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Ancient human history more complex than previously thought, researchers say

Relationships between the ancestors of modern humans and other archaic populations such as Neanderthals and Denisovans were likely more complex than …

Airbus has a secret flying-car project called Vahana

The European aerospace giant Airbus recently unveiled its secret flying-car project dubbed Vahana — a single-manned, autonomously piloted aircraft that can take off and land vertically. Cue the <i>Jetsons</i> references!<p>The concept drawing of Vahana should look familiar to anyone who follows the …

Marijuana's effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm: All your weed questions answered

With five more states voting on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana come November, millions more Americans are closer than ever to …

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How the Universe Could Annihilate Itself at the Speed of Light

Time now for a very cute video about a rather terrible prospect—the very grim possibility of the universe spawning a lethal bubble of pure vacuum …

Physicist Says Our Universe Could Have Spawned From a Black Hole

What if the Big Bang was a black hole?<p>According to our best understanding of the Universe, if you travel back in time as far as you can, around 13.8 …

Astronomers spot distant world in Solar System’s far reaches

The enigmatic object travels an orbit that reaches well beyond Pluto.<p>Astronomers have spotted a distant world that orbits far beyond Pluto, in the …

The 10 Most Important Aerospace Innovations Of The Year

These are the Best Of What's New<p><i>Read about the other Best of What’s New winners from the November/December 2016 issue of</i> Popular Science.

The New Horizons Spacecraft Has Found A Strange Asteroid Teeming With The Ingredients Of Life

Red isn’t a common color outside of planets in our solar system. Sure, you’ve got Mars, and surprising patches of color on Pluto among other mysteries, but by and large, space is greyscale. So that makes MU69, a red asteroid in the Kuiper Belt, a subject of serious fascination among scientists.<p>MU69 …

Astronomy

'Fanatic recklessness': Nations rip North Korea for reported nuke test

TOKYO — North Korea claimed Friday that it successfully conducted a "higher level" test of a nuclear weapon, its second in eight months and its fifth since 2006. The announcement drew immediate condemnation from the United States, South Korea, China and Japan.<p>The U.N. Security Council scheduled an …

South Korea

North Korea conducts fifth nuclear test, claims it has made warheads with ‘higher strike power’

TOKYO — North Korea defiantly celebrated its fifth nuclear test Friday, claiming that it can now make warheads small enough to fit onto a missile and warning its "enemies" — specifically the United States — that it has the ability to counter any attack.<p>Although the North’s proclaimed advancements …

Jupiter’s North Pole is so unlike Jupiter, other gas planets

When you say “North Pole”, people will undoubtedly think of elves, Santa, and snow. Jupiter’s north pole, however, is anything but jolly. Initial …

10 Business Ideas You Can Launch in 7 Days - OLBlog

<b>2. “SEO Sweeper</b>.” This blog has 400+posts. What if somebody jumped into my analytics, gave me a quick survey on my best visitors, and re-framed old …

Scientists Create Life That Reads a New Language in the Letters of DNA

Redefining what cells understand when they interpret the genetic code.<p>Marc Lajoie is working on a new type of genetically engineered life: organisms that read a new language of DNA. That is, they have the same letters in their DNA—A,C,G, and T—but they read and interpret them in a totally different …

Genetics

nils ferber's micro wind turbine charges your portable devices

<b>the ‘micro wind turbine’ is a compact, lightweight, portable charging device, designed by student nils ferber, at the école cantonale d’art de</b> …

Portable

In The Future, We Will All Pilot Giant Mechs

Whether they be physical or virtual, battlebots factor heavily in our future, according to SIGGRAPH.<p>At the SIGGRAPH conference in Anaheim last month, virtual reality was, not surprisingly, the name of the game. Inside a massive “VR Village” that took up the better part of a mammoth convention hall, …

NASA Is Testing the Engine For its Quiet-Boom Supersonic Jet

The sonic boom needs to be quieter, and so do the engines if the plane is going to fly out of any commercial airports.<p>NASA and Lockheed Martin are designing an experimental X-plane called the Quiet Supersonic Technology (QueSST) demonstrator aircraft that they hope to fly for the first time in …

Aviation

The Rise of Quantum Computing

The real rise of quantum computing came from back in 1980 with the help of Paul Benioff and Yuri Mann who started many of the primitive theories that …

Scientists crack programmable quantum computer challenge

Researchers have created the first programmable quantum computer using a technique called ion trapping.<p>Researchers have developed a small quantum …

Astronomers Watch as Io's Atmosphere Collapses

Jupiter's active moon Io has a collapsible atmosphere: New views show the satellite's shroud of sulfur dioxide freezing when Io enters its planet's …

China reports rocket engine progress, aims for hybrid spacecraft by 2030

Following a series of breakthroughs, China successfully tested a number of rocket engine technologies this week, bringing the country one step closer …

Machine learning technology set to unlock US$17B fintech opportunity: white paper

The fintech industry opportunity in Asia is set to directly compete with North America and blow Europe out of the water

How to Make the Most of a 9-to-5 Job When You’re an Entrepreneur at Heart

If you’re an entrepreneur at heart, nothing can be more frustrating than clocking in at a traditional 9–to–5 job, feeling like you’re just biding …

Every grain of rice: Ancient rice DNA data provides new view of domestication history - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Rice, or <i>Oryza sativa</i> as its scientifically known, feeds more than a third of the globe. Yet the majority of rice crops that supply 90 percent of the …

Another Breakthrough Has Been Made With 3D Printed Tiny Cameras

Another breakthrough has been made in the world of 3D printing as new tiny cameras have now been developed using this technology that is small enough …

5 low-cost business ideas for teen entrepreneurs

Zandra Cunningham loves lip balm — so much that she used to ask her dad to buy her a new tube every day. Exasperated, he joked that she should make her own.<p>So she did. She was 9.<p>Six years later, her Buffalo-based business, Zandra, sells 37 natural, homemade skin products in stores in six states and …

Small Business

18 Entrepreneurs Reveal Their Biggest Business Regrets

<i>This story originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>Whether it’s not taking advice sooner or taking advice you shouldn’t have, waiting too long to take a …

The Anki Cozmo is the cutest, techiest robot toy - and it is straight from the future

Robots do much more than we humans can achieve - from painting millions of cars to exploring the depths of Mars. But a robot in a movie, say Bumble …

Robotics