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Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Astronomers prove 200-year-old theory about why it gets dark at night

A theory that explains why it gets dark at night – dismissed by scientists for 200 years – has been proved right by new research using images from …

The Double-Slit Experiment That Blew Open Quantum Mechanics

Is light a wave or a particle? Yes.<p>The physics equations you learned in school don't work on the atomic scale. We have Newtonian physics to explain the world we can see and feel, and we have Einsteinian physics to explain the behavior of matter and light in the universe, but we observe a bunch of …

Airliner bombers given life terms by Somalian military court

Pair including ex-airport security officer found guilty over explosion on Daallo Airlines flight over Somalia, with another eight jailed for lesser involvement<p>Two men blamed for the bombing of an airliner that made an emergency landing with a gaping hole in its fuselage have been given life in jail.<p>…

A scientist spent 26 years studying a black hole 10 times the mass of the sun. Then it did something incredible

Modern science is more about patience and persistence than about great epiphanies. It is therefore extremely satisfying when you make a breakthrough, …

Black Holes

BitTorrent’s new app is a secure alternative to iMessage and Snapchat

BitTorrent’s not just a way to torrent anymore.<p>Released a couple years ago, BitTorrent Sync proved itself to be a great way to keep your files synced between machines without trusting a service like Dropbox with your data.<p>And now? BitTorrent Bleep, a serverless chat app, is here to show you you can …

Alexei Leonov, the first man to walk in space

‘I was surrounded by stars, floating without control,’ recalls the cosmonaut who made history 50 years ago on a mission that nearly cost him his life<p>Fifty years ago, Alexei Leonov opened the airlock of his tiny space capsule, which was orbiting the Earth, and stepped into the void. For 12 minutes …

A revolutionarily simple app lets seeing volunteers be eyes for the blind

There are apps for to get wake up calls from strangers, apps for strangers to bring you things, and apps for hugs from strangers. Now a new app from Danish developers Robocat lets strangers volunteer their time in a refreshingly altruistic way.<p>The app—called Be My Eyes—asks people to do exactly as …

Want fewer highway deaths? Build the animals some bridges

When animals and cars collide, the cars usually win<p>Growing up in rural Iowa, roadkill was basically a fact of life. Skunks were the most dreaded, for obvious reasons, but cars mowed down raccoons, squirrels, pets, and — sometimes fatally for drivers and passengers — deer. Roads often pass through …

Wildlife

Meet "Cereal," The "Serial" Parody About A Missing Bowl Of Cereal

"Jay's real name isn't even Jay. It's short for James. James Horatio Crunch, as in the son of Horatio Magellan Crunch, or as most people know him — Captain Crunch."

Google's trusted places just made my life so much easier

I never have to unlock my Android phone at home again<p>I don't make a habit of counting how many times I unlock my phone, but I'm willing to believe the stats that say the average user does it hundreds of times each day. That can be an unnecessary chore when using a device in a place safe from …