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Dream Casting: Dune

Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides<p>Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet (<i>Call Me By Your Name</i>) is a real up and comer. He seems more interested in art …

Nicole Kidman

Could AI help you win big on the gee-gees? Machine learning is predicting horse racing results with incredible accuracy

AI that uses so-called "swarm intelligence" can predict race and election results<p>The US election result came as a surprise to many – the …

Machine Learning

Nasa draws up plans for huge spacecraft to blow up doomsday asteroid

Nasa has drawn up plans for a huge nuclear spacecraft capable of shunting or blowing up an asteroid if it was on course to wipe out life on Earth.<p>The US space agency published details of its Hammer (Hypervelocity Asteroid Mitigation Mission for Emergency Response) deterrent, an eight tonne …

Young planet creates a scene

Nestled in the young Ophiuchus star-forming region, 410 light-years from the Sun, a fascinating protoplanetary disc named AS 209 is slowly being …

Universe

The 'Genome Hacker' Who Mapped a 13-Million-Person Family Tree

Huge crowdsourced genealogy databases are inspiring new genetics research.<p>Yaniv Erlich has been a white-hat hacker and a geneticist at Columbia University, and now he works for a genealogy company.<p>This unusual career trajectory has led, most recently, to a 13-million-person family tree unveiled …

All Galaxies in Our Universe Seem to Have One Surprising Feature in Common

The cosmic clockwork is beautiful.<p>There's a surprising amount of order in this chaotic Universe of ours, but this is a pretty weird one - astronomers …

Galaxies

Google Lens lets iPhones identify books, flowers, more

The image-identification technology in Google Photos is now in the iOS version of this software. Google Lens can find objects and text in pictures and then provide more information. For example, by examining a photo of a business card, the artificial intelligence can pull out all the contact …

Google Lens

3 devices that help you sleep and work better

The Wearable Technology Show held in London from March 13 to 14 was more about the technologies and applications, but there are still some …

Wearable Tech

India’s deep class divides extend to how its youth use the internet

Indian youth can’t escape the tough reality of their lives, even on the internet.<p>Reliance Jio’s ultra-cheap data rates and the flood of affordable smartphones may be bringing more and more young Indians online every day. But it is hardly a level playing field—as is reflected in the usage …

Americans' 6 Biggest Money Regrets

Source: Getty Images<p>Continue<br>Reading<p>1 of 7<p>Mistakes to learn from<p>"Regrets, I've had a few... but then again, too few to mention..." is how Frank …

Photons entangled to make new form of light

Photons, the elementary particles that make up light, are known to be fast, weightless and to not interact with each other. But in new experiments, …

Four pet food brands have been recalled after dogs and cats fell ill and died

Four brands of dog food have been recalled after reports of five animals (likely dogs), one kitten, and two humans have gotten sick or died from contact with salmonella, according to reports from Fortune and USA Today.<p>The animal cases seemed to stem from from Darwin's Natural and ZooLogics pet …

Pets

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

This is how long cannabis stays in the body after you've smoked it

New figures have revealed cannabis is the West Midlands' favourite drug, with a spike in the amount seized by police last year.<p>Cocaine is a close …

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Observed a Black Hole Ejecting Matter Twice

Wow.<p>Black holes don't just sit there munching away constantly on the space around them. Eventually they run out of nearby matter and go quiet, lying …

Universe

How This 1 Protein Is Deteriorating Your Brain (and How Scientists Plan to Stop It)

Two types of treatments could offer protection against the VCAM1 protein in the future.<p>While you might associate protein mainly with packing on muscle and getting ripped, different types of proteins do all kinds of positive jobs in the body--they can transport atoms and molecules through you, work …

Someone Used Face-Swap To Create Female Versions Of US Presidents, And People Find Obama Surprisingly Hot

By now, we’ve already seen baby face swaps, Disney face swaps, even tattoo face swaps. Giving US presidents such a makeover, however, is something …

National Parks

The polar vortex just split in two. Get ready for some wild weather from Europe to the U.S.

The polar vortex, the notorious swirl of winds around a low pressure area in the upper atmosphere over the Arctic, has split in two. Since the polar …

Physicists Have Created a Set of Conditions in Which Time Seems to Run in Reverse

Nobody panic.<p>While we all take for granted the fact that time's arrow forever points towards the future, physicists have always had trouble showing …

Quantum Physics

There's a new theory on the universe formation: Know about the Bubble Theory

Despite the many impressive discoveries humans have made about the universe, scientists are still unsure about the birth story of our solar system …

With first-ever experimental nuclear fusion power station, China to harness energy that keeps the Sun burning - IBTimes India

At the planned fusion reactor, the hydrogen gas will be heated to a temperature 10 times hotter than the Sun's core.<p>China is working on an ambitious …

What Are The Industries Of The Future And How Can We Prepare?

Alec Ross, Author and Distinguished Visiting Fellow at John Hopkins University, shares his predictions on five of the industries of the future.<p>Most people have heard the statistic that 65% of jobs that today's students will hold haven't even been created yet. Those numbers have been around for …

You Can Now Wear A Smart Condom That Assesses Your Performance In Bed, All Thanks To Technology

Technology has upped its game and it has now made its way into your bedrooms.<p>A British company has invented a smart condom that can measure a whole …

A Trailer for ‘The Sex Robots Are Coming’ Just Released & It Is Scary AF

It is no mystery that the world’s sex industry is a scary juggernaut racing towards the pinnacle of technological innovation, in such a fast-paced …

Faceted Classification

A Snow Moon, a Comet, and a Lunar Eclipse Will All Be Visible This Friday

You won’t want to miss this.<p>Stargazers, it’s time to dust off your binoculars. Not one, not two, but three incredible stargazing opportunities will …

Astronomy

This $800 Alexa-powered robot isn’t human-sized, and that’s wrong

Chinese robotics company Ubtech has launched Lynx, the first humanoid robot with Alexa built in. It does everything Alexa can, like setting reminders and playing music through the speakers in its “ears,” plus a few extra features. There’s a Surveillance Mode that will have Lynx take and send a …

The Robocall Nightmare Is Only Getting Worse—But Help Is Here

You probably get robocalls all the time. Some pretend to be from the IRS, others come from a phone number very similar to yours. And then there's the …

Anti-aging breakthrough could extend healthspan by making old cells young again

Rather than just focusing on increasing lifespan, one field of anti-aging research is concerned with extending healthspan – the stretch of our life …

Virtual Reality tours go to the next level

Ever wanted to visit Egypt’s Pyramids but never had the chance? Well now you can do the next best thing and go on a virtual reality tour of the inside of the Great Pyramid of Giza.<p>Using 3D technology the Scan Pyramids Project team allows visitors wearing headsets to explore the Queens Gallery and …

Australian weather captured in dramatic photographs