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New Ebola Vaccine Shows 100 Percent Effectiveness In Early Tests

Could help prevent another deadly outbreak like the one in West Africa<p>At this time last summer, the horrific and often fatal disease Ebola was ravaging West Africa in the deadliest outbreak of its kind in recorded history, even causing undue panic around the world in areas at low risk, such as the …

UK's Largest Bitcoin Exchange Launches Coinfloor Market

LONDON, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- LONDON, July 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --<p><b>London</b> <b>'</b> <b>s bitcoin exchange launches the world</b> <b>'</b> <b>s first</b> …

90 minutes in nature really change the brain - Futurity

Walking in nature yields measurable mental benefits and may reduce the risk of depression, report researchers.

Giant American robot wants to lay the smackdown on Japanese rival

Two giant robots with blazing guns is what apocalyptic nightmares and Michael Bay films are made of. While those autonomous machines continue to live in the fictional world, a breed of towering rideable robots is becoming a reality. One such machine is the MegaBot, a 15-foot tall bot large enough …

Robotics

He fused the atom at 14, has advised the US government on counter-terrorism and plans to beat cancer – and he’s still only 21. What scares Taylor Wilson? Asking a girl for her number ...<p>Taylor Wilson has a Geiger counter watch on his wrist, a sleek, sporty-looking thing that sounds an alert in …

Robert Downey Jr.

Google's artificial intelligence interprets photos as animal faces, with creepy results

Engineers run photos through neural network that interprets them as disturbing collections of animal faces<p>Google has been one of the world's biggest backers of artificial intelligence development, investing heavily in machine learning technology, including with last year's acquisition of British …

Artificial Intelligence

OPM Data Breach: China Hits Back at U.S. Over Federal Cyberattack

BEIJING — China accused the United States of making “groundless accusations” and being “irresponsible” Friday in blaming Chinese hackers for a vast data breach that could be the biggest cyberattack in U.S. history.<p>Four million federal workers may have had their personal information compromised in …

Cyber-attacks

Stephen Hawking: 'I would consider assisted suicide'

Stephen Hawking has said he would consider ending his own life if he became a burden to others or if he had “nothing more to contribute”.<p>But the physicist and cosmologist told a forthcoming BBC programme he knows he has much more scientific work to do, despite his advanced motor neurone disease.<p>“To …

Stephen Hawking

Anti-Spying Law Wins Cautious Praise From Edward Snowden

Former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden has called the USA Freedom Act “an important step” but urged further congressional …

Scientists hope restart of particle accelerator at 13 tera-electronvolts will reveal new particles and possibly shed light on dark matter<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is expected on Wednesday to start delivering physics data on its experiments for the first time in 27 months.<p>After nearly two …

Physics

The Science of Why We Learn to Love Foods We Used to Hate

Not to be mean, but you’re a “benign masochist.” We all are to some extent. It’s a natural human trait, and it helps explain why we learn to love …

'Albert Einstein Font' Lets You Write Like a Physics Genius

Few people can hope to achieve the feats of genius Albert Einstein, but now, there may at least be a way to write like the famous physicist, thanks to a font styled after his handwriting.<p>The "Albert Einstein Font," which is based on hundreds of letters written by Einstein himself, lets you "write …

Physics

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

This terrifying video was filmed with the world's first self-powered camera

This video isn't just a little bit terrifying, it's the product of a prototype camera that can continually power itself — without using a battery.<p>When a camera sensor is exposed to light, the pixels use photodiodes to generate an electric current. That helps the sensor measure the intensity of the …

Until yesterday, Russian Siri was giving out homophobic replies

Apple said it was part of a bug<p>The Russian language version of Siri had been giving out homophobic responses to some questions until yesterday when Apple fixed the issue, BBC Russia reports. The issue was first brought to light by Alex, a Russian speaker who noticed the horrible responses from …

How Your Morning Starts With Quantum Physics

Quantum mechanics ranks as one of the greatest intellectual achievements in human history, in no small part because it’s such a counter-intuitive theory. Its most attention-grabbing predictions– particles behaving like waves, quantum uncertainty, superposition states, the non-local phenomena that …

Shots without the ouch (really!) - Futurity

Getting a shot could get a lot less painful. A new device produces a rapid chemical reaction that can cool and numb the skin within 60 seconds.

Watch SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket almost make a successful landing

Today's SpaceX's rocket launch brought both good news and bad for the private space travel company. The event marked the firm's sixth successful resupply mission to the International Space Station, but also its second failed attempt to land a reusable Falcon 9 rocket on a barge at sea.<p>Cameras …

Apple hopes to stop China from ripping off its best retail store yet

As can be seen everywhere from Xiaomi’s not-so-original smartphone designs to the number of knockoff Apple Watches already available for sale, Apple has a problem with ripoffs in China.<p>But having recently unveiled its stunning new West Lake store in Hangzhou — featuring an all-glass facade and …

One shot dead at Fort Meade after trying to enter NSA gate

<b>(CNN) —</b> The FBI publicly identified Tuesday the man who died Monday while trying to use an unauthorized vehicle tried to gain access to the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Maryland, as Ricky Shawatza Hall.<p>His passenger who remained hospitalized Tuesday has not been publicly …

Star Wars planets like Tatooine could be common in universe

Previously scientists believed that only gas-giants could circle binary star systems but a new study suggests that many Earth-like planets could have two Suns<p>The image of Luke Skywalker staring at the double sunset of Tatooine captured the imagination of millions of cinemagoers.<p>But astrophysicists …

Hash Browns, Tacos, and Beyond: 10 Savory Recipes for Breakfast Potatoes

GalleryHash Browns, Tacos, and Beyond: 10 Savory Recipes for Breakfast Potatoes<p>More<p>Breakfast<p>Everything you need to make the most important meal of the day delicious.<p>Potato, poh-tah-to. However you pronounce it, the humble potato is the perfect blank canvas for savory breakfasts. They're hearty and …

Depression Cake (Wacky Cake)

March 12, 2018<p>Shares 22.0K<p>This vintage depression cake recipe (wacky cake recipe) is quick and easy to make with simple ingredients in 1 bowl! It has …

Is There Really Such a Thing as an Ethical Egg? The Hidden Cruelty Involved in All Egg Production

I love having conversations about chickens. Luckily, I get to chat about chickens quite often through my work with United Poultry Concerns and other …

Agriculture

Artist knits cruelty-free, detailed animal dissections

The horrors of dissecting frogs in school are given a vegan twist in Emily Stoneking’s animal-friendly aKNITomy artwork. Made from woven and knit …

Friendly indie dev wants to teach kids to think like a programmer

Indie developer Daryl Hornsby has a novel approach for getting kids engaged with educational games: Don’t dumb things down.<p>That’s the key to <i>Machineers,</i> the clever puzzle-adventure game his company crafted to to lead kids through various programming logic concepts.<p>“When you say you want to target 10 …

'Super Mario amiibos' Unlock More Content In Games You Already Own

Super Mario amiibos extend value by unlocking new content in Captain Toad’s Treasure Trackers, Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart as well as recently released Mario Party 10.<p>Whether investing in the latest Lego video-game, choosing the right console or expanding the collection of toys to life …

Humans Seem Hard-Wired for Multiple Romantic Relationships

A new research review article suggests the human brain has been designed to rebound from past romantic relationships. That is, our psyche can handle …

The Brain