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Your Essential Sci-Fi Reading List for December 2016

These are the winter science fiction books you're looking for.<p>Just because 2016 is almost over doesn’t mean there’s not still time to head into the …

Soon, You’ll Be Able to Make Money Owning an Electric Car

EV owners could earn cash while they sleep<p>First, they said electric cars didn’t go far enough. Now, they reach hundreds of miles. Then, they said electric cars were too expensive. Soon, owners will be able to make money while they sleep.<p>Electric cars are starting to generate income by storing power …

Electric Vehicles

Have Researchers Found What Causes Autism, Even How to Prevent It?

One in 68 children today have autism spectrum disorder (ASD). That equates to about 3.5 million Americans. What’s more, the rate of children born …

A Designer’s Guide To The $15 Billion Artificial Intelligence Industry

As artificial intelligence gains ground, designers will need to adapt. Here’s how to get started.<p>Artificial intelligence is a $15 billion dollar industry and growing. With more than 2,600 companies developing intelligent technology, the value of AI is expected to rise to more than $70 billion by …

Scientists Have Removed HIV From Human Immune Cells Using a New Gene-Editing Technique

They've managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.<p>Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists have demonstrated how they …

Fighting superbugs with nanotechnology and light

A new tool is emerging in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacterial disease. Beyond the global efforts to limit overuse and abuse of …

These Superhumans Are Real and Their DNA Could Be Worth Billions

Steven Pete can put his hand on a hot stove or step on a piece of glass and not feel a thing, all because of a quirk in his genes. Only a few dozen …

Biotechnology

Science: "BigBrain" Study Provides Most Detailed 3-D Map of the Brain Yet

One digitized section of the over 7,400 originally cut from a preserved brain, scanned and reassembled to create a 3D atlas of the human brain. …

The Brain

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50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world

We compiled a list of 50 scientists from across the globe who are doing just that — changing the world for the better.<p>These scientists' revolutionary research in human happiness, evolutionary biology, neutrino physics, biotechnology, archeology, and other fields is helping to advance our lives in …

The physics of Nigel Farage

<i>NOTE: At a recent meeting of the Guardian Science Blog Network, coordinator</i> <i>Pete Etchells</i> <i>casually mentioned “The physics of Nigel Farage” as a joke example of a possible blog. Everyone then turned to look expectantly at me. So none of this was my idea.</i><p>Nigel Farage is strange. He defies all the norms …

Tory Burch, Rich Barton, Steve Case Among Those Named Obama’s Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship

On Monday, the White House announced 11 members to the Presidential Ambassadors for Global Entrepreneurship (PAGE) program, a new initiative by the …

Entrepreneurship

U.S. start-ups raise $9.99 billion, hit outsized valuations in first-quarter | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Venture capital funding for U.S. start-ups hit its highest mark since 2001 during the first three months of the year and 11 companies were valued at $1 billion or more, underscoring the increasingly pricey environment for entrepreneurs, according to a report on Thursday …

Aircraft suppliers woo with new tech in a tablet-toting world | Reuters

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Ever fancied seeing your name in lights as you boarded a plane? A hologram to take you through your in-flight entertainment options? Or how about something simpler, like an easy place to rest your tablet?<p>An interior section in an Airbus A310-304 is seen during the Abu Dhabi Air …

FCC Chairman tells broadcasters to innovate, not wait for regulation

Audience wary of spectrum auction, angry about joint sales agreement decision.<p>LAS VEGAS—At the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference …

Startups and small companies, listen up: Kabbage has $270M more to lend you

Kabbage, a company that offers loans to small businesses, now has even more funds to work with.<p>The company announced today that it has closed a $270 million credit facility, which should make it cheaper and easier for Kabbage to loan out money to other small businesses. The company claims this is …

Industry Group Aims to Change Bitcoin Symbol to 'Ƀ'

An effort to better represent bitcoin as a symbol has been launched.<p>The Unicode Ƀ symbol has been chosen by a website of industry members as a way to …

Watch Mars Invade Our Sky: Biggest and Brightest Since 2007

Changing Planet<p>This composite view of Mars from NASA orbiter images showcases the wildly varying topography of the planet. Sky-watchers using telescopes will get a chance to see many of the major surface features on Mars as it makes its closest approach to Earth in more than six years. Credit:</b> …

NSA Spied On Human Rights Groups, Says Snowden

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed that U.S. government intelligence agencies spied on NGOs and human rights organizations such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch as part of its dragnet mass surveillance programs.<p>Snowden was giving testimony, via video-link, to the Council …

Has Fusion Finally Solved Its Hype Problem?

Omar Hurricane studies nuclear fusion at the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, Calif. In February Hurricane's lab took the biggest step toward fusion energy yet. He tells PopMech how today's goals and breakthroughs have taken a sharp turn from the hype and pipe-dream promises of the …