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Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid …

Machine Learning

NASA Is Ready to Start Building Its Moon Station

Here’s why the moon is back in the picture.<p>It’s been 50 years since man first walked on the moon. In 2019, NASA will make its first big push to go …

Space Exploration

Tech firms like Google, Amazon push power companies toward solar and wind, a blow to coal

SAN FRANCISCO — Every time you save a photo to the cloud, buy something on Amazon, open a Google doc or stream a movie, you’re probably pulling electricity from a wind turbine in Texas or a solar farm in Virginia.<p>In fact, your clicks and taps may have helped build them.<p>Since 2008, renewable energy …

Renewable Energy

Valve acquires Firewatch developer Campo Santo

Yet another sign Valve might be interested in making new games again.<p>Valve has acquired Campo Santo, known for the outdoor exploration game <i>Firewatch</i>, …

Indie Gaming

Last Known Person Born in 19th Century Dies at 117

(TOKYO) — The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died.<p>Nabi Tajima died in a hospital Saturday evening in the town of Kikai in …

Japan

Scientists at CERN discover “colour” of antimatter

Measuring the structure of antimatter could help us unlock the secrets of the universe<p>In a world first, researchers at CERN have measured the …

Overwatch League star fired amid sexual misconduct allegations

Overwatch League (OWL) is fairly new on the eSports scene; we're watching it evolve before our eyes. The last few months have shown us that acting badly in real life has gotten a handful of players punished, like Dallas Fuel player Felix "xQc" Lengyel first being suspended — then released — from …

Massive New York fire started by amateur bladesmith attempting to imitate History Channel's 'Forged in Fire'

An amateur bladesmith trying to forge metal in an attempt to mimic a method he saw on the History Channel’s “Forged in Fire” sparked a massive blaze that destroyed more in 20 buildings in upstate New York, confirmed Mayor Shawn Morse.<p>Albany’s Times Union reported Friday John A. Gomes was charged …

New York State

Matt Lauer’s Sandra Bullock interview flashback: 'I've seen you naked'

Making the rounds Friday: A 2009 <i>TODAY</i> interview between Matt Lauer and star Sandra Bullock where the anchor enthuses about her getting naked in the …

Mirrored eyes give scallops extraordinary sight

9c017be4-0cf5-4c9d-9c5d-588cd95e7a08<p>Mirrored eyes give scallops extraordinary …

Health Care

This Surreal Shot of Jupiter’s Clouds Is Exactly What We Need Right Now

Just look at this incredibly detailed photo of Jupiter’s clouds as captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. It’s an otherworldly distraction to keep our …

How to watch the supermoon this weekend

There are interesting skywatching events every year, but 2017 has been particularly generous, with the eclipse drawing millions to peer skyward and …

India is preparing to land on the moon for the first time in the country's history

The last time any country put boots or, rather, little metal feet, on the moon was in 2013, when China landed its Yutu rover there.<p>Before that, you'd have to look back to the 1970s to find anything built by Earthlings that camped out on the surface of the Moon.<p>But in 2018, India says it'll be ready …

Space Science

Madman creates thermic lance ‘lightsaber,’ and you wouldn’t want to fight it

If there’s one science fiction weapon that geeks truly long for a real-world representation of more than any other, it has to be the iconic <i>Star Wars</i> …

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Massive mile-wide asteroid will pass Earth in just a few weeks, but its next visit will be much closer

A colossal three-mile-wide space rock named after a Greek god who almost destroyed the Earth is going to cruise past our planet on December 16th, but …

A Radioactive Cloud Wafts Over Europe, With Russia as Chief Suspect

LONDON — Scientists across Europe have been puzzling about a phenomenon that seemed laden with mystery and menace in somewhat uneven proportions — a concentration of radioactive pollution caused by a nuclide called ruthenium 106.<p>Official monitors in France and Germany concluded that, based on …

European Union

Pluto mystery that confounded scientists might finally be solved

For such a tiny little world, Pluto sure has gotten a lot of attention in recent years. After being demoted from “planet” to “dwarf planet,” Pluto …

Santa Cruz

Tim Berners-Lee on the future of the web: 'The system is failing'

Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s optimism about the future of the web is starting to wane in the face of a “nasty storm” of issues including the rollback of net neutrality protections, the proliferation of fake news, propaganda and the web’s increasing polarisation.<p>The inventor of the world wide web always …

Net Neutrality

Mysterious object 13 times the size of Jupiter found

In the hostile environment of the ‘galactic bulge’ at the heart of our galaxy, scientists have spotted a planet so big it might not actually be a planet.<p>A large international team of researchers found the object when looking at data acquired by NASA’s Spitzer infra-red space telescope, which was …

Universe

Terrifying tiger attack: Horror pics show big cat mauling zookeeper

Horrific pictures show the moment when a Siberian tiger attacked a zookeeper in a Russian zoo.<p>The zookeeper at the Kaliningrad Zoo had brought food for the animal when it pounced on her Sunday, The Sun reports. Photos show the tiger, a 16-year-old male named Taifun, or Typhoon, on top of the …

Pics

‘The Matrix’ Code’s Hidden Meaning Has Been Revealed, and There’s Something Fishy About It

Production designer Simon Whiteley got the idea from his wife's cookbook.<p>If you’ve ever wondered what that green text in “The Matrix” really meant, …

Movies

Dolphins Just Became The First Wild Animals to Show Traces of Alzheimer's Disease

We did not expect this.<p>If dealing with the ravages of Alzheimer's in humans wasn't enough, the neural disease has now shown up in dolphins, marking …

Oklahoma City Thunder's plane had a mid-air collision with something that left an enormous dent in the nose

Twitter/Steven Adams<p><b>The Oklahoma City Thunder's plane is believed to have collided with a bird in mid-flight.</b>• <b><br>Nobody on the plane was injured, however, the plane was left with a huge dent in the nose.</b><p>The Oklahoma City Thunder's plane landed safely after a mid-air collision that left a huge dent in …

'Eleven's Breakfast Jams': Spotify has made playlists for each 'Stranger Things' character

Folks are turning the place Upside Down for an opportunity to ride the <i>Stranger Things</i> Season 2 hype, but here's one you can listen to.<p>Ahead of the …

Science says daydreaming means you’re probably smart

Ever find yourself in a situation where your body is sitting at your desk at work but your mind is wandering with little regard for your …

Samsung’s incubator lab spins off seven more weird little companies

C-Lab is known for experimentation<p>Samsung’s incubator hub C-Lab, is known for producing things like a waistline tracking smart belt and a Bluetooth headset that attaches to helmets. Now C-Lab is spawning seven new start-ups created by Samsung employees that range from useful to quixotic. The …