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Inhibiting one enzyme may allow us to extend the human lifespan

A Key Enzyme<p>A new study has been able to extend the lifespan of worms and flies by inhibiting RNA polymerase III (Pol III). Since the enzyme is …

Physicists Just Discovered Such an Explosive Type of Fusion They Almost Hid The Results

"Luckily, it is a one-trick pony."<p>A pair of physicists discovered a new kind of fusion that occurs between quarks – and they were so concerned with …

Physics

Xbox's Game Pass offers 100 titles starting June 1st

Remember when we told you that Microsoft was launching its own Netflix-style subscription service for games? Well, thanks to Danny McBride, we now know that it's coming to an Xbox One near you on June 1st. As we reported previously, Xbox Game Pass will set you back $10/£8 a month, allowing users to …

Xbox Game Pass

There Is a Secret Villain Threatening the World’s Masterpieces. It’s Soap.

Art World<p>A mysterious chemical reaction is to blame.<p>,<p>A team of researchers are working to find a solution to an unlikely scourge that is marring the …

Wal-Mart Shopper Tells Latina to ‘Go Back to Mexico,’ Calls Black Woman the N-Word in Viral Video

The deplorables stay wilding. It’s like they can’t contain their racist little selves. This time, a white woman is seen hurling racial comments and …

Scientists May Have Found a Simple Solution to a 40-Year-Old Space Mystery

“Sherlocking” our Galaxy<p>While scientists have already uncovered answers to some of the universe’s greatest mysteries, there’s still a great deal we …

People taking mushrooms in 2016 needed medical treatment less than for MDMA, LSD and cocaine, while one of the riskiest drugs was synthetic cannabis<p>Mushrooms are the safest of all the drugs people take recreationally, according to this year’s Global Drug Survey.<p>Of the more than 12,000 people who …

Medicine

Your Brain Will Start To Eat Itself After Chronic Sleep Deprivation

"Think about how difficult focusing and reasoning becomes after a night spent awake"<p>Workaholics who regularly pull all-nighters aren’t just burning …

The 7 Best Science Documentaries on Netflix in July, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>Beyond the swath of rom-coms, stand-up specials, and original programs, Netflix has a number of …

Entertainment

Creative Storytelling Lessons from Animated Scientific Communicator Richard Feynman

When I’m in need of optimistic inspiration for creative storytelling, I come back to this wonderful archival BBC footage of Richard Feynman opining …

How Scientists Think CRISPR Will Change Medicine

With the advent of CRISPR, a new way to edit DNA, the field of genomic technology has never been more exciting. The implications have yet to be seen, …

I’ve worked in foreign aid for 50 years—Trump is right to end it, even if his reasons are wrong

A few years ago, a person named Jason Sadler wanted to help poor Africans by sending them a million free t-shirts. Sadler had never been to Africa, never worked in foreign aid, and while he evidently wanted to help the poor, his “1 Million T-Shirts” project was doomed by a mindless lack of …

Scientists Say A ‘Mirror Universe’ Where Time Moves Backwards May Exist

Although we experience time in one direction—we all get older, we have records of the past but not the future—there’s nothing in the laws of physics …

60 Years Of Starstuff: How Humanity Discovered Where Our Elements Come From

In science, you don’t have to get everything right in order to get the most incredible things correct. Sometimes good ideas emerge from a failed paradigm. An excellent example of both is the groundbreaking stellar nucleosynthesis paper (creation of complex nuclei from simpler ones) paper, published …

Physics

Why Does The Proton Spin? Physics Holds A Surprising Answer

You can take any particle in the Universe and isolate it from everything else, yet there are some properties that can never be taken away. These are intrinsic, physical properties of the particle itself — properties like mass, charge, or angular momentum — and will always be the same for any single …

Physics

How Much Should a Quality Logo Really Cost?

Designing a strong logo can reap endless rewards from increased awareness to sales and, even, long-term loyalty.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most companies know that they simply can’t afford to botch their logo: it will serve as the first impression and ongoing …

You Can Search NASA’s Entire Photo Archive on This Easy-to-Use Website

NASA just launched an updated Image and Video Library website that puts the entire NASA photo archive at your fingertips, just one keyword search …

Archives

How the CIA Forgot the Art of Spying

With the war on terror came a new, more militarized way of gathering intelligence. But now, America needs the kind of spooks who can work the cocktail party circuit—more James Bond, less Jason Bourne.<p><b>It was in a CIA station in Europe in 2005 that I</b> realized how much was changing about American …

Physicists Say They've Created an 'Impossible' New Form of Matter: Supersolids

The most compelling evidence yet that supersolids exist.<p>Our world just got a little stranger, with physicists claiming they've successfully created a …

What Makes A Good Data Visualization? — Information is Beautiful

Hi there. I’m David McCandless, creator of this site and author of two infographic mega-tomes, Information is Beautiful (2009) and Knowledge is …

Five years later, PlayStation Vita is still my favorite little console

All hail the Spelunky machine<p>I can’t wish the PlayStation Vita a happy fifth birthday because it’s been dead for a while now. The portable console has become a safe haven for indie games and Japanese visual novels, but third-party developers like Ubisoft and Electronic Arts along with Sony itself …

This Mexican Street Artist Mixes Science Fiction and Psychedelia

Muralist, illustrator, and all-around renaissance man Smithe is creating his own brand of sci-fi surrealism.<p>South of the US-Mexico border, Smithe, aka Luis Enrique, creates some of the most striking graffiti and murals seen on the streets of Mexico City. But Smithe isn't just plying his trade in …

The Met Just Released 375,000 Priceless Artworks into the Public Domain

America's largest museum sets free its iconic collection of paintings and sculptures.<p>The Metropolitan Museum of Art unloaded a massive chunk of its collection into the public domain on Tuesday, making them available for anyone with an internet connection to use or simply appreciate.<p>As part of a new …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Philographics Presents a Visual Dictionary of Philosophy: 95 Philosophical Concepts as Graphic Designs

We so often hear pictures described as worth a thousand words apiece, but the Philographics project seems to have found a way to increase that value …

Seeing The Reality Of Atoms And Molecules

The ancient Greek and Indian philosophers who first conjectured that matter was made of tiny little bits of stuff would not believe that now, more than 25 centuries later, we can actually see them.<p>Granted, modern atoms are quite different from their old counterparts, given that they are actually …