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Unexpected storm at a galaxy’s core

At the core of a galaxy called the Teacup, jets from a central supermassive black hole may be gradually destroying the galaxy’s ability to form new …

How Silicon Valley is trying to cure ageing

Death has always been considered one of life's only real certainties, but now some of the world's top scientists are challenging the assumption<p>Humanity has long been in search of the mythical Fountain of Youth, from Alexander the Great to knights of the Crusades.<p>But now Silicon Valley scientists …

20 best Android apps and games this week

It’s time for our latest roundup of the latest, greatest Android apps and games, this time from the last two weeks’ worth of releases on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, the prices provided in brackets are for the initial download only: when an app uses in-app purchases, this will be listed as (Free …

How We Could Actually Build a Space Colony

In our cosmic megastructures series, Popular Mechanics explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today, three classic space-colony concepts.<p><b>Name:</b> Bernal sphere; Stanford torus; O'Neill cylinder<p><b>Named For:</b> …

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

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What causes paranoia, hallucinations and grandiose ideas?

Have you ever wrongly suspected that other people are out to harm you? Have you been convinced that you’re far more talented and special than you really are? Do you sometimes hear things that aren’t actually there?<p>These experiences – paranoia, grandiosity and hallucinations in the technical jargon …

The Cosmic Accident of Life: Alan Lightman on Dark Energy, the Multiverse, and Why We Exist

Questions like why our world exists and what nothing is have occupied minds great and ordinary since the dawn of humanity, and yet for all our scientific progress, they continue to do so, yielding only hypotheses rather than concrete answers. But there is something immutably heartening in the …

Cyborgs: The truth about human augmentation

What is it like to be a cyborg? In his last regular column for BBC Future, Frank Swain explores the biggest misconceptions about bionic limbs, microchip implants and beyond.<p>At the height of summer, when London was baking in unseasonable heat, I made an ill-fated trip to the Serpentine lido in …

'Destiny' Review In Progress - Part Two: Good Game, Maybe Not Great Game

<i>Here at Forbes multiple reviewers are playing and writing about Destiny, the new shooter-MMO from Bungie and Activision. This is a review in progress that will unfold over the coming days and weeks. You can read Part One of my review here.</i><p><i>Hunter’s Log: Day Five</i><p>I’ve sunk hours more into Bungie’s new …

Stonehenge researchers discover site is much larger than previously thought

Stonehenge stood at the heart of a sprawling landscape of chapels, burial mounds, massive pits and ritual shrines, according to an unprecedented survey of the ancient grounds.<p>Researchers uncovered 17 new chapels and hundreds of archaeological features around the neolithic standing stones on …

The growing trend that’s got the religious right thoroughly rattled

<b>(flickr/Nicholas Eckhart)</b><p>The real reason conservatives are so determined to protect their religious freedoms? America’s growing secularism<p>Amanda Marcotte<p>July 19, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>There’s been a lot of ink spilled about the increasing political …

What's Up With That: How a Swinging Pendulum Proves the Earth Rotates

Once upon a time, you were probably on an elementary school field trip at a science museum or an observatory. Just before lunch, your teacher had the …

Training, fans and transfers: the new 'athletes' of online gaming

They train hard, have their own fans, sponsors and managers, and transfer to rival teams: Online gaming pros are not dissimilar to athletes, adopting …

Are we ready for contact with extraterrestrial intelligence?

Do we need a greater or different kind of awareness of the cosmos in order to make contact with extraterrestrial civilizations?<p>The Search for …

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Scientists uncover a secret of aging: Young blood helps restore elderly mice

A group of studies focused on properties of blood linked to rejuvenation, and human clinical trials are coming soon<p>Sarah Gray<p>May 5, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Three studies, two from Harvard and one from Stanford, track the miraculous ability of young blood to rejuvenate both mental and physical abilities in …

How to Use the PS4’s Fancy New Video Editor

The PS4's most ambitious firmware update yet is going to let you make sharp-looking videos from your gameplay. Let's take a look at how the …

NASA's next spacesuit is this glowing hunchback chosen by online voters

Last month, NASA asked people to vote for their favorite out of three possible designs for the outer shell of its Z-2 spacesuit. The winner has just been announced: 63 percent of voters felt very strongly about the aqua-blue enhanced "technology" design, which resembles the costumes in the classic …

How Scientists Hope to Improve Tornado Forecasting

Can warnings be issued as much as 30 minutes ahead?<p>Tornadoes have claimed 29 lives in six states since Sunday, while warnings remained in place for 75 million Americans on Tuesday. The devastation is a reminder that forecasting still needs to get better, says a leading government scientist.<p>Louis …

Will Netflix numbers confirm cable cutting?

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FORTUNE — There is little doubt that today’s smartphones offer room for improvement. Ubiquitous and beloved though they may be, the portable devices are fragile, offer limited choice, and generate a growing mass of e-waste that’s been called nothing short of a “global time bomb.”<p>Google’s Project …

Google claims big progress in self-driving cars' street smarts

Google on Monday said that it has made major progress in how well its self-driving cars can handle not just relatively straightforward freeways but also the more complicated leafy suburbs of Mountain View, Calif., where Google is based.<p>"We still have lots of problems to solve, including teaching …

Has Global Warming Stopped or Slowed?

Jerry Meehl<br>Climatologist<br>National Center for Atmospheric Research<p>I think it’s interesting about this job, it’s kind of like being a detective. The detective goes through this process of collecting evidence. And they're trying to get data that supports a theory that they may have, and in the end they …

Ancient flying reptile from China fills evolutionary gap

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was the start of something big - really big.<p>The fragmentary remains of the Kryptodrakon progenitor found in the famed "dinosaur death pits" area of the Shishugou Formation in northwest China are seen in an undated illustration courtesy of Brian Andres. Scientists on …

Severe weather batters U.S. Central Plains

After a slow start to severe weather season in 2014, Sunday brought storms to the U.S. Central Plains. Monday through Wednesday, the system will move …

All you need to know: Tornado safety

Tornado season has started. Learn about the best places to seek shelter and how to protect yourself and stay safe during incoming storms.<p>This post …

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How Google's Self-Driving Car Doesn't Run You Over

The company's cars have logged 700,000 miles, and now they're focusing on more complicated city streets.<p>Google's self-driving cars are zipping right along, with 700,000 miles logged. In a new blog post, the company announced that it's been shifting its attention toward city driving, attempting to …

Explore The Deep Ocean While You Eat Lunch

Visit shipwrecks, coral reefs, canyons, and more with NOAA researchers as they livestream an expedition from the Gulf of Mexico aboard the Okeanos Explorer.<p>The ship Okeanos Explorer set out last Thursday across the Gulf of Mexico for a three-week, deep-sea expedition… and you can follow along! The …