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In Australia, kids invite giant spider to breakfast

People on Twitter were full of empathetic terror after Australian radio and TV presenter Marc Fennell posted a picture of the giant spider living in …

Worst-case global warming predictions are the most accurate, say climate experts

Current predictions of climate change may significantly underestimate the speed and severity of global warming, according to a new study.<p>Reappraisal …

Five Independent Signs Of New Physics In The Universe

Since the Large Hadron Collider at CERN turned on, it’s brought with it an incredible slew of results. Large numbers of rare, exotic and unstable particles have been created, and their decays have been measured to unprecedented precision. The Higgs boson has been created and observed to have a mass …

Physics

Pilot Wave Theory Video Will Make You Totally Rethink Quantum Mechanics

Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman has been quoted as saying that it’s safe to say “that nobody understands quantum mechanics.” But even …

Quantum Mechanics

EVGA release patch to stop Nvidia 10-series cards from going up in flames

Last month, users of EVGA’s GTX 1060, 1070, and 1080 graphics cards reported that the GPUs were overheating so much that some of them caught fire. …

Computer Hardware

RUMOR — Nintendo NX to Use More Powerful Tegra Chip than Previously Stated

Eurogamer released a report earlier this week that sent waves blasting through the industry. According to their sources, the Nintendo NX will be …

Gaming

Particle X could be the biggest physics breakthrough in decades

And right now, physicists think that may be happening in a huge way.<p>Here's how particle physicist Michele Redi describes the recent buzz in Scientific American:<p>"This is by far the most exciting thing that has happened in particle physics over the last three decades. If this hint of new physics is …

Physics

Absolver hands-on: a Jedi Knight-infused 3D brawler is E3’s surprise hit

Customizable movesets, precise controls, and tricky AI add up to some fantastic combat.<p>Absolver is undoubtedly the best thing I saw during day one of …

Retrogaming
Nuclear Energy

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

A Gigafactory Is Rising in Buffalo, And It May Change the Solar Energy Industry

SolarCity's new plant, and the next-generation solar panels it produces, could become a catalyst for clean energy adoption<p>Tesla’s Gigafactory project, a superlative factory taking shape in the desert outside of Sparks, Nevada, is rightfully in the spotlight for being a pioneering investment in a …

Solar Power

Atom-thin 2D laser promises advanced photonics for quantum computing

A team from the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has created a 2D laser just one molecule thick that …

Curiosity Rover Snaps Stunning Mountain Vista on Mars (Photo)

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has beamed home a gorgeous postcard of the mountainous Red Planet landscape it's exploring.<p>The car-size Curiosity rover …

Scientists found something unexpected in this eerie new image of Pluto

New Horizons, a spacecraft that flew by Pluto in July 2015, continues to stream photos back to Earth from billions of miles away — and each set is more incredible than the last.<p>The following images, released by NASA on Thursday, did not disappoint.<p>Fifteen minutes after New Horizons made its closest …

Solar System

Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe

Sony Treating PS4 No Man's Sky Like a First-Party Game

Sony has pledged to "put the full weight of PlayStation" behind upcoming ambitious indie game No Man's Sky as part of the company's effort to treat the PlayStation 4 title like a first-party game, even if it does come to other platforms later.<p>"No Man's Sky has been treated as if it was from one of …

Marshawn Lynch, Rob Gronkowski battle in 'Mortal Kombat' on Conan

The Super Bowl is days away, but Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch and New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski have already battled -- in “Mortal Kombat,” that is.<p>The two players -- who are among the most recognizable in the NFL -- played a round of “Mortal Kombat X” with Conan …

Grand Theft Auto V in 4K shows why the PC version’s delay to March is worth the wait

Grand Theft Auto V was supposed to hit the PC this month — but not anymore.<p>Developer Rockstar Games announced today that Grand Theft Auto V won’t debut on PC until March 24. That equates to about a two-month delay for the open-world crime game, which was originally supposed to hit PC on Jan. 27. …

Desktop-sized laser supercomputers could be coming by 2020

Small, eco-friendly optical supercomputers may soon be crunching quadrillions of calculations per second (exaflops) if a company called Optalysys has its way. It claims to be months away from demonstrating a prototype optical computer that will run at 346 gigaflops to start with -- not as fast as …