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Gravitational waves just showed us something even cooler than black holes

Gravitational waves just showed us something even cooler than black holes

Observatories all over the world caught a new kind of collision. Colliding neutron stars This artist’s rendering shows what two neutron stars might look like as they merge, ejecting matter and shooting out gamma rays.

How to become a cyber security expert from scratch

How to become a cyber security expert from scratch

Learn how malicious hackers operate and how to stop them via eight video courses. From viruses to social engineering, malicious hackers cause havoc with a wide range of attacks. This bundle takes you through all the common threats, one by one. Stack Commerce For any business that uses online platforms, security is a major concern. […]

Desk toys for the nerd in all of us

Desk toys for the nerd in all of us

Save up to 60 percent on these stress-reducing, mind-stimulating devices. Working in an office can be pretty stressful. Here are six great desk toys that will help your inner nerd find happiness—now with up to 60 percent off at the Popular Science Shop. Magnetic Space Putty Stack Commerce Magnetic Space Putty is just like the […]

Good news! We’re probably not living in a computer simulation.

Good news! We’re probably not living in a computer simulation.

It’s virtually impossible. A perennial topic of science fiction, researchers stumbled upon the answer to the question of whether or not we’re secretly living inside of a computer. Depositphotos From Star Trek: The Next Generation’s “Ship in a Bottle” episode, to the eponymously named computer system in the movie The Matrix, the idea that life […]

How to fix the most common smartphone problems

How to fix the most common smartphone problems

Totally debugging. Phone problems? You might be able to fix them yourself. Adrien/Unsplash and Leovinus/Pixabay No one likes a faulty smartphone: When you keep more or less your whole life on a device, you need that gadget to keep functioning properly. Unfortunately, bugs, crashes, and other issues are inevitable, especially as your phone gets older. […]

The anatomy of a hurricane

The anatomy of a hurricane

Here’s how these huge storms form. Hurricane Irma near Cuba on September 8, 2017. NOAA/CIRA What makes a hurricane tick? Whether it’s a disheveled tropical depression or a picture-perfect category five swirling across the ocean like a buzzsaw, every tropical cyclone that forms on Earth has the same basic structure. These powerful storms are just […]

All the stuff you can do with iPhone 8 that you couldn’t with iPhone 7

All the stuff you can do with iPhone 8 that you couldn’t with iPhone 7

Here’s what that upgrade will get you. The back of the new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus are made out of glass once again, which makes them a little heavier than their predecessors. Apple A glut of iPhone 8 and 8 Plus reviews are no doubt hitting your social media streams right now, and it’s […]

Is there a single food that you can survive on forever?

Is there a single food that you can survive on forever?

Potatoes are close, but not close enough. Potatoes are awesome, but not enough to live off of them forever. Deposit photos For all of 2016, Andrew Taylor ate only potatoes. There were a few caveats: He ate both white potatoes and sweet ones, and sometimes mixed in soymilk, tomato sauce, salt and herbs. He also […]

How to choose the best tablet for you

How to choose the best tablet for you

Your ideal device is out there. Make sure you pick a tablet that’s right for you. William Iven/Unsplash Tablets pack all the power of smartphones behind a much larger screen. That comes in handy when you’re watching Netflix on the sofa or reviewing documents on the go. Grab a clip-on keyboard and wireless mouse, and […]

This pretty blue fog only happens in warm champagne

This pretty blue fog only happens in warm champagne

And illustrates some fundamentals of physics. Champagne bottles being uncorked at 43, 54, and 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Equipe Effervescence, Champagne et Applications / URCA Not many people are into room-temperature champagne. Most of us like our bubbly chilled, but if we weren’t so invested in refrigeration, we might have seen the blue fog sooner. Oops. […]

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