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Researchers Think Portals May Link Our Visible World With The "Dark Sector"

Long ago, physicists identified and categorized the components of the visible universe. Up until recently, 16 particles formed everything in the …

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Find your way in Firewatch with this high-resolution, printable map

No more stumbling around in-game<p>If you've been stumbling into trees while walking with your map in <i>Firewatch</i>, well, the game's creators have a solution: printable, high resolution versions to lay next to you on the couch or coffee table.<p>Campo Santo did it on request of many <i>Firewatch</i> fans, and …

Top 10 Arctic novels

The stark extremes of this forbidding territory have provided a brilliant setting for writers from Mary Shelley to Alistair MacLean<p>In 1879, Henry James famously complained that the US offered little in the way of useful raw material for the serious writer. Compared to Europe, his homeland seemed a …

12 Wondrous Facts about the Great Pyramid of Giza

For more than 4000 years, the pyramids of Giza have towered over the west bank of the Nile just south of Cairo, Egypt, sparking innumerable theories …

Back These Sexy New Comics From the Publishers of Smut Peddler!

Since it began the <i>Smut Peddler</i> anthology in 2012, Iron Circus comics has been the home of great, sex-driven stories from female creators, across a …

14 places in South-East Asia to see before it's too late

DISNEY and Surrealism Come Together in a Salvador Dali Virtual Reality Exhibit | Nerdist

Had the legendary Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí been alive to experience virtual reality, we’re sure he would have approved. He might have …

Could mini black holes power Earth? Stephen Hawking thinks so

Quick, what's the best way to provide an alternative source of energy for the Earth?<p>If you answered, "Get a mini black hole to orbit Earth," then you …

A sigh's not just a sigh - it's a fundamental life-sustaining reflex

Research reveals that sighing is more than a sign of depression or despair: it’s a reflex that happens several times an hour and helps preserve lung function<p>Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they …

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Top 10 Chinese myths

Photograph: Li Muzi/Xinhua Press/Corbis<p>Chinese actor Liu Xiao Ling Tong performs Monkey King to celebrate the Chinese year of the monkey in New York, US.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>https://media.guim.co.uk/9318a5df8089898a77b2c1d1413252e8fbee01e1/0_47_2007_1205/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: Wiliam Perry / Alamy/Alamy<p>Meet …

Naruto creator reflects on groundbreaking manga series

When Japanese artist Masashi Kishimoto began his work on <i>Naruto</i> and published a one-shot of the story in 1997, the manga community was still …

The world's most colorful cities have no need for an Instagram filter

Most cities are colorful: They have different districts, interesting people, and unique stories. But let's drop the metaphor and focus on real …

Volcanologists Raise the Alert at Hawaii's Mauna Loa

Last week was the Geosciences Department field trip, so I missed writing about a few important volcanic events, so I'll try to play some catch-up …

Moby-Dick: The easy way to read Herman Melville's classic

Moby-Dick was published 164 years ago in Britain on October 18 1851. The book is still considered one of the treasures of world literature.<p>The famous opening of Herman Melville's masterpiece: 'Call me Ishmael,' are the first three of 212,758 words in 38 chapters in a giant whale of a book, which …

1 billion people used Facebook in 24 hours

For the first time ever, a mind-boggling 1 billion people used Facebook in one day this Monday.<p>CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed the milestone in a …

Inside the Secret World of Russia’s Cold War Mapmakers | WIRED

A military helicopter was on the ground when Russell Guy arrived at the helipad near Tallinn, Estonia, with a briefcase filled with $250,000 in cash. …