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Google's taking on Apple's AirPods with $160 wireless headphones that can translate different languages in real time

Google is taking on Apple's $160 wireless AirPods headphones with a direct competitor: Google Pixel Buds.<p>Google introduced the headphones during an event on Wednesday morning in California, alongside new entries in the Google Home smart-speaker line, a new Chromebook laptop, and the next generation …

Maintain Your Weight Loss by Turning on Your 'Stay-Slim' Hormone

If you're wondering how to maintain weight loss, you're certainly not alone. About 94 percent of women who have lost weight have had trouble …

Nutrition

China to launch unhackable quantum messaging service

China is preparing to launch a communications system that would be impossible to hack.<p>The quantum communication system is set to be used by 200 users from government, finance and military personal in the city of Jinan.<p>The Jinan Institute of Quantum Technology said the technology, which was tested …

The Internet is Going Nuts for This Landscape Photographer's Creative Images

Have you heard of the desert lake in Australia with extremely high concentration of salt? Well, it is the Lake Eyre and Murray Fredericks, an …

The Scientific Reason Why Some People Hate Cheese | MyRecipes

There are two types of people in this world: those would love cheese and those who don't. These aren't just folks who are lactose intolerant or …

Space breakthrough: Scientists teleport photon from Earth to orbit

For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite in orbit.<p>It’s been 20 years since quantum scientists successfully teleported a photon over 10 miles, proving that quantum entanglement — a process that Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a …

The Universe Itself May Be Unnatural

When it comes to the physical Universe, we fully expect things obeying the same fundamental laws to unfold in similar fashions, and to be comparable to one another today. By the same token, if they obey vastly different rules, we expect them to be different from one another today. If aspects of the …

Physics

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Glass Appears to Form a Mysterious New State of Matter - And It's Got Scientists Fired Up

"I knew this could cause trouble."<p>A 30-year debate has just been reignited by a physicist who appears to have found a mysterious new state of matter …

Astronomers Have Discovered a Sizeable Object Lurking at The Edge of Our Solar System

Planet Nine's got a friend.<p>Astronomers have found a planetary body lurking at the edge of our Solar System, and they've named it DeeDee.<p>DeeDee, which …

Universe

Astronomers Discover Stars in Black Hole Environment

The first ever observation of stars forming within a black hole environment has been made by a team of European astronomers. This is a fantastic …

We can officially collect solar energy without solar panels

The discussion on climate has persisted for decades since we first discovered that there is a man-made influence on the environment. From then, many researchers have come together to finagle innovations that reduce our industrial carbon footprint. One such innovation is the molecular leaf.<p><b>The</b> …

Shoot Creative Double Exposures by Cutting Out Half a Lens Cap

If you have a film or digital camera that can shoot double exposures, there’s a free do-it-yourself accessory you can use to get creative with the …

There's Going to Be a Spectacular Starry Light Show in the Skies This Month

Everyone needs to see this phenomenon at least once in their lifetime.<p>Forget your phone and television — for the next two weeks, all you have to do is look up at the illuminated night sky for some thrilling entertainment.<p>The dazzling, springtime zodiacal lights, which form a pyramid-shaped glow in …

Smart condoms: like Fitbit for sex – and you can even share your stats

<b>Name:</b> Smart condoms.<p><b>Appearance:</b> A discreet, lightweight ring, currently hidden inside a black box.<p><b>Age:</b> Coming soon.<p><b>Smart condoms?</b> Yes.<p><b>You mean they are organic latex and scented with bergamot?</b> Worse. In fact, the first smart condom isn’t even a condom. It’s a ring that fits around the base of a …

Wearable Tech

NASA released incredible new animations of a star that exploded with the energy of 100 million suns

New animations released by NASA are recasting a groundbreaking astronomical moment in a whole new light.<p>On February 24, 1987, astronomers Oscar Dhalde and Ian Shelton witnessed an incredible sight atop a Chilean mountain: a new star in the night sky. Soon, however, they realized it was not a star's …

How to Use an Ancient Photo Trick to Create Surreal Digital Photos

I recently rediscovered an old photography technique that allows you to add surreal color to photos that show movement in the frame. The technique …

Watch the Rise of Photography in This Video of Every NY Times Front Page

You can literally see the rise of the photograph in this fascinating short video that compiles every single front page the <i>New York Times</i> has …

Photography

Scientists might be just weeks away from taking the first real picture of a black hole

The numbers behind the creation of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) are mind boggling enough, let alone the thought of what it might see on April 5 when it's trained on Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our galaxy.<p>It's 26,000 light years from Earth. Even though its …

Cosmos Controversy: The Universe Is Expanding, but How Fast?

There is a crisis brewing in the cosmos, or perhaps in the community of cosmologists. The universe seems to be expanding too fast, some astronomers say.<p>Recent measurements of the distances and velocities of faraway galaxies don’t agree with a hard-won “standard model” of the cosmos that has …

During a 1994 blackout, L.A. residents called 911 when they saw the Milky Way for the first time

More like the City of <i>Too Much</i> Light…<p>In 1994, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake rumbled through Los Angeles at 4:30 a.m. The shaking woke residents, who …

How to Photograph the Milky Way

If you live in a remote area with dark skies, you are one of the lucky ones; the lucky ones that get to look up on a clear dark night and see a thick …

Landscape Photography

This Goldeneye Unreal Engine Remake Is Too Good To Pass Up

A student artist gives our childhood a second life with a total rebuild<p>If there was ever a reason to appreciate academia for its contribution to society, it may be this student’s work on modernizing and updating the look of the ‘90s hit Nintendo 64 video game, Goldeneye.<p>While the game was one of …

Our love affair with purebred dogs has created genetically inferior animals

With the beginning of the new year comes an unfortunate annual tradition. Each year, families purchase purebred dogs as short-sighted holiday gifts—many of which wind up in animal shelters in the first weeks of January.<p>Our predilection for purebred dogs is troubling for a number of reasons. For one …

Review: Jellyfish Cylinder Nano home aquarium

For most people, the only place they've seen jellyfish has been when the invertebrates wash up on the beach in a sandy, blobby mess, or bobbing about …

Saltwater

Bronze Age settlement dubbed ‘Peterborough Pompeii’ due to amazing preservation

Archaeologists found complete roundhouses, pots containing meals and clothes hastily abandoned in the ruins of the site at Must Farm Quarry near Whittlesey<p>A British Bronze Age settlement, captured in time at the very moment settlers fled for their lives from a devastating fire, has been dubbed the …

Archaeology

Scientists baffled by lion with teeth growing out of its forehead

Biologists said they had never seen anything like it when a mountain lion killed in the US state of Idaho was found with a set of fully formed teeth growing out of its forehead<p>A dead mountain lion has baffled biologists with its deformity.<p>When the big cat was legally shot in the US State of Idaho …

Tiny 3D Glasses Prove Too-Hip Praying Mantises Have 3D Vision

Researchers attached little 3D glasses to the bugs' eyes with beeswax and tempted them with 3D prey on a screen.<p>Researchers from the University of Newcastle have demonstrated that praying mantises see the world in 3D. To prove it, they made tiny 3D glasses that they affixed to the mantises' eyes …

Nature

Traffic camera captures glorious image of snowy owl in flight

Seasoned wildlife photographers may have some unlikely competition in the form of a traffic camera when it comes to this year’s awards season.<p>CCTV captured this stunning image of a curious snowy owl in flight above a motorway in Montreal in the Canadian province of Quebec.<p>The traffic camera, which …

Snowy Owl

The little rock causing a galactic storm

Astronomers have found a new world orbiting the Sun. The giant lump of rock and ice is larger than the planet Pluto and is now the farthest known object in the solar system.<p>The discovery was announced by US scientists yesterday and the object has unofficially been named Xena, after the TV series …

Solar System