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Jupiter's Northern Lights Look Absolutely Incredible

If you want to see beautiful auroras, forget Alaska, Canada, and Iceland—check out Jupiter. At the gas giant’s north pole, the most powerful and …

When the Body Attacks the Mind

A physiological theory of mental illness<p>One day in February 2009, a 13-year-old boy named Sasha Egger started thinking that people were coming to hurt his family. His mother, Helen, watched with mounting panic that evening as her previously healthy son forgot the rules to Uno, his favorite card …

Science Finds A Proven Way To Help You Sleep Much Better

Many of us face difficulties getting enough sleep, some of us have difficulties falling asleep no matter how hard we try. There are myriads of …

Fascinating Psychological Effects that most of us don't know about

Psychology has been defined in numerous ways as it has grown and changed throughout the history. Here are some interesting different types of …

Psychology

Gravitational waves explained

A century after Albert Einstein rewrote our understanding of space and time, physicists have confirmed one of the most elusive predictions of his …

German scientists: Teleportation is possible

German physics have developed a method of teleportation at short distances on the material, rather than on the quantum level

Quantum Mechanics

Powerful People React More Unethically to Incentives

Incentives are a potent tool for shaping human behavior, but they’re famously tricky to get right. New research, published in Basic and Applied Social Psychology, has uncovered an alarming wrinkle that complicates incentives even more: they may make powerful people less ethical.<p>The study, led by …

Tool: 31 Resources to Learn AI & Deep Learning, From Beginner to Advanced

I. Background<p>I’ve spent the last few weeks learning, well, about deep learning. I’ve parsed through the internet, read a ton, and tried to get a …

This is what a total solar eclipse looks like from a plane

Millions of people on Earth were treated to views of a solar eclipse on Tuesday, but only a select few got to see the cosmic event from the sky.<p>Two …

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This company wants to take on Tesla with batteries that power your home

Tesla has positioned itself as a leader in the field with its rechargeable battery system, the Powerwall. The company's new version of the Powerwall, which is hitting the market this summer, has already sold out through the first half of 2016 after Tesla received a whopping 38,000 orders.<p>But …

Mars Had a Volcanic Blowup So Huge That It Tilted the Whole Planet

Space is so metal.<p>Earth has had some whoppers of volcanic explosions in the past, including one that may have been half of the one-two punch that led to the extinction of dinosaurs. But Mars can easily blow any of that away. It once had a volcanic eruption so huge, that it tilted the entire face of …

Microsoft HoloLens Launches March 30 for $3,000

Microsoft remains mum on when a consumer edition of its HoloLens augmented reality headset will be released, but it’s at least preparing for that …

How Much Gold Can You Refine From a Bunch of Old Computer Parts?

Some! But not enough to be worth the trouble.<p>Earlier this month, we learned all about the painstaking but far-from-impossible process of refining gold in your own kitchen and backyard from Cody of Cody's Lab. That was fascinating in its own right, but now the DIY chemist has but his metallurgical …

Functional Programming is not weird: you just need some new patterns

How I learned to stop worrying and love immutability<p>[UPDATE: I gave a talk on this subject at the Empire Elixir Conference in May. You can watch it …

World's biggest floating solar farm powers up outside London

Five years in planning and due to be finished in early March, more than 23,000 solar panels will be floated on the Queen Elizabeth II reservoir near Heathrow and used to generate power for local water treatment plants<p>On a vast manmade lake on the outskirts of London, work is nearing completion on …

Queen Elizabeth II

5 Ways to Lose Weight Overnight | Men's Health

<b>1. Lift weights at night.</b><p>After work, head straight from your desk to the dumbbell rack and you can boost your metabolic rate for 16 hours, according to the <i>International Journal of Sport Nutrition</i>.<p><b>2. Upgrade your protein shake.</b><p>Feed your hungry muscles by trading whey for casein in your post-workout …

Test Marks Milestone for Deep-Space Gravitational Wave Observatory

Scientists have long dreamed of launching a constellation of detectors into space to detect gravitational waves – ripples in space-time first …

Pulsar web could detect low-frequency gravitational waves

The recent detection of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) came from two black holes, each about …

Gravitational Waves

A Brilliant Physicist Explains Gravitational Waves to Colbert

We all understand that the discovery of gravitational waves was a really big deal, but do you really understand what they are, why they’re important, …

Deals on the coolest gadgets from CES 2016

As usual, CES 2016 provided us with a glimpse of things to come in consumer tech this year. From virtual reality, smart home devices, the internet of things, and more, there was no shortage of awesome, cutting edge gadgets on display. Now that many of those products are moving out of prototype and …

Life hack to gain maximum enjoyment from your gadgets

Looking for new ways to make life sweeter for your gadgets and accessories, and you? Try these trendy tips to bring you all closer:<p>Put a spring on …

This Startup Just Launched With A New Way to Turn Seawater into Hydrogen

People don’t really talk about the “hydrogen economy” like they did a decade ago. It’s a dream to use hydrogen to power vehicles, and generate …