Praepes

92 Flips | 1 Magazine | 2 Likes | @Praepes | Keep up with Praepes on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Praepes”

Bummer News For Future Humans Hoping to Escape to Europa

Humans hoping to launch themselves to another planet or even into the Sun are sadly out of luck—for now. But in a few billion years, when the Sun …

There's a 95% chance the world will warm beyond a crucial tipping point — here's what that means

By 2100, the world will be different.<p>A newly published study estimates that there's a 95% chance global temperatures will rise more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels. That's the level that's frequently considered the tipping point beyond which the …

Climate Change

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your …

The Brain

Microsoft new iPhone app uses AI to describe the world around you

Its incredible accessibility features make the iPhone the perfect smartphone for the visually impaired. And it just got even better, thanks to a new app from Microsoft that uses artificial intelligence to describe the world around you.<p>First demonstrated at Microsoft’s Build conference back in …

Scientists Can Use CRISPR to Store Images and Movies in Bacteria

It’s a step toward turning microbes into living hard drives.<p>In 1872, Eadweard Muybridge captured a series of photos of a running horse. His images settled a debate about whether the animal ever lifted all four feet off the ground at once—it did. They also formed the basis of one of the first motion …

Genetics

Sleep Issues Tied to More Suicidal Symptoms in High-Risk Young Adults

Sleep problems are linked to a worsening of suicidal thoughts in high-risk young adults, regardless of the severity of their depression, according to …

This is the Closest Thing We Have to a Master Equation of the Universe

by Business Insider July 3, 2017 Hard Science 13186<p>Rashmi Shivni, Symmetry<p>The Standard Model of particle physics is often visualized as a table, …

There's No Upper Limit to Human Lifespan, Argue Scientists

Good news for Peter Thiel, I guess?<p>The quest for immortality is an oft repeated story throughout history, but it’s only in the past century that the …

Ray Kurzweil: There's a Blueprint for the Master Algorithm in Our Brains

Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) systems are, no doubt, considerably advanced. There are now intelligent machine learning algorithms capable of …

Netflix’s ‘Castlevania’ Vampire Fantasy to Screen at Rooster Teeth’s RTX Convention

Netflix animated series “Castlevania,” a medieval fantasy based on Konami’s classic vampire-killing video game series, will get a special theatrical …

This Website Predicts Whether Or Not Your Job Will Be Taken Over By Heartless Robots

As kids, who didn’t sit, salivating in front of the television, watching <i>The Jetsons</i> live their best futuristic lives? The ‘60s cartoon, which …

3 Reasons Future A. I. Cannot be Controlled

British researchers are saying controlling A. I. will be nearly impossible to control. Sandra Wachter, Luciano Floridi, and Brent Mittelstadt are the …

Give robots anxiety to prevent the AI apocalypse

In every sci-fi depiction of an eventual robot apocalypse, the mechanical monstrosities move with cold, calculated precision, dispatching or …

Researchers Discover The “Basis for Life as We Know It” in an Infant Star System

A Bright Giver<p>Astronomers have taken particular interest in the study of young stars similar to our Sun in its formative years. These solar-type …

1 Really Good Reason Why Female Millennials Are So Ready to Quit Their Jobs

Think you've got millennials figured out? Think again.<p>Oh millennials. The generation everyone loves to hate. We're lazy. We're entitled. We use the word "like" too much.<p>But at 75.4 million strong, we're now the largest generation, according to Pew Research Center. That's more than Baby Boomers. We, …

Who Is Daniel Richman, the Columbia Professor Who Leaked Comey's Trump Memo?

Former FBI Director James Comey revealed Thursday how the private memos detailing his conversations with President Donald Trump became public after he was fired: He asked a "good friend" to leak them.<p>That confidant is Columbia Law Professor Daniel Richman, friends of Richman confirmed to NBC News. …

Riminder uses deep learning to better match people to jobs

There’s absolutely nothing efficient about sorting through 30,000 resumes by hand. Recruiters spend months evaluating applicants only to have great prospective candidates get lost in the pile. On the stage of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield, French startup Riminder made the case for how its deep …

Employment

Stephen Hawking And 32 Top Physicists Just Signed a Heated Letter on The Universe's Origin

Sh*t just got real.<p>For centuries, people have puzzled over how our Universe began. But the heat just got turned <i>way</i> up on a debate that's quietly been …

Skier Falls Into 60-Foot Crevasse with His GoPro Rolling

“Yeah, I’m in a crevasse”, Jamie Mullner radios to his friends after tumbling 60 feet to the depths of a glacier in the Swiss Alps. “I had the GoPro …

Buddhism, Science And The Western World

When discussions about science and religion turn into debates about science versus religion, Buddhism mostly gets a pass.<p>Thanks to the work of the Dalai Lama and others, Buddhism can seem far friendlier to modern, scientifically minded sensibilities than the Abrahamic religions. This alignment with …

First on CNN: US drops largest non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US military dropped America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to US officials.<p>A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the "mother of all bombs," …

Afghanistan

Study finds decline in readability of science abstracts

The readability of scientific abstracts is declining, according to the preliminary results of a major study.<p>This “very worrisome” finding might …

New Evidence Shows We Might Have Gotten Cosmic Evolution Entirely Wrong

Galaxy Formation<p>Galaxies started out low-mass and tiny, busy forming stars. At least, that’s what we thought until astronomers spotted an inactive …

New Research Shows "68% of the Universe May Not Exist at All"

Dark Matter, Dark Energy<p>“Dark energy” is believed to comprise 68 percent of the universe, but a Hungarian-American research team thinks it may not …

President Trump, why are scientists finding their research suddenly being censored by the government?

<i>Over President Donald Trump's first 100 days, we're asking him questions that our audience wants answers to. Join the project by tweeting this question to @realDonaldTrump with the hashtag #100Days100Qs.</i><p><b>#71. @realDonaldTrump, why are scientists finding their research suddenly being censored by the</b> …

Meet the Robots Who Are Scarily Close to Being Human

In his new book, Humanoid, author and photographer Max Aguilera-Hellweg visits robotics labs around the world to investigate the robots who are …

The Most Important Science To Fund Is The Hardest To Explain

The recent budget proposal floated by the Trump administration included deep cuts to critical science-funding agencies. Some of this seems clearly politically-motivated, most obviously zeroing out funding for research on climate, while other parts seem to be just short-sighted penny-pinching, like …

Scientists Just Created Stunning "Warped Worlds" in Virtual Reality

Through two papers released on the arXiv.org preprint server last month, topologist Henry Segerman and his team of collaborators previewed a software …

A Teenager Just "Delighted" NASA By Pointing Out a Significant Error in Their Data

A British school student recently contacted NASA to point out that there was an error in data recorded on the International Space Station (ISS), …