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Chess Free

★ Top Developer (awarded 2013 / 2015) ★<p>Chess Free is the best free Chess game on Android and is currently the highest ranked (at time of writing) …

Scientists think they've discovered a fourth type of fuel for humans — beyond carbs, fat, and protein

The nutrition label on a shot-size bottle of this clear, odorless liquid defies traditional explanation. It contains 120 calories — roughly the equivalent of a hearty slice of bread — yet it has no fat, no protein, and no carbohydrates.<p>Those calories instead come from ketones, an ingredient that …

Science may have just answered the question of how life began

Research into the conditions under which life originally formed has given scientists a lot of tantalizing clues in recent years, but a new discovery …

NASA Details Its Plans for Sending Humans to Mars

Space<p>The space agency aims to ‘orchestrate’ the development of missions to the red planet.<p>LAS CRUCES, N.M. — What role will NASA play in getting humans to Mars, and when will the agency depend on participation from commercial companies? A top NASA official discussed the agency's plans this …

What Makes Us Human

There are multiple theories about what makes us human, some related and interconnected. We've been pondering the topic for thousands of years — the …

Book Reviews

Why 'Why Buddhism Is True' Is True

Here is one thing author Robert Wright and I agree on when it comes to Buddhist meditation: It's really, really boring.<p>At least, it's boring in the beginning. But there is another thing we agree on, too. That <i>initial</i> meditative boredom is actually a door. It's an opening that can lead us to …

Buddhism

Scientists have discovered a potentially suicidal problem with going to Mars

NASA is dead-set on sending astronauts to Mars within the next 15 to 20 years. China has said it hopes to send people there between 2020 and 2030, and even Russia is floating plans to put boots on the red planet.<p>Meanwhile, SpaceX founder Elon Musk is trying to cut the cost of spaceflight enough to …

Four of seven Earth-sized exoplanets may have large quantities of water

Hubble telescope readings suggesting watery outer planets of Trappist-1 – including three in habitable zone – boosts hope for life beyond our solar system<p>Four of seven mysterious worlds orbiting a nearby star might bear large quantities of water, scientists have revealed, offering a tantalising …

Here’s Where You Can See Every Total Solar Eclipse for the Next 50 Years

A total solar eclipse will obscure the sun in parts of 14 states across the U.S. on Aug. 21, a rare event that’s been called the “Great American …

Nobody Knows Where Brainwaves Come From

Electric waves at the heart of neuroscience have no identifiable source.<p>W<i>ub-wub-wub-wub.</i> Brainwaves are electromagnetic proof that we are alive. …

Brainwaves

Scientists Are Getting Closer to Understanding Where All the Antimatter Has Gone

You and me, we’re matter. Everyone you know is matter. Everything on Earth, spare a few particles, is matter. Most of the things in space are matter. …

Here’s one way to get out of a black hole!

Two weeks ago I attended an exciting workshop at Stanford, organized by the It from Qubit collaboration, which I covered enthusiastically on Twitter. …

Quantum entanglement: New research discovers potential problem with quantum computing development

Scientists say pairs of entangled photons do not actually need to originate from the same point in a crystal.<p>Scientists have discovered a new …

10 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 can do that the iPhone can't

It's also full of stuff you won't find on the iPhone. Let's take a look at what sets the Galaxy S8 apart from the iPhone.

IPhone 7

The Earth is not a planet for the same reasons that Pluto is no longer considered as one- Technology News, Firstpost

Pluto is no longer considered a planet by the International Astronomical Union (ISU), much to the dismay of planetary scientists around the world. …

Deep breathing calms you down because brain cells spy on your breath

Taking a deep breath really does calm you down by triggering neurons in your brain which tell the body it is time to relax, a new study has found.<p>Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine and the University of California have identified 175 brain cells which spy on the breath and alter …

Gene editing of human embryos yields early results

Scientists have long sought a strategy for curing genetic diseases, but — with just a few notable exceptions — have succeeded only in their dreams. …

Ford is giving GT owners 5 ways to drive its $400,000 supercar

Like all modern supercars, the GT will have multiple drive modes. The supercar's relatively minimalist interior features a racing-inspired steering wheel that boasts Ford's answer to Ferrari's famous manettino drive-mode selector.<p>We got to check out the GT at Manhattan's Classic Car Club — and fire …

Ford GT

The warp drive: from science fiction towards science fact?

Not so long ago we had to assume that we’ll never be able to travel faster than light. This was based on scientists’ sensible belief that we can …

How to Log Off of Facebook Forever, With All Its Perks and Pitfalls

Part of the allure of social media is telling friends and strangers what’s happening in your life.<p>Post. Tweet. Share. Repeat.<p>But suppose you are worried that you have revealed too much and want to protect your privacy. You can delete your social media accounts and try to cover up your digital …

The new rocket from Jeff Bezos' space company has its first customer

French satellite operator Eutelsat will be the first commercial customer for Blue Origin's New Glenn rocket, the two companies announced Tuesday.<p>Eutelsat said it will launch a satellite on the rocket sometime in 2021 or 2022. New Glenn, it said, is still being developed and is expected to start …

Elite: Dangerous ‘predicted’ the discovery of the Trappist-1 system

Sort of. Developers found something very similar after NASA’s announcement.<p>This week, astronomers announced the discovery of the Trappist 1 system, 39.5 light years away, which contains seven rocky worlds orbiting their star within a zone believed to support liquid water, therefore good candidates …

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