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Colliding galaxies show the limits of dark matter



Dark matter may not be part of a “dark sector” of particles that mirrors regular matter, as some theories suggest, say scientists studying collisions of galaxy clusters

When clusters of galaxies collide, the hot gas that fills the space between the stars in those galaxies also collides and splatters in all directions with a motion akin to splashes of waterDark matter makes up about 90% of the matter in galaxy clusters: Does it splatter like water as well?

Explosion and fire destroy building in Manhattan’s East Village, injuring 12



NEW YORK — At least 12 people were injured, three of them critically, in a gas-related explosion that rocked a sushi restaurant in Manhattan’s East Village Thursday afternoon, sending debris into the street and a plume of dark grey smoke towering over the city.

Police cordoned off the area as an ensuing fire raged inside the five-story, mixed-residency building near 7th Street and Second Avenue. The avenue was closed from 14th Street to Houston Street, as a putrid smell drifted into offices…

Dark Sky’s Apple Watch app will ‘tap’ your wrist before it rains



Dark Sky is bringing its weather-predicting superpowers to the Apple Watch

The company revealed its upcoming app for the smartwatch on Monday, saying it will be available when the Apple Watch comes out next month.

Like many smartwatch apps, Dark Sky’s is centered around notifications. The app, which specializes in hyperlocal short-term predictions (think “heavy rain beginning in 15 minutes”), will notify you of upcoming changes in…

Binge watching all 13 episodes of ‘House of Cards’ in a row? Beware.



Perhaps you literally live under a rock. Maybe you chose to spend last weekend working, volunteering, or basically doing anything other than spending 13 hours watching a megalomaniacal psychopath wander the halls of the White House.

Whatever the reason, before you embark on your own House of Cards binge this weekend, you need to be properly prepared for such a task

How do I know? Last weekend, I watched all 13 new…

You lucky dog: Black fur may be tied to better health



Animals with black skin or fur are not black by chance, suggests new research, but because the dark coloration helps them live longer. The finding adds to the growing body of evidence that black coloration isn’t just a product of genetic drift — happenstance in the course of evolution

The coloration stems from melanism, or development of the dark-colored pigment melanin in the skin and its appendages (fur, hair, eyelashes, etc.). How melanism directly ties to better health, however, remains…

Why that dress looks white and gold: It’s overexposed



Yes, the Internet went crazy Thursday night over a dress that looked white and gold to some people, and blue and black to others.

We’re not here to debate why some people see it one way and some people see it otherwise. No, we’re just here to point this out: The Internet is going nuts over a photo that’s just terribly, horribly overexposed.

Sure, we’ve all seen overexposed photos — they look washed out and too…

‘Better Call Saul’ premiere: Breaking off a plan gone ‘Bad’



It’s been well over a year since Walter White left our television sets, his pork pie hat hung on the rack next to a slew of Emmy statues. But his world — and the rich characters in it — have far from vanished, thanks to AMC’s Breaking Bad spinoff Better Call Saul.

An origin story, Better Call Saul hails from Peter Gould and Bad creator Vince Gilligan, and explores the earlier years of America’s favorite sleazy attorney, Saul Goodman. Comparisons to Breaking Bad will run rampant throughout…

17 #QuestionsForMen that call attention to casual sexism



A quick perusal of the #EverydaySexism hashtag is a reminder of the ways, big and small, in which women are marginalized in their everyday lives. Now, a new hashtag serving a similar purpose is cropping up: #QuestionsForMen

Daily Life writer Clementine Ford posed the first “question” to her followers on Tuesday, referencing an accusation often lodged at female writers:

Question to the male writers/speakers etc out there. Is it…

If a Social Media Company Doesn’t Offer Both Sides of the Posting Coin, Run Away

It’s hard to pick a better Joker from the Batman movies. The original Jack Nicholson version was dark and funny and had the psychopathic flare that only Jack can bring to the table. Heath Ledger’s Joker brought critical acclaim and an Oscar win because of the raw grittiness in the way he threw himself into the role.

We shouldn’t choose. We shouldn’t have to. Both performances can thrive on their own merits and be watched for generations to come.

The same sort of toss-up applies to Facebook…

Eiffel Tower goes completely dark to honor victims of Paris terror attack



The Eiffel Tower went dark on Thursday to honor those who lost their lives in the terror attack in Paris at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Masked gunmen, who are still on the loose, shot and killed 12 people on Wednesday, including two police officers, various prominent cartoonists and the magazine’s editor in chief

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