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10 ways design thinking can help you raise resourceful kids

By Phyllis L. Fagell<p>When my son Ben was young, he only ate white food. Spaghetti, bread and popcorn all made the cut; broccoli and peppers, not so much. I couldn’t let it go. I formed spinach into “Shrek pancakes,” told him Batman loved peas and challenged him to string bean eating contests. I knew …

Parenting

Google Wants Android and Its Assistant to Power Your Car Too

Android already powers most smartphones on earth. Now Google is placing its mobile operating system right inside cars, a bid to cement its core …

NASA astronauts dropped an important part during spacewalk, and now it’s gone forever

When you’re replacing the air filter or swapping the battery in your car and drop a tool it’s a pretty frustrating feeling. Where did it go? Did it …

New Simulations Suggest Dark Energy Might Not Exist

68 percent of the Universe might not exist.<p>Ever since the late 1990s, physicists have been fairly certain that the Universe isn't only getting …

Scientists Have Detected an Unexplained Explosion Coming From a Galaxy 10.7 Billion Light-Years Away

1,000 times more energy than every star in the galaxy.<p>Scientists have taken the deepest X-ray image of our Universe to date - and within it, they've …

Black Holes

Harvard Scientists Theorize That Fast Radio Bursts Come From Alien Space Travel

Could these mysterious flashes of radio waves come from a planet-sized device to power alien spacecraft?<p>Fast radio bursts (FRB) are perhaps the most mysterious phenomena we observe in the cosmos. Earlier this year, astronomers announced they had pinpointed an FRB for the first time in a dwarf …

Germany Is Threatening Biohackers With Prison

Over the last few years, advances in science have made the kind of experiments once only accessible to PhDs with fancy labs far more attainable. …

How to Boost Your Metabolism (Without Hitting the Gym)

In theory, understanding metabolism should be simple: The higher your metabolic rate, the more calories your body burns when performing chemical …

Astronomers Discover A White Dwarf-Red Dwarf Binary System That Behaves Like A Pulsar

Just 380 light-years from Earth lies a unique stellar object named AR Scorpii. Although this object, which consists of a rapidly spinning white dwarf …

Criminals beware! Google's AI can now identify faces from heavily pixellated images

Two artificial intelligence systems built by Google are able to transform a heavily pixellated, low quality, image into a clear photo or a person or …

The ambitious plan to send a spacecraft to the nearest habitable planet beyond Earth's solar system

Technology doesn’t have to be new to be useful. Indeed, the very first technology to let us explore other continents on Earth will also be the technology to let us explore our nearest star. Sails, which our ancestors used to capture the force of wind to power boats, will now harness the force of …

Universe

Total recall: the people who never forget

An extremely rare condition may transform our understanding of memory<p>If you ask Jill Price to remember any day of her life, she can come up with an answer in a heartbeat. What was she doing on 29 August 1980? “It was a Friday, I went to Palm Springs with my friends, twins, Nina and Michelle, and …

Palm Springs

Sewbo is getting closer to disrupting the sweatshop

Jon Zornow, the founder of Sewbo, made waves in September after announcing that he had built the first robot to sew a t-shirt without human intervention. Using a robot arm and an automatic sewing machine, Zornow took some carefully prepared material and ran it through a pre-programmed series of …

Scientists Have a Crazy Hunch About Why the Sun Is Spinning Too Slowly

Physicists have long known that the Sun spins, like the Earth. But a few decades ago, they realized the surface of the Sun spins more slowly than …

150-Year Journey to Alpha Centauri Proposed

Interstellar travel, a timeworn staple of science fiction, can already be science fact if one has cash to spare. For just $100 million or so, a …

21 Best Beaches in the World

Travel<p>Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents …

China's VR market to expand fourfold in 2017: IDC

The growth will be driven by VR offerings from mobile phone vendors, a resurgence in VR startups, and more varied content, according to the research …

Virtual Reality

Artificial intelligence could one day diagnose skin cancer from smartphones

Can an algorithm detect skin cancer as well as a dermatologist? Scientists say yes, at least, according to a new study out this week.<p>A group of …

Elon Musk Says Simply Attacking President Trump 'Will Achieve Nothing'

Tesla (tsla) CEO Elon Musk, who has joined President Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, said that there should be “more voices of reason” …

Prosthetic limb maker wants you to really feel VR

VR lets you see new worlds, but if 3D-printed prosthetics company Exiii has its way, you'll soon be able to <i>feel</i> them too.<p>Part glove, part exoskeleton, the Japanese company's Exos VR accessory gives you the sensation of touching a real object in a virtual world. While perhaps a little bulky, it …

Tesla sues ex-Autopilot chief for stealing company secrets

Tesla is suing its former Autopilot director, claiming he took confidential, proprietary information about its self-driving technology and destroyed evidence to cover his tracks, according to a lawsuit filed in Santa Clara Superior Court. It alleges Sterling Anderson also attempted to recruit at …

Scientists move Doomsday Clock 30 seconds closer to midnight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The keepers of the Doomsday Clock have moved the symbolic countdown to potential global catastrophe 30 seconds closer to midnight …

Climate Change

A 20% Mexico tariff would pay for the wall. But it would hurt Americans

The Trump administration floated the idea of using a 20% tax on goods imported from Mexico to pay for the wall.<p>The math works. The U.S. imported $303 billion from Mexico in 2015 and 20% of that is about $60 billion -- more than enough to pay for President Trump's wall on the border.<p>But it's not …

Trump floats 20% tax on Mexican imports to pay for wall, but considering other options

<b>(CNN) —</b> The White House on Thursday said President Donald Trump is considering a 20% tax on imports from Mexico to pay for a southern border wall, but that the President is still weighing other options.<p>White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters on Air Force One Thursday that Trump was …

Trump lays groundwork to change U.S. role in the world

By Karen DeYoung<p>, Associated editor/reporter<p>Philip Rucker<p>, Reporter<p>President Trump began this week to reshape the U.S. role in the world, laying the groundwork, in a series of planned and signed executive actions and statements, for the “America first” foreign policy on which he campaigned.<p>Already, …

Foreign Policy

Why The Multiverse May Not Be Madness

Alternate realities, parallel dimensions, and multiple universes. Whatever you call it, the notion of other versions of existence is one of the most …

Physics

Apple joins Amazon, Facebook, Google, IBM and Microsoft in AI initiative

Following Bloomberg’s report, the Partnership on AI to Benefit People and Society (what a name) officially announced that Apple is joining other tech companies as a founding member of the AI initiative. Companies will work on research projects, AI best practices and more.<p>The Partnership on AI was …

This is your brain on drugs

Brain scans and other studies reveal how drugs hijack your brain<p>For millennia, psychonauts have ingested both natural and man-made substances to see the world in new ways. Now, brain scans and other studies reveal how these buzz-builders work, helping scientists harness their power for good and …

The Brain

The 5 Biggest Questions About the Universe (and How We're Trying To Answer Them)

From the discovery of gravitational waves to locating our nearest Earth-like planetary neighbor, 2016 was a banner year for astronomy. In fact, it’s not only been a good year for space science, but a great few decades. Many of the biggest puzzles in astronomy and cosmology have been solved.<p>Take the …

Six unexpected sources of renewable energy

<i>By Cat DiStasio</i><p>When it comes to discussions about renewable energy, solar and wind power often take center stage. To a lesser degree, other forms like geothermal energy and hydropower also get some attention. But many people may not be aware that there are many other sources of renewable energy …