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Tech Improvements So Dramatic, They're Depressing

If you're an energy company freaked out about increasingly efficient information technology, that is.<p>Fifteen years ago, Japan’s Earth Simulator was the most powerful supercomputer on Earth. It had more than 5,000 processors. It consumed 6,400 kilowatts of electricity. It cost nearly $400 million to …

The Ancient Origins of Consciousness by Todd Feinberg and Jon Mallatt review – how the brain created experience

What does it mean to say that I am conscious? For sure, consciousness is a protean term, with multiple meanings. Among its features are some or all of the following: trivially, that I am awake and not asleep or “unconscious”; more positively that I am aware of my surroundings, experiencing and …

Biology

Earth - The strange fate of a person falling into a black hole

<i>This was the most-read story on BBC Earth in 2015. Here is another chance to read it.</i><p>It could happen to anyone. Maybe you're out trying to find a new habitable planet for the human race, or maybe you're just on a long walk and you slip. Whatever the circumstances, at some point we all find …

Black Holes

Dogs were a species so nice, we domesticated them twice

In Europe and Asia<p>Humans have a tighter bond with dogs than perhaps any other animal. But figuring out exactly how that bond developed has been a huge, tantalizing challenge for researchers. Now, an ambitious study of canine genetics suggests that dogs’ history is even more complex than we thought …

Anthropology

No, Video Game Reviewers Definitely Shouldn't 'Suck' At Playing Games

It may be hard to imagine or to believe, but controversy has struck at the heart of the video game community. Previously immune to any and all controversies, gamers are now up in arms about a gameplay video of the new <i>DOOM</i> posted at the video game website Polygon.<p>In the video, the unattributed …

Online

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

SJagiello/Shutterstock.com<p>Physics can be pretty intense at times, but one of the most straightforward aspects is that everything in the Universe is …

Physics

The Existence Of Planet Nine Defies All Explanation

Space Photo credit: Artist's impression of Planet Nine in its current orbit far from the Sun. Caltech/R. Hurt (IPAC)The possibility of a ninth planet …

Universe

Controversial new theory of dark matter could rewrite history — NOVA Next | PBS

Dark matter is currently one of the greatest mysteries in the universe. It’s thought to be an invisible substance that makes up roughly five-sixths …

Dark Matter

Dwarf Dark Galaxy Hidden in ALMA Gravitational Lens Image - National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Subtle distortions hidden in ALMA’s stunning image of the gravitational lens SDP.81 are telltale signs that a dwarf dark galaxy is lurking in the …

Scientists have estimated that the universe won’t end for at least 2.8 billion years

But exactly how and when that will happen is a more of a gray area, and it's not something we've really had to worry about, with current predictions putting any such event tens of billions of years in the future — long after our Sun burns out.<p>But what if our current predictions are wrong?<p>A team of …

Universe

Scientists Find the Exercise and Diet Sweet Spot for Gaining Muscle, Losing Fat

Holy GrailThe exercise and diet sweet spot to build muscle, lose fat.Scientists have found the perfect balance of exercise and diet to achieve one of …

Exercise

2016 game release-date calendar

It’s hard to keep track of everything in your life like doctors appointments, anniversaries, and birth days. But, most importantly, you need to know when new video games are coming out. Let us help.<p>This is where we’ll keep track of every game coming out in 2016. We’ll update this post as needed. If …

Xbox

Half-Life Writer Marc Laidlaw Confirms Valve Retirement

Marc Laidlaw, the esteemed sci-fi writer who has worked at Half-Life developer Valve since 1997, has confirmed his retirement from the Bellevue, Washington studio.<p>He was the sole writer for both Half-Life 1 and 2, and had crafted each game's wider narrative. Later, he was assigned as lead writer on …

Gaming

Late Night Snacking Can Make You Stupid, Says Science

Late Night Snacking Can Make You Stupid, Says ScienceA young man with a sleepy expression playing Sony PlayStation 2 video games on a sofa alongside …

PlayStation

Theoretical exotic state of matter in which electrons barely interact with each other

Naoto Nagaosa and Bohm-Jung Yang from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and co-workers have discovered a previously unknown state of …

Screens May Be Terrible for You, and Now We Know Why

For more than 3 billion years, life on Earth was governed by the cyclical light of sun, moon and stars. Then along came electric light, turning night …

Top 10 Horror Anime not to Watch When You're Alone

<b>7. Mononoke</b><p><b>This anime contains a number of short horror stories that are both scary and influential.</b><p>The anime follows a character only known as the …

New Telescope to Take First-Ever Black Hole Photo

A group of astronomers are meeting this week to plan out an ambitious and unprecedented project — capturing the first-ever image of a black hole.<p>The …

Q: How bad would it be if we accidentally made a black hole?

<b>Physicist</b>: Not too bad! Any black hole that humanity might ever create is very unlikely to harm anyone who doesn’t try to eat it.Black holes do two …

Physics

Black hole captured eating a star then vomiting it back out by scientists

Astronomers have captured a black hole eating a star and then sicking a bit of it back up for the first time ever.<p>The scientists tracked a star about …

The Strangest Black Holes in the Universe

Photo Credit: Alain R. | Wikimedia Commons<p>Slide 1 of 21<p>Introduction<p>Black holes are gigantic cosmic monsters, exotic objects whose gravity is so …

Inflamed

The debate over the latest cure-all craze.<p>Several years ago, I fell at the gym and ripped two tendons in my wrist. The pain was excruciating, and within minutes my hand had swollen grotesquely and become hot to the touch. I was reminded of a patient I’d seen early in medical school, whose bacterial …

Maxwell's equations: 150 years of light

The chances are that you are reading this article on some kind of electronic technology. You are definitely seeing it via visible light, unless you have a braille or audio converter. And it probably got to you via wifi or a mobile phone signal. All of those things are understood in terms of the …

Physics

The Eye Floater Phenomenon: Between Science and Spirituality

In the mid-1990s, I met a man named Nestor living in the solitude of the hilly Emmental region of Switzerland. Nestor has a unique and provocative …

Neurology

Scientists Invent A Liquid With Holes In It

Unique porous fluid could suck up and lock away unwanted molecules<p>You've heard of holy water, but what about hole-y water?<p>In a paper published this week in <i>Nature,</i> researchers announced that they have developed a liquid with its molecules structured in such a way that they have 'holes' within the …

Chemistry

Spacecraft Makes Deepest Dive Yet Through Alien Geyser

Close encounters of the cryovolcano kind, in photos<p>The geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus are one of the most intriguing features in our solar system. Spouting 125 miles high, these cryovolcanic plumes may provide insight into the giant ocean inside the icy moon--as well as any organisms that may …

California Hyperloop Test Track Will Start Construction Soon

Round and round we go<p>There's good news and bad news about Hyperloop, the revolutionary transportation idea proposed by Elon Musk in 2013 that involves whisking people between cities in sealed pods through vacuum tubes at breathtaking speeds.<p>The good news: <i>Dezeen</i> reports that the first test track for …

High-speed Rail

Meson f0(1710) could be so-called “glueball” particle made purely of nuclear force

Terms to describe the strange world of quantum physics have come to be quite common in our lexicon. Who, for instance, hasn't at least heard of a …

Israeli-Palestinian violence: What you need to know

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Over the past few weeks, violence in the decades long Israeli-Palestinian conflict has flared up.<p>Bloodshed is not unusual in this part of the Middle East but this particular wave of aggression -- stabbings as well as a shooting and driving into crowds -- is very different from …

Israel