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'Passive Wi-Fi' uses 10,000 times less energy

Wi-Fi is a surprisingly brutal energy monster; as an increasing number of devices rely on constant connections to cloud services, its draw on global …

2007 February 23- Dust and the Helix Nebula

<b>Dust and the Helix Nebula</b> <b><br>Credit:</b> NASA, JPL-Caltech, Kate Su (Steward Obs, U. Arizona) et al.<p><b>Explanation:</b> Dust makes this cosmic eye look red. The …

Here’s Why You Should Be Careful About Using Public Wi-Fi Hotspots

Just because it’s free doesn’t mean it’s safe.<p>We all know – or at least we’re constantly being told – that we should be careful about connecting to …

Psychologist probes possible link between prodigy, autism

Why Facebook is making a map of every building in the world

Facebook is making a map of every human-occupied building on Earth so that one day, people in the most remote areas of the world can also worry about what to do when their mom friends them on Facebook.<p>This new mapping project is part of Facebook's Internet.org Connectivity Lab, a group tasked with …

What determines whether people accept climate science? Politics, politics, politics

What kind of person doesn’t believe that climate change is a problem? What kind of person does?<p>Behold a new set of answers to this thorny social …

5 Reasons You Should Care about the Discovery of Gravitational Waves

Scientific American <i>presents</i> Everyday Einstein <i>by Quick & Dirty Tips.</i> Scientific American <i>and Quick & Dirty Tips are both Macmillan companies.</i><p>Last week …

Earth Could Be Unique Among 700 Quintillion Planets in The Universe, Study Finds

One of these things is not like the others.<p>So much of humanity’s astronomical research is based around the notion of finding something like us out …

The case that political scientists are to blame for Donald Trump's rise

Dan Drezner is a political scientist who studies international relations, and he has a surprisingly plausible culprit to blame for the rise of Donald Trump: his fellow political scientists. Especially the ones who specialize in American politics. And especially the group of political scientists who …

Milky Way gas survey completed

<b>Astronomers have completed a detailed map of where dense, very cold gas - the stuff of which new stars are made - is found across the Milky Way.</b><p>Staring into space from an altitude of 5,100m in the Atacama desert, the Apex telescope has imaged as much of our galaxy as it can see.<p>It has sampled this …

This New Type of Wi-Fi Uses 10,000 Times Less Power, So Your Phone Won't Die All The Time

Yes!!<p>If you’ve ever trawled the Internet for advice on how to save battery life on your phone, you’ll know that the #1 tip is pretty much always the …

Carbon emissions: here's what we can do to hit 'science-based targets'

What can business do to help keep global warming in check when new research shows that manmade carbon emissions will cause bigger and more disasters? Set more ambitious emission-reduction targets based on climate science. We explain what it all means<p>The vast majority of global companies have no …

Would You Donate Your Penis To Science?

You’re more than likely not going to get much good use out of your penis after you die, but some people are really creeped out over the thought of …

Dogs and Certain Primates May Be Able To See Magnetic Fields

Some animals are capable of magnetoreception—an added sense that helps them detect magnetic fields. European scientists have now learned that the …

Magnetism

Upper limit found for quantum world

The quantum world and our world of perception obey different natural laws. Leiden physicists search for the border between both worlds. Now they …

Weird Worms Swim in Huge Green Circles

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>If you find yourself walking along the beaches of the English Channel, you might come across a mat of green goo, as if someone had tipped a jar of mint sauce onto the beach. But if you get down on your hands and knees, and stare at the goo with a …

This Is What a CT Scan of a Bumblebee's Brain Looks Like

Researchers have used new micro-CT imaging to see inside a bee’s brain.<p>Researchers have used new micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) scanning techniques to imagea bumblebee's (<i>Bombus terrestris</i>) dinky brain in unprecedented detail.<p>The pictures and findings, published on Wednesday in a study in</i> …

The 10 Best Science Images, Videos, And Visualizations Of The Year

Presenting the winners of the 2016 Vizzies<p>The most exciting areas of science often can’t be seen with the naked eye because the phenomena are too big or too small, too slow or too fast. That’s why we believe it’s worth honoring those who use novel techniques—or create exceptional examples of …

Watch: Boston Dynamics are being jerks to robots, for science

If you’ve ever wondered about the event that would make robots rise up and begin to fight back against their human oppressors, it probably looks a lot like the tests Boston Dynamics puts its Atlas robot through.<p>While it may look like pure jerk-ery, researchers are putting their humanoid robot …

Robotics

25 scientific images so gorgeous you can't even handle it

David Cameron told Jeremy Corbyn to 'do up his tie' during a very odd exchange in PMQs

Prime Ministers' Questions took a very bizarre turn on Wednesday when Prime Minister David Cameron responded to opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn's question about cuts to health services in his constituency with a piece of motherly advice.<p>To the hilarity of Tory MPs, the Prime Minister veered from …

Sanders' South Carolina surrender

He insists he isn't giving up on the state but his schedule suggests otherwise.<p>COLUMBIA, S.C. — With just a few days until the South Carolina Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders is all but writing the state off.<p>He hasn’t said that, of course, but his schedule reflects it.<p>Sanders was in Massachusetts …

Trump: 'Endorsements mean very little'

Tweets from https://twitter.com/politico/lists/team-politico<p>Donald Trump has no time for endorsements, "which mean very little," the candidate declared Wednesday.<p>The Republican frontrunner talked up his landslide victory in the Nevada caucuses on ABC's "Good Morning America," remarking that while …

Senate Republicans rule out action on Obama high court pick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. Senate on Tuesday ruled out taking action on any nominee put forth by President Barack Obama to the Supreme Court in a political power move intended to thwart his ability to change the court’s ideological balance.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama carries a …

Obama lists qualities of next Supreme Court justice

President Barack Obama wants to make clear that he is taking "seriously" his constitutional responsibility to appoint a new justice to the Supreme Court.<p>The person that he nominates to the court will be "eminently qualified" and will know that a judge's job is to interpret, not make the law, Obama …

Donald Trump wins big in Nevada Republican caucuses; Rubio, Cruz battle for second

Donald Trump has inched closer to becoming the Republican Party's presidential candidate with a victory in the Nevada caucuses, his third win in four …

Donald Trump's Day 1 to-do list

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump shared Wednesday the three things he'd do on Day 1 if he's elected president.<p>"First thing is knock out some of the executive orders done by our president," Trump told George Stephanopoulos on ABC's "Good Morning America."<p>"One, on border where people can pour into …

Christmas Island cannabis trials closer after Senate approves new drug laws

Plans to set up a medicinal cannabis industry on Christmas Island have moved "a big step closer" after the Senate passed historic laws.<p>The company …

Aurora Australis icebreaker runs aground near Mawson Station

Australia's icebreaker Aurora Australis has run aground near Mawson Station while on a mission to resupply the Antarctic outpost.<p>The Australian …