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EmDrive: UK scientist claims 'new physics' explains galaxy rotation and theoretical space propulsion

Dr Mike McCulloch says his theory explains why galaxies are not ripped apart, without needing dark matter.<p>British physicist Dr Mike McCulloch, who …

Astronomers Spot a Strange, Supersonic Space Cloud Screeching Through Our Galaxy

Powered by a rogue black hole.<p>While focussing on the remains of an exploded star roughly 10,000 light-years away, a team of Japanese astronomers have …

Physicists Have Found a Metal That Conducts Electricity But Not Heat

Defying one of the most fundamental laws of conductors.<p>Researchers have identified a metal that conducts electricity without conducting heat - an …

Ricardo Diaz Zeferino's Death Shows The Danger Of Owning A Waistband

Diaz Zeferino was unarmed and doesn't appear to have been particularly threatening.<p>After police officers fatally shot Ricardo Diaz Zeferino in June 2013, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department said that Diaz Zeferino had been reaching for his waistband instead of holding his hands up, the Los Angeles …

The Daily Donald: More brands dump Trump — and new details on his friendship with a notorious sex creep

<b>Donald Trump (Reuters/Brendan Mcdermid)</b><p>Corporations continue to drop like flies but the loons rush to defend Trump<p>Sophia Tesfaye<p>July 8, 2015 6:57pm (UTC)<p>Donald Trump is still running for the Republican nomination and is currently polling at 6.5 percent according to the Real Clear Politics average. …

Donald Trump

No One Is Safe: $300 Gadget Steals Encryption Keys out of the Air, and It’s Nearly Unstoppable

Just when you thought you were safe, a new hacking toy comes along and rocks your world. Imagine a tool exists that lets hackers pluck encryption …

7 facts that prove alcohol is way more dangerous than marijuana

Marijuana is statistically less harmful than alcohol, and it’s time to treat it that way<p>April M. Short<p>July 8, 2015 7:00am (UTC)<p>No substantial evidence links marijuana to traffic accidents, domestic violence or cancer, yet pot is illegal and listed as a Schedule I controlled substance by the U.S. …

Cannabis

Did IBM Just Create The Killer App For The 2016 Presidential Election?

In 2012, a team of 100 staffers had been tracking millions of people since 2008 in an effort to influence their behavior on one specific day. The team quickly realized that there were three levers to ultimately achieve victory: the number of registrants, the number of people they had to persuade to …

Goodlatte: Obama administration shares blame in illegal immigrant allegedly killing woman

Virginia GOP Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said Sunday that the Obama administration shares responsibility with San Francisco authorities for the release of the illegal immigrant with an extensive criminal record who allegedly killed a woman on a city …

The Incredible True Story of How Cannabis Could Be Coming to Rite-Aid

The Mayflower in Washington, D.C., is one the capital’s grand old hotels, presenting to Connecticut Avenue a broad, brick facade and an awning …

Some physicists believe we're living in a giant hologram — and it's not that far-fetched

Some physicists actually believe that the universe we live in might be a hologram.<p>The idea isn't that the universe is some sort of fake simulation out of <i>The Matrix,</i> but rather that even though we appear to live in a three-dimensional universe, it might only have two dimensions. It's called the …

Quantum Physics

This robotic bricklayer can build a house in two days

For all the modern tools and heavy machinery found on construction sites these days, one aspect has remained a decidedly manual labor: bricklaying. Just as they did 6000 years ago when masonry was first developed, today's bricklayers still perform their backbreaking work almost exclusively by hand. …

The Pentagon’s Fight Over Fighting China

The Joint Chiefs keep ordering up ambitious new war plans. But their biggest battle might be with each other.<p><b>At first, it’s hard to see Operation Desert Storm as</b> anything less than an unparalleled American military victory. The battleship <i>U.S.S. Missouri</i> began the campaign to forcibly remove Iraqi …

North Korea says hit by worst drought in 100 years

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has been hit by what it describes as its worst drought in a century, which could worsen chronic food shortages in a country where the United Nations says almost a third of children under five are stunted because of poor nutrition.<p>The country suffered a devastating …

North Korea

Urthecast unveils 1st full-color HD videos of Earth from Space Station

An HD camera mounted to the outside of the International Space Station (ISS) has just beamed down its first videos of Earth from space, and they are …

Dutch startup plans first 3D printed steel bridge to span Amsterdam canal

A Dutch startup has unveiled plans to use robotic printers to weld the structure drop-by-drop in the first large-scale test of the technology<p>A Dutch startup has unveiled plans to build the world’s first 3D-printed bridge across an Amsterdam canal, a technique that could become standard on future …

Gravity --"The Clue to the Dark, Quantum World of Our Universe"

Now, a team of researchers from the University of Vienna, Harvard University and the University of Queensland have discovered that the slowing down …

China's space program is growing extremely fast

One up-and-comer is China. China's space program is showing the same kind of explosive growth as its economy, said Chris Impey, an astronomy professor at the University of Arizona, during an interview with NPR's Fresh Air host Terry Gross. That means it has grown roughly 10% a year for the past …

Space Exploration

Deleting your browser history could land you 20 years in prison

The absence of evidence shouldn’t be viewed as proof of guilt, but tell that to the U.S. federal court—where Khairullozhon Matanov will be facing …

California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer

SALTON CITY, Calif. (AP) — Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of …

Water

Moxbii Metearmor is shatter-proof glass protection for your phone

TAIPEI -- On a tiny stand here at the Computex trade show is Moxbii, a Taiwanese company that specialises in screen protectors. While I normally give such exhibitors a miss, the company caught my eye -- specifically, its claim that its Metearmor screen protector is as good as tempered glass, but …

FBI behind mysterious surveillance aircraft over US cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scores of low-flying planes circling American cities are part of a civilian air force operated by the FBI and obscured behind …

Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System

<b>Implications profound for neurological diseases from autism to Alzheimer’s to multiple sclerosis.</b><p>In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of …

Neuroscience

A Self-Folding Origami Robot That Can Walk, Climb, Dig, Carry, Swim and Dissolve into Nothing | Colossal

<p>Scientists at MIT have pulled up a very tiny curtain on their newest invention: a 1.7cm square robot capable of assembling itself like a piece of …

White progressives’ racial myopia: Why their colorblindness fails minorities — and the left

<b>(Reuters/Jonathan Ernst/AP/Damian Dovarganes/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The inspiring rhetoric of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren can leave black people feeling left out. Here’s why<p>Joan Walsh<p>June 1, 2015 6:27pm (UTC)<p>Sen. Bernie Sanders, the lifelong crusader for economic justice now running for the …

Middle-class

New "Designer" Energy Storage Breakthrough Packs 3 Football Fields Into 1 Ounce of Carbon

<b>Published on</b> May 31st, 2015 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>37<p>New “Designer” Energy Storage Breakthrough Packs 3 Football Fields Into 1 Ounce of Carbon<p>May 31st, 2015 …

Why democracy may have been just a passing phase

<b>By John Lloyd</b>Russia's President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with China's President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Kremlin in Moscow, May 8, 2015. REUTERS/Mikhail Klimentyev/RIA Novosti/KremlinIn the past half century, some of the most prominent minds in international affairs have …

UNFCCC

Japan is one country impacted by extreme weather in July, including extreme heat and disastrous precipitation https://t.co/UqL3ERovLD Such weather …

Can bladeless wind turbines mute opposition?

Photograph: Vortex Bladeless<p>The bladeless turbine oscillates in swirling air caused by the wind bypassing the mast.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/28/1432804282411/b3421998-98f3-47aa-b2af-ab9451696379-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Vortex Bladeless<p>The bladeless …