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Earth - The secret of how life on Earth began

<i>This story is part of BBC Earth's "Best of 2016" list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>How did life begin? There can hardly be a bigger question. For much of human history, almost everyone believed some version of "the gods did it". Any other explanation was inconceivable.<p>That …

Biology

When Everything's Going Wrong At Work, This Is The Personality Trait You Need

When <i>Shawshank Redemption</i>’s Andy Dufresne is wrongly convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to life in prison, he takes the slow way out.<p>Every night from his cell he digs a little further toward freedom. Each morning he gathers the debris in his two fists and then releases it down his pant …

Teens

Bonjour is a smart alarm clock powered by artificial intelligence

I hate my alarm clock, and I bet you hate yours. I mean, who doesn’t? They’re machines that drag you from your comfortable slumber into the cold drudgery of everyday life. Fuck everything about them.<p>I don’t think I could ever like an alarm clock. But could I be impressed by one? Sure I could. And …

Artificial Intelligence

Psychologists say being unable to find a job can change your personality

Some eyebrow-raising research presented at a recent conference suggests that young men without college degrees are staying out of the workforce for one major reason: They can live with Mom and Dad and play video games all day.<p>According to the research, which was highlighted by Ana Swanson in The …

Psychology
Psychology

Everything you wanted to know about your body (but were afraid to ask)

Why does loud noise hurt? Do you lose weight if you break wind while on the bathroom scales? These are just some of the thousands of questions tackled by New Scientist, now collected in a new book<p>For more than two decades in the back pages of the <i>New Scientist</i><i>,</i> readers have posed questions on topics …

Biology

Immunotherapy cancer drug hailed as 'game changer'

<b>An immunotherapy drug has been described as a potential "game-changer" in promising results presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology congress.</b><p>In a study of head and neck cancer, more patients taking nivolumab survived for longer compared with those who were treated with …

Cancer

NASA's Epic Album Previously Available Only To Aliens Finally Coming To Earth

In 1977 NASA launched two spacecraft, Voyager I and II, to explore the solar system. Because the craft could, in theory, travel indefinitely (due to the void of gravity in outer space), a team of scientists led by Carl Sagan created a musical time capsule of sorts in the event that an …

Vinyl Records

Nintendo's New Mini Console Comes With a Retro TV Filter

Because playing 8-bit games on a high-end display just doesn't feel right.<p>Nintendo's new NES Classic Edition is a full-on nostalgia machine. Apart from being adorably tiny, it's designed as the same memorable two-tone gray box loaded up with some of Nintendo's most classic titles, like <i>Super Mario</i> …

This Kind of Sex Can Create an Altered Mental State

Sex, one of the more pleasurable forms of exercise, can do some wonderful things for your health, from strengthening your muscles to improving …

Mindfulness

Elusive ‘black moon’ to grace the sky on Friday

<b>This unusual celestial event happens in the Western Hemisphere on Friday, September 30.</b><p>We’ve got blue moons and blood moons, harvest moons and super …

Science Says Skip This One Fitness Trend If You're Serious About Losing Weight

There are plenty of trends out there that are trying to help us combat weight gain (and take our money while they’re at it). There are plenty of …

Most of us misunderstand metabolism. Here are 9 facts to clear that up.

We talk about metabolism like it's something we can manipulate by gulping a pill, downing some green tea, or running faster. You've seen the articles headlined "Boost your metabolism" or "Try this high-metabolism diet to lose weight."<p>But this obscures many truths about this essential, yet still …

Fitness

San Francisco is getting tiny self-driving robots that could put delivery people out of a job

A robot that looks like the love child of an icebox and R2-D2 pulls up outside a house in San Francisco. The lid pops open, uncovering a box of pastries inside.<p>"I got a delivery from a little roaming cooler, it looks like," Julie O'Keefe, 67, tells the San Francisco Chronicle.<p>A recent test run of …

San Francisco

X-Files and Twin Peaks Inspired Game Virginia Arrives for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

Virginia Available Now<p>505 Games and Variable State, today announced Virginia, the enigmatic first-person thriller, is now available on Sony …

Indie Gaming

11 Places to Visit on the Ultimate American Road Trip

There’s something truly romantic about the great American road trip. The thought of throwing caution to the wind, jumping in the car (a vintage …

National Parks

Oil and gas wastewater is changing the Earth's surface, study finds

The U.S. oil and gas industry is having a visible effect on the Earth's surface, a new review of satellite images has found.<p>In recent years, energy …

Geology

Our Atmosphere Is Leaking Oxygen and Scientists Don't Know Why

It’s nothing to lose sleep over—really, I promise—but Earth’s atmosphere is leaking oxygen. Atmospheric oxygen levels have dropped by 0.7 percent …

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, extensive DNA study confirms

The first extensive study of Indigenous Australians' DNA dates their origin to more than 50,000 years ago, backing the claim that they are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth.<p>Scientists used the genetic traces of the mysterious early humans that are left in the DNA of modern …

‘Alien megastructure’ star may be explained by interstellar junk

Step aside, alien megastructure. It seems that the behaviour of an oddity known as Tabby’s star – which some have speculated may be caused by a …

This California university will pay half your college tuition just for playing video games

The University of California-Irvine is recruiting students on partial scholarships dedicated solely to video gaming. And with the upcoming grand opening of its eSports arena on campus, the school has become a "Mecca for gamers," according to Mark Deppe.<p>As the acting director of UCI eSports, Deppe …

UCI

Gamers beat scientists to making a protein discovery

It's no great shock to see citizen scientists make discoveries that professionals miss, but making it through a video game? That's different. Gamers playing <i>Foldit</i>, a puzzle title that has teams trying to fold the best protein, have identified the shape of a protein before scientists (including two …

How Certain Are We Of The Universe's 'Big Freeze' Fate?

Ever since the expanding Universe was first discovered by Hubble himself, one of the greatest existential questions of all — what will the fate of the Universe be? — suddenly leaped from the realm of poets, philosophers and theologians into the realm of science. Rather than an unknown mystery for …

Dark Matter

China Launched Its Second Space Station This Morning

Tiangong-2 will house a number of scientific experiments and pave the way for yet another space station in the coming years.<p>China successfully launched its second space station, Tiangong-2, at 10:04 a.m. EDT this morning on a Long March 2F rocket. The space station will serve as a laboratory and …

Vertical Gardens Is The Affordable Way To Transform Your Home

Owning a home on a quarter acre plot is becoming as difficult to acquire as a gold medal on the Australian Olympic team. For this reason, many of us …

Why is Pluto emitting X-rays? - Futurity

X-rays coming from Pluto are challenging scientists to understand more about the space surrounding the best-known object in the outer solar system.

Virtual Reality May Help You Control Your Dreams

Research suggests people dream more lucidly after they’ve immersed themselves in virtual worlds.<p>When Jayne Gackenbach’s son took up Nintendo in the 1990s, she began to worry. As she watched him spend hours manipulating characters on the screen, she wondered if all that time in fictional worlds was …

Virtual Reality

Entangled Particles Reveal Even Spookier Action Than Thought

Sorry, Einstein: It looks like the world is spooky — even when your most famous theory is tossed out.<p>This finding comes from a close look at quantum …

Quantum Mechanics

Milky Way 3D map to be revealed by Gaia satellite 1,000 times more complete than previous models - Science News - ABC News

The European Space Agency is set to unveil a three-dimensional map of a billion stars in our galaxy that is 1,000 times more complete than anything …

Universe

Four things you should know about brain research

<i>After decades of research, there's still a lot we don't know about how brains work, but some areas of study are seeing promising results. Antony</i> …

The Brain