's obnoxious John Hancock. As young Americans, our textbooks were filled …

What God does to your brain

The controversial science of neurotheology aims to find the answer to an age-old question: why do we believe?<p>When neuroscientist Andrew Newberg scanned the brain of “Kevin”, a staunch <b>atheist,</b> while he was meditating, he made a fascinating discovery. “Compared with the Buddhist monks and Franciscan …

The Leg Workout That Will Turn Your Lower Body to Jelly—in 15 Minutes!

Hit your legs from all angles with this quick, grueling circuit<p>Working your lower body is tough. The movements that train your quads, glutes, and hamstrings—like squats and lunges—require a ton of effort and a lot of willpower. No wonder leg day gets a bum rap.<p>But you don't have to spend 45 minutes …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Steve Jobs Told Employees in 2010 That Apple Would Not Release a Television

According to a passage from Yukari Kane's upcoming book Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs, in 2010, Steve Jobs told Apple executives that the company would not be releasing a television. Business Insider relays the exchange which occurred at Apple's 2010 "Top 100" retreat for Apple executive, …

Big Bang breakthrough announced; gravitational waves detected

There's no way for us to know exactly what happened some 13.8 billion years ago, when our universe burst onto the scene. But scientists announced Monday a breakthrough in understanding how our world as we know it came to be.<p>If the discovery holds up to scrutiny, it's evidence of how the universe …

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

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World Book Day: The 10 best teen reads

As the sixth What Kids Are Reading report bemoans a tendency among secondary school students to read books that are too easy – suggesting that teachers and librarians aren't pushing challenging titles strongly enough to older kids – the organisers of World Book Day have announced a list that might …

Official Samsung Galaxy S5 video shows off features and simplicity

Now that Samsung has announced the Galaxy S5, it’s time for the company to start showing off all of the phone’s features in details. Samsung …

Google fights 'Innocence of Muslims' takedown order in copyright battle

Google is fighting a court order that requires it to take down all copies of inflammatory anti-Islam video "Innocence of Muslims." On Thursday, the company filed an emergency motion that would allow it to keep the video available until a final decision is made in a copyright case involving one of …

Ancient gladiator school discovered in Austria

An ancient Roman gladiator school has been discovered in Austria, complete with cell blocks, a training arena and a bath complex, archaeologists say.<p>The buried remains of the school at the site of Carnuntum, near Vienna were detected not through excavations but through remote-sensing techniques. …

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is here with more power, more pixels, and a refined design

What do you do when you’re one of the world’s largest smartphone makers and it’s time to update your flagship device? If you’re Samsung, you trot out the new Galaxy S5, a refined and updated take on last year’s wildly successful Galaxy S4. Like the new Gear wearables, the Galaxy S5 looks and feels …