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Glass now has smart potential

Australian researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a method for embedding light-emitting nanoparticles into glass without losing any …

Airbnb faces outcry after transgender guest was denied stay by a host

A Minneapolis woman, who later became a ‘super host’, denied TV producer Shadi Petosky’s request because of fears of having a trans guest around her son<p>Airbnb is under fire after a transgender guest was denied a stay by a host who felt “uncomfortable”.<p>When the guest complained privately to Airbnb …

Civil Rights

AI startup taps human 'swarm' intelligence to predict winners

Who says artificial intelligence doesn't involve humans?<p>Try telling that to Silicon Valley startup Unanimous AI. After recently achieving the rare "superfecta" -- picking the top four finishers in the Kentucky Derby -- using UNU, a new form of human-based AI using algorithms, the company is ready …

Hunting for Dark Matter’s ‘Hidden Valley’

Kathryn Zurek realized a decade ago that we may be searching in the wrong places for clues to one of the universe’s greatest unsolved mysteries: dark …

Mystery of Massive Black Holes May Be Answered by NASA Telescopes

Scientists may have unraveled the mystery of what creates supermassive black holes.<p>Giant black holes are at the heart of almost every large galaxy …

Father urges Home Office to honour deal as family faces deportation

Gregg Brain moved with his wife and Gaelic-speaking son to Scottish Highlands on an initiative that has now been cancelled<p>An Australian father facing deportation from the Scottish Highlands next week, along with his wife and Gaelic-speaking son, has called on the Home Office “to live up to their …

Scotland

Lightroom 201: Advanced Lightroom CC Processing (for Lightroom Classic): How to Balance Mixed Light

You are watching a free tutorial from Lightroom 201: Advanced Lightroom CC Processing (for Lightroom Classic).<br>To view the entire course, upgrade to …

Quebec teen uses stars to locate possible lost Mayan city in Mexican jungle

A 15-year-old boy from Saint-Jean-de-Matha, Que., has discovered what could be the ruins of a lost 4,600-year-old city in Mexico by comparing ancient …

Engineers create a better way to boil water — with industrial, electronics applications

Engineers at Oregon State University have found a new way to induce and control boiling bubble formation, that may allow everything from …

How Do We Know The Age Of The Universe?

In an ideal world, when we want to uncover the answer to a question like “what is the age of the Universe,” we’d have an incredible number of independent lines of evidence, all converging to the same answer. But in reality, there are only two good ones, and one is better than the other.<p>The “good” …

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Scientists solve immune system mystery for Type 1 diabetes

Scientists have solved a decades-old medical mystery by finally identifying a previously unknown molecule which is attacked by the immune system in …

I sent an email to a monk in Nepal and my blog was hacked by the Chinese government

<i>As a publisher, the experience made me realize the potential in a service like the one from Ev Williams’s Medium.</i><p>Three years ago, at Zeitgeist Europe (a kind of private TED talk held by Google), I met Matthieu Ricard, a Buddhist monk known, among other things, for being the Dalai-Lama’s personal …

MacBook Air

Triangles in the Sky Tell the Story of the Universe's Birth

Once upon a time, about 13.8 billion years ago, our universe sprang from a quantum speck, ballooning to one million trillion trillion trillion …

Capturing People and Their Surroundings Around the World

Craig Reilly, photographer based in the South London, is specialized in the street photo, landscape and portraiture. He has a fascination for people …

Photographer Captures Photos of Stranger’s Suave Street Style Every Sunday

Every Sunday, the same suave gentleman shows up outside the Nazarene Temple Apostolic Faith Church in Baltimore, Maryland, dressed in a different dapper outfit. M. Jordan Tierney, a local artist and photographer, has been snapping his portrait every week for many months now as she passes him on the …

Street Style

Chemists create battery technology with off-the-charts charging capacity

University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, …

Nicola Sturgeon to provide free 'baby box' to new parents

First minister’s proposal will offer clothes, nappies and toys in bid to tackle infant poverty rates in Scotland<p>Nicola Sturgeon’s Scottish National party is to offer new parents in Scotland a free “baby box” of clothes, nappies and toys, with a built-in mattress allowing the box to be used as a …

Sadiq Khan has pole position in race to be London mayor

Labour candidate has led polls all year but Tory rival Zac Goldsmith will enjoy strong support in the capital’s outer boroughs<p>The race to succeed Boris Johnson as London mayor looks like it has become the Labour candidate’s to lose.<p>Sadiq Khan, the MP for Tooting, has led his main rival, …

London Mayor

Giant Green 'Spider' Invades Stellar Nursery in Eerie New Image

An enormous space "spider," glowing a strange and radioactive shade of green, stretches its many legs across the cosmos.<p>But breathe easy, …

Friday Film on a Saturday – Leica M5 and Tri-X by Matt Forsbacka

The Pope met with Bernie Sanders out of “politeness” and “good manners,” he says

Bernie Sanders has often declared himself a big fan of Pope Francis, so it’s no surprise that he deemed his brief meeting with the pontiff at the Vatican this morning “extraordinary.”<p>The candidate in the US Democratic presidential primary was briefly visiting the Vatican today for a conference on …

Bernie Sanders

Biotech’s quest to put a new spin on old age

On the eve of his 69th birthday, Craig Venter looks on, amused, as his digital doppelganger shuffles from foot to foot. Venter is the biggest entrepreneur in biotech. Now his white-bearded avatar is the star of an iPad app being demonstrated to me by his head of informatics, Scott Skellenger. …

10 stunning photos from a pair of photographers who have been married and traveling the world together for 60 years

Roland and Sabrina Michaud have been married since 1958. For 60 years the couple has spent their time together traveling all over the world, including a trip that included driving across Asia for four years straight.<p>While documenting their travels, they also happened to become successful …

Travel Photography

Supernova iron found on the moon

Approximately two million years ago a star exploded in a supernova close to our solar system: Its traces can still be found today in the form of an …

University of Sussex research brings ‘smart hands’ closer to reality

Using your skin as a touchscreen has been brought a step closer after UK scientists successfully created tactile sensations on the palm using …

Kepler Spacecraft Is Stable And Out Of Emergency Status, NASA Says

Days after they declared a spacecraft emergency over the Kepler space telescope, NASA engineers say the craft has now recovered and that they're working to figure out what happened.<p>Kepler, which is currently nearly 75 million miles away from Earth, placed itself into Emergency Mode sometime in the …

Telescopes

Metal Foam Obliterates Bullets – and That’s Just the Beginning

Composite metal foams (CMFs) are tough enough to turn an armor-piercing bullet into dust on impact. Given that these foams are also lighter than …

The People Trying To Make Robots More Human Aren't Working

If you thought it was engineers who give robots a sense of humor, think again.<p><i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>One of humanity's greatest talents is its ability to self-destruct.<p>Some call it progress. Some call it renewal.<p>In …

Lord chief justice intervenes in case of judge suing MoJ for race discrimination

The lord chief justice has personally intervened in the case of a judge who is suing the government for racial discrimination.<p>The Judicial Conduct Investigations Office has recommended that Peter Herbert, a human rights barrister and judge in employment and immigration tribunals, receive a written …

Behemoth black hole found in an unlikely place

Astronomers have uncovered one of the biggest supermassive black holes, with the mass of 17 billion Suns, in an unlikely place: the centre of a …