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This prehistoric proto-spider was found preserved in amber

Four specimens of a 100-million-year old spider-like arachnid were found preserved in amber, according to research published Monday in the journal …

Paleontology

Spectacular dinosaur stomping grounds discovered just outside D.C.

GREENBELT, Md. — Some 110 million years ago, in the swamp that would become the Washington suburbs, a hulking, armored nodosaur trudged along a riverbank, leaving a telltale print in the mud. Its offspring scrambled after it, slipping in the parent's print. Other dinosaurs crowded the setting: A …

Dinosaurs

Whole Foods Predicts 2018's Top 10 Food Trends

Prepare yourselves, foodies—2018 will be a year of sipping and munching on flowers, mushrooms, powders, and bubbles.<p>At least that’s the future that …

Top 10

This Entrepreneur Travels the World While Making More Than Most Doctors

How a digital nomad makes six figures passively using this tested playbook.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Jeremy Page is living proof the digital nomad lifestyle is alive and well.<p>He’s built a small empire on the back of several highly successful internet businesses …

Entrepreneurship

New definitions of scientific units are on the horizon

Metrologists are poised to change how scientists measure the Universe.<p>Revamped definitions of scientific units are on their way. In the biggest …

Physics

This 'genius' landscape architect just won $625,000 to save cities from rising sea levels — take a look at her solutions

By 2100, there is a 90% chance that global mean sea levels will rise anywhere from eight inches to 6.6 feet, according to a recent National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration report. As the world becomes more urbanized, cities can lose wetlands (which protect against flooding), trees (which …

Ecology

Giant Pythons Keep Attacking People in Indonesia For a Really Worrying Reason

This is scary.<p>In all the human-versus-python stories, the snake is almost always the cold-blooded antagonist.<p>Reticulated pythons like the ones …

3 Reasons These Five Stocks Will Outperform the S&P | Investopedia

As the bull market ages, companies that report big earnings surprises are seeing only small price gains in their shares, even as about 75% of …

Investing

An AI Just Created and Named New Paint Colors, and They're Hilarious

What’s in a Name?<p>Buying paint is always an enlightening affair. The names that companies come up with for their pigments are usually worth a chuckle …

Artificial Intelligence

New metamaterial is proved to be the world's first to achieve the performance predicted by theoretical bounds

In 2015 UC Santa Barbara mechanical engineer and materials scientist Jonathan Berger developed an idea that could change the way people think about …

Chemistry

Here are 10 U.S. cities where solar energy could take off

Providence tops a list of Northeast cities with lots of room to go solar<p>Solar panels aren’t just for sunny states like Arizona or California. Even homes in the dreary northeast can power up with rooftop panel systems. To prove the point, Redfin partnered with the Department of Energy-supported …

Majority in Leading EU Nations Support Trump-Style Travel Ban: Poll

A majority of Europeans would support a Trump-style ban on further migration from mainly Muslim countries, according to a poll of more than 10,000 people in 10 countries.<p>An average of 55 percent of those surveyed for London-based think tank, Chatham House, agreed that immigration from …

Europe

Dan Ariely: The Corruption Experiment

Dan Ariely, professor of psychology and behavioral economics at Duke University, set up an experiment to measure dishonesty using a coin and a …

Psychology

The Most Detailed 'Full Disk' View of Earth Ever Has Been Released - And It's Incredible

Wowow.<p>Below is one of the most detailed full-disk photos of Earth ever taken - and the US government is now downloading a fresh version of it every …

NOAA

Fecal transplant improves autism symptoms

While many people are aware of the behavioural symptoms associated with autism, probably not so many realize that autistics often also have …

Siri has nothing on us: How do brain cells tell us where we’re going?

New findings provide a more complex profile of the brain’s “internal GPS”<p>How do humans and other animals find their way from A to B? This apparently simple question has no easy answer. But after decades of extensive research, a picture of how the brain encodes space and enables us to navigate …

Neuroscience

Antibiotic Resistance Will Soon Hit the Tipping Point, Unless We Act

A New Global Threat<p>The world is facing a severe global threat–surprisingly, from something that was meant to save us in the first place.<p>For decades, …

Public Health

Mapping the perfect wine and cheese pairings - using data science

<b>A university science professor helped develop a computer program to visually map out relationships between genes and molecules. Then his wife pointed out he could use it to find perfect wine and cheese pairings.</b><p>Next time you are planning the ultimate wine and cheese party, reach for your computer …

Data Science

This Scientific Study Could Rock Your Sexual World in the Best Possible Way

New findings suggest a simple way to take your sex from ho-hum to va-va-voom!<p>What do sex and music have in common? According to a recent study from …

Neuroscience

The uncanny physics of empty space

<b>Void: The Strange Physics of Nothing.</b> By James Owen Weatherall. <i>Yale University Press; 196 pages; $26.</i><p>Upgrade your inbox<p>Receive our Daily Dispatch and …

Cooling Electrons Close to Absolute Zero Gives Us New Perspective on Quantum Mechanics

Scientists have discovered that electrons cooled close to absolute zero slow down so much that they can be studied individually – allowing us to see …

Quantum Mechanics

New theory of gravity might explain dark matter

A new theory of gravity might explain the curious motions of stars in galaxies. Emergent gravity, as the new theory is called, predicts the exact …

Dark Matter

Here’s Why You Can’t Stop Procrastinating

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Procrastination