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What is the Alcubierre “Warp” Drive?

It’s always a welcome thing to learn that ideas that are commonplace in science fiction have a basis in science fact. Cryogenic freezers, laser guns, …

Physics

It's Coming! Get Ready for the 'Great American Total Solar Eclipse' of 2017

The year of the Great American Total Solar Eclipse is upon us.<p>On Aug. 21, the moon will completely blot out the sun for observers in 12 states, from …

Astronomy

Low Back Pain: A Guide for Coaches and Athletes on Anatomy, Types, and Treatment

When I practiced massage therapy, clients frequently came to me seeking treatment for lower back pain. Now, as a coach, I see that coaches will …

Vera Rubin obituary

Astronomer who found evidence of the existence of dark matter and became an inspiration for women in science<p>Vera Rubin once tweeted: “Don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t good enough. My science teacher once told me I wasn’t good enough for science and look at me now.” In the 1970s and early …

NOAA Sees Smallsats as Good Gap Fillers for Weather System

SAN FRANCISCO — The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is interested in using miniature satellites to gather data it can feed into …

Space Exploration

First-time VR users open a new reality on Christmas and start freaking out

The year 2016 may have been the year when virtual reality didn't quite hit the mainstream, but that's mostly because most people didn't have a VR …

Escape the winter blues with these 6 trip ideas off the beaten path

Are you ready to escape the winter doldrums and drum up some adventure instead?<p>Forget your passport and consider a trip to a warm-weather location a …

Strange Magnetic Stars Could Spawn Some of The Universe's Most Massive Black Holes

Like the ones that helped us detect gravitational waves.<p>Earlier this year, after 100 years of searching for them, an international team of …

Bear is everything we wanted Notes to be

I’m in love with a note-taking app for the first time since Evernote wowed me almost a decade ago.<p>‘Bear‘ is what Notes should have been. Hell, it might be what Notes <i>still</i> aspires to be. It walks the perfect line between simple and feature-rich while offering robust options for organization, search, …

In The Next 5 Billion Years, The Sun Will Expand 100 Times Over – Destroying All Life On Earth

A newly discovered star sheds light on how ours will evolve.<p>In the next five billion years, the sun will expand to one hundred times its current …

When Did the Universe Begin?

According to some scientists and a model based on quantum correction, the universe may have been in existence forever. This theory complements …

Physics

Physics has a dizzying array of subdisciplines. This short video breaks it down.

An 8-minute history of the giant field of physics.<p>Physics can be defined simply as the study of matter and energy. But that simple definition covers an enormous range of topics.<p>There’s the classical physics you learned about in high school: It can explain how much force it takes to slide a box …

Physics

Muscle Rings Build Strength Without the Gym

If you’re a fan of bodyweight workouts, you’ll dig muscle rings. Similar to suspension trainers like TRX, muscle rings are versatile, portable, and …

A new fossil find in Brazil rewrites the history of the dinosaurs

HOW the dinosaurs died out after ruling the planet for over 150m years was a mystery that consumed palaeontologists throughout much of the 20th …

R.I.P. Leonard Cohen

<i>Rolling Stone</i> is reporting that Leonard Cohen has died. The news was posted on Cohen’s Facebook page by his label, Sony Music Canada, along with a …

Leonard Cohen – he knew things about life, and if you listened you could learn

The great musician was a man who used songwriting as a way of making sense of a bewildering world<p>Full story: Songwriter whose work inspired generations dies at 82 Cohen’s life and career – in pictures<p>Leonard Cohen was always the grownup in the room. He was young once, of course, but the world never …

The 10 best covers of Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah'

Celebrate the memory of a musical legend with my favorite renditions of his most famous song, "Hallelujah."<p>Influential singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away today at 82.<p>To celebrate his life and musical career, I rounded up my collection of Hallelujah covers that best represent the tone …

A playlist of Leonard Cohen’s songs to help you make sense of the world

The world can be cruel, and few people could express this more eloquently than Leonard Cohen.<p>On Nov. 7, the Canadian poet, singer, songwriter, and author passed away at the age of 82. His words have helped many through dark times in their lives, and his wryly macabre sentiment has been a comforting …

Joan of Arc

YouTube debuts its official VR app on Daydream

Google’s Daydream View VR headset-controller combo, which the company showed off last month, is now available and it’s got a slew of apps to show off its capabilities. One of the most exciting among them is YouTube’s all-new VR experience.<p>The app, which is currently only available through Google’s …

Virtual Reality

Could Our Universe Have Arisen From A Black Hole?

If you go back in time as far as you can, you’ll find a Universe that was hotter, denser and more energetic. If you were to extrapolate back to an arbitrarily hot, dense state, the laws of physics that describe space, time, matter and energy break down; you’ll arrive at a singularity. Yet a …

Astrophysics

A cosmic sense of scale

This animation gives a sense of the awe-inspiring scale of some of the known objects in our universe. It is difficult for human minds to comprehend …

4K Ultra HD

Netflix Now Only Has 31 Movies from IMDB's Top 250 List

My wife and I popped a bottle of wine on a Friday night last month. It was movie night in our house, which typically means surfing the iTunes movie …

Using a simple SQLite database in your Android app

I recently published a tutorial describing the different available methods to store data locally in an Android app. However, due to article length constraints, I could not adequately cover creating and using an SQLite database for data persistence. In this tutorial, I delve into how to use an …

Databases

Google Pixel smartphones leaked by Carphone Warehouse

We’re only a day and a few hours away from Google’s next big event, where’s it’s slated to unveil a wide range of new hardware, and UK retailer Carphone Warehouse has already jumped the gun by leaking pictures and specifications for the company’s new Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.<p>CW’s pages reveal …

Mobile Technology

ripgrep is faster than {grep, ag, git grep, ucg, pt, sift}

Sep 23, 2016<p>In this article I will introduce a new command line search tool, ripgrep, that combines the usability of The Silver Searcher (an ack …

Linux

The Best Month To Go

Your month-by-month guide to the hottest destinations, from Cuba to Croatia.<p>With the chilly months fast approaching, we round up the best European …