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Tabletop laser and ‘invisible’ wires achieve record efficiency in nuclear fusion reactor

Physicists from Colorado State University (CSU) have taken us another step closer to achieving near-limitless, clean energy with nuclear fusion …

Physics

Clean Cuisine: An 8-Week Anti-Inflammatory Diet that Will Change the Way You Age, Look & Feel

<b>Ivy Larson is an American College of Sports Medicine certified health fitness specialist, bestselling author, TV personality, recipe developer, and</b> …

'Life is so different here now' - Inside Japan's 'zero-waste' village

“One, two, three….” Hatsue Katayama, a 70-year-old Japanese housewife, is kneeling at a low table in her home while counting aloud from a handwritten list.<p>She continues, without drawing breath, until she reaches 25: "That’s the number of rubbish categories we have at home.”<p>Mrs Katayama’s diligent …

Scientists Discover Fundamental Property of Light

And here's how we can harness it.<p><i>This article was written by Clive Emary from the University of Hull, and was originally published by The</i> …

13 Mnemonic Sentences To Boost Your General Knowledge

It’s fair to say that Richard—an ennobled great-grandson of King Edward III—dying at the Battle of Wakefield in 1460 probably isn’t the most well …

It Snowed in the Sahara and the Photos Are Breathtaking

Look, I know we cover a lot of the bad types of weather here. Wildfires, droughts, extreme cold, hurricanes. But allow me to make it up to you with …

Weather

This Is The Fascinating Way Blue Eyes Get Their Colour

The human body is incredible.<p>Your eyes aren't blue (or green) because they contain pigmented cells.<p>As Paul Van Slembrouck writes for Medium, their …

Makeup

Out of Brown Sugar? Here’s How to Make Your Own

There are few things worse than starting a recipe, only to find you’re missing an ingredient. However, if it happens to be the light brown sugar you …

Interstellar object ‘Oumuamua covered in 'thick crust of carbon-rich gunk'

Cigar-shaped body has a deep surface layer made of organic ices baked in interstellar radiation – and potentially has ice in its heart, say astronomers<p>The mysterious interstellar object ‘Oumuamua that is shooting through our solar system is wrapped in a thick coating of carbon-rich gunk that built …

Astronomy

Scientist edits his DNA to make himself a 'superhuman', live-streams video

Josiah Zayner said: "This is the first time in history that we are no longer slaves to our genetics."<p>What if someone told you that you can be a …

Crystal Clear Pumpkin Pie!? The Holiday Classic Gets a Magical Makeover

The server says "pumpkin pie" as he sets down a doll-sized slice with a quivering, crystal clear filling. It’s the traditional holiday classic, not packaged as one might expect. But then again, this is Alinea, Chicago’s radical and pioneering temple of progressive cuisine, renowned the world over …

Baking

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

Astronomers detected 100 Earths' worth of gold being forged in space — here's how much it's worth

More than 4,000 astronomers on Monday revealed the first-ever detection of two neutron stars colliding in space.<p>Such objects are the skeletons of massive stars that have cataclysmically exploded, leaving behind a core so dense that just a teaspoon's worth can weigh millions of tons.<p>When the two …

Universe

Using the 25th Amendment to depose Trump would require a Cabinet mutiny

<b>(CNN) —</b> Let's start out with the caveat that President Donald Trump's Republicans control the entire federal government, so none of this is going to happen short of a mass rebellion against the President by his own party. Until that happens, the following is a purely academic discussion. But it is …

Donald Trump

BREAKING: Physicists Just Smashed a Quantum Light Measurement Limit

An achievement decades in the making.<p>Scientists have set a new record in optical measurements using photons, achieving a level of precision that …

Master Sourdough Bread with Modernist Bread & Kitchn

Are you fascinated by sourdough bread? Want to attempt it for the first time? Or maybe perfect your own loaf? This month we have a treat for you. …

Bread

Mysterious ‘Long-Arm Squid’ is a Lovecraftian Horror of the Deep

<i>Editor’s note: The author of this article slowly went mad while researching the horrifying and otherworldly long-arm squid. His final email</i> …

These concept car designs will make you wish they were made

For decades, the entire automotive industry sat up and listened carefully when a friend or a foe announced a new concept car. They were wild, …

Volkswagen

8 Tips for Setting Up a Strong Home Network

Whether you’re moving to a new home or just want to improve your Internet connection, setting up a strong home network can feel daunting. But …

Breaking: An Entirely New Type of Quantum Computing Has Been Invented

"It's amazing no one had thought of it before."<p>Australian researchers have designed a new type of qubit - the building block of quantum computers - …

Quantum Mechanics

Curious Kids: Why do stars twinkle?

<i>This is an article from Curious Kids, a series for children. The Conversation is asking kids to send in questions they’d like an expert to answer.</i> …

The ultra-portable Pico Goblin is the first fully untethered VR headset

Virtual reality has never been this accessible. Meet the Pico Goblin, heralded as the first all-in-one VR headset featuring a user centric design. …

Virtual Reality

The Concept of Schizophrenia Is Coming to an End – Here's Why

"The syndrome is already beginning to breakdown..."<p>The concept of schizophrenia is dying. Harried for decades by psychology, it now appears to have …

Schizophrenia

The fountain of youth might reside deep in our brains

According to some new research, the key to living longer may reside deep in our brains. In a major breakthrough for our understanding of how the …

Humans came from distant galaxies, along with everything else in the Milky Way

Humans are formed from matter that flew billions of miles from another galaxy, according to a new study.<p>Much of the stuff around us and spread …

Science Uncovers The Origin Of The First Light In The Universe

When we look out at the Universe today, highlighted against the vast, empty blackness of the sky are points of light: stars, galaxies, nebulae and more. Yet there was a time in the distant past before any of those things had formed, just after the Big Bang, where the Universe was still filled with …

Dark Matter

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

Biochemistry

Why Ethereum is outpacing Bitcoin

While Bitcoin is currently trading at close to its all-time high, its dominance in terms of proportion of total cryptocurrency market cap is rapidly decreasing — ground largely given up to Ethereum.<p>This shift is probably being driven by a few factors. Despite its recent appreciation in value, as a …

Wibbly-wobbly magnetic fusion stuff: The return of the stellarator | Ars Technica

Artistically shaped magnets may make stellarators easier to manage than ITER.<p>Fusion powers the Sun, where hydrogen ions are forced together by the …

Physics

Cannonball Memories: Eight Racers Reunite

Don’t watch the movie. Maybe it’s Burt Reynolds’s mustache, or maybe it’s that people no longer find it funny to laugh at the Japanese for being Japanese, but <i>Cannonball Run</i> just doesn’t do justice to the reality of the outlaw New York to Los Angeles races orchestrated by the late, great Brock Yates …

Los Angeles