Zane Stein

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Scientists Have Found ‘Time Crystals,’ A Bizarre New Form Of Matter

How much do we know about time? Not much, if you think about it. For the thing we value most of all, we’re largely ignorant of what time is and how time works (at least from a physics standpoint). But we’re slowly learning that time is much stranger than we thought, to the point where its oddities …

Quantum Physics

A ‘Mario Maker’ user converted the entire ‘Super Mario 64’ game into classic 2D

Nintendo’s <i>Super Mario 64</i> for the Nintendo 64 console was and still is an awesome game, moving our favorite plumber from the 2D side-scrolling world …

NASA’s ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Was Verified To Work By Independent Review

Last year, NASA scientists caused a stir by talking shop with fans online and revealing that a design by Roger Shawyer, called the EmDrive, might actually have something to it — despite being impossible under the current understanding of physics. And all that talk is about to be revived, because …

NASA's 'Impossible' EmDrive Could Actually Work, Even If It Breaks The Laws Of Physics

Even NASA doesn't know how it works.<p>NASA scientists have determined that an ‘impossible’ engine that could take us to Mars in just 10 weeks does …

Telescope That ‘Ate Astronomy’ Is on Track to Surpass Hubble

GREENBELT, Md. — The next great space telescope spread its golden wings this month.<p>Like the petals of a 20-foot sunflower seeking the light, the 18 hexagonal mirrors that make up the heart of NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope were faced toward a glassed-in balcony overlooking a cavernous clean room …

Pixar's First Trailer for Cars 3 Is an Emotional Roller Coaster

Lightning McQueen's return to the race track looks too harrowing for small children.<p>Universally, you can rely on Disney-Pixar movies to be way more emotional than any animated movie has a right to be. More than just about any other entertainment company, Pixar has mastered the art of making kids …

Walt Disney Company

Physicists Think These Could Be the Weirdest Objects in the Universe

"Strange stars" could theoretically exist forever, though we've never spotted one.<p>When an incredibly massive star supernovas, it leaves behind one of two things: a neutron star or a black hole. Neutron stars are the leftover cores of massive stars after they have ejected all their other material. …

FALSE: Scientists Successfully Recreate Tyrannosaurus Rex Embryo From Chicken DNA

CLAIM<p>Researchers in North Carolina have created "the first fully living dinosaur embryo in millions of years" using DNA from chicken skin.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>…

13 essentials every guy needs for fall

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Gitman VintageButton Down Double Face Twill Shirt, $204. East Dane<p>It's <i>really</i> fall now. You can no longer walk around outside in polo …

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NASA spacecraft beams back incredible images of Jupiter

A NASA spacecraft has captured the best views of Jupiter yet, revealing turbulent storms in the north pole.<p>Jupiter's northern polar region is stormier than expected and appears bluer than the rest of the planet, said mission chief scientist Scott Bolton of the Southwest Research Institute in San …

49 health 'facts' you've been told all your life that are totally wrong

Nope, nope, nope, and nope.<p>Who hasn't shared these and other amazing-sounding notions about about health and the human body, only to feel embarrassed later on — when you find out the information was inaccurate or flat-out wrong?<p>It's time to put an end to these alluring myths, misconceptions, and …

Wellness

Exercise and Improving Your Mood

Exercise can be a great way to lift your mood and improve your emotions. When you exercise, your body feels more relaxed and calm. Find out some of …

Deep Space Radiation May Cause Heart Problems In Future Mars Explorers

A lesson from the Apollo missions<p>Bad news for future Martians: A new study suggests that deep space radiation may have made Apollo astronauts four or five times more likely than other astronauts to develop cardiovascular disease. The estimate is somewhat questionable, since only a handful of folks …

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Xbox Scorpio To Be 'The Most Powerful Console Ever Made,' But PCs Are Still A Thing

There’s another Xbox on the way, though we don’t know much more about it than that. Last week, Microsoft announced that the Xbox Scorpio is coming our way holiday 2107, and that it’s going to be nearly 5 times as powerful as the Xbox One. According to Xbox Marketing head Aaron Greenberg, it’s meant …

Watch Footage Of Gucci Mane’s First Performance Since His Release From Prison

Fans flooded the club to welcome Gucci home.<p>After being released from prison last month, Gucci Mane has been extremely busy, dropping new music with …

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

Universe

Boaty McBoatface Will NOT Be The Name Of This New Polar Research Ship

Environment Photo credit: Is democracy dead? NERCIt’s all over. The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) has announced the winner of their …

David Attenborough

13 before-and-after photos that show how drastically China's cities have grown over the last century

Over the past 30 years, China has grown from an agricultural-centric country to a largely urban society. Hundreds of millions of rural residents have left the countryside for larger cities, many in the hopes of finding better jobs.<p>Photographer Dheera Venkatraman spent a few years traveling around …

Skyscrapers

McLaren needs a 20-year-old Compaq laptop to maintain its F1 supercar

McLaren's F1 supercar is special in more ways than one. Even now it's still the world's fastest production car with a naturally aspirated engine, and McLaren only built 106 F1s in total. <i>Jalopnik</i> visited McLaren recently, and discovered another special aspect to the F1: a 20-year-old laptop. McLaren …

Two black holes are defying the limits of science

Even astrophysicists are occasionally surprised at what they find in the cosmos. University of Cambridge researchers have discovered that two black holes are consuming their companion stars at rates much faster than currently established limits would allow -- so fast, in fact, that the gas is …

A three-way collision of galaxies has given birth to a monstrous black hole

Gases swirling in the center of a galaxy 1.8 billion light-years away were traveling faster than 370 miles per second. That's twice as fast as they would have expected.<p>The mind blowing speed of the gases hints at the existence of something extraordinary: a colossal black hole in the center of the …

Universe

Led Zeppelin to face copyright lawsuit over opening riff

Jury to decide if band lifted opening chords of Stairway to Heaven from 1967 song Taurus by the band Spirit, after judge notes ‘substantial’ similarities<p>It began simply, just a few notes recorded on to a cassette by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant as they sat in a small cottage in the Welsh mountains …

Guitar

The 12 best gifts world leaders gave the Obamas

<b>(CNN) —</b> Swords, a portrait of a prince and a floor-length cape — these are just a few of the oddly captivating gifts President Barack Obama and his family received from an assortment of world leaders and foreign dignitaries in 2014.<p>The high-priced haul of several hundred presents, which was made …

Michelle Obama

These ’70s Car Ads Define a Nation Desperately Trying to Enjoy Itself – Feature

As the revolutionary social climate of the 1960s began to lose steam under the weight of its own idealism, the once razor-sharp line between the counterculture and strait-laced America began to blur. By the time we hit the ’70s, the two had melded into an avocado-and-burnt-orange-hued decade of …

Photographer Humorously Imagines Darth Vader with a Daily Routine like the Rest of Us

Polish photographer Pawel Kadysz imagines that Darth Vader is more like us than we might realize. In his series of selfies called <i>Daily Life of Darth Vader</i>, Kadysz shows that the infamous Sith Lord performs many of the same relatable and mundane tasks that we do, such as food shopping and cleaning …

Darth Vader

Ice Age Human Footprints in Canada Reveal a Walk on the Beach Taken 13,000 Years Ago

Hugs, handshakes, butt pats: Touching among humans is, well, a touchy subject. As kids we were taught that there’s good and bad touches—and it only …

Anthropology

Doctor dubbed 'the father of cyborgs' tested implants in his own brain

How far would you go to create a brain-controlled speech decoder? Doctor Philip Kennedy already helped blaze a trail in brain-computer interfaces back in the 80s. Now, a report in <i>MIT Technology Review</i> explains how the neurosurgeon decided to crank his research up a notch. Well, several notches, …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.