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Londoners are sharing the weirdest things they've seen on the tube

There are certain things that you just don't do on the tube – making casual eye contact with fellow passengers, standing on the left side of the …

Weird

Philly Police Admit They Disguised a Spy Truck as a Google Streetview Car

The Philadelphia Police Department admitted today that a mysterious unmarked license plate surveillance truck disguised as a Google Maps vehicle, which Motherboard first reported on this morning, is its own.<p>The Philadelphia Police Department admitted today that a mysterious unmarked license plate …

What Is the Limit to How Far We Can Travel in Space?

Bad news, guys. There’s a limit to humanity. Even if we had the technology for interstellar space travel, we still wouldn’t be able to see most of …

Space

A piece of space junk chipped one of the Space Station's huge windows

The image itself is innocuous looking: A circular dent in a window of the station's Cupola against the blackness of space.<p>But the photograph, which …

Space Exploration

Brazil impeachment: New leader Temer calls for trust

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1242000/1242746_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534444835_4e174d40fcedb859844b60d17b7a3a78<p><b>Brazil's new interim President Michel Temer has addressed the nation after the Senate voted to back the impeachment trial of Dilma Rousseff.</b><p>"Trust in …

How light is detected affects the atom that emits it

Loading video…<p>Flick a switch on a dark winter day and your office is flooded with bright light, one of many everyday miracles to which we are all …

Amazing images of the world's greatest cities before they were cities

1/<p>Rio de Janeiro was founded by Portuguese colonists in 1565.<p>Wikimedia Commons<p>2/<p>Guanabara Bay, the second largest bay in Brazil, was one of the main …

Wikimedia

This Is How ISIS Uses The Internet

SAN FRANCISCO — Abu Majad figured that when ISIS came for him, it would be with a knife on a dark street, or a bomb planted on his car. The 34-year-old had been living in southern Turkey since fleeing Syria nearly three years ago and knew that his outspoken stance against ISIS — online and in his …

Privacy

The hidden world of the Knights Templar

Tucked behind London’s Fleet Street, a patchwork of gardens and graceful buildings tell the story of the most famous knights of the Crusades.<p>It was rush hour on a weekday and I was weaving my way down the Strand, one of central London’s most famous thoroughfares. The street hummed with tourists, …

Knights Templar

After reading thousands of romance books, Google’s AI is writing eerie post-modern poetry

Google had a problem. Their AI engine spoke with grammatical precision and factual accuracy, but its diction remained terse and limp. They wanted it to be more conversational, so they made it read 2,865 romance novels. Now Google has a poet.<p>In an unpublished paper entitled “Generating Sentences …

FBI Director has a real problem with WhatsApp's encryption

James Comey isn’t the biggest fan of encryption.<p>He took the opportunity yesterday at The National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee to voice his displeasure with services, like WhatsApp, that use encrypted messaging — a move that Comey explained could lead to future …

The Limits Of How Far Humanity Can Go In The Universe

If you peer out into the depths of space — at the vast expanse of stars, galaxies, and even the leftover glow from the Big Bang itself — you might think that if humanity can understand the laws of nature and create a good enough technology, there are no limits to what we can explore. If we were to …

A Mammal's Brain Has Been Cryonically Frozen And Recovered For The First Time

Austin Powers called: he wants his movie plot back.<p>For the first time, researchers have cryonically frozen a whole mammalian brain and recovered it …

7 of the Easiest Foreign Languages to Learn

Sean Kim<p>Read full profile<p>Who says learning a language needs to be hard?<p>The better question to ask is: which is the easiest language to learn in the …

The Second Amendment Case for the Right to Bear Crypto

Considering encryption under the Second Amendment helps us understand how individual rights to it should be limited.<p>On November 9, 1994, an American software engineer named Philip Zimmermann was detained by customs agents in Dulles International Airport as he returned from a speaking engagement in …

Who Needs Males? Self-Cloning Females Heal Faster

Weird & Wild<p>One group of North American lady salamanders has evolved a way to keep its all-female lineage going over time.<p>One group of lady salamanders don't just survive without males—they thrive.<p>Some <i>Ambystoma</i> salamanders of northeastern North America don't need males to reproduce, instead cloning …