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You Just Travelled Thousands of Miles Through Space in The Time It Took to Read This

This is what 850 km per SECOND feels like.<p>It's one of the most fundamental contradictions of life on Earth - we're sitting on a planet that's …

This Space Black Milanese Loop Clone For Apple Watch Costs $23 Compared To Apple's $199

Apple recently announced something that many people had wanted for a long time, and thanks to the iPhone SE and new iPad Pro, it went largely …

Machines are becoming more creative than humans

Can machines be creative? Recent successes in AI have shown that machines can now perform at human levels in many tasks that, just a few years ago, were considered to be decades away, like driving cars, understanding spoken language, and recognizing objects. But these are all tasks where we know …

Artificial Intelligence

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Debugging Code

There's a reason corporations pay big money for bugs.<p>Until a week ago, I was pretty much buried up to my eyeballs in software testing—bug hunting, really. This was part of coursework for school, but the prey was real enough, with the stalking grounds including a popular open-source database …

What is the purpose of the Universe? Here is one possible answer.

The more we learn about the universe, the more we discover just how diverse all its planets, stars, nebulae and unexplained chunks of matter really …

This is what the entire universe looks like in one image

The universe is so vast it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like crammed into one field of view.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA. He created the image below that shows the observable …

Universe

36 Mindblowing Details You Probably Didn't Notice In "Harry Potter"

Get ready to have your mind blown.<p><b>1. The phrase "vol de mort", in French, can be loosely translated as "flight of death", in reference to Voldemort's quest for immortality.</b><p>2. Professor McGonagall was named after Minerva, Roman goddess of wisdom.<p><b>3. In Greek mythology, Cassandra was a woman who was</b> …

34 Classic Books That Won't Actually Bore You

"One word: Magical.”<p>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity

Helen Simonson: ‘Don’t you know Doctor Who is embedded in our DNA?’

Helen Simonson's debut novel, <i>Major Pettigrew's Last Stand</i>, became a New York Times bestseller and sold more than 50,000 copies in Canada after it was published in 2010. Born and raised in Britain, Simonson spent her teenage years in East Sussex, near the coastal town of Rye – the setting of her …

An Astronomer Has Spotted A 'Strange Light' Near Jupiter

'I found this strange light spot that appeared for less than one second.'<p>An astronomer has spotted a "strange light" near Jupiter while filming a …

Here's The Book Cover For The Fully Illustrated "Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets"

Accio illustrations!

First iPhone SE teardown reveals mainly 5s/6s parts inside, but a few surprises too

As the iPhone SE is slowly beginning to reach the hand’s of customers around the world, the folks at ChipWorks have already been able to take Apple’s latest 4-inch phone apart to see what’s powering it all on the inside. It’s often been said the iPhone SE is an iPhone 6s crammed into the body of an …

Mobile Technology

REVIEW: Apple pulled off something amazing with its newest iPhone

Antonio Villas-Boas/Tech Insider<p>Boring, right ?<p>The new iPhone SE is basically the guts of the iPhone 6s stuffed into the body of an iPhone 5s. It's a …

Mobile Technology

Does a Mysterious Ninth Planet Cause Mass Extinctions on Earth?

Invaders from outer space might have doomed the dinosaurs, after all. Dr. Daniel Whitmire, a retired professor of astrophysics, published a paper …

Universe

Why Math Rocks

Everyone who has kids, or who remembers his/her childhood, will also remember the struggle to understand why math matters.<p>"Who cares about multiplication tables and fractions, triangles and algebra? Why do I need to know these things?"<p>The challenge with math is that if you don't look with the right …

Mathematics

FBI agrees to try to hack iPhone, iPod in Arkansas murder case

Fresh off cracking a terrorist's iPhone, the FBI has agreed to help prosecutors in Arkansas unlock an iPhone and iPod belonging to two teenagers accused of murder.<p>Cody Hiland, a prosecuting attorney in Faulkner County, told the Associated Press on Wednesday that the FBI had approved a request from …

The Nintendo NX Is Rumored To Be The Most Powerful Console On The Market

Any rumors about the Nintendo NX need to be well seasoned with grains of salt. The claims that Nintendo was giving us a pane of glass with a few buttons studded in it for a controller were, sadly, faked, for example. But that said, there have been a surprising number of accurate leaks lately, and …

Quiz: Can you identify a simile, oxymoron and metaphor?

Do you remember your grammar lessons from school? Are you a pedant when it comes to punctuation? Do you flinch when you see misplaced apostrophe's ...<p>While many adults will happily swear, hand on heart, that they have never split an infinitive, there are others who would struggle to identify an …

Apple’s suppliers complain of lower than normal orders for Q2

Tim Cook admitted back in January that Apple’s growth wasn’t going to be at usual stratospheric levels during the first three months of 2016. And, based on a new report, things aren’t likely to pick up too much in the April-June quarter, either.<p>Citing “industry sources,” chip orders placed by Apple …

IPad Pro

12 Ways Humanity Could Destroy The Entire Solar System

We humans are doing a bang-up job of messing up our home planet. But who’s to say we can’t go on to screw things up elsewhere? Here, not listed in …

Space

Photos Show Damage Inside Brussels Airport After Attack

The Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad has released several photos that show the damage inside Zaventem Airport caused by the March 22 bomb attack.<p>Two explosions, ten seconds apart, occurred at a check-in area. A third suitcase bomb did not explode but was later detonated by Belgian authorities.<p>32 …

5 Ways To Deal With A Bad Boss

Having a bad boss can be one of the worst things that ever happens to you.<p>You spend so much time at work and so much time interacting with your boss, …

Employment