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Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

Is the Universe Conscious?

Some of the world's most renowned scientists are questioning whether the cosmos has an inner life similar to our own.<p>For centuries, modern science has been shrinking the gap between humans and the rest of the universe, from Isaac Newton showing that one set of laws applies equally to falling apples …

Albert Einstein

A physicist answers the grandest question of all: Why are we here?

Physicist Robbert Dijkgraaf, a contributor to the "The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge," explains how the small differences in theories about space and time might explain why life just happened to happen.<p>Below is a transcript of the video:<p><i>Perhaps the most fundamental philosophical question that you</i> …

Why Cinnamon Is Insanely Good for You

Scientists have long suspected that cinnamon can help prevent blood-sugar spikes and protect against insulin resistance, a risk factor for diabetes. …

VR User Interface Design | 20 Examples That Will Spark Your Imagination

Virtual reality is the future. If you’re just as excited about it as we are, then this list of awesome VR UI will surely spark your imagination.This …

Virtual Reality

Albert Einstein was more than a 'Genius': Five things you didn't know

<i>Corrections & clarifications: An earlier version of this story misrepresented one of Einstein's accolades.</i><p>Here's what you probably know: Albert Einstein is the mastermind behind E=mc² and the Theory of Relativity. Here's what you likely weren't taught in school: The Nobel Prize winner was also a …

Albert Einstein

Climate Change Period Caused By Comet Crash, Ancient Carvings Show

Ancient people left clues of a comet strike 13,000 years ago that caused a period of climate change and helped create farming as we know it …

Scientists Found Something Super Weird in This Giant Glob of Stars

Globular clusters are just as they sound: giant spherical globs of stars gravitationally bound by a central force. But the source of that central …

Physicists have discovered a force of 'nothingness' unexpectedly pushing around nanoparticles

Researchers have discovered a new and unexpected force that acts on nanoparticles in a vacuum, allowing them to be pushed around by pure "nothingness".<p>Of course, quantum physics is beginning to make it clear that "nothingness", as we like to think of it, doesn't actually exist— even vacuums are …

No, Dark Energy Isn't An Illusion

In 1998, two teams of scientists announced a shocking discovery: the expansion of the Universe was accelerating. Distant galaxies weren’t just receding from us, but their recession speed was increasing over time. Over the next few years, precision measurements of three independent quantities — …

Dark Matter

Natural wonders that will blow your mind

For all our obsession with man-made wonders, technological advances and increasing urbanisation, nothing compares to the creations of Mother Nature.<p>Vast cave systems, wild desert landscapes and breathtaking waterfalls all remind us of our small place in earth’s story. And even with our …

Condoms Make Wine Taste Great, Who Knew?

Havana, Cuba’s El Canal winery, owned and operated by 65-year-old Orestes Estevez and his family, thrives thanks to an unconventional and specific …

Cyborgs at work: Swedish employees getting implanted with microchips

The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee's hand. Another "cyborg" is created.<p>What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The company offers to implant its …

Employment

A New Study Suggests Watching Porn Before a First Date Might Help You Get a Second

So there's that.<p>A new study from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzilya in Israel has found that watching pornography before a first date might increase your odds of getting a second date. No, it's not because your sweaty post PornHub glow makes you naturally irresistible; it is because it "gets you …

Research

Is Dark Matter Hiding Aliens?

In that case, dark matter could contain real complexity, and perhaps it is where all technologically advanced life ends up or where most life has …

9 of the best resources for learning HTML and CSS

Learning HTML and CSS can feel like a bit of an uphill struggle, especially because there's almost too much information out there. Where do you even …

Top 21 Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

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11 Singer-Songwriters Who Deserve The Nobel Prize

When Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature it certainly stirred the academic pot. He was not only the first American to win the prize …

A new brain study sheds light on why it can be so hard to change someone's political beliefs

Why we react to inconvenient truths as if they were personal insults.<p>Albert Einstein was one of the most important physicists of all time. His scientific predictions have withstood 100 years of scientific challenges. His thinking fundamentally changed the way we understand the universe. Yet people …

Amazon Drive Offers Dual Backup, Both Locally and in the Cloud

The goal of the hard drive is to provide a way for you to back up your content locally so that you have easy access to your files while also taking …

Beyond Darwin: Scientists May Be Redefining Evolution

Adding to Darwin’s Ideas<p>For years, scientists have subscribed to the ideas brought about by Darwin’s theory of evolution. In his book, <i>On the Origin</i> …

Biology

Black hole paints stunning picture as it shapes distant galaxy

The Hubble Space Telescope captures a distant supermassive black hole playing with its food and the results are spectacular.<p>Black holes love to eat and supermassive black holes love to eat even more. But some, like the one at the center of NGC 4696, create beautiful and odd works of cosmic art with …

Universe

Scientists are close to building a quantum computer that can beat a conventional one

It's a Sunday afternoon in September, and the two co-founders of ionQ, a quantum computing startup, are meeting for a strategy session with their …

After Centuries, Scientists Have Finally Figured Out How Water Conducts Electricity

One of life's most fundamental processes has been witnessed.<p>It's a textbook moment centuries in the making: more than 200 years after scientists …

Gravity changes before quake hits

Researchers have detected temporary changes in Earth’s gravitational field just before an earthquake hits.<p>Share on TwitterShare on Twitter<br>• Share on …

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NASA May Upend Space Travel With Experimental Research

NASA’s Sonny White and his collaborators have published experimental confirmation that the so-called EM drive produces thrust. If this technology …

How Climate Change Makes Bioconservatism the Most Relevant Ideology

(Image: Pixabay)<p>The parallels between the computer models of climate scientists and what is happening in everyday experience around the world -- …