Lydia Newman

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Scientists just used a brain implant to improve human memory, and it could change everything

The human brain is truly a wonder, and nature has honed it to be an incredibly efficient tool for processing information and hanging on to things we …

How to See the 2017 Leonid Meteor Shower

A darkened moon will create ideal viewing conditions for this annual sky show, famous for its epic meteor storms.<p>Sky-watchers are getting set for a celestial lion to roar, as the annual Leonid meteor shower kicks into high gear later this week.<p>Viewing conditions should be near ideal during the …

Astronomy

Scottish minister quits over 'inappropriate behaviour'

A junior minister in Scotland’s government resigned on Saturday after admitting “inappropriate behaviour”, as a sleaze scandal in British politics …

The Search for Dark Matter Just Took a Big Step Forward

<i>In brief:</i> A team of researchers from the University of Nevada, Reno, sifted through 16 years worth of satellite data on a hunt for dark matter. While their study turned up no evidence of the elusive substance, it does help narrow the field for future research.<p>On the Hunt<p>Dark matter constitutes 85 …

Dark Matter

Keep watching moon, Saturn, Antares

Tonight – October 23, 2017 – and tomorrow night, let the waxing crescent moon be your guide to the planet Saturn. The moon will be easy to spot above …

Here's The Reason Your Old Devices Feel So Slow And Make You Want to Upgrade

And what you can do about it.<p>Plenty of misconceptions and conspiracy theories surround this topic. Internet searches for 'iPhone slow' spike after …

A Yale psychologist's simple thought experiment temporarily turned conservatives into liberals

Social scientists have long known how to turn liberals into conservatives in the lab — all they have to do is scare them.<p>"Research has shown that you can make liberals more conservative by threatening them and making them somewhat afraid," Yale psychology professor John Bargh writes in his new …

7 Epic Northern Lights Experiences Around the World

Looking for travel destinations that will give you a stunning view of the magically lit up dark skies? These Northern Lights experiences will not …

10 perfect pub walks in the Cotswolds

These walks are spread over an area from Winchcombe in the west in the shadow of that walker’s dream, the limestone escarpment known as the Cotswold Edge, to the brooding flatlands of the RSPB Nature Reserve at Otmoor, north of Oxford, in the east. The pubs, all chosen for their individual charm, …

Veggies Are the Star of These 10 Weeknight-Friendly Dinners

You don't have to be a vegetarian to appreciate the goodness eating a meal full of veggies brings. We love squeezing more of them into whatever we …

Scientists develop shape-shifting ‘skin’ that would give robots the ultimate camouflage

Humans might think that we have a pretty good handle on camouflage, but in the grand scheme of things we’re really just amateurs. A sniper in a …

Robotics

These Classic Sneakers Just Got a Serious Hand-Made Upgrade

No.One introduces its latest style, the Charlie.<p>Los Angeles-based No.One hasn't even reached its first birthday yet, but the upstart footwear brand has already made a name for itself with high-end, hand-made interpretations of classic kicks. First there was the Alpha, a streamlined chukka. Next up …

17 Photos of Sacred Sites That Will Awaken The Traveler In You

It may be time for a pilgrimage.<p>We may read from different scriptures and observe different rituals, but when we step inside a house of worship of any tradition, it’s hard not to feel that palpable, familiar atmosphere that sets a place apart as sacred.<p>Perched on mountaintops and nestled into busy …

It’s time to panic about what big tech companies are doing to our lives

Below is an edited transcript of our conversation. In it, we discuss why this panic over technology is different than previous ones, what the internet is doing to journalism, and whether Facebook can fix some of the problems that bedevil our democratic fabric.<p><b>Isaac Chotiner: We tend to think of</b> …

Exploring the 'white continent': 7 incredible Antarctica trips with a difference

1: Cruise through Antarctica’s wild side<p>Sail through awe inspiring landscapes where nature still rules on this luxury Antarctic cruise with Journey …

See 2.8 million stars shine in one stunning image

On a typical night on Earth, in an urban area with light pollution, you can look up at a section of the sky and count the visible stars. Maybe you will spot a few dozen.<p>The European Space Agency's Gaia satellite has a much better view of the Milky Way. An image sequence captured by Gaia shows an …

Universe

Why Neutrinos Aren't "Real"

<i>Brian Koberlein is bringing the story of science to the world. His Kickstarter project — a television series called Big Science — recently garnered</i> …

“We do not have long to act”: Elon Musk and others warn the UN about autonomous weapons

The prospect of tanks, machine guns, and drones that think for themselves becoming widespread is giving tech luminaries the heebie-jeebies.<p>In an open letter today (Aug. 21), a group of specialists from 26 nations called for the United Nations to ban the development and use of autonomous weapons. …

Artificial Intelligence

Can Trauma Experienced by Your Great-Great-Grandparents Be Passed on to You?

Our families pass on pieces of themselves to us in more than one way. Your eye color may be thanks to genetic inheritance, but not everything we …

The hidden stories of medical experimentation on Caribbean slave plantations

In the natural course of events, humans fall sick and die. Patients hope for miraculous remedies to restore their health.<p>We all want our medicines to …

Black History

World's Leading Physicist Says Quantum Computers Are "Tools of Destruction, Not Creation"

by Patrick Caughill August 9, 2017 Robots & Machines 72554<p>Weapon of Mass Disruption<p>Quantum Computers are heralded as the next step in the evolution …

Quantum Computing

First quantum signal sent from satellite to Earth

The first entangled pair of photons has been sent from an orbiting satellite to Earth, scientists reported today. It's a step toward sending quantum …

Quantum Physics

A Powerful Energy Beam in Space Seems to Exceed the Speed of Light

A Fascinating Cosmic Q-Tip<p>In the Galaxy M87 (which was created when two other galaxies merged), a jet of hot plasma — caused by gas being sucked into …

Universe

Watch Complicite’s mind-blowing play ‘The Encounter’ here (for free!)

Simon McBurney and his legendary theatre company Complicite’s ‘The Encounter’ was one of the greatest plays of the last couple of years. A …

By Night, Budapest's Baths Host Raging Parties

"Sparties" may be a new addition to this city's nightlife scene, but Hungary's bath culture has roots in antiquity.<p>Thumping bass echoes over the heated pools of Budapest's neobaroque Széchenyi Baths. Bubbling thermal water offsets the chill of the evening air, disco lights flash in shades of pink …

European Travel

Farewell From Saturn: Cassini's Dazzling Photos of Ringed Planet

Astronomers Have Discovered a Sizeable Object Lurking at The Edge of Our Solar System

Planet Nine's got a friend.<p>Astronomers have found a planetary body lurking at the edge of our Solar System, and they've named it DeeDee.<p>DeeDee, which …

Universe

The Stupefying Terror of Quantum Physics Gets an Installation

convivial project's 'The Probable Universe' tackles string theory, quantum mechanics, and the multiverse all at once.<p>Let’s face it, the laws of physics are weird. Advanced theoretical laws bring up questions about the very matter that makes up the universe, the possibility of other dimensions, and …

Join NASA's hunt for undiscovered planets

There's nothing like a little after-lunch planet-hunting, and if you have some time to spare, NASA could use your help. The agency has launched a Zooniverse website called Backyard Worlds: Planet Nine, where anyone can join in the search for undiscovered planets.<p>It's not as glamorous as piloting a …

Undiscovered

The UAE’s ambitious plan to build a new city — on Mars

Over the past few decades, oil and gas revenue has helped the United Arab Emirates develop at a breakneck pace. Its glistening megacity Dubai is now home to the world's tallest building and countless other accolades, while just last year there were new plans announced to build a completely new …

Space Travel