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Technology And The Economic Divide

At 25, San Francisco resident Talia Jane was living on company-provided junk food, working as a customer support representative at Yelp Eat24 and crying herself to sleep every night in her bathtub.<p>Those details, among many Jane provided in a heart-wrenching blog about the difficulties she faced …

Silicon Valley

How One Doctor Is Waging War On Bulls**t Science

It's about time.<p>We all know science is a fantastic tool for explaining our world. But as medical doctor-turned-editor Ivan Oransky knows all too well, it's not perfect.<p>Oransky, global editorial director of the news site MedPage Today and co-founder of the website Retraction Watch, has made a career …

Failure IS an Option

As summer vacation ends, teachers observe the annual ritual of returning to school days ahead of their students, to be indoctrinated in the school district's goals for the new year. The latest education fad is tossed out and replaced with newer education initiatives, which are usually older …

NASA Scientists Warn a 30-Mile Ice Shelf Will Soon Break Off Antarctica

Shedding ice shelves contribute indirectly to sea level rise, scientists warn<p>A gigantic ice shelf is on the verge of splitting away from Antarctica to become a free-floating iceberg, according to newly released images from NASA. They show a massive crack spanning nearly the entire width of the …

Ask Ethan: Could Our Universe Be A Hologram?

Holograms are some of the most interesting “flat” objects humans can create. By encoding a fully three-dimensional set of information onto a two-dimensional surface, holograms change their appearance accordingly as you change your perspective. Well, many extensions to our current understanding of …

Quantum Mechanics

Nasa’s New Horizons finds giant ‘bite mark’ on Pluto’s surface

<b>Washington:</b> Scientists at the Nasa’s New Horizons mission have discovered what looks like a giant “bite mark” on Pluto’s surface. Researchers suggest …

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 …

Physics

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

Using general relativity to magnify the cosmos

One of the most powerful known magnifying lenses isn’t found on Earth. The lens is built from stars, gas and dark matter and lies about 4 billion …

Hubble Space Telescope

NASA Successfully Tests Engine That Would Power Its New Deep Space Exploration Rocket

Taking another step toward the realization of its ambitious plan to put humans on Mars by the early 2030s, NASA announced Friday that it had …

Gravity waves from black holes verify Einstein’s prediction

<b>WASHINGTON</b> — Tremors in the cosmic fabric of space and time have finally been detected, opening a new avenue for exploring the universe.<p>The historic …

Astronaut Scott Kelly retires from NASA, but is he done with space for good?

Little more than a week after he arrived in Houston, fresh from his 340-day stay on the International Space Station,<p>NASAastronaut Scott Kelly says he is retiring from the agency, effective April 1.<p>The astronaut landed in Kazakhstan on March 1 after participating, together with Russian cosmonaut …

Space Science

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Phase one of the ExoMars mission launches to find life on the Red Planet

Two robotic spacecraft launched into space on a Russian Proton rocket on Monday, marking the beginning of a seven-month journey to Mars. This is the first phase of the ExoMars mission, a partnership between the European Space Agency and the Russian Federal Space Agency, or Roscosmos. The goal of …

European Space Agency

February smashes global temperature record, says Nasa

Nasa announces February exceeded historical average temperatures by more than any month in history, making it the third consecutive month to break the record<p>February set global temperature records, Nasa announced on Saturday, deviating from historical norms by a wider margin than any month ever …

Global Warming

Brian Greene Breaks Down Einstein’s Theory of Gravitational Waves for Stephen Colbert

Earlier this month, we gave you this news bulletin: "scientists announced that they had recorded the sound of two black holes colliding a billion …

You Can Now Be Matt Damon in Virtual Reality

Epic Games’ VR Lounge at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) March 14-18 will offer attendees the opportunity to become Mark Watney for 25 minutes. …

Building a brand-new Internet

We do not possess the ability to read the future, and yet we can predict with a high level of certainty that we will see more major cybersecurity incidents in 2016 and 2017.<p>The world’s cybersecurity capability is not able to advance in line with the growing vulnerabilities. We are faced by more and …

Sony video teases new wearable wireless audio device

In an apparent attempt to regain some of the innovation cachet it enjoyed in decades past, Japan's Sony has announced its Future Lab …

Google’s robotic arms are teaching themselves to do things and it’s terrifying

When it comes to robots replacing humans, we might think we have the upper hand since we’re the ones who build and program them but that’s not neccesarily the case anymore.<p>Google is taking a different approach to training its robots – it’s letting them teach each other.<p>Researchers at Google have …

Robotics