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A fluke breakthrough could be the missing link for an electric car age

In the 1970s, Dr Donald Highgate found a way to make contact lenses more comfortable. With colleagues at the University of Surrey, he developed a …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

The Elon Musk SpaceX Mars Mission Is Sexist, Feminist Claims

Exploring other worlds is a 21st century version of male-dominated imperialism and colonialism.<p>Exploring Mars constitutes toxic masculinity and is …

Mars Mission

We Were So Very Wrong About the Size of the Andromeda Galaxy

The Milky Way certainly has its perks. It’s big and swirly, and best of all, we live there! But for many years, research suggested our neighboring …

The FCC’s Repeal Of Net Neutrality Is Causing Unprecedented Spikes In VPN Usage

Who's really getting the last laugh? Americans are losing trust in corporations and the government, and taking matters into their own hands. There …

Net Neutrality

This Site Will Tell You If Your Accounts Have Been Compromised

Here’s something that isn’t directly photography-related but is relevant to pretty much every photographer: if you’ve never heard of it before, you …

Man Says He Ordered a $6,000 DSLR on Amazon But Got Rocks, Then Bricks

A popular YouTube personality with over 780,000 subscribers has caused a stir by claiming that he ordered a $6,000 DSLR from Amazon but received a …

After testy call with Trump over border wall, Mexican president shelves plan to visit White House

Tentative plans for Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto to make his first visit to the White House to meet with President Trump were scuttled this week after a testy call between the two leaders ended in an impasse over Trump’s promised border wall, according to U.S. and Mexican officials.<p>Peña …

Donald Trump

Nearly half of 2017's cryptocurrencies have already failed

The surging price of bitcoin (among others) in 2017 led more than a few companies to hop on the cryptocurrency bandwagon with hopes of striking it rich almost overnight. Many of their initial coin offerings seemed dodgy from the outset... and it turns out they were. <i>Bitcoin.com</i> has conducted a study …

Tesla actually built the world’s biggest battery. Here’s how it works.

Get amped to learn about lithium-ion energy storage!<p><i>Note: This story was updated on December 1.</i><p>Elon Musk and Tesla have made good on an ambitious commitment, and the state of South Australia is now home to the world’s biggest battery. The battery installation is connected to a wind farm (that's …

Energy

Two Teens Arrested for Sexting Each Other

Imagine getting arrested for flirting or foreplay. That’s the nightmare scenario for two North Carolina teens, who got slapped with felony charges …

The medical abortion works — so why aren't more women using it?

And why aren't doctors more vocal about it?<p>I found out I was pregnant during a routine gynecological exam after I mentioned my period was a few days late. My doctor told me she’d need to collect a urine sample anyway, so they’d test it just to be sure. I wasn’t worried. I’d only been off hormonal …

Feminism

Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, says Stephen Hawking

“If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up, there’s a way out,” Stephen Hawking told the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm<p>Interstellar was right. Falling into a black hole is not the end, professor Stephen Hawking has claimed.<p>Although physicists had assumed that all matter must be …

Black Holes

Report: YouTube personalities may be breaking federal guidelines, at risk for lawsuit

<i>Dead Realm</i>, a game by Section Studios, launched on Steam's Early Access program some weeks ago and has met with early sales success. That success comes in part because the game has been custom-built for YouTubers. However, the game was also <i>literally</i> built with the help of several YouTube …

Boy, nine, fitted with first prosthetic hand that can change grip with gestures

Josh Cathcart can now eat with cutlery and pull up his trousers for the first time thanks to i-limb quantum, a special child-sized hand<p>A nine-year-old boy, born with his right arm missing from the elbow, can build Lego, eat with a knife and fork and pull up his trousers for the first time thanks to …

Scotland

Ants self-medicate on toxins when sick

Ants know how to self-medicate, and consume toxic substances to fight fungal infections.<p>This finding was made by a team of biologists from the …

North Korea to South Korea: Turn off your loudspeakers or it's war

SINGAPORE — There's a blaring sound coming from the demilitarised border between North and South Korea, and it's not from fire the two sides are …

Bacteria With Synthetic DNA Create Protein Never Found In Nature

For when the usual four nucleotides can’t give you what you want<p>Your DNA, like that of everything else on the planet, is made of four nucleotides: A, C, G, and T. These are like a blueprint that your body reads to produce 20 different amino acids, which combine to make up the proteins that enable …

Biochemistry

Hyperloop project moves closer to reality with new engineering partners

You can keep calling it an ambitious pipe dream, but Elon Musk's brainchild known as the Hyperloop is moving ever closer to reality.<p>The latest …

Tiny, Sophisticated Human Brain Grown In A Dish

It’s as advanced as the brain of a five-week-old fetus<p>Researchers from Ohio State University have made the most sophisticated lab-grown brain yet, according to results presented yesterday at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium. It could provide a new way to understand how genes and …

Ohio State University

The Future Of The Internet, According To Its Father

Geeking out with Vint Cerf<p>The Internet has changed a lot over its 30-something years. That terrible dial-up noise is gone; the Ethernet cord has been cut; Tinder happened. What’s next? If anyone knows, it’s Vint Cerf, Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist. He is considered a “father …

Internet of Things

BlackBerry Venice leak shows off Android slider’s keyboard, November launch on all major U.S. carriers

Infamous leaker Evan Blass (evleaks) has once again posted more details of BlackBerry’s Android phone, codenamed Venice. Blass had already suggested the device was coming to AT&T in the U.S., though today he shared that it will launch on all four major U.S. carriers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and …

Why is Marshmallow dubbed Android 6.0? Is it worthy of such a big version jump?

We finally have the gooey answer to the Android M conundrum and it’s Marshmallow. Not a major shock, it was always a front-runner, but some people have been surprised by the fact that Marshmallow will be version 6.0 of Android and not 5.2 or 5.5. Should a whole number leap imply some major …

Android Pay

Who’s the First Person in History Whose Name We Know?

<i>Editor’s Note: This post has updated to clarify a sentence about the gender of the ancient writer.</i><p>“It’s me!” they’d say, and they’d leave a sign. Leave it on the cave wall. Maybe as a prayer, maybe a graffito, we don’t know.<p>This was 30,000 years ago. Writing hadn’t been invented, so they couldn’t …

Etymology

Boomio Is a Snapchat for Sharing Music, With Support From Major Labels (Video)

Boomio is a social network for music that you may want to tune into.<p>The last thing you probably need in your life is another social network, but a new service called Boomio thinks it has a different hook that will get you to play.<p>Announced today at <b>Code/Mobile</b>, Boomio is a mobile app that lets you …

Judge tosses out Noriega's lawsuit against Call of Duty

Activision declared victory this afternoon over Manuel Noriega after a judge tossed out the former Panamanian dictator's lawsuit against the publisher, which had alleged his appearance in <i>Call of Duty: Black Ops 2</i> was an unauthorized use of his likeness.<p>Judge William H. Fahey of Los Angeles Superior …

Classic LucasArts games are now available, for the first time in years

For many, Lucasfilm is synonymous with <i>Star Wars</i>. There’s no reason why it shouldn’t be, either—<i>Star Wars</i> is huge.<p>But if you were playing video games …

Titanfall Companion App Arrives on iOS and Android

“Stand by for Titanfall.” If you’re used to hearing that immensely satisfying phrase multiple times each day, we suspect you’ve fallen for Respawn Entertainment’s latest sci-fi shooter.<p>Publisher EA is hoping to broaden the experience with a companion app for iOS, Android and Windows Phone 8. Both …

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