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You'll never be able to unsee this detail about the Wasp's costume in "Ant-Man and the Wasp," and we're so sorry in advance

Every day, we get closer and closer to the release of the <i>Ant-Man</i> sequel, <i>Ant-Man and the Wasp</i>. The film stars Paul Rudd, reprising the role of …

Intel promises fix for chip flaw that left billions of devices vulnerable to hackers 'within a week'

Intel boss Brian Krzanich said 90 per cent of devices affected by the Meltdown and Spectre flaws will be patched within two weeks.<p>Giving the keynote speech ahead of the opening of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Mr Krzanich said Intel was working "tirelessly" to fix the …

Our definitive list of the best comics in 2017

From escape artists to ambulances named Danny<p><i>Polygon is kicking off its best of entertainment series, which will run through the end of December and beginning of January, coming to a finale just before the 2017 Golden Globes. These personal essays will examine the best, most important and weirdest</i> …

The Switch to Outdoor LED Lighting Has Completely Backfired

To reduce energy consumption, many jurisdictions around the world are transitioning to outdoor LED lighting. But as new research shows, this …

Two Teams Have Simultaneously Unearthed Evidence of an Exotic New Particle

A few months ago, physicists observed a new subatomic particle—essentially an awkwardly-named, crazy cousin of the proton. Its mere existence has …

Superhuman in making: Biohacker edits his own DNA to boost his strength - IBTimes India

Josiah Zayner said: "This is the first time in history that we are no longer slaves to our genetics."<p>What if someone told you that you can be a …

This $40 million robotic 'plantscraper' will feed over 5,000 people per year

By 2050, the world's population is expected to swell to 9.6 billion, with around 66% living in urban areas. This projection is leaving many cities wondering how they will feed all those people.<p>A Swedish food-tech company called Plantagon is proposing that cities consider building what it calls …

Aquaponics

The Keystone pipeline just spilled another 210,000 gallons of oil

Here's what you need to know about the situation in South Dakota.<p>Sometime before 6 a.m. local time, operators noticed that pressure had dropped in a pipeline capable of pumping 590,000 barrels of crude oil products every day from Canada down to the Gulf Coast.<p>The oil was likely diluted bitumen, or …

Oil & Gas Industry

Deep in The Ocean, There's a 'Shadow Zone' Where The Water Is 2,000 Years Old

An airless, mysterious abyss.<p>The oldest water in the ocean didn't reach its advanced years by accident.<p>Deep in the North Pacific, a vast stretch of …

Americans work less than ever before but still feel like there's no free time — and there's a simple explanation

How come?<p>The psychologist Adam Alter offered one reason in his 2017 TED talk "Why our screens make us less happy." He says that screen-based devices eat up what precious free time we have left.<p>But that may only be part of the story when it comes to the lack of leisure time. Here's why it feels like …

TED Talks

A leading cognitive scientist reveals how language shapes your perception of gender, color, and justice

But according to Boroditsky's research, things can get far weirder than that.<p>A professor at the University of California, San Diego, Boroditsky recently spoke at the TEDWomen conference in New Orleans. Her talk addressed the many ways humans can perceive the world based on how their given language …

Scientists Just Found a Vital Missing Link in The Origins of Life on Earth

Meet diamidophosphate.<p>Carbon might be the backbone of organic chemistry, but life on Earth wouldn't be what it is today if it weren't for another …

Sleepless Night Leaves Some Brain Cells As Sluggish As You Feel

When people don't get enough sleep, certain brain cells literally slow down.<p>A study that recorded directly from neurons in the brains of 12 people found that sleep deprivation causes the bursts of electrical activity that brain cells use to communicate to become slower and weaker, a team reports …

The Brain

A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

Northwestern University

Cancer cells destroyed in just 3 days with new technique

Cancer cells are relentless, possessing the vexatious ability to develop resistance to current therapies and making the disease hugely challenging to …

People With Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Are Exhausted at a Cellular Level, Study Shows

Yet more evidence for this disease.<p>If you're one of the millions of people worldwide who deals with the symptoms of CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome, …

Here’s how to actually remove pesticides from your fruit — including the organic ones

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Do you rinse your fruits and vegetables before eating? Water can't get rid of all those pesticides.<p>This is because some produce, like apples, soak the chemicals inside, making it impossible to wash off. Some opt for the organic ingredients but produce grown …

Pesticides

The age your brain matures at everything — it isn't even fully developed until age 25

Neuroscientists are confirming what car rental places already figured out — the brain doesn't fully mature until age 25.<p>Up until this age, the prefrontal cortex — the part of the brain that helps curb impulsive behavior — is not yet fully developed.<p>Some scientists say this could illuminate a …

The Brain

26 time-management tricks I wish I'd known at 20

Time-management skills can take a while to learn.<p>Étienne Garbugli, a Montreal-based product and marketing consultant, the author of "Lean B2B: Build Products Businesses Want," and the creator of a course to help entrepreneurs find their target market, distilled the lessons he wishes he'd known when …

Time Management

Drink this an hour before bed and get 84 extra minutes of sleep

Struggling to get a good night’s sleep?<p>If you want an extra 84 minutes of a slumber every night, it’s time to ditch the cocoa for a different drink …

Here's how eating sugar affects your body and brain

In the late 1960s, a food industry group called the Sugar Research Foundation paid three Harvard researchers $6,500 (about $50,000 today) to discount research that increasingly showed links between sugar and heart disease and to point the blame at fat instead, according to an analysis of historical …

Diabetes

Breakthrough surgical glue seals wounds shut in 60 seconds

Surgery can be incredibly taxing on the individual going under the knife, but when the surgeon wraps up the procedure it doesn’t always mean the end …

The world's tropical forests now emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined

Scientists have a wake-up call for the world.<p>Tropical forests are now a threat in our fight against climate change. They emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined, according to a study recently published in Science. This wasn't always the case.<p>After all, trees absorb CO2 from the …

Forests

James Cameron: ‘The downside of being attracted to independent women is that they don’t need you’

The blockbuster director has a reputation for being obsessive – and writing strong female characters. As the 3D version of Terminator 2 hits screens, he talks about how he will never reproduce the shock of the original film – and how he has learned to be nice on set<p>Related: Patty Jenkins hits back …

Listen to space “singing”: NASA captures the chirps and chorus of the cosmos

As particles travel through plasma, they create whistles and hisses that sound like the Clangers<p>Space is not the silent, desolate vacuum it may …

Why Is the Night Sky Black?

It sounds obvious. That’s what night is. The sun has set and when you look up at the sky, it’s black. Except where there’s a star, of course. The …

Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

The term “moonshot” is sometimes invoked to denote a project so outrageously ambitious that it can only be described by comparing it to the Apollo 11 …

The Fate Of The Universe: Big Rip, Heat Death Or Cosmic Consciousness?

By piecing together an increasing number of clues, cosmologists are getting closer to understanding what the future and ultimate fate of the universe …

This Dark Matter Theory Could Solve a Celestial Conundrum

For years, dark matter has been behaving badly. The term was first invoked nearly 80 years ago by the astronomer Fritz Zwicky, who realized that some …

If one Trappist-1 planet has life, it's likely not the only one

If there's life in the Trappist-1 system, it's likely a multi-planet party -- in stark contrast to our own solar system.<p>A new study did the math on how life could spread around the system of seven Earth-sized planets in close orbit around the ultracool dwarf star Trappist-1, about 40 light years …

National Academy of Sciences