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Xiaomi CEO teases next version of its best-selling $15 fitness band

Fitbits and the Apple Watch may be the most well-known wearables around, but Xiaomi's dirt cheap Mi Bands dominated the wearable market last year, …

Gravitational waves will unlock these 'revolutionary' secrets of the universe

Ripples in the fabric of space, called gravitational waves, are careening across the universe, right through everything and everyone.<p>Scientists from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) experiment have detected some of the waves— a feat Einstein thought impossible 100 …

Black Holes

Black hole's twin jets shine bright, somehow

<b>Astronomers have published new images of a bright jet of material, long enough to cross the Milky Way three times, fired into space by the black hole at the heart of a distant galaxy.</b><p>The observations confirm the existence of a second jet, blasting in the opposite direction.<p>The study uses this …

Universe

Can Offering A $12 Million Prize Make a Difference to Drug Resistance?

Science & InnovationGermination<p>Last night, at a gathering in Boston, a crew of scientists and altruists offered a prize for achieving a technology so novel, no one can yet imagine it.<p>The last time this was tried, it took almost 50 years for someone to win.<p>This time, the organizers hope it will take …

Boston University

Tales From The Crypt: The Funereal Music Of Myrkur

Amalie Bruun is Danish-born musician who grew up playing classical violin and piano. It didn't take long, though, before she was introduced to a more aggressive style of music, for which the Scandinavian region is especially well known.<p>"When I heard black metal, I always say that I couldn't really …

Three Levels of Arctic Sea Monster Fossils Revealed

Wildlife<p>It’s hard to tell that it’s breakfast time, since the sun doesn’t actually set here this time of year, but breakfast time it is. And breakfast has already been inhaled. Some people have made porridge, others prefer biscuits with jam. We have been in the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard for a …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

What's keeping this 30-year-old super saver from buying a home?

Daryl Marritt paid off a $47,000 student debt in one year while earning a salary of $45,000.<p>The 30-year-old from Brampton, Ont., then turned his attention to saving. Using low-cost index funds, he maxxed out his tax-free savings account and put a whack of money in his registered retirement savings …

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (01 August 2015)

<b>Top picks</b><p>A new illness or mass hysteria? The village in Kazakhstan where people fall asleep for days. Incredible story by Sarah Topol.<p>One of the big myths: scientists know how drugs work. By Carolyn Johnson<p>Hospital checklists are meant to save lives — so why do they often fail? By Emily …

Coping With Bad News

For physicians who treat sick children, professional “masks,” such as white coats and detached demeanors, can be both a help and a hindrance.<p>Nancy Hutton, a professor at the medical school of Johns Hopkins University, has one of the hardest jobs in medicine: She specializes in pediatric hospice and …

Medicine

This couple created the all-in-one travel jacket that is nearing $3 million on Kickstarter

Hiral Sanghavi is a smart dude. At 29, he's already started multiple businesses, won several robotics competitions and is studying for his MBA at Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management. But that doesn't mean he's not forgetful.<p>Sanghavi, who grew up in India and owns a company there, was …

Newport Folk's Pink Floyd Moment

The most puzzling musician on the lineup at the 2015 Newport Folk Festival was easily Pink Floyd's Roger Waters. For me, Pink Floyd represents the antithesis of folk music, with the band's psychedelic pulsating landscapes and big rock drums and guitars. Out there and psychedelic, yeah — down home …

Living in: The world’s healthiest cities

Five destinations across the globe that have excellent mass transit, ample green spaces and readily available healthcare.<p>What makes a city healthy? A combination of factors, ranging from readily available healthcare to excellent mass transit to a commitment to improving access to green spaces. …

New Horizons spacecraft survives Pluto flyby and phones home

Nasa spacecraft safely passed by the ice-and-rock planetoid and its entourage of five moons<p>A US spacecraft sailed past the tiny planet Pluto in the distant reaches of the solar system on Tuesday, capping a journey of 3 billion miles (4.88 billion km) that began nine and a half years ago.<p>Nasa's New …

The 32 Best Health Podcasts on iTunes in 2017

Health podcasts are one of my favourite ways to deepen my understanding of the human experience.<p>That’s one of the main reasons I decided to set up my …

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Hands-on With Microsoft HoloLens: Augmented Reality That Doesn't Make You Sick

Microsoft showed off some nifty demos of HoloLens, its augmented reality headset, last week during the company’s annual conference for developers in San Francisco. In a live, on-stage demo, Microsoft demonstrated how you could pin videos and calendars wherever you want in your house or play with a …

North Korean leader reportedly executes his defense chief in front of audience

The leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un, has executed his defense chief for slacking off on the job, the South Korean spy agency claimed Wednesday.<p>The …

How friendship became a tool of the powerful

Imagine walking into a coffee shop, ordering a cappuccino, and then, to your surprise, being informed that it has already been paid for. Where did this unexpected gift come from? It transpires that it was left by the previous customer. The only snag, if indeed it is a snag, is that you now have to …

New Horizons' Pluto Pictures Reveal Surface Details -- and a Polar Cap?

Newly released, highly processed images of Pluto show light and dark regions of the dwarf planet — and what looks like a bright polar ice cap — spinning through the field of view for NASA's New Horizons spacecraft.<p>The pictures are arguably higher-resolution than the best views from the Hubble Space …

4 Motivating TED Talks to Help You Bounce Back From Failure

We’ve all heard the preachy platitude “Failure isn’t an option.” And, generally speaking, it’s not. At least not an option most would purposely choose. But failing is inevitable. Everyone eats humble pie in some way at some point, especially in the cutthroat startup race, where half of all of all …

Motivation