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Stonehenge mystery solved, says breakthrough scientific study

The ancient mystery of who built Stonehenge has been solved, according to a breakthrough study.<p>A groundbreaking new analysis of the 25 cremated remains buried at the prehistoric monument in Wiltshire has revealed that 10 of them lived nowhere near the bluestones.<p>Instead they came from western …

Archaeology

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Check Out Entangled Time

Where the future influences the past.<p>In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and …

'There is no such thing as past or future': physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics sold over a million copies around the world. Now Rovelli is back to explore the mysteries of time. He tells Charlotte Higgins about student revolution and how his quantum leap began with an acid trip<p>• Extract from Carlo Rovelli’s new book: on the elastic concept of …

Physics

This Mystery Supercar Thing Has Stumped The Internet's Greatest Car Minds

About an hour in I called it quits. I was fairly sure that I knew what <i>most</i> of this car was, but I gave up any hope that I might find out its exact …

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

David Bowie, Kurt Cobain, John Lennon Handwriting Turned Into Fonts

Leonard Cohen and Serge Gainsbourg fonts have also been developed using their letters and notes<p>A new project called Songwriters Fonts has created typefaces based on the handwritten scrawls of several notable musicians, as Stereogum reports. The artists included in the project are Kurt Cobain, John …

Kurt Cobain

How this optical illusion made me question my reality

Are these colors even real?<p>The latest visual illusion to make me question my reality is a blurry swirl of colors that disappear if I stare at them for long enough.<p>The illusion popped up on the r/woahdude Reddit today, but versions of it have existed since at least 1804 when a philosopher named …

75 years ago, Norwegian commandos pulled off a daring raid that kept the Nazis from building a nuclear bomb

After handing them their suicide capsules, Norwegian Royal Army Colonel Leif Tronstad informed his soldiers, "I cannot tell you why this mission is so important, but if you succeed, it will live in Norway's memory for a hundred years."<p>These commandos did know, however, that an earlier attempt at …

War

Florida Highway Patrol Car Caught Racing A Lamborghini Aventador On Video

Video showing what clearly appears to be a Florida Highway Patrolman in a Highway Patrol Dodge Charger lining up alongside a Lamborghini Aventador …

Seven Of The Best Pilot Watches To Buy Now

Our edit of luxury timepieces to suit high-flyers of all stripes<p>In many ways, a pilot’s watch is the original wristwatch. There were watches attached …

Men's Fashion

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

Head-up display gives any car a fighter-jet feel [Deals]

Driving comes closest to the feeling of being a pilot that most of us will ever get. Given the way most people handle a car, that’s probably a good thing. But one simple way to safely bring the sense of a cockpit to the driver’s seat is to add a proper head-up display (HUD).<p>HUDWAY Glass is a slim, …

Commuting

Physicists 'Breed' Schrödinger’s Cats To Shed Light On Boundary Between Quantum And Classical Worlds

Nothing exemplifies the weirdness of the quantum realm than Erwin Schrödinger’s famous (or infamous) cat-killing thought experiment. Now, a team of …

10 Mind-Blowing Realizations That Will Mess With Your Whole Life

1. "omg" - Winston Churchill<p>2. Barcodes are doing the OPPOSITE thing you think they are.<p>3. This checks out.<p>4. Excuse me, I have to go write a letter …

Now You Can Play PC Video Games On Nintendo Switch

Rainway, which the creators say will allow gamers to leverage the power of their computers to stream PC games to any device — including the …

This Milky Way ‘FlightLapse’ Was Shot by an Airline Pilot

Here’s a gorgeous nighttime timelapse shot from a different perspective: this “FlightLapse” was captured from the cockpit of a Swiss airliner during …

I’ve run my laptop all week off this giant external battery

Technically, I could have spent all of this past week living off-grid. For the past week, I’ve charged every electronic gadget I own off a giant …

Watch Snoop Dogg’s Emotional Acceptance Speech on Behalf of Tupac Shakur

<i>Snoop Dogg inducted fellow West Coast legend Tupac Shakur at Friday night’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Both</i> …

The UE Wonderboom is the newest adorable member of Ultimate Ears’ speaker lineup

Ultimate Ears has a new entry-level speaker in its lineup: the $99 UE Wonderboom, and it’s an adorable little fellow that replaces the UE Roll as the cheapest Ultimate Ears speaker.<p>The Wonderboom ditches the flying saucer form factor of its predecessor and instead looks like a shorter version of …

Theoretical Physicists Suggest There's a Portal Linking The Standard Model to Dark Physics

Um, what?<p>Theoretical physicists have put forward a new hypothesis that aims to connect the world of visible physics to the hidden forces of our …

Stephen Hawking's strange law of entropy is making atoms on Earth act like black holes

A bizarre discovery has revealed that cold helium atoms in lab conditions on Earth abide by the same law of entropy that governs the behaviour of …

An Unexpected New Lung Function Has Been Found - They Make Blood

Things just got complicated.<p>Researchers have discovered that the lungs play a far more complex role in mammalian bodies than we thought, with new …

Razer Wants to Pay You to Play Games

Earnings are doubled for the first two weeks of the program.<p>Razer announced a new "Paid to Play" initiative today. Launching games through its Razer …

Turns Out Boiling Liquid Does The Opposite of What You'd Expect on The ISS

Another bizarre side effect of microgravity.<p>Here on Earth, when you boil a liquid, it evaporates and turns into a vapour until it's cool enough to …

Science Says This Is the Most Effective Way to Learn (but You Weren't Taught It in School)

This is the best way to study, research shows, but most schools don't teach it.<p>Whether you went to school in Alabama or Alaska, a pricey private institution or the local public elementary, chances are excellent that your day was organized roughly the same. The day was carved into a certain number …

A Bizarre Physics Law Is Making Superfluid Helium Behave Like an Actual Black Hole

"It points to a deeper understanding of reality."<p>Of all the laws of physics, this is arguably one of the strangest - scientists have discovered that …

100 Little Things in Zelda: Breath of the Wild That Will Blow Your Mind

Continued from Page 1<p>31) If you roll a small snowball down a hill it’ll pick up more and more snow, turning into a giant snowball.<p>Exit Theatre …

Rhino Walks Up to Cameraman for a Belly Rub

While shooting for a conservation film about rhino poaching in South Africa, cameraman Garth De Bruno Austin was approached by a wild rhino who was …

Mercedes Will Give You A Street-Legal F1 Engine For $3 Million, But It’ll Only Last 31,000 Miles

We still don’t know what the Mercedes-AMG hypercar will look like, but we’re slowly learning more about its impressive features—a Formula One …

Why String Theory Could Be The Key to Uncovering The 'Theory of Everything'

Life, the Universe, and everything.<p>A central goal that modern physicists share is finding a single theory that can explain the entire Universe and …