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Scientists Say This Strategy Can Help You Learn Anything Fast

We've been studying all wrong.<p>In his book <i>Fluent Forever</i>, opera singer Gabriel Wyner suggests that one of the best ways to learn a new language is to …

What Are Quantum Gravity's Alternatives To String Theory?

The Universe we know and love — with Einstein’s General Relativity as our theory of gravity and quantum field theories of the other three forces — has a problem that we don’t often talk about: it’s incomplete, <i>and we know it</i>. Einstein’s theory on its own is just fine, describing how …

The Top 10 Claims Made by Creationists to Counter Scientific Theories

One of the most challenging tasks for the modern day creationist to is reconcile the belief in a 6,000 year old Earth with the ever-growing mountain …

Ice Age

Is this the Most Capable Purpose-Built Wristwatch Ever Made?

The work of an offshore commercial diver is about as different from recreational scuba diving as flying a fighter jet is from flying a kite — …

Watches

Daily Driver: 2016 BMW X1

<i>Daily Driver</i> videos are micro-reviews of vehicles in the <i>Autoblog</i> press fleet, reviewed by the staffers that drive them every day. Today's <i>Daily Driver</i> features the 2016 BMW X1, reviewed by Alex Kierstein.<p>You can watch the video above or read a transcript below. And don't forget to watch more <i>Autoblog</i> …

This Timelapse Video of Radio Observatories is Just Breathtaking

With gold-plated space telescopes promising to discover distant worlds and unravel the deepest mysteries of the universe, radio astronomy can …

Radio Astronomy

The Future Of Gene Editing Is Being Decided Right Now

How will CRISPR shape our future?<p>Today, hundreds of scientists are gathered in Washington, D.C. for the international summit on genome editing. The three-day conference will discuss the ethical and appropriate use of all genome-editing technologies, but it will likely pay close attention to the …

Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'The delusion is thinking that SpaceX is going to lead the space frontier'

<b>Sean O’Kane: At The Verge, we look at a lot of really crazy stuff that’s going to happen in the next 30, 40, 50 years: self-driving cars, electric cars, private space companies, maybe even private space travel. What do you think is most important or most exciting?</b><p>Neil deGrasse Tyson: I’m not good …

The Physics Of Non-Newtonian Goo Could Save Astronauts' Lives

Understanding its mechanism will help researchers create better space suits and even concussion preventing helmets<p>There’s an experiment you may have done in high school: When you mix cornstarch with water—a concoction colloquially called oobleck—and give it a stir, it acts like a liquid. But scrape …

Scientists Unveil the World's First Cyborg Plant

The concept of “green energy” got a whole lot more literal this week, when scientists announced they’d successfully turned living roses into …

Breakthroughs

This Book Is A Complete Guide To The Science Of Snowflakes

And yes, they really are that special<p><i>The Snowflake: Winter's Frozen Artistry</i> by Kenneth Libbrecht and Rachel Wing gives us all a close look at snowflakes, no matter where you spend your winters. And yes, there's that cliché that snowflakes are unique and special and blah blah blah, but seriously, …

Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept Shows Off Sleek Body in L.A.

Previews next-gen Impreza.<p>The Subaru Impreza sedan concept, which debuted at the L.A. auto show today, features a sleek new look that previews the automaker’s future design language and its next-gen compact sedan.<p>The concept model points to a more rounded front end and softer grille on the new …

How a year in space changes bodies

Astronauts are spending a year aboard the International Space Station, and researchers are looking at what happens to their bodies at the molecular …

Space

There's a Hidden Connection Between Pi and Quantum Mechanics

Physicists have uncovered a hidden connection between a famous 350-year-old mathematical formula for <i>pi,</i> everyone’s favorite irrational number, and …

P vs. NP -- The most notorious problem in theoretical computer science remains open

In the 1995 Halloween episode of <i>The Simpsons</i>, Homer Simpson finds a portal to the mysterious Third Dimension behind a bookcase, and desperate to …

New maps show how cities will be affected by rising sea levels

The following maps were created as part of the Surging Seas analysis, and use Google Earth to map the effects of rising water levels on cities around the world. They are based on forecasts published in the academic journal <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA</i>.<p>On the left you …

First genetically modified humans could exist within two years

Humans who have had their DNA genetically modified could exist within two years after a private biotech company announced plans to start the first trials into a ground-breaking new technique.<p>Editas Medicine, which is based in the US, said it plans to become the first lab in the world to …

Scientists Reviewing Data From Spacecraft Make Find ‘Like Nothing We’ve Ever Seen Before’ on Saturn’s Moon

Scientists reviewing infrared data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft discovered a “monstrous” ice cloud on Saturn’s largest moon, the space agency announced Wednesday.<p>“When we looked at the infrared data, this ice cloud stood out like nothing we’ve ever seen before,” Carrie Anderson of NASA’s Goddard …

Flying the seaplane of the future, the Icon A5

The A5 is a carbon-fiber seaplane that only costs $250,000. (Price is relative, granted, but we’re talking about a <i>plane</i> here.) You can learn how to operate it in less time than it takes to binge-watch two seasons of <i>House of Cards</i>. It is amphibious, taking off and landing from both land and water. …

Wall Street is having an important realization about Tesla

"Over the past year, the market has seen how expensive it is to launch a car company from the ground up and how much cash can be consumed when launching all-new vehicles to the market," Jonas wrote.<p>Of course, the market should have seen this coming. Established automakers routinely burn through …

NASA just released close-up photos of the Antares rocket explosion, and they're eerily beautiful

NASA just released close-up photos of last year's Antares rocket explosion, and they're eerily beautiful.<p>On October 28, 2014, the Aerospace manufacturer company Orbital ATK was scheduled to transport 5,000 pounds of cargo inside an unmanned Cygnus spacecraft to the International Space …

Ancient river network discovered buried under Saharan sand

Radar images of the Mauritanian desert have revealed a river stretching for more than 500km and suggest plants and wildlife once thrived there<p>A vast river network that once carried water for hundreds of miles across Western Sahara has been discovered under the parched sands of Mauritania.<p>Radar …

“Secret Space Escapes” Reveals The True Dangers Of Spaceflight

By Susan Karlin2 minute Read<p>Just in time for NASA’s call for astronaut applications comes a series that may have you reconsidering that secret …

See how our megacities will 'slip under the waves' with two degree rise in temperatures

Study shows how large parts of New York, London, Shanghai and other cities will be submerged as a result of rising sea levels<p>Large swathes of Shanghai, Mumbai, New York and other cities will slip under the waves even if an upcoming climate summit limits global warming to two degrees Celsius, …

The Disturbing Truth About How Airplanes Are Maintained Today

In the last decade, most of the big U.S. airlines have shifted major maintenance work to places like El Salvador, Mexico, and China, where few mechanics are F.A.A. certified and inspections have no teeth.<p>Not long ago I was waiting for a domestic flight in a departure lounge at one of the crumbling …

5 Astronauts Told Us Their Most Terrifying Moments In Space

During Chris Hadfield’s first flight, he and his fellow astronauts had to navigate a quarter-million-pound shuttle toward a target the size of a coffee cup saucer on the Russian Mir Space Station.<p>Hadfield’s job was to relay the speed and range information to the pilot as they were docking. This was …

Space Exploration

Have We Detected Megastructures Built By Aliens Around A Distant Star?

Or just a cloud of comets? Scientists want to investigate further<p>The Kepler space telescope's job is to find faraway planets that could potentially support life. But as <i>The Atlantic</i> reports, scientists are exploring the possibility that the telescope may have detected something even more …

20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

'Renoir sucks at painting' movement demands removal of artist's works

The group has protested at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, while its Instagram account has drawn the ire of the artist’s great-great-granddaughter<p>A new movement born of an Instagram account has one central complaint: Pierre-Auguste Renoir - the French impressionist – was a terrible artist, and his …

Secrets of the world's healthiest children: 6 longevity lessons from Japan

If you had complete power to engineer a long, vigorous life, you might start by choosing to be born in Japan.<p>The country has the highest “healthy life expectancy” in the world, with Japanese boys and girls expected to live to 73 without any major illness or disability, according to a recent study …