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AI Will Help Humanity Soar Past the Limits of Our Intelligence

Three times a day I take a drug called levodopa. I take it because my brain does not produce enough dopamine, without it my hands and feet shake and …

The weird chemistry threatening masterpiece paintings

A good art dealer can really clean up in today's market, but not when some weird chemistry wreaks havoc on masterpieces.<p>Art conservators started to …

Yuriko Koike

When I first met Yuriko Koike, governor of Tokyo, during a trip to Japan in February, I was immediately struck by how her vision was fixed on the …

Korean Pickled Perilla Leaves (Kkaennip Jangajji)

<i>One of my favourite Korean banchan – pickled perilla leaves recipe! It’s so delicious and addictive! You will be hooked instantly!</i><p>Today I would like …

Side Dishes

How To Catch A Hacker

SAN FRANCISCO — Just past 8 a.m. on March 14, police trod quietly through the snow to the double-fronted doors of Karim Baratov’s lavish home in Ancaster, Ontario. The officers passed by the garage where Baratov’s jet-black Mercedes Benz and Aston Martin DBS were parked, two of the only outward …

Russian Government

Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down For 14 Generations

The past lives on.<p>The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment …

Biology

An ultrasonic dryer may soon take over your laundry room

Modern home clothes dryers are convenient but often take way too long to do their job. New ultrasonic dryer technology dreamed up by scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory could make slow, old-school dryers relics and in a hurry.<p>The project to create an ultrasonic dryer prototype was born …

America first frightens South Korea, then tries to reassure it

MUCH of the language used by Mike Pence, America’s vice-president, on his three-day trip to South Korea this week was familiar: America stands …

North Korea

Circular runways: Engineer defends his proposal

<b>Last month we published a video arguing the case for circular runways at airports, as part of a series called World Hacks. It took off and went viral.</b><p>The video has had more than 36 million views on Facebook and generated heated debate on social media - including within the aviation community. Many …

The bizarre biology of the naked mole rat means oxygen is a bonus

Scientists have just discovered it’s because of a weird metabolic switch<p>Naked mole rats are tough creatures — they can withstand cancer, pain, and even survive 18 minute stretches without any oxygen. And now, scientists have a better idea of how the super rodents can survive that long without …

Strange new ‘superfluid’ boggles the mind

Physicists have developed a fluid which has “negative mass” — meaning it accelerates toward you when it is pushed away.<p>Normally when a substance is …

Physics

Furious South Koreans Blast 'Ignorant' Trump For 'Distortion Of History'

Trump had said "Korea actually used to be a part of China."<p>Many in South Korea are steamed at President Donald Trump for saying their nation was once “part of China.”<p>Trump told The Wall Street Journal that Chinese President Xi Jinping gave him a history lesson during their meeting earlier this …

A startup's $1 million flying car is officially rolling out to buyers in 2020

AeroMobil unveiled the final, commercial design for its flying car at the supercar show Top Marques Monaco on Thursday. But the vehicle won't come cheap; AeroMobil says it will cost between €1.2 million and €1.5 million ($1.3 million and $1.6 million), with deliveries beginning in 2020.<p>The reveal …

Satellite Images Show the Mother of All Bombs' Devastating Impact

Not so much caves as an entire town.<p>Recently released satellite images have pinpointed the location of a massive airstrike on April 13, when the U.S. …

Scientists uncover mechanism allowing bacteria to survive the human immune system

Researchers have uncovered molecular details of how pathogenic bacteria fight back against the human immune response to infection.<p>Scientists at the …

Facebook's Thought Translator Could Invent a New Form of Language

Imagine you’re at Coachella 2037, and you’re separated from your friends. You reach out and <i>think</i> to them to ask where they are standing. A second …

Researchers Wring Clean Water From the Desert Air

By on April 20, 2017 at 1:00 pm<p>Access to clean water is literally a matter of life and death. People in arid regions and subtropical zones alike face …

Crystals

Unwrapping a Concorde

Everyone likes opening presents, but think about how amazing it would be to unwrap a real Concorde.<p>Some lucky workers in Bristol, England, got that chance on Wednesday when they removed protective film from the last Concorde ever built.<p>Alpha Foxtrot, as the aircraft is known, was under wraps while …

Study Shows Rapid Growth in Neuroscience Research

<i>Summary: A new study evaluates the growth in neuroscience research between 2006 and 2015.</i><p>Source: Frontiers.<p><b>A study of neuroscience papers from</b> …

Poop: an unlikely savior for kids learning kanji

From 1st grade to 6th grade, Japanese elementary schoolers must learn over 1000 kanji characters and commit them to memory. The strenuous task – one …

Designing for Disaster Relief: Enter the Future of Shade Competition 2017 Humanitarian Challenge

ARCHITIZER IS EXCITED TO PARTNER WITH SUNBRELLA® FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL FUTURE OF SHADE COMPETITION, WHICH IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING SPACE-BUILDING POTENTIALS OF FABRIC. OVER THE YEARS, THE COMPETITION HAS GENERATED INTEREST FROM ARCHITECTS AND DESIGNERS ALL OVER THE WORLD, ATTRACTING INNOVATIVE …

America and South Korea are Training to Destroy North Korea's Air Defenses

Even as tensions ratchet up on the Korean peninsula, the Pentagon is kicking off one of its largest annual exercises in the Republic of Korea.<p>Hosted …

Another flying car just had a test flight in Germany

It's no roadster from "The Jetsons" or "Back to the Future." But all the same, if a new test vehicle is any indication, we may finally get our wish for a flying car. Well, at least someday.<p>Meet the Lilium Jet, a funky carlike thing with 36-propellers spread across its wings. Despite its seemingly …

Times Square now has double the public space

The most visited destination in the United States now has double the public space—an amazing feat unimaginable just ten years ago. When New York City …

Color barrier broken: Microscope's palette nearly quintupled

By some estimates, the human eye can distinguish between a million colors, yet scientists looking through a microscope have been limited to seeing …

California's farms are sinking after the state's extreme drought

According to a new NASA report, land in Central Valley — one of California's most productive agricultural regions — is sinking quickly due to heavy groundwater pumping during the drought.<p>Farmers have been pumping groundwater for decades, including at the height of the most recent drought from 2011 …

A Key Piece of Self-Driving Cars Is About to Get a Lot Cheaper

Velodyne, which leads the world in making lidar sensors for autonomous cars, just announced a brand-new design.<p>The budding autonomous-car industry is …

Autonomous Cars

Electrical Stimulation To Boost Memory: Maybe It's All In The Timing

People with a brain injury or dementia often struggle to remember simple things, like names or places. In research published Thursday in the journal <i>Current Biology,</i> scientists have shown it may be possible to improve this sort of memory using tiny pulses of electricity — if they're properly timed.<p>A …

Gorbachev throws shade at Putin: 'Russia can succeed only through democracy'

Decisions made by Russian President Vladimir Putin were “justified” and successfully stabilized his nation, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev wrote in Time magazine, but have proven costly in the longer term.<p>“In the initial phase, certain measures of authoritarian nature—a kind of manual …

Russia