Tom Norris

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Sun 101

While billions of stars are scattered throughout the universe, the one at the center of our solar system plays a special role for us here on Earth.<p>Our sun formed about 4.5 billion years ago in the Milky Way Galaxy’s Orion Spur.<p>It was born when a cloud of dust and gas (known as a solar nebula) …

Astronomy

Electric cars struggling to cross the 'valley of death' in Colorado

More than a quarter of the energy consumed in Colorado goes to transportation — and a big shift from gasoline toward electricity is expected in the …

body real

Your nerve system is an extensive network that channels nerve impulses from your brain to virtually every cell that makes up your body. This chart …

Images: A Collection Of Sci-Fi Art Featuring Space Fortresses And Battleships

This is a collection of sci-fi art from Chinese artist Soso max, based out of Shenzhen, China. Soso maxa is a freelance digital artist and …

This Incredibly Complex CG Timelapse Reveals How You'd Build a Death Star in Real Life

The idea that the Empire, or the First Order, can keep churning out Death Star after Death Star gets a little harder to swallow when you watch this …

Time-lapse Photography

We’re witnessing the wholesale looting of America

Unchecked by norms or political prudence, it’s smash-and-grab time for the GOP.<p>Over the course of 2017, both in Congress and in the executive branch, we have watched the task of government devolve into the full-scale looting of America.<p>Politicians are making decisions to enrich their donors — and …

Donald Trump doesn’t know how to drink water out of a bottle

<b>H2NO.</b><p>Add drinking water to the bizarre list of things Donald Trump can’t do, right next to shaking hands with human beings.<p>The president was caught …

The Motherboard Guide to Not Getting Hacked

Do you want to stop criminals from getting into your Gmail or Facebook account? Are you worried about the cops spying on you? We have all the answers on how to protect yourself.<p><i>Editors note: This is Motherboard's comprehensive guide to digital security, which will be regularly updated and replaces</i> …

Privacy

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Trump Accuses Clinton of Deliberately Losing Election So He Could Be Impeached

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In what might be his most startling allegation against his former election opponent, Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Hillary Clinton of deliberately losing the 2016 election just so that he could be impeached.<p>“How could one of the most experienced politicians in …

The Lost Children of Tuam

Ireland wanted to forget. But the dead don’t always stay buried.

Ireland

Acid reflux drug linked to more than doubled risk of stomach cancer – study

There are more than 50m prescriptions for proton pump inhibitors in the UK, though they have previously been linked to side-effects and increased risk of death<p>A drug commonly used to treat acid reflux is linked to a more than doubled risk of developing stomach cancer, researchers have …

Here's how eating sugar affects your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

Diabetes

Trump's chief of staff went on Fox News and, yeah, this isn't good

Donald Trump is freaking out over the Russia indictments, so naturally his chief of staff went on Fox News and went into damage control mode. Or he …

Donald Trump

NASA satellite spots cause of unprecedented spike in atmospheric CO2

Since the Industrial Revolution in the early 1800s, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have been steadily increasing, but 2015 and 2016 …

NASA Satellite Sees Overheated Tropical Forests Oozing with Carbon Dioxide

NASA's latest carbon dioxide-mapping satellite has detected a dramatic spike in the amount of the greenhouse gas in the atmosphere, measuring the …

The Eerie Light in the London Sky: Pictures

England

Wi-Fi security has been breached, say researchers

This is your Wi-Fi on KRACK<p>At about 7AM ET this morning, researchers revealed details of a new exploit called KRACK that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in Wi-Fi security to let attackers eavesdrop on traffic between computers and wireless access points. The exploit, as first reported by <i>Ars</i> …

Wi-Fi

This America vs Japan giant robot duel is going to be epic | Trusted Reviews

<b>We’ve been waiting an eternity to watch the world’s first giant robot fight, and now our time has finally come.</b><p>The USA’s MegaBots battle against …

I Used Sun Tzu's 'The Art of War' to Lower My Internet Bill

"All warfare is based on deception."<p>At around $65 per month, my internet bill is too high. I've tried to get it reduced in the past, but Xfinity's army of customer service agents have outwitted and outmaneuvered me time and again. Admittedly, my tactics have been unsophisticated. My resolve, weak. …

World History

An Alzheimer's Drug Has Been Found to Help Teeth Repair Themselves in Just 6 Weeks

We're so down for that!<p>Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called …

Alzheimer's Disease

Google has built earbuds that translate 40 languages in real time

Google is the first major tech company to build the Babel fish.<p>The search company, which is now making a slew of its own hardware products, announced the Google Pixel Buds at a San Francisco event today (Oct. 4). The earbuds connect wirelessly with Google’s latest smartphones, but more importantly, …

Language

Explore the ancient ruins of Peru’s Choquequirao with virtual reality

The amazing ruins of Choquequirao in Peru are often compared to the country’s main attraction of Machu Picchu, but without the massive crowds of visitors that flock to the Incan site each year.<p>Lonely Planet named it the top region in the world to visit in 2017, and now the local government is …

New discovery breaks the boundaries of Moore's Law

Moore’s Law<p>Technically speaking, Moore’s law began as a simple observation: In 1965, Intel co-founder Gordon Moore noticed that in the emerging …

Quantum Computing

How to Make a DIY Mini Cell Phone Tower Using Parts You Can Order Online

But to get it to work long range might be pricy.<p>If you're concerned about private communication, there are a growing number of options, like Signal and PGP. Or, if you're two creative college kids, you could just build your own cell phone network.<p>Matthew May and Brendan Harlow are two recent …

Raspberry Pi

Despite evidence to the contrary, we may still be living in a computer simulation

Scientists last week published research indicating that, by current means, it would be impossible for us to live in a computer simulation. It turns out reality is natural and this is, evidently, the only universe that exists.<p>Then again, classical computers are on the verge of being replaced by the …

Quantum Mechanics

Prohibited’s Honest Weed Vape Is the “Swiss Army Knife” of Vaping

The 5th Degree won’t waste your time by pretending you want to puff on floral potpourri.<p>Filed Under Drugs & Engineering<p>The e-cigarette giant VMR may …

Cannabis

Give old electronics new life with Linux and Raspberry Pi

Do you have five, 10, or even 15-year-old consumer electronic devices that still work but are not connected to the internet and don't get software …

Raspberry Pi

Woman Injects Herself with 3.5 Million-Year-Old Bacteria to Stay Young

A 45-year-old actress from Germany has been injecting herself with Bacillus F, a 3.5 million-year-old bacteria from the Siberian permafrost, to stop …