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Could We Protect Mars-Bound Astronauts With A Magnetic Bubble?

Could a synthetic magnetic bubble, like a mini-magnetosphere, protect a crewed mission to Mars from cosmic radiation, and would the energy cost be prohibitively high?<p>As much as some folks are keen on sending people to Mars as soon as possible, it’s become obvious that protecting any astronauts from …

Protons

Steph Curry fires off witty response to Under Armour CEO's pro-Trump comment

Steph Curry doesn't like talking politics. However, when Kevin Plank, CEO for Under Armour (a company Curry endorses) voiced his support for President Donald Trump on CNBC this week, Curry felt it a good time to express concern.<p>Referencing Plank's statement that Trump is an "asset" to American …

Announcing the All-New Flipboard, the Place for All Your Passions

Most people are interested in lots of things, but true passions run deep. The all-new Flipboard is built around those obsessions that define your work, life and play.<p>Flipboard 4.0 is a response to our ever-growing ecosystem of publishers, Flipboard Magazines, topics and more. With over 30 million …

Federal appeals court decides to schedule a hearing on Trump travel order

A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday on whether to restore President Trump’s controversial immigration order, marking a critical juncture for the president’s directive temporarily barring refugees and those from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.<p>The …

Isaac Asimov wrote almost 500 books in his lifetime—these are the six ways he did it

If there’s one word to describe Isaac Asimov, it’s “prolific.”<p>To match the number of novels, letters, essays, and other scribblings Asimov produced in his lifetime, you would have to write a full-length novel every two weeks for <i>25 years</i>.<p>Why was Asimov able to have so many good ideas when the rest …

Writing

100 Powerful Quotes That Will Boost Your Productivity

Gain some inspiration for the new year with these motivational quotes.<p>Everyone wants to be productive, but boosting productivity doesn't happen by itself.<p>Sometimes it takes a motivational quote to shift us in the right direction. Here are some powerful thoughts to get you started on a more …

Motivation

9 Simple Habits of People Who Are Unstoppable

Here's your blueprint for crushing it every single day.<p><i>What are the best daily routines of highly productive people? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by William Beteet, The Lazy Philosopher, on</b> …

Comedy Central

Worlds Without End: The Many Kinds of Parallel Universes

Multiversal<p>It’s a frequent staple of science fiction—the notion that there’s another universe out there, coextensive with yet sejunct from our own; a …

Republicans Have Long Wanted to Punish the U.N., but Trump Might Actually Do It

Too bad the biggest winner of a U.S. retreat from the world’s global body would be China.<p>Donald Trump likes attacking soft targets, and the United Nations is about as soft as they come. Over the past two months, U.N. officials have been bracing for an entirely inevitable clash with the next U.S. …

UN Security Council

Forget Marijuana Stocks: Buy These 3 Biotech Stocks Instead

Why are investors so excited and intrigued by marijuana stocks? Some want to ride the wave of growing acceptance of cannabis-based products. Others like the momentum. I think, though, that investors can find better risk-versus-reward potential in three biotech stocks: <b>Organovo Holdings</b> (NASDAQ: …

Spy vs. spy: The CIA says Russia hacked the election to help Trump — and we know the FBI did

We may never know if Russia’s meddling elected Donald Trump but we’re pretty sure James Comey’s letter did<p>On Sunday NBC News reported that members of the intelligence community are very upset that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen to "impugn the integrity of U.S. intelligence officials," …

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

Google says it will reach 100% renewable energy for its global operations in 2017

Google has claimed that it will be operating entirely on renewable energy by 2017 — including its data centers and offices.<p>The internet giant has been purchasing renewable energy for a number of years and has many clean energy initiatives in play, including a wind farm in Kenya and a handful of …

The Dark, Twisted Natalie Portman in "Jackie" is the Natalie Portman We've Been Missing

When Lee Harvey Oswald aimed a rifle at John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, and fired two shots as the President and his motorcade passed through Dallas, one bullet tore through Kennedy’s skull. He collapsed in the lap of his wife, First Lady Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy, who clutched at the …

NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning Supermassive Black Hole As It Engulfs An Entire Galaxy

Never has destruction looked so beautiful.<p>NASA<p>Never has destruction looked so beautiful.<p>NASA and the European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope …

Black Holes

Theory challenging Einstein's view on speed of light could soon be tested

New paper describes for first time how scientists can test controversial idea that speed of light is not a constant<p>The newborn universe may have glowed with light beams moving much faster than they do today, according to a theory that overturns Einstein’s century-old claim that the speed of light …

Physics

A study of NASA's 'impossible' space thruster just passed scientific peer review

After months of speculation and leaked documents, NASA's long-awaited EM Drive paper has <i>finally</i> been peer-reviewed and published. And it shows that the 'impossible' propulsion system really does appear to work.<p>The NASA Eagleworks Laboratory team even put forward a hypothesis for how the EM Drive …

Chinese Scientists Become First to Use CRISPR Gene-Editing on Humans

Chinese scientists are attempting to use CRISPR to develop a new treatment for cancer patients, and the U.S. will soon follow their lead.<p>A team of Chinese scientists from Sichuan University in Chengdu have become the first to inject a person with cells modified with the gene-editing tool …

'Stop It': Trump Calls Alleged Harassment by Supporters 'Terrible'

President-elect Donald Trump said Sunday he was aware of reports that some of his supporters may be harassing Latinos, Muslims and members of other minority groups — a development he said must stop immediately.<p>In an extensive interview broadcast on CBS' "60 Minutes," Trump said that such behavior …

Stop stressing and stare at the closest supermoon we've seen in 69 years

Nice.<p>This Monday, the early morning night sky will be treated to an extra special supermoon. You may be asking yourself "what’s the point?"; It feels like there’s a new supermoon every other month, and there are other bigger things to worry about right now. Well, here’s the deal: it’s going to be …

'Arrival' Is Smart, Stylish Sci-Fi About Language, Not Laser Beams

Close encounters get a whole lot closer with <i>Arrival</i>, a furiously intelligent sci-fi film descending into cinemas from somewhere far, far beyond our current realm of understanding. Its premise instantly solves one of the hardest things to swallow about the traditional movie alien: the fact that it …

Paramount Pictures

Start Rolling Your Blunts: New Study Says Weed Can Enhance Cognitive Function

Jokes about the stupid stoner are becoming passé.<p>We've already heard how medical marijuana can help people with everything from PTSD to creativity. Now there's even more evidence from Harvard-Tuft researchers in study indicating that cannabis helps our cognitive performance, i.e. the way we acquire …

Here’s why Microsoft is giving nearly a third of its New York employees memberships at WeWork

The company plans to take 300 We memberships — WeWork's basic, flexible membership plan — in two WeWork spaces in New York. Those 300 employees make up 70% of Microsoft's global marketing and sales teams in New York.<p>The company also has 40 employees working in a private office in an Atlanta WeWork …

7 Job Interview Tricks That Will Make You Look Really Professional

Remember: You've only got one chance to make a good first impression. Don't blow it.<p>Interviews can be incredibly nerve-racking, especially when you don't know what to expect. Don't accidentally mess up your next one by coming unprepared, or making another small, avoidable mistake.<p>The good news is …

Career Development

10 Smart apps to help manage your hectic life

Share14<p>Tweet<p>Share6<p>+12<p>Shares 22<p>Smartphones have transformed the role of communication devices in our lives. High-end processors and 4G technology of …

You won't see a supermoon like this for decades

On November 14, the most super of supermoons will rise. And no matter where you are in the world, you'll be able to see it (assuming you have good …

18 science fiction and fantasy books to pick up this November

It’s November, which means it’s getting colder outside: the perfect excuse to curl up with a good book. Fortunately, there’s a whole pile of new books coming out this month for you to check out and add to your to-read list.<p>Here's what you should load up your bookshelves with this November:<p>November …

Microsoft announces new VR headsets for Windows 10, starting at $299

Microsoft’s partners will ship a new line of virtual reality headsets to take advantage of Windows 10’s VR and holographic capabilities. At today’s event, Microsoft said that the headsets will start at $299 and will include inside-out tracking sensors, obviating the need for external cameras or …

Virtual Reality

In a historic moment for AI, computers gain ability to generalize learning between activities - ExtremeTech

By on October 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>With the many meteoric victories …

Artificial Intelligence

Two speeches in two hours crystallize the state of Campaign 2016

Two speeches. Two Americas. A pair of apocalyptic arguments and one call to burn down the house. That’s the summation from just two remarkable hours Thursday that crystallized the final month of Campaign 2016.<p>In back-to-back appearances, in what might be the two most compelling hours of the entire …

Government