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Stephen Hawking, science's brightest star, dies aged 76

I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first Stephen Hawking<p>There is no heaven or afterlife for broken-down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark Stephen Hawking<p>My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why …

Stephen Hawking

Doctors find virus in a pond, use it to destroy antibiotic-resistant bacteria in man's heart

After Yale doctors replaced a major blood vessel in a 76-year-old man's heart, his chest became infected with bacteria.<p>The usual solution would be to …

Elon Musk's hyperloop dream may come true — and soon

'It’s happening far faster than I would have ever expected, and it’s happening all over the world.'<p>Elon Musk first described his idea for a futuristic transportation system that would send passenger pods through tubes at speeds of hundreds of miles an hour back in 2013. At the time, the idea of …

High-speed Rail

'We've done an abysmal job': Australia is struggling to handle its swelling population

Australia is growing fast. In one year we added nearly 400,000 people to our population. That is like adding a city the size of Canberra.<p>But, of …

The 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners for 2018. This year's contest attracted nearly 320,000 entries from more than 200 countries. The organizers have again been kind enough to share some of …

Rare photographs that changed lives

<b>Twenty-four photographs from the Lewis Hine archive have been auctioned in New York. The rare prints were from the collection of the late New York photographer Isador Sy Seidman.</b><p>American sociologist Hine was one of the most important documentary photographers of the 20th Century. Because the notion …

Auctions

The Wakanda Reader

Everything you wanted to know about Wakanda and urbanism, but were afraid to ask.<p>If you haven’t seen the Marvel superhero movie <i>Black Panther</i> yet, you must be at least a tiny bit mystified about all of the chatter and story-sharing happening on your timelines, particularly the ones about something …

Rumor of the day: Transformers franchise getting rebooted

The current screen incarnation of the Autobots and Decepticons may be coming to an end, and rumor has it the entire universe could be primed for a …

Stress in fathers may alter sperm and affect behaviour in offspring

Stressed fathers may end up with changes to their sperm that could affect behaviour in their offspring, research in mice has shown.<p>Previous work by the team found that male mice who were exposed to a mildly stressful event, such as being restrained, produced sperm that was richer in certain types …

Neuroscience

Google’s firing of engineer in ‘monoculture’ case found legal

Google’s firing of an engineer over his controversial memo criticizing its diversity policies and “politically correct monoculture” didn’t violate …

Good news for humanity: Germany joins list of countries that won't use autonomous weapons

Lieutenant General Ludwig Leinhos, head of Germany’s Cyber and Information Space Command, told panel members at the Munich Security Conference yesterday that Germany would abstain from using autonomous weapons.<p>According to the “Campaign To Stop Killer Robots” Germany joins 22 other countries in …

Atari just announced its own cryptocurrency — and its stock already spiked over 60%

Forget about "Pong" — Atari's next big move is into an entirely new industry: cryptocurrency.<p>Atari SA, the French holding company that now oversees all "Atari" properties, announced earlier this month that it's working on a cryptocurrency named "Atari Token." Moreover, that cryptocurrency is …

Tesla Model X police car will sneak up on perps in a hurry

The future of police pursuits will be fast and silent, if the Ontario Provincial Police has anything to say about it.<p>The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) unveiled its own Tesla Model X police car this week, as part of an installation at the Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto. The Model X -- …

Tesla

Bitcoin May Have Found A Bottom

Bitcoin hit a high of just under $20,000 in mid-December after increasing about 20x since the beginning of 2017. It then went on a fairly steady decline to a low around $6,000 on February 6 (note that there is no single site with an official Bitcoin or other cryptocurrencies prices).<p>[Ed note: …

Cryptocurrency

The most important muscles for different Winter Olympic sports

While everyone can see which muscles Olympic weightlifters and sprinters are using, the winter sports are a bit more mysterious.<p>How exactly do luge athletes propel themselves forward? Which muscle groups do curlers train to keep themselves in tip-top shape during the off-season? And what are …

A definitive timeline of Wesley Snipes' attempts to make Black Panther

Next week, <i>Black Panther</i> is set to become the first major blockbuster of 2018. Advance ticket sales and weekend box-office projections are high, even …

White Night Melbourne 2018: City lights up for all-night festival

Artistic director David Atkins promised this year’s White Night would take projections to another level.

Pubs in the country strive to adapt to our changing drinking culture — or they die

Country pubs have long held a special place in the heart of rural communities, but for publicans operating in smaller towns to make a living off …

If you receive this message on your iPhone or Apple device do not open it

Here's what you need to do if you receive it…<p>Owners of iPhones and other Apple devices listen up! The latest software update for the company's …

Europeans had school shootings, too. Then they did something about it.

<i>This post was first published on Feb. 15. It was updated on May 18.</i><p>BERLIN — Contrary to what you may sometimes hear, school shootings are not unique to the United States. Germany, for instance, went through a string of devastating attacks between 2002 and 2009. Between 1996 and 2008, major school …

Guns

Harrison Ford was quietly advising on 'Solo: A Star Wars Story'

It's still kinda weird imagining Han Solo without Harrison Ford at the helm.<p>Yet that's what's happening in the forthcoming <i>Solo: A Star Wars Story</i>, …

Scientists Have Discovered How Traumatic Experiences Actually Rewire The Brain

This is why they're so hard to forget.<p>For many people dealing with traumatic memories, cognitive behavioural therapy is the best shot at living an …

Could Dark Matter Spawn 'Shadow Life'?

The vast majority of mass in our universe is invisible, and for a while, physicists have been trying really hard to understand what this elusive …

Dark Matter

Google executives are floating a plan to fight fake news on Facebook and Twitter

Fake news, bots, and propaganda were hot topics at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos last month, and Google executives there floated an intriguing idea to some fellow attendees—what if the company could tell users whether information is trustworthy before they shared it on social networks …

Social Media

Chinese police are using glasses with facial recognition tech to scan people's faces

For as long as it has been around, there have been concerns over the privacy implications that come with facial recognition systems. Now, the debate …

Ultra-fast 5G smartphones are coming in 2019

Qualcomm's ambitious plans for 5G just took an important step forward.<p>A handful of smartphone makers are announcing plans to have 5G-ready phones by …

Closing the Gap health goals 'effectively abandoned' for political reasons

The Closing the Gap strategy was established in 2008 with the aim of achieving health parity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians by 2030 but “effectively abandoned” its long-term goals in favour of short-term political demands within five years, a damning review has found.<p>The 10-year …

These 11 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn’t think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realised that her …

Only London and New York beat Brisbane to electrical power worldwide

Edison himself designed the sequence of “20-feet long” lengths of iron that carried two copper conductors insulated by bitumen pitch and beeswax, …

Drones are cool. Finding a place to fly them is not.

I wasn't flying in restricted airspace and my local council, as far as I'm aware, does not prohibit drones (some councils, like Leichhardt in …