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Dark Matter Experiment on Space Station Hits a Glitch

The operators of a US$2-billion dark-matter experiment aboard the International Space Station are striving to figure out how to keep three crucial …

The Unknown Universe – 10 questions still confounding cosmologists

We still have a long way to go when it comes to untangling the mysteries of the Universe. Stuart Clark takes a look at some of the most perplexing …

Physics

Name the new Honor smartwatch and win products until 2020

Huawei has been gearing up to launch a small-form wearable for a while now, but doesn’t appear to be able to settle on a name. Originally known as the Honor Band Zero, Huawei has ditched the old title and is asking all of you out there to help the company come up with a better one.<p>As a reward, …

Wearable Tech

New Horizons: Pluto probe's next target chosen

<b>Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has a new target to aim for following its historic flyby of Pluto.</b><p>It is called 2014 MU69, and was one of two comet-like objects that were under consideration by scientists working on the mission.<p>The US space agency will now carry out a review of the plan before …

Solar System

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

10 super-genes that scientists could someday program into your body

Warner Bros.<p>One of the leading genetics researchers in the world, George Church, thinks we're not far from being able to use a new gene editing …

Genetics

Octopus studies detail strange behavior and genetics

UC Berkeley marine biologist Roy Caldwell first saw the intriguing octopus in Panama, in 1977. It was pretty, and striped, and about the size of his little finger. He brought a few specimens back to his lab, and one of the females surprised him: Unlike most octopuses he had seen, she didn't die …

Zoology

This maddening new game makes you the only driver in a world of driverless cars

Bursting with the promise to end traffic jams and automotive casualties, the driverless car revolution is well underway.<p>The no-license-required paradigm to come will signal a weird, brackish shift on our highways.<p>Until every car is driverless, some of us will continue steer with a human touch while …

Index of The Major Learning Theories and Paradigms Teachers Should Know about

August 8, 2015<br>Learning is a social act embedded within a macro contextual framework that provides it with its essence. Learning about learning or …

IT'S OFFICIAL: Warren Buffett is buying a nuts and bolts supplier for $37 billion

According to a statement released Monday, Precision Castparts (PCC) shareholders will get $235 per share in cash — a 21% premium to the stock's closing price on Friday.<p>Various news outlets had reported on this deal over the weekend.<p>"I've admired PCC's operation for a long time," Berkshire Hathaway …

Looks Like The Grateful Dead Aren't Done Playing Live After All

After the massive success of the five “final” Grateful Dead concerts earlier this summer, most of the remaining band members have decided that they want more. Billboard is reporting that the band—sans bassist Phil Lesh, who won’t be taking part—is gearing up for a run of shows in NYC later this …

Music

Pablo Escobar’s Favorite Hitman Is on Facebook and Spilling Dirt

Popeye Vásquez admitted to killing about 300 people as a righthand man to Pablo Escobar. Now he’s out of prison, on Facebook and Univisión, and …

10 Lists To Keep If You Want To Be Successful

The human mind is truly incredible, and we should all strive towards creating a tenacious memory we can rely on. Many lucrative professions or …

Productivity

Telescopes team up to find distant Uranus-sized planet through microl

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope and the W. M. Keck Observatory in Hawaii have made independent confirmations of an exoplanet orbiting far from its …

Astronomy

Blue Moon in Pictures, 7.31

Aeronautics

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Google Analytics

Elusive Saturn is Easy to Spot Tonight

If you've ever struggled to identify Saturn in the night sky, be sure to look up tonight to get a clear view of the ringed planet.<p>About one hour …

Turns out, this ancient worm had hidden eyes and (terrifying) mouth

Heads or tails? Scientists finally have an answer in the case of the odd ancient worm <i>Hallucigenia</i>, which leaves fossils so bizarre that researchers …

Bill Gates to invest $2bn in breakthrough renewable energy projects

Bill Gates plans to double investment in green energy technology and research to combat climate change, but rejects calls to divest from fossil fuels<p>Bill Gates has announced he will invest $2bn (£1.3bn) in renewable technologies initiatives, but rejected calls to divest from the fossil fuel …

Energy

Can Planets Be Rejuvenated Around Dead Stars?

<b>Fast Facts:</b><p>› Astronomers have found tentative evidence for hypothesized "rejuvenated planets," giant planets that regain their youthful, infrared …

John Cena Should Miss WWE Battleground 2015 to Propel Kevin Owens

Link to Media<p>After beating Kevin Owens at Money in the Bank, John Cena was brutally attacked and missed Monday’s episode of WWE Raw. To continue selling the injury, Cena should miss the 2015 edition of Battleground.<p>Taking the loss to Cena was exactly what the WWE Universe wanted to avoid after the …

Cena

Voicing 'Inside Out' stirred emotions for Amy Poehler and Phyllis Smith

Joy and Sadness often can be found sharing moments together, even an entire lifetime, but if you want them to share a hotel room for an afternoon, it takes Pixar and the Cannes Film Festival to make that happen.<p>Amy Poehler, who plays Joy, and Phyllis Smith, who embodies Sadness, managed only three …

Animation

NASA moves forward with mission to Jupiter’s icy moon Europa

Soon we may know if this space rock can support life<p>In the search for life elsewhere in our solar system, NASA just passed a significant milestone. The agency’s Europa mission, a plan to send a data collecting probe to Jupiter’s icy moon, has finally moved from concept phase to development phase. …

Battle of the sexes: Scientists prove women ARE stronger than men

Women often live longer than men. However, this is not down to males working or drinking too much, rather it’s due to DNA inherited from their …

This Week's Night Sky: Gaze Up at a Stellar Snow Globe

Grab a telescope to turn a fuzzy dot in the night into a cluster of thousands of stars.<p>As we finish off one season and begin another, it’s time to hunt down a spectacular ball of stars and watch as the moon plays with planets.<p><b>Great Hercules Cluster.</b> On Tuesday, June 16, the moon enters a new phase, …

Cosmic Confusion: Talk of Multiverses and Big Errors in Astrophysics

"I would like to talk about a very serious embarrassment," said Mario Livio, a proclaimed scientist and author, at a panel at the World Science …

How to Conquer Fear, Backed By Research

Fear is… really scary, actually.<p>Research shows being afraid you’re going to lose your job can be worse than actually losing your job:<p>“…perceived job …