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'We Don't Planet' Episode 11: Type II Supernovae

All stars fuse hydrogen into helium in their cores, and mid-range stars like our sun will go on to fuse helium into carbon and oxygen at the end of …

This Is The NASA Part Mike Pence Touched That He Wasn't Supposed To

Yesterday, the big joke involved a picture of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, full-palm touching an Orion spacecraft …

Turn Your Smartphone into an Astronomy Toolbox with Mobile Apps

The phone in your pocket is a veritable Swiss Army knife of functionality for both casual stargazers and serious astronomers. In this edition of …

How NASA's James Webb Space Telescope Will Answer Astronomy's Biggest Questions

In 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope began operations, making it the first great NASA observatory, capable of seeing to the far reaches of the distant Universe. It’s shown us what our Universe looks like today, and how it’s changed and grown over billions of years. It showed us how galaxies were …

6 tips for making great cannoli

Keep these things in mind as you experiment with the accompanying recipes and you may never buy them at a bakery again:<p>Shells<p><b>Fresh is best</b>. In a perfect world, the shells would be freshly fried. Luckily, fried cannoli shells store well both at room temperature and in the freezer. If you’re not …

When Evidence Says No, but Doctors Say Yes

Long after research contradicts common medical practices, patients continue to demand them and physicians continue to deliver. The result is an epidemic of unnecessary and unhelpful treatments.<p>First, listen to the story with the happy ending: At 61, the executive was in excellent health. His blood …

Medicine

Solving the Autism Puzzle - MIT Technology Review

His name was David. He was 10 years old and, to put it bluntly, compellingly weird—especially in the buttoned-down, groomed normality of suburban …

Autism

The Absolute Best Xbox One Deals Out There Right Now

Pick up an Xbox One console at an insanely-low price, plus lots of other great Xbox One deals we found this week<p>This week is a great time to grab an …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Universe

A Drug Meant for Alzheimer’s Treatment Regrows Human Teeth

The drug blocks an enzyme and allows a cavity to heal.<p>Goodbye, cavities. So long, fillings and dental drills. You may soon be replaced by a tooth-growing drug.<p>Researchers at King's College released a study today stating they've discovered a medicine that can prompt teeth to regrow over cavities or …

A closer look at Scuf’s Xbox One Elite controller mods

New paddles and a directional bias d-pad<p>Earlier this month, Scuf unveiled its first line of mods for the official Xbox One Elite controller.<p>The custom controller company announced two different kits for the controller: the Scuf Elite Paddle Control System and Directional Bias D-pad kit, which it’s …

How Apple Alienated Mac Loyalists

To die-hard fans, Apple Inc.'s Macintosh sometimes seems like an afterthought these days.<p>Mac upgrades, once a frequent ritual, are few and far …

Top 10 Gifts For Lovers Of Outer Space

The past year has been filled with victories, defeats, and all the other ups and downs that life holds for all of us. But while all of that has occurred down here on Earth’s surface, the Universe has been continuing on just as it always has. From our tiny blue dot in the vast cosmic ocean, we look …

Universe

NASA’s Power Supply Mistake on the ISS Was Totally Avoidable

The International Space Station is currently home to six intrepid astronauts, one Robonaut, and four 14,000-pound payload-holders called ExPRESS …

This $5 device can hack password-protected computers in just 30 seconds

Even the strongest passwords are fallible, and as Samy Kamkar demonstrates, sometimes it doesn’t take much.<p>Kamkar’s new exploit, PoisonTap, uses free software and a $5 Raspberry Pi Zero microcomputer. After attaching the Raspberry Pi to a USB adapter and plugging it in, the device goes to work. In …

Raspberry Pi

Are You Always Tired? Science Says This Is Why

Despite getting the recommended six to eight hours of sleep every night, it’s not uncommon for a feeling of fatigue to hang over you like a cloud …

Why you're stiff in the morning: Your body suppresses inflammation when you sleep at night - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

New research published online in The FASEB Journal, describes a protein created by the body’s “biological clock” that actively represses inflammatory …

Taj Mahal casino closing; Carl Icahn says he lost $100M

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump has been gone from Atlantic City for years, but his name has lived on in glowing neon on the facade of a …

Globalization

How to Get your Kids into Star Gazing

Summer nights are warm enough to spend outside, which means it’s a perfect time to start conversations about the stars.<p>At first, the night sky can …

These Breathtaking Shots Will Make You Appreciate the Night Sky Like Never Before

Russian landscape photographer Daniel Kordan travels around the world and captures the most breathtaking shots of the planet's natural wonders. You might also recognize his work in Apple products, like the background photo in OS X Yosemite.<p>Our favorites by far, however, are his awe-inducing photos …

Digging into the dev documentation for APFS, Apple’s new file system

Copy-on-write metadata, native encryption, instant cloning, snapshots, and more.<p>Though the feature wasn’t mentioned in Apple’s WWDC 2016 keynote, I’m …

Apple

FDA Approves New Arm Implant to Treat Opioid Dependence

Braeburn Pharmaceuticals’ device could face opposition from advocates for total-sobriety approach<p>The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a drug-emitting arm implant to treat addiction to heroin and other opioids, providing a new tool against a condition that has proved extraordinarily …

FDA

Doctor Who Treated Prince Revealed in Search Warrant

Police sought records from clinic where physician who saw pop star before his death worked<p>Police investigating the death of pop star Prince last month from an apparent drug overdose sought medical records from a Minnesota clinic that employed a doctor who said he saw the musician twice in April and …

ForeverSpin™ World Famous Metal Spinning Tops

Spinning tops have a certain beauty of their own. From the therapeutic remedy of their spins to the texture of a finely-machined metal object, every …

The Food Lab: How to Make the Best Potato Hash

More<p>Mexican Food<p><i>Recetas deliciosas</i> to transport your tastebuds south of the border.<p>In my line of work, you end up with lots of leftovers, and lots of leftovers means that I make a lot of hash. I mean, a <i>lot</i> of it. What better way is there to recycle that little hunk of bacon, that half onion, and …

A new drone video over Apple's campus gives a crazy perspective on just how large that dirt pile is

Youtube/Duncan Sinfield<p>Apple's giant dirt pyramid has been the subject of much fascination.<p>The company vowed to reuse all of the earth it dug up to build its campus as part of the landscaping. As the company has built its spaceship-lookalike campus, the pile of dirt has grown next to it.<p>Even …

Tim Cook

Long term vegetarian diet changes human DNA raising risk of cancer and heart disease

Long term vegetarianism can lead to genetic mutations which raise the risk of heart disease and cancer, scientists have found.<p>Populations who have had a primarily vegetarian diet for generations were found to be far more likely to carry DNA which makes them susceptible to inflammation.<p>Scientists in …

6 Easy Ways to Speed Up Your Awful Wi-Fi Network

Dropped connections, an ever-spinning update wheel, slow-loading webpages—these fist-clenching symptoms of shoddy Wi-Fi connections make wireless …