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Robots Are Terrible At Driving Cars

A Final Lesson From The DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals<p>From the very beginning of the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC) Finals, it was obvious that driving was going to be a problem for the robot contestants. The very first robots to take the field this past Friday at the Fairplex in Pomona, …

Robotics

How Your Face Betrays Your Personality and Health

This story originally appeared on BBC Future<p>You might expect a great philosopher to look past our surface into the depths of the soul – but Ancient Greek thinkers were surprisingly concerned with appearance. Aristotle and his followers even compiled a volume of the ways that your looks could …

Psychology

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

A Baby Hangs Between Life and Death in Space

You’ve seen this before, right? It’s one of the most famous photos ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope: three spectacular pillars of dust hanging in space, 6,500 light-years away.<p>Now we’ve got a new version. Same clouds. Same stars. Same framing. Shot almost 20 years later by NASA and released …

NASA's 'Warp Drive' Violates Another Law of Physics, Almost Certainly Won't Work

More problems with the EmDrive: As pitched, it's an "absurd" perpetual motion machine.<p>A physicist has found yet another reason why NASA's headline-grabbing "warp drive" propulsion system should be impossible and probably won't work: As currently constructed, the so-called EmDrive would be an …

Physics

19 Bad Habits You Should Drop Before You Turn 30

Baby, it's time to let go of that bad blood.

Centers for Disease Control

'Virgin-born' sawfish are a first in the wild

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1170000/1170975_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522216848_6541cdc8192f9221d50dbc5fd8568ece<p><b>Seven sawfish in Florida have become the first virgin-born animals ever found in the wild from a sexually reproducing species.</b><p>The discovery suggests …

Biology

NASA tested their giant flying saucer on Monday June 8

After back-to-back cancellations last week, NASA appears to be ready to launch their low-density supersonic decelerator— that looks a lot like a flying saucer — on Monday, June 8 at 1:30 pm ET.<p>This flying saucer is one of the many projects fulfilling NASA's big plans to land the first humans on …

Spacecraft

Student comes up with an idea for an International Flag of Earth

A student has come up with an international flag of earth and we think it’s pretty cool.<p>Made up of seven white rings in an interlocking pattern on a …

6 ways to instantly make yourself more attractive

But just because you're not born with model looks doesn't mean you're doomed.<p>Science tells us there are ways to spice up your sexiness through techniques that aren't necessarily regulated by biology.<p>Here's a short list.<p>You look better with your friends than you do on your own, psychological …

Psychology

Top 10 most venomous animals in Australia

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ‘deadly’ and ‘dangerous’ and what makes one animal more fearsome than another comes down to a combination of factors. …

How pandas may be eating their way to extinction

A giant panda may look like a vegetarian on the outside, but it definitely looks like a carnivore on the inside.<p>A genetic analysis of 121 samples of panda poop finds that the community of microbes living inside these animals' guts is optimized to digest meat. This is despite the fact that giant …

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

Prosthetics

The troubling flaws in forensic science

DNA, fingerprint and hair analyses may seem invincible – but they can be swayed by a scientist’s preconceptions. Linda Geddes reports on a crisis in criminology.<p>“It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” So said the fictional detective, Sherlock …

Forensics

Meet the Newest State of Matter

Jahn–Teller metals offer new hope for high-temperature superconductivity.<p>It's only slightly less exciting than it sounds: a new state of matter. The discovery, which comes courtesy of an international team led by Kosmas Prassides of Tokohu University in Japan, offers a novel material with an …

Science

One step closer to artificial intelligence: Scientists create cells replicating human brain processes

Australian scientists have for the first time developed an electronic long-term memory cell that mimics the work of a human brain. Researchers say …

'Kerbal Space Program' finally launches on April 27th

Squad's <i>Kerbal Space Program</i> has often seemed like a never-ending experiment. The first public version of the spacecraft building game was released in 2011, and it's been in a rough state ever since. At last, though, it's officially ready for action -- the developer has revealed that <i>KSP</i> 1.0 will be …

No Big Bang? New theory suggests that universe has no beginning, no end!

A new theory now suggests that Big Bang never happened and our cosmos may have no beginning and no end. The theory by physicists applies quantum …