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‘What a cruel death’: Spanish woman ‘chopped in half’ by elevator shortly after giving birth

A new mother was reportedly killed shortly after giving birth by being ‘chopped in half’ by an elevator.<p>The family of the 25-year-old mother-of-three …

10 Useful Windows Commands You Should Know

There are some things you can only do from the command line—even in Windows. Some of these tools don’t have graphical equivalents, while others are …

Linux

How to Use Your Computer’s Hosts File to Block Tons of Malware, Porn, and Other Types of Websites

Whether you’ve given a computer to your child or just want to keep things clean on your own machine, blocking sites that serve malware, porn, social …

10 Useful Options You Can Configure In Your Router’s Web Interface

Your wireless router has a variety of useful options you can configure. These are practically hidden—you wouldn’t know these features exist unless …

Do I Really Need Antivirus If I Browse Carefully?

Whenever antivirus software is mentioned, someone always seems to chime up and say they don’t need an antivirus because they’re “careful”, and …

Malware

What Is Memory Compression in Windows 10?

Windows 10 uses memory compression to store more data in your system’s memory than it otherwise could. If you visit the Task Manager and look at your …

Hyperloop One's passenger pod takes its first ride

Just weeks after Hyperloop One demonstrated a working, albeit slow, version of its levitating sled, the company has made another leap forward. This time around, the startup has successfully tested its XP-1 passenger pod, reaching speeds of up to 192 mph and levitating off the track as it …

Season Seven of Game of Thrones to Include Crazy-Long Episodes

Game of Thrones

Trump gave a speech on good and evil—and then posed for a pic making him look spectacularly evil

You can’t make this stuff up. In a scene that would do sitcom writers proud, US president Donald Trump followed a speech in Saudi Arabia about good and evil by striking a super-villain pose straight out of the comic books or Nordic-inspired quest trilogies.<p>In the May 21 photo, Trump joins Saudi …

Donald Trump

Scientists Say Tardigrades Will Be the Last Animals On Earth

Microscopic tardigrades, also known as “water bears,” are the toughest animals on the planet, capable of withstanding intense radiation, extreme …

The World’s First Celestial Spectator Sport: Astronomer Maria Mitchell’s Stunning Account of the 1869 Total Solar Eclipse

“All nature rejoiced, and … we rejoiced with Nature.”<p>Trumpeted by the press as “the great eclipse of the nineteenth century,” the total solar eclipse of August 7, 1869 was the world’s first astronomical event marketed as popular entertainment — not merely a pinnacle of excitement for the scientific …

Neil Armstrong’s Small Bag of Moon Dust May Be Sold for $4 Million

New York (AP) -- Moon dust that Neil Armstrong collected during the first lunar landing was displayed Thursday at a New York auction house — a symbol …

‘I’m seeing spots!’: Nasa’s Juno has released its first close-up images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot

The spacecraft flew 9,000 km above the extraterrestrial storm, which is roughly twice the size of Earth.<p>The National Aeronautics and Space …

Astronomy

Neil Armstrong's moon bag to fetch up to $4 million at auction

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The long-lost bag used by U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong to bring back to Earth the first samples of moon dust is expected to sell for up to $4 million when it is auctioned with other space memorabilia next week in New York City.<p>The sale at international art auction house …

15 Reasons Jon Snow Will WIN The Game Of Thrones

by Dylan Dembrow<p>– on<p>in Lists<p>If you're anything like us, we know that you've been anxiously counting down the days until the seventh seven premiere of</b> …

Do You Recognize These Iconic Women of Past and Present?

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

Found: The First Atoms In The Universe!!!

“We don’t understand how a single star forms, yet we want to understand how 10 billion stars form.” –<i>Carlos Frenck</i><p>When we look out into the distant …

Kit Harrington Auditioning for Every ‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Is Delightfully Terrible

Last night, future TV legend, Emmy nominee, and beloved hottie Kit Harrington made an appearance on <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i> ahead of this Sunday’s <i>Game of</i> …

Mr. T Then & Now!

Mr. T<p>Mr. T<p><b>Name</b> Mr. T<b><br>Birthdate</b> May 21, 1952<b><br>Famous Years</b> 1982 - 1988<b><br>Currently Known For</b> Actor, Retired Professional Wrestler, Motivational Speaker, …

How to Use Golden Section Proportions In Your Designs

“The power of the golden section to create harmony arises from its unique capacity to unite different parts of a whole so that each preserves its own …

Mike Pence Touches NASA Equipment Labeled 'Do Not Touch', Becomes Instant Meme

Vice President Mike Pence made a big mistake during his tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center yesterday. He touched a piece of critical space flight …

Let’s Geek Out With the Physics of Spider-Man’s Webs

When I get excited about a movie, my only way of calming down is to do a little physics. That explains why I found myself pondering Hooke's law and …

'Game of Thrones': Nine Unlikely Heroes for Season 7

Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen are the frontrunners to save the day, but these supporting characters could face some hero moments of their own when …

Elon Musk’s SpaceX is winning the space race so far

While Richard Branson just announced that Virgin Galactic’s space plane is hoping to return to the skies soon and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin is building award-winning rockets, Elon Musk’s SpaceX has already flown 10 rockets this year, launching three rockets in just 12 days, including two in just 48 …

Game Of Thrones: A complete guide to season 7

<b>With the end now truly in sight, the countdown continues towards the long-awaited return of Game Of Thrones.</b><p>Season 7 will debut on July 16 in the US …

EXCLUSIVE: Assassination List Found On James Hodgkinson’s Body

8:51 PM 06/16/2017<p>James T. Hodgkinson, the shooter who opened fire on dozens of Republican congressmen and staffers at a baseball practice in …

CCTV footage shows man hit by bus in Reading

CCTV footage shows the shocking moment a man was hit by a bus on the street in Reading.<p>Simon Smith was knocked to the ground by the vehicle while walking along Gun Street. He was able to get back on his feet afterwards and suffered only bruising.<p>No arrests have been made. Reading Buses says it was …