Megan Elizabeth

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Ecuador says it disconnected Julian Assange’s internet because of Clinton email leaks

The government of Ecuador disconnected the internet access of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its Embassy in London because of his site’s publishing of documents that could affect the US presidential election, the government said in a statement today.<p>WikiLeaks announced early on Monday that …

Julian Assange

What Math Looks Like in the Mind

In a surprise to scientists, it appears blind people process numbers by tapping into a part of their brains that’s reserved for images in sighted individuals.<p>Humans are born to do math, and they have the brain infrastructure to prove it—including a cluster of specialized nerve cells for processing …

Watch sunflowers dance under the sun (Seriously)

Sunflowers may be rooted to the ground, but that doesn't mean they can't dance.<p>Each day, young sunflowers trace the path of the sun across the sky, turning their faces 180 degrees from east to west.<p>And their slow, graceful movements continue at night. After the sun sets, the plants reorient …

25 Purposeful Spine Tattoo Designs for Women and Girls

Tattoos are usually associated with men, it is what the common people would think about. Nowadays, more people are opening up to the tattoo culture. …

Tattoos

Harvard scientists created a 'bionic leaf' that's better at converting the sun's energy than real plants

Researchers at Harvard University have created a system that allows them to store the energy of the sun, converting solar energy into chemical energy using a hybrid mechanism of inorganic chemistry and living organisms.<p>Comparing their invention with the natural process of photosynthesis, they refer …

We tend to fence off science from other areas,...

We tend to fence off science from other areas, imagining that a quantum wave function or a set of relativistic field equations express a fundamentally different aspect of time than the kind of time that is embodied in old family tales. In the process, we lose sight of the fact that scientific …

The Human Fear of Total Knowledge

Why infinite libraries are treated skeptically in the annals of science fiction and fantasy<p>Libraries tend to occupy a sacred space in modern culture. People adore them. (Perhaps even more than that, people love the <i>idea</i> of them. A Pew survey last year found that while people report feeling strongly …

Machine Learning Is Redefining The Enterprise In 2016

<b>Bottom line:</b> Machine learning is providing the needed algorithms, applications, and frameworks to bring greater predictive accuracy and value to enterprises’ data, leading to diverse company-wide strategies succeeding faster and more profitably than before.<p><b>Industries Where Machine Learning Is</b> …

Machine Learning

CRISPR gene-editing system unleashed on RNA

Cutting tool could be used to study RNA's role in disease.<p><i>An article from Scientific American.</i><p>Researchers who discovered a molecular “scissors” for …

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This Experiment Suggests Intuition Is A Real Thing

You're probably making decisions based on information you don't even know you have.<p>Most of us have a general idea of what intuition is -- you might say we have an <i>intuitive</i> idea -- but there’s never really been a clear scientific definition of the term.<p>A team of researchers in Australia is trying to …

Chile Is Producing So Much Solar Power, It's Giving It Away For Free

I would like some solar, please.<p>Market forces often produce strange quirks in the economic system, like the one we're seeing in Chile this year: the …

Renewable Energy

Bill Gates says these are the two books we should all read to understand AI

The tech world’s book-nerd-in-chief wants you to add two books to your list of summer science reads. To get up to speed on artificial intelligence, Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates recommends Nick Bostrom’s <i>Superintelligence</i> and Pedro Domingos’s <i>The Master Algorithm</i>.<p>Gates never …

Machine Learning

Scientists experimentally confirm electron model in complex molecules

In 2016, Carlo Gatti, Gabriele Saleh and Leonardo Lo Presti demonstrated yet another use of the Bader-Gatti approach for studying chemical bonding …

Particles

How to Make the Perfect First Impression, According to Science

You only get one chance for a first impression -- make sure science is on your side.<p>Positive first impressions can link you to all kinds of crazy-good friendships and securities, so the more of them you can make, the better your odds often are for achieving personal and business goals. On the …

Public Speaking

Why scientists want robots to learn to feel pain

Robots are one step closer to being able to experience an essential human feeling: pain.<p>Researchers in Germany are currently creating a "nervous system" that would mimic a pain response in robots, allowing them to quickly react and avoid harmful situations.<p>"Pain is a system that protects us,” …

Combined climate, orbit models show that Kepler-62f could sustain life

A distant planet known as Kepler-62f could be habitable, a team of astronomers reports.<p>The planet, which is about 1,200 light-years from Earth in the …

Universe

These Infographics Show How Doomed The Arctic Really Is

Environment Photo credit: The Arctic is rapidly disintegrating. Avatar_023/ShutterstockNo matter which measure you use, it’s clear that the Arctic is …

Scientists finally know what stopped Mongol hordes from conquering Europe

The khan's ruthless tactics and loyal horde swept across Asia. One territory after another fell under the overwhelming force of the Mongol Empire, which would eventually stretch from the eastern shores of China. A series of successful forays in Hungary and Poland made even Europe seem within reach …

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

The Ozone Hole Was Super Scary, So What Happened To It?

It was the void that changed public perception of the environment forever—a growing spot so scary, it mobilized a generation of scientists and …

Microscope can scan chemical processes in real-time

Atomic force microscopes are the tool of choice to see the tiniest atomic structures, right down to hydrogen bonds. The drawback with current models is that they're too slow to create anything but static images, making them useless for processes like chemical reactions. However, MIT researchers …

Famous Designer Recreates Classic ‘Star Wars’ Prints With Modern Design Elements

<b>In partnership</b> with Lucasfilm, renowned California-based creative director, Ty Mattson, offers his interpretation of the classic movie posters …

Historic Chemistry Lab With Links To Thomas Jefferson Discovered Behind Wall

A hidden chemistry lab was unearthed by a worker doing renovations to the iconic Rotunda at the University of Virginia, and school officials say the room is directly linked to the third U.S. president, Thomas Jefferson, who helped design the building.<p>The "chemical hearth," which dates back to the …

‘Alien megastructure’ could explain mysterious new Kepler results

Strange signals from a distant star are defying natural explanation. There is a remote chance that they could be from an ‘alien megastructure’<p>There’s a new mystery in the universe and it goes by the name KIC 8462852. It is a star approximately 1500 light years away from the Earth, and displays a …

Are Those Really Alien Megastructures? How Astronomers Plan To Investigate

There's something weird happening around a faraway star.<p>Skywatchers have noticed something "bizarre" in the data from the planet-hunting Kepler telescope. Located 1,480 light-years away, a star named KIC 8462852 has something big circling around it, and it's not a planet.<p>Usually when a planet …

Three's Company

Jaster joins Captain Kristen Griest and First Lieutenant Shaye Haver, who earned their tabs from the elite training school this summer. Jaster, 37, graduated from West Point in 2000 and serves as an Army reservist, according to the Columbus <i>Ledger-Enquirer</i> in Georgia, where the school is based at …

Maryland teens, wife arrested over love triangle double slaying

(Reuters) - A Maryland woman and two teenagers have been charged with first-degree murder in an alleged double slaying triggered by a love triangle gone bad, police said on Friday.<p>Ann Anastasi, 42, of Lothian, Maryland, was arrested on Thursday and charged with the killing of her husband, Anthony …

Crime

Warming Oceans May Be Spewing Methane Off West Coast

Is it hot in here? Or is that just the methane?<p>We know that warming ocean temperatures pose a serious threat to coral reefs and Antarctic ice shelves, but now it looks like rising temperatures are already releasing large amounts of methane into the ocean.<p>Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, 25 times …

Global Warming

Texas wildfire destroys more homes but getting under control

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The worst of a rural Texas wildfire that has destroyed nearly 50 structures is likely over as firefighters make big strides …