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'Sixth Generation' Fighters Jets Are Already Taking Shape

The jets won't fly for another fifteen years, but are so complicated planning needs to start now.<p>The United States, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan are all in early planning stages for a so-called "sixth generation" of fighter jets. The jets won't fly until the 2030s, but governments around the …

Disney won’t let Bob Iger go: Media’s most successful CEO is staying on through 2019

Disney chief executive Bob Iger has come through for the House of Mouse once again.<p>The CEO, who oversaw the acquisitions of Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars owner Lucasfilm, will remain in his role for a year longer than expected while Disney’s board continues to search for a successor, the company …

Media Industry

How you learned a second language influences the way your brain works

Over the past few years, you might have noticed a surfeit of articles covering current research on bilingualism. Some of them suggest that it sharpens the mind, while others are clearly intended to provoke more doubt than confidence, such as Maria Konnikova’s “Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage?” …

Language

FDA Approves MRI-guided Breakthrough Cancer Treatment

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved the world’s first MRI-guided radiation treatment therapy.<p>“It’s an MRI together with radiation treatment,” said Chris Raanes, CEO of ViewRay, to the FOX Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo. “As the doctor is delivering the beams to kill the …

Cancer

For the first time, the price of bitcoin is the same as the price of gold

Two years ago, the value of Bitcoin slumped so badly that the digital currency was being written off as a failed experiment.<p>No longer. Bitcoin has charged back, and as of today (March 2), for the first time ever, one Bitcoin is worth more than a troy ounce of gold.<p>The milestone is inherently …

Cryptocurrency

Trump's new national security adviser: Saying 'radical Islamic terrorism' is counterproductive

McMaster delivered his remarks on Thursday, nearly one week after Trump appointed him, replacing Gen. Michael Flynn, who frequently echoed Trump's use of the controversial term.<p>McMaster said "Muslims who commit terrorist acts are perverting their religion," The Times reported. He added that …

Islamic Terrorism

Associated Press News

US Scientists Have Cautiously Backed Permanent Gene Editing in Humans

A brave new world.<p>In a controversial move, a senior US scientific committee has given the green light to one of the most contentious forms of genome …

Paolo Macchiarini: A surgeon’s downfall

<b>Ground-breaking work on synthetic organ transplants made Paolo Macchiarini one of the most famous doctors in the world. But some of his academic research is now seen as misleading, and most of the patients who received his revolutionary treatment have died. What went wrong?</b><p>In July 2011, the world …

Medicine

If LGBT community relies on business support, expect a hostile takeover

It may come as a shock to many in our community, but the holiday we observe over this long weekend wasn’t created to celebrate the end of summer with …

Why SpaceX can weather its latest disaster

Spaceflight is an inherently dangerous and tricky business. Unmanned payloads and satellites are basically set atop giant metal tubes filled with …

Elon Musk and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good $779 Million Day

Elon Musk has a lot riding on his plan to merge Tesla Motors Inc. with SolarCity Corp. -- including a big chunk of his $8.3 billion fortune.<p>He may be …

Tesla

Apple’s Day of Reckoning Comes With Billion-Euro Tax Risk

The European Union is expected to conclude Tuesday that Ireland provided Apple Inc. with illegal aid through a favorable tax arrangement, a decision …

Chamber of Commerce

Who Will Buy the International Space Station?

For sale: One space station. Slightly used. Great view of Central Park (and a lot of other parks). Image source: Getty Images.<p>As early as 2023, and by 2024 at the latest, Russia intends to abandon the International Space Station. And not only that, they're taking their half of the station when they …

Space Exploration

A history of how the burqa and bikini became the burkini

Several French seaside towns have in recent weeks banned women from wearing the burkini—a full-body swimsuit design—on its beaches. In instance this week that has become widely discussed, police in Nice were photographed apparently forcing a woman to remove the blouse she wore over her bodysuit.<p>The …

Religion

Study Shows How Zika Is Sexually Transmitted

A new study provides more evidence that the Zika virus spreads sexually, and it might be just as dangerous for babies as if a woman got bitten by a mosquito.<p>The study was done using mice, but doctors say it’s a good model for how Zika infects people. And the news isn’t good.<p>Not only does the virus …

Public Health

Moving to an exotic new country won’t solve your problems–but you should do it anyway

I moved to New Zealand from the US in the usual, time-honored fashion. First, I got rejected from every graduate school I’d applied to. Then I pulled out a calendar and contemplated spending another year in my soul-killing, $10-an-hour receptionist job. Then I started crying.<p>And <i>then</i> I had a lot of …

New Zealand

Money Actually Did Buy Me Happiness

Dreams don't pay the bills.<p>One of the most important decisions people face is what they’ll spend the vast majority of their 9-to-5 time doing. …

Things Are Getting Ugly For Mylan Pharmaceutical After Their Outrageous Price Hike Of EpiPens

It’s no secret that the pharmaceutical industry deals in some shady practices when it comes to medication prices. Most of the time, the common good and basic necessity win out over profit in the industry, but then moments come along that cause outrage beyond the imagination. We got a taste …

Americans say science is why they've given up religion

Technically Incorrect: A new Pew survey finds that those who say they have no religion tend to cite science as one of the main reasons.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>If you believe in science, does this mean you can't believe in God?<p>Or …

Religion

Vox Sentences: How did an EpiPen get to costing $600?

<i>Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what's happening in the world, curated by Dara Lind and Dylan Matthews. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions.</i><p>The federal government rules that grad …

'Neural network' spotted deep inside Samsung's Galaxy S7 silicon brain

<b>Hot Chips</b> Secrets of Exynos M1 cores spilledSamsung has revealed the blueprints to its mystery M1 processor cores at the heart of its S7 and S7 Edge …

Computer Science

Only Samsung Can Save Android From iPhone Domination

Sometimes numbers hide the true story. In the world of smartphones, the volume of Android sales tower over the rival iOS platform. Android accounts for over eighty percent of the market, with iOS a distant second (Kantar Worldpanel). With that measure Android is ‘winning’ but that’s not …

Mobile

Natalie Portman on Israel and Palestine: ‘Two Children of the Same Abusive Father’

The Oscar-winning actress explores the creation of Israel in her moody directorial debut, A Tale of Love and Darkness.<p>Love, darkness, moodiness, and …

'This is the beginning of a new Europe' say Merkel, Renzi and Hollande

Britain’s shock referendum vote is very far from being the end of the EU, say leaders of its three largest countries by population, excluding the UK<p>The leaders of Italy, France and Germany have insisted that Britain’s vote to leave the European Union did not spell the beginning of the end for the …

Europe

Gene editing records 'memories' in human DNA

Scientists have been recording data in DNA for a while, but it has usually involved bacteria and other simple organisms. MIT, however, just took a big leap forward. Its researchers have used the CRISPR gene editing technique to record histories in human cell DNA for the first time. They've crafted …

Why We Need to Redefine Gender

The difference between sex and gender is something we learn about in middle-school biology class. A person's sex is determined by biology, but gender is how a person identifies or feels socially. If you're a cis-gender person, meaning your gender corresponds to your biological sex, this might go in …

You may think the world is falling apart. Steven Pinker is here to tell you it isn't. - Vox

If the last few months felt like the summer of sadness, you are not alone.<p>Every week, sometimes every day, seems to have brought more stomach-turning news. In June, there was the Orlando nightclub shooting, where dozens were killed and injured in the deadliest terror attack in the US since 9/11. …