Bryan Ringenberg

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Gardening 101: Strawberry

Strawberry, <i>Fragaria × ananassa:</i> “Garden Venus”<p>In our mind, fresh strawberries qualify as a different species from the store-bought, long-traveling …

Earth, Moon Photographed From Mars

The most powerful telescope that has been orbiting Mars for over 10 years now sent back a striking image two months ago. Actually, it was four …

See how Sony Xperia Touch turns any table, counter or wall into an Android 'phone'

Changing the way you think

Many of us may already be struggling with our New Year’s resolutions, but at least we can take comfort in modern neuroscience. Forty years ago, we’d have been less hopeful.<p>Back then neuroscience would say that the brain was fixed after early childhood. One famous experiment in the 1960s showed that …

The Brain

A sleep doctor says 4 types of animals represent how people sleep — and these are the ideal daily routines for each

When it comes to health and productivity, it's not just about what you do — eating right, exercising, and working hard — it's also about <i>when</i> you do it.<p>Chronobiology is the study of internal clocks, how they differ among people, and how you can adjust your daily schedule to suit your unique …

One of Nintendo's best games ever is getting a new version

One of the best games that Nintendo's ever made is heading to one of Nintendo's most popular platforms: the 3DS.<p>Nintendo announced on Thursday morning that its beloved "Super Mario Maker" game is heading to the Nintendo 3DS, the Japanese game company's handheld console.<p>You remember "Super Mario …

Witness the crushing power of optimization in this Galaxy Note 7 speed test comparison [Video]

We talked about the strengths of optimization more than once before, and showed you how tight integration of home-made hardware (and software) can go a long way towards making a device faster and smoother in its experience compared to sheer, raw power components boxed into a device. And today, …

Stingray documents offer rare insight into police and FBI surveillance

Court documents ordered released by a judge in Oakland, California, have revealed rare insights into how local police and the FBI use a sophisticated surveillance device known as Stingray.<p>Stingray, manufactured by the Delaware-based Harris Corporation, is one of a class of devices known as “cell …

Surveillance

The New Science of Empathic Accuracy Could Transform Society

Do you believe that the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes and feel empathetic is more the result of gut intuition or systematic …

Scientists show how memories are linked in the brain

Some memories just seem to go together. Think about an important experience in your life. You may also closely remember another experience that …

Evolution Is Happening Faster Than We Thought

Amsterdam — A FRIEND recently invited me over to see the blackbird that had taken up residence in a potted plant on her balcony.<p>Serenely incubating eggs in the inner city, this bird had little in common with its shy, reclusive ancestors that nested in Europe’s forests. Early in the 19th century, …

Ecology

Inside the futuristic campuses tech's fastest-growing companies are building

Tech's cutting-edge companies are not only building products that will shape our future, but they're also building campuses with a vision to match.<p>It's not enough to just have a nice cafeteria or a volleyball court anymore. Today's tech companies strive for architectural showpieces that make a …

Can this woman cure ageing with gene therapy?

Elizabeth Parrish is CEO of BioViva, a Seattle-based biotech company working to develop treatments to slow the ageing process. In April, the company revealed that Parrish herself had undergone “the first gene therapy successful against human ageing”. The treatment, it claimed, had reversed the …

Medicine

Forty years of missions to Mars

“Getting to Mars was really hard to do,” Nasa’s chief historian Dr Bill Barry said, in a major feat of understatement, as the US space agency celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Viking 1 landing on Mars.<p>On 20 July 1976 – seven years to the day after Apollo 11 landed on the moon – Nasa managed to …

Space Science

Best smartphone cameras: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6s vs. Nexus 6P vs. Lumia 950

Samsung vs. iPhone, Nexus vs. Lumia. It's time to find out who makes <i>the best</i> smartphone camera.Recently a new smartphone waltzed onto the scene, …

Big Bang or Big Bounce? New Theory on the Birth of the Universe

A new model of quantum cosmology shows how this universe might have been born from the one before it – while avoiding the broken physics of the big …

White House Gives $55 Million to Build Genetic Database

The Obama Administration is giving out $55 million to a collection of hospitals and companies to uncover links between a person’s genome and disease. …

NASA's Juno space probe is now orbiting Jupiter! Here are 10 facts about the planet that will blow your mind

NASA's Juno probe successfully went into orbit around Jupiter July 4, and we'll get to see incredible close-up images of the planet just like with Pluto's flyby last year.<p>Jupiter is the biggest planet in the solar system, and its size gives it some pretty amazing properties.<p>Here are 10 crazy facts …

The Growing Risk of a War in Space

The prospect of weaponized satellites launching a Pearl Harbor style attack in orbit is more probable than many people realize.<p>In <i>Ghost Fleet</i>, a 2015 novel by security theorists Peter Singer and August Cole, the next world war begins in space.<p>Aboard an apparently civilian space station called the …

Military

What’s happening to the fireflies?

<b>Noticing fewer fireflies in the past few years? You’re not alone; here's why and why it matters.</b><p>Every time I write about fireflies, readers roundly …

Nature

The Earth's magnetic field is weakening ten times faster than expected

New satellite data from the European Space Agency has revealed some puzzling findings: the Earth’s magnetic field appears to be weakening much faster …

This Former NASA Engineer Has Debunked Pretty Much Every Online UFO Sighting

Calm down, everyone.<p>You've probably seen more than your fair share of stories about UFO sightings. An astronaut on the ISS just has to catch footage …

Could Your Next Uber be a Multicopter?

<b>The world’s first certified multicopter lifts off in Bruchsal, Germany, marking a new era for aerial transportation.</b><p>Just as smartphone technology …

Drones

How racism came to be called a mental illness — and why that’s a problem

In 1981, Anthony Simon, an elderly white man in Kansas, shot his Chinese American neighbor Steffen Wong as Wong was entering his own home. In his trial, Simon’s defense rested upon a claim of “anxiety neurosis”: Simon said he was afraid of “Orientals” and their presumed martial arts capabilities, …

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Finally Out Of Theaters After Earning A Record-Breaking Amount Of Money

It seems like it was released a lifetime ago, but <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> isn’t even seven months old. <i>Episode VII</i> came out on December 18, 2015, and was greeted rapturous reviews that washed away the sins of the toxic prequels. It also broke numerous box office records, including 3D, IMAX, …

The village that feeds itself | Global Ideas | DW | 07.06.2016

A new kind of sustainable village in the Netherlands will generate not just its own energy but all the food its inhabitants need as well. …

Glass now has smart potential

Australian researchers at the University of Adelaide have developed a method for embedding light-emitting nanoparticles into glass without losing any …