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Why We Should Stop Ignoring Venus

The search for life elsewhere in our universe is exploding. Discoveries of new exoplanets are now a weekly occurrence. Our curiosity about exoplanets …

Planets

The Hydrogen-Powered Car’s Big Setback

If a green ride-sharing service were to flourish anywhere it would be in Munich, where you can rent no-emission cars on just about any city-center …

Pune scientists make fuel cell that exhales hydrogen

doi:10.1038/nindia.2018.37 Published online 21 March 2018<p>Researchers at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) in Pune report …

The 50 best computer science schools in the world

A computer-science degree from one of the world's top higher education institutions can help graduates land their dreams job at companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft, Facebook, or Amazon.<p>But if your goal is to impress prospective employers, which university should you shoot for? Using the QS …

Online Education

There may be five types of diabetes

Diabetes is currently said to exist in essentially two variations: Type 1 and Type 2. But a group of medical scientists believe that division is overly simplistic.<p>Writing in a study published by <i>The Lancet: Diabetes & Endocrinology</i> this month, a team of international researchers propose that there …

Top seven safe, effective natural antibiotics

Certain natural substances have antibacterial properties, but which are safe to use, and when should a person use them?<p>Prescription antibiotics, such …

Cuba “sonic attacks” may have been spy device audio interference

Researchers think they found out what caused the mysterious concussion-like symptoms people experienced in Cuba.<p>In early 2017, American and Canadian …

A new species of tardigrade lays eggs covered with doodads and streamers

What a spectacular Easter basket tardigrade eggs would make — at least for those celebrating in miniature.<p>A new species of the pudgy, eight-legged, …

The moon will have cell service as early as next year

The moon will soon have cellphone service, according to an announcement made by telecommunications giants Tuesday.<p><b>READ MORE: Elon Musk left hidden</b> …

AI Beats Human Lawyers at Lawyering

The AI analyzed legal documents faster and more accurately than human legal experts.<p>Lawyers are pretty good at law-related activities. It’s their job, after all. But for at least one of those activities, lawyers are only second-best. A recent document-analyzing competition between lawyers and …

Artificial Intelligence

Common human skin bacteria could protect against cancer, say researchers

A type of bacteria commonly found on human skin produces a substance that may help protect against skin cancer, researchers have revealed.<p>The scientists say the surprise discovery regarding a strain of <i>Staphylococcus epidermidis</i> highlights the importance of the community microbes found on and in the …

Tumors

Fish oil during pregnancy 'slashes risk of child food allergies'

Taking fish oil during pregnancy cuts the risk of some child allergies by nearly a third, a Government study suggests.<p>A daily fish oil capsule taken after the 20th week of pregnancy and for the first three or four months of breastfeeding cut the chances of a child developing an egg allergy by 30 …

Solar-powered hydrogen reactor stores heat for overnight use

The Sun can provide an unlimited amount of energy, but there's one major downside – night. For roughly half the day facilities and devices that rely …

Scandinavian Airlines Will Pay for Your Rental Car This Summer

Two words: road trip.<p>There’s something about a foreign summer road trip that just seems dreamy. But despite affordable flight deals aplenty, Scandinavia is not cheap. In fact, Copenhagen is one of the world’s most expensive cities. Fortunately, Scandinavian Airlines has a deal for transatlantic …

The new space race: how billionaires launched the next era of exploration

Scientists and aerospace veterans, many of them still in awe at the cascade of smoke and fire, the roar of a 20-story machine hurtling into the sky, and the sight of a billionaire’s electric car floating past Earth, welcomed Elon Musk to the podium in Cape Canaveral this week.<p>“We want a new space …

Scientists Observe Incredible New Kind of Ice Thought to Exist in Uranus' Center

Here is an ice cube you do not want to put in your Diet Coke: A solid lattice of oxygen atoms with protons whizzing around inside of it. This ice is …

Galaxies Rotate in Sync, Raising Dark Matter Questions

The universe is filled with galaxies, and often a large galaxy like our own will have several smaller ones orbiting it. Astronomers looked at one …

Elon Musk's Tesla and SA Labor reach deal to give solar panels and batteries to 50,000 homes

At least 50,000 homes in SA will be given solar panels and batteries in a scheme by Elon Musk's Tesla and the SA Government to build the world's …

Japan’s space agency just launched the tiniest rocket to carry a satellite into orbit

Teeny tiny rocket carries teeny tiny satellite<p>A year after its tiny, experimental rocket failed to reach orbit a year ago, the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) successfully launched (via <i>Engadget</i>) an experimental rocket into orbit this weekend, the smallest ever to do so.<p>According to …

Space Exploration

Sonos One smart speaker sale, Fire TV discounts and the best Valentine’s Day tech deals

Save a couple extra bucks on tech gifts this Valentine’s Day<p>Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>If you missed last week’s Sonos …

Tesla is coming to 800 Home Depot stores

Tesla is going mainstream. No, not the electric cars.<p>Elon Musk is bringing his solar panels and Powerwall batteries to 800 Home Depot locations in …

Tesla

SpaceX confirms it will try to land all of Falcon Heavy's boosters

SpaceX hasn't been shy about wanting to land Falcon Heavy's three booster rockets (it formally proposed its plans a year ago), but will it try now that the launch has finally been nailed down? Yes. Elon Musk's outfit has confirmed that it will attempt to land all three boosters on Falcon Heavy's …