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17 signs you're intelligent — even if doesn't feel like it

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": "The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool."<p>That conventional wisdom is backed up by a Cornell University study …

Libraries

Comment on We Might Live in a Virtual Universe — But It Doesn’t Really Matter by Nyremne

rtryonThere’s no logic in saying humans can’t know all so god exist and did everything.science dismiss god because of zero evidence and knowledge of …

Inventions

Astronomers capture revolution of far distant planets

The best views yet of a planet moving around a star 63 light years away, have been photographed by the Gemini South telescope in Chile<p>Astronomers have captured their best view yet of a planet moving around a star in a far away solar system.

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

Acid-loving virus shows how to clad DNA in armor

A virus that can survive in nearly boiling acid may offer a blueprint for cladding DNA in armor-like packaging to battle a variety of …

Mammoth black holes may be on a collision course

<b>(Shutterstock)</b><p>Scientists believe the impending crash could transform our understanding of extreme physics<p>Clara Moskowitz<p>May 27, 2015 8:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Most galaxies have a supermassive black hole lurking at their centers, but a galaxy 10.5 …

NASA astronaut records stunning view as he flies across the night sky

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station don't need to flick on the TV to help them fall asleep at night. They can just look out the window. This weekend, Commander Terry Virts, who's been aboard the station since November, gave us Earthbound folk a look at just what we're missing. A video …

Greece warns it is set to default on debt repayment loans

Greece,Eurozone crisis,Banking,Business,Economics,Euro,Currencies,Europe,European Central Bank,European Union,European banks,European monetary union,Financial crisis,Financial sector,World news<p>Interior minister says Athens simply cannot satisfy IMF deadline next month unless it works out a deal …

Europe

Creeping censorship in Hong Kong: how China controls sale of sensitive books

The shop assistant is abrupt when the question comes.<p>“We are not going to sell that one. Sorry,” he says, when asked for a copy of one of Hong Kong’s most eagerly searched-for books.<p>And how about Zhao Ziyang’s bestselling Prisoner of the State – an explosive account of what happened behind the …

MythBuster Adam Savage builds 'Star Trek' captain's chair

Adam Savage, co-host of the Discovery channel's "MythBusters" science show, never shies away from a challenge. When he acquired a disappointing replica of a "Star Trek" captain's chair, instead of being content with it, the longtime prop maker decided to make a brand-new and better chair.<p>In the …

The Genome Engineering Revolution

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Ryan Clarke is a biochemistry PhD candidate with an interest in genetic engineering. He is a published scientist with a background in synthetic biology and social analytics. James Hyun is a PhD student in the life sciences with a background in molecular biology. He has published</i> …

Life in Space? The Odds Just Went Up

If ever there was a time to disobey HAL, the coolly sociopathic computer that stole the show in both <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> and the <i>2010</i> sequel, it’s …

Astronomy

Video: This is what Macintosh System 6 looks like running on an Android Wear watch

It’s always great when a someone ports an ancient OS onto a modern piece of technology just to prove they can do it. YouTube user Corbin Davenport …

Utah teenager found guilty in 50-mile chase that left officer dead

A jury found a Utah teenager guilty Saturday in a 50-mile crime spree that left one sheriff’s deputy dead and another wounded.<p>Prosecutors say Meagan Grunwald, 18, was desperately in love with her much older boyfriend and would do anything to stay with him, including driving a speeding getaway car …

Marvel's master plan: The complete novice's guide to Infinity Stones

Infinity stones are MacGuffins of the highest order<p>Marvel Studios started its film series relatively grounded, explaining away some of the crazier elements with exaggerated science and technology. Over the last 11 films, it's been slowly and deliberately introducing more cosmic and magical elements …

Marvel Universe

Nevada clears self-driving 18-wheeler for testing on public roads

Drone trucks could soon be plying US highways after Nevada authorities on Wednesday granted a license to test self-driving trucks on public roads.<p>While companies such as Google and luxury brands like Lexus have dominated the headlines with advances in driverless cars, Daimler board member Wolfgang …

Roads

Kidnapped woman calls for help via online pizza order, say police

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>You're being threatened by your boyfriend at knifepoint. You have three children in the house. You're scared.<p>You're trying to leave the house. Your boyfriend has taken your cell phone.<p>What do you do?<p>These …

Colorful galaxy is most distant ever found

A galaxy first spotted in images from NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes is one of the earliest every discovered.<p>Astronomers first identified …

One Direction's online feud with Zayn is causing some emotional freakouts

Zayn Malik's decision to leave One Direction was distressing enough, but now, the singer and his former bandmates are publicly feuding online.<p>And …

Newly Discovered Microbe 'Loki' Could Be Missing Link in Cell Evolution

Science News<p>Deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean between Greenland and Norway, scientists have found microorganisms they call a missing link connecting the simple cells that first populated Earth to the complex cellular life that emerged roughly 2 billion years ago. The researchers said on Wednesday a …

Biology

No, NASA Did Not Accidentally Invent Warp Drive

One of the most famous things Richard Feynman ever said was, “The first principle is that you must not fool yourself – and you are the easiest person to fool.” When you come across an announcement like the one made by NASA Spaceflight a week ago: that NASA has made a successful test of the EM Drive …

Physics

How to watch every Marvel movie and TV show in the perfect order

You've probably seen most of Marvel's films, but what about the TV shows?<p>If you're like me, that is to say a continuity junkie, timelines are very important to you -- but timelines in the world of comics and movies can be more than a little confusing.<p><b>Editors' note, July 1, 2018:</b> <i>We can confidently</i> …

uBeam’s Ultrasound Wireless Charging Is Real, And About To Be Really Funded

What if wireless power at a distance actually worked? It does. uBeam invented a way to wirelessly send energy up to 15 feet away with ultrasound.<p>What if you could slap a wireless charging case on your phone and charge it while you move around or use it? uBeam invented that too. While early uBeam …

A 4-Legged Animal Joins the Other Creatures Spotted On Mars

If this keeps up, the first human expedition to Mars will need to make a stop at the Martian Animal Park where a recently spotted four-legged …

Naughty vandal uses penis drawings to get local potholes filled

For the first time in the history of ever, penis graffiti is being used for a good cause.<p>An anonymous Bury, England graffiti artist, who goes by the …

Drawing

Is the universe a hologram?

Describing the universe requires fewer dimensions than we might think. New calculations show that this may not just be a mathematical trick, but a …

Tiny robots pull objects up to 2,000 times their own weight

The equivalent of a human dragging a blue whale<p>Engineers from Stanford University have created miniature robots named "MicroTugs" capable of pulling and lifting objects more than 100 times their own weight. The strongest of the bots weighs just 12 grams but can pull objects 2,000 times heavier than …

NASA: "There Might Be Civilizations Existing in Cold Dark Space Beyond Galaxies" (Weekend Feature)

The work shows, reported by Nature, shows how little astronomers know about intergalactic space, and how it contributes to the energy budget of the …