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Striking Mars landscape captured in colour by NASA Rover

The pictures, taken on 8 September, were taken in the "Murray Buttes" region of lower Mount Sharp, an 18,000ft mountain, where the Rover has been …

Study Skills

A dying cell's last act | Cosmos

<b>When immune cells get sick</b>, they will often self-destruct to protect the rest of the body from harm. New research suggests that before pulling the …

Ascent of Man image should be ‘the other way around’, leading expert in human evolution says

The idea that humans evolved from a knuckle-dragging ape, leaving chimpanzees in the Darwinian dust, was crystallised in the famous ‘ascent of man’ …

Chimpanzees

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

Education

Josh Freed: Beware of Murray, Samantha and other robots

I had a phone call from a salesman with a monotone voice who said his name was Murray, and then tried to sell me an insurance plan.<p>I said I had a …

NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Views Spectacular Layered Rock Formations of “Murray Buttes”

Reports NASA today, “The layered geologic past of Mars is revealed in stunning detail in new color images returned by NASA's Curiosity Mars rover, …

Xeni Jardin

Forget Software—Now Hackers Are Exploiting Physics

Practically every word we use to describe a computer is a metaphor. "File,” “window,” even “memory” all stand in for collections of ones and zeros …

Information Security

Comment on Peter Diamandis: We’ll Radically Extend Our Lives With New Technologies by Herbys

What makes you think that a longer-living population would be worse for the planet?<br>It is not even clear it would increase population. Population …

Emerging Technology

10 Best and Most Popular Linux Desktop Environments of All Time

One exciting aspect of Linux unlike with Windows and Mac OS X, is its support for numerous number of desktop environments, this has enabled desktop …

Linux

The crazy quest to send spaceships to an Earth-like planet at Alpha Centauri

How feasible is Breakthrough Starshot's plan to send tiny spacecraft powered by 'lightsails'?<p>Scientists recently announced they had found an …

Stem cell breakthrough unlocks mysteries associated with inherited heart condition - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Using advanced stem cell technology, scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have created a model of a heart condition called …

Mars had climate similar to Earth, concludes OU research

It has been an amazing week for the world of Astronomy. With the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting our nearest stellar neighbour within a …

Gold from old phones is real prospect thanks to chemical advance - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Vast quantities of gold could be salvaged from old mobile phones using a simple chemical method, a study shows.<p>Current methods for extracting gold …

Turing Learning breakthrough: Computers can now learn from pure observation - ExtremeTech

By on August 30, 2016 at 1:00 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>An exciting new study from the …

Artificial Intelligence