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The mathematics of coffee extraction: Searching for the ideal brew

Composed of over 1,800 chemical components, coffee is one of the most widely-consumed drinks in the world. The seeds (coffee beans) from the plant of …

10 facts about black holes

One contender for the smallest thing in the universe is the singularity at the center of a black hole. (Shown here, an artist's drawing of a black hole pulling gas away from a companion star.)NASA E/PO, Sonoma State University, Aurore Simonnet<p>Black holes are the only objects in the universe that …

With or Without NASA, SpaceX Is Going to Mars

Start the countdown. In just two years, SpaceX is blasting off for Mars. Image source: SpaceX.<p>It began with a Tweet. On Wednesday, April 27, SpaceX posted two photos on Twitter, announcing plans to send a Red Dragon space capsule to Mars "as soon as 2018."<p>That, of course, got everyone wondering …

Space Travel

10 most important things in advertising

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. 17 newspapers have called ex-Mozilla CEO's new ad-blocking browser "blatantly illegal."</b> A group of the biggest US newspaper publishers — including Dow Jones, The …

14 difficult questions companies like Google and SpaceX have asked job candidates during an interview

Some companies are asking far more challenging — an in many cases, oddball — questions of job candidates, like "How many basketballs would fit in this room?" and "How would you sell hot chocolate in Florida?"<p>Job site Glassdoor recently combed through its tens of thousands of interview questions …

This Is Why We Make Mistakes

According to research published in the journal <i>Neuron</i>, you shouldn't feel bad about making mistakes—it's just how our brains work.<p>In attempt to figure out why people can't seem to help but mess up—because even seasoned models trip on the runway sometimes—researchers at Duke University recorded …

How To Naturally Boost The Brain Chemicals Sapped By Depression

Critical neurotransmitters were boosted in the study, possibly helping to restore mental health.Dr Jeremy Dean's latest ebooks are:• The Anxiety Plan: …

Faraday Future Finally Made Something

Hopeful electric-autonomous automaker Faraday Future has patented its very own electric vehicle power inverter, which is pretty impressive …

Electric Vehicles

Vanished! The Surprising Things Missing From Ancient Art

When you look back across the history of art, things go missing. Interesting things.<p>For example, it seems ancient people didn’t have a word to describe the color of the sky. The “b” word—blue? They didn’t use it. That’s the argument, anyway.<p>A couple of years ago, one of my colleagues at <i>Radiolab</i> (a …

Sketching

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …

How to Use a Multimeter Video Tutorial

Martin Lorton is a solar power and electronics enthusiast. On his YouTube channel he has a number of really excellent video tutorials covering many aspects of electronics and electronics measurement. His 3-part series on how to use a multimeter is one of the best I’ve seen.<p>Many years ago, in …

Arduino

Why Cosmic Inflation's Last Great Prediction May Fail

One of the greatest scientific achievements of the early 20th century was the discovery of the expanding Universe: that as time goes on, distant galaxies are receding from us, as the space between us expands according to Einstein’s General Relativity. In the mid-20th century, a great idea was put …

Physics

Hillary Clinton's Plea for Silicon Valley to "Disrupt" ISIS Is Misguided Nonsense

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Silicon Valley companies to work at “disrupting ISIS” at a speech this Sunday.<p>Clinton …

Silicon Valley

The tech we need for Deep Space exploration

Deep space navigation using less propellent is one thing, but a tech demo of a solar sail back in 2011 promised not only to clean up space trash …

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Dark Web 101: Shedding some light into the darkness

You can find almost anything you wish on the Internet.<p>But when it comes to the Dark Web, you need to be careful what you wish for.<p>A new light was …

European satellite to test method to find ripples in space, time

An experimental satellite slated for launch on Wednesday will test a technique to detect ripples in space and across time, adding a new perspective for viewing and understanding the universe.<p>From a vantage point 93 million miles (1.5 million km) from Earth, the European-built spacecraft, known as …

Leading Harvard physicist has a radical new theory for why humans exist

For example, an astrophysicist might say that the chemical components of our bodies were first forged in the nuclear fires of stars.<p>On the other hand, an evolutionary biologist might look at the similarities between our DNA and that of other primates' and conclude we evolved from apes.<p>Lisa Randall, …

How to port forward for a faster internet

Routers are becoming easier to set up, yet they come with an increasing number of features that the product manual barely mentions.<p>What's more, if …

How to Design an Interface Mock-up of an Android Application | Android User Interface Solution. ConceptDraw.com | Android User Interface | Android Interface Apps

HelpDesk<p>ConceptDraw PRO allows you to develop Android User Interface (UI) prototypes using user interface (UI) elements for the development of a new …

Neil deGrasse Tyson destroys argument for intelligent design: “I cannot look at the universe and say that yes, there’s a God, and this God cares about my life — at all”

The famed astrophysicist and author goes toe-toe with celebrity pastor Carl Lentz on “The Nightly Show”<p>On the “Nightly Show” Wednesday evening, Neil deGrasse Tyson went toe-to-toe with celebrity pastor Carl Lentz and comedian Tom Papa on a panel debating science and religion, saying that he …

Brookings Institute Sharply Critical of Federal Marijuana Policy

The Brookings Institution, a venerable non-profit research and education association which has been ranked the most influential think tank in the world, has issued a 21-page report entitled "Ending the U.S. government's war on medical marijuana research." For those involved in marijuana reform, or …

When Asked What Differentiates Her, Hillary Cited Her Gender — Here’s How Carly Fiorina Addressed Same Issue

PLANO, Texas — Carly Fiorina and Hillary Clinton are both women and running for president of the United States, but the former claimed on Sunday they couldn’t be more different.<p>Credit: Oliver Darcy/TheBlaze<p>Speaking at the North Texas Presidential Forum in Plano, Texas, on Sunday, Fiorina said, …

Four future space technologies that will change the world in your lifetime

From ending natural disasters, to flying to Sydney in an hour, scientists are working on future technologies to solve some of humanity's biggest challenges<p>Imagine a world where severe storms, tornadoes, and flash flooding are no longer a threat to human life. Or a time when flying from London to …