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The “Quantum Internet” Is Just a Decade Away. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Next Level<p>The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every …

In not-too-distant future, brain hackers could steal your deepest secrets | Ars Technica

Religious beliefs, political leanings, and medical conditions are up for grabs.<p>OAKLAND, Calif.—In the beginning, people hacked phones. In the decades …

The Most Detailed Map Of Our Place In The Universe

This is a video of the current most detailed map of our place in the universe. It stretches over 500-million light years and contains over 100,000 …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

US supreme court rules for Samsung in $399m patent dispute with Apple

Unanimous decision holds that patent violators do not have to surrender profits from sales of products that use stolen designs for components<p>The US supreme court on Tuesday sided with Samsung in its big-money smartphone patent fight with Apple, throwing out an appeals court ruling that said the …

Quantum Gravity’s Time Problem

The effort to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity means reconciling totally different notions of time.<p>Theoretical physicists striving to …

Quantum Mechanics

Astronomers Have Discovered an Unexpected Object Orbiting Our Galaxy

Surprise!<p>Scientists have discovered a hidden dwarf galaxy orbiting our own Milky Way - and it could change our understanding of how dark matter holds …

Is Gravity Really A Fundamental Force?

This is a question that has been on the mind of many scientists and astronomers for a long time. For years they have worked at trying to quantize …

Physics

This $6 Bottle of Red Wine Was Just Named One of the Best in the World

You gotta get your hands on this.<p>When I shop for a bottle of wine, I typically have one thing in mind: price. (Bonus points if the bottle has a cool label.) Which is why so many of us flock to Wal-Mart for booze. But, let's face it, when you spend a few bucks on a bottle, you're not expecting …

Walmart

Weird, water-oozing material could help quench thirst

After their nanorods were accidentally created when an experiment didn't go as planned, the researchers gave the microscopic, unplanned spawns of …

Quench

Tourist Who Alleged Rape in Qatar Sentenced for Sex Out of Wedlock

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A Dutch woman held in Qatar for nearly three months after telling police she had been raped there was released on Monday after receiving a one-year suspended prison sentence, a Dutch diplomat said.<p>The 22-year-old woman was in the care of the Dutch Embassy after a brief …

United Arab Emirates

Sadiq Khan bans ‘body-shaming’ adverts on the tube

Sadiq Khan has ushered in a new advertising policy aimed at eradicating adverts that promote unrealistic body types on all TfL services.<p>The London mayor’s rules will come into affect from next month, as part of a pledge he made during his mayoral campaign.<p>In a statement, Khan said: “As the father …

Sadiq Khan

Scientists design and build new energy-carrying particles

In the mysterious microscopic realm where the electromagnetic fields of light and matter intimately intermingle as they exchange energy, plasmons, …

Nanotech

The Unseen

Millions of microbes are yet to be discovered. Will one hold the ultimate cure?<p>Once a year, when Slava Epstein was growing up in Moscow, his mother took him to the Exhibition of the Achievements of the National Economy, a showcase for the wonders of Soviet life. The expo featured many things—from …

Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open?

It’s December 15, 2015, and an auditorium in Geneva is packed with physicists. The air is filled with tension and excitement because everybody knows …

Physics

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

That's something biologists have known for years, and they've even been able to figure out some of the proteins responsible for folding up DNA. But now a group of physicists have been able to demonstrate for the first time through simulations how this hidden information controls our evolution.<p>Let's …

Genetics

World's oldest computer from 60BC predicted future, new study says

The world's first computer, which is about 2,000 years old, wasn't just used by ancient Greeks to chart the movement of the sun, moon and planets - it was also a fortune telling device, say researchers.<p>The 2,000-year-old astronomical calculator, the Antikythera Mechanism, is a system of intricate …

Archaeology

The Brexit campaign's new immigration plan could block migrants for 2 main reasons

Politicians Boris Johnson, Michael Gove, and other MPs, such as Conservative politician Priti Patel and the Labour party member Gisela Stuart, confirmed in a statement seen by a range of media outlets such as The Telegraph, the BBC, and The Times, that the pro-Brexit camp want to emulate Australia …

United Kingdom