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A new quantum theory predicts that the future could be influencing the past

Quantum physics has spawned its share of strange ideas and hard-to-grasp concepts - from Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” to the adventures …

Quantum Mechanics

13 things mentally strong people don't do

Mental strength isn't often reflected in what you do. It's usually seen in what you don't do.<p>In her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," …

Oprah Winfrey

Scientists Foresee the Milky Way’s Death in Orbiting Black Holes

Galactic collision is imminent.<p>The Milky Way is on a collision course with the Andromeda galaxy, and when the two colossal entities meet, they’ll …

The 13 Best Science Fiction Books of 2017

It's been a good year for sci-fi escapism.<p>In 2017, current events made escaping into a sci-fi story all the more appetizing, and there were lots of great choices.<p>Below are our 13 favorite sci-fi books from 2017. They include stories about underground lunar societies, a Manhattan partially covered …

The Limits of Artificial Intelligence

Talking about artificial intelligence is in season for Europe’s corporate executives. Just don’t mention its shortcomings.<p>The C-suite is eager to …

Artificial Intelligence

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They …

4 Reasons You Should Never Hide Your Personality in the Workplace

Your macho man attitude and shoulder pad power suit aren't fooling anyone.<p>Have you ever felt the need to put on a "game face" while you're at work? Do you have to act "manly" or "tough," so that others will respect you? I know that many women feel that they can't act overly feminine, in fear that …

So SpaceX is having quite a year

We offer a review of SpaceX's progress toward key goals this year.<p>SpaceX had difficult years in 2015 and 2016, as two accidents with its Falcon 9 …

Experts predict when AI will exceed human performance

Rightly or wrongly, one industry after another is falling under its spell, even though few have benefited significantly so far.<p>And that raises an interesting question: when will artificial intelligence exceed human performance? More specifically, when will a machine do your job better than …

The hottest planet ever discovered has an atmosphere as warm as a star’s

By Ben Guarino<p>Ben Guarino<p>Reporter covering biology, genetics, nature, paleontology and the culture of science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>The hottest planet ever discovered orbits a massive star so sizzling it burns bluish white. On exoplanet KELT-9b, a gas giant 650 light-years from Earth, temperatures during …

Universe

Productivity Is All About Mastering These 4 Mental Tricks, According to Psychologists

This is what's standing between you and achieving what you want in life.<p>My family and I recently celebrated the life of my grandmother. While reminiscing, I ran across a yearbook from her senior year of high school. Next to everyone's picture was a section where they could indicate future ambitions …

Tesla’s solar roof tiles get approved for permitting and installations

Tesla is moving quickly with its new solar roof tiles. Early installations could start as soon as next month after the company started taking orders earlier this month.<p>Now we learn that the company just received approval from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for permitting and installations.<p>The …

7 Surprising Traits That Make Introverts Wildly Successful

You don't need to be an extrovert to win at the entrepreneurship game.<p>The traditional view of an entrepreneur is of an individual who eats and drinks the energy of crowds, an inspiring, articulate ball of unreserved innovation who feels completely at home wrapped in attention. These types of …

World-First Trials Have Been Launched to Treat Parkinson's And Blindness With Embryonic Stem Cells

This is happening.<p>In a world first, surgeons in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou are planning to inject stem cells derived from human embryos into the …

A New Technology Could Provide 40% of the World's Energy Needs, and It's Carbon-Neutral

Harnessing Salt Concentrations<p>Estuaries are ecosystems constantly in flux — brackish bodies of water where fresh and ocean water meet and mix. These …

AI is already beating us at our own game

And our own work.<p>Although modern AI systems still have trouble deciding whether or not to flip that stranded tortoise in their path, they're already outpacing the intellectual capabilities of their creators in a wide variety of fields. From beating grandmaster Go players to outguessing cardiac …

CRISPR Gene-Editing Might Cause Thousands of Unintended Mutations

The popular genetic engineering tool could cause hundreds or thousands of unwanted mutations, potentially creating random side effects.<p>Perhaps the largest medical breakthrough this side of the Human Genome Project has been the invention of CRISPR, a technique for rewriting entire sections of DNA. …

Nothing Escapes From A Black Hole, And Now Astronomers Have Proof

If you collect more and more matter in a small enough volume of space, it gets harder and harder to escape from its gravitational pull. Gather enough mass there, and you’ll find that the speed you’d need to reach in order to escape is greater than the speed of light! From within that region, escape …

There’s a dark side to meditation that no one talks about

We’ve all heard about the benefits of meditation <i>ad nauseam</i>. Those disciplined enough to practice regularly are rewarded with increased control over the brainwaves known as alpha rhythms, which leads to better focus and may help ease pain. In addition to calming the mind and body, meditation can …

5 Simple Tips That Can Help Even the Worst Procrastinators

There is hope for those of us who, like Herman Melville when writing Moby Dick, need to be chained to our desks to actually complete a piece of work.<p>Have you ever sat down to work on a business pitch... or your resume... or an important speech you've been ask to give... and then realized it would …

Why AI won’t replace all human data analysts

While artificial intelligence for self-driving cars and virtual assistants gets a lot of attention, the past few months have seen a wave of AI advancements focused on the tasks of analysts. “Analyst” is a ubiquitous role, found in every industry that touches data. Analysts use the measurements we …

The 30-second trick to brightening your dark under-eye circles

Be honest: Do you log more hours with your computer or your BFF? Especially if you need to be in an office all day, your screen time is probably …

Is Intelligence Genetic?

A study has found 52 genes responsible for intelligence, raising questions.<p><b>By Raffaele Ferrari, UCL</b><p>Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what …

NFL, College Sports, NBA and Recruiting

Why being awkward makes you more likely to succeed

Psychologist Ty Tashiro, author of "Awkward: The Science of Why We're Socially awkward and Why That's Awesome," explains why awkward people are more likely to demonstrate "striking talent." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>There is a stereotype in our culture that some people are too smart</i> …

Self-improvement

Google Reveals Automatic Machine Learning: A.I. Can Create Itself

This month Google revealed a major new approach to A.I. development that seems to call out to the most sensational and apocalyptic predictions in all …

Scientists Have Stabilised a One-Dimensional Metallic Material in a World-First Experiment

It's one atom thick.<p>Researchers have constructed the world's thinnest metallic nanowire, creating a stable string of the chemical element tellurium, …

University of Cambridge

In A Tribute, NASA Names New Organism Found In Space After APJ Abdul Kalam

In great news for India, scientists at NASA have named a new organism discovered by them after the much-loved A P J Abdul Kalam.<p>Till date, the new …

Live look at the 'alien megastructure' star may solve mysteries

It's a rare chance to look at the star's strange behavior while it's happening.<p>Astronomers may have ruled out an alien megastructure as the likely cause behind KIC 8462852's strange dimming, but it's still mysterious -- and that's partly due to the lack of live data (as live as you can get for a …

Universe

Scientists think they found proof of a parallel universe

Composite; NASA<p>Scientists believe they may have discovered evidence of a parallel universe that crashed into our own in a galactic impact mirroring a …