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What You Need to Know About The Intel Flaw Everyone's Freaking Out About

Practically every PC, laptop, tablet, and smartphone is affected.<p>Silicon Valley is abuzz about 'Meltdown' and 'Spectre' – new ways for hackers to …

11 Things People Think Are Terrible For Your Diet That Actually Aren't

Whee!<p>I'm used to the shaming look I get from my peers when I crack open a can of sugar-free Red Bull. The questions – and judgement – never end. …

Nutrition

The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.<p>Renewable energy sources like solar and wind account for a growing share of the world’s electric power. That’s no surprise, given concerns about the carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants and their …

Nuclear Energy

Construction workers just accidentally discovered 30 perfectly preserved dinosaur eggs

The holidays are all about happy surprises, and paleontologists got one heck of a shock earlier this week after learning about an unexpected …

Dinosaurs

Scientists announce new gene-editing techniques aimed at common mutations

Genetics is having a moment in the sun. Last year, biologists at the University of Bath in England created mice with neon feet. Scientists edited human embryos for the first time in the United States in August, cutting out a mutation for a heritable heart disease. Earlier this month, research …

Genetics

Science's Greatest Lesson For Humanity Is 'How To Be Wrong'

For some, science is one of the most frustrating subjects out there. On the one hand, it holds the promise of learning how the world or even the Universe works, and has proven itself more successful than perhaps any other method of inquiry. But on the other hand, it’s incredibly difficult to get it …

Physics

Could Congress stop Trump from bombing North Korea?

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump threatened North Korea with "fire and fury" Tuesday if Pyongyang doesn't stop threatening the United States. But can the President launch a military strike on his own?<p>The Constitution may give Congress the ability to declare war, but in reality it has little ability …

North Korea

This website can tell you what dog you are

A website and app from Microsoft designed to tell the breed of a dog in any given photo is telling people what dogs they look like.<p>The app is called Fetch! and it uses artificial intelligence to distinguish the differences between dog breeds. But it has a "hidden fun mode" that matches people with …

NASA Is Getting Back In the Business of Bleeding-Edge Planes

The experimental x-plane fleet may be due for a revival in the agency.<p>There are winners and losers in NASA's latest budget, but one big winner is an x-plane style fleet. According to a report in Flight Global, the new NASA budget's increase in aeronautics spending also calls for a better budget for …

Aviation
Anthropology

‘Error 53’ fury mounts as Apple software update threatens to kill your iPhone 6

It’s the message that spells doom and will render your handset worthless if it’s been repaired by a third party. But there’s no warning and no fix<p>Thousands of iPhone 6 users claim they have been left holding almost worthless phones because Apple’s latest operating system permanently disables the …

Mobile Technology

Video Games May Be Just What the Doctor Ordered For ADHD

Medications may take a backseat to video games, if one freshly funded company has something to say about it.<p>Akili Interactive has raised $30.5 …

FDA

China Is Headed for a Recession

The manager of the world’s largest hedge fund is worried about the world’s second-largest economy, and he’s using the R-word.<p>Ray Dalio, who heads the …

Markets

The Impact Site Of Apollo 16's Third Stage Booster Has Been Found On The Moon

Shortly after Apollo 16 blasted off from Florida in 1972, the Saturn V Booster was used as an experiment in and of itself, to measure seismic …

Can we prove that God exists? Richard Dawkins and the limits of faith and atheism

Atheists sometimes argue the case against God is the same as the case against Santa Claus. Let’s test the logic<p>Our first concern will be Richard Dawkins’s efforts to refute standard arguments for theism. These efforts suffer from a variety of logical mistakes. His critique of the cosmological …

Easter Bunny

100 Years After Einstein's Relativity, We're Still Just Figuring Gravity Out

The most apparent of forces is still far and away the most mysterious of them.<p>As macro-scale collections of some 7 billion billion billion atoms per human body, our world appears to be dominated by gravity. It is our days and nights, our weather, our thudded footsteps, our fear of heights. The …

Physics

A giant asteroid flying past Earth on Halloween is the least of our nightmares

Although 310,000 miles away may not sound close, the giant space rock is zooming by only a little farther away than the moon is from the Earth — close enough to spot with an amateur telescope, says NASA. It's also important to remember the 1,300-foot-wide asteroid, called 2015 TB145, is moving …

Asteroids

2 men were just awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for unlocking the secrets of the strangest particle in the universe

The prize goes jointly to Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo in Japan and Arthur B. McDonald of Queen's University in Kingston, Canada "for the discovery of neutrino oscillations, which shows that neutrinos have mass."<p>The two recipients were leaders of two major underground neutrino …

Physics

50 apps to improve your smartphone

From lifestyle aids to productivity tools, travel planners to social media, here are the apps that should have a place on your homescreen<p>A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and …

Apps

A First Real-World "Interstellar" Wormhole?

"Wormholes" can be simply explained as cosmic tunnels that can link two distant areas of the universe. Using current available technology it would be …

Galaxies

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Has Stephen Hawking solved the mystery of black holes?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Black holes have a way of capturing our imagination. That's why when Stephen Hawking recently talked about them the media went wild.<p>But what was he really saying? Was it a breakthrough moment?<p>At the Hawking Radiation Conference organized by Laura Mersini-Houghton, a professor of physics at …

Universe

The moon can be your final resting place for just $12,000

1/7<p>Elysium Space lunar memorial craft<p>The living spend a lot of time thinking about what will happen after death. Choosing the spot where your remains …

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This is how many trees are left on the planet

The finding, with 95% accuracy, is about eight times more than previous estimates, but suggests that the number of trees has plummeted 46% since the dawn of human civilization 11,000 years ago - with the number once being above six trillion.<p>The study, published in the journal Nature, was conducted …

Ecology

If we live in one of multiple universes, here's how we could find out

The existence of parallel universes may seem like something cooked up by science fiction writers, with little relevance to modern theoretical physics.<p>But the idea that we live in a "multiverse" made up of an infinite number of parallel universes has long been considered a scientific possibility — …

Quantum Mechanics