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Can you solve these brain teasers written by the NSA’s top mathematicians?

When one thinks of institutions and places that house some of the brightest mathematical minds on the planet, one tends to think of companies like …

Burqas may be banned from public places in Germany

The partial ban has received the support of conservatives from German Chancellor Angela Merkel's governing bloc, but still needs parliamentary approval to become law.<p>The proposal is considered a compromise as it would ban the burqa only in certain settings, as opposed to a total ban like the one in …

The history of hit points

Food Week<p>I don't remember which game we were playing, but it was the kind of Japanese RPG that listed everything you needed to know about its …

A lost spacecraft is talking to NASA again after nearly 2 years alone in the void

At least that was the depressing situation until Sunday night.<p>In a statement posted Monday, the space agency says it has finally contacted the STEREO-B solar observatory — an identical twin of another sun-monitoring robot, called STEREO-A — after nearly 2 years of effort.<p>The spacecraft was about …

Gene editing records 'memories' in human DNA

Sequencing these genes tells you what happened to them.<p>Scientists have been recording data in DNA for a while, but it has usually involved bacteria and other simple organisms. MIT, however, just took a big leap forward. Its researchers have used the CRISPR gene editing technique to record histories …

Donald Trump outscores Hitler on psychopathic traits test, claims University of Oxford researcher

Donald Trump outscores Adolf Hitler on a test used to determine psychopathic traits, while Hillary Clinton ranks between Napoleon and Nero, a researcher at Oxford University has found.<p>Psychologist Dr Kevin Dutton ranked the psychopathic traits of the US presidential hopefuls and historical figures …

'Mythica VR' is a Dream Come True for Dungeons & Dragons Fans

If you asked me what my ideal VR game would be, my answer might sound a lot like the premise for <i>Mythica VR</i>, an upcoming VR game that just launched …

British study finds risk of breast cancer nearly tripled by combined HRT

2% of women monitored for six years got breast cancer – and they were 2.7 times more likely to contract it if they were on combined HRT than if they were not<p>Women who rely on the most commonly used form of hormone replacement therapy are roughly three times more likely to develop breast cancer than …

China’s Defiance in the South China Sea

No one expected last month’s international arbitration court decision to be the last word on the tug-of-war over the South China Sea and its many islands, rocks and reefs. The waterway is too strategically important and the disputes too complex for the competing claims by China and five other …

The Most Dangerous Object Known To Humanity

Every August, the Perseid meteor shower delights skywatchers everywhere. While some years it’s a disappointment, either being washed out by a bright Moon or delivering a relatively sparse stream of particles for Earth to collide with, other years the show is spectacular. This year, in particular, a …

Germany calls for new security measures after string of terrorist attacks

By Stephanie Kirchner<p>Stephanie Kirchner<p>Berlin reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>BERLIN — Following a spate of terrorist attacks in Germany and neighboring nations, Germany’s interior minister proposed new security measures Thursday, including fast-track deportations and a bid to strip citizenship from German …

Extremism

Watch The Sun Absolutely Destroy The Fastest Object in The Solar System

Mesmerising.<p>Any comet is cool, but a sungrazer comet has an extra claim to fame - it dives perilously close to the sun, within 850,000 miles …

The search for the ‘Holy Grail’ of human longevity | The Star

Our life expectancy at birth has risen from roughly age 50 to 80 in the past century, a dramatic increase considering that for hundreds of years the …

Medicine

New Theory of the Higgs Boson Could Explain Why Gravity Is So Weak

A new theory suggests that missing extra copies of the Higgs boson might explain why gravity is so much weaker than it should be.<p>Something is seriously wrong with gravity, and nobody's quite sure why.<p>The problem is that gravity is too weak. Out of the four fundamental physical forces in the …

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Jupiter's Great Red Spot may work as heat pump

Astronomers using an infrared telescope in Hawaii have found that Jupiter's Great Red Spot may be pumping heat to the upper atmosphere. Scientists …

Scientists turn old plastic bottles into fuel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Millions of tons of plastic garbage pollute our world. What if we could turn them into fuel instead?<p>That's the ambitious plan of a team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China.<p>The technique involves …

Quantum Teleportation Beyond The Starship Enterprise

Shawn Hunt Contributor<p>Shawn Hunt is the managing director of Satellite Broadband UK.<p>Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have now managed a significant breakthrough by ‘teleporting,’ or transferring, quantum information from one photon to another over a distance …

Most of the universe may be trapped inside of ancient black holes

In case you haven't heard, there is a very, very big problem with the universe: About 80% of all of the stuff inside it is missing.<p>Astronomers call this material "dark matter." They know it's out there because its huge mass tugs on and shapes galaxies, but no one has ever detected the material …

Dark Matter

Researchers Have Created This Creepy-as-Hell Model to Promote Road Safety

This is Graham. You'll be seeing him in your nightmares.<p>Australia's Transport Accident Commission (TAC) has peered right into the darkest part of …

AP FACT CHECK: Trump resurfaces debunked claims in speech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite promising "the truth, and nothing else" in his convention speech, Donald Trump presented the nation with a series of …

The Bicycle Problem That Nearly Broke Mathematics

<i>Editor’s Note (7/29/16): An earlier version of this story contained several biographical inaccuracies and did not give Jim Papadopoulos a chance to</i> …

World-First Experiment Finds Our Eyes Are Capable of Detecting Individual Photons

Incredible.<p>Our eyes might be more awesome than we ever imagined.<p>A new experiment has shown for the first time that the human eye is capable of …

Ted Cruz Makes a Big Gamble With Convention Speech

Christopher Morris—VII for TIME<p>Christopher Morris—VII for TIME<p>Landon Nordeman for TIME<p>Landon Nordeman for TIME<p>Landon Nordeman for TIME<p>Christopher …

Reshaping human health and changing lives through gene editing

Gene editing is going to fundamentally change our lives and how we traditionally think about health throughout the first half of the 21st century.<p>Gene editing is going to change the way people are treated by curing the roots of diseases instead of merely treating the symptoms. It’s going to change …

Genetics

Report: The Trump campaign asked John Kasich to be the 'most powerful vice president in history'

Kasich, who dropped out of the presidential race in early May after winning only his home state of Ohio, has declared that he won't endorse Trump or consider serving as his vice president, calling the entire process "painful."<p>While he was still in the race, he argued that Trump was "not prepared to …

North Korea says it has been practicing to blow up South Korean airports

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>TOKYO — North Korea said Wednesday that it practiced trying to blow up South Korean ports and airports with nuclear warheads during its most recent ballistic missile launches, the latest sign of Pyongyang’s anger over attempts to …

North Korea

Learn to do pretty much anything with flash-card-based learning app TinyCards

It can be difficult to learn a new thing, whether it be a new language, math, or how to use a certain new technology. Apps to help in the learning …

Apps

Earth - Organisms might be quantum machines

If there’s any subject that perfectly encapsulates the idea that science is hard to understand, it’s quantum physics. Scientists tell us that the miniature denizens of the quantum realm behave in seemingly impossible ways: they can exist in two places at once, or disappear and reappear somewhere …

China's Navy says it's 'ready' to counter aggression in the South China Sea

Admiral Wu Shengli made the remarks as he met US Chief of Naval Operations John Richardson in Beijing yesterday, in the first high-level meeting between the two militaries since the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague said China's "nine-dash" line was invalid.<p>China would not compromise its …