Eight Planets Found Orbiting Distant Star, Says NASA
by cosmoso

For the first time in history, NASA has discovered a total of eight planets orbiting a distant star that is much like our Sun, the space agency announced on Thursday. The star, Kepler-90, is 2,545 light-years from Earth and located in the Draco constellation. It is the first star known to humans to support just […]

DEBUNKED: No, Cats Don’t See Spirits In Ultraviolet Light
by cosmoso

A number of fake news websites dedicated to spiritual topics, holistic health and conspiracy theories push a fake but somewhat convincing narrative that cats and dogs can see spirits because they can see ultraviolet light However, there is no data that suggests any animal can see beings made of light, and there’s a really easy […]

Two little-known ways GOP tax bill would make chasm between rich and poor even wider
by cosmoso

Daniel Hemel, University of Chicago The tax bill passed by the Senate in the wee hours of Dec. 2 will – if it becomes law – widen the gap between the rich and the poor at a time when income inequality is already approaching historic heights. Initially, most U.S. households are likely to experience a […]

Scientists Say There’s Plenty Of Wind Over Oceans To Power Entire Planet
by cosmoso

If humans have enough turbines running in the ocean, we could generate enough electricity to power the entire human race, says new research from the National Academy of Sciences In a paper titled Geophysical potential for wind energy over the open oceans authored by two scientists at the Department of Global Ecology at Carnegie Institution for Science […]

Make Calls Over Wifi Only With Your Outdated Smart Phone
by cosmoso

Outdated smart phones are still useful for making phone calls, and best of all it can be totally free! Skype is the first that comes to mind, then of course there is Facebook and Google Voice which are both 100% free, person-to-person phone calls anywhere in the world. So long as you have wifi access, […]

Use Your Old Smartphone As A Free Web Server
by cosmoso

There are all sorts of free web server apps, which are useful for hosting your own website from home without having to pay anything. Of course, you are limited to the resources your old smartphone has, but there is a surprising amount of services you can provide even without a lot of storage, such as a […]

Make Your Windows Phone a Gaming Phone
by cosmoso

Of course you could use your phone for gaming as well as other things, but a lot of apps can begin to clutter your phone up, and you only have so much room and memory. Separating your gaming from your normal everyday use can really help organize your phone usage, and your life. If you […]

6 Ways You Can Still Use Your Windows Phone
by cosmoso

The announcement over the weekend that windows phones were now “dead” sounded severe, but the truth is that Microsft only means they won’t be updating them any longer. So does this mean your windows phone is obsolete? Not quite. Not updating doesn’t mean the phone suddenly doesn’t work anymore, it just means they are discontinuing […]

Using Your Windows Phone For Media Only
by cosmoso

If you end up not using your Windows Phone as an actual phone anymore because you bought a new one, you don’t need to let it collect dust on the shelf You can still use it for all sorts of media including ebooks, music and video on long car trips or in bed. Just because […]

New NASA study shows Moon once had an atmosphere
by cosmoso

A new study shows that an atmosphere was produced around the ancient Moon, 3 to 4 billion years ago, when intense volcanic eruptions spewed gases above the surface faster than they could escape to space. The study, supported by NASA’s Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, was published in Earth and Planetary Science Letters. When […]