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What Is Nothing? A Mind-Bending Debate about the Universe Moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson

<b>Isaac Asimov</b> — sage of science, champion of creativity in education, visionary of the future, lover of libraries, Muppet friend — endures as one of the most visionary scientific minds in modern history. Every year, the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, of which Asimov …

William Shatner tells fans he’s been asked to return to “Star Trek”

<b>(AP/Matt Sayles)</b><p>The actor known for his role as Captain James T. Kirk reportedly got a call from J.J. Abrams<p>Sarah Gray<p>September 29, 2014 3:18pm (UTC)<p>William Shatner may be reprising his now-famous role as Captain James T. Kirk in the original "Star Trek," which aired in the late 1960s. Shatner told …

Cyborgs: The truth about human augmentation

What is it like to be a cyborg? In his last regular column for BBC Future, Frank Swain explores the biggest misconceptions about bionic limbs, microchip implants and beyond.<p>At the height of summer, when London was baking in unseasonable heat, I made an ill-fated trip to the Serpentine lido in …

Space Elevator Planned by Japanese Engineers for 2050

A Japanese construction firm has announced it plans to have an operational space elevator in service by 2050.<p>Obayashi Corporation said the …

Trae Tha Truth feat. Lupe Fiasco & Poo Bear MDMA - Driven (Prod. By Bizness Boi)

Constant Flow (feat. Immortal Technique & Melanie Fontana) - "Moment of Peace"

Constant Flow - "Anatomy of a Revolutionary" (prod. by Southpaw)

Irreversible Damage Seen From Climate Change in UN Leak

Humans risk causing irreversible and widespread damage to the planet unless there’s faster action to limit the fossil fuel emissions blamed for …

4 Things to Pick Up at the Market This Weekend

<i>Here at Food52, we like to talk about what we’re buying at the market: what’s new, what’s exciting, the market's best finds. This is our water cooler talk. And now, we want you to join in.</i><p>We've reached the end of August, and if you're feeling down about summer's impending end, we prescribe a visit …

Report: ISIS selling Yazidi women in Syria

The United States says it has carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid in the Iraqi town of Amerli to protect an ethnic minority that one official says faces the threat of an "imminent massacre."<p>The town of Amerli, which has been besieged by ISIS fighters, is home to many of Iraq's …

Freaky Physics Experiment May Prove Our Universe Is A Two-Dimensional Hologram

Everyone knows the universe exists in three dimensions, right? Maybe not. For some time now serious physicists have been pondering the seemingly absurd possibility that three-dimensional space is merely an illusion--and that we actually live in a two-dimensional "hologram."<p>And now scientists at the …

Will Genetic Alterations Modify Human Society?

<i>“Keep in mind, this child is still you. Simply, the best, of you. You could conceive naturally a thousand times and never get such a result.”</i> – Fictional geneticist in the 1997 film Gattaca.<p>As a side effect of science fiction novels, many of us find ourselves with an outlook of the future that’s …

Nearby Star 'Alpha Centauri A' May Harbor Rocky Planets; 'Find' Heralds Planet-Hunting Shortcut

NASA’s Kepler mission may have made planet-hunting seem easy, but the hard truth is that most of the time looking for planets around other sun-like stars is painstakingly slow. And most of the extrasolar planetary search grunt work is still done on the ground using tried and true methods first put …

Neanderthals and modern humans co-existed in Europe for several thousand years

A new study, published in the journal Nature, suggests that humans and Neanderthals could have lived side by side in Europe for up to 5,000 years, much longer than previously believed.<p>William Davies, who wrote on editorial accompanying the paper, says the new research supports the theory that the …

Oil tanker 'vanishes' with $100M cargo off Texas

The U.S. Coast Guard has lost track of a Kurdish tanker carrying $100 million in disputed oil off the coast of Texas, the <i>Independent</i> reports.<p>Headed for Galveston, the United Kalavyrvta was anchored at least 60 miles off-shore when it vanished from radar screens. The ship's haul fell under legal …

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The physics of proton therapy | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

A brief explanation of the physics behind the treatment that Ashya King’s parents wanted for their son’s cancer<p>The story of Ashya King and his parents is desperately sad. One feature is that his family want him to receive proton therapy. This is not a “magic bullet” treatment and without knowing …

11 Practically Labor-Free Dishes to Make for a Labor Day Cookout

Have the most relaxing Labor Day weekend.<p>Labor Day weekend is not about labor. Here are 11 fast and easy recipes that will leave plenty of time for …

10 Subtle But Important Improvements to the 2015 Ford F-150

The 2015 Ford F-150’s headline-grabbing lightweight aluminum body is a key selling point for the all-new full-size pickup, but Ford is counting on subtler details to make an impact on buyers as well.<p>With many automakers achieving parity with one another in terms of efficiency, safety and …

Feds want nuclear waste train, but nowhere to go

ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. government is looking for trains to haul radioactive waste from nuclear power plants to disposal sites. Too bad those trains …

Search for unconscious pilot who crashed halted

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard suspended the search Sunday for a pilot who lost consciousness and crashed an airplane into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.<p>On Saturday, the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the …