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Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.<p>It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular …

University of Washington

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Who is the happiest man in the world?<p>If you Google it, the name "Matthieu Ricard" pops up.<p>Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally …

Happiness

Facebook shuts down robots after they invent their own language

Facebook shut down a pair of its artificial intelligence robots after they invented their own language.<p>Researchers at Facebook Artificial Intelligence Research built a chatbot earlier this year that was meant to learn how to negotiate by mimicking human trading and bartering.<p>But when the social …

Artificial Intelligence

This New Gene-Editing Technique Can Spot CRISPR’s Mistakes

Editing The Editor<p>The CRISPR gene-editing tool is already in use by scientists all over the world who are racing to cure deadly diseases by editing …

Genetics

Out of Brown Sugar? Here's How to Make a Simple Substitute.

5 Brown Sugar Substitutes to Try<p>Updated June 30, 2017<p>Out of brown sugar, or just discovering that yours has turned brick hard? If you're in the …

Dessert

This is the closest thing we have to a master equation of the universe

The table is also organized to represent how these teeny, tiny bits of matter interact with the fundamental forces of nature.<p>But it didn't begin as a table.<p>The grand theory of almost everything actually represents a collection of several mathematical models that proved to be timeless …

Physics

Experts: Drug policy needs more science, less punishment - Futurity

The opioid epidemic may be one of the deadliest health crises of our time, and scientists argue that US drug policy focuses on punishment—not science.

Science

Global Change: An Overview | Learn Science at Scitable

We live in a world where humans are having profound impacts on the global environment. Climate is warming, the populations of many species are in …

Climate Change

New Calculation Could Spell Trouble For a Popular Theory of the Universe's Origin

The universe began. But what did it begin from? What did it begin into? We know it began by expanding rather quickly, and ended up with lots of big …

Strawberry Jam

In a 8 quart stock pot, add the fruit, sugar and lemon juice and zest. Stir to dissolve and bring up to a boil. Maintain at a full rolling boil until …

Biscuits

This Is The First Detailed Footage of DNA Replication, And It Wasn't What We Expected

"It undermines a great deal of what's in the textbooks."<p>Here's proof of how far we've come in science - in June 2017, researchers recorded up-close …

Biochemistry

Scientists Are Hunting For Dark Matter With Huge Vats Of Liquid Xenon

Here's a conundrum: scientists can only identify 5 percent of the matter in the universe. The rest is what they call "dark"—unobservable stuff that …

Dark Matter

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Quantum Mechanics

Global quantum communication network linking computers and sensors can be a reality, thanks to China

As part of the experiment, scientists beamed about six billion photon pairs per second to separate ground telescopes, about 1,200 kilometres apart.<p>A …

Scientists Discover Way to Repair Broken DNA

A new study carried out by researchers at Drexel University and Georgia Institute of Technology has revealed how the Rad52 protein is vital in …

Genetics

Secret of why jewel scarab beetles look like pure gold, explained by physicists

The secrets of why central-American jewel scarab beetles look like they are made from pure gold, has been uncovered by physicists at the University …

Physics

Astronomers Discover That Our Sun Likely Had an "Evil" Twin That Killed the Dinosaurs

Stellar Doppelganger<p>We have long known that the dinosaurs were killed by a catastrophic comet impact with the Earth’s surface but what if there was …

UC Berkeley

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

Beyoncé hit the stage at Coachella on Saturday night, and the internet is still reverberating from a jaw-dropping performance that left fans in …

Entertainment

Scientists Are About to Perform an Experiment to See if The Human Mind Is Bound by Physics

This could be interesting...<p>Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a "spooky …

Quantum Mechanics

There's another hacking attack right now, and it's making more money than WannaCry

WannaCry, the hacking attack that took thousands of computers' data for ransom over the last week, hasn't apparently been very lucrative for its …

Physicists Got Their First Look at the Bond That Holds Most of Our Universe Together

Back to Basics<p>Hydrogen is one of the most common elements in the world — making up 75 percent of all visible matter and more than 90 percent of all …

Chemistry

Here's How To Grocery Shop Once And Make Lunch All Week For $20

Keep your stomach and your wallet full.

The First Quantum Computer You Own Could Be Powered by a Time Crystal

Understanding the Bizarre<p>Time crystals can exist — it’s already been proven. Previously, two teams of researchers created their own time crystals …

Quantum Mechanics

Latest WikiLeaks docs show how the CIA hacked iPhones and MacBooks - ExtremeTech

By on March 23, 2017 at 4:37 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>WikiLeaks began publishing a cache …

Security

A Mindset "Revolution" Sweeping Britain's Classrooms May Be Based On Shaky Science

The "growth mindset" phenomenon has swept through schools over the last 20 years and purportedly explains everything from Michael Jordan's success to Enron's failure. But the research behind it contains worrying errors.<p>Michael Jordan didn’t make his high school basketball team in 1978. He went on …

Watch this guy finish Skyrim using only voice commands

The fun begins at 6 p.m. ET<p>Rudeism, the cheerful Kiwi whose stock-in-trade is "playing games wrong," is set to wrap up <i>The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim</i> using only voice commands.<p>For someone who has hit level 100 in <i>World of Warcraft</i> using a dancepad, played <i>Rocket League</i> with a guitar controller and played</i> …

15 Things You Should Learn How to Cook in 2017

New year, new you, new recipes, right? Give your go-to list of recipes a refresh in 2017 and try out the following 15 dishes you're guaranteed to love. Based on Pinterest's predicted food trends of 2017 and what we know everyone will be cooking this year, these are the things you should learn how …

Cooking

Spotify's Global VP Shares His Proven Growth Formula | Inc.com

When Apple launched iTunes, the music industry took a hit. CD sales plummeted as consumers were given the opportunity to purchase only the individual songs from artists they liked. The result was that album sales were down while individual song sales became the focus.<p>Several artists rethought their …

Customer Experience

Controversial New Theory That Says There's No Gravity or Dark Matter Passes Its First Test

Dutch theoretical physicist Erik Verlinde has been shaking up the physics world with his controversial theory of “<b>emergent gravity</b>”, which sees …

Dark Matter

Scientists discover 163 new species of flora and fauna in Greater Mekong region

A rainbow-headed snake and a dragon-like lizard are among 163 new species that scientists recently discovered in the Greater Mekong region, …