Kyle Paxton

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This device can tell doctors just how conscious you are

How conscious are you? It seems like an unanswerable question. But new research from the University of Cambridge claims to be able to measure exactly …

NASA releases recording of 'outer-space type music' from far side of the moon

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Did you hear that whistling sound too?"<p>"Sounds like -- you know, outer-space type music."<p>"I wonder what it is."<p>This conversation, between Apollo 10 astronauts Eugene Cernan and John Young, as their craft flew around the far side of the moon, remained under wraps for over four decades.<p>While …

Space Science

Could you (or your nan) fall in love with a machine? This short story explores how far the relationship between humans and artificial intelligence could go<p>By William Hawkins for Flash Fridays by Tin House, part of the Guardian Books Network<p>Grandma calls her sex robot Sony. We tell her that’s just …

Robotics

If Trump wins, this Canadian island wants to be your new home

Cape Breton Island is appealing to all the Americans who want to get the hell out of the country if a Donald Trump presidency happens.<p>Cape Breton is …

Donald Trump

Still don’t understand the groundbreaking discovery? We asked scientists to break it down so that even a five-year-old could understand<p>If you didn’t fully grasp Thursday’s blockbuster announcement that scientists had detected gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of spacetime that were first …

Physics

NASA Just Released a Bunch of Sweet Vintage Space Posters

This beautiful calendar was intended for internal use, but you can download it in high resolution for free.<p>Just like every other kid interested in the cosmos, my childhood bedroom ceiling was covered in luminous stars and planets. If the light had just turned, they'd burn on; I spent my nights …

The ins and outs of planning and building your own home NAS

Come in knowing what you need and want, and you'll have lots of flexibility.<p>Recently I began outgrowing my home file server. It's an older Mac Mini …

Live your Martian dreams with this 360-degree image of Mars from NASA

Mars is basically Earth’s hottest club that no one can get to – but that doesn’t stop NASA from consistently releasing new footages of the red planet for everyone back at home to enjoy.<p>If sand dune close-ups don’t cut it for you, today you can take a virtual tour of Mars with a new 360-degree image …

Here's how an unsolvable physics problem could lead to an alien invasion

<i>This article contains spoilers for Cixin Liu's novel "The Three-Body Problem".</i><p>Cixin Liu's "The Three-Body Problem" is a fascinating science fiction …

Your Coffee Maker Is A Bacterial Filth Hole

Specialized microbes that process caffeine lurk in your coffee grounds.<p>If you’re ever round at George Clooney’s place and he offers you a cup of coffee, you should probably refuse–unless he regularly empties and scrubs the drip-tray under the used capsules of the Nespresso machines he advertises. …

People are becoming more self-centred, says new research. The shocking death of Louise Wolstenholme suggests this may be true<p>Psychopaths don’t yawn. They might yawn when they’re tired, or bored, or when the conversation switches to a subject that isn’t linked to them, but when other people yawn, …

Top Gear

Man Creates Obnoxious Robot to Trick Telemarketers in Brilliant Quest for Revenge

One devious genius has created a robot to string telemarketers along—and the results are comedy gold.<p>Fed up with unwanted calls, telecom professional …

How to Get Therapy for Less Than $10

When it comes to your mental health, professionals can charge $200 dollars for an hour of therapy without even blinking. This hefty price tag might leave you wondering whether you wouldn't be better off using the money to plan a trip, pay off debt, or engage in some retail therapy. Talking to your …

Cure: A Journey Into the Science of Mind Over Body review – can illness be ‘all in your head’?

There are certain kinds of illnesses that seem to cause great distress to doctors; and there are certain kinds of patients that medicine seems almost incapable of helping. It can seem to some people that doctors are almost hostile to them. We often read in illness memoirs of doctors who have been …

Medicine

Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany

A brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design called Wendelstein 7-X, was successfully booted up to an extent where it created hydrogen plasma.<p><i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in …

NASA Rover Celebrates 12 Years On Mars—It Was Only Supposed To Last 90 Days

You can thank Martian “dust devils” for that.<p>Twelve years ago this week, NASA’s Mars Rover Opportunity landed on the Martian surface and started beaming back images of what the red planet was like, notes NASA’s blog. But perhaps even more impressive than the images it sent back is the fact that the …

A timely memoir of mental illness reads as a highly personal and creative response to crisis<p>With one in five people now suffering from depression at some point in their lives, the miasma that lingers over public discussions of mental health seems increasingly anachronistic, and makes books like …

Books

Explore Mars In 360 Degrees With Rover's New Interactive Photo

Curiosity captures the Red Planet in all its glory.<p>Experience what life could be like on Mars with this awe-inspiring 360 degree photograph.<p>NASA released the picture taken by its Curiosity Mars rover on Saturday, just a day after dazzling us with a stunning selfie beamed back from the Red …

How therapy helped me discover unconditional self-worth

I love me<p>Learning to be in my own skin taught me about unconditional self-worth.<p>I love me<p>Learning to be in my own skin taught me about unconditional …

Mental Health

Amazon Might Launch a Spotify Killer This Fall

David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Andrew Yates—AFP/Getty Images<p>David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty …

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

This Kickstarter Will Change the Way You Bring Lunch to Work

It happens to the best of us: Whether you’re trying to save money by bringing lunch to the office or you’re upping your health game by cooking your food (good on you, girl!), resolutions to make your lunches ahead for work aren’t restricted to just the beginning of a new year. Everyone talks about …

Crowd Funding

Google Is Teaching a Free Online Course

Google engineers are sharing their knowledge through a new online course.<p>The class, on education website Udacity, will focus on deep learning, a …

How grieving animals mourn their dead companions, in pictures

Inside the Belarusian Institutions for Chernobyl Radiation Victims

Photographer Jadwiga Bronte visited the "internats" of Belarus—institutions that are part asylum, part orphanage, and part hospice—for those affected by the fallout of the Chernobyl disaster 30 years ago.<p><i>Starting today, students in the MA Photography course at the London College of Communication</i> …

2016 and Beyond: Technologies and Trends that Will Change the Future of IT

2015 was a wild year in technology advancements and decay, and there is no reason to think that 2016 won’t follow suit…<p>We have seen the biggest tech acquisition in history with Dell snapping up EMC for $67 billion; HP splitting into two companies; Google turning into a subsidiary of Alphabet; and …

How To Jumpstart a Power Tool Battery and Bring It Back to Life

When your cordless tool battery goes on the fritz and won't take a charge, try jumping it with another battery.<p>When your power tool battery charger displays the dreaded flashing red light, it usually means it's time to get a new battery. But before you get rid of that battery, try this trick to …

Power Tools

Most of the universe is missing — here are 5 ambitious experiments that might find the rest

The other 85% of matter is missing. Scientists call this invisible stuff "dark matter" because we can't see it and, so far, no one has directly detected it.<p>We know dark matter exists only because all the matter that we actually can see can't explain the motion of stars and galaxies in the universe. …