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This little robot moves in and out of the sun to care for a plant that lives on its back

Tianqi Sun, CEO of robotics firm Vincross, has created a delightful mod of his robot Hexa which cares for a houseplant when the owner is too forgetful to water it.<p>Hexa is a small crab-like looking robot, which is available to buy for $949 and is designed to give people the chance to experiment with …

Robotics

Why Confrontation Is Actually Good For Your Relationship

Fighting is a complicated issue in relationships. It can come in all different forms—quiet seething, civilized disagreements, or what feels like all-out verbal warfare. And not only can it manifest in different ways, it’s also something that people feel <i>very</i> differently about. Some people thrive off …

Self-improvement

The Complicated Legacy of 'The Dark Knight'

Christopher Nolan's acclaimed film changed the movie landscape when it was released ten years ago this month, but at what cost?<p>“You’ve changed …

The Dark Knight

‘Swordfish’ On Netflix: Why Did Halle Berry Go Topless In This Cringe-Worthy Caper?

Here’s how Netflix describes the 2001 film <i>Swordfish</i>: “A mysterious radical hires the Mozart of government hacking. Forget good and evil: These cats …

Streaming

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones

Neutralising the safety issue has opened the door to the biggest prize of all: the Internet of Things<p>On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, …

Public Health

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

Entertainment

'Ghost particle' found in Antarctica provides astronomy breakthrough

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth. The tiny, high-energy cosmic particle is called a neutrino, and it was found by sensors deep in the Antarctic ice in the IceCube …

Physics

Google might buy game studios and develop hardware for its upcoming game streaming service

Earlier this year, rumors began circulating about 'Yeti', a game streaming service from Google. Much like Nvidia GeForce NOW and other platforms, it …

Streaming

German student comes up with an amazing 'mobile airbag' for your phone

We've all been there: A minor fumble, and seconds later your $500 (or more!) smartphone crashes to the floor.<p>A good case and a screen protector might …

Screen Protector

Black Holes Could Actually Be Colliding Wormholes

When two wormholes collide, they could produce ripples in space-time that ricochet off themselves. Future instruments could detect these …

Wormholes

New Footage From The Curiosity Rover Reveals Mysterious ‘Figure Spotted Moving’ On Mars, Claims Secureteam10

NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover has captured on camera a bizarre blur that’s allegedly moving on the Red Planet and which conspiracy theorists believe is …

Paranormal

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Physics

A Recent Hurricane Shot a Bolt of Antimatter Toward Earth

When you think of an alien world, you might think of a strange, stormy place with an inhospitable environment, frequent lightning strikes, and …

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Physics

Why Infinity War's Thanos is the most compelling Marvel film villain yet | The Star

If the Marvel Cinematic Universe has had a weakest link during its unprecedented decade-long winning streak, that has arguably been the depth of its …

Stephen Hawking's Final Theory About Our Universe Has Just Been Published, And It Will Melt Your Brain

His final word on whether multiverses exist.<p>Groundbreaking physicist Stephen Hawking left us one last shimmering piece of brilliance before he died: …

Astonishingly detailed map of the Milky Way will blow your mind

We now have the most detailed catalogue of stars in our Milky Way galaxy yet.<p>The new map — created using data collected by the Gaia satellite — shows …

10 Things Successful People Never Say

Cast out self-destructive thoughts before they prevent you from tasting true success.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>So you want to be successful? Perhaps you’re inspired by the self-made entrepreneur touting her Rolex collection. Or perhaps someone’s exotic …

Google employees want to teach you to code for free with their latest app

A bunch of Google employees participating in the company’s Area 120 internal incubator have launched Grasshopper, a free mobile app for Android and iOS that teaches you the basics of programming.<p>It’s beautifully designed and is suitable for just about anyone who can be trusted to use a phone on …

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'First luxury space hotel' plans to offer zero gravity living – for $792,000 a night

A Houston-based company said this week it plans to open the “first luxury hotel in space” by late 2021.<p>Orion Span’s compact Aurora Station – at 35ft-by-14ft its interior will be comparable to that of a Gulfstream jet, the company said – is projected to accommodate four travellers and two crew …

Space Exploration

Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens

DUBAI (Reuters) - Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: "Don't mess with our elections", the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.<p>"The attack apparently affected 200,000 router …

Cybersecurity

Bitcoin Could Become Illegal Almost Everywhere, After Shocking Discovery in The Blockchain

There's something hidden inside it.<p>The Bitcoin world is coming to grips with a shocking revelation that could potentially threaten the very existence …

Bitcoin

It's official: Russia is targeting critical American infrastructure with 'malicious cyberattacks'

Russian cyber operatives are attacking critical American infrastructure such as energy grids, nuclear facilities, aviation systems, and water processing plants, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The report details numerous attempts, …

Cybersecurity

Even the small stresses of daily life can hurt your health, but attitude can make a difference

When people talk about harmful stress — the kind that can affect health — they usually point to big, life-changing events, such as the death of a loved one. A growing body of research suggests that minor, everyday stress — caused by flight delays, traffic jams, cellphones that run out of battery …

GitHub Survived the Biggest DDoS Attack Ever Recorded

On Wednesday, at about 12:15 pm EST, 1.35 terabits per second of traffic hit the developer platform GitHub all at once. It was the most powerful …

Cybersecurity

Drop Everything And Watch This Shaolin Monk Puncture Glass by Throwing a Needle

The slow-motion replays are so, so good!<p>There are apparently 72 arts you need to master as a Shaolin monk, and according to the accomplished masters …

Bank of America admits cryptocurrency is threatening its business model

One of the world’s largest financial institutions admitted in its annual report that cryptocurrency is a looming threat to its business model.<p>According to a report filed with the SEC by Bank of America:<p>Clients may choose to conduct business with other market participants who engage in business or …

A.I.'s Rapid Advance Should Be Truly Scary If You're Paying Attention

When it comes to identifying existential threats posed by technological innovations, the popular imagination summons visions of <i>Terminator</i>, <i>The Matrix</i>, …

An amateur astronomer accidentally caught an exploding star on camera—and it gets better

He was excited to test his new camera, but he also captured something totally unique.<p>Victor Buso was looking forward to testing his new camera on September 20, 2016. The locksmith and amateur astronomer waited for nightfall and headed out to his rooftop observatory in the city of Rosario, …