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This BBC documentary is the spookiest thing you'll see today

Since the 1970s, thousands of people across the globe have reported hearing a strange humming sound incessantly pulsating in their ears – and we’re not talking about tinnitus.<p>In fact, some claim the weird sound has persisted for so long that it has started driving them nuts, disturbing their …

British Professor Gets Math's Top Prize for Proving a 350-Year-Old Theorem

British professor Sir Andrew Wiles was awarded mathematics’ most prestigious prize this week, for providing the proof to a theorem that had stymied …

Mathematics

NASA releases even more of its fantastical space tourism posters

The studio was formed about 13 years ago when designer Dan Goods asked JPL director Charles Elachi how he could help NASA's exploration wing. Soon enough Goods was running a six-person studio that was in charge of everything from actual design work to more esoteric tasks, like helping JPL …

Posters

Alan Rickman, giant of British screen and stage, dies at 69

Much-loved star of stage, TV and films including Harry Potter and Die Hard – and owner of one of the most singular voices in acting ­– has died in London<p>Related: 'We are all so devastated': acting world pays tribute to Alan Rickman<p>Alan Rickman, one of the best-loved and most warmly admired British …

Entertainment

Can a Plant Remember? This One Seems to—Here’s the Evidence

There’s this plant I’ve heard about that had a really bad afternoon a few years ago. It was in its pot bothering nobody and then, suddenly, it fell. Not once, but 56 times. (I’ll explain in a minute.) But it’s a plant. Things happen to plants, and as far as I know, they go on as before. They don’t …

U.K. Petition to Ban Trump Is Most Popular Ever On Government Site

A petition on the British government’s website to ban Donald Trump from the U.K. has gathered over half a million signatures, making it the most …

Donald Trump

Meet the electric bus that could push every other polluting bus off the road

<i>By Adele Peters</i><p><i>This article originally appeared on Fast Company and is reprinted with permission.</i><p>Electric cars might be sexier. But Ryan Popple, who was an early employee at Tesla, is now convinced that electric buses are more interesting.<p>Gallery: Meet the electric bus that could push every other …

Transportation

Windows 10 Forced Updates Causing Endless Crash Loops

I think we can now all agree: Microsoft’s hardline policy on Windows 10’s forced updates is silly. Very silly. Since launching nine days ago Windows Update has sent out an unstable graphics driver which switched off monitors, a buggy security patch which corrupted Windows Explorer and there are now …

Software