Rachael Dunne

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Why We Cringe at the Sound of Our Own Voices

If you’ve ever heard your own voice played back on a recording and thought “do I <i>really</i> sound like that?” you’re not alone. Most of us at least cringe …

No human alive has seen 7 months this hot before

<i>This story was originally published by Slate and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p><i>N.B. If this article sounds familiar,</i> …

First giraffe genome reveals the oddity behind an African icon

The giraffe is an oddball, both outside and in. By sequencing the giraffe’s genome for the first time, researchers have learned that the animal’s …

Mutations

Potential 'fountain of youth' gene found: Gene helps prevent heart attack, stroke; may offer way to block effects of aging

Gene helps prevent heart attack, stroke; may offer way to block effects of aging<p>A gene that scientific dogma insists is inactive in adults actually …

Climate Change This Week: Sobering Suicides, Battery Breakthrough, and More!

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded.<p><b>Forests Protect The BUB: Bizarre, Useful and Beautiful</b> biodiversity that sustains all of us, besides storing carbon -- and hooded Indian grasshoppers.<i>Credit Kaushik GM at flickr</i><p><b>OO India Is Set To Spend Over $6 Billion On Restoring</b> …

Europa Is Even More Earth-Like Than We Suspected

Europa, Jupiter’s watery ice-moon, has long attracted attention as a possible site for someday finding life. Now, a new analysis shows that its …

Zapping your own brain to treat depression? Surely it's too good to be true

How neurostimulation fooled us all – and why the field needs to take a hard look at its methods in future.<p>It’s 200 years since Mary Shelley imagined …

Vanadium: The “Beautiful Metal" That Stores Energy

Environment Photo credit: The metal is extracted from brightly coloured ore. farbled / shutterstockAn unheralded metal could become a crucial part of …

Scientists show telephone metadata can reveal surprisingly sensitive personal information

Most people might not give telephone metadata – the numbers you dial, the length of your calls – a second thought. Some government officials probably …

10 mind-blowing facts about black holes

Scientists believe they are formed when the corpse of a massive star collapses in on itself, becoming so dense that it warps the fabric of space and time.<p>And any matter that crosses their event horizons, also known as the point of no return, spirals helplessly toward an unknown fate.<p>Despite decades …

Black Holes

Rose gold everything: More and more gadgets are going 'pink'

When the Apple Watch was released in 2015, Apple unwittingly ushered in the era of rose gold — a light, tasteful pink color that has now spread …

IBM scientists achieve storage memory breakthrough

PCM materials exhibit two stable states, the amorphous (without a clearly defined structure) and crystalline (with structure) phases, of low and high …

Want to build a moon base? Easy—just print it

But the ability to use <i>in situ</i> materials, both for fuel, water and construction whether on the moon, Mars, or asteroids has long been recognised as a …

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 review

There can be only one<p>Earlier this month, Nvidia officially revealed the name and a few core specs for their next generation GPU, the GTX 1080. They …

Computer Hardware

This AI can recreate Nobel-winning experiments

Artificial intelligence developed by a group of Australian research teams has replicated a complex experiment which won the Nobel Prize for Physics …

Artificial Intelligence

Allurion offers gastric bypass surgery in a pill

Just swallow a pill and it expands into a balloon in your stomach so you don’t feel hungry. No gastric bypass, no surgery required. Sounds magical, but Boston-based Allurion has created the only non-invasive gastric balloon for obesity.<p>Gastric balloons are nothing new, but you usually need …

Physicists discover a new form of light

Physicists from Trinity College Dublin's School of Physics and the CRANN Institute, Trinity College, have discovered a new form of light, which will …

Faulty gene can turn colds deadly for babies, toddlers

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. — A faulty virus-sensing gene can make the common cold or respiratory syncytial virus deadly for babies and toddlers, a new …

Common Cold

150 Scientists Just Met in Secret to Discuss Creating a Synthetic Human Genome

Get ready for it.<p>A very select group of scientists, lawyers, and industry leaders just met at Harvard Medical School in Boston to contemplate …

Genetics

NASA Releases Patents for Moon Dust Fuel, Bio-Gaming, and Laser Engines

We welcome any opportunity to use the phrases “acid-doped” or “vortex control.”<p>If you're looking for some inspiration for your newfangled spaceship concept—and aren't we all?—NASA has good news for you. The agency recently released 56 of its patents into the public domain as a part of its …

NASA's Kepler Telescope Finds Cluster of 1,284 Planets

The telescope found the largest collection of planets to date, most of which are bigger than Earth. NASA scientists hope to find "another" Earth among the exo-planet cluster.<p>Humans are one step closer to finding out if we are alone in the galaxy. After four years of observing the sky and three …

Here’s the first demo of Viv, the next-generation AI assistant built by Siri creator

Siri co-founder and CEO Dag Kittlaus has been quietly working on a much-anticipated voice assistant powered by artificial intelligence, machine learning and integrations with third-party services. This product is called Viv and, in a world-first, Kittlaus just gave us a demo at TechCrunch Disrupt …