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21 Facts That Will Remind You How Complex The Universe Really Is

"The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper."

Facebook 101: How to Delete Your Account & Scrub Your Data

With the news that Cambridge Analytica obtained over 50 million Facebook users' information without their consent, there are no doubt many of us …

Social Media

NASA Just Released New Deep-Sky Images by Hubble, And They're Breathtaking

We are blown away.<p>NASA has expanded its image catalogue for Messier deep-sky objects by 12 objects, bringing the total to 76 - and showcasing how far …

Zero

<i>On Sunday night, Kobe Bryant passed Michael Jordan on the NBA’s all-time scoring list, moving into third place behind Karl Malone and Kareem</i> …

The First Black Hole Close-Up

The EHT isn’t just one telescope: It’s a network of eight radio telescopes in Hawaii, Arizona, Spain, Mexico, Chile and Antarctica. Astronomers align …

A Star Passing The Black Hole at The Centre of Our Galaxy Is About to Test Einstein's Theory

Astronomers have been waiting for years to watch this happen.<p>In a few months, astronomers are going to be pointing their telescopes to Sagittarius …

Six Things That Make Life on Earth Possible

ONE STRANGE ROCK<p>6 THINGS THAT MAKE LIFE ON EARTH POSSIBLE<p>Earth is well equipped as a planet and ideally placed in our solar system and galaxy to support life as we know it. The product of some 4.6 billion years of cosmic construction, our planet is flush with life thanks to a fortuitous set of …

Nature’s most awesome storm will be gone in 10 years

Then, when the space probe Voyager 2 hurtled past in 1979, it was seen to be a little more than twice the size of our planet.<p>Now under the prying eye …

The 6 best VPNs to help keep you anonymous on the internet

If you're unfamiliar with a virtual private network, or VPN, there's no better time to get to know them.<p>There are a number of reasons why you might …

Physicists Create New Form Of Light

In results published in <i>Science,</i> researchers suggest that this new light could be used to perform highly complex, incredibly fast quantum computations.<p>…

We tested popular VPNs to see which was fastest. Here's what we found.

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, is a way to add a layer of anonymity or privacy to your internet browsing.<p>But, it doesn't come for free.<p>VPN …

There's a "Very High Risk" That We Will Overshoot Our Global Warming Targets

Sh*t.

Supermassive black hole model predicts characteristic light signals at cusp of collision

A new simulation of supermassive black holes—the behemoths at the centers of galaxies—uses a realistic scenario to predict the light signals emitted …

The Best 4K HDTV Deals of 2018

<i>If you buy something through this post, IGN may get a share of the sale. For more, read our Terms of Use.</i><p>Manufacturers feel a need to release a new …

Surprise Discovery Shows We Have Been Totally Wrong About The Size of Andromeda Galaxy

Whaaaat?<p>A new technique for measuring the mass of galaxies has been applied to our closest galactic neighbour - and it has found that the Andromeda …

Forget the SNES Classic, this $34 box plays every NES and SNES game ever

We do our best to give you a heads up anytime the Super NES Classic Edition is in stock at any online stores, since so many people out there have …

Slider comparison image of the Tarantula Nebula with and without adaptive optics

These images of the dramatic star formation region 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, were created from mosaics of images taken using …

Astrophysicists release IllustrisTNG, the most advanced universe model of its kind

IllustrisTNG is a successor model to the original Illustris simulation developed by the same research team, but it has been updated to include some …

Xbox Game Pass will feature Xbox exclusives on the day they launch

Six-month subscriptions also available for $59.99<p>Xbox Game Pass, the all-you-can-eat game subscription for the Xbox One, will now include all games exclusive to the console on the day they launch, beginning with Rare’s multiplayer pirate adventure <i>Sea of Thieves</i> in March, Microsoft announced this …

DuckDuckGo adds tracker blocking to help curb the wider surveillance web

Some major product news from veteran anti-tracking search engine DuckDuckGo: Today it’s launched revamped mobile apps and browser extensions that bake in a tracker blocker for third party sites, and include a suite of other privacy features intended to help users keep surfing privately as they …

How to send large files for free: the easiest ways to send massive files

For bigger file transfers, email is a no-go. So what are your options?<p>E-mail is creaking under the demands of the internet, and nowhere is that more …

Software

Why Does Your Nose Run When It's Cold?

You can lose more than a cup of fluid per day through your nose.<p>About 50-90 percent of people get a runny nose when it's cold. We call this …

Physicists Just Discovered a Way to Track Unobserved Quantum Particles

What we see is only a fraction of the picture.<p>One of the underlying principles of quantum theory is that quantum objects can exist as waves or …

Quantum Physics

Watch Two Neutron Stars Collide 130 Million Light Years Away

<i>Updated</i> | Astrophysicists have reconstructed the collision of two neutron stars 130 million light years away using gamma-rays, x-rays and radio …

Biggest Quark Spotted in Whole New Way

Imagine you are baking a cake. You use the same ingredients that you always use, and boom, cake. But now, imagine your surprise when you discover you …

Van Allen Belt Mystery Solved With Student-Built Satellite

Oh, that Van Allen Belt—online crackpots love to use Earth’s belt of radiation to bolster their Moon landing conspiracies, suggesting it could be too …

Geminids meteor shower 2017: The best photos of last night's Geminids meteor shower

Perfect conditions are forecast for what could be the largest number of shooting stars to grace the sky in years<p>The imminent Geminids meteor shower …

18 outdoor cameras to secure your connected home

Outdoor home security cameras have changed a lot in recent years. A market that was once limited to a few manufacturers has since exploded into an industry full of options. That's great news for us as customers, but it can make the buying process a bit more complex. Below you'll find a list of …

Home Security

Raspberry Pi Bitcoin Mining

If you are interested in taking advantage of the huge Bitcoin price surge recently which took the crypto currency passed the $12,000 mark, or would …