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New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image of the Galactic Center

You’re looking at the center of our galactic home, the Milky Way, as imaged by 64 radio telescopes in the South African wilderness.<p>Scientists …

Universe

'Ghost particle' found in Antarctica provides astronomy breakthrough

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, scientists have been able to trace the origins of a ghostly subatomic particle that traveled 3.7 billion light-years to Earth. The tiny, high-energy cosmic particle is called a neutrino, and it was found by sensors deep in the Antarctic ice in the IceCube …

Physics

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

• Their focus shifts from <i>why</i> they’re writing music to <i>what</i> their music has brought them. Consequently, they are either satisfied with their results and no longer have the drive to write more. Or, they desire to make more music but the fire (their “why”) is gone, and thus, they can’t create the same …

Success

Genetics Researchers Just Disproved a Long-Held Racist Assumption

Many genetic skin variants associated with light skin originated in Africa.<p>Racism is a grotesque inheritance passed down from light-skinned people …

15 Brave Quotes to Inspire You to Be Yourself

There’s something special about a person who knows—and shows—how unique they are. Whether it’s an eccentric sense of style or a mind full of unusual …

We're About to See Our First-Ever Black Hole

Most galaxies contain a supermassive black hole at the center. There’s a lot we don’t know them, even our own in the Milky Way, Sagittarius A*). But …

Google's dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads - ExtremeTech

Google’s dedicated TensorFlow processor, or TPU, crushes Intel, Nvidia in inference workloads<p>By on April 6, 2017 at 9:48 am<p>This site may earn …

Drone Footage of a Draining Dam Looks Like Flying Into a Black Hole

To prevent massive dams from overflowing when heavy rains cause water levels to rise, spillways like this are used to drain water to the stream …

Dawn probe spots organic materials on dwarf planet Ceres

Ceres is now officially included the list of celestial bodies where we've found organic molecules. NASA's Dawn scientists have spotted the presence of organic compounds on the dwarf planet using the spacecraft's visible and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIR). They found the organics covering an …

See the Evolution of Movie Magic With Every Oscar Winner for Visual Effects in History

The Academy Awards are almost here and many people will be talking about red carpet fashion, comedic monologues, and who got robbed. But few will be …

Want to Make a Lie Seem True? Say It Again. And Again. And Again

You only use 10 percent of your brain. Eating carrots improves your eyesight. Vitamin C cures the common cold. Crime in the United States is at an …

Critical Thinking

Scientists have caught viruses talking to each other—and that could be the key to new anti-viral drugs

Some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been accidental. To that list, Israeli scientists have added one more. They’ve discovered for the first time an instance of viruses leaving messages for other viruses.<p>What makes the discovery remarkable is that scientists expect such communication …

Microbiology

Martin Luther King, Jr., the radical: 9 MLK quotes the media won’t cite

<b>(AP)</b><p>The words of the real MLK were far more radical than today’s cherry-picked lines<p>Kali Holloway<p>January 16, 2017 9:59pm (UTC)<p><i>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.</i><p>The Martin Luther King Jr. who is cynically trotted out every time racial unrest erupts in our cities is the MLK who can be …

Black History

An asteroid just flew by Earth about 50% the distance to the moon, and we barely saw it coming

Early Monday morning, while people on the East Coast were making coffee, dropping kids off at school, and cursing in traffic, a space rock as big as a 10-story building slipped past Earth.<p>The asteroid, dubbed 2017 AG13, was discovered on Saturday by the University of Arizona's Catalina Sky Survey, …

Asteroids

Car companies should be very scared of Apple, Google and Tesla | CarAdvice

This year’s <b>Consumer Electronics Show</b> (CES) in Las Vegas could have almost been a motor show. From the endless booths of automotive-related products …

Why Google co-founder Larry Page is pouring millions into flying cars

People have dreamed about flying cars for decades, but the technology has always seemed far out of reach. Airplanes have long been too big, expensive, dangerous, loud, and complex for personal aviation to be more than a hobby for rich people.<p>But that might be about to change. “There’s a couple of …

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain For Negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable--such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast--complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves efficiency …

Happiness

13-foot-tall Korean mech suit aims to assist with Fukushima cleanup

You probably don't know Vitaly Bulgarov's name – but you've almost certainly seen his work before. His highly technical, futuristic robot designs …

Star Wars 'Rogue One': How Palpatine made the Galaxy great again

<b>HONOLULU</b>, December 16, 2016 – Have you seen the exciting new Star Wars interquel, <i>Rogue One</i>? As a political scientist, I’ve always appreciated the …

Star Wars

10 Success lessons from Will Smith – “Actor, Producer, Rapper” for entrepreneurs

Share74<p>Tweet<p>Share109<p>+117<p>Shares 200<p>Will Smith, is one of the most popular and powerful stars in Hollywood, no doubt! But beyond glitz and glamour, …

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Up For You

The human brain is a natural wonder. It produces more than 50,000 thoughts each day and 100,000 chemical reactions each second. With this amount of processing power, you would think our judgment would be highly accurate, but that's far from the case.<p>Our judgments are often inaccurate because the …

Shy and Self-Conscious in Group Settings? The Perfect Way to Overcome Your Fear of Small Talk

If it works for me, it will definitely work for you.<p>I went to a conference with a client. Everyone there knew him, because he was <i>the</i> <i>guy</i>.<p>I was just some guy with him at the conference. And that was totally fine, until he got pulled away.<p>Then I was just some guy at the conference who didn't know a …

Self-help

Tesla Just Powered a 600-Person Island With Renewable Solar Energy

When you live on a remote island, scarcity is a recurring theme; from food to power to accessibility. The island of Ta’u in American Samoa knows this …

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New era of 'cut and paste' humans close as man injected with genetically-edited blood

A world where DNA can be rewritten to fix deadly diseases has moved a step closer after scientists announced they had genetically-edited the cells of a human for the first time using a groundbreaking technique.<p>A man in China was injected with modified immune cells which had been engineered to fight …

Immune System

7 Success lessons from Larry Page – “The Google Guy” for entrepreneurs

Share75<p>Tweet<p>Share41<p>+11<p>Shares 117<p>Who does not know the founder of Google? An American computer scientist who also founded PageRank, this dynamic …

4 Secrets to Learning Anything, According to Neuroscience

Learning is no longer something we just do in schools.<p>The future of work is all about innovation and agility. We have to be prepared for ever-changing circumstances, and that means being open to learning new things.<p>Learning is no longer something we just do in schools. We can't rely on just the …

At Sundar Pichai’s Google, AI Is Everything—And Everywhere

A year into his tenure as CEO of Google, the low-key leader talks about what the company is, where it’s going, and how it gets things done.<p>Sundar Pichai is huddling with five Google staffers in a room next to his office that’s known—appropriately enough—as “Sundar’s Huddle.” The employees are …

AI takeover: Google’s ‘DeepMind’ platform can learn and think on it’s own without human input

AI good for internal back office and some limited front office activities; however, still need to see more adoption of QC in the Net and …

Artificial Intelligence

John Legend Lays Down 4 Steps To Maximize Your Creativity

Sure, he has much to be proud <i>of</i> (10 Grammys, an Academy Award for Best Original Song, two NAACP Image Awards, etc.) but when it comes to his career …

Creativity