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Flee from the sun at the speed of light in this humbling video

In casual conversation, when we say something is moving at the speed of light, we usually mean it's moving really fast. The speed of light feels instantaneous down here on our small contained planet.<p>Art director and animator Alphonse Swinehart has been "nerding out on some astronomy books and …

Speed Of Light

Lesbian Nation

When gay women took to the road.<p>There was a time, briefly, when women ruled the world. Well, their world, anyway. In the late nineteen-seventies, several thousand women in North America decided not to concern themselves with equal pay for equal work, or getting their husbands to do the dishes, or …

The Abyss

Music and amnesia.<p>In March of 1985, Clive Wearing, an eminent English musician and musicologist in his mid-forties, was struck by a brain infection—a herpes encephalitis—affecting especially the parts of his brain concerned with memory. He was left with a memory span of only seconds—the most …

The Jefferson Bottles

How could one collector find so much rare fine wine?<p>The most expensive bottle of wine ever sold at auction was offered at Christie’s in London, on December 5, 1985. The bottle was handblown dark-green glass and capped with a nubby seal of thick black wax. It had no label, but etched into the glass …

Download This! Ziploop App Will Get Rid of All Your Wallet Clutter

Shopping is generally an enjoyable experience, but it does have its downsides: Tracking old receipts, expiration dates, and return policies—not to …

BlackBerry 10 Review

Introduction to BlackBerry 10<p>To kick things off, here's a broad video overview of BlackBerry 10. We'll be pumping out dedicated posts to dive more …

BlackBerry Z10 Review

The BlackBerry Z10, the first phone with the all new BlackBerry 10 operating system, is <i>finally</i> in our hands. We're excited to have a new BlackBerry, …

No, the Internet Is Not Killing Religion in America

2<p>SHARES<p>Religion, goes the oft-paraphrased Karl Marx slogan, is the opiate of the people. Now, Wi-Fi is.This according to new research by Allen …

How Alfonso Cuaron Created The Weightless World Of 'Gravity'

When a British journalist asked director Alfonso Cuaron what it was like shooting in space for his award-winning film <i>Gravity</i>, we all snorted jovially …