Andrew Jones

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AI drug discovery startup Verge Genomics raises $32 million

Developing new drugs is a challenging enterprise. It costs pharmaceutical companies an average of $2.7 billion to bring medicine to store shelves, according to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, and as much as 90 percent of treatments in late-stage trials never come to market …

University of California

Delilah S. Dawson & Kevin Hearne Hilariously Kill the Farm Boy

Fantasy is a large canvas of different types of storytelling.<p>Some of those types have dominated the landscape at different times in publishing …

Books

Everyone should be reading The Attention Merchants this summer

Reading this book changed the way I think about life, work, and technology. It’s our first-ever Fast Company summer book club pick.<p>We live in a time when too many things claw for our attention: pinging notifications on our phones, the endless luring scroll of social media, the proliferation of …

bookclub

Rolls-Royce announces plans for 250-mph hybrid VTOL air transporter

As successful as the Rolls-Royce name has been in luxury cars, it's been far bigger in aeronautics. The two are very separate companies at this point …

Aviation

Watch a self-driving car complete Goodwood's legendary hill climb

Want a hint of how the automotive zeitgeist is changing? You only need to look at the just-ended Goodwood Festival of Speed. Roborace has carved out a small niche in history with the first self-driving vehicle to successfully complete Goodwood's famous hill climb, where vehicles have to tackle a …

Goodwood

N.J. college freshmen just sent their science experiment to outer space

Most of us probably had one or two "out of this world" ideas win college. But, Daniel Schneider and Christina Tallone, two undergrads at Stockton …

Space Exploration

A lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay has apparently been found

According to <i>The Guardian</i>, a professor at Bangor University named Nathan Abrams says he has found a lost Stanley Kubrick screenplay called <i>Burning</i> …

kubrick

Rolls-Royce is the latest to develop a flying taxi

The flying taxis from Airbus and Uber may have some fresh competition, albeit not quite in the way they might have expected. Rolls-Royce has unveiled an EVTOL (Electric Vertical Take Off and Landing) concept that could carry four to five passengers to virtually any large-enough landing spot thanks …

Aviation

A book lover’s lasting legacy: 5,000 books given to Yakima Valley Libraries

William Luebke’s legacy is so large that most of it remains in boxes stacked in special collections, in the basement of the Yakima Central Library. …

Washington State

“I’ve written a book. Now what?”

So, you’ve written your book. The question is: what will you do with it?Has your book been designed as part of a larger strategy from the beginning? …

Writing

Pulses of light restored hearing in gerbils. Could that lead to higher-tech cochlear implants?

Could light one day be used to restore hearing?<p>To try to answer that question, a team of German bioengineers surgically installed coiled strips of …

Neurophilosophy

The Library of Alexandria Is Long-Gone – And All Around Us

The Library of Alexandria was completely destroyed nearly 2,000 years ago leaving no physical trace behind – but its formative scholarship and …

Ancient History

Elon Musk Hints Updates on SpaceX's BFR Are Coming Soon

A little news for a big rocket.<p>SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s plan to travel to Mars is still years away, but people want to know more about it. The …

Elon Musk

'A goldmine': mummies' secrets uncovered in Egypt

Deep below the sands of the Saqqara necropolis, archaeologists have uncovered a unique discovery they say reveals the secrets of the ancient Egyptian mummies.<p>A mummification workshop and adjoining burial shaft as well as five mummies, their bejewelled sarcophagi, figurines, and a gilded silver and …

Archaeology

Honda will use electric bikes to test swappable batteries

Honda has teamed up with Panasonic to start testing the swappable rechargeable batteries it debuted at CES this year. The partners are bringing Honda's Mobile Power Packs to Indonesia, where they'll be used to power electric mobility products, particularly electric bikes. Indonesia is the third …

Electric Vehicles

Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop

CAIRO (AP) — Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo.<p>The discovery which includes a mummification workshop and a shaft, used as a communal burial place, is located at the …

Archaeology

See Seven Famed Ancient Ruins Restored Back To Their Former Glory

The Ancient Wonders of the World are but seven. In truth, every country has a building, a monument, a relic of something ancient and historic that could qualify as a ‘wonder’.<p>Fascinating as these ruins are, every visitor will at some point start to imagine what they were like in their heyday and …

Archaeology

In pictures: Incredible artworks on show at the World Bodypainting Festival

Art

This Tiny Fern Is the "Most Economically Important' Fern On Earth

Meet the plant nicknamed 'green manure.'<p>Much like Frodo in <i>The Lord of the Rings</i>, the fern <i>Azolla filiculoides</i> proves that the small can certainly pack …

University of California

Read James Joyce’s Absolutely Filthy Letters To His Wife

James Joyce<p><i>“You had an arse full of farts that night, darling, and I fucked them out of you, big fat fellows, long windy ones, quick little merry</i> …

Literature

Pininfarina's Back With a $2 Million Electric Hypercar

Author: Jack Stewart<p>07:00 am<p>Tesla can take credit for proving to the world that electric cars can be fun, and faster than their internal combustion …

Internal Combustion Engine

Joss Whedon’s Victorian Sci-Fi Series, ‘The Nevers,’ Lands On HBO

Kick-butt women with “unusual abilities” will be featured in his first TV program in five years.<p>Screenwriter, director, and producer Joss Whedon is …

TV

Under : Beautiful Architecture Half-Immersed

Half buried in the sea, the monolithic form of the building breaks the surface of the water to land on the steep shore. More than an aquarium, the …

Architecture

Tesla accelerates Model 3 delivery timelines on new orders

Just a few weeks after updating the delivery timelines of all Model 3 versions available to order, Tesla is updating them again to accelerate deliveries for new orders.<p>Some Model 3 buyers could even get their car in a month.<p>Just over two weeks ago, Tesla updated the Model 3 options and pricing.<p>At …

Tesla

Techies leave the likes of Apple and Amazon for greener pastures in the cannabis industry

Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have all suffered black eyes in the media as reports each were individually involved in dubious government projects have unfolded. If you’re a tech worker who is embarrassed to be seen in such amoral company, we’ve got a suggestion: consider selling weed instead.<p>When …

Cannabis

How space exploration got faster and cheaper

It is a really interesting moment in space exploration right now. The technology has just started to get good enough that we can really start having …

Space Exploration

Faster and farther: Bulls Cross E8 electric bike review

A good bike made better with an electric motor, but it's pricey. And you have to pedal.<p>As the managing editor of Ars Technica, one of my duties is to …

Electric Vehicles

Automobili Pininfarina - the full story behind the 2000 hp hypercar and the making of a new brand

The pair revealed never-before-seen designs and offered unprecedented access to the company's philosophy and product road map, along with details of …

Internal Combustion Engine

New LED lighting technology brings the power of the sun to hydroponics

A high-tech lighting system that mimics the huge variety of sunlight — manufactured by Edmonton company G2V and developed in a University of Alberta …

Solar Panels

An Earthquake Damaged a Pyramid in Mexico—and Exposed an Aztec Temple Hidden Below

On September 19, 2017, a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico, killing nearly 370 people. But something good has come from this tragic …

Archaeology