Miles Dycen

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Physicists Say They've Created a Fluid With 'Negative Mass'

Holy crap.<p>Researchers in the US say they've created a fluid with negative mass in the lab... which is exactly as mind-bending as it sounds.<p>What it …

Chevy is the first major car company with unlimited LTE data

Chevrolet's latest OnStar LTE plan would be every smartphone user's dream, if it wasn't confined to cars. Starting March 3rd, Chevy owners can get unlimited 4G data, including an OnStar WiFi hotspot, for $20 a month, prepaid. It's apparently economies of scale that are helping Chevy lower costs. It …

Mobile

There's a Massive, Glowing Blob in The Universe, And a Mystery Source Is Lighting It Up

No one knows what's powering this thing.<p>Astronomers have discovered a vast, glowing blob of gas in the distant Universe, and they can't figure out …

Saying 2 words most of us overlook can save your tired relationship

My family often makes fun of me for being overly effusive in restaurants:<p><i>Oh, thank you so much for bringing the bread — we really appreciate it!</i> …

Call off the search: this is the worst miss in the history of football

On the same day Fifa announced their shortlist for the goal of the year, a contender for the miss of the century has emerged in Serbia.<p>Admittedly we've cried wolf about the 'worst miss ever' a thousand times before, but this really is it.<p>The miss in question takes place during a match in the …

Soccer

This ancient Chinese bird kept its feathers, and colors, for 130 million years

Fossils of ancient bird, <i>Eoconfuciusornis</i>, revealed microscopic evidence of pigment within its feathers, which were preserved for 130 million years.<p>An international team of U.S. and Chinese scientists analyzed the color of the bird, the oldest known avian after the proto-bird Archaeopteryx, by first …

The Microsoft Surface Book is still the best Windows laptop you can buy

It isn’t easy to review Microsoft’s least interesting product release of the fall.<p>A few weeks ago, Microsoft pulled another October surprise, …

MacBook Pro

Triassic Proof Dinosaurs' Rise to Power Was Slow, Violent

These are ancient cousins to the greatest beasts to walk the planet.<p>A collection of fossils embedded in a 230 million-year-old rock in southern …

Dinosaurs

Leaked NASA Paper Shows The 'Impossible' EM Drive Really Does Work

Did we just achieve fuel-less propulsion?<p>The results of NASA's tests on the 'impossible' EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the …

The first dinosaur brain reveals something experts never expected to see

For the first time, fossilized remains of a dinosaur’s brain tissue have been discovered on a pebble in England. But there’s something about this …

Samsung's rush to save the Galaxy Note 7 may have hastened its demise

Samsung still doesn’t know what is causing the Note 7 to catch fire<p>Samsung continues to deal with the aftermath of its decision to eliminate its Galaxy Note 7 phone. According to an article published today in <i>The</i><i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the company’s efforts to save the device might have hindered …

A child’s bad experience with a particular food when their tastebuds are forming can put them off for life<p>Mealtime is a common battleground in many families. Exasperated parents may be relieved to learn their children’s fussy eating might not be their fault. New research suggests picky eaters are …

The Brain

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Nasa announces Juno craft circling gas giant had to shut down camera and instruments, while ESA says Schiaparelli lander may have crashed on red planet<p>Nasa’s Juno space probe orbiting Jupiter went into “safe mode” with cameras and instruments offline just as it prepared to pass over the immense …

Space

Just 2 Weeks in The Mountains Can Change Your Blood For Months

Humans adapt almost immediately.<p>The human body begins adapting to high-elevation environments as quickly as overnight, and these biological changes …

Meet your neighbor—an Earthlike planet just 4 light-years away

<i>With more than 5.2 million articles, Wikipedia is an invaluable resource, whether you’re throwing a term paper together at the last minute, or</i> …

Mitsuku chatbot wins Loebner Prize for most humanlike A.I., yet again

With all the hustle and bustle going on in the world of chatbots at the moment, one crucial event that is very relevant to the future of A.I. has gone relatively unnoticed. If you are interested in chatbots and A.I., you may have heard about the Loebner Prize, which was created by Hugh Loebner and …

SoftBank sets up technology fund with $100 billion potential

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese telecommunications and internet company SoftBank Group Corp. is setting up a $25 billion private fund for technology …

Colonizing the Moon Just Got a Lot More Dangerous

Bad news, would-be lunar colonists: that dusty, airless space rock you dream of escaping to is apparently swarming with deadly projectiles. According …

A Supermassive Black Hole Has Broken Free And Is Now Destroying Everything

Black hole has no chill.<p>You might think you have troublesome neighbours, but spare a thought for one galaxy where the disruption nearby was so …

Bend A Laser Beam With This Easy, Physics-Defying Experiment

Credit goes to Snell's Law<p>Want to defy physics? This experiment makes a straight laser beam appear to bend into a curve.<p>Fasten a laser pointer to a flat surface, positioned so it shines horizontally through a full plastic water bottle. Poke a hole in the plastic where the beam of light exits; water …

A new analysis shows a surprisingly simple relationship between the way galaxies move, and the distribution of ordinary matter within them. Unexpectedly this seems to hold however much mysterious dark matter they contain. That’s funny.<p>On 25 August 2003, a Delta II rocket launched the Spitzer Space …

Dark Matter

After a $94 million upgrade, Princeton’s nuclear fusion reactor breaks down

It’s not that often that we hear about major breakthroughs in nuclear research, and now such announcements, at least in the U.S., may become more …

Nuclear Energy

Future Space Travel May Rely On Magnets, Not Fuel

Of all the limitations to space travel, fuel may be the biggest. Every time NASA's space shuttle has been launched into orbit, it takes off attached …

Astronomers discovered a mysterious new galaxy — thanks to a bunch of ordinary camera lenses

The astronomers Roberto Abraham of the University of Toronto and Pieter van Dokkum of Yale University turned to the lens hoping to resolve a puzzle about the growth and structure of galaxies. According to the cold dark matter theory of cosmology, small galaxies merge and form larger ones, steadily …

The oldest fossil of its kind reveals the origin of legs

With no mineralised hard parts, worms like this would normally rot and decay long before the processes of fossilisation could get to work. But this exceptional one-off preserves every wart and wrinkle of the animal's skin, along with the fibrous tissues of its muscles.<p>The great age of the fossil …

Facebook, Google, and Microsoft team up to pacify fears about AI

Along with Amazon and IBM<p>Five of the world’s largest technology companies have come together to shed light on the ongoing development of artificial intelligence. The entities involved are Facebook, Google and its DeepMind subsidiary, Amazon, Microsoft, and IBM, and the group's new nonprofit …

Curiosity rover sends back striking images of Mars rock formations

NASA has released new color images taken by the Curiosity Mars rover, which it says will help increase understanding of the red planet's landscape.<p>The pictures, taken on Thursday, were taken in the "Murray Buttes" region of lower Mount Sharp, an 18,000ft mountain, where the Rover has been based …

‘Like nothing we’ve ever seen before’: New view of Jupiter unveils solar system’s ‘biggest, baddest’ planet

With a mass of violent storms swirling around its two poles, the majestic greatness of the solar system’s largest planet appears, in the words of one …