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Happy Birthday, Periodic Table!

On March 6, 1869, Dmitri Mendeleev unveiled a remarkable discovery-slash-invention: the periodic table arranging the known elements. He showed it to …

Microsoft is trying to bring back the '80s with its Windows 10 strategy

In 1980, IBM contracted a startup called Microsoft to deliver DOS, an operating system for its forthcoming IBM PC, on a tight deadline.<p>The IBM PC came out in 1981 and soon became a smash hit, surpassing the leading Apple II.<p>A horde of competitors rushed to build their own "IBM Compatible" clones …

Augmented Reality

Bale almost quit 'Knight of Cups,' and every movie

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christian Bale plays a screenwriter who has lost his own narrative in Terrence Malick's "Knight of Cups" (out Friday in limited release), an expressionistic portrait of the city that Hollywood calls home, the temptations in an industry of excess, and the quest for spiritual …

Enzo Ferrari

Sony Patents PlayStation Vape Pen Controller

New Vape Pen Works With PlayStation VR And Will Be On Display At E3<p>It was recently revealed that Sony PlayStation had patented a glove-like …

Scientists Just Discovered This Freaking Adorable New Species Of Octopus

The octopus isn't generally considered to be a “cute” animal. Between the spider-like eight tentacles, powerful and slightly terrifying suction cups …

Zoology
Donald Trump

Only Yesterday review: You couldn’t legally watch this amazing Japanese film in the US — until now

This anime classic has taken 25 years to make it to our shores.<p>The Japanese film <i>Only Yesterday</i>, released in 1991, has been called a masterpiece. It's made lists of the greatest animated films — or just the greatest films — ever made. It's largely hailed as a landmark in the development of anime.<p>And …

Anime

Making it up as you go along: how your brain improvises

When your brain becomes ‘quieter’, remarkable things can happen. It’s time to go with the flow<p>Have you ever been at a concert and seen a musician or rapper start to improvise? It can often seem effortless or even magical. Few people can freestyle like Kendrick Lamar and Notorious BIG, or improvise …

Creativity

Audio Recordings Document 'Weird Music' Heard By Apollo Astronauts On Far Side Of Moon

The crew of an Apollo mission to the moon were so startled when they encountered strange music-like noises coming through their headsets, they didn't know whether or not to report it to NASA.<p>It was 1969, two months before Apollo 11's historic first manned landing on the moon, when Apollo 10 entered …

Apollo Missions

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

A new video released by the space agency discusses the possibility of speeding up our missions to other worlds by harnessing the power of lasers.<p>Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has …

Space Travel

#ObamaAndKids Took Over the Internet Today, Thanks to This Extraordinary Photo

What a moment.<p>Chances are that if you are anywhere on the internet today, you are seeing hordes of photos being shared of President Obama hanging out, playing with, and generally just looking cool around kids. And you might be wondering why.<p>The #ObamaAndKids 'movement' all started when White House …

The White House

10. Last Year

Film buffs will be outraged, but there's a strong case to be made that the hallmarks of the horror genre - creeping dread, unbearable suspense, …

Summer Camp

Woman Gets More Than She Bargained For On Date With 'Bisexual, Queer, Faggot' Clown

What happens when a 32-year-old woman from Paris currently living in Los Angeles agrees to go on a date with a clown? That's what "Annabelle Is Down To Clown," a poignant new short film by Home Office Productions, "a 100 percent home-made and 100 percent female-produced" company, aims to find …

Construction

2006 'Family Guy' Episode Predicted Antonin Scalia Would Be Killed On Hunting Trip • Now The End Begins

Illuminati And New World Order Predictive Programming in Cartoons and television shows<p><b>In the season 5 Family Guy episode</b> “Meet the Quagmires”, Death …

DC Comics Dice Masters: World's Finest - Coming Soon!

<b>WizKids</b> has officially announced that Power Girl, Clark Kent, Batgirl, and a slew of additional DC Comics favorites will be coming to the <b>Dice Masters</b> …

Chronic review – a cool, calm look at death and the naked human body

Tim Roth gives possibly the performance of his career in this transgressive and candid film, playing a home care nurse who confronts our mortality head on<p>Death, like love, is all around. That is something to take away from this difficult, sombre, intimately disturbing and upsetting drama: a movie …

Filmmaking

Why critics are calling 'The Witch' the scariest movie they've seen in years

"The Witch" is a 1630s-set horror film that has been stunning audiences since it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015.<p>The trailer has been talked about for months on social media, and tracking indicates it could make $10 million in its opening weekend on a $1 million budget. On Friday, …

Horror

Space Tourism Posters

Imagination is our window into the future. At NASA/JPL we strive to be bold in advancing the edge of possibility so that someday, with the help of …

Posters

Sometimes busting myths can backfire

It was the mic drop heard ’round the Internet.<p>On January 25, rapper B.o.B (Bobby Ray Simmons) sent out a series of statements on Twitter stating why …

Flat Earth

Bill Ackman just broke an unwritten rule of the business

It was an endorsement of Michael Bloomberg for president, and it was the talk of the industry.<p>It's not that people on Wall Street didn't like what Ackman said. As a former Wall Streeter himself, Michael Bloomberg is respected in the community, and his centrist policies sit well with the generally …

Markets

A Mammal's Brain Has Been Cryonically Frozen And Recovered For The First Time

Austin Powers called: he wants his movie plot back.<p>For the first time, researchers have cryonically frozen a whole mammalian brain and recovered it …

The Brain

150,000 penguins perish after giant iceberg traps colony

<b>(CNN) —</b> About 150,000 penguins have died since being stranded by a vast iceberg that became lodged off the coast of Antarctica six years ago, according to the journal Antarctic Science.<p>Combined with expanding ice, the B09B iceberg, which at 1,120 square miles is almost the size of Rhode Island, has …

Global Warming

The Secret to True Love According to Three Old Grandmas

"I absolutely think you can find 'the love of your life,'" says 71-year-old Honey. "But yes, love is just as scary when you're old as it is when you're young."<p>At 28, I've finally started to feel like a grown-up. When I was in my early 20s, I dated sleazy photographers or DJs who never introduced me …

Relationships

This photo of gas streaming from a black hole is the 'highest-resolution image ever seen in astronomy'

What do you get when you combine 15 radio telescopes on Earth and one in space? You get an enormous "virtual telescope" that is 63,000 miles across. And when you point it at a distant black hole, you get the highest resolution image every seen in astronomy.<p>Although it looks just like a big green …

Black Holes

Physicists Are Turning to Pancake Batter To Combat Loss of Vision

Creating the perfect pancake batter offers new insights into glaucoma.<p>Somewhere on University College London's campus there is a lab occupied by a number of engineers making breakfast. The only thing on the menu in this lab is pancakes, and many of the chefs have terminal degrees in fluid …

Pancakes

Here's Why Ted Cruz's Face Is So Unsettling

We've already made note of the widespread contempt for Ted "Butt Sweat" Cruz among his opponents, his fellow party members, his college roommate, and probably also animals and inanimate objects. While the Texas senator's loathe-ability was once merely a widespread truism, now, thanks to <i>Psychology</i> …

Government