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Study reveals the Great Pyramid of Giza can focus electromagnetic energy
Study reveals the Great Pyramid of Giza can focus electromagnetic energy
articles  History  aliens  energy 
9 days ago
Thagomizer - Wikipedia
The arrangement of spikes originally had no distinct name; the term Thagomizer was coined in 1982 by cartoonist Gary Larson in his comic The Far Side, and thereafter became gradually adopted as an informal term within scientific circles, research, and education.
articles  dinosaurs  language  science 
23 days ago
Interview: Pusha-T
His new album, Daytona, is a return to form produced by Kanye West that proves that being a rap traditionalist doesn’t mean you have to be boring.
articles  music  hiphop 
27 days ago
A Classical Math Problem Gets Pulled Into the Modern World | Quanta Magazine
A century ago, the great mathematician David Hilbert posed a probing question in pure mathematics. A recent advance in optimization theory is bringing Hilbert’s work into a world of self-driving cars.
articles  algorithms  geometry 
27 days ago
Stellar Disks Reveal How Planets Get Made | Quanta Magazine
Detailed images of disks swirling around young stars show the details of how solar systems come to be.
articles  astrophysics 
27 days ago
How Boots Riley Infiltrated Hollywood - The New York Times
The cult indie rapper smuggled his radical anticapitalism into his biting new film ‘Sorry to Bother You.’
articles  music  culture  movies  hiphop 
27 days ago
'Elitist den of hate': Silicon Valley pastor decries hypocrisy of area's rich liberals | Technology | The Guardian
Gregory Stevens resigns after tweets about Palo Alto, slamming tech industry greed and empty social justice promises
articles  inequality 
27 days ago
Time to ditch Wikipedia?
A look at a Wikipedia editor's long-running campaign to discredit anti-war campaigners and journalists
articles  wikipedia  bias 
27 days ago
The NHL Is Getting Player-Tracking Technology–Finally
The NBA, MLB, even the NFL have gotten into the stats game. What’s taken hockey so long?
articles  sports_analytics  hockey 
27 days ago
Algorithms Behind Modern Storage Systems - ACM Queue
Different uses for read-optimized B-trees and write-optimized LSM-trees
articles  databases  algorithms 
27 days ago
The Hidden Queer History Behind "A League of Their Own"
The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League did everything it could to keep lesbians off the diamond. Seventy-five years later, its gay stars are finally opening up.
articles  sports  women  History 
27 days ago
When ‘The Real World’ Gave Up on Reality
The true story of the exact moment in the mid-Nineties when reality television morphed from its best self to its worst.
articles  tv  culture  reality 
27 days ago
Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought
Estimated cost of geoengineering technology to fight climate change has plunged since a 2011 analysis.
articles  environment  climate_change 
27 days ago
The Original Captain Trips
They called him "the Johnny Appleseed of LSD."
articles  psychology  drugs  History 
27 days ago
Sex Workers vs. The Internet
Since the dawn of the internet, online platforms have allowed clients to take advantage of sex workers. Now, they’re fighting back.
articles  gender  online_communities  internet 
27 days ago
The rise and fall of Sugru, the British Blu Tack rival that almost crowdfunded itself to death | WIRED UK
Investors in adhesive wonder material Sugru are losing most of their money after the crowdfunded startup failed to scale. So what went wrong?
articles  start-up  diy 
27 days ago
Exploring The Digital Ruins Of 'Second Life' - Digg
I logged into "Second Life" in the year 2018 A.D. It still exists, sort of.
articles  online_communities  internet  History 
27 days ago
Counting Fish - bioGraphic
An impossible challenge, but one that’s critical to the fish, the ecosystems in which they live, and the humans who depend on them
articles  oceans  fish 
27 days ago
The Young Milky Way Collided With a Dwarf Galaxy | Quanta Magazine
Astronomers have found stars dating from a long-ago collision between the Milky Way and another galaxy. The crash helps to explain why the Milky Way looks the way it does.
articles  astrophysics  cosmology 
27 days ago
Mathematicians Tame Turbulence in Flattened Fluids | Quanta Magazine
By squeezing fluids into flat sheets, researchers can get a handle on the strange ways that turbulence feeds energy into a system instead of eating it away.
articles  fluid_mechanics 
27 days ago
Real-Life Schrödinger’s Cats Probe the Boundary of the Quantum World | Quanta Magazine
Recent experiments have put relatively large objects into quantum states, illuminating the processes by which the ordinary world emerges out of the quantum one.
articles  physics  quantam_mechanics 
27 days ago
What Is the Sun Made Of and When Will It Die? | Quanta Magazine
If and when physicists are able to pin down the metal content of the sun, that number could upend much of what we thought we knew about the evolution and life span of stars.
articles  astronomy  physics 
27 days ago
US Republican Delegation Met With Sanctioned Russians In Moscow
Russian state media portrayed the meetings, coming days before President Trump's planned summit with Putin next week, as good news for Russia.
articles  politics  russia 
27 days ago
The Hunt for Earth’s Deep Hidden Oceans | Quanta Magazine
Water-bearing minerals reveal that Earth’s mantle could hold more water than all its oceans. Researchers now ask: Where did it all come from?
articles  earth  water 
27 days ago
How a cabal of romance writers cashed in on Amazon Kindle Unlimited - The Verge
To cash in on Kindle Unlimited, a cabal of authors gamed Amazon’s algorithm
articles  amazon  community  books 
27 days ago
SmartHood: the self-sufficient neighborhood of the future - Amsterdam Smart City
A SmartHood is a neighborhood in which all food, water and energy flows are circularly connected. As a resident of a SmartHood, you generate all your electricity and heat sustainably, purify your own (sewer) water for reuse, and grow your own vegetables and fish through an aquaponics system. Continue reading to know more about this innovative urban development!
articles  urban_planning 
4 weeks ago
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