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A Gene That 'Causes Cancer' Probably Doesn't Increase Your Chances of Dying From Cancer

Two notorious genetic mutations linked with breast cancer may not impact how long a woman will survive, a new study has found. The paper, which only …

NASA Is Using X-Rays From Distant Pulsars to Navigate in Space

NASA's SEXTANT experiment collects data from dozens of our galaxy's pulsars to accurately pinpoint its position anywhere in the solar system.<p>Navigating in space has long presented a major challenge to agencies like NASA. There are no obvious landmarks in deep space, so there’s no easily-discernible …

This ‘SmartBird’ Is the Next Thing in Drone Tech

A drone with flapping wings can fly silently and efficiently.<p>Remote-controlled drones have become an invaluable tool for government agencies, researchers, filmmakers—anyone trying to get a bird’s-eye perspective on the world. Today’s most common drone, the quadcopter, excels at vertical takeoffs …

Scientists Discover How Malarial Parasites Became Resistant to Drugs

'It's always a race between the parasite and what you're using to try to kill it.'<p>Malaria continues to be a devastating pathological monster for …

Microbiology

Artificial intelligence can ‘evolve’ to solve problems

Many great ideas in artificial intelligence languish in textbooks for decades because we don’t have the computational power to apply them. That’s …

Artificial Intelligence

The ‘world’s biggest wind farm’ could send power to as many as five countries

While most offshore wind farms are located close to the coast, an ambitious plan by a Dutch energy firm involves the creation of what would be the …

Hydroelectric Power

Can We Build a Hack-Proof Internet Using Quantum Physics? New Breakthrough Heightens 'Technology Arms Race'

Is it possible to build a network that’s impossible to hack? Quantum physicists believe it might.<p>Scientists have previously demonstrated that quantum …

US Launches New Spy Satellite on Secret Mission

The fleet of U.S. spy satellites has just welcomed a new member.<p>The NROL-47 spacecraft soared into Earth orbit today (Jan. 12), riding atop a United …

Space Exploration

Ingredients for life found in meteorites that crashed to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> Although two 4.5-billion-year-old meteorites crashed to Earth in 1998, it's taken until now to uncover some of their secrets.<p>The two meteorites, called Monahans and Zag, are the first discovered to contain the ingredients for life: liquid water, amino acids, hydrocarbons and other organic …

Astronomy

The 3 Biggest Mistakes Made by Einstein

Despite his famous successes, Einstein also had some failures.<br>Read More

Physics

This out-of-this-world diamond-studded rock just got even weirder

A tiny chunk of stone that looks like nothing else ever seen in the solar system might be even weirder than scientists thought.<p>The Hypatia stone was found in southwestern Egypt in 1996. It was hardly more than a pebble, just 1.3 inches (3.5 centimeters) wide at its widest and a smidge over an ounce …

Universe

White House doctor: Trump healthy, passed cognitive assessment, but needs to lose weight and exercise

WASHINGTON – A White House doctor pronounced President Trump medically fit to serve as commander-in-chief on Tuesday – and added that he easily passed a voluntary cognitive assessment designed to test his mental reflexes.<p>"The president's overall health is excellent," Dr. Ronny Jackson told …

Crypto what? 7 things to know about digital currency

Cryptocurrency, also known as virtual currency or digital currency, took the world by lightning storm in 2017.<p>Like real currencies, cryptocurrencies allow their owners to buy goods and services. However, much of the interest so far in these unregulated currencies is to trade them for profit, with …

Cryptocurrency

Google is promising that real people will watch premium YouTube videos to make sure ads don't end up next to scary content

Google is promising that real people will screen all YouTube videos that may potentially carry ads for its top spending marketers.<p>The human-labor-intensive promise is the latest response by the Alphabet-owned video giant to the non-stop noise regarding digital advertising and 'brand safety.'<p>Over …

Advertising

One person is probably responsible for almost 600 percent of Bitcoin's price rise

Bitcoin is complicated. From what, exactly, it's good for to who created it, there remains a host of unanswered questions about the world's foremost …

Cryptocurrency
Cryptocurrency