Shane Cowgill

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A Protein Has Been Caught Conducting Electricity, And Scientists Are Really Excited

They have no other explanation.<p>Proteins, the building blocks in every cell, have usually been thought of as blobs of inert organic matter. Now …

Arizona State University

Sex robot molested, destroyed at electronics show

The past year has seen a proliferation of sex robots, with plenty of accompanying controversy.<p><i>Robots, drones, flying cars? How Americans feel about</i> …

Robots

China urges restraint amid war of words between Trump and North Korea | Reuters

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - China on Monday called for all sides in the North Korea missile crisis to show restraint and not “add oil to the flames” amid an exchange of increasingly bellicose rhetoric between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.<p>North Korean Foreign …

North Korea

Hackers hid malware in official CCleaner app and millions are at risk

CCleaner, a popular Windows app for system optimization and maintenance, has at some point been hijacked by hackers, potentially tricking millions of …

Anti-Virus Software
Motorsport

Elon Musk has raised $27 million to link human brains with computers

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has raised $27 million for Neuralink, a company he created last year to link human brains with computers.<p>Neuralink has sold $27 million worth of equity out of a total offering of $100 million, according to a document published by the SEC on Friday. The form lists 12 unnamed …

Elon Musk

Reddit’s cofounder says we should all fight more with each other at work

When you work closely with someone, fights are inevitable. That’s one major lesson that Alexis Ohanian took away from the experience of co-founding Reddit with his college roommate Steve Huffman—now the company’s CEO—back in 2005. The pair had a falling-out, which, among other factors, drove …

The “Quantum Internet” Is Just a Decade Away. Here’s What You Need to Know.

The Next Level<p>The word “quantum” sounds so advanced and complex that people tend to get hyped up about anything attached to it. While not every …

Lithium-ion batteries finally have a rechargeable competitor

Last week, Sun Microsystems co-founder Bill Joy and the company he currently backs, Ionic Materials, unveiled a solid-state alkaline battery design that they claim would be cheaper and safer than the lithium-ion battery.<p>"What people didn't really realize is that alkaline batteries could be made …

Clean Energy

Reward offered to catch Nevada lake invasive fish dumper

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada game wardens who spend most of their time hunting down big-game poachers are focusing on a serious threat to nature in a lake: An invasive fish species that eats all the other fish prized by anglers and then turns cannibalistic.<p>The Nevada Department of Wildlife is offering …

Natural History

Hacker who helped stop global cyberattack arrested in US

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Marcus Hutchins, a young British researcher credited with derailing a global cyberattack in May, was arrested for allegedly creating and distributing malicious software designed to collect bank-account passwords, U.S. authorities said Thursday.<p>News of Hutchins' detention came as a …

Las Vegas

Here’s what the first Tesla solar roofs look like in the wild

Customers are sharing photos of the new solar tiles—and how well they perform<p>When Elon Musk started taking preorders for Tesla’s solar roof tiles in 2017, he said they’d be installing the roofs on Tesla employees homes first as a way of test-driving the technology before it was available to the …

Tesla

17 'facts' about space and Earth that you thought were true — but have been debunked by science

No surprise there. I've made a living speaking to experts and writing about it for more than a decade, and I've read obsessively on the topic for much longer than that.<p>I've heard a lot of peculiar "facts" over the years — and even believed and shared a few myself — that I eventually learned were …

Sea Level

White House: Statue of Liberty Doesn't Represent U.S. Immigration Policy

A key White House aide staunchly defended the immigration reform bill backed by the White House Wednesday, at one point arguing that the poem …

Statue of Liberty

Toyota says it’s on the cusp of a major electric vehicle breakthrough.

The automaker revealed last week that it had achieved a sought-after improvement in existing lithium-ion technology by developing a “solid state” …

The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of …

Ancient History

Asian shares track tech, consumer stocks' rally on Wall St

Shares rose in Asia on Friday after technology and consumer-focused stocks led an overnight rally on Wall Street, marking a dramatic end to the market's most volatile quarter in more than two years. Many regional markets were closed for Good Friday.<p>KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index added 1.4 …

Stock Markets

We're Finally Understanding How We Can Repair Spinal Cord Injuries

Surgeons and neurons team up.<p>There's nothing simple about repairing spinal cord injuries. But new research has pinned down how one of the most …

Repairs

'Only the Big Bang was bigger' – catastrophic explosion caught in unprecedented detail

Gamma ray bursts are rare and usually very hard to observe.<p>Scientists have captured the most powerful type of explosion in the universe in …

Facebook's first wave of original TV shows is almost ready

Based on previous reports about Facebook's ambitious original programming plans, the social network was supposed to launch its first shows in June. Well, July is almost up, and we've yet to hear about them, because they aren't quite ready yet. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, Facebook's new Video section is …

Scientists journey to the world's 'Lost' 8th continent

Scientists will soon venture to the world's hidden eighth continent, the sunken land of Zealandia.<p>The lost continent, which is mostly submerged, with all of New Zealand and a few islands peeking out from the water, is about half the size of Australia. By drilling deep into its crust or upper layer, …

Earth Science

This Stock Market Indicator Has Been Reliable for 115 Years. Now It's Saying You Should Buy

A thumbs-up for the bull market.<p>Amid the growing number of economic signs and worrisome predictions pointing to end of the bull market, one …

Stock Markets
Stock Markets
Crime
Crime

Astronomers Discover That Our Sun Likely Had an "Evil" Twin That Killed the Dinosaurs

Stellar Doppelganger<p>We have long known that the dinosaurs were killed by a catastrophic comet impact with the Earth’s surface but what if there was …

UC Berkeley

Andy Rubin’s not-so-Essential phone only coming to Sprint in US

Oh dear. “From “essential” to inconsequential in one partnership”, as one of my colleagues put it when told the news that Andy Rubin’s much hyped Essential smartphone is only going to be ranged by fourth largest US network, Sprint. “lol good luck” was another’s even more concise hottake.<p>USA Today …

Mobile

Scientists Reignite Thirty-Year-Old Debate About Glass With New Calculation

Mathematics is far more fraught with debate and disagreement than you might imagine. Arguments about things some of the smartest physicists have …

Quantum Mechanics

String Theory's Weirdest Ideas Finally Make Sense—Thanks to VR

The robot is building a tesseract. He motions at a glowing cube floating before him, and an identical cube emerges. He drags it to the left, but the …