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The 'In' campaign isn't even trying to keep Britain in the EU

It’s difficult to imagine anyone being impressed by the team trying to keep Britain in Europe<p>And they’re off. The Britain Stronger in Europe campaign has finally launched, following the launch of Vote Leave last week and, so far, Vote Leave looks much the stronger of the two.<p>I’m a staunch …

The most pessimistic climate change scientist has had a sudden change of heart. #Auspol

The world has a better chance of saving itself from catastrophic global warming now than at any time over the past two decades, according to the …

Planet Neptune: Facts About Its Orbit, Moons & Rings

Neptune is the eighth planet from the sun. It was the first planet to get its existence predicted by mathematical calculations before it was actually …

How NASA plans to get humans to Mars in three, not-so-easy steps towards a permanent Martian outpost

Print<p>You might not have noticed, but NASA is pretty excited about Mars. Things have been ramping up lately, what with the convenient pop culture …

Space Science

6 Sleep Habits Of Productive People

For starters: They don’t need alarm clocks, stick to their bedtimes, and don’t sleep with their smartphones.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>You may feel super productive by pulling all nighters, but you’re …

15 books successful people read to their kids

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, reading aloud to your children and talking about pictures and words in age-appropriate books can strengthen language skills, literacy development, and parent-child relationships.<p>What's more, a study conducted this year by a number of pediatricians …

Books

8 Baffling Astronomy Mysteries

Photo Credit: Courtesy of KIPAC<p>Slide 1 of 17<p>The Wonder of It All<p>The universe has been around for roughly 13.7 billion years, but it still holds many …

Dark Matter

Galaxy Hair Colour Is Now Possible, And It's Seriously Stunning

Gone are the days when we only looked to magazines or celebrities for beauty inspiration, in 2015 it's all about being creative.<p>From rainbows, to …

How Humans Could Become 'Our Own Walking Hard Drives'

Futurist Nell Watson believes we are on the brink of a new Cambrian explosion of cyborgs.<p>At this year's Biohacker Summit in Helsinki, noted futurist, engineer, and tech entrepreneur Nell Watson outlined recent developments in nanotechnology, biomimicry, and the machine manipulation of organic …

In the Shadow of Hegel: How Does Thought Arise Out of Matter?

<b>What's the Big Idea?</b><p>Before neuroscience and quantum physics, there was Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel. The 19th century German idealist revolutionized …

Hegel

IBM Nanotube Researcher Explains Breakthrough

IBM lead researcher Shu-Jen Han explains the significance of finding an effective connector for 7-nanometer nanotube transistors.<p>Apple, Microsoft, …

Nanotech

This Hubble image shows thousands of galaxies — and that's only a tiny fraction of the sky

What happens when you take a 2.4-meter telescope, launch it into space, and command it to stare at one spot in the sky for a solid 14 hours, taking data both in visible light (like our eyes see) and infrared?<p>This. This.<p>Can I get a "Yowza!" from the congregation? No? Maybe that's because when I …

Universe

Tiny prefab Box homes go up in as little as a day

The Bert and May Group was inspired to design the Big Box home from its firm belief that everyone should have access to an affordable and sustainable …

How Ancient Hominid Interbreeding has Shaped Humans Today

Over the past half-decade, ancient DNA research has revealed some surprising aspects to our evolutionary history during the past 50,000 years. …

Ray Kurzweil: In The 2030s, Nanobots In Our Brains Will Make Us 'Godlike'

Once we're cyborgs, he says, we'll be funnier, sexier and more loving.<p>Futurist and inventor Ray Kurzweil predicts humans are going to develop emotions and characteristics of higher complexity as a result of connecting their brains to computers.<p>“We’re going to be funnier. We’re going to be sexier. …

Singularity

Mysterious 'Ripples' Zooming Away From Nearby Star Baffle Scientists

The waves seen around AU Mic are "unlike anything ever seen, or even predicted, before."<p>Bizarre, fast-moving "ripples" spotted around a nearby star have scientists scratching their heads. They say the waves are "unlike anything ever seen, or even predicted, before."<p>Astronomers spotted the strange …

Against The Singularity

Ray Kurzweil’s predictions of the Singularity annoy me sufficiently that I once sat down to write a TechCrunch column attacking them. A brief primer: Singularity theory argues that our exponential technological growth will, several decades hence, culminate in an unimaginable transcendence that …

Singularity

Everything is Pure Energy, Including You. Change It And You Will Change the World.

<b>Solid matter as we conventionally understand it does not exist in the universe</b>. For all particles are merely vibrations of energy. Even the atoms …

Spirituality

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Philae comet could be home to alien life, say scientists

Astronomers say features of comet landed on by spacecraft in November, such as black crust and icy lakes, suggest living micro-organisms beneath surface<p>The comet landed on by the spacecraft Philae could well be home to an abundance of alien microbial life, according to leading astronomers.<p>Features …

Philae

Paired With AI and VR, Google Earth Will Change the Planet

Author: Cade Metz. Cade Metz Business<p>Date of Publication: 06.29.15.<p>Time of Publication: 11:30 am. 11:30 am<p>The James Reserve is a place where the …

SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket breaks up shortly after launch (updated)

Today is not a good day for private spaceflight. SpaceX and NASA have confirmed that a Falcon 9 rocket broke up shortly after launching on a resupply mission for the International Space Station. It's not clear what caused the failure at this stage, but the vehicle started smoking right before it …

How Physics Will Change—and Change the World—in 100 Years — NOVA Next | PBS

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein had only just published his revolutionary new theory of gravity, atomic nuclei were entirely mysterious, and …

Airbus Unveils Partially Reusable Rocket Design 'Adeline'

But can it ever hope to compete with SpaceX?<p>The race is on to provide the first truly reusable rocket for travel to lower Earth orbit, and now Airbus has decided to enter the growing fray. The international aerospace company—known for manufacturing many of the commercial aircraft used for everyday …

Space Travel

A new, game-changing technology can put electronics directly into the brain

All of these technologies are made possible by brain implants: electrical devices inserted into or attached to the brain. These implants have sensors or electrodes that can monitor activity, block or electrically stimulate processes in the neural network.<p>Applying these technologies to …

Explaining 'Epigenetics': The Health Buzzword You Need to Know

Most of us get an introduction—whether we remember it or not—to genetics in our first biology class. We learn that genes, made up of DNA, are the …

Climate Plan May Transform U.S. Power

More efficient cars, trucks and airplanes. Less-polluting electric power plants. So many solar and wind farms that no transcontinental road trip in …

Dark Energy Renders 97% Of The Galaxies In Our Observable Universe Permanently Unreachable

When you look out at a star whose light arrives after traveling towards you for 100 years, you’re seeing a star that’s 100 light years away, due to the fact that the speed of light is finite. But when you look out at a galaxy whose light arrives after traveling towards you for a journey of <i>100</i> …