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More than 350 observers to monitor Turkish elections

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — An international security body says it is deploying 22 long-term and 350 short-term observers to monitor Turkey's June 24 snap presidential and parliamentary elections.<p>The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights …

Taiwan says will 'not cower' as loses second ally in a month amid China pressure

OUAGADOUGOU/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan lost its second diplomatic ally in less than a month on Thursday when Burkina Faso said it had cut ties with the self-ruled island, following intense Chinese pressure on African countries to break with what it regards as a wayward province.<p>Flags of Taiwan …

NASA nuclear reactor could enable ‘unprecedented exploration’ of space

A NASA nuclear reactor known as Kilopower could result in longer, farther, and faster space travel for astronauts after successfully passing “a …

AI researchers allege that machine learning is alchemy

Ali Rahimi, a researcher in artificial intelligence (AI) at Google in San Francisco, California, took a swipe at his field last December—and received …

Machine Learning

The 5 Types of People You Need on Your Team When Starting a Business

Which people should you surround yourself with when launching your company?<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're starting a business, what kind of team members do you need to have?<p>I want my team there for the start, operation and end/exit of a business, so for me, …

Small Business

European Physicists Just Tested Quantum Entanglement in Massive Atom Clouds

Three separate teams all achieved the same result.<p>From tunnelling through impenetrable barriers to being in two places at the same time, the quantum …

Quantum Physics

Experiment shows Einstein's quantum 'spooky action' approaches the human scale

Quantum physics is often defined as the physics of the very small – think atoms, electrons and photons.<p>But we have managed to demonstrate one of the …

End of ageing and cancer? Scientists unveil structure of the 'immortality' enzyme telomerase

Making a drug is like trying to pick a lock at the molecular level. There are two ways in which you can proceed. You can try thousands of different …

Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid …

On Earth Day, here are the best tools for keeping tabs on our home planet

We have more information about the health of planet Earth than ever before, and lots of exciting new initiatives that will put data tools at your …

Climate Change

Why This Dog's Face Looks Human, According to Science

A dog being described as “Nicolas Cage dressed as an ewok” has completely stupefied the internet for his human-like appearance. But there might be a …

This Famous Dinosaur Could Fly—But Unlike Anything Alive Today

The animal's wings resemble those of pheasants, but it couldn't flap quite like today's birds.<p>The feathered dinosaur <i>Archaeopteryx</i> is sometimes called the “first bird” because the winged creature was the first to show an evolutionary link between birds and reptiles. But could it fly?<p>Paleontologists …

Can We Change The Past?

Who has no regrets about things done in the past? Wouldn't it be nice if, somehow, we could go back to tweak a couple of bad decisions?<p>This sounds (and as we will see, <i>is,</i> to a certain extent) like science fiction.<p>The laws of physics prohibit traveling backwards in time for many reasons. If we did …

Quantum Physics

This "Evaporating Exoplanet" Just Got Even More Mysterious

Planets are a lot like cops in ‘90s action movies, in that the best and coolest ones play by their own set of rules. (Seriously, any astronomer will …

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 …

Use Twitter to find the exact time to play your favorite song on New Year’s Eve

It’s incredible to know that some people are still helpful online<p>The best part of any party, we can all agree, is the moment when one of your friends desperately begs for access to the aux cord or the Bluetooth connection so that they can play a specific track. They <i>don’t</i> want to explain the choice …

New Year's Eve

Fiit secures $3.2M seed investment to let you work out with your friends, live

Want to work out with your friends but you’re all busy and in different parts of the city or even country? Surely you could do this in 2017? Maybe with a Hololens… Turns out one of the few capable of creating this ideal user experience is Peloton, which is now on its Series E funding and has raised …

Home Workouts

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 …

Scientists Find Antarctic Microbes That Live on Air Alone

Life's resilience keeps astounding us. Unimaginable as it may seem, there's a thriving population of micro-orgnisms in the cold, dry, nutrient-poor …

This keeps older adults from ‘saving’ memories during sleep

For older adults, slow and speedy brain waves must sync up at exactly the right moment during sleep to move new memories into long-term storage, …

Monkeys Trying to Have Sex With Deer Is a Thing Now, Says Study

Yep, it happened again.<p>At the start of this year, the world was left baffled when evidence emerged of a male snow monkey unsuccessfully getting it on …

This Darling Marsupial Was Found Alive After Presumed Extinct For Over 100 Years

Look at that little nose!<p>A small, adorable-but-deadly carnivorous marsupial thought extinct in the Australian state of New South Wales has been …

The future of grocery shopping has arrived in China

A little more than a year ago, Amazon announced a new grocery store concept that promised customers a human-less shopping experience. Customers would simply walk in, grab the items they need, and leave without waiting in a line or going through a checkout—letting sensors, computer vision, and …

Smart Cities

Bitcoin’s mysterious inventor is now one of the world’s 50 richest people

Bitcoin was a whisker away from hitting $20,000 over the weekend, hitting a high of $19,771 yesterday, according to the CoinDesk price index. At that price, bitcoin’s anonymous creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, would have been worth $19.4 billion, or the 44th richest person in the world, according to the …

Bitcoin

Mark Hamill destroys the guy who killed Net Neutrality with an epic 'Star Wars' tweet

Net Neutrality is dead thanks to the Federal Communication Commission's idiot chairman Ajit Pai, and Mark Hamill is pissed.<p><i>The Last Jedi</i> star took …

The Rebellion Awakens: Fan Backlash Mounts Against 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

<i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> is well on its way to scoring the second biggest opening weekend in cinema history, but that doesn’t mean that all is well in the galaxy. The $215+ million domestic debut may be a short-term win for Disney/Lucasfilm, but the reaction of moviegoers, especially the reaction …

Star Wars' last Jedi may use the Force of quantum science

The Force in Star Wars suggests it may be a form of quantum entanglement. Here's how.<p><i>Rey, played by Daisy Ridley, trains in the ways of the Force in</i> …

Look out for these early warning signs that you're dating a narcissist

Dr. Craig Malkin, a clinical psychologist and the author of "Rethinking Narcissism" reveals the common traits of narcissists when dating. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Craig Malkin:</b> Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Malkin. I'm a clinical psychologist, author, and lecturer for Harvard Medical School.<p>Some …

Narcissism

A gas station desperate to curb drug overdoses turned its bathroom lights blue so people can't see their veins

A Sheetz gas station convenience store in the town of New Kensington, Pennsylvania has installed blue lights in its bathroom, hoping to curb illegal drug use.<p>"The blue light system makes it so that somebody who is looking to inject heroin or an opioid can't find their veins," Sheetz spokesman Nick …

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