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Frozen in Time: Swiss Couple Just One of Many Findings Revealed by Melting Ice

Two frozen bodies uncovered in the Swiss Alps this week are only the latest secret shrinking glaciers around the world have given up.<p>Ice has entombed — and then returned — numerous objects over the years, ranging in size from dormant bacteria to warplane wreckage.<p>The items are often perfectly …

Mount Everest

This Dutch startup turns plants into batteries

Imagine a lamp. Any lamp. Now imagine having to water it.<p>Dutch product designer Ermi van Oers created Living Light: plants that double as lights. Or lights that double as plants – whichever way you prefer looking at it. The lights run on electricity generated by bacteria in the soil.<p>Here’s how it …

Cambridge scientists spin hydrogel into synthetic spider silk

Peter Parker take note, architects and chemists at the University of Cambridge have come up with an artificial spider silk that is strong, …

Game of Thrones's costume designer confirms major Jon Snow rumour - warning: season 7 spoilers

Ever since the intriguing flashback to the Tower of Joy in Oathbreaker, the final episode of Game of Thrones season six, fans have been looking forward to seeing their R + L = J theories come good on the small screen.<p>But while there have been significant plot leaks for season seven, not to mention …

The Quest To Destroy Science's 'Magic Rock'

There is a magic rock in St. Cloud, France. It’s made not of stone, but of a metallic alloy that’s 90% platinum and 10% iridium, and it’s magic not through some supernatural force, but because scientists have declared it to have a mass of exactly 1 kilogram. Now many scientists would like to get …

Physics

Ryan Reynolds congratulates 'Wonder Woman' in classic Deadpool fashion

Deadpool may be cocky most of the time, but that doesn't mean he's above praising his rivals now and again.<p>Over the weekend, <i>Wonder Woman</i> officially …

New drug restores memories in brain-damaged mice

By Jenna Gallegos<p>For the first time, scientists have reversed memory and learning deficits in mice following traumatic brain injuries. This new research could someday lead to treatments for head trauma and debilitating cognitive diseases.<p>More than 2 million Americans with traumatic brain injury …

The Brain

Growing plants in vinegar could help them survive drought

Even crops like rice and wheat might be grown in imperfect conditions.<p>With the threat of climate change looming, farmers and scientists alike are realizing that crops have become more resistant to events like droughts if we want to maintain a reliable food source.<p>It sounds—and sort of looks—like …

Botany

Prepare for the SNES Classic with an explanation of how the Super Nintendo works

Let the chips fall where they may<p>The upcoming SNES Classic Edition will be the first official video game console to emulate a number of the Super Nintendo’s most beloved games. This exhaustive breakdown by Digital Foundry of the Super Nintendo hardware explains why a handful of technically …

Retrogaming

This Study Could Help Extend the Human Lifespan

Researchers at the Baylor College of Medicine have found the key to longevity in Caenorhabditis elegans (C. elegans) worms — and maybe, someday, …

Google joins other tech giants to protest net neutrality

Google said this week that it will join several major tech companies who are participating in a protest day dubbed the “Battle for the Net” on July 12th.<p>Google told <i>Inverse</i> it would participate in the Day of Action, a movement to protest the FCC’s plans to abolish net neutrality. Other sites …

Tesla building 'world's biggest' lithium-ion battery in Australia

Australia is famous for the Big Banana, the Big Pineapple and the Big Prawn. Now, another "world's biggest" is coming Down Under, and it's going to be just as much of a tourist attraction if Elon Musk has his way.<p>Tesla is teaming up with French-based renewable energy company Neoen to build the …

This zero-emission boat will make its own hydrogen fuel and sail around the world

‘Energy Observer’ is a unique boat, covered with solar panels, which produces its own hydrogen-based fuel.<p>It set sail from France, where the …

Adorable robot strolls the beach scribbling poems in the sand

Forget the beach balls and margaritas – nothing says relaxing day at the beach like robot-created poetry. Designer Yuxi Liu has created Poet on the …

Transform your room into a real-life Holodeck with this 360 VR projector

Fancy a <i>Star Trek</i>-style Holodeck in your own home? A VR startup based in Barcelona, Spain, wants to make such a thing a (non-virtual) reality.<p>What …

'Fantastic Beasts 2' Plot & Character Details Revealed as Filming Begins

It's time for the second adventure to begin! Principal photography just started today on the sequel to "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," and Warner Bros. celebrated with new details on the film -- doled out in a creative way, of course.<p>J.K. Rowling's site Pottermore tweeted out teasers …

An entire region of China just ran on 100% renewable energy for 7 days

But the Chinese province of Qinghai has already reached that goal, according to news outlet Xinhua. For seven days — from June 17 to 23 — the region ran on 100% renewable energy, including solar, wind, and hydropower.<p>The week was part of a trial conducted by the State Grid Corporation of China, …

Renewable Energy

Hands On: PlayStation VR Platformer Moss Is a Showstopper

This year’s E3 showcased quite a few action games, ones which allowed us to play through some of the most transcendent sequences that gaming has ever …

Two Conjectures Collide, Endangering the Naked Singularity

Physicists have wondered for decades whether infinitely dense points known as singularities can ever exist outside black holes, which would expose …

These hologram-like projections are so good they’ll make you question reality

These projections are so convincing they'll make you question reality.<p>Visual Studio THEORIZ developed technology that creates 3D hologram-like projections, designed to give you an immersive experience.<p>Interactive video is projected onto the walls and ground, responding to the movements of the …

Augmented Reality

It’s all relative — why scientists understand time in a completely different way.

Imagine time running backwards. People would grow younger instead of older and, after a long life of gradual rejuvenation — unlearning everything …

First ever close-up footage of DNA replication will have experts rewriting science textbooks

For the first time, scientists have recorded DNA replication in real time. The scientists extracted DNA from E. coli bacteria, dyed it, and then watched the DNA replicate itself. The footage, alone, is fascinating. But the real shocker comes with what scientists discovered from the footage. They …

Replication

Superhot Launching On PlayStation VR and PS4 (video)

Tom Kaczmarczyk Producer at Superhot has taken to the official PlayStation blog today to reveal that the indie game will be making its way to both …

Jon Snow’s Real Name On ‘Game Of Thrones’ May Have Been Accidentally Revealed

Early on in <i>Game of Thrones</i>, Jon Snow asks Samwell Tarly why his surname is Snow. “Because,” his loyal Wall companion slowly responds, “you’re a bastard from the North.” Jon Snow’s real name isn’t Jon Snow — it’s… well, that hasn’t been officially established yet. The closest we got to an answer …

How A Degree In Scandinavian Mythology Can Land You A Job At One Of The Biggest Tech Companies

These three women share how their liberal arts degrees helped them get their jobs at Microsoft.<p>Emma Williams had a major career eureka moment while she was working on a PhD in Scandinavian mythology. Williams, who is now the general manager of Bing Studios at Microsoft, had already pictured herself …

Can We Copy the Brain?

Intensive efforts to re-create human cognition will transform the way we work, learn, and play<p>1. A Unique Machine<p>Trying to create consciousness may …

The internet has spoken, Macron has better English than Trump

Emmanuel Macron has poured scorn on Donald Trump after he announced his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate …

Dutch households will use servers to heat their showers for free

A small trial for a clever idea<p>You know just from using a laptop that computers give off a lot of excess heat. For data centers containing tens of thousands of servers, this is a big problem, wasting energy and money. To try and mitigate this, companies have experimented with moving facilities to …

AI Weekly: Siri, please meet Alexa and Google Assistant

What a difference a year makes. The headlines this week could have been pulled from last spring: intelligent assistants, voice interfaces, and devices. But in 2017, different flavors of machine learning underpin all of them.<p>Hello, Google Assistant. Hello, Alexa. Please meet Siri. Yes, Apple has …

Artificial Intelligence