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Have Scientists Solved The Mystery Behind The Sun's 11-Year Cycle?

Every 11 years or so, our sun suddenly becomes a much busier place, with sunspots, flares, and all manner of activity bursting from its surface. But, …

Astronomy

FYI: Why Do We Hate The Sound Of Nails On A Chalkboard?

Screeeeeeeech!<p>Most people associate this cringe-worthy noise with words like "piercing" and "shrilling." But it isn't actually the sound's high-pitched tones that give us goose bumps. During a study that dates back to 1986 (the days when they actually used chalkboards), scientists at Northwestern …

Imagination Technologies to ARM: anything you can do, our new chips can do better

Despite Intel's best efforts, ARM remains the undisputed king of the mobile world, but another chip design house, just 51 miles down the road, is hoping to change that. Imagination Technologies, the outfit famous for its PowerVR mobile graphics tech, wants to knock its better-known rival off its …

NASA explains why you won't get a drone delivery anytime soon

Delivery drones are great at exactly one job right now: generating buzz. However, NASA has told the <i>New York Times</i> that actual widget-shipping drones from Amazon or Google are still far in the future. And the space agency should know: it has taken on the task of developing an "air traffic control" …

10-15 More Years, And Games Might Actually Look Like This

Silicon Studio from Japan are, as you might recall, known for working on the <i>Bravely</i> <i>Default</i> series, and for their rather incredible next-gen engine, …

Archaeologists Confirm That Stonehenge Was Once A Complete Circle

Though archaeologists have long suspected that the huge neolithic stones of Stonehenge once formed a complete circle, evidence in support of the …

​10 Marvel Universe Artifacts More Powerful Than The Tesseract

The way the Marvel Cinematic Universe carries on, you'd think the Tessaract is the most powerful item in existence. But as the comics reveal, the …

Have Humans Already Conquered The Threat Of Extinction?

The Great Filter theory suggests that all advanced civilizations eventually destroy themselves before acquiring the capacity to colonize space — a …

Biology

A Maryland teacher has been incarcerated for writing science fiction. Set 900 years from now, Patric

A Maryland teacher has been incarcerated for writing science fiction. Set 900 years from now, Patrick McLaw's stories depict the aftermath of a …

Science Fiction