Gabriel Carvalho-Silva

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D&D's revamped RPG companion site is live

Back in March, Wizards of the Coast announced a new digital toolset for <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> that would eliminate the agony of paperwork in the pen-and-paper game. Players can still gather around a table and roll their own dice, but the web-based D&D Beyond will handle all their characters' stats, …

First-Ever Mutant Ants Have Been Raised, And They Have a Messed Up Social Life

It was harder than you'd think.<p>Despite what you might've seen in 1950s monster movies, it's difficult to raise mutant ants. For years biologists have …

Usain Bolt Upset in Final 100m at World Championships: Pictures

Jamaica

Did These Celebrities Really Not Realize That Their Pasties Were Showing?

Pasties should be an essential to every girl's closet. They're the perfect cover-up to avoid nip slips, and they come in really cute and fun styles …

Why A Business Class Passenger Was Arrested, Earning Delta Platinum till 2020, Sexual Assault on United

<b>Martini Review of the Week:</b><p>It’s Saturday and it’s time for the Martini Review of the Week. Take a look at this week’s top news, deals, and reviews …

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous.<p>Welcome to the weekend. We have a new most-played YouTube champ and an important PSA for <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans.<p>Curious.Prosecutors claim 'MalwareTech' security researcher admitted writing Kronos code<p>On Friday security researcher and WannaCry hero Marcus Hutchins …

Horror heatwaves 'to kill up to 7,000 people a year in UK' this century

Deadly heatwaves will kill up to 7,000 people a year in the UK in the 2080’s if climate change is not tackled a study has found.<p>They could be among …

The Strange Case of a Hacked Dark Web Child Porn Site Just Got Stranger

Europol confirms it has documents related to Giftbox, a dark web child abuse site that was recently used to deploy a Tor Browser zero-day exploit.<p>At the end of last year, Mozilla hurriedly patched a zero-day vulnerability for Firefox that had been used against targets in the wild. Shortly after, …

Privacy

Artificial intelligence has race, gender biases

The ACLU has begun to worry that artificial intelligence is discriminatory based on race, gender and age. So it teamed up with computer science …

Artificial Intelligence

Free: 355 Issues of Galaxy, the Groundbreaking 1950s Science Fiction Magazine

Along with <i>Astounding Science Fiction</i> and <i>The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction</i>, <i>Galaxy Magazine</i> was one of the most important science fiction …

Park rangers recall their most dangerous encounters with nature

Daring tales from the field.<p>Fly-fishing through a whiteout<p><i>Zach Behney, Former National Park Service Ranger, Katmai National Park</i><p>A big part of my job is simply getting familiar with the extreme terrain I patrol. So a few years ago, two friends and I skied Alaska’s Nelchina Glacier. On our eighth day …

Physicists Made the Brightest Light Ever

The Diocles laser is as bright as one billion suns and could pave the way for next generation x-ray technology.<p>A group of physicists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Extreme Light Laboratory announced Monday that they have created the brightest light ever produced on Earth using Diocles, one …

Quantum Mechanics

Edges of Black Holes Re-Created in a Bathtub of Water

Mathematicians and scientists have simulated the region around a black hole using waves as they circled a drain in a simple tub of water.<p>The new …

These Are the Most Colorful Places on Earth

You can find color wherever you go, but there are some places that leave more vivid memories than others.<p>If you’re looking to douse yourself in the …

Quantum Mechanics

Caltech's 'lensless camera' could make our phones truly flat

Even as our phones get thinner, there's one spot that keeps sticking out: the camera lens. Taking good pictures and being able to focus at multiple distances requires a layer of glass that's a certain size, but there's really no getting around it -- or is there? Researchers at Caltech have devised …

20 Documentaries That Will Change Your Life

These documentaries are powerful, shocking, heartbreaking, and intense, and each will expand the horizons of the viewers open to learning more about the world<p>Moviegoers are suckers for a true story, which is why documentary films are so endearing and fascinating. While we often respond to narrative …

Samuel L. Jackson

Nightmare Hellface Generator is Cutting-Edge Machine Learning

Generative adversarial networks strike again.<p>If you'll recall, just a few months ago we were doing this with cats. Draw something in a little box and an algorithm will try to interpret it as a cat and then fill in the colors and textures according to a machine learning model training on thousands …

Machine Learning

The Spider Web That Gets Stronger When It Touches Insects

Its threads reinforce themselves by sucking up chemicals from the victim’s own shell.<p>What happens when an insect touches a spider’s web?<p>Most web-spinning spiders line their silken threads with droplets of glue, which snag blundering insects. But one group—the cribellate spiders—does something …

Insects

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

Science Fiction

Tiny house expertise put to use in Mercedes Sprinter campervan conversion

"Having driven a few different vans we wanted something that was going to be big enough to accommodate a family, but with enough grunt and …

RVs

9 things smart people won’t do

My recent post, 10 Ways Smart People Stay Calm, really struck a nerve. The trick is that managing your emotions is as much about what you won’t do as …

Cassini's 'Grand Finale' Dives Could Show How Quickly Saturn's Rings Will Fade

While we've known about the beautiful features of Saturn's rings for more than 400 years, the history of them and their fate remain an enigma.<p>A new …

Earth - There are animals that can survive being eaten

It was probably the trip of a lifetime. In 2012, biologists on an expedition to East Timor in southeast Asia spotted a brahminy blind snake wriggling out of somewhere quite unexpected: the rear end of a common Asian toad.<p>Mark O'Shea from the University of Wolverhampton in the UK and his colleagues …

Zoology

Scientists have discovered a worm that eats plastic bags and leaves behind antifreeze

The wax worm, a caterpillar typically used for fishing bait and known for damaging beehives by eating their wax comb, has now been observed munching on a different material: plastic bags.<p>Scientist Federica Bertocchini of the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain first …

Pollution

Physicists Say They've Created a Fluid With 'Negative Mass'

Holy crap.<p>Researchers in the US say they've created a fluid with negative mass in the lab... which is exactly as mind-bending as it sounds.<p>What it …

Listening to John Adams: The true conception of liberty is far larger than mean-spirited conservative ideology

As debated by Adams and Jefferson, true “liberty” has nothing to do with today’s right-wing talking points<p>The sad conditions we face at this moment in our political life as a nation summon a particularly high-spirited parable from a couple of red-blooded Americans whose minds often turned on the …

Girl Found Living With Monkeys in Indian Forest

LUCKNOW, India — Indian police are reviewing reports of missing children to try to identify a girl who was found living in a forest with a group of monkeys.<p>The girl, believed to be 10 to 12 years old, was unable to speak, was wearing no clothes and was emaciated when she discovered in January and …

Uttar Pradesh

Sci-Fi Show 'The Expanse' Preps Us For The Future

The great jazz saxophonist Branford Marsalis once told an interviewer: "There's only freedom in structure, my man. There's no freedom in freedom."<p>He meant that when an artist chooses to work within the structure of something like a sonata or a three-act play, their creativity can actually be …

Science Fiction