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Google co-founder’s letter focuses on the dangers and promises of A.I.

The annual Google founders’ letters provide insight into the minds that lead one of the world’s largest tech firms. Google co-founder and current …

Artificial Intelligence

Blue Origin successfully launched and landed its New Shepard rocket

The launch will be live streamed<p><i>Update April 29th, 1:20PM ET:</i> <i>Private space company Blue Origin successfully conducted its eighth test flight of its New Shepherd rocket in Texas today. Despite being postponed twice this morning, the company launched and landed the booster rocket, while its crew</i> …

SpaceX Gears Up to Finally, Actually Launch the Falcon Heavy

<i>Update: At 3:45 PM Eastern on Tuesday, February 6, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center.</i><p>After nearly seven …

Space Travel

Turn your smartphone into a Game Boy with Hyperkin’s Smartboy

The first of April has long been a day for practical jokes and silly pranks -- and there's no escape from April fools on the internet. Companies like ThinkGeek regularly announce fake products on April 1st, only to have customer demand push those jokes into production. It didn't take long for …

We May Already Have the Pills We Need to End Memory Loss

A Global Problem<p>Neurodegenerative diseases produce the symptoms of dementia by causing cells in the spinal cord and brain to die. Loss of these cells …

Foods to beat inflammation

Inflammation is part of the body’s immune response that helps us heal. It’s what happens when you get a splinter and the whole area turns red and gets a bit puffy – that’s your immune system at work helping fight off any viruses or bacteria that might have gotten in, and that’s a good thing.<p>But …

This Tiny House Has More Charm Than Most Mansions

Let's just say, it spares no details.<p>Tiny house dwellers usually have to make some sacrifices, like giving up a cozy Saturday morning in front of a fireplace or a Sunday night bathtub soak. But not in the "Urban Craftsman." This small abode was built by Handcrafted Movement in a craftsman style and …

Arts and Crafts movement

Gardening 101: Salvia

Salvia, <i>Salvia</i>: “Savior Among Plants”<p>Ornamental sage, better known as salvia, comes in more than 900 varieties of every size and shape, whether as …

Kitchen Design Trends That Are Here to Stay

As the year draws to a close, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite kitchen trends for 2016. Here are seven looks that have been shaping …

The emerging biofuel industry is casting the net wide to find solutions to two environmental problems: reducing waste and increasing fuel production<p>In a world of dwindling resources, waste is one thing in no danger of running out. Each Australian generates more than 2,000kg of waste per year, and …

Sugar Cane

Autism: Scientists May Be Able To Explain A Third Of All Cases

The discovery could help researchers develop a treatment.<p>The scarcity of a single protein in the brain could explain as many as a third of all cases …

Obama On Russian Hacking: 'We Need To Take Action. And We Will'

President Obama says the United States will respond to Russian cyberattacks that the intelligence community has concluded were part of an effort to influence the 2016 presidential election.<p>In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep that is airing Friday on <i>Morning Edition,</i> Obama said, "I think there …

Government

The problem with Trump's plan to bring home billions in overseas cash

Donald Trump promises that his tax cuts will prompt U.S. companies to bring home the trillions of profits they have stashed overseas -- and then invest the money in American jobs and plants.<p>"Some people say there are $2 trillion dollars overseas, I think it's $5 trillion," he said during the …

Why your diet should include more fat

Think back to the '80s and '90s when buying anything that didn't don a low-fat label was simply taboo. Back then, butter and egg yolks topped the "do not eat" list, while refined carbs and packaged foods weren't given a second thought. But times have definitely changed.<p>These days, experts tout fat …

Nutrition

Scientists have evolved a remarkable new form of life that can bond silicon to carbon

You're probably already familiar with a few products products that use carbon-silicon, or organosilicon: glues, caulks, and pesticides, to name a few.<p>But the new biological trick, which was forcefully evolved in bacteria, is safer and 15 times more efficient than synthetic, industrial chemistry at …

DNA-editing breakthrough could fix 'broken genes' in the brain, delay ageing and cure incurable diseases

Scientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even …

Genetics

Scientists Are Bringing Back Vacuum Tubes for Computers of the Future

A group of scientists have developed super-efficient microscopic vacuum tubes that may be able to outperform semiconductors.<p>Researchers from UC San Diego are using vacuum tube technology to develop more efficient computer processors. The research could result in faster microelectronic devices and …

Engineering

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists prove brain implant works in primates

Paralysed people could walk again instantly after scientists developed a brain implant which turns thought into electrical signals in the spine so that lost feeling can be restored after injury.<p>Currently people who break their backs or suffer a spinal trauma are unable to stand or move even though …

Face It: Your Bra Sucks. This MIT Grad Is Going to Fix It

Bras, tampons, and condoms are multibillion-dollar businesses that haven't changed in decades. Inside the rehab of the panty drawer.<p>Of all the women who saw the Craigslist ad asking them to strap on their best bra and go to a loft in downtown San Francisco, 100 showed. After hiking up three flights …

Major security flaw in Samsung Knox could give hackers 'full control' of your phone

Samsung hasn't had the best few weeks. Security experts have disclosed three vulnerabilities in the system the company created to "enhance security" …

IMM-101 drug has extended lives of people with metastatic pancreatic cancer and appears to have no side-effects<p>A new drug that “wakes up” the immune system to attack cancer has extended the lives of people with metastatic pancreatic cancer and has no side-effects, raising hopes for a new and …

Immune System

New flexible material can make any window 'smart'

Researchers in the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have invented a new flexible smart window material that, when …

Hyperloop One wants $250 million from the 'Gang of Four' that sued the start-up

Hyperloop Technologies Inc. is seeking at least $250 million in damages from four former high-ranking employees who the company says tried to incite rebellion within the Los Angeles start-up.<p>Now referring to itself as Hyperloop One, the firm says then-Chief Technology Officer Brogan BamBrogan and …

Hyperloop

10 remarkable facts about rainbows

What is a sinkhole? How is a hurricane formed? Discover the science behind some of nature’s most spectacular phenomena in our eight-part video series, Amazing Earth.<p>In this video, we reveal some remarkable facts about rainbows – including the surprising information that Sheffield was home to the …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Eco-Friendly Botanical Wall Art Brings the Self-Sustaining Beauty of Nature Indoors

Designer Erin Kinsey is something of a moss boss. Her handcrafted botanical artwork transforms one's living space by bringing the beauty of the outdoors, inside. Combining a dual passion for design and nature, she has established a company named Artisan Moss which offers one-of-a-kind plant wall …

We Can Now 'Cut And Paste' RNA in Addition to DNA, And It Could Disable Viruses

Science gets smarter.<p>You've probably heard of CRISPR - the gene editing tool that essentially lets scientists cut and paste DNA, removing things like …

How To Harness The Brain Chemical That Makes You Trust Someone

Brain scientists still don’t understand why these simple behaviors release trust-inspiring oxytocin. But they know how.<p>Next time you’re having a fight with your partner try this: Reach out and touch them. Place your hand gently on their knee or their hand. Now, if the fight has escalated to …