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The US Military Has Released a Mysterious Report on 'Warp Drives'. Here's What Physicists Think About It

Could we really have faster-than-light travel?<p>Sometime after August 2008, the US Department of Defence contracted dozens of researchers to look into …

Physics

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

Apps

Deals: Ztylus Revolver M Series iPhone X Lens Kit

It’s no secret that photography is now one of the biggest focuses of innovation and competition in the smartphone space. The companies are simply giving users what they want, as smartphone cameras are now a centerpiece of everyday life with entire social networks dedicated to their use.<p>If you are …

Stephen Hawking's Final Theory About Our Universe Has Just Been Published, And It Will Melt Your Brain

His final word on whether multiverses exist.<p>Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: …

Physics

Five Useful Mac Apps Worth Checking Out - April 2018

Apps designed for the Mac don't typically receive as much attention as apps for iOS devices, so we've launched a monthly series that highlights useful, interesting Mac apps that are worth checking out.<p>This month's app selection, outlined in the video and the post below, includes apps for managing …

Apps

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity and general relativity they were fluid and …

Physics

New York's Cardinal Dolan: Democrats have abandoned Catholics

A couple of events over the past few weeks brought to mind two towering people who had a tremendous effect on the Archdiocese of New York and the U.S. more broadly. Their witness is worth remembering, especially in this political moment.<p>Last Saturday’s feast of St. Patrick, the patron saint of our …

Democratic Party

How to Uninstall Apps on the Mac

Deleting apps on the Mac isn't as obvious as one would think. Even if it is a little more obscure than maybe you'd otherwise like, at least it's not …

Physicists Have Confirmed a Pear-Shaped Nucleus, And It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever

Noooooo.<p>Physicists have confirmed the existence of a new form of atomic nuclei, and the fact that it's not symmetrical challenges the fundamental …

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Blockchain

Inside Amazon's Artificial Intelligence Flywheel

In early 2014, Srikanth Thirumalai met with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Thirumalai, a computer scientist who’d left IBM in 2005 to head Amazon’s …

Machine Learning

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Studies suggest the Y chromosome is on its way out, so what does that mean for the future of the human race?<p>The Y chromosome may be a symbol of …

Genetics

The passport warning all holidaymakers need to know from MoneySavingExpert.com Martin Lewis

Do you make sure there are at least six months left until your passport expires before you travel abroad?<p>You should do, according to …

Jesus Is Our Eternal God

<i>In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He [Jesus] was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were</i> …

Faith

The Meaning of Buddhism

Fundamental principles of the Theravada doctrine<p>The teaching founded by the Buddha is known, in English, as Buddhism. It may be asked, who is the Buddha? A Buddha is one who has attained Bodhi; and by Bodhi is meant wisdom, an ideal state of intellectual and ethical perfection which can be achieved …

13 Best Gifts for Travelers of 2018

Seeking the perfect gifts for friends and relatives who love to travel? You can’t go wrong with these chic accessories […]13 Best Gifts for Travelers …

Shopping

Deals: iKlips miReader 4K

Between trying to expand the memory of your iOS devices, handle and organize your photos and videos between cameras and other devices, and keep your iPhone and/or iPad charged, you can end up with a pile of dongles and adapters if you aren’t careful. The iKlips miReader from Adam Elements can take …

This Machine Makes Clean Water Out of Air

Two parts hydrogen and one part oxygen is all it takes.<p>Approximately one in ten people on the planet don't have access to clean water. Infrastructure issues affecting clean water have crept into the United States in Flint, Michigan, and concerns about water sources have become white-hot debate …

Five of the Biggest Problems in Physics May Have Been Solved at Once

A new theory proposes six new types of particles and could solve some of the biggest problems in physics.<p>A new theory claims to have solved five of the biggest problems in physics all at once.<p>The theory was developed by a group of French physicists at the University of Paris-Saclay, and it …

Everything You Need to Know About the Cloud

How it works, what's new, and how to get your phone to stop running out of storage.<p>What the Heck Is the Cloud?<p><i>Matt Quinn is the chief technology officer of TIBCO. If you've received an Amazon product recommendation, or tracked a FedEx package, you've used TIBCO software. It writes programs that</i> …

Devotions Catholics Are Free to Practice (or Not)

<b>One of the most fruitful sources of misconception</b> in regard to the Catholic religion is the general ignorance prevalent among those outside the …

Christianity

How quantum entanglement changed the nature of physical reality forever

Is the universe all about predictable matter where everything is in linked in a chain of cause and effect, one that is independent and oblivious to …

Feet of fire

<b>Today We Die a Little! The Inimitable Emil Zatopek, the Greatest Olympic Runner of All Time.</b> By Richard Askwith. <i>Nation; 457 pages; $26.99. Yellow</i> …

Discovering the “New Creation”

NT Wright lecturing on the Sacraments of Baptism and Eucharist at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship.<p>One of my favorite Biblical Scholars is …

The Hubble telescope just discovered a relic that changes the way we understand our galaxy

The cluster is called Terzan 5 and Italian researchers have found evidence that it could be the same as the building blocks that made up our galaxy, because of the striking similarity of its stars to the most ancient ones in the Milky Way.<p>Terzan 5 lies 19,000 light-years away from Earth, and there …

When Kalki the Destroyer Descends: Apocalypse in ~427000 years

A apocalypse, that Kalki will bring about the destruction of the world when mankind has completely abandoned religion, “when nothing is known of the …

Hinduism

Praying the Jesus Prayer: Mercy with every breath

How a simple, timeless petition lets us truly “pray without ceasing”<p>37) Learn the Jesus Prayer and use it. —56 Ways to Be Merciful During the Jubilee …

Prayer

‘I left my body and arrived at the gateway to hell’

Dr Rajiv Parti, a California-based anaesthesiologist, has allegedly ventured into the afterlife — by mistake — but says his journey and near-death …

Consciousness

Zero Breeze, A Battery-Powered Portable Air Conditioner That Includes Helpful Travel Features

Zero Breeze is a battery-powered portable air conditioner complete with helpful travel features. Besides its primary function of cooling the air in a …