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A microbiologist explains why he hasn't slept without this on his bed in 25 years

New York University microbiologist Philip Tierno hasn't slept a night in 25 years without something on his mattress that few people even think of buying.<p>It's a super-thin, largely invisible cover that slips over the mattress. And it protects him from what he calls a "zoologic park" of bacteria and …

How Ethereum became the platform of choice for ICO’d digital assets

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>For most of the history of …

I Paid Women To Play Overwatch With Me, And It Was Fantastic

Earlier this week, on Fiverr.com, I selected Biu’s “Basic” package which, in exchange for $5, granted me her company for five <i>Overwatch</i> games. In her …

‘Colossal’ Is the Monster Movie No Studio Would Ever Make, And It’s Teaching Hollywood a Lesson

Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis star in Nacho Vigalondo's wholly original twist on the monster movie (and the rom-com). Here's how they got away …

Why You Should Drop What You’re Doing And Watch “The Genius”

I love stories about games. <i>The Hunger Games</i>, <i>The Westing Game</i>, <i>Ready Player One</i>, all that. Just last week, an article on Kotaku caught my eye. It …

Board Games

A London startup building a contactless bitcoin card has raised £2.5 million

London-based Wirex has raised the money from Japanese financial services group SBI Holdings's £215 million ($265 million) fintech venture capital fund, one of the world's largest.<p>Wirex, founded in 2014, offers cards that look and work like normal bank cards, but allows users to buy, load, and spend …

'Zelda: Breath of the Wild' Is Curing Me Of An Addiction I Didn't Know I Had

“WHY CAN’T YOU JUST LIKE THINGS?” one of my Twitter followers yelled at me yesterday as I tweeted about how the Switch seemed a bit too big to be as portable as many would like. It’s true that I am on the glass half empty side of analysis more often than not, and as such, I was expecting that I may …

Breath of the Wild

Lithium-ion creator helped develop a better battery technology

At 94 years old, John B. Goodenough isn't done changing the landscape of battery technology. The University of Texas at Austin professor who's widely credited for the invention of lithium-ion batteries has developed a better alternative. Goodenough, Cockrell School senior research fellow Maria …

Biocentrism Posits That Death Is Merely Transport into Another Universe

Swiss Engineer Michele Angelo Besso was a close friend of Einstein’s. Upon his death, the father of relativity said, "Now Besso has departed from …

Things Are Super Weird Right Now, But It's Not a Glitch in The Matrix, Says Harvard Physicist

If only we were stuck in beta.<p>If the past 12 months have you feeling like you're stuck in the beta version of some giant, buggy simulation, we're …

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

Bitcoin is 'a great hedge against the system' and could be the new gold

Gold has traditionally been seen as a "safe haven" asset by investors — when uncertainty and risk is high, gold seems like a safe bet. (For a good explanation of why people think this, read our interview with "Made in Chelsea" start-turned-gold miner Francis Boulle.)<p>Bitcoin, likewise, has attracted …

The ‘truth’ about Westworld: seven fan theories to blow your mind

The android cowboy saga Westworld is inspiring some truly wild theories, making it even more of a must-watch…<p>You can do anything (or anyone) you like in Westworld, the robot cowboy-populated theme park at the centre of HBO’s sci-fi series. And thanks to some mystery-filled storytelling, the …

TV Series

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The 9 Episodes That Will Get You Hooked on The X-Files

It’s official: X-Files is returning to Fox for six new episodes. But for those of you who never got into the seminal sci-fi series, actor, comedian, and host of the The X-Files Files podcast Kumail Nanjiani has picked just a handful of the best episodes to get you started.<p><i>The X-Files</i> changed the …

TV

You should be using these browser extensions to keep yourself safe online

The invention of the internet made it easy to do amazing things online, like buying junk in a single click, but unfortunately that also came with consequences, like companies being able track your every move as you browse.<p>You might not know it, but every website you visit is using one or more …

Hilarious Sci-Fi Comedy Short - ONE MINUTE TIME MACHINE

Doctor Doom is an all-time great villain — even if the movies keep getting him wrong

It cannot be stressed enough how influential the "Fantastic Four" comics kicked off by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee are. Writing them off is a terrible mistake that's unfortunately very easy to make thanks to their apparent inability to crack into the wider pop culture consciousness, but that doesn't …

What Is Time, And Why Does It Move Forward?

The laws of physics don't care which way it goes.<p><i>This article was written by Thomas Kitching from UCL, and was originally published by The</i> …

Physics

Will Quantum Encryption Arrive Before Quantum Computers Break All Our Passwords?

Scientists are racing to deploy foolproof quantum encryption before quantum computers come along that render all our passwords useless.<p>Passwords work today because the computers we have, while theoretically capable of breaking passwords, would take an impractical amount of time to do so.<p>“The …

Quantum Physics

WATCH: You Are Actually Two Brains Living in One Person

This is really freaking us out.<p>People toss around the term "mind-blowing" a lot these days, but when it comes to knowledge that is capable of …

Review: SUICIDE SQUAD Was Freakin’ Awesome! Screw The Bad Reviews!

UW prof delves into why we got genes linked to autism, but Neanderthals didn’t

One of the biggest genetic differences between humans and other members of the primate family tree, including Neanderthals, predisposes people to a …

Genetics

Bacteria Can Show Us When Earth's Magnetic Field Flipped

Like tiny compasses.<p>Most of us take Earth's magnetic field - and our faithful north and south poles - for granted. Like a giant bar magnet, the …

Dentists won’t have to perform the root canals we all fear for much longer

Root canals suck. There’s nothing enjoyable about having the nerve and blood vessels scraped out of your tooth’s root. While some dentists will tell …

Ethereum Reaches Unanimous Agreement to Hardfork

Advertisement<p><b>In a historical, decentralized and defining decision, Ethereum holders have unanimously voted in favor of a hardfork to deprive the DAO</b> …

Cryptography

This app turns your boring run into an action movie

<i>BetaList features the newest startups. Today, we take a closer look at Tracks, an app that turns your boring run into an action movie. Submit your startup to get featured.</i><p>Please describe Tracks and how it works<p>Tracks is an app for runners that provides a dynamic auditory narrative.<p>When running, the …

Action Movies

Watch Winona Ryder Freak Out In the Creepily Good Trailer for Stranger Things

Fans of supernatural films from decades past (think <i>E.T</i>. and <i>Poltergeist</i>) are in for a treat with Netflix’s upcoming series <i>Stranger Things.</i><p>Described by …

If You Want To Focus More, Never Try Harder, Science Says

Often when we try to focus on a task or avoid temptation we try to use all our willpower. We invest all our energy into concentrating on one thing or …

Will Power

A Disabled Boy Creates a Fantasy World to Escape His Reality in Short Film JAMES