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Woman claims she owns the sun and sues eBay for not letting her sell it

This is absolutely not a joke: Someone has been successfully selling plots of the sun on eBay until the popular auction site banned her listings, …

Employment

Nature

Getting stalked by a cougar is a situation I hope to never be in (Video)<p>By: Dougy<p>237 Liked! 47 Disliked 0<p>outdoor<p>Bosnian truck driver’s aren’t gunna …

18 Projects That Prove Middle Schoolers Are Smarter Than You

This weekend, middle school girls from around the country will gather in DC to learn about computer science and technology, as part of the …

New Jersey

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Oculus mistakenly leaked pictures of the finished Oculus Rift virtual reality device.</b> It looks like there will be a camera on the front of the device, and it will have a "simple input device" to navigate menus.<p><b>2.</b> <b>Spotify has raised $526 million.</b> It's now valued at more than $8 billion.<p><b>3.</b> <b>Payroll</b> …

Apple Music

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Niels Bohr: Life Behind the Physics

Niels Bohr, with his model of the atom, led physics into the quantum era. In the last of this season’s Perimeter Institute public lectures, his grandson Vilhelm will talk about personality and his influences<p>Even though we know better, many physicists still picture the atom as a mini solar-system …

Quantum Mechanics

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Lawn Mowing

Would the medical research benefits of reclassifying LSD outweigh the risks?

Psychedelic drugs should be reclassified to encourage new research into their medical applications, a researcher argues in an opinion piece published in <i>The British Medical Journal</i>today. Before substances such as LSD were stigmatized during the "war on drugs" in the 1970s, studies suggested they …

Medical Journals

U.S. publicly challenges China's moves in disputed islands

The U.S. military has begun to carefully but publicly challenge Chinese island-building on disputed reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, creating fresh tension in a potential global tinderbox as both countries shift forces into the area.<p>In the latest incident, a Chinese military dispatcher …

Hubble telescope observes freaky antics of 'Nasty 1' star

Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope say the star nicknamed Nasty 1 (Miss Jackson if...) doesn't behave like a typical star of its kind. Hence its bad-boy image and name.<p>The founders of the famed Star Registry may have had the best intentions, but letting just anyone name a star always …

Universe

Chrome for Android is now ‘almost entirely open-source,’ letting anyone build a Chromium-based mobile browser

Google has uploaded the majority of the remaining Chrome for Android code into the open-source Chromium repository. In other words, Chrome for Android now matches Chrome for desktop in terms of available open-source code, letting anyone examine, modify, and compile the project.<p>Chromium is the …

2 of the smartest people at Google are worried about this one thing

Now he's in charge of Google's push to open more of those computer systems to any other company that wants to use them — part of the bigger trend called "cloud computing," where companies no longer run everything on their own computer systems.<p>Here he's competing against Amazon, which has a huge …

European Union

Discovered. A fish with a warm heart

New research demonstrates a remarkable adaptation in a fish. It has a warm heart<p>We usually think of fish as cold-blooded creatures and 99.9% of them are. But the opah, a deep-sea fish, has distinctly warm blood, according to new research.<p>Most fish have a body temperature tracks that of the water …

Zoology

Xbox One pulls off an unlikely sales victory over the PS4

Well, this is kind of surprising: the Xbox One lead console sales last month. I say it's surprising because there wasn't an exclusive game that launched for the system, nor was there a new bundle deal going at the time, either. Regardless, it's good news and something that Redmond hasn't seen in an …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

Self-destructing virus kills off PCs

<b>A computer virus that tries to avoid detection by making the machine it infects unusable has been found.</b><p>If Rombertik's evasion techniques are triggered, it deletes key files on a computer, making it constantly restart.<p>Analysts said Rombertik was "unique" among malware samples for resisting capture …

Security

Over-The-Air HDTV Makes Xbox One A Near-Perfect Cord-Cutting Console

Microsoft announced support for over-the-air TV broadcasts, including HD content, early in April. I’ve been using the setup since, after enrolling in the Xbox One Preview program and receiving a Mohu Leaf indoor HDTV antenna and a Hauppauge 955Q USB TV tuner to take it for a test ride. The end …

Televisions

AR mobile game turns your home into a survival horror nightmare

Night Terrors maps the layout of your home, then becomes an augmented reality game in which horrors attack.<p>If you're scared of being home alone at night, this won't be the game for you. Night Terrors is a survival horror that plays out in the real world.<p>The mobile game, currently seeking funding on …

Augmented Reality

How It Works: Death By Black Hole

A quantum quandary<p>As you fall feet first across an event horizon—the point where nothing can escape the black hole’s gravitational pull—you don’t feel anything change. But eventually, gravity is so much stronger at your feet than your head that you’re stretched apart, like Play-Doh, until you snap. …

The Invisible Labor Economy Behind Pirated Japanese Comics

Between publishers and manga pirates, who stands on higher ground?<p>Against the backdrop of shrieking demons rallying for battle against human forces, Mune entered text into the comic's empty speech bubbles. "Originally they were but men," he wrote. "By virtue of uncommon tenacity were they reborn …

Anime

11 skills you need to master to land a $100,000 engineering job at Google

Google is the most desirable employer on Earth.<p>Engineers are the rock stars there — and they’re paid accordingly.<p>Interns start at $70,000 to $90,000 salaries, while software engineers pull in $118,000 and senior software engineers make an average of $152,985.<p>But one does not simply walk into the …

14-Year-Old Hacks Connected Cars With Pocket Money

A 14-year-old boy has stunned the automotive industry by showing how to hack into connected cars with apparent ease.<p>Armed with only $15 of simple electronics gear he bought from RadioShack, the boy was easily able to unlock and start a connected car. The make of vehicle that was breached has not …

Mission Impossible

What will happen to the Lizard Squad hackers?

From Kevin Mitnick to LulzSec and Anonymous, the destiny of a hacker group tends to follow the same arc – hack something, hack something bigger, until someone makes a mistake that leads to one or more members being arrested<p>When the UK police arrested an 18-year-old man over the online attack in …

Security

Sony might owe you $50 if you own a PS Vita, thanks to the FTC

Sony will compensate early adopters of its PlayStation Vita to settle a complaint from the Federal Trade Commission over ads for the portable game machine that were deemed misleading to consumers.<p>The FTC and Sony Computer Entertainment America announced the proposed settlement today, which will see …