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Science Says: How repeated head blows affect the brain

CHICAGO (AP) — Researchers are tackling fresh questions about a degenerative brain disease now that it has been detected in the brains of nearly 200 …

Comey Wouldn't Let Trump Review His Testimony

“The anger behind Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday had been building for months, but a turning point came when Comey …

Donald Trump

Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent

Sure to both stir your soul and calm your nervous system.<p>Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves.<p>So here's a science-backed one: make a …

The Brain

Scientists Have Made Transistors Smaller Than We Thought Possible

A new transistor has managed to overcome the theoretical limit on minimum silicon transistor size.<p>Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Stanford University, and the University of Texas at Dallas have managed to build a transistor gate that is only 1 nanometer in length. Their new …

Ths homemade flying chair is the stuff dangerous dreams are made of

But while most of us lack the motivation and, let's face it, the technical know-how to make such fantasies a reality, no such barriers exist for Swedish engineer Axel Borg, a.k.a. the brains behind YouTube channel Amazing DIY Projects.<p>Using eight petrol-powered heavy duty propellers, a tube lattice …

Picture of the Day: Jupiter From ‘Below’

Seen above is a polar stereographic projection by NASA that shows the south pole in the center of the map and the equator at the edge. It was …

Astronomy

Michio Kaku: One Mistake in Physics That Nearly Disproved Einstein's Theory of Relativity

<b>Science</b> is <b>hard</b>, especially when you’re out on the <b>edges of the unknown</b>. <b>Mistakes</b> get made, and usually corrected over time. But no one expected …

Your NVIDIA Shield now plays Netflix videos in HDR

NVIDIA just underscored one of the advantages of having a high-powered streaming media hub: you can roll out new video features before anyone else. It's delivering an update to its Shield set-top box that introduces high dynamic range Netflix video on supporting TVs -- a first for a stand-alone …

First universe modeling using Einstein's full theory of general relativity

Using software that incorporates all of the field theory equations developed by Einstein as part of his general theory of relativity, research teams …

Physics

Despite Trump Delegate Thiel On Board, Facebook And Others Remain Silent On Trump’s Latest Anti-Muslim Claim

“It takes courage to choose hope over fear.”<p>Three major tech companies linked to Donald Trump through board member and Trump delegate Peter Thiel were silent Thursday on Trump’s extreme new claims about Muslim immigrants and their children — including their own employees.<p>Trump suggested after the …

Soluble elements from a new corner of the periodic table

It is one of the more memorable experiments of high school chemistry lessons: when elemental sodium comes into contact with water it burns and …

Ask Ethan: How do we know the Earth isn’t flat?

Today, it’s the most obvious thing in the world. But how do you prove it to yourself?<p><i>“A long time ago people believed that the world is flat and the</i> …

Flat Earth Society

Blue Origin partners with NASA to transport new technologies to space

Private spaceflight company Blue Origin, helmed by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, is partnering with NASA to help transport new technologies to the edge of space. These payloads will fly on Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket, a reusable vehicle designed to travel up to 62 miles above the Earth's …

SpaceX Preps Another Dragon Mission From Florida

After returning from the International Space Station on Wednesday, the next Dragon is headed to Florida.<p>SpaceX has been enjoying an adventurous …

Space Travel