Matt Blouin

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Switching from an iPhone to an Android device

So you’ve decided that maybe the grass is greener on the other side, and you’re all set to make the trip across the Android bridge. In this guide, …

Plex makes its adaptive streaming tech available to all

If you own a giant personal media collection (legally or otherwise), few services are as useful as Plex. The media server and streaming apps combo makes it easy to watch your favorite movies and TV shows from anywhere, and on any device. Now, the company behind Plex is adding a few nifty features …

TV shows

A Rare Element From The Edge of The Periodic Table Is Breaking Quantum Mechanics

This is amazing.<p>There's a lot we don't know about the actinides. On the periodic table, this series of heavy, radioactive elements hangs at the …

Quantum Mechanics

Wait a second: What came before the big bang?

The Voorhes<p>Not everyone thinks the universe had a beginning.<p>Cosmologists used to think the universe was totally timeless: no beginning, no end. That might sound mind-melting, but it’s easier on the scientific brain than figuring out what a set starting point would mean, let alone when it would be. …

Pirates Are to Blame For Why The US Doesn't Use The Metric System

Wait, WHAT?<p>The proposal, conceived by a bunch of pointy-headed Parisian philosophers, sounded brilliant: A universal system of measurement, derived …

Scientists discover 91 volcanoes below Antarctic ice sheet

This is in addition to 47 already known about and eruption would melt more ice in region affected by climate change<p>Scientists have uncovered the largest volcanic region on Earth – two kilometres below the surface of the vast ice sheet that covers west Antarctica.<p>The project, by Edinburgh University …

Antarctica

35 Movies Roger Ebert Really Hated

When Roger Ebert hated a film, he didn't mince words. On what would have been the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer's 76th birthday, here are some movies …

Earth - Terrifying 20m-tall 'rogue waves' are actually real

TEN-storey high, near-vertical walls of frothing water. Smashed portholes and flooded cabins on the upper decks. Thirty-metre behemoths that rise up from nowhere to throw ships about like corks, only to slip back beneath the depths moments later.<p>Evocative descriptions of abnormally large "rogue …

10 Tips for Scoring Big at the Rose Bowl Flea Market

<b>2. Stay late!</b> By 2 p.m., many of the vendors are more willing to reduce the prices of large pieces so they don't have to pack them up and take them …

Rose Bowl

The Vintage Nixie Tube Clock

With brand new Nixie tubes that were rescued from exile in long abandoned basements in Eastern Europe, The Vintage Nixie Tube Clock imparts a warm glow from within its beautiful, handmade, Art Deco wooden enclosure. Each clock casing takes over 30 hours to create and a lifetime to admire. The …

7 Bathroom Renovation Ideas to Rejuvenate Your Space

Gone are the days of bathrooms simply being utilitarian spaces.<p>Modern bathrooms can be private sanctuaries with the capacity to both revitalize you for the day ahead, or help you unwind after a long day’s work. If you’re looking to spruce up your bathroom, check out the following remodeling ideas …

Unroll.me Has Been Selling Your Email Data—Here’s How to Make it Stop

There’s a familiar saying in the tech world: If you’re not paying, you’re the product. Which means, if you’re not paying to use a service, the …

Selling

Discover the Historic Origin of Your State's Name With This Map

Maps are history lessons in disguise: Long ago, the New World's states and regions received their present-day monikers from European explorers, who …

Language

The Earth Has a Second Moon

5367345470001<p>In 2016, scientists discovered that Earth has pulled a "near-earth companion" or "quasi-satellite" into its orbit.<p>5371858521001<p>The East …

The White House

The microbes in your body that you couldn't live without

For a healthy body full of ‘good’ bacteria, you may need to do a lot more than eat a probiotic yoghurt, as Adam Rutherford discovered when he took a rather uncomfortable test.<p>It began with what can only be described as an ingenious invention. It’s a fold-out sheet, with sticky tabs at the front and …

Why Being an Introvert May Be Better for Your Mental Health

We value extroversion in education and work, but a recent study shows alone time may have earned an unnecessarily bad rep.<p>It's official: we're worn out. Scientifically knackered. Two-thirds of adults told researchers at Durham University that they need more rest, in a global study that surveyed …

The 2016 Wildlife Comedy Photography Finalists Are All You Need

Take a break from the election and check these out.<p>We are only three weeks away from the election, and Hillary Clinton has already pointed out that the way to get through this is by watching funny cat gifs, so why not take a break from the political insanity with a bit of wildlife?<p>The Comedy …

Can You Solve the Prisoner Boxes Riddle?

Here's a riddle. Ten band members have had their musical instruments placed randomly in boxes. Each band member gets five shots at opening boxes, …

Alan Turing

101 Romantic Movies You Can Stream on Netflix Tonight

Grab some popcorn and settle in: it's time for a romantic movie marathon! We've rounded up a diverse selection of the best quirky rom-coms, tearjerker historical romances, steamy erotic films, and classic love stories for your viewing pleasure. We've got foreign flicks, new indie movies, and …

Oil might be the reason dinosaurs are extinct

iStock<p>What killed the dinosaurs? It’s a question as old as – well the dinosaurs themselves, and one that everyone from school children to scientists have been asking for decades. Movies like Jurassic Park and the Land Before Time only heighten that sense of wonder and raise the stakes behind that …

Dinosaurs

New Evidence Could Break The Standard View of Quantum Mechanics

Just as we were beginning to understand it...<p>Quantum mechanics is difficult to understand at the best of times, but new evidence suggests that the …

It Takes Just Four Minutes To Explain the Entire Universe

In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just …

WATCH: How Long Would It Take to Fall Through Earth?

The answer is 42. Seriously.<p>If you stood on the surface of Earth at one point, and you had a tunnel running all the way to the opposite point on the …

North Pole

Do Science and Religion Conflict? Yes - And It Matters

Is there a conflict between religion and science? Some say yes. Others say no. Regardless of their answer, nearly everyone thinks that the relationship between faith and science has to do with <i>competing knowledge and truth claims</i>, where science says one thing about the world and religion says …

How to find out everything Google knows about you

In exchange, you agree to share information about yourself that Google can share with advertisers so their ads are more effective. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to target parents.<p>Google uses a lot of methods to learn about you. …

Maps

14 Science Books That Changed People's Lives

We asked BuzzFeed readers for the science books that changed their lives. This is what they told us.

What Are Quantum Gravity's Alternatives To String Theory?

The Universe we know and love — with Einstein’s General Relativity as our theory of gravity and quantum field theories of the other three forces — has a problem that we don’t often talk about: it’s incomplete, <i>and we know it</i>. Einstein’s theory on its own is just fine, describing how …

Physics

Neil DeGrasse Tyson's best quotes may make you fall in love with science all over again

But deGrasse Tyson also has a serious side, which he reveals time and again in his books, shows, Twitter page, and popular science articles.<p>Often, deGrasse Tyson's humor strikes a serious chord that not only makes us laugh but also think. As a popular science educator, deGrasse Tyson is out to …

Deal: Minbox File Sharing & Unlimited Cloud Storage - Technabob

Share files like a pro with Minbox’s collaboration and sharing service. Not only is it as easy to use as dragging and dropping files into your web …

Wild 'space weather' may threaten chances for alien life

Earth regularly endures violent ejections of material from the sun, but could similar eruptions in other solar systems make alien planets …