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How Would Our Universe Be Different Without Dark Energy?

In 1998, two independent groups of scientists both studying the most distant supernova explosions in the Universe reported the same unexpected phenomenon: these brilliant flashes of light, whose intrinsic brightnesses and redshifts were known to great precision, all had a problem, that they …

Dark Energy

Egyptian tourism officials had expressed hope that sector might be on brink of recovery after Metrojet disaster<p>The loss of EgyptAir flight MS804 over the Mediterranean early on Thursday morning is another devastating blow to Egypt’s already decimated travel industry, which has shown no signs of …

Red Sea

The House science committee hates science and should be disbanded

The House science committee has become a national embarrassment, and does more harm than good. Let’s get rid of it<p>As if named by a Congressional Office of Dark Irony, The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology really seems to hate science.<p>Its current chair, Lamar Smith, R - Tex., is a …

John Whittingdale: BBC should not be afraid of losing stars such as Graham Norton, Chris Evans or Gary Lineker

The week in which John Whittingdale was to deliver his verdict on the future of the BBC did not get off to a particularly auspicious start for the culture secretary.<p>At Sunday’s Baftas, the highlight of the television industry’s year, a series of luminaries stood up to lambast what they imagined …

Gary Lineker

Computer science class fails to notice their TA was actually an AI chatbot

With all this talk about chatbots from Facebook and Microsoft, teaching artificial intelligence to be smarter has become a central topic of the tech world. But what about what AI can teach <i>us?</i><p>Ashok Goel, a computer science professor at Georgia Tech, put that question to the test when he added “Jill …

Einstein's Theory of Relativity Holds True for Early Universe, 3D Map Confirms

Just over one hundred years after Albert Einstein proposed his general theory of relativity, scientists have mapped nearly 3,000 ancient galaxies to …

Microsoft is pulling the plug on Project Spark’s online services

Some sparks grow into a fire, an others get snuffed out.<p>Microsoft is shutting down the game-creation sandbox Project Spark. It will no longer appear in the Xbox or Windows Store. If you already downloaded the free game, Microsoft is planning to cut off its online services August 12. You can still …

Scientists have discovered a cell that does something they thought was impossible

Known as the "power house" of the cell, these little subunits within the cell provide the organisms with energy and were thus thought to be essential.<p>But it now seems that actually they might not be that essential, as researchers describe the first eukaryote known that lacks mitochondria.<p>Other …

Unpublished Photos Of Amy Winehouse Show A Side Of Her Few Have Seen

"Before FRANK" is a compilation of photos taken before the singer's debut album release.<p>"The first time I met Amy Winehouse was the day I shot her album cover," photographer Charles Moriarty recalled in a video featured on Kickstarter. The year was 2003 and Winehouse was about to release her debut …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Dual SIM (G930DS) just $530 on eBay

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is quite a popular phone, helping not only its maker’s balance sheet during the first quarter of 2016, but also breaking into the top 5 US smartphone sales in the last bit of said quarter. Deals have been springing up on eBay quite frequently these days, and now the latest has …

Samsung Galaxy S7

'Tap' Wearable Bluetooth Strap Turns Any Surface Into a Keyboard

A new wearable tech device revealed this week, called the "Tap," aims to simplify typing methods on devices lacking traditional keyboards (via <i>Bloomberg</i>). Made out of a soft foam material, Tap slips onto each finger of your hand and can translate 31 different taps into letters and numbers that are …

Mac Users Reporting Widespread System Freezes With OS X El Capitan 10.11.4 Update

A large number of MacBook Pro owners running OS X El Capitan are reporting widespread system freezes since installing the 10.11.4 update to Apple's Mac OS.<p>Hundreds of <i>MacRumors</i> forum members have been posting to a dedicated thread to discuss the issue, which spans 20 pages at the time of writing. …