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This Study Could Help Extend the Human Lifespan

Researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine have found the key to longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) worms — and maybe, someday, …

Your Appendix Actually Serves A Purpose

Humans have been evolving for millions of years, and as a result, we have a few spare parts. We've got a leftover tailbone from when our ancestors …

The helium shutoff -- a side effect of the Qatar confrontation

<b>(CNN) —</b> The recent diplomatic dustup between Qatar and many other Gulf nations caused some nervousness for some of the world's most cutting edge scientists.<p>Among recalled ambassadors, closed borders and massive disruptions on travel and shipping, the diplomatic crisis highlighted the world's …

Natural Gas

Why Are There Two Sexes?

Asexual reproduction can produce twice as many offspring as sexual reproduction without the hassle of finding and courting a mate. So why do most …

12 Awesome Facts About Mars That Will Make You Love The Red Planet Even More

Can we go there already?<p>Humanity has sent dozens of probes and satellites to Mars over the decades. These plucky spacecraft have beamed back dazzling …

Michael Gove

Qatar blames current crisis on fake news inserted by hackers

This week a diplomatic crisis hit the Middle East as several countries (Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Yemen and Maldives) cut ties with Qatar, accusing it of supporting terrorist groups. Now Qatar's foreign ministry has issued a statement putting some of the blame on a …

Chinese 'Fireball' Malware Infects 250 Million Computers

The security firm Check Point says it has found a malware infection of staggering scope and destructive potential. Originating in China, the …

How to Make an Inexpensive Worm Bin from Plastic Buckets

Traditional ready-made vermicomposting bins can be a convenient way to start turning your food scraps into compost for the garden. But there are …

Microsoft co-founder built the world’s largest plane to launch rockets into space

The first flights are expected in a few years<p>Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has spent the last six years working on a giant aircraft capable of launching rockets to space. Today, his company Stratolaunch Systems literally rolled that plane out of its hangar in the Mojave Desert for the first time …

Nothing Escapes From A Black Hole, And Now Astronomers Have Proof

If you collect more and more matter in a small enough volume of space, it gets harder and harder to escape from its gravitational pull. Gather enough mass there, and you’ll find that the speed you’d need to reach in order to escape is greater than the speed of light! From within that region, escape …

Imaging

She Wears It Well: Neuroscientist Tara Swart knows how to dress to ease brain strain

43 year old neuroscientist, doctor and leadership coach, Tara Swart, practises a technique known as 'choice reduction' - a method that Barrack Obama and Mark Zuckerburg have also spoken publicly about using - as a means of reducing the pressure she puts on her brain on a daily basis. ''It just …

Warp Speed Travel Is Theoretically Possible, Says Astrophysicist

Einstein’s theory of relativity allows it.<p>Despite all the intergalactic hopping in science fiction and the occasional extraordinary research claim, …

Solar Wind Is Blasting Earth's Oxygen Onto The Surface of The Moon

Seeding the Moon with the ingredients of life.<p>We all know that there's no air to breathe on the Moon, but new evidence suggests that the lunar …

The artificial intelligence boom is here. Here's how it could change the world around us.

A future with highways full of self-driving cars or robot friends that can actually hold a decent conversation may not be far away. That's because …

Why You Always Wake Up at the Same Time

Have you ever wondered why you seem to wake up at nearly the same time every night or in the morning? Whether it is at 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m., or …

Sleep

12 of the best plants for children's bedrooms

Gerbera jamesonii<p>Nick Pope<p><b>Common name:</b> Barberton daisy<p><b>Light:</b> Good light<p><b>Care:</b> Keep moist while in bloom; can dry out slightly afterwards<p><b>Tips:</b> Remove …

Pope Francis

20 Tips For Healthy Green Grilling—Plus The Best Eco Friendly Grills To Buy

Here's how to break out the barbecue without harming your health—or the planet's.<p>Science can’t precisely date when humans first cooked with fire, but …

Watch Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard commencement speech here

College dropout-turned-Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg finally got his degree today, and now he’s about to give Harvard’s 366th commencement speech.<p>You can watch him speak here now, where we’ll embed the Facebook Live broadcast on TechCrunch, and provide frequent updates on any news or insights he …

What Does It Mean When ISIS Claims Responsibility For An Attack?

It's a simple, frequently recurring phrase: "The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack." But it raises some questions: Is the claim credible or just an empty assertion, and if it's true, what does "responsibility" actually entail?<p>Experts who closely follow the Islamic State say …

Terrorism

Reality Check: How terrorism threat levels work

<b>The UK terror threat level was raised to its highest level of "critical"- meaning an attack may be imminent - after the Parsons Green Tube bombing. It was the second time this year. It has since been lowered back to "severe", meaning an attack is highly likely.</b><p>It was last raised to critical …

Northern Ireland

Amazon launches new training and certification portal to lure talent to AWS

As cloud services continue to pick up steam, Amazon wants to make sure there is no shortage of talent to maintain your cloud computing operations and take care of your AWS needs.<p>Yesterday, the e-commerce giant announced it is launching its own dedicated training and certification portal to offer …

Cloud Computing

Why Apple iTunes App Store Has Double The Sales Of Google Play Store

There are now 2 billion Android devices, but Apple still enjoys a big lead over Google Play Store when it comes to app store sales.<p>As per App Annie’s …

Apps

How Companies Are Already Using AI

Every few months it seems another study warns that a big slice of the workforce is about to lose their jobs because of artificial intelligence. Four years ago, an Oxford University study predicted 47% of jobs could be automated by 2033. Even the near-term outlook has been quite negative: A 2016 …

Meet the aspiring bonsai master of Washington, DC

Former National Arboretum caretaker, Aaron Hughes, recently moved to Japan to pursue his passion for the ancient art of bonsai.

Art

Saudi Arabia's billionaire king is on a lavish Asian adventure — here's what he's spending his money on

Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al Saud, who has an estimated net worth of over $17 billion (£13.8 billion), is not one for subtlety.<p>He's …

This is the No. 1 destination people want to visit before they die

AARP found that millennials were most likely to have a bucket list (74 percent), followed by Generation Xers (58 percent), and boomers (46 percent). Of the respondents who said they did have a list, 83 percent of boomers had at least one travel-related to-do on it, followed by 76 percent of …

Natural Beauty

KickassTorrents Team Fights on and Prepares for "Happy Torrents Day"

After KickassTorrents was shut down July last year, several KAT-crew members regrouped in an effort to get the community part of the site back …

Internet Censorship

The Father of the World Wide Web Has Some Worries About His Baby

Yesterday was the 28th anniversary of the day that Tim Berners-Lee submitted his proposal for what would become the World Wide Web. In honor of the …

Why it’s important to read aloud with your kids, and how to make it count

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with …

Kids

10 Things Smart People Won't Say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: they have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true.<p>Worst of all, there’s no taking them back once they slip out.<p>I’m …