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Will China lead the world to better health? - Futurity

China has made significant strides controlling infectious diseases, helping its citizens live longer lives. Will the country serve as a model for the …

Finally, Wall Street gets put on trial: We can still hold the 0.1 percent responsible for tanking the economy

Too Big To Fail bailouts let them get away with it. The amazing result of California fraud trial could change that<p>The Tea Party regards Barack Obama as a kind of devil figure, but when it comes to hunting down the fraudsters responsible for the economic disaster of the last six years, his …

Plastic Microparticles Found In Beers

Pollution shows up at the pub.<p>Beer lovers: there may be more to your brew than dazzling citrus overtones or a subtle chocolatey aroma.<p>The authors of a new study went to a local supermarket in Germany and picked up 24 brands of beer, including the 10 most popular in the country. In the lab, they …

Luna Washing Ball Cleans Your Clothes from Laundry Basket

<b>Luna Washing Ball</b> transforms your laundry basket into a washing machine, well, that’s the dream, more space and less effort to fabric care. It’s a …

Cable companies want to stop the best internet in America from growing

A group representing giants in the cable industry is trying to shut down two municipalities' proposals to expand their public broadband networks, arguing that public broadband has a "mixed record" and can be harmful to taxpayers, despite these two networks already being successful where they're …

Is fast food making us depressed?

Do burgers, sugary snacks and other unhealthy foods exacerbate the effects of mental illness? David Robson investigates the evidence, and discovers a surprising new idea to help treat depression.<p>The people entering Felice Jacka’s offices over the next few months will be in the throes of depression. …

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Radical New Theory Could Kill the Multiverse Hypothesis

Author: Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine. Natalie Wolchover, Quanta Magazine Science<p>Date of Publication: 08.25.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. …

A Guide to Different Kinds of Parallel Universes - The Nature of Reality — The Nature of Reality

These days it often seems that if a theory has loose ends, its dangling threads are surreptitiously tied together out of view within the hidden …

Collective Mind in the Mound: How Do Termites Build Their Huge Structures?

Termites move a fourth of a metric ton of dirt to build mounds that can reach 17 feet (5 meters) and higher.<p>For the past 26 years, J. Scott Turner has filled termite mounds with propane, scanned them with lasers, and stuffed them with plaster. He has fed microscopic beads to termites, given the …

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

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Do You Use Only 10% of Your Brain?

<i>We may be biased, but we think the human brain is pretty special. All this week, mentalfloss.com is celebrating this miracle organ with a heap of</i> …

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Why Those Tiny Microbeads In Soap May Pose Problem For Great Lakes

From the shoreline at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, the blue water of Lake Michigan stretches as far as the eye can see. But beneath that pristine image, there's a barely visible threat, says Jennifer Caddick of the Alliance for the Great Lakes: microbeads.<p>These tiny bits of plastic, small …

Scio Pocket Molecular Scanner Is a Google-like Device for Physical Objects

A couple weeks ago I had a fascinating video call with a gentleman named Dror Sharon, the CEO of a company called Consumer Physics. He showed me a …

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SpaceX wants to launch military payloads, protests Boeing and Lockheed dominance

SpaceX thinks it can help the United States government save $1 billion annually on national security space launches, but it's not getting the chance thanks to a longstanding "monopoly" over such launches. CEO Elon Musk just announced that SpaceX is filing an official protest complaining about the …

This Is Big: Scientists Just Found Earth's First Cousin

Meet Kepler-186f, the closest thing to our planet ever discovered—and maybe our best shot at locating life elsewhere in the universe.<p>Right now, 500 light years away from Earth, there's a planet that looks a lot like our own. It is bathed in dim orangeish light, which at high noon is only as bright …

The Best Way to Deal With Ocean Trash

Plastic debris doubles every decade. What ends up in the ocean is nearly impossible to clean up.<p>Tony Haymet, former director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, has heard hundreds of ocean cleanup plans. Late at night, over many beers, he's come up with a few dozen of his own. None of them, …

Gravity: Augmented Reality Tablet Lets You Draw Ideas in 3D

Using a handheld stylus and tablet set combined with an existing augmented reality headset, this invention allows users to sketch in three dimensions …

StoreDot smartphone battery 'charges in 30 seconds'

A smartphone battery has been developed that can charge up almost as quickly as you can say 'nanotechnology'<p>An Israeli start-up has unveiled a battery that can be charged in less than 30 seconds.<p>StoreDot demonstrated their pioneering progress at Microsoft's Think Next symposium in Tel Aviv by fully …

How It Works: The Electric Racecar

Dissecting the the car that shows what electric vehicles can really do<p>This year, the first fully electric racing series will debut in cities around the globe. Called Formula E, the new Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) championship is the zero-emissions complement to the Formula One …

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The Brain

Is Anti-Gravity Possible? Brian Greene's WSU Has The Answer

By now you've probably heard about Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of <i>Cosmos</i>, running every Sunday night on FOX (yes, that FOX) for the last few weeks. It was a controversial step to take Carl Sagan's beloved early 1980s-era tour of the universe and revamp it for the modern era. According to most …

Night owls are less likely to get married - Futurity

People who stay up late and sleep late in the morning are different in many important ways from early risers, new research finds.

Scientists’ depressing new discovery about the brain

Forget the dream that education, scientific evidence or reason can help people make good decisions<p>Yale law school professor Dan Kahan’s new research paper is called “Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government,” but for me a better title is the headline on science writer Chris Mooney’s piece …

GE's Next Billion-Dollar Bet: The 'Industrial Internet'

On the flat plains of central Illinois, dozens of wind turbines tower over the cornfields, intersecting the clean lines of land and sky.<p>As the sun begins to set, Charles Keith Haning, 81, admires the colors reflected on the spinning blades.<p>“Look at ‘em. Certain times of day when the sun’s shining …