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MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Scientists capture first ever image of dark matter web that connects galaxies

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a dark matter bridge, confirming the theory that galaxies are held together by a cosmic …

Researchers Think Portals May Link Our Visible World With The "Dark Sector"

Long ago, physicists identified and categorized the components of the visible universe. Up until recently, 16 particles formed everything in the …

Google announces Howard West, a Googleplex residency for recruiting black software engineers

As technology giants face mounting criticism over the lack of diversity in their organizations, companies from across Silicon Valley and beyond have been releasing annual diversity reports to chart changes in their internal makeup. But a lack of real development has also led some companies to delay …

Trump Should Make Space-Based Solar Power A National Priority

If President Trump were to champion space-based solar energy as a means of delivering unlimited, renewable electricity from Earth orbit, it’s arguable that his administration could leave the U.S. and the world at large with a revolutionary new source of energy.<p>Space-based solar power (SBSP) — in …

Space Exploration

U of A students' satellite to monitor space weather

​A little satellite built by a group of University of Alberta students will supply information that could one day prevent damage from solar …

ISS 2.0: Why the next space station could orbit the moon

The International Spacecraft Working Group met to discuss possible designs for humanity's next outpost in space.<p>March 11, 2017 —Dominating the night …

Space Exploration

15 Fruits And Vegetables That May Not Be Worth Buying Organic

You can save your money on these 15.<p>No one wants to eat dangerous pesticides with their fruits and veggies. Unfortunately, a lot of the produce that is grown around the world is treated with such chemicals to ward off bugs and disease. And some of that is left behind in residue when we get our …

Interval training exercise could be a fountain of youth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Looking for a fountain of youth? You may need to search no further than your sneakers.<p>Exercise, particularly high-intensity interval training, encourages your cells to make more proteins to feed their energy-producing machinery -- and this arrests the aging process, according to a new study …

Exercise

Google removes restrictions from free version of Data Studio, its tool for creating customized reports

Google is making its data analytics and visualization tool Data Studio infinitely more appealing this week with the news that it’s removing the five-report limit from the free version of the software.<p>First unveiled as part its Google Analytics Suite 360 announcement in March 2016, Google Data …

The Sugar Wars

Science can’t prove it and the industry denies it, but Gary Taubes is convinced that the sweet stuff kills.<p>The Case Against Sugar<p>By Gary Taubes<p>Knopf<p>“I hope that when you have read this book I shall have convinced you that sugar is really dangerous,” wrote John Yudkin in his foghorn-sounding …

Diabetes

Couples With the Best Sex Lives Have This in Common, Says Science

Contrary to what movies, TV shows, and the media in general have conditioned us to believe, couples don't have to be sexually adventurous in order to …

Relationships

Whoa! Scientists just found a dinosaur tail preserved in amber, and um, it is covered in feathers

Sometimes, we wish we could time-travel to the Jurassic era, but realizing that A) we would’ve been dinosaur food and B) the internet didn’t exist …

The cheapskate's guide to buying a new PC or Mac

Only suckers pay sticker price for a new Windows PC or Mac. If you're patient and willing to do some research, you can save hundreds of dollars and …

HTC debuts Vive Studios, building VR games that highlight the strengths of its platform

More than a little bit of drama has emerged in the VR community in response to the trend toward exclusives among hardware manufacturers.<p>Oculus and Sony have devoted significant resources to ensuring its systems have titles either launch first on their platforms or only on them. Meanwhile HTC and …

A Massive Poster of Earth’s Spacecraft and Missions, So Far

By our count, there are 113 spacecraft in this image. It’s a catalogue of all of the vehicles launched into space so far, from the U.S.S.R’s Luna 2 …

Astronomy

Obama's dirty secret: the fossil fuel projects the US littered around the world

Through the Export-Import Bank, the Obama administration has spent nearly $34bn on dirty energy plants in countries from India to Australia to South Africa<p>Seemingly little connects a community in India plagued by toxic water, a looming air pollution crisis in South Africa and a new fracking boom …

Fossil Fuels

For Asia And The World, The Time To Invest In Outer Space Infrastructure Is Now

Infrastructure investment is on the forefront of political agendas around the world. From the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) spearheaded by China to the pro-infrastructure themes that united an otherwise divisive presidential campaign in the United States, the policy focus is on …

Scientists Catch "Virtual Particles" Hopping In and Out of Existence

The quantum effect known as vacuum birefringence was predicted in the 1930s, but this is the first observational evidence of the phenomenon in action.<p>About 400 light-years from here, in the area surrounding a neutron star, the electromagnetic field of this unbelievably dense object appears to be …

Physics

How the Enormous Field of Physics All Fits Together

Physics has a bit of an image problem. To some, it’s a fascinating and diverse field of study. To others, it’s a trigger word for math anxiety, or an …

Physics

The “Internet Of Food,” DNA Testing, And The Quest For The Perfect Diet

You are what you eat. But everybody’s different, and everybody should eat differently. Technology can help.<p>“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”<p>Hippocrates may not have actually put it in quite those words, but that slogan summarizes his brand of doctoring. Just eat healthy food, …

Physics has a dizzying array of subdisciplines. This short video breaks it down.

An 8-minute history of the giant field of physics.<p>Physics can be defined simply as the study of matter and energy. But that simple definition covers an enormous range of topics.<p>There’s the classical physics you learned about in high school: It can explain how much force it takes to slide a box …

AT&T launches DirecTV Now service with 120+ channels on Nov 30

After purchasing DirecTV over a year ago, AT&T is launching a full-fledged TV streaming service to take on cable and other services like Sling TV.<p>Called DirecTV Now, the service will launch on Wednesday, November 30 in the US, and offers multiple, fancifully named packages pulled from DirecTV’s …

Why Do I Gain Weight When I Exercise?

<b>Question:</b><p>Why do I tend to gain weight when I exercise and lose weight when I barely move?<p><b>Answer:</b><p>The short and unsatisfactory answer is that you are human. A surprisingly large number of people who begin an exercise program subsequently pack on extra pounds. In a 2013 review of scientific studies …

Mars hides a gigantic ice sheet that may help astronauts

As a rule, the truly large deposits of ice on Mars are at the poles... right? No. Researchers using the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's ground-penetrating radar have discovered that the planet's Utopia Planitia basin is hiding a thick (260 to 560 feet) ice sheet larger than the state of New Mexico. …

Ice Age

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Biology 101 Update: A Cell’s Lysosomes Are More Than Garbage Disposals

The lysosome was once thought of as the trash can of the cell, a dead-end destination where cellular debris was sent for disposal. But a growing body …

The Math That’s Too Difficult for Physics

It’s one thing to smash protons together. It’s another to make scientific sense of the debris that’s left behind.<p>This is the situation at CERN, the …

Physics

15 Space-Related Gifts for the Astronomer in Your Life

Have a few friends who are always looking up at the sky? Here are some gift ideas that celebrate the celestial bodies they know and love.<p>1. MOON …

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