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Physicists hack the human visual system to create “ghost images” - MIT Technology Review

Ghost imaging is one of the more extraordinary advances in optics in recent years. It produces high-resolution images using single-pixel cameras and …

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The 5 most impactful findings from National Geographic’s ‘Science of Sleep’ issue

If you’re used to finding photographs of far-flung landscapes in <i>National Geographic</i>, you may be surprised to discover that the magazine’s August …

10 basic Android terminal commands you should know

For a lot of us, the fact that we can plug our Android phone into a computer and interact with it is a big plus. Besides the times when we've broken …

CRISPR Makes Cancer Cells Turncoats That Attack Their Tumor

As an idea for wiping out cancer, it could have been ripped from the pages of a spy thriller: Take cancer cells that have departed the original tumor …

Cancer Cells

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It turns out ripe and unripe bananas have different health benefits — here's what you need to know

Andrew Burton/Getty<p><b>A photo featuring bananas at different levels of ripeness has garnered nearly 2,000 comments on Instagram.</b>• <b><br>Users began debating</b> …

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Has This Startup Cracked the Secret to Fusion Energy?

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:50 p.m. E.D.T.</i><p>The ongoing joke in the world of physics is that commercially viable fusion energy has been …

The creator of Internet Explorer wants to read your mind with a bracelet

Forget Amazon Echo-style voice controls or touchscreen gestures; controlling a computer with your thoughts is the ultimate way to interface with …

Why Washing Your Hands Too Much Could Make You Sick

Even when you think you’re alone, you’ve got a lot of company. Of the cells you carry around, only about half, it turns out, are human. The rest …

Great Scott! Scientists just invented a 'flux capacitor' for quantum computers

On November 5th 1955 the fictional Doctor Emmitt Brown was hanging a clock in his bathroom when he slipped and hit his head on the side of a sink. As he recovered from the blow, he had a vision: he would build the flux capacitor and thereby make time travel possible.<p>A not-fictional team of …

Time Travel

Using behavioral science to build an exercise habit

<b>(Dirima via Shutterstock)</b><p>A new scientific research project to help you get active — and keep you motivated<p>Katherine L. Milkman • Angela Duckworth<p>May 5, 2018 11:29pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Spring has finally sprung, which means bathing suit season is just …

Behavioral Sciences

Plants 'talk to' each other through their roots

Plants use their roots to “listen in” on their neighbours, according to research that adds to evidence that plants have their own unique forms of communication.<p>The study found that plants in a crowded environment secrete chemicals into the soil that prompt their neighbours to grow more …

Biology

Physicists Just Found Time Crystals in a Common Item You Can Buy at The Toy Store

Whoa.<p>Characteristics of mysterious time crystals have been found in the most unexpected place you'd ever think to look - a compound found in …

Understanding Cognitive Restructuring

Cognitive restructuring is an essential part of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT, an intensive form of therapy that requires significant …

Eating certain raw fruits and vegetables has been linked to better mental health

Raw fruits and vegetables may play a role in improving mental health, according to a new study by the University of Otago.<p>Researchers have found that …

The Scientific Truth About Space War

Very few among pop culture’s vast number of space war stories endeavor to show the realities of what battle would be like in the void. <i>Star Wars</i> …

#PhysRev125 1987 - Superconductivity is achieved at record-high temperatures

1893<p><i>The Physical Review</i> begins publication at Cornell University’s Franklin Hall in Ithaca, New York<p>1899<p>The American Physical Society is …

Flat-Earther blasts off into California sky in home-made steam rocket

A self-taught rocket scientist has blasted himself high into the California sky using a steam-powered contraption he built in his garage, the first step in his long-term aim of proving the Earth is flat.<p>“Mad” Mike Hughes propelled himself 1,875 feet (571m) into the air above the vast Mojave desert …

Eat yourself younger by making good food choices which slow signs of ageing

<b>From smoothing wrinkles to fighting grey hair, the right food choices can help slow down the signs of ageing according to recent research.</b><p><b>In an</b> …

3 Simple Ways to Reduce Your Taxes

Here's how to cut the amount you have to pay the Internal Revenue Service.<p>Nobody likes to pay more in taxes than they absolutely have to. By the time …

Elon Musk Wants to Make a"Blooper Reel" From Falcon Heavy's Crashed Core

A day later, the internet is still buzzing with post-Falcon Heavy excitement. While the world’s most powerful rocket successfully landed its two side …

Every Episode Of ‘Black Mirror,’ Ranked

The first thing that comes to mind when you think “science fiction” might be lightsaber battles or spaceships zipping from galaxy to galaxy. But the diverse genre has more to offer than just candy-colored thrills and new alien species. The other side of that coin is the slow-burning dread that can …

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Tesla will sell solar panels and Powerwalls at Home Depot

Tesla-branded selling spaces are coming to 800 retail locations.<p>Just how much is the average consumer interested in solar power? Tesla is about to find out, as it is bringing photovoltaic panels and Powerwall batteries to US retail giant Home Depot, <i>Bloomberg</i> reports. Elon Musk's company will …

Home Depot

15 Potato Hacks You'll Wish You'd Learned A Whole Lot Sooner

Never met a potato I didn't like.

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Crystal Slab of 'Snowflakes' to Become World's Tiniest Sonic Shield

Cut snowflakes out of sheets of paper, and you've got a nice winter art project. Grow a microscopic sheet of silicon crystal studded with …

Google quietly bought a UK startup that turns your screen into a speaker

The Cambridge-based Redux also used vibrations to simulate touchable buttons on 2D displays<p>Google has quietly bought a UK startup named Redux that uses vibrations to turn phone and tablet displays into speakers, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. It’s not clear when the purchase was made, or for how much the …

10 Quick Changes to Fix Your Phone's Speed Issues

So you bought a shiny new phone, and a few months later you realize it isn't as fast as it used to be. We've all been there, and the issue isn't …

Scientists Have Found Where Nicotine Addiction Can Be Blocked in The Brain

The neurons that keep us hooked.<p>Brain researchers have pinpointed a small group of brain cells that are especially responsive to nicotine, and which …

Neuroscience