Where does the $ come from? From Mexico, of course

Mental Floss replied to the question from above and it seems that the most cited theory is that the origins of the $ sign are from Mexican Peso. They had a P and an S an, with the time, it is believed that the US adopted a S over P so that there is currently […]

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The first touchscreen? Well. CERN invented that. And the web, of course.

The first touchscreen ever invented was CERN’s SPS Control System that had a display with buttons which could be touched. The display would show tree, branches and leaves in order to help the operator run the entire facility with only a couple of touches. The touchscreen was developed at CERN in 1977 by Bent Stumpe, […]

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Bats are a farmer’s best friend

Joe Hanson explains why bats are such great creatures and why they are a farmer’s best friend. First things first: they are mammals that have their hands modified in such a way that they are now wings. Also, bats see as any other animal would so the myth that they are blind in false. Also, […]

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Shellshock bug: drop everything now and ask your hosting provider if they updated Control Panel

The sehllshock bug is a vulnerability in the bash program inside Linus servers. Bash is a comand line interface that allows you to run programs and instructions by comand line only. Its like Command in Windows, but for servers. That vulnerability has existed for a long time, but they discovered it just now. Tom Scott […]

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The best AMD APU upgrade? A dedicated graphics card. I LOL’d

Not much to say about this, actually. APU processors from AMD do a fine job in using those processors as graphics cards too, but they are weak. You may use a R7 270x in dual mode with the APU, but it won’t help too much. The answer is always: dedicated graphics card. This is why […]

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Mindblow #87:

Kevin, from Vsauce2, has a new selection of science, tech and amazing stuff that needs to be shared all over the web. You can find out about augmented reality glasses, that lets you manipulate virtual objects by superimposing them over images from your surrounding. You will then be able to play chess or Minecraft with […]

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Sleep related wows: sexsomnia and sleep drunkenness

I never knew there is a sex and sleep related disorder: sexsomnia. It means that people that have this disease are walking around in their sleep and having sex. Also, it seems that one guy was acquitted of rape because of such disorder. I still can’t believe such disease can exist. Also, what is sleep […]

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Do you love the truth science brings us? Sense About Science needs our help

Sense About Science, the guys who created trustworthy guides about homeopathy lies (this one too), detox scams, are in need of donations. You can help too. You can find more info on their donations page. We need to help groups of people who want to further the cause of science. Without having a ferm scientific […]

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13 misconceptions about global warming

Derek Muller tells us about 13 misconceptions about global warming. Since climate change is a big subject to speak of and it is hard to understand, it may suffice to say that the way our industries worked in the last 200 years have put a great toll on our atmosphere, namely we have spewed out […]

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Internet firsts: see 12 of them now

The guys at Anyhoo have created a list of 12 historical events in the world of the internet. You can learn who invented the internet and read about few of these 12 internet first: 1971, first email – sent by Ray Tomlinson and contained the text QWERTYUIOP 1978, first spam email – sent by Gary […]

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