Just because the Fourth of July fell in the middle of the week doesn't mean there wasn't any news. And there was some big news. Whether it was the discovery of the Higgs boson, secret military islands, hidden magnetic portals, and the first look at dark matter, a lot happened this week. Read about it all!
Some people really enjoy the feeling of being drunk, but hate having to do all that pesky drinking. Maybe they don't want the calories. Maybe they don't like the taste. Maybe they're in a hurry, and the normal metabolic process is a waste of time. Regardless, the lengths to which some will go to get their swerve on provides a unique and truly chilling look at humanity. More »
In 1933, Fritz Zwicky-a Swiss astronomer working at CalTech-had an amazing revelation. He realized that the amount of matter that we can see through our telescopes doesn't match the behavior of the Universe. There had to be something else that we couldn't see. Something that accounts for an astonishing 83 percent of all existing matter but is invisible to us. More »
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins is sort of like the captain of the Titanic, except the Titanic was popular and people were sad when it sank. But unlike Captain Edward Smith, Heins is either crazy or a liar. Or both. More »
Apple just got awarded a new patent that may become the wearable version of the iPad one day: eyeglasses that would display apps, video, images, and overlay information on the world around you in realtime-something like Schwarzenegger's vision in Terminator. More »
At a meeting held at CERN this morning, scientists presented the latest results from the search for the long-sought Higgs particle. After 30 years of research and $9 billion of investment, they've changed the face of physics forever: they've found the Higgs boson. More »
Like last year's update, the 2012 MacBook Air is entirely in the guts. The 2011 bump into present-day usability was enough to make it your Most Important Gadget of the Year. This year's update is more of the same-which is a actually good thing.
According to NASA, Jack Scudder-a researcher at the University of Iowa-has found "hidden portals on Earth's magnetic field [that] open and close dozens of times each day." Some of them are open for long periods of time. More »
The Army has been creating an island since 1998 on the Northeast coast of the United States. Slowly, the US Army Corps of Engineers built dikes to establish its perimeter. They spent more than a decade filling them with mud. More »
If you're looking for a pair of futuristic glasses that have realistic, earth-shifting implications, check out these frames by 2AI Labs being tested by doctors right now (hmm? not who you were thinking?). They can make your veins glow so nurses can easily spot them, show a change in hemoglobin color to locate trauma and can be used to monitor how a patient is really feeling. More »
After months of leaks and hints about the Nexus 7, it was clear what to expect from Google's first tablet. The major question was: "Can it possibly be as good as it looks and only cost $200?" The verdict is in. More »