Scott Newman

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A Computer Randomly Generated These Nebulae That Look More Spectacular Than Hubble Images

Unless we find a way to travel infinitely faster than the speed of light, there’s no way you’ll ever see the farthest reaches of the galaxy in …

New high-resolution scan of medieval Aberdeen Bestiary

The 12th-century Aberdeen Bestiary has just been digitally scanned and made available online. One of the most famous extant bestiaries, the new …

Webflow lets you build gorgeous web animations just by dragging and dropping

Oh, to be a web developer in 2017. We’ve long passed the “bad old days” of Flash (RIP), Silverlight, and ActiveX. It’s now possible to build gorgeous, engaging, animated websites using the holy trinity of HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript — no plugins required. If there’s a downside, it’s that it can be …

'Quackery' Chronicles How Our Love Of Miracle Cures Leads Us Astray

Since the beginning of time, humans have been searching for ways to make ourselves feel better fast. Unfortunately, history has shown that many of those ways — cannibalism, cocaine tooth drops, ingesting heavy metals — left us sick, broke, or both. Yet we keep looking for that fast cure.<p>Dr. Lydia …

PureVPN's 'non-existent' logs used to track, arrest alleged internet stalker

PureVPN, one of many virtual private network providers claiming not to keep logs or identifying information of its users was instrumental in the arrest of a Massachussetts man on Friday. The logs, which PureVPN claims don’t exist, were used to track and arrest 24-year-old Ryan Lin.<p>Lin is accused of …

Why Facebook is in a hole over data mining | John Naughton

It’s Mark Zuckerberg’s business model that allows Facebook to be manipulated by political activists – no wonder he’s in denial about it<p>One of my favourite books is <i>The Education of Henry Adams</i> (published in 1918). It’s an extended meditation, written in old age by a scion of one of Boston’s elite …

Upgrade to a mechanical keyboard thanks to AUKEY’s sale, from $20

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>AUKEY Direct (100% lifetime feedback) via Amazon currently has two of their mechanical keyboards on sale. Their 87-key keyboard …

Engineering

The Media Is the Villain – for Creating a World Dumb Enough for Trump

The craziest part of Donald Trump’s 77-minute loon-a-thon in Phoenix earlier this week came when he rehashed his shtick about the networks turning …

Gorgeous, Photorealistic Grand Theft Auto 5 Mod Can (Probably) Run on Your PC

No GPU upgrade necessary.<p>Mods that make Grand Theft Auto 5 even prettier than it already is have been around for a long time, but I’ve never seen …

Over 50,000 digitized pieces of vinyl can now be listened to on Internet Archive

Get familiar with the Great 78 Project<p>New York’s ARChive of Contemporary Music (ARC) has been preserving audiovisual materials since 1985, and a little over a year ago, it partnered with the Internet Archive to bring its Great 78 Project to the public. Along with audiovisual digitization vendor …

Watch outer space for free on a live stream

Of course you have to sign up<p>A company called Slooh, which provides live streams of outer space via telescope, is opening up its sightings of eclipses, full moons, asteroids, and comets to anyone with an internet connection — for free. All you need to do is sign up on their website.<p>Slooh owns seven …

Skyrim mod makes NPC interactions less scripted, more Sims-like

Computer researchers build out social AI architecture<p>Researchers at Portugal's Universidade de Lisboa and North Carolina State University have developed a tool and a mod that makes NPC interactions in <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i> a little more like those in The Sims, with the overall goal of varying …

Robotic Deep Sea Explorer Uncovers Treasure Trove of Freaky Marine Life

Last month, scientists aboard the NOAA ship <i>Okeanos Explorer</i> visited a poorly-explored deep sea area about 940 miles west of Hawaii. From giant sea …

President Trump's 35 most eye-popping quotes in his interview with the New York Times

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump sat down for a nearly hour-long interview with The New York Times -- you know, the one he has repeatedly called "failing" -- on Wednesday. And he went off on, well, everything.<p>While his comments about Attorney General Jeff Sessions drew the most attention, there are …

Windows 10 tip: Secret shortcuts to your favorite settings

Are you tired of clicking through categories to find a specific Windows 10 setting? If you know the right commands, you can create shortcuts that …

How to use Pushbullet, the app that lets you send files and messages from one device to another — on any platform

Pushbullet is one of the best apps available on any platform that lets you share files, links, and messages with friends and the devices you own.<p>We listed Pushbullet as one of the very best apps you can find on Android, but its beauty is actually hidden in the app's compatibility with all the other …

Apps

In Neanderthal DNA, Signs of a Mysterious Human Migration

With fossils and DNA, scientists are piecing together a picture of humanity’s beginnings, an origin story with more twists than anything you would find at the movie theater.<p>The expert consensus now is that Homo sapiens evolved at least 300,000 years ago in Africa. Only much later — roughly 70,000 …

Evolution

Scientists explain ancient Rome's long-lasting concrete

<b>Researchers have unlocked the chemistry of Roman concrete which has resisted the elements for thousands of years.</b><p>Ancient sea walls built by the Romans used a concrete made from lime and volcanic ash to bind with rocks.<p>Now scientists have discovered that elements within the volcanic material reacted …

Seawater

A ribbon of ammonia in Orion

Radio telescopes have detected a 50-light-year filament of star-forming gas, zigzagging its way through the northern portion of the Orion Molecular …

Rome's Fall Left Britain A Violent, Cityless Hellscape

In the year 350 AD, to paraphrase the historian Robin Fleming, Britain was as Roman a place as anywhere in the Empire. It had a dense network of …

Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree

<i>Homo naledi</i>, a strange new species of human cousin found in South Africa two years ago, was unlike anything scientists had ever seen. Discovered deep in the heart of a treacherous cave system — as if they'd been placed there deliberately — were 15 ancient skeletons that showed a confusing patchwork …

Anthropology

Record-Breaking 'Gigapixel' View of a Tiny Galaxy Reveals Secret Lives of Stars

A telescope in Chile captured this incredible view of a nearby dwarf galaxy, which reveals millions of previously hidden stars that you can explore …

Final Stage: incredible graphical demo shows what you can do with 4 kilobytes of source code

Graphical demos created with severe code-length limitations sometimes betray the techniques used to fit a world into a few kilobytes: tessellating …

Google Earth Timelapse Lets You Explore the Globe and Watch It Change Over a 32 Year Span

Google Timelapse is a global, zoomable video that lets you see how the Earth has changed over the past 32 years. It is made from 33 cloud-free annual …

Google Earth

There Are Huge Tunnels in South America Dug By Extinct Giant Sloths

And no one's sure why they dug them.<p>Deep inside Brazil, there are tunnels large enough for a person to walk through. They are neatly symmetrical—too neat to have been caused by any known geologic process. And they are lined with claw marks.<p>These megatunnels are probably the handiwork of giant …

South America

Is the Brain More Powerful Than We Thought? Here Comes the Science

If you’ve ever played around with an old music amplifier, you probably know what a firing neuron sounds like.<p>A sudden burst of static? Check. A rapid …

​8 Surprising Things That Prove You’re Super Smart

These subtle factors are actually signaling your brilliance<p>You don’t need a Mensa membership or a million letters after your name to be a smart dude. In fact, markers of real intelligence may be more subtle—and easy to miss, if you’re not sure how to spot them.<p>But don’t worry: There are certain …

Teens

How Do Stars Form? Black Hole Producing Star-Making Cold Gas In A Prolific Galaxy 5.7 Billion Light-Years Away

Black holes are more than just hungry voids that gobble up anything and everything they come across. They routinely create hot plasma jets and gas …

Creative Commons' New Search Engine Makes It Easy To Find Free-To-Use Images

Busted! You copied an image on your blog that you saw on the internet. You didn’t think you were doing anything wrong but it turns out you were. The image was copyrighted and now the copyright holder is threatening to take you to court unless you pay a fee. That threat may be nothing more than …

Creative Commons