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Physicists Have Uncovered a Weird Problem While Measuring Time

An Ideal Time<p>Time is a tricky thing in physics, especially when it comes to measurement. And clocks may not solve this problem in the way we once …

NASA's twin study throws up an early genetic curveball

Scientists have begun poring over some of the preliminary data from NASA's landmark twin-study, which looks at the genetic differences between …

Genetics

VR-controlled Robots could save America

Americans could design, build, and then use VR headsets to remotely operate robots that let us do a larger number of jobs better, creating a new …

This Could Be The First Observational Evidence That Our Early Universe Was Once a Hologram

Wha??<p>For decades, scientists have been toying with the idea that our Universe is - or once was - a giant hologram, where the laws of physics require …

Spaceworks may have a real-world stasis chamber for space travel by 2018

A process traditionally used to treat cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury is now showing promise as a possible method to enable long-term space …

Earth's Magnetic Field Could Soon Be Flipped-Turned Upside Down

The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>In many ways, the world may seem to be turning on its head. In one way, in …

Science Nonfiction - Medical Tricorders

Imagine a black box for your life. If something goes wrong, your doctor has an instant record of exactly when that went wrong.<p>The super soldiers of …

If the Universe Is Expanding, What Does It Expand Into?

<i>If the universe is expanding, then what does it expand into?</i><p><b>Richard Muller:</b><p>The universe doesn't have to be expanding into anything in order to …

Piano

Could This Weird, Gelatinous Gadget be the Phone of the Future?

The words gelatinous and smartphone might not seem like they belong in the same sentence together. In fact, they barely belong in the same dictionary …

Gear & Gadgets

Swarm of underwater robots helps scientists study ocean dynamics

A swarm of seafaring robots unleashed by researchers at UC San Diego has discovered how plankton might get together to have sex: by harnessing the motion of the ocean.<p>The robots, described in the journal Nature Communications, shed fresh light on the mysterious behaviors of the tiny but legion …

Robotics

We’re Building a World-Size Robot, and We Don’t Even Realize It

Last year, on October 21, your digital video recorder — or at least a DVR like yours — knocked Twitter off the internet. Someone used your DVR, along …

Bruce Schneier

Superconductivity

If mercury is cooled below 4.1 K, it loses all electric resistance. This discovery of superconductivity by H. Kammerlingh Onnes in 1911 was followed …

A new study shows cats are way smarter than we suspected, and also big ol' jerks

Listen up, dog people: The proof is in, and cats are every bit as smart as dogs.<p>Scientists at Kyoto University studied 49 house cats and their …

NASA releases first results from 'Year In Space' twin study

The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.<p>Astronaut …

Genetics

'It's not a Muslim ban': Trump defends controversial executive order on refugees as protests erupt

"It's not a Muslim ban," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office as he signed several executive orders.<p>"It's working out very nicely. You see it at the airports, you see it all over," he added.<p>Trump's order halted refugee arrivals into the US for 120 days, and it barred citizens of Iraq, Iran, …

Immigration

Canadian Officials Say The White House Told Them Citizens Won't Be Affected By The Trump Bans

The travel bans signed by Donald Trump were believed to possibly affect Canada's immigration minister.<p>WASHINGTON — As the world processed the impact of President Donald Trump's immigration and visa orders Saturday, tens of thousands of Canadian citizens — possibly including the country's …

3 High-Yield Dividend Stocks to Buy in February

investors looking for high-yield stocks all pretty much want the same thing: A steady cash stream. Maybe that cash stream is used to supplement income, or maybe its a way of using reinvested dividends to build wealth over very long time horizons. Either way, the only way one can do that is to find …

Investing

Flappy Bird’s creator returns with a game that pits ninjas against bouncing cats

Flappy Bird was a veritable phenomenon. It seems ridiculous in hindsight (and, let’s be honest, it kind of did at the time, too), but the exceedingly simplistic title had a momentary stranglehold on the mobile gaming world with its combination of crude 8-bit graphics and dead simple game play, as …

The Artificial Intelligence Behind Google Translate Recently Did Something Extraordinary

Those translations aren't making us laugh as much as they used to.<p>As someone who lives between two countries, I've relied heavily on machine translation for a number of years. It took me years before I could communicate casually with my in-laws (they're fluent in German and Polish, but not …

Language

Five Things You Can Change To Help The Environment

<b>Climate change and anthropological pressure on the environment is a global issue, one so large that an individual may question what their</b> …

Russia

Harvard's Sugar Industry Scandal Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg

There's a lot of junk science -- and corporate sponsorship -- out there.<p>The sugar industry paid scientists to pad research to support its interests in the 1960s, according to a paper published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine.<p>Author Cristin Kearns University of California, San Francisco …

Frontiers Lecture: What is Relativity and Why Should You Care?

The year 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s publication of his general theory of relativity—a theory almost everyone has heard of, but …

5 Apps Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About

<b>1. Momondo</b><p>Momondo has this cool and unique way of presenting flight fares to the users. They split up the fares into useful little categories such as …

Apps

How a Science Geek Unlocked the Secret Formula of Innovation

The founder of Inventium replaces innovation clichs with tools that have been scientifically proven to work.<p>The word innovation is often overused by middle managers trying to deliver generalized advice, clich, fluff, and opinion rather than scientific results. But many innovation consultants say …

The Anthropocene is here: scientists

The human impact on Earth's chemistry and climate has cut short the 11,700-year-old geological epoch known as the Holocene and ushered in a new one, …

11 Tips That Can Help You Learn Faster - And Actually Remember It

You've got this.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their parents …