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Astronomers to Peer Into a Black Hole for 1st Time with Event Horizon Telescope

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …

Astronomers just discovered one of the most massive objects in the universe hiding behind the Milky Way

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest known structures in the universe.<p>Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies.<p>"I …

Ten Simple Retouching Techniques That Will Make Your Photos Pop

<i>What are some of the easiest photo retouching techniques to learn for amateurs? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Archie D'Cruz, Editor, Designer, Writer, on Quora:</b><p>My weapon of choice when it …

Why Martin Luther was an unsuspecting revolutionary

Martin Luther pinned his famous 95 theses to a Wittenberg church on October 31, 1517. In a world where people paid for forgiveness of sin, his ideas …

Theology

7 Spooky Short Stories to Read for Halloween

You may have your Netflix queue all filled up with scary movies to watch for Halloween, but what about your bookshelf? Here are seven scary short …

The Adventure of Physics

<b>Free download of the 5 pdf volumes of the Motion Mountain Physics Textbook. The 2018 edition, a single zip file with ca. 520 MB, is in full colour</b> …

The Reconstruction Of The Ballinderry Sword, A Medieval Ulfberht Blade From Ireland

An <i>Ulfberht Sword</i> is a modern classification for a rare type of Medieval weapon composed of high-quality steel, produced in Europe from circa 800 to …

6 easy and affordable data security tips that actually work

By: Kevin Shahbazi, CEO of LogMeOnce<p>How much time do you spend thinking about protecting your data? When was the last time you changed your passwords? If someone tried to hack into your organization or personal computer, would you know about it?<p>Unfortunately, most cyber attacks and data breaches go …

Turns Out Your Boyfriend HAS to Orgasm Every Day For Science, OK?!

An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away.<p>Every time your boyfriend orgasms, he might be lowering his future risk for prostate cancer.<p>A new study carried out by a team of scientists from Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital found that male participants who ejaculated more than 21 …

Not Just a Fetish: How Science and Slang Differ in Sex Talk

<i>This article originally appeared on Inverse.</i><p><b>By Sarah Sloat</b><p>At brunch, as will happen, the conversation turned to fetishes -- who had a partner in the past who had one; how was it introduced. A friend wondered aloud why they didn't have a certain kink -- why is it that some of us are more vanilla …

Random Acts of Crazy

• <b>Author:</b> Julia Kent<p>NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY BESTSELLING NOVEL! 346 pages<p>"It was funny and irreverant like Wallbanger, but deep and moving like Barbara Elsbourg's Strangers. That is a tough mix to pull off. I should warn you though, this book should come with a surgeon general's warning: 'Do not …