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How The Word Became Icarus In One Year

<i>“</i><i>The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.</i><i>”</i> Stephen Hawking<p>“time, a trilogy” was started a little over a …

IBM is modeling new AI after the human brain

Attentive Robots<p>Currently, artificial intelligence (AI) technologies are able to exhibit seemingly-human traits. Some are intentionally humanoid, and …

Artificial Intelligence

A single-molecule room-temperature transistor made from 14 atoms

Columbia researchers wired a single molecule consisting of 14 atoms connected to two gold electrodes to show that it performs as a transistor at room …

Nanotech

Scientists Finally Prove Strange Quantum Physics Idea Einstein Hated

The equations of physics are things that we humans created to understand the Universe, and it can be hard to disentangle them from the Universe’s …

At CERN, Hunting For Invisible Worlds

"Nature loves to hide."<p>This is how, more than 25 centuries back, the pre-Socratic Greek philosopher Heraclitus of Ephesus expressed the sense of mystery we all feel when we start pondering how the world works.<p>There seem to be hidden mechanisms, secret pacts between the things that make the world …

Physics

PHOTOS: NASA's Cassini Probe Just Got Closer to Saturn Than Ever Before

We can't stop staring at these pics!<p>NASA's Cassini probe is plunging to its death. The nuclear-powered spacecraft has orbited Saturn for 13 years, …

Cosmic information: Scientists make breakthrough in dark energy research

The two physicists show that the maximum amount of cosmic information accessible to an observer in our universe, will be finite, only if the universe …

Dark Matter

Find your place in the universe in this new dark matter map

<b>(Getty/ClaudioVentrella)</b><p>Matter? Dark matter? It doesn’t matter — if it’s got mass, cosmologists can map it<p>Keith A. Spencer<p>August 12, 2017 10:30pm (UTC)<p>If you aren’t sure what dark matter or dark energy are, don’t feel insecure about it — scientists aren’t entirely sure either. (There are some very …

Dark Matter

Nasa to wake up New Horizons spacecraft for voyage into mysterious Third Zone

Nasa is to wake up its New Horizons spacecraft next month following a five month hibernation, ahead of a journey deeper into one of the most mysterious regions of the Solar System.<p>New Horizons, which captured incredible images of Pluto in July 2015, was powered down in April to conserve energy as …

Space

Scientists Just Revealed a Hidden Secret About The Sun's Inner Core

The beginning of new solar physics.<p>The innermost region of the Sun is hidden from our eyes, and it looks like this stealth has enabled the core to …

Seven Things To Expect From The 2017 Solar Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, the Moon will pass directly between the Sun and the Earth, creating a solar eclipse. Just like all objects in the presence of the Sun, the Moon casts a shadow in space, extending in a cone-like shape for 378,000 kilometers before coming to an end. But the Earth will be closer …

Astronomy

Newest LIGO Signal Raises A Huge Question: Do Merging Black Holes Emit Light?

Billions of years ago, two black holes much more massive than the Sun — 31 and 19 solar masses each — merged together in a distant galaxy far across the Universe. On January 4th of this year, those gravitational waves, traveling through the Universe at the speed of light, finally reached Earth, …

Black Holes

We Tested Some of the Best Weed Vapes on the Market

Because if you're going to spend $200 on one, you should know what you're buying.<p><i>Photos by Jake Lewis</i><p><i>This post originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p><b>Reminder:</b> <i>Unless you live in any of the places where cannabis is legal for medical or recreational use, remember: It's still illegal to smoke it or vape it or</i> …

5 Brutalist Buildings on College Campuses Photos

Most students on a college visit will likely notice—even on some of the most traditional university campuses—at least one cold, stark, gray Brutalist building. College administrations sought out these hulking, no-nonsense structures in the 1960s and ’70s because they were both cost-effective, and, …

Tiny Family House Fits Between A Wall And A Building

With the population constantly growing, especially in big cities, it becomes increasingly difficult to find a free plot of land on which to build a …

Architecture

Quantum Computing: Researchers Build Converter Capable Of Modifying Properties Of Individual Photons

The field of quantum computing relies on a quantum mechanical phenomenon known as superposition, which allows subatomic particles to assume more than …

16 Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipes to WOW Guests Through the Holidays

The sugar cookie represents a whole lotta Christmas history, because it’s traditionally what kids leave out for Santa to snack on as he makes the rounds from house to house. Other than in the milk and cookies duo for jolly old Saint Nick, sugar cookies are usually found everywhere this time of …

Tesla is powering an entire island with solar energy

The Ta'u microgrid— an energy system with distributed sources, in this case solar and battery — is powered by a 1.4-megawatt solar array, coupled with a six-megawatt hour energy storage system of 60 Tesla Powerpacks. Supposedly, it can continually power the city for three days even when the sun …

Fidel Castro, Cuba’s revolutionary leader, dies aged 90

Cuba has declared nine days of national mourning to mark the death of Fidel Castro, whose demise at the age of 90 has prompted emotional scenes in Havana and Miami, tributes and reflections from world leaders, and ushered the island into an uncertain era.<p>Fidel Castro: world reacts to death of Cuban …

Cuba

Scientists Now Say Alcohol Is a Direct Cause of Seven Forms of Cancer

Analysis of reviews from several international cancer research bodies has found alcohol to be a direct cause of oropharynx, larynx, oesophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and breast cancer.<p>We're all aware of the risks associated with certain day-to-day activities. Walking and attempting to compose …

Discovering the 'final frontier' of our universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Over the last week, new images have granted us exquisite views of the final frontier that is our old, vast and mysterious universe.<p>While we may be exploring strange new worlds, like exoplanets beyond our solar system, and seeking out the potential for life on them, these aren't the voyages …

Universe

Quantum Teleportation Beyond The Starship Enterprise

Shawn Hunt Contributor<p>Shawn Hunt is the managing director of Satellite Broadband UK.<p>Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have now managed a significant breakthrough by ‘teleporting,’ or transferring, quantum information from one photon to another over a distance …

Watch the intense movie-style trailer for NASA's Jupiter mission

The Juno mission boldly goes where no spacecraft has gone before and a dramatic trailer highlights the danger of the journey.<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft launched back in 2011 for a Star Trek-style five-year mission to Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system. Jupiter may also be the roughest, …

Astronomy

The 5 Major Mind Traps that Hinder Happiness

These voices keep us stuck in the depression loop. One of the keys to cultivating an antidepressant brain is realizing you are not these thoughts or …

Mindfulness

The Incredible Geology of Pluto

Back when I was a kid, I had no idea we'd ever be doing geology at the ends of the solar system. If I'd known then I could combine my love of …

Cannabis does not cause anxiety and depression, study finds

Scientists have found no link between cannabis use and mental health problems in a study of 35,000 people<p>Cannabis does not increase the risk of developing anxiety or depression, a new study has found.<p>There has long been debate over the drug’s potential link to mental health problems.<p>A major study …

NASA has figured out how Mars was stripped clean of water

What happened to Mars’ atmosphere? NASA thinks it knows.<p>Around 3.7 to 4.2 billion years ago, the red planet’s atmosphere was the same size or bigger than the Earth’s, but today it’s about 100 times thinner than on our planet. The answer, it turns out, is blowing in the wind.<p>Solar winds, to be …

Particles

The Wrong Way to Legalize Marijuana?

Ohio may be on the brink of creating America’s first marijuana ‘monopoly.’<p>On the surface, Ian James sounds like any other idealistic marijuana advocate: He’s critical of the war on drugs, he touts the economic and tax benefits of legalization and uses the familiar rebuttal against the “think of the …

Cannabis

CNN/Facebook Democratic debate winners and losers

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The field of Democratic presidential hopefuls faced off in their first debate, hosted by CNN and Facebook, on Tuesday night.<p>For more than two hours, the candidates tried to make their best impressions before a national audience discovering many of them for the first time.<p>Here's …

Government

'You Americans Have No Idea' - Another Open Letter, This Time From Canada & This One Hurts

<b>The Canadian letter to the editor heard ’round the world.</b><p>Just when you think it’s okay to open your eyes again – THIS.<p>The following letter was …