Andraž Teržan

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Bill Gates Wants You to Know That The World Is Actually Getting Better

All is not lost.<p>In the wake of hurricanes, mass shootings and the shadow of a nuclear war, the world's richest man wants you to take heart.<p>The world, …

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their …

Energy

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Nuclear Sphere: Weird Globe Could Revolutionize Fusion Energy

A team of researchers has a plan to achieve nuclear fusion that actually produces energy, and their proposal looks very different from the fusion …

Here's Why Some People Turn Super-Red After Drinking Alcohol

Blame genetics.<p>If your face goes red when drinking alcohol, you're not alone. More than one in three people with East Asian heritage (Chinese, …

Alcohol

The Man Who Gave White Nationalism A New Life

Fifty years ago, France lost a war while trying to keep millions of Muslims French citizens. One French writer launched a movement to rethink “identity” in its aftermath and helped reinvent nationalism for the 21st century.<p>PARIS — The man the alt-right claims as its spiritual father is a …

Rights & Freedoms

The Haunting Effects Of Going Days Without Sleep

Decades ago, Randy Gardner stayed awake for 11 days. He broke a record in the process, but the teenage stunt has come back to haunt him. At 71, he offers wisdom about staying up past your bedtime.<p>Transcript<p>NOEL KING, HOST:<p>And this next story is about something we think about a lot at MORNING …

UC Berkeley

These truly wireless earbuds are like AirPods, but they cost $40 instead of $159

Apple’s AirPods weren’t the first truly wireless earbuds to hit the market, but they created a tidal wave of followers that now offer similar …

Saudi Arabia’s TechUtopia Neom will have to reinvent the rules to succeed

Gillian Hadfield Contributor<p>Gillian Hadfield is the author of Rules for a Flat World: Why Humans Invented Law and How to Reinvent It for a Complex Global Economy and a professor of law and economics at the University of Southern California.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>To control AI, we need to …

H.G. Wells vs. George Orwell: Their debate whether science is humanity’s best hope continues today

In the midst of contemporary science’s stunning discoveries and innovations – for example, 2017 alone brought the editing of a human embryo’s genes, …

The father of virtual reality sounds off on the changing culture of Silicon Valley, the impending #MeToo backlash, and why he left Google for Microsoft

• <b>Author and programmer Jaron Lanier is considered the founding father of virtual reality. He recently published a new book, 'Dawn of the New Everything', which chronicles his upbringing in New Mexico and the years he spent working on virtual reality in Silicon Valley in the 1980s.</b>• <b><br>Lanier sat down</b> …

Silicon Valley

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.<p>Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.<p>For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according …

Leonardo Da Vinci

How a Dorm Room Minecraft Scam Brought Down the Internet

The most dramatic cybersecurity story of 2016 came to a quiet conclusion Friday in an Anchorage courtroom, as three young American computer savants …

Cybersecurity

The Coolest Scientific Discoveries of 2017

Science may be just a tool to help us understand our Universe. But we can all agree that one of its major perks is that it leads to the discovery of …

Chrome Remote Desktop moves to the web browser and gets a facelift

We’ve all been in the situation where we’re trying to give tech support to a friend or family member over the phone. Whether it is a tablet, phone, or a computer, it’s always harder to explain a fix, rather than just do it yourself. There are tools out there like TeamViewer that let you remote into …

The Hidden Player Spurring a Wave of Cheap Consumer Devices: Amazon

A few weeks ago, Wyze Labs, a one-year-old start-up in Seattle, sent me its first gadget to try. It’s a small, internet-connected video camera, the kind you might use for security or to keep tabs on your dog or your baby.<p>On the surface, the camera doesn’t sound special. Like home internet cameras …

Customer Service

The best tech of 2017

More than any year in recent memory, 2017 saw the launch of many (mostly) gimmick-free tech products.<p>Here at Mashable, we’re all for the weird oddity …

A Common Contraceptive Is Linked to a "Stunning" Reduction in Cervical Cancer Risk

But nobody knows why.<p>One of the longest-lasting and most effective forms of female contraception may be offering an unexpected health benefit to the …

Human Mini-Brains Growing Inside Rat Bodies Are Starting to Integrate

"We are entering totally new ground here."<p>Stem cell technology has advanced so much that scientists can grow miniature versions of human brains — …

Psychedelia

Seeking eternal life, Silicon Valley is solving for death

For years now, the luminaries of Silicon Valley have been putting their minds, money, and machines behind an all-out effort to solve for death. Full of futurists who don’t have enough time in the day to achieve their lofty goals, the Valley has long looked for ways to make those days never-ending. …

Silicon Valley

10 Myths About Birth Control You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

You don't want to get this wrong.<p>Modern birth control is amazing. It helps women take control of their reproduction, plan ideal periods, and manage …

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Artificial intelligence risks GM-style public backlash, experts warn

The emerging field of artificial intelligence (AI) risks provoking a public backlash as it increasingly falls into private hands, threatens people’s jobs, and operates without effective oversight or regulatory control, leading experts in the technology warn.<p>At the start of a new Guardian series on …

Artificial Intelligence

Einstein's Theory of Happiness Just Sold For US$1 Million at Auction

And he predicted the notes would be valuable one day.<p>He is known as one of the great minds in 20th-century science. But this week, Albert Einstein is …

Physics

A neuroscientist who studies decision-making reveals the 6 most important choices you can make

Turns out, humans are pretty lousy decision-makers. We fall victim to bias, let emotions cloud our judgment, and tire of making choices pretty quickly.<p>But Cerf has also learned that making a handful of really smart choices at the right moment can eliminate the need to make hundreds of smaller, …

3 of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries May Be Solved Thanks to Quantum Biology

Quantum mechanics is known for weird occurrences and bizarre outcomes. Consider superposition where a particle can be in two places at once, while …

I Was a Mercenary. Trust Me: Erik Prince’s Plan Is Garbage.

A few thousand military contractors can save Afghanistan? Give me a break.<p>For the past year, Erik Prince has been peddling an idea that should alarm anyone who has followed his career: We should replace U.S. troops in Afghanistan with mercenaries, preferably his.<p>For those who do not know Prince, he …

War

Stop treating science denial like a disease

The elevation of science to a central theme in American politics is an extraordinary development in the co-evolution of science and society. Three months after Donald Trump’s inauguration, 40,000 or so people turned out in the rain in Washington, DC for the March for Science, with similar numbers …

Al Gore

Physicists create antimatter

Physicists working in Europe say they've created atoms made of antimatter, or antiatoms, opening up the possibility of experiments in a realm once reserved for sci-fi writers.<p><b>Physicists working in Europe have passed through nature's looking glass and have created atoms made of antimatter, or</b> …

Physics

India could become the first digital, cashless society

It's called India Stack.<p><b>The Foundations of a New Financial System</b><p>Before 2009, half of all Indians didn't have any form of identification, not even a birth certificate.<p>Without a form of identification, citizens couldn't access services like banking, insurance, or even get a driver's license. As …