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Take a Closer Look at Discovery's S1 Surprise Ending

<b>Full spoilers follow for Star Trek: Discovery's Season 1 finale.</b><p>Whoa, that Discovery cliffhanger! After wrapping up most of the big plot threads of …

Science Fiction

What is bitcoin? Here's everything you need to know

Blockchains, bubbles and the future of money.<p>You heard about this bitcoin thing?<p>We're guessing: yes, you have. The first and most famous digital cryptocurrency has been racking up headlines due to a breathtaking rise in value -- cracking the $1,000 threshold for the first time on Jan. 1, 2017, …

Bitcoin

Watch Elon Musk Freak Out Over the Falcon Heavy Launch

Unique footage shows the SpaceX CEO and his team in mission control in the moments leading up to the historic launch.<p>On February 6, SpaceX made history with the largely successful first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket—and National Geographic was there, right alongside SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.<p>In …

Elon Musk

The Author of This Physics Paper Is 7 Years Old (and Also a Cat)

On April 1, 2014, the American Physical Society announced a landmark change in policy: All scientific papers authored by cats would henceforth become …

Physics

Now You Can Comment on Microsoft Office Files Directly from Google Drive

Google Drive is getting a new feature that lets users comment directly on Microsoft Office files, PDFs and images uploaded on it. Users will now be …

Software

Scientists Have Found a New, Healthier Way to Cook Broccoli

But who has the time for this?<p>Lately, broccoli has been gaining a reputation as an excellent vegetable due to its high levels of a particularly …

Nutrition

Are We Closer to Finding a Fifth Dimension?

The discovery of gravitational waves toppled what we thought we knew about dimensions.<p>In Madeleine L’Engle’s classic novel <i>A Wrinkle in Time</i>, the …

Dark Matter

SPY Guide: The 5 Best DSLR Cameras For Beginners

Tired of those less-than-stellar pictures from your smartphone or standard point-and-shoot? It may be time to upgrade to a DSLR. Short for digital …

Cameras

How To: Keep Your Night Vision Sharp with the iPhone's Hidden Red Screen

There were a lot of cool new features introduced in iOS 10, but some were more hidden than others. One option called "Color Tint" snuck its way in, …

iOS

How To: Use Google Voice as a 'Burner' Number

No matter your reasons, you might need a second phone number that's a little more disposable than your primary number — a "burner" number, so to …

Apps

These are the Netflix tips you've never heard of - tips and tricks to try on the streaming service

Netflix currently has 81 million paying users and has launched in 130 new countries around the world since January 2016.<p>Among its most popular series …

Peaky Blinders

Here's why 100 qubit quantum computers could change everything

At 100 qubits a single quantum computer processor would, theoretically, be more powerful than all the supercomputers on the planet combined. We may be closer to that milestone than you think and the world isn’t ready.<p>Quantum computers are spooky devices that don’t follow the normal rules of …

Quantum Computing

Nearby Trappist-1 star system is best place to find alien life, astronomers discover

New observations of a tightly packed family of planets 40 light years from Earth have confirmed that it could be the best place to find life outside …

Universe

Man Survives Drifting in Atlantic Ocean for 16 Days

(WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — A Bahamian man has been restored to health at a Florida hospital after drifting on the Atlantic Ocean for 16 days.<p>Samuel …

Rowing

Trust is good, quantum trickery is better

An international team of scientists has proven, for the first time, the security of so-called device-independent quantum cryptography in a regime …

Quantum Mechanics

Altered Carbon review – ambitious Netflix sci-fi is flashy, flawed and fun

Joel Kinnaman stars as a criminal living in a new body in this stylish yet often silly 10-part adaptation of a cyberpunk novel set in a Blade Runner-esque future<p>Altered Carbon: has cyberpunk discovered life beyond Blade Runner?<p>When the Wachowski sisters’ globe-trotting sci-fi series Sense8 was …

Joel Kinnaman

Telegram temporarily removed from Apple’s App Store due to ‘inappropriate content’

Apple has removed Telegram’s official app from its iOS App Store. The app disappeared yesterday, shortly after Telegram launched a rewritten Telegram X app for Android. Telegram X is currently in testing on iOS, and it was also removed from the App Store. “We were alerted by Apple that …

Apps

‘Serendipidating’ is one of these brutal new dating trends

Dating in the 21st century is a minefield – and singles have to put up with an ever-growing list of dating “trends” that are ruining relationships up …

Relationships

Top 10 Hidden Force Touch Features on Apple Watch

Force Touch is one of those Apple Watch features that's so discreet and unassuming it's easy for users to forget it even exists. That's a shame, because just like 3D Touch on iPhone, Apple has implemented the haptic feedback technology across the entire watchOS interface, putting additional hidden …

Smartwatches

10 Books Like 'Black Mirror' For Fans Of Mind-Bending Twists

Good science fiction makes you think about where society is headed, and how advancing technology might affect our lives. <i>Great</i> science fiction makes …

Science Fiction

7 Apps You Should Ditch iTunes For

As iTunes creaks and wheezes its way into its 17th year of existence, for a lot of music lovers it’s fallen from favor as the go-to application for …

Music Industry

This Neuroscience Trick Will Help You Overcome Any Fear

How can you overcome fear? Learn how your brain works and it becomes super simple.<p>Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>Truth?<p>I have never met anyone that doesn't face fear.<p>Every …

Self-improvement

Rihanna's Dance Moves at the Grammys Are the Latest Internet Sensation

Rihanna‘s performance of her song “Wild Thoughts” during the 2018 Grammys on Sunday caused a tweetstorm of memes by the singer’s fans.<p>The star’s …

Kendrick Lamar

How to Clean the Inside of Your Washer and Dryer

This weekend, <i>The Washington Post</i> ran a story listing 10 things in your home that you probably aren’t cleaning, but should.<p>The list includes a lot of …

Housekeeping

Seven memory skills that will make you smarter

Learning ability is probably the most important skill you can have.<p>Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of <i>Make It</i> …

The Brain

How To Get Siri to Read Anything to You

The list of things Siri can help us with grows more and more with each update Apple makes. In the last few years Apple allowed better integration …

iOS

The Magnetic Field Is Shifting. The Poles May Flip. This Could Get Bad.

The shield that protects the Earth from solar radiation is under attack from within. We can’t prevent it, but we ought to prepare.<p>One day in 1905, …

Magnetism

How To: Use Kismet to Watch Wi-Fi User Activity Through Walls

Your home has walls for privacy, but Wi-Fi signals passing through them and can be detected up to a mile away with a directional Wi-Fi antenna and a …

Wi-Fi

AI-powered face swapping has taken a dystopian turn

As if the issues like revenge porn and AI-powered facial recognition searches weren't creepy enough, a <i>Motherboard</i> report reveals yet another unsettling use of technology: "deepfakes." Within a month of locating a Redditor who used machine learning to swap pictures of mainstream actresses onto the …

Dystopia

Simple math shows how many space aliens may be out there

It’s a lot more than you might imagine!<p>If you say you believe space aliens exist, I doubt your friends will be shocked. In a universe aglow with 2 trillion galaxies, you'd be supremely smug to think that Earth alone hosts clever creatures. One 2015 poll showed that 54 percent of Americans feel …

Universe