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Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and …

Titan moon's colossal methane seas

Ligeia Mare is twice the area of Lake Michigan in the US<p><b>Measurements of a big sea on Titan, a moon of Saturn, show that it contains about 9,000 cubic km of mostly liquid methane.</b><p>This huge volume is equivalent, say scientists, to about 40 times the proven reserves of oil and gas on Earth.<p>The …

Astronomy

No filter: One man's Instagram pics lead to 142 felony charges

A sheriff's deputy is doing what sheriff's deputies do: scouring Instagram. He comes upon the account of a man who has pictures of guns and money. These are clues.<p>I am blue in the face.<p>But it doesn't matter how many times you tell people -- especially criminals -- to be very careful about what they …

Guns

Jupiter's Moon Europa Is Bursting With Icy Geysers

Two studies of Europa, which is thought to have a subsurface ocean, are good news for the potential for life to exist on this icy satellite.<p><b>Two exciting blasts of news</b> have scientific minds swimming—with the possibility of life in Europa's ocean. Today scientists announced evidence pointing to the …

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Environment

Uruguay becomes first country to legalise marijuana trade | Reuters

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay became the first country to legalise the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalisation.<p>People participate in the so-called "Last demonstration with illegal …

Student dies and wakes up in the morgue—what happens next, it was mistake

A computer programming student was undergoing surgery in Costa Rica, when she died, experienced the afterlife, then returned to her body—in the …

Valet Confessions: What They Really Think of Your Shiny Car

Ferraris are "a dime a dozen" in the world of top-rated restaurant parking.<p><b>"Ferrari is like a beautiful woman," Ferrari</b> chief Luca di Montezemolo explains. "You must desire her, you must wait for her." That explains the two-year wait for a nearly $300,000 458 Spider model. Owners are members of a …

Santa Monica

Miners spend $17 million a day for a shot at $4.4 million of bitcoin

The price of a single bitcoin, now sitting at $899, is derived from many mysterious sources: supply and demand, potential future business value, animal spirits. One factor is less widely understood: The price of bitcoin depends on the price of electricity.<p>Bitcoin are produced by “mining,” having …

Bitcoin

Did You Know That There Is A Medical Condition Which Makes You Believe You Are….

Advertisement<p>The human mind has continuously been subjected to numerous studies but we are still not completely familiar with its inner workings. Its …

Medicine

May guide to the bright planets

Jupiter rules! In May 2018, the king planet shines at its brightest best for the year and is out all night. Venus blazes in early evening. Saturn and …

Astronomy

Inhabitat's Week in Green: self-driving tractors, U-CAT robot and the Interceptor police sedan

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, it's time to start thinking about holiday decorations. London's Southbank Centre recently gave new meaning to the …

US Rappers Use North Korea for a Video Shoot

A pair of U.S. rappers say they have filmed a music video while on a trip to North Korea.<p>Dontray Ennis and Anthony Bobb, known as Peso and Pacman, …

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

Scientist Related to Killers Learns He Has a Psychopath's Brain

James Fallon admits he has a lot in common with serial killer Ted Bundy and Columbine assassin Eric Harris. He is aggressive, lacks empathy and is a …

Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy …

A College Kid Made More Than $24,000 Yesterday Just By Waving This Sign On ESPN

A college student quickly made over $24,000 just by waving this sign on TV.<p>Here's the deal: Yesterday on ESPN's "College GameDay" (an ESPN college football show that's filmed at a different college campus each week) some student held the above sign that has both the Bitcoin logo and a QR code.<p>A QR …

Android has secret camera features, but Google won't let you use them yet

Buried deep inside Google's mobile operating are hidden two features that would make for a far more refined Android photography experience. Raw image …

Night Sky, April 2018: What You Can See This Month [Maps]

The night sky tonight and on any clear night offers an ever-changing display of fascinating objects you can see, from stars and constellations to …

Astronomy

NASA Video Shows Ancient Mars as Lush, Water World

Mars may be a desolate world today, but billion of years ago, the Red Planet was a warm, wet paradise of blue skies and lakes — a hospitable realm …

Space Travel

How This Tiny Plastic Box Could Help Humans Inhabit Other Planets [Video]

Launching even small experiments into space can cost tens of thousands of dollars. Most of the money goes toward a spaceship or rocket ride to beat Earth's gravity, but another big chunk is the experimental equipment. Just one 10-centimeter cube in which to cram experiments, for example, can set a …

Own a Street-Legal Flamethrowing Batmobile Replica for Just $200K

We all know Batkid rolls around town in a two-car fleet of Bat-Lamborghinis, which is reasonably phenomenal. But for his next crime-fighting spree, …

Stop Poking USBs Into the ISS International Space Station!

Nov 24 2013 12:19PM GMT<p>Sigh. We tell you and tell you and tell you, but do you listen? “Don’t pick up strange USB sticks from the street and plug …

SEO

Time Machines: Say 01100011 01101000 01100101 01100101 01110011 01100101!

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>Today the world can easily be captured in 1s and 0s for our viewing pleasure. The hardware behind this capability all started as a DIY lab …

TV Is Dying, And Here Are The Stats That Prove It

Audience ratings have collapsed: Aside from a brief respite during the Olympics, there has been only negative ratings growth on broadcast and cable TV since September 2011, according to Citi Research.<p>Media stock analysts Craig Moffett and Michael Nathanson recently noted, "The pay-TV industry has …