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The 25 Biggest Scientific Breakthroughs of 2017

Here are the studies that rocked the science world this year.<p>Every week in 2017 seemed to bring new, objectively bad news about environmental …

Net Neutrality is over. It's time to get a VPN.

<i>Futurism has forged a partnership with ExpressVPN, the world’s largest premium VPN service provider. As part of our partnership, ExpressVPN is</i> …

Former Pentagon UFO official: 'We may not be alone'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A former Pentagon official who led a recently revealed government program to research potential UFOs said Monday evening that he believes there is evidence of alien life reaching Earth.<p>"My personal belief is that there is very compelling evidence that we may not be alone," Luis Elizondo …

UFOs

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2017

The trouble with the future is that it never seems to arrive. That’s why we call it the future. We consequently have this bad habit of taking the …

We’re about to see a black hole for the first time

While astronomers have long seen the fallout of the presence of black holes on the stars and gas clouds around them, none have ever actually stared …

Bitcoin futures trading just got a lot bigger

The bitcoin bandwagon just keeps rolling on.<p>The red hot digital currency hit new highs over the weekend -- and it's now got the weight of the world's biggest exchange operator behind it.<p>Financial market giant CME Group (CME) launched bitcoin futures trading on Sunday evening in the U.S., a week …

Cryptocurrency

Humans probably won't ever live forever — and new genetic discoveries might explain why

There's a limit to the human lifespan and physical abilities, and a multidisciplinary team of researchers say that we may have already reached this threshold. Sadly, it's one that we may not be able to exceed. Indeed, signs point to a plateau in maximum genetic and biological limits for a person's …

Genetics

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program

WASHINGTON — In the $600 billion annual Defense Department budgets, the $22 million spent on the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program was almost impossible to find.<p>Which was how the Pentagon wanted it.<p>For years, the program investigated reports of unidentified flying objects, according …

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