Ryan Daly

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Quantum Gravity Research Could Unearth the True Nature of Time

Theoretical physicists striving to unify quantum mechanics and general relativity into an all-encompassing theory of quantum gravity face what’s …

Google Earth's time-lapse update won't convince deniers that climate change is real

Google Earth Timelapse just got a makeover and it is showing users exactly how humans are slowly, but steadily, killing the planet. With the upgrade …

Time-lapse Photography

A Yale history professor’s powerful, 20-point guide to defending democracy under a Trump presidency

Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. Now is a good time to do so. Here are twenty lessons from the twentieth century, adapted to the circumstances of today:<p>1. Do not obey …

Political Science

Why Trump scrapping NASA climate funding is bad news for our planet

Advisers to the new US president-elect have promised to slash funding to NASA's Earth division in favor of investing further in space exploration. …

Climate Change

Utilities Are Losing the Battle Against Solar Energy

Rooftop solar energy is becoming a financially viable way for millions of U.S. consumers to generate their own electricity -- and utilities are doing everything to kill the solar boom before it gains too much traction. Utilities in states such as Florida, Wisconsin, and Nevada have tried to …

Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in Florida Keys by spring

In fight against Zika, British company Oxitec must seek approval from FDA for insects’ release into the wild following Monroe County referendum<p>Genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys as early as this spring, an official said, after voters in Monroe County, Florida, …

Public Health

This 'bank for the poor' could hold the key to ending poverty and inequality

In 2016, Oxfam estimated that the total wealth of 99 per cent of the global population was barely equivalent to the wealth of the top one per cent - …

Income Inequality

Here's How Much Tesla's New Solar Roof Could Cost

Can you really install a solar roof on your home that would cost about as much—or even less—than a regular roof? That’s the claim Tesla CEO Elon Musk …

Gun sale bans for medical marijuana users constitutional, US appeals court rules

Gun restrictions applying to medical marijuana patients don’t violate any constitutional rights, a US appeals court has ruled. The decision comes in …

Aliens? "Strong" Signal Detected From Sun-Like Star Being Verified By SETI

We’re not saying its aliens, but this could be the most enticing SETI-related signal from space since the famous “Wow! Signal” in 1977.<p>Over the …

California is about to find out what a truly radical climate policy looks like

California has long prided itself on being a world leader on climate change — and with good reason.<p>Within the United States, California is No. 1 (by far) in solar power and No. 3 in wind power. It boasts the third-lowest carbon dioxide emissions per capita behind New York and Vermont. Since 2000, …

Climate

US Physicists Just Revealed Plans to Build The Most Viable Nuclear Fusion Devices Ever

Virtually limitless energy forever.<p>Physicists around the world have been racing to build a nuclear fusion machine that can replicate the atom-fusing …

Physics

Inside The Global “Club” That Helps Executives Escape Their Crimes

A parallel legal universe, open only to corporations and largely invisible to everyone else, helps executives convicted of crimes escape punishment. Part one of a BuzzFeed News investigation — read the whole series here.<p><b>Imagine a private, global super</b> <b>court that</b> empowers corporations to bend …

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Ask Ethan: How Do We Know The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old?

You’ve heard the story before: the Universe began with the Big Bang 13.8 billion years ago, and formed atoms, stars, galaxies, and eventually planets with the right ingredients for life. Looking at distant locations in the Universe is also looking back in time, and somehow, through the power of …

10 Great Things to See and Do in San Diego

<b>By Adam Erace</b><p>Wan Ru Chen — Getty Images<p>August 27, 2016, 11:00 AM EDT<p><i>California’s birthplace—and second-largest metropolis—is pretty close to …

Why can’t anything travel faster than light? | Cosmos

<b>We all know the number</b> one traffic rule of the universe – nothing can travel faster than the speed of light. And that happens to be 299,792.458 …

[Update] Taskbar lets you enable Freeform mode on Android Nougat without root or adb

When the Android N developer previews were released, we learned about a hidden "Freeform mode" that takes multi-window to a whole new level. Instead …

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Delta criticized for deleting same-sex love scene from in-flight movie 'Carol'

It's been a bad month for Delta Air Lines.<p>While passengers were cursing the nation's second largest carrier for a computer outage that grounded hundreds of flights this month, the Atlanta-based airline was also taking heat on social media for showing an in-flight movie that edited out a love scene …

A staggering number of MS Excel errors found in numerous scientific papers

A staggering number of MS Excel errors found in numerous scientific papers<p>1 Share<p>After an analytical journal published in the field of Genome …

NASA Released a 5 Year Time-Lapse of the Sun and it's Absolutely Stunning!

Last year NASA released a 5 year time-lapse of the sun to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) launch. The footage …

Einstein's Most Famous Equation for Dummies Like Me

Einstein's Most Famous Equation for Dummies Like Me<p>Updated on February 14, 2016<p>E = MC squared<p>It's the smallest physics equation most people have ever …

Linus Torvalds says GPL was defining factor in Linux's success

Linus Torvalds and Dirk Hohndel, vice president and chief of open source at VMware, discussed the role that GNU GPL played in the success of Linux …

Warren Buffett is both right and wrong in solar energy

Part of the reason that Buffett's NV Energy is against rooftop solar is because it can buy solar energy for less than consumers can put it on their roof. And a recent deal with Techren Solar LLC to buy electricity for 4 cents per kWh, about a third of what customers pay for electricity, is a big …

'Dark twin' of the Milky Way galaxy discovered

<b>(CNN) —</b> Welcome to the dark side of the universe. In a direct contrast with the beautifully bright Milky Way galaxy, a "dark twin" called Dragonfly 44 has been discovered 300 million light-years away in the Coma constellation, according to a new study.<p>But don't cue "Star Wars' " Imperial March …

Universe

Congress faces physicists' 'multiverse' of issues including IRS, Zika upon impending return

Quantum physicists sometimes discuss the possibility of a “multiverse.” A multiverse is where the cosmos is like a layered quilt, populated with alternate realities, different dimensions and unique timelines. As a result, an infinite number of possibilities or scenarios pass along each temporal …

Jews no longer prioritize social justice? Look at what they're doing in L.A.

Most of the few dozen reader responses to Mark Oppenheimer's op-ed article on Aug. 19 about Jewish ambivalence toward Black Lives Matter took issue with that group's denunciation of Israel's actions toward the Palestinians. A few others, some of which were already printed, disagreed with …

Los Angeles

The Voynich manuscript: the unbreakable encryption?

A Spanish publisher has won the right to reproduce the manuscript, but are they any closer to discovering what it actually is?<p>This week a small Spanish publishing house secured the right to clone the Voynich manuscript. The original is housed in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale …

British Philosophy

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