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Neanderthal faces emerge from the gloom of a Spanish cave

Ancient skulls recovered from a deep cave in northern Spain are the oldest known remains to show clear signs of Neanderthal facial features, researchers claim.<p>Scientists reconstructed 17 skulls from pieces of bone found in the mud at Sima de los Huesos, or the "Pit of Bones", in the Atapuerca …

DNA Sequencing Diagnoses Boy's Mysterious Bacterial Disease

This is the first time doctors have used DNA sequencing for emergency diagnosis and treatment.<p>For the first time, doctors have used DNA-sequencing technology to diagnose and treat a boy in an emergency. It's a big step for DNA sequencing—that the technology is able to work so quickly, and to help a …

The End Is A.I.: The Singularity Is Sci-Fi's Faith-Based Initiative

<i>The second in a series of posts about the major myths of robotics, and the role of science fiction role in creating and spreading them. Previous and former topics, respectively: Robots are strong, the myth of robotic hyper-competence, and robots are evil, the myth of killer machines.</i><p>In 1993, Vernor …

Stephen Hawking unveils formulae for England World Cup success

As Stephen Hawking arrived on stage in the basement of the Savoy Hotel in London, Peter Crouch robot-danced on the screen behind, Chris Waddle skied a penalty, and a Prodigy soundtrack thundered a helpful reminder to the waiting journalists: "Exhale, exhale, exhale."<p>It was not an obvious …

The Soldier of the Future Looks A Lot Like Science Fiction

This story originally appeared on CNBC<p>Forget an Apple iWatch, the U.S. military is the one really taking wearable technology to new levels.<p>Different divisions of the U.S. armed forces, as well as other government agencies such as Darpa, are all working on developing high-tech armor that will help …

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China Built A Prototype For A Train Capable Of Reaching 1,800 MPH

Currently, the fastest commercially operated maglev reaches just 431 km/h and even the world record is just 581 km/hr.<p>According to project lead Dr. Deng Zigang, this huge increase in speed is achieved through the lack of air resistance in the near-vacuum tunnel.<p>"If the running speed exceeds 400 …

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This Is Why You Ignore Everybody On The Subway -- And Why You Should Stop

While the subway's arrival may be ambiguous, one thing about your commute is certain: No one wants to talk to each other. In our contemporary culture, the prospect of communicating with -- or even looking at -- a stranger is virtually unbearable. Everyone around us seems to agree by the way they …

The Man Who Literally Built 'Star Wars'

Set decorator Roger Christian tells us what it was like making George Lucas's dreams out of scrap metal<p><b>PLUS: The Art of Star Wars: See Exclusive Storyboards from the Original Trilogy</b><p><b>One of the most memorable elements</b> of the original <i>Star Wars</i> in 1977 wasn't the story, or characters, or even the …

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Exclusive: Michael Jackson Hit With New Sex Abuse Claim

The star of a 1987 Pepsi ad featuring Michael Jackson has joined a suit against the singer’s estate, alleging that Jackson sexually abused him for …

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Nicely Sets the Stage for the Next Avengers

The latest film in Marvel’s massive superhero universe is a solid installment, but left us feeling itchy for the big show to come.<p>Well, folks, we’ve almost made it. The arrival of <i>Captain America: The Winter Soldier</i> marks the last film in Marvel’s Avengers series until all our friends are back …

The Man in the Digital Mask: Tracking Down Andy Serkis

Actors love to disappear into roles, but few have done this as thoroughly as Andy Serkis. His voice, facial expressions, and body language give …

Chewbacca Autocross: The Fourth Is Strong With This One

“May the fourth be with you,” said every Star Wars geek at least a dozen times last weekend. Unsurprisingly, there’s a lot of crossover between Star …

Star Wars Day

2 Percent Of People Can Multitask Well. Are You A Supertasker?

Now that I have your undivided attention...<p>When people try to do multiple things at the same time, their ability to do these things suffers. It's well-established that motorists on cellphones drive as badly as drunk people, for example. University of Utah researcher David Strayer thought that this …

University of Utah

Scientists May Have Decoded One of the Secrets to Superconductors

The microscopic structure of high-temperature superconductors has long puzzled scientists seeking to harness their virtually limitless technological …

For the First Time, We Have a Detailed Model of the Universe

And its rendering stretches almost all the way back to the Big Bang.<p>It is, if you except the powers of human memory, the closest thing we have to a time machine.<p>Scientists have created the first realistic model of the universe, capable of recreating 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. The …