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15 Years Ago, the Military Tried to Record Whole Human Lives. It Ended Badly

Before Facebook, the military tried to make an all knowing 'cyberdiary' called LifeLog.<p>In mid-2003, the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched an ambitious program aimed at recording essentially all of a person's movements and conversations and everything they listened to, watched, …

Social Media

Holy Crap, Amazon Is Probably Bringing Back The Expanse

Mere days after being canceled by Syfy, <i>The Expanse</i> may already be making a comeback.<p><i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> says that Amazon is in talks to revive the …

The Expanse

Thousands of Human Bones Reveal 'Barbarian' Battle Rituals

The discovery of victims of a Germanic army that fought 2,000 years ago are surprising archaeologists for several reasons.<p>Archaeologists working in a sprawling wetland in Denmark have uncovered 2,000-year-old human remains that are challenging traditional ideas about "barbarian" warfare in northern …

Archaeology

A German Team Is Now Trying to Make the ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Engine

German physicists launched the SpaceDrive project to explore possible sources of error in EmDrive experiments. Their first experiment identified a possible source of false positives in past successful EmDrive tests.<p>Since the beginning of the space race over half-a-century ago, humans have walked on …

Physics

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart’s aging process

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Medical Research

Boulder passes sweeping anti-gun bill; pro-2A nonprofit vows to sue individual councilmembers

The Boulder City Council unanimously passed a sweeping gun control ordinance Tuesday night banning "assault weapons" and bump stocks, even as a pro-Second Amendment group threatened to retaliate by suing individual councilmembers.<p>In a surprising turn, one Colorado councilwoman admitted that she …

Guns

Michael Keaton deserves an award for the Batman comment he made at a graduation speech

Michael Keaton was a damn good Batman.<p>The legendary actor gave a commencement speech at Kent State University graduation recently, and he wrapped …

Kent State

RED Hydrogen One is coming to AT&T and Verizon ‘later this summer’

Carriers can be fairly picky at times with what they will and won’t offer, but sometimes all of that gets thrown out the window. Today, both AT&T and Verizon announced they will be carrying the RED Hydrogen One. Yeah, really…<p>In case you’re unfamiliar, the RED Hydrogen One is an, <i>ambitious</i>, Android …

Hydrogen

Why Crows Hold Noisy Funerals for Their Fallen Friends

The next time you hear a murder of crows cackling for no apparent reason, show a little respect: You may have stumbled onto a crow funeral. Crows are …

Wildlife

The next big discovery in astronomy? Scientists probably found it years ago – but they don't know it yet

Earlier this year, astronomers stumbled upon a fascinating finding: Thousands of black holes likely exist near the center of our galaxy.<p>The X-ray …

Universe

Deadly brain cancer stopped with new compound

Glioblastoma, one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer, may have found its nemesis. New research shows that the tumor, which is notoriously …

Cancer

Sprawling 3,300-year-old Egyptian tomb hides secrets of ancient war

Archaeologists have discovered the sprawling, 3,300-year-old tomb of an army general named Iwrhya at the ancient Egyptian site of Saqqara.<p>Hieroglyphic inscriptions found on the tomb walls say that Iwrhya "is a high army General, and High steward of the domain of Amun [and] High steward of the …

Ancient History

Streetwise Sting Ring: A Revolutionary, Personal Protection Ring

The Sting Ring was introduced by Streetwise Security Products with the newest design that’s more convenient and easy to handle. What makes it an …

Savemoney

100 Essential Skills Every Backpacker Should Know

Before the TripMake a firestarterEasy Dryer lint and candle wax in a cardboard egg carton compartment (poke a bit of lint out of the wax for a wick). …

Backpacking

J.R.R. Tolkien Expressed a “Heartfelt Loathing” for Walt Disney and Refused to Let Disney Studios Adapt His Work

I’ve just started reading J.R.R. Tolkien’s <i>The Hobbit</i> to my 6-year-old daughter. While much of the nuance and the references to Tolkienian deep time …

Literature

Colorectal cancer: Treatment looks set for human clinical trials

A treatment type that uses patients' own immune cells to attack cancer looks ready for testing in human clinical trials of advanced colorectal cancer.<p>…

Immunotherapy

DNA Shows The Very First Population of Native Americans Was Shockingly Small

And yet they persisted.<p>An analysis of DNA collected from representative populations in China, Siberia, and the US has revealed the first peoples to …

Anthropology

NARRATIVE FAIL: Newly Discovered CDC Surveys Demolish Anti-Gun Talking Points

Newly discovered statistics from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that were never released to the public strengthen the argument for guns and …

Guns

Yeti Coolers Cuts Ties With the NRA, and Rtic Coolers Immediately Proves They’re the Smarter Business

There are bad ideas, and there are really bad ideas. Yeti coolers cutting ties with the NRA is one of the latter.On Sunday, Yeti decided they would …

Guns

Scientists use graphene to squeeze light to just one atom thick paving the way for tiny switches and sensors

Breakthrough in light compression heralds dawn of a new age of technological possibilities<p>Graphene is regarded as one of the ultimate materials we …

This Twisted Squid Is Unlike Any We've Seen Before, And Scientists Are Excited

"What in the hell was that?"<p>Squids are some of the most uncanny ocean animals we see. They're twisty, and strange, and have cephalopod cunning. And …

Zoology

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An Amateur Solved a 60-Year-Old Maths Problem About Colours That Can Never Touch

And what do you do with your 'spare time'?<p>Amateur mathematician Aubrey de Grey has stunned the maths world by making the first significant progress …

Mathematics

The Feynman Lectures on Physics, The Most Popular Physics Book Ever Written, Is Now Completely Online

In years past, we let you know that Caltech and The Feynman Lectures Website joined forces to create an online edition of <i>The Feynman Lectures on</i> …

Minds Is the Anti-Facebook That Pays You for Your Time

During Mark Zuckerberg's over 10 hours of Congressional testimony last week, lawmakers repeatedly asked how Facebook makes money. The simple answer, …

Report: State Agency Accidentally Releases ‘Remote Mind Control’ Records

In response to a journalist’s standard Freedom of Information Act request for records on Antifa and white-supremacist groups, the Washington State …

These 'Sea Nomads' Are The First Known Humans to Have a Genetic Adaptation to Diving

They are evolving to fit their underwater life.<p>The deepest dive recorded by the free-diving Bajau Laut people of Southeast Asia was to an impressive …

People Won’t Stop Demanding The Mona Lisa To Be Cleaned, So Someone Just Explained What Would Happen

From rust being washed off some old pots to dirt removed from crevices between tiles, watching something return to its previous state is oddly …

A massive, 'semi-infinite' trove of rare-earth metals has been found in Japan

Researchers have found hundreds of years' worth of critical rare-earth metals beneath Japanese waters — enough to supply to the world on a …

Rare Earth

Aliens may exist in ways we can’t even imagine

Mankind has been gazing into space for some time now, but scientists still haven’t found any evidence that intelligent life exists in our neck of the …