Metallica performs the Black Album in its entirety

The Black album was a big dividing point for a lot of Metallica fans, and they’ve endured cries of "sell out!" from day one.



NASA material is blacker than black

NASA engineers have produced the blackest stuff ever created - a material that absorbs more than 99 percent of the ultraviolet, visible, infrared, and far-infrared light that hits it.

Exoplanet is blacker than coal

Astronomers have discovered an exoplanet that's blacker than coal - a distant, Jupiter-sized gas giant known as TrES-2b that reflects less than one percent of the sunlight falling on it.

Digital Storm touts vertically cooled gaming rig

Digital Storm has debuted a new vertically cooled gaming rig. The PC - dubbed Black|OPS Assassin - is reportedly capable of minimizing heat buildup from a three-way SLI configuration of Nvidia's GTX 480s with minimal fan noise.