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We Might Finally Know What Triggered Living Cells to Evolve For The First Time

Breaking out from the primordial soup.<p>Modern science has advanced significantly over the last couple of decades. We’ve managed to answer several of …

Kodi: Everything you need to know about the streaming app

Kodi is an open-source media center app that's been developed and built out over the past decade. Its latest build is one of the most complete media …

Raspberry Pi

A space where mathematical ideas burst into life

Lessons in quadratic equations, long division and trigonometry have left generations of schoolchildren asking “when will I use this in real life?”, while others carry a fear of the subject as adults.<p>Now, the Science Museum in London is hoping to change that. On Thursday, a new permanent gallery …

Mathematics

Solar Radiation and the Earth's Energy Balance

Solar Radiation and the Earth's Energy Balance.<p>Take away ideas and understandings:<p>Solar energy and gravitational energy are the fundamental sources …

Pablo Escobar’s son shares a list of inaccuracies about ‘Narcos’ on Facebook

It looks like Pablo Escobar’s son Sebastian Marroquin just finished catching up on Netflix’s hit show <i>Narcos—</i>and he is not happy about it.<p>The second …

How much does a photon weigh?

A couple of weeks ago, after a glass of wine, I did a twitter “ask me anything” about optics and light which resulted in the question that is the …

Physics

6 ways you can spy on your pet when you're not at home

The new movie “The Secret Life of Pets” has us all wondering: What <i>do</i> our pets do all day long?<p>Well, we’re closer to finding out.<p>Our pets are getting wired thanks to a new crop of high-tech gadgets, some of which haven’t hit the market yet. They all aim to transform the way we feed, care and play …

Pets

The man who accurately predicted 4 market crashes told us 3 more dates to worry about this year

Sandy Jadeja is a technical analyst and chief market strategist at Core Spreads.<p>Technical analysts look at charts to pinpoint patterns in various markets and asset classes. From that, they forecast which direction prices are likely to move.<p>They can't tell you the reasons why there will be a big …

Stock Markets

Running shoes: Three easy ways to get the best deal

Whether you're a hardcore marathoner or just heading our for a leisurely jog around your neighborhood, getting the best deal on running shoes isn't …

Physicists Hunt for the Big Bang’s Triangles

The story of the universe’s birth — and evidence for string theory — could be found in triangles and myriad other shapes in the sky.

Physics

The 17 equations that changed the world

In 2012, Mathematician Ian Stewart came out with an excellent and deeply researched book titled "In Pursuit of the Unknown: 17 Equations That Changed the World.<p>His book takes a look at the most pivotal equations of all time, and puts them in a human, rather than technical context.<p>"Equations …

Searching For Google CEO Sundar Pichai, The Most Powerful Tech Giant You've Never Heard Of

You may not know him by name just yet, but he's one of the most powerful people alive. Google's new CEO Sundar Pichai wants to bring the internet to the rest of the world, all while winning back your trust.<p><b>The Consumer Electronics Show,</b> universally known as CES, is a riot of technology. Held …

Sundar Pichai

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

Even most of the pros don’t know all 10.<p><i>This post was contributed to Starts With A Bang by Sabine Hossenfelder. Sabine is a theoretical physicist</i> …

Best Telescopes for Beginners

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The Truth Is Out There: CIA Publishes UFO Investigation Tips

In 1947, New Mexico police officer Lonnie Zamora was chasing a speeding car when he heard a loud noise. He saw a flame shoot up in a nearby patch of …

Why Cosmic Inflation’s Last Great Prediction May Fail

And what it means if we don’t see gravitational waves from inflation in the next 5–10 years.<p><i>“The paradigm of physics — with its interplay of data,</i> …

Best Telescopes for the Money

<i>*Editor's Note: Today, check out our Cyber Monday deals page for up-to-date discounts on</i> <i>telescopes, binoculars and more gifts for all the space fans</i> …

Night time contact lenses stop children becoming short-sighted

None of the children within the study suffered further change in their vision during the three year trial period<p>Children could be cured of short-sightedness by wearing soft contact lenses at night which re-shape their eyes to prevent them ever needing glasses, a study has shown.<p>Trials involving …

Something to watch for in the new data from the Large Hadron Collider

I’m going to try to walk a line here, between hyping a result and being overly conservative. Let’s see how it goes.<p>As has been widely reported, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN is in operation again, colliding particles at a higher energy of 13 tera-electron-Volts (TeV), compared to 8 TeV in 2012. …

Physics

The Best Way to Treat Food Poisoning

You had an undercooked burger, ate some deviled eggs that were sitting out on the picnic table a bit too long, or sampled something from a dodgy food …

Is the Big Bang Cycling Through Hidden Time?

<i>Edward Belbruno is a mathematician and an artist. His paintings are in major collections and exhibited throughout the United States, and he regularly</i> …

Mathematics

The Most Visible Part of the India growth story Has Been Modi’s Increasing ability to laud himself

On 28 September 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took centre stage at Madison Square in New York to face an audience that publications across India …

Large Hadron Collider captures incredibly rare particle decay for the first time

Experts say findings will help guide the quest to explain what physics cannot<p>For the first time, scientists at CERN have observed extremely rare leftovers from subatomic particles. The observations support a fundamental theory of particle physics, according to a paper published today in the journal</i> …

Peer-To-Peer Rental Service NoBroker Grabs $3M To Battle India’s Property Brokers

NoBroker, a peer-to-peer property listings startup that wants to rid brokers from the rental process in India, has closed a $3 million Series A round to expand its service to more cities beyond Bombay and Bangalore.<p>SAIF Partners and Fulcrum Ventures participated in the round. The startup last year …

Use this trick to see a map of everywhere Google knows you've been

Luckily, there's an easy way to see exactly what Google knows about where you've been, and you can even see a map of past locations you have visited.<p>This all depends on whether you have enabled two settings tied to your Google account: location reporting and location history. Of course Google lets …

Friends Furever: Google's subtle dig at Apple goes viral

TV advertising that goes viral on YouTube — reinforcing a brand, for free, again and again — is the best kind.<p>By that measure, “Friends Furever” …

3D-printed Left Shark lands artist in hot water with Katy Perry's lawyers

Katy Perry may be hard at work on her video game, but her lawyers are busy being the fun police. After the Left Shark made a lasting impression during the singer's Super Bowl XLIX halftime show last weekend, artist Fernado Sosa uploaded his 3D-printable character for folks to order at Shapeways. …

Which is the best streaming media box?

From gaming to movies, music and TV shows, everything can be streamed to the TV with the right box and all for under £100. But which shiny new boxes are currently worth your attention? Here are the main contenders.<p>Sony PlayStation TV<p><b>Price:</b> £79<p>Sony’s PlayStation TV (PSTV) is neat, simple and small …

Smart TV

If You're Born In The Sky, What's Your Nationality? An Airplane Puzzler

Here's a puzzle I bet you've never pondered.<p>Imagine you are very, very pregnant. For the purposes of this mind game, you are a married American woman (with an American spouse) and you are about to board a plane and, pregnant as you are, they let you on.<p>Your flight, on Lufthansa Airlines, will leave …