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The Golden Age Of Quantum Computing Is Upon Us (Once We Solve These Tiny Problems)

Literally tiny. As IBM announces a big advance, many challenges remain in building a computer that takes advantage of quantum weirdness.<p>Quantum computing is not easy. But researchers at IBM recently announced that they had taken a step toward solving one of its biggest challenges: developing a …

What You Need To Know About The Solar Storm Headed For Earth

Two solar flares have sent magnetic fields to our planet -- and scientists aren’t sure how they’re going to impact each other.<p>The sun has been regurgitating a lot of solar flares these days, and now, a couple will be knocking at Earth’s door this weekend.<p>The originator of these flares is a …

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The ultimate comeback: Bringing the dead back to life

A radical procedure that involves replacing a patient's blood with cold salt water could retrieve people from the brink of death, says David Robson.<p>“When you are at 10C, with no brain activity, no heartbeat, no blood – everyone would agree that you’re dead,” says Peter Rhee at the University of …

Medicine

Solar flare nearly destroyed Earth 2 years ago: NASA

Two years ago, we were all going about our daily business, blissfully unaware that our planet almost plunged into global catastrophe.<p>A recent …

The Lion in Johnny Winter: A Tribute to the Guitar Icon

Legendary blues musician Johnny Winter died in his hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland, on July 16th at 70 years old. There are plenty of reasons why …

Guitar

A New, Terrifying Mosquito-Borne Virus Hits the United States

As if itching and burning weren’t enough of a reason to keep the bug spray close, a new disease carried by mosquitos has been identified in the …

Public Health

Why haven’t we encountered aliens yet? The answer could be climate change

The Fermi Paradox has been increasingly questioned, but there are no answers yet.<p>Enrico Fermi, when asked about intelligent life on other planets, …

FBI 'could hire hackers on cannabis' to fight cybercrime

<b>The FBI has reportedly said it is "grappling with the question" of whether to hire cybersecurity experts who use cannabis.</b><p>The US agency's current policy prohibits anyone working for it who has used cannabis in the past three years.<p>However, its director James Comey has acknowledged that this is …

Google ads could be coming to thermostats, refrigerators and car dashboards (update)

Targeted ads have popped up in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds as well as inside mobile apps and more. That said, it shouldn't really be a surprise that Google has seemingly explored the possibilities of beaming those advertising bits to some rather unique places. In a letter to the …

FBI chief backtracks, says he’s “against” hiring pot smokers

Just yesterday, Comey was "grappling" with lifting marijuana-use ban on hiring.<p>It didn't take but a day for James Comey, the director of the FBI, to …

New Quantum Theory Could Explain the Flow of Time

Coffee cools, buildings crumble, eggs break and stars fizzle out in a universe that seems destined to degrade into a state of uniform drabness known …

"Galaxies of the Universe 'Switched On' 11 Billion Years Ago" --New Study Answers Why

“However, 11 billion years ago, this fever seems to have broken and the Universe began cooling down again,” lead researcher Elisa Boera, at …

Scientists Develop Process to Turn Light into Matter

Scientists at Imperial College London have worked out a way to turn light into matter. This is achieved by colliding two photons—the particles of …