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Scientists Discover the Genes Responsible for Cannabis Flavor

You probably know the smell — sweet, pungent, perhaps even a little skunky. Discerning cannabis connoisseurs prize the unique flavors and aromas of …

Scientists Observe the Most Detailed Black Hole Wind to Date

Black holes have always been a bit of a mystery. One of the reasons for this is the fact that they’re so far away from us which makes observation …

Irish Soda Bread Muffins Recipe

"One bowl, mix, bake for 20 minutes, and you have tasty muffins!"<p>Ingredients<p>3 cups all-purpose flour<p>1 cup raisins<p>1/2 cup white sugar<p>2 tablespoons …

Startup Aims to Treat Muscular Dystrophy with CRISPR - MIT Technology Review

A foundation representing boys dying from muscular dystrophy says it will try to cure the disease using CRISPR, a breakthrough method of correcting …

Does an anomaly in the Earth's magnetic field portend a coming pole reversal?

The Earth is blanketed by a magnetic field. It’s what makes compasses point north, and protects our atmosphere from continual bombardment from space …

Magnetism

Russian Hackers Reportedly Infiltrated A Vermont Power Company, Raising Concerns Over The U.S. Power Grid

A day after the FBI released details on Russian hacking activities within the United States, reports indicate that Burlington Electric in Vermont discovered malware connected to the Grizzly Steppe operation that may have ties to the 2016 presidential election. Earlier details indicated that the …

15-Year-Old Allegedly Decapitated Missing Classmate in ‘Horrific, Horrific Murder’

Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino walked out the door of his house on the night of Nov. 18 — and was never seen alive again.<p>On Saturday, weeks after his …

This Tool Can Help You Disappear from the Internet

Between election bile, fake news, and just plain exhaustion, we may be entering a down cycle for social media. If you’re interested in downsizing …

Scientists develop drug that 'could cure HIV and Aids'

Scientists have developed a drug they hope could lead to a cure for HIV and Aids.<p>Reseachers in Israel have identified a protein they claim can reduce …

White Blood Cells

Star Trek's Warp Drive Might Become A Reality

Most of us alive today have never known a world where human spaceflight didn’t exist. Yet before we walked on the Moon, had an International Space Station, sent spacecraft to all the planets and even out of the Solar System, we had <i>Star Trek</i>, which brought even bigger dreams into the public …

Researchers have created technology that can talk to Wi-Fi

Researchers at the University of Washington have created the first method for devices running Bluetooth, ZigBee, or Wi-Fi to communicate with each other, according to a blog post on the university's website.<p>This means a device running Bluetooth would be able to communicate with a ZigBee device …

A Massive Crack Is Threatening to Cause an Entire Antarctic Ice Shelf to Collapse

An iceberg the size of Delaware is about to break free.<p>Scientists have been monitoring a fracture in one of the world’s biggest ice shelves, and …

We'll Only Have One Year's Warning Before a Planet-Devastating Super-Eruption

Enough time to build a space ark?<p>Scientists in the US have discovered that rare volcanic eruptions – so catastrophically powerful that they could …

Jail for sharing your Netflix password? Understanding the law that could make it a federal crime | Salon.com

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

Walmart Canada to stop accepting Visa

<b>Retailer Walmart Canada will no longer accept Visa cards after it failed to agree a deal with the credit card firm.</b><p>Fees applied to Visa card purchases "remain unacceptably high," the company said in a statement.<p>Customers will no longer be able to use the card in its Thunder Bay store from 18 July …

Tumor-killing virus nearly doubles survival time of brain cancer patients

In early clinical trial, one-two punch of virus and drugs was safe and effective.<p>To defeat the deadliest of cancers, it's time to unleash the viruses.<p>…

Take a look inside this Hyperloop pod to allay your claustrophobia

While its rival Hyperloop One is more focused on using the far-out transportation system to move freight — the startup recently announced plans to study using the Hyperloop to move cargo between the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles — Hyperloop Transportation aims to convince skeptics that its …

Polaroid's first smart TVs pack 4K and Google Cast

But you'll probably buy one for the low price.<p>When Google unveiled a wider range of TVs with Google Cast support, you might have done a double-take when you saw Polaroid's name -- what, the reborn camera maker? Yes, it's true... and you may have a good reason to take notice. Polaroid has unveiled …

Violent crime prediction algorithms are racially biased

A new study shows that software-driven risk assessment tools are hardly blind to race.<p>When a criminal defendant faces sentencing in the United States, a judge can use several factors to determine a punishment that fits the crime. Increasingly, one of those factors is what is known as a "risk …

African-American News

Simple brain hack from Harvard can stop you forgetting important tasks

Remembering to turn the gas off, or water the plants before a weekend away, can prove an impossible feat when the mind is churning with other tasks.<p>But Harvard University has uncovered a simple ‘brain hack’ to bring back those forgotten to-do lists - the mental equivalent of tying a piece of string …

Earth, Mars, and the Sun Are Aligning This Weekend to Put on a Beautiful Show

And the moon even has a trick up its sleeve, too.<p>If you're lucky enough to live in a place with a clear sky this weekend, grab your binoculars, because there's going to be a lot to watch this weekend.<p>The Associated Press reports that on Sunday morning, Earth, Mars, and the Sun will be perfectly …

Facebook scanned private messages to boost 'likes,' lawsuit claims

Facebook is in hot water again in regard to users' privacy. According to a lawsuit (PDF) certified for class action yesterday in Northern California District Court, the social-networking giant might have violated federal privacy laws by scanning users' private messages.<p>According to the filing, …

TP-Link's super-fast Talon router is now available

TP-Link unveiled its Talon AD7200 router at CES this year, marketing it as the first router to include Qualcomm's 802.11ad technology, which rides in the frequency of 60GHz and can reach speeds up to 4600 Mbps. Known as WiGig, 802.11ad is designed to bring its high speeds to a specific room, likely …

Watch the Hyperloop's first public test, but don't blink or you'll miss it

You blinked, didn't you?<p>It only lasted about two seconds, but wow, what a sort of thrilling two seconds it was! Hyperloop One, the LA-based startup striving to realize Elon Musk's pipe dream, conducted its first public open-air test in the Nevada desert Wednesday.<p>A crowd of wealthy investors, …

Google's chief futurist Ray Kurzweil thinks we could start living forever by 2029

Kurzweil is one of the biggest believers in The Singularity, the moment when humans — with the aid of technology —will supposedly live forever.<p>He's chosen the year 2045 because, according to his calculations, "The nonbiological intelligence created in that year will reach a level that's a billion …

The End of Aging? Soon It Might Be a Prescription Away

Since time immemorial, humans have tried to halt the aging process. Various avenues have been explored. The Elixir of Life was thought to be a …

Science Just Gave You an Awesome Reason to Get High and Masturbate All Day

The benefits of stoned sex are well-documented. Numerous studies have pointed out smoking weed can have aphrodisiac effects, relaxing your …

Super-thin electronic skin lights up a digital display on your hand

One more step toward leaving smartwatches and fitness trackers behind<p>Imagine having a fitness tracker that doubles as a temporary tattoo. Or a monitoring device that doctors can paste straight onto an ailing organ. Or a watch so unobtrusive that it looks like it's built right into your wrist. These …

Smart Mattress Alerts You When It Detects It's Being Used By A Stranger

This is bound to end infidelity once and for all<p>Technology watchdog @internetofshit brought to our attention the Smarttress: a mattress intended, according to its inventor, to combat Spain's terrible reputation for adultery. It incorporates an array of 24 ultrasonic sensors and a finely tuned</i> …