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Microsoft launches ambitious blockchain project to help creators get paid

It seems that Microsoft isn’t done experimenting with blockchain technology.<p>Microsoft and Ernst & Young (EY) announced the launch of a blockchain solution for content rights and royalties management on Wednesday.<p>The blockchain solution is first implemented for Microsoft’s game publisher partners. …

Blockchain

After the Bell: Dow Drops 100 Points, but Tariffs Don’t Matter…Yet

By<p>Updated June 18, 2018 6:14 p.m. ET<p>The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped more than 100 points today but the loss wasn't nearly as bad as it could …

4 Ways to Bounce Back From a Startup Failure -- Even When the Outlook Looks Grim

Failure for an entrepreneur is heartbreaking. So is the threat of it. But if Elon Musk survived that threat, you can, too.<p>5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>“Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” -- Bill Gates</i><p>Research …

'Lost' NASA Tapes Show Humans Sort of Caused Global Warming on the Moon Too

There is a decades-old mystery at NASA: Why did the moon's temperature suddenly rise nearly 4 degrees Fahrenheit (2 degrees Celsius) right after the …

74 Years Ago, a Brilliant Invention Decided When D-Day Would Occur

Without it, the war might have ended very differently.<p>In October 1943, the oceanographer Arthur Doodson, head of the Liverpool Tidal Institute, got a …

Archaeologists start a new hunt for the fabled Lost Colony of the New World

<b>ROANOKE ISLAND IN NORTH CAROLINA—</b>In 1587, more than 100 men, women, and children settled on Roanoke Island in what is now North Carolina. War with …

NASA Photo Reveals Massive Squad of Black Holes in the Middle of Our Galaxy

Aside from a stray asteroid whizzing past Earth every now and then, our little corner of the Milky Way may seem pretty peaceful. But in reality, our …

Universe

Genetic Coda: Why Do Hundreds Of Genes Turn On After Death?

Even after you die, some of your cells keep going. It’s a phenomenon that has many scientists intrigued. One study in particular examined the activity of one thousand genes in mice and zebrafish in the days after death, or the “twilight of death” as the study’s lead author Peter Noble poetically …

Genetics

Astronomers Just Zoomed Stunningly Close to The Event Horizon of Our Galaxy's Black Hole

Wowowowow.<p>Telescopes around the world have joined forces to try to provide us with our first photograph of a black hole. That's still a few months …

Black Holes

Justice Department announces seizure of domain behind Russian-backed botnet

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Justice Department announced Wednesday that it had seized an internet domain that's at the center of a Kremlin-backed hacking campaign, largely thwarting the potential weaponization of a network of more than half a million web-connected devices across the globe, experts …

Cybersecurity

Scientists at Cardiff University have found a way to destroy cancer without infecting healthy cells

A treatment that can completely destroy cancer cells without affecting healthy cells could soon be a possibility thanks to research led by Cardiff …

How to survive a snake bite

Most snakes will only attack you if you get in their way, but snakes can bite you and their venom can be deadly. We spoke with Frank T. Burbrink, Associate Curator in the Department of Herpetology at the American Museum of Natural History and Coyote Peterson, host of the Brave Wilderness channel on …

Why Rain Constantly Fell for Two Million Years During the Earth’s Late Triassic Period

In a drenching episode of the PBS Digital Studios series <i>Eons</i>, host Blake de Pastino explained why it rained for the two million years during the late …

Zuckerberg set up fraudulent scheme to 'weaponise' data, court case alleges

Mark Zuckerberg faces allegations that he developed a “malicious and fraudulent scheme” to exploit vast amounts of private data to earn Facebook billions and force rivals out of business.<p>A company suing Facebook in a California court claims the social network’s chief executive “weaponised” the …

Using the K computer, scientists predict exotic "di-Omega" particle

Based on complex simulations of quantum chromodynamics performed using the K computer, one of the most powerful computers in the world, the HAL QCD …

Volcano expert explains the science behind Kilauea's ongoing eruption

"We do know something about the laws of nature that any system must obey, including volcanic systems."<p>Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been a hotbed of explosive activity since early May, gushing lava and toxic gases that have destroyed more than 25 homes and forced thousands of area residents to flee. …

Geology

Why live on Earth when you can live in a hole on Mars? No, really.

by Kristin Houser May 23, 2018 Off World 49897<p>Most people try their best to avoid residing six feet (or more) underground. But if you want to live on …

Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did

The popular conception of pterodactyl flight shows them in a pose with wings and legs spread far apart similar to the way bats do it. But as new …

Uber to open Advanced Technologies Center in Paris focused on flying taxis

S’envoler<p>Uber’s plan to fill the skies above cities with swarms of electric-powered flying taxis is getting its own dedicated laboratory. The company announced Thursday that it will build a new Advanced Technologies Center in Paris focused on its ambitious Uber Elevate project, the ride-hail …

Air Traffic

A Recent Hurricane Shot a Bolt of Antimatter Toward Earth

When you think of an alien world, you might think of a strange, stormy place with an inhospitable environment, frequent lightning strikes, and …

Something Is Sucking Iron Out of Earth's Crust, and Scientists Think They Know What

What makes the Red Planet red? The answer, as Sherlock Holmes might say, is elementary. And that element is iron.<p>The continental crust of Mars is so …

Earth Science

Lightning strikes from space look exactly as cool as you think they would

Thunderstorms on Earth can be terrifying things.<p>But from space those same events take on a beautiful, even ghostly edge.<p>A new time-lapse video from …

NASA Is About to Create The Coldest Temperature in The Universe, Using Lasers in Space

We can't deal with the awesomeness.<p>In the quest for ever-colder temperatures, NASA is sending an apparatus to the International Space Station that …

Kilauea Volcano: First Human Injury Caused by Projectile Lava Spatter

Things are getting worse.<p>Authorities in Hawaii continue to monitor and warn residents about the movement of lava from the Kilauea volcano that …

Geology

Trump’s NASA Chief: 'I Fully Believe and Know the Climate Is Changing'

“I also know that we human beings are contributing to it in a major way,” Jim Bridenstine said, taking an unusual stance for his administration.<p>The new administrator of NASA held a town hall Thursday at the agency’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. Jim Bridenstine is about four weeks into the job, …

Climate Change

Exercise may actually speed up dementia

Exercise may speed up the progress of dementia, new research suggests.<p>Oxford University experts found two weekly gym sessions helped improve physical …

Here's what happens when your dead body is left to rot (plus a few, more practical, uses for it)

We’re used to seeing bodies lie in rest on the other side of a coffin, but without six feet of soil to protect it, thing start to get very messy.<p>Left …

Elon Musk's ultra-high-speed hyperloop will cost just $1 to ride

Elon Musk is sick of Los Angeles traffic.<p>The Boring Company, Tesla and SpaceX CEO said he was late to his own tunnel company's information session at …

HTC just announced the world’s first blockchain phone

HTC is about to unveil a flagship phone that nobody will want to buy, the U12 handset the company teased using iPhone 6 parts not too long ago. But …

We’ve measured the pressure inside a proton and it’s extreme

The inside of a proton is under a lot of pressure. The particle’s centre withstands a billion billion billion times the pressure found at the bottom …