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Could we harness power from black holes?

It might seem like an absurd idea, but physicists have long pondered whether black holes could one day be tapped for energy, says Phil Ball. But how possible is it?<p>Imagine the scene: highly advanced civilisations get enormous amounts of energy from black holes, be it extracting it from collapsed …

Black Holes

Obama's Immigration Speech Was Interrupted by a Heckler on Stage with Him

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>During his speech from San Francisco on Monday, President Obama was heckled by someone from an …

Analyst Predicts Bitcoin Will Go Over $1000 This Week: 'This Is A Classic Bubble'

As Bitcoin’s value continues its ridiculous climb, into the $600s and $700s on popular exchanges, a price forecasting analyst states the obvious, “This is a classic speculative bubble.” Based on its current momentum, he predicts that it may go as high as $1,700 within the week.<p><i>Disclosure: I own</i> …

Forget Solar Panels: This Sun-Powered Light Doesn’t Need Electricity

A simple coating to a building’s windows can redirect incoming sunlight to where it’s needed–say, on a ceiling for an ambient glow or to a desk fixture so you can get to work.<p>Picture a dark, windowless office–the sort of depressing scene where telemarketers sit in cubicles or Peggy Olson first …

Time Editor Howard Chua-Eoan Explains Why No Female Chefs Are ‘Gods of Food’

The November 18 issue of <i>Time</i> magazine includes a list of the 13 "<b>Gods of Food</b>," a chef's family tree, and a series of articles about the key "influencers" in food today. No female chefs made the "Gods" list, nor were any included in the modern restaurant lineage. Four women made the Gods list: Aida …

Bill Gates Thinks Tech Billionaires Have Their Priorities Totally Out Of Whack

"Take this malaria vaccine, [this] weird thing that I'm thinking of," Gates told Richard Waters of FT. "Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that's great. I don't."<p>It's a not-so-thinly-veiled shot at tech giants like Google and …