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Funny and accurate.<p>23h<p>And some time later, another iPhoneMorf is born<p>22h<p>That would free up some pocket space and reduce neck strain. This design is …

New Study Indicates that Planet 9 Likely Formed in the Solar System

In January of 2016, astronomers Mike Brown and Konstantin Batygin published the first evidence that there might be another planet in our Solar …

Universe

Chips Off the Old Block: Computers Are Taking Design Cues From Human Brains

SAN FRANCISCO — We expect a lot from our computers these days. They should talk to us, recognize everything from faces to flowers, and maybe soon do the driving. All this artificial intelligence requires an enormous amount of computing power, stretching the limits of even the most modern …

Design

Cassini Delivers a Final Round of Jaw-Dropping Images Before Its Death

After 20 years in space and 13 years on the job as a scientific instrument orbiting Saturn, Cassini, the probe sent to explore the ringed planet and …

Planets

7 Mythical Creatures Besides Dragons Who Deserve to Be Stars

When it comes to fantasy, mythical creatures are a given. Specifically, <i>dragons</i> are a given. Sometimes, a unicorn or two will pop up, but fantasy has …

Game of Thrones

I fucking love science

A beautiful tribute to Cassini from NASA's NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

I fucking love science

Farewell Cassini. You'll be missed!

Star Trek: Discovery Won’t Let Critics Weigh in Before the Premiere, and There May Be Problems With CBS’ All Access App - Damage report.

Generally, when a property is restricted from advance critical review, that’s a sure sign that there’s no confidence in its quality and every attempt …

Star Trek

So You Want To Ride Through A Wormhole

<b>News: The Curiosity Podcast is here! Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play Music, SoundCloud and RSS.</b><p>In "Contact," Jodie Foster travels through …

Physics

They can’t all be zingers: 8 absurd sci-fi predictions that never panned out

Why it matters to you<p>Not every sci-fi movie or TV show gets its future predictions right. Here are eight times things didn't pan out as Hollywood …

Science Fiction

Visual Effects Society Ranks The Most Influential Visual Effects Movies Ever Made

In honor of its 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society – a professional organization of artists, producers, technologists, and more who work in …

Movies

Official: NASA's Cassini Probe Is Dead After 20 Years of Exploring Saturn

Goodbye little spacecraft.<p>With the crackle and fade of a signal beamed from 932 million miles (1.5 billion km) away, NASA's 20-year Cassini mission …

Space Exploration

Will AI Ever Be Elected? | Articles | Big Data

There has been much debate in recent months about the need for governments to start putting regulations in place to control the rise of AI. Tech …

Intelligence

6 movies that sci-fi fans should be counting down to

There's something about a sci-fi movie that's very special, whether it's depicting a bleak dystopian future, a journey into distant space, or a …

Movies

Hurricane Irma did a real number on NASA’s Kennedy Space Center

Hurricane Irma was an extremely powerful storm, and even though it weakened significantly as it made its way towards landfall in Florida, the …

NASA

Goodbye, Saturn — It Was Nice Seeing You

The Cassini spacecraft brought the planet, its rings and its moons into stunning view.<p>Just six months after the Cassini spacecraft arrived at Saturn, …

Space Exploration

How Wonder Woman Should Have Ended

YouTube

The Closest Star To Our Sun Might Be An Imposter

A new study suggests that Proxima Centauri, the closest star to our Sun, may have been captured from elsewhere in the galaxy by its two companion …

Exoplanets

New Data Storage Breakthrough Could Be Crucial Step For Quantum Internet

Researchers at the Australian National University have developed a new data storage architecture that could be used to store quantum information as …

Quantum Mechanics

There’s so much manmade junk in Earth orbit that satellites are in serious danger

Advancing technology and miniaturization go hand-in-hand. That’s great when it comes to smartphones and ultra-thin laptops, but it’s becoming a real …

NASA

Nintendo is having an amazing year

From the Switch and Zelda to Metroid and Mario, the company is firing on all cylinders<p>In March, Nintendo released quite possibly the best entry yet in its revered <i>Legend of Zelda</i> series. This week, the iconic <i>Metroid</i> returns with an excellent new title on the 3DS, while an inventive new <i>Super Mario</i> is …

Wii U

How to Pass a Lie Detector Test

A polygraph test or lie detector test is designed to analyze physiological reactions to questions to determine whether or not a subject is being …

Psychology

We Just Found 500-Million-Year-Old Fossils From The Earliest Complex Life on Earth

Worms.<p>A new set of fossils dating back more than half a billion years has been uncovered by scientists: left behind by the earliest forms of complex …

Evolution

Cassini Is Dying, But Its Groundbreaking Huygens Lander on Titan Lives On

"It was a very emotional moment. It was hard not to cry."<p>The spacecraft Cassini will become a streak of ash when it tumbles into Saturn on …

Space Exploration

What’s Really Going On With Google Drive

On Thursday, Google made a confusing announcement that could easily scare the crap out of 800 million people: Google Drive’s going away—but actually, …

Google

What Happens When Two Neutron Stars Collide? Scientific Revolution

Late last week, as some staff astronomers embarked on trips to see Monday’s solar eclipse, two of NASA’s space-based observatories—Hubble and Chandra …

Astrophysics

Samsung is selling Note8 pre-orders faster than any Note before it

In the aftermath of the Note 7 debacle, many wondered whether the Note line was done for good. It seems that the latest iteration — despite carrying a high starting price of $930 — has delivered a win for the folks at Samsung. Today, they announced that its pace for U.S. pre-orders of the Note8 …

Samsung

Equifax hack: credit monitoring company criticized for poor response

Customers and security experts say response to breach that exposed personal data of 143 million Americans has been disorderly and under-resourced<p>Credit monitoring company Equifax has been criticized by customers and security experts for an inadequate response to a data breach that included the …

Identity Theft

IBM’s Watson AI is learning to understand nuance and context

IBM is blazing a trail when it comes to how robots interact with humans. The company recently upgraded its Watson AI with a ‘Tone Analyzer’ service that allows it to understand nuance and tone of text. By analyzing word choice, emoji use, and context the AI is learning to understand how we talk to …

Artificial Intelligence