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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 …

Black Holes

Broncos waive RB Montee Ball, Redskins’ Griffin III visits neurologist

<b>BILLS</b> <i>Orchard Park, N.Y.</i><p>The Buffalo Bills have claimed centre Gabe Ikard off waivers, two days after he was released by the Tennessee Titans.<p>Ikard signed with Tennessee last year, but missed his entire rookie season because of a knee injury. He provides depth to an offensive line that was down to …

In 2014, countries are still paying off debt from World War One

It has been 100 years since the start of the First World War, which was fought for four years and claimed the lives of more than 6000 soldiers a day. Countries in Europe began marking the centenary earlier this year and the Tower of London, pictured above, is awash in poppies in beautiful tribute …

World History

Humans Genetically Engineered To Be Super Intelligent Could Have An IQ Of 1000

Genetically engineered human beings could have IQs of 1000 or higher. At least that's the theory from scientist Stephen Hsu.<p>Hsu is something of a …

Everything But The Squeal: How The Hog Industry Cuts Food Waste

A tour of a pork processing plant takes a hard hat, waterproof boots and a strong stomach.<p>Oh, and hairnets.<p>Americans eat just half of the meat produced by farm animals. So what happens to the rest of the animal? I arrive at the Farmland Food plant in Milan, a factory in northeast Missouri, for a …

Google Balloons Take Flight In Vast Remote Broadband Launch

The secretive Google X operation sees itself as firmly on target with a plan to launch high altitude Internet-transmitting balloons across the southern hemisphere, as it aims to provide wireless coverage to billions of people in remote areas.<p>Google has said that by next year it aims to have a …

Destiny: behind the scenes of the world's most expensive video game

On the wall are multiple LCD displays showing graphs, maps and streams of data; this small windowless box, hidden away in a cavernous converted multiplex in Washington, is crowded with serious-looking people hunched over keyboards, amid a mass of cables and high-spec PCs. It looks like a Nasa …

This gas may erase bad memories

Xenon gas lights this lamp and could one day erase bad memories. Creative Commons/Alchemist-hp/Wikimedia<p>Researchers at McLean Hospital in …

New metamaterial gives light a one-way ticket

The light-warping structures known as metamaterials have a new trick in their ever-expanding repertoire. Researchers at the National Institute of …

Lavazza Has Built A Coffee Machine For The ISS

The ISS will have its own 'Space Cafe' after Italian coffee brand Lavazza unveiled the 'ISSpresso', the first coffee machine built specifically for …

The Ultimate List of Online Resources for Being a Better Photographer

We thought it would be helpful to put together a list of resources that photographers generally use and how they use them. This is a bit of a “living …

Photography

Scientists say robotic sperm could change fertilization & chemotherapy treatment

Meet the humble “Magnetosperm,” a tiny, sperm-like robot with incredible potential in the medical world.<p>It’s approximately six times longer than a human sperm, and scientists at the American Institute of Physics say in a paper that Magnetosperm “technology could be used not only to help with …

The Founder Of Sam Adams Has A Trick For Drinking A Lot Without Getting Drunk — Here's The Science Behind It

In it, he revealed his secret to binge drinking without getting totally wasted — which seems like a useful tip for the executive of a beer company who might have to do a lot of taste testing. Or if you want to keep your head on at a work function.<p>The secret, Koch told the magazine, is to take …

Scientists reverse aging in mice by giving them young blood

Plots from <i>The Simpsons</i> are rarely prophetic, but it appears as if, just as it did for Mr. Burns, the blood of the young could help to stave off the signs of aging. Competing teams at Harvard, Cambridge and the University of California have found that pumping the blood of juvenile mice into elderly …

Installing the world's first electronic spine

In <i>The Washington Post</i> this week, reporter Jim Tankersley follows a team of doctors as they install one of the world's first electronic spine replacements, dubbed the Neurobridge. The patient is paralyzed from the chest down, but researchers hope the Neurobridge can restore control of his hands. A …

US judge rules Chinese search engine can block pro-democracy websites

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Gil C / Shutterstock.com<p>A federal judge in New York this week dismissed a lawsuit over Chinese company Baidu’s …

The NSA May Or May Not Be Building A Quantum Computer That Can Decrypt Basically Anything

The NSA is trying to build "a cryptologically useful quantum computer" as part of an $80 million project called "Penetrating Hard Targets," reports the Washington Post.<p>Quantum computers operate in a dramatically different way from regular computers — the latter run on bits, digital representations …

Indian feds raid Bitcoin exchange as other traders suspend service

On Tuesday, the Reserve Bank of India sent out a stern warning against trade in Bitcoin and other virtual currencies, stating that the currencies were not approved by the central bank and more ominously that "the traders of VCs on such platforms are exposed to legal as well as financial risks." It …

Google could end China's web censorship in 10 days – why doesn't it?

This week, Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, was quoted as saying during a speech in Washington: "We can end government censorship in a decade. The solution to government surveillance is to encrypt everything."<p>Earlier this week, we at greatfire.org successfully unblocked the Reuters …

Virgin Galactic to accept Bitcoin for space flights

The virtual currency Bitcoin can be used to purchase pizza and to make apartment rentals – and now it can be used to buy tickets to space. Virgin Galactic, the space-flight branch of Richard Branson’s empire, announced on Friday that it will accept payments made by Bitcoin.<p>“All of our future …

Massive U.K. study finds video games have no negative impact on 11,000 kids

A study of 11,000 kids in Britain has found that video games don’t have a negative impact on behavior.<p>The University of Glasgow study was based on surveys of mothers that tracked behavior over time. The researchers wanted to know if there was a connection between time spent playing video games and …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Papua New Guinea

Bitcoin makes a pitch for 'safe and sane' regulation

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that fuels transactions on Internet black markets such as Silk Road and Black Market Reloaded, will make its case to Congress on Monday that such currency has potential to open the digital economy to poor societies around the world.<p>Federal law enforcement agents will …

As Bitcoin prices surge past $750, a new high, U.S. agencies set to argue in favor (updated)

Bitcoin prices have exploded over the past week, and just in time: Federal agencies are gearing up to defend the digital currency’s legitimacy in a Senate hearing today.<p>The United States Department of Justice and Securities and Exchanges Commission will argue in favor of Bitcoin’s viability, with …

Thanks, Snowden! Now All The Major Tech Companies Reveal How Often They Give Data To Government

<b>Graphic credit: David Lada.</b><p>Google has been pumping out a transparency report for years, telling its users how often the feds and local law enforcement ask for information about its users. Up until this year, it was one of the few companies that did so. Then NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden …

You can be 007 as Ready SIM launches data-only plan to access the mobile Internet anonymously

If you value your privacy on mobile devices, Roam Mobility has a product called Ready SIM for you. The Vancouver, Canada-based company has launched a new data-only plan that enables people to use the mobile Internet via a 4G data network without revealing their identity.<p>Ready SIM has built a system …

Call of Duty: Ghosts executive producer confirms game is 720p on Xbox One; 1080p on PlayStation 4

Call of Duty: Ghosts will run at 60 frames per second on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The modern-military shooter will not, however, run at the same resolution on both next-gen systems.<p>In a Twitter message today, Call of Duty: Ghosts executive producer Mark Rubin confirmed that Call of Duty: Ghosts …

How IBM is making computers more like your brain. For real

ZURICH, Switzerland -- Despite a strong philosophical connection, computers and brains inhabit separate realms in research. IBM, though, believes the time is ripe to bring them together.<p>Through research projects expected to take a decade, Big Blue is using biological and manufactured forms of …