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Astronomers Find First Evidence of Other Universes - MIT Technology Review

There’s something exciting afoot in the world of cosmology. Last month, Roger Penrose at the University of Oxford and Vahe Gurzadyan at Yerevan State …

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Nymi Unveils Heartwave-Sensing Wristband To Keep Your Bitcoin Safe

Bioynym, the company behind device-unlocking wristband Nymi, has announced they’re releasing a Bitcoin wallet. Nymi’s backers are betting it’ll be the first step in people using the wristband in place of keys and passwords.<p>Embedded within the Nymi wristband is an electrocardiogram sensor which …

Owe the IRS money? Good news

Starting this year, the Obamacare law imposes a penalty on individuals who fail to have so-called minimum essential health insurance coverage for any …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

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Rosetta Wakes to Chase Comet

Changing Planet<p><b>After rising from a 31-month electronically induced hibernation this week, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft is hot on the trail of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.</b><p>Launched in 2004, it has been a long road for Rosetta, which is now cruising about 5.6 million miles …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …

Bitcoin vault offering insurance is 'world's first'

<b>A Bitcoin storage service that is insured against the loss and theft of the digital currency has launched in London.</b><p>Elliptic Vault uses "deep cold storage", where private encrypted keys to bitcoins are stored on offline servers and in a secure location.<p>The facility's founders say they are the …

Overstock makes $124K from 780 Bitcoin orders a day after giving the crypto-currency a thumbs up

Overstock.com took a gamble on Bitcoin that quickly seems to be paying off.<p>The company made $124,000 through 780 Bitcoin orders within less than 24 hours of accepting Bitcoin as a form of payment.<p>Overstock announced a partnership with popular Bitcoin wallet Coinbase yesterday, making it the largest …

9 Products To Help You Stay Happy This Winter

Winter is the time of year most of us get the general blahs. With shorter days, colder temperatures, and less activity (because venturing out into a …

How To Use All That Leftover New Year's Booze To Pretty Up Your Hair

After what feels like a month-long bender, you probably don't even want to <i>see</i> alcohol right now. But, somehow, you still have a lot of it sitting …

A Giant Twisting Serpent Skeleton Emerges from the Loire River in France | Colossal

<p>Completed in 2012, Serpent d’océan is a giant aluminum sea serpent skeleton by artist Huang Yong Ping (previously) situated off the shore of the …

Obscure Portrait Photography by Angélica García

Obscure Photo Manipulations.<p>Angélica García is a photographer and artist from Venezuela. This experimental photo series by Angélica García includes …

Photography

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Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …

Barcelona

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Best Space Photos 2013: Awesome Year of the Comet Shines Bright

Comet ISON brought the drama, while starry skies, gleaming worlds, and astronomical eye-poppers provided the year's most awe-inspiring space visions.

Portraits Made Electric by Luminescent Neon Paint

Flecks of vivid neon paint glow brilliantly off faces and shoulders in this series of portraits by Portuguese photographer Hid Saib. At times, the glowing paint seems like the scattered embers of a fire or an explosive shower of sparks racing across the cheeks of the model. In other instances, the …

Photography

You Can Now Buy Victoria's Secret Lingerie With Bitcoins

And now, you can use bitcoin to buy Victoria's Secret lingerie via a gift card from Gyft, the app that replaces physical gift cards.<p>The Gyft app is an interesting take on gift cards because it does a couple of cool things. It lets you buy gift cards from about 200 retailers using conventional …

Shopping

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13 States Will Raise Their Minimum Wage For The New Year

WASHINGTON -- Minimum wage workers in a handful of states will be ringing in the new year with an automatic pay raise.<p>As Congress considers legislation that would boost the federal minimum wage, at least 13 states will be raising the wage floor on their own next week. They're led once again by …

Eating nuts during pregnancy is safe, new research suggests

Study of more than 8,000 children in the US casts doubt on advice to pregnant women to avoid eating nuts<p>Advice to pregnant women to avoid eating nuts may have been not only misleading but at odds with the potential benefits for offspring of doing so, according to research that has found children …

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Why We're Afraid of the Dark (and Why It's Good That We Are)

Most kids go through a stage in which they're afraid of the dark. Any creaking floorboard, rustling shutter, or random bump in the night fill them …

Newfound Monster Supernova Breaks Records

Changing Planet<p>A small portion of one of the fields from the Supernova Legacy Survey showing SNLS-06D4eu and its host galaxy (arrow). Superbright points of light with spikes are stars in the foreground. Credit: UCSB<p><b>A newly discovered exploding star may have broken two cosmic records, as it’s both</b> …

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