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Ad industry attacks Safari's effort to protect your privacy

When Safari 11 arrives on iPhones and Macs later this month, Apple's browser will come with a feature called Intelligent Tracking Prevention that makes it harder for advertisers and publishers to track what you do online.<p>Surprise! Advertisers hate it.<p>Six advertising groups published a letter …

Body of FT journalist presumed killed by crocodile found in Sri Lanka

Paul McClean, 24, had been taking surfing lessons when he was pulled into a lagoon, say witnesses<p>The body of a British journalist believed to have been killed by a crocodile has been found in Sri Lanka.

That Creepy Fanged Creature Washed Up in Houston Has Finally Been Identified

The Internet can stop freaking out now.<p>After high winds and heavy rains brought by Hurricane Harvey, a mysterious sea creature with fangs and no face …

'Diamond rain' found on Uranus has been recreated on Earth – and it could help solve our growing energy crisis

Using high-powered lasers, scientists were able to recreate the diamond-forming conditions of giant, icy planets<p>Deep within the icy planets on the …

Engagement Rings

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 81 - The Federalist Papers by ‘Publius’ (1788)

These wise essays clarified the aims of the American republic and rank alongside the Declaration of Independence as a cornerstone of US democracy<p>When the president of the United States is a corrupt and lazy, narcissistic clown and Alexander Hamilton has become the subject of a smash-hit hip-hop …

Thomas Jefferson

Everything You Need to Know About Monday's Total Solar Eclipse

It's the first in 99 years.<p>Whether people you know are traveling to see it or you've been seeing horoscopes based on it, chances are that by now, you know there's going to be a solar eclipse on Monday. But what exactly does that mean, and makes this one so special? Here are a few things to know if …

2017 August 21 - Milky Way over Chilean Volcanoes

<b>Milky Way over Chilean Volcanoes</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Carlos Eduardo Fairbairn<p><b>Explanation:</b> Sometimes, the sky mimics the ground. Taken in 2017 …

A Strange, Primitive Atmosphere Has Been Discovered Around a Water-Rich Alien World

We didn't know planets like this were possible.<p>Unexpected findings about the atmosphere of a distant Neptune-sized world have surprised scientists, …

Astronomy

string theory FAQ in nLab

This page is to provide non-technical or maybe semi-technical discussion of the nature and role of the theory of fundamental physics known as <i>string</i> …

Quantum Mechanics

Turns Out The Powerhouse of Our Cells Could Be Running at a Scorching 50°C

Wha??<p>A surprising new study suggests that mitochondria, the 'powerhouse of the cell', actually run at a temperature that's far warmer than the human …

Biology

Elon Musk laughs off the idea of Apple buying Tesla

During the first three months of 2017, Apple managed to add a cool $10 billion to its bank account. When the company released its earnings report …

Comments of the Week #158: from event horizons to time travel

“Time travel used to be thought of as just science fiction, but Einstein’s general theory of relativity allows for the possibility that we could warp …

What Science Looks Like: 10 Scientific Pictures, From SpaceX To Chernobyl

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Rohan Kumar.</i><p><b>1. Rupert’s Drop</b><p>This is indestructible glass piece. Popularly known as Rupert’s …

Scientists Create a Bizarre Superfluid with "Negative Mass"

Scientists at Washington State University created a fluid with the previously-theorized (and rather counterintuitive) property of negative mass.<p>This …

Physics

Time Crystals Could be the Key to the First Quantum Computer

It’s been proven that time crystals do in fact exist. Two different teams of researchers created some time crystals just recently, one of which was …

Read up on solar eclipses before this year’s big event

In August, the United States will experience its first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse in nearly a century. Over the course of an hour and a half, …

Astronomy

Cassini Craft Beams Closest Images Ever Taken Of Saturn

After years, NASA's Cassini spacecraft will soon begin its final act — a plunge into Saturn. NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Dr. Carolyn Porco, head of the imaging team, about the mission's legacy.<p>Transcript<p>LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST:<p>Cassini's odyssey through the cosmos has entered its final act. …

Ask Ethan: Why Can't I See Mercury Without A Telescope?

Since ancient times, humans have known of five planets — or “wandering stars” — in the sky: Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. Each of them appears to move against the backdrop of stars from night-to-night, rather than staying in the same fixed position like the other points of light do. But …

President Trump Will Make America's Volcanoes Dangerous Again

The United States of America has a major problem, and I’m not just talking about Donald Trump here. A new report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine has revealed that out of the 169 hazardous volcanoes in the US, just under half of them are being monitored. That means a …

Cocktail Party Physics

This week's physics highlights include hints of the quark-gluon plasma at the LHC; "spectral fingerprinting" that can see through concrete; and the …

Physics

What humans will look like in 1,000 years

Humans are still evolving, So, where will evolution take us in 1,000 years?<br>Chances are we'll be taller. Humans have already seen a boom in height over the last 130 years.<p>In 1880 the average American male was 5'7''. Today, he's 5'10''.<p>We may also merge with machines that can enhance our hearing, …

Elon Musk gives us a glimpse of Tesla's electric semi truck

Elon Musk made a few revelations about some his newer projects this week, including the electric semi-truck Tesla has been working on since 2016. The automaker promised to unveil the big rig this September, but the Tesla-slash-SpaceX chief has given us a shadowy first look during his TED talk on …

Prehistoric Sea Creature From 70 Million Years Ago Found by Elk Hunter in Montana

HELENA, Mont. — A fossil found by an elk hunter in Montana nearly seven years ago has led to the discovery of a new species of prehistoric sea creature that lived about 70 million years ago in the inland sea that flowed east of the Rocky Mountains.<p>The new species of elasmosaur is detailed in an …

Let's Model Radioactive Decay to Show How Carbon Dating Works

Radioactive material gets a bad rap, what with radiation and fallout and nuclear waste and all. But it offers some practical uses. One of the coolest …

This is what 1,100 mph winds will do to a planet

A windy day on Earth is no comparison to a windy day on Saturn. The ringed planet is home to terrifying winds that can top 1,100 mph (1,800 kph). NASA describes them as "some of the fastest in the solar system." A Cassini image released Monday shows what those winds do to Saturn's …

Astronomy

A New "CRISPR Pill" Makes Bacteria Destroy Its Own DNA

Targeted and Edible<p>As antibiotic resistance continues to grow, scientists are desperately trying to figure out how to best fight bacterium like</i> …

String Theory Says We Have at Least 10 Dimensions, but That's Not the Weirdest Thing About It

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Physics

Astronomers detect strange radio signals from deep space

The Earth is under constant barrage by radio signals from space. Typically they just come from mundane sources like our own satellites, your 'garden …

Astronaut captures incredible images of planet Earth from space

<b>These stunning images show a whole new view of our beautiful planet.</b><p>Providing an astronaut – rather than a bird’s eye view – the incredible pictures …