What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates. Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp.
The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for
Researchers have found that geography makes us who we are—genetically and linguistically. As human populations disperse, the separation leads to changes both in genes and in language. So if we look at
Top row: escargots, sardines, and fava beans (Crete); naan in salty yak-milk tea (Afghanistan); fried geranium leaves (Crete); boiled crab (Malaysia); raw beetroot and oranges (Crete); chapati, yak butter,
U.S. warplanes and drones struck artillery and military vehicles of a militant Islamist group Friday in an effort to halt its advance toward this booming northern Iraqi oil center, now clogged with displaced
Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia are engaging in yet another round of “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better” with their ultrahigh-end graphics cards — but this time, AMD is also undercutting its rival
A little less Zynga, a little more Nintendo This past weekend I spent much of my time switching between two fantastic games, made by two of the biggest game developers around. Blizzard's Hearthstone: of
If “professional gaming” was once an oxymoron, those days are long gone. Video games, once a somewhat solitary affair, have exploded into full-featured social affairs, thanks to the rise of massive multiplayer