Tristan Godfrey

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NASA Will Pay You For Help Updating 30-Year-Old Code

A public coding competition for a supercomputer trying to shed milliseconds.<p>NASA has announced a public challenge for anyone interested in vintage computer programming. The agency wants to award anyone who can quicken the software it uses to design experimental aircraft, known as X-planes. Just …

How to Plan for This Summer's Once-in-a-Century Solar Eclipse

Space<p>It is not too early to begin preparing for the Great American Solar Eclipse of Aug. 21, 2017 — and the sun's position on April 19, 20 and 21, but especially April 20, will offer a perfect dress rehearsal for that historic event.<p>When preparing for the eclipse, an important aspect to consider is …

Millions sign up for Obamacare as Trump and GOP lawmakers scramble for a way to roll it back

While Republicans struggle to find a way to roll back the Affordable Care Act without jeopardizing healthcare for tens of millions of people, Americans continue to sign up for Obamacare health plans.<p>As of Dec. 24, more than 11.5 million people had enrolled in a health plan through one of the …

WATCH: Here's Why Perfect Cloning Will Always Be Impossible

The laws of physics say no.<p>As humans, we've got a lot of serious thinking to do when it comes to the kinds of biological tweaks we'll be able to make …

50 ways to accelerate weight loss

The average man’s body houses 43.2lbs of fat. And at any one moment, that number is either increasing or decreasing—it’s never stagnant. Spend more …

Mapping the perfect wine and cheese pairings - using data science

<b>A university science professor helped develop a computer program to visually map out relationships between genes and molecules. Then his wife pointed out he could use it to find perfect wine and cheese pairings.</b><p>Next time you are planning the ultimate wine and cheese party, reach for your computer …

There is a new type of hangover and it has nothing to do with what you drink

Scientists make 'emotional' discovery...<p>Have you ever woken up with what seems to be a raging hangover after a night of absolutely no drinking at all?<p>…

The reMarkable Paper Tablet Makes Writing on an iPad Look Dated

The reMarkable paper tablet is a 10.3-inch e-ink tablet that look incredibly similar to a Kindle DX, except that it has a special coating on the …

Republic Wireless is giving you six months of free service

Republic Wireless is celebrating its independence today, and it’s celebrating big: if you buy a qualifying smartphone from the carrier, it comes with six months of free service!<p>You might not know what Republic Wireless is, and I don’t blame you: it’s been living under the shadow of its parent …

How Space Travel Destroys the Human Body

Space travel can wreak havoc on the body. The price for leaving the surface of the planet and getting to live your life literally off the world is …

Watch Humans Destroy the Earth in 30 Years With Google Earth Time Lapse

Humans do not treat the Earth kindly, and now we have even more evidence. Google just updated the Google Earth Engine to include four years of …

The Physics of Playing a Guitar Visualized: Metallica’s “Nothing Else Matters” Viewed from Inside the Guitar

Give it a chance, you won’t be disappointed. While the first 30 seconds of the video above may resemble an amateur iPhone prank, it soon becomes …

NASA's 'Impossible' EmDrive Could Actually Work, Even If It Breaks The Laws Of Physics

Even NASA doesn't know how it works.<p>NASA scientists have determined that an ‘impossible’ engine that could take us to Mars in just 10 weeks does …

Qualcomm teases a new OnePlus device sporting a Snapdragon 821

There’s still a little time to get a handset out before year’s end. And while increased competition from a number of relative new manufacturers (not to mention Google) have seemingly made things a bit more crowded, Samsung’s recent struggles have, perhaps, left an opening for another flagship.<p>At …

You no longer need to own a solar panel to reap the financial benefits of solar energy

For Americans, solar power can now come without the panel.<p>Solar energy isn’t an option for millions of people living in cities—who have no rooftop to call their own—or without reasonable solar prices. There are 113 million homeowners in markets with competitively-priced solar power—but because of …

Higgs Boson Physicist May Have Killed the Birth Control Pill

Hormonal contraceptives might be a thing of the past.<p>When the physicists working with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN discovered the Higgs boson …