Monica Nanez

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Here’s what the world will be like in 2045, according to DARPA’s top scientists

Predicting the future is fraught with challenges, but when it comes to technological advances and forward thinking, experts working at the Pentagon's research agency may be the best people to ask.<p>Launched in 1958, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is behind some of the biggest …

Singularity

150 Years Ago: The Worst Solar Storm Ever

On Sept. 2, 1859, an incredible storm of charged particles sent by the sun slammed into Earth's atmosphere, overpowered it, and caused havoc on the …

Now that the ability to selectively insert or remove genes from DNA is widespread, a ‘global discussion’ is being convened to agree fresh safeguards<p>The question could hardly be more profound. Having stumbled upon a simple means to make precise changes to the code of life, should humans take control …

Genetics

Mysterious Dark Matter May Not Always Have Been Dark

Dark matter particles may have interacted extensively with normal matter long ago, when the universe was very hot, a new study suggests.<p>The nature of …

This Is What the Future Will Look Like

If you’re like us, you never need to see another restaurant done up in reclaimed wood and exposed lightbulbs. You’ve heard more than enough EDM songs, and you’re wondering what you can start wearing now to get ahead of all the other guys. Wonder no longer: We’ve asked seven of the most creative, …

Nextwave

China joins hunt for extra-terrestrials with FAST - the world's biggest-ever telescope

The massive structure will allow scientists to gather signals from tens of billions of light years away when it is completed in 2016<p>China is in the final stages of building the world's largest-ever radio telescope, which will give Beijing a leading role in space research and the hunt for …

Burping plasma: What happens when black holes gulp stars

Astronomers have just figured out a new step in the process of how black holes digest stars: it involves “burping.”<p>Black holes have always been …