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There Might Be A Universe Inside Every Black Hole

Most experts agree that the universe started as an infinitely hot and dense point called a singularity. Wait a minute. Isn't that what people call …

Black Holes

World's First AI Citizen in Saudi Arabia Is Now Calling For Women's Rights

It's a little ironic if you think about it.<p>When the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia granted a citizenship to Hanson Robotics' female-looking robot Sophia, …

F.C.C. Repeals Net Neutrality Rules

WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies the power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences.<p>The agency scrapped the so-called net neutrality …

Net Neutrality

As Goes Moore, So Goes Trumpism

In one of the strange rhymes that history favors, nearly eight years after Barack Obama’s Democrats managed the extraordinary feat of losing a senate race in Massachusetts, Donald Trump’s Republicans have matched the feat by losing a senate seat in Alabama. Roy Moore and Martha Coakley don’t really …

Roy Moore

Einstein's Theory of Relativity

A Guide to the Inner Workings of This Famous But Often Misunderstood Theory<p>Einstein's theory of relativity is a famous theory, but it's little …

Physics

Why pain can feel so good

For many people, the act of enduring pain is in fact quite pleasurable.<p>Think of those guys you see at the gym who are wrestling with heavy weights as …

Pain

Immortality Is Impossible, Say Scientists Studying the Mathematics of Aging

'Cell function will always get worse over time.'<p>While healthcare has dramatically extended our lifespans by preventing certain causes of death, aging …

National Academy of Sciences

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Five mistakes of beginning design thinkers (and how to overcome them)

In working with organizations of varying sizes and across sectors, from national museums to tech start-ups, I’ve observed a set of common errors that …

Design

Two months ago, the internet tried to banish Nazis. No one knows if it worked

On August 11th and 12th, the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally marked a turning point in modern American politics, where far-right groups felt empowered to gather and openly support white supremacy. The event ended with the alleged murder of protester Heather Heyer.<p>The rally also marked a …

Internet

America’s secret role in the Rwandan genocide

The violence that shocked the world in 1994 did not come from nowhere. While the CIA looked on, its allies in the Ugandan government helped to spread terror and fuel ethnic hatred<p>Between April and July 1994, hundreds of thousands of Rwandans were murdered in the most rapid genocide ever recorded. …

Africa

A Man Got Cyanide Poisoning From Taking Apricot Kernel Extract to Prevent Cancer

DIY medicine can have serious consequences.<p>A seemingly healthy 67-year old Australian man developed cyanide poisoning after ingesting apricot kernel …

Medicine

Is Trump Really Pro-Worker?

Even though Donald Trump is a flamboyant billionaire, many blue-collar voters embraced him as the presidential candidate who would lift them out of their economic rut. “I will bring jobs back and get wages up,” Mr. Trump said last summer, vowing to get tough on trade, Mexico and China.<p>But this …

Donald Trump

In a Surprise Discovery, Engineers Have Turned a Laser Beam Into a Liquid Stream

Um, what?<p>They're calling it laser streaming. No, it's not a new sport or some Netflix-like pastime. Instead it's a new observable phenomenon …

Engineering

Hackers Slipped Malware Into The Google Play Store

Six cybersecurity firms came together today to announce that they successfully took down a network of apps that turned Android smartphones into cyber …

Cybersecurity

12,000 tons of food waste transformed a barren landscape into something surprising

This isn't an excuse to litter.<p>Orange isn’t just the new black. It’s also the new green. Twenty years ago, an orange juice producer dumped thousands of tons of orange peels and pulp onto a barren section of a Costa Rican national park, which has since transformed into a lush, vine-laden woodland. …

Ecology

How A Russian Con Artist Is Running A Multibillion-Dollar Scam

One of Russia's most famous conmen ran a pyramid scheme that earned him billions of dollars before he was jailed for fraud. Now he lives in hiding, but that hasn't stopped him targeting Nigeria.<p>ABUJA, Nigeria — The realization that she’d made a catastrophic gamble came in the form of a letter …

Africa

One of Our Fundamental Assumptions About Black Holes Was Just Overturned in The Lab

We have a problem.<p>Black holes are the most intense and mysterious cosmic phenomena in the Universe, and new research shows we understand even less …

Physics

‘Safer’ thorium reactor trials could salvage nuclear power

A Dutch nuclear research institute is conducting the first experiment in close to five decades on molten-salt nuclear reactors based on thorium. Long hailed as a potential "safer" nuclear power, thorium reactor research could provide clean, affordable and "large-scale energy production." That's …

Energy

The biggest myth about our brains is that they are “male” or “female”

Daphna Joel was already an established neuroscientist in 2009, when she chose to launch a gender studies course at Tel Aviv University. While preparing the class curriculum, she became deeply interested in the mechanisms through which gender is formed. Her research led her to an experiment by a …

Imperial College London

The quantum internet is just a decade away — here's what you need to know

The word "quantum" sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every quantum breakthrough elicits a positive response, in the case of a so-called quantum internet, people have a reason to be excited.<p>In the simplest of terms, a quantum …

Quantum Computing

George Lemaître Is The Forgotten Astronomer — And Priest — Behind The Big Bang Theory

The only non-controversial thing to say about the combination of science and religion is that it's controversial. But if you look at Georges …

Physics
Brain Activity

NASA sent one identical twin brother to space for a year and studied how it changed him — here are the first results

Last March, NASA astronaut Scott Kelly returned to Earth after spending nearly one year in space. During his 340 days aboard the International Space …

Confirmed: Electrons Flowing Like Liquid in Graphene Are Insanely Superconductive

???<p>Electrons have been caught flowing through graphene like a liquid, reaching limits physicists thought were fundamentally impossible.<p>This type of …

Quantum Mechanics

To be a creativity machine, arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier to do, an excuse, a scapegoat.<p>To get the most out of your creative energy, carve out space for creative work. To make that space, you need to make …

Motorola patented a display that can heal its own cracked screen with heat

Motorola is thinking about a day where phones can heal their own cracks. A patent published today explains how a phone could identify cracks on its touchscreen and then apply heat to the area in an effort to slightly repair the damage. The process relies on something called "shape memory polymer," …

Motorola

Teenagers' blood being sold for €6,750 a shot

Transfusions of teenage blood are being sold for €6,750 a shot, with a US company claiming it may have anti-ageing properties.<p>More than 100 people …

Goldfish Survive Without Oxygen by Making Booze

<i>Animals do the most amazing things. Read about them</i> <i>in this series by Janaki Lenin.</i><p>Depriving animals of oxygen is sentencing them to death. But there …

Biology

4 Natural 'Cures' That Are Bad for Your Health

It’s a common misconception that natural or alternative medicine treatments are safer than prescription drugs and procedures done in traditional …

Alternative Medicine