Josh Sandoval

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20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

A high-school student won $250,000 for explaining relativity using a pick-up truck and Usain Bolt

The German physicist Albert Einstein needed complex equations to describe his theory of relativity, but 18-year-old Hillary Diane Andales of the Philippines does just fine with a pick-up truck, a few cell phones, and Usain Bolt.<p>Andales is the winner of the 2017 Breakthrough Junior Challenge, an …

Construction workers just accidentally discovered 30 perfectly preserved dinosaur eggs

The holidays are all about happy surprises, and paleontologists got one heck of a shock earlier this week after learning about an unexpected …

Exmo Bitcoin exchange manager kidnapped in Kiev

<b>A manager of the Exmo Bitcoin exchange has been kidnapped in Ukraine.</b><p>According to Russian and Ukrainian media reports Pavel Lerner, 40, was kidnapped while leaving his office in Kiev's Obolon district on 26 December.<p>The reports said he was dragged into a black Mercedes-Benz by men wearing …

Kidnapping

NORAD takes calls from kids around the world awaiting Santa

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers at an Air Force base in Colorado were answering questions on Sunday from eager children …

Donald Trump

This Gene Links Red Meat to Cancer, And Now We Finally Know Where It Came From

It turns up in some surprising places.<p>There's already an established link between eating red meat and a higher risk of cancer. Now a study on the …

6 Ways to Win $1 Million if You're Really, Really Good at Mathematics

These problems need solving.<p>In 2000, the Clay Mathematics Institute announced the Millennium Prize problems. These were a collection of seven of the …

Mathematics

Cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta gets hacked and replaced by a fake site that steals your money

Popular cryptocurrency exchange EtherDelta got hacked in spectacular fashion Wednesday, with many users unknowingly sending their tokens to the …

Net neutrality is officially dead

Companies now control the internet, and there's no way to stop them.<p>The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to eliminate its power to …

This Crazy New Optical Illusion Shows if You Have 'Curvature Blindness'

We are freaking out.<p>Everybody loves a good optical illusion - and this newly discovered perception trick has us questioning how we see the world …

3.6-million-year-old human skeleton found, shocking scientists

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Researchers in South Africa have unveiled what they call “by far the most complete skeleton of a human ancestor older than 1.5 million years ever found.”<p>The University of the Witwatersrand displayed the virtually complete Australopithecus fossil on Wednesday.<p>The skeleton dates …

South Africa

The Truth Behind The 'First Marijuana Overdose Death'

This is too important to get wrong.<p>A case report about the seizure and death of an 11-month old after exposure to cannabis has prompted headlines …

Cannabis

Pancake Bake with Cinnamon Streusel Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Pancakes: Stir together flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk …

Audeze’s $2,995 LCD-MX4 are audiophile headphones you can power with your laptop

It’s tough to think of $3,000 headphones that engulf your head as a “lightweight” or more affordable option, but that’s exactly what Audeze’s new LCD-MX4 cans are supposed to be. Priced a thousand dollars south of the company’s flagship LCD-4, the MX4 are essentially an LCD-4 “lite”: they are 30 …

Stephen Hawking warns about A.I. development

Physicist Stephen Hawking said the emergence of artificial intelligence could be the "worst event in the history of our civilization."

Artificial Intelligence

A Grecian Artifact Evokes Tales From the ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’

Two years ago, archaeologists excavating an ancient grave at Pylos in southwestern Greece pulled out a grime-encrusted object, less than an inch and half long, that looked like some kind of large bead. They put it aside to focus on more prominent items, like gold rings, that also were packed into …

Ancient History

Study Illuminates Genetic Origins of Skin Color Diversity

For ages, humans have divided our species into groups based upon skin color. The shade of one's complexion has been a powerful influence upon human …

Genetics

Sleepless Night Leaves Some Brain Cells As Sluggish As You Feel

When people don't get enough sleep, certain brain cells literally slow down.<p>A study that recorded directly from neurons in the brains of 12 people found that sleep deprivation causes the bursts of electrical activity that brain cells use to communicate to become slower and weaker, a team reports …

The Brain

Why you should apply for or renew your U.S. passport before January

Americans should apply for or renew their passports before January because processing times are shortest between September and December.<p>That's the word from the U.S. State Department, which each year declares September to be Passport Month. Demand for passports typically heats up in the new year …

Flying

Mars research crew emerges after 8 months of isolation

HONOLULU (AP) — Six NASA-backed research subjects who have been cooped up in a Mars-like habitat on a remote Hawaii volcano since January emerged …

Space Science

High-voltage saltwater battery fails to fire

Back in 2015, a team of scientists made a battery breakthrough by using salty water as an electrolyte to offer a potentially safer and greener …

Your schedule could be killing you

Viktor Koen<p>Modern lifestyles are at war with the way our bodies evolved to function.<p>It is 7 p.m. on a spring Friday, and the Highland Hospital emergency room in Oakland, one of the busiest trauma centers in northern California, is expecting. When the patient—a young bicyclist hit by a car—arrives, …

Northern California

Most Hurricanes That Hit The US Start in The Exact Same Location

This is where storms like Irma begin.<p>Just weeks after Hurricane Harvey caused destruction in Texas, Irma has made landfall in Florida - and there are …

Bug-eye design makes perovskite solar cells more durable - Futurity

Insects' compound eyes could help scientists overcome a major roadblock in the development of perovskite solar panels.

Secrets Beneath the Sand : Image of the Day

<i>Today’s story is drawn from our newest feature article: Peering through the Sands of Time: Searching for the Origins of Space Archaeology.</i><p>For …

To Soften a Hurricane's Blow, Don't Drain the Swamp

Wetlands directly prevented half a billion dollars in damages during Hurricane Sandy, a new study has found.<p>If a hurricane-addled storm surge is barreling toward your coastline, there aren’t many ways to stop it. There are no ocean-sized sump pumps. Giant, Squarepants-style coastal sponges don’t …

Weather

30+ Dazzling Works of Resin Art That Capture the Material’s Versatility

Renowned for both its experimental nature and ethereal aesthetic, resin is proving particularly popular among today's top creatives. While the compound—which can be cultivated naturally or synthetically created—has traditionally been used in polishes and varnishes, many contemporary artists and …

Mystery Gravitational Lens Hints at Possible Primordial Black Holes, Dark Matter

At the very least, the new discovery offers a novel way of magnifying the distant cosmos.<p>Astronomers have an unexpected new tool for spying on distant galaxies. It comes in the form of, well, we don't really know yet. It could be a primordial black hole, or possibly a wayward cluster of stars. We …

Universe

This Workout Playlist from Floyd Mayweather Jr. Is Going to Get You Amped

There’s been plenty of hype around Saturday’s big UFC match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor, but perhaps nothing will get you in the …

Lithium-ion batteries finally have a rechargeable competitor

Last week, Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy and the company he currently backs, Ionic Materials, unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery design that they claim would be cheaper and safer than the lithium-ion battery.<p>"What people didn't really realize is that alkaline batteries could be made …