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Why gravitational waves truly are the “scientific breakthrough of the year”

True scientific breakthroughs are extremely rare. We had one in 2016.<p>2016 has been a rough year. Yet science in 2016 has remained a source of optimism.<p>To solve a scientific problem, you have to believe it is solvable. That makes scientific discovery inherently optimistic. Discoveries help us …

Infertility breakthrough as cancer drug sparks growth of new eggs in 'astonishing' discovery

Infertile women have been offered new hope after scientists found that a common cancer drug triggers the development of new eggs, an outcome which was previously thought to be impossible.<p>In a discovery hailed as "astonishing", researchers at the University of Edinburgh proved it is possible to …

Researchers Fix A 3-Billion-Year-Old Genetic Error

For 3 billion years, an integral part of life on Earth has been the creation of complementary DNA from RNA templates. While controversial when first …

Biology

Researchers have achieved the next breakthrough in quantum physics

These knots aren't quite the same as the ones you might tie to moor a boat to a jetty — they've been made in a superfluid form of quantum matter called Bose-Einstein Condensate, or BEC, and are more like smoke rings than traditional knots.<p>"For decades, physicists have been theoretically predicting …

Quantum Mechanics

Rocket scientist reveals a faster way to defog car windows

physics<p>News flash: Rocket scientist solves morning driving problem!<p>‘Defog your windows twice as fast using science,’ Mark Rober<p>Isn’t it inspiring when people with big brains, multiple degrees and fabulous résumés turn their talents to something . . . well, for lack of a better word, silly?<p>Mark …

Résumés

Startling new finding: 600 million years ago, a biological mishap changed everything

If life is effectively an endless series of photocopies, as DNA is transcribed and passed on from one being to the next, then evolution is the high-stakes game of waiting for the copier to get it wrong.<p>Too wrong, and you’ll live burdened by a maladaptive mutation or genetic disorder. Worse, you …

Biology

Game releases in January 2016

Thekla<p>Every month, dozens of games are released. Who can keep up? Probably not you, what with your New Year's resolution to build a jetpack and that ongoing "Twilight Zone" marathon. So we're here to help!<p>These are the games you should know about that are launching in January.<p>View As: …

Gaming

Comcast just had a major breakthrough that could mean superfast internet

That probably sounds like a mumbo-jumbo to you, so let's put it in simple terms. This means Comcast has figured out how to use its existing cable lines to deliver superfast gigabit-internet speeds without having to do major work on its current infrastructure.<p>Gigabit internet is broadband that …

Breakthroughs

The innovators: US scientists harness the power of evaporating water

A team at Columbia University hope to use the energy produced by bacteria when they expand and contract<p>A small Lego device on the shelf of professor Ozgur Sahin’s office at Columbia University could open up the possibility of another form of renewable energy, and one that is much cheaper than solar …

Engineering

Why Everybody Needs A Connected Doorbell

Get ready to ring in the New Year with a connected doorbell. Yes, really. These Wi-Fi-enabled gadgets replace your conventional doorbell with a …

Home Automation

Ex-Barclays CEO: Banks are about to have an 'Uber moment' — and it's going to be painful

In a speech in London this week he said: "The incumbents risk becoming merely capital-providing utilities that operate in a highly regulated, less profitable environment, a situation unlikely to be tolerated by shareholders."<p>Jenkins says a series of Uber-style disruptions in the industry could …

Profit

10 Weird Facts You Never Knew About Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving food is a link to the past, a thing to be grateful for, and a way to keep your extended family from talking to you about politics or …

13 researchers just won an award that blows the Nobel Prize away

Created in 2012 by the founders of Silicon Valley tech giants — plus wealthy Chinese and Russian entrepreneurs — the Breakthrough Prizes honor "achievements in science and math so we can encourage more pioneering research and celebrate scientists as the heroes they truly are," Mark Zuckerberg, …

Breakthroughs

Lithium-Air Battery Breakthrough May Mean Game Over For Gasoline

The lithium-air battery is the holy grail of energy storage only better.<p>Now, thanks to a breakthrough made by scientists at Cambridge University, it may also be a lot closer to commercial reality than previously believed.<p>First things first. What is a lithium air battery?<p>A battery has three basic …

Clean Energy

Mental Floss

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Pop Culture

Goat Cheese: Is It Healthy?

<b>Yes, say 5/5 experts.</b><p>All of our experts are ready to order, and they’d all like a crumbing of goat cheese on the salad, please.<p>We know nutrition …

Food

'Major' IBM breakthrough breathes new life into Moore’s Law

Silicon is dead. Long live, carbon nanotubes.<p>In transistors, size matters — a lot. You can’t squeeze more silicon transistors (think billions of …

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. We’re going to be better at expressing loving sentiment,” Kurzweil said …

Singularity

A British lord created a device that runs on free electricity from the air

The internet of things—millions of connected sensors, beacons, and wearables analyzing and mapping microscopic bits of data to make our lives better—is widely assumed to be the next big trend in digital technology. But however small a sensor may be, it still requires some energy to function—and, …

Internet of Things

Breakthrough in cloaking technology grabs military's attention

An academic says he and his colleagues have demonstrated a major breakthrough in the quest for invisibility, and he has the military's attention.<p>Boubacar Kante, a professor at the University of California-San Diego, and his colleagues tested the first effective "dielectric metasurface cloak." …

Engineering

EERE Success Story—Xergy Develops Breakthrough Water Heater Compressor

New HVAC, water heating, and appliance technologies that work without conventional refrigerants are critical for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) …

Science FTW: Researchers Have Made A Major Cancer Breakthrough You’ll Somehow Never Hear About Again

Well, this is amazing.<p>Earlier today, researchers at Duke University announced that they have taken a crucial step forward in the fight against …

New Species On Human Family Tree Discovered In Ancient Mass Grave

Homo naledi had small brains but human-like traits, upending the fossil record<p>In September of 2013, two cave explorers, on a routine exploration in South Africa happened upon a collection of fossils that would soon question our current understanding of humans’ ancestral history. While probing a …

This Startup Can Grow Metal Like a Tree

Traditionally, metals need to be extracted through mining and then shaped into usable materials using large amounts of heat. But now, a Seattle-based …

8 things all great students have in common

Fewer people remember great <i>schools</i>.<p>Sir Ken Robinson — a 30-year veteran of the education industry who has taught in classrooms, worked alongside governments, and researched educational theory worldwide — finds this troubling.<p>In April, Robinson released a new book called "Creative Schools: The …

Civil Rights

Science says parents of successful kids have these 9 things in common

And while there isn't a set recipe for raising successful children, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors that predict success.<p>Unsurprisingly, much of it comes down to the parents.<p>Here's what parents of successful kids have in common:

Harvard Business School
Computer Hardware

Ikea has created the kitchen of 2025 — and there's no stove or refrigerator

The Concept Kitchen 2025, a pop-up exhibit featured at EXPO Milano 2015, isn't about your kitchen and its appliances doing all the work for you; it's about helping you make thoughtful decisions about food and waste.<p>Innovations are everywhere. And much conventional thinking about what a kitchen …

Kitchens

The future is being built inside a man’s garage

David Pares believes he has developed a proof-of-concept for a warp drive motor— a propulsion system that allows a spacecraft to travel at speeds …

Physics

Earth's best-known climate scientist issues bombshell sea-level warning

The study — written by James Hansen, NASA's former lead climate scientist, and 16 coauthors, many of whom are considered among the top in their fields — concludes that glaciers in Greenland and Antarctica will melt 10 times as fast as previous consensus estimates, resulting in a sea-level rise of …

Climate Change