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Lab-Grown Meat May Save a Lot More than Farm Animals' Lives

Imagine a backyard barbecue where the parents grill burgers and chicken kebabs they've grown from single cells using a home meat-making machine. Meanwhile, the kids are transfixed by grandparents’ tales of life in the 20th century, before google was a verb and when meat was brutally carved from …

You can buy elite residency in Thailand for $60,000 — and the government will even provide a 'concierge' service

There are seven different packages, with the most expensive being the "Elite Ultimate Privilege" scheme.<p>It costs $60,000 for 20 years residency, along with a $600 a year membership fee.<p>Included in the price is a state-sponsored concierge programme, entitling members to VIP access to government …

Astronomers just discovered something awesome about the most Earth-like planet ever found

Do you like Earth? Yeah, it’s pretty neat, huh? Well despite living on a planet as awesome as our own, astronomers are super eager to find more …

What Color Are This Girl's Eyes?

Image: @Akiyoshi Kitaoka<p>We've featured Akiyoshi Kitaoka's optical illusions before on Neatorama (like this predecessor to today's image), but the …

Our Smallness and the Cosmic Scale: How Big the Universe Is Relative to Us, Animated

A humbling celestial reflection on what enlarges the minuteness of human life with meaning against the vast backdrop of the universe.<p>At the end of the nineteenth century, well before women could vote, a team of female astronomers at the Harvard College Observatory known as the Harvard Computers …

Astronaut Captures Stunning GoPro Footage During Spacewalk

Walking in space is a kind of slow-motion skydiving. An orbit, after all, is nothing but a free fall — albeit one in which the Earth keeps curving …

Space Exploration

Something Big Exploded in a Galaxy Far, Far Away: What Was It?

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights.</i><p>At …

Lost in space: the most captivating images from Nasa's vast archive

The Nasa Image and Video Library allows users to "search, discover and download a treasure trove of more than 140,000 images, videos and audio files" …

Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

Could there be a fifth dimension

By now we’re used to the idea that the world has four dimensions: three spatial and one temporal. But what if there were a fifth dimension — what …

Netflix is swapping star ratings for thumbs up and thumbs down

When you finish watching something on Netflix, do you rate it? Maybe you'll sit (or stand) there, with all of that responsibility on your shoulders, for much longer than you need deciding whether that movie or TV show really deserves the coveted five stars. In the coming weeks, there will be a …

TV shows

In Physics, Infinity Is Easy But Ten Is Hard

As previously mentioned, one of my classes this term is “modern physics,” which begins with a couple of weeks of introductory relativity, then several weeks of introductory quantum physics, then a mad sprint through a few applications of these. I always make sure that this portion includes a bit on …

Physics

Up to half of the Arctic’s melt might be totally natural

But climate change is still responsible for the rest<p>Scientists have known for a while that the Arctic is melting. The signs are everywhere—from the famed Alaskan Iditarod course being moved multiple times due to lack of snow, to the emergence of starving polar bears with nowhere to hunt.<p>But while …

Global Warming

WikiLeaks’ CIA dump makes the Russian hacking story even murkier — if that’s possible

WikiLeaks’ new trove suggests the CIA could easily fake a Russian hack. It’s no smoking gun, but it’s disturbing<p>Russia hacked the election. Russia didn’t hack the election. Russia sort of, maybe, possibly hacked the election.<p>Is your head spinning from this story yet?<p>The latest WikiLeaks disclosures …

Physicists have created an “impossible” state of matter that could power quantum computers

The laws of physics are supposed to be symmetrical in time and space. That means a ball thrown at a certain speed and in a certain direction would always go the same distance, no matter when you throw or where on Earth you throw it (assuming no other factors, like weather, came into play).<p>There …

Can the Phenomena of Ghosts Be Proved or Disproved by the Large Hadron Collider?

It’s a split audience when it comes to ghosts in that some people believe they’re real and some will swear on their lives they seen one. While others …

Star Wars: The Last Jedi - Luke's first words revealed to Disney shareholders

Exclusive footage premiered at Disney’s annual meeting shows Daisy Ridley’s Rey handing Mark Hamill’s Luke Skywalker a lightsaber<p>The first footage from Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been shown to Disney shareholders at the company’s annual meeting.<p>The Los Angeles Times reports that the footage shown …

Star Wars

FBI Director Comey: 'no such thing as absolute privacy'

If you're wondering how the director of the FBI can justify advising that you tape over your webcam while also asking for backdoor access to iPhones, check out his keynote speech at the 2017 Boston Conference on Cyber Security. As James Comey sees it, Americans should not expect "absolute privacy" …

Privacy

WikiLeaks says there's still a lot of CIA documents to come

WikiLeaks's "Year Zero," the first part of the "Vault 7" trove of alleged CIA documents, is 8,761 documents big, but it's just a tiny part of the …

Samsung, corruption, and you

The company’s leader is on trial — here's what you need to know<p>Today, hearings started for what promises to be one of the more extraordinary trials in the history of the tech industry. Lee Jae-yong was supposed to have it all as the anointed heir to the Samsung empire; instead he languishes in a …

South Korea

'Ancient Earth' series brings rare and wonderful dinosaurs back to life

Sure, we all know about the T. rex and stegosaurus. But what about those beaked herbivores that looked like dachshunds and waddled across Pangea? Or …

Dinosaurs

These award-winning science images show the world in ways you've never imagined

Every day, scientists work to understand the aspects of the world that are completely unknown to the rest of us. Some study the way blood vessels provide oxygen to an African Grey parrot, others follow tiny bobtail squid that light themselves up while hunting for shrimp, and others try to …

University of California

Scientists Have Grown The World's First Artificial Embryo, And It's Nuts

Building life from scratch.<p>In a world-first experiment, scientists have managed to grow a functional, artificial embryo from scratch, using two types …

Genetics

First Seen 30 Years Ago, a Supernova Refuses to Be Ignored

On the morning of Feb. 23, 1987, a couple of dozen subatomic particles known as neutrinos zinged through specially instrumented underground sensors in Japan, Ohio and Russia. The particles had squirted from the core of a collapsing star 163,000 light years away in a small galaxy known as the Large …

Skulls Found in China Are Part Human, Part Neanderthal

Newly uncovered skulls in China have both human and Neanderthal features, a mix that so far hasn’t been seen in a hominid fossil.<p>Writing in the …

Peter Thiel's surveillance company reportedly ready to help Trump's deportation operation

Peter Thiel's surveillance company Palantir is reportedly finalizing the digital framework for a potential mass deportation operation, should …

Peter Thiel

U.S. authorities raid Caterpillar's Illinois facilities | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Federal law enforcement officials conducting a criminal probe of heavy machinery manufacturer Caterpillar Inc searched three of its facilities on Thursday, prompting a sharp sell-off in the company’s stock.<p>The corporate headquarters of Caterpillar Inc. the world's largest …

Moto missed a giant Mod opportunity

It could have been Moto's show.<p>With Samsung's Galaxy S8 out of the picture, LG, Sony and Huawei were left to fight it out on the high end. But if we learned anything at this year's Mobile World Congress conference, it's that high-end doesn't always win the day. For example, this year's breakout …

Mobile Technology

LG's SteamVR headset is a bulky yet promising HTC Vive alternative

For the past year, the only two contenders in the PC virtual-reality space were the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. Not anymore. A few days ago, LG announced its own PC-driven VR headset, which was made in collaboration with Valve. That means that there are now two headsets -- the Vive and the LG -- …

Virtual Reality

Burger King is fixing a huge weakness in its menu after customers called it 'disgusting'

The new crispy chicken sandwich will be available in all Burger King restaurants starting Thursday.<p>The fast-food chain began experimenting with new recipes after getting feedback from customers that the Tendercrisp sandwich was subpar, with some calling it "disgusting" and "gross" on social …