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Awesome DirecTV Now Deal Gives Prepayers A Free Apple TV 4K

AT&T has just announced an eye-catching deal designed to entice customers to DirecTV Now: A free Apple TV 4K box for anyone who prepays for four months of its TV streaming service.<p>Given that DirecTV Now costs $35 a month, pre-paying for four months of the service would cost you a grand total of …

Smart TV

Watch Earth 'breathe' in this awesome time-lapse video

A cool new time-lapse video of Earth reveals how our planet has changed over the last two decades as NASA satellites continuously monitored the populations of plant life on land and in the oceans.<p>The video shows Earth "breathing" repetitiously as the seasons change throughout each year, with snow …

Time-lapse Photography

No, there has not been a successful human head transplant

And the whole story is extremely fishy.<p>In a 2015 TEDx talk, Sergio Canavero made a bold and tantalizing claim: by 2017, he swore, he would conduct the first human head transplant. And if you’ve been paying attention to trending headlines today, you might think he’s followed through on that …

Immune System

Time Travel Is Possible Through Wormholes—but You Can Only Ever Go Backward

Time travel through a wormhole is technically feasible under the rules of theoretical physics—the only catch is that we can only ever go backward.<p>In …

Astrophysicist claims time travel could be possible – but with one catch

<b>Time travel has been the holy grail of science for centuries but it could finally be within our grasp.</b><p>There is just one problem, we might not be able …

Physics

World's first human head transplant a success, controversial scientist claims

The world's first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people.<p>The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year …

Physiology

Next-generation Lasers Shine Spotlight On Classical Physics

<b>Q: Let’s start with an introduction. You’re an ESO Fellow in Chile — tell us about that experience.</b><p><b>A:</b> I joined ESO in late 2015, after finishing my …

Universe

'Hunter's Moon' in the Night Sky Friday

You can expect a bright orb in the night sky again tonight, and no, it’s not a shooting star, it’s the first full moon of November. Also known as the …

Astronomy

There’s so much going on in this breathtaking new Hubble photo you could stare at it for years

NASA has lots and lots of hardware floating around in space, orbiting planets, and cruising around Mars, and when it wants to show off its …

A Mystery of Einstein's Relativity Has Been Explained Using Classical Physics

They're called "laws" for a reason. You aren't supposed to break the rules that make the universe work. So when researchers from the University of …

Physicists make rapid progress in bounding the speed of gravity

(Phys.org)—Recent gravitational wave detections have allowed physicists to confirm with greater and greater precision what Einstein predicted over …

Physics

Are Space, Time, And Gravity All Just Illusions?

The Universe, as we know it, has a fundamental flaw staring us right in our faces, letting us know that our knowledge is incomplete. The four fundamental forces are described by two different and mutually incompatible frameworks: General Relativity for gravitation, and Quantum Field Theory for the …

Quantum Mechanics

Psychology Says This 1 Thing Is Absolutely Critical for Achieving Your Goals | Inc.com

Breaking news--persevering in the face of adversity is <i>hard</i>. I mean like trying to get the drawstring back out of the hole in your sweatpants hard.<p>There's a reason why only eight percent of us achieve our New Year's resolutions. (I mean besides the polar vortex, which of course, screws us all up).<p>In …

Psychology

10 Einstein Quotes to Fire Up Your Creativity | Inc.com

Einstein was one of the most prolific creators, inventors and scientists in human history. His mathematician's mind was supercharged with creativity and allowed him to see possibilities, not limitations. He was also fueled by an insatiable appetite to discover, explore and indulge his curiousity, …

Creativity

Researchers identify distant source of ultra-high energy cosmic rays

Researchers have found that some ultra-high energy cosmic rays that occasionally hit Earth come from a distant source outside the Milky Way. Cosmic …

Universe

Archaeologists uncover secrets of how Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza

The secrets behind the construction of the oldest and only survivor of the Seven Wonders of the World have been locked within its limestone and …

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexico’s ‘birthplace of the gods’, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders – from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth – are being revealed to the world<p>In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent …

Archaeology

These new images of Jupiter show its clouds in stunning detail

Damn, Jupiter looks sexy.<p>After nearly a year in orbit, the Juno spacecraft is starting to crack some of Jupiter’s many mysteries.<p>This week, the journals <i>Science</i> and <i>Geophysical Research Letters</i> published the first batch of scientific findings about Jupiter, based on Juno’s trips there. Discoveries …

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

Universe

NASA's Juno mission captured new images of Jupiter as we've never seen it before

The Juno mission, an expedition part of NASA's New Frontiers Program, has delivered its first scientific results — and it's already proving to be …

Scientists finally crack source and formation of antimatter in the Milky Way

<b>Melbourne:</b> Scientists have solved the mystery behind how most of the antimatter in the Milky Way forms.<p>Antimatter is material composed of the …

Universe

What Is Lucid Dreaming and How Do I Get Started?

Welcome to Lifehacker’s <b>Lucid Dream Workshop</b>. Each week we’ll learn a little more about the mysterious realm of sleep science, dreams, and how to …

Astronomers Have Finally Pinpointed The Source of One of Those Mysterious Cosmic Radio Bursts

This explains a lot.<p>Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are arguably the weirdest phenomena in our Universe right now. They're some of the most explosive …

Scientists Watch Star Become Black Hole, But They Were Expecting Supernova

Scientists expected to see an enormous star explode in a supernova but they may have watched it collapse into a black hole instead.<p>NASA’s Goddard …

Cocaine more addictive than first thought, study finds

People who use cocaine “recreationally” may be closer to becoming addicted than they think, a study has warned.<p>Even among non-dependent cocaine users, visual cues associated with consumption of the illicit drug lead to dopamine release in an area of the brain responsible for cravings, according to …

Neuroscience

Want to be rich? Here's all the advice you'll ever need

I’ve been offering financial advice professionally for nearly 40 years. I’m also a millionaire several times over.<p>During my decades in the trenches, …

NASA's Juno Spacecraft Just Shattered What We Knew About Jupiter

The gas giant is getting really weird.<p>Just when we thought we had Jupiter all figured out, NASA's Juno spacecraft reveals new results that challenge …

How the Dead Sea Scrolls Work

September, year 70 of the Common Era. The Roman general Titus has been laying siege to the city of Jerusalem for months. His forces have already …