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A radical startup has invented the world’s first zero-emissions fossil-fuel power plant

Houston, Texas<p>From the top of the Sam Houston Ship Channel Bridge, more than 50 meters (160 ft) above Buffalo Bayou, in every direction you look, you can see huge oil tankers, massive piles of coal, and uncountable smokestacks. This small corner of Houston is home to some of the world’s most …

Natural Gas

The universe shouldn't exist, scientists say after finding bizarre behaviour of anti-matter

Our universe shouldn't exist, scientists say.<p>The most elite scientists in the world are still struggling to find why exactly our universe didn't …

These 11 companies have the lowest effective tax rate in the US

Framework for a tax plan released by the "Big Six" offers insight into the types of cuts the White House wants, including a lowering of the 35% corporate rate.<p>But some companies already pay significantly less than that, as seen by a list compiled by Credit Suisse analysts of the companies that pay …

Investing

Artificial pancreas uses your phone to counter diabetes

If you live with type 1 diabetes, you have to constantly keep track of your blood sugar levels and give yourself just the right amount of insulin. It's arduous, and more than a little frightening when you know that the wrong dose could have serious consequences. However, researchers might have a …

How Alibaba Is Trying to Steal Business From Amazon and Apple in Smart Homes

While Amazon's (AMZN) Alexa and Apple's (AAPL) Siri are fighting for dominance in the household market for voice activated assistants, Chinese …

Researchers May Have Discovered a Way to Reverse Untreatable Blindness

A gene fix for retinitis pigmentosa.<p>Visual impairment is still rather rampant, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Some 285 million …

Here's How Many Calories You Burn Doing 39 Popular Exercises

What burns it best?<p>Everything we do burns calories. But have you ever wondered how your running habits compare to your friend's cycling sessions? Or …

Op-Ed: Accountability is key in bringing an end to violence against women

We live in challenging times. The world is confronted by a threat of genocide in the form of the brutal ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya in Myanmar …

Collapsing bubbles may have triggered life on Earth, new study suggests

The Bubbly Origins of Life<p>The origins of life as we know it here on Earth — a murky and complicated mystery spurring countless competing theories and …

This Awesome Blood Labyrinth Is The Newest Method For Catching Cancer Cells

It's a trap!<p>A new chip with a labyrinth design promises big improvements in detecting rare and aggressive cancer cells in the blood, helping doctors …

GPS will be accurate within one foot in some phones next year

Smartphones’ GPS systems are going to start getting a lot more accurate. According to <i>IEEE Spectrum</i>, Broadcom is starting to make a mass-market GPS chip that can pinpoint a device’s accuracy to within 30 centimeters, or just under one foot. That’s compared to today’s GPS solutions, which typically …

Wearable Tech

BMW produces giant wireless charging pad for your car

Just when you were getting used to the idea of wirelessly charging your iPhone 8, BMW's jumped on the bandwagon with a giant wireless charging pad …

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

Scientific breakthrough sees creation of antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains

Scientists have developed an antibody that attacks 99 per cent of HIV strains.<p>Already tested on monkeys, trials on human beings could begin next year, the BBC reported.<p>Up until now, HIV has been difficult to treat because of its ability to mutate and change its appearance.<p>Eventually, the human body …

Public Health

Strange But True: Cargo Ships Are Triggering More Lightning Storms at Sea

This is crazy.<p>There's an increase in lightning storms at sea, and the culprit is the exhaust produced by diesel-powered cargo ships, a new study has …

Sleep Deprivation Is Surprisingly Effective as an Antidepressant

But we don't know why.<p>For those who suffer from clinical depression, there could be an unexpected source of solace.<p>While long-term sleep deprivation …

Newly engineered antibody could kill off 99% of HIV strains

The International Aids Society has heralded the finding as an "exciting breakthrough."<p>The human body has difficulty fighting HIV because of the way that the virus changes and mutates — a single patient can have numerous unique strains of the infection present in their body simultaneously.<p>However, a …

Immunotherapy

'Why is Extra Energy charging me based on the energy consumption of the previous homeowner?'

<i>I am seeking clarity as to why Extra Energy ignores customer meter readings and uses estimates instead. I had provided meter readings using its online system roughly on a quarterly basis during my one-year contract for it to supply our gas and electricity.</i><p><i>About the time the contract was due to end</i> …

Gravity Could Be Produced by Bizarre Quantum 'Flashes'

Spooky.<p>Since the mid-twentieth century, two theories of physics have offered powerful yet incompatible models of the physical universe.<p>General …

Are We About To See A Black Hole?

If there is one thing science is good for, it's going to extremes.<p>A lot of science's history is just one story after another of people figuring out how to do something that, just a few years before, was thought to be impossible.<p>The impossible was heavy on my mind last Wednesday as I found out just …

Albert Einstein

Ancient Child's Skeleton Unlocks Secret About Modern Brain Development

An oddly well-preserved child is helping scientists solve the puzzle.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Biology, Bones, Death & Evolution<p>The revolution will not be …

Synthetic muscle breakthrough could lead to 'lifelike' robots

A breakthrough in soft robotics means scientists are now one step closer to creating lifelike machines. Researchers at Columbia Engineering have developed a 3D printed synthetic tissue that can act as active muscle. The material, which can push, pull, bend, and twist (thanks to its use of silicone …

iOS 11's Control Center buttons don't actually turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth

Apple has confirmed security researcher Andrea Barisani’s slightly worrying discovery that, unlike previous versions, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth toggles in iOS 11’s Control Center don’t actually turn those respective antennae off.<p>Instead, those buttons simply disconnect your iPhone or iPad from …

iOS

More Viruses Than We Previously Thought Could Be Transmitted Sexually

They're lurking in semen.<p>A dig through the literature has uncovered evidence of 27 distinct viruses from a wide variety of families capable of …

There's a Much Better Option Than Pap Smears For Detecting Cancer, Evidence Shows

10 times better detection.<p>For over half a century, the Pap smear test has been the principal method for detecting abnormal cells that could lead to …

Experimental brain technology can rewind Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease is considered a global challenge of the century. Alzheimer’s disease is a thief. It comes and takes away the most precious …

Alzheimer's Disease

UK invests £65m into project exploring universe's origin and structure

The UK has entered into its first ever formal scientific research partnership with the United States, with the two countries announcing new joint …

The Dangers of ‘Home Remedies’ for Serious Illnesses

In a world where you can fix almost anything with a do-it-yourself video on YouTube, you might think curing your own illness would be a piece of cake.<p>…

Gravity Could Be the Result of Random Quantum Fluctuations

If this theory is true, quantum mechanics might be more fundamental to the structure of the universe than gravity itself.Scientists have been trying …

Quantum Mechanics

The Futurism Industry’s Blind Spot

The philosopher Fredric Jameson once wrote that “it is easier to imagine the end of the world than to imagine the end of capitalism.” Indeed, the …

Ursula K. Le Guin