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Putting your wet phone in rice probably won’t save it. But do it anyway

Correlation is not salvation<p>Recently, while spending a weekend in Upstate New York, I jumped into a lake with my shorts on. Unbeknownst to me, my battered iPhone 5S sat snugly in my pocket. Sometime during my swim, the phone slipped out and disappeared. I had no idea where it had gone until 26 …

WhatsApp security flaw puts 200m web app users at risk

A bug discovered in the WhatsApp web extension could allow hackers to take remote control of users' computers with just their phone number, a security firm has warned<p>A software vulnerability has been discovered in the web-based version of the popular WhatsApp messaging app for smartphones, which …

Web Applications

Burning Man Is Getting Its First Virtual Reality Tent

Dance with Godzilla and giant animated robots<p>If actually being somewhere that resembles a Mad Max-style wasteland wasn’t enough, virtual reality will make its debut at Burning Man this year, turning the inside of a two tents into trippy 3D canvases.<p>Two VR enthusiasts, Shannon Norrell and Dara …

The Global Race To Build The Fastest Supercomputer

Last one to exascale is a second-rate world power<p>High-performance supercomputers can solve complex problems in climate science, aerospace design, biomedicine, and particle physics. But they are also used to develop new kinds of stealth technology, run complex ballistics models, and simulate nuclear …

Playing Youth Sports Takes A Lot More Green Than It Used To

You could say 36-year-old Matt Ray works in paradise — on a barrier island off the Florida's southern coast. As athletic director of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Ray is doing what he loves.<p>"I grew up playing sports," he says. "I actually played two years of college basketball. So sports …

Immune cells cluster to fight viruses - Futurity

Like birds, ants, and other living organisms, immune cells work collectively to kill viruses like the flu.

Microbiology

Some top measurements from CERN's Large Hadron Collider

It has been an interesting summer for particle physics. The first results from the current higher-energy collisions at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have seen the light of day. If you have been following the experiment you may know that the energy of the proton beams has been increased from 4000 …

Physics

How Earth looks from outer space

If you were looking with the eye alone, how far away in space would our planet Earth still be visible?<p>How far away from Earth can we be, to see it …

Safeguarding the world's archaeological treasures - podcast

As some of the world's key historical sites continue to face attack, we look at the attempts to safeguard our greatest archaeological treasures from theft and destruction.<p>We find out how new technology is enabling monuments and sites to be recorded in incredible detail, and how vulnerable objects …

Archaeology

Sexist toys are putting girls off science. Barbie needs to learn how to operate a crane. Fast

Leading scientist Dame Athene Donald has said that stereotyping girls' toys is turning them off from careers in STEM. Roma Agrawal, a structural engineer who worked on the Shard, explains why<p>When I was eight-years-old, my younger sister and I had a few Barbie dolls. But it was when we were given a …

Kids

Are Acid Flashbacks A Myth?

Flashbacks do occur, but very rarely.<p>Reports of drug-induced flashbacks have existed since the 1950s. Though the term "flashback" wasn't used specifically until 1969, as early as 1954 scientists noticed LSD users complaining of a reoccurrence of an LSD-like state long after the drug's effects …

Andromeda galaxy yields star birth secrets

Are the same percentages of stars with gargantuan mass, low mass and intermediate mass born everywhere throughout space?<p>We humans are born with …

The first step toward finding gravitational waves in space will be launched this year

The LISA pathfinder will soon begin a six-month technology demonstration<p>Scientists are one step closer to detecting gravitational waves — ripples in the fabric of spacetime predicted by Albert Einstein in 1915. The LISA Pathfinder, the European spacecraft that houses the technology needed to detect …

Self-control saps memory resources

In an infamous set of experiments performed in the 1960s, psychologist Walter Mischel sat pre-school kids at a table, one by one, and placed a sweet treat – a small marshmallow, a biscuit, or a pretzel – in front of them. Each of the young participants was told that they would be left alone in the …

The Brain

National Science Foundation | Vizzies Visualization Challenge

VISUALIZATION CHALLENGE<p>The most beautiful visualizations from the worlds of science and engineering<p>THE DEADLINE TO ENTER IS APRIL 15, 2018, ENTER NOW!<p>…

How To Build A Ballistics Box That Measures Fastballs

Swing, battabatta swing<p>About 300 years ago, English scientist Benjamin Robins decided to measure the speed of a bullet, a task that led him to invent the ballistic pendulum. This device tracks the momentum of a projectile, allowing users to calculate the speed and energy as well. Although the …

The Funny Ways That Animals Sleep

Foetal Cells Hide Out in Mum’s Body, But What Do They Do?

A mother’s children will remain part of her long after they leave her body and enter the world. This isn’t just a saying or a metaphor; it’s biological reality. Every foetus sends some of its own cells into its mother. They cross the placenta, travel through her bloodstream, and lodge in various …

foetal

Is Earth as Special as We Think?

You might be surprised at some of the factors that made Earth a cozy place for life to set up shop.<p>Maybe Earth isn't so special. "We could have easily been standing on Venus having this conversation," says Mark Jellinek, a geologist who studies how planets form.<p>I envision standing under Venus' …

Astronomy

Online security braces for quantum revolution

Encryption fix begins in preparation for arrival of futuristic computers.<p>It is an inevitability that cryptographers dread: the arrival of powerful …

What Will The Battleship Of The Future Look Like?

Will there even be battleships in the future?<p>Just like video killed the radio star, airplanes killed the battleship. After a few centuries of innovation, large, gun-firing ships suddenly found themselves in World War II outranged and outmatched by flat-topped vessels with no guns at all. Aircraft …

What have you always wanted to know?

Ask us anything and we’ll find the answer for you… with science.<p>We have a confession to make. Here at BBC Future we think we have a pretty good idea of what you want to read, watch, or learn. Week-in week-out we wrack our brains and mine our contacts to find the most interesting stories in science, …

Awesome week for auroras

Bright auroras reported at high latitudes over both the northern and southern ends of Earth this week.<p>A stream of solar wind struck Earth’s magnetic …

Peer review, preprints and the speed of science

A few weeks ago my collaborators and I submitted our latest paper to a scientific journal. We have been investigating how noroviruses subvert the molecular machinery of infected cells and have some interesting results. If it passes peer review, our paper could be published in three or four months’ …

Peer Review

DNA and protein combine to create nanowire - Futurity

Scientists have made synthetic structures out of DNA or protein before. Now, a team has created nanowires from a combination of the two.

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 …

Guzzling these RNA molecules won't do any good - Futurity

A new study may have solved an ongoing debate about the potential benefits of ingesting microRNA molecules from food or liquid.

Research