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Inside the startup that wants to mine asteroids and transform space travel forever

On May 25, 2008, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter satellite transmitted a grainy image back to Earth. It showed two white dots - the <i>Phoenix Mars</i> …

Space Exploration

Why We Want Who We Want

Throughout her 20s, management consultant and author Nita Tucker dated doctors—usually tall ones. She was drawn by their status and her mother's …

Teleportation: Photon particles today, humans tomorrow?

<b>Chinese scientists say they have "teleported" a photon particle from the ground to a satellite orbiting 1,400km (870 miles) away.</b><p>For many, however, teleportation evokes something much more exotic. Is a world previously confined to science fiction now becoming reality?<p>Well, sort of. But we are not …

Quantum Physics

Lessons On Branding From A Company That Has No Brand

You start by trademarking a white box.<p>This week, a new startup called Brandless started selling a mix of household goods and food online with the goal of changing consumption habits and making quality food affordable.<p>As the name suggests, Brandless is trying to emphasize the products it sells …

A Navajo Chef on the Complexities of Modernizing Native American Cuisine

In the culinary world, Native American food—let alone its various tribal iterations—is incredibly difficult to find, even amongst New York’s uncountable ethnic cuisines. Silverbird, New York’s most recognized Native American restaurant, shut its doors in 1989 after just under three years in …

Native Americans

Scientists Upload a Galloping Horse GIF Into Bacteria With Crispr

<i>E. coli</i> might best be known for giving street food connoisseurs occasional bouts of gastric regret. But the humble microbial workhorse, with its …

Your Brain Doesn't Contain Memories. It Is Memories

Recall your favorite memory: the big game you won; the moment you first saw your child's face; the day you realized you had fallen in love. It's not …

Making Machine Learning Accessible: 3 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Apply It Today

Only by learning the basics today and seeing past the hype can entrepreneurs make machine learning their next revenue machine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Machine learning isn't new to the enterprise, but technological advances and accelerating investments have made …

Everybody lies: how Google search reveals our darkest secrets

Everybody lies. People lie about how many drinks they had on the way home. They lie about how often they go to the gym, how much those new shoes cost, whether they read that book. They call in sick when they’re not. They say they’ll be in touch when they won’t. They say it’s not about you when it …

Google Search

The subtle power of uncomfortable silences

In business and in life, it could help you to get acquainted with the power of the pause.<p>At your next meeting, wait for a pause in conversation and try to measure how long it lasts.<p>Chances are – especially among English speakers – it will be a second or two at most.<p>Anglophones tend to be most …

Acquainted

Inside Jeffrey Katzenberg’s Plan to Revolutionize Media on Mobile Screens

When Jeffrey Katzenberg touched down in Sun Valley, Idaho, last week, it extended a streak of appearances at the annual conference going back more …

Advertising

Italy's Coffee Culture Brims With Rituals And Mysterious Rules

Coffee — it's something many can't start the day without. In Italy, it is a cultural mainstay, and the country is perhaps the beverage's spiritual home.<p>After all, Italy gave us the lingo — espresso, cappuccino, latte — and its coffee culture is filled with rituals and mysterious rules.<p>Caffé Greco …

Coffee

Why Happy People Cheat

A good marriage is no guarantee against infidelity.<p>“Most descriptions of troubled marriages don’t seem to fit my situation,” Priya insists. “Colin and I have a wonderful relationship. Great kids, no financial stresses, careers we love, great friends. He is a phenom at work, fucking handsome, …

MIT Achieves Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

New experiments with helium-3 in a magnetic confinement tokamak have produced exciting results for the future of fusion energy, including a tenfold increase in ion energy.<p>Researchers operating fusion reactor experiments at MIT, along with partnered scientists in Brussels and the U.K., have …

Robot Performs First-Ever Surgery Inside Human Eye

In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye, greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina. Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness in the affected eye.<p>Currently, doctors perform …

University of Oxford

The Japanese skill copied by the world

Mindfulness has become trendy around the world in recent years – but in Japan, it’s been ingrained into the culture for centuries.<p>As the sleek shinkansen bullet train glided noiselessly into the station, I watched a strange ritual begin. During the brief stop, the conductor in the last carriage …

Japan

‘Looking Like a Liar or a Fool’: What It Means to Work for Trump

WASHINGTON — President Trump has never shown any reluctance to sacrifice a surrogate to serve a short-term political need, so he apparently did not think twice this week about exposing a series of staff members to ridicule as he repeatedly shifted his explanation for firing James B. Comey, the …

Donald Trump

The White House’s invisible man

Vice President Mike Pence has managed to stay out of the West Wing muck, but he’s also yet to score any remarkable wins.<p>In the first 99 days of Donald Trump’s drama-filled presidency, one prominent administration official seems to have done the impossible.<p>Vice President Mike Pence has delicately …

Donald Trump

The education of Donald Trump

The White House remains on a collision course between the president's fixed habits and the demands of his new job.<p>The 70-year-old leader of the free world sat behind his desk in the Oval Office last Friday afternoon, doing what he’s done for years: selling himself. His 100th day in office was …

Donald Trump

Trump Administration: Military Preparations 'Underway' for North Korea

President Trump has determined a course of action for responding to North Korea’s continued nuclear missile development program, a senior …

The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think

We crunched the data on where journalists work and how fast it’s changing. The results should worry you.<p><b>How did big media miss the Donald Trump swell?</b> News organizations old and new, large and small, print and online, broadcast and cable assigned phalanxes of reporters armed with the most …

Journalism

How Hollywood Remembers Steve Bannon

He says that, before he became a senior adviser to the President, he was a successful player in the film industry. But what did he actually do?<p>Stephen K. Bannon, who maintains a precarious hold over the nativist wing of the Trump White House, honed his skills in the art of conservative persuasion …

Donald Trump

The United States of Billy Joel

The Piano Man hasn’t released a new pop album since 1993. How does he continue to sell out stadiums?<p>For those of you who are sick of wondering, this is what happens at a Billy Joel concert: A mother tries to cajole her reluctant young son to twist with her to “Only the Good Die Young.” A …

Eight words that changed the way we think

The exact origins of words are often difficult to place. But sometimes they are the inventions of ground-breaking pioneers – from Chaucer to JK Rowling.<p>Every word conceals a story, a secret history. Behind the syllables we use every day lurk countless forgotten tales. “If you know the origin of a …

Literature

How Queen Elizabeth Uses Her Purse to Send Secret Signals to her Staff

Queen Elizabeth II

How California Gave Us Trumpism

Some of the president’s most hard-line advisers forged their beliefs in reaction to what they saw in their home state.<p>A little over a month after Donald Trump’s inauguration, Steve Bannon, the president’s chief strategist and the former executive chairman of Breitbart News, sat triumphantly onstage …

Breitbart News

Facebook building tech to help you to type with your brain and 'hear' with your skin

Facebook is working on technology that will let you type words directly from your brain and "hear" through your skin.<p>The company has assembled a team of 60 scientists and engineers to work on the future of communication at Building 8, the company's mysterious new hardware division.<p>"What if you …

The Brain

Umbilical cord blood could slow brain's ageing, study suggests

Scientists have reversed memory and learning problems in aged mice with infusions of a protein found in human umbilical cord blood.<p>The striking results have raised hopes for a treatment that staves off mental decline in old age, but researchers stressed that more studies, including human trials, …

Medical Research

The obscure religion that shaped the West

It has influenced Star Wars and Game of Thrones – and characters as diverse as Voltaire, Nietzsche and Freddie Mercury have cited it as an inspiration. So what is Zoroastrianism? Joobin Bekhrad finds out.<p>Talk of ‘us’ and ‘them’ has long dominated Iran-related politics in the West. At the same time, …

Religion