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The Legend of Nintendo

For anyone who’s ever marveled at Nintendo’s vivid, phantasmagoric, zoologically ornate video games, visiting the company’s understated home in …

Gaming

Republican congressman explains sea-level rise: it's rocks falling into the sea

A member of Congress has suggested that the White Cliffs of Dover tumbling into the English Channel was causing rising sea levels.<p>Republican Mo Brooks of Alabama pushed back at the notion that rising sea levels were the result of global warming in a hearing of the House Science, Space and …

Global Warming

Evidence suggests Las Vegas shooter was motivated by pro-gun conspiracy theories

Before killing 58 people, Stephen Paddock shared his pro-gun conspiracy theories with numerous witnesses.<p>On October 1, Stephen Paddock locked himself …

What Is Spacetime?

Physicists believe that at the tiniest scales, space emerges from quanta. What might these building blocks look like?

Quantum Mechanics

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Equations

The #Resistance Had A Very Good Night

But will that hurt Democratic chances in November?<p>The Democratic Party woke up this morning with a clear signal from Tuesday’s primary elections: The …

Mind-Altering Quantum Experiment Shows Time Has Never Existed

In 2012 US National Medal of Science award winner Yakir Aharonov, who is regarded as one of the world’s leading quantum theorists published a paper …

The Truth Behind This Amazing Video from the Surface of a Comet

Look at this amazing GIF. That snowy-looking scene wasn't captured on Mount Everest, or in some canyon in Antarctica. That's the view from a lander …

Hubble Just Blew Our Minds Yet Again with These New Photos of a Nebula

Feeling small yet?<p>After 28 years in space, you'd think the Hubble Telescope would have exhausted its ability to completely blindside us with stunning photographs. And then <i>bam</i>, you get this picture.<p>Hubble hitched a ride into space aboard the space shuttle Discovery on April 24, 1990. Now, every …

Telescope larger than the Earth produces image of black hole jet formation in the core of a radio galaxy

An international team of researchers has imaged newly forming jets of plasma from a massive black hole with unprecedented accuracy. Radio images made …

New model of the cosmos: a Universe that begins again | Cosmos

Evidently, it had been proven right. Using an exquisitely sensitive microwave telescope known as BICEP2 located at the South Pole, Harvard’s John …

Physics

The best VPNs to help keep your online browsing private

Online surveillance and data breaches are, unfortunately, an almost inevitable part of internet life. But there are things you can do protect your …

Information Systems

Stephen Hawking's 'incredible' final gift brings people to tears

Last week the world said goodbye to one of the greatest minds of our time - Professor Stephen Hawking.<p>Thousands of people lined the streets for his …

Stephen Hawking

Dark Splotches on Venus Could Be Signs of Life

Venus, with its crushing atmospheric pressure and scorching surface temperatures, seems an unlikely place for life to take hold. But while the …

Astronomy

Scientists Thought All Galaxies Had Dark Matter, but They Just Found One Without It

Dark matter is just that—it’s dark.<p>Spread across the universe, this mysterious matter doesn't interact with light, which makes it extremely difficult …

This Huge Galaxy Has Tiny Galaxies Orbiting It, Like Planets Around a Star

That's not what astronomers expected.<p>A galaxy called Centaurus A has been harbouring a strange secret. Researchers have found a plane of dwarf …

What We’re Witnessing Is Either The End Of The Trump Presidency, Or The End Of America [Opinion]

What happens in the next couple of weeks could determine what kind of country we're going to be.<p>The relentless spate of breaking, bombshell news …

The 20 best Amazon Alexa skills and tips

Many of us have welcomed our first smart assistant into the home, with Amazon's Echo smart home hub bringing the Alexa voice assistant into households across the country.<p>Alexa is the Amazon voice assistant. Launched in 2014, it provides a way to ask questions, play music, get news bulletins or …

Astrophysicists Have Built The Most Detailed Simulation of The Universe Ever Created

1 billion light years in a supercomputer.<p>Saying our Universe is a big place is a bit of an understatement. And with recent advances in our …

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg calls Trump a 'faker,' he says she should resign

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's well-known candor was on display in her chambers late Monday, when she declined to retreat from her earlier criticism of Donald Trump and even elaborated on it.<p>"He is a faker," she said of the presumptive Republican presidential …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Where's the Edge of the Universe?

<i>Paul Sutter</i> <i>is an astrophysicist at</i> <i>The Ohio State University</i> <i>and the chief scientist at</i> <i>COSI Science Center</i><i>. Sutter is also host of the podcasts</i> <i>Ask a</i> …

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Godless Universe: A Physicist Searches for Meaning in Nature

It is time to face reality, California Institute of Technology theoretical physicist Sean Carroll says: There is just no such thing as God, or …

Statistics

See Earth’s temperature spiral toward 2C rise - graphic

Climate Central: A new graphic shows Earth’s temperatures spiralling toward the 2C global warming limit<p>The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and trap more and more heat is sending the planet spiraling closer to the point where warming’s catastrophic …

Climate Change

One of the Most Convincing Climate Change Visualizations We've Ever Seen

But we had so much snow this winter! But it’s only a couple degrees! But the temperature in my hometown feels fine! We’ve heard it all from climate …

Evangelicals put to shame: Atheists tend to be more religiously tolerant than Christians

<b>Ted Cruz (Reuters/Pearl Gabel)</b><p>New research also indicates those who believe in God are least willing to grant basic civil liberties to Muslims<p>Darren E. Sherkat<p>April 8, 2016 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on Religion Dispatches.<p>In the wake of another terrorist attack on the West coming …

Religion

Spreading hate has backfired on right-wing media: How Fox News unwittingly destroyed the Republican Party

<b>Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity (Fox News)</b><p>For years, Fox News has profited from its vicious, divisive rhetoric — and now a steep price is being paid<p>Cody Cain<p>April 8, 2016 9:12pm (UTC)<p>The Republican Party is in a pickle.<p>The Party itself despises its own two leading presidential candidates, Donald Trump …

Society

22 Science Jokes Only Smart People Will Understand

Old statisticians never die. They just get broken down by age and sex.

Here's What Belief In A Religion Does To Your Brain

The perceived conflict between religion and science has played out across history, from lectures in Ancient Greek pantheons to discussions on …

Physicists demonstrate a quantum Fredkin gate

Researchers from Griffith University and the University of Queensland have overcome one of the key challenges to quantum computing by simplifying a …

Quantum Physics