Adrian Deychakiwsky

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"Red Army" Film Explores Sports as Propaganda

When Will Humanity Finally Pull The Plug On Power Cords?

Look, ma, no wires!<p>In the mobile age, we're largely unfettered by wires, thanks in no small part to Wi-Fi, cellular networking, and the rise of laptops, smartphones, and tablets. But one thin tether keeps us perennially bound: power. Though battery technologies have improved, we still need to …

Scientists Adjust Doomsday Clock Over Nuclear Threats And Climate Change

Just three (figurative) minutes until the final midnight<p>In a multitude of books, TV shows, and films dedicated to post-apocalyptic fiction, humanity loves to fantasize about its ultimate demise. But back in the real world, the actual apocalypse may be a little bit closer than we all would like to …

Climate Change

This Lego Robot Thinks Like A Worm—And Soon You Can Build Your Own

Inching toward AI success<p>A Lego robot programmed to act like a roundworm may signal the next big leap for artificial intelligence.<p>The Open Worm Project is a group of programmers and scientists who have been developing an open-source virtual worm. Last year, the team was able to control a Lego robot …

Protests hit Burkina Faso after army takeover

The army takeover in Burkina Faso after President Blaise Compaore's resignation has prompted protests in the capital and international condemnation.<p>Thousands of people gathered in a square in the centre of Ouagadougou on Sunday to denounce the army's power grab.<p>Gunfire was also heard at the state …

UN climate panel warns of irreversible damage

Governments can keep climate change in check at manageable costs but will have to cut greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2100 to limit risks of irreversible damage, a UN panel has said.<p>In a report released on Sunday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said global warming is …

Russia recognises Ukraine separatist polls

Russia has recognised the results of a controversial rebel elections in eastern Ukraine which it said would help re-establish "normal life in the region".<p>Pro-Moscow rebels on Sunday elected a separatist leadership in a vote President Petro Poroshenko called "a farce".<p>"We respect the expression of …

How does the internet really work?

Upload a photo or send an email, and what happens next? BBC Factomania has a two-minute guide to the lightning-speed journey that happens as soon as you press click.<p>There are over 300 million images uploaded to Facebook every day, and over 5 billion gigabytes of material on the web in total, but …

Internet

A Proposal To Save Electricity By Brightening The Moon

It's actually pretty fun to read.<p>Well, it gets points for creativity. Some pranksters—or perhaps just PR folks—at Foreo have put up a page proposing humankind solve its energy crisis by brightening the moon. A brighter moon would eliminate the need for nighttime streetlights, Foreo proposes. …

Science Jokes From Our Twitter Followers

Check out some of our favorite science jokes.<p>On Monday, we asked our Twitter followers, "What's your favorite science joke?" The nerds delivered. Here are our favorite science jokes, organized by subject.<p>Chemistry<p>@PopSci I was going to tell a joke about sodium, but Na.— Ian Haygreen (@IanHaygreen) …

'Huge' Physics Finding Supports Big Bang Theory

First evidence of gravitational waves sheds light on the creation of the universe.<p>Scientists announced today (March 17) that they had found the first direct evidence of the dramatic expansion that created the known universe, known as cosmic inflation, or the "bang" in the Big Bang. This dramatic …

Body bacteria: Can your gut bugs make you smarter?

The bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind, says Frank Swain. So could they be upgraded to enhance brainpower?<p>I have some startling news: you are not human. At least, by some counts. While you are indeed made up of billions of human cells working in remarkable concert, these are …

Microbiology

Will we ever… cryopreserve our organs?

Imagine if doctors could dip into freezers and take their pick of kidneys, livers or hearts for life-saving operations. Here’s why it’s so hard to achieve.<p>Should you ever need a new kidney, a replacement heart or another vital organ, you won’t exactly be spoilt for choice. That’s because when it …

How does your memory work?

Why don’t you remember names instantly and what’s the best way to improve your powers of recollection? This video explains all.<p>To remember something your brain goes through the following process:<p>First your brain consciously registers the memory, a process called encoding. The reason most people …

The Brain

How building a library of brains could save lives

California’s Brain Observatory is building a digital archive of human brains it hopes will help doctors cure life-threatening illnesses.<p>A library is being assembled in San Diego with the help of some 300 brain donors; people from all walks of life, some of whom are healthy and some of whom have …

Nuclear fusion: The ‘most complex machine ever built’

Our pick of the week from around the web, including the quest for nuclear fusion, the invasion of the taxi snatchers and new uses for Bitcoin.<p>Cognitive science explained<br>Jason Shepherd | The Conversation | 27 February 2014<br>Brisk tour of current research. There may be effective treatments for …

What Escapes A Black Hole?

Now that's dark<p>Black holes have a bad rap. They’re known for sucking in everything around them, but matter can actually break away from their grasp, in the form of jets. Although astronomers have been aware of this for half a century, they didn’t know what exactly the jets were made of until last …

A Waterwheel That Picks Up Floating Trash

Down, dirty, and wet<p>This spring, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor will become home to the first permanent waterwheel-powered trash interceptor. With energy from the Jones Falls River current and solar panels, the floating device sweeps litter up a conveyor belt and straight into a Dumpster for easy …

Exclusive: Inside Google's Quest To Bring Polar Bears To You

Every fall, polar bears migrate to the shores of the Hudson Bay and wait, a little longer each year, for the ice to refreeze. Street View collected imagery from their journey across the tundra. Here's why that's important.<p>Two hundred yards from the Churchill Airport in Manitoba, Canada, John Gunter …

Chinese Scientist Likens Beijing's Smog Problem To "Nuclear Winter"

Farms are in a "smog panic" as plants falter without sunlight<p>A Chinese scientist said that the smog situation in the country is so bad that it resembles a "nuclear winter," preventing plants from producing energy from the sun's rays via photosynthesis, and presenting a possible disaster for the …

Pollution

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

Stephen Hawking Says There Are No Black Holes

The physicist offers a new theory that allows energy to escape.<p>Stephen Hawking has a big announcement. No, it's not that aliens exist or that humans won't survive another 1,000 years on Earth. The physicist claims, in a paper posted online Wednesday, that the idea of an event horizon—the point of …

Dwarf planet Ceres is spewing water into space

Scientists have speculated for decades that Ceres — the planet-like heavenly body embedded in our solar system's asteroid belt — might contain water, still considered a rarity in our solar system. They haven't been sure, though, until now: researchers at the European Space Agency and the …

From 14 to a Million: The Astronomical Growth of the Astronomy Picture of the Day

On June 16, 1995, Robert Nemiroff (MTU) and Jerry Bonnell (UMCP) posted the <br>first Astronomy Picture of the Day. The site received 14 page views that …

Water vapor plumes raise question about life on dwarf planet Ceres

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The dwarf planet Ceres, one of the most intriguing objects in the solar system, is gushing water vapor from its unusual ice-covered surface, scientists said on Wednesday in a finding that raises the question of whether it might be hospitable to life.<p>NASA's Dawn spacecraft …

‘Backdoor’ approach may stop deadly brain tumors

Researchers have discovered a new way to block an enzyme that fuels the growth of glioblastoma, the most common and most fatal form of brain …

Breast Cancer

Better drug combo cures toughest hepatitis C

Hepatitis C treatment is about to get simpler and more effective, with more cures, no more weekly injections, reduced side effects, and many fewer …

Medicine