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20 Tech Influencers with Strong Immigrant Ties

<b>It turns out that unicorns really do come from a far, faraway land.</b><p>44% of Silicon Valley startups feature an immigrant founder and 51% of tech …

Silicon Valley

Lady Gaga brings message of inclusion to Super Bowl halftime -- oh, and drones

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lady Gaga's powerful Super Bowl LI halftime performance didn't have any of the overt political statements that some people were expecting, but it did have a message about inclusion.<p>The Grammy winner kicked off her fiery halftime show at the top of Houston's NRG Stadium singing "God Bless …

Super Bowl Spammers Keep Tricking Google's Top Stories Module [Updates]

Tonight is the Super Bowl, a sporting event enjoyed by many. As Google search traffic goes, it’s also a fucking goldmine—which explains why a …

How the Canadarm changed spaceflight

Inside the Canadarm<p>For three decades, Canadarm was the versatile workhorse of the space shuttle program, ideal for handling large payloads, for reaching around to look at the underside of the shuttle and for serving as a platform for space walkers. A key feature in the original design was the “end …

Near-painless skin graft tech gets put to the test

There are certain types of wounds – such as diabetic ulcers or pressure sores – that in some cases just won't heal. While there are other treatments …

Ancient Martian volcano erupted non-stop for 2 billion years

Mt Stromboli, off the north coast of Sicily, has been erupting almost continuously for more than 2,000 years, but that's a sneeze compared to the …

A Promising New Method For Cleaning Up the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Hundreds of millions of gallons of radioactive water remain sitting around the site of the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan. But …

MIT's new liquid battery charges with gravity - like an hourglass

Harnessing the force of gravity, researchers at MIT have designed a new liquid battery that functions similarly to an hourglass. The gravity-powered …

Clean Energy

Police: This Is How a Dog Wears Pants

Last year, the internet wondered how a dog might wear pants. We now have the answer, thanks to a dog found in Bellevue, Washington. The pup sported a …

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Overwhelmed? Scream Into This Sculpture

Art is often credited as an emotional outlet for the maker and a channel for better understanding emotions in the viewer. But sometimes the feelings …

Sculpture

Researchers may have uncovered an algorithm that explains intelligence

What if a simple algorithm were all it took to program tomorrow’s artificial intelligence to think like humans?<p>According to a paper published in the journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, it may be that easy — or difficult. Are you a glass-half-full or half-empty kind of person?<p>Researchers …

Scientists Have Revealed The Deadly Physics of Boston’s Molasses Tsunami of 1919

What nightmares are made of.<p>Back in January 1919, a devastating event took place in Boston’s North End neighbourhood: a vat of molasses at the Purity …

Einstein Might Be Completely Wrong About the Speed of Light

The consequences would be far more earth-shattering than we could possibly predict.<p>Every high school physics student can ramble this off by memory: …

3D periodic table

The first periodic table was developed in 1862 by a French geologist called Alexandre-Émile Béguyer de Chancourtois. He plotted the elements on a …

'Hormonal link' between brain and liver may offer new treatment for dealing with problem drinkers

A hormonal link between the liver and brain that regulates alcohol consumption may help scientists develop new treatments for problem drinkers, …

Google's AI Game Can Guess What You Are Drawing

Google’s new slew of AI tools includes a kind of game called “Quick, Draw!” that can guess what you’re doodling. It’s impressive just how good the …

Man Dissolved in Acidic Water After Trying to Soak in Yellowstone National Park Hot Pool

An Oregon man who died in a Yellowstone National Park hot spring and dissolved when he fell into the boiling, acidic water, was looking to soak in …

In a medical first, brain implant allows paralyzed man to feel again

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Amy Ellis Nutt<p>Reporter covering neuroscience and mental health<p>Email Bio Follow<p>For the first time, scientists have helped a paralyzed man experience the sense of touch in his mind-controlled robotic arm.<p>For the cutting-edge experiment, a collaboration between the University of …

Robotics

Art show too male? At times, this cry makes no sense | Tiffany Jenkins

Where are the women, ask the critics of London’s new blockbuster exhibition. Well, you can’t change history…<p>‘Abstract expressionism,” wrote poet and curator Frank O’Hara, “is the art of serious men.” The bad boys of this great American art movement, including Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning and …

Should You Store Eggs in the Fridge?

Eggs

Fat Girls Are Modern Art: Model Mina Mahmood Is the Body Positivity Icon of Your Dreams

This is 19-year-old Minahil Mahmood.<p>She's a model and an Instagram star, with over 135k followers.<p>She's also a fierce champion of self-love and …

Landmark map reveals the genetic wiring of cellular life

The new map breaks away from the old way of studying genes one at a time, showing how genes interact in groups to shed light on the genetic roots of …