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What Is (And Isn't) Scientific About The Multiverse

The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of the Universe actually is, our ability to gather information about it is fundamentally limited.<p>It’s …

Dark Matter

Prince Charles and Prince William Reportedly Refused to Meet with Donald Trump

President Trump reportedly got royally snubbed on his recent visit to the UK. According to the <i>Sunday Times</i>, Prince Charles and Prince William refused …

Donald Trump

These phone models have highest failure rate: is your device on the list?

• Samsung is number one on the list of manufacturers with high failure rates, according to a new report.<br>• Xiaomi and Motorola were number two and three, respectively.<br>• Xiaomi’s Redmi 4 was number one on the list of phone models with high failure rates.<p>A new report, covering mobile device repairs, has …

Mobile Technology

How to Block Robocalls and Spam Calls

Are you getting too many phone calls from spammers and telemarketers? You can take several steps to battle against those annoying, unknown …

Apps

City hits back at European Banking Authority over Brexit warning

Senior figures from the City of London today hit back at the European Banking Authority (EBA) after the regulator warned that lenders are not …

Great Britain

Scientists solve mystery of interstellar object 'Oumuamua

It isn’t a bird, and it isn’t a plane. But quite what the cigar-shaped interstellar object ‘Oumuamua is has remained something of a mystery. Now research suggests it is a comet in disguise.<p>Named after the Hawaiian for messenger or scout – a nod to the fact it was initially spotted by researchers …

Astronomy

Powerball Winning Numbers For Saturday June 23: $40M Jackpot

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday, June 23, 2018, is estimated at $40 million. Check to see if you have the winning ticket.<p>The Powerball jackpot has …

Globalization

France is building a village for people with Alzheimer’s

<b>The Alzheimer’s village will be designed to aid residents’ sense of direction, visual bearings and memory.</b><p>France is building its first “Alzheimer’s …

Dementia

EU leaders' migration summit offers lifeline to embattled Merkel

German chancellor in bitter dispute with conservatives at home over refugee policy<p>EU leaders gather for an emergency summit on migration on Sunday, with the aim of shoring up Angela Merkel’s government.<p>The informal “mini-summit”in Brussels is seen as a lifeline for the German chancellor, whose CDU …

Angela Merkel

‘Gaming disorder’ is officially recognized by the World Health Organization

Honestly, “gaming disorder” sounds like a phrase tossed around by irritated parents and significant others. After much back and forth, however, the term was just granted validity, as the World Health Organization opted to include it in the latest edition of its Internal Classification of …

World Health Organization

Gang raped and set on fire: ICC pushes to investigate Myanmar Rohingya atrocities

<b>Exclusive</b>: Evidence of horrific treatment emerges as the Hague gives Myanmar deadline to respond to claims<p>Harrowing accounts of Rohingya women tied to trees and raped for days by Myanmar’s military and men being pushed into mass graves, doused with petrol and set alight have been sent to the …

Aung San Suu Kyi

Telecom Operators by Brand Value | Tech.Co

Just How Valuable Are Our Operators?<p>The popularity of mobile devices has grown at a rate that nobody could have predicted. Handsets are packed with …

Mobile Devices

Artificial Intelligence & the Security Market

A glimpse into how two new products for intrusion detection and entity resolution are using AI to help humans do their jobs.

Artificial Intelligence

Marks & Spencer teams with Microsoft to bring artificial intelligence into stores

Marks & Spencer is turning to artificial intelligence to sharpen its appeal to customers through a "game-changing" partnership with Microsoft.<p>The retailer is working with AI experts at the US tech giant to explore how the technology could improve the shopping experience on the high street.<p>M&S was …

Artificial Intelligence

PayPal to buy Simility, a specialist in AI-based fraud and risk management, for $120M

Payment provider PayPal continues apace with its acquisitions streak to bring more modern tools into its platform to serve its 237 million customers. Today the company announced that it is buying Simility, a fraud prevention specialist, for $120 million in cash.<p>PayPal had been an investor in …

Financial Services

Samsung Unveils Bleeding Edge 8TB Solid State Drive Using Diminutive New Form Factor

Samsung just announced a new NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) solid state drive with a capacity of 8TB optimized for big data analytics and virtualization applications. That news in and of itself isn’t terribly impressive, especially considering the company already offers 30TB+ enterprise SSDs, …

Computer Hardware

Your Brain on Depression

Depression is a multifaceted and insidious disorder, nearly as complex as the brain itself. As research continues to suggest, the onset of depression can be attributed to an interplay of the many elements that make us human—namely, our genetics, the structure and chemistry of our brains, and our …

Anesthesia

The future of AI relies on a code of ethics

Facebook has recently come under intense scrutiny for sharing the data of millions of users without their knowledge. We’ve also learned that Facebook is using AI to predict users’ future behavior and selling that data to advertisers. Not surprisingly, Facebook’s business model and how it handles …

Artificial Intelligence

Researchers Find Herpes Viruses In Brains Marked By Alzheimer's Disease

Two common herpes viruses appear to play a role in Alzheimer's disease.<p>The viruses, best known for causing a distinctive skin rash in young children, are abundant in brain tissue from people with Alzheimer's, a team of scientists reports Thursday in <i>Neuron.</i> The team also found evidence that the …

Dementia

New antibiotic shows long-lasting promise as superbug killer

Antibiotics have saved countless lives for the better part of a century, but these medical marvels may be approaching the end of their usefulness. …

Microbiology

Google’s Machine Learning (AI) Crash Course

Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning, as it’s better known as, is something that has garnered my interest over recent years. I even used the …

Artificial Intelligence

Invasive plant that causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness discovered in Virginia

Officials in Virginia are warning residents to be on the lookout after an invasive plant was found Tuesday in the northern part of the state that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness.<p>The Massey Herbarium at Virginia Tech said in a Facebook post that 30 giant hogweed plants were …

Virginia Tech

Poll: Republicans Approve of Trump’s Family Separation Policy

The images and stories that have resulted from the policy have ignited a firestorm around the politics of immigration once again.<p>Nearly every day, …

Former 'Jeopardy!' winner pleads guilty to hacking colleagues' emails, could get 5 years

In 2012, her winning streak on TV’s “Jeopardy!” set a record for a female contestant.<p>But when she’s sentenced July 20, she could get a prison sentence of up to five years.<p>Stephanie Jass, 48, of Tecumseh, Mich., pleaded guilty Wednesday in Lenawee Circuit Court to a charge of unauthorized computer …

Trade Wars Are Hard to Define and Even Harder to End

The term “trade war” has dominated conversation in the lead-up to American tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports and Beijing’s immediate threat …

Jurassic World: can we really resurrect a dinosaur?

Jurassic Park's dinosaur DNA premise is not so simple in real life.<p><i>A Jurassic world away from reality © Universal Pictures</i><p>This summer, the fifth …

Jurassic Park

Life at Alpha Centauri? Maybe, NASA says

Could life exist on planets in the star system closest to ours, Alpha Centauri? Dangerous X-ray radiation makes it unlikely for the single exoplanet …

How Tidally Locked Planets Could Avoid a 'Snowball Earth' Fate

Tidally-locked planets in the habitable zone of stars may be able to avoid global ice ages, according to a study that models the interplay of where …

The Viking Raid on the Abbey of Lindisfarne

The Ruins of Lindisfarne Priory, by Thomas Girtin, 1798.<p>On 8 June, 793 AD, Vikings destroyed the <b>abbey on Lindisfarne</b>, a centre of learning that was …

Archaeology

Angela Merkel could soon lose power in Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is in the fight of her political life – and could lose her job within days – as her fragile governing coalition …