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20 kilometer high space elevator tower planned | Reuters

Ambitious plans to build a twenty kilometer (12.4 miles) tall space elevator tower have been announced by a Canadian space technology firm.<p>Although this distance is a mere fraction of that reached in space missions, Thoth Technology says its ThothX Tower will make a major cost reduction in space …

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Les dix stratégies de manipulation de masses (Noam Chomsky)

Dix stratégies de manipulation de masse qui augmentent le leadership et le pouvoir.<p>Le linguiste nord-américain Noam Chomsky a élaboré une liste des « …

5 astuces pour aller plus loin avec Evernote

<b>Evernote</b> a séduit des millions d’utilisateurs en l’espace de quelques années. Il faut dire aussi qu’il ne manque pas d’arguments pour convaincre et …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

How To Budget Next Year’s 2,000 Working Hours

Thinking differently about the time you have could put your work into perspective.<p>There are 8,760 hours in a year.<p>If you work full time, you’ll spend about 2,000 of those focused on your job. Sure, you may spend more than 40 hours at the office most weeks, but you likely take breaks. You take major …

Why We Should Build Cloud Cities on Venus

"At 50 kilometers up, Venus is remarkably Earth-like, excluding the need for any serious terraforming projects."<p>Geoffrey Landis, 59, of Columbus, Ohio, is a scientist and prolific science fiction writer. Last year, he was the recipient of the Robert A. Heinlein Award, given in honor of the sci-fi …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

Singularity

The philosopher who studies the experience of coffee

Is coffee much deeper than it appears? David Robson meets a philosopher who certainly thinks so – he's attempting to use the drink to probe the human mind.<p>It’s like I’m drinking the dying embers of a log-fire – smoky and tinged with the tang of creosote. As I concentrate harder, I notice its …

Being a Go-Getter Is No Fun

New research suggests that competent employees are assigned more work—but they don't always like it.<p>The phrase “shit hits the fan” has uncertain origins. Some claim it’s a descendant of a World War II adage “the garbage hit the fan.” As the Online Etymology Dictionary has it, it derives from an old …

Psychology

The shadow genome: why DNA isn't destiny

Epigenetics is changing the way scientists look at genetic inheritance<p>How does a mother’s weight-loss surgery affect her child’s risk of obesity? It’s a question scientists have been struggling with since a Laval University study published in April, which looked at children born to mothers who’d …

'Give up dairy products to beat cancer’

A leading scientist, who has been fighting breast cancer since 1987, says the disease is overwhelmingly linked to animal products<p>In 1993, the breast cancer that had plagued Jane Plant since 1987 returned for the fifth time. It came in the shape of a secondary tumour – a lump in her neck the size of …

Treating Cancer With Bacteria Shows Real Promise

Bacteria are generally considered more foe than friend, but that may change, if results from a pioneering study are confirmed.<p>Reporting in the …

Your Top 10 Spring Cleaning Questions Answered

Sweep every evening to prevent the buildup of dust, grime, and grit tracked in from the outdoors, which can scratch a floor's surface. Next, enhance the floor's finish a few times a year with a cleanser specially formulated for the material, whether wood, stone, tile, or linoleum.

Cool new ways to order your coffee this summer

Ah, the first cup of ice-cold coffee of the summer. It’s funny how those dripping plastic cups have come to signify the change of seasons, just as pumpkin or gingerbread lattes do come fall.<p>But if you’re getting a little bored with your standard-issue, plain-old coffee on ice, you’re not alone. …

ATG Gloves factory portraits in Sri Lanka

When thinking of a textile/ manufacturing factory is South East Asia most people might think of the collapsing buildings in Bangladesh or bonded …

Le ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501 veut concurrencer les nouveaux Macbook

<b>Dévoilé il y a quelques semaines, le nouveau ASUS ZenBook Pro UX501 se place comme un concurrent des nouveaux Macbook/Macbook Pro d’Apple, avec un</b> …

Science deniers use false equivalence to create fake debates

The Skeptical Raptor, stalking pseudoscience in the internet jungle.This article is #3 of the 12 most popular posts on Skeptical Raptor during 2015. …

Mystery of how rocks move across Death Valley lake bed solved

The cracking sounds were ferocious. An ankle-deep, frozen lake in Death Valley National Park was breaking apart under sunny skies.<p>As cousins Richard Norris and James Norris watched, a light wind began moving huge floes of ice across the surface of the water and into rocks weighing up to 200 pounds. …

Scientists Have Found A Crystal That Can Let You Breathe Underwater

It’s a great scientific irony that water is full of oxygen yet none of it is breathable to humans. But that might be about to change, thanks to a research team in Denmark and a bizarre crystal they’ve discovered.<p>Carrying the catchy label of [{(bpbp)Co2II(NO3)}2(NH2bdc)](NO3)2 * 2H2O, and what we’re …

Game of Thrones - Season 4 – Rodeo FX VFX breakdown