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Did Ancient Aliens Build Giant Stone Boxes in Egypt?

As usual, the answer to every headline question is, "probably not," but I'll leave this for you to decide.<p>My good friend Dr. Steven Novella sent me this video in the hopes that we might talk about it on this week's Skeptics' Guide to the Universe (which we do - look for our discussion to come out …

Ancient History

News of the World journalist: I turned to drink and drugs to self-medicate stress of phone hacking

Dan Evans tells trial he started hacking phones when he was at the Sunday Mirror and continued after he joined the NotW and former editor Andy Coulson knew all about it<p>A former News of the World (NotW) reporter has told how he turned to drink and drugs to ''self-medicate'' the stress of phone …

Why Twitter and LinkedIn Will Outlast Facebook

If anyone follows the social media space on a daily basis, it was tough to miss the excellent piece penned by 13-year-old Ruby Karp this week. As she explained in her Mashable post, Facebook is struggling to resonate with the next teenage generation. Funny thing is I agree with almost everything …

Bitcloud wants to replace the internet

"We want to replace YouTube, Dropbox, Facebook, Spotify, ISPs, and more with decentralised apps based on proof of bandwidth."<p>This was the bold …

Sun Scientists Debate Whether Solar Lull Could Trigger Another 'Little Ice Age'

If you thought the polar vortex was bad, get a load of a new climate phenomenon that just might be coming our way.<p>Some scientists say we could be headed for another "Little Ice Age," given how eerily calm the sun has been in recent years.<p>First, a bit of background. The sun goes through cycles that …

An earthquake threat is building up in the central U.S.

BeWifi lets you steal your neighbor’s bandwidth when they’re not using it | Ars Technica

By aggregating wireless signals, Telefonica is trying to make unreliable Wi-Fi better.<p>What if, when you were up at a ridiculous hour Skyping your …

Black holes should be redefined, says Stephen Hawking in new paper

Black holes don't actually exist in the way we traditionally think of them, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has proposed in a short but potentially revolutionary paper.<p>Classical theory holds that no energy or information can ever escape a black hole, but the principles of quantum physics suggest …

Flexible Sapphire Glass And Simpler OS Will Make iWatch More Fuelband Than Gear

Tim Cook acknowledged in an ABC interview yesterday that Apple has something big going on in Arizona concerning sapphire glass, but stopped short of admitting that a forthcoming iWatch might be a major beneficiary of the new material. A number of other factors conspire to make me think that to be …

Highly Educated, Highly Indebted: The Lives of Today's 27-Year-Olds, In Charts

A new study by the Department of Education offers up a statistical picture of young-adult life in the wake of the Great Recession.<p>What are today's young adults really like? For those who've spent too much time gazing into the dark recesses of <i>Thought Catalog</i> or obsessing over "Girls," the Department …