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Scientists are getting closer to a quantum computer — here's why it matters

Over the past few decades, scientists around the world have been working to develop an ambitious new type of device called a quantum computer. And, this week, they took a step closer to that goal.<p>Compared to normal computers, these quantum computers — first theorized in the 1980s, and still in …

Almost Earth: A Newly Discovered Planet Could Be a Lot Like Ours

When a faulty aiming device crippled the Kepler space telescope last year, NASA officials reluctantly declared the orbiting observatory’s …

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Find Vega, near Lyrid meteor radiant point

Finally! A meteor shower when the moon is (relatively) dark. Watch the mornings of April 21-23. We expect the peak morning to be April 22 for the …

APOD: Ash and Lightning above an Icelandic Volcano (2014 Apr 20) Image Credit & Copyright: Sigurður Stefnisson http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140420.html Explanation: Why did a picturesque 2010 volcanic eruption in Iceland create so much ash? Although the large ash plume was not unparalleled in its abundance, its location was particularly noticeable because it drifted across such well-populated areas. The Eyjafjallajökull volcano in southern Iceland began erupting on 2010 March 20, with a second eruption starting under the center of a small glacier on 2010 April 14. Neither eruption was unusually powerful. The second eruption, however, melted a large amount of glacial ice which then cooled and fragmented lava into gritty glass particles that were carried up with the rising volcanic plume. Pictured above during the second eruption, lightning bolts illuminate ash pouring out of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano. http://www.stefnisson.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140420 #APOD

32,000 Year-Old Flower Has Rebloomed

Melting permafrost is not helping climate change, as it gives off gusts of globe-warming methane. But the world's scientists are finding a treasure …

Game of Thrones season 4 recap - everything you need to know

So, season 3 ended on a bit of a… sour note, so to speak. And while season 4 can get really mean and gruesome when it wants to be (just you wait) …

“Game of Thrones'” Purple Wedding: A Symphony in Side-Eye

"Game of Thrones'" Purple Wedding: A Symphony in Side-Eye<p>“When you play the game of thrones,” Cersei Lannister famously remarked, “you win or you …

Assassin's Creed IV's Honest Game Trailer Strikes True

"After the huge letdown of <i>AC III</i>, prepare to redeem the franchise with the <i>Pirates of the Caribbean</i> game that Disney never made." Smoosh Games' latest …

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'Game Of Thrones' Season 4, Episode 3 Review: Sex And Violence

<i>Spoilers through Season 4 of ‘Game of Thrones’ follow.</i><p>HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> hasn’t shied away from the violence and cruelty of its source material.<p>When it comes to sexual violence and the depravity and ickiness of some of the show’s characters, I’d argue that the adaptation is in some ways taking it …

Play Mass Effect 3's ultimate space battle with this Homeworld 2 mod

The climactic space battle between the Reapers and all others in the galaxy was largely played out through cutscenes in <i>Mass Effect 3</i>, a role-playing game and not a space combat simulator. Well, a team of modders have seen fit to recreate that showdown in <i>Homeworld 2.</i><p><i>Mass Effect Reborn</i> is the work of …

Air Force Missileer Weaknesses Worse Than Previously Thought

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Air Force crews responsible for overseeing the nation’s nuclear stockpiles—members of which are …

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New Pygmy Tyrannosaur Found, Roamed the Arctic

At 20 feet long, Nanuqsaurus hoglundi measured about half the size of T. rex.<p>A great discovery came in a small package for paleontologists who've unearthed a new species of tiny tyrannosaur in northern Alaska.<p>Dubbed <i>Nanuqsaurus hoglundi</i>, the polar pygmy measured about 20 feet (6 meters) long, about …

Leaves In Chernobyl Area Are Decaying Unusually Slowly

They just linger in a thick layer on the forest floor.<p>Strange to say, fallen logs, leaf litter and other forest debris doesn't decay as quickly around Chernobyl's most affected areas as it does elsewhere, <i>Smithsonian</i> reports. When scientists set out to study the phenomenon, they found that lingering …

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

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Gandalf's Sword Has Been Spotted In The Iron Throne From "Game Of Thrones"

Redittor NoMoreHodoring has discovered that Sean Bean and dragons aren't the only things Game Of Thrones and Lord Of The Rings have in common.

Canadian, Mexican auto parts makers warn of fallout from TPP trade pact

Canadian and Mexican auto parts makers that collectively employ nearly one million workers are warning of dire consequences for manufacturing jobs if the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact is concluded without better terms for their sector.<p>They're worried about a concession sought by Tokyo in …

China doctor jailed for selling babies to traffickers

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1043000/1043778_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524681706_c0889fcb7f7cd436e8da184922552108<p><b>A Chinese obstetrician has been given a suspended death sentence for stealing newborn babies and selling them to child traffickers.</b><p>Zhang Shuxia was …

Shangri-La is no more, after a massive fire devastates an ancient Tibetan village

A massive fire has destroyed an ancient Tibetan village known as Shangri-La. Chinese authorties renamed the community years ago to attract tourists. And they had succeeded.<p>But now the village, which is also known as Dukezong, is mostly gone, consumed by a blaze over the weekend that lasted 10 hours …

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NASA uses Kinect, Oculus Rift to control robot arm

NASA's foray into the gaming world might not be what you'd expect. Researchers are now using the Xbox One sensor and an Oculus Rift to control a robot arm in real time.<p>Manipulation works by combing position tracking from the Kinect with the Oculus Rift's rotational tracking and first-person …

Xbox Ones that leak oil? Microsoft’s never seen that before

Some users are reporting that their new Xbox One consoles are leaking a strange liquid substance, but that’s new to Microsoft.<p>Late last week, a small number of Xbox One owners on Microsoft’s forums reported that their consoles were seeping an oil-like fluid from their top vents. Xbox forum user …