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John Titor As An Unreliable Narrator

I’ve posted quite a bit about John Titor, the alleged time traveler from 2036. This isn’t necessarily because I believe Titor was an actual time traveler. However, I’m fascinated by his story as a whole — the future of an alternate 2036, the statements regarding our own future, the machine. The character of John Titor …

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Smallest Black Hole Discovered By NASA

NASA has discovered the “heartbeat” of what may be the smallest black hole ever recorded. The mass of the black hole places it “near the theoretical minimum mass required for a black hole to be stable,” and it was discovered by measuring the steady “heartbeat” of x-rays emanating from the binary star system IGR J17091-3624. Black …

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John Titor: Will Time Travel Be Discovered At CERN?

It’s been an exciting few months in the world of physics. Between faster-than-light neutrinos and a possible glimpse of the Higgs Boson, data coming out of CERN has many wondering where the future of science will take us. And as the potentially historic conference in Geneva approaches, I can’t help but remember what the alleged …

Is It Okay To Travel Faster Than Light, Now?

So, we’ve apparently broken the unbreakable: the speed of light. Last month, researchers in Geneva, Switzerland, working in conjunction with CERN, shot some neutrinos 730 km (454 miles) all the way to Gran Sasso, Italy. Those neutrinos arrived at their destination a shocking 60 nanoseconds before they were expected to. 60 nanoseconds sooner than light …

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John Titor & The IBM 5100

In 1975, IBM released the first mass-produced portable computer, the 5100. It was an incredible feat for the time: An integrated 5-inch CRT monitor, up to 64 kilobytes of random-access memory (RAM), and the ability to run programs meant for larger, more expensive computers, all in something the size of a briefcase. In fact, the …

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The Extraordinary Voyage of Rudolph Fentz

On a warm June night in 1950, the delicate boundaries of our universe collapsed, for just a moment, sending one man on a tragic journey through time. At least, that’s how the story goes. The following account supposedly ranks as one of the New York Police Department’s most unusual cases, and continues to trouble even …