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Astronomers Just Switched on a Device That Lets Them Observe The Milky Way's Black Hole

It starts...<p>Astronomers working with the European Space Agency's (ESO) Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have just announced that a black …

Universe

How to Use Office and Art Supplies for Product Photos

I do a lot of product photography and there are two places I go to when I need to prepare supplies for a shoot: one is the hardware store to get some …

Supernova twins

Less than 20 years ago, the world learned that the universe is expanding ever faster, propelled by dark energy. The discovery was made possible by …

Cosmology

How Mindfulness Improves Your Brain and Relationships

<i>Mindfulness</i> is the process of paying attention, in an open, nonjudgmental way, to your experience in the present moment. Dr Daniel J. Siegel, defines …

Mindfulness

Why do we intuitively believe we have free will?

Free will experiments may not explain whether we are in charge of our destinies – but they can nevertheless reveal just how little we know about our own minds, says Tom Stafford.<p>It is perhaps the most famous experiment in neuroscience. In 1983, Benjamin Libet sparked controversy with his …

Consciousness

Near-Perfect Computer Security May Be Surprisingly Close

In July 2013 a pair of studies set the cryptography world on fire. They were posted within days of one another to an online archive where researchers …

10 Luxurious Cabins That Are Well Worth the Trip

These far-flung resorts bring new meaning to getting away.<p>When you <i>need</i> to get away, a trip outside town isn't going to cut it. You need remote, you need relaxation, and you need luxury. We've picked out the world's most luxurious cabins, all of which are a flight and a bumpy Jeep ride away.

‘Code Like a Girl’ is an inspiring look at 5 young women and their WWDC experience

21 Vegan Barbecue Staples That'll Make Any Cookout An Herbivore's Delight

Just because you don't eat meat products doesn't mean you have to suffer through a vacuous frozen veggie burger while everyone else at the summer barbecue chows down on hot, delicious grill food.<p>You, dear vegan, deserve the very best. And, as it happens, the very best cookout foods are often vegan. …

The End of Product Failure

Bresslergroup's director of industrial design on three technologies that will take the risk out of product innovation<p>What are the odds a new product …

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The Hubble telescope's most iconic image, explained - Vox

Because the Hubble was originally designed to be serviced by human astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle (which has since been retired), its lifetime is limited. Without repairs, it'll slowly deteriorate, and unless NASA plans a mission to lift it back up into a higher orbit it'll eventually dip …

Universe

This video camera is powered by light

No, you haven't stumbled across an internet video from 1997 -- that's the output of one of the cleverest cameras you'll see in a while. Columbia University researchers have developed a self-powered camera whose pixels both record light and turn it into electricity. The trick is the use of …

Advice For Future Physicists

I recently received an email from a high school student. It basically went something like this (I am rewriting it in my own words):<p><i>"I am currently a</i> …

What 100 Million Stars Looks Like: NASA Releases a 1.5 Gigapixel Photo of the Andromeda Galaxy

NASA has released the largest and sharpest photograph ever made of the Andromeda Galaxy, the nearest spiral galaxy to ours that contains an estimated …

Universe

Best of CH 2014

Cuddling up with friends and family to watch some home videos is a classic holiday pastime, and the CH family can't help but get nostalgic by revisiting some of our own greatest videos this year. With camera in tow, the CH video team had the fortunate opportunity to explore creative processes, …

Three storage trends that will cause billions to change hands

It’s that time of the year again. In the next weeks, everyone and their brother is going to come up with their predictions for 2015. As far as the datacenter is concerned, this is a foolish exercise. Datacenter transformations happen over decades, not months.<p>In the past 20 years, there were only …

Have scientists found first sign of Dark Matter?

A signal picked up by Dutch and Swiss scientists is thought to be the first phsical evidence of Dark Matter<p>It was first theorised more than 70 years ago, but after decades of searching, scientists believe they have seen the first sign of elusive Dark Matter.<p>Researchers have picked up unexpected …

Urban Planning Ideas for 2030, When Billions Will Live in Megacities

The statistics are staggering: Researchers predict that by 2025, the world will have 37 megacities, defined as urban areas with more than 10 million …

Earth's Water Is Older Than The Sun

Why that’s good news for alien hunters<p>Since water is one of the vital ingredients for life on Earth, scientists want to know how it got here. One theory is that the water in our solar system was created in the chemical afterbirth of the Sun. If that were the case, it would suggest that water might …

Roundup: the best ultra tough Lightning cables for your iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPod, and iPad

Apple’s Lightning cable has been a thorn in side of Apple fans for a while now. Shortly after its debut alongside iPhone 5 in 2012, it became abundantly clear that Apple’s claims of ‘improved durability’ where specious at best. Apple-branded Lighting cables have failed time and time again.<p>Now it’s …

iOS 8 Changed How I Work on My iPhone and iPad – MacStories

When I reviewed iOS 7 last year, I took a different approach and tried to consider Apple's redesigned OS from the perspective of someone who uses iPhones and iPads for work and personal tasks on a daily basis. I noted that a new structure enabled developers to make more powerful apps, and I …

Apps

Announcing The Finalists Of The 2014 Innovation By Design Awards

Meet the 51 finalists from our Innovation by Design Awards.<p>That’s proven by the finalists from our 2014 Innovation by Design competition, chosen from 1,587 boundary-pushing entries. All are listed here, and category winners will be announced at our conference in New York on October 15. Learn more …

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Who Are the Yazidis, the Ancient, Persecuted Religious Minority Struggling to Survive in Iraq?

The U.S. contemplates sending military aircraft and possible ground troops to rescue the Yazidis, as more American military advisers arrive in Iraq to help plan an evacuation of the displaced people.<p>For their beliefs, they have been the target of hatred for centuries. Considered heretical devil …

Report: Ebola outbreak probably started with 2-year-old in Guinea

The worst outbreak of Ebola, which has killed 961 people and triggered an international public health emergency, may have started with a 2-year-old patient in a village in Guinea.<p>About eight months ago, the toddler, whom researchers believe may have been Patient Zero, suffered fever, black stool …

Recent observations from the +Hubble Space Telescope  have…

Recent observations from the +Hubble Space Telescope have uncovered an uncanny 100,000-light-year-long structure that looks like a string of pearls twisted into a corkscrew shape that winds around the cores of two colliding galaxies.<p>The unusual structure may yield new insights into the formation of stellar superclusters, the merger-driven growth of galaxies, and gas dynamics in the rarely seen merger process of two giant elliptical galaxies.<p>Please join +Tony Darnell Dr. +Carol Christian and …

Optical illusion: Rotating rings change directions when you look away.

I do so love making your brains melt, dear BA Bloggees. That’s why I post the occasional mind-twisting illusion. And I have one here that will tangle …