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The Shaky Foundation of the Roman Catholic Church

The Shaky Foundation of the Roman Catholic Church<p>4/11/2015 Catholicism 28 Comments<p>For almost two millennia, no attacks on the beliefs of the Roman …

Theology

Why Are So Many People Snobby About Fantasy Fiction?

Author: Geek's Guide to the Galaxy. Geek's Guide to the Galaxy Culture<p>Date of Publication: 04.11.15.<p>Time of Publication: 7:00 am. 7:00 am<p>Kazuo …

Carrot Weather Will Be Your New Favorite Weather App

There are a bunch of Carrot apps available, like an insulting alarm clock or a fitness app that insults you until you lose weight, but Carrot has released a new app: Carrot Weather.<p>The new app taps into Dark Sky’s powerful rain predictions to provide accurate and detailed forecasts. Unlike the …

Apps

Make your own Millennium Falcon right now ... out of paper

With the Star Wars Celebration less than a month away Star Wars and its many amazing ships, characters and crisscrossy story lines are center of mind.<p>Thankfully, the folks behind the infographic that broke down the cost of creating the Millennium Falcon are back with a bit more Star Wars time …

Tech Q&A: Car insurance pitfalls, booking flights, teaching Siri and more

<b>Insurance program lets hackers into your car</b><p><b>Q.</b> I'm thinking about joining my car insurance company's program that tracks my driving habits in exchange for lower premiums. Are there any pitfalls I should know about?<p><b>A.</b> Insurance companies track your driving with a gadget that plugs into your car's …

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Pocket ghost detector may be as hard to find as its targets (update: details)

Let's get this out of the way: ghost detection is based on junk science. It's trying to prove something that's unprovable almost by definition, using theories that have little connection to the real world. But if you <i>are</i> going to chase phantoms, you might as well have the best technology at your …

iPad Art: Procreate

‘Procreate’ is the title of today’s featured iPad painting. It’s the work of Jaime Sanjuán Ocabo, and I’m guessing from that title that it may just have been created using the Procreate app.<p>I love to colors, reflections, and motion in this iPad painting. I also love that it’s a little spin on iPad …

This iPad Mini case does a magic trick — it ‘grows’ an actual keyboard

I never describe anything as magical, but this gadget might be the closest to it I’ve seen so far.<p>Tactus Technology, a company that announced $13.5 million in new funding last spring with strategic participation from original design manufacturer Wistron Corporation, is now taking preorders for its …

Who is the mysterious donor giving thousands to gamers?

Someone is showering tens of thousands of dollars on gamers who stream their playing through online network Twitch.<p>Who is Amhai, and why is he passing out so much cash? BBC Trending sums up what's known about the mysterious donor.<p><i>Reporter: Estelle Doyle</i><p><i>Video journalist: Greg Brosnan</i><p><b>For more videos</b> …

Watch what happens when iPhone 6 meets a bath of hot ice

One day someone is going to come along and write a paper on the psychology of tech fans who will queue up for hours to get the latest smartphone, and then log onto the Internet to watch it getting destroyed. When they do, at least several chapters will be dedicated to Ukrainian YouTuber TechRax, …

Mobile Technology

110 reasons to buy the Apple Watch

A lot of people are excited about the expected launch of the Apple Watch in April. But there are also still enough people who don’t see the point of having another gadget – a wearable, with questionable battery life – when they’ve already have an iPhone in their pocket.<p>An often heard argument goes …

Smartwatches

Vanishing point: five ways to become invisible

Here's how you could become invisible in the middle ages: grind up an owl's eye with a ball of beetle dung and some olive oil, and rub it all over your body. There's no record that this method was ever tried, so I guess we don't actually know if it works. But it's a relief that modern science and …

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Black Holes May Explode Into 'White Holes' And Pour All Their Matter Into Space, Physicists Say

Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallowed into space, say two physicists. The suggestion, based on a speculative quantum theory of gravity, could solve a long-standing conundrum about …

Google & Apple: ‘If you charge for in-app goodies, you can no longer call your app free’

Looks like Google and Apple are finally responding to pressure around changing the way they deal with games that offer in-app purchases — thanks to some nudging from the European Commission, of course.<p>The EU asked both tech giants to change how they sell these game apps, specifically after …

10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …

'Bricksy' Lego Art And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Google's hacking game trades exploits for cake

Everyone knows the best way to teach children is to make the learning process fun and engaging; and if we're honest, that methodology works just as well on us big kids, too. Now, even hunting through code for cross-site scripting (XSS) bugs can be entertaining, thanks to a game developed by a …

Want to Change the World? Work for LEGO in Shanghai, China

Do you want to change the world? This is the greatest opportunity to make a difference in the boys' world through innovating and conceptualizing new …

Comedy Movie Mistakes: 30 Blunders From Your Favorite Funny Films

Let's face it, we watch comedies to laugh. Plot, editing, and camerawork could fall by the wayside and we'd still like it as long as it's funny. And even movies considered comedy classics aren't without their faults!<p>Iconic movies like "Groundhog Day" and "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" prove that it's …

The Blind Woman Who Sees Rain, But Not Her Daughter's Smile

Imagine a world that is completely black. You can't see a thing — unless something happens to move. You can see the rain falling from the sky, the steam coming from your coffee cup, a car passing by on the street.<p>This was the world that Milena Channing claimed to see, back in 2000, shortly after …

A Little Bird Either Learns Its Name Or Dies

I've been wondering lately, do animals invent names? As in names for themselves? Names for each other? I've always thought that what we do when we call ourselves "Ralph" or "Laura" is unique, something exclusively human. But it turns out that's wrong. Other animals have name-like calls that they …

Google plans fleet of driverless cars — with no steering wheel or brakes

Complex soap film pops after colliding with itself

Rumors Of An Intergalactic Explosion Are Greatly Exaggerated

Tuesday afternoon, astronomers thought they saw a powerful explosion in the nearby Andromeda galaxy.<p>The Internet went wild with speculation about what it could be: Had two superdense neutron stars collided? Did a supermassive star explode?<p>"When I got up this morning and turned on my phone, I had a …

Polaris is the North Star

The entire northern sky wheels around Polaris. But it’s not the brightest star in the sky. In fact, Polaris ranks only 50th in brightness.<p>The North …