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Ask Ethan: How Large Is The Entire, Unobservable Universe?

13.8 billion years ago, the Big Bang occurred. The Universe was filled with matter, antimatter, radiation, and existed in an ultra-hot, ultra-dense, but expanding-and-cooling state. By today, the volume containing our observable Universe has expanded to be 46 billion light years in radius, with the …

Dark Matter

4 Smartphone Apps That Aggressively Block Spam Calls

Inundated with junk calls? Stop pesky robo-dialers with these anti-spam apps<p>I miss my phone. Oh, I still have it—I just can’t remember the last time I picked up a call. When I do, it’s always some robot under the illusion that it works for the IRS, a chatty guy who wants to forgive my student …

Apps

Could we get antigravity from antimatter?

Despite the similarity in their names, the two are most likely unrelated. But the quantum world might hold more secrets yet...<p>As its name suggests, …

Physics

How to make a Discord bot

The rise of Discord, a chat and voice program favored among gamers, has made it fairly common for Internet denizens to find themselves hanging around …

JavaScript

Improve your finger dexterity with this 20-minute guitar workout

<b>Developing your fretting skills is part of a bigger picture of simultaneously improving your picking technique. As you gain better coordination</b> …

Electric Guitar

What Happens Inside Black Hole? Russian Scientists May Have An Answer

Physicists from Moscow’s Steklov Institute of Mathematics have come up with a testable theory on how matter behaves inside a black hole.<p>The …

Black Holes

7 Creepy British Documentaries That Will Leave You With Unanswered Questions

Morbid fascination is nothing new, but what is new is the growing obsession with all things creepy and grim, like true crime documentaries, podcasts, …

Crime

Use this Chrome extension to know if you're reading fake or biased news

Have you ever clicked a link on Facebook, been taken to a site you've never heard of and wondered whether what you were reading was real, fake news or satire? Of course, you have. It's 2018 and the lines between all three are blurred more by the day. Even to a trained eye, some sites require a …

Internet

The 15 Best Crime Documentaries on Netflix Will Make You Lock Your Doors

Serial killers, sadistic cartels, and sinister cults abound in our list of the absolute-best crime documentaries on Netflix (US) right now.<p>It’s no small secret: we’re obsessed with true crime. There’s probably a reason stories of assassination, murder, and torture keep us coming back for more. But …

Crime

50 horrifying serial killers from each state

1/<p>Alabama: Thomas Warren Whisenhant<p>Rapsheet.org<p>In October 1976, Thomas Warren Whisenhant abducted Cheryl Lynn Payton from the convenience store where …

How To: Watch YouTube Red Content for Free

For a while, YouTube Red original content was a joke, lagging behind other services like Netflix and Hulu in terms of quality, so breaking down the …

60-Second Songwriting: Song Structure Basics—the Intro

<i>60-Second Songwriting aims to offer quick, concise, song-craft tips, basics and blasts for the time-crunched and attention-challenged 21st-century</i> …

How to Hack the Five Pentatonic Scale Shapes

627<p>SHARES<p>Let’s face it: if your goal is to achieve Guitar God status, you’ve got to be fluent playing lead over the entire neck, and not just in one …

Steve Vai's Course in Ear Training, Part 1

<i>GuitarWorld.com is revisiting Steve Vai's classic column, "The Ultra Zone," for this crash course in ear training.</i><p>I could never overstate the …

Guitar

A Guide to Basic Tube Amp Maintenance

<i>Written by Don Stick on behalf of Bands for Hire​.</i><p>Most guitarists are fairly fanatical about the tube amp. There is something about the glow of hot …

Why some scientists say physics has gone off the rails

Has the love of "elegant" equations overtaken the desire to describe the real world?<p>The 20th century was a remarkably productive one for physics. First, Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity helped us view gravity not as a force but as a distortion of space. Then Max Planck, Erwin …

Physics

Session Guitar: The Gear You Really Need to Make Incredible Recordings at Home

Hello, fellow guitarists!<p>If you want your songs to be loved by most who hear it, this is what you must consider:<p>The song must be excellent. Next, the …

A Major Physics Experiment Just Detected A Particle That Shouldn't Exist

Scientists have produced the firmest evidence yet of so-called sterile neutrinos, mysterious particles that pass through matter without interacting …

The way we think of black holes just might be in for a radical change … again

After decades’ worth of mystery, it feels as if physicists are finally closing in on the nature of black holes, thanks to Nobel-winning breakthroughs …

Evidence Found for a New Fundamental Particle

An experiment at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory near Chicago has detected far more electron neutrinos than predicted — a possible …

Physics

Inside the Secret Cities That Created the Atomic Bomb

The Manhattan Project, the program that developed the first nuclear weapons during World War II, worked out of three purpose-built cities in Tennessee, New Mexico, and Washington state. A new exhibition considers their design and legacy.<p>Built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at rapid speed …

Great Depression

New research confirms spectacular death for our Sun

Our Sun is too small to explode in a supernova when it dies, but new findings suggest that our nearby star is in for a dramatic demise, creating a …

The 42 Biggest Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

In a homage to 'Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,' two physicists explain the biggest unknowns in science. I’ve summed them up as a tweetstorm.<p>In Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams’ classic irreverent tour through the universe, a supercomputer named Deep Thought discovers the answer to …

Physics

What Does Quantum Physics Actually Tell Us About the World?

<b>WHAT IS REAL?</b> <b><br>The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics</b><br>By Adam Becker<br>370 pp. Basic Books. $32.<p>Are atoms real? Of course they are. Everybody believes in atoms, even people who don’t believe in evolution or climate change. If we didn’t have atoms, how could we have atomic bombs? But you …

Quantum Physics

Session Guitar: When to Go Direct and When to Mic in the Studio

0<p>SHARES<p>Hello again!<p>Today I'd like to talk about my strategy when choosing to go direct or mic a cabinet.<p>As a producer and arranger, I have to …

Different Types of Microphones and How to Use Them in the Studio

So far we've looked at some basic gear: guitars, computers, amps and modelers. This week we get personal: microphones and proper and improper …

Guitar

How to Create Professional-Sounding Tracks at Home

0<p>SHARES<p>Hello, kids.<p>Every producer has his or her secrets. Some use gear, like a certain mic or pre or vintage amp to get a signature sound.<p>Sometimes …

In photos: a rare glimpse inside the heart of a quantum computer

Spencer Lowell<p>Technology<p>Inside the lab where computing makes a quantum leap.<p>For decades, the promise of quantum computing has tickled the neurons of drug-makers, spies, and tech CEOs. Such a machine, if perfected, would speed up drug discoveries, decode ciphers, and help AIs parse our digital data. …

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special relativity …

Physics

Acoustic Guitar Strumming Patterns

435<p>SHARES<p><i>This is an abridged and shorter version of a lengthier article that can be found on Guitarchalk.com.</i><p>The acoustic and electric guitar handle …