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Why the pharmaceutical industry is giving up the search for an Alzheimer’s cure

Thanks to modern healthcare and improved living standards, life expectancy is predicted to surpass 80 years in most parts of the world by 2050. That’s the positive.<p>The negative is that will push the number of people in the world over the age of 60 to more than 2 billion, which in turn will make …

Dementia

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

Congress Directs NASA to Build a Habitat for the Trip to Mars

A prototype is set for 2018.<p>In the latest round of budget negotiations, NASA got a pretty good windfall. But hiding in that $19.3 billion budget it is a $55 million directive: begin building a deep space habitat, and have it ready to go by 2018. In 180 days, NASA will have to report on any progress.<p>…

Space Science

2016: The Year We Began Mining the Moon

Now that Elon Musk’s SpaceX has managed to land upright, the future of travel and commerce in outer space is bright.<p>It came streaking down from the …

New drone footage reveals monstrous size of Apple's 'Spaceship'

We've seen bits and pieces of Apple's Spaceship, but nothing has provided a sense of scale quite like this drone footage.<p>YouTuber Duncan Sinfield …

Drones

This man is closer than ever to building the world's first time machine

It was a personal tragedy that started the timeline. After Boyd Mallett died of a sudden heart attack in 1955, his 10 year old son, Ronald, made a …

It's Not Too Late for Amendment 28

As this year's Election Day approaches and as an almost lifetime Washingtonian I am again reminded of DC citizens' lack of voting representatives in Congress. To remedy this injustice we need a constitutional amendment -- the 28th Amendment. The nation as a whole must act to correct this …

Move Over, Hubble: Gravity Itself Is The Best Cosmic Telescope Of All

If you want to see farther into the distant Universe, you need to gather more light. Just as a light bulb or candle appears fainter the farther away it is from you, the stars and galaxies located at progressively greater and greater distances are much more difficult to detect and observe. In …

17-year-old genius has cool job, works for NASA on drone surveillance

Moshe Kai Cavalin has two college degrees, but he's too young to vote. He flies airplanes, but he's too young to drive a car alone.<p>Life is filled …

Computer Science

Did This New Jersey Lawyer Discover a Lost Constitutional Amendment?

<i>This article was co-authored by G.C. Haskins.</i><p>Deep in the bowels of the Connecticut State Archives building rest several forgotten artifacts that could alter the destiny of the United States: evidence of a lost amendment to the Constitution, passed 225 years ago.<p>On Sept. 25, 1789, after months of …

Apple TV app will wow you with stunning shots of Earth

I’ve always wanted to go into space. The now-familiar view of our “big blue marble” have always fascinated and entranced me, even as a young boy.<p>With Earthlapse TV, I can stare out of a virtual window from the International Space Station to watch the coast of Northern Australia spin past my high …

6 Major Hollywood Blockbusters That Stole From Other Movies

Michael Bay is a culprit.<p>Like any big business, Hollywood blockbuster filmmakers are focused on the bottom line. Which means producers occasionally throw artistic integrity out the door in favor of time and budget. One budget-saving tactic involves literal copy and pasting. If a shot worked for <i>Star</i> …

NASA will test the Orion spacecraft’s landing system with failing parachutes today

Seeing how the vehicle performs when things go wrong<p>Today, NASA will drop its Orion crew capsule out of a plane flying at 35,000 feet over the Arizona desert, and two of its five parachutes will fail. On purpose.<p>Orion is the next generation of NASA spacecraft that will take humans into space — and …

Space Exploration

Stephen Hawking has found a way to escape black holes

Professor Stephen Hawking has proposed a new solution for how information might be able to escape a black hole.<p>The problem has confounded physicists …

35 weird objects seen on Mars, explained

Opinion: Space travel is in our DNA, and DNA might be the solution

Humans have dreamed about travelling to the stars or contacting extraterrestrial life for millenniums. These days, those dreams are closer than ever …

Google search map: Donald Trump dominates interest

Thomson Reuters<p>Real-estate mogul Donald Trump is crushing his GOP presidential rivals — both in polls and when it comes to Google searches.<p>On Tuesday, Google Trends published an interactive county-by-county map of US searches for Republican candidates.<p>And Trump, by far, appears to be drawing the …

Hidden in Obama’s new climate plan, a whack at red states

Though weaker than both supporters and critics say, the new rules do pack one big punch.<p>I took flak Monday for writing that President Obama’s Clean Power Plan for fighting climate change wouldn’t really change the trajectory of the electricity sector, but now that the plan is public, you can see …

The future of rail travel isn't the Hyperloop

Railways, with their greater capacity for carrying more people, quickly and with greater energy efficiency, are the best bet to become our mobility backbone.<p>Of course, engineers' imaginations have created many alternatives to the original steel-on-steel approach to the railway.<p>Maglev and the …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Paper towels are not coffee filters.<p>By Beca Grimm4 days agoView More<p>Hair<p>A slightly more nuanced guide to a very simple haircut.<p>By Adam …

'I own most of my street’ – buy-to-let investor, 26

This landlord’s portfolio of 11 properties yields 19pc – and he says he could cope if interest rates hit 9pc<p>Buy-to-let investors face shrinking profits over the coming years thanks to rising mortgage rates and higher taxation.<p>An interest rate rise is expected around the turn of the year, which is …

Here's the one thing everyone learning to code should do, no matter what

When learning a new programming language (maybe even your first!), you’re going to have feelings of dread and despair. At some point, you won’t understand what’s going on with anything, and everything will make you want to flip your desk over and quit.<p>You can make it easier on yourself by doing one …

For 3 months in 2015, Tesla did something we've almost never seen before

Take a look at its stock chart.<p>Then draw a line at about March 11, 2013:<p>Tesla's 2010 IPO price was $17. After a bit of a bump, for roughly the first two years of its life as a public company the stock traded flat.<p>Then the stock exploded. Eventually, it would surge to $291 in September 2014 and give …

Fan-made 'GTA V' interactive map app puts Rockstar's to shame

<i>Grand Theft Auto V</i> really seems like the gift that keeps on giving. The latest present? An unofficial map app (Android, iOS and web) that's been updated with collectibles locations from the current-gen releases like Peyote plants that let you play as sharks, eagles and more -- yes, flying around as …

Grand Theft Auto

Solar-powered 'treehouse' has 360-degree views, Wi-Fi and beer

The ultimate off-the-grid pad is here and don't worry, it has Wi-Fi, beer and plenty of options for mood lighting.<p>Jono Williams, a plastics engineer …

Wi-Fi

5 things we should teach in school but don't

I mean, almost all of the important history I learned between grades 5 and 12 I could probably find on Wikipedia and understand within a few weeks now.<p>And pretty much any scientific knowledge you could ever want to learn is explained with pretty videos on YouTube.<p>On top of that, you have the most …

Experimental simulation of quantum particles travelling through time

Lead author and PhD student Martin Ringbauer, from UQ’s School of Mathematics and Physics, said the study used photons – single particles of light – …

Earth's orbiting observatories and their literally awesome images

While the Voyager 1 probe, launched in 1977, cruises into interstellar space (the farthest man-made object from Earth) and missions like New Horizons capture snaps from the outskirts of the solar system, we've been keeping the heavy hitters close to home. Massive space telescopes that scan the …

Astronomy

Alien spacecraft spotted hovering near sun in Nasa images; UFO theorists weigh in

A recent image of the sun clicked by Nasa's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (Soho) on 15 July 2015 has sparked rumours that a massive mothership …

A faction inside Greece's government wants to ally with Russia and go back to the drachma

But Tsipras is losing the far-left wing of his leftist Syriza coalition, which has belatedly figured out that Tsipras' bailout negotiations have been a disaster. Those leftists want a return to the drachma and closer ties with Russia, according to Ekathimerini, the Greek news service.<p>To recap: …