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Scientists just discovered a new state of matter

Quantum spin liquid, a state of matter predicted over forty years ago, has finally been discovered by a team of researchers.<p>The matter, which has …

8 truly horrifying ways the Earth could die

When astronaut Jim Lovell saw Earth outside his window during Apollo 8, the moment forever changed him.<p>"People often say, 'I hope to go to heaven when I die,'" Lovell previously told Business Insider. "In reality, if you think about it, you go to heaven when you're born."<p>Lovell was referring to the …

First OS X ransomware detected in the wild, will maliciously encrypt hard drives on infected Macs [Update: How to fix]

<b>Update</b>: Version 2.92 of Transmission has now been released. This claims to actively remove the ‘KeyRanger’ malware files from the infected Mac.<p>OS X users have today been hit with the first known case of Mac ‘ransomware’ malware, found in the Transmission BitTorrent client released last week. …

Oculus Rift will support Macs 'when Apple makes a good computer'

Oculus founder Palmer Luckey has poured water on the idea of his Rift virtual reality headset supporting the Mac by saying that Apple doesn't make any computers powerful enough to run it.<p>"That is up to Apple and if they ever release a good computer we will do it," Luckey tells <i>ShackNews</i> when asked …

Apple upgrade shuts down iPhones repaired by 3rd-party technicians

Consumer advocates and small businesses are crying foul over an Apple software upgrade that's shutting down some iPhones after people get them fixed …

Here's how 'Starkiller Base' — the deadly weapon from 'Star Wars' that can blow entire planets to bits — works

The most horrific weapon used in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" is the "Starkiller Base," a massive laser used to blow five planets in the Hosnian System — including Hosnian Prime, home to the New Republic's capital — to bits. But <i>how</i> the deadly weapon works was barely explained at all in the …

The Latest: Thousands gather for vigil for California dead

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social service facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>10:45 …

Snap makes your Android widgets reachable from any app

Android's widgets are certainly helpful, but you have to duck out to your home screen (where they also consume valuable real estate) to see them. Wouldn't it be nice if you could just take a quick glance? You can, with the right tools. Francisco Barroso's Snap lets you stuff widgets into a …

Widgets

Cards Against Humanity earned $71,145 on Friday selling absolutely nothing

Cards Against Humanity sold people absolutely nothing for $5 apiece on Black Friday ... and raked in $71,145.<p>On Friday, the makers of the lewd card …

Cards Against Humanity

Cards Against Humanity's Black Friday Deal Is Literally Nothing

The folks at Cards Against Humanity have decided to pit themselves against the retailers flogging the public with bargains on Black Friday with a …

This woman was tired of seeing naked men on dating apps. So she did an experiment

Kerry Quinn, 27, was sick of receiving images of penises from men on dating apps.<p>Like most women who used apps such as Tinder, she was often sent unsolicited photos of male genitalia and hated it.<p>“I get more unsolicited d*** pics than you could ever imagine,” she wrote on Thrillist. “Let’s be …

Apps

Google engineer warning: Don’t use OnePlus’ Type-C connectors with your Nexus 5X/6P

Recently we brought you news that a Google engineer named Benson Leung was testing a bunch of USB Type-C cables and reviewing them on Amazon, so that you didn’t have to and risk ruining your brand new Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P or Chromebook Pixel. Just yesterday, Leung specifically called out OnePlus on …

Architizer

'Non-existent' laser razor hits Indiegogo after Kickstarter boot

A bladeless laser-based razor has been booted from Kickstarter for the seemingly minor reason that the product does not, currently, exist.<p>But even …

Armed Robbery Suspect Tried Using Uber as Getaway Car, Police Say

A man suspected of holding up a convenience store in Baltimore this week tried to use an Uber as a getaway car, police said.<p>Dashawn Terrell Cochran …

This is not the time for politics, says brother of Mohammed Akhlaq, beaten to death by mob who believed he had eaten meat from sacred animal<p>The brother of a man murdered by a mob in India because they thought he had been eating beef has appealed for calm as tensions continue to mount in the …

India

NASA Releases Apollo Moon Mission Photos: Pictures

Rockstar Says BBC's GTA Movie Is "Random, Made-Up Bollocks"

Rockstar Games has spoken out with a salty response to the BBC's new Grand Theft Auto made-for-TV movie <i>The Gamechangers</i>, calling it "random, made-up bollocks." As the show aired Tuesday night, the Rockstar Twitter account made a couple jabs at the production, which it had no involvement in.<p>The …

iOS 9 will fix a massive iOS vulnerability that silently lets malware apps inside the iPhone

Apple will release the final version of iOS 9 later today, and the software update will bring several new features and performance improvements. On …

Apps

The Mumbai-based Raza Academy has called for Muslims to reject Majid Majidi’s $35m Iranian epic, which it claims is sacrilegious and makes a mockery of Islam<p>An Indian Islamic group has issued a fatwa against Iranian film-maker Majid Majidi and the Oscar-winning Indian composer AR Rahman over the …

Islam

Kentucky clerk Kim Davis watches as same-sex couple gets marriage license

With Kim Davis watching, a lesbian couple received a marriage license in the clerk’s office in Rowan County, Kentucky, where she had for months refused to allow any licenses to be distributed under her watch.<p>On her first day back to work since she was sent to jail for refusing to issue licenses to …

LGBTQI

‘The Fabulous Future’ Asks: What Will the World Be Like in 25 Years?

They’ve been wildly wrong before, but experts looking at our future are surprisingly optimistic.<p>The future just won’t stay still. We imagine we can …

Watch the Amazing Trailer for First-Person Gaming Inspired Movie Hardcore

There have been many movie adaptations of video games over the years, but few that truly recreate the thrills of playing the games themselves. The upcoming action thriller <i>Hardcore</i>, looks set to change this.<p>It's a blistering, first-person experience that draws direct influence from the gaming world. …

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

Kentucky Anti-Gay-Marriage Clerk Kim Davis: Back to Square One

MOREHEAD, Kentucky — When the Rowan County clerk's office opens at 8 a.m. ET Monday, Kim Davis will have a decision to make.<p>In her absence, her subordinates have been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Does she stop them? If so, how? Call a staff meeting? Fire them?<p>Or stay silent?<p>"We …

LGBTQI

Ask Anything: Can Insects Get Fat?

Yes, but they never lose that slender figure.<p>Some initial work on chubby bugs occurred in the early 1960s, when a Florida entomologist started publishing research on obese mosquitoes. When he fed the wild-caught flies by hand (“by easing the proboscis into a micropipette”), he found that he could …

Religious Fundamentalism: A Side Effect of Lazy Brains?

Insights from neuroscience suggest that the brain tends to automatically accept rather than reject beliefs, oftentimes independent of how logical …

Google Hates Desktop Linux!

Google hates Linux, Google does not hate Linux. Google loves Linux, Google doesn’t love Linux.This question is perhaps as old as Google itself. Does …

POV: If Vultures Ate You, Here’s What You’d See