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This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Quantum Mechanics

Combat High – A Brief But Sobering History of Drug Use in Wartime

Germany wasn’t the only power in World War Two to hand out amphetamines to its assault troops to make them fight harder. Military history often …

History

Reddit's List of the Most Disturbing Movies of All Time Will Freak You the F*ck Out

On Tuesday, Reddit user Ladyberries posed an interesting question for other people on the site: "What are movies that genuinely disturbed you that don't have rape, violence, cannibalism, or gross images?" Sure, it's easy to get scares out of audiences when blood is being splashed all over the …

Horror

15 facts about space that will blow your mind

Space exploration in real life is just as mind-blowing as it looks in the movies.<p>The universe's size and scope are incomprehensible even to the most advanced scientists, but we're learning more and more about the final frontier every day.<p>Keep reading to learn 15 facts you didn't know about outer …

Space Exploration

The Migrant Caravan Reaches U.S. Border: Pictures

To Dye For: Inside the Vast Library That Stores the World’s Rarest Pigments

Narayan Khandekar, director of the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies<p>Narayan Khandekar, director of the Straus Center for …

Art

The world's oldest recorded spider built herself a hole, then just stayed there till age 43

Just how many walking sticks would an elderly spider require?<p>Researchers in Australia monitored what is most likely the world's oldest spider on …

Marvel Universe

Artificial Intelligence Opens the Vatican Secret Archives - The Atlantic

The Vatican Secret Archives is one of the grandest historical collections in the world. It’s also one of the most useless.<p>The grandeur is obvious. Located within the Vatican’s walls, next door to the Apostolic Library and just north of the Sistine Chapel, the VSA houses 53 linear miles of shelving …

Artificial Intelligence

Awesome Cobra Kai Prank Shocks Bystanders as a Real-Life Karate Kid Chops a Bully's Motorcycle In Half

The only thing more satisfying than seeing someone get their “just desserts” is when it’s served by an underdog. We can all relate when a seemingly …

YouTube Red

Kanye West releases new song, doubling down on support for Trump

Kanye West has made headlines again, after he released a new song on Friday which looked to double down on comments he made this week on Twitter in support of Donald Trump’s presidency.<p>“Ye vs. the People” was first played Friday night on a Los Angeles hip-hop radio station, The Washington Post …

Donald Trump

How to speed up your internet and stop your ISP tracking you

Your entire DNS browsing history can be recorded by your ISP, and will soon be sold to anyone who wants it.<p>DNS is what sends you to the correct site when you browse the internet, but it is also non-encrypted, and reveals your entire browsing history. Your browser’s private mode does nothing, and …

Information Security

Scientists confirm Uranus smells like farts

It's official: Uranus smells like farts.<p>This is a real conclusion that real scientists came to. The planet, often the butt of jokes, has an …

Astronomy

Photos of KFC Fried Chicken as Fiery Explosions

Here’s something that’s strange yet creative. KFC Hong Kong wanted to promote its Hot & Spicy fried chicken, so the ad agency Ogilvy & Mather Hong …

Rick and Morty's Latest Multiverse Trip Takes Them to My Little Pony

Rick and Morty’s interdimensional travels have taken them to worlds of pizza, hamster butts, and anthropomorphized corn. But now they’re about to see …

Rick and Morty

Eufy debuts new EverCam security camera with 365-day battery life, facial recognition, more

The folks over Anker make some of our favorite smartphone accessories on the market. And when the company launched its sister-brand Eufy last fall, the same quality we’ve come to expect from Anker carried over into its lineup of smart home accessories. Today, Eufy has announced the latest addition …

A Dazzling Meteor Shower Is Starting This Week, So Don't Miss It

The debris of a comet raining over Earth.<p>The dazzling Lyrid meteor shower is starting this week.<p>The annual shower, which happens between April 16 and …

Arcade fame turns to infamy as Billy Mitchell’s record-setting Donkey Kong score is invalidated

The record-setting score that settled the <i>Donkey Kong</i> arcade rivalry made famous by the documentary <i>The King of Kong</i> has been invalidated by Twin Galaxies, the <i>de facto</i> arbiter of arcade world records. What’s more, Billy Mitchell, the occasionally controversial player who set it and other record …

This Random Number Generator Could Be the Most Random Ever

Randomness rules the very fabric of reality. So it only makes sense that scientists have figured out how to use nature’s randomness as a tool in our …

How to delete yourself from the Internet

Data breaches. Identity theft. Bank fraud. Every week, we read a fearsome new headline about cybercrime. Reputable services fall victim to anonymous hackers. Ransomware holds random computer user’s files hostage. And what about those websites that track your every move, targeting you with …

Information Systems

J.R.R. Tolkien book The Fall of Gondolin coming in August

The Fall of Gondolin, which to many is the "Holy Grail" of Tolkien books, takes place thousands of years before the events of the famed Lord of the Rings adventure.<p>J.R.R. Tolkien, author of The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings, died in 1973. But fans will get the chance to read a new book by the …

50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

Conserve the Sound is an archive of noises from old tape players, projectors and other dying tech

All of us grew up around tech different from what we have today, and many of us look back on those devices with fondness. But can you recall the exact sound your first Casio keyboard made, or the cadence of a rotary phone’s clicks? Conserve the Sound aims to, well, conserve the sound of gadgets …

Gear & Gadgets

Someone Recreated the '80s Transformers TV Intro With Super-Sized Toys and It's Magnificent

It apparently took eight full months for YouTube’s Lazy Eyebrow Reviewer and Masterpiece ReAnimated to painstakingly pose and animate these …

Animation

New foam armor for tanks can pulverize enemies

A revolutionary new material called Composite Metal Foam, or CMF, can pulverize enemy rounds and could even be used as an armor to protect tanks and other combat vehicles.<p>Believe it or not, this breakthrough foam may provide greater protection than traditional armor steel plates.<p>It is also far …

Military

Baby wet wipes 'cause food allergy', new study warns

Parents should avoid using infant wipes and thoroughly wash soap off their babies to reduce the risk of childhood food allergies, scientists have warned.<p>Researchers have hailed a “major advance” in understanding what causes the complaints after tests revealed links between skin damage and …

Resurrecting the art of China's dragon scale bookbinding

<b>(CNN) —</b> At his studio in Beijing, artist Zhang Xiaodong layers hundreds of sheets of thin paper on top of one another until they form a complete and impeccable image. When the chapters of his elaborate books are unfolded, the pages move like the bellows of an accordion.<p>This ancient Chinese art, …

Art

There's A Comet In Fortnite, And Players Have Wild Theories About What It Means

There’s something strange going on in <i>Fortnite</i> right now. Controllers are rumbling randomly, when nothing is happening. There’s something in the sky …

Former Navy officer tells us what he saw hidden in Antarctica

<b>A naval officer tells us what he remembers, including seeing a huge opening in the ice in a no-fly area they were crossing with a medical emergency</b> …

Lithuanian Makeup Artist Creates Wonderfully Disturbing Illusions Using Herself as a Canvas

Lithuanian Makeup Artist Monika Falcik creates absolutely wonderful disturbing illusions using her own face and body as a living palate. Of all …

Prospect Delivers a Space Western That Should Satisfy All Your Dirty Scifi Cravings

Once upon a time, the western parts of the United States seemed as foreboding as other planets do now. <i>Prospect</i> is the latest in a long line of scifi …