Ed Starkey

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We Already Know How To Build a Time Machine

It’s just a matter of time before we build a machine that can take us into the far future.<p><i>Watch AMC's Visionaries: James Cameron's Story of Science Fiction, a six-part series about focusing on AI, dark futures, aliens, and time travel.</i><p>In September 2015, cosmonaut Gennady Padalka arrived back on …

Physics

New Hybrid Robot Uses Living Muscles to Move

Researchers in Tokyo say they're a step closer to creating more complex and lifelike body parts made of living tissue and mechanical skeletons.<p>As if the line between human and machine wasn't already blurry enough, researchers in Tokyo have developed a new method for using living rat muscle tissue …

Robotics

Scientists create the first 3D-printed human corneas

Newcastle University researchers have devised a groundbreaking experimental technique that could help millions on the corneal transplant waiting list. By using a simple 3D bio-printer, Professor of Tissue Engineering Che Connon and his team of scientists were able to combine healthy corneal stem …

Newcastle University

Hawaii lava finally reaches the Pacific -- only to create another deadly danger

<b>(CNN) —</b> First it was catastrophic lava. Then it was sulfur dioxide. Now Big Island residents have yet another danger to worry about.<p>Laze -- a mashup of "lava" and "haze" -- is a nasty product formed when hot lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the …

Kilauea

This Nightmare Shark With a Snake Head And 300 Teeth Is Absolutely Horrifying

Found off the coast of Portugal.<p>Maybe it's time we <i>Homo sapiens</i> reevaluated our relationship with the oceans of the world.<p>It has been a good few …

7 People Reveal Their Wedding Hookup Stories & OMG, They're So Hot

Weddings are pretty much always guaranteed to be an interesting time, especially when all of your friends from high school and college start getting …

Futuristic new device lets you talk, text, even use maps with no cell service

If you enjoy hiking, climbing, skiing, or any other activity that generally takes place in a remote area, we found something you definitely need to …

California’s new solar mandate for homes is hastening the inevitable grid “defection day”

Utilities love solar, as long as they own it. The idea of customers generating their own solar power, and selling it back to the grid, strikes fear into big power companies.<p>Their panic likely just ticked up a notch. On May 9, California’s energy commission unanimously adopted a measure making solar …

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

IRS gives taxpayers one more day to file after payment site crashes

The IRS will give last-minute filers additional time to file and pay their tax returns after the web page for paying their tax bills using their bank …

Finance

I make $267,000 as a legal sex worker in Nevada — here's what I spend in a week

Prostitution

A new type of solar cell is coming to market

SOMETIMES it takes a while for the importance of a scientific discovery to become clear. When the first perovskite, a compound of calcium, titanium …

Clean Energy

This Extraterrestrial Stone Contains Compounds Not Found Anywhere Else in Our Solar System

Whoa!<p>A small pebble found in Egypt is decidedly Not From Around Here.<p>The Hypatia stone, as it is known, is not only extraterrestrial in origin. It …

Why Aren’t My Vitamin D Supplements Raising My Vitamin D Levels?

For most of my adult life, I’ve been diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency. I take a vitamin D supplement every morning, yet I still never seem to have …

We drove more than 70 cars last year — and these were our favorite engines

We can all agree that a big part of falling in love with a car is how it looks on the outside.<p>But ultimately, it's what's under the hood that really fires the emotions. An engine is a car's heart, and a great one is what separates a thrilling machine from the pack.<p>At Business Insider, we drove over …

The Human Cost of the Ghost Economy

<i>Melissa Chadburn | Longreads | December 2017 | 12 minutes (3,090 words)</i>Last year I worked undercover at a temp agency in Los Angeles. While I took …

Secret Link Uncovered Between Pure Math and Physics

Mathematics is full of weird number systems that most people have never heard of and would have trouble even conceptualizing. But rational numbers …

Mathematics

San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee dies; 5 key contributions he made

SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee, a champion of housing, civil rights and immigration issues, died Tuesday at 65.<p>Lee and his wife were grocery shopping at a Safeway supermarket just blocks from their home in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood when he collapsed from a heart attack …

A Timeline Of Plot Twists And Bombshells: How We Got To Election Day In Alabama

Alabamians head to the polls Tuesday to vote for their next U.S. senator. For some, it will be the third time this year they've cast a ballot to determine who will assume the seat recently occupied by current Attorney General Jeff Sessions for two decades.<p>The circuitous path to get to this point …

Roy Moore

The 9 words of 2017, according to dictionaries

From fidget spinners to feminism, 2017 was a year unlike any other.<p>And although it's hard to find a single word to sum up the entire year, there are certain words that popped up time and time again, shaping the way we talk about current events and enriching our conversations.<p>Several dictionaries …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

The Brain

7 Tips For Going Down On A Girl That'll Make Sure You Blow Her Mind

Is there a bigger bedroom bummer than when someone doesn't know how to go down on you properly? Nope, there sure isn't. That's because cunnilingus — …

Tesla 100MW battery flexes muscles early this morning – delivers 70MWh of ‘stored wind power’, shows off fast switching

The 100MW/129MWh Tesla battery delivered in 100 days has begun testing. And – for the first time – on Thursday at 4:30 PM in Australia, early this morning in the US, the power plant delivered 70MW of ‘stored wind power’ during the peak electricity demand period.<p>Elon Musk, on March 9th of this year, …

Energy

Newly discovered property of graphene could lead to infinite clean energy

Physicists at the University of Arkansas have discovered a new property of graphene that could be exploited to generate endless clean energy. While …

The billion dollar widget steering the driverless car industry

The billion-dollar widget steering the driverless car industry<p>No matter what it took, David Hall was going to kill that clown. He maneuvered Drillzilla for another ramming run. The robot was squat and heavy, with serrated blades coming off one end and a sharp drill whirling on the other. Across the …

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

A Year in the Life of a Mother Who Lost Her Son in a Police Shooting

That Wednesday began the way it was supposed to. Gwen Woods got out of bed an hour before sunrise, showered, and dressed for work. As she was leaving …

Why Do Women Bully Each Other at Work?

Research suggests that conditions in the workplace might be to blame.<p><i>Updated on August 3, 2017</i><p>The bitches,as Shannon saw it, came in three varieties. She categorized them on her personal blog, in a post titled “Beware the Female BigLaw Partner.”<p>First was the “aggressive bitch”—a certain kind of …

Feminism

Before you build another machine-learning startup, read this

The hype around artificial intelligence/machine learning has reached mythic proportions. Some commentators are calling AI the fourth industrial revolution. Others are calling it the new electricity. And I’m a believer. An incredible amount of money is pouring into companies focused on AI/ML, as it …

The Map of Mathematics: Animation Shows How All the Different Fields in Math Fit Together

Back in December, you hopefully thoroughly immersed yourself in <i>The Map of Physics</i>, an animated video--a visual aid for the modern age--that mapped …