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What Will Happen When We All Live Forever

According to Peter Xing, founder of Transhumanist Australia, "It's very poetic to say there is a narrative arc with life and death. But it's a social construct."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Australia.</i><p>If you've heard of transhumanism, you probably first think of the people putting LED …

German scientists create a DNA editing enzyme that can eradicate HIV/AIDS

According to ZME Science, s group of scientists in Germany have managed to eradicate HIV in mice and in some human patients using a gene splicing …

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …

‘The Invaders’ sees dogs as key to modern humans’ success

The Invaders<i><br>Pat Shipman<br>Harvard Univ., $29.95</i><p>Ancient humans drove Neandertals to extinction around 40,000 years ago with the help of dogs soon after …

The Myth About Renewable Energy Subsidies

<b>Published on</b> February 25th, 2016 | <i>by Giles Parkinson</i><p>138<p>February 25th, 2016 by <b>Giles Parkinson</b><p>Originally published on <i>RenewEconomy</i>.<p>Ever hear the story …

Photonic Propulsion Could Send a Spacecraft to Mars in As Little As 3 Days

If the technology can actually be scaled enough to use on space probes, it might be the key to visiting worlds outside our solar system.<p>There's no argument in the astronomical community—rocket-propelled spacecraft can take us only so far. The SLS will likely take us to Mars, and future rockets …

Space Travel

The Age of Graphene and how it will transform our mobile experiences

University of Manchester<p>You may have heard about graphene. Ever since its discovery, scientists have been touting its potential to transform our world. From space elevators to medical nanodevices, the list of potential applications of graphene is huge. But what exactly is graphene? What are its …

The End of Big Data

It's the world after personal data: all identifying information is illegal. No servers, no search records, no social, no surveillance. A pair of satellites, circling the planet, make sure the data centers are turned off—and stay off.<p><i>Personal data is anything but personal. Our phones and televisions</i> …

“Cruel bastards hang together: All you need to know”: The world according to the New York Times

American media covers the world through American eyes. Let’s look at Syria the way the rest of the world does<p>The long-anticipated all-parties conference on Syria was scheduled to open in Geneva Monday, but of course it did not. Now it is set to start Friday, except that it may not. Staffan de …

This physicist tried to shoot himself underwater but then this happened

When it comes to things you definitely shouldn't do at home, this science experiment is high on the list. Norwegian physicist Andrew Wahl enjoys …

19 Science Fiction Shows And Movies To Binge On While The Blizzard Has Trapped You Inside

Winter Storm Jonas pretty much has the East Coast stuck inside this weekend, which means that you’re probably sitting in front of your television …

Science Fiction

Strikes on east Syrian town kill 63, including children: monitor | News Home | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - At least 63 people, including nine children, have died in air strikes believed to be carried out by Russian warplanes on a town in eastern Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Sunday.<p>The raids on Khasham near the city of Deir al-Zor on Saturday were among a …

Confined, isolated, killed: Primates used for secret ‘Frankenstein-like’ studies in Sydney

Hundreds of monkeys have been sent to Australia for what seem to be dubious medical experiments that raise “serious ethical questions,” the local …

“One Simple Idea” Teaches You to Turn Dreams into Profit

“One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work”, teaches everyday people how to leverage their ideas …

How To Deal With A Narcissist: 5 Secrets Backed By Research

You must be tired of them. They’re everywhere. Narcissists. And if you think there are more of them than ever, you’re right. Research shows we are …

Finnish Authors Heat Up The Speculative Fiction World

In the middle of Johanna Sinisalo's novel <i>The Core of the Sun</i>, the reader is interrupted by an ad. It's for Fresh Scent, a personal fragrance available from the State Cosmetics Corporation of Finland. It's marketed to woman, although "marketed" is an understatement. In Sinisalo's nightmarish, …

The Most Entertaining Brands on Social Media You Should Be Following

Social media provides a way for people to come together and share their thoughts, favorite brands, and generally stay in contact with one another. …

Scientists tie quantum materials into infinite knots

As if quantum physics isn't knotty enough, scientists have now figured how to tie quantum materials into literal knots. A team from Finland's Aalto University, in collaboration with Amherst College, made a very fancy sailor's hitch with a quantum gas called a Bose-Eisenstein condensate (BEC). The …

Quantum Physics

Uber Hires Programmers Who Can Win A Fight With Their Robot

<b>Startup</b>: CodeFights<p><b>Founders</b>: Tigran Sloyan CEO; Aram Shatakhtsyan, CTO; Felix Desroches, head of product<p><b>Launched</b>: August 2014<p><b>Employees</b>: 12<p><b>Location</b>: San Francisco, with offices in Armenia and Russia (for programming)<p><b>The pitch:</b> Although the market for programmers and developers is robust, it’s still …

Startups

Davos report projects 5 million jobs will be lost to new technologies by 2020

The World Economic Forum kicked off Tuesday, and the theme of this year's gathering of the world's leaders, celebrities, billionaires and the merely wealthy will be what it calls the "Fourth Industrial Revolution." That's its term for the accelerating pace of technological changes, especially those …

The Future

The Air Force's Reaper drone keeps crashing

According to a new investigation from <i>The Washington Post</i>, the Air Force had its worst year for drone crashes ever in 2015, as its Reaper drone was suddenly plagued by crashes.<p>The <i>Post</i> found that electrical failures have been causing the massive military drone to suddenly drop out of the sky. …

Beyond Angkor: Inside the lost world of Phnom Kulen

When I got to Phnom Kulen with my guide, Chanthorn Kong (“Chan”), and he had shown me the sacred river (with the serene faces of Hindu deities gazing up through water turned golden by sunlight) and the Reclining Buddha (“Please don’t write on the Buddha”, said a polite sign that had been …

SEO Manager's Digital Marketing Tools

There are hundreds of digital marketing tools, but it can be hard to decide which to use. One expert breaks down his go-to tools.<p>There are many …

Marketing

4 cosmic phenomena that travel faster than the speed of light

AP Photo<p>When Albert Einstein first predicted that light travels the same speed everywhere in our universe, he essentially stamped a speed limit on …

What I Learned About Populism From the Civil Rights Movement

Coming back to the U.S. after time in South Africa, anger in the election is like a blast furnace. I'm also struck by the widespread use of populism as a framework of analysis.<p>"Trump and Sanders: Different Candidates with a Populist Streak," reported Chuck Todd on NBC News. Most reporters and …

Using analytics to identify (and stop) falling conversions

Every travel company wants to use data to make the right decisions about marketing, but the reality is that it’s still a challenge to wade through …

11 Powerful Ways to Define Your Personal Brand This Year

With the new year now in full swing, now is a great time to focus on how you present yourself to clients, partners, prospects, and potential …

Ocean heating doubles

The ocean is taking heat. That’s the conclusion of a new study that finds that Earth’s oceans now absorb heat at twice the rate they did 18 years …

Massive space colonization and industrialization is within reach by 2030s

There was a NASA analysis of a minimized technological approach towards human self sufficiency off earth. We can now look at building up from the …

Jaguar's 'Ghost Car' Navigation System Is Straight Out Of Science Fiction

Jaguar just unveiled a proposed new navigation system that's unlike anything we've ever seen.<p>Most modern navigation systems instruct drivers using a series of arrows or at best a pictographic representation of a highway exit. However, Jaguar's new experimental system abandons the arrows and instead …