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Synthetic Skin That Remembers Can Teach Robot Hands To Be Gentle

Memory-storing sensors could help robots pick up delicate objects without crushing them.<p>Robotic hands have come a long way; they're now able to grab lots of different kinds of items with great dexterity. What's harder for a bot is the subtlety of touch. It's not easy for them to select a specific …

This suspected supernova is 570 billion times as bright as our sun

A small, bright object that first flared up in June could be the brightest, most powerful supernova ever spotted by astronomers. If it is indeed a supernova, the object ASASSN-15lh pushes the upper limits of what scientists thought exploding stars were capable of. And if it's not a supercharged …

Universe

Giant supernova in the sky smashes previous record, stuns scientists

There's breaking a record, and then there's blowing it to smithereens. Astronomers using relatively small telescopes around the globe have spotted the brightest supernova ever seen, shining about 20 times brighter than the 100 billion stars in the entire Milky Way galaxy — or, put another way, as …

Pentagon says 'soon' on 1st Guantanamo transfer under Trump

MIAMI (AP) -- The Pentagon missed a deadline Tuesday to send a prisoner from the Guantanamo Bay detention center home to Saudi Arabia in what would have been the first transfer under President Donald Trump.<p>Ahmed al-Darbi pleaded guilty before a military commission at the U.S. base in Cuba in 2014 …

James Gunn Finished the Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Script

<b>Guardians of the Galaxy</b> was so huge that my mother watched it. My mother, who wouldn’t be able to tell you anything about the Marvel Cinematic …

Mind control toys: What will be under the tree next Christmas

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Looking to fly around the room? Want to practice mind control?<p>Toys that allow you to do both were on display at Hong Kong's annual Toys and Games Fair this week.<p>It's Asia's largest toy industry event, attracting more than 2,000 toymakers, and is where buyers spot many of the …

Hong Kong

George Miller: I will make more Mad Max films after all

George Miller has said that he will be returning to make two more Mad Max films, despite reports to the contrary.<p>Mad Max: Fury Road's George Miller open to future film about Imperator Furiosa<p>Read more<p>The 70-year-old film-maker, who has received a best director nomination at this year’s Oscars for …

Mad Max

50. Jumanji

To say the least, 2016 is a far more exciting year than 2015 turned out to be. Yes, there were some stunning high points and a healthy raft of films …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Anthropogenic Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Elicit Neuropathic Pain in an Amputation Model

Abstract<p>Anecdotal and clinical reports have suggested that radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (RF EMFs) may serve as a trigger for neuropathic …

Neuroscience

Mammoth kill linked to earliest Arctic settlers

<b>A well preserved mammoth carcass pulled from frozen sediments in the far north of Russia proves humans were present in the Arctic some 45,000 years ago.</b><p>This is 10,000 years earlier than previous evidence had indicated.<p>The extinct animal's bones display distinctive cut marks that can only have been …

Anthropology

Nanodevice, build thyself

As we continue to shrink electronic components, top-down manufacturing methods begin to approach a physical limit at the nanoscale. Rather than …

Atoms

The mites living on your face probably run in your family

For the tiny mites that live on our faces, choosing a landlord may be a family matter<i>.</i><p>Researchers identified four lineages of microscopic <i>Demodex</i> …

Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Was 2015's Best-Selling Game as Franchise Passes 250 Million Units

Activision's Call of Duty series has once again topped the sales charts, with the publisher claiming the latest iteration, Black Ops III, was the best-selling game in 2015 worldwide.<p>According to the publisher, it was 2015's top seller "by a wide margin in both units and dollars sold through." In …

Star Wars Battlefront

Smell test can detect Alzheimer's disease, scientists find

Odour test could identify disease that affects almost 500,000 people in Britain long before memory loss strikes, breakthrough study reveals<p>The early stages of Alzheimer's disease could be detected by smell years before memory loss sets in, a study found.<p>The disease is the most common type of …

Police claim victory as Quentin Tarantino's Hateful Eight struggles

Quentin Tarantino’s bloody western has so far made just $61m worldwide and could be the director’s weakest-performing film since Grindhouse<p>A New York police union chief has claimed victory over Quentin Tarantino after the Oscar-winning film-maker’s new western, The Hateful Eight, struggled at the …

Box Office

US justice department begins talks with Mexico on extraditing El Chapo

Joaquin Guzmán’s extradition to face charges in US was discussed Tuesday at a meeting in Miami between Mexico’s attorney general and US officials<p>The US justice department has begun talks with Mexican authorities about extraditing drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán to the United States, a …

Mexico

This Is Why You Should Sleep on Your Left Side (Backed by Science)

We all know that duration of sleep is critical for mental and physical wellbeing, but it turns out that sleep position may be another important …

Sleep

J.J. Abrams Teases A ‘Cloverfield’ Sequel With A Teaser And Title For Bad Robot’s Next Film

According to reports over at Collider and Slash Film, J.J. Abrams just unleashed a heck of secret from the folks at Bad Robot. A rumored project with Dan Trachtenberg — the filmmaker behind the short film <i>Portal: No Escape</i> — now has an official title: <i>10 Cloverfield Lane</i>. And yes, it’s a sequel to …

Movies

Academy president 'disappointed' with all-white Oscar nominees

Cheryl Boone Isaacs says diversity in the film industry must be improved after the Academy fails to recognise any actors or directors of colour<p>Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has responded to the controversy surrounding this year’s all-white Oscar …

Golden Globes

Here Are The Marvel Characters, Outside Of The Avengers, Who Might Show Up In ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Since 2008, Disney and Marvel Studios have been building to a monstrous climax that will begin with 2018’s <i>Avengers: Infinity War I</i>. The villainous Thanos has been positioned — much like in the comics — as the ultimate baddie, and with the Infinity Stones in play in just about every single Marvel …