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Putin Warns Scientists Are On The Verge Of Creating Genetically-Modified Superhuman Soldiers

While speaking at a youth festival in Sochi earlier this week, President Vladimir Putin of Russia warned that scientists tampering with the human …

Humans are just starting to understand this nearly invincible creature — and it's fascinating

Scientists are just starting to understand the tardigrade. It can survive boiling water, outer space, and extreme radiation. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>This funny looking little guy can survive boiling hot water, outer space, and decades without food or water. It's called a "tardigrade" …

A Simple Way To Hack Your Brain To Finally Get That Thing Done

It takes five steps, says psychology professor Art Markman, to finally change your habits and meet your goal, or help someone else meet theirs.<p>Chances are you have a big goal (write a book, start a business, lose weight, get organized) that makes your list of New Year’s resolutions year after year. …

Scientists Have Concluded That The Universe Shouldn't Really Exist

And yet here we are.<p>Scientists just confirmed the problem at the centre of the Universe: it shouldn't really exist at all.<p>That's because at the very …

Giant robot fight organizers say next step is giant robot fighting league

But first they’ll have to win over their critics<p>When MegaBots’ Gui Cavalcanti describes the fight between his company’s giant robot and a Japanese counterpart as a “strange event,” it’s both accurate and a bit of an understatement. The bout in question, broadcast last week, was the culmination of a …

NASA Just Discovered a Huge, Twisted Magnetic Tail Hidden Behind Mars

The only one of its kind in the Solar System.<p>NASA has found an invisible, twisted magnetic tail trailing behind Mars as it orbits the Sun, caused by …

Space

Scientists Have Made a Two-Dimensional Material That's Never Been Seen in Nature

Whoa.<p>A team of researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia has reportedly made a 'once-in-a-decade discovery' that will radically change …

What it's like to spend 8 months on a fake Mars mission

Laura Lark spent most of 2017 in a dome habitat in Hawaii<p>Last weekend, a group of six people emerged from a white dome on the slopes of Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano, feeling the fresh outside air for the first time in eight months<p>This was the crew of HI-SEAS — an experiment simulating what it might …

Doctors say IBM Watson is nowhere close to being the revolution in cancer treatment it was pitched to them as

Breathlessly promoting its signature brand — Watson — IBM sought to capture the world's imagination, and it quickly zeroed in on a high-profile target: cancer.<p>But three years after IBM began selling Watson to recommend the best cancer treatments to doctors around the world, a STAT investigation has …

Cassini Delivers a Final Round of Jaw-Dropping Images Before Its Death

After 20 years in space and 13 years on the job as a scientific instrument orbiting Saturn, Cassini, the probe sent to explore the ringed planet and …

Astronomy

Mini shows off its pure-electric concept car

We've seen the fancy 3D renders; now here it is in real life: the Mini Electric Concept. Shown off on the first day of the Frankfurt auto show, the small EV is expected to hit production in 2019.<p>Gallery: Mini EV Concept Car | 7 Photos<p>7<p>With this and the recently launched Mini Countryman hybrid, the …

Striking skyscrapers inspired by mountains and stones rise in Beijing

Do these buildings look like a landscape painting?<p>Over in Beijing, China, a new cluster of buildings nearing completion could make a fine backdrop for any upcoming dystopian or otherwise out-of-this-world film. The architecture of Chaoyang Park Plaza comes from none other than Chinese firm MAD …

Skyscrapers

The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke

Physicists aren’t often reprimanded for using risqué humour in their academic writings, but in 1991 that is exactly what happened to the cosmologist …

Physics

Soon, broken bones could be fixed using gene therapy and microbubbles

Better Than Bone Grafts<p>Fixing broken limb bones after serious injuries can challenge even the most skilled orthopedic surgeons. Too much bone loss …

Hubble Observations Suggest Water May Be Abundant on Outer TRAPPIST-1 Planets

From the moment that seven Earth-sized planets were discovered in orbit around TRAPPIST-1—an ultracool dwarf star located 39 light years …

Physicists Just Caught Sight of Electrons Entangled in a Completely New State

Quantum gets weirder, again.<p>Physicists have finally observed a quantum interaction between a group of four entangled electrons. Until now, this …

Quantum Physics

Who Vladimir Putin thinks will rule the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the first day of the new school year in Russia, students learned an important lesson directly from their president -- who he thinks will rule the world.<p>Speaking to students during a national "open lesson" from the city of Yaroslavl, northeast of Moscow, Russian President Vladimir Putin …

There’s another star headed for our Solar System, but it won’t arrive for a while

Today, a colossal asteroid is cruising past our planet at a pretty safe distance, but if humanity is still around in some 1.3 million years, things …

China's plan to develop a 'flying train' could be a pipe dream

China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation announced plans on Wednesday to research a futuristic train network that would first run at 1,000km per hour between cities, eventually developing to reach top speeds of 4,000km/h.<p>That target is well over 10 times faster than the maximum speed of …

Google Has a History of Silencing Messages It Doesn't Like, Says Former Reporter

Google was accused this week of pushing scholar Barry Lynn out of the New America think tank it funds, in retaliation for Lynn supporting an EU …

Scientists Have Found a Completely New Way to Attack And Kill Cancer Cells

If this works in people, it will be better than chemo.<p>Scientists have made a promising step forward in the ongoing fight against cancer, developing a …

Russia is making wild claims that its MiG-31 successor will be able to fly in space

The head of the Russian aircraft corporation, Mikoyan, or MiG for short, claimed on Russian TV last week that the successor to the MiG-31 will be able to fly in space.<p>The PAK DP, or MiG-41, will have "the ability to operate in space, new weapons, new speeds, [and] new operational range," Ilya …

Astronomers detect 15 signals from mysterious object in distant galaxy

While looking for signs of intelligent life in the universe, astronomers have detected 15 fast radio bursts from a distant galaxy.<p>These poorly …

Universe

A Bionic Lens Undergoing Clinical Trials Could Give You Superhuman Abilities In Two Years

We're talking <i>Ghost in the Shell</i> type of stuff. <br>Read More

Robots will kill most retail jobs, and it's going to suck, pessimistic expert warns

The decline of traditional retail has led to job losses across the country, and at least one expert says that's likely to be the new norm.<p>“Retail is …

The Future

Ants, Seaweed, Chocolate Beer And (Maybe) Less Meat: The Future Of Food

Over the millennia, our ancestors continuously developed new techniques and technologies that enabled them to find, eat, and cook meat and plants — and in coastal populations, marine resources, too.<p>At the same time, archaeologists tell us that our species has had at least a "9,000-year-old love …

Scientists want to turn our gut bacteria into medicine

Bugs not drugs.<p>The bacteria inside our guts—which collectively make up the so-called gut microbiome—are incredibly diverse, with countless species and strains. But they also differ depending on the individual, with one person’s microbiome having little to do with another’s. And scientists have …

Tesla's Hyperloop pod just set a speed record of 220 mph

A Hyperloop is a nascent transportation system that pushes pods through a vacuum-sealed tube, and the goal is to transport people between cities at speeds of up to 700 mph. SpaceX first challenged students in 2015 to design and build a Hyperloop pod, and we got to see the results of their efforts …

Time Travel Isn't Possible ... or Is It?

Special relativity teaches us that the three dimensions of space and the solitary dimension of time are woven together like a fabric. It's impossible to think of them as separate entities, only a singular unified entity — space-time. We can't think of motion through space without being mindful of …

Physics

Meet the solar-powered electric motorhome we've all been waiting for

Tesla and Cummins are making waves right now with their new electric-powered semi trucks, but one other long-range vehicle has yet to make a …

Clean Energy