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When White Nationalists Get DNA Tests That Reveal African Ancestry

An analysis of Stormfront forums shows a sometimes sophisticated understanding of the limits of ancestry tests.<p>The white-nationalist forum Stormfront hosts discussions on a wide range of topics, from politics to guns to <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>. And of particular and enduring interest: genetic ancestry …

Genealogy

In One Of Steam's Hottest New Games, Wars Can Last For Days

<i>Foxhole</i>is a new multiplayer game where you play as a soldier in a massive online battlefield. You, along with hundreds of other players, influence …

Trump's environmental rollbacks are hitting major roadblocks

As<p>President Trumpflouts international calls to act on climate change, his administration is finding the pressure at home tougher to ignore.<p>The limitations of Trump’s power to reset U.S. climate policy has been on full display over the last few days in Washington. White House plans to scrap …

Natural Gas

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

Galaxy S8's voice sidekick can do things Siri can't

Here are the important things you need to know about Samsung’s new voice app.<p>The clickable button on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus has finally fulfilled its purpose. Located just under the volume rocker on the S8's left side, the Bixby button will now launch brand new voice software that phone owners …

Bixby

The Human Race Actually Started Much Earlier Than Believed

According to the textbooks, all humans living today descended from a population that lived in east Africa around 200,000 years ago. This is based on …

'Liquid Light' Can Bend Around Objects in a Frictionless Flow

For several centuries now, scientists have known that light behaves like a wave, expanding out from its source until absorbed or reflected by …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

We're not saying we're living in a simulation but someone's simulated the universe in a computer

Scientists fork reality, sortaA team of researchers has created the largest virtual model of our universe, complete with billions of galaxies, to …

Dark Matter

Xbox exec reveals Scorpio has 9GB of RAM available for games

We're still a couple of days away from seeing Microsoft officially reveal its Project Scorpio Xbox, but details continue to dribble out. Xbox & Windows gaming platform VP Mike Ybarra tweeted that the team "unlocked extra GB of RAM for (game developers), now 9GB of GDDR5." In April, program manager …

Artificial intelligence can now predict suicide with remarkable accuracy

When someone commits suicide, their family and friends can be left with the heartbreaking and answerless question of what they could have done differently. Colin Walsh, data scientist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, hopes his work in predicting suicide risk will give people the opportunity …

Artificial Intelligence

Newest LIGO Signal Raises A Huge Question: Do Merging Black Holes Emit Light?

Billions of years ago, two black holes much more massive than the Sun — 31 and 19 solar masses each — merged together in a distant galaxy far across the Universe. On January 4th of this year, those gravitational waves, traveling through the Universe at the speed of light, finally reached Earth, …

Black Holes

The $74 trillion global economy in one chart

The latest GDP numbers from the World Bank were released earlier this month, and today's visualization from HowMuch.net breaks them down to show the relative share of the global economy for each country.<p>The full circle, known as a Voronoi Diagram, represents the entirety of the $74 trillion global …

10 Things About the Universe You May Not Have Known

The universe is a big place and how could anyone possibly know everything there is to know about it? While some people like to walk around in a …

Physics

The Physics of Tesla's Ridiculous 2.28-Second 0-60 Time

Power is only part of the equation. The Tesla's outrageous acceleration comes down to a ludicrous amount of grip.<p>Thanks to a new software update, the Tesla Model S P100D with Ludicrous mode can run from 0-60 mph in 2.28 seconds, according to a new <i>Motor Trend</i> test. That makes this Tesla quicker than …

How HDMI 2.1 makes big-screen 4K PC gaming even more awesome

There's a new HDMI standard coming out, with a feature called Game Mode VRR that combats motion blur and input lag. Here's how it supercharges the future of gaming.<p>An open secret on the PC gaming world is that 4K TVs double as great PC monitors. Or potentially great, anyway. Big-screen gamers have …

Televisions

Germany Is Threatening Biohackers With Prison

Over the last few years, advances in science have made the kind of experiments once only accessible to PhDs with fancy labs far more attainable. …

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>Archaeologists have found a cave that once housed Dead Sea scrolls in a cliff in the Judean desert - the first such discovery in over 60 years.</b><p>Israel's Hebrew University said the ancient parchments were missing from the cave, and were probably looted by Bedouin people in the 1950s.<p>Storage jars, …

Archaeology

Cosmic "spoon" may be an entirely new class of black hole

All the black holes discovered currently fall into two categories: there's the stellar-mass black holes, weighing between about five and a few dozen …

Astronomers Discover A White Dwarf-Red Dwarf Binary System That Behaves Like A Pulsar

Just 380 light-years from Earth lies a unique stellar object named AR Scorpii. Although this object, which consists of a rapidly spinning white dwarf …

An ancient Martian volcano that's nothing like anything on Earth erupted non-stop for 2 billion years

Researchers have just found evidence that as well as being giant, Martian volcanoes differ from ones on Earth in the sheer length of time they erupt for.<p>An unusual meteorite was found in Algeria in 2012 which was small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and weighed just 0.2 kilograms. The …

Our Supermassive Black Hole Could Be 'Supercharging' Stars' Magnetism

For a supermassive black hole that's so close to us, we still have a lot to learn about Sagittarius A* (Sgr A*), the singularity in the center of the …

Universe

Scientists create a new kind of matter called time crystals

Proving that there is still so much for science to discover, two groups of scientists have created a new phase of matter called time crystals. Based …

Quantum Mechanics

If the Universe Is Expanding, What Does It Expand Into?

<i>If the universe is expanding, then what does it expand into?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>The universe doesn't have to be expanding into anything in order to …

100 movies on Netflix that everyone needs to watch in their lifetime

It's become harder on the movie front, as Netflix boosts its TV side, but you can put a good dent in some classic films if you have the right guide.<p>That's why we're here.<p>We have searched through all of the latest titles on the streaming giant so you don't have to, and we've put together the 100 …

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

For months now, there’s been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals — strange crystals that have an atomic structure …

Electric GT unveils stripped-down Tesla Model S P100D with 2.0-sec 0 to 60 mph acceleration

Electric GT, an all-Tesla and all-electric racing championship, recently announced that they will use the Tesla Model S P100D instead of the Model S P85+ for their race car. They unveiled their modified version at the annual Autosport International Show in Birmingham today and claimed some …

2017 Dates Every Movie Fan Should Know

Despite all the harrumphing about the State of Cinema, 2016 turned out to be an excellent year for movies. Maybe the blockbusters weren’t up to snuff, but any year with <i>Moonlight</i>, <i>La La Land</i>, <i>Arrival</i>, <i>Green Room</i>, <i>The Nice Guys</i>, <i>Hell or High Water</i>, <i>Edge of Seventeen</i>, <i>Hunt for the Wilderpeople</i>, <i>The Witch</i>, and</i> …

Massive ice block poised to break off from Antarctica, to lift global oceans by 10 cm

<b>Paris:</b> A massive ice block nearly 100 times the area of Manhattan (5910 km²) is poised to break off Antarctica's Larsen C ice shelf, scientists …

Global Warming

HDMI's new spec improves 8K, HDR and gaming

You're about to feel better if you've been holding back on buying a new TV. The HDMI Forum has unveiled a new specification for its namesake video connector, HDMI 2.1, and there's enough here to make enthusiasts happy. It now supports both very high resolutions <i>and</i> high frame rates. In particular, …