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Interstellar Travel Won't Look Anything Like The Movie

The astronaut leading humankind's journey to the stars says if we want to get to another Earth, we'll have to expand our thinking.<p>Christopher Nolan's <i>Interstellar</i> imagines a human journey to planets beyond our star. That trip would of course be impossible in today's terms. But there's good news for …

Astronomers Spot First Ice Giant Outside Our Solar System

Astronomers have discovered the first "ice giant" outside our solar system--an exoplanet that looks a lot like the icy worlds in our own solar system, Uranus and Neptune.<p>The first-of-its-kind discovery may answer some big questions about how these strange planets formed the way they did--in our …

10 Images That Show Our Wildly Changing View of the Cosmos

Cosmigraphics, a coffee table book of the most incredible images in the history of astronomy, is out now.<p><i>Cosmigraphics</i>, a coffee table book of the most incredible images in the history of astronomy, is out now.

Drezus Walks: Meet the Native American Rapper Merging Old Sounds and New

Drezus grew up selling drugs, was in a chart-topping rap group, almost died twice, and came back to rap about his heritage.<p><i>Photos courtesy of Drezus</i><p>Alone in the Oregon Coast wilderness, Jeremiah Manitopyes sat in a dark cave, waiting for a vision to appear. Despite his large frame and tough …

Shipping Containers Could Relay Quantum Information Across Oceans

Like a ‘Pony Express’ for entangled particles<p>Physics says that if two particles are entangled on a quantum level, they are permanently linked -- a change in one particle will instantaneously affect the other one, no matter the distance between them. That’s something that could be fantastic for …

Autonomous Cars May Change Our Lives In Unexpected Ways

A detailed report lists dozens of great and terrible possibilities.<p>One of the test vehicles for Google's Self-Driving Car project.<p>In the future, we may not be dealing with the hassles and frustrations that come with driving cars everyday. Autonomous automobiles can make our lives better! But are …

45,000-year-old leg bone offers clues to Stone Age mating

DNA from a 45,000-year-old leg bone is giving scientists a better idea of when modern humans first started mating with Neanderthals.<p>The thigh bone was found six years ago on the banks of the Irtysh River in Siberia by Nikolai Peristov, a Russian artist who carves jewelry from ancient mammoth tusks, …

Brain scans show cause of seasonal affective disorder

<b>Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).</b><p>People with Sad have an unhelpful way of controlling the "happy" brain signalling compound serotonin during winter months, brain scans reveal.<p>As the nights …

D-Wave CEO: Our Next Quantum Processor Will Make Computer Science History (Video)

In a joint interview, D-Wave's Vern Brownell and DFJ's Steve Jurvetson discuss the weird world of quantum computing.<p>Things get weird at the atomic scale.<p>The rules of classical physics governing the objects we can see and touch break down. Particles can occupy two places at once or connect across …

Experts Skeptical Of Lockheed Martin's 'Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough'

Ships, aircraft, and even entire cities may become fusion-powered a lot sooner than you might have imagined.<p>That's the word from aerospace giant Lockheed Martin, which announced Wednesday that a research team in its Skunk Works division has found a way to make a nuclear fusion reactor that's 10 …

Four ways you can see the multiverse

Every time you make a choice, you spawn a multitude of universes, leading to umpteen other yous – some of them living very different lives. This …

Birds Evolved From Dinosaurs In a 'Supercharged' Evolutionary Surge

"This one lineage of dinosaurs that became ever-more-birdy over time happened to hit on something successful."<p>Bird evolution is like a <i>Legend of Zelda</i> puzzle: the pieces may take a while to come together, but once they do, it's next-level.<p>Paleontologists have created what they claim is the most …

Engineer Sees Big Possibilities in Micro-robots, Including Programmable Bees

Robert Wood says that medicine and agriculture could be transformed by micro and "soft" robots.<p><i>Editor's note: Robert Wood is one of National Geographic's 2014 emerging explorers, part of a program that honors tomorrow's visionaries—those making discoveries, making a difference, and inspiring people</i> …

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

<b>(Universal/Battrick via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Sean McElwee<p>October 11, 2014 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 …

Talking to ourselves: the science of the little voice in your head | Peter Moseley

If we want to understand what’s happening in the brain when people ‘hear voices’, we first need to understand what happens during ordinary inner speech<p>Most of us will be familiar with the experience of silently talking to ourselves in our head. Perhaps you’re at the supermarket and realise that …

A brief history of psychedelic psychiatry | Mo Costandi

In the 1950s a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture.<p>On 5th May, 1953, the novelist Aldous Huxley dissolved four-tenths of a gram of mescaline in a glass of …

Are tiny houses and micro-apartments the future of urban homes?

New designs for dwelling and fixtures aim to inject efficiency and comfort into ultra-small living spaces for rising urban populations<p>With an eye on urbanization, population growth and efficiency, tiny spaces were a big theme at this summer’s Dwell on Design conference in Los Angeles. Designers …

Singularity, transhumanism, humanity+: What word should we use to discuss the future?

Singularity. Posthuman. Techno-Optimism, Cyborgism. Humanity+. Immortalist. Machine intelligence. Biohacker. Robotopia. Life extension. Transhumanism.<p>…

Body upgrades may be nearing reality, but only for the rich

Homo sapiens were not always so special. In the ancient past, other human forms lived beside us. The Neanderthals in Eurasia. Small, hobbit-like humans in Indonesia. The mysterious Denisovans in the Ural mountains.<p>But our time alone may be nearing its end. Through the power of technology, humans …

Samsung says its Oculus-powered Gear VR headset will cost $199 (phablet not included)

<i>Update December 8: Samsung’s Gear VR is on sale now.</i><p>Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Gear VR headset will cost $199, a Samsung spokesperson at New York Fashion Week told VentureBeat this evening.<p>Two days ago Samsung unveiled the Gear VR, a virtual reality headset made in partnership with Oculus VR. The …

Want to Know If Your Food Is Genetically Modified?

Across the country, an aggressive grassroots movement is winning support with its demands for GMO labeling. If only it had science on its side.<p>In more than 30 years in politics, Bobby Starr had never seen anything like it.<p>The Vermont state senator, a Democrat, represents a remote, rural district on …

Electrons' Split 'Personalities' Help Solve Superconductor Mystery

Electrons — the negatively charged particles around atoms — have split "personalities," and act one way or the other depending on how many of them are around, new research suggests.<p>The finding could help to solve a long-standing mystery about electrical currents in superconductors, which carry such …

When One Fish Gets Drunk, Its Whole School Swims Faster

One fish, two fish, drunk fish, zoom fish<p>When a single fish gets tipsy, it swims faster than usual. This was already known. But what happens when it is thrown into a tank with sober fish? The fish swims even faster than when it is alone, and, furthermore, the whole school speeds up. The sober fish …

'World's largest dinosaur' discovered in Argentina

New species of titanosaur thought to be as heavy as 14 African elephants unearthed after chance discovery by farm worker in Patagonia<p>The largest creature to have ever walked the earth - a dinosaur measuring 130 feet and weighing 77 tonnes - has been discovered in Argentina, palaeontologists have …

Largest dinosaur? Paleontologists unearth new heavyweight in Argentina

Paleontologists in Patagonia, southern Argentina on Friday announced they have unearthed a 90-million-year-old fossil of what they claim is the largest dinosaur found to date.<p>"It's the largest example ever found," said Ruben Cuneo, director of the Feruglio Museum of Trelew, a city founded by Welsh …

The Dismissive, Exasperated, Sinister Sounds Of Teenagers

Teens can appear distant and moody, unless you speak their language. Linguist James Harbeck speaks with NPR's Scott Simon about his quest to crack the code. (<i>This story first aired June 1, 2013.</i>)<p>Transcript<p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST:<p>Teenagers can seem sullen, moody and uncommunicative - unless you know how …

Ancient Skeleton In Mexico Sheds Light On Americas Settlement

The nearly complete skeleton of a teenage girl who died some 12,000 to 13,000 years ago in a cave in the Yucatan Peninsula, has yielded DNA clues linking her to Native Americans living today.<p>The connection bolsters the prevailing theory that the sole route of human migration into North America took …

Articles about desert blooms middle eastern park plan breaks mold on Dwell.com - Dwell

How do you design green space that can withstand Abu Dhabi’s heat? Thomas Heatherwick listened to the desert.<p>In her Portland studio, designer Andi Kovel of Esque Studios transforms molten glass into colorful creations—including a new...<p>As Los Angeles MOCA explores the work of Gaetano Pesce, Dwell …

Stars, Milky Way captured in stunning time-lapse photos and video

Yikáísdáhá.<p>The word might sound like Klingon (if you could even pronounce it), but it's actually the Navajo word for the Milky Way or "that which awaits the dawn." It's also the name of a new video and photography project by photographers Gavin Heffernan and Harun Mehmedinović.<p>Heffernan had flown …

Bigotry Is Back, 60 Years After Brown v. Board of Education

Discrimination is all around us. But we’re always going to fight to end it, as the sign at Linda Brown’s former elementary school in Kansas reminds …