Thousands of Amateur Radio Operators Measured the Solar Eclipse’s Effects on the Atmosphere

Astronomers and space fans may have set up lawn chairs outside to watch the eclipse, but Nathaniel Frissell set up his ham radio. As the sky dimmed and daylight turned into an uncanny dusk, the reports started coming in: Communication was dying off over the 20 meter (14 MHz) radio band. Read More >>

Almost As Many Celebrities Died In 2017 as 2016 – Here’s Why You Didn’t Notice

Quick, think back to 2016! What an awful year. Even if we could erase Brexit and Trump from history, it’d still be remembered as a miserable time because of all of the beloved celebrities we lost: Bowie! Prince! Carrie Fisher! And, umm, Fidel Castro. Read More >>

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45 Awesome Things People Did in 2017

As the year draws to a close, we’re not going to pretend that 2017 is going to be fondly remembered by everyone around the country. But instead of taking the easy route and simply pretending that 2017 never happened, let’s instead focus on the fact that lots of awesome people did some really amazing things this year. Read More >>

Twitter’s Year in Review Confirms 2017 Sucked

Remember when everyone was screaming for 2016 to just end already? Well, it did. And 2017 managed to be even more horrific. Twitter has essentially verified that fact with its end of the year roundup of the most popular tweets, accounts, and hashtags. Appreciate them now, because next year is just going to be worse. Read More >>

More Nails Hammered into 3D TV Coffin

People holding out for 3D TV to become a thing are going to have to wait another 20 years or so, as LG and Sony have now joined the list of companies to have binned all support for 3D viewing in their newest TV ranges. Read More >>

How Will the UK Tax Changes for 2016/2017 Affect You?

Today's the New Year's Day for people who work in banks, accountant firms and tax offices, as we tick over into the 2017 tax year and loads of new forms have come into being. Some rules have changed too, most notably the loophole that says being on the internet all day counts as a job. Here are the key changes that might make your finances turn out marginally different. Read More >>