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We Just Got The First Real Evidence of a Strange Quantum Distortion in Empty Space

It's taken us 80 years to witness this.<p>For the first time, astronomers have observed a strange quantum phenomenon in action, where a neutron star is …

New elements complete seventh row of the periodic table

Officials have approved the names of four new elements. The new additions are named after a country, three cities and a scientist.<p>Top scientists …

The Future Of Global Craft Brewing Has Arrived And It's Landed In ... Central Florida?

Brewers at South Korea’s The Booth Brewing Co. have a tradition: each morning when they arrive to work, they hug their tanks of beer. When they feel their fermenting friends in said tanks need a little appreciation or extra encouragement, they chat with them, too. The Booth President Sunghoo Yang …

The Question Hamilton & Jefferson Never Answered: Who Can Be an American?

<i>The following essay is by Takeaway Host John Hockenberry. Follow him on Twitter: @JHockenberry</i><p>Each year on the 4th of July, a somber, joyous naturalization ceremony takes place in front of the impressive neoclassical pillars of the building that was once the home of the third President of the …

George Washington's estate finally acknowledges his biracial family tree: Historians prove first president's adopted son fathered children with slaves

George Washington's adopted son was a bit of a ne'er-do-well by most accounts, including those of Washington himself, who wrote about his …

'Ghost In The Shell' Virtual Reality Experience Planned For Worldwide Release

During this year’s Tokyo Game Show, Production I.G announced they plan to globally release their <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> virtual reality experience this year.<p>Shown briefly at last year’s Tokyo Game Show, the Ghost in the Shell Virtual Reality Diver exhibit partially recreated the opening sequence of the …

Virtual Reality

Map showing the operations of the national forces under the command of Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman during the campaign resulting in the capture of Atlanta, Georgia, Sept. 1, 1864

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.<p>Chicago citation …

Mystery solved: Placentia man finds ancestor who died in Civil War buried under wrong name

Augustus Beckmann’s family never knew what happened to him after he was shot in the Battle of Shiloh in the Civil War.<p>His memory was lost to future …

Allied forces' secret weapon against the Nazis: stink bombs

Newly declassified letters reveal "inventive" weaponry proposals to help Allied Forces defeat Hitler’s third Reich and the Empire of Japan during World War Two.<p>Letters in an American archive reveal that the Special Operations Executive (SOE), forerunner to MI6, set up a program to undermine German …

Pentagon Study Scrutinizes The Future Of Autonomous Robot War

A potential minefield<p>Last summer, the Pentagon's Defense Science Board commissioned a study to examine angles on a particular challenge for DoD, with participants drawn from consulting, defense and technical industries, as well as the military and academia. In possibly the worst John Lennon cover …

Military

Ready to become a cyborg? This dermal implant will give you a sixth sense

The international team of activists, technologists, and body-hackers known as Cyborg Nest want to give you a sixth sense — and, with apologies to M. …

The Physics Of Stopping A Meteor With One Punch

Outer space is full of objects, and they all move relative to one another. If all we had were two masses — a system like the Earth and the Sun, for instance — then we wouldn’t have to worry about a third object coming in and messing things up. But our Solar System is very different from that: we …

” INCEPTION STYLE ” Memory Implants Are Coming our Way

It may sound like something out of the latest Science-Fiction movie ” Inception “, but scientists have now discovered a way to implant subliminal …

The Brain

The Right Way to Drink Scotch in the Summer

Break out of whiskey geek prison by picking up a delicious bottle of blended Scotch. And add ice. Lots of it.<p>Fifty years ago, American magazines were …

Ask Ethan: Are There Different Types Of Time And Space?

One of the most counterintuitive lessons of Einstein’s relativity is that there’s no such thing as absolute space or absolute time. If I ask you when and where you are, you can tell me; but if you and I go to distant locations and I ask you when and where you perceive me to be, what you answer and …

NSA Whistleblower: Clinton Emails Damaged U.S. National Security Much More than Manning, Assange Or Any Other Whistleblower

FBI director Comey said today that Hillary Clinton running emails containing government information on an unsecured, private server was not as bad as …

Surveillance

13 High Paying Tech Careers You Can Get Without A College Degree

Who said you need a college degree to earn the big bucks? It’s a common misconception that if you don’t have a bachelor’s, you’ll be stuck in minimum wage all your life. In reality, there are plenty of jobs out there that won’t make you take out a billion student loans. Here are 13 lucrative tech …

A Bug in FMRI Software Could Invalidate 15 Years of Brain Research

This is huge.<p>There could be a very serious problem with the past 15 years of research into human brain activity, with a new study suggesting that a …

The Brain

Artificial Intelligence Should Be Protected by Human Rights, Says Oxford Mathematician

Machines have feelings too.<p>With huge leaps taking place in the world of artificial intelligence (AI), right now, experts have started asking …

Starbucks is launching a gourmet drink you've never heard of — here's what you need to know

On Tuesday, the chain begins its roll out of Nitro Cold Brew, a beverage that infuses Starbucks cold brew with nitrogen to create a cold, creamy coffee with a texture similar to a dark beer, like Guinness.<p>"What makes nitrogen so different than CO2 is that the bubbles are so small," Starbucks' …

Coffee

The Coming Genetic Editing Age of Humans Won’t Be Easy to Stomach

In the transhumanist age, the human being should be looked at more like a machine—something that comes out a particular way, but then can be heavily modified.<p>Some futurists believe humans will eventually become all ones and zeroes, a result of a total merger with machines and the microprocessor, …

Never mind Trump, GOP uniting under banner: 'Never Hillary'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton.<p>Having overcome a multimillion-dollar "Never Trump" campaign aimed at blocking him from the Republican nomination, he's now benefiting from a wave of GOP donors, party leaders, …

Watch Scientists Demonstrate the Anti-Aging Powers of a 'Second Skin’

Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s a tunable crosslinked polymer layer.<p>Aging stinks and most people hate it, which means there has never been any lack of products that claim to combat wrinkles and saggy skin. But a new "second skin," devised in part by scientists based at the Massachusetts …

This Silicon Valley Billionaire Wants to Give Us All Robot Bodies

My surreal meeting with robotics pioneer Scott Hassan.<p>"Here" is a funny word. So says Scott Hassan, the media-shy Silicon Valley billionaire who once set out to build the first fully autonomous humanoid robot, and ended up hawking what looks like a flatscreen atop two long legs with wheels. If …

Free will illusory, brain tricks us into thinking choices are conscious – Yale study

Will I drink tea or coffee? Should I take an umbrella with me? What if I buy this now even though pay day's in a week? There are so many choices that …

Why Microsoft Just Bought 10 Million Strands of DNA

Microsoft(msft). just bought 10 million strands of DNA from a San Francisco company called Twist Bioscience. Why? Data storage.<p>When you think about …

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn sells entire stake in Apple

Icahn has sold his shares in the company because of concerns over China’s influence on its stock price<p>Carl Icahn, the billionaire activist investor who has long been one of the most prominent voices declaring the company to be undervalued, says he has sold his entire stake in the technology firm, …

Carl Icahn

Wall Street pay has crashed, and now things are getting worse

Revenues are plummeting, banks are cutting swathes of staff, and now regulators are taking steps that could mean that bank executives have to wait even longer to get their bonus.<p>Federal regulators on Thursday proposed new rules that would allow companies up to seven years to claw back executive …

Wall Street