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Doing without dark energy: Mathematicians propose alternative explanation for cosmic acceleration

Three mathematicians have a different explanation for the accelerating expansion of the universe that does without theories of "dark energy." …

Dark Matter

The 11 worst cities for homeowners after the GOP tax bill goes into effect

House and Senate Republicans on Wednesday came to a preliminary agreement on their final tax bill.<p>The bill could affect current and future homeowners in a few different ways, including by capping the deduction for state and local property taxes at $10,000. Under the current tax system, there is no …

The OXYGEN Bomb: Place This Wherever You Want To CLEAR Toxins And Negative Energy From The Air In Your Home

Do you often suffer from headaches, dizziness, or get colds every once in a while even though you take good care of yourself? If the answer is yes, …

Twenty podcasts that will make you smarter

There are so many great podcasts out now that you're guaranteed to find some you'll get addicted to.<p>And though there are plenty of entertaining …

Laser-Powered Fusion Reactor Could Create Limitless Electricity Without Creating Radioactive Waste

Like all good things it involves giant lasers.<p>Fusion has the potential to solve the energy crisis once and for all. By harnessing the same reaction …

Nuclear Energy

Trump signs bill that recognizes climate change as a threat to the US

This past Tuesday, President Trump signed a bill into law that formally recognizes climate change as a national security threat to the United States. …

17 Amazing, Eye-Opening, And Batshit Netflix Documentaries You Have To See

Let's end 2017 with real facts, not fake news.

Fidel Castro

8 Books Stanford Business School Professors Think You Should Read This Holiday Season | Inc.com

For many of us, the next few weeks will bring terrible weather, long nights, and less to do at work. What better time of year to catch up on your reading?<p>If you already have an unconquerable stack of titles to check out this holiday season, then curl up and dive in. But if you're looking for …

Books

Pay with Cash, Debit or Credit?

When it comes to managing your money wisely, it’s not just about what you spend your money on, but also how you choose to pay. For example, paying …

Is there an easy way to delete masses of emails in Gmail?

Alan’s Gmail inbox needs tidying up, and it’s easy to sort emails and save space using built-in search commands. But not before he makes a back up<p>Is there an easy way of doing mass deletes in Gmail? I’ve rather let the inbox grow, and I would like to trim it. Manual deletion would take forever. …

Google Drive

MIT is redesigning power converters to make the grid more efficient

Electrical efficiency affects a massive number of devices, from the relatively tiny phones in our pockets all the way up to electric cars and the power grids keeping our houses running. Power converters are a particularly important part of the equation, as they're the devices that bring the high …

Greenland Shark Is Oldest Living Vertebrate And Could Be 512 Years Old, Science Study Finds

Danish scientists believe they’ve discovered the oldest living vertebrate: a Greenland shark lurking in the frigid North Atlantic and Arctic waters …

Scientists may have found a way to inject information directly into the brain

In a new study, scientists have used electrical currents to inject information directly into the brains of monkeys.<p>Scientists have apparently figured …

23 Signs You're Secretly An Introvert

You might be a "quiet type" after all.<p>Think you can spot an introvert in a crowd? Think again. Although the stereotypical introvert may be the one at the party who’s hanging out alone by the food table fiddling with an iPhone, the “social butterfly” can just as easily have an introverted …

20 Top Photos from the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

Need a laugh? The Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards has announced its finalists for 2017. The contest injects humor into the world of wildlife …

Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance

Two decades ago, the US intelligence community worked closely with Silicon Valley in an effort to track citizens in cyberspace. And Google is at the heart of that origin story. Some of the research that led to Google’s ambitious creation was funded and coordinated by a research group established by …

Surveillance

How to Track a Cellphone Without GPS—or Consent

As the Supreme Court mulls over the case of <i>Carpenter v. United States</i>, which may have far-reaching consequences for police who track suspects without …

Flagship residential solar panel from LG breaks 21% efficiency, goes all black

LG is pushing out their upgraded “Neon R” and “Neon AC” solar panels to the residential solar market in the USA. The Neon R peaks at 365W and 21.1% efficiency in a 60 cell format. The Neon AC – with an integrated Enphase Microinverter – peaks at 330W and a 19.3% efficiency.<p>Both panels are available …

How To Make Your Kids Smarter: 10 Steps Backed By Science

I’ve explored the science behind what makes kids happier, what type of parenting works best and what makes for joyful families.<p>But <b>what makes children</b> …

Parenting

"Breakthrough" cancer test identifies which of 15 drugs most likely to eradicate tumors

Cancer Breakthrough<p>The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has approved a “breakthrough device” that has the potential to match …

The truth about fat and sugar is finally explained

<i>Why did it take us so long to realise sugar, not fat, was the enemy? In a move that would make most big pharma companies proud, new research</i> …

7 Shining Facts About the Sun

Isaac Asimov described the solar system as the Sun, Jupiter, and debris. He wasn't wrong—the Sun is 99.8 percent of the mass of the solar system. But …

What Pot Really Does to the Teen Brain

American parents have been warning teenagers about the dangers of marijuana for about 100 years. Teenagers have been ignoring them for just as long. …

Affordable new device uses solar energy to produce hydrogen and electricity

Researchers at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) have advanced the field of hydrogen power by creating a hybrid device that uses solar …

Clean Energy

American leaders should read their official climate science report

The United States Global Change Research Program report paints a bleak picture of the consequences of climate denial<p>The United States Global Change Research Program recently released a report on the science of climate change and its causes. The report is available for anyone to read; it was …

Climate Change

Solar supercapacitor creates electricity and hydrogen fuel on the cheap

Hydrogen-powered vehicles are slowly hitting the streets, but although it's a clean and plentiful fuel source, a lack of infrastructure for mass …

Clean Energy

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Graphene

Beneath Antarctica's Sea Ice, Scientists Discover a Rapidly Changing World

Whoever you are, whatever you do, your job is almost certainly boring as hell compared with the researchers who spent the last six weeks diving …

Antarctica

Tesla's massive Supercharger rest stops come online in California

While we're all waiting for the reveal of Tesla's electric semi this evening, the company's new charging stations are ready for prime time. Well, two of them are at least. According to a report at <i>Electrek</i>, Tesla has two new stations active in California, one between LA and San Francisco in …

A stable plasma ring has been created in open air for the first time ever

Like Magic, Only Better<p>When it was first described in the 1920s by physicist Irvin Langmuir, plasma was said to be one of the fundamental states of …