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Doctors Restore Consciousness in Man Who Spent 15 Years in a Vegetative State

OMG.<p>For the first time, doctors have used a type of nerve stimulation device to restore consciousness in a patient who spent 15 years in a vegetative …

Batteries fail to spark

The real skill of US billionaire Elon Musk is in getting money from governments<p>Elon Musk is such a good salesman that, despite formidable and blindingly obvious problems, he has managed to convince everyone that batteries and electric vehicles will fix all our energy and supposed pollution problems.<p>…

STUDY: Uranus Opens And Closes Daily To Release Solar Wind

On Monday, scientists revealed that Uranus opens and closes on a daily basis in order to release Earth's solar wind.<p>[Insert Middle School-style joke …

A New Gene-Editing Breakthrough Could Forever Change Life on Earth

by nbcmach June 26, 2017 Enhanced Humans 27062<p>Munir Atalla & Brenda Breslauer<p>CRISPR<p>The discovery of the gene-editing technology CRISPR came, in part, …

Scientists Demonstrate "Liquid Light" at Room Temperature for the First Time

A Strange Form of Matter<p>Thanks to technological advances, scientists now have various ways of manipulating matter. Often times, these result in …

Combining vitamin C with antibiotics destroys cancer stem cells

A combination of vitamin C and antibiotics could be key to killing cancer stem cells, a new study finds, paving the way for a strategy that could …

Scientists Found a Low-Cost Way to Produce the World's Cleanest Energy Source

Splitting H2O<p>Physicists at the University of Houston have discovered a low-cost, efficient, and easily available catalyst that can split water into …

Scientists May Finally Have a Way to Detect the Strangest Objects in Physics

Where Physics Doesn’t Apply<p>At one point in time, the entire universe was a singularity. It was that moment where the entire fabric of space-time …

Cocktail Party Physics

This week's physics highlights include hints of the quark-gluon plasma at the LHC; "spectral fingerprinting" that can see through concrete; and the …

What humans will look like in 1,000 years

Humans are still evolving, So, where will evolution take us in 1,000 years?<br>Chances are we'll be taller. Humans have already seen a boom in height over the last 130 years.<p>In 1880 the average American male was 5'7''. Today, he's 5'10''.<p>We may also merge with machines that can enhance our hearing, …

Genetics

Study finds measurable boost for aging brains from exercise

By Linda Searing<p>The question<p>Listing all the benefits of exercise takes a long sheet of paper. They include stronger bones and muscles, better weight control, improved mental health, mood enhancement and less risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and some cancers. Do the …

Tai Chi

Bacteria Use Electricity To Communicate With Other Species

New research in the field of microorganisms has revealed that bacteria are much more advanced organisms than we thought before. Up to now, research …

Microbiology

Canada is launching an experiment that will give 4,000 people free money until 2020

Finland, the Netherlands, and San Francisco, California, have already shown interest in giving people a regular monthly allowance — a system known as basic income.<p>Now Ontario, Canada, is planning a basic-income trial as well.<p>On Monday, Premier Kathleen Wynne outlined new details of the Ontario …

Basic Income

Today will be the first day the UK was powered without coal since the industrial revolution

The seismic shift in global energy production was powerfully in evidence today (April 21), when all electricity in the UK was produced for a 24-hour period without burning a single shovelful of coal—for the first time since the industrial revolution.<p>Britain led the world into industrialization in …

Fossil Fuels

Here’s Another Reason You Might Want to Quit Diet Soda

The health risks (Alzheimer's?!) may not be worth the calorie savings.<p>Evidence about just how terrible diet soda is for your health is mounting. The latest? People who consumed at least one diet drink a day were nearly three times as likely to have a stroke or develop Alzheimer's disease compared …

Dow Chemical Pushes White House to Kill Risk Study Showing Pesticide Dangers

WASHINGTON — Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration that's open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.<p>Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is …

The Terminator is here—watch Russian robot fire at targets with dual-wielding pistols

A Russian robot is scheduled to exit the Earth’s atmosphere in 2021, but it first needs to learn some basic skills before beginning its voyage. …

Scientists Have Captured the First-Ever "Image" of a Dark Matter Web

Seeing the Unseeable<p>The theory that birthed the concept of dark matter came to be out of necessity. Based on the matter we can see, our universe …

Dark Matter

Physicist: We Need A New Kind of Physics to Reconcile the Quantum World

The Standard Model of particle physics requires that there be a Higgs boson because all of the cosmic DNA in the universe relies on something that …

Russian hackers 'could be behind Wikileaks CIA revelations about hacking tools'

Russian hackers are reportedly among the possible culprits behind the theft of classified CIA documents that detail secret hacking tools used by the intelligence agency.<p>An agency employee or contractors could also to be to blame, US officials told NBC News, or a combination of all three.<p>On Tuesday …

An AI Completed 360,000 Hours of Finance Work in Just Seconds

by Dom Galeon and Kristin Houser March 8, 2017 Artificial Intelligence 54265<p>A New COIN<p>JP Morgan Chase & Co. is the biggest bank in the United States. …

IBM invented a way to store data on a single atom

Electronics get faster, smaller, and (hopefully) more reliable as time passes, but the march towards the miniature only has one logical place to end, …

FBI Director James Comey: 'There Is No Such Thing as Absolute Privacy in America'

FBI Director James Comey warned Americans that true privacy isn’t really possible anymore in a speech Wednesday.<p>“There’s no such thing as absolute …

Self-Replicating "DNA Computers” Are Set to Change Everything

DNA: The Blueprint of Computers?<p>Computers have without a doubt revolutionized modern society. They’re everywhere: our offices and homes, our pockets …

How scientists created time crystals - a new and strange state of matter

Once thought impossible, scientists have now created time crystals in the laboratory.<p>Rodrigo Ledesma-Aguilar, <i>Northumbria University, Newcastle</i><p>Some of …

The Doctor Who Wants Us To Stop Eating Cheese Makes His Case

Ira Glass sometimes warns, at the beginning of a piece on <i>This American Life, “</i>This segment acknowledges the existence of sex.” In the same spirit, I’d like to say that this article acknowledges the existence of veganism. (Did you think I was about to break into a steamy sex fueled cheese rant? Next …

This biology teacher destroyed transphobic myths with one science lesson

“Alternative facts” have become par for the course in 2017, so it’s more important than ever to use good, old-fashioned “real facts” to combat …

Watch origami fold with no one touching it

Scientists have discovered a way to fold origami — without physically touching it. By shining different colors of light on a sheet of Shrinky Dink plastic, researchers remotely bent it into various 3D shapes, according to a paper published Friday in the journal <i>Science Advances</i>.<p>The key discovery was …

This house was 3D-printed in just 24 hours

As we start to 3D-print everything — including houses, of all things — it's pretty impressive that a company built one in just 24 hours.<p>Located in …

Lemon ‘Parmesan’ Pasta [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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