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Brain Scans Hint at How Humans Got So Smart

It all starts with the brainpower of our ancestors.<p><b>By Shelby Putt, Indiana University</b><p>How did humans get to be so smart, and when did this happen? To …

The amount of space junk around Earth has hit a critical point — and it could jeopardize our space missions

There are almost 30,000 man-made objects orbiting Earth. Many are tiny pieces of rockets and satellites, while others are completely dead satellites not in use anymore. All of them pose risks to other spacecraft and satellites — and as access to space becomes more affordable, the risk of a chain …

Millions of atoms entangled in record-breaking quantum tests

In a feat of quantum one-upmanship, two teams of scientists have staked new claims of linking whopping numbers of atoms at the quantum …

Ask Ethan: Does dark energy mean we’re losing information about the Universe?

If black holes lose information in an event horizon, then do we have a paradox with our cosmic horizon?<p><i>“The history of astronomy is a history of</i> …

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What Going To Mars Will Do To Our Bodies

It’s hard to anticipate every health problem that might occur on a trip to Mars, which could span years. But NASA is trying. It has a list of 100 …

Simultaneous observation of particle and wave behaviors of entangled photons

Altmetric: 3<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Zhong-Xiao Man<br>• , Yun-Jie Xia<br>• & Nguyen Ba An<p><i>Scientific Reports</i> <b>volume 7</b>, Article number: 42539 …

Colonizing Mars could spark a new kind of frightening human evolution

If humans ever successfully colonize Mars, how would their biology change? An evolutionary biologist at Rice University and author of book "Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution", Scott Solomon, explains how humans might evolve on Mars and what significance that could have …

25 animals that scientists want to bring back from extinction

Advances in science, specifically biotechnology, could enable scientists to bring some of these animals "back" from extinction, and there are a few already on the list.<p>Generally, it helps if there is a species still alive today that is genetically similar to the extinct animal, like elephants for …

How SpaceX And NASA Will Work Together To Put A Dragon On Mars

NASA to take a supportive role in the 2018 mission<p>In 2018, SpaceX could become the first private company to land its own spacecraft on Mars. But it doesn't plan to do so alone. NASA wants to see if SpaceX's landing tech could put astronauts on Mars, and to find out, its vowed to help the private …

Sensor Interface Expands Beyond Mobile

A board member from the MIPI Alliance shares the group's efforts to expand adoption of its I3C sensor interface.<p>The MIPI Alliance recently opened …

Technology and Science News - ABC News

Preview Nintendo's newest games at E3<p>Sneak peek at the upcoming 'Spider-Man' game for PlayStation 4<p>Apple unveils new security feature for …

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This Is the Enormous Gigafactory, Where Tesla Will Build Its Future

Twenty miles east of Sparks, Nevada, a factory is rising from the red dirt of the high desert. It doesn't look like much—a few completed structures …

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Chinese satellite is one giant step for the quantum internet

Craft that launched in August is first in a wave of planned quantum space experiments.<p><i>Update: China launched the world’s first quantum satellite on</i> …

Astronomers have recorded what it sounds like in space — and it's pretty eerie

Although interplanetary (and interstellar) space is not completely empty, gas molecules and dust grains are so sparsely distributed that they do not form a continuous medium that would enable sound waves to be transmitted directly.<p>But there are many locations in the solar system where it might …

Scientist Says Our Oldest Ancestor May Have Been Only ‘Half Alive’

Here are some things we think we know about the first organism to ever appear on Earth: Its name was LUCA. It lived on the hot sea floor about 4 …

Molten storage and thermophotovoltaics offer new solar power pathway - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A new wrinkle on an old technology – solid-state thermophotovoltaics (TPV) – could provide a high-efficiency alternative for directly converting …