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Creepy military voicemail warning of impending Doomsday sends internet into meltdown

A terrifying voicemail in military code sent to random Twitter users’ phones has sent the internet into meltdown as users speculate over its links to MH370, alien life and an impending Doomsday date.<p>It appears to have started with Ty, an ordinary Twitter user with no apparent prior interest in any …

20 Surprising Things You Can Do With Google Search

You can get really specific about the results you want, as well as the ones you don't.<p>Googling has become second nature to most of us, with many people consulting the search engine dozens of times per day.<p>The company’s flagship product is powered by a plethora of algorithms designed to dole out the …

"You Can’t Make This S--- Up": My Year Inside Trump's Insane White House

Author and columnist Michael Wolff was given extraordinary access to the Trump administration and now details the feuds, the fights and the alarming …

Trump: military option for North Korea not preferred, but would be 'devastating' | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Tuesday that any U.S. military option would be “devastating” for Pyongyang, but said the use of force was not Washington’s first option to deal with the country’s ballistic and nuclear weapons program.<p>“We are totally prepared for …

North Korea

Time Travel Is Possible Through the Whorfian Time Warp

It's the next best thing to a time machine.<p>The long-hypothesized time machine still eludes scientists, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to</i> …

Physics

The best time to see the Perseids meteor shower is tonight – here’s when and how to watch it

<b>We are being treated to one of nature’s most impressive spectacles at the moment as the Pereids meteor shower lights up the night sky, but you don’t</b> …

Perseids

$350-million price for U.S.'s most expensive home gets mixed reviews among agents

It’s the most expensive home to hit the market in the U.S., but does it live up to its $350-million price tag? Real estate agents from across the country share their thoughts on Chartwell, the Bel-Air estate of late billionaire businessman A. Jerrold Perenchio, and its chart-topping listing.<p>I can’t …

How one California professor beat Las Vegas and Wall Street

Las Vegas in the 1960s: It was a place run by men who ordered hits over cappuccinos and made offers nobody refused. Men who were feared, and feared …

The 20 Best Sci-Fi TV Series of the 21st Century, Ranked

From "Doctor Who" to "Dollhouse," these are the series that told their greatest TV stories in worlds far away from our own.<p>It hardly needs …

Science Fiction

Lawbreaking Particles May Point to a Previously Unknown Force in the Universe

For decades physicists have sought signs of misbehaving particles—evidence of subtle cracks in the “Standard Model” of particle physics, the dominant …

A new Doctor has been picked, says former 'Doctor Who' showrunner

Former <i>Doctor Who</i> showrunner Russell T Davies loves a good drama — and he seems to have stirred one up with an offhand comment during an awards show …

It's Done. Your Internet Provider Can Sell All Your Web History

No Consent Needed<p>It’s official. All of your internet browsing history is now for sale.<p>Yesterday, as expected, President Trump signed a resolution …

NASA Released Its Software for Free. Here's What You Need to Download.

Who Doesn’t Like Free Stuff?<p>NASA has just released its 2017-2018 software catalog, and everything is available for free download, without any royalty …

Newly discovered Mac malware found in the wild also works well on Linux

Apple issues MacOS update that automatically protects infected machines.<p>A newly discovered family of Mac malware has been conducting detailed …

Take a guided tour of the White House with Barack and Michelle in virtual reality

As one presidential administration ends and another begins, it seems much easier to pause and reflect on all of the changes that have defined the last eight years of the Obama presidency. A constant throughout time, however, is the dwelling where many of the United States’ most important policy …

Why do we have an appendix? Scientists have discovered its purpose and it's really important

Scientists have discovered why humans have an appendix – the small, thin tube attached to the large intestine whose purpose has long been a …

Biology

Your Appendix Might Serve an Important Biological Function After All

Wait, what?<p>One of the first things you learn about evolution in school is that the human body has a number of 'vestigial' parts - appendix, wisdom …

Evolution

Source of mysterious ‘alien’ radio signal is traced to dwarf galaxy far, far away

A mysterious powerful pulse of radio energy which has baffled astronomers has been traced to a distant dwarf galaxy more than three billion light …

Universe

Niantic is trying to fix the dreadful new Nearby tracker in Pokemon Go

Ever since Niantic scrapped the original Nearby tracker, <i>Pokemon Go</i> players have been begging for the company to bring it back. There’s no question …

A Brief Explanation of Black Hole Physics

Black holes, the Event Horizon, and what happens when you find yourself inside one.<p>What happens when you enter a black hole is the biggest bong-rip question of astrophysics. As you'd expect, the answer is complicated. Here, PBS's Space Time attempts to tackle this confusing topic in as accessible a …

Black Holes

AIRS

Research today is a skill that is taught to students as part of information literacy units; however, I don’t think students understand the difference …

The 10 things on Netflix you need to download today, because you can do that now

Finally, it's happening: Netflix has announced that you can now download select titles to watch, on-the-go, without any WiFi.<p>In one game-changing …

TV

Here are the 13 best deep web search engines

The deep web is exactly what it sounds like: the underground internet, the portion that’s not indexed by traditional search engines like Google or …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

11 Sci-Fi Fantasy Movies on #Netflix you didn't know were there

Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist<p>– The early years of Ryu and Ken as they learn the darkest legacy of their ancient fighting style. Ryu and Ken are the …

Newfound Spider Species Masquerades as a Dried-Up Leaf

The yet-to-be-named spider can make itself look like a dangling, dried-up leaf.<p>In the animal kingdom, sometimes the best survival strategy is to …

The $5 PoisonTap quickly, completely hijacks even a locked computer’s internet

After I learned of this clever exploit from Samy Kamkar, my poor 2012 MacBook Air looks more vulnerable than venerable: Asleep on the table, its USB ports exposed, it could be hijacked in seconds by a malicious Raspberry Pi Zero called PoisonTap. No need for passwords, zero-days or million-dollar …

Ibuprofen May Not Be As Safe As You Think

Over-the-counter and prescription drugs that control inflammation, like Advil, Aleve and Motrin, are among the most popular drugs people take. …

The 2016 Election Map

🇺🇸 of Our Great Nation 🇺🇸<p>I’m seeing a lot of election maps on my timeline, celebrating the amount of red as a mandate for governing (or in other …

Voting