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The Hormone That Makes You Hungry Could Also Boost Your Brain Power

When it's nearing 3 p.m. and you start craving the cookies someone left in the office kitchen, that's ghrelin at work. This chemical is produced by …

Alzheimer's Disease

Leonardo da Vinci and Nikola Tesla Allegedly Followed the Uberman Sleep Cycle

If you're anything like us, you consider sleep to be a holy, critical, much-anticipated, sacrosanct nightly ritual. If you're Leonardo da Vinci or …

Sleep

Breakthrough Starshot Wants to Send a Spacecraft to the Next Star System

The research project Breakthrough Starshot, which was conceived in April 2016 by a team of scientists that once included Stephen Hawking, hopes to …

Particles

Japan has found a ‘semi-infinite’ deposit of rare earth minerals, enough to supply the world for centuries to come

Deep sea mud off the coast of Japan contains enough rare earth metals to supply the world for centuries to come, a new study reveals.<p>The study …

Rare Earth

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

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 relativity …

Physics

7 takeaways from 10 hours of Zuckerberg hearings

Here’s what we learned and what we still don’t know.<p>Mark Zuckerberg put in what amounted to nearly a full workday testifying before Congress about the Cambridge Analytica data leak — stopping the immediate bleeding for Facebook, but leaving unanswered questions about how it collects and controls …

Zuckerberg Faces Hostile Congress as Calls for Regulation Mount

WASHINGTON — After two days and more than 10 hours of questioning of Mark Zuckerberg, the Facebook chief executive, there was widespread consensus among lawmakers that social media technology — and its potential for abuse — had far outpaced Washington and that Congress should step in to close the …

Social Media

Carverr Wants to Embed Bitcoin Private Keys into Strands of DNA

<b>Cryptocurrency enthusiasts are always looking for ways to secure their holdings. While hardware wallets have begun to gain traction in recent years,</b> …

Bitcoin

With 5 Quick Clicks You Can See All the Data Facebook Has on You (I Was Truly Stunned by What I Found)

It takes just five short steps to download the entire archive. You probably want to do it immediately.<p><i>(Update: Facebook says it's changing how you can access and change your privacy settings. Details are here.)</i><p>Tough times for Facebook--and they're only getting worse. The FTC is investigating, the …

Social Media

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

Trains

Newly-discovered human organ may help explain how cancer spreads

A newly discovered network of fluid-filled channels in the human body may be a previously-unknown organ, and it seems to help transport cancer cells …

Cancer

The 45 best Android games of 2018

Alto's Adventure

Google Play

World's first energy-positive hotel planned for Arctic Circle

<b>(CNN) —</b> When approaching the Helgeland coastline, in northern Norway, you can't miss the Svartisen glacier spilling down the side of Almlifjellet mountain. Below, the gin-clear Holandsfjorden fjord -- an extension of the Norwegian Sea -- reflects the blue-toned mountain like a mirror.<p>It's in this …

Architecture

Arctic Transformed into Alien Landscape in Surreal Climate Change Photo

The "browning" process has dramatically transformed the terrain.<p>Gone are the days when we could count on the Arctic landscape to be painted in shades …

Global Warming

3 reasons scientists are freaked out by crazy-high arctic temperatures

Extreme Weather<p>In February, Arctic temperatures soared high above the usual ranges, reaching up to 20 degrees Celsius (36 degrees Fahrenheit) higher …

Asian Stock Markets - CNNMoney

Company<p>Price<p>% Change<p>10.75<p>+1.13%<p>24.85<p>+0.20%<p>9.28<p>-1.49%<p>14.80<p>-1.33%<p>Data as of Feb 20

Stock Markets

Henley Index: 2 Asian passports now world's most powerful

<b>(CNN) —</b> There are few things more liberating than travel -- although some passports offer more freedom than others.<p>A new report published in February 2018, reveals just how many borders some travel documents can cross.<p>There are, it says, just two countries whose citizens enjoy visa-free access to a …

Europe

Sex: Do you get enough?

Sex releases the hormones oxytocin and prolactin and decreases the stress hormone, cortisol, resulting in deeper sleep.<p>For people who are sexually active, a sex drought can worsen sleep, since the body does not release relaxation hormones like oxytocin and stress levels may remain high.<p>Women over …

Sleep

New Data Gives Credence To The Prevailing Sentiment That Facebook Is Becoming An ‘Old People’ Social Network

What used to be an obscure internet in-joke seems to be metamorphosing into a mainstream, pop cultural narrative in technological circles and beyond: …

Fear robots, not aliens: Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku predicts ET contact

Theoretical physicist and futurist Michio Kaku believes that humans will make contact with alien civilization this century, but expects they will be …

Physicists Have Confirmed a Pear-Shaped Nucleus, And It Could Ruin Time Travel Forever

Noooooo.<p>Physicists have confirmed the existence of a new form of atomic nuclei, and the fact that it's not symmetrical challenges the fundamental …

SpaceX's biggest rival has a 'genius' plan to cut its rocket-launch costs by more than 70%

SpaceX turned heads around the world on February 6 with the first launch of Falcon Heavy.<p>The 230-foot-tall rocket's three boosters helped push Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster into space, peeled off after running low on fuel, and then careened toward Earth.<p>Two of the 16-story boosters rocketed to a safe …

Space Travel

India's Chandrayaan-2 has more power than NASA's Apollo missions, but cheaper

Costs and Effects<p>Not everything worthwhile has to be pricey, or so the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) wants to prove with its planned …

Caterpillar has an updated version of its thermal phone, but it costs as much as an iPhone X

Is a thermal camera worth $1,000?<p>Caterpillar, the construction company that’s probably best known for its bright yellow bulldozers, dump trucks, and excavators, has been dabbling in the smartphone industry for the past few years — most recently with the Cat S60, an ultra-rugged phone with a thermal …

Mobile Technology

Everything you know about space is wrong

Think you know a thing or two about our solar system? Turns out all those space “facts” you keep telling your mates might not be as accurate as you …

A.I.'s Rapid Advance Should Be Truly Scary If You're Paying Attention

When it comes to identifying existential threats posed by technological innovations, the popular imagination summons visions of <i>Terminator</i>, <i>The Matrix</i>, …

Artificial Intelligence

SpaceX just launched the first 2 of nearly 12,000 satellites to blanket Earth in high-speed internet

<i><br>This story was updated with new information.</i><p>SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, launched a Spanish radar satellite atop one of its go-to rockets on Thursday morning.<p>The satellite, called Paz, will keep an eye on ship traffic across the oceans of the world.<p>But another payload hitched a …

Space Travel

Cyber warfare is growing. We need rules to protect ourselves.

An Urgent Call<p>Cyber warfare is as real as it gets; the flurry of cyber attacks that made headlines and disrupted industries in 2017 alone attests to …