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The 25 Best Inventions of 2016

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Your post-election glossary, from 'alt-right' to 'fake news'

<b>(CNN) —</b> President-elect Donald Trump's historic election was a lesson for those who relied on polls to tell them that Hillary Clinton's victory was a sure thing.<p>Now, with Trump's transition to power underway, we're learning something new each day about the inner workings of politics, finance and …

Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests

Researchers warn that patients are missing out on potential benefits due to prohibitive regulations on research into recreational drugs<p>Psychedelic drugs could prove to be highly effective treatments for depression and alcoholism, according to scientists who have obtained the first brain scans of …

He Was, And Will Always Be, Our Friend: Remembering Leonard Nimoy

In 1966, when Leonard Nimoy was offered a minor role on a new space drama, he was thrilled. As he told <i>Archive of American Television:</i> "You have to understand that prior to <i>Star Trek</i> I never had a job that lasted longer than two weeks in any TV show or movie. Never. Two weeks — max. And here I was, …

Science Fiction

Star Trek’s Mr. Spock: In Pictures

Science Fiction

Leonard Nimoy's final tweet is beautiful, and it broke my heart

My dad was — and is — a huge <i>Star Trek</i> nerd, and when I was a kid he'd excitedly show me episodes of the original series in syndication. It was a show that he watched in college, he'd say, explaining why Kirk was Kirk, Bones was Bones, and most importantly, why Leonard Nimoy's Spock was Spock. One …

New Horizons Photographs Nix And Hydra, 2 Of Pluto's Tiny Moons

That's three moons down, two to go<p>Earlier this month, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft captured the best-ever photos of Pluto and its largest moon Charon. Now, exactly 85 years after the discovery of the dwarf planet, NASA announced the mission got close enough to spy two more of Pluto’s moons: Nix …

Solar System

What Makes The Human Brain Unique?

<i>Part 2 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Unknown Brain<p><b>About Suzana Herculano-Houzel's TED Talk</b><p>Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel turns brains into soup so she can meticulously count the neurons and determine why human brains are unique.<p><b>About Suzana Herculano-Houzel</b><p>Suzana Herculano-Houzel, a …

Humanity

What Does It Take To Map The Human Brain?

<i>Part 3 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Unknown Brain<p><b>About Nancy Kanwisher's TED Talk</b><p>Nancy Kanwisher studies the brain partly by staring at her own. She's spent countless hours in an fMRI scanner, mapping her own brain to gain insight into what makes us human.<p><b>About Nancy Kanwisher</b><p>Nancy Kanwisher is …

How Do We Know What Other People Are Thinking?

<i>Part 4 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Unknown Brain<p><b>About Rebecca Saxe's TED Talk</b><p>Sensing the motives and feelings of others is a natural talent for humans. But how do we do it? Neuroscientist Rebecca Saxe explains how one region in the brain focuses on other people's thoughts.<p><b>About Rebecca …

How Can A Stroke Change Your Brain?

<i>Part 1 of the</i> TED Radio Hour <i>episode</i> The Unknown Brain<p><b>About Jill Bolte-Taylor's TED Talk</b><p>When neuroanatomist Jill Bolte-Taylor felt her brain shut down during a stroke, she was more fascinated than panicked. Even though she spent eight years recovering, she's grateful for the stroke.<p><b>About Jill</b> …

Is this the fuel cell that will crack the code to the data center?

The controversial idea of using fuel cells to power data centers has been under discussion for the past couple of years. Probably the most famous …

Stephen Hawking is now an astrophotographer, too

Beautiful deep space images from a brilliant mind<p>Stephen Hawking is widely thought to be the smartest person alive, and he has one hell of a resume to back that up: he's an author, a professor, an expert on black holes. He's even had a feature film made about his life, and hasn't been shy about …

Stephen Hawking Masters the Universe ... With New Telescope

British physicist Stephen Hawking can communicate with the outside world only by twitching his cheek, but he can still explore the cosmos, thanks to a new computer-controlled Celestron 11-inch telescope. The world's best-known quadriplegic scientist showed off his "new toy" in a Facebook post this …

What Bilingual Babies Can Teach Us About Language Learning

Look at Earth from a Martian perspective

Todd Huffman says we should refrain from sending humans to Mars until it can be determined if Mars has an independent biosphere of its own (Letters, 18 February). This is wrong for two reasons. First, if life of any description is found on Mars, it is virtually certain to be related to life in …

How Scientists Plan to Spark Future Battery Breakthroughs

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Inventor Yi Cui doesn't just talk about how next-generation batteries will transform the way we live. He talks on a phone that actually uses one of those next-generation batteries.<p>Cui, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at Stanford University, developed …

What goes on inside a proton? | Jon Butterworth | Life & Physics

Quarks and gluons make weird slopes and shapes inside the proton. Understanding them precisely was important for the first results from Cern’s Large Hadron Collider, and continues to be so as we approach the restart over the next few weeks<p>I spent part of last week at a meeting in the Pyrenees, …

Spacewalkers Get Station Ready for New U.S. Spaceships

Spacewalking astronauts routed more than 300 feet of cable outside the International Space Station on Saturday to prepare for the arrival of new American-made crew capsules. It was the first of three spacewalks planned for NASA astronauts Butch Wilmore and Terry Virts over the coming …

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Giant Erupts, a Glacier Spills, and Janus Hovers

A volcano awakens after seven years, a river of ice and snow spills onto a plain, and a Saturnian moon hovers near some rings in this week's best space pictures.

Solar Power Towers Are 'Vaporizing' Birds

But they aren't the deadliest energy source for our feathered friends<p>The Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project in Nevada is set to come online in March. Once completed, it will use thousands of mirrors to focus sunlight on a tower, melting millions of pounds of salt contained inside. The molten salt …

Renewable Energy

Pain Really Is All In Your Head And Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

Neo The World’s First Smart Jar

Neo not only holds your ingredient, but also helps you track your health goals. Want to know more about the smart jar? Let’s go on checking.<p>The Neo …

Olive oil ingredient leads cancer cells to their death

An ingredient found in extra-virgin olive oil called oleocanthal has been known as a compound capable of killing a variety of human cancer cells, but …

Cancer Cells

OK, don't read this article about passive-aggressive behaviour. Honestly, it's fine

It was Valentine’s Day recently, a fraught time for anyone in a relationship. Perhaps the gift you got your partner was obviously a last minute purchase from a petrol station? Or maybe you ignored Valentine’s Day because you both agreed it’s stupid, only your partner didn’t <i>quite</i> mean it?<p>Whatever …

Psychology

Should we give up on the dream of space elevators?

Elevators that can whisk people and cargo up from the planet’s surface into space could spell an end to polluting rockets. But making them reality is a challenge. Nic Fleming investigates.<p>Elon Musk is considered by many to be visionary – a pioneer of private exploration, and the man behind the …

Engineering

Cannabis 'munchies' explained by new research

Scientists have shown the urge to eat after smoking is caused by cannabinoids hijacking brain cells that normally suppress appetite<p>Besides making a bongo drum sound inexplicably magical and enhancing a person’s ability to talk nonsense for extended periods of time, generations of cannabis smokers …

Cannabis

NASA Wants To Send A Nuclear Submarine To Saturn's Moon Titan

Nothing says "we come in peace" like a military spaceplane delivering a nuclear sub<p>There are places beyond the reach of NASA’s current army of robot space explorers. Impressive and capable as Curiosity and other land rovers are, they’d be pretty useless in the liquid hydrocarbon lakes of Saturn’s …

Moon

Dark matter may have killed the dinosaurs, claims scientist

Earth passing through areas of dark matter might have triggered the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs<p>Dark matter may have been responsible for the comet strike which killed the dinosaurs, a scientist has suggested.<p>Earth, as well as spinning around the Sun, is also moving around our own …

Olive oil compound kills cancer in minutes

An ingredient in extra-virgin olive oil kills a variety of human cancer cells without harming healthy ones.<p>Scientists knew that oleocanthal killed …