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Google’s miniature radars can now identify objects

Researchers from St Andrews University teach Google's tech a fun new trick<p>When Google unveiled Project Soli in 2015, the company presented it as a way to create gesture controls for future technology. Soli’s miniature radars are small enough to fit into a smartwatch and can detect movements with …

The world's least romantic cities, from Belgium to Brazil

<b>Venice, Italy</b><p>Italy’s lagoon city is many things. Historic? Why yes. Beautiful? Most certainly. A giddy triumph of architectural creativity and …

Ho Chi Minh City

New leak reveals over 100 web addresses compromised by the NSA

Is Russia behind the hack?<p>Sunday night, a group called the Shadow Brokers released a new cache of data purporting to be taken from the NSA in a Medium post titled "Trick or Treat." Alongside other data, the new release reveals 108 IP addresses apparently compromised by the NSA as part of its …

The Strangest Creature Just Got Unearthed From a Siberian Diamond Mine

Who left the hellgate open?<p>Siberian miners have reportedly dug up what an ancient, unidentified mammal from the diamond-yielding sands of Udachny, in …

Drunk or stoned? Scientists have figured out which type of sex is better

Through a series of in-depth interviews with 24 heterosexual adults, Joseph Palamar and his team found that having sex while high was better on a …

The Rolls-Royce of the 22nd century won't need a chauffeur

Many Rolls-Royce owners don't drive the car themselves. They hire someone to do that. In the next century they won't even have to bother paying someone to drive their Rolls. The car will take care of the driving on its own.<p>Also, in the distant future, Rolls-Royce buyers won't have to bother with …

Babies’ brains are wired to learn multiple languages at once

Any adult who has attempted to learn a foreign language can attest to how difficult and confusing it can be. So when a three-year-old growing up in a bilingual household inserts Spanish words into his English sentences, conventional wisdom assumes that he is confusing the two languages.<p>Research …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Here's the fascinating science behind why birthmarks exist

People come in all shapes and sizes, some with birthmarks, spots, moles, and freckles on their skin and some without. Talking about birthmarks in …

Being Laid Back Just Might Get You Laid More Often, Says Science

Be cool. Don't be all uncool.<p>Love how often you and your partner knock boots? You can go ahead and pat yourself on the back for that, because new research says it’s all thanks to your attitude.<p>A new Florida State University study asked 278 heterosexual newlywed couples to keep daily diaries for two …

Psychology

Muay Thai kick vs Karate kick measured by science

With the evolution of mixed martial arts, practitioners all over the world have been crafting their styles with a simple, yet effective formula: …

What Your Poop Says About You

On poop’s long, hairpin journey through our bowels, it picks up all kinds of microbes. When we defecate, we are not only getting rid of the remnants …

Researchers Isolated the Single Thing Rich Parents Do to Give Their Kids a Massive Edge

If you want to raise happy and successful kids, follow the money--and work backward.<p>For many parents, there comes a point when your kids' success becomes more important than your own.<p>I've been a parent for less than a year, but I can see it already. In fact, that realization led me to assemble a …

Fear Of Knowing

Science can sometimes come across as a stuffy, inflexible collection of facts — absolute truths not to be questioned. At least, that's the way it is often taught in schools.<p>The reality of science is very different. Scientists are always questioning, holding out the possibility of being wrong, and …

Physics

U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Referee State Disputes Over Marijuana

The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to take up a lawsuit filed by two of Colorado's neighboring states over its legalization of marijuana.<p>Nebraska and Oklahoma said Colorado's decriminalization has "increased the flow of marijuana over their borders," forcing them to expend greater "law …