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Move Over, Double Helix: A New Form of DNA Has Just Been Discovered

This is the first time it's ever been seen in a living cell.<p>When we learn about human genetics in high school biology class, one of the most basic …

Genetics

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 …

Nanotech

23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

Sheet Pan

One machine to rule them all: A ‘Master Algorithm’ may emerge sooner than you think

It’s excusable if you didn’t notice it when a scientist named Daniel J. Buehrer, a retired professor from the National Chung Cheng University in Taiwan, published a white paper earlier this month proposing a new class of math that could lead to the birth of machine consciousness. Keeping up with …

Artificial Intelligence

Hemp Is the Multibillion-Dollar Cannabis Opportunity Few Have Heard About

If the move to make it legal succeeds, entire industries could be revolutionized.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Today, the U.S. is the world’s largest consumer of hemp products. But because of the federal prohibition imposed on cannabis and hemp, the U.S. is importing …

Scientists ‘accidentally’ create plastic-eating enzyme

Credits Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesAlt Text Scientists have accidentally created an enzyme capable of eating plasticBreakthrough follows experiments …

This Is How Much Debt the Average American Has Now—at Every Age

See how you compare.<p>Americans have fallen back in love with debt.<p>Total household debt—a category that includes mortgages, student loans, and car …

Personal Finance

Huawei’s P20 Pro is a hugely promising phone that will upset Americans

If only you could buy one of these in a US carrier store<p>This week in Paris, I witnessed a subtle but profound moment of change in the mobile industry. It came when Huawei announced its next flagship phone, the P20 Pro, will cost €899 (more than $1,100), and no one in the audience blinked, winced, …

Mobile

There's Mounting Evidence The African Continent Is Splitting in Two

A huge crack has appeared in Kenya, and it's growing.<p>A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western …

Who Hacked the ATL? Hijackers Are Holding Atlanta for Ransom and Time Is Running Out

For the past five days, a mysterious group has been holding the city of Atlanta for ransom as federal authorities fight a computer attack that has …

African leaders have created the world’s largest free trade area since the WTO—here’s its potential

African leaders have just signed a framework establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area, the largest free trade agreement since the creation of the World Trade Organization.<p>The free trade area aims to create a single market for goods and services in Africa. By 2030 the market size is …

Are we witnessing a 'new scramble for Africa'?

Superpowers are once again competing for influence in Africa. It's time for the continent to reclaim its sovereignty.<p>The world's most powerful nations are once again competing for the control of the abundant natural resources of the African continent. Some analysts describe this phenomenon as a …

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Cambridge Analytica

A Cyberattack in Saudi Arabia Had a Deadly Goal. Experts Fear Another Try.

In August, a petrochemical company with a plant in Saudi Arabia was hit by a new kind of cyberassault. The attack was not designed to simply destroy data or shut down the plant, investigators believe. It was meant to sabotage the firm’s operations and trigger an explosion.<p>The attack was a dangerous …

Cybersecurity

Senate passes rollback of banking rules enacted after financial crisis

The Senate on Wednesday passed the biggest loosening of financial regulations since the economic crisis a decade ago, delivering wide bipartisan support for weakening banking rules despite bitter divisions among Democrats.<p>The bill, which passed 67 votes to 31, would free more than two dozen banks …

Regulation

21 Space Porn Photos That Will Sexually Awaken You

They're out of this world.

Astronomy

The key to Leonardo da Vinci's genius is a practice that anyone can learn

In late 2017, <i>Salvator Mundi</i>, one of Leonardo da Vinci's paintings, sold for $450.3 million.<p>For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that's quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn't even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity.<p>When the word</i> …

Researchers figured out how to generate power from falling raindrops — which could solve the biggest problem with solar energy

One of the biggest problems plaguing the widespread adoption of solar power is, quite simply, rainy weather.<p>Solar panels are designed to convert sunlight into electricity. But when it's cloudy or rainy, they're rendered useless. There are batteries, like the Tesla Powerwall, designed to store …

Clean Energy

LSD Drug Could Help Relieve The Symptoms Of Mental Disorders, A New Study Says

Psychedelic drugs such as LSD could reset the connections in the brain and relieve symptoms of some mental disorders, according to a new …

The Brain

LSD Study Reveals Unprecedented 'Harmonic' Reorganization of Brain

The drug appears to hit a "reset" button in the brain.<p>Ongoing neuroscience research on psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin is increasingly …

The No. 1 TED Talk of All Time Teaches a Critical Lesson in Intelligence (That We Often Forget)

It has close to 50 million views ... and infinite wisdom.<p>The most-viewed TED talk of all time is over a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance.<p>It's called, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?" and it has been viewed over 49 million …

Half of world's oceans now fished industrially, maps reveal

More than half the world’s oceans are being fished by industrial vessels, new research reveals.<p>The maps based on feedback from more than 70,000 vessels show commercial fishing covers a greater surface area than agriculture, and will raise fresh questions about the health of oceans and …

Chinese New Year

Down the Quantum Rabbit Hole

Anesthesiologist Stuart Hameroff believes tiny structures in our cells called microtubules could explain consciousness. Steve Craft<p>Fellow scientists …

Self-heating jacket uses machine learning to keep its owner comfy

We've seen a number of smart home thermostats over the past few years that learn just how toasty you like your living room, but these won't do much …

On Mbeki, a R5 coin and the missing pages of history

Mukoni Ratshitanga writes in his own capacity. He is a former spokesperson for Thabo Mbeki. Read more from <b>Mukoni Ratshitanga</b>

For what shall it profit a city if it loses its civic soul? A plea to preserve Melbourne's Fed Square

For 150 years Melburnians dreamed of a square, a great ceremonial space where people could relax, celebrate, protest or simply enjoy the company of …

New nine-storey car park will provide more than 600 spaces in city centre

Parking giant NCP has agreed a contract for a second multi-storey car park at New Bailey, providing more than 600 new spaces.<p>Although technically in …

Mega mall project in Town of Mount Royal to include traffic-easing measures

Construction of Royalmount Centre, at junction of highways 15 and 40, set to start later this year<p>Montrealers now have a better idea of what a new …

Latest version of Denver’s Blueprint plan recognizes that not all neighborhood change is created equal

Denver’s latest stab at guiding development and land use for the next decade or two in the growth-fatigued city has added even more complexity to an …

Urban Design

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