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A Mind-Bending Look at the Hubble Ultra Deep Field Photo of the Universe

Check out this mind-bending video that talks about the “Hubble Ultra Deep Field” image captured by NASA astronomers nearly a decade ago — a …

Astrophysics

Scientists Invent Oxygen Particle That If Injected, Allows You To Live Without Breathing

<b>New Medical Discovery</b><p>A team of scientists at the Boston Children’s Hospital have invented what is being considered one the greatest medical …

Medicine

Free Shotguns In 15 Cities, Courtesy Of The Armed Citizens Project

A new gun advocacy group has a bold idea it says will stem gun violence while enlisting more Americans to oppose gun control. How do they plan to do …

Ace Patrol Is Sid Meier’s Newest Strategy Game, and It’s iOS-Only

With deep strategy titles Civ Rev and Sid Meier’s Pirates in back catalog, just-released Haunted Hollow and the hotly anticipated iOS version of XCOM: Enemy Unknown due out this summer, one could argue that 2K Mobile isn’t the hottest name in iOS strategy games right now — but it’d be a steep …

Gaming Industry

As Investor Lean Towards EM Bonds, Brazil Takes Back Seat To Russia, China

Investors started the year loving emerging market equities. They’ve since shifted to bonds, in what may be a tell-tale sign that seasonality is about to kick into global equity markets.<p>One stand out: high yielding Brazil has taken a back seat to equally high yielding, rock ‘em sock ‘em Russia, but …

I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

Mind

Graphene paint could power homes of the future

Houses could be painted with a new super-material that generates electricity from sunlight and can even change colour on request, following new research.<p>Scientists at the University of Manchester used wafers of graphene, the discovery of which won researchers a Nobel Prize, with thin layers of …

Graphene

Sir Martin Rees on Star Trek: 'How post-humans could colonise other worlds'

Will we ever be able to cross the universe with the ease of the Enterprise? Astronomer Royal Martin Rees explores the science behind the fiction<p>The best <b>science</b> fiction, from H G Wells onwards, can nourish everyone’s imagination. It can widen the perspective of astronomers too – that strange breed …

Chris Hadfield

Dances with atoms: IBM researchers create a short film using only microscopic particles

A group of IBM researchers took a break from studying atomic data storage to work on something a bit more lighthearted: a stop motion movie made entirely out of atoms. The film, aptly named <i>A Boy and His Atom</i>, was created by arranging atoms with a scanning tunneling microscope and then capturing the …

Film-maker David Koff on his radical documentary Occupied Palestine

David Koff is remembering what happened at the premiere of his film Occupied Palestine in San Francisco in 1981. "There were probably 1,000 people in …