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NASA debuts new internet technology aboard the ISS

The ISS has a new technology on board that can transmit data from space much faster than what NASA uses today. See, the internet as we know it here on Earth doesn't work as well for spacecraft millions of miles away. It requires all nodes or connection points on a network -- in space, these are …

Science Magazine Prize Has Ties to Researcher Who Disgraced Its Pages - MIT Technology Review

A top American scientific journal is reconsidering financial ties to a Chinese cloning company called Boyalife because of that company’s connections …

Genetics

4 Amazing New Materials That Science Doesn't Quite Know What To Do With Yet

<i>What are the most interesting new materials? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by David Toyli, Ph.D, physicist, on Quora:</b><p>One physicist’s perspective on the most interesting new</b> …

Quantum Mechanics

When Will Computers Have Common Sense? Ask Facebook

Facebook is well known for its early and increasing use of artificial intelligence. The social media site uses AI to pinpoint its billion-plus users’ …

Artificial Intelligence

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 21 – The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S Kuhn (1962)

The American physicist and philosopher of science coined the phrase ‘paradigm shift’<p>Thomas Kuhn (1922-1996) did not invent the concept of scientific revolution, but he gave it a special meaning and created a phrase – “paradigm shift” – so popular that it received the ultimate accolade: no fewer …

Computer Science

Rievaulx Abbey: The unseen treasures from the first Cistercian abbey in the north of England

Unseen artefacts from one of the most important monastic remains in Europe have gone on display in a new museum at Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire. …

Archaeology

Learning to Die in the Anthropocene

I am a bad Buddhist. I don’t meditate every day, and some weeks, I feel lucky if I find the time to meditate at all. I go to zendo in rare spurts, a …

Climate Change

Sacred Mysteries: The meaning of the 'name’ of God

The meaning of the clause in the Lord’s Prayer, “Hallowed be thy name” is not self-evident. But I thought I knew what it meant, having said it quite a few times over the past few decades.<p>I had connected it with two things. One is that the name stands for the person named. God is more than a person, …

The “Official” Theory of Learning

Here’s your Friday moment of EduZen to think about over the weekend…<p>Frank Smith’s The Book of Learning and Forgetting is one of those reads that had …

Learning

15 Relatively Brilliant Albert Einstein Quotes

In addition to being one of the world's greatest thinkers, Albert Einstein was also quite the philosopher. On what would be the renowned theoretical …

THE IDENTITY ARTIST AND THE IDENTITY CRITIC

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A study shows how the brain switches into memory mode - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Researchers from Germany and the USA have identified an important mechanism with which memory switches from recall to memorization mode. The study …

The Greatest Philosopher You've Never Heard Of

Let's be honest. When most of us talk about philosophy — the hard-core, name-dropping, theory-quoting kind — we're talking about a particular lineage that traces back to the Hellenistic Greeks.<p>But consider, for a moment, the fact that over the last few thousand years there've been a whole lot of …

Western Philosophy

Becoming Intuitive, and the Power of Trusting Your Gut

Q<p>How did you know you had this ability?<p>A<p>When I was young, I would often have an inkling or gut feeling about something and it would come true. At …

Spirituality

FALSE: Human/Gorilla Hybrid Infant Born in India

CLAIM<p>Scientists have created a human-gorilla hybrid called Hurilla.<p>RATING<p>ORIGIN<p>An image purportedly showing Hurilla, a hybrid human-gorilla infant, …

Amusement Parks

Israeli official: Return of ancient relics to Egypt shows warming relations

The artifacts were originally found in east Jerusalem in 2012.<p>><br>• ><p>Foreign Ministry hands over two ancient relics from Pharaonic times to the ambassador …

Archaeology

New photo of a back-lit Pluto reveals possible cloud on the dwarf planet

A newly-released image taken during New Horizons' flyby of Pluto shows the back lit dwarf planet in a detailed new light.<p>The photo, captured just …