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Earth - Organisms might be quantum machines

If there’s any subject that perfectly encapsulates the idea that science is hard to understand, it’s quantum physics. Scientists tell us that the miniature denizens of the quantum realm behave in seemingly impossible ways: they can exist in two places at once, or disappear and reappear somewhere …

The Science of What Makes You You and How Old Your Body Really Is

A biological Ship-of-Theseus exploration of how quickly your body replaces itself, from your nails to your neurons.<p><i>“Life is mostly an exercise in being something other than what we used to be while remaining fundamentally — and sometimes maddeningly — who we are,”</i> Meghan Daum wrote in her …

Watch a Powerful Electromagnet Shrink a Quarter Down to Half Its Size

Remember when we saw Physics Girl explode a soda can in half thanks to the power of electromagnets? In that same video, Dianna Cowern also showed us …

Scientists Still Don't Know What Caused The 'Eye of The Sahara'

Probably not aliens.<p>For millennia, the Eye of the Sahara was hiding in plain sight. That's because this huge and mysterious geologic formation is …

Data Storage Breakthrough Could Store the Library of Congress on a Dust Mite

The densest data storage device ever invented.<p>Using this new data storage technique, you could fit the entire Library of Congress on a cube smaller than a dust mite—or the size of George Washington's pupil on a one dollar bill.<p>A team of nanoscientists led by Sander Otte at Delft University of …

Nanotech

NBA Rumors: Trade Buzz on Boston Celtics, Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook

This is quickly becoming the summer of the Boston Celtics.<p>Even with the NBA draft and the heart of the free-agency period behind us, general manager Danny Ainge and Co. are the constant subject of trade rumors thanks to Boston’s seemingly endless list of draft assets.<p>The latest rumblings involve …

NBA

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Japan's Softbank has agreed to buy UK chip designer ARM for more than $32 billion.</b> ARM, which was founded in 1990, employs more than 3,000 people.<p><b>2. A court has ruled that the US government cannot force Microsoft and other companies to turn over customer emails stored on servers outside the</b> …

The World of Warcraft: Legion pre-expansion update arrives this week

World of Warcraft: Legion may only be launching at the end of August, but Blizzard are dropping an update this week already that'll prepare their MMO …

Why No Man’s Sky Could Be A Failure

<b>The Prediction</b>: The massively-hyped No Man’s Sky finally releases on 9 August 9 to broadly positive reviews, but isn’t the epic masterpiece many were …

No Man's Sky

39 Big Games Still Coming Out in 2016

October is going to be busy!<p>We're a little more than halfway through the year, but there are still a ton of incredible games on the way. From …