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Nothing Escapes From A Black Hole, And Now Astronomers Have Proof

If you collect more and more matter in a small enough volume of space, it gets harder and harder to escape from its gravitational pull. Gather enough mass there, and you’ll find that the speed you’d need to reach in order to escape is greater than the speed of light! From within that region, escape …

Imaging

The meeting that showed me the truth about VCs

I recently had a meeting with a well-known Israeli startup investor. The talk somehow pivoted from my seed-seeking startup into talking about the macro view of venture capital and how it doesn’t actually make sense.<p>“Ninety-five percent of VCs aren’t profitable,” he said. It took me a while to …

Venture Capital

Two gigantic black holes spotted merging into one terrifying monster

Two black holes have been spotted merging to form a gigantic space monster so huge it could swallow up our entire planet and then snack on the rest of the solar system.<p>The newly-formed black hole is 49 times the mass of the sun and was created in a process so violent it caused a disturbance in the …

Black Holes

The Eve V came from nowhere to challenge the Surface Pro

The Eve V convertible has become something of a media darling lately, mostly because it claims to be the first PC to be developed by consumers, not a massive corporation. The idea of the populist PC was intriguing enough that Microsoft and Intel both worked with Eve to make the V happen, but c'mon …

Gear & Gadgets

The end of typing

Image and voice recognition technologies are becoming so sophisticated that experts predict both technologies could replace typing, at least in part, …

Artificial Intelligence

How the World’s Most Interesting Man Befriended the World’s Most Powerful Man

A beer commercial icon became an unlikely pal to the president of the United States. It stayed interesting.<p>“Damn,” he said in a half-hushed whisper. “This guy’s good.”<p>I could hear President Obama as he walked up the path behind me and spied the multiple arrows I had placed, undetected, in the …

Fidel Castro

This $13M Rolls-Royce could be the most expensive new car ever built

At roughly $3 million, the Bugatti Chiron is one of the most expensive production cars to ever reach showrooms, so the words "affordable" and "Bugatti" rarely, if ever, occupy real estate in the same sentence. However, that's what happened over the weekend.<p>On Saturday, Rolls-Royce unveiled a …

Real Estate

G7 leaders agree to maintain sanctions on Russia, fight protectionism

The Group of Seven nations struck deals on sanctions against Russia and global trade, overcoming disputes on two issues that threatened to pit U.S. President Donald Trump against the other six leaders.<p>The nations agreed at a summit Saturday to maintain sanctions on Russia for its interference in …

Nasa Parker Solar Probe: Just how close can we get to the Sun?

Nasa's mission to 'touch the Sun' will see its solar probe fly closer to the Sun than ever before.<p>Nasa has announced a new and ambitious mission to …

Ohio State University

Rocks on clouds

Second Thoughts on Whether Self-Knowledge Is Overrated

In my recent post “Is Self-Knowledge Overrated?,” I cast doubt on what I called the Socratic principle, the notion that self-examination in the …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

11 Winning Designs of NYC’s 35th Annual Awards of Excellence in Design

<i>All renderings via New York City Mayor’s Office</i><p>Since 1983, the Public Design Commission has honored outstanding examples of public projects as part …

Bill de Blasio

21 Historical Figures You May Not Have Known Had Serious Mental Disorders

1 of 22<p>Abraham Lincoln<p>Contemporaries described Abraham Lincoln's periods of profound sadness and even suicidal thoughts as "melancholy." Today, we …

Literature

Chapter House from Notre-Dame-de-Pontaut | French | The Met

The chapter house was the daily meeting place in most European monasteries and convents. The monks or nuns sat on the stone bench around the walls, …

France

Google's Newest Feature Is Great For Art Lovers

It’s already possible to explore museums like the Museum of Modern Art and the Smithsonian National Art Museum with Street View in Google Maps. But …

Google Maps

Trump's European Misadventure

On his first official trip to the continent, the president lived down to expectations.<p>President Donald Trump's first appearances at the NATO and Group of Seven summits were a disservice to the U.S. and the world. He betrayed no interest in maintaining America's standing as the pre-eminent global …

Donald Trump

The Queen Ordered Charles and Diana's Divorce and More Dramatic Details You Didn't Know

With the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's tragic death approaching, interest in her life — and especially her marriage to Prince Charles — has piqued in recent months. The relationship between Charles and Diana was tumultuous, to say the least; they met after Charles first dated Diana's older …

Buckingham Palace