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Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Pushing the limits on the fringe

Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina and Mike Huckabee are launching, with no holds barred.<p>Carly Fiorina says environmentalists created California’s drought. Mike Huckabee’s urging would-be recruits to boycott the military until President Barack Obama leaves office. Ben Carson compared gay marriage to …

Exclusive: Inside the Texas ‘Draw Muhammad’ Event as Shots Rang Out

As two gunmen opened fire on security outside a Dallas-area center hosting a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest, The Daily Beast was barricaded inside …

Microsoft's HoloLens Will Cost 'Significantly More' Than An Xbox One

E3 is only six weeks away, but already we’re starting to get some hints about what we’re going to see at the show. Bethesda is making a big announcement (Fallout 4 is assumed), as is Rare (Battletoads is the best guess), and Microsoft itself is likely going to bring its piece of “game-changing” …

Augmented Reality

30 best Android games for your new phone

<i>Be sure to also check out our picks for essential Android tablets as well as our recommendations for iPhones and iPads.</i><p>It’s Christmas Day, and I’m betting that many of you just unwrapped a brand-new Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, or other Android phone. That means it’s time for games!<p>Like Santa, we’ve …

The Rise and Fall of AIM, the Breakthrough AOL Never Wanted

<i>When we think about the spectacular collapses of once untouchable Internet properties, companies like MySpace and Pets.com come to mind. The rise and</i> …

The Week In Numbers: Google's Robot Army, A Beautiful View Of Pi, And More

<b>3.14159265358979323846264338327</b>: the first 30 digits of pi. Happy Pi Day! (see how science artist Martin Krzywinski turned the irrational number into colorful circular diagrams here)<p><b>1,315 times the diameter of the sun</b>: the size of this yellow hypergiant star, one of the 10 largest stars ever …

Gravitational Waves: Einstein Was Right, Again, Maybe

Cosmologists hope for a field-rocking announcement next week.<p>What's the latest cosmology gossip? According to the Guardian, the field is awash with rumors that next week, American scientists will announce the detection of gravitational waves: incredibly small ripples carrying energy across the void …

Gravitational waves: have US scientists heard echoes of the big bang?

There is intense speculation among cosmologists that a US team is on the verge of confirming they have detected "primordial gravitational waves" – an echo of the big bang in which the universe came into existence 14bn years ago.<p>Rumours have been rife in the physics community about an announcement …

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

The Civil War In Color

Source: The Daily Mail<p>The American Civil War took place between 1861 and 1865 after rifts between the slave-owning, anti-federalist South and the and …