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21 places to get a great burger in Colorado

The beer on tap is “craft.” The $13 cocktails – whose ingredients might as well be listed in Klingon for its ease of readability – are poured by …

Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations

Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations.<p>Experts at the University of Edinburgh analysed mysterious symbols carved onto stone pillars at Gobekli Tepe in southern Turkey, to …

Tiny1 Astronomy Camera

Tini1 Astronomy Camera has just landed on the market and it has made quite an impact, it´s the tiniest camera there is designed and developed to …

Astronomy

Scientists Think They’ve Found the Ancient Ancestor of All Life on Earth

Meet LUCA, the shared relative of you and me and everything else.<p>As early as 3.8 billion years ago, life arose from the toxic waters of Earth's primordial slurry. Our ancient ancestor wasn't large, or complex, or even multicellular. As far as scientists know, it was probably just a single-celled …

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into …

Mathematics

Russia to launch yearly manned flights to Moon starting 2025

Russia plans to launch one or two manned space missions to the Moon each year between 2025 and 2040, a source in the leading research institute of …

A three-way collision of galaxies has given birth to a monstrous black hole

Gases swirling in the center of a galaxy 1.8 billion light-years away were traveling faster than 370 miles per second. That's twice as fast as they would have expected.<p>The mind blowing speed of the gases hints at the existence of something extraordinary: a colossal black hole in the center of the …

9 Excellent Everyday Carry Flashlights

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> This post has been updated with new picks for 2017. You can find last year’s picks on Page 2.<p>A good EDC flashlight should have some, …

A Guide to the Accurate, Mesmerizing High-Beat Watch

In the grand scheme of things, the rate at which a mechanical watch ticks probably doesn’t weigh too much on the mind of watch buyers, compared to …

10 Weekender Bags for Your Next Getaway

Previously, we broke down the floodgates and compiled a comprehensive list of the best weekenders and duffel bags. Here, we narrow our focus to the …

America’s Super Battleships That Never Were

In the early 1940s, the U.S. Navy still expected to need huge, first rate battleships to fight the best that Japan and Germany had to offer. The <i>North</i> …

Army Needs 220K More Soldiers to Deal With Major Foes: Milley

The U.S. Army's chief of staff told lawmakers Thursday that the service would need another 220,000 soldiers before it could confidently handle major …

Remnants of Roman Britain: in pictures - Telegraph

Attack 10,000 years ago is earliest known act of warfare

Along the edge of a dried-out lagoon in East Africa, researchers have discovered skeletal relics of the oldest known instance of small-scale …

US Military Set to Unveil Concepts Based on Skylon Space Plane Tech

Within the next year, the U.S. Air Force plans to unveil novel spacecraft concepts that would be powered by a potentially revolutionary reusable …

Aviation

One of the crucial components of America’s global military might is being threatened

The United States' aircraft carriers have always been an almost untouchable deterrent, steel behemoths capable of projecting the full weight of the military wherever they deploy.<p>Yet while many militaries could never hope to match the carrier fleet in size and strength, countries such as China, Iran …

Development pressures prompt battle over annexations in Castle Rock

Bill Placke is a corporate attorney and a conservative. He worked on Mitt Romney's transition team in 2012 in preparation for a possible presidential …

148 mph wind gust recorded Thursday on Monarch Pass

A blast of wind hit 148 mph on Monarch Pass Thursday, the highest gust recorded in Colorado by the National Weather Service.

Navy ships and submarines to carry new anti-ship Tomahawk missile, report says

In the next decade, U.S. ships and submarines capable of firing Tomahawk cruise missiles will likely be fitted with a variant specifically designed to hit enemy ships up to 1,000 miles away, according to a report published in the U.S. Naval Institute News.<p>Vice Adm. Joseph Mulloy, deputy chief of …

NASA and 'Star Trek' Combine Forces to Make Replicators a Reality

NASA wants kids to help build the food replicators of the future.<p>While it isn't quite the magical wave of hand envisioned in <i>Star Trek,</i> 3D printers are still pretty close to the replicators seen from <i>The Next Generation</i> on, able to fabricate body parts, cars, and even food from raw materials. It's no …

US intelligence head warns of Isis chemical attack capability

Islamic State,Chemical weapons,US news,US foreign policy,James Clapper,World news,Syria,GCHQ,UK security and counter-terrorism,Middle East and North Africa,UK news<p>Islamic State would like to use its chemical weapons against Americans, James Clapper warns at Munich global security conference<p>The …

Middle East

Indian Man Thought to Be First Ever Killed by Meteorite

A man was killed after being struck by a meteorite in India over the weekend, apparently becoming the first person in recorded history to die in such …

Tamil Nadu

TIL Roman Emperor Commodus was known to fight exotic animals in the arena, often to the horror of the Roman people. He once killed 100 lions in a single day. For each appearance in the arena, he charged a million sesterces, straining the Roman economy. : todayilearned

Well-preserved 2,000-year-old Roman fresco excavated in London

Archaeologists at the Museum of London have found a wall painting dating back to the late 1st century AD. It is one of the earliest surviving frescos …

5 Best Minerals & Fossils To Buy With Your IRS Tax Refund

You just got your IRS tax refund and now you’re presented with some cash to go out and buy one of a kind minerals and fossils from your local geology shop or online at a fossil and mineral marketplace. Whether you’ve got a sweet spot for trilobites, petrified wood, or any number of colorful …

Facebook says its 1.59 billion users are connected by way less than six degrees of separation

“Six degrees of separation” is a longstanding theory, first suggested by Hungarian author Frigyes Karinthy in 1929, that everyone on Earth is only six introductions away from meeting everyone else on Earth.<p>On Facebook, though, the connections are significantly tighter.<p>New research from the company …

Social Media

Spread of bee disease 'largely manmade'

<b>The global trade in bees is driving a pandemic that threatens hives and wild bees, UK scientists say.</b><p>A deadly bee disease has spread worldwide through imports of infected honeybees, according to genetic evidence.<p>Stricter controls are needed to protect bees from other emerging diseases, researchers …

Portrait of a Black Hole

You have probably seen the television commercial in which a cell phone technician travels to remote places and asks on his phone, “Can you hear me …

Black Holes

NATO report: A 2013 Russian aerial exercise was actually a 'simulated nuclear attack' on Sweden

The aircraft followed a flight path that deviated from typical Russian air force routes in the region. While Russian planes often fly between "mainland" Russia and the Baltic enclave of Kaliningrad, these aircraft made a detour that suggested they were carrying out a simulated attack of some …