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A computer made a math proof the size of Wikipedia, and humans can't check it

If you thought the mathematical proofs you did in high school were long, you haven't seen the newest one out of the University of Liverpool — computer scientists Alexei Lisitsa and Boris Konev came up with a math proof that takes up a huge 13-gigabyte file, greater than all of Wikipedia's pages …

The Scientifically Best Time to Drink Coffee

Ever wonder what the best time is to drink your coffee? You probably know it is not a good idea to drink part of your daily dose of caffeine in the …

Some People Are Complaining About The Fingerprint Sensor On The iPhone 5S

Hundreds of people have taken to Twitter and the Apple forums to share their complaints. The general consensus seems to be that people often find themselves needing to rescan their finger because Touch ID simply won't recognize it.<p>"Wife and I got iPhone 5s units at the same time," user …

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The 5 Best Reasons For Buying The Xbox One Instead Of A PS4

<i>It’s November, and that means that next-gen consoles are finally on their way. Both consoles have their strengths and weaknesses, and both consoles are going to appeal to different kinds of gamers. In that spirit, I’m running a mini-series on whether you should by the Xbox One, the PS4, or neither.</i> …

Google Search iOS app gets massive update w/ ‘OK Google’ handsfree voice search, notifications, reminders, much more

The Google Search iOS app has received a huge update today that brings a number of new features including the ability to activate voice search handsfree. Users on iPhone 4S or later can now simply say “OK Google” to begin a voice search, much like what users have been able to do with Google Now on …

Tutankhamun's body spontaneously combusted after botched embalming, researchers say

The life and death of Tutankhamun have intrigued researchers ever since the treasure trove of the boy king's tomb was first discovered in 1922 -- and a fresh examination of the famous pharaoh’s remains is only likely to add to the fascination after two sensational findings were revealed.<p>The first: …

'Death to America' chanted during Tehran rally

Jewish groups disagree on whether to push now for new sanctions on Iran, or wait as White House wants while talks are ongoing.<p>As Tehran held its largest anti-U.S. rally in years, several leading Jewish groups say they are resisting pressure from President Obama to stop lobbying for new sanctions on …

Where Millennials Can Make It Now

A to Z: List of Phobias, From the Strange to the Common

Phobias are one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. The National Institute of Mental Health suggests that eight percent of U.S. …

This is what Valve's Steam Machine prototype looks like

Valve's Steam Machine prototype is designed to fit right into a living room, both from a size and design perspective, so it's not surprising that it looks like a video game console, as seen in a hands-on report from The Verge.<p>According to Valve, the company produced its prototype in order to give …

Getting Your Microbes Analyzed Raises Big Privacy Issues

Wonder what's going on inside your microbiome? Artist Ben Arthur gives NPR an illustrated tour.<p>Credit: Benjamin Arthur for NPR<p>After spending months working on a series of stories about the trillions of friendly microbes that live in and on our bodies, I decided it might be interesting to explore my …

Dead Island's Famous Trailer Remade In Live-Action

In my mind, Dead Island still stands as having one of the best video game trailers ever made, if not <i>the</i> best, and it was certainly more memorable than its fair share of movie trailers as well. Now, it lives again, in live-action format.<p>The trailer was less a preview of the game than a heartbreaking …

Batman: Arkham Origins’ flaws overshadow its improvements (review)

Snow falls on the empty streets of Gotham City while most of its citizens are indoors celebrating. Meanwhile, Roman Sionis, the criminal also known as Black Mask, has gathered eight of the world’s best assassins and given them one night to hunt down the constant thorn in his side: Batman. Long used …