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The Universe Is Not a Simulation, but We Can Now Simulate It

In the early 2000s, a small community of coder-cosmologists set out to simulate the 14-billion-year history of the universe on a supercomputer. They aimed to create a proxy of the cosmos, a Cliffs Notes version in computer code that could run in months instead of giga-years, to serve as a …

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Protect My Head? Soccer Pros Shrug and Carry On

Today, during a World Cup game between Morocco and Iran, Moroccan winger Nordin Amrabat suffered a wicked head injury when he collided with an opponent. After he went down, a team trainer tried to revive him by slapping his face—a move decried by athletes and followers online. But despite the …

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The Theranos Indictments Expose the Soul of Silicon Valley

Elizabeth Holmes founded Theranos in 2003 when she was 19 years old. At its height, the company reached a valuation of over $9 billion on the strength of its claim to have revolutionized the blood-testing industry. Friday, an unraveling that began in October 2015 with a series of Wall Street …

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Of course ‘Battlefield V’ is getting a battle royale mode

EA started off its EA Play show at E3 answering a question on everyone’s lips: Will Battlefield Vfollow the shooter vogue and have its own battle royale mode? Yes, yes it will. While the game’s leads introducing the feature offered no details, the franchise’s Twitter account tweeted that it will …

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The top VR games of E3 2018

After a few years of taking center stage, virtual reality has receded into the background of E3. Stroll the floor of the year’s biggest video game conference and you’ll be hard pressed to find many VR headsets outside of Sony (SNE) PSVR and Facebook’s (FB) Oculus booths. It’s no surprise, really: …

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Apple, Google, Samsung: Who steals the most ideas?

You think people get riled up about politics and religion? Try insulting someone’s phone. Apparently, a lot of people hang their identities on what phones they carry. An iPhone person might feel personally affronted when a Samsung Galaxy gets a great review, and vice versa. These days, since all smartphones …

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Why we’re going to see more and more older athletes

In sports, “peak age” is always looming, and it can come as quickly as the early 20s. But it doesn’t have to be this way — and we’re likely to see more and more older athletes, says journalist Jeff Bercovici, San Francisco bureau chief for Inc. Magazine and author of …

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