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Popular Video Game Has Japanese Kids Seeing Ghosts · Global Voices

Screenshot of Yo-Kai Watch Anime, from the LEVEL 5 YouTube channel<p>Since its release a year ago, “Yo-Kai Watch,” a role-playing video game for …

Stanford Scientists Observe Man Travel Out of His Body and Into Space – What He Saw Was Remarkable

I'm in!<p>NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft was launched into space in 1972. It was the very first spacecraft to fly directly through the asteroid belt and …

Parallel Universes Colliding Could Explain Quantum Weirdness

All that quantum behavior? Actually the result of different, parallel worlds smashing into each other.<p>The notion that our universe may be just one in a series of endless parallel universes—some very similar, some wildly different—has captivated the hearts and minds of many science fiction fans. A …

Quantum Mechanics

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

Hey, McFly! Hoverboard available on Kickstarter for $10,000

Dreams of sailing through the air on a hoverboard finally realised – but only on certain surfaces<p>The sci-fi inventions that have become reality<p>Want a hoverboard before Marty McFly (who looks just like Michael J Fox) arrives in October 2015 to fly one around his town square? Arx Pax, a small company …

10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Black Holes

They're thought to be what anchors galaxies — some of the largest objects in the universe.<p>And what happens past their event horizon, also known as the point of no return, can only be speculation since we will never get a chance to see it with our own eyes and live to tell the tale.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes

Robert Downey Jr. Confirms Iron Man 4

"Okay, yes".<p>In the never-ending will it/won't it narrative led by actor Robert Downey Jr, it looks like Iron Man 4 <i>could</i> be happening after all.<p>In a …

Here's what WWI would have looked like with aliens

The History Channel has, some would say, lost its way in the past few years. It has shifted its focus somewhat away from long form documantaries and towards reality programming of questionable historical value (see Swamp People).<p>Now, don't presume to find that the History Channel has signed a …

Our science-fiction apocalypse: Meet the scientists trying to predict the end of the world

How exotic and unlikely-sounding disasters could kill every last human being<p>It’s been a summer of bad news: what with increasingly bleak-seeming geopolitical turmoil and conflict in American streets, not to mention all the carbon spewing into the atmosphere faster than ever. But I’ve been talking …

Second Lunar Eclipse Of 2014 To Bring 'Blood Moon' On October 8

If you've been feeling a strong urge to howl lately, there's a reason why: A full "blood moon" is coming Oct. 8. Just check out the NASA video above.<p>All werewolf jokes aside, the total lunar eclipse will be the second -- and final -- "blood moon" of the year. It will be visible in the United States …

Jeremy Clarkson: Someone could have been killed after Top Gear attacked in Argentina

Presenter Jeremy Clarkson describes the attack on the Top Gear team in Argentina as "the most terrifying thing I've ever been involved in", after crew had to flee the country<p>Presenter Jeremy Clarkson has described the moment the Top Gear cast and crew were attacked by an angry crowd in Argentina as …

Jeremy Clarkson

Is demoted planet Pluto making a comeback?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Poor Pluto. Is it or isn't it a planet?<p>Ever since astronomer Clyde Tombaugh at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, discovered it on February 18, 1930, we've believed that we live in a solar system with nine planets.<p>Then, along came the International Astronomical Union, the group …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Physics

New 'Diamond nanothreads' may make space elevator a reality

Scientists produce ultra-thin threads of carbon atoms they say should be stronger and stiffer than any existing man-made material. Space elevators, here we come.<p>A team of scientists have crafted a thread of carbon atoms 20,000 times smaller than a strand of human hair, and it may prove to be the …

Engineering

World's Deepest Swimming Pool is an Astounding 131 Feet Deep

So, maybe you've swam in the deep end of the swimming pool, but certainly not one like <i>Y-40 The Deep Joy</i>. Just how deep is it? Well, it measures 21 x 18 meters (69 x 59 feet) and has a maximum depth of 40 meters (131 feet). That's the equivalent of diving the height of a 12-storey building! With …

Swimming Pools

Apple's big iPhones are a big imitation, Samsung says subtly in new ad

Samsung's US wing was troubled this week when its Korean office released somewhat stark ads mocking Apple. Tomorrow, it launches its own attack. It's a little more subtle. A little.<p>I'm not sure if you're aware, but Apple launched a couple of new, and rather larger, phones last week.<p>Oddly, it seemed …

Galaxy Note

Big solar storm hitting Earth

Will you be watching for the Northern Lights? Share your photos with CNN iReport.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.<p>A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in …

Samsung Galaxy Alpha review: a direct iPhone 6 competitor

Samsung’s first metal-framed phone is a massive leap in design quality and small enough to use comfortably with one hand<p>Samsung’s new Galaxy Alpha Android smartphone finally demonstrates that the South Korean company can do high-quality design and fantastic quality, posing the question: why wait …

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Milky Way is on the outskirts of 'immeasurable heaven' supercluster

Astronomers discover that our galaxy is a suburb of a supercluster of 100,000 large galaxies they have called Laniakea<p>In what amounts to a back-to-school gift for pupils with nerdier leanings, researchers have added a fresh line to the cosmic address of humanity. No longer will a standard home …

FBI investigating 'Anonymous' for attacks against Ferguson police home computers

The FBI has launched an investigation into a series of attacks on the personal computers and online accounts of officers on the Ferguson, Missouri police department, CNN reports.<p>CNN is citing three law enforcement officials, who apparently wanted to remain, uh, anonymous. The officials said the …

Q Design introduces QBracelet, a fashion accessory that charges your mobile devices

New startup Q Designs seeks to help solve a problem that many people have: we sometimes need to power our mobile electronic devices, but we don’t want to carry external battery packs or bulky charging cases. Q Designs’ solution, the QBracelet, looks like an ordinary bracelet, but it is actually a …

How to improve battery life on any mobile device

Poor battery life is a problem that affects all mobile users. This guide could help you better understand what is draining your battery.<p>We here at CNET have written numerous articles with tips and tricks for improving battery life on iOS and Android, some of which you can find here, here and here, …

Apps

Acer's Chromebox CXI ships next month for $180

Have a spare display sitting around that you want to turn into an (albeit limited) PC? You might consider picking up a Chromebox. The tiny low-powered machines, which run Google's Chrome OS, are best for basic productivity apps and content consumption, but if you don't need to do any complex …

Dust from beyond our solar system fell to Earth from space probe

Detectors dropped off by the Stardust probe in 2006 carried particles that may have originated in interstellar space<p>It could be the most exotic material on the planet. Seven particles of dust brought back to Earth by a spacecraft nearly a decade ago appear to have come from beyond our solar …