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Strange star has serious scientists talking about an alien megastructure

"It was kind of unbelievable that it was real data," said Yale University astronomer Tabetha Boyajian. "We were scratching our heads. For any idea that came up there was always something that would argue against it."<p>She was talking to the New Scientist about KIC 8462852, a distant star with a very …

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

Mysterious 'supervoid' in space is largest object ever discovered, scientists claim

A supervoid has been discovered in the universe which is too big to fit into current models<p>Astronomers have discovered a <b>curious empty section of space</b> which is missing around 10,000 galaxies.<p>The ‘supervoid’, which is 1.8 billion light-years across, is the largest known structure ever discovered in …

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The antitrust ruling against Microsoft was the top of the dot-com boom. History could repeat itself with Google

The tech industry is in a boom right now. We know that every boom has its bust.<p>But the hard part is figuring out when the turn will happen.<p>You're probably familiar with this chart. It's the historical tech-heavy NASDAQ index from its inception to the present date:<p>See that quick rise and fall? That …

Could Black Holes Destroy the Universe?

Before you say “no way,” hear the latest research out.<p>One of the surprises that the LHC had in stock for us is that the Higgs turned out to be …

Obama bemoans his NCAA bracket: 'It's over'

"It's over, it's over," Obama said dryly on Monday, when a 14-year-old wished the president success on his NCAA bracket at the White House Science Fair.<p>Sahil Doshi, a high school freshman, told Obama "good luck on your bracket," as the teen exhibited a science project to Obama.<p>Obama's bracket was …

Car Tech's guide to using your Android phone in the car

Looking for tips on safely using your Android phone with your car's stereo? CNET has you covered.<p><b>Editor's note, December 24, 2014:</b> <i>This article has been updated to reflect further information about Android Auto.</i><p>As a CNET reader with a healthy addiction to technology, you likely already know why a …

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How Smart Learners Stay Smart: 16 Ways To Stay On The Cutting Edge

Everybody wants to be smarter. Unfortunately, not all of us will get there. There is a distinct line between smart learners and those who just learn. The former become “students of the game;” they learn <i>how</i> to learn and in doing so broaden their own perspectives through self-discovery. The latter …

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare companion app hits Play Store

Well, it’s that time of year again. Call of Duty releases have almost become like iPhone release dates: expect tons of pre orders, millions of sales in a very short time period, and Battlefield fans telling you that you’re wasting your money. COD fans that are already warming up their gamepad …

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