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Why evolution may be tech billionaires' biggest enemy

In late 2016, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledged to invest at least $3 billion to "cure, manage, and prevent all …

Biology

Colonizing Mars could spark a new kind of frightening human evolution

If humans ever successfully colonize Mars, how would their biology change? An evolutionary biologist at Rice University and author of book "Future Humans: Inside the Science of Our Continuing Evolution", Scott Solomon, explains how humans might evolve on Mars and what significance that could have …

This Cyborg Insect Could Bring Big Advances In Medical Care

Technology<p>Scientists look to flying animals — birds, bats and insects — for inspiration when they design airborne drones. But researchers are also investigating how to use technology to interact with, and even guide, animals as they fly, enhancing the unique adaptations that allow them to take to …

Medical Technology

Trump has some awkward exchanges with the Japanese prime minister

The two world leaders engaged in a 19-second handshake that didn't appear to end well.<p>President Donald Trump’s grin-and-grip with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office on Friday came off more like a power play between world leaders — and ended with an exaggerated eye roll from …

A Closer Look at the Canadian Startup Awards’ Technology Innovation Finalists

The technology industry is full of new innovations.<p>Consider the iconic tech breakthroughs that have shaped our modern lives: Steve Jobs pushed to …

Act now before entire species are lost to global warming, say scientists

Climate change is threatening about 700 endangered species and policymakers must act urgently to lessen impact<p>The impact of climate change on threatened and endangered wildlife has been dramatically underreported, with scientists calling on policymakers to act urgently to slow its effects before …

Earth - How the Universe can expand if there is no extra space

The Universe can expand without there being anything outside it for it to expand into, says science writer and astrophysicist Adam Becker. He explains this mind-bending idea to BBC Earth's Michael Marshall and Melissa Hogenboom, with help from the animators at <b>Pomona Pictures</b>.<p><i>Join over six million</i> …

A 'bridge of stars' connects two of our closest galaxies

Sadly it's not walkable<p>Europe's Gaia spacecraft has spotted a 'bridge of stars' between two dwarf galaxies. The bridge—a halo of faint light arching between two of the Milky Way's nearest neighbors—is 43,000 light-years long.<p>Gaia's main mission is to map the motions of a billion nearby stars in an …

How to survive the 'Little House' books

The Ingalls family almost died. A lot.<p><b>IN THE LITTLE HOUSE BOOKS,</b> real-life pioneer girl Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) chronicled her family’s life on the American frontier. Young readers, who continue to gobble up Ingalls’s stories today, will remember the vivid descriptions of a now-lost time, …

Mosquitoes

No one knows the best way to stop a drone

Is there a way to knock drones out of the sky that’s just as cheap as the drone itself?<p>This year, the world saw a long-theorized weapon in action: a commercial drone, like a person might find at Best Buy, dropping a bomb on a target in Iraq. These drone bombers, used by the ultra-violent …

Is Web Design Dying?

<i>Is web design dying? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Quincy Larson, Teacher at FreeCodeCamp.com, on Quora:</b><p>Web design isn’t dying. It’s just being folded into full stack …

These efficient modern prefabs raise the bar for shipping container homes

Delivered in 10 weeks<p>In our roundup of eco-friendly prefab homes you can buy right now, one of the newest companies featured is Honomobo, based in the Canadian province of Alberta. Launched last spring, the company builds modern homes, offices, studios, multi-family complexes, and more out of …

Prefab Homes

Daily Design Inspiration

Part of the Daily Design Inspiration series that started it all on Abduzeedo. This is where you'll find the most interesting things/finds/work …

Premier Brad Wall Is Playing a Dangerous Game with SaskTel, Says Union

The Sask Party is desperately looking for a “short-term fix to get the province back into the black”, Unifor said in a press release reacting to …

Wireless

The Universe Is as Spooky as Einstein Thought

In a brilliant new experiment, physicists have confirmed one of the most mysterious laws of the cosmos.<p>There might be no getting around what Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance.” With an experiment described this week in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>—a feat that involved harnessing …

Particles

This Hubble Video Shoots You to the Center of the Galaxy

Bring a barf bag.<p><i>Extreme galactic closeup. Video.</i> <i>Hubble Space Telescope/YouTube</i><p>Ever had a case of galactic vertigo? Here's your chance, courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. This new video was stitched together from Hubble wide field images, providing a sense of what it might feel like to make …

How do you stop astronauts going mad?

When the space race started, some scientists worried life in space would prove too much for humans. Can we cope with missions that may take years?<p>"Impulsive, suicidal, sexually-aberrant thrill seeker." What kind of person might that describe? A Big Brother contestant? A Base jumper? A cult leader? …

Space Science