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What would Trump's wall mean for wildlife?

<b>Free movement between the US and Mexico - the hottest of topics in the 2016 US presidential campaign - is not just a human issue. What would the construction of a wall mean for animals that live near the border?</b><p>In June 2015, from the lobby of the building that bears his name in Manhattan, the …

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This could be the best time of your life<p>12:48 p.m. Today12:48 p.m. July 13, 2018<p>Reducing health-care costs without political nonsense; reducing FAANG …

Health Care

Ask Ethan: How Do We Know The Earth Isn't Flat?

Every once in a while, a hoax or claim that’s so spectacularly absurd goes viral that even the most circumspect bystanders can be taken in. Yet science doesn’t stop being true just because some people refuse to accept it. The beautiful thing about any scientific question is this: if you yourself …

Astronomy

Artificial Intelligence Recreates Nobel Prize-Winning Physics Experiment - In One Hour

Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence capable of recreating the physics experiment that won the 2001 Nobel Prize.<p>The AI system was able to recreate the complex quantum experiment to create an extremely cold gas trapped in a laser beam, known as a Bose-Einstein condensate.<p>“I didn’t …

Artificial Intelligence

Photographer Captures the Fiery Beauty of the Classic “Whoosh Bottle” Experiment

Soon after human beings discovered fire and alcohol, one intrepid soul most likely tried combining the two with magical (and probably highly …

Dishonored 2: a deeper, stranger stealth sim

I can't believe that Dishonored is four years old—or at least that it will be when Dishonored 2 is released on November 11th. Arkane's groundbreaking …

Scientists Hijack Bugs, Turn Them into Cyborgs

By implanting electrodes into the muscles of beetles, scientists can now precisely control how cyborg insects walk — an ability that may help these …

Google's latest AI doesn't need geotags to figure out a photo's location

The new deep-learning program churns through millions of photos to determine the best match.<p>Google's latest deep-learning program can figure out where a photo was taken just by looking at it. The program, called PlaNet, was trained to recognize locations based on details in a photo by looking at …

Diving into one of the strangest pre-built gaming PCs on the market

A great look and interesting features combined with serious downsides<p>Where do you draw the line between aesthetics and ease of use? The answer to that question will go a long way in determining how you feel about iBuyPower's Revolt 2 systems. I've been using one for a few weeks, and there are some …

Man Spends $30,000 on Star Citizen

Earlier this year, it came to light that someone had spent $22,000 on Star Citizen. As it turns out, he wasn't the only person to plunk down a lot of money on the upcoming PC space sim from Chris Roberts.<p>Click To Unmute<p>Star Citizen - Admiral Bishop UEE Senate Speech<p><i>Best Netflix Movies And TV Shows</i> …

PolyEyes 2.0 Can Turn Normal Human Vision Into That Of Clumsy Chameleons

Look like a cyberpunk hammerhead, but see like a panoramic camera.<p>Chameleons have it all. Giant fast-firing tongues, color changing skin, arms great for grasping at sticks, and eyeballs that can move independently to capture a huge view of the world around them. Bringing humans closer to …

Pebble introduces its first round smartwatch

The Time Round is all metal, making it more similar to the Pebble Time Steel than the less-costly plastic Time. It has a 38.5mm face, though the round display does not fill it. Instead, a large bezel surrounds the screen, which makes the effective display size much smaller. Though multiple-day …

Smartwatches

Butterflies steal DNA of zombie wasps in natural genetic modification

Scientist have found DNA of wasps in butterflies showing that genes can pass between species<p>Butterflies 'steal’ the genes of wasps to make them more resistant to disease , scientists have found, in first evidence of natural genetic modification in the animal kingdom.<p>Although campaigners have long …

Meet the Comical Opah, the Only Truly Warm-Blooded Fish

There’s nothing about the opah that says “fast-moving predator”. Tuna, sharks, and swordfish are fast-moving predators and accordingly, their bodies look like streamlined torpedoes. By contrast, the opah looks like a big startled frisbee, with thin red fins stuck on as an afterthought.<p>It’s pretty …

Zoology

This cuddly Japanese robot bear could be the future of elderly care

Robear is the brainchild of Toshiharu Mukai (above left), an affable scientist who has been leading his Robot Sensor Systems Research Team at the Riken-SRK Collaboration Center for Human-Interactive Robot Research since 2007. It’s actually Mukai’s third robot bear, following 2009’s RIBA and 2011’s …

Robotics

Cyborg Cockroaches: How They Work

A tiny backpack turns a pest into a rescue robot<p>Disasters can bury survivors in unstable rubble. Finding those victims may one day fall to small robots--but living insects enhanced with electronic parts could do the same job sooner. In 2012, researchers at North Carolina State University steered …

Rescued bird sounds like a video game

Last month a volunteer at the Criadouro Onca Pintada Jaguar Breeding Project in Brazil happened upon this very interesting little Azure Jay.<p>The bird somehow picked up the ability to sound like both a computer game and your worst nightmares.<p>The uploader tells Polygon, through a translator, that the …

Making your own visual novel is becoming so much easier

From Unity to Twine, tools that allow individuals to create personal games are becoming more accessible and useful. Last week saw the launch on Steam of a simple program that allows just about anyone to create their own visual novels.<p>I have no programming ability and no great desire to make games. …

In Animal Kingdom, Blood Comes in a Rainbow of Colors

Blood isn't always red—evolution has given rise to a variety of hues.<p>Society elites aren't the only blue bloods. Several species of octopus have blue, rather than red, fluid running through their veins.<p>The blue comes from a copper-rich protein called hemocyanin, which carries oxygen from the lungs …

How Bees Revealed a Pot Farm Beneath the Maraschino Cherries

Red-hued bees led authorities to discover New York City’s biggest-ever marijuana farm in the basement of a cherry factory—triggering the owner’s …

Archaeology

The Top Five Places to See the Giant Redwoods in California

ISIS Wants Women to Cook for Jihad

One of the many ways that ISIS has sought to spread its message and its mission is through a new women's organization called Al Zawraa—a sort of home economics institute for the wives of mujahideen.<p>There's a saying, variously attributed to both Frederick the Great and Napoleon Bonaparte, that an …

When Will Humanity Finally Pull The Plug On Power Cords?

Look, ma, no wires!<p>In the mobile age, we're largely unfettered by wires, thanks in no small part to Wi-Fi, cellular networking, and the rise of laptops, smartphones, and tablets. But one thin tether keeps us perennially bound: power. Though battery technologies have improved, we still need to …

Scientists create GM organisms reliant on artificial compounds for survival

Genetically recoded organisms could be safe enough to use outside, for example to clean up oil spills<p>In a drive to improve the environmental safety of genetically modified organisms, scientists have created the first GM microbes that can only survive in the presence of designer compounds not found …

Biology

Parks and Recreation's fake board game is now a really expensive Kickstarter reward

Hobby games giant Mayfair Games, makers of <i>Settlers of Catan</i>, is bringing to life <i>The Cones of Dunshire</i>, the fictional game from NBC's <i>Parks and Recreation</i> with its first ever Kickstarter campaign.<p>The game may to be so large that it might actually need to be shipped in a wooden crate.<p><i>Cones</i> was …

Virtual debates about homelessness in Sim City hold up a mirror to real life

An Italian artist has written a 600-page, US$220, two-volume book on homelessness in the video game Sim City.<p>Matteo Bittani’s “How to get rid of homeless” collects dozens of forum threads debating and discussing the homelessness that occurs in the game, highlighting the uneasy similarities between …

SimCity

I tried a brain-altering wearable that allows users to change their moods on demand

The ambiance of the luxury suite on the 14th floor of the Wynn Hotel is at once both sybaritic—the remains of a generous lunch are visible piled on a large tray as I enter the door—and clinical, with an array of wires, patches, electrodes in evidence scattered on tables and other flat surfaces. It …

The Brain

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

Car Tech

The plague of buggy, unfinished games explained by a video about tanks. Yes, really

Have you ever wondered why big-name games, made by teams filled with industry veterans and coming from well-funded publishers, often can't ship in stable condition?<p>Keith Fuller shipped 12 AAA titles as a programmer, design manager and producer before starting his own company, Fuller Game …