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The Leafs forced Game 7, and the Bruins have to be exhausted

The Bruins have pushed furiously to close out this series. It hasn’t been enough, and now their cushion’s gone.<p>The Bruins are still in a good spot, all things considered.<p>To the dubious extent that momentum is a thing that exists, the Maple Leafs have it now. They’ve won two potential closeout games …

Ice Hockey

“2001: A Space Odyssey”: What It Means, and How It Was Made

Fifty years ago, Stanley Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke set out to make a new kind of sci-fi. How does their future look now that it’s the past?<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>Fifty years ago this spring, Stanley Kubrick’s confounding …

Science Fiction

‘I was a teacher for 17 years, but I couldn’t read or write’

<b>John Corcoran grew up in New Mexico in the US during the 1940s and 50s. One of six siblings, he graduated from high school, went on to university, and became a teacher in the 1960s - a job he held for 17 years. But, as he explains here, he hid an extraordinary secret.</b><p>When I was a child I was told …

Teaching

Bernoulli and Newton

Lift is the force that holds an aircraft in the air. How is lift generated? There are many explanations for the generation of lift found in …

Physics

Minnesota Duluth beats Ohio State 2-1 in NCAA semifinals

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Duluth played like a team that knew its way around a big stage, especially early. The reward was another crack at the …

College Sports

'Epic’ market bubble is ready to burst and stocks could plunge, strategist warns

Stock markets could see sharp falls before the end of year as valuations have hit disproportionate levels, one strategist told CNBC's "Squawk Box …

Stock Markets

Learn the Ins and Outs of Trading GBP/JPY

Geppy - How to Trade GBP/JPY<p>Proceed With Caution When You Trade Geppy<p>Updated September 03, 2017<p>The term "Geppy" refers to the currency pair of the …

Trading

It’s Simple, Really: How a Differential Works, Explained in a Vintage Video

The standard open differential in most cars is a brilliant piece of engineering, allowing you to take the tightest turns without fighting your tires or tearing apart your drivetrain. But even if you understand implicitly how a car’s differential works, it’s kind of difficult to explain.<p>That’s why …

University of Michigan

The New Math of Gambling

A side from his dancing left foot, anthony curtis, 42, looks like any other sucker tourist dropping a wad at the Binion's Horseshoe blackjack tables …

Mathematics

Shohei Ohtani Flashes Hype-Worthy Ace Potential After Nightmare Beginning

Shohei Ohtani finally got a proper introduction to a major league mound on Sunday, and he used it to look a lot more like the Japanese legend than the spring training cautionary tale.<p>Granted, the 23-year-old wannabe two-way star (he went 1-for-5 in his hitting debut on Thursday) didn't compile an …

Cactus League

This Is The Secret Meaning Behind The Devil's Number 666

It's a code for his real name.<p>We've all heard about the infamous number 666, which is rather cryptically referred to as the "number of the beast" in …

Mathematics

Infographics Show How the Different Fields of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics & Computer Science Fit Together

Ask anyone who's pursued a career in the sciences what first piqued their interest in what would become their field, and they'll almost certainly …

Infographics

A Star Grazed Our Solar System 70,000 Years Ago, and Early Humans Likely Saw It

Some distant objects in our solar system bear the gravitational imprint of a small star's close flyby 70,000 years ago, when modern humans were …

This Amazing Map Depicts The 13,000 Hidden Wonders Of The World That You Need To Visit

Consider this your source of travel inspo for life.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

Travel

If The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old, How Can We See 46 Billion Light Years Away?

There are a few fundamental facts about the Universe — its origin, its history, and what it is today — that are awfully hard to wrap your head around. One of them is the Big Bang, or the idea that the Universe began a certain time ago: 13.8 billion years ago to be precise. That’s the first moment …

Galaxies

Winter Olympics 2018: Rooting against Lindsey Vonn is for losers, America

Vonn didn't win the gold medal in downhill, but she remains the gold standard for American skiing<p>Lindsey Vonn never made it to the prom. You won't …

Skiing

The best of Mayfair Games, from Catan to Vegas

Remembering Mayfair’s 20 years in the board game industry<p>Mayfair Games, the American publisher of classic board games including the massively popular <i>Settlers of Catan</i> series, is shutting down. The company announced last week that it would be closing its doors after 20 years in the industry.<p>Board …

You're Still Wrong About What Torque Is

The internet has been crafting explainer videos and quippy analogies about how to explain the difference between an engine’s horsepower and torque …

HyTech Power may have solved hydrogen, one of the hardest problems in clean energy - Vox

The “hydrogen economy” may be a thing after all.<p>It is an odd twist of chemistry that there is fuel embedded in the most common substance on earth: water.<p>Hydrogen — the H of H2O fame — turns out to be something of an all-purpose element, a Swiss Army knife for energy. It can be produced without …

Energy

Michio Kaku believes in God, if not that God

It’s been said that string theory physicist Michio Kaku believes in God, but the truth is it depends on what “God” means.<br>Read More

Physics

Chaos Theory, The Butterfly Effect, And The Computer Glitch That Started It All

As Bob Dylan famously sang, “You don’t need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows.” Yet if you do have enough wind velocity information, combined with an array of readings from barometers, thermometers, and such, you might ask a weatherman, particularly a trained meteorologist with access …

Quantum Mechanics

This Is How Reading Changes Your Brain & It's Even More Wild Than You'd Think

I'm in grad school right now, and we've been reading three of Irish writer Samuel Beckett's very challenging novels. TBH, the reading sort of makes …

The Brain

Roman Roads

The long straight roads built by the Romans wherever they conquered have, in many cases, become just as famous names in history as their greatest …

Ancient History
GIF Animations

The Coolest Classic Trucks That Chevrolet Brought to Its Truck Division’s 100th Anniversary Party

Classic Cars

How to Buy a Woman Lingerie for Valentine's Day—Or Whenever

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a woman who you'd like to see in lingerie, or celebrating an average Wednesday with a woman you'd like to see in lingerie, here’s a four-point guide to buying lacy things she'll love to wear. Because if you want to spice up your sex life, fancy …

Clothing

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Detected Planets Outside Our Galaxy

This is crazy!<p>In an incredible world first, astrophysicists have detected multiple planets in another galaxy, ranging from masses as small as the …

Here Are The 10 Easiest Schedules In College Football In 2018

The easiest schedules in college football.<p>Scheduling has become a major concern of college football programs during the College Football Playoff era. …

College Football
Winter Olympics

There’s Only One Reliable Way to Make Your Loads Bigger

Some dudes care about this, because porn, naturallyMost men would be happy with a bigger dick, but their obsession with size doesn’t end there. …

Fertility