Michael Dickie

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The Largest Digital Survey Of The Visible Universe Is Now Publicly Available

Over the past four years, astronomers associated with the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) project at the University …

Scientists fired lasers at antimatter in an experiment that probes the deepest human question: why are we here?

Antimatter—the fictional power source in countless sci-fi stories—isn’t just a great source of energy; understanding it could tell us why we exist at all. That’s why a recent Nature paper outlining the results of an experiment at CERN with the antimatter version of hydrogen is so important to …

Physics

This Cheap $20 Toolkit Can Open 99 Percent of Your Gadgets

Were the electronics makers of the world to have their way, every time one of your gadgets broke, you’d simply buy a new one. But most gadgets can be …

‘He Was Surprised as Anyone'

The most powerful office in the world is about to be handed to the relentless, instinctive Donald Trump. How will he handle it? Politico Magazine reconvened his biographers to assess a man who continues to surprise them.<p>There’s a tiny handful of people who know the story of Donald J. Trump better …

Donald Trump

The Week in Review: Donald Trump Wins U.S. Presidential Election

Donald Trump became the 45th president-elect this week after the Republican beat Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton with 279 electoral votes to her 228.<p>Trump’s sweeping win surprised pollsters, operatives and pundits across the country, most of whom predicted a Clinton win. Instead, Trump …

Revenge of the Forgotten Class

In March, I was driving along a road that led from Dayton, Ohio, into its formerly middle-class, now decidedly working-class southwestern suburbs, …

I saved 50% of my income for a month — here's the simple strategy I used to keep my grocery bill under $60 total

After rent, utilities, and all my other fixed costs for the month, I was left with roughly $140 per week to spend on food amd entertainment (even less when you consider I had to factor in an expensive bachelorette party at the end of the month). While that's certainly more than enough money to live …

I Used Only My Mind to Fly a Plane Around Seattle

We got lucky with the weather in Washington State. It’s a clear afternoon with a few scattered clouds, low wind speeds—ideal flying conditions. Mike …

Washington State

Ryan Reynolds on his Deadpool Obsession, Meeting Blake Lively, and His New Film, Life

The last time we talked to Ryan Reynolds, he was merely the handsomest, charmingest, Blake Lively–est actor alive. His quirky superhero movie, Deadpool—an obsession, to put it mildly—was a few months from being released. He was, you know, enjoying your standard incredibly successful Hollywood …

Film Industry

The four ways a Trump presidency could turn out, according to an expert in political upheaval

In fits and starts, the contours of the Trump administration will begin to take shape over the coming weeks. Like his campaign, the president-elect's transition is already shaping up to be a highly unconventional one: shortly after the election, Trump removed Chris Christie from a leadership post …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump outlines policy plan for first 100 days

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump unveiled plans Monday for his first 100 days in office, including proposals related to immigration, trade deals and defense policy, using a video published online to briefly outline his proposals.<p>Trump promised to withdraw from negotiations on the …

Donald Trump

What Trump Voters Want Now

The blue-collar workers who put Donald Trump in the White House are ready for him to deliver. How much time will they give him?<p>JOHNSTOWN, Pa.—The night of the election, in this dying little city stuck in the hills of mostly rural, depressed western Pennsylvania, Joey Del Signore dozed off in his …

Bill Clinton

Trump: ‘The president can't have a conflict of interest’

The president-elect also calls the Trump brand 'hotter' since winning the White House.<p>Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he faces no legal obligation to cut ties with his businesses, even as he described how winning the presidency has made his brand “hotter” and acknowledged advancing his business …

Donald Trump

Combined Shape

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest-known structures in the universe.<p>Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies.<p>54 …

Universe

Meet and Greet with Trump: Pictures

Obama Reckons with a Trump Presidency

Inside a stunned White House, the President considers his legacy and America’s future.<p>The morning after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Barack Obama summoned staff members to the Oval Office. Some were fairly junior and had never been in the room before. They were sombre, …

Iran Nuclear Deal

How Casinos Enable Gambling Addicts

Modern slot machines develop an unbreakable hold on many players—some of whom wind up losing their jobs, their families, and even, as in the case of Scott Stevens, their lives.<p>On the morning of Monday, August 13, 2012, Scott Stevens loaded a brown hunting bag into his Jeep Grand Cherokee, then went …

Slot Machines

George Lucas: To feel the true force of ‘Star Wars,’ he had to learn to let it go

https://videos.posttv.com/washpost-production/The%20Washington%20Post/20151121/5650fac8e4b00e23987d2a12/5650fad2e4b010f59f669745_1439399835595-cf9g26_t_1448147678508_1280_720_2000.mp4<p>NICASIO, Calif. — At the ranch, yes. <i>Yes.</i> Feel it flowing within you. The gate, the road, the hills, the trees, the …

Star Wars

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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We Just Saw the Birth of a New Planet for the First Time

Astronomers confirm the discovery of a still-forming exoplanet 450 light years away.<p>Of the thousands of new exoplanetsidentified in the past few years, none has been quite like this one—because it's still forming. Astronomers led by Stephanie Sallum at the University of Arizona and Katherine …

Universe

Everything Apple announced at its September 2015 event

A couple hundred hints later, Apple has finally revealed what Siri had up her sleeves… along with a slew of other announcements.<p>Here’s a quick recap of everything you need to know from today’s keynote. As always, click through to the full articles for more details.<p>Apple Watch x Hermes, plus a few …

‘A lot of what he says hits a chord with me’: Trump makes sense to American voters — even Democrats

FLINT, Mich. — A few hours before Donald Trump’s plane landed, 20 minutes south of where he would speak, people gathered outside the Flint Assembly …

Sisterhood to Lena Dunham, Tina Fey & Co.: Shut up!

Our reigning feminist celebrities laureate can’t stop telling us what they think. But this isn’t feminism. It’s a single-issue lobby.<p>There’s a scene …

The Dark Side of the Spoon: What Astronauts Eat in Space

Listen up folks, this is important. You know astronaut ice cream? That hard, crumbly freeze-dried mystery sweet in the guise of a Neapolitan? <i>Astronauts don't actually eat it</i>. I know, I was shocked too. In fact, it's only even been in space once—back in the 1960s, when an astronaut requested ice …

This Is Pixar's Secret to Making Moviegoers Cry

Editor Kevin Nolting, whose previous credits include Pixar’s <i>Up</i>, reteamed with Oscar-winning <i>Up</i> director Peter Docter on the studio’s inventive <i>Inside</i> …

How Climate Change is Transforming Food Culture in Greenland

The town of Ilulissat, with the icebergs of Disko Bay behind it.

Here Are the Best Movies of 2015 So Far

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Wes Anderson’s insane attention to detail

In 2012 graphic designer Annie Atkins found herself perched on top of a mountain for the German winter. Which was fine – she was, after all, on the majestic set of Wes Anderson's <i>The Grand Budapest</i> <i>Hotel.</i> Literally thrown in head first, Atkins had a week between 'the phone call' from Anderson's team …

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Lexus Teases A Real, Liquid Nitrogen-Cooled Hoverboard

Everyone’s now racing to make a hoverboard because we decided some time in the last couple of years that proving <i>Back To The Future II</i> prescient was the best way to highlight technological achievement. Lexus is the latest to throw its hat into the ring, posting a teaser for its own hoverboard …