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10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

Get started with VR on your iPhone or Android phone with these 100 apps, spanning films, games, news and 360-degree photo-sharing<p>You don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to give virtual reality a try.<p>The Android or iPhone handset in your pocket is a VR device …

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What Do Black Holes Sound Like?

Janna Levin, professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College and author of <i>Black Hole Blues</i>, describes the noise that black holes make this way: “You could say black holes are playing drums out there. Space-time is the drum, and black holes are the mallets.” The collision of two black holes, …

Chinese company merges PS4, Xbox One and Android for its new gaming system

The company hopes to compete with Sony and Microsoft, who were banned from selling consoles in the country until last year.<p>We've seen many iPhone clones come out of China, like the Oppo R9 and the Meizu Pro 6. Now, that phenomenon enters the gaming arena.<p>Chinese company Fuze on Tuesday announced a …


Weird: Scientists discover oral sexual encounters in spiders

Normally, I would not carry a science story like this, but it is just so weird, it seemed worth noting. Those with arachnophobia need not read …