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Supernova Shockwave Recorded for the First Time

NASA's Kepler space telescope has captured the spectacular flash of a supernova shockwave, or "shock breakout," exploding 1.2 billion light-years …

Rhode Island

15 of the best images from the Daytona 24 hours

It’s hard to attend the Rolex 24 - aka the Daytona 24 hours - and not begin drawing comparisons with Le Mans. It is, after all, a bunch of prototype …

6 Of The Best Side Quests In 'Fallout 4'

<i>Fallout 4</i> is actually a bit of an exception when it comes to Bethesda games. Usually I play the main story missions as something like a chore, important and produced, by rarely as interesting as the strange little stories you come across in the meantime. <i>Fallout 4</i> actually has an excellent and …

RPGs

Astronomers watch black hole burp after eating a star - Futurity

Scientists have for the first time witnessed a black hole swallow a star and then quickly eject a flare of stellar debris moving at nearly light …

Pluto's Crescent, A Loose Blimp, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Louis Vuitton

Zombie physics: 6 baffling results that just won't die

To celebrate Halloween, Nature brings you the undead results that physicists can neither prove — nor lay to rest.<p>When a scientific result seems to …

Physics

Video Shows Bomb-Carrying Condom Balloons In Syria

A weak prophylactic against aerial attack<p>Condoms are very effective at preventing transmission of STI’s, but can they also be used as an effective weapon against aircraft? In a video, a group of what appears to be militants fill condoms with air and then attach bombs to them, in an attempt to …

46-Gigapixel View of Milky Way is Largest-Ever Image of Space

Space is big, but it's never been quite <i>this</i> big. This composite image taken by astronomers at Germany's Ruhr-Universität Bochum is, they claim, the largest image of space to date. It shows a long swathe of the Milky Way, photographed piece by piece over a period of five years from the university's …

Cosmology

Fallout gets its own officially licensed beer

Fallout is getting its own officially licensed beer via a collaboration between Bethesda and Carlsberg UK.<p>Available for pre-order (yes, you can …

United States

Hauntingly beautiful abandoned places around the world

What exactly is it about abandoned places that attracts our attention in such a mystifying way?<p>Is it their storied pasts? Their eerie aesthetics? The way they allow us to effortlessly engage our imaginations as we wonder about what they might have been like in their prime?<p>“Certainly, there's an …

Abandoned Buildings

Mexico’s Viral ‘Submerged Church’ And Six More Places That Feel Like ‘Game Of Thrones’ Sets

Imagine living near this lake and noticing, as week after week goes by without rain and the water gradually recedes, that a 450-year-old relic is slowly revealing itself. It stands half-submerged — all eerie abandoned towers, algae-slicked stone, and glassless windows. A church unseen for years by …

Game of Thrones

6 Creepy Abandoned Mansions From Around the World

<b>Credit: Alexander Synaptic / Flickr</b><p><i>By: Kaitlyn Johnston</i><p>These grand estates once played host to the wealthiest of families. Now, they house dark memories, crumbling architecture - and maybe even ghosts. Watch your step as we venture inside 6 abandoned mansions from around the world.<p><b>1. THE MUDHOUSE</b> …

Trespassing

Back to the Future writer: bad guy Biff was based on Donald Trump

Screenwriter Bob Gale confirms long-standing fan theory that Marty’s nemesis in the trilogy was modelled on the Republican presidential candidate<p>Back to the Future writer Bob Gale has revealed that the trilogy’s villain Biff Tannen is based on Donald Trump, putting an end to fan speculation.<p>In the …

Donald Trump

How Did The Halloween Asteroid Sneak Up On Us?

Fortunately it's not headed for Earth<p>Earth is getting a very large trick-or-treater this Halloween.<p>On October 31, an approximately 1,300-foot asteroid will hurtle by at about 1.3 times the distance of the Moon. It'll likely be our closest encounter with such a huge space rock until 2027.<p>The timing …

Collisions create world's tiniest droplets - Futurity

Recent experiments at two of the most powerful particle colliders in the world addressed the question: How small can a droplet shrink and remain a …

These Bluetooth lights turn your bike wheels into turn signals

Safety lights are one of the most important pieces of bicycle equipment, especially if you ride at night or in low-visibility weather conditions. Most look the same -- a large, forward-facing beam under your handlebars and a slim row of red LEDs under the saddle. But Revolights are a little …

London Police Called To Site Of Reported UFO Crash

It wasn't exactly the legendary Roswell, New Mexico, crash of 1947 that still confounds UFO researchers. Still, the recent incident in the Kingston area of southwest London is remarkable in its own right.<p>On Oct. 17, Kingston police posted the following item on their Facebook page:<p>Have Kingston …

Paranormal

Hurricane Patricia weakens, but still 'extremely dangerous'

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>[Breaking news update, 11:20 p.m. ET]</b><p>Hurricane Patricia weakened to a Category 4 storm Friday night with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph, but remained "extremely dangerous" over southwestern Mexico, the National Hurricane Center said. Patricia made landfall hours earlier as a Category 5 …

Weather

A chemistry teacher's guide to the perfect cup of coffee

Sometimes you just want a caffeine hit to wake you up, but if you appreciate the finer points of a cup of coffee, it’s worth going right down to the chemistry of the water, milk, sugar – and salt<p>As a chemistry teacher, I’m inevitably fascinated by chemistry in general, but especially by the …

Coffee

World’s first fully modular Android device, Fairphone 2, to arrive in December

If you were paying very close attention to the Android scene, then you might remember the Fairphone 1, a mid-tier device that put an emphasis on acquiring all of its parts and labor in an ethical way. That meant that everyone who built it earned a fair wage and none of its metal was scraped out of …

Mobile Technology