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IBM somehow crammed data into a single atom

The research breakthrough isn't yet practical, but it's the direction the industry is headed. Imagine storing 26 million songs in your smartwatch.<p>In the never-ending quest to improve computing technology, IBM has just taken a big step smaller: It's found a way to store data on a single atom.<p>A hard …

Former NASA engineer breaks silence with shocking news over world's most famous UFO CASES

James Oberg worked at NASA mission control in the late 1990s before becoming a space journalist and historian.<p>A few years ago he was bitten by the …

US will be unrecognizable in 100 years

Mario Tama/Getty Images<p>It's hot out. Record-breaking hot. This April was the warmest April on record. It was the 12th month in a row to set a new record.<p>Calling it a trend would be an understatement. This warming is relentless.<p>But miserably hot summers aren't even the worst problem facing us in the …

Is There a Time Machine at Area 51?

Out on the analog weekend.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week By The Blog's Favourite Living Canadian)</i><p>Goddamn, and I was going to have a peaceful weekend, too. And then NPR had to come along.<p>The U.S. nuclear weapons system still runs on a 1970s-era computing system that …

NASA Announces It's Working on Force Fields And Deep Sleep Chambers For Astronauts

Yes!<p>NASA has just announced funding for eight ambitious new space projects, which include the development of new habitats far away from planet Earth, …

Here's how 4 brilliant sci-fi authors see the end of the world

But I have to confess this to you: Sometimes, the exercise of disappearing into a fictional story about how our world might end is just pure fun for me. It lets me think about the hard realities likely headed our way from the comfortable remove of an imaginary story. From that perspective, the …

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The tree of life: with Darwin from Genesis to genomics

Last week a team of scientists published a new “tree of life” in the journal Nature Microbiology. The evolutionary diagram, representing the interconnected family history of all life forms, deviates from earlier ones by granting significantly more space to bacteria, while eukaryotes – including …

Biology

American exceptionalism: the great game and the noble way

<i>The game of ball is glorious.</i><p><b>Walt Whitman</b><p><i>. . . His almost chosen people . . .</i><p><b>Abraham Lincoln</b><p>If you want to see a bunch of happy Americans, go out to opening day at any baseball stadium in the land. Pretty much any day is a good day to go to the ballpark, but that first day of the season is special. …

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FACT CHECK: Hillary Clinton: 'We Didn't Lose a Single Person' in Libya

CLAIM<p>Hillary Clinton overlooked Benghazi victims when she said that "we didn't lose a single person in Libya" during a campaign event on MSNBC. See …

These are the 9 biggest risks facing the world

Governments worldwide are trying to solve the puzzle of slowing growth, financial markets are struggling to find stability, and several major geopolitical crises are causing problems across the world.<p>But exactly what are the biggest challenges facing humanity right now?<p>To find out, we took a look …

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As reckless as George W. Bush: Hillary Clinton helped create disorder in Iraq, Libya, Syria — and, scarier, doesn’t seem to understand how

American primacy at all cost. That’s her dangerous guiding mission. Only Bush, Nixon loved imperial adventure more<p>As of the voting in various primaries last week and this week, Hillary Rodham Clinton has the surest way to the White House of any candidate who seeks the presidency from either of the …

Pregnant T. rex may contain the holy grail of all dinosaur fossils: DNA

A pregnant <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i> has been found, shedding light on the evolution of egg-laying as well as on gender differences in the dinosaur.<p>The …

Paleontology

Could The Large Hadron Collider Make An Earth-Killing Black Hole?

Every time we push the frontiers of knowledge, it comes with a risk, and it comes with the prospect of a reward. The risks are many: failure to find anything new, futility of the experiment to function as designed, and even the possibility of damage and destruction if things go awry. But the …

Physics

Aliens are controlling the Sun says evidence from solar observatory claims UFO researcher

A researcher is convinced that UFOs are controlling the amount of the sun's light and heat that is released to Earth. The Russian ufologist, who's …

The Protein That Might Be Cancer’s Undoing

Scientists say they’ve discovered cancer’s “Achilles heel.”<p>A cancer cell. (Photo: National Cancer Institute/Public Domain)<p>An international group of …

Cancer

AI Visionary Eliezer Yudkowsky on the Singularity, Bayesian Brains and Closet Goblins

I’m perpetually astonished by smart people who believe things I find preposterous. For example, geneticist and National Institutes of Health Director …

Navy SEAL details the harrowing mission that earned him a Medal of Honor

Senior Chief Special Warfare Operator Edward Byers is just looking forward to getting back to work.<p>On Monday, the 36-year-old SEAL will receive the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, for his role in the daring 2012 hostage rescue of an American aid worker, Dr. Dilip Joseph, in …

Here’s how we could build a colony on an alien world

Whether we make the Earth uninhabitable ourselves or it simply reaches the natural end of its ability to support life, one day we will have to look for a new home.<p>Hollywood films such as The Martian and Interstellar give us a glimpse of what may be in store for us.<p>Mars is certainly the most …

What Is Time, And Why Does It Move Forward?

The laws of physics don't care which way it goes.<p><i>This article was written by Thomas Kitching from UCL, and was originally published by The</i> …

Mysterious alien ‘Wow!’ signal finally cracked

An hour before midnight on August 15, 1977, an astronomer working on the SETI project at the Big Ear radio telescope of Ohio State University heard a …

The Unsettling Mystery of the Creepiest Channel on YouTube

On March 30, 2015, a user named “unfavorable semicircle” joined YouTube. Five days later, the user uploaded their first video, planting the seeds of …

The Facts Behind The Top 5 Misunderstandings About Evolution

It's not "just" a theory.<p><i>This article was written by Paula Kover from the University of Bath, and was originally published by The Conversation.</i><p>Given …

NASA is giving away these awesome futuristic posters of the cosmos

What would it be like to tour our solar system and beyond?<p>Check out them out below below.<p>You can download the high-resolution PDFs for free here and print them out.

I Was in the Illuminati I’m Going to Tell You Everything — Shocking Expose

by Sean Adl-Tabatabai A post recently appeared online in which an ex-Illuminati member apparently reveals all about their plans for the …

40 tech skills that will land you a $120,000-plus salary

Job site Dice.com recently published its 2016 Salary Survey, which named the highest-paying tech skills.<p>Dice surveyed 16,301 IT professionals in fall 2015 to come up with this list.<p>Of course, skills alone won't always guarantee a high salary. Work experience counts, too. But if you're considering …

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Germany is getting closer to nuclear fusion—the long-held dream of unlimited clean energy

German scientists today will set about the first steps towards what has become the Holy Grail of energy—nuclear fusion, which has the potential for unlimited amounts of clean power. There are a number of challenges to harnessing this power—researchers need to build a device that can heat atoms to …

A new deal on drugs is as vital as a climate change accord

Standing on the podium at the United Nations in New York in June 1998, Kofi Annan declared: “It is time for all nations to say ‘yes’ to the challenge of working towards a drug-free world!” The leaders assembled at that meeting agreed: illegal drugs were to be eradicated from the face of the planet. …

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