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The Earth's magnetic poles are overdue for a switch

Field Flipping<p>Earth’s magnetic field is pretty adept at flipping polarity. The poles have swapped, reversing north and south, many times over the …

Earth Science

Medical AI may be better at spotting eye disease than real doctors

AI Screening<p>A recent study from researchers at the Singapore National Eye Center (SNEC) shows just how proficient artificial intelligence (AI) is …

Medical Technology

Artificial brains could soon be reality: Superconducting switch, which can 'learn' like human brain, developed

Researchers have developed a superconducting switch that can make future computers think like the human brain.<p>Computers could soon be able to …

Peter Wyngarde: Cult TV star who inspired Austin Powers dies aged 90

<b>The actor Peter Wyngarde has died aged 90, his agent has confirmed.</b><p>Wyngarde played dandy detective Jason King in the 1970s TV show of the same name - which was a partial inspiration for the Austin Powers films.<p>He had numerous stage roles, as well as playing the gold-masked Klytus in Flash Gordon …

Entertainment

How the Hell Is the Aston Martin Valkyrie a Road-Legal Car?

This is our first official look at a near-production ready Aston Martin Valkyrie. Wow.<p>Last month, we got a brief glimpse and a a lot of neat details on Aston Martin's crazy Valkyrie hypercar. Aston has just released a number of images and details on a nearly-production-spec Valkyrie, and wow. This …

The Government Just Stomped on Science—Right When We Needed It Most

It's a kick in the face for not just graduate students. But more importantly, it pushes the state of science research irreparably back.<p>Emily …

Women in science - are we there yet?

by Jenny Graves<p>You know how impossible it is to explain to a toddler that we are only 10 minutes into a six-hour journey?<p>I had the same problem last …

La Trobe University

Human Mini-Brains Growing Inside Rat Bodies Are Starting to Integrate

"We are entering totally new ground here."<p>Stem cell technology has advanced so much that scientists can grow miniature versions of human brains — …

Answering the question that won me the Ig Nobel prize: Are cats liquid?

A liquid is traditionally defined as a material that adapts its shape to fit a container. Yet under certain conditions, cats seem to fit this …

7 things you peak at in life after age 50, according to science

It's in the back nine of life, for instance, that people have the best body images and can best pick up on others' emotions.<p>In case you're worried the prime of your life is rushing past you, here is some evidence the best is still yet to come.

The Earth's Ozone Hole Is Shrinking And Is Now The Smallest It's Been Since 1988

Here's how we fixed it.<p>Here's a rare piece of good news about the environment: The giant hole in the Earth's protective ozone layer is shrinking and …

Global Warming

We Now Know Why Corals Keep Eating Plastic And It's Worrying

There's some ingredient they really like.<p>Ocean plastic is an indiscriminate hazard. It harms fish and kills seabirds, which wash up with bellies full …

Is living forever going to suck?

We might be too sick to enjoy our extended lifespans.<p>The scuttlebutt around Silicon Valley is that soon we'll soon live way, way longer. Former Googler Bill Maris says humans can make it to 500 years old; hedge fund manager Joon Yun thinks 1,000 years is more on the money. Some, such as biotech …

Medicine

Scientists Are Getting Closer to Making Edible Gelatin Robots That Can Function Inside Your Body

In the near future, you may be able to eat a robot that will heal you or provide nutrients.<p>It may sound like science fiction, but researchers are …

This nuclear-explosion simulator shows where radioactive fallout would blow using today's weather

Imagine a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you.<p>Do you know how the city, its surrounding region, and its inhabitants would be affected? If you can't think of much more than "a lot of people would die," you're not alone.<p>"We live in a world where nuclear weapons issues are on …

Nuclear Energy

The 8 coolest buildings in Japan

Limited space and high land prices have prompted Japanese architects to think well outside the box. Surprise is the watchword - vegetables sprout …

Want a Brain That's 10 Years Younger? Here's What Science Has to Say | Inc.com

Voracious readers, grammarians, wordsmiths, and trivia masters may have an advantage when it comes to staying mentally young, at least if they do something with their skill every day. Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School and Kings College London crunched online data provided by …

Humanity

How Do We Know The Universe Is Flat?

Whenever we talk about the expanding Universe, everyone wants to know how this is going to end. Sure, they say, the fact that most of the galaxies we …

Universe

Chinese Scientists Just Set the Record for the Farthest Quantum Teleportation

Chinese scientists have just shattered a record in teleportation. No, they haven't beamed anyone up to a spaceship. Rather, they sent a packet of …