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Inside the Hunt for the Source of a Mysterious Cosmic Burst

“A minor point of interest regarding the Spitler Burst.” The email subject line popped up on Shami Chatterjee’s computer screen just after 3 in the …

The Future Of The Sun: Massive Black Holes Dwarf The Entire Solar System

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matthew Clifford.</i><p>This is a comparison of the Sun’s diameter versus the diameter of Earth.<p>The …

What Will Happen When Betelgeuse Explodes?

Every star will someday run out of fuel in its core, bringing an end to its run as natural source of nuclear fusion in the Universe. While stars like our Sun will fuse hydrogen into helium and then — swelling into a red giant — helium into carbon, there are other, more massive stars which can …

Universe

Cellebrite Says it Now Supports 'Lawful Unlocking' of iPhone 6 and Older Models

Cellebrite director of forensic research Shahar Tal recently tweeted out that the company's Advanced Investigative Service can now unlock and extract the full file system for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (via <i>CyberScoop</i>). To date, CAIS "supports lawful unlocking and evidence extraction" from the …

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

Linguistics

Heisenberg's Astrophysics Prediction Finally Confirmed After 80 Years

Discovering that our Universe was quantum in nature brought with it a lot of unintuitive consequences. The better you measured a particle’s position, the more fundamentally indeterminate its momentum was. The shorter an unstable particle lived, the less well-known its mass fundamentally was. Solid, …

Physics

Theory claims to offer the first 'evidence' our Universe is a hologram

Despite how extreme the idea sounds, theories about the Universe being an illusion or a hologram aren't new. Now, researchers claim to have found …

Dark Matter

Bet You Didn’t See This Coming: 10 Jobs That Will Be Replaced By Robots

From insurance to construction to Hollywood, the specter of automation looms for some surprising jobs.<p>I was recently talking to a friend of mine who’s an accountant. He has his own accounting firm and lives an upper-class lifestyle in the Chicago suburbs. As he’s an accountant with an additional …

Blockbusters

MIT Invented A Single Sensor To Monitor The Power Used By Every Gadget In Your Home

Forget annoying smart appliances and an app for every gadget. Monitor all your home energy use in unprecedented detail.<p>Perhaps you want to monitor the gadgets and appliances in your home, but you don’t want to buy a ton of extra gadgets to do it. That’s a shame, because knowing how much electricity …

How to Beat Procrastination

Procrastination comes in many disguises. We might resolve to tackle a task, but find endless reasons to defer it. We might prioritize things we can readily tick off our to-do list—answering emails, say—while leaving the big, complex stuff untouched for another day. We can look and feel busy, while …

Procrastination

What It's Like to Go on Antidepressants Before Puberty

A new study has found that most antidepressants don't work on teenagers.<p>When I was in elementary school, my two best friends were diagnosed with depression and given psychiatric drugs. They were both eight years old. At the time, I was weirdly jealous; I felt like they got more treats than me and …

Mental Health

How We Grew Our Web Traffic By 5,000% In 3 Months (With Zero Advertising)

<i>554.</i><p>That’s how much monthly website traffic we had to our website three months ago.<p>20 visitors a day may sound encouraging if you’re starting a personal project, but when your goal is to build a successful business with a team counting on you…<p>Well, you’re probably screwed.<p>And if we continued at …

Developer of anonymous Tor software dodges FBI, leaves US

In its mission to hunt criminals, the FBI has been keen to hack Tor, the Internet browser that hides your true location.<p>The FBI's attempts to break into Tor are starting to manifest in strange ways.<p>FBI agents are currently trying to subpoena one of Tor's core software developers to testify in a …

Privacy
Bitcoin

Bright flash of light marks incredible moment life begins when sperm meets egg

Human life begins in bright flash of light as a sperm meets an egg, scientists have shown for the first time, after capturing the astonishing ‘fireworks’ on film.<p>An explosion of tiny sparks erupts from the egg at the exact moment of conception.<p>Scientists had seen the phenomenon occur in other …

What If the Robot Utopia Leads to an Existential Crisis for Humans?

Welcome to the automated ennui apocalypse.<p>Imagine a human being born on the cusp of a robotic revolution. Let's call him Bill.<p>At first, when the machines take over the economy, Bill is stoked. He wakes up late every morning, smokes some 22nd century weed and then watches TV. Eventually, he gets …

Singularity

​This Haunting Survivor Artwork Depicts the Horror of Nuclear Weapons

These illustrations by atom bomb survivors are a chilling reminder of the visceral power of visual storytelling.<p>Seventy years after the Cold War, the threat of the Atomic Age is greater than ever. Nine countries have stockpiles of nuclear weapons thousands deep and more powerful than the atom bomb …

Art
Republican Primaries

WhatsApp completes end-to-end encryption rollout

It’s a security project that’s taken around a year and a half to complete, but messaging giant WhatsApp has now fully implemented strong end-to-end encryption on its platform and across all mobile platforms for which it offers apps.<p>This means users of the latest versions of the messaging app will …

Privacy

All use of customer data by Apple requires sign-off by three ‘privacy czars’; debates can take a year

With Apple making very clear how strongly it feels about the privacy of customer data through the FBI case, it’s no surprise that the issue is a hot-button within the company. A <i>Reuters</i> piece shows just how serious Apple is when it comes to guarding personal data.<p>Any collection of Apple customer …

US Police Groups Claim Encryption Has Made iPhones the 'Device of Choice' for Criminals | VICE News

Three US law enforcement groups have claimed in a court filing that some criminals have switched to new iPhones as their "device of choice" due to the strong encryption Apple has placed on its products.<p>The groups told a judge overseeing Apple's battle with the US Department of Justice on Thursday …

Privacy