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9 bizarre, unique instruments – from the gameleste to the pikasso guitar

Here's what happens when musicians let their imagination run wild.<p>The world is full of strange instruments. There’s the badgermin – a theremin built …

Evil Triumphs in These Multiverses, and God Is Powerless - Issue 46: Balance

The challenge that the multiverse poses for the idea of an all-good, all-powerful God is often focused on fine-tuning. If there are infinite …

Multiverse

The Effects of Four Different Types of Meditation

Meditation has real, practical benefits for your body and mind, but there are lots of types to try. Knowing the specific effects of each of these …

Mindfulness

Kyocera reveals its latest Rafre phone you can scrub clean

Smartphones are a breeding ground for germs. Kyocera wants to help change that.<p>The Japanese manufacturer's latest Digno handset, called Rafre, is not …

'Father of Pac-Man,' Japanese Arcade Pioneer Masaya Nakamura Dies at 91

TOKYO (AP) — Masaya Nakamura, the "Father of Pac-Man" who founded the Japanese video game company behind the hit creature-gobbling game, has died. He was 91.<p>Nakamura, who died on Jan. 22, founded Namco, part of Bandai Namco, in 1955. It started out as just two mechanical horse rides on a department …

Retrogaming

Trump’s White House website does not list the judiciary as a branch of government

<b>Update:</b> The Judiciary Branch page of the White House website has now been reinstated with its text apparently unchanged.<p>Initially the restored page lacked a lead image and its caption — omitting the sentence: “Article III of the Constitution of the United States guarantees that every person accused …

Donald Trump

Vodafone might merge with Idea to create largest mobile operator in India

Vodafone has recently confirmed that it’s in talks with the Aditya Birla Group regarding the possible merger of Vodafone India and Idea. Vodafone is currently the second largest mobile operator in India followed by Idea in third place. The merger would create the biggest mobile operator in the …

India

How this astronaut overcame failure and rejection to land his dream job

Astronaut and "Spaceman" author Mike Massimino has made two trips to space, one of which was spent servicing the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>He put his odds at achieving his dream career at .0000001. "Remember that things might be improbable, or really difficult, or unlikely. But they're not necessarily …

Hubble Space Telescope

A huge mouth and no anus – this could be our earliest known ancestor

You won’t find it in your family album, but a tiny prehistoric creature with a bag-like body, a huge mouth and no anus has become the best candidate yet for our earliest known ancestor.<p>Thought to have lived as long as 540 million years ago, the creature is the oldest known member of a large group …

Paleontology

'Substantial evidence' the universe is a hologram

International team of researchers carry out observational tests of holographic cosmology.<p>Scientists have found 'evidence' that the universe is a …

Flying cars under development vary significantly

Spurred by technology advances and demand for transportation alternatives in increasingly congested cities, entrepreneurs around the globe are vying …

Aviation

A Fascinating Look At The Toy Paintings Of Ancient Japan

Kyosen Kawasaki (1877-1942) was a Japanese watercolour painter who was prolific during the Meiji and Showa periods. He specialized in painting …

Japan