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Can your off-hours political activism get you in trouble at work?

In recent weeks, the story of a New Jersey lawyer whose off-hours political activism was brought to the attention of her employer went viral because of the unusual way it happened: A congressman's letter flagged her as a "ringleader" of a group in New Jersey aimed at making him more accountable and …

7 Videos to Watch Before Visiting Tokyo

Presented by PlayStation.<p>Japan's capital city is crammed with cosplay, themed cafés and arcades, offering a unique games culture you can't experience …

Noose Found Hanging at National Museum of African American History and Culture

Tourists visiting the an exhibition on segregation at the National Museum of African American History and Culture on Wednesday found a noose hanging …

Stratolaunch, the world's largest plane, emerges from its hangar for the first time

The giant twin-fuselage aircraft, which weighs in at 500,000 lb (226,000 kg), is designed to carry payloads up to 550,000 lb (249,476 kg). With a …

Don't Think Critically When You're Trying to Write

It’s not good to think very critically when you’re trying to write. Any sentence could be stifled by the critic in one if you allow him to get the …

World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson's And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells

This is happening.<p>In a world first, surgeons in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou are planning to inject stem cells derived from human embryos into the …

Astronomers Still Can't Rule Out SETI's 'Wow!' Signal

Nearly four decades after it was received, astronomers still can’t say with 100% certainty that the ‘Wow!’ signal was not an interstellar radio beacon from some far-flung extraterrestrial civilization. But the signal — which got the Wow! moniker after an astronomer first scribbled those letters in …

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Dark Energy May Lurk in the Nothingness of Space

A new study may help reveal the nature of dark energy, the mysterious substance that is pushing the universe to expand outward. Dark energy may …

This Machine Just Started Sucking CO2 Out Of The Air To Save Us From Climate Change

Climeworks carbon capture device will take the gas from the air and sell it or store it in the ground. Now we just need a few hundred thousand more–as quickly as possible.<p>Sitting on top of a waste incineration facility near Zurich, a new carbon capture plant is now sucking CO2 out of the air to …

4 Epic Fantasy Novels Written Before The Lord of the Rings

Artist, social reformer, and author William Morris wrote this epic inspired by the medieval romances of Thomas Malory. Four sons of a medieval king …

AI is already beating us at our own game

Although modern AI systems still have trouble deciding whether or not to flip that stranded tortoise in their path, they're already outpacing the intellectual capabilities of their creators in a wide variety of fields. From beating grandmaster Go players to outguessing cardiac surgeons, lipreading …

A New Technology Could Provide 40% of the World's Energy Needs, and It's Carbon-Neutral

Harnessing Salt Concentrations<p>Estuaries are ecosystems constantly in flux — brackish bodies of water where fresh and ocean water meet and mix. These …

'Beren And Lúthien' Reflects Tolkien's Real Life Love Story

One night in December of 1993, I stood in a frost-bound churchyard in Wolvercote, near Oxford. The tombstone in front of me bore the names of Edith Mary Tolkien and her husband John Ronald, but underneath each name was another: "Lúthien" and "Beren."<p>Young Tolkien had fallen in love with Edith when …

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Tesla’s solar roof tiles get approved for permitting and installations

Tesla is moving quickly with its new solar roof tiles. Early installations could start as soon as next month after the company started taking orders earlier this month.<p>Now we learn that the company just received approval from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for permitting and installations.<p>The …

What's The Link Between Creativity and Depression?

The relationship between depression and creativity is often romanticized as the key to creating good art. It’s been called the dark side of creativity, or the key to genius. There’s hundreds of think pieces online about how depression can supercharge your creative endeavors, but do those think …

Nothing Escapes From A Black Hole, And Now Astronomers Have Proof

If you collect more and more matter in a small enough volume of space, it gets harder and harder to escape from its gravitational pull. Gather enough mass there, and you’ll find that the speed you’d need to reach in order to escape is greater than the speed of light! From within that region, escape …

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These game-changing solar panels are cheap and can be printed

Despite places like Australia being bathed in sun, the cost of traditional silicon-based solar cells hasn't inspired people to buy, buy, buy.<p>But what …