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A massive object devastated Uranus a long time ago and it never fully recovered

Our Solar System is a pretty calm place these days, all things considered, but that wasn’t always the case. In the period when the planets were still …

Astronomy

Exclusive: Google's Duplex could make Assistant the most lifelike AI yet

The conversation seems mundane. At least, at first.<p>In a building called the Partnerplex on Google's sprawling campus in Mountain View, California, I've been invited to hear a 51-second phone recording of someone making a dinner reservation.<p>Person 1: <i>Good evening.</i><br>Person 2: <i>Hello?</i><br>Person 1: <i>Hello.</i><br>Person …

James Martin

The Best Explanation for Everything in the Universe

String theory is considered the leading “theory of everything,” but there’s still no empirical evidence for it.<p>It’s not easy being a “theory of everything.” A TOE has the very tough job of fitting gravity into the quantum laws of nature in such a way that, on large scales, gravity looks like curves …

Mind-Altering Cat Parasite Just Got Linked to a Whole Lot of Neurological Disorders

"This study is a paradigm shifter."<p>The brain-dwelling parasite <i>Toxoplasma gondii</i> is estimated to be hosted by at least 2 billion people around the …

Is The Universe Conscious?

The history of science — in particular the physical sciences, like physics and astronomy — can be told as the incremental realization that there is large-scale coherence in the universe.<p>By large-scale coherence, I mean that some of the same physical laws hold at scales as diverse as the atom and …

Consciousness

This Email From Elon Musk to Tesla Employees Is a Master Class in Emotional Intelligence

When the going gets tough, true leaders take action.<p>Tesla, the electric-automobile manufacturer led by famed CEO Elon Musk, has struggled mightily with safety over the past few years. California nonprofit Worksafe, a worker safety advocacy group, recently made headlines when it reported that the …

Tesla

There Is Sound In Space, Thanks To Gravitational Waves

It’s long been said that there’s no sound in space, and that’s true, to a point. Conventional sound requires a medium to travel through, and is created when particles compress-and-rarify, making anything from a loud “bang” for a single pulse to a consistent tone for repeating patterns. In space, …

Black Holes

'You can't escape': Clouds of filth are choking Asia's cities

The winter air in Tehran is often foul but for six days last week it was hardly breathable.<p>A dense and poisonous chemical smog made up of traffic and factory fumes, mixed with construction dust, burning vegetation and waste has shrouded buildings, choked pedestrians, forced schools and universities …

The year of living thankfully

<b>(CNN) —</b> Logically speaking, we should be in a perpetual state of gratitude. Most people who read this column, even if they aren't fully aware, have a long list of blessings to count (most of the time, anyway).<p>Family. Friends. Love. Health. Freedom from war and natural disaster. Imagination. …

Happiness

Carl Sagan’s Ambitious College Reading List: Plato, Shakespeare, Gide, and Plenty of Philosophy, Math & Physics (1954)

Carl Sagan may have passed away almost twenty years ago, but he continues to influence minds of all generations through intellectual heirs like Neil …

Scientists Have Invented The First Ever Origami Robot That Can Patch Wounds

Medical science is progressing to unprecedented heights, and it's kinda scary.<p>Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have …

Physicists Say They've Figured Out How to 'See' Inside a Black Hole

What lies beyond the event horizon.<p>Physicists have come up with a new way to predict what lies beyond the event horizon of a black hole, and it could …

Black Holes

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The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S.

For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort, an alarming development that the top U.S. public health official says could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics.<p>The antibiotic-resistant strain was found last …

Public Health

Radio Imaging Unravels Mysterious Alignment Of Distant Black Holes

A recent interesting discovery about black holes may reveal how the universe we know today has evolved from its earliest configuration when the …

11 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Neurosurgeon

There isn't always one "right answer" for how to treat a patient.<p><b>1. Neurosurgery is more art than science.</b> When I was in medical school, I understood everything in medicine as evidence-based. You have clinical trials, which you randomize, and you draw scientific conclusions. But in many cases, …

GammaSquad Review: ‘Quantum Break’ Is An Action-Packed Return To Gaming’s Worst Era

Nearly three years ago, Remedy announced <i>Quantum Break</i> as a game that would “blur the line between television and gameplay integrating the two into one seamless, uniquely immersive experience.” The lofty premise from the makers of <i>Max Payne</i> and <i>Alan Wake</i> reaches for the stars, do Shawn Ashmore, Aidan …

Time I

Adventure Time-Worthy Psychedelics | Monday Insta Illustrator

18-year-old Swedish artist Jens Dåversjö, a.k.a. Burdco, gets it.<p>Rainbow aliens and distorted Simpsons characters are commonplace in the imaginative worlds of 18-year-old Swedish artist Jens Dåversjö, a.k.a. Burdco. While his work looks at home on a t-shirt or a pin, it's perhaps most appealing on …

This is what a total solar eclipse looks like from a plane

Millions of people on Earth were treated to views of a solar eclipse on Tuesday, but only a select few got to see the cosmic event from the sky.<p>Two …

How To Dress Like A Minimalist (Without Even Trying)

Minimalists like things clean, neat and uncluttered. There’s usually a lot of white, open space and room to move for, well, nothing. Basically, it’s …

Apple didn't "blow it" with the stylus, it did what was right

Apple announced a giant new iPad Pro yesterday that comes in at a gargantuan 12.9 inches along with a new accessory called the Apple Pencil which just happens to be a stylus made for graphic designers or document editing.<p>Naturally, the world went crazy citing the two times Steve Jobs famously said …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

Maps