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Why Measuring Antimatter Is The Key To Our Universe

When aliens come to our Solar System, hail us and send us their very first message, it likely won’t be, “take us to your leader,” but rather, “are you made of matter or antimatter?” Based on all the observations we’ve ever made, it appears that all the structures we know of in the Universe — …

Divisions deepen inside Trump Tower

‘The transition has taken a decidedly nasty and more vitriolic turn,’ one aide says.<p>Donald Trump’s White House-in-waiting is already being roiled by divisions, with the conservative outsiders who helped power his historic victory colliding with a Republican Party establishment muscling its way …

Leonard Barden on Chess

Magnus Carlsen faces his next big test at the Bilbao elite tournament starting 13 July, where his rivals include the Norwegian’s world title opponent, Russia’s Sergey Karjakin. Meanwhile the 25-year-old, whose play has reached new heights since he gave up his side career in modelling, has been …

Microsoft Warns Windows 7 Has A Serious Problem

Earlier this year Microsoft warned users that Windows 7 has serious problems. I dismissed its claims as a desperate attempt to shift copies of Windows 10 (and I still do), but now Microsoft has warned of a new serious Windows 7 problem that is very real – even though it makes <i>no sense whatsoever</i>…<p>In …

Software

Opinion: If you value Tesla per car sold, you’re an idiot

Another week, another stupid report about how Tesla is overvalued based on cars sold.<p>The latest blockheaded example, from Reuters, talks about how …

Investing

China's Certain Debt And Why It Matters

Since the great economic crisis in 2008, debt has taken centre stage. In the West, debt shaped the still ongoing debate between ‘austerity’ and ‘stimulus,’ the difference turning on how much overall debt an economy can sustain. It was, and still is, argued that beyond a certain level, debt has an …

One photographer is documenting the surprisingly beautiful doors of the world

Travelling can often present us with surprising beauty in unexpected places. One photographer turned that surprise into a stunning collection of beautiful ‘Doors of the World’.<p>Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves is already known for his ongoing Windows of the World project, documenting …

A Chernobyl 'suicide squad' of volunteers helped save Europe — here's their amazing true story

It's been 32 years since the Chernobyl disaster, a nuclear reactor meltdown caused by a mix of design flaws and human error.<p>The event immediately killed dozens and scarred the lives of tens of thousands of people over the ensuing decades.<p>Chernobyl is still considered the worst nuclear accident in …

Chernobyl

Here's who had the stronger military during the Cold War

It fluctuated throughout, as technology changed many times over, and the economic fortunes of the USSR became very sensitive to oil prices.<p>As of 1945 (before the Cold War), the USSR had the strongest conventional land-based military and, after the US withdrew most of its troops, essentially …

Military

Here are some of the terrifying possibilities that have Elon Musk worried about artificial intelligence

MGM<p>Elon Musk, the Tesla and Space-X founder who is occasionally compared to comic book hero Tony Stark, is worried about a new villain that could threaten humanity—specifically the potential creation of an artificial intelligence that is radically smarter than humans, with catastrophic results:<p>Musk …

Singularity