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The First Image Ever of a Hydrogen Atom's Orbital Structure

What you’re looking at is the first direct observation of an <b>atom’s electron orbital</b> — <i>an atom's actual wave function</i>! To capture the image, …

This Physicist Says Dark Matter May Have Killed Off The Dinosaurs

We can't see it or feel it. But as Lisa Randall says, dark matter may explain a lot about our universe--including the dinos' demise.<p>As every astronomy buff knows, dark matter is pretty elusive stuff.<p>We can't see it. We can't hear it or feel it, and we certainly can't smell or taste it. Even with …

Here are 2 essay questions Stanford asks MBA applicants and the best way to answer each

They want to know who you are. That includes your personality, values, and motivations, says Stacy Blackman, founder of Stacy Blackman Consulting, which helps clients earn admission to top MBA programs.<p>To find out what defines its applicants, Stanford asks two open-ended essay questions. And …

Maurice Naftalin on Java Lambdas, Java 8 Streams, Parallelism

<b>Barry's full question: I am Barry Burd, I am a professor of computer science and mathematics at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. I am</b> …

The theory of parallel universes is not just maths – it is science that can be tested

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical …

How NASA's Curiosity rover could settle the debate over methane on Mars

Methane is a signature of organic matter — potentially, even, of life<p>Later this year, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover could solve a big mystery that has plagued the scientific community for half a century: does Mars have methane in its atmosphere?<p>Curiosity celebrates three years of exploring Mars …

Alien Hunting Could Go High-Definition With Giant Space Telescope

A new study makes the case for building a supersize space telescope that would create images five times sharper than Hubble's.<p>As the Hubble Space Telescope starts to enter old age, a new report offers one exciting vision for a space telescope that could come online by the early 2030s.<p>Known as the …

It's Like It Never Happened: A 'Terminator' Dossier

In 1984, a $6.4 million sci-fi chase flick by a skinny 29-year-old whose prior feature directing credit was a T&A horror flick called <i>Piranha II: The Spawning</i> became a surprise hit, launching the career of future King of the World and depths-plumbing oceanographer James Cameron. He'd sold his …

Science Fiction

What is WebAssembly?

The Dawn of a New Era<p>The future of the web platform looks brighter than ever.<p>Yesterday, <b>Brendan Eich dropped a bomb</b> on the web development community: …

National Geographic Magazine

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Extreme Sports

Dogs split from the wolf pack earlier than thought, DNA analysis suggests

A new analysis of ancient wolf DNA has shed new light on the murky early history of man's best friend, suggesting that dogs split from wolves as many as 27,000 to 40,000 years ago -- not 11,000 to 16,000 years ago, as earlier genome research had proposed.<p>"Dogs may have been domesticated much …

Humanity

Google a step closer to developing machines with human-like intelligence

Algorithms developed by Google designed to encode thoughts, could lead to computers with ‘common sense’ within a decade, says leading AI scientist<p>Computers will have developed “common sense” within a decade and we could be counting them among our friends not long afterwards, one of the world’s …

Artificial Intelligence