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Forget the Blood of Teens. This Pill Promises to Extend Life for a Nickel a Pop

Nir Barzilai has a plan. It’s a really big plan that might one day change medicine and health care as we know it. Its promise: extending our years of …

This one, newly discovered cell can remake a whole animal

Though often no bigger than an apple seed, planaria are the envy of the animal kingdom. Cut them into a dozen pieces, and each piece will regrow into …

What It’s Like to Trip on the Most Potent Magic Mushroom

"I felt as though I were communing directly with a plant for the first time."<p>Paul Stamets, a mycologist I had come to visit in Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula to go mushroom hunting, had a gift he wanted to give me. We were in his office, looking at some images on his computer, when he pulled …

Hip Hop Reviewer Absolutely Astonished Listening to Rage Against the Machine For the First Time

YouTuber YouYouYou who does five minute Hip Hop album reviews from his car, was convinced by his viewers to take a listen to Rage Against the …

"Uniquely Human" Muscles Found in Apes Contradict Key Evolutionary Dogmas

"These are unverifiable 'just-so stories."<p>In his 1863 book <i>Evidence as to Man’s Place in Nature</i>, Thomas Henry Huxley raised hell by arguing that …

What is relativity? Einstein's mind-bending theory explained

Science<p>How our ideas about space and time changed forever.<p>When the theory of relativity appeared in the early 1900s, it upended centuries of science and gave physicists a new understanding of space and time. Isaac Newton saw space and time as fixed, but in the new picture provided by special …

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A Spooky Quantum Experiment Creates What May Be the Most Entangled Controllable Device Yet

If you’ve read anything about quantum computers, you may have encountered the statement, “It’s like computing with zero and one at the same time.” …

Yes, The Multiverse Is Real, But It Won't Fix Physics

“We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct.” Niels Bohr spoke these words to Wolfgang Pauli about the latter’s theory of elementary particles, but it could just as easily apply to many of today’s most …

In an Unexpected Move, Amazon Just Made Its Biggest Announcement Since Acquiring Whole Foods

This could be the biggest thing since self-driving cars.<p>There are no cashiers. There aren't even checkout lanes. And there definitely aren't any lines.<p>At Amazon's new grocery store, you just grab stuff off the shelves, bag it yourself and walk out. Everything gets automatically charged to your …

Researchers are worried that a brain illness known as 'zombie deer' disease may start infecting humans

When a deer becomes infected with chronic wasting disease, it can take up to two years before signs of the illness become visible.<p>At some point, the animal will lose weight, stop interacting with other deer, and lose its fear of humans, and it may start drinking and salivating more. It winds up …

Physicists cracked the mystery of teleportation — but it's nothing like what you see in Star Trek

Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains how teleportation can be done. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Brian Greene:</b> I'm Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and …

Quantum Physics

16 scientific facts that are just too freaky to wrap your head around

Science, more often than not, can answer questions that were previously unknown to us. But sometimes, it can simply blow your mind.<p>People on reddit …

I Fell 15,000 Feet And Lived

When you have a day in which everything seems to go wrong, remember that one day Cliff Judkins had in 1963. As a member of the Marine All Weather …

Languish in Trent Reznor's Unsettling Rendition of The Halloween Theme

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have released their own version of John Carpenter’s classic theme for 1978's hit horror film <i>Halloween</i>. I’m not scared, …

Are Space, Time, And Gravity All Just Illusions?

The Universe, as we know it, has a fundamental flaw staring us right in our faces, letting us know that our knowledge is incomplete. The four fundamental forces are described by two different and mutually incompatible frameworks: General Relativity for gravitation, and Quantum Field Theory for the …

Black Holes

A new website lets you design custom maps of anywhere in the world — and the results are undeniably cool

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Grafomap<p>I've lived in my current apartment for six months, and I still have yet to find wall art my partner and I both like enough to hang …

Physicists Just Quantum Teleported Complex Light Patterns For The First Time

A whole new level.<p>Wrapping your messages up with quantum weirdness is a great way to avoid sneaky eavesdropping, but in its current form it's more …

Director Neill Blomkamp breaks down his new sci-fi short Rakka

The film is now streaming on Steam and YouTube<p>A couple of weeks ago, <i>District</i> <i>9</i>and <i>Chappie</i> director Neill Blomkamp unveiled Oats Studios, his new project focusing on experimental short films. At the time, Blomkamp described the studio as an attempt to remain creative in a film industry that rewards …

Craig Venter's ‘Digital-to-Biological Converter’ Is Real

Right now, it prints proteins. In the far future, it could print human babies on Mars.<p>Craig Venter thinks that sending living organisms to other galaxies on spaceships is "definitely" science fiction. It's much more realistic, he thinks, to print them on-site using digital representations of their …

An ex-plumber from Australia invented a $179 earpiece that can translate 8 languages in real-time

Lingmo International, a startup based in West Gosford north of Sydney, launched its TranslateOne2One earpiece at the UN's Artificial Intelligence for Good Summit in Geneva, revealing that IBM Watson machine learning technology had been used for its algorithms.<p>Traditionally, converting one language …

Experts predict when AI will exceed human performance

Rightly or wrongly, one industry after another is falling under its spell, even though few have benefited significantly so far.<p>And that raises an interesting question: when will artificial intelligence exceed human performance? More specifically, when will a machine do your job better than …

The 4 Big Discoveries Underpinning Our Knowledge of the Universe

For many, science is nothing more than that class you were required to take in school. However, whether you realize it or not, science is all around …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Becomes 1st American to Receive Stephen Hawking Medal

NEW YORK — Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson received the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication Tuesday (June 6), becoming the first …

Cannabinoids and chemotherapy in combination kill cancer cells

A new study confirms that cannabinoids, which are a class of active chemicals in cannabis, can successfully kill leukemia cells. They also find that …

Cancer

Forget Supersonic. Hypersonic Is the U.S. Military’s New Speed

In the future, military dominance will depend partly on how fast you can fly and how quickly you can get into space. That’s one of the guiding …

Watching magnets morph liquid rocket fuel is hypnotically beautiful

This liquid rocket fuel becomes magnetised when near a magnetic field. So it dances and morphs when magnets are moved around it.<p>It is called ferrofluid and it was invented by NASA's Steve Papell to be a rocket fuel that could work in zero gravity due to its magnetic qualities.<p>Magnet Expert Ltd …

This house was 3D printed in just 24 hours

This house was 3D printed in 24 hours. It was constructed by Apis Cor, a company that specializes in mobile 3D printing at the cost of only $10,000.

Birds Evolved From Dinosaurs In a 'Supercharged' Evolutionary Surge

"This one lineage of dinosaurs that became ever-more-birdy over time happened to hit on something successful."<p>Bird evolution is like a <i>Legend of Zelda</i> puzzle: the pieces may take a while to come together, but once they do, it's next-level.<p>Paleontologists have created what they claim is the most …

OK, WTF Is a Time Crystal?

Physicists have made a new phase of matter called a time crystal—but what does that even mean?<p>Last month, a team of physicists from UC Berkeley said they'd created a blueprint for a new phase of matter called a time crystal. Their paper, in <i>Physical Review Letters</i>, turned what was once a pretty far …

Harvard researchers have found the source of human consciousness

What is human consciousness and where does it come from? Throughout the ages, some of our greatest minds have probed this question, and struggled to …

Consciousness