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Scientists come face to face with angry deep-sea squid

In the black depths of the deep sea, scientists have captured rare footage of two person-sized squid with giant flashing lights at the ends of their arms.<p>The animals, both of the species <i>Taningia danae</i>, approached and latched onto a remotely operated vehicle scientists were using in a part of the …

Zoology

23 uncommon gifts for the science-lover in your life

Or maybe you're one yourself who always gets stuck with unsophisticated gifts?<p>Good news! The science team at Tech Insider has compiled a 2015 gift guide for science-lovers by scouring the web for stuff we'd add to our own lists, plus some help from the science-themed products site GeekWrapped.<p>Keep …

12 Mind Tricks That Make People Like You And Help You Get Ahead

When you’re working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won’t make you a Jedi, but using the brain’s natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

Scientists control mouse brain by remote control

Scientists have successfully altered the neural networks of laboratory mice using a wireless controller; allowing them to study the effects of neural …

Remote Controls

Reports: Turkish jets hit ISIS targets in Syria and Kurds in Iraq

The fighter jets also hit camps of Kurdish PKK militants in northern Iraq, the reports said.<p>There was no immediate official confirmation of the airstrikes reported by the state-run TRT television and other media.<p>Tensions have flared with Kurds in recent days after an IS suicide bombing in the …

Quantum Experiment Shows How “Time” Doesn’t Exist As We Think It Does (Mind-Altering) - Alien UFO Sightings

To understand the delayed choice experiment, you have to understand the quantum double slit experiment.<p>In this experiment, tiny bits of matter …

The man who created the world's first self aware robot says this next discovery will change the human-robot relationship forever

A decade later, the Oxford professor's seemingly unattainable challenge has been met.<p>On July 9, a team of researchers led by Professor Selmer Bringsjord helped a robot solve the riddle, displaying a level of self-awareness and satisfying what had until then been considered "the ultimate sifter" …

Iran hits out at John Kerry's 'empty threats' over nuclear deal

Iran hit out on Friday against the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, accusing him of threatening military action against Tehran if it fails to respect a historic nuclear deal sealed on 14 July.<p>“Unfortunately the US Secretary of State once again talked about the rotten rope of ‘the ability of the …

Struggling Greek Businesses Choked By Money Controls

This week the Greek Parliament approved a set of reforms it hopes will lead a new bailout. The country remains under strict capital controls that bar people from sending money abroad. In a country that imports much of what it uses and eats, that's having a debilitating effect on the economy.<p>The …

Flouting The Law, Some New Yorkers Won't Register Guns

New York state has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. Compliance with those laws is another matter.<p>New York passed a broad package of gun regulations after the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., despite the objections of hunters and gun rights advocates. Now it appears that many gun …

Dark Pluto Bares Its Heart

Scientists with NASA's mission to Pluto revealed stunning new images of the dwarf planet on Friday. Researchers say the pictures suggest an icy world complete with glaciers and "snow" that falls through a wispy atmosphere.<p>The New Horizons spacecraft zipped past Pluto on July 14. It was traveling …

California Judge Throws Out Lawsuit On Medically Assisted Suicide

Three terminally ill patients lost a court battle in California Friday over whether they should have the right to request and take lethal medication to hasten their deaths.<p>San Diego Superior Court Judge Gregory Pollack said he would dismiss the case, adding that the issues were beyond his role as a …

Salt Is Slowly Crippling California's Almond Industry

As California's drought drags on, its almond industry has come under scrutiny. As you've probably heard by now, almonds use <i>a lot</i> of water — about one gallon per nut. Most growers are relying on groundwater even more this year, because their surface water has been cut off. But that brings a …

Why A Vaccine That Works Only A Third Of The Time Is Still A Good Deal

Malaria sickens tens of millions each year and kills roughly 500,000, mainly in Africa. A vaccine has been seen as the holy grail in global efforts against the disease.<p>Today, the European Medicines Agency recommended for approval a malaria vaccine. It's been in the works for three decades. It's …

Younger Adults With Alzheimer's Are Key To Drug Search

The face of Alzheimer's isn't always old. Sometimes it belongs to someone like Giedre Cohen, who is 37, yet struggles to remember her own name.<p>Until about a year ago, Giedre was a "young, healthy, beautiful" woman just starting her life, says her husband, Tal Cohen, a real estate developer in Los …

NASA: This planet is the closest thing to Earth yet

If any of the planet-ending tropes of sci-fi come to pass in real life, we could now have a place to point our not-yet-real starships toward. NASA announced on Thursday that it has found the first near-Earth-size planet orbiting in the habitable zone of a star that is similar to our own …

Diplomats: Iran nuclear plan announcement planned Monday

Negotiators at the Iran nuclear talks plan to announce Monday that they've reached a historic deal capping nearly a decade of diplomacy that would curb the country's atomic program in return for sanctions relief, two diplomats told The Associated Press on Sunday.<p>The envoys said a provisional …

Three Experiments That Show Quantum Physics Is Real

A couple of weeks ago, I listed six essential principles everyone should know about quantum physics. Some of those items are pretty weird, though, particularly the wave-particle duality and non-locality items. Which leads naturally to the question “How can such a wacky theory actually be true?”<p>One …

String theory: the physics student who lived in a tent to save on rent

Montrealer Evan Eames camped in a Stockport back garden for 10 months while earning his master’s degree in astrophysics<p>A student camped in a back garden in Greater Manchester for a year after he was unable to afford rent on top of his £20,000 tuition fees.<p>Evan Eames, from Montreal in Canada, …

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Everything Is Made Of Waves; Also, Particles

Everything in the universe has both particle and wave nature, at the same time.They’re really just different language describing the same mathematical object.

Why is the Universe So Damn Big?

I love reading io9, it’s such a fun mixture of science fiction, entertainment, and pure science. So I was happy to respond when their writer George …

New Star Trek-style medical device accelerates healing by 30 percent - ExtremeTech

By on July 20, 2015 at 10:30 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>It is one of the less appreciated …

Medicine

The Week in Review: NASA’s New Horizons’ Pluto Discoveries

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft returned first-time images of Pluto this week, revealing “huge mountains” on the surface that scientists have deduced are made of ice—a sign of water on the dwarf planet—and a high-resolution photo of Charon, its largest moon. The photos proved Pluto has no impact …

If You Need More Power, This Backup Battery Can Survive Even When Your Phone Can’t

I like backup batteries – I carry more than a few, and they all get used eventually, especially when I travel. But sometimes I worry: What will happen to my portable backup power in case of the The End of Days? Should the world be buried in a never-ending blizzard, or should a meteor impact block …

Utah Lawmaker Says Atmosphere Needs More Carbon Dioxide Emissions

"We are short of carbon dioxide for the needs of the plants," said state representative Jerry Anderson, who is also a former science teacher.<p>The majority of climate scientists who believe that concerning levels of carbon dioxide are being pumped into the atmosphere have got it wrong; Instead, there …

Watch A Robot 3-D Print With Metal

Autodesk teamed up with designer Joris Laarman to create the system.<p>Metal, despite being one of the most ubiquitous building materials, isn't something we see in 3-D printing too often. (Seriously: we've got pizza before small-scale, consumer steel printing.) But software company Autodesk, working …