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This little robot moves in and out of the sun to care for a plant that lives on its back

Tianqi Sun, CEO of robotics firm Vincross, has created a delightful mod of his robot Hexa which cares for a houseplant when the owner is too forgetful to water it.<p>Hexa is a small crab-like looking robot, which is available to buy for $949 and is designed to give people the chance to experiment with …

Eating Nuts Every Day Could Make Sperm Stronger

A new study showed that 60 grams of nuts everyday could boost your sperm count and overall sperm health.<p>Nuts are touted for as a heart-healthy snack, but scientists have discovered an unexpected benefit of including them in your diet: healthier sperm.<p>According to a new clinical trial, guys who ate …

Why scientists created a human-chicken hybrid embryo

Interspecies mashup could bring cures for deadly diseases, but not everyone is on board.<p>One of the biggest mysteries of human life is how we develop from a tiny ball of cells into a being with bones, muscle and organs. The process starts inside the mother’s womb shortly after conception, but legal …

Genetics

Why Cosmonauts Pee on the Bus That Picks Them Up for Launches

The three-person Expedition 56/57 crew launched into space from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan this morning (June 6). On their way to the …

When a dinosaur fossil is gone it's gone forever

Periodically palaeontologists will announce a new candidate for the largest dinosaur to have ever walked the Earth with the finding of a new specimen or species. There are multiple credible candidates for this title on display in various museums though sadly each is inevitably represented by less …

Jurassic Park

Freudian Slips: The Psychology Behind Slips of the Tongue

A Freudian slip, also called parapraxis, is a slip of the tongue that seems to inadvertently reveal an unconscious thought or attitude.<p>This concept …

NASA Photo Reveals Massive Squad of Black Holes in the Middle of Our Galaxy

Aside from a stray asteroid whizzing past Earth every now and then, our little corner of the Milky Way may seem pretty peaceful. But in reality, our …

Universe

A Recent Hurricane Shot a Bolt of Antimatter Toward Earth

When you think of an alien world, you might think of a strange, stormy place with an inhospitable environment, frequent lightning strikes, and …

One Impossible Michael Jackson Dance Move Is Still Mystifying Surgeons

As the King of Pop, Michael Jackson didn’t limit his showmanship to his incredible vocal range or bedazzled costumes. The man had an arsenal of …

Michael Jackson

Sony says it’s the beginning of the end for PS4

The PS4 era is entering its final stages. Speaking to investors, PlayStation boss John Kodera outlined the company's three-year roadmap and it seems console sales are not expected to be a major source of revenue going forward. This is largely due to declining sales which is, Kodera notes, typical …

Is Humanity Ignoring Our First Chance For A Mission To An Oort Cloud Object?

In 2003, scientists discovered an object beyond Neptune that was unlike any other: Sedna. While there were larger dwarf planets beyond Neptune, and comets that would travel farther from the Sun, Sedna was unique for how far it always remained from the Sun. It always remained more than twice as …

Astronomy

Our Solar System Captured an Asteroid That's Been Hiding a Huge Secret

A super super sneaky object lurking in Jupiter’s orbit has been up to something big.<p>According to a study published Monday in <i>Monthly Notices of the</i> …

What Do Influencers Do, Exactly?

Thanks to Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, more people becoming aware of "microtargeting" campaigns on social media. Used by pretty much every …

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Hiroshima Bombing Victim's Bones Reveal an Insane Level of Radiation

The findings have terrifying ramifications for modern-day bombs.<p>When the United States dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, around 80,000 …

The Golden State Killer Is Tracked Through a Thicket of DNA, and Experts Shudder

Genetic testing services have become enormously popular with people looking for long-lost relatives or clues to hereditary diseases. Most never imagined that one day intimate pieces of their DNA could be mined to assist police detectives in criminal cases.<p>Even as scientific experts applauded this …

What If Earth Started Spinning Backward?

For billions of years, Earth has rotated in the same direction as the sun — but what if that direction were reversed?<p>Deserts would cover North …

Scientists Discover Almost Completely Black Planet

The dark planet only reflects 1 percent of the light hitting it.<p>Astronomers have found plenty of exoplanets—planets orbiting other stars—over the last few years, and usually they can measure some of the properties of these planets. At the very least, astronomers can generally measure the size of …

Universe

Swiss Scientists Perform Massive Test of 80-Year-Old, 'Spooky' Quantum Paradox

A team of Swiss scientists has performed a massive test of one of the strangest paradoxes in quantum mechanics, a huge example of the sort of …

E-cigarettes in danger of becoming 'lifestyle choice' before safety is proven, warns health prof

E-cigarettes are being marketed as ‘edgy lifestyle devices’ which could encourage people to use them for too long, the deputy chief executive of the NHS health watchdog has warned.<p>Speaking at the Science and Technology committee, Professor Gillian Leng, of the National Institute for Health and Care …

Public Health

People Voted for Trump Because They Were Anxious, Not Poor

A new study finds that Trump voters weren’t losing income or jobs. Instead, they were concerned about their place in the world.<p>For the past 18 months, many political scientists have been seized by one question: Less-educated whites were President Trump’s most enthusiastic supporters. But why, …

Donald Trump

The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.<p>Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but it was only in the 1960s that scientists realized the scale of the volcano - it's 44 miles across - and not until the 1980s did they grasp that this …

Geology

Getting just 6 hours of sleep is linked to mental health issues

You might think you can get by on 5 or 6 hours’ sleep a night, but people who get less than 7 hours are more likely to have mood or mental health …

Study Reveals How Earth Would Change if It Suddenly Spun the Other Way

While other planets are indubitably lovely, Earth is the one that carries us around day in and day out. It also has LaCroix, a delicious beverage …

Plover lets you share files between any devices over Wi-Fi, AirDrop-style

Apple’s AirDrop service is great for beaming files between your iOS and Mac devices over Wi-Fi – but it sadly doesn’t work with other platforms. Thankfully, a bunch of young developers have built a handy tool to make it just as easy to transfer files over your local network, using anything that has …

Apps

A real-life Lord of the Flies: the troubling legacy of the Robbers Cave experiment

He believed he could make the two groups sworn enemies via a series of well-timed 'frustration exercises'<p>All the boys I spoke to had an uneasy feeling about this experience. It has troubled people Author Gina Perry<p>July 1953: late one evening in the woods outside Middle Grove, New York state, three …

Psychology

A College Student's Guide to Avoiding Burnout

SUNDAY, April 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Juggling classes, jobs and extracurricular activities can lead to big-time burnout in college, but knowing …

Mental Health

The Left's War on Science Has Real Effects

We've been told conservatives don't believe in science and that there's a "Republican war on science."<p>But John Tierney, who's written about science …

NASA’s Juno snapped another photo of Jupiter that looks like a watercolor painting

Out of all the different pieces of NASA hardware floating around our Solar System, the Juno spacecraft probably has the best gig in terms of pure eye …

Caregiving for Depression and Anxiety

Depression and anxiety not only affect the person with the disorder. These illnesses also have far-reaching effects on family and friends of those …

Depression