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The Truth About Karma and How to Use it as a Guiding Force in Life

Just about everyone’s heard of karma. Some people think it’s almost fate. But have you ever stopped to think what Karma really means?<p>The truth is, …

The 10 weirdest physics facts, from relativity to quantum physics

People who think science is dull are wrong. Here are 10 reasons why.<p><b>Physics</b> is weird. There is no denying that. Particles that don’t exist except as probabilities; time that changes according to how fast you’re moving; cats that are both alive and dead until you open a box.<p>We’ve put together a …

Event Horizon Telescope will soon take the first black hole photo

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is finally ready to take a picture of Sagittarius A*. From April 5th to 14th this year, the virtual telescope that's been in the making for the past two decades will peer into the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy. EHT is actually an array of …

Hidden Figures: How Nasa hired its first black women 'computers'

<b>The Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures tells the story of African-American women whose maths skills helped put a US astronaut into orbit in the 1960s. But the history of black women working for Nasa goes back much further - and they were still struggling to get the best jobs in the 1970s.</b><p>In 1943, …

Women of Color

The common health condition men don't know about—until they have a heart attack

Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and nearly 20 percent of men between age 60 and 79 have it, according to the American Heart Association.<p>What many of these men don’t realize is that insulin resistance—an often misdiagnosed, under-recognized syndrome—is the leading cause …

Self-flying taxi to transport passengers in Dubai

An autonomous drone that can transport humans will start ferrying passengers around Dubai this summer.<p>The head of Dubai's transportation agency said that self-flying taxis would start taking people across the city starting from July.<p>The city will use the Ehang 184 for the airborne service. The …

Optical fibre with Einstein effect

Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen have discovered a new mechanism for guiding light in photonic crystal …

IBM researchers have created an “impossible” molecule that could power quantum computers

Chemists hate being beaten by physicists at their own game. At IBM Research, physicist Leo Gross and his team have done just that.<p>Gross’s team made a triangular molecule that chemists have found impossible to produce by conventional chemistry. To rub it in even more, Gross and his colleagues may go …

Chemistry

Powerful new Penn State battery turns waste CO2 into electricity

With so much excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, researchers from every corner of the globe are working on innovative ways to soak it up. Penn …

Penn State

New Ten-Year Battery Could Make Wind Power Better Than Ever

No more worrying about if the wind isn't blowing.<p>Researchers at Harvard have developed a battery that could run for "more than a decade" with only minimal upkeep.<p>Anyone's who has ever had experience with lithium-ion batteries—that is to say, anyone who's owned a smartphone—is familiar with the …

How a poker-playing AI is learning to negotiate better than any human

In 2012, a comic made its way around the internet listing games on a scale of how close they were to being dominated by artificial intelligence. Checkers and tic-tac-toe had already been conquered; chess’s human champion had been dethroned, and IBM’s Watson had taken no prisoners on <i>Jeopardy</i>. The …

Artificial Intelligence

Stanford researchers pioneer world's first affordable urea battery

Stanford University researchers have designed a new battery that could revolutionize renewable energy storage. Using urea, an affordable, natural and …

NASA rocket will form artificial clouds in space

When you watch a rocket launch, it's usually to enjoy the show put on by the rocket itself. With one of NASA's next launches, however, you'll likely be more interested in what's left behind. When one of two Black Brant IX rockets blasts off for an aurora science mission between February 13th and …

Harvard has created a 'liquid' battery that could last for more than a decade

Lithium-ion batteries power everything from phones to electricity grids but their lifespan is incredibly short, plus they're difficult to recycle. …