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Impossible Spaceship Engine Called "EmDrive" Actually Works, Leaked NASA Report Reveals

Though scientists are still trying to figure out how it doesn’t violate the laws of physics.<p>YouTube / Kaleb Austin Hopper<p>Will Sabel CourtneyView Will …

Get Ready for the Supermoon of a Lifetime

Entire lifetimes have come and gone without the moon looking quite as large as it will this month. On November 14th, skygazers will witness the …

Here's how to see the biggest supermoon since 1948

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you look up at the moon in the next day or two, you might notice it looks bigger and brighter than usual.<p>Bigger in fact, than it has appeared at any point in the last 68 years, NASA scientists say.<p>We won't see another supermoon likes this until 2034, so make sure you get a …

Supermoon

Drinking pickle juice may actually be very good for you

Even for the most seasoned pickle fan, glugging a glass of briny pickle juice may sound like a step too far - but you might want to think twice …

Wellness

Psychology suggests that psychopaths can be changed by the power of love

From Norman Bates to Patrick Bateman to Hannibal Lector and Dexter Morgan, pop culture’s fascination with psychopathy has made us familiar with the condition’s telltale traits. Psychopaths, we have been told, have little empathy and remorse; they are impulsive, manipulative liars with swollen egos …

Monkeys create stone tools forcing scientists to rethink human evolution

The path of human evolution may need to be rewritten after archaeologists discovered that monkeys also produce ‘tool-like flakes’ that were thought to be uniquely man-made.<p>In a discovery that calls into question decades of research, a band of wild bearded capuchin monkeys in Brazil were seen …

I went through Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and am now a completely different woman

<b>In honor of World Mental Health Day, we’re highlighting stories from voices that deserve to be heard. These voices remind us that we are not alone.</b> …

Mental Health

A Russian Scientist Injected Himself With 3.5-Million-Year-Old Bacteria

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Bacteria

Love, sex and MDMA: Could the party drug be used for couple's therapy?

Relationship partners who take MDMA together enter a “bubble” where they feel free to express their deepest emotions, and the illicit drug could be …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Lenovo's new Bluetooth blaster is simultaneously revealing and mysterious

Lenovo is apparently working on a Bluetooth blaster that it’ll likely use for VR / AR gaming. The device passed through the FCC this week, and its application gives us a lot of detail on what we can expect, including a full diagram and photos, but it also keeps us in the dark. We have questions, …

GoTenna Mesh keeps people connected even when they’re miles apart and off-grid

Today, goTenna is taking pre-orders for their new product, a device called the goTenna Mesh that lets smartphone users text and share their GPS locations, off-grid and across miles of terrain.<p>The new device works like goTenna’s flagship product did in that it can be used where normal cellular, …

Off-grid

Watch China Launch a Second Space Station Into Orbit

China’s second prototype space station, Tiangong-2, is set to launch into orbit today, according to state media reports. The launch comes five years …

Space Exploration

Google will reward you with $200,000 if you can hack Android with only a phone number and email

Sounds pretty tricky, which is why it's offering a lot of dough to folks who not only know how, but are willing to share the secret with Google and not someone else … like a government that might pay more.<p>Google won't just stop at first place, though. It's awarding $100,000 to the second winner and …

Humans and Neanderthals had sex. But was it for love? - Vox

An investigation.<p>In 1911, Marcellin Boule, a French paleontologist, published the first scientific description of the Neanderthal species. And let’s just say it didn’t have a lot of sex appeal.<p>The skeleton in Boule’s volume, dubbed the "Old Man of La Chapelle," was a wretched creature: a …

New computer chip manufacturing method squeezes more onto limited wafer space

Computer chip makers continuously strive to pack more transistors in less space, yet as the size of those transistors approaches the atomic scale, …

3tags.org

The Impossible Propulsion Drive Is Heading to Space

Enough argument. It's time to actually test this crazy thing.<p>The EmDrive, a hypothetical miracle propulsion system for outer space, has been sparking heated arguments for years. Now, Guido Fetta plans to settle the argument about reactionless space drives for once and for all by sending one into …

Physics

Nasa launches $1m competition to create robots for Mars

Humans will journey to Mars in the 2030s accompanied by robots, if Nasa’s ambitious plans become reality.<p>The US space agency has launched a $1 …

Automatic Pro adds unlimited 3G to connected car gadget

The race for aftermarket smarts in your car is heating up, and Automatic is delivering an always-on 3G data connection as its move to race ahead of the competition. The Automatic Pro dongle, which plugs into the OBD-II port used for diagnostics on any car made after 1996, now includes 3G data …

Scientists made see-through wood that is cooler than glass

Plain sheets of glass aren't much better. They shatter easily and let a lot of energy leak into or out of a building.<p>But engineers have recently figured out how to find the best of both worlds by making see-through wood.<p>The team, led by materials scientist Liangbing Hu at the University of …

Israeli scientist builds 'black hole' in his lab

An Israeli scientist at Technion University has proven a 42 year-old Stephen Hawking hypothesis - by creating a "black hole" in his lab.<p>Jeff …

3tags.org

US to lift a ban on part-human part-animal embryo development

Medical experts have condemned the US government for its plans to lift a ban on some controversial biomedical research, raising fears that it could …

3tags.org

Want to Change Your Personality? Here's How, According to Science

Research shows you really can become more disciplined, more outgoing, and more open.<p>Do you want to change your personality? If you're like most people, the answer is yes. Psychologists talk about five key personality traits: extraversion (enjoying being with others); conscientiousness; openness; …

Scientists came to a fascinating conclusion after looking at the DNA of thousands of people with depression

Yet for decades, scientists have known surprisingly little about what genes are linked with the development of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).<p>A new study aims to change that. In their paper, published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics, a team of scientists pinpointed 17 genetic tweaks, or SNPs …

The Bicycle Is Still A Scientific Mystery: Here’s Why

Why does a bicycle stay upright while moving, even with no rider? Scientific American explains the long search for the answer.<p>A bicycle is surprisingly stable for an upright, two-wheeled vehicle that needs to be propped against a wall when it’s not moving. But perhaps a bigger surprise is that no …

The Importance Of Getting Things Wrong

Think about our planet for a second. Earth has an elliptical — oval-shaped — orbit. That means we're closer to the sun for one part of the year and farther away another part of the year.<p>Does that fact explain why it's hotter in the summer and colder in the winter?<p>Lots of kids think it does. Lots of …

Teaching

Pre-Term Breastfeeding Has Been Linked to Better Brain Development, IQ, And Academic Achievement

It actually changed babies' brains.<p>A new study of pre-term babies has found that the more breast milk they have in the first 28 days of their life, …