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Videos: The Sci-Fi Short Film FTL

This is the sci-fi short film <i>FTL</i>.<p>It was written and directed by Adam Stern, and stars Ty Olsson, Karin Konoval, and Aliyah O'Brien. It won several …

Here's your first look at the most detailed simulation of the cosmos ever made

Illustris: The Next Generation<p>The largest simulation of the cosmos ever run has boldly taken us where we have never gone before: the formation of the …

The 20 Best Crime Films of the 21st Century, From ‘Memento’ to ‘Zodiac’

From the Coen Bros. to Martin Scorsese and Christopher Nolan, these are the great crime films that made the cut.<p>No genre illustrates the evolution of …

Ben Affleck

11 Amazing Feats the Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR Just Made Possible

In 2017, CRISPR has brought unparalleled advancements in genetic engineering.<p>The CRISPR//Cas9 gene editing tool has quickly earned a reputation as a revolutionary technology, and its merits support the clout. This year has, in fact, seen so many CRISPR-related breakthroughs that it’s worthwhile to …

Genetics

The brain can learn new things while asleep

74520c86-16a0-41ee-9f7c-c23290a21a62<p>The brain can learn new things while …

Mitch McConnell

Apparently We've All Just Been Cooking Mashed Potatoes Wrong

...according to Food Network chef Tyler Florence.

Mashed

From Trump to string theory and supernovas: five science lectures to expand your mind

Jeffrey Sachs<p><b>Surviving Trump and overcoming climate change:</b> American economist Jeffrey Sachs ponders on some of the greatest threats facing …

String Theory

Science says lasting relationships come down to 3 basic traits

Helen Fisher, biological anthropologist and author of "Anatomy of Love," put happy couples in long-term relationships into brain scanners. The results gave her an insight into what makes a relationship last.<p><b>Follow TI:</b>On Facebook

Boulder scientists headed south in bid to capture celestial shadow

Ten faculty and students from the University of Colorado are heading way down under to help NASA learn more about a destination that is way far out …

Astronomy

Seven Brief Lessons in Physics: a thing of beauty is a joy forever

Now and then I stumble upon a book that completely blows my mind. The latest of such lucky encounters has been with Seven Brief Lessons in Physics by …

These Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches Will Take You Back To Your Childhood

Except they'll be even better because HOMEMADE.<p>1 box chocolate fudge brownie mix<p>1½ quarts ice cream<p>1. Preheat oven to 350˚F/180˚C.<p>2. Prepare the brownie mix as directed for “fudgy” brownies. Replace the directed amount of water with dark, freshly brewed, coffee.<p>3. Take 1 cup of the batter and …

Dessert

Scientists Uncover a Higher State of Consciousness

Neuroscientists from the University of Sussex made a pretty neat discovery as they claim to have just found evidence of a higher state of …

Consciousness

Miley Cyrus Responds to Backlash Over Her Comments About Hip-Hop

But some people are still unhappy.<p>Earlier this week, Miley Cyrus faced serious backlash online in response to comments she made about hip-hop music during an interview with <i>Billboard</i>. After being asked by John Norris about her musical influences, Miley talked about hip-hop, explaining that she's …

MIT’s giant mobile 3D printer can build a building in 14 hours, and some day it may be headed to Mars

At first glance, the Digital Construction Platform looks as awkward as its name. A nozzle is attached to the end of a pair of robotic arms atop a rover-like vehicle outfitted with tank treads. Then there’s a flatbed trailer attached to the back, with two big metal tanks strapped to its top. The …

Bill O'Reilly Might Be Gone, But Fox News Still Has a Woman Problem

In an emergency meeting on Wednesday morning, Fox News executives reportedly gathered to discuss the fate of their flagship anchor: Bill O'Reilly. Though O'Reilly is the network's biggest star—and a huge revenue generator; his show alone brought in over $446 million between 2014 and 2016—the anchor …

How to make the best scrambled eggs you've ever tasted

We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny scramble.<p>We know what you're thinking: Do I really need a recipe for scrambled eggs? If you just want a …

Breakfast

16 Cheat Sheets For If You're A Foodie But Also Lazy AF

Easy and foolproof.

Cooking

Inside knowledge: Is information the only thing that exists?

“IT FROM bit.” This phrase, coined by physicist John Wheeler, encapsulates what a lot of physicists have come to believe: that tangible physical …

Inside knowledge: The maximum any one person can ever know

ARISTOTLE, of course, was the “last man to know everything” – everything useful to know about the world during his lifetime. No wait, it was Leonardo …

Engineered red blood cells can relieve autoimmune diseases, study finds

Modified red blood cells can relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and type 1 diabetes, according to a study in mice …

Panpsychism is a crazy theory about consciousness — and it's probably true

Common sense tells us that only living things have an inner life. Rabbits and tigers and mice have feelings, sensations, and experiences; tables and …

Quantum Mechanics

These Artificial Cells Are Not Alive - But They Just Passed The Turing Test

They're communicating with bacteria.<p>Scientists have built artificial cells that are so life-like, they've tricked natural cells into thinking they're …

Artificial Intelligence

NASA releases first results from ‘Year In Space’ twin study

The first results from NASA’s Year in Space brothers are in, and show glimpses of how stressful a trip to Mars could be for the human body.<p>Astronaut …

Genetics

How The Anthropic Principle Became The Most Abused Idea In Science

The Universe has the fundamental laws that we observe it to have. Also, we exist, and are made of the things we’re made of, obeying those same fundamental laws. And therefore, we can construct two very simple statements that would be very difficult to argue against:<p>We must be prepared to take …

Physics

The US Navy Is Engineering Hagfish Slime to Stop Missiles And Sharks

The grossest super-material out there.<p>US Navy scientists have turned to the natural world for their latest line of defence, developing their own …

US scientists create metallic hydrogen on Earth ending 80-year quest for 'holy grail of high-pressure physics'

US scientists have succeeded in squeezing hydrogen so intensely that it has turned into a metal, creating an entirely new material that might be used as a highly efficient electricity conductor at room temperatures.<p>The discovery, published in the journal Science on Thursday, provides the first …

University of Illinois

How Life (and Death) Spring From Disorder

Life was long thought to obey its own set of rules. But as simple systems show signs of lifelike behavior, scientists are arguing about whether this …

Quantum Mechanics