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Controversial New Theory That Says There's No Gravity or Dark Matter Passes Its First Test

Dutch theoretical physicist Erik Verlinde has been shaking up the physics world with his controversial theory of “<b>emergent gravity</b>”, which sees …

Dark Matter

There's far more power in a bolt of lighting than we thought

For most of human history, people have been terrified by lightning. Frightening bolts from above, lightning was a tool of the gods to smite mortals for their hubris (or their unfortunate penchant for seeking shelter from storms under trees). The discovery and implementation of Benjamin Franklin's …

Weather

Dropbox now has an Xbox One app

Dropbox on your Xbox<p>Since the Xbox One runs a universal version of Windows 10, it's easier then ever for developers to make apps for the video game console. Thus, we now have a Dropbox app for Xbox One.<p>So yeah. If you wanted to access your Dropbox files (like pictures or movies) on your Xbox One, …

Apps

Don't Panic, but Physicists in Australia Just Proved Reality Doesn't Exist

Quantum physics is weird.<p>Get ready to have your mind blown. According to an experiment led by two physicists in Australia, reality doesn’t exist. …

Quantum Mechanics

‘Westworld’ Is Continuing To Shed Its Mystery Online If You Can’t Wait Until Season Two

Now I will admit that it isn’t a slew of groundbreaking information but if you needed a little bit more of <i>Westworld</i> to comb through thanks to the events of the season finale, head online for satisfaction. Reddit has a vibrant community devoted to the show and HBO or the creators of the show have …

TV

Thermoelectric paint generates electricity from almost any heat source

Thermoelectric generators convert heat or cold to electricity (and vice-versa). Normally solid-state devices, they can be used in such things as …

Super-Saturn: astronomers find a massive ring system around an exoplanet

Astronomer Eric Mamajek at the University of Rochester and his co-author from the Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands, have discovered that the ring …

Astronomy

Prescription lenses for Snap Inc.'s 'Spectacles' are now a thing, apparently

If you have a ‘four eyes is better than two’ approach to, you know, seeing; the Christmas season jut got a lot less blurry. Thanks to Rochester Optical, a lens manufacturer in Rochester, New York, you can now cop prescription lenses for your brand new Spectacles — if you can find them.<p>Rochester …

Telegram launches Telegraph, a long-form publishing platform

Telegram is branching beyond being a messaging app into something more well-rounded. The company on Tuesday launched Telegraph, a publishing platform with striking similarities to Medium and Quip. What’s interesting about the service is that no account is needed — simply visit the website and begin …

Apps

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A New Gravity Theory Might Finally Explain Dark Matter

The universe is a weird, wild place.<p>The theory of gravity gets a little weird in a few spots in our universe. One of those spots is the outer edges …

Dark Matter

Philippine President Extends an Olive Branch to the U.S. After Election

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte appeared to extend an olive branch to the U.S. after Wednesday’s election result, citing common ground with …

Asia

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The Razer Diamondback mouse is a former award winner and is back, better than ever

<i>This is a paid placement and if you buy something through this article or on the BGR Store we will receive compensation from retail partners.</i><p>Razer’s …

The 15 countries that have gone unconquered the longest

'How I Met Your Mother' Was Inspired by 9/11

Show creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas noted the CBS sitcom's emotional roots during the New York Television Festival.<p>Though it's never …

Cobie Smulders

Aeroplanes of the future: From ultra-luxury AirCruises to planes that turn into trains and passenger seats that make us human batteries

“Air cruises” – ultra-luxury planes flying groups of guests on round-the-world itineraries – just might be the next big thing in travel. That’s if …

Long Haul

How to Find Your New Zodiac Sign After NASA's Recalculations

Not that it actually affects your personality or your future.<p>The Babylonians were lazy: When they came up with the zodiac signs, they left one out on …

Solar Eclipse

9 Books That Are So, So Much Better Than Their Movies

It’s lit<p>"The book is always better" is an adage that we remember hearing from a young age whenever we expressed any interest in seeing some Hollywood adaptation of one of our favorite novels. It's a truism that's come in handy over the years, if only so that, at best, we can be pleasantly surprised …

Books

Rogue One droid actor Alan Tudyk pokes fun at BB-8

Looks like there’s a little bit of droid rivalry in the <i>Star Wars</i> universe.<p>Alan Tudyk may play the former Imperial droid K-2SO in the upcoming <i>Rogue</i> …

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SeaBubbles wants to be the Uber for waterborne transportation

Future water taxi service may be coming to Paris<p>When our streets become too congested, why not take to the open water to get around? SeaBubbles is a startup that aims to revolutionize waterborne transportation through fleets of sleek, hydrofoil-equipped shuttles designed to make city travel more …

Traffic

A Nostalgic Look Back at New York's 1970s Punk Rock Scene

Ramones, CBGB, 1977.<br>GODLIS<p>1 of 21<p>His photographs capture the culture of rock and punk music; the beguiling moments with the Ramones, Patti Smith, …

New York City

23 Amazing Photos Of Autumn Leaves

It's finally fall!<p>If you're like us, you look forward to the leaves changing color every fall like a little kid anticipates Christmas morning. To celebrate the arrival of fall, we've compiled some of the most incredibly beautiful photos of fall foliage from around the world.

New England

The Series That Broke Your Hearts Out of Nowhere

Earlier this week, we opened hailing frequencies and asked you, our beloved readers, about the books, comics, movies, games, and shows that you never …

Carbon Fiber Composite Gives Strength To SpaceX Mars Plans

Everyone’s favorite Materials Scientist and real life Tony Stark, Elon Musk, recently revealed his plans to not only travel to neighboring Mars and colonize it, but to travel even further away from our friendly local star, potentially to any far flung planetary destination in our Solar System.<p>Most …

Engineering

3 facts and 1 big question about Jupiter's icy moon Europa

On Monday, NASA is set to reveal some new findings about Jupiter's moon Europa.<p>While the space agency did specify that the announcement will not …

The Most Promising New Shows Of The Fall TV Season, Ranked

One of the nice things about the current television landscape is that there really aren’t many rules anymore. Wanna cast a couple movie stars in a show that lasts a total of 10 episodes? Cool. Wanna release all the episodes of your next season at once in the middle of the night and just let people …

TV

The New Westworld Trailer Shows How Dark and Disturbing the Series Will Be

In a twist for a sci-fi series, the robots need to be protected from humans.<p>Last month at the Television Critics Association, <i>Westworld</i> executive producers Lisa Joy and Jonathan Nolan talked about what to expect from HBO's much-anticipated adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 cult-classic film. Set …

TV Series

'Complete Unknown': EW review

Complete Unknown<p>We gave it a <b>B+</b><p>As its title implies, <i>Complete Unknown</i> is a film best vetted as a blind experience, unraveling with a smug reluctance to …