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NASA Celebrates 40 Years of Voyager With Gorgeous Downloadable Posters

It’s been 40 years since NASA sent Voyager I and II out into the cosmos, twin interstellar spacecraft bearing mankind’s message to the universe, …

You Have the Power to Physically Reshape Your Brain

Neuroplasticity is the idea that you can alter your brain in a physical and mental way by changing its stimuli — which can include environment, …

Journalism

17 Google products you've never heard of

Most of us have heard of Google's well-publicized moonshots: Self-driving cars, smart contact lenses, internet-beaming balloons, and more.<p>While those products and services sound amazing, most of us can't use them just yet. But the company actually has a bunch of other ones that are incredibly …

Apps

The Hubble telescope just discovered a relic that changes the way we understand our galaxy

The cluster is called Terzan 5 and Italian researchers have found evidence that it could be the same as the building blocks that made up our galaxy, because of the striking similarity of its stars to the most ancient ones in the Milky Way.<p>Terzan 5 lies 19,000 light-years away from Earth, and there …

Astrophysics

Science just found a "ghost galaxy" and it sounds incredibly cool

Scientists have found a “ghost galaxy” that is 99.99% made up of dark matter. It’s located inside of the Coma galaxy and has probably already spawned …

It's Not Alarmist: Trump and the Republican Party Could Destroy the World

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on stage during a campaign event at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, August …

Climate Change

Bill Nye Explains How Creationism Is Holding Children Back

The <b>school boards</b> around the U.S. who who’ve decided to <b>teach</b> children <b>creationism</b>, <b>intelligent design</b>, or whatever you choose to call it, are poking <b>a</b> …

Bill Nye

New Evidence Could Break The Standard View of Quantum Mechanics

Just as we were beginning to understand it...<p>Quantum mechanics is difficult to understand at the best of times, but new evidence suggests that the …

Singularity University: The Harvard of Silicon Valley Is Planning for a Robot Apocalypse

The students and teachers at Singularity University welcome a future where robots run the world.<p>During a recent Executive Program at Silicon Valley’s …

Singularity

Homo naledi, a new species of human, discovered in a cave in South Africa

Scientists find fossils of our ancient relative, who had surprisingly human-like features, in a remote cave near Johannesburg<p>Early humans buried their dead in caves, scientists have found, after discovering a new species hidden in a burial chamber.<p>At least 15 skeletons of the species - named Homo …

Australian Universities

'Winning the Brain Game' Will Help Fix Your Fatal Flaws of Thinking

Entrepreneur, TV host and small business expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Brainstorming. Problem solving. Creative thinking. These are all words that are closely related to entrepreneurship. However, you would be surprised to know that even successful business …

Creativity

Use science to make better low-fat oven fries

A chef or caterer who has a busy day ahead may cut potatoes for French fries and place them in a large container of ice water in the walk-in …

A Universal Basic Income Is The Bipartisan Solution To Poverty We’ve Been Waiting For

What if the government simply paid everyone enough so that no one was poor? It’s an insane idea that’s gaining an unlikely alliance of supporters.<p>There’s a simple way to end poverty: the government just gives everyone enough money, so nobody is poor. No ifs, buts, conditions, or tests. Everyone …

Here's how ISIS tries to keep its online activity a secret (update: debunked)

It's no longer surprising that ISIS uses Telegram's secure messaging to conduct its terror campaigns, but what other tools does it use to keep its online actions under wraps? Thanks to researchers at the West Point military academy, we now have a good idea. They've obtained an ISIS operational …

Google just released powerful new artificial intelligence software — and it's open source

On Monday, the tech giant released TensorFlow, a new AI system that's used in everything from recognizing speech on a noisy sidewalk to finding photos of your pet dog Fluffy.<p>And in a rare move for Google, it's making its software open source, meaning anyone can access and edit the code.<p>The software …

TensorFlow