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NASA sends Mars InSight rocketing toward the Red Planet

NASA's Mars InSight is on its way to the Red Planet to explore the unseen interior of our neighbor and listen for "Marsquakes." The United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Martian lander successfully lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in Southern California at 4:05 a.m. Pacific …

Science proves that happiness begins at 50

With all the reasons for Americans to feel worried, it’s fun to imagine an alternative reality, one in which beneficent aliens descend from the sky …

Astronomers search for alien megastructures in satellite data

The European Space Agency's Gaia satellite has been helping map the billions of stars in the Milky Way, and a group of astronomers is using the spacecraft's stunning new star catalog to search for signs of highly advanced alien civilizations.<p>A team of scientists from Sweden's Uppsala University and …

New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

After gene-editing, Crispr’s new frontier to detect diseases is closer to becoming a reality

The world is one step closer to using Crispr, a powerful gene-editing tool, to solve one of the hardest parts of being a doctor: figuring out what is wrong with a patient. While there are a range of diagnostic tools to help doctors with that very first step, detecting a disease quickly, accurately, …

Genetics

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments

Scientists have raised hopes for more effective treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, after mapping out the genetic foundations of the mental disorder in unprecedented detail.<p>In the world’s largest investigation into the impact of DNA on the mental …

Depression

There's a Wild New Explanation for How the Moon Formed

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Researchers find a new material for quantum computing

Rumors of commercial quantum computing systems have been coming hot and heavy these past few years but there are still a number of issues to work out in the technology. For example, researchers at the Moscow Institute Of Physics And Technology have begun using silicon carbine to create a system to …

Secret Spaceflight Company to Conduct First Commercial Launch From Alaska Spaceport

The Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska will host a launch as soon as next week.<p>A California-based aerospace company is planning a launch from Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska (PSCA) on Kodiak Island sometime between March 27 and April 6, as reported by <i>Space News</i>. Alaska Aerospace Corp. which manages …

Physicists Are About to Attempt The 'Impossible' - Turning Light Into Matter

E=mc2 becomes m=E/c2.<p>Theoretically, it should be possible to turn light into matter. In practice, well - "easier said than done" is an understatement.<p>…

All the bans on cryptocurrency ads won't hurt legit crypto businesses

In the past month, two major online advertising platforms — Google AdWords and Facebook — have announced a full-on ban of cryptocurrency-related ads, …

Addiction and Mindfulness

<i>(Please note: The following article was co-written with Dr. Edo Shonin and William Van Gordon)</i><p>Mindfulness is a form of meditation that derives from …

Mindfulness

The Strong Force Is What's Holding the Entire Universe Together

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Scientists Find All Galaxies Have This One Surprising Trait in Common

Galaxies are the suburbs of the universe. While they’re all very different from each other, scientists have realized they’re astonishingly the same …

Supernova promises to automatically convert Sketch mobile app designs into native UI code

Supernova, a startup operating out of Prague in the Czech Republic, is on a mission to accelerate the app development workflow of mobile designers and developers. More than three years in the making — and the brainchild of co-founder Jiří Třečák — the Supernova Studio macOS app promises to …

Teilchenphysik: Der dunkle Teil unseres Universums

"Vereinfacht dargestellt, versuchen die Teilchen des Standardmodells das Higgs-Boson hochzuziehen und machen es so schwer. Die Teilchen des …

Shifting the entrepreneurial mindset: What happened after 365 days of meditation

Once I hit my 365th straight day of doing at least 10 minutes of meditation, I couldn’t help but wonder, “Was it worth it?” As a busy entrepreneur, I …

The Wandering Center of Our Attention

Bernie Schein, my homeroom teacher in middle school, was a coffee-chugging, pipe-puffing, hard-cursing, writer’s writer who set the bar for brutal …

Camera phone or digital SLR: How to take the perfect sunset photo

We've all been there — you're sitting outside watching a phenomenal sunset and you decide to whip out your phone to take a shot.<p>Sometimes it works …

Google’s AI can rate photos on aesthetic appeal

WHY THIS MATTER IN BRIEF<p>Google’s AI is moving from just being able to identify and categorise images to being able to identify them according to …

Winning Wildlife Photos

Photo contests are not for everyone. They require an investment of time and money. They can be daunting and discouraging. Art is subjective, after …

Google's Clips camera uses AI to try to spot your important family moments

The little camera looks for faces and records short videos.<p>Google’s new camera, called Clips, is a small, intriguing device that feels experimental. It’s a camera, but it has no screen to compose or view images. It comes with a case that has a clip, but it’s not designed to be worn on your …

Mobile Photography

Google Clips review: a smart camera that doesn’t make the grade

Can you trust Google’s algorithms with your most precious moments?<p>Picture this: you’re hanging out with your kids or pets and they spontaneously do something interesting or cute that you want to capture and preserve. But by the time you’ve gotten your phone out and its camera opened, the moment has …

If There's Life on Saturn's Moon Enceladus, It Might Look Like This

Saturn’s moon Enceladus has become an alien-hunting hot spot, and not just for the tinfoil hat crowd. Thought to be a barren cue ball until NASA’s …

Bankorus caters to cryptocurrency millionaires with an AI-based investment platform

High-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), or those with more than $1 million available to invest, have combined assets of more than $63 trillion worldwide, according to business consulting firm Capgemini. But it appears HNWIs aren’t investing in cryptocurrencies as often as you might think.<p>The latest …

Blockchain

Experiment Shows Microbes Could Thrive on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

Enceladus is one of the most fascinating objects in the Solar System. Parked in orbit around Saturn, the ice-covered moon features a warm …

Female founders group wants to encourage more women entrepreneurs to start businesses

It’s widely known that the technology startup scene is dominated by male founders and investors. But if for some reason you doubt that, consider that in 2017 just 17 percent of companies had a female founder, a number that hasn’t changed in <i>five</i> years, according to Crunchbase. Companies with at …

Entrepreneurship

Air Force Space Laboratory Invites Companies to Pitch Ideas

WASHINGTON — The space-focused branch of the Air Force Research Laboratory is seeking proposals from the private sector "to advance the technology …

Self-proclaimed bitcoin inventor accused of swindling $5 billion of cryptocurrency

Craig Wright, who claims he invented bitcoin, is accused of swindling more than $5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency and other assets from the estate of a computer-security expert.<p>Wright, who claimed in 2016 that he created the computer-based currency under the pseudonym Satoshi ‎Nakamoto, …