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A Chemist Shines Light on a Surprising Prime Number Pattern

When a crystallographer treated prime numbers as a system of particles, the resulting diffraction pattern created a new view of existing conjectures …

Mathematics

Get a Downright Demonic Look at the Devils and Cults You'll Encounter in Dungeons & Dragons' New Sourcebook

Hail Satan! Or the deity of your choice. The demonic followers of <i>Dungeons & Dragons</i> have whole pantheons of dark divinities to champion, of …

Board Games

DC's Scooby Apocalypse just killed off one of the original Scooby-Doo characters

Two years ago, DC Comics kicked off a radical reinvention of the Hanna-Barbera characters with <i>Scooby Apocalypse</i>, a post-apocalyptic take on …

Comics

Top 5 Sites for Science Fiction Writers

Of all the fiction genres, sci-fi — aka speculative fiction — stands as the one most likely to inspire devotion. Sci-fi buffs are die-hards. That’s …

Science Fiction

The Important Theorem of Thomas Bayes

Thomas Bayes (1701 – 1761)<p>On April 17, 1761, English mathematician and Presbyterian minister <b>Thomas Bayes</b> passed away. He is best known as name giver …

Dungeons & Dragons co-creator's unpublished works to become video games

The family of Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of <i>Dungeons and Dragons</i>, today announced it’s partnering with crowdfunding platform Fig to bring his unpublished works to the world as videos games.<p>Gary Gygax developed D&D in the 1970s with Dave Arneson, and Alex Gygax (Gary’s youngest son, who is …

Self-locating Uncertainty and the Origin of Probability in Everettian Quantum Mechanics | The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science

A longstanding issue in attempts to understand the Everett (many-worlds) approach to quantum mechanics is the origin of the Born rule: why is the …

The Rifter 4x4 Is An Off-Road Adventure Van With A Built-In Roof Tent & Electric Bike

It doesn’t happen too terribly often, but sometimes we see some pretty drool-worthy vehicles only to find out that they will never be offered for …

Down the Quantum Rabbit Hole

Anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff believes tiny structures in our cells called microtubules could explain consciousness. Steve Craft<p>Fellow scientists …

This cloud computing service runs Windows on Mac and Overwatch on smartphones

French cloud computing startup Blade today announced its Shadow PC service is available in California, marking the company’s entry to the US market. With it, you can run Windows 10 on a Mac or play competitive shooters online using your smartphone and a game pad.<p>The Shadow PC service gives users …

Become A Deep Learning Coder From Scratch In Under A Year

Machine learning (AKA AI) seems bizarre and complicated. It's the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds of …

Bacon Deviled Egg Macaroni Salad

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>In a small pot, cover the eggs with water and bring to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain; …

This Overlooked Theory Could Be The Missing Piece That Explains How The EM Drive Works

What if it doesn't break the laws of physics?<p>Ever since the EM drive first made headlines, science lovers have puzzled over how the propulsion system …

Mystery Gravitational Lens Hints at Possible Primordial Black Holes, Dark Matter

At the very least, the new discovery offers a novel way of magnifying the distant cosmos.<p>Astronomers have an unexpected new tool for spying on distant galaxies. It comes in the form of, well, we don't really know yet. It could be a primordial black hole, or possibly a wayward cluster of stars. We …

Universe

Researchers Devise Method for Recycling Astronaut Urine to Make 3D Printing Plastics in Space

Space-Age Efficiency<p>It isn’t easy conducting missions in deep space — not least of all because you either need to bring everything with you or have a …

Voyager - Vote for the #MessageToVoyager

Mind-blowing images of Saturn from the Cassini orbiter

Taste Beyond The Tongue

So About That Physics-Defying NASA Thruster That Supposedly Works

When NASA scientists think they’ve built something that breaks the laws of physics, do you take them at their word?<p>Folks have been buzzing about an …

This Genius Map Explains How Everything in Physics Is Connected

From space time to chaos theory.<p>Physics is a huge, complex field. It also happens to be one of the most fascinating, dealing with everything from …