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A Neuroscientist Reveals The Most Important Choice You Can Make in Life

Choose wisely.<p>According to Moran Cerf, a neuroscientist at Northwestern University who has been studying decision-making for over a decade, the …

A discovery about the movement of tectonic plates will have scientists rewriting textbooks

Plate tectonics is the widely accepted theory that the Earth's crust is divided into several sections that float around on the mantle — the mostly solid layer between the core and the crust. But how they move around has been a subject of much debate among scientists since the theory was first …

Geology

How the Nintendo Zapper Light Gun Actually Works

It’s an age-old question: what exactly was going on when you laid waste to cartoon ducks with the Nintendo Zapper? The 8-Bit Guy is here to …

The 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2016

From a shark with a sex organ on its head to a spider with a flashing disco ball, we rounded up Earth's oddest offerings of the year.<p>This was a weird year for many—including Mother Nature.<p>This year brought us two-headed sharks, anal-drumming caterpillars, and a spider with an internal disco …

A New Theory of Gravity Just Passed its First Test. Here's What This Means for Physics

Emergent Gravity<p>In 2010, renowned string theory expert Erik Verlinde from the University of Amsterdam and the Delta Institute for Theoretical Physics …

This drugmaker is taking an unprecedented approach to getting its cancer treatment approved

One company in particular, called Loxo Oncology is building drugs that act on those mutations, so that the type of cancer someone has wouldn't matter so much as the genetic information gleaned from sequencing the tumor.<p>That's unprecedented. Most companies develop treatments for specific types of …

Pregnancy Changes the Brain in Ways That May Help Mothering

Pregnancy changes a woman’s brain, altering the size and structure of areas involved in perceiving the feelings and perspectives of others, according to a first-of-its-kind study published Monday.<p>Most of these changes remained two years after giving birth, at least into the babies’ toddler years. …

The Best Rock Albums Of 2016

<i>Editor’s note: The point of more extensive genre lists is to help give shine to albums that wouldn’t make it into the overall best albums list. So, despite the rap-specific list — where ranking is still next to godliness — we’ve opted to leave the albums that appeared on the overall best list off</i> …

Stone Age

The Greatest Science Books of 2016

From the sound of spacetime to time travel to the microbiome, by way of polar bears, dogs, and trees.<p>I have long believed that E.B. White’s abiding wisdom on children’s books — <i>“Anyone who writes down to children is simply wasting his time. You have to write up, not down.”</i> — is equally true of …

Time Travel

Scientists just made the world’s best clock even better to test Einstein’s theory of relativity

All scientists like precision and accuracy, but the ones at the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are even more particular than most.<p>On Nov. 28, researchers from NIST in Boulder, Colorado published work in Nature Photonics describing a timepiece that keeps time more reliably …

Physics

New York sees surge of swastika vandalism since the election

Lisa Wolford picked up her 8-year-old twins at school Friday afternoon and had some time to kill before rehearsals for their Christmas pageant, so she brought them to the little playground near her apartment. They were in for a nasty surprise.<p>To her horror and the confusion of her children, …

Rights & Freedoms

Scientists Have Rejuvenated Old Mice With The Blood of Human Teenagers

The fountain of youth is real, and it's creepy.<p>It might sound like something out of a creepy folk tale, but scientists have found evidence that …

This Google-powered AI can identify your terrible doodles

And it’s getting better all the time<p>As part of Google’s slew of artificial intelligence announcements today, the company is releasing a number of AI web experiments powered by its cloud services that anyone can go and play with. One — called Quick, Draw! — gives you a prompt to draw an image of a …

Artificial Intelligence

'Patient zero': The misunderstood stories of how disease spreads

<b>(CNN) —</b> When a researcher's scrawling of the letter O was misinterpreted as a zero in reference to a HIV patient in the early 1980s, the provocative term "patient zero" was born.<p>It triggered a wave of events in which the patient, Gaëtan Dugas, a French-Canadian flight attendant, was erroneously …

Molotov or mazel tov cocktail? How one of the world's most well-known weapons got its name

Donald Trump's surrogates have said a number of perplexing things over the course of the election, but a recent misstatement stands out.<p>Scottie Nell Hughes, speaking on CNN on Sunday, criticized the Clinton campaign for having Jay Z and Beyoncé appear at a recent campaign event.<p>"One of his main …

Music Videos

How One Season of Football Affects a Child’s Brain

Research is mounting that concussions have devastating impacts on professional football players in the NFL—and the symptoms don’t happen overnight. …

Experts claim 'air bombs' explain Bermuda Triangle mystery

The "Bermuda Triangle" is the stuff of legend — in both senses of the word. The area of the Atlantic Ocean between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda …

Facebook has built a world-class, murderous, Doom-playing AI

Luckily, it can only play "Doom".<p>A team from the social network blasted its way to glory this week in a contest to build programs capable of autonomously playing the classic first-person shooter game.<p>Called VizDoom, it's an irreverent test of skill for AI researchers, focused on eight-player …

Artificial Intelligence

Scientists followed 5,000 genius kids for 45 years — here's what they learned about success

Follow thousands of super-bright kids for four and a half decades and you learn a thing or two about how to raise a high-achiever.<p>One of the biggest …

Wait, Why the Hell Is Pluto Emitting X-Rays?

You just can’t keep a good Pluto down. Even after its (admittedly justified) demotion to dwarf planet status exactly 10 years and four days ago, …

Inside the Making of 'BioShock' Series With Creator Ken Levine

In the five years between 2007's <i>BioShock</i> and <i>BioShock</i> <i>Infinite</i> the creator of the series, Ken Levine, became the ambassador for video games to …

Behind the sugar industry's 50-year mission to axe its link to heart disease

Trust no one.<p>That’s the takeaway of a new study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), which claims the sugar industry in the 1960s launched a campaign in which it paid for nutrition research to downplay evidence linking America’s rising sugar consumption to …

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Dolphins recorded having a conversation 'just like two people' for first time

Two dolphins have been recorded having a conversation for the first time after scientists developed an underwater microphone which could distinguish the animals' different "voices".<p>Researchers have known for decades that the mammals had an advanced form of communication, using distinctive clicks …

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Intelligence and Mood Disorders

In our fast-paced society today, we seem to be in a constant struggle to keep up. While the advancement of technology has its benefits, we are now …

Retro: Remember When Nintendo Ditched The Headphone Socket?

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Headphones

The science behind exploding phone batteries

It’s natural for battery chemicals to want to explode<p>An exploding phone seems like a freak accident, but the same chemical properties that make batteries work also make them likely to catch fire. Samsung is learning this the hard way, as it becomes the latest company to recall a device — in this …

Samsung's 'exploding' Galaxy Note 7 may be banned from flights

America’s airline regulator, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), is considering banning the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 from all flights.<p>Samsung has …

Nobel Prize judges fired in scandal surrounding trachea transplant surgeon

Two scientists asked to leave Nobel Assembly<p>Two members of the group that awards the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute have been asked to resign over their involvement in a scandal over the work of an Italian transplant surgeon. Board members at the Karolinska …

Nobel Prize