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How the expansion of the universe is affecting galactic speeds

Warp speed galaxies come up when I talk about the expansion of the Universe.<p>Perhaps it's dark energy acceleration, or the earliest inflationary period of the Universe when EVERYTHING expanded faster than the speed of light.<p>Imagine our expanding Universe. It's not an explosion from a specific place, …

Wu-Tang's GZA says 'lyricism is gone' from modern rap

‘I’m sure there are great lyricists out there today,’ says the rapper in an open letter, ‘but when you look at mainstream hip-hop, lyricism is gone’<p>Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA has bemoaned the lack of lyricism in modern hip hop. In an open letter written for Medium entitled The Lost Art of Lyricism, the …

Rap & Hip-Hop

NASA Prepares 'Flying Saucer' for Take Off

<b>Correction appended, June 4</b><p>NASA will launch a disc-shaped vehicle into space on Wednesday, in order to test a roomier spacecraft designed for …

Long Haul

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

blackholes

To Pimp a Butterfly: Kendrick Lamar's new album is perfect

When I talk about Kendrick Lamar with people who follow hip-hop, there’s always a hushed exchange that takes place. "He could be it," one of us will say. "He could," the other will reply. Like a pitcher throwing a perfect game, it’s never spoken aloud. He’s only one album in. It would be foolish to …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Meta smartwatch hands-on: revamped design meets at-a-glance features - CNET

Now that the<p>Pebble Steeland the Samsung Gear Fit have begun carving out a new landscape for higher-design wearables, maybe there's room for more. The new Meta smartwatch, seen here, is a complete design revamp from the first MetaWatch Strata Stealth we reviewed at CNET a year ago. Not only are …

Tiger Woods Hits Tee Shot from Europe to Asia

It sounds implausible, but it’s exactly what happened: Tiger Woods ripped a driver from one continent to another.<p>The intercontinental tee shot occurred in Istanbul, Turkey, on Tuesday as part of a promotional publicity stunt. Woods lined up his shot from the middle of the Bosphorus Bridge—a …

Allen Iverson: I Might Not Have Played Basketball If Not for Michael Jordan

What Allen Iverson did for the game is exceptional, and fans everywhere are showing love and appreciation for the man who changed the culture of the NBA.<p>Even days after officially announcing his retirement in Philadelphia, Iverson is getting cheers in NBA arenas. AI continues to see the impact he …

Fabiano Hale Injury: Updates on Cal RB Following Locker-Room Fight

California Golden Bears freshman running back Fabiano Hale was taken to the hospital with unspecified injuries following a fight with a teammate last Friday.<p>Henry K. Lee of the <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> reports the incident took place at the Simpson Center, which is located near the Golden Bears' home …

Controversy over cheerleaders epitomizes the Knicks and their news coverage

A quintessential day on the Knicks beat!<p>Sometime late Monday night, Frank Isola of The Daily News wrote a piece spreading word of James Dolan's volcanic reaction to his Knicks being 1-2 through three games. We discussed the absurdity of the whole thing earlier, including the rumor that Dolan took …

Cavs Top Pick Anthony Bennett off to Historically Rough Start

No. 1 overall draft picks in the NBA have been known for rough starts on occasion. Maybe none as rough as Anthony Bennett, however.<p>Through four games, Bennett is 0-of-15 from the field for the Cleveland Cavaliers. We repeat: four games, zero buckets.<p>Ouch.<p>ESPN's Chris Palmer broke it down without …

Jay Z Reportedly Investigated by MLBPA for Giving Robinson Cano Expensive Watch

New York Yankees star second baseman Robinson Cano was the beneficiary of an expensive birthday gift from Roc Nation founder Jay Z. Now, the hip-hop icon is being investigated by the MLBPA for giving the ballplayer a pricey watch.<p>The league's players association is seeking to determine whether Jay …

Colorado votes to tax legal marijuana

After becoming one of the first states to legalize recreational marijuana last year, Colorado set another new standard on Tuesday when voters approved a pot sales tax.<p>Recreational cannabis sales will have a 25 percent tax slapped on them starting Jan. 1, when retailers begin selling pot legally, …

Congolese dare to hope for peace as M23 rebels surrender after brutal war

Democratic Republic of the Congo,Africa,World news,Paul Kagame,John Kerry,Rwanda,US news,US foreign policy,South Africa,United Nations,Global development,Human rights,Law<p>Rwandan-backed guerrillas' dramatic collapse follows offensive by revamped UN force and mounting international pressure<p>Congolese …