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Physicists propose the first scheme to teleport the memory of an organism

In "Star Trek," a transporter can teleport a person from one location to a remote location without actually making the journey along the way. Such a …

Quantum Mechanics

The Universe is Dying? Now What?

<i>Paul Sutter is a visiting scholar at The Ohio State University's Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP). Sutter is also host of the</i> …

Reading List: November 2015

By Lindsay Garbutt<p><b>Kazim Ali</b><p>I read some books because I am teaching them, others because I might be reviewing them, others are only for my pleasure. At the moment I am re-reading Naomi Shihab Nye's newest collection (from 2011) called <i>Transfer</i>. It's a gorgeous book in both poetry and prose that …

100 years on, is this Einstein’s greatest gift to human understanding?

The detection of gravitational waves will open up a new spectrum of the universe – finally demonstrating a theory presented a century ago<p>History may judge 2015 as the year when mankind opened up a completely new window on the universe, exactly a century after Albert Einstein laid the scientific …

Physics

Spotify’s ‘Year In Music’ Recaps The Songs You Listened To Most In 2015

The end of the year is nigh, which means tech companies left, right and center are issuing their annual recaps. Spotify, one of the few worth keeping note of when it comes to these matters, has just launched its 2015 ‘Year In Music’ feature which provides a neat recap of the sounds that kept you …

Globalization
Star Trek

Closest Pluto images ever returned

New images from New Horizons’ July flyby of Pluto are among the sharpest of another world, other than those closely orbited or landed upon.<p>Here are …

Sun Could Unleash Devastating 'Superflare'

The sun is capable of firing off an incredibly powerful superflare that could wreak havoc on Earth's technology-dependent society, a new study …

Can A Smarter Gun Prevent A Massacre?

This one has been gathering dust for a decade<p>In the wake of another mass murder in the United States, which left 14 people dead at a holiday party in San Bernardino, California, plenty of smart people are asking: What can we do to stop the shooting?<p>Any mention of gun control is met with Second …

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Smoking potent marijuana may mess up brain signals

A new study raises concerns for those who indulge in potent forms of marijuana. Researchers out of King’s College London and Rome's Sapienza University studied brain scans of 56 patients who had reported an episode of psychosis and 43 healthy volunteers.<p>They found that those who regularly smoked …

Cannabis
Frank Gifford

Albert Einstein's special mark on the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> It has been exactly 100 years since Albert Einstein presented his theory of general relativity to an audience of scientists on November 25, 1915. While virtually everyone has heard of Einstein and his theory, very few people have any idea of what the theory actually is.<p>This is a shame, not …

Universe

Earth May Wear An Invisible Fur Coat Made Of Dark Matter

Mysterious substance may form hairs that are hundreds of thousands of miles long<p>Regular matter--the stuff that makes up everything humans have ever seen or felt--makes up just 5 percent of the universe. The rest is made up of dark matter and dark energy.<p>Although we’ve never detected dark matter, …

Did The Language You Speak Evolve Because Of The Heat?

English bursts with consonants. We have words that string one after another, like angst, diphthong and catchphrase. But other languages keep more vowels and open sounds. And that variability might be because they evolved in different habitats.<p>Consonant-heavy syllables don't carry very well in …

Language

Religion doesn't make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

Here's a discovery that could make secular parents say hallelujah: Children who grow up in nonreligious homes are <i>more</i> generous and altruistic than children from observant families.<p>A series of experiments involving 1,170 kids from a variety of religious backgrounds found that the non-believers were …

5 Awesome Android Apps To Find A Job In 2016

5 Awesome Android Apps To Find A Job In 20161. Job Search by Indeed<b>Indeed</b> is one of the most successful job search engines in the US, and it’s poised …

The 71 best Android apps in 2018: Get the best from your phone

Get the most from your smartphone with the best Android apps around

Amazon’s new Underground app for Android delivers over $10,000 worth of free apps and games

<b>From</b> <i>9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>Amazon has launched a new service for Android users that will deliver “over $10,000 in paid apps, games and in-app items” for free. <i>Amazon Underground</i> is replacing the popular Free App of the Day promotion. The promotion page teases Frozen Free Fall, Star Wars Rebels: Missions, and …