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Gmail accounts appear to send out spam, and their owners are baffled

Something is not right in the land of Gmail.<p>Numerous account holders woke up Sunday morning to discover a raft of spam emails sitting in their sent …

Security

But have you like, REALLY looked at the earth?

Side Note<p>Apr—21—2018 04:56PM EST<p>Via NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)<p><i>* Hits bong*</i><p>Drew Millard<p>The earth, …

NOAA

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

Humanity

An Invisible Boundary That Divides The US Has Started to Shift Out of Place

Not good.<p>One of the fundamental climate constants that has helped define and divide the United States for centuries is shifting in response to global …

Climate Change

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

The illusion of time

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>Andrew Jaffe probes Carlo Rovelli’s study arguing that physics deconstructs our sense of time.<p>Andrew Jaffe<p>Andrew Jaffe is a cosmologist …

Quantum Mechanics

This Researcher Thinks AI Should Be Trained on Things Like 'Dungeons And Dragons'

I, for one, welcome our future... elf overlords?<p>Everyone had died – not that you'd know it, from how they were laughing about their poor choices and …

Artificial Intelligence

Brain's memory area might be associated with anxiety, depression

Toronto, April 14 (IANS) An area of the brain, commonly linked with memory and dementia, could also yield important clues about a range of mental …

The Brain

A major climate boundary in the central U.S. has shifted 140 miles due to global warming

A boundary that divides the humid eastern U.S. and the dry western Plains appears to have shifted 140 miles to the east over the past century due to global warming, new research suggests.<p>Scientists say it will almost certainly continue shifting in coming decades, expanding the arid climate of the …

Climate Change

Scientists Just Achieved The World's Most Precise Chemical Reaction

They used just two atoms.<p>Scientists have just performed the world's most precisely controlled chemical reaction, sticking together just two atoms …

Chemistry

Streets of Cancun run red with 14 murders in 36 hours

Mexico’s most popular holiday hotspot has become overrun with drug gangs, as violence in the tourist party town escalates to unprecedented levels.<p>Cancun has seen 14 murders in just 36 hours — the highest ever in the country’s recorded history, according to Noticaribe.<p>The latest violence on April 4 …

Mexico

Marijuana linked to 'unbearable' sickness across US as use grows following legalisation

By the time Thomas Hodorowski made the connection between his marijuana habit and the bouts of pain and vomiting that left him incapacitated every …

Cannabis

China has started ranking citizens with a creepy 'social credit' system — here's what you can do wrong and the embarrassing ways you can be punished

1/<p>1. Banning you from flying or getting the train.<p>China has already started punishing people by restricting their travel.<p>Nine million people with low …

Human Rights

Do Quantum Machines Roam the Universe?

I have a confession of the likes that really only a scientist can make: Until recently I had a poor grasp of the principles of quantum computing. I …

Quantum Computing

David Reich: ‘Neanderthals were perhaps capable of many modern human behaviours’

In recent years, genome sequencing has changed everything we thought about our origins and how we relate to early human species<p>For David Reich, research can be a harrowing experience. The 44-year-old Harvard University geneticist says he now goes to bed terrified he will wake up to find his team’s …

Native Americans

Iran hit by global cyber attack that left U.S. flag on screens

DUBAI (Reuters) - Hackers have attacked networks in a number of countries including data centers in Iran where they left the image of a U.S. flag on screens along with a warning: "Don't mess with our elections", the Iranian IT ministry said on Saturday.<p>"The attack apparently affected 200,000 router …

Cybersecurity

Hold Up, Maybe Our Brains Actually Can Grow Back Neurons

A new study published this week in <i>Cell Stem Cell</i> is set to further stoke the debate over whether our brain can actually grow back neurons as we age. …

Neuroscience

MIT's wearable device can 'hear' the words you say in your head

If you've read any sort of science fiction, it's likely you've heard about subvocalization, the practice of silently saying words in your head. It's common when we read (though it does slow you down), but it's only recently begun to be used as a way to interact with our computers and mobile …

Wearable Tech

A 2nd 'Big Bang' could end our universe in an instant — and it's all because of a tiny particle that controls the laws of physics

Our universe may end the same way it was created: with a big, sudden bang.<p>That's according to new research from a group of Harvard physicists, who found that the destabilization of the Higgs boson — a tiny quantum particle that gives other particles mass — could lead to an explosion of energy that …

Physics

DARPA-funded prosthetic memory system successful in humans, study finds

Hippocampal prosthesis restores memory functions by creating “MIMO” model-based electrical stimulation of the hippocampus — bypassing a damaged brain …

The Brain

Mini Brains Just Got Creepier—They’re Growing Their Own Veins

The first human brain balls—aka cortical spheroids, aka neural organoids—agglomerated into existence just a few short years ago. In the beginning, …

University of Pennsylvania

The richest American family hired terrorists to shoot machine guns at sleeping women and children

The Rockefellers took on the striking miners of Ludlow, Colorado but didn’t expect them to fight back<p>The bloody history of the American labor …

Mining

NASA says there may be alien life hiding in the clouds of Venus

NASA has been rocked by a new study claiming there may in face be alien life living in the swirling clouds on the planet Venus.<p>Astronomers say they …

Astronomy

Wheat and Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is an unfortunate disease of the brain. A progressive disorder, it often presents with social withdrawal, paranoia, hearing voices, …

Neuroscience

Scientists Discover Biophotons In The Brain That Could Hint Our Consciousness is Directly Linked to Light!

Scientists found that neurons in mammalian brains were capable of producing photons of light, or “Biophotons”!<p>The photons, strangely enough, appear …

Consciousness

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

Stem Cells

Don’t Bother Trying to Outrun This Creepy Spiderbot That Transforms Into a Rolling Wheel

If the only thing more terrifying to you than a spider is a spider chasing you, you’re not going to want to watch this video of Festo’s latest …

Robotics

There's an algorithm to simulate our brains. Too bad no computer can run it

Scientists just created an algorithm capable of performing a complete human brain simulation. Now we just have to wait for someone to build a computer powerful enough to run it.<p>The team, comprised of researchers from Germany, Japan, Norway, and Sweden, recently published a white paper detailing the …

Artificial Intelligence

Marco Rubio outlined a terrifying 'hypothetical' scenario that could trigger a constitutional crisis in the US — and national security officials said part of it is already reality

During a hearing the Senate Intelligence Committee held on election security Wednesday, Sen. Marco Rubio described a "hypothetical" scenario that he says could call into question the legitimacy of a new president and potentially trigger a constitutional crisis.<p>"Let's assume for a moment that the …

Government