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Hubble Space Telescope Captures Jupiter in 4k Ultra HD

The Hubble Space Telescope allows NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to comprehensively explore the solar system as they learn more about our universe. A new program involving this telescope permits scientists to specifically study the solar system's outer planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and …

Spooky Physics Phenomenon May Link Universe's Wormholes

Wormholes — shortcuts that in theory can connect distant points in the universe — might be linked with the spooky phenomenon of quantum entanglement, …

This Is Your Brain on Love

Research shows love is as addictive to the brain as cocaine or heroin.<p>Psychologist JoAnn Deak opened her talk at a recent 92Y event by noting the …

Leaked Continuum Video Shows Microsoft Has Found Its Mojo Again

Something has happened at Redmond. Whatever it is, it’s been enough to stir a few echoes back here with someone who left Windows as a platform over a decade ago for OSX. Of course I could sit here and quote statistics all night long about Android vs. Windows vs. OSX (and iOS in its various forms) …

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Young adults with autism work on building social skills — and dating

Standing in front of a conference room table on the UCLA campus, Albert Miranda fixes a wide smile on his face and stares at Elina Veytsman, giving her the once-over. Elina fidgets, growing increasingly unnerved.<p>The students around the table giggle as the tension rises. Then Elizabeth Laugeson …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Motivation

Cannabis for chronic pain is ‘reasonably safe’

Patients with chronic pain who used cannabis daily for one year did not have an increase in serious adverse events compared to pain patients who did …

Cannabis

iCloud bug delays key iOS 9 feature to keep your iPhone slim

iOS 9 was set to have a new feature that would let developers create smaller apps targeted to specific iPhone devices. Called App Slicing, it would allow developers to target specific devices with smaller versions of their apps, rather than just sending out bloated Universal apps that need all the …

A journalist asked Serena Williams why she wasn't smiling, and she gave quite a shocking response

This sort of response isn't the sort of thing you'd usually expect from someone you were interviewing<p>Serena Williams must have been very tired at her press conference on Tuesday, after beating her sister Venus during the U.S Open earlier that day.<p>She was answering the questions she was asked, but …

Here Is One Easy Trick to Succeed at Everything

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? We’ve all heard that quote, but seriously, if you knew you were going to conquer whatever you set your mind to — whether it’s a new habit, that killer to-do list or a trip you’ve been dying to go on — wouldn’t you do it? According to Business …

9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

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The Microbiome Is Science’s Hot New Kid

‘Microbiome’ is a word you’ve probably been reading everywhere—and it’s only the beginning.<p>As Americans, we love the concept of …

Everybody is Standing Around Waiting For This Smelly Flower to Bloom

Here's the deal: There's a flower at the Denver Botanic Gardens with its own livestream. The plant is called a <i>Amorphophallus titanum</i>—casually known …

Travel

Eating These Foods May Slow Brain Aging By 7.5 Years

Diet can slow cognitive decline. Pass the berries.<p>Think of blueberries as a brain's best friend. A new study from the Rush University Medical Center found that sticking to what is known as the MIND diet can slow cognitive decline and may reduce a person's risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The …

NASA confirms the discovery of a rocky exoplanet just 21 light years away

Earth just got a new next-door neighbor<p>Astronomers have found the closest rocky planet outside our solar system using the Spitzer Space telescope. The planet, known as HD 219134b, orbits a star just 21 light years away, and NASA is calling a "potential gold mine of science data."<p>The planet is …

Canon's new full-frame camera will capture footage in near-complete darkness

Imagine being able to shoot video in almost total darkness and not wind up with a noisy, undifferentiated mess? That capability may be closer than you think with the announcement of Canon’s ME20F-SH, a full-frame multi-purpose camera that promises a maximum ISO of over 4,000,000.<p>That is not a …

Fearless Wendy’s Employees Help Deliver Customer’s Baby in Parking Lot

A quick-thinking Wendy's employee in Fort Wayne, Indiana, came to the rescue Friday when a pregnant customer went into labor in the restaurant parking lot. Around 1:40 p.m. a man came into the restaurant requesting a phone to call 911, restaurant manager Barbara Ulmor tells WANE. The man's niece …

Employment

2015 July 20 - Comet PanSTARRS and a Crescent Moon

<b>Comet PanSTARRS and a Crescent Moon</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution)<p><b>Explanation:</b> A comet has …

Virtual reality to power transport networks of the future

The UK’s creaking transport infrastructure is set to take a leap into the future following construction of a new visualisation laboratory in Milton …

Ashley Madison hack could expose 37 million cheaters

Casual sex and cheating network Ashley Madison has reportedly been hacked, compromising the user databases, financial records, and private details of the service's owners and 37 million users. Security researcher Brian Krebs first reported the leak last night, which was subsequently confirmed by …

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Our World In 2020: Artificial Intelligence, Driverless Cars, Solar Power

By Vlad Tverdohleb , Jul 20, 2015 01:42 AM EDT<p>Scientists analyze the technology trends of today in order to envision the world of tomorrow. In the</b> …

The Backed Pack: Buddy robot tends to the family, patrols the home

<i>Each week our friends at Backerjack highlight a cool, crowdfunded gadget. This week we look at Buddy, which has more than doubled its original $100,000 goal.</i><p>There are a growing number of multi-function robots on crowdfunding sites. While some, such as JIBO, may strike consumers as too robotic to …

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Lonely elderly given hens to keep them company

Dubbed 'hensioners' a group of isolated elderly people in London have been given hens to look after<p>Lonely elderly people are being given hens to look after to stop them feeling lonely and isolated.<p>The project, which is backed by David Cameron and Boris Johnson, has launched in London for the first …

Long-haul flight times 'increasing due to global warming'

Study finds increase is due to high altitude winds that slow down aircraft, causing significant implications for airline industry's CO2 emissions<p>Long-haul flights are getting longer due to stronger winds caused by global warming, according to a study.<p>Scientists linked a small increase in …

The power of five

THERE is something the matter with matter. Around the world, several research groups have reported seeing a particle that does not fit comfortably …

Hello Pluto: Nasa releases closest picture yet as probe approaches

New Horizons spacecraft captures sharp, close-up image as it approaches the dwarf planet on its flyby<p>By the standards of modern astronomical photography it might seem initially underwhelming – a grey-and-white sphere sitting amid the blackness – but make no mistake, this is a big moment for human …

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Wi-Fi Aware Aims To Connect All Your Devices Instantly

WiFi is getting a big upgrade today, thanks to three years of joint research and development by the world’s largest tech companies.<p>The new technology, called Wi-Fi Aware, is being released by the Wi-Fi Alliance, the non-profit trade organization that includes Apple, Microsoft, Intel and hundreds of …

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Smartphone 'mode' can speed up devices and lengthen battery life

Phones, tablets and other devices slow down over time, no matter how expensive or cutting edge they were when you bought them. Now, researchers from Hanyang University in Korea claim a technology they developed can delay the inevitable. It's called Where's WALDIO or Write Ahead Logging Direct IO, …