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A New Solar Cell Creates Electricity From Water as Well as Light

Rain means clouds and clouds mean less sunlight. That’s bad news for most solar cells, but a new design can actually make use of rain drops that fall …

Researchers Just Discovered a New State of Matter

Scientists have theorized for decades that an additional state of matter exists, but despite tantalizing hints to its presence, details about this …

Muslim fever goes viral: After Paris and San Bernardino, Islam-bashing is back and bigger than ever

<b>(HBO/Janet Van Ham/AP/Carolyn Kaster/Salon)</b><p>From Trump to Fox News to Bill Maher, the forces of anti-Muslim panic and paranoia are having a glorious year<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>December 5, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>There was a deeply unfortunate, if predictable, period of national debate in the middle of the 19th …

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What NASA’s discovery of liquid water on Mars really means—in the words of NASA scientists

This week’s announcement by NASA might make it seem like there is liquid water flowing on the surface of Mars right now. But when the agency’s scientists answered questions from the public via Reddit, they revealed a more nuanced picture. Quartz has edited and condensed a selection of their …

16 Spot-On Cards For Couples Who Also Happen To Be Best Friends

"I love sitting mute on the sofa with you."<p>If your significant other is also your best friend, consider yourself lucky. You've hit the relationship jackpot.<p>Unfortunately, it's not always easy to find the right card to accurately sum up those feelings. So we did the work for you. Below are 16 …

'Modern Family' Star Ariel Winter Opens Up About Breast Reduction Surgery

"This is how I was supposed to be."<p>"Modern Family" star Ariel Winter has opened up about her decision to have breast reduction surgery.<p>In an interview with Glamour magazine, the 17-year-old actress (who plays Alex Dunphy on the hit TV show) discussed why she chose to have the procedure done and how …

From string theory to Mother Of All Theories

<i>String theory — there are five of them — merges Einstein’s general relativity with quantum mechanics to understand black holes and the universe. Now</i> …

Mysterious 150,000 Year-Old Pipework Discovered Under Chinese Pyramid

Who could have built such a complex structure 150,000 years ago, at a time when man had barely started using fire? The Baigong pipes are one of the …

Nasa reveals how it will search for life on Europa

Nasa has announced the first details on how it will look for life on Jupiter's moon Europa.<p>The space agency's probe to the icy giant satellite -- …

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

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‘Spooky action’ quantum superpositioning may disprove Einstein

A team of scientists may have disproven Einstein by proving quantum superposition. Physics can be difficult to understand, quantum mechanics is even …

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

Researchers unearth new clues about ancient ‘computer’

Researchers have unearthed new clues to an ancient Greek astronomical puzzle that has fascinated archaeologists for over a century.<p>The Antikythera Mechanism, an ancient machine dubbed “the world’s first computer,” was recovered from a treasure-laden shipwreck off the coast of Greece in 1901. …

Self learning computers: giving machines a human brain

The race is on to bring us cognitive computing… machines and systems that are faster than anything we know and that have the ability to teach themselves<p>From HAL to C-3PO, films and TV have for decades portrayed a vision of the future where machines have some level of human intelligence. In labs …