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Antimatter Space Propulsion Possible Within A Decade, Say Physicists

Dreams of antimatter space propulsion are closer to reality than most rocket scientists could ever imagine, says former Fermilab physicist Gerald Jackson. In fact, if money were no object, he says an antimatter-driven spacecraft prototype could be tested within a decade. To that end, next month, …

Physics

How Sci-Fi Invented the Superman Memory Crystal

From Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, to Jedi Holocrons, to… your office?<p>Here’s the dilemma: you want to store something big, like, <i>entire King James Bible</i> big, for, say, a billion years. What do you do? Researchers at the University of Southampton’s Optoelectronics Research Center have an answer. …

Harvard and MIT close to ‘cure’ for Type 1 diabetes which will end daily injections

A cure for type 1 diabetes is closer than ever after scientists showed they can switch off the disease for six months in animals – which would equate to several years in humans.<p>In 2014, researchers at Harvard University discovered how to make huge quantities of insulin-producing cells, in a …

These 8 in-demand programming languages are the ones to have on your resume in 2016

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Tech Hub/flickrIn early 2015 Glassdoor.com made a list of the 25 highest paying in-demand jobs in the country. Of the 25 careers …

Programming

The Top 10 Claims Made by Creationists to Counter Scientific Theories

One of the most challenging tasks for the modern day creationist to is reconcile the belief in a 6,000 year old Earth with the ever-growing mountain …

Photo of the Day: Best of 2015

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

Associated Press News

Here's everything coming to Netflix in December

Up this month? "Black Mirror," "Parenthood" Season 6, "Ray," and "The Da Vinci Code."<p>There's also Adam Sandler's first Netflix movie, "The Ridiculous 6."<p>Here's the full roster!<p><b>Avail 12/1/15</b><p>"#DeathToSelfie" (2014): Sermons offers Christian solutions for finding peace in a world where people compare …

Entertainment

A New Arms Race Threatens to Bring the U.S. and Russia Back to the Nuclear Brink

The horror and reactions to the Paris massacre have overshadowed a troubling new twist in the U.S.-Russian rivalry that could prove even more terrifying. Russian state media recently "accidentally" revealed plans for a bizarre new nuclear torpedo. More of an underwater drone, it is designed to swim …

Astronomers share first images of new planet in formation

Australian and US scientists capture imagery of the accumulation of dust and gas particles onto a new planet, which is the process of formation<p>Astronomers have taken the first images of a planet still in formation, a discovery expected to shed light on how giant planets manage to beef up early in …

Quantum computing breakthrough: Engineers manage to write quantum code to silicon chip

Engineers have been able to successfully write the quantum version of a computer code to a silicon chip for the very first time – a breakthrough that …

GOP Candidates: We Must Censor News Media to Protect Us from a Democracy

Republican presidential candidates complained about the questions asked during last week's debate on CNBC. They've demanded that rules be changed for future debates.<p>Ben Carson blamed moderators for asking questions designed for the candidates to explain their positions. He called those "gotcha …

Stephen Hawking Says 'God Particle' Could Wipe Out the Universe

Stephen Hawking bet Gordon Kane $100 that physicists would not discover the Higgs boson. After losing that bet when physicists detected the particle …

Harvard creates a material that lets light go 'infinitely fast'

Researchers at Harvard University announced recently that they had successfully developed a means of manipulating light at the nanoscale, which could lead to photonic-based (rather than electronic) telecommunications. Think, ubiquitous fiber optics. The team reportedly developed an on-chip …

Harvard

Before and After Photos Reveal How Much Glaciers Have Melted in 100 Years

Climate change has transformed our world, but the effects aren't instantaneous, making it difficult to fully grasp the severity of the situation. One way to demonstrate the detrimental impact that global warming has on the environment is through “repeat photography,” or the act of comparing recent …

National Parks

Scientists confirm a cornerstone of quantum computing

Quantum physics theory has an odd but fundamental quirk: atoms in a quantum state aren't supposed to move as long as you're measuring them. It sounds preposterous, but Cornell University researchers have just demonstrated that it's real. The team noticed that the atoms in an extremely cold cloud of …

This Is the Largest Photo of Space Ever Taken

Clocking in at 197 GB and 46 gigapixels, you may have to wait a while on this one ...<p>That image above is just a sliver of a new 46 billion-pixel photo of the Milky Way. It is... vast, to say the least. Astronomers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany spent five years building this image, a …

Winners of the 2015 Urban Photography Competition Shine a Light on Diverse Urban Life Around the World

The 2015 CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year Competition recently released their selection of winning and honourably mentioned images that celebrate the diversity of urban life. With 21,000 stunning entries from over 113 different countries, the annual competition, in its 9th year of development, …

Asia Pacific

Pictures of the Week 10.22.15

Mexico

NSA advisory sparks concern of secret advance ushering in cryptoapocalypse

Once elliptic curve crypto was viewed as a savior. Now its future looks doomed.<p>In August, National Security Agency officials advised US agencies and …

National Security Agency (NSA)

Microphotographs Reveal the Wonderfully Odd World of Plants

Plants are a crucial part of our day-to-day lives and are vitally important to the world around us. They provide us with sustenance, medicines, and raw materials that can be used to create a plethora of products. However, few people take the time to thoroughly inspect Earth's greenery. Luckily, …

Pollen

Interview: Stunning Infrared Portraits Document Indigenous Tribal Cultures of the World

Barefoot nomads roaming the desert; tribe members laughing together, their faces covered in paint; youths on horseback galloping across Tibetan plains–these are the subjects of <i>Still Points in a Turning World</i>, a fascinating series by photographer Terri Gold that documents the few indigenous tribal …

Indigenous Peoples

Everything coming and going on Netflix for November 2015

November looks to be an interesting month at Netflix. So many titles are headed for the wood chipper including "Fargo." The first five "Saw" films disappear in the beginning of November, so schedule your Halloween marathon now -- though how anyone can have Thanksgiving without Jigsaw, I'll never …

Winners of Nikon’s 2015 Small World Contest Reveal the Microscopic Beauty of Our World

The winners and honourably-mentioned images were recently announced for Nikon's 2015 Small World Photomicrography Competition. Submissions were collected from professionals and amateurs alike; the contest is open to anyone with a passion for microscopy and photography. With a rich pool of …