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The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe

Photo Credit: Alain R. | Wikimedia Commons<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Introduction<p>Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so …

A Heat Map Of New York City’s Hidden Slums

An infographic by SITU Studio maps where illegally subdivided apartments house New York City’s hidden density.<p>It’s no secret that New York is an expensive place to live. Luxury condos proliferate, but affordable housing does not. More than half the renters in the city are considered rent-burdened, …

Japan's young fret as unexpected recession hits

TOKYO (AP) — When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe responded to Japan's surprise recession by delaying a sales-tax increase, it was a cause for worry, not …

Global Warming Is Already Locked In, World Bank Says

The world is locked into 1.5°C global warming, posing severe risks to lives and livelihoods around the world, according to a new climate report commissioned by the World Bank. The report, which called on a large body of scientific evidence, found that global warming of close to 1.5°C above …

Climate Change

Brazil's 'Most Expensive iPhone' Becomes The Subject Of Mockery

Home to the world’s most expensive iPhone, Brazil has long been considered one of the priciest countries. The high taxes paid by Brazilians (about 36% of the country’s GDP, considerably more than the 21% average for upper-middle-income countries and really a joke if the woeful public services …

How Much Sugar Is Too Much? A New Tool Sheds Some Light

These days, sugar is pretty much everywhere in the American diet. A new initiative from the University of California, San Francisco spells out the health dangers of this glut of sugar in clear terms.<p>For the project, called SugarScience, a team of researchers distilled 8,000 studies and research …

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Eight million rats in New York? Not even close, a new study says

Are there really 8 million rats living among the 8 million humans of New York City?<p>If you find that particular urban myth hard to believe, it seems you may be right. A study published in Significance, a publication of the Royal Statistical Society, finds that the number of rats scurrying around the …

New York City

4 Reasons Amazon's Fire Phone Was a Flop

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X-ray machine used to disappoint 'Star Wars' fan

Back in the day, British <i>Star Wars</i> fans could send off for a figurine enclosed in an opaque white box. Of course, if you wanted to peek at whatever was hidden inside, you'd have to open the packaging, which would take a massive chunk off the value. Without it, however, you'd never know what was …

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Flip Faster Than We Thought

'Down' could become the new 'up' within our lifetimes<p>The magnetic poles of the earth have switched back and forth many, many times during the 4.54 billion years that the Earth has been around. Previous research suggested that the process of reversing the poles took place over a long time period, …

Earth Science

Here Are The Devices Getting Android 5.0 Lollipop Super Soon

Google’s big reveal of Android 5.0 was quaint to say the least. There was no press event, and an aging rick group was nowhere to be found. Google …

iFixit takes a peek inside Apple's new '5K' iMac

Sure, we were only just introduced to Apple's 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K Display, but the folks at iFixit are already tearing one apart. Inside they found a screen made by LG Display, and a setup similar to previous iMacs, including easily-accessed RAM slots for memory upgrades. Overall, the …

Avalanches Explained: How People Trigger Disasters

Just a little extra weight on a slab of snow can create a deadly, downhill force of nature.<p>Cartoon avalanches start with a snowball merrily rolling downhill, picking up more snow as it travels. That's not how it really works, say avalanche experts, which explains the deadly results of recent …

Humanity Could Face Global Famine by 2050 Due to Plague of Pests

A new U.K study warns that humanity could face a famine of biblical proportions by 2050 due to a plague of pests brought on by climate change. …

Stinkbugs Have Spread to 41 States; Can We Stop Them?

Parasitic wasps may be one solution to controlling the invaders' march.<p>If you don't yet know what a brown marmorated stinkbug (<i>Halyomorpha halys</i>) is, consider yourself lucky.<p>These invasive insects are marching their way across more and more of the United States, spoiling fruit harvests and driving …