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As big as the Higgs: Stephen Hawking says gravitational waves could revolutionize astronomy

British physicist Stephen Hawking says the detection of gravitational waves provides a completely new way of looking at the universe, and is at least …

Home automation using Python, Flask and Celery

Things used in this project<p><b>Hardware components:</b><p>Raspberry Pi 1 Model B+<p>RPi 1 and 2 both work.<p>×<p>1<p>Buy from ModMyPi<br>• Buy from SparkFun<br>• Buy from CPC<br>• Buy from …

This Is The Sound of Gravitational Waves from Two Black Holes Merging

Radio observations found the missing piece of Einstein's work. Here's what it sounded like.<p>Space isn't silent. In fact, it's a fairly noisy place ... you just have to know where to tune in. Yesterday's discovery of gravitational waves completed the picture of Einstein's theory of relativity by …

BBC - Earth - Why does time always run forwards and never backwards?

Why is it you can break an egg, but not make the pieces spring back together again? To find out, we have to go back to the birth of the universe<p>There's egg on your face, literally. You tried to juggle some eggs, it all went wrong, and now you've got to shower and change your clothes.<p>Wouldn't it be …

Physics

General relativity: 100 years of the most beautiful theory ever created

Who created Einstein’s theory of general relativity? And do most really know what it says?<p>It stands among the most famous theories ever created, but …

Physics

SUPER DRUNK Is a Superhero Short Film Written and Acted by Drunk People

10 Free Machine Learning books

10 Ways to Feel Confident Doing Things That Scare You

<b>“With confidence, you have won before you have started.” ~Marcus Garvey</b><p>It’s not a great feeling.<p>Whether it’s meeting new people, speaking in front of …

A Holographic Halo 5 Soldier Just Briefed Me Inside Microsoft's HoloLens

No, I didn’t get to play <i>Halo 5</i> in virtual reality. I wish. But I sure as heck just stepped into a sci-fi video game dreamland at E3 2015, thanks to …

Neil deGrasse Tyson reveals his favorite science fiction movies

Neil deGrasse Tyson loves science fiction movies, he even applauds bad movies for their efforts. But there are two movies that stand out above the rest for Neil.<p><i>Produced by Darren Weaver and Kamelia Angelova. Additional production by Kevin Reilly.</i><p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook<p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and</i> …

Best science fiction and fantasy books of 2015

A year in which Kim Stanley Robinson took us beyond the stars in Aurora and David Mitchell embraced his inner geek in Slade House<p>Vote: What was your favourite book of the year? Best of culture in 2015: see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>As per that …

Books

Barry Allen | Always a Hero

Scientists just caught a black hole swallowing a star — and burping a bit back out

Astronomers have caught black holes in the act of murdering stars before. But a study published Thursday in Science claims to have caught a step in the crime that has remained elusive until now.<p><i>[This is what it looks like when a black hole tears a star apart]</i><p>In addition to catching evidence of the …

Black Holes