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The Unbelievable Tale of Jesus’s Wife

A hotly contested, supposedly ancient manuscript suggests Christ was married. But believing its origin story—a real-life Da Vinci Code, involving a Harvard professor, a onetime Florida pornographer, and an escape from East Germany—requires a big leap of faith.<p>On a humid afternoon this past …

Mary Magdalene

The world's most breathtaking waterfalls

Waterfalls aren't just cascading tons of water over the edge of a cliff, they are an example of the power of nature, an earthly wonder and a reminder that something as dainty as water has the power to erode something as tough as rock.<p>The falls are majestic beauties, sure, but they're more than …

Ice Age
Google Glass
Google Glass

Samsung's new fitness tracker looks like a sporty Gear S2

It's been a couple of years since Samsung announced its last dedicated fitness tracker, the underwhelming Gear Fit. Now, leaked images suggest it's getting ready to launch a new device in the coming months. According to <i>Sammobile</i> and <i>Tizen Cafe</i>, the SM-R150 (expect that name to change) is likely to …

Microsoft’s ‘last Lumia’ reportedly launching on February 1st

The future of Microsoft's Windows Phone efforts is still unclear. After writing off most of its Nokia deal to the tune of $7.6 billion last year, Microsoft revealed it would be introducing a "more effective phone portfolio." We've seen the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL emerge as the first flagship …

Mobile Technology
Mobile Technology

WhatsApp is ditching its annual $1 subscription fee and will monetize from businesses instead

WhatsApp has revealed that it’s ditching its $1 yearly subscription fee in the coming weeks, according to founder Jan Koum, who made the announcement at DLD in Munich, Germany.<p>Acquired by Facebook for around $22 billion two years back, WhatsApp passed the 900 monthly active user (MAU) mark back in …

Why string theory is not science (Synopsis) [Starts With A Bang]

“As of now, string theorists have no explanation of why there are three large dimensions as well as time, and the other dimensions are microscopic. …

Physics

Samsung execs said to blame struggles on lack of software expertise

It would be unfair to say that Samsung alone is struggling in mobile: There's evidence that the smartphone industry in general is suffering a slowdown. That said, despite being a huge name in tech, the Korean giant has certainly seen its share of challenges, like being forced to cut prices to …

Where Ideas Actually Come From

A thunderbolt of inspiration? Try again. One entrepreneur describes the long slog that led to his big idea.<p>There’s a popular notion in tech lore of the lone genius who’s struck by a lightning bolt of inspiration and out pops a brilliant product idea, fully formed and crystal clear. Sure, that might …

Wearable Tech

How Can We Write About Science When People Are Dying?

Paris was horrific.<p>Yet as I watched that horror unfold, in a city that was once known as “The Paris of the Middle East,” dust clouds were falling onto a street streaked with blood. Beirut had been hit by one of the deadliest bombings since the Lebanese civil war ended in 1990.<p>It was a story that …

These Are the Most Spectacular Nature Photos of the Year

The winners of Royal Society Publishing’s inaugural photography competition have been announced, and they’re extraordinary.<p>These inspiring nature …

Space Mining Bill Passes In Congress

Now it's up to President Obama to decide whether Earth businesses can own pieces of asteroids<p>According to international treaties, no country is allowed to own things like moons or asteroids. But what about a company?<p>A new bill would allow space mining companies to own pieces of space. Although they …

Scientists watch cosmic dust transform into newborn planet

The primordial process that turns enormous clouds of cosmic dust into newborn planets over millions of years has been observed directly for the first time.<p>Astronomers caught sight of a planet in the making around a young star in the neighbourhood of Taurus, 450 light years from Earth.<p>The discovery …

Universe

What Happens If the Curiosity Rover Finds Life on Mars?

A deep-dive on whether we can handle the implications of such a discovery<p>After NASA’s announcement in late September that Mars has flowing water, many wondered when the Curiosity rover would start live-tweeting pics of the recurring slope lineae where NASA believes this water seasonally …

Radiation superflares make Earth-like planet uninhabitable, research suggests

Kepler 438b, hailed as most habitable planet beyond our solar system, is regularly blasted with enough radiation to strip away its atmosphere<p>It was hailed as the most habitable planet ever found beyond the solar system. But now the distant world of Kepler 438b has started to look decidedly less …

Universe