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For The First Time, Physicists Have Used Antimatter in One of The Most Famous Physics Experiments

The results were... weird.<p>For the first time, scientists have performed an iconic physics experiment with a positron - the antimatter counterpart of …

Physics

California advances an ambitious climate policy that should be a model for the world - MIT Technology Review

California is accelerating its rollout of clean energy, even as the White House is racing to unravel climate regulations.<p>On Tuesday, the California …

Clean Energy

The Largest Ever Clinical Study on Vitamin D Shows We're Wrong About Its Benefits

"We have created another pseudo-disease."<p>We are still in love with vitamins a century after they were discovered, with half the US and UK population …

Wellness

Bees are dying at an alarming rate. Amsterdam may have the answer.

AMSTERDAM — An unkempt stretch of tall grass, wildflowers and weeds in front of a train station doesn't look like much — but it may be crucial to solving one of the world's biggest environmental puzzles.<p>While scientists around the globe have been sounding alarm bells over the decline of bees and …

Ecology

A Bizarre Structure Has Been Detected Towering High Above Saturn's Hexagon

This is so weird.<p>There's something strange over Saturn's north pole. A tremendous structure towering high above the clouds indicates that the …

Astronomy

This Animation of Temperature Trends Across 191 Countries Is Almost Painful to Watch

So much red.<p>In presentations of global warming, sometimes watching maps morph from blue (cold) to red (hot) grows tiresome. Talented data visualizers …

Global Warming

Coronary stents with inducible VEGF/HGF-secreting UCB-MSCs reduced restenosis and increased re-endothelialization in a swine model

Abstract<p>Atherosclerotic plaques within the vasculature may eventually lead to heart failure. Currently, cardiac stenting is the most effective and …

Stem Cells

Ebola Attacked Congo Again. But Now Congo Seems to Be Winning

The month-old Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, which emerged unexpectedly in a dangerous region and quickly soared to over 100 cases, now appears to be fading.<p>Only a handful of new cases appear each week, and the region's two treatment centers, full until recently, now have fewer …

Disease

This Is Why Colombian Coffee Farmers Can No Longer Rely on Routine Farming

Climate change presents new challenges for coffee production.<p>In Colombia’s coffee-producing region of Risaralda, small trees run along the sharp …

Farming

Europe’s Worsening Drought Reveals Ominous Message in Czech ‘Hunger Stones’

"If you see me, weep."<p>The severe drought ongoing in Europe has caused ancient “hunger stones” to emerge from the Elbe River in the Czech Republic. …

Central Europe

Ever Wonder Why Your Favorite Apps Are Starting to Look the Same? It Might Be a Good Thing.

Open Instagram, Airbnb, Apple Music, Twitter, Dropbox or Lyft and at first glance it might feel like it's hard to tell the difference between which app is which: big, bold headlines with rounded serif fonts; minimal black and white interfaces with lots of negative space; little to no color.<p>The …

Apps

Google Trusts DeepMind AI To Manage Data Centre Cooling

Google is trusting an artificial intelligence (AI) system developed by DeepMind to stop its data centres around the world from overheating.<p>The AI system — able to reduce the amount of energy Google used to cool its data centres by 40% — has been giving cooling recommendations to Google’s data …

Electrical Grid

This Summer Has Been Brutal. Show These 7 Images to Anyone Who Says It's Normal

It's not just a heatwave.<p>The headlines of record-crushing heat in the Northern Hemisphere began in June and haven't stopped midway through August. …

Here's how Popular Science covered 'Star Trek' in 1967

From the December '67 issue: 'TV's Star Trek: How they mix science fact with fiction.'<p>You're ready to believe that the fantastic adventures of television's popular spacemen will be possible in 200 years, for their "science" is a logical projection of present knowledge.<p>If you're one of the 20-odd …

How Machine Learning Is Changing The Software Development Paradigm

Can machine learning be used to accelerate the development of traditional software development lifecycle? As artificial intelligence and other …

Six media giants control 90 percent of the content we consume (infographic)

Are you in to independent films? You probably enjoy the Focus Features studio, which prides itself on its indie credentials. Focus Features is owned …

How AI Is Changing Sales

Companies are using AI in all kinds of innovative ways to advance their businesses. If you’ve ever searched Netflix to watch a movie, AI (a recommendation algorithm) was no doubt used in your decision about what to watch. If you’ve shopped on Amazon, your decision about what to buy was also …

Artificial Intelligence

The Right Way to Spend Your Innovation Budget

Innovation is famously difficult — many projects end up losing money, frustrating employees, and going nowhere. And yet corporations and governments spend billions of dollars annually pursuing innovation. This huge spending would generate more value for businesses and societies if the innovation …

Innovation

A female Ebola survivor infected her family more than a year after she had the illness

A case study in how viruses are sneakier than we sometimes think.<p>A 33-year-old woman in Liberia harbored the Ebola virus for more than a year before transmitting the infection to family members, according to a new case study published in <i>The Lancet</i> on Monday. It’s the first evidence scientists have …

Apple and Pixar created a new file format for augmented reality on your phone

The new USDZ file format will make it easier than ever to look at AR objects in iOS.<p>Sharing photos and videos on a computer or a smartphone is, for the most part, pretty easy. File formats like JPG and PNG for still photos, and MOV for videos, display just as intended on pretty much any device. Now …

iOS

Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong | George Monbiot

In arguing for a sunset clause to the Nafta trade agreement, this odious man is exposing the corruption of liberal democracy<p>He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its …

Donald Trump

15 Latest and Best Loading Animations to Make User Enjoy Waiting

Nowadays, since internet speed has been highly improved, people can smoothly open a website/app within seconds and get their desired information …

Apple Watch App: Displaying The Heart Rate

Apple Watch, fitness app, current heart rate (bpm) on the screen. Simple task. Or is it? <b>Tl;dr</b>: full example here.<p>First off, an observer has to be …

Google has made it official: The internet is now mobile-first

This may go down in history as the week the mobile web became <i>the</i> web.<p>On Monday, Google began indexing and ranking pages on its search engine based on the mobile versions of websites rather than the desktop ones, the company announced. The change may seem minor, but it underscores how Google views …

The 5 biggest announcements from the Apple education event

Apple took its annual spring event out of California and hosted it at a high school in Chicago this year, promising to focus its newest products toward the education market that’s been dominated by Google and Microsoft. The keynote was condensed into just one hour, most of which revolved around all …

GameplayKit: Beyond Games

Apple advertises GameplayKit as a <i>“framework that provides foundational tools and technologies for building games” — </i>and it is a brilliant framework …

Europe Was Colder Than the North Pole This Week. How Could That Be?

Subfreezing temperatures have spread across much of Europe over the past week, stretching from Poland to Spain. Snow fell in Rome for the first time in six years. Norway recorded the lowest temperatures of the cold snap: minus 43 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 42 Celsius) in the southeast part of the …

Global Warming

Machine Learning for Decision Making

Best of Both Worlds, Part 1<p><i>This post was co-authored with</i> <i>Duncan Gilchrist</i> <i>and is Part 1 of our “Best of Both Worlds: An Applied Intro to ML for Causal</i> …

Arctic warming: scientists alarmed by 'crazy' temperature rises

Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented<p>An alarming heatwave in the sunless winter Arctic is causing blizzards in Europe and forcing scientists to reconsider even their most pessimistic forecasts of climate …

Global Warming

How to find out if hackers leaked your passwords

Longtime favorite password manager 1Password just teamed up with Pwned Passwords, a new service that helps you find out if your passwords have been leaked online. The database boasts more than 500 million passwords collected from various breaches.<p>Here’s how to use it.<p>With hugely popular services …