Christopher Levy

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The Age of Quantum Computing Has Arrived

Harnessing Quantum Mechanics<p>Marshall McLuhan, a media theorist of the past generation, once said, “The computer is the most extraordinary of man’s …

This New Material Replicates Photosynthesis to Generate Clean Energy And Suck Up CO2

Anything plants can do...<p>Scientists have created an artificial form of photosynthesis that could reduce levels of carbon dioxide in the air, and …

Clean Energy

Researchers Find a Way to Create Cancer-Fighting Cells

Artificial Thymus<p>Many artificial organs are being developed as an alternative to donated organs, which are only temporary solutions that require the …

Cancer Cells

Accounts of girl raised by monkeys in India questioned

<i>Editor’s note: New information has been reported since publication of this story that raise significant doubts about the veracity of the initial accounts on which it was based. The story relied on reports by the Associated Press and the New Indian Express quoting local officials who came upon her,</i> …

Monkeys

13 surprising sperm killers

Sperm killers are everywhere. They saturate you in the shower, seep into your skin in the checkout line, and even ooze into the convenience food you grab on the run. No matter the point of entry, many everyday chemicals are zapping their sperm counts and even silently scrambling DNA sperm data for …

The best trick for cutting down on sugar

<b>Try this trick to finally get your sugar habit under control.</b><p>If you are like me, after a sugar binge you may want to bring new fervor and commitment …

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Psychology

Scientists Just Discovered Something Awful for IT Workers Everywhere

The new, advanced malware researchers found forces business IT specialists to acknowledge the long reach of state-sponsored cyber attacks.<p>For almost five years now, a modular malware known as ProjectSauron (Remsec) has been lurking, slowly making its rounds in high-profile networks. The platform …

Cybersecurity

Hackers Can Steal Your Data by Listening to Your Hard Drive

New research shows that sensitive info like passwords can be transmitted using the sounds from hard drive motors.<p>Intelligence agencies have developed a number of ways to prevent hackers getting access to their systems, and one of the best ways to keep a system safe is to remove it from the network …

Information Systems

Why Do Managers Treat Employees Like Children? Science Explains

This one thing terrifies the leader's brain more than anything--and triggers you into parent mode with employees.<p>There aren't many managers who, as they eat their morning Corn Flakes, think "How can I make my employees feel like children today?"<p>But parenting in the workplace occurs all too often.<p>As …

Employment

Physicists Just Found a Link Between Dark Energy And The Arrow of Time

Is dark energy the reason time moves forward?<p>For years, physicists have attempted to explain dark energy - a mysterious influence that pushes space …

Dark Matter

John McAfee's mysterious new company is the hottest stock in America right now

With over 108 million shares traded, it was the most active stock, ahead of Bank of America.<p>Tuesday was another day in a stream of strong upward moves for the stock after the company announced on May 9 that it was naming John McAfee, founder of antivirus firm McAfee Security, as CEO and re-branding …

Stardust found on Earth may be older than our sun

Microscopic dust particles found in material from a meteorite may have come from an stellar explosion that occurred long before the creation of our …

Universe

11 People Who Are So Fucking Wrong It's Not Even Funny

THIS IS AN OUTRAGE.

Artificial Intelligence: Gods, egos and Ex Machina

Even with its flaws, last year’s <i>Ex Machina</i> perfectly captured the curious relationship between artificial intelligence, God and ego. A tiny change in its closing moments would have given it an intriguing new dimension.<p>It’s taken me a year and a several viewings to collect my thoughts about <i>Ex …

Hagfish ‘slime clouds’ have scientists stumped

The hagfish has a bizarre way of fending off predators: It secretes a slime mass that can immobilize vast amounts of water. Any fish that attempts to …

Biology

Ocean is an amazing pocket-sized battery powered server

Today the wraps came off Ocean, a full server that’s the size of a mobile phone, with a built-in battery, so it can fit in your pocket and go where you do.<p>It’s a tiny computer that’s powerful enough to run a server — Node.js, to be precise — pre-loaded with Linux, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, …

9 Genius Charts That Let You Skip Cooking Math

Cooking shouldn’t be rocket science -- but when you’re faced with complicated recipes, ingredient substitutions or party-sized portions, it can feel like memorization and math skills stand between you and your best meal yet.<p>We’ve partnered with Campbell’s to bring you calculatingly fun new cooking …

Infographic: Around the world in 31 coffees

If you think coffee is the same all around the world then you couldn’t be more wrong. Cheapflights has produced this infographic that proves the …

Coffee Drinks

Starbucks Has A New Drink, But No One Understands WTF A Latte Macchiato Is

So we bought one.<p>On Jan. 5, Starbucks will bestow a new espresso beverage upon the caffeine-addicted in the U.S., Canada and participating stores in Latin America -- the latte macchiato.<p>Yet, no one seems to get exactly what that is.<p>According to Starbucks, only two ingredients are needed to make …

This Abandoned Waterpark In Vietnam Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

*Shudders*<p>You won't see the Ho Thuy Tien waterpark on a tourists' guide to Vietnam. You won't see it labeled on a map. And if you ask a local to show you the way, there's a good chance they'll have no idea what you're talking about.<p>It takes a motorbike and some SERIOUS guts to explore this …

Suited Up and Ready! First Official Photo from the Ghostbusters Reboot Is Here

Who you gonna call? These ladies, of course.<p>The first official image from the upcoming <i>Ghostbusters</i> reboot was just released – and these women …

Xenoblade Chronicles X Looks Like Nothing Else on Nintendo's Wii U

Want to see what a video game the Wii U hypothetically shouldn’t be able to visually render looks like? Check out this quick romp through some of the …

Gaming

There's a new crop of coding toys for techie tykes

NEW YORK (AP) — Want even your younger kids to join the tech revolution by learning to code? Maybe you should get them a robot — or at least a video …

IBM Is Bringing in Watson to Conquer The Internet of Things

Watson—IBM’s cognitive computing service that plays <i>Jeopardy</i>, assists doctors in diagnosing patients, and helps financial service professionals …

Brothers Grimsby: Borat introduces Sacha Baron Cohen's new character on Jimmy Kimmel

Borat has someone he’d like you to meet.<p>Sacha Baron Cohen’s most famous comedic character — the feckless, <i>sexytime</i>-obsessed, day-glo mankini-wearing …

Orphaned planet and twin Earths that 'could share life' revealed

<b>(CNN) —</b> From a world 11 times more massive than Jupiter to a pair of Earth-like planets that may house life, scientists have revealed a host of fascinating new findings about our galactic neighbors.<p>Take HD-106906b, or "fat Jupiter" as some observers have termed it.<p>A planet far larger than our …

Universe

China, angered over warship patrol near artificial islands, warns U.S. not to 'create trouble'

China reacted angrily Tuesday after a U.S. warship sailed within 12 miles of artificial islands it is constructing in the South China Sea, calling the move a provocation and warning Washington "not to act blindly or create trouble out of nothing."<p>Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the U.S. …

Microsoft’s claim that Surface Book is twice as fast as 13-inch MacBook Pro misleading, show benchmarks

When Microsoft launched its first full-on laptop, the Surface Book, it made a big point of claiming that the machine was twice as fast as a 13-inch MacBook Pro. Benchmark tests by <i>PCWorld</i> show that this claiming is misleading, though the dedicated graphics card available in certain models does pay …

Men 'feel threatened by intelligent women'

Despite claiming to find intelligent women attractive, men choose not to date someone who is smarter than themselves, according to new research<p>The next time a man tells you that he's attracted to intelligent women, you might want to ask him whether he's ever actually dated one.<p>No, that's not a …