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15 Lucid Dreaming Facts That Will Make You Question Reality

Are you sure you aren't dreaming right now?

Why the new Apple TV will kill your Xbox or Playstation

A new report gives us our best insight yet into the radically improved Apple TV expected to be launched next month, including the fact that it will ship with a motion-sensitive controller similar to the Nintendo Wiimote — but a hell of a lot sleeker. And that’s just to start.<p>In an exhaustive report …

Smart TV

The One Thing Everybody Should Know About Relativity

Yesterday, I wrote about the core concepts needed to understand quantum physics, which is one of the two pillars of modern physics. The other, of course, is the theory of relativity, the full and complete version of which celebrates its 100th birthday this November (we usually talk about relativity …

Physics

40 Age-Erasing Superfoods

Look, feel, and stay young<p>The latest science on the muscle-building, brain-enhancing, wrinkle-erasing, heart-strengthening, bone-protecting, immunity-boosting, and inflammation-fighting foods you should be eating every day.<p><b>1. Almonds</b><br>These energy-rich snacks lower bad cholesterol, thanks to plant …

Making your own BB-8 droid is surprisingly easy

Christian Poulsen has made his own "working" BB-8 droid, and has posted the instructions online. His working model of the droid gives us some hints at how BB-8 likely works, and it should be easy for anyone with a bit of experience to put together.<p>We know that the company behind Sphero is making an …

Here's how to find Destiny's 'Loot Cave' and plunder it for endless riches

<b>Update 2</b>: There's already a new loot cave, and it's actually easier to mine than the first.<p><b>Update:</b> All good things must come to an end. Bungie has shut down the loot cave, saying that "shooting at a black hole for hours on end isn't our dream for how Destiny is played. Our hope is that social …

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

Singularity

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

Ancient Rome quiz

Test your knowledge of ancient Rome with this quiz written by Peter Heather, a professor of medieval history at King’s College London who specialises …