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Hillary Clinton’s speech combines Bernie’s economics with JFK’s resolve

The small group of disgruntled Bernie Sanders supporters who tried and failed to disrupt Hillary Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention should have shut up and paid attention. If they had, they would have noticed that the ideas of their hero were dominant in the nominee's words. On …

Bugatti Chiron: Under the skin of the world's fastest hypercar

Thought the Veyron was complex? Wait until you hear about Chiron.<p>Chateau St. Jean is on the outskirts of Molsheim in the Alsace region of France. In the 1920s and 1930s, it was home to Ettore Bugatti, a man who simply wanted to make cool cars that went fast. His dinners at the Chateau were …

Sports Cars

Physicists Achieve Atomic Data Storage

A new memory technology could pack the entire Library of Congress into a .1 mm-wide cube.<p>Researchers from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands have created a rewritable data-storage device capable of storing information at the level of single atoms representing single bits of …

Quantum Mechanics

Proof Einstein’s ‘biggest blunder’ correct

EINSTEIN thought he’d made a mistake about the universe, but incredible new research into dark matter proves he was actually right.

Dark Matter

Demonstrations of Bayesian Estimation of Statistical Parameters

These demonstrations aim to show how statistical inference from data can be performed using Bayesian sampling methods. In these demonstrations you …

Modern Physics Questions If There are Extra Dimensions Humans Can't Perceive

It’s an <b>idea</b> that goes way, <b>way back</b>, at least to Aristotle, and likely further. It’s the idea that there are <b>more dimensions</b> than the <b>three</b> we perceive:</b> …

13 Of 2015's Hottest Topics In Computer Science Research

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What are currently the hot topics in computer science research?</i><p><i>Answer by Igor Markov, Michigan EECS Prof – currently at Google, on Quora</i><p>There are several major closed-form challenges in Computer Science, such as<p>the P versus NP problem,<br>• finding better …

Machine Learning

3 Simple Equations All Investors Should Know

You might be wasting money on high fees in your 401(k) or chasing the wrong stocks. This easy math will bring you back down to earth.<p>Whether you love …


The First Amendment as we know it today didn’t exist until the ’60s

Neither the text nor history is a reliable guide to interpreting the amendment. And don’t ask the current SCOTUS<p>Reading the First Amendment isn’t easy. Consider the text:<p>Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the …


Sports. Highlights. News. Now.

Stay ahead of the game<p>Get the latest news on all of your favorite teams, hottest videos, instant alerts, and live scores all in one app.

College Football

DC Comics’ New 24: Don’t call it a reboot

Four years ago, DC Comics shocked the world by announcing its New 52 initiative. Okay, “shocked the world” is pure hyperbole. It shocked industry …

Comic Books
Automotive Industry

Gangster Bankers: Too Big to Jail

How HSBC hooked up with drug traffickers and terrorists. And got away with it<p>The deal was announced quietly, just before the holidays, almost like …

Part two: Foreign policy | Barack Obama: The Vox Conversation

<i>Years before he was a national figure, Barack Obama delivered a speech at a rally against the proposed invasion of Iraq that became integral to his underdog primary campaign in 2008. "I don't oppose all wars," he said. "What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war." And</i> …


Symmetry, and breaking it

How symmetries, and broken symmetries, help physics to be objective and help me to keep my equanimity<p>Symmetry is a very important idea in physics; it lies behind basic laws such as the conservation of energy, and behind the state-of-the-art theory of particle physics, the Standard Model.<p>If a system …


The end of the naturally aspirated engine?

NA engines were once the norm, but today, the turbos are winning.<p>Over the past 45 years or so, BMW was responsible for some of the very best naturally aspirated engines the world has ever seen. Thumb through its back catalog of powertrains and you'll find a sublime gathering of sweet-spinning, …

General Motors

The Unmanageables

When a crusading but conflict-averse billionaire bankrolls several of journalism’s most prominent mavericks to create a hard-nosed investigative news organization, it’s a recipe for turmoil. eBay founder Pierre Omidyar’s differences with First Look Media staff have been all over the press. Two top …


Uber’s valuation is an astounding $40 billion

One of the world’s largest startups just got larger.<p>The New York Times’ DealBook reported today—and Uber itself confirmed—that “a major round of venture financing” underway would value the fast-growing ride-sharing service at roughly $40 billion. Six months ago, the service was valued at roughly …


This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Time-lapse Photography

NYC Xmas Tree Lighting in Pictures