Liam Fitzgerald

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The 10 most divisive albums of all time

Were they good? Were they... not good? My friends, it's sometimes hard to say<p>People’s opinions are like Paul Gambaccini when a celebrity dies – …

Counter-culture

Timo Kuilder blurs boundaries of gaming and art with maze app

Since the birth of the smartphone first ushered in a whole wave of games designed for mobile, gaming apps have typically been associated with garish …

Mice Who Allegedly Ate Half-Ton of Weed Would Have Reaped a Lot of Benefits

We actually know a lot about what happens when mice meet marijuana.<p>Stoner stereotypes suggest they frequently make up, uh, creative excuses for their …

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity …

Physics

This is how to become mentally strong: 3 secrets from neuroscience

Ever get to the point where your brain is just pooped? The ol’ grey matter is waving the white flag. You’re exhausted. You can’t go on. You’ve got no …

Veterans

This Video About The Scale of Black Holes Will Crush Your Poor, Tiny Brain

We were not prepared for this.<p>Black holes are vast, matter-annihilating objects that seem to defy physics by their very existence. They're so weird, …

Save up to 60% in the PlayStation Store Easter Sale

<b>An egg-cellent new sale begins today on the PlayStation Store that offers cracking discounts of up to 60%.</b>OK, that’s enough egg jokes. The latest …

How the Venus Flytrap Knows Not To Eat the Good Guys

Scientists wanted to know whether the plant preyed on the same insects that pollinate it – and if it did not, to begin to understand why.<p><i>by Clyde Sorenson, North Carolina State University; Elsa Youngsteadt, North Carolina State University, and Rebecca Irwin, North Carolina State University</i><p>The Venus …

North Carolina

This handy app turns your LinkedIn profile into a gorgeous CV

While most websites let you apply for jobs straight with your LinkedIn profile, it doesn’t hurt to keep a polished CV around in case you need to submit one for the vacancies you’re eyeing. But building up a sleek resume could be a hassle, especially if you struggle with designing stuff.<p>Available …

17 Hidden Shows On Netflix With Near-Perfect Rotten Tomatoes Scores

Is there such a thing as <i>too much</i> of a good thing? Peak TV is certainly putting that theory to test, overwhelming viewers with myriad content and …

Spotify teams with Discord to soundtrack your gaming chats

Spotify and gaming chat app Discord are joining forces so your entire channel can bump to the same music during a raid. Starting today, you can link your Spotify Premium account to your Discord account and keep the beats rocking for your entire community. "All users are now able to instantly …

Microsoft purchasing Valve would pay for itself in profits (and power)

It’s not as ridiculous as you may think<p>Microsoft needs help when it comes to exclusive games for the Xbox One, and acquiring developers or publishers with a great game selection is the easiest way to get that help.<p>But Valve is an unlikely source of relief for Microsoft. Valve doesn’t need the …

DJ launches ‘Spotify-disrupting’ streaming service to benefit artists

Choon is being touted as a "disruptive blockchain-based music streaming service"<p>A DJ has launched a new streaming service with the aim of challenging …

We’re losing a whole generation of young men to video games

One night in the mid-1990s I tried out a computer game called “Civilization.” You started with a screen that was completely black, except for one …

Is 'Pokémon Go' Good For Science?

Yes, scientists love 'Pokémon Go,' too.<p>It's been less than a week since Nintendo's <i>Pokémon Go</i> first launched, but the new game has already resulted in some serious collateral damage: <i>sunshine</i> and <i>exercise</i>.<p>This past weekend, a massive contingent of seemingly indoor-dwelling people bravely ventured …

Has Physics Gotten Something Really Important Really Wrong?

Sometimes the most important step one can take in science is back.<p>When the path towards progress in a field becomes muddied, the best response may be to step away from all the technical specifics that make up day-to-day practice and begin pulling up the floorboards. In other words, rather than …

Physics

Scientists are on the brink of introducing vaccines that might help control deadly mosquito-borne diseases

The predator slips invisibly into homes, quietly stalks its prey and bites before a victim knows what happened. There's little chance of escape.<p>The attacker is <i>Aedes aegypti</i>, a mosquito that has, over time, developed a taste for people.<p>It's a city dweller that hovers in undisturbed crannies and can …

Public Health