Nuno Silva

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Geologists Think They Finally Know Why Earthquakes Happen in The 'Wrong' Places

Our planet has scars.<p>Somewhere in Eastern Tennessee the ground seems to quiver ever so gently, only to swiftly pass and leave those who felt it to …

Geology

6 bodies found hanging near Mexican resort

The bodies of six men were found hanging from bridges in the Mexican state of Baja California Sur, the state's attorney general's office said.

Baja California Peninsula

This Seriously Creepy Asteroid Is Coming Back To Earth For Round Two

As I’ve said before, there’s nothing more both goth than space, and the universe <i>constantly</i> reminds us . On Halloween in 2015, a spooktacular asteroid …

Asteroids

Standing Rib Roast of Beef

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat the oven to 450°. In a small bowl, mix the mustard with the garlic, thyme, pepper and 2 teaspoons of kosher salt. Whisk …

NASA Just Saw Something Come Out Of A Black Hole For The First Time Ever

“You don’t have to know a whole lot about science to know that black holes typically suck things in, not spew things out. But NASA just spotted …

Black Holes

An AI Tried To Write Christmas Carols And The Lyrics Are Hilarious

Some of the words include 'Hurry Christmas to you' and 'Santa baby, and Dancer, and Curry down.'<p>It seems that artificial intelligence can’t actually …

8 Human-Animal Encounters That Went Horribly Wrong in 2017

1 of 10<p>Bad decisions<p>Taking selfies near large and dangerous wildlife. Toying with snakes. Fighting bedbugs with fire.<p>Sometimes when people interact …

University of British Columbia

11 things people think are terrible for your diet that actually aren't

I'm used to the shaming look I get from my peers when I crack open a can of sugar-free Red Bull. The questions — and judgment — never end. "That stuff'll kill you," someone said to me the other day, shaking his head. "So many chemicals!" was what I heard last week.<p>Truth be told, Red Bull (at least …

Graphene-based armor could stop bullets by becoming harder than diamonds

While bullet-proof body armor does tend to be thick and heavy, that may no longer be the case if research being conducted at The City University of …

Nanotech

'Oumuamua' space mystery may have been solved

New research suggests the interstellar visitor may be a comet in disguise.<p>Although it looks like an asteroid, the first interstellar object spotted passing through the solar system, called 'Oumuamua, may be more like a comet in disguise.<p>When astronomers first spotted the oblong, tumbling …

Astronomy

Why You Should Never Order Coffee At McDonald’s, Like, Ever

There are plenty of places to grab a cup of coffee in the morning, but none of them compare to McDonald's. The chain offers customers a delightful …

Words Of Praise But No Forgiveness For Hacker Who Stopped North Korean Cyberattack

Homeland Security Adviser Tom Bossert praised British researcher Marcus Hutchins for stopping the WannaCry ransomware attack. But Hutchins still faces criminal charges.<p>Formally announcing for the first time that North Korea was behind a ransomware attack that briefly crippled computers around the …

A Brutal 500-Page Math Proof Even Experts Can't Understand Is About to Be Published

WTF?<p>His name is Shinichi Mochizuki, and depending on how fluent you are in the fringes of number theory, he's either a peerless mathematical …

Mathematics

Navy Pilot Says UFO He Saw Off California Was ‘Not of This World’

A former Navy pilot has opened up about an otherworldly experience he says he experienced in 2004. His testimony comes just days after the Pentagon …

Scientists are no longer barred from developing deadly viruses, and this will definitely end well

If 2017 didn’t already seem like the prologue to every cautionary dystopian tale ever written, the US government has decided to lift a ban on the …

Chrome will start auto-blocking the web's most annoying ads in February

Google is going to make your web browsing experience a lot less annoying soon. The company today revealed it will stop showing ads in Chrome that don’t meet certain standards for quality starting February 15. Google had announced its intention to do so back June, but this is the first time it’s …

Regulation

Hennessey building 50 VelociRaptor 6x6 trucks at $349,000 apiece

When you need a truck, but more — a lot more<p>Finally, after it first appeared in 2016, and reappeared at the SEMA show this year, Hennessey has announced it has started production on its VelociRaptor 6x6. The truck is a stretched version of the Ford F-150 Raptor that picks up a third axle. Besides …

Sports Cars

Why most jeans are blue

When was the last time you can remember that blue jeans were out of fashion? These pants have become an American icon, but how did they get that blue color in the first place? Following is a transcript of the video.<p>People have been wearing blue jeans for centuries. Originally, the blue color came …

Scientists claim humans have peaked, and will never be taller, stronger, or live longer than we do today

If you look at the entire timeline of human existence, we live longer in modern times than we ever have, and we’re continually beating world records …

There's a Reason Time Seems to Speed Up as You Age - But It's Possible to Slow It Down

Stop the ride, we want to get off.<p>Ask an older person to recall their most vivid memories, and there's a good chance that many of them will come from …

Put down the cotton buds – a quick guide to cleaning earwax

It’s official: syringing water to clean your ears is not recommended by health professionals. So, what should you do to keep your ears wax-free?<p>Ears that are blocked with wax should not be syringed. For thousands of years, the syringe has been the ear doctor’s tool of choice (Roman author Celsus …

Cleaning