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Ask Ethan: How Do We Know Space Is Expanding?

If you take a look out at the Universe, and in every direction you look, you see objects rushing away from you, what would you conclude? Would it be that you’re a repellant, somehow? That the fabric of space itself is expanding? That you’re at the center of an earlier explosion, and everything else …

Astrophysics

Watch Russia Launch the Fastest Space Station Cargo Flight on Sunday

<b>Update for Feb. 11:</b> The launch of the Soyuz 2.1a rocket carrying the Progress 69 cargo ship was aborted at the last minute early today due to an …

Space Exploration

Desperate scientists created a Match.com profile for a frog who may be the last of his species

There’s a chance a frog who lives in a tank in a Bolivian museum is the last of his species. But he reportedly hasn’t given up hope, if one can ascribe hope to a frog. The male Sehuencas water frog continues to make mating calls from within his confinement at Bolivia’s Cochabamba Natural History …

Zoology

Man Who Travelled To Watch SpaceX Falcon Heavy Rocket Launch Found Dead In His Hotel Room

Terry Hilliard travelled to from his home in Ocala, Florida, to Cocoa to watch in person the SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket launch that took place on …

SpaceX

8 Trillion 'Gallons'! Huge Blob of Magma Found Atop Undersea Volcano

A giant undersea caldera near Japan hosts a lava dome made from 8 trillion gallons of molten rock.<p>The dome, which is 6.2 miles (10 kilometers) wide …

Retrogaming

Man ends up with two hearts after surgery

It was meant to be just another cardiac surgery, adding to the growing number of heart transplants in the country, but at the end of it, the patient …

Medicine

Intel’s drone light show never got off the ground for the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony

They aired pre-recorded footage anyway.<p>Last-minute “impromptu logistical changes” kept Intel from performing its drone light show live during the opening ceremonies for the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. But that didn’t stop NBC from airing footage of it for those watching the …

Drones

Exploding Airpods: Apple Looking Into The Incident

Reports of exploding Apple Airpods made the rounds this week.<p>On Thursday, Feb. 8, Jason Colon from St. Petersburg, Florida, was surprised when he …

Apple AirPods

Job One for Quantum Computers: Boost Artificial Intelligence

In the early ’90s, Elizabeth Behrman, a physics professor at Wichita State University, began working to combine quantum physics with artificial …

Quantum Computing

Watch this funny NatGeo spoof a YouTuber created using PUBG's replay feature

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds introduced a replay feature last month that allows users to create cinematic replays of their matches. The tool enables …

Gaming

These portals to Elon Musk's space Tesla and 'Rick and Morty' are going viral on Snapchat

Elon Musk probably won't send you into space anytime soon, but if you want to see what it would like to be up close and personal with Starman and his …

Social Media

Web giant Cloudflare stores extreme neo-Nazi content on UK soil

UK urged to act against company that protects the websites of banned far-right groups<p>Cloudflare, one of the internet’s most powerful companies, is storing the online content of a banned neo-Nazi terrorist organisation on UK soil and illegal Holocaust denial content across Europe.<p>The UK government …

Rights & Freedoms

Equifax breach may have exposed more data than first thought

The 2017 Equifax data breach was already extremely serious by itself, but there are hints it was somehow worse. <i>CNN</i> has learned that Equifax told the US Senate Banking Committee that more data may have been exposed than initially determined. The hack may have compromised more driver's license info, …

Identity Theft

Apple Watch Reportedly Can Detect Diabetes With An Accuracy Rate Of 85 Percent, According To Cardiogram Study

Apple Watch doesn’t only make us more physically active, but it can also make us more aware of our health by detecting diseases.<p>According to the …

Diabetes

How to organise your phone to make it less stressful

Everyday we have countless interactions with our beloved screens – research suggests people look at their phones up to 150 times per day. And a lot …

Personal Organizing

Apple sold more watches than Rolex, Swatch, and the rest of the Swiss watch industry combined

Apple is one of the biggest watchmakers in the world.<p>How big? Based on newly available statistics, it now seems certain that Apple outsold the entire Swiss watch industry combined last quarter.<p>Yep. The company best known for making iPhones outsold Rolex, Omega, and even Swatch last quarter — …

Smartwatches

Robot repeatedly ignores presenter's commands during on-stage CES 2018 unveiling

A robot that is supposed to deliver “innovative convenience” repeatedly malfunctioned during an on-stage demonstration at the CES 2018 technology …

Rumor: Samsung to launch 7.3-inch folding smartphone this December

• Samsung said to be working on a flexible smartphone with inward-folding, 7.3-inch OLED display.<br>• The handset would be “ultra-premium” both in price and performance.<br>• It’s said to be entering mass production in November with a view to a December/early 2019 launch.<p>After years of flexible smartphone …

What a $4,000 Treadmill Means for the Future of Gadgets

The home fitness start-up Peloton might sound faddish, like another in the parade of bougie tech-lifestyle brands selling dubious-sounding “disruption!” at millionaire prices. Its first product — an internet-connected, brushed-steel spin bicycle equipped with a 22-inch touch-screen — sells for …

Touchscreens

CRISPR gene editor could spark immune reaction in people

Immune reactions against proteins commonly used as molecular scissors might make CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing ineffective in people, a new study …

Melting glaciers are pushing down the bottom of the ocean

As the Earth’s largest chunks of ice continue to get smaller and smaller, sea levels have risen. All that melting ice has to go somewhere, so as it …

First Blue Moon Total Eclipse in 150 Years Happening This Month

On Jan. 31, 2018, millions of onlookers will get to watch a total eclipse of the moon. And not just <i>any</i> total eclipse. This one's going to be a …

The good news about the ozone hole is even better than you think

The shrinking hole is a powerful reminder that multinational cooperation can solve big environmental ills.<p>From shrinking sea ice to deadly air pollution, it seems there's never a shortage of bad news about the environment. But now comes some very good news — in the form of satellite data showing …

Global Warming

Can we actually stop using fossil fuels?

Tim McDonagh<p>Is it smart—or crazy stupid—to rely solely on wind, solar, and hydro?<p>This past July, as Dawn Lippert surfed the swells at her home beach in Honolulu, a rogue board sprang up and slammed her between the eyes. It could have been a knockout blow. But Lippert, a former high school soccer …

Japanese Astronaut Concerned After Growing 3.5 Inches Taller in Three Weeks

Microgravity environments do strange and often undesirable things to the human body, such as weakening muscles and bones, shrinking hearts, and …

Japanese scientists just created an AI that can “read” human minds

Nope, this isn’t just fodder for the new series of Black Mirror<p>As computer scientists attempt to make machines think and learn like humans, the …

A highly classified US spy satellite is missing after a SpaceX mission failure

A highly classified US spy satellite is missing after a SpaceX launch from Florida on Sunday, The Wall Street Journal has reported.<p>The satellite, code-named Zuma, failed to reach orbit and fell back into Earth's atmosphere after separating from the company's Falcon 9 rocket. The Journal suggested …

Elon Musk

Microsoft halts AMD Meltdown and Spectre patches after reports of unbootable PCs

Microsoft blames AMD’s documentation<p>Microsoft has paused distributing its Meltdown and Spectre security updates for some older AMD machines after reports of PCs not booting. Microsoft’s support forums have been full of complaints from PC owners with AMD processors, and the software giant has …

Doctors say they've figured out how often you need to work out to offset the effects of sitting all day

Middle age is not too late to start exercising. In fact, new evidence suggests that doing so can reverse some of the dangerous and deadly effects of a life spent sitting in a chair or on a couch.<p>In a new study released in the journal Circulation on Monday, doctors found that as a little as two …

Middle Age

This Common Painkiller Could Be Negatively Affecting Male Fertility

Here's what you need to know.<p>Male fertility could be at a tipping point. Last year, scientists discovered sperm counts in western countries had …