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Researchers have a radical plan to freeze rising sea water and transport it to Antarctica

A new study investigates one radical solution: 'geoengineering,' or reshaping the planet in a substantial way. In this case, by enlarging Antarctica's continental glacier via pumping ocean water onto the ice surface.<p>If it works, and the ice sheet grows thicker, it could sequester huge volumes of …

8 Awesome Science Resources That You Can Access For Free Online

Including ALL of Feynman’s lectures.<p>There's nothing worse than wanting to expand your knowledge, satisfy your curiosity, or just confirm some weird …

Albert Einstein

MH370 search: 'rogue pilot' theory still on Australian investigators' radar

The search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continues to be governed by the theory there was no control input in use for the last portion of the flight<p>The Australian authority in charge of the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 says the “ghost flight theory” continues to guide its …

Obama just tasked Joe Biden with a 'moonshot' bid to cure cancer

Comparing the scale of the challenge to the successful US mission to put an astronaut on the moon, Obama said the drive would receive the same effort as clean energy research.<p>"For the loved ones we've all lost, for the family we can still save, let's make America the country that cures cancer once …

Exclusive: North Korea reveals alleged U.S. prisoner to CNN in Pyongyang

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> Is North Korea holding an American prisoner? That's what a man CNN spoke to in Pyongyang claims.<p>As tensions on the Korean peninsula continued to rise and Seoul and Washington officials discussed the potential deployment of more troops to South Korea, officials in …

North Korea

The Most Disturbing Movies of All Time8. <em>Aftermath</em> (1994)

<b>Director:</b> Nacho Cerdà<p>Orchestrated by Spanish filmmaker Nacho Cerdà, <i>Aftermath</i> is a dialogue-free showcase of pointless immorality, albeit of the …

Rumor: Sony to have two Xperia Snapdragon 820 flagships for 2016

<b>Update, December 18:</b> Separately from the report from <i>CNBeta</i> that we cited below, <i>Digitimes</i> is reporting that Sony will cut down on the number of models it releases in 2016. The Japanese company may shutter its Taiwanese R&D facilities and reduce the number of manufacturers it partners with. Sony will …

Mobile Game of the Year - IGN's Best of 2015 - IGN

EditLara Croft GO<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>From IGN's Review: "From the opening menu screen of Lara Croft Go – a wheel of items you cycle through, reminiscent …

Samsung files patents for a scrollable smartphone, a folding tablet, and more

Over the past year, we’ve seen an assortment of Samsung patents filed for all kinds of digital devices that most can dare only dream of. The latest offerings are perhaps the most impressive yet. They were discovered by Patently Mobile, who has requested that tech sites covering the story limit use …

OLEDs

Gates, Zuckerberg and Bezos invest in huge clean energy fund

After announcing the Mission Innovation program to convince nations to double their clean energy investment budgets, Bill Gates has launched another massive initiative at the United Nations Climate Change conference in Paris. The Breakthrough Energy Coalition is backed by a who's who of tech …

Blair and Bush went to war in Iraq despite South Africa's WMD assurances, book states

Iraq,World news,Middle East and North Africa,South Africa,Tony Blair,George Bush,US news,US foreign policy,Foreign policy<p>New book God, Spies and Lies details Mbeki’s attempts to stop invasion<br>• SA experts worked with Saddam in 1980s; Mandela also tried to warn Bush<p>Tony Blair went to war in Iraq …

See Into Other Universes Through The Eyes Of This Industrial Robot

Humans can’t see quantum mechanics at work–but what about a robot?<p>Some physicists believe that our universe is but one of infinite universes, so our world is only a single version of every conceivable possibility that could be. It’s scientific philosophy that will melt your mind, but a new project …

What do we know about the St-Denis raids?

In fast-moving developments on Wednesday morning, a major police operation was launched at an apartment in St-Denis, north of Paris city centre, targeting the alleged mastermind of Friday’s terror attacks. The seven-hour raid started at about 4.30am local time (03.30 GMT) and ended just after …

Scientists build atom-scale sub that moves at 'breakneck' speeds

There are still no nanobots plying our bloodstreams, seeking and destroying cancer and other diseases. However, scientists at Rice University have just built a molecule-scale "submarine," so that's a pretty positive step towards "Fantastic Voyage." Mades at the same lab that developed "nanocars," …

Quantum computers a step closer to reality after silicon coding breakthrough

In the race to build the first functional quantum computer, Australian researchers at the University of NSW find coding possible in silicon<p>Australian researchers have demonstrated that a quantum version of computer code can be written on a silicon microchip with the highest level of accuracy ever …

Quantum Computing

France readies nerve gas antidote in wake of terror attacks

The French government has authorized the distribution of an antidote to counter the potentially deadly effects of nerve gas as it rushes to expand security measures after the Paris terrorist attacks that killed 129 people.<p>In a decree published in the French Official Gazette on Sunday, two days …

Russia says bomb brought down jet in Sinai, offers $50 million reward

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Russian passenger jet that crashed over Sinai, Egypt, was brought down by a bomb estimated to contain 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of explosives, the head of the Russian Federal Security Service said Tuesday, and the Russian government is offering a $50 million reward for information about …

Airplanes

Graphene Could Give Us Sleek Night Vision Sensors

As goggles, and maybe even smartphone cameras or windshields<p>Because of its unique chemical and physical properties, graphene has helped scientists design new gadgets from tiny computer chips to salt water filters. Now a team of researchers from MIT has found a new use for the 2D wonder material: in …

NVIDIA throwing in a free Shield Remote with purchase of a Shield Android TV

NVIDIA’s Shield Android TV is one great set-top box, and it’s made even better when you have all of the official accessories to go along with it. Normally you’d need to purchase the handy remote alongside the Android TV box for an additional $49.99, but thankfully not anymore. NVIDIA is now …

There are 6 quintillion gallons of water hiding in the Earth's crust

Most of us think of the water cycle as something that occurs above ground: water falls from the sky, evaporates back into the atmosphere and then condenses into rain or snow once again.<p>But the water that's above ground is just a fraction of our planet's total water story.<p>Hidden in the Earth's crust …

Water

France launches fresh strikes on Isis as Pentagon chief calls for global coalition

US defence secretary Ash Carter echoes François Hollande by urging European allies to join forces to defeat terrorist group<p>France has launched fresh airstrikes against Isis targets in Syria as the Pentagon chief urged European countries to join a military coalition to defeat Islamic State in the …

France

New smartphone battery can charge to 48% in five minutes

Huawei’s quick-charging lithium-ion batteries power up 10 times faster than regular batteries by using new technique<p>A smartphone battery that lasts longer than a day might be out of reach of most people for the moment, but a large one that charges to 48% in five minutes is on the way.<p>Huawei’s new …

Batteries

Facebook stock dropped following the news that Marc Andreessen sold most of his stake

Now the stock has recovered and is down only about 1%.<p>Andreessen sold 1.5 million Facebook shares, valued around $160 million, through pre-arranged trading plans beginning on October 30, according to calculations by Recode, which first reported the share sales.<p>Andreessen's venture capital firm …

World’s tiniest pacemaker implanted without surgery

The world’s smallest, minimally invasive cardiac pacemaker was successfully implanted in 99.2 percent (719 of 725) of patients participating in an …

Medical Technology

Awesome ‘accident’ turns stem cells into bone

Medical researchers were surprised when they discovered a new way to turn stem cells into bone cells—and ultimately trigger bone growth in mice.<p>The …

Stem Cells

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Drug Resistance: Worse, And Still A Lot To Learn

Today starts a week of observances about antibiotic resistance: “Get Smart About Antibiotics” Week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US, World Antibiotic Awareness Week, sponsored by the World Health Organization, European Antibiotic Awareness Day on Wednesday, and similar …

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Here's How The World Is Showing Solidarity With France

In the aftermath of Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which left at least 120 dead and scores more injured, the world has turned to the …

France

Victims of the Paris Attacks: A Gallery