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Oxford professor wins £500,000 for solving 300-year-old mathematical mystery

Sir Andrew Wiles' proof of Fermat's Last Theorem has been described as 'an epochal moment for mathematics'<p>An Oxford University professor has won a £500,000 prize for solving a three-century-old mathematical mystery that was described as an “epochal moment” for academics.<p>Sir Andrew Wiles, 62, has …

The man who proved that altruism is selfish

This month, a new play opens in London that explores the strange life of scientist George Price, whose research into selflessness led him to God<p>George Price was no stranger to a spot of drama. Born in 1922 to an opera singer mother, the American scientist and polymath worked on the Manhattan …

Migrants stuck at closed borders, others seeking new routes

ROME (AP) -- Italy's highest court has rejected a request by a German group to release its migrant rescue boat seized eight months ago by prosecutors investigating allegations that non-governmental organizations colluded with migrant smugglers.<p>The German group, Jugend Rettet, said Tuesday that it …

WATCH: This Is What Tuesday's Solar Eclipse Looked Like From a Plane Window

The best thing you'll see this week.<p>On Tuesday, the only solar eclipse of 2016 turned skies dark for those lucky enough to be in southeast Asia and …

Solar Eclipse

A Look at the New VR Interactive Porn Video Games

Do you like having sex but find actual humans with opinions and needs are not worth the hassle?<p>If so, you're in luck! You can now donate to this IndieGoGo campaign and make all of your virtual sex dreams come true.<p>via: indiegogo<p>Bill Spracklin, owner of the San Francisco-based Eos Creative Media, is …

Jaw-dropping images give us a first glimpse of Mars' liquid water

For years, a team of NASA scientists had pondered over the enigmatic dark streaks lining the inner and outer faces of craters on the Martian surface, shown below.<p>But no longer.<p>NASA announced the answer to the conundrum Monday: The streaks are evidence of flowing water.<p>Most mysterious about these …

Bill Gates Fears A.I., But A.I. Researchers Know Better

The general obsession with superintelligence is only getting bigger, and dumber<p>Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Bill Gates to the A.I. panic of 2015.<p>During an AMA (ask me anything) session on Reddit this past Wednesday, a user by the name of beastcoin asked the founder of Microsoft a rather …

The best science books of 2014: chemistry, physics, maths | @GrrlScientist

Today, I share a list of what I consider to be the best popular physical sciences books of the year, hoping that you’ll find lots of interesting and unusual ideas for all the maths-astro-physics-chemistry buffs on your holiday gift-giving list!<p>Today, I continue my series of “best of 2014” books …

The 20 Best Music Videos of 2014

Dancing is one of the most well-worn music video tropes, and there's plenty of it on this list. But rather than hewing to typical choreography, picturesque sets, and rhythmic perfection in the Michael Jackson mold, many of the best videos of the year took a more impressionistic route, from the …

Music Videos

Week's Best Space Pictures: Mars Dust Blows, Stars Glow, and Volcano Explodes

Wintry views of the stars lead to vistas of volcanoes, clouds, and contrails in the week's best space pictures.

It's Dumb Easy to Wreck a $20,000 Camera with Just a Couple Lasers

Lasers are bad for your eyes, so it shouldn't be a surprise they're bad for cameras too. This clip shows exactly how trivial it is for a laser to pop …