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The Age of Quantum Computing Has Arrived

Harnessing Quantum Mechanics<p>Marshall McLuhan, a media theorist of the past generation, once said, “The computer is the most extraordinary of man’s …

Seduce people using this ‘slow’ dating app — if you have time

Speed is of the essence in our modern age of fast-swipe online dating. So much so that the process of swiping, matching, and chatting can feel like a …

What Einstein and Bill Gates Teach Us About Time Travel

Time travel has long been a staple of science fiction books and movies. But will we ever be able to build a time machine and beam ourselves backward and forward in time in real life?<p>In some sense, of course, we’re all time travelers: We move forward in time from one minute to the next. But going …

Physics

'I really couldn't tell you': Marine A at loss to explain in interview why he shot dead wounded Taliban fighter

A Royal Marine who shot dead a wounded Taliban fighter in Afghanistan said he cannot explain why he took the course of action he did, as he said his first days of freedom are "a really good feeling".<p>Sergeant Alexander Blackman was freed from prison just under two weeks ago, having spent more than …

Top Vatican scientist calls on scientists who believe to 'come out'

ROME – There’s an episode of “The Simpsons” that pivots on the discovery of a fossil that appears to be in the form of an angel, which triggers a …

Physics

Guide to the classics: the Epic of Gilgamesh

“Forget death and seek life!” With these encouraging words, Gilgamesh, the star of the eponymous 4000-year-old epic poem, coins the world’s first …

Ancient History
Neil deGrasse Tyson

CRISPR enzymes act like Pac-Man to chew up RNA - Futurity

Once activated, 10 newly described CRISPR enzymes behave like Pac-Man to run amok and destroy RNA. The findings could be used to detect infectious …

Will optimistic stories get people to care about nature?

Nature doesn’t make the news often these days. When it does, the story usually revolves around wildlife on the brink, record-setting climate extremes …

South-east Asia

Scientists Uncover a Higher State of Consciousness

Neuroscientists from the University of Sussex made a pretty neat discovery as they claim to have just found evidence of a higher state of …

Consciousness

Only 10 Light-Years Away, there’s a Baby Version of the Solar System

Astronomers are understandanly fascinated with the Epsilon Eridani system. For one, this star system is in close proximity to our own, at a distance …

Astronomy

Nazi memorabilia found in German army barracks, deepening Bundeswehr scandal

Investigators have uncovered a display of helmets dating back to the Wehrmacht at a barracks in the town of Donaueschingen. The discovery adds …

Right-wing Extremism