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A frightening new NASA study finds that sea levels are rising faster than we thought

Happy Friday? A recent study looked at 25 years of NASA and European satellite data and figured out that global sea levels aren’t just rising; they are rising dramatically.<p>The study, “Climate-change–driven accelerated sea-level rise detected in the altimeter era,” published in the journal</i> …

Global Warming

14 Gorgeous Islands in Europe That Americans Always Overlook

Europe is chock-full of islands -- big ones, little ones, hot ones, cold ones, and hell, even one confusingly called “Ireland.” Most tourists stick …

Falcon Heavy for the Outer Solar System

Questions remain about what payloads SpaceX's new triple-booster rocket should launch, but there's a case to be made for the Heavy launching some of the most exciting space missions undertaken by humanity: exploration of the outer solar system.<p>"If that thing goes up 200 feet and explodes, I'm …

This app uses machine learning and AR to teach you how to draw

For some people drawing comes naturally. But, if you’re anything like me, your stick figures look like misshapen horrors for whom death would surely be a relief. Enter Sketch AR: the AI-powered app that aims to make you a better artist regardless of your current skill.<p>The idea is pretty simple: you …

A Star Passing The Black Hole at The Centre of Our Galaxy Is About to Test Einstein's Theory

Astronomers have been waiting for years to watch this happen.<p>In a few months, astronomers are going to be pointing their telescopes to Sagittarius …

Is the U.S. Government Hiding New Proof of Alien Life?

When Project Blue Book, the infamous U.S. government program to study the possible threat of alien life, was shuttered in 1969, it signaled to most …

Human intelligence can’t be transferred to machines

<i>This is the weekend roundup of The WorldPost, of which Nathan Gardels is the editor in chief.</i><p>Technologists across the world have frantically embarked on the quest to create a new species in our own image — general artificial intelligence with superior computational brain power. But we are only just …

Singularity

Sorry, Super-Earth Fans, There Are Only Three Classes Of Planet

Just 30 years ago, if you had asked an astronomer if there were planets around other stars beyond the Sun, they couldn’t tell you for certain. Although all the theories about planet formation indicated that they should exist around many stars, if not most of them, we had no evidence of planets …

Groundbreaking new energy storage device charges up in just 20 seconds

A new aqueous energy storage device can be fully charged in a mere 20 seconds – and it could be cheaper than today’s lithium batteries. Korea …

NASA’s Next Space Telescope Is Running Out of Time

The James Webb, Hubble’s successor, may face more delays and even exceed its budget, according to a new government report.<p>The world’s next great space telescope is falling behind.<p>The James Webb Space Telescope, NASA’s successor to the famed Hubble, is at risk of experiencing significant delays in …

Telescopes

AI breakthrough: Otter.ai app can transcribe your meetings in real time, for free

The startup has pulled off a feature that artificial intelligence giants and natural language processing software have been working on for …

40 Years of Data Suggest 3 Myths About Globalization

Three beliefs about globalization have propagated since the early 1980s. First, that globalization leads to a reduction in global inequality. Second, that high income growth among the richest will lift the incomes of the poorest. Third, that there is no alternative to rising inequality without …

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

The surprising reason why NASA hasn't sent humans to Mars yet

We could have been on Mars 30 years ago. At the peak of the Apollo era in the early '70s, NASA was already planning its next step into the unknown.<p>Its plans included building multiple space stations, continued trips to the Moon, and the first crewed mission to Mars by the 1980s. Can you imagine …

Space Science

Europe Was Colder Than the North Pole This Week. How Could That Be?

Subfreezing temperatures have spread across much of Europe over the past week, stretching from Poland to Spain. Snow fell in Rome for the first time in six years. Norway recorded the lowest temperatures of the cold snap: minus 43 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 42 Celsius) in the southeast part of the …

Global Warming