Overnight, scientists announced a significant discovery: the first detection of gravitational waves during a pair of neutron stars colliding and forming a black hole. This opens up a huge swathe of new research in astronomy, and Australian scientists -- including those that took part in the event -- are understandably excited.
Imagine an animal with the body of a chameleon, the feet and claws of an anteater, the humped back of a camel, and a tail that is both flattened like a beaver's, but also like that of a scorpion. If you're thinking this sounds like someone just threw your local zoo into a blender -- or that it's not far off from mythical creatures like the chimera or manticore -- this would be understandable. But this bonkers description fits a real, long-extinct group of tree-dwelling reptiles that lived more than 200 million years ago. Now, a new species of these freaky little critters has been identified, and its fossilized remains pile onto the anatomical strangeness, showing that this ancient reptile evolved a toothless, remarkably bird-like head in a world 100 million years before birds with heads like this even existed.
Today, physicists across the world celebrated as telescopes and observatories on Earth and in space captured a "kilonova." Two neutron stars collided 130 million light years away, sending gravitational waves, x-rays, gamma-rays, radio waves, and light waves to the Earth. But these events also serve as a new kind of tool -- a tool with the potential to answer one of the most fundamental questions in our universe: How quickly is it expanding?
The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear arguments in a critical case over data privacy, the outcome of which will likely determine how easily law enforcement can gain access to information stored in tech companies' overseas data centres. Microsoft will go head-to-head with the Justice Department, arguing that the agency cannot use a warrant to collect emails held in Microsoft's Ireland data center.
When Apple debuted its new facial recognition unlock system, Face ID, in September, the company faced questions about how it would sidestep the security and bias problems that have undermined similar facial recognition systems in the past. Senator Al Franken was one of the many people curious about how exactly how Apple was going to ensure Face ID's success, and today, Apple responded to a series of questions sent by Franken's office the day after the system was announced.
Oh jeez, it's been rough since Rick and Morty ended. The emptiness grows even worse when you consider season four won't be arriving for "like a really long time," according to Adult Swim. Where can you turn to fill the void, beyond endless repeats of seasons one through three? We have some suggestions, and thankfully none of them involve Szechuan Sauce.
Apple's latest iOS update promises to bring some big changes to the mobile platform, and you better believe developers are scrambling to learn how to leverage its new and exciting features in their app projects. With the Definitive iOS 11 Developer Bundle, you can get in on the rush and become a bona fide iOS developer with more than 100 hours of groundbreaking training.
The fourth and final season of Star Wars Rebels kicks off with "Heroes of Mandalore," a two-part episode. The story follows Sabine Wren on a daring adventure to destroy a weapon that could wipe out all of her people. Basically, it's the kind of big-stakes, big-action stuff we expect from Star Wars.
The recently-released Super Nintendo Classic Edition is a fantastic way to replay 21 of your favourite 16-bit SNES games -- but what about all the other classics that Nintendo excluded? If you've still got a stack of old Super Nintendo carts at home, the Analogue Super Nt should let you enjoy them on the fancy hi-def TV you upgraded to years ago.
A disgusting factor which separates consuming human flesh from consuming muscle tissue of non-speaking animals is that you can't separate eating dead humans from eating live humans. In the way that you call a baby cow "veal" or a pig "pork," human flesh is just human flesh -- you wouldn't think about eating Dave's "rounds" or his "snout," you would think about eating Dave's arse and face.
Perhaps you've been using the same browser since you first unboxed your phone, or perhaps you switch between them on a weekly basis: There are just as many choices for browsers on mobile as there are on desktop and each runs a little differently. Below we've run through every major browser available -- from stalwarts like Chrome and Safari to newer browsers like Puffin.
Technology experts have been insisting for over a century that when the robot revolution finally succeeds, everyone will have a life of abundant wealth and leisure. That hasn't been the case. But it hasn't stopped plenty of people from still insisting that it will happen, even here in the year 2017.