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General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

The Brain Hack That Could Kill Your Procrastination

Recent research suggests we can artificially create motivation with a combination of psyching ourselves up and an fMRI scanner.<p>We can psych ourselves up and try to get motivated all we want, but it's often easier said than done. But recent research suggests that it can be scientifically crafted. …

Two YouTube Features You Need to Enable Right Now

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the right video can be worth a lot more than that! And as the second largest search engine in the world, …

Watermarking

Why vegetarians around the world need to get off their high horse

Last week, Mumbai woke up to some startling news: the sale of meat would be banned for four days in the city out of respect for <i>Paryushan Parva</i>, a Jain festival marked by fasting and abstinence.<p>The announcement put Mumbai’s famously tortured relationship with animal protein squarely at the centre of …

India

5 Need to Know Picasso Paintings

Creating over 1,880 paintings over the course of his lifetime, Pablo Picasso produced no shortage of masterpieces. Here are 5 essential paintings worth understanding by Picasso:<p>1. Girl Before a Mirror<p>Picasso painted <i>Girl Before A Mirror</i> during his cubism period in March 1932. The young girl was …

The Underwater Internet

A wireless world relies on more than cloud technology. Half-century-old cable stations are critical nodes where messages can still be delayed, censored, or intercepted.<p>In 1962, during a period of technological and political transition in the undersea-cable industry, the Keawaula cable station was …

2CELLOS - They Don't Care About Us - Michael Jackson [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

21 Perfect Jobs For Pugs

There's a lot more a pug can do than just sit around and look cute.

Pugs

What Ridiculous Food Day is Your Birthday?

UsVsTh3m, the quiz spinoff of b3ta, has a calculator with a database of “ridiculous food days.” Yes, every day of the year is a celebration of …

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30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

Education