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Apple updates Logic Pro X & MainStage 3 Mac apps with performance improvements, new features

Following its onslaught of music updates this morning, Apple this evening has rolled out updates to two more of its Mac audio apps. First is Logic Pro X, which has been bumped to version 10.2.1 with this evening’s update. Next is MainStage 3, which is now at version 3.2.3 thanks to its most recent …

Promote Longevity: Results from MIT Research

Yes, aging may be inevitable, but Leonard Guarente ’74 believes we can slow it down. With more than 34 years studying aging as director of the MIT …

Physicists posit quantum gravity's rainbow

When white light is passed through a prism, the rainbow on the other side reveals a rich palette of colors. Theorists from the faculty of physics, …

Quantum Mechanics

Iceman has the world's oldest tattoos

In a battle over which of two mummified guys possesses the world’s oldest known tattoos, Ötzi the Iceman has triumphed.<p>Hikers found Ötzi’s …

Anthropology

Come To My Book Tour, and I Will Explain the Secrets of the Universe*

Unless you’ve been visiting one of the outer planets, you might know that I’ve got a book coming out in a week and a half. It’s called <i>All the Birds</i> …

What you eat can influence how you sleep: Daily intake of fiber, saturated fat and sugar may impact sleep quality

Daily intake of fiber, saturated fat and sugar may impact sleep quality<p>A new study found that eating less fiber, more saturated fat and more sugar is …

Nutrition

Scientists find evidence of second biggest black hole in Milky Way

MINATO, Japan, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- A team of astronomers in Japan have discovered evidence of what they call an "intermediate mass" black hole near the …

Universe

How Your Own Brain Is Making You Run Slowly and What You Can Do About It

By Josh Adams<p>You don’t give 100% when you run. Your brain is involuntarily keeping your body from hurting itself with exertion. It never lets you hit …

Superluminous Supernova Is The Brightest Ever Seen

Astronomers have been left stunned by a superluminous cosmic explosion that outshines the entire output of the 100 billion stars in the Milky Way.<p>The aptly named ASASSN-15lh, spotted by the Automated Survey for Supernovae (ASAS-SN), is a ball of hot gas billions of light years away that radiated …

We Asked 12 Scientists How Their Faith Affects Their Work

"If there were serious compatibility issues between science and Christianity, I would feel them like a knife through my mind."<p>"Both science and faith play a part in helping me to make sense of the world. Science gives me a basic understanding of the world that I share with everyone else. It also …

These truisms proved false in 2015

Some truisms turned out to be false in 2015 — notably, <i>Brontosaurus</i> exists only in pop culture, the speed of light is always constant and fish are …

Dinosaurs

Are We Alone? NASA’s 30-Year Goal to Answer Astrophysics’ Greatest Question

<i>“For the first time, we will identify continents and oceans—and perhaps the signatures of life—on distant worlds,” says</i> <i>NASA in its 30-year vision for</i> …

Audi Built A Moon Rover

German carmaker lends its expertise to the pursuit of lunar exploration—and XPrize triumph<p>Tucked into a corner of Audi’s expansive booth at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week sat a little piece of hardcore astronomical research—a pint-sized lunar rover. Compared to the …

New York Considers Mandating Back Doors Into Phones

secret secret / you can’t keep it<p>With a bill reintroduced last week, a New York Assemblyman wants to make it easy for the government to get inside smartphones. It’s a proposal that would mandate smartphone manufacturers be able to unlock the phones they make. The bill comes from Assemblyman Matthew …

'Spermbots' are a bionic suit for your sperm

One of the main causes of infertility in men is low sperm motility. That is to say, the sperm are present and alive, but they have the swimming prowess of a toddler that’s afraid to lose its water wings.<p>In short, they just aren’t fast enough to reach the egg.<p>It’s hard to fault them, I can’t get to …

Tim Cook wants the government to affirm support for encryption

In a meeting with government officials, Apple CEO Tim Cook reportedly asked Obama administration officials to come out in favor of unbreakable encryption.<p>According to The Intercept, Tim Cook criticised officials for their weak position on the encryption debate and said they should publicly state …

Mind control toys: What will be under the tree next Christmas

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> Looking to fly around the room? Want to practice mind control?<p>Toys that allow you to do both were on display at Hong Kong's annual Toys and Games Fair this week.<p>It's Asia's largest toy industry event, attracting more than 2,000 toymakers, and is where buyers spot many of the …

Hong Kong

Microsoft wants you to trade in your Apple Watch for a Band 2

The Apple Watch may have record high levels of user satisfaction, but Microsoft wants you to throw in the towel and trade it for the second-generation Microsoft Band.<p>To convince customers, it’s even offering a new trade-in program that, depending on the model, could give you up to $250 for your …

2016 Mercedes E-Class Prepares Your Ears For A Crash

The sound of safety<p>CES 2016 wrapped up last week, so there’s a lot of tech getting a lot of attention. Cars can talk to each other, cars can talk to street signs, cars can drive themselves -- or they’re getting there, anyway. Much of this new technology is in the service of safety. If we can …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Music<p>Bonnie “Prince” Billy and Matt Sweeney might be reviving the mysterious project.<p>By Zach Baron4 days agoView More<p>Best Stuff<p>GQ’s editors select …

Lifestyle

The latest gadgets: Smartphone, smartwatch, smart ... tail?

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The latest developments surrounding the consumer-electronics show in Las Vegas known as CES (all times local):<p>5:00 p.m.<p>Perhaps the …

Ampy battery pack uses body movement to recharge iPhone

LAS VEGAS — Your body is an amazing energy creation machine but you’re not even using it to its full potential. All the walking, running, biking and other movements you make throughout the day all create kinetic energy, and now you can finally harness it to charge the most important gadgets in your …

CES 2016: Alienware Unveils World's First OLED Gaming Laptop

Alienware’s first OLED gaming laptop features low latency and deep blacks.<p>Alienware announced the world’s first gaming laptop featuring an OLED …

Siblings

World’s first passenger drone unveiled at CES

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, UNITED STATES (REUTERS) - There are hundreds of drones competing for attention in Las Vegas at the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show.<p>But one definitely stands out. This is the Ehang 184, the world's first passenger drone. It doesn't have any flight controls because its not meant to. …

Technics has the best new headphones at CES

On first inspection, the T700s look like one of those over-engineered German sedans that have 68-way adjustable seats — each ear pad pivots 90 degrees and also slides back and forth as well as up and down — which usually makes me wary that the default design just isn't all that great. But that …

Audiophile

New Sleep Number technology watches you while you're awake, too

Not only does the newest Sleep Number "It" bed analyze how you sleep, it also keeps track of what you do during the day and tells you how to maximize …

Wearable Tech

The smartphone cases at CES you'll actually want, including a VR viewer

In addition to gadgets and large electronics, a ton of accessories are showcased at CES every year. Smartphone cases that are extra elaborate always …

Screen Protector

A Smart Belt? High-Tech Clothes Go Casual at CES

No longer do early-adopters have to look like extras from "Star Trek." At CES this week, tech companies revealed smart shoes, belts, bras and more connected clothing and accessories that looked ... well, normal.<p>"Nobody wants to walk around looking like a computer," Ramon Llamas, wearables expert …

Natural Process Activating Brain's Immune Cells Could Point Way to Repairing Damaged Brain

<b>The brain’s key “breeder” cells, it turns out, do more than that. They secrete substances that boost the numbers and strength of critical brain-based</b> …

How To Eat Without Food

Chewing is so old-fashioned<p>Our attachment to food is antiquated. So the argument goes: It takes time and energy to buy and prepare, and it can lack nutrition (we tend to cook away the good stuff). We can now drink our meals. Meal-replacement shakes—different from protein drinks that serve as …