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Science: Cats Aren’t Dumb, They’re Just Huge Jerks

Man’s best friend is no longer the smartest pet sleeping on your living room floor. In the category of “news everyone already suspected” it turns out cats aren’t as dumb as they’re pretending to be. Who knew, right?<p>According to a study from Kyoto University, not only are cats not just mushy lumps …

Juno Just Took One Of The Best Images Of Jupiter Ever

Wow! If you’ve ever wanted to know what it would be like to hang above Jupiter’s clouds, here you go. This absolutely stunning view of Jupiter’s …

Astronomy

17 Trends from Last Year That Changed the Way We Dress

So many trends, so little time. 2016 was defined by more Instababe-approved fads and celebrity copycat looks than we could keep up with. If it involved the Kardashians, then you best believe it got people talking. With the exception of a few flops (just say “no” to harness belts and fuzzy steppers …

The Kodak Super 8 camera is back with a digital twist at CES 2017

The Kodak Super 8 film camera brings the fun of shooting 8mm film into the digital age.<p>These days more and more films are shot on digital cameras. This has led to a bit of a battle between filmmakers who prefer using analog film verses those who prefer using newer digital cameras. And while there …

World's tallest solar tower under construction deep in Israeli desert

Deep in the Negev desert in Israel, stands what will be the world's tallest solar tower.<p>Once complete, the tower will be 250 metres tall and encircled by 50,000 heliostat solar mirrors.<p>Unlike normal solar panels, these mirrors will reflect the sun's rays to the tower creating "concentrated solar …

Sydney leaves me depressed and lonely – and in summer it is worse | Gary Paramanathan

There has to be a word for someone who finds themselves transplanted across the world. Like a tree uprooted in its prime<p>Broadsheet recently published an article, brilliantly written by Jonathan Seidler, about depression in the summer months. The article could not have hit me at a better time. I was …

Recommended Reading: Physicists Wonder: Does Time Really Exist Or Does It Just Look That Way?

As it turns out, time is a pretty complicated thing. And I'm not talking about measuring it, or making little devices to chime out the hours, either. …

Quantum Mechanics

San Francisco Muni hacker gets hacked back

Revenge is sweet, but irony is sweeter. Apparently, the hacker who infiltrated San Francisco’s Muni transportation system late last week fell victim to his own horrible personal cyber hygiene.<p>According to security reporter Brian Krebs, a separate individual infiltrated the Muni hacker’s own email …

San Francisco

Scientists Think They Finally Found Evidence of Ancient Life on Mars

We’ve written about why scientists believe Mars is one of the places in our solar system most likely to have alien life. There are a few reasons, but …

Tea Ceremonies and Kiln Firings

No Known Expiration Date

“Hell, no,” Richard Isaacson bellows when asked whether some form of cognitive decline is inevitable with age, especially for those genetically …

Alzheimer's Disease

Israeli-Turkish deal backed by Ankara parliament

Turkey's post-coup parliament has ratified a deal with Israel to normalize ties. Israel will pay compensation for a 2010 raid on a Turkish aid …

Time Dilation Is Even More Confusing Than You Thought

Did you know time can rotate?<p>Einstein's theory of relativity has all sorts of weird results that make it difficult to wrap your head around, but one of the weirdest is time dilation. Basically, according to relativity, if you speed up, then time slows down. But that relatively simple idea can lead …

Festo's Fantastical Flying Robots

Festo's chief pilot gives us a private demo of its eMotionButterfly, AirJelly, and AirPenguin

How to See This Year's Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower will burst into light this August as Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle—and this year, it's …

'Zombie Survival' Opens In Tokyo: The World's Most Advanced Free-Roam VR Experience

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Zombies have infiltrated Sega’s Joypolis theme park in Tokyo’s Odaiba district, and it’s your job to crossover into their virtual world and stop the apocalypse of the undead.<p>Sounds a little intense? It should be as this VR experience is a mind-bending look into the …

Virtual Reality

Edward Snowden co-designs an iPhone case that alerts user to surveillance activity

Whistleblower Edward Snowden has co-designed a new iPhone case that would show when the device is transmitting information.<p>Mr Snowden and co-designer Andrew “Bunnie” Huang, a well known hardware hacker who holds a PhD in electrical engineering from MIT, have presented the mock up of the case via …