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People with tetraplegia master brain implant in minutes

New techniques have allowed three participants with tetraplegia to achieve peak brain-computer interface (BCI) performance within three minutes of …

These Are The Reasons You Might Quit Meat In 2018

And it's not just because Leonardo DiCaprio's on board.<p>When one of the biggest meat companies in the world says the future is plants, it’s time to sit up and take notice.<p>U.S. company Tyson Foods has been churning out processed meat and chickens for more than 80 years. But speaking earlier this …

Agriculture

Floating Cities, No Longer Science Fiction, Begin to Take Shape

It is an idea at once audacious and simplistic, a seeming impossibility that is now technologically within reach: cities floating in international waters — independent, self-sustaining nation-states at sea.<p>Long the stuff of science fiction, so-called “seasteading” has in recent years matured from …

Silicon Valley

Yale Professors Race Google and IBM to the First Quantum Computer

SAN FRANCISCO — Robert Schoelkopf is at the forefront of a worldwide effort to build the world’s first quantum computer. Such a machine, if it can be built, would use the seemingly magical principles of quantum mechanics to solve problems today’s computers never could.<p>Three giants of the tech world …

Boffins on alert: Brace yourselves for huge gravitational wave coming within a decade

When supermassive black holes collide, we'll feel itThe most violent gravitational waves in the universe from supermassive black hole prangs will be …

Black Holes

Nonviral nanoparticles carry CRISPR to most successful gene edits ever

Scientists at MIT have developed a new way to carry the CRISPR gene-editing tool to the target area of the genome. Normally the system uses harmless …

Scientists have created brain implants that could boost our memory by up to 30%

We'd all love to have a better memory. If there was a tool that could make us better at retaining information for exams, or at remembering important facts for a presentation or interview, we would probably pay good money for it.<p>This is what researchers have been working on at the University of …

The Brain

Fruit Fly Brain Patterns Can Improve Algorithms that Power Netflix, YouTube Recommendations

Researchers have ventured into uncharted territory to find ways to improve computer algorithms — the brains of fruit flies.<p>While search algorithms …

The US military will test jets with frickin’ laser beams attached to them

We may not live in a <i>Star Wars</i>-esque age of light speed travel and Death Stars, but that isn’t stopping the US military from turning its jet fighters …

Is there a supervolcano buried in Antarctica waiting to erupt?

Antarctica is behaving oddly. Like its North Pole counterpart, it’s being affected by our changing climate. But not in ways science expects.<p>It has lakes. It has rivers. All of liquid, flowing water. It’s just that they’re beneath the ice sheet. Not on top. How did they get there?<p>A new NASA study is …

Climate change will be the border control of the future

After 300 years of continuous human settlement, Hurricane Irma destroyed everything on the island of Barbuda and forced the relocation of its more than 1,600 residents, demonstrating that climate-induced migration is no longer a future possibility, but a present-day reality. A week and a half …

Climate

The climate has changed before. But this is different – look at the archeological record

The United States government recently published the Climate Science Special Report authored by 13 federal agencies, which states unequivocally that climate change is occurring and it is caused by human actions. The report follows several months of uncommonly strong hurricanes caused by …

Climate Change

Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life

Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage these days. We are seeing everything from the conservative 5:2 diet to more extreme fasting methods …

Holistic Medicine

This fungus has over 23,000 sexes and no qualms about it

Sex is extra strange if you're a shroom.<p>Fungi don’t abide by gender constructs. They live uninhibited (albeit unconscious) lives, mating freely with almost any other member of their species. In short, they’re wonderful.<p>One particularly promiscuous mushroom, known scientifically as <i>Schizophyllum</i> …

Biology

Gut Bacteria Linked to Age Related Conditions

<i>Summary: Researchers transplanted gut bacteria from older mice into young mice and noted age related chronic inflammation following the procedure.</i> …

Medical Research

We have every reason to fear Trump’s pick to head Nasa | Dana Nuccitelli

Republican climate science denial reared its ugly head at Bridenstine’s congressional hearing<p>Unlike past Nasa administrators, Trump nominee Jim Bridenstine doesn’t have a scientific background. He’s a Republican Congressman from Oklahoma and former Navy pilot. He also has a history of denying basic …

Scientists Identify The Key Chemical In The Brain That Could Help People To Stop Unwanted Thoughts

Scientists have found the key chemical in the memory region of the brain that could help people, particularly those who are suffering from …

Alzheimer's Could Actually Start Elsewhere in The Body And Not The Brain, Says Study

Incredibly important.<p>Alzheimer's disease is usually described as a degenerative neurological condition, one that is commonly associated with memory …

Dementia

A Team of Scientists Just Made Food From Electricity — and it Could be the Solution to World Hunger

The Electric Bioreactor Farm<p>Finnish researchers have created a batch of single-cell protein that is nutritious enough to serve for dinner using a …

Ancient DNA solves mystery of the Canaanites, reveals the biblical people’s fate

In the Bronze Age, between 4,000 and 3,000 years ago, a diverse group of people called the Canaanites lived in the Middle East. Despite their culture and influence — one of the only golden calf idols discovered was found in the Canaan seaport of Ashqelon — they left behind little information about …

Anthropology

New solar panels with built-in batteries make off-grid living easy

Solar might be the future, but few people and businesses can afford to invest in the technology. This is why SolPad’s latest innovation is so …

The Genius Problem-Solving Method Elon Musk Learned From Aristotle

How do some entrepreneurs manage to come up with solutions for the toughest problems? They borrow this method from an ancient philosopher.<p><i>"All great Acts of Genius began with the same consideration: Do not be constrained by your present reality."</i><p><b>Leonardo Da Vinci</b><p>Obviously, I have never met …

What Would Planet Earth be Like in a Black Hole?

Black holes are a constant source of fascination, particularly now that gravitational waves have been detected. One of the most popular questions …

NASA Has Discovered Hundreds of Potential New Planets - And 10 May Be Like Earth

Astronomers are ecstatic.<p>NASA scientists on Monday announced the discovery of 219 new objects beyond our solar system that are almost certainly …

How Meditation And Yoga Can Alter The Expression Of Our Genes

For those who are still skeptical about whether mind-body practices like meditation, yoga, and Tai Chi actually work, a new study goes further in laying out how they affect us—right down to the level of our genes. The new review, published in the journal <i>Frontiers in Immunology,</i> looks back over a …

Tai Chi

This Yale biologist has a fascinating theory of how women changed human evolution

Richard Prum, the author of "The Evolution of Beauty," explains how who a female chooses to mate with can change the common traits that men show. Over time, women can change the evolutionary definition of maleness. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>I'm Richard Prum. I'm the William Robinson</i> …

Anthropology

4 life hacks from ancient philosophers that will make you happier

You’ve probably heard about Stoics or Stoicism — and most of what you know is wrong.<p>They weren’t joyless bores. The ancient Stoics were the first …

Earth-Size Planets Among Final Tally of NASA’s Kepler Telescope

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Are we still alone?<p>Setting the stage for the next chapter in the quest to end cosmic loneliness, astronomers released a list on Monday of 4,034 objects they are 90 percent sure are planets orbiting other stars.<p>The new list is the final and most reliable result of a four-year …

50 Ideas for a Lucrative Side Hustle

You know how to do something people would hire you for, if they know you are available.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you're looking for ways you can earn a few extra bucks with a side hustle, you'd likely encounter hundreds of strategies for make some money. …

Small Business