Ian Walpole

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Everything you see is an illusion, scientist warns – and reality is MUCH weirder

It sounds like something you’d hear at a yoga retreat – or from someone who has fried their brain on LSD.<p>But the reality we all see might actually be …

NASA has detected a burst of light that might be linked to one of the most monumental space discoveries ever made

Using equipment called the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the researchers detected ripples in the fabric of space-time called gravitational waves, something Einstein's general theory of relativity predicted a century ago.<p>These gravitational waves should allow scientists …

Physics

This Flying Car Just Got Approval to Move Into Test Mode

The Federal Aviation Administration has authorized flying car company Terrafugia to start testing out prototypes of a flying car that could some day …

The Latest Gear VR Ad Follows A Very Important, And Necessary, Narrative

Whether you can find a Samsung Gear VR in time for the holidays or not, the company behind the mobile virtual reality accessory keeps releasing ads that follow a very important narrative for the future of VR. The ad is extremely well done, and focuses on games this time.<p>As I’ve noted, most of the …

Virtual Reality

Is This the Best Recipe for Beef Stew Ever?

Slow-cook the meat to tender perfection. Then feast on the delicious high-protein meal<p>Some call it “sauté de boeuf à la Bourguignonne.” Others just call it “beef stew.” Julia Child famously referred to it as “one of the most delicious beef dishes concocted by man.”<p>She’s right. There’s nothing more …

Computer trick shows pitch is just perception

If researcher Elizabeth Petitti played two musical notes from her laptop, some people would hear the notes rise in pitch, while others would hear …

How Is Guinness Making Its Beer Vegan?

It’s surprisingly difficult to replace those fish bladders in the beermaking process<p>If you’re a vegan or strict vegetarian and you’ve done your research, you have probably been steering clear of Guinness. That’s because, in order to make the 256-year-old Irish stout many of us know and love, …

Nasa predicts near-miss with asteroid on Halloween

Today is Halloween and an asteroid is going to be flying closer to Earth than any has since 2006, according to Nasa<p>An asteroid is due to pass by Earth today and miss us by a whisker, according to Nasa.<p>Well, if whiskers were 499,000km long, at any rate. The asteroid was spotted by Nasa a fortnight …

Never Make Bad Gravy Ever Again

Forget too thick, too thin, too lumpy, too greasy, too salty, or just bad gravy. Nobody needs that—especially not you.<p></head><i>Yes, everybody makes basic cooking mistakes. Like, say, something as simple as overcooking mushrooms or toasting grains and spices. Below, reader Riene Sullivan confesses to</i> …

16 Wikipedia Pages That Will Change The Way You See The Universe

Robot proteins, immortality, Martian rocks falling from the sky, catastrophic eruptions, and reverse evolution! What more could you ask for?

Nasa releases mesmerising video of liquid in space

Amazing footage of astronauts playing with colourful liquid at the International Space Station for a science experiment<p>Beautiful footage has emerged of astronauts in the International Space Station playing with a colourful ball of liquid.<p>The video was filmed using the Epic Dragon camera by RED …

6 Essential Cocktails Everyone Should Know How to Make

If you're serious about your home bar, you should know how to make these six classic cocktails.<p>In a perfect world, we’d all move to London and live in the Chiltern Firehouse hotel. After a long day, we’d breeze home, where a white-jacketed bartender would slide us a deftly mixed Vesper (or …

NASA Created A Material That Can Heal Itself In Less Than A Second From Hurtling Space Debris

Scientists at NASA’s Langley Research Center are studying new materials that can self-heal in seconds under extreme temperatures and from flying space junk.<p>The research is a combination of work from a student on fellowship at NASA from the University of Michigan and nearly a decade-and-a-half of …

The sun had a super-hot 40-hour ejection and now everyone knows about it

A NASA spacecraft that keeps close watch of the sun, helping to warn of incoming solar storms that can harm the power grid on Earth, recently …

Transhumanists are on a quest to discover eternal life. Is the citizen science they use the future of technology?

Immortality aside, DIY "bio-hacking" could provide solutions to everyday problems, despite the risks involved<p>For the last week I’ve been travelling around California and Nevada on a 40 foot, 1978 bus that’s designed to look like a massive coffin, with the words "Immortality Bus" painted down both …

Elon Musk To Stephen Colbert: Nuclear Weapons Could Terraform Mars

Is he a supervillain?<p>Elon Musk has often been compared to Tony Stark. The billionaire entrepreneur is the brains behind SpaceX’s reusable rockets, Tesla’s electric cars, and the solar power provider SolarCity. But last night when comedian Stephen Colbert pressed Musk to decide whether he’s a …

China to explore 'dark side' of the moon

<b>(CNN) —</b> China has confirmed it plans to send a spacecraft to land on the moon's "dark side" before 2020, state media reports -- a mission, which, if successful, would make it the first country to do so.<p>The mission will be carried out by the lunar probe Chang'e-4, Zou Yongliao, a scientist at the …

Space Exploration

Dramatic Photos Show ISS Silhouetted Against Sun, Moon

NASA photographer nails photo shoot despite cloudy skies and the need for split-second timing.<p>Call it a double helping of celestial inspiration.<p>Just weeks after releasing a dramatic photo of the International Space Station passing in front of the moon, NASA has offered up an equally eye-popping …

Homo naledi: new species of ancient human discovered, claim scientists

Bones found in South African cave are <i>Homo naledi</i>, a new species of ancient human relative, say researchers, but some experts are sceptical of find<p>A huge haul of bones found in a small, dark chamber at the back of a cave in South Africa may be the remnants of a new species of ancient human …

Evolution

Send your name to Mars: Deadline Tuesday

Your name can ride along on a mission to Mars. It’s easy, quick and free to make that happen. Details here.<p>In March, 2016, NASA will launch the …

Vandenberg Air Force Base

Is Earth as Special as We Think?

You might be surprised at some of the factors that made Earth a cozy place for life to set up shop.<p>Maybe Earth isn't so special. "We could have easily been standing on Venus having this conversation," says Mark Jellinek, a geologist who studies how planets form.<p>I envision standing under Venus' …

The 'oldest galaxy ever found' is upsetting astrophysicists

Astrophysicists have discovered the oldest, most-distant galaxy ever observed. EGS8p7 is just 500 million years younger than the universe itself, and …

Universe