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UPDATED: Trump is suddenly very concerned about Scooter Libby. Here’s why.

The former Bush aide was convicted of obstruction of justice -- the same thing Trump is being investigated for.<p>President Trump is set to pardon …

Donald Trump

The 10 Most Popular Scientific Papers Everyone Was Talking About This Year

We've read all of them. #humblebrag<p>In the academic world, citations matter. But thanks to the internet, the public is increasingly engaging with …

The Most Futuristic Predictions That Came True in 2017

The trouble with the future is that it never seems to arrive. That’s why we call it the future. We consequently have this bad habit of taking the …

Artificial Intelligence

Glow-in-the-dark plants put green energy in a whole new light

Light-up foliage provides illumination without electricity.<p>Imagine a world in which trees light up as the sun sets and houseplants glow like lamps. If new research pans out, that fanciful vision could become a reality — and lend new meaning to the term “green energy.”<p>A team of scientists at MIT has …

Green Energy

Physicists Just Discovered Such an Explosive Type of Fusion They Almost Hid The Results

"Luckily, it is a one-trick pony."<p>A pair of physicists discovered a new kind of fusion that occurs between quarks – and they were so concerned with …

California’s big battery experiment: a turning point for energy storage?

The world’s largest lithium-ion battery installed after the Aliso Canyon gas blowout has become a test case for the grid storage industry<p>On a paved expanse next to an electrical substation in Escondido, 30 miles north of downtown San Diego, sits a row of huge silver boxes. The site resembles a …

Natural Gas

7 ways the iPhone X copies Android phones

And three original Apple innovations.<p>I've said it before: the new iPhone X nets a lot of firsts for Apple devices. That makes sense; it represents the tech giant's boldest, priciest handset yet.<p>The thing is, many of these additions have been floating around on Android phones; some new, some years …

Mobile Technology

Experiences in Childhood Can Alter Your DNA For The Rest of Your Life

It could even make you prone to illness.<p>Childhood is a defining period in anybody's life, but for many of us it seems those early life experiences …

Genetics

This Powerful New Painkiller Could Be The Unexpected Ticket to Replacing Opioids

We desperately need a new drug to treat pain.<p>Researchers have developed a new class of pain relief that acts on an obscure nerve pathway, opening the …

Pain

Scientists Finally Unlock the Recipe For Magic Mushrooms

Based on prior reporting from field work and various sources, this reporter can confidently conclude that magic mushrooms are very chill. There’s …

Magic Mushrooms

Genetically Engineering Pigs to Grow Organs for People

Scientists announce the birth of 37 pigs gene-edited to be better for human transplant.<p>The idea of transplanting organs from pigs into humans has been around for a long time. And for a long time, xenotransplants—or putting organs from one species into another—has come up against two seemingly …

Genetic Engineering

Brexit won because those who opposed it did not address its core philosophy

Some scientists claim that philosophy is dead – but recent politics proves we need it more than ever<p>A few months ago, I was asked to give a lecture on the usefulness of philosophy while in the UK. The lecture followed a wave of hostility towards philosophy from well-known physicists. Stephen …

Personal Organizing