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California Startup Accused of Launching Unauthorized Satellites Into Orbit: Report [Updated]

The US Federal Communications Commission says Swarm Technologies—a communications startup run by Silicon Valley expats—launched four tiny internet …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

IBM Predicts Demand For Data Scientists Will Soar 28% By 2020

• Jobs requiring machine learning skills are paying an average of $114,000. Advertised data scientist jobs pay an average of $105,000 and advertised data engineering jobs pay an average of $117,000.<br>• 59% of all Data Science and Analytics (DSA) job demand is in Finance and Insurance, Professional …

Big Data

Get a complete computer science education for only $39

It’s been repeated ad infinitum: Coding is the new literacy, and you’ll need to learn a programming language or two if you’re serious about keeping your resume sharp in the 21st century. Here’s one way: Take advantage of a university-caliber computer science education without the crazy tuition fees …

The Incredible Man Who Transforms Corpses into Diamonds

Diamond is renowned as a material with superlative physical qualities. It is a hard material. Most natural diamonds are formed at high temperature …

MEMO: Tony Blair tells George W Bush they can create 'post-cold war world order' in 2003 note

Among them is an 11-page note from the former Labour Prime Minister to Bush setting out his vision to create a "true post-cold war world order" with Bush. The memo was sent in March 2003, 6 days after the invasion of Iraq.<p>Blair comes across as a House of Cards-style political chess player …

Is This Gliding Electric Bus the Future of Public Transportation?

Farewell, traffic jams.<p>If you've ever been stuck on the bus wondering how and when the humble vehicle will make the jump into the future, a fresh concept video could ease your transportation-related concerns.<p>The mass-transit concept, created by Beijing-based Transit Explore Bus, was shown off at …

10 Atrocities Of Natural Selection

The overarching process of natural selection has never needed to conform to human moral ideals or aesthetics. As nature cuts corners and reacts to …

Deleting genes could boost lifespan by 60 per cent, say scientists

The secret of extending life by decades may lie in switching off certain genes, scientists believe, after showing that small genetic tweaks can make organisms live 60 per cent longer.<p>Ten years of research by the Buck Institute for Research on Ageing and the University of Washington has identified …

Scientists Genetically Engineer Yeast To Produce Morphine-Like Painkiller

It normally takes around a year to create painkillers from opium poppies, as first they have to be grown, harvested, shipped around the world and …

Scientist Speaks Out On The Real Dangers of GMO

I retired 10 years ago after a long career as a research scientist for Agriculture Canada. When I was on the payroll, I was the designated scientist …

Agriculture

Engineering a permanent solution to genetic diseases: New technique advances scientists ability to 'edit' faulty genes: Study

New technique advances scientists ability to 'edit' faulty genes: Study<p>New research demonstrates a new technology advancing the field of genome …

Bill Gates And 13 Other Investors Pour $120 Million Into Revolutionary Gene-Editing Startup

Four years ago, the protein called CRISPR-Cas9, an enzyme that bacteria use to attack viruses that infect them, was unknown to humans. Now it is ubiquitous in science labs as the most efficient way of cutting-and-pasting DNA yet invented. Wired Magazine, in a breathless cover story, just called it …

Genetic Engineering

Scotland to ban all GM crops over fears for 'green brand', angers farmers and scientists

Scotland is to ban the use of all genetically modified crops in a move which the government says will preserve the country’s “clean and green …

Google Apologizes After Photos App Autotags Black People as ‘Gorillas’

Flickr sparked some controversy back in May after it was discovered that the service’s new autotagging feature was prone to mislabeling black people …

Revealed: the science behind teenage laziness

They may lie in, act selfishly and take risks, but research by a leading neuroscientist suggests that adolescents may be right when they say nobody understands them<p>Teenagers really get a bad time,’ says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore. ‘It is amazing how it seems to be totally acceptable – even …

Gorgeous Norwegian Eco-Friendly House Produces More Than 3 Times The Energy It Needs

It was designed to be 100% zero emission, and incorporates a ridiculous number of clever tricks and gadgets to truly make it a friend to the environment, according to The Daily Mail.<p>Norway's Research Centre on Zero Emission Buildings and renowned international architecture firm Snøhetta teamed up …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Scientists are getting closer to a quantum computer — here's why it matters

Over the past few decades, scientists around the world have been working to develop an ambitious new type of device called a quantum computer. And, this week, they took a step closer to that goal.<p>Compared to normal computers, these quantum computers — first theorized in the 1980s, and still in …

Suspended-animation trials to begin on humans

This month, the world's first attempts at placing humans in suspended animation using a new technique will take place at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania -- not for space travel, but to save lives.<p>The technique will initially be used on 10 patients whose wounds would …

How you can change the past

Stephen Wolfram Wants To Make Computer Language More Human

At South By Southwest, programmer and scientist Stephen Wolfram showed off more of his Wolfram Language software.<p>Last month, Stephen Wolfram--scientist, founder of Wolfram Research, and the closest thing Big Data has to a rock star--unveiled Wolfram Language, a "symbolic" computer language more …

10 of the Maddest Scientists Who Ever Lived

From guzzling bacteria to dueling for mathematics, these scientists pulled some of the craziest stunts in the history of the profession.<p>What would you do for science? These scientists gave everything you had to achieve some of the most important advances we know today. From guzzling bacteria to …

Genetics Startup Wants To Prolong Life, 'Make 100 Years Old The Next 60'

Brought to you by entrepreneur J. Craig Venter<p>J. Craig Venter, the scientist and entrepreneur involved in the first sequencing of the human genome and the first synthetic cell, today announced a typically ambitious project: tack another few decades onto everyone's lives through the largest human …

These NASA Photographs Of This Week's Sun Flare Are Epic

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NASA

Scientists pinpoint exotic new particle called quantum droplet

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the field of quantum physics, you could call this a droplet in the bucket.<p>A microscopic "quantum droplet" - a new quasiparticle discovered by JILA physicists - is pictured in this artist's conception obtained by Reuters February 26, 2014. …

FYI: Can Humans Hibernate?

Involuntarily? Yes. On purpose? Maybe. In February, for instance, Swedish snowmobilers found a man who had been trapped under snow in his car for two months with barely any food. After he was rescued, local doctors suggested that he had survived by adjusting his core body temperature downward to …

On the Probability of Aliens Dressed as Nuns Visiting Las Vegas

It’s not enough for a whistleblower to reveal that the United States government has been secretly running a vast operation spying on the American public and on other governments – some conspiracy theorists are simply determined to believe the impossible. With that in mind, gaze upon the remarkable …

Unknown Force Kicks Stars Out of Milky Way. Really.

If you could see it from the outside, the Milky Way would look like a majestic spiral of stars and glowing gas, rotating on its axis once every 200 …