Guillaume Tremblay

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'Spooky' experiment proves quantum entanglement is real

Einstein was wrong -- about the quantum mechanical phenomena known as superpositioning and wave form collapse, at least. A team from Australia's Griffith University and Japan's University of Tokyo, have proven that both are tangible phenomena, not simply mathematical paradoxes. See, back when he …

Quantum Physics

Square Enix's version of Star Wars isn't messing around

If Square Enix had its way with Star Wars, Boba Fett, Darth Vader and your everyday Stormtrooper would be a much more fearsome force than what we've come to know over the years. Did we say if? We mean when.<p>As part of the Star Wars Variant Play Arts Kai line, Square Enix reimagined all three …

Boba Fett

Physicists Prove Einstein Wrong With ‘Spooky’ Quantum Experiment

Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it's one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein was wrong.<p>That's what a team at Griffith University and the University of Tokyo in Japan did this week, showing that a weird phenomenon — in which …

Researchers Find The Gene That Makes Us 3D

DNA that helps you stand up to gravity<p>The children’s book series <i>Flat Stanley</i> chronicles the adventures of a world-traveling 2D boy. Now a team of researchers might have found the gene that Stanley was missing (you know, if he had been real). It's the YAP gene, and it helps regulate organ size, as …

Report: Saban is 'harassing' the makers of Power/Rangers with take-down complaints

Saban Capital Group Power Rangers LLC, the company that owns the rights to the Power Rangers IP, is seeking to take down the recently released (and extremely gritty) 14-minute short film based on the children's television series, TMZ reports.<p><i>Power/Rangers</i>, which was uploaded yesterday by producer …

Power Rangers

Dying Light special edition costs $387,000

Zombie action thriller <i>Dying Light</i> came out three weeks ago in North America, but is only now arriving in the UK, due for a release on Friday.<p>So, in order to stir up some much-needed Google juice publisher Techland today announced a completely nutty special edition, coming in with a price tag of …

Action Movies

How long can we stay awake?

We can fight off the sandman for a while, but after a certain point, sleeplessness leads to temporary madness and – just maybe – death, discovers Adam Hadhazy.<p>People start to hallucinate and go a bit crazy<p>It’s surprising how we spend our lives. Reach your 78th birthday and according to some …

University of Chicago

Cholesterol in food not a concern, new report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> For more than a week, speculation has been running rampant. Here's how it all started.<p>On February 10, The Washington Post published a headline that got a good amount of attention: "The U.S. government is poised to withdraw longstanding warnings about cholesterol."<p>Every five years, the …

Nutrition

Solar Power Towers Are 'Vaporizing' Birds

But they aren't the deadliest energy source for our feathered friends<p>The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada is set to come online in March. Once completed, it will use thousands of mirrors to focus sunlight on a tower, melting millions of pounds of salt contained inside. The molten salt …

Want to improve the reputation of gaming and gamers? This is how you start

How do we fix the reputation of video games and the people who play them?<p>The popular perception of games often makes it sound like stunted medium with a belligerent culture attached, especially compared to the fairly neutral perception of books, films, paintings and dance. Fixing that impression …

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

The Best Places in the World to Travel If You're on a Budget

Cost doesn’t have to stand in the way of your dream trip. If you’re yearning for a major travel experience on a minor budget, there is no shortage of …

Travel

A Security Expert Just Published 10 Million Passwords And Usernames

Here’s what you can do to keep yours from making any future lists<p>Yesterday, security consultant Mark Burnett released 10 million passwords and corresponding usernames in a data set he made using existing information. And he promises it's for the greater good.<p>Burnett says he had to write a blog post …

This Destiny team just punched their way through the game's toughest raid

One of <i>Destiny</i>'s hardest challenges, the Crota's End raid in <i>The Dark Below</i> expansion, has been made something of a joke by this six-man fireteam. That's because they did it without using their guns — they basically punched everything in Crota's End to death.<p>Their "no gun run," posted to Reddit last …

Unbridled

Armello takes a new look at the digital fantasy board game

<i>Armello</i> is something special. I don't mean simply the way it looks or the way it plays, though it is admirable in both those regards, but also in the way it has been made.<p>This is a digital board game that exists somewhere between the island of Catan and the land of Studio Ghibli. It is a …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

Too busy to work out? Think again. These apps will get you moving in just a few minutes a day.<p>New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a …

Kelly: Beckham’s failure highlights MLS’s problem

Though everyone involved has agreed to a great forgetting, David Beckham's tenure in Major League Soccer was largely a disaster.<p>The English star seismically shifted expectations when he agreed to cross the water in January, 2007. MLS scrapped its restrictive pay structure to make it worth his …

Biggest U.S. hacking case is tale of gamers’ interrupted vacation

Vladimir Drinkman says he met Dmitriy Smilianets online playing Counter-Strike, a shooter game in which cyber-combatants assume the roles of either terrorists or counter-terrorists: bad guys or good guys.<p>More than a decade later, the two young Russians are both behind bars – Drinkman in the …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

A Star Just Got Swallowed By A Warp In Space-Time

Om nom nom<p>A star has slipped out of view thanks to the space-time warp it creates as it orbits.<p>The disappearing star is part of a binary star system called J1906. It's a pulsar, which means it's a rotating neutron star, the result of a massive star collapsing in on itself. Researchers have been …

It's time to pay attention to Life is Strange

So, the start of a new year means clearing the decks and figuring out which games to start getting interested in for the next 12 months.<p>One that I'm keeping a close eye on is Dontnod's <i>Life is Strange</i>, an episodic choice-and-consequences drama due for release at the end of this month. Based on the …

'Hacktivist' group Anonymous says it will avenge Charlie Hebdo attacks by shutting down jihadist websites

Hacker group Anonymous have released a video condemning the Paris attacks, saying "freedom of expression has suffered an inhuman assault"<p>Hacker group Anonymous have released a video and a statement via Twitter condemning the <b>attacks on Charlie Hebdo</b>, in which 12 people, including eight journalists, …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

Start planning your big trip: 2015's Top 10 destinations

(Visit Faroe Islands)<p>Faroe Islands<p>Seemingly impossible to get to, this archipelago of 18 craggy islands in the North Atlantic is more accessible than you might think. Direct flights to the Faroes run year-round from Denmark, England, Iceland and Norway. For the intrepid traveller who’s prepared for …

Don’t overeat: Eight easy ways to keep your portion sizes in check

<b>The question:</b> I want to lose weight. How can I train myself to eat smaller portions?<p><b>The answer:</b> Many of us know the reason for a tighter waistband is too much food, both at home and in restaurants. A steady intake of large portion sizes translates into a surplus of calories that can quickly lead to …

Artist Turns DNA From Chewed Gum Into Sculptures

Plus, a perfume that can cover your genetic tracks<p>Two years ago, artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg caused a stir in both the art and biosecurity worlds when she displayed busts of people she’d never met. She determined the facial features for her “Stranger Visions” show using DNA found in the streets …

Most cancer types 'just bad luck'

<b>Most types of cancer can be put down to bad luck rather than risk factors such as smoking, a study has suggested.</b><p>A US team were trying to explain why some tissues were millions of times more vulnerable to cancer than others.<p>The results, in the journal Science, showed two thirds of the cancer types …

Cancer

Anonymous To 'Lizard Squad': Stop Attacking Tor

Anonymous, which has a long history of hacking and cyber attacking governments, corporations, and religions organizations, says, "We don't give a f--k about corporate bulls--t networks, we do care about 3rd world communications."<p>The Tor Project is one of the most effective sites for encrypted …

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand, As Two Oddities Merge Into One

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …