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How Scientists Created A Wormhole In A Lab

Wormholes don't only exist in space. Scientists have just created one in the lab...with magnets!<p><b>Related on TestTube:</b><br>How Do Wormholes Actually …

The largest threats facing the US across the world

In an effort to identify these challenges, The Heritage Foundation, a conservative public policy think tank, has compiled and updated what they believe to be the most pressing issues for US interests.<p>For this report, The Heritage Foundation focused on three fundamental concerns: homeland defense, …

Geopolitics

Tattoos Of The Future Will Be Done By Robots

Tattoos have been around since the beginning of human civilisation and one theme has remained consistent throughout that time: living, breathing …

San Francisco

Why Laziness May Lead to Higher Intelligence, According to Science

There may be some truth to that old stereotype.<p>Given the choice, would you rather read a book or go jogging? I'm firmly in the read a book category, but does that make me lazy or just super smart? I'm voting for the latter, and the science is agreeing with me. As the British Psychological Society's</i> …

Psychology

The First Private Moon Mission Will Take Your Ashes Into Space

Moon Express reached a unique milestone last week when it became the first private company to be cleared for a mission to the moon by the U.S. …

Space Exploration

Headless Browsers

A list of (almost) all headless web browsers in existence<p><i>A web browser without a graphical user interface, controlled programmatically. Used for</i> …

JavaScript

Google currently offering 2 months of Spotify Premium for all Chromecast owners

After selling over 30 million units, Google is continuing to add more and more perks for Chromecast owners. We’ve seen deals on Google Play rentals, free extended trials to services like Netflix, and now, a 2 month free trial for Spotify’s premium subscription.<p>From now until September 15th, Google …

We are living in the future: Alphabet & GSK in $715M deal to develop ‘bioelectronic medicine’

It doesn’t seem that long ago when putting tiny machines into people’s bodies to cure or manage diseases was the stuff of science-fiction, but bioelectronics is a real – if very new – field of medicine. Alphabet’s Verily Life Sciences (formerly Google Life Sciences) and pharma company GSK are …

Engineering

Scientists sniff out new antibiotic - inside the human nose

Antibiotic made by nose microbes kills MRSA, say researchers, amid hopes that more weapons in the fight against drug resistance might be found in the body<p>Nose-dwelling microbes produce an antibiotic which kills the hospital superbug MRSA, scientists have discovered. The finding suggests that the …

Microbiology

US military creates 'Space Mission Force' to wage satellite war

If a major war ever happens, low-Earth orbit could turn into a combat zone. To that end, the US Air Force Space Command has created the "Space Mission Force" to train soldiers to operate military satellites in response to threats. "Adversaries have developed and fielded capabilities to disrupt and …

Japan Is About to Test Out Plans For a Real-Life Space Elevator

Top floor, please.<p>The idea of a space elevator to lift us into orbit is one of the oldest concepts in sci-fi, but thanks to the efforts of scientists …

Space Exploration

The Air Force will build a new A-10-like close air support aircraft

Senior service officials are now exploring "draft requirements" concepts - and evaluating the kind of avionics, engineering, weapons, armor and technical redundancy the aircraft would need, Air Force officials told Scout Warrior.<p>Many of the core technical attributes and combat advantages of the …

Military

Hague rejects China's S. China Sea claim: how it could shape future disputes

A Hague tribunal ruled in favor of the Philippines in the first such case challenging China's claims over broad swaths of the South China Sea.<p>An …

WATCH: This Simple Triangle Will Change The Way You Think About Maths Forever

Because logarithmic notation is bad.<p>Okay, let's get something straight right off the bat - logarithmic notation in maths is bad and doesn't make a …

Mathematics

This chatbot is responsible for 160k dismissed parking tickets

Dubbed “the world’s first robot lawyer” by its 19-year-old creator, Joshua Browder, DoNotPay has now successfully contested over 160,000 parking tickets in London and New York.<p>The program attempts to glean information from a simple survey to determine whether an appeal is possible by asking …

A running tab of what tech people think about whether we’re living in a simulation

Are we living in a simulation?<p>For whatever reason, this is a hot topic in Silicon Valley these days. It all more or less started when Tesla Motors CEO (and soon to be SolarCity CEO — check one off for the simulation argument there) Elon Musk made a claim at the Code Conference that there’s such a …

Silicon Valley
China

A federal safety board just OK’d the first CRISPR trial to genetically alter humans

In the spring of 2015, a group of Chinese scientists modified the DNA of 54 embryos using CRISPR/Cas 9 technology. Twenty-eight of those embryos were successful, but 26 — nearly half of them — failed, setting off a heated debate throughout the scientific community on the ethics of altering human …

Genetics

Putin: ‘We know when US will get new missile threatening Russia’s nuclear capability’

The US anti-missile defense systems being installed near Russia’s borders can be “inconspicuously” transformed into offensive weapons, Vladimir Putin …

The World's Largest Maths Problem Has Been Solved, And It Takes Up 200 TB

We’re gonna need a bigger hard drive.<p>If you thought advanced maths in high school was bad, spare a thought for a trio of mathematicians whose …

Mathematics

Step closer to AIDS cure: US scientists ‘cut out’ HIV DNA from infected animals

A cure for AIDS now seems to be closer than ever, since US scientists have managed to “cut out” the HIV virus DNA from the genomes of living animals …

SpaceX wins its first satellite launch for the US Air Force

SpaceX has been awarded an $87.2 million contract from the US Air Force to launch a military GPS satellite in May 2018, <i>Space News</i> reports. It will be the first national security launch SpaceX performs for the Air Force, since the company was authorized to launch military satellites in May 2015.<p>It …

Space Exploration

80 attorneys in one courtroom help Porter Ranch residents defeat gas company in one battle

Two months after the Aliso Canyon<p>gas leakwas capped, the sprawling scope of litigation against Southern California Gas Co. was on display Wednesday in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom.<p>About 80 attorneys — from 73 law firms, representing thousands of plaintiffs in 131 legal actions — introduced …

Protein injection hope for Alzheimer's

<b>Scientists believe injections of a natural protein may lessen the symptoms and progress of Alzheimer's dementia after promising early trials in mice.</b><p>The treatment - IL 33 - appeared to improve memory and help clear and prevent brain deposits similar to those seen in people with …

Alzheimer's Disease

This is what Russian aggression in the Baltic Sea looks like

Two Russian warplanes with no visible weaponry flew simulated attack passes near a U.S. guided missile destroyer in the Baltic Sea on Tuesday, a U.S. official said, describing it as one of the most aggressive interactions in recent memory.<p>The repeated flights by the Sukhoi SU-24 warplanes, which …

Military

Neuroscience Learns What Buddhism Has Known for Ages: There Is No Constant Self

Proving that science and religion can, in fact, overlap, University of British Columbia researcher Evan Thompson has confirmed the Buddhist teaching …

Consciousness