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How Long Would Humanity Last In A Vampire Apocalypse? A Physicist Built A Calculator To Find Out

"I love it when we can apply mathematical models to even the most surprising things." Wikimedia CommonsA physicist used scientific theory and mathematical equations to create a ‘vampire apocalypse calculator.’ Vampires have captivated our ...

The New iOS Update Is (Probably) Safe for Homepods This Time

The recent iOS 13.2 update introduced some new HomePod features to the iPhone, but many users report that installing the patch left their HomePod speakers bricked. Apple pulled the update in response and promised to release a new build without ...

Twitter’s New Rules Against Political Ads Could Silence Health Clinics, Too

Twitter will ban all political topics from its paid ads, Jack Dorsey announced this week. But that means “issue” ads too, which that anything can be banned if the folks in charge (or, more likely, an algorithm that they train) considers the topic ...

Man Sticks Cannabis In His Nose, Forgets About It For 18 Years

An Australian man suffered numerous sinus infections over an 18-year period before doctors finally smoked out the cause: good ol’ cannabis. No, not in the way you’re thinking: This guy stuck a packet of pot up his nose just before going into ...

The Coffee-Painted Portraits of Nuria Salcedo

Nuria Salcedo is a self-taught artist who uses coffee to paint incredibly detailed illustrations and portraits of celebrities. While she also uses brown pencils for the most intricate parts of her artworks, her characters are always painted with ...

McKamey Manor: The Scariest Haunted House In America — Or ‘A Torture Chamber’ In Disguise?

Anyone who completes the haunted house wins $20,000. Not a single person has ever managed to do so. YouTubeSome have claimed they were injected with drugs, while Russ McKamey says they were merely convinced to think so. Haunted houses are ...

How Measles Leaves Kids Exposed to Other Diseases

In the summer of 1907, a German doctor named Clemens von Pirquet noticed something strange with one of his patients. The five-year-old boy had previously tested positive for tuberculosis. The test involved injecting a tiny bit of TB protein just ...

Scientists Now Know How Sleep Cleans Toxins From the Brain

Laura Lewis and her team of researchers have been putting in late nights in their Boston University lab. Lewis ran tests until around 3:00 in the morning, then ended up sleeping in the next day. It was like she had jet lag, she says, without ...

Cirrus’ $2 Million Vision Jet Now Lands Itself, No Pilot Needed

“Over the years, we've been adding things to our airplanes such as situational awareness tools and things that simplify control or lower pilot workload,” Bergwall says. “But now, for the first time, we actually have a safety system that is really ...

A Tech Group Suggests Limits for the Pentagon’s Use of AI

The Pentagon says artificial intelligence will help the US military become still more powerful. On Thursday, an advisory group including executives from Google, Microsoft, and Facebook proposed ethical guidelines to prevent military AI from going ...

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