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China's most popular science fiction writer, Cixin Liu, brings his spectacular trilogy to an end

It's a good time to be an alien hunter. In August astronomers discovered Proxima b, a potentially life-supporting planet only 4.2 light-years away. Not long after, news surfaced of a possible signal coming from HD164595, a star in the Hercules constellation, first noticed by Russian scientists in …

Tardigrades’ Radiation Defense Could Help Human Space Travel

Tardigrades are pretty much impossible to kill. No, seriously — the tiny organisms also known as water bears or mossy piglets can survive the …

Biology

Sleep Deprivation Is Killing You And Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>The short-term productivity gains from skipping sleep to work are quickly washed away by …

Immune System

「ハリー・ポッター」の著者J.K.ローリング、EU離脱で「魔法がほしい...」

书签到底神奇在哪里

文:泊风<p>今年北京市高考的作文中有一个题目是“神奇的书签”,要求考生设想自己有一枚可以交流的书签,想象一下在书签的帮助下,怎么“爱读书、读好书”的。而就书签这枚如今看似不起眼的小物件被发明出来的初衷,其实也就是帮助读书人减少翻书的麻烦的。<p>中国是书籍的王国,历代典籍汗牛充栋,一册一册的书堆叠在一起,翻找起来非常不方便。书签就派上了大用场,成为书籍重要的组成部分。据传,唐代集贤院藏书以红、绿、碧、白四色书签区分经史子集,学子找书之前先读“签”,大大减少了查检的麻烦。也就是说,在唐代出现的“书签”,并不是我们如今理解的那种夹在书页里面用来标记阅读进度的纸片,而是“书的标记”。<p>虽说“书签”这个称呼成型于 …

The entire US healthcare system is taking advantage of you. Here's how it happens

But Sarah Kliff, writing for Vox, identifies a third way the American health care system exploits and mistreats patients: by taking advantage of their time.<p>Physicians, specialists, clinics, pharmacists, and hospitals in the US all tend to function independently of one another. In part because of …

Health Care

Scientists Think a Leaky Blood-Brain Barrier Could Lead to Alzheimer's

Slipping through our defences.<p>Scientists have identified a new mechanism that could lead to the development of Alzheimer's disease, suggesting that a …

Dementia

中国刮起了二手风,闲置物品交易平台“旧爱”宣布获得3000万元天使融资

1984 by George Orwell – review

‘Orwell’s novella is a warning for the human race’<p>War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery. Ignorance is Strength.<p>1984 is a dystopian novella by George Orwell published in 1949, which follows the life of Winston Smith, a low ranking member of ‘the Party’, who is frustrated by the omnipresent eyes of the …

Books

前 20 年,我们朝思暮想的 Pokémon 世界就在那游戏机的方寸屏幕里;而现在,Pokémon Go 将口袋妖怪的世界从神奥和丰缘,无限延展到了我们所处的真实世界。成为一名训练师,从未如此真实,因为乐趣不在屏幕里,而在外面的整个世界。

口袋妖怪、宠物小精灵、神奇宝贝——无论你熟悉哪种翻译都没关系。从当年《红》、《绿》,到最新的《日》、《月》,Pokémon 已经为我们提供了 20 年欢乐与陪伴。而现在,任天堂将自己对于游戏性的把握,与 Ingress 开发者 Niantic Labs 的“虚拟实境”游戏经验相结合,推出全新的手机冒险游戏“Pokémon Go”。<p>想要在 Pokémon Go 里成为一名合格的训练师,你不能在家里呆着对着屏幕,而是要像玩 Ingress 那样走出家门,才能体验 Pokémon 的世界。<p>游戏一共有几种主要的玩法,第一种叫做 Go Catch:当附近有 Pokémon 出没时,手机会弹出提示,带领训 …

小学校入学時に、字が読めなくても大丈夫。それよりもっと大切なことがある

「子役は危険」ジェイク・ギレンホール、教育の重要性を力説 - シネマトゥデイ

ja_JP<p>article<p>https://www.cinematoday.jp/news/N0081775<p>11歳の時に映画『シティ・スリッカーズ』(1991)で映画デビューを果たしたジェイク・ギレンホールが、子役は子供にとって危険なものだとコメントし、教育の重要性を語った。<p>シネマトゥデイ

Neanderthals may have died of diseases carried by humans from Africa

New research challenges the idea that the spread of infectious diseases exploded as agriculture evolved 8,000 years ago<p>Diseases and infections passed on by the ancestors of modern humans when they moved out of Africa and into Europe may have helped wipe out the Neanderthals who previously dominated …

Hunter Gatherers

Obamas tour Old Havana as Cubans catch a glimpse of city's future

The heavens opened as the US president and his family toured Old Havana and hard on their heels will come a flood of tourism, development and political risk<p>It is perhaps not what Sasha and Malia had in mind when their parents said they were spending spring break in the Caribbean, but the Obama …

Cuba

CRISPR named Science 2015 Breakthrough of the Year

Samantha Lee/Business Insider<p>This year was undoubtedly the one in which CRISPR took over the minds and hearts of science lovers everywhere.<p>On Thursday, Science Magazine announced the gene-editing technique won its Breakthrough of the Year Award, beating out other events such as the discovery of …

Genetics

'The Martian' Author Andy Weir's New Book Will Take Place On The Moon

Fans of <i>The Martian</i> author Andy Weir have a few reasons to be excited these days.<p>First off, the film adaptation of his 2011 sci-fi novel -- which tells the tale of an astronaut named Mark Watney who finds himself unexpectedly marooned on Mars -- is up for several awards this year. Among them are …

Writing

TRUMP: Vladimir Putin's praise is 'a great honor'

"It is always a great honor to be so nicely complimented by a man so highly respected within his own country and beyond," Trump said in a statement, according to Politico.<p>He continued: "I have always felt that Russia and the United States should be able to work well with each other towards …

Russia

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Songs of 2015

See which single beat Drake and the Alabama Shakes for the top spot<p>10<p>By<p>The music industry has had a historic 12 months as the streaming wars heated …

一分钟看懂美联储加息的前因后果

最新消息:美国联邦储备委员会16日宣布将联邦基金利率上调25个基点到0.25%至0.5%的水平。<p>新华网北京12月16日电 北京时间17日凌晨,美联储将公布利率决定。历史性一刻即将到来,全球金融市场严阵以待。<p>以前美联储也曾多次加息,这次为什么这么受关注?加息会有什么影响?会影响你的钱袋子吗?新华国际客户端让你一分钟看懂美联储加息的前因后果。<p>   <b>[美联储怎么加息]</b><p>美联储是美国的中央银行,联邦公开市场委员会是它的货币政策决策机构,每年在华盛顿召开8次议息会议,决定货币政策的调整方向。<p>美联储会在联邦公开市场委员会开会之后宣布是否调整联邦基金利率(基准利率)以及调整多少,并通过在公开市场买卖政府债券的操 …

刚来到 Android 和 iOS 平台的 Cortana,将来要怎么变得无处不在?

昨天下午 2 点左右,在小娜研发负责人闫勃的引导下,穿一件印有 Cortana 蓝色标识衣服的 Mike Calcagno(迈克·卡尔卡诺)走进了会议室。<p>Mike 是 Bing for Cortana 项目的产品负责人,管理着 Cortana 后端服务的开发和运营团队。1999 年,他作为 NLP(Natural language processing,自然语言处理)专家加入微软。2012 年,他领导一支 Windows Phone 团队开发了 Cortana 的第一个版本。<p>“Cortana 来到 Android 和 iOS 平台是一个开始。如果我这件衣服内置了麦克风,也可以和 Cortana …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

From arid deserts to lush forests, America's landscape is as varied as it is stunning.<p>Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.

National Parks

Anonymous is planning a 'trolling day' against ISIS

Anonymous released a video statement online about its campaign against the terrorist group — which is also known as the Islamic State, ISIL, and Daesh — asking people to take part on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. The operation will use the hashtags #Daesh and #Daeshbags.<p>"We ask you to …

Islamic State (ISIS)

我是怎么找出奇葩 12306 验证码答案的,以及为何 Google 比百度优秀

春运已至,大雁已经飞到了南方,而如候鸟般的年度人口大迁徙又拉开了大幕。承担着春运中长途迁徙主要任务的铁路也迎来了高峰期,而挡在人与车票前的就是那个永远被吐槽的 12306 铁路订票网站。<p>相信大家也看到了,最近社交网络上又掀起了一阵恶搞风,12306 网站购票验证码经过改版之后辨认难度大增,识别八张图片中的不同元素并不是一件简单的事情。在此 12306 验证码的素材之上,段子手们纷纷大开脑洞,PS 出了许多为了搞笑而存在的“12306 验证码”,比如下面这一组。<p>然而实际上,目前验证码只有如下十二类:动植昆虫类、食品果蔬类、日用百货类、办公用品类、户外运动类、家电 3C 类、生活用品类、珠宝饰品类 …

The best science books of 2015

Going feet first into evolutionary theory, the race to crack the genetic code and a memorable journey around the coast of Britain<p>Best of culture in 2015: see this year’s cultural highlights, chosen by the Guardian’s writers and critics<p>Gavin Francis has a remarkable pedigree as a medical writer. He …

Books

微软Build 2016将于明年的3月30日至4月1日举行-产业观察-软件频道-至顶网

ZD至顶网软件频道消息:意料之中的是,微软明年将回到旧金山召开年度Build大会。现在有了官方的日期安排:2016年3月30日至4月1日。<p>微软还没有透露任何关于明年这个重要的开发者大会有何安排的详细说明,但是毫无疑问的是,议程之中一定会有Windows 10(Redstone 1)、HoloLens和通用Windows平台。<p>在消息披露之后,微软2016年的会议日历变成了这样:<p>Build大会:2016年3月30日——4月1日,在旧金山举行<br>• Convergence大会:2016年4月4日——7日,在新奥尔良举行<br>• WPC大会:2016年7月10日——14日,在多伦多举行<br>• Microsoft Ignite大 …

糖尿病早期10个征兆 预防糖尿病的方法

在众多的糖尿病患者中,有很多的患者发病之后还不知道自己已经得病了。其实糖尿病发病之前也是有征兆的,以下10个糖尿病征兆应引起注意。<p>  <b>1.多尿。</b>糖尿病患者机体内食物转化为糖的效率下降,导致血液中糖含量升高。身体为了保护自己,不得不通过尿液排出多余糖分,致使尿量明显增多。<p>  <b>2.口渴。</b>排尿增加会导致口 …

虚拟现实,能否成为拯救传统媒体形态的稻草?-钛媒体官方网站

最近一段时间以来,Magic leap 和 Oculus 引爆媒体圈,虚拟现实(以下简称VR)猝不及防的跃入人们的视野中。之后,纽约时报与 VR 结缘,让技术转型的光芒普照在传统媒体人的头上。接着,由众筹起家的 VR 公司 Oculus ,估值超过10亿美金,成为独角兽公司。在一片祥和喜悦的“安利” …

那个做出了《红警》的工作室,在解散 12 年后又被纪念了一回_游戏_好奇心日报

虽然离每年最重要的游戏游戏颁奖礼 The Game Award 正式开始还有 3 天,但其中一个重要奖项 Industry Icon 奖提前公布了,有意思的是,它被授予给了已经解散 12 年的西木工作室(Westwood Studio)。<p>The Game Award 的主持人 Geoff Keigh …

地球可能被暗物质“毛发”环绕:根部最密集

新浪科技讯 北京时间11月25日消息,据英国《每日邮报》报道,美国航空航天局的一项新研究显示,地球可能被密集的“毛发状”暗物质所环绕。暗物质是一种看不见的神秘物质,组成了宇宙中大约27%的物质和能量。最新的研究显示,在较大的行星——如地球或火星——周围可能存在着巨大的暗物质纤丝。<p>如果这一说法是真的,那就意味着天文学家很有可能探测到这种神秘的物质形式。我们平时见到的普通物质只占宇宙总物质量的5%,剩余的主要是暗能量,这是一种与宇宙的加速膨胀有关的奇特现象。<p>根据对引力拉力的观测,科学家十分肯定暗物质的存在,并且对宇宙中暗物质的总量进行了测量,估算出暗物质大约占宇宙总物质量的1%多一些。目前最受认可 …

ISIS 用苹果、谷歌、Telegram 干坏事,这些公司该怎么办? | 极客公园

巴黎恐怖袭击后,法国警方在事发地之一巴达廊 (Bataclan) 音乐厅外的垃圾桶里找到一部手机,发现它属于犯罪分子。尽管外界还不知道这部手机使用的是 iOS 还是 Android 系统,关于苹果和谷歌这两家科技公司是否应该配合警方调查的争论已经展开。<p>美国反恐部门认为像苹果和谷歌这样的科技公司应该给 …