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States of Matter: Bose-Einstein Condensate

Of the five states matter can be in, the Bose-Einstein condensate is perhaps the most mysterious. Gases, liquids, solids and plasmas were all well …

Quantum Mechanics

Air Force wants swarms of small 'kamikaze' drones to defeat missiles

We haven't even begun to see the skies of future wars. Since aerial combat first evolved in World War I, it's taken on a familiar form: scouts that find targets, fighters that attack other planes, and big heavy bombers that unload hell onto the ground below.<p>Despite a century of improvement, it is …

Military

Mesmerizing Animation Shows Which Countries Sent the Most Immigrants to the US Since 1820

Immigration is a hot topic in the United States right now, thanks in part to a rather blustery presidential candidate. But as this animated map …

BEHOLD: This simple AAA battery is one of the most perfect gadgets in the world

Rafi Letzter/Tech Insider<p>After a year together, I can conclusively say: I really, really like this little battery.<p>While the rest of the world was …

Finally, Israel and Palestine is a US election issue. The ‘last taboo’ is not broken, but it’s splintering

Edward Said, 13 years dead but intellectually un-buriable, used to say that there was only one “last taboo” in the United States. You could talk …

Israel

Justin Trudeau Gives Snarky Reporter A Lesson In Quantum Computing

Forget the incredible yoga strength, the charming feminist talk, or that glorious hair. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is more than a pretty face.<p>Much more, according to the clip below from a press conference at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario on Friday.<p>When a …

Quantum Computing

Video Shot From Fighter Jets Will Melt Your Face

To help Saab Defence and Security capture some spectacular footage of its Gripen fighter jet, a Swedish-based company called Blue Sky used a …

Five years into ban, burqa divide widens in France

Five years on, some say a ban on facial coverings has only made France's social divide worse. One man has made it his mission to pay the fines of …

Human Rights

10 Simple Ways How You Can Create Trendsetting Home Decor

Creating home decor that is ahead of the trends isn’t that easy but it’s not only a matter of guesswork too. In the beginning of every year we hear a …

Beautiful pictures of US B-52s arriving in Qatar to strike ISIS

Two US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress aircraft from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, have arrived at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, on Apr. 9, 2016.<p>The aircraft will operate in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the air war against ISIS replacing the B-1 Lancers, the last of those returned …

Military

10 Home Renovations That'll Make You Rich | Men's Health

Follow this 10-step home improvement plan to make your house the envy of your block.<p><b>STEP 1: Decorate Your Doors</b><p>Swap any old knobs, hinges, and cabinets with finished metal pulls and handles, Fanuka says. You’ll drop just $3 to $5 per piece at most hardware stores, and your guests will take …

The Middle East Correspondent Who Predicted the Rise of ISIS Tells Us About His 30-Year Career

In conversation with one of the most respected Middle East correspondents in the world.<p>Patrick Cockburn's new book, <i>Chaos & Caliphate</i> , begins with an epigraph from W.B. Yeats: "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world..." Despite being one of the most …

Middle East

A Coke Bottle Gatling Gun That Fires Arrows

When you drink a lot of soda you end up with a bunch of bottles lying around, and since we're not post-apocalyptic scavengers, we chuck them in the …

Alcohol

The Best Teacher I Never Had

Thirty years ago I went on vacation and fell for Richard Feynman.<p>A friend and I were planning a trip together and wanted to mix a little learning in …

Richard Feynman

Here's how long it would take to visit the closest star in our galaxy

There are many possible answers to this question — some very simple, others in the realm of science fiction. But coming up with a comprehensive answer means taking a lot of things into consideration.<p>Unfortunately, any realistic assessment is likely to produce answers that would totally discourage …

Space Travel

Here's How Every Aircraft Carrier in the World Stacks Up to the U.S. Navy's

There are only 36 total carriers at sea.<p>Only a handful of countries have aircraft carriers in their arsenals. They form an exclusive club, one whose members have decided their interests stretch so far from their own waters they need to put air power at sea.<p>Broadly speaking, today there are three …

Military

ISIS may have saved the A-10

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS seems determined to destroy much of what's in its path as it tries to conquer more territory in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, but it may have inadvertently saved a fleet of U.S. Air Force jets.<p>Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force's vice chief of staff, tells Defense News the rise of the …

Military

12 apps everyone should be using at work in 2016

From collaboration and project management to recruiting and email management, there are numerous cloud apps to choose from in almost every category.<p>We have some unique insight into these choices at Okta, as organizations use our service to securely connect their people to technology.<p>We recently …

Project Management
Innovation

Wrapify Is A Startup Paying Drivers To Wrap Their Car In Ads

Owning a car is expensive. Gas, insurance, and other miscellaneous car-related costs add up, and mean that in some cities it’s already cheaper to replace your car with ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft.<p>One startup, Wrapify, is trying to buck this trend by putting money back into the pocket …

Startups

London’s Best Fish And Chips

It’s one of London’s best known and most loved dishes, and quite possibly the greatest coupling of all time. But it’s also one of the hardest to get …

BBC denies deliberately undermining Corbyn by airing Doughty resignation

The BBC has been forced to defend itself against claims it made a deliberate political intervention to discredit Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn by arranging for Shadow Minister Stephen Doughty to resign live on air.<p>Doughty resigned on the BBC’s flagship Daily Politics show just before Prime …

Is ‘hard right’ Progress really the key threat to Jeremy Corbyn?

According to John McDonnell, the reason three Labour frontbenchers resigned today is that there is a ‘group within the Labour party who have a right-wing conservative agenda. Within Progress itself, there are some who are quite hard right, and I think they’ve never accepted Jeremy’s leadership’. …

15 Tea Traditions From Around the World

Drinking tea is a tradition that's said to date back to 2737 BCE, when, according to legend, Chinese emperor Shennong found his hot water was greatly …

Steven Spielberg

A Japanese lifestyle guru explains how to organize your home once — and then never again

Marie Kondo is the queen of organization. Her book, "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," reveals her instructions for organizing your space in one sitting, and then never having to do it again.<p>Her methods have garnered a significant social media …

List-Worthy

Anyone Can Learn App Development: 8 Practical Approaches to Coding

Coding - it's a scary word. In fact, it's so scary that those of elder generation look with awe upon those who do it for a living.<p>It certainly was something I never considered attempting at my young adulthood stage. I was never good at STEM, and had zero interest in web development. However, in …

7 Ways to Spice Up Your Email Signature

Your personal brand is important. From business cards to your LinkedIn summary, personal branding can make a positive impact on how you present yourself to others. Effective personal branding can even help you land your dream job. An often overlooked way to showcase what you bring to the table lies …

Personal Branding

The best gadgets from 2015 to buy with your Christmas money

Every year there’s a plethora of new gadgets for you to spend your well deserved Christmas cash on.<p>The list of devices out there is basically endless, so we’re here to try and clear up the best of the year, so you know what to blow the money on, regardless of how much you’ve got to spend.<p>Under …

Why String Theory Is Not A Scientific Theory

There are a lot of different ways to define science, but perhaps one that everyone can agree on is that it’s a process by which:<p>knowledge about the natural world or a particular phenomenon is gathered,<br>• a testable hypothesis is put forth concerning a natural, physical explanation for that …

Physics

The Winners Of The Comedy Wildlife Photo Competition Are Sure To Make You Chuckle

The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is a competition that celebrates and curates all the funniest photos of animals on the planet.<p>It all started …