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This new equation promises to unify physics theories with the help of wormholes

As far as famous equations go, none are more known than <b>Einstein’s</b> <b>E=mc2</b><b>.</b> This insight by Einstein that relates mass and energy has been linked to the …

Quantum Mechanics

ResearchKit going mainstream in big pharma as GlaxoSmithKline announces plans

A few days after <i>Buzzfeed</i> revealed that Purdue Pharma was investigating the use of Apple’s ResearchKit platform to assist in developing new drugs, the piece has been updated to reveal that GlaxoSmithKline has similar plans.<p>GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s largest drug developers, told BuzzFeed …

Google partners with Khan Academy, NASA, more to teach kids science via a 4-week summer camp

We’re nearly midway through summer vacation, but still far from the start of the school year. Can’t send your children off to camp, but still need to keep them entertained? Google wants to help you out. The technology company today kicked off its inaugural free summer program, aptly called Camp …

The Roads of the Future Are Hollow, Replaceable, and Made of Plastic

Driving beyond asphalt.<p>The deterioration of our asphalt roads poses a long-term maintenance problem, requiring extensive digging and construction (and horrible ruts and potholes when they simply aren't maintained). So why not makes roads out of easy-to-replace plastic slabs?<p>Working with the city of …

The American education system completely misunderstands how to discipline children, says groundbreaking psychologist

Dr. Ross Greene would rather parents and teachers try to understand their misbehaving children than punish them.<p>Greene, a clinical child psychologist …

Education

REM sleep critical for young brain development; medication interferes

Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains reports a new study from …

MIT scientists hack one of the most common bacteria in human intestines

One of the most common bacteria in the human gut, <i>Bacteroides thetaiotaomicron</i>, can now be engineered with new functions and re-introduced into the …

Tiny wires could provide a big energy boost

Wearable electronic devices for health and fitness monitoring are a rapidly growing area of consumer electronics; one of their biggest limitations is …

An Odd Hypothesis About Bubbles Could Finally Lead To Nuclear Fusion

Nuclear fusion is the dream of energy scientists the world over, because it promises limitless, clean electricity. Most efforts to kickstart the …

Physics

Obama Turns The Tables On GOP By Invoking God and The Children In Climate Change Fight

President Obama turned their own argument against Republicans by suggesting that we must act against climate change to protect the nation’s God-given …

Tracking a trail of historical obliteration: ISIS trumpets destruction of Nimrud

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS continues to bulldoze its way through the cultural heritage of Iraq and Syria, releasing a new propaganda video showing its fighters destroying Iraq's ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in March.<p>Nimrud lies close to ISIS' main stronghold in Iraq, the northern city of Mosul.<p>The video, …

Amid controversy, construction of telescope in Hawaii halted

HONOLULU (AP) — After more than a week of demonstrations and more than a dozen arrests, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Tuesday that the company building …

An ex-Goldman executive is launching 'a FedEx for money'

Hank Uberoi, the CEO of Earthport, detailed to Bloomberg his company's cloud-based payments system which he believes will replace the current setup used to move money from country to country.<p>"We need to create a FedEx for money," Uberoi said.<p>Earthport has assembled a worldwide network that slings …

Domo Reveals Its Business Software, Raises $200 Million At $2 Billion Valuation

Josh James is having a coming-out party five years in the making.<p>After years of tinkering in semi-secrecy in Salt Lake City, James’ company Domo has finally exited stealth, showing off its business management platform to 1,000 attendees at its first user conference and announcing another major …

Inside The 'Europa Clipper' Mission That NASA Is Planning To Send Past Jupiter

Jupiter's moon is the best candidate for finding extraterrestrial life; here's how we're going to get there<p>On Monday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden gave an exciting update on the state of America's space agency, detailing the Obama Administration’s proposal to give NASA $18.5 billion for the …

Astronomy

NASA Chief Scientist Is Sure We'll Find Alien Life Within 20 Years

The truth is out there<p>NASA is certain: We’re not alone in this universe.<p>Speaking at a public panel on Tuesday in Washington D.C., NASA scientists discussed the likelihood of finding organic life in our solar system. Given the surprising number of oceans residing throughout our celestial home, they …

How Obama Could Spark An International Migration Of Startups

Entrepreneurs the world over spend a lot of time thinking of ways to vault hurdles and break down barriers. One set of obstacles that could get a little easier to surmount are the immigration rules that keep foreign entrepreneurs out of the United States and away from its talent and capital.<p>So says …

Immigration

7 Expert Taco Tips from Aarón Sánchez

Chef Aarón Sánchez shares his seven top tips for making the best tacos ever.<p>Chef Aarón Sánchez has our new dream job: He gets paid to eat tacos. On …

Cooking

The Most Entrepreneurial Group in America Wasn't Born in America

Immigrants now launch more than a quarter of U.S. businesses. All entrepreneurs should welcome reform that would make it easier for this class of strivers to stay--and succeed.<p>Derek Cha arrived in America as a 12-year-old with his parents and three siblings. They came for familiar reasons: "In …

Immigration

What Motivates Employees?

Employee engagement – what makes it tick?<p>It’s a question that keeps HR folks up at night. In the 2014 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends research, 78% of business leaders rate retention and engagement as urgent or important.<p>But these days, if you’re typing “employee engagement definition” into …

Employee Engagement

Platforms Are Becoming The 'Bundles' Of The Digital Age

The Internet of Things was a big story at CES, but there’s a related narrative already delivering one of its best outcomes: Old-school forced media bundling replaced by flexible customer-centric platforms.<p>The un-bundling of media the last few years has been noticeably disruptive. iTunes singles and …

Legacy Tech Companies Are Actually Well-Positioned To Win Against Startups In 'The Internet of Things' Market

Many older tech companies that helped create the PC industry in the 1980s and 1990s have fared poorly more recently as smartphones and tablets redefined computing.<p>Now, they may have what amounts to a second chance with the internet's next evolutionary phase, the Internet of Things or IoT. The IoT …

Make White Walls Work For You

White is such a versatile color. It’s bright. It’s neutral. It’s clean. It’s relaxing. In a word, it’s perfect. However, lots of people shy away from …

Home Decorating

NYPD, FBI issue alerts after ISIS puts out video calling for attacks on law enforcement

The nation's largest police force is on high alert after ISIS re-released a propaganda video urging the murder of "intelligence officers, police officers, soldiers and civilians" in the U.S., a development federal law enforcement agencies as well as the NYPD took seriously, given recent events -- …