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The science behind the super abilities of Sherpas

<i>A Sherpa fetches ladders for climbers attempting to summit Mt. Everest.; Credit: Tashi Sherpa/AP</i>Emily Sohn | NPRSherpas are extraordinary human …

Fast radio bursts: stirrings from a galaxy far, far away

Scientists studying FRBs – energy explosions from distant parts of the universe – are on to something vitally important. But what causes them?<p>In summer 2006, astronomer Duncan Lorimer started work on a seemingly routine piece of scientific research. He and a team of students began examining old …

Climate researchers shot down Trump's EPA administrator in the nerdiest way imaginable

"We test this claim here."<p>With these words, climate scientists shot down a dubious claim from the controversial administrator of the Environmental …

Boeing is building DARPA's new hypersonic space plane

The XS-1 will make it possible to launch satellites at a moment's notice.<p>A few years ago, DARPA started work on a new experimental aircraft project called the XS-1, a vehicle designed to make launching satellites a faster, less expensive endeavor. Today, that project just took a huge leap forward: …

Aviation

Google Plans to Demonstrate the Supremacy of Quantum Computing

By the end of 2017, Google hopes to make a 49-qubit chip that will prove quantum computers can beat classical machines Photo: Erik Lucero Photo: Erik …

NASA Rocket Launch Carries Mars Rover Designs Students Engineered For Space

NASA recently launched Mars rovers that students had designed, sending them into space for about 20 minutes to see how they would perform high above …

He Built the Xbox—Can He Make a Microsoft Product Out of Quantum Computing? - MIT Technology Review

Microsoft executive Todd Holmdahl has led teams to invent profitable new computing hardware products before. His latest project is his first with a …

How to Fry Multiple Eggs at Once

Frying up a couple eggs is pretty easy. Things get complex once you try frying multiple yolks at the same time. But there's a simple solution that …

How to make the best doughnuts you’ll ever eat

By Kristen Hartke<p>It’s easy to wax poetic about doughnuts. Whether they’re light as air and melt in your mouth or caky and sugarcoated, ready to dunk, who can pass up a fresh one? The best are made by hand with wholesome ingredients. Even the ones that start with a mix — and those include your …

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Airy speech? Chinese grad student in US compares American air to that of China's, social media tells her stay in America

<b>Beijing:</b> A young woman from China has drawn criticism on social media after unfavourably comparing her homeland's air and politics to those in the US …

Twitter has hired Todd Swidler as the Global Head of its live streaming division- Technology News, Firstpost

Aiming to bet big in live video streaming, micro-blogging website Twitter has hired Todd Swidler as Global Head of Live Business. Swidler was earlier …

Trump budget seeks huge cuts to science and medical research, disease prevention

By Joel Achenbach and<p>Joel Achenbach<p>Reporter covering science and politics<p>Email Bio<p>Lena H. Sun<p>Lena H. Sun<p>National reporter focusing on health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>President Trump's 2018 budget request, delivered to Congress on Tuesday with the title “A New Foundation for American Greatness,” has roiled …

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Your taxes continue to pay fossil-fuel companies to pollute—but thankfully less each year

For a brief period in 1998, it was cheaper to buy gasoline in the US than it was to buy bottled water or a Coke. The absurd situation came about because crude oil prices had fallen to their lowest since the 1950s—while the government kept paying large subsidies to oil companies.<p>Though the price of …

Energy Absolute Plots Asian Project Rivaling Musk's Gigafactory

A little-known company from Thailand with grand ambitions in clean energy wants to take on Tesla Inc. at its own game.<p>Energy Absolute Pcl, which has …

Trump's 'fossil-fuel fetish' doesn't make economic sense, legislator says

While leaders of the U.S. wind industry sounded a diplomatic tone Tuesday about dealing with the Trump administration, the keynote speaker at the …

The world’s largest floating solar power plant just went online in China

China has announced that the largest floating photovoltaic (PV) facility on earth has finally been completed and connected to the local power grid. …

How Google for Jobs Will Make Your Job Search Easier

Your job search is now a whole lot easier. Google has jumped into the career arena with a new product – Google for Jobs.<p>Google CEO Sundar Pichai …

Is Russia prepping for space war? 3 mystery satellites reactivated but no one knows what they can do

The 3 spacecraft were idle for a year but now one has reportedly veered off orbit and is slowly moving towards a foreign satellite.<p>Russia has …

America's first offshore wind farm launched with GE turbines twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty

The vast majority of the energy the country consumes comes from fossil fuels, and isn't renewable or sustainable. But wind farms offer a promising alternative.<p>GE and Deepwater Wind, a developer of offshore turbines, have partnered to build five massive wind turbines and install them in the Atlantic …

A guy who sold his startup for $1.26 billion tells grads to 'get good at' failure

He invented the tech while he was a doctoral student at Stanford. He took that invention and two of the professors advising him, Nick McKeown from Stanford and Scott Shenker from the University of California, Berkeley — legends in their own right — and founded a startup. It was called Nicira, and …

Mob Beats Russian Man in Cancun After He Repeatedly Insults Mexicans

World<p>Enraged residents in the resort town of Cancun, Mexico, stormed a Russian man's apartment and brutally beat him after he repeatedly posted demeaning videos online about Mexicans, local authorities said.<p>Citing Guillermo Brahms, secretary general of Benito Juarez municipality, which includes …

A Quick Primer for Stephen King's Entire Body of Work

Which books to start with, which books to skip.<p>It may not be fashionable to say it, but Stephen King is one of the most gifted and prolific American …

Why Ford Is Making This Huge Strategy Shift

Ford recently announced plans to cut jobs and shift production away from sedans and toward sport utility vehicles and crossovers. The company’s …

Sessions’s new criminal charging policy would drag the country backward

By Editorial Board<p>ATTORNEY GENERAL Jeff Sessions announced on Friday a new Justice Department policy designed to “enforce the law fairly and consistently.” It will not achieve that aim. Instead, the attorney general’s plan unintentionally underscores the case for Congress to reform the nation’s …

Criminal Sentencing

Plant These Edibles Once and Eat Them Forever

Perennial Foods<p>Edible Perennials That Will Bear Year After Year<p>Updated June 07, 2018<p>Want to enjoy home-grown food year after year without having to …

South African hunter crushed to death by elephant

A South African big game hunter died after being crushed by an elephant cow that had been shot on a game reserve in Zimbabwe at the weekend.<p>Theunis Botha, 51, was leading a hunt with clients when the group accidentally walked into the middle of a breeding herd of elephants at the Good Luck Farm …

Dwayne Johnson and Tom Hanks seem kinda serious about a White House run

When Dwayne Johnson told a journalist earlier this month that a run for president was "a real possibility," there was a part of us that kinda ... …

God’s gift to us and Our gift to Him.

<b>Each day that you live is a gift FROM God. What you do with it is your gift TO Him. I feel like so much of my life, I did what was pleasing to me at</b> …

Moss is turning Antarctica's icy landscape green

<b>(CNN) —</b> Antarctica is home to ice, penguins and -- thanks to climate change -- rapidly increasing levels of moss, scientists say.<p>Moss banks, found across parts of the western Antarctic Peninsula, have grown dramatically over the past 50 years, according to a study published in the scientific …

Antarctica