Linda McDonald

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Dragon blood could provide a cure for antibiotic resistance

The largest lizard on Earth has blood that's deadly to some of the world's most notorious superbugs.<p>It sounds like the recipe for an elixir from some …

Biology

Conversational AI and the road ahead

Katherine Bailey Contributor<p>Katherine Bailey is principal data scientist at Acquia.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Putting the “intelligent” machine in its place<p>In recent years, we’ve seen an increasing number of so-called “intelligent” digital assistants being introduced on various devices. At the …

Artificial Intelligence

This gorgeous video about the Hubble Space Telescope puts our existence into perspective

‘We’re smaller than we can readily comprehend’<p>In 1995, astronomers pointed the Hubble Space Telescope toward a seemingly empty region of space to see what was there. What they found was astounding: almost 3,000 objects, too faint to see with the naked eye. In a short animated video from Vimeo user …

Universe

How To Finally Start Meditating

7 ways to make the habit stick.<p><i>“</i>Transcendental Meditation <i>is the Rolls Royce of practices,”</i> they said. The irony of a meditation practice describing …

Theoretical battle: dark energy vs. modified gravity | Ars Technica

LIGO could help tell us whether gravitational waves move at the speed of light.<p>Two decades ago, scientists found that the Universe’s expansion is …

Dark Matter

5 Keys to Becoming a Super Effective Leader | Inc.com

No matter how successful a businessperson you might be, leading others is a very real challenge for many. And while we know that anyone can lead, not everyone can lead effectively.<p>What are the keys to being a remarkably effective leader? Read on to find out.<p><b>1. Communicate</b><p>Communication, especially …

Goal Setting

Start Doing These Things for Yourself to Transform Your Life in Less Than a Year

You and I have one thing in common: We want to constantly improve our lives and be the best version of ourselves. But unfortunately, many people have …

Ask Ethan: Does Dark Energy Mean We're Losing Information About The Universe?

Perhaps the biggest surprise of all about the Universe came at the very end of the 20th century: the discovery of dark energy and the accelerated expansion of the Universe. Rather than being pulled towards us gravitationally, the most distant galaxies in the Universe are speeding away from us at …

Universe

We Were Wrong About How the Asteroid Apocalypse Will Go Down

Here’s a cheery thought to send you into the weekend: New research suggests that the greatest danger posed by an incoming asteroid is not from the …

Rio De Janeiro

Check Out An Interactive Map of Every Dinosaur Fossil Found On Earth

The map lets you search by period, taxonomy and strata.<p>Some engineers have created an interactive map to navigate the overwhelming amount of data created by the Paleobiology Database, a massive collection of information about fossils and related research. The map essentially plots the location of …

I Have 15 ideas to Change Your Life—Do You Have Five Minutes?

I’m the last person to say that life is easy. I don’t think that’s the case at all. But there’s one thing I’ve learned in recent years that changed …

Self-confidence

Closing in on launch: NASA’s gold-mirrored, $8 billion Webb Space Telescope

The world’s most expensive telescope is parked for the moment in Greenbelt, Md., shrouded in a protective tent at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In just two years, this long-delayed, $8 billion, cosmos-penetrating instrument is supposed to be nearly a million miles from Earth.<p>If it works, …

Universe