Jason Moss

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How one country has made having sex the ultimate badge of patriotism

Dying for the country might not be the ultimate patriotism test anymore, but having more sex, particularly the kind that leads to having more …

Why ocean animals are in deep trouble

Human activity killed off 500 species of land animals in just the past 500 years. In the ocean, where scientists count only 15 or so such losses, the …

Extinction

Another Earth may be 500 light years away

Some 500 light-years away, a little planet basks comfortably in the heat of its sun. It's probably rocky – as the Earth is – and it's probably just the right temperature to boast liquid water. In other words, it's about as close to Earth as any planet we know of.<p>Unveiled at a recent meeting of the …

New Samsung Galaxy S6 Details Will Anger Apple

iOS. That’s what most iPhone and iPad owners cite when they explain why they bought their device. Being part of Apple’s ecosystem is a massive draw for many, but for Apple’s future Touch ID and its intrinsic role in security and finance offers a bigger differentiator than the subjective arguments …

Galaxy Note

Android Circuit: Nobody Loves Lollipop 5.0, Sony Hoists The 'For Sale' Flag, Samsung's Galaxy S6 Mistake

Taking a look back at the week’s news across the Android world, this week’s Android Circuit highlights a number of stories including Google reducing security on older Android devices with WebView, almost nobody is using Lollipop 5.0, Four minutes to sell out the Nokia N1 tablet, Samsung upcoming …

Mobile

The EAGLE Project: A Virtual Universe Simulated Inside a Supercomputer

About a week ago, we published this article, “Astronomers Simulate Universe and Galaxies on Cosmology Machine.” Thanks to contributor Chaos_Dynamics, …

How filthy is your phone? - Telegraph

National Geographic: First Glimpse of the Hidden Cosmos

<i>These images appeared in the January 2015 issue of National Geographic magazine. Ferris contributed these responses to</i> Space.com's Expert Voices: …

Dark Matter

Watch this amazing video of Huygens landing on Titan

Ten years ago Nasa and the ESA landed a probe on Titan. It marked humanity's first landing in the outer solar system and sent back stunning pictures …

Astronomy

Why Iron man ditched iron for graphene

Graphene is a fascinating material, consisting of a layer of carbon only one atom thick. As such, it's not unusual for scientific journals to make it …

Nanotech

The DHS Agent Who Infiltrated Silk Road to Take Down Its Kingpin

<b>Illustrations by Susie Cagle</b><p>The first time Jared Der-Yeghiayan met Ross Ulbricht was at 3:16 pm on October 1, 2013, moments after the latter was arrested for running the notorious online drugs marketplace Silk Road. But according to prosecutors, the two had been in communication for much longer …

Ebola’s Hidden Costs

The number of people who die from the disease could be only a fraction of the number who go hungry from it.<p>On September 3, 2014, Agnes Ngekia learned by phone that her son was dead and that there would be no burial. He had died of Ebola. Ngekia is a nurse in the Kono district of Sierra Leone, and …

Disease

Is poker a game of skill, or a game of luck?

Last week, researchers claimed to have developed a poker-playing computer program that is nearly unbeatable. What are the implications for the old debate about whether poker is a game of skill or luck?<p>As a spectator sport, poker traditionally isn’t the most engaging thing to watch. I realised this …

Poker
Roadsters

This is the new Ford GT in Gulf livery

Gulf Oil’s legendary powder-blue-and-marigold paint scheme has been replicated on everything from McLaren P1s to Tata Nanos. But the car that made …

Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents …

World Health Organization

Why does food taste different on planes?

When your taste buds are way above the clouds, your normal sense of taste goes right out of the aeroplane’s window. Katia Moskvitch investigates why this happens, and how airlines are trying to find ways to get our appetites back on track.<p>If you think the food airline companies serve up is bland or …

Singapore Airlines

Secret of long life may be written in stars, scientists find

Norwegian researchers found people born during times of high Sun activity died around five years before those born in periods of solar silence<p>The secret of long life may really be written in the stars - well the Sun at least - after scientists discovered that solar activity at birth predicts …

The Physics of Engine Notes, Or: Why a Toyota V-6 and Porsche Flat-Six Sound So Different

The science of engine sounds.<p>From the January 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>What separates a Porsche flat-six from a Toyota Avalon V-6—aside from the bank angle, the power output, the engine location, and your interest in owning one? At full throttle, the Porsche belts out an aggressive mechanical …

Solar System Set For Eventual Collision With Stellar Orange Dwarf

A local orange dwarf star has a 90 percent probability of passing within the orbit of our outer solar system’s Oort Cloud between 240,000 and 470,000 years from now, says the author of a new study detailing the computer-modeled orbits of more than 50,000 nearby stars.<p>In a paper just accepted for …

Dark Matter --Is It the "Operating System" of the Universe? (Holiday Feature)

In cosmology, cold dark matter is a form of matter the particles of which move slowly in comparison with light, and interact weakly with …

Why does guilt increase pleasure?

Feelings of guilt can make our temptations feel even more seductive. So could we be healthier and happier if we just embraced a little bit of vice, asks David Robson.<p>This year, my New Year’s Resolutions are going to take a somewhat different form to those of previous Januaries. I’m forgoing my …

Self Control

The Most Horrifying Fast Food Menu Items Of 2014

According to Chinese zodiac, 2014 is the year of the horse. People born this year are said to be full of personality, enjoy socializing and have a great sense of humor. But, there's nothing funny about the fast food nightmares this year brought. From black hamburgers to chicken corsages, let us …

Dr. Dreidel is the dreidel that beats all others

<i>Well, we're peepin', and we're creepin', and we're writin'<br>Just look at what we caught: a wooden Dreidel that's just bangin'<br>Now it's time for me to have my impression read,<br>About this instrument printed with Dr. Dre's head,<br>You never seen Hannukah like this befo'<br>With Hebrew letters on sides times</i> …

This 4K video shows an incredible Christmas light display like you’ve never seen

You know your annoying neighbors down the block who suck up 10 times more power than anyone else from your local grid for four weeks every year when …

CDC scientists may have been exposed to Ebola in Atlanta lab

A lab mistake on Monday led to the exposures<p>As many as 12 scientists may have been exposed to Ebola earlier this week in a US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab in Atlanta, <i>The Washington Post</i> reports. On Monday, scientists who were researching the disease accidentally put a sample …

Quantum physics just got less complicated | Kurzweil

Quantum physics says that particles can behave like waves, and vice versa. Researchers have now shown that this “wave-particle duality” is simply the …

Stop Chasing After Happiness And Do This Instead

The constant pursuit of happiness can be demoralizing, and besides, there’s an upside to feeling bad. Here’s how to reframe your thinking.<p>Happiness! It’s the ultimate goal, isn’t it?<p>If only you could be a little happier, life would be better. The notion is so deeply engrained in our culture, it’s …

Happiness

Which is faster: The Bugatti Veyron or Porsche 918 Spyder?

They're closer than you might imagine.<p>Who doesn't hate the Veyron? It's taken the fun out of every barstool debate and it stands as a testament to one brilliant man's outsized ego (that would be Ferdinand Piech).<p>But you can't argue with what the Bugatti and 1200 hp can do. Yet we're dying for …

Austin

Jurassic Period

During this period, Earth's climate changed from hot and dry to humid and subtropical.<p>Dinosaurs, birds, and rodents. Crumbling landmasses and inland seas. Sea monsters, sharks, and blood-red plankton. Forests of ferns, cycads, and conifers. Warm, moist, tropical breezes. This was the Jurassic, …