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Michio Kaku picks five books to help you understand the future

From medicine to space travel, these works explore how the newest wave of science will transform society<p>Science is the engine of prosperity. From the industrial revolution (powered by the steam engine), to the electric revolution (which lit up our cities), to the current computer revolution (which …

Singularity

12 officers injured as protests break out in Charlotte after police fatally shoot man

<i>For the latest updates from Charlotte, head here.</i><p>CHARLOTTE — Hours after North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) declared a state of emergency and the National Guard and state troopers moved in, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney resisted calls to release video footage of a police shooting …

Law Enforcement

The climate that most of us grew up with is gone for good

On Tuesday, two government science agencies announced that the first six months of 2016 were the warmest first half of any year on record.<p>The data …

What the world's oldest computer tells us about the ancient Greeks' view of the universe

The more we learn about the Antikythera mechanism, the more complicated it becomes.<p>Mike Edmunds, <i>Cardiff University</i><p>When we talk of the history of …

Global warming hits close to home: Human-induced climate change is getting personal, even in America

Climate change feels like too big a situation for my behavior to impact, but too critical to ignore<p><i>This article originally appeared on Capital & Main.</i><p>Activists wanting to solve the crisis of human-caused climate change face a serious dilemma. The threat appears neither close enough to get our …

Climate Change

The Best Streetwear Brands You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

THE GOOD COMPANY<p>The Good Company is one of those rare clothing brands that has been able to keep its local appeal with NYC-based partnerships and relatively affordable merchandise. "Based out of the Lower East Side, they have collaborated with local artists and carry other local start-ups in their …

Clothing

8 natural & homemade insecticides to save your garden without killing the Earth

<b>These natural and DIY pesticides are effective at helping to rid your crops of harmful critters, but safe enough to keep from poisoning you and your</b> …

Gardening

New Ultrathin Solar Cells Are Light Enough to Sit on a Soap Bubble

Scientists have created the thinnest, lightest solar power cells yet — so lightweight that they can be draped on top of a soap bubble without popping …

Biodegradable algae water bottles provide a green alternative to plastic

Plastic water bottles come with a higher price tag than most people realize, taking up to 1,000 years to decompose in a landfill. The fact that at …

How we took a 10-day trip to Japan for only $4,000, including flights

Until recently.<p>My husband had made it his goal to complete what were then the five world marathons within five years. In his fifth and final year, as he was ran what he thought would be his last race of the series in London, then the announcement was made that Tokyo would join the list.<p>And suddenly …

Snacks

The World Could Run Entirely On Wind, Solar, And Hydro Power By 2050

We can fully get rid of fossil fuels quickly, if countries can just find the political will.<p>In a few decades, the world could be powered by nothing but wind, water, and sunlight. That’s the conclusion of a new study released just before world leaders head to Paris to strike a climate deal.<p>“These …

Renewable Energy

DNA Reveals Mysterious Human Cousin With Huge Teeth

A new genetic analysis suggests that the recently discovered Denisovans lived in Eurasia for millennia.<p>The analysis of a fossil tooth from Siberia reveals that a mysterious people known as Denisovans, discovered a mere five years ago, persisted for tens of thousands of years alongside modern humans …

Google just got a lot better at understanding questions like an actual person

Google’s search algorithms have gotten better at answering questions over the year, but the company says it’s now taking a new leap forward: understanding the <i>meaning</i> behind your queries.<p>Basically, Google can now break down sentences to work at the intent behind your question, even when you don’t …

18 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, …

Creativity

Carbon Nanotubes Found in Human Lungs For the First Time

What’s that up your nose? Researchers have found carbon nanotubes lurking in the lungs of children in Paris, marking the first time the tiny tubes …

Nasa images of cosmic catastrophe give glimpse of Earth's ultimate fate

Earth’s final days are in the distant future, but the the death of a far-off solar system revealed in images from Kepler 2 shows how the world might end<p>The destruction of a solar system has been captured for the first time by astronomers who said the violent events provide a grim glimpse of Earth’s …

Universe

Here's why it would be 'unintelligent' to build brain-like computer intelligence

The surest strategy might seem like emulating human intelligence or even mimicking brain structure.<p>But creating an intelligent machine based on the human mind might be impossible, unnecessary, or even counterproductive.<p>In fact, many researchers believe what's inside our heads is just one example of …

Artificial Intelligence

Teen founder Erik Finman: 'I will never send my kids to school'

A teenage entrepreneur who earned more than $100,000 as one of the early adopters of bitcoin and has since launched his own startup has told young …

Parenting

These 16 companies control almost everything you buy

Companies' signature brands add to their annual revenues and provide an edge to competition.<p>To determine how powerful each company is, we factored together fiscal 2014 revenue, the number of employees, and press mentions on Google News over the past year.<p>Here is a list of retail companies that own …

Employment

Image sensor research now underway promises to overhaul low-light photography — eventually

A brand new image sensor — the Quanta Image Sensor (QIS) — now under development at Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering could fundamentally revamp the field of low-light photography.<p>The inventors are not just any random pair of whizbrains. One of them –Professor Eric Fossum — an engineer and …

Panasonic develops most efficient solar panel ever with 22.5% sunlight conversion

We’ve reported a lot this year on the ever-dropping price of solar power technology, but the other incredibly cool thing happening is the steady …

Clean Energy

How What You Believe Affects What You're Like When You're High

For decades, connoisseurs of psychedelics have said that "set and setting"—your state of mind and your environment—influence how you experience drugs. And they're right.<p>Psychedelic connoisseurs are usually well versed in "set and setting," or the the idea that both your state of mind, beliefs, and …

Consciousness

Hidden in Obama’s new climate plan, a whack at red states

Though weaker than both supporters and critics say, the new rules do pack one big punch.<p>I took flak Monday for writing that President Obama’s Clean Power Plan for fighting climate change wouldn’t really change the trajectory of the electricity sector, but now that the plan is public, you can see …

Fossil Fuels

There's a giant underground ocean hidden in the middle of this Chinese desert

While studying the amount of carbon dioxide in the desert's air, a team of researchers was surprised to learn that large amounts of the greenhouse gas were disappearing around a region of the desert called the Tarim basin.<p>The most likely explanation, they recently reported in the journal …

Earth Science

Not getting enough sleep might be way worse for you than we thought

A few years ago, scientists figured out which genes are associated with your biological clock— the thing that wakes you up in the morning and tells you when you need to get some sleep.<p>These so-called "clock genes" make proteins that rise and fall throughout the day and control various bodily …

Sleep

Inside the race to create the next generation of satellite internet

Is the sky big enough for two multi-billion dollar satellite internet projects? In the next two years, we’ll find out if entrepreneurs driven by human betterment—one looking up at the heavens and humanity’s future, the other looking down to the earth’s neediest—can share a shot at creating the next …

Space Travel

Planarian Regeneration Model Discovered by Artificial Intelligence

<b>Robot science does more than just crunch numbers.</b><p>An artificial intelligence system has for the first time reverse-engineered the regeneration …

DNA carries traces of past events meaning poor lifestyle can affect future generations

Scientists now know that our DNA is being altered all the time by environment, lifestyle and traumatic events<p>Genetic faults caused by trauma, poor lifestyle or environmental stress can be passed down to future generations, scientists at the University of Cambridge have discovered.<p>Previously large …

New species of dinosaur, the regaliceratops, discovered in Canada

Nicknamed Hellboy, the dinosaur had short horns over the eyes and a long nose horn, the opposite of the features sported by its close relative triceratops<p>When fossil experts first clapped eyes on the skull, it was clearly from a strange, horned dinosaur. When they noticed how stunted the bony horns …

Dinosaurs

Rare Fish Performs "Virgin Births"—First Known in The Wild

The endangered smalltooth sawfish, found in the Atlantic Ocean, can produce young without having sex first, a new study finds.<p>The smalltooth sawfish, one of the world's most threatened marine fish species, may have come up with a plan B.<p>Populations of this Atlantic Ocean ray are so low that it's …