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Scientists find Luca, a single-cell, bacterium-like organism that is the common ancestor of all life on Earth

Scientists might have found the common ancestor that unites all life on Earth – and it’s called Luca.<p>Our ultimate relative was a single-cell, …

Biology

Follow The Path Of Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber From ‘The Phantom Menace’ To ‘The Force Awakens’

<b>SPOILER WARNING: There are some spoilerish visuals from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the video above, so press play with care.</b><p>So the mystery behind Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber in <i>The Force Awakens</i> has yet to be solved, but we do know whose hands it ended up in by the end of the movie. To get to …

Luke Skywalker

Despite its huge value, Silicon Valley developers are turned off by ‘secretive, controlling’ culture and its engineering is no longer seen as cutting edge<p>When developer James Knight was on the job market recently, he considered applying to several of the big tech companies and immediately crossed …

Silicon Valley

TCL's new X1 is the latest 4K TV to show off the power of Dolby Vision HDR

Universal and MGM are also along for the ride<p>CES 2016 is shaping up to be the year of HDR, and one of the most vocal proponents behind high dynamic range imagery has announced a pair of new content partners and a new line of televisions from TCL to help move the ball forward. Dolby has announced …

The Most Important Design Jobs Of The Future

Designers at Google, Microsoft, Autodesk, Ideo, Artefact, Teague, Lunar, Huge, New Deal, and fuseproject predict 18 new design jobs.<p>Yesterday’s graphic designers are today’s UX designers. Will tomorrow’s UX designers be avatar programmers, fusionists, and artificial organ designers? Yes, according …

I Played The 'Star Wars Battlefront' Beta, And Died Repeatedly

TIE fighters are very hard to fly<p>Another chapter in the year of <i>Star Wars</i> begins today, with the launch of Dice's <i>Star Wars: Battlefront</i> open beta. The beta is more like a demo, with limited game modes: there's a survival mode where you play against a horde of enemies, an 8-player vs 8-player …

Apple leases second ‘spaceship’ campus in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley Business Journal reports that Apple has secured a deal to build another spaceship campus in Sunnyvale, California. The company will purchase Landbank Investments LLC’s planned Central & Wolfe campus which comes in at 777,000-square-feet at Central Expressway and Wolfe Road in Silicon …

Rio's waters are so filthy that 2016 Olympians risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete

An AP analysis of water quality revealed dangerously high levels of viruses and bacteria from human sewage in Olympic and Paralympic venues — results that alarmed international experts and dismayed competitors training in Rio, some of whom have already fallen ill with fevers, vomiting, and diarrhea.<p>…

Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness