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Introducing Crash Course Physics!

Look, I know there’s a huge galaxy-shaped hole in your heart ever since Crash Course Astronomy aired its final episode in January.<p>But despair not! …

Physics

IBM's supercomputer will power an online, anime VR game

It's a bit odd that no one's thought to fuse the virtual-reality, role-playing game centric anime <i>Sword Art Online</i> into a proper VR experience before now, but that's the future we live in. No worries though, because IBM is using (Japanese) its Watson Cognitive Computing tech and SoftLayer cloud …

Mobile phones can cook sperm, scientists say, and may lead to a huge decrease in fertility rates

Mobile phones could be cooking the sperm of people who have them in their pockets, according to a new study.<p>Talking on a phone that’s charging and …

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

Physicists have detected something unbelievable from space — watch the announcement live

Rob Ludacer<p>Called gravitational waves, the ripples in the fabric of space are caused by colliding black holes, merging neutron stars, exploding …

Physics

Einstein May Be About to Be Proved Right—Again

Relativity’s wacky predictions for how matter, space, and time behave have been proved correct, 100 years straight.<p>If recent rumors are true, scientists have finally detected gravitational waves—shockwaves rippling through space and time itself.<p>Albert Einstein first proposed the existence of …

Nerd Fight!: Physicist Brian Cox Corrects Neil DeGrasse Tyson On The Physics Of Lightsabers

This is an interview between Neil DeGrasse Tyson and physicist Brian Cox in which Brian explains to Neil that lightsabers actually could bounce off …

Scientists develop 'bionic spinal cord' for paraplegics

Australian researchers have created a "bionic spinal cord" they said Tuesday could give paralysed people hope of walking again through the …

Birth control for men comes down to flipping a switch

Birth control for men still tends to be divided between condoms (which aren't always fun or reliable) and more drastic surgical procedures like vasectomies (which are frequently permanent). Not exactly ideal, is it? However, inventor Clemens Bimek thinks he can make it just a matter of flipping a …

A Physicist Tweeted That Gravitational Waves "May Have Been Discovered" And People Are Excited

Gravitational waves, if directly detected, would be one of the biggest physics discoveries of the century. But no scientific paper has been published yet, so don't hold your breath.<p>Krauss first mentioned these rumours in a tweet in September last year.

Koreas slide into Cold War standoff after nuke test by North

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea's leader has taken a victory tour of military headquarters to celebrate the country's widely disputed claim of a hydrogen bomb test.<p>Kim Jong Un called the nuclear test "a self-defensive step for reliably defending the peace on the Korean Peninsula and the …

2 degrees, flies planes, author, works at NASA. His age? 17

BOSTON (AP) — Moshe Kai Cavalin has two college degrees, but he's too young to vote. He flies airplanes, but he's too young to drive a car alone.<p>Life is filled with contrasts for Cavalin, a 17-year-old from San Gabriel, California, who has dashed by major milestones as his age seems to lag behind. …

Everything You Need to Know About the Recently Passed, Privacy-Decimating CISA Bill

Does CISA mean that the government will one day be able to see that you're reading this right now? Maybe!<p>Last Tuesday, the United States Senate passed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISA, by a vote of 74-21. The bill, if signed into law by President Obama, will allow companies to …

Facebook says it wants to build a 'teleporter'

Facebook, like all tech nerds, has dreams of teleportation.<p>The company's chief technical officer, Mike Schroepfer, said the company plans to …

Sennheiser's Orpheus headphones will set you back a cool $50k

In the world of super-premium headphones, Sennheiser’s Orpheus HE90 is in a league of its own.<p>It was designed 25 years ago, only 300 pairs were made, and they’d set you back $16 thousand. As the hipsters might say, “you’ve probably never heard of them.”<p>If you’re an audiophile that just couldn’t …

Motorola opening its first brick-and-mortar ’boutique’ retail store in Chicago this week

Motorola is opening its very first physical retail store later this week. Moto Shop, as it’s called, is opening in downtown Chicago, the company’s hometown, on Saturday, November 7, in time for holiday shopping to begin. In its blog post, the company notes that because smartphones and wearables …

Who Exactly is Affected by Chicago's Record Property Tax Hike?

Yesterday, the Chicago City Council voted in favor of a budget that will include a <b>historic property tax hike of $589 million</b> to fund the city's police and fire department pensions. And while we were warned about the looming property tax hike weeks ago, it seemed like there was a chance that the …

A heat gun, suction cup, razor and bravery yields a clear Galaxy Note 5

Remember when the best way to make your gadget look more futuristic and all-powerful was to make it clear? Reddit user Skarface08 does. That's why he or she took a heat gun and suction cup to the back of a Samsung Galaxy Note 5 to pull its glass back off and then used a razor to remove the colored …

British scientists create a 'tractor beam' of ultrasonic sound

A team of researchers from the Universities of Bristol and Sussex have developed the world's first functioning sonic tractor beam able to operate outside of a lab environment. The device uses 64 miniature speakers to generate high-amplitude, ultrasonic sound waves. These waves create an "acoustic …

Nature Communications

Cyber Monday Shopping Could Top $3 Billion This Year

Shoppers may not be as keen on Black Friday doorbusters as they once were, but one holiday shopping tradition continues to gain steam.<p>According to a forecast by Adobe's Digital Index, released Thursday, U.S. online sales on Cyber Monday will reach $3 billion for the first time this year, making it …