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How gravitational waves could solve some of the Universe’s deepest mysteries

NEWS FEATURE<p>With the first detections behind them, researchers have set their sights on ambitious scientific quarry.<p>Davide Castelvecchi<p>Search for …

Physics

NASA 3D flyover video makes Jupiter cyclones look like lava

NASA's Juno mission team has gifted us with an eye-popping infrared look at Jupiter's nutty north pole cyclones.<p>Jupiter's north pole is nothing like Earth's. We have Arctic ice, while Jupiter has a huge central cyclone surrounded by other, smaller cyclones. NASA released an animation on Wednesday …

Astronomy

3 Tools of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Manage Extreme Stress

I arrive at a job interview. I’m anxious. I really want this role. I was fired a month ago, and rent is due next week.<p>At least the receptionist is …

Employment

8 Devastatingly Dark Female-Led Detective Shows

In the wake of the fantastically dark and delightful <i>Killing Eve</i>, which premiered on BBC America this month to critical and commercial success, we’ve …

TV

If You Thought Quantum Mechanics Was Weird, Wait Till You Hear About Entangled Time

In the summer of 1935, the physicists Albert Einstein and Erwin Schrödinger engaged in a rich, multifaceted and sometimes fretful correspondence …

Quantum Mechanics

This Single Image Profoundly Sums Up Einstein's Landmark Theory

You might think you have gravity pretty well figured out. If you drop a ball out of a window, a short time later it will hit the ground. The higher …

Physics

Apple confirms it now uses Google Cloud for iCloud services

The company has stopped mentioning Microsoft Azure<p>Apple has confirmed that it uses Google’s public cloud to store data for its iCloud services in its latest version of the iOS Security Guide last month, as spotted by CNBC. Reports that Apple relied on Google’s cloud services surfaced in 2016 but …

Amazon Web Services

Sony’s new A7 III is a $2,000 full-frame mirrorless camera that should terrify Canon and Nikon

The imaging giant’s mirrorless camera lineup has never looked more intimidating<p>Sony spent 2017 releasing pricey powerhouse cameras like the A9, but today the company announced one that sounds almost as good at half the price. The new full-frame A7 III splits the difference between the pixel-packed …

Cameras

The Simple Algorithm That Ants Use to Build Bridges

Even with no one in charge, army ants work collectively to build bridges out of their bodies. New research reveals the simple rules that lead to such …

Intelligent Machines That Learn Like Children

Deon, a fictional engineer in the 2015 sci-fi film <i>Chappie</i>, wants to create a machine that can think and feel. To this end, he writes an …

Artificial Intelligence

Has your password been stolen? Find out with this tool

The Pwned Passwords tool makes it easier to know if your old passwords have been compromised.<p>A new service makes it easier to know if old passwords you've used have been made public in a data breach.<p>The Pwned Passwords tool, integrated into the popular password manager 1Password, lets customers …

Information Systems

New video shows U.S. soldier before his death in Niger

<b>WASHINGTON</b> <b>--</b> For the first time, we are seeing images of one of four U.S. soldiers killed by Islamic militants last October in the African nation of …

New algorithm can create movies from just a few snippets of text

Screenwriters denied the big budgets and formidable resources of the major film studios may soon have another option, thanks to a new algorithm that …

Timothee Chalamet (‘Call Me by Your Name’) begs Jimmy Kimmel not to make peach jokes at the Oscars [WATCH]

<b>Jimmy Kimmel</b> probably hasn’t written all of his Oscar material yet, so <b>Timothee Chalamet</b> (“Call Me by Your Name”) took the opportunity during his …

Luxury-Car Ranks Upended as Genesis Tops Germany's Stalwarts

In the pantheon of luxury carmakers, Hyundai Motor Co. doesn’t usually come to mind. But the Korean company’s Genesis line beat out German rivals to …

Luxury Lifestyle

7 Beliefs of Emotionally Healthy People

We all know the basics of being healthy: eat well, exercise, and get some rest (especially when you’ve got your country’s 500th anniversary to plan, …

Wellness

A ‘Grueling and Grotesque’ Biohacking Experiment

In 2016, Josiah Zayner, a former synthetic biology research scientist at NASA, checked himself into a hotel room. Over the course of four days, he performed an extremely risky experiment on himself. The goal: “To completely replace all of the bacteria that are contained within my body.”

Synthetic Biology

Tinder security flaw granted account access with just a phone number

Security researchers at Appsecure found a way to access anyone's Tinder account via their phone number. The exploit took advantage of a software flaw in both the dating app's login process as well as the Facebook API that it's based on. The issues have been fixed since, but represent a pretty big …

Everything you know about space is wrong

Think you know a thing or two about our solar system? Turns out all those space “facts” you keep telling your mates might not be as accurate as you …

Spotify 'on its way' to creating first hardware product

A trio of job listings on Spotify’s website are again getting the rumor mill swirling about new hardware.<p>First spotted by <i>MusicAlly</i>, one of the jobs details the company is “on its way to creating its first physical products,” and that it was seeking someone to work in its Stockholm office to handle …

In Ice Dancing, the Electric Tops the Ethereal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea — In a performance by turns athletic, sensual and expressive, the Canadian ice dancing team of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir reclaimed the Olympic gold medal on Tuesday.<p>Virtue and Moir, who have been at the top of the sport for a decade, were the 2010 champions, but lost their …

Ice Dancing

Researchers create an e-skin that shows your heartbeat in real-time

Researchers from the University of Tokyo announced last week a new advancement in wearable technology: A highly flexible electronic skin display that shows your health information, allowing you to monitor vitals at a glance.<p>Made from nanomesh, the display is flexible, breathable, and stretchable — …

Sony releases mysterious teaser for its next phone

Sony is apparently going to introduce something at Mobile World Congress next week, going off the fact that its Xperia account tweeted a teaser video for the annual phone event this morning. The video shows a hand and a bunch of ripples cascading down onto it from above. It also says whatever this …

Mobile Technology

Create your own AI-powered voice assistant with Matrix Voice

The Matrix Voice development board is a Raspberry Pi add-on you can use to build your own voice assistant. I got my hands on a review unit to see if someone who is “code illiterate” could make something out of it.<p>Some people have an affinity for programming and development. I’m not one of them. …

Google’s new AI algorithm predicts heart disease by looking at your eyes

Experts say it could provide a simpler way to predict cardiovascular risk<p>Scientists from Google and its health-tech subsidiary Verily have discovered a new way to assess a person’s risk of heart disease using machine learning. By analyzing scans of the back of a patient’s eye, the company’s …

Machine Learning

Zuckerberg says he wants us to spend less time on Facebook. Maybe he means it

During an earnings call in late January, Mark Zuckerberg surprised everyone by saying people spending less time on Facebook is a <i>good</i> thing. Moreover, time spent on Facebook will likely continue to decrease as the company implements further changes to the platform over the next year.<p>It was a …

Google introduces its own ad blocker to Chrome: here's how it will work

The age of annoying pop-up adverts online may be at an end, as Google has begun blocking intrusive adverts by default in its Chrome browser. The move leaves the tech giant, which makes most of its revenue from advertising, in control of the kind of ads users can see.<p>Starting on 15 February, Google …

Windows 10 is adding an 'Ultimate Performance' mode for high-end PCs

Microsoft is adding a new enhanced power mode to Windows 10 Pro for users who need to squeeze every ounce of performance out of their computer.<p>The …

Google gives Gmail the Android Go treatment to save data and storage

Last December, Google launched Android Go, a lightweight operating system for less capable phones typically used in places like India and Indonesia. The company has also been creating apps for these less-capable phones, too, including YouTube Go and a Go-enabled Assistant. Now Google has Gmail Go, …

After allegedly draining bank accounts, Coinbase promises refunds (update)

"I am now broke, cannot afford rent, food, gas, bills," one user complained.<p>Nobody likes being charged twice for the same transaction. It's a hassle, particularly if your bank account is nearly empty and you get hit with an overdraft charge, too.<p>Coinbase, a popular way to buy, sell, and store …

Customers