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Hands-on with the Battlefield 1 closed alpha

We spent 10 hours with this varied World War I shooter<p>The general vibe amidst the mud and rubble of <i>Battlefield 1</i>'s closed alpha this week is highly positive, as you'd expect from a game that enjoyed a good showing at E3, where the shooter impressed attendees and media.<p>This World War I-themed game …

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

Gravitational Waves

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars .<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes .<p>Lisa …

Dark Matter

2 degrees, flies planes, author, works at NASA. His age? 17

BOSTON (AP) — Moshe Kai Cavalin has two college degrees, but he's too young to vote. He flies airplanes, but he's too young to drive a car alone.<p>Life …

These are the top 30 songs college students are going nuts for, according to Spotify

Now Spotify has tried to capture some of that magic using the brute force of machine learning, and put together a playlist of the top songs for college students.<p>Spotify data "alchemist" Glenn McDonald looked at the difference between what songs college students like versus the average population. …

College & University

First Nexus 4 Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM already up

Nexus 4 owners were probably disappointed to discover that their smartphone is missing out on Android 6.0 Marshmallow updates from Google this week. However, the custom ROM community has stepped up once again and already has a working version of Marshmallow for Mako, with more options on the way …

Android News

Hidden in Einstein's Math: Faster-than-Light Travel?

Although Einstein's theories suggest nothing can move faster than the speed of light, two scientists have extended his equations to show what would …

Physics

Big Bang, Deflated? Universe May Have Had No Beginning

If a new theory turns out to be true, the universe may not have started with a bang.<p>In the new formulation, the universe was never a singularity, or …

Black Hole 'Wakes Up' After 26-Year Slumber

After taking a 26-year nap, a waking black hole released a burst of X-rays that lit up astronomical observatories on June 15 — and it's still making …

What is a Wormhole?

A wormhole is a theoretical passage through space-time that could create shortcuts for long journeys across the universe. Wormholes are predicted by …

What Is the Big Bang Theory?

The Big Bang Theory is the leading explanation about how the universe began. At its simplest, it says the universe as we know it started with a small …

What Is The $WINDOWS.~BT Folder On My Hard Drive?

If your C drive (or whichever drive it is you’ve installed Windows to) is taking up more space than it should even though you haven’t installed …

Astronaut shares gorgeous photo of San Francisco from space

Astronaut Scott Kelly has gained a following for stunning photos taken during his year-long mission aboard the International Space Station. On Saturday, he posted a photo of San Francisco amid the holiday weekend sunshine.<p>"#GoodMorning #sanfrancisco! Looking good this #Saturday morning!" Kelly …

San Francisco

Why The Black Hole Information Paradox Is Such A Problem

You might think it takes a lot of energy to escape Earth’s gravity, but our planet’s pull is tiny compared to many other things in the Universe. Same for our Sun, the galaxy, or even an extreme object like a neutron star. Instead, imagine a small, compact region of space that’s filled with so much …

Physics

How Quantum Computers Are Prepared for Hackers

By Dan Goodin in Ars Technica<p>By Jacob Soll in Politico Europe<p>By the Editors of Bloomberg View<p>By Maj. Gen. Charles Bolden in Wired<p>By Max Rosett in the …

Why We Can No Longer Rely Only On Schools And Companies For Professional And Personal Development

There once was a time where everything you needed to know for your career was taught to you by the educational institution you attended and the company you worked for. You would go get your four year bachelor’s degree in whatever topic and that information would stay with you for a little while, …

Learning

10 awesome paid apps that are all on sale for free for a limited time

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a solid one indeed, and you can still find a few great freebies in that post <b>if you</b> …

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge

The song is about front man Anthony Kiedis and the period in his life when he walked around Los Angeles sad and very alone, finding solace in the …

How To Roll A Joint

Definitely not drugs.

Sundar Pichai: Google's rising star reaches the top (like his teacher said he would)

Last weekend, one of the most glittering alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Kharagpur did not show up to give a school prize as he had promised. Sundar Pichai, then head of product at Google, begged off for reasons that became abundantly clear over the next few days: he had just …

AMD, Nvidia release new DirectX 12-ready GPU drivers for Windows 10

Advanced Micro Devices and Nvidia Corp. have updated their drivers for graphics processing units in time for retail release of Microsoft Windows 10. …

What Windows 7 users need to know about updating to Windows 10

It's such a cliché, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Or in this case, if Windows 7 still works perfectly fine, why update it to Windows 10?<p>If …

Best mobile games of July 2015 (pictures)

Mobile Gaming

Nvidia’s next GPU may have 32GB of VRAM and 17 billion transistors

Big changes may be on the horizon for Nvidia’s new GPU, Pascal, if the rumors Fudzilla is reporting are accurate. Information has leaked about the …

Kids These Days Good At Math, Bad At F*cking

cdc centers for disease control International Mathematical Olympiad kids not having sex kids not smoking pot marijuana math Olympiad pt Grandma …

Donald Trump

DirectX 12 FAQ: All about Windows 10's supercharged graphics tech

The Internet’s been abuzz over the promise of Windows 10’s underlying DirectX 12 gaming technology for months now. Drastically higher frame rates! Drastically lower power consumption! Drastically improved performance from AMD hardware! A—<i>gasp</i>—whole new era in PC gaming.<p>And all of it’s true! Er, …

Computer Hardware

John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician | Siobhan Roberts

John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí. For many years, he worried that his obsession with playing silly games was ruining his career – until he realised that it could lead to extraordinary discoveries<p>On a late September day in 1956, John Horton Conway left …

Mathematics