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Nvidia unveils new GPU architecture for computer graphics rendering

The Turing Architecture combines ray-tracing and AI inference for a new kind of hybrid rendering.<p>Nvidia on Monday unveiled a new GPU architecture, …

Alan Turing

Are they watching you? The tiny brains of bees and wasps can recognise faces

Recognising faces is essential for how we interact in complex societies, and is often thought to be an ability that requires the sophistication of …

Artificial Intelligence

Could Phonons Have a Negative Mass?

Sound has negative mass, and all around you it's drifting up, up and away — albeit very slowly.<p>That's the conclusion of a paper submitted on July 23 …

Physics

How to keep your brain sharp as you get older

Alzheimer’s-related brain changes start as early as your 30s or 40s — but research has unlocked four key strategies that boost your brain power, …

Want a Happy Marriage? Science Says Couples Should Do These 7 Things for Each Other Often

Author Eric Barker dissects the book, "The All-or-Nothing Marriage: How the Best Marriages Work," and discovers scientific-backed behaviors for a happy marriage.<p>How many motivational books have you read? You know how it goes, right? The author conveys his or her version of the secrets of life, …

Happiness

Can you read at superhuman speeds?

If we cut the time spent moving our eyes, we can read at much greater speeds. Give speed-reading a try yourself in this video.<p>Reading English has been the same for centuries – you start at the top of the page and work left to right, line by line. But what if that was all about to change?<p>The problem …

Smartwatches

Yes, You Should Still Change Your DNS Settings for Better Internet

The DNS (Domain Name System) server settings on your laptop, phone, or router are your gateway to the web—converting easy-to-remember domain names …

Information Security

Woman held in Dubai with daughter after drinking wine on flight

A woman was detained in Dubai for three days with her four-year-old daughter after drinking a complimentary glass of wine on a flight from London, an NGO has said.<p>Ellie Holman, a dentist originally from Sweden who lives in Sevenoaks, Kent, with her English partner, Gary, and their three children, …

Human Rights

Blue Light Is Causing The Human Eye to Attack Itself

Not good.<p>Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.<p>Scientists …

Age-Related Macular Degeneration

6 reasons why sex is important in a relationship

I want to start by saying that sex doesn’t need to be a part of every relationship. It might be important to you to wait a certain amount of time or …

Self-improvement

Glowing Green 'Incredible Hulk' Comet Will Pass Earth Tonight For The First Time

Incredible!<p>Aim your binoculars to the sky tonight, because we're about to be visited by the remnants of a badass, glowing green comet nicknamed the …

Astronomy

Moonless nights ahead for the Perseids

It’ll be a great year for the annual Perseid meteor shower. Don’t miss this preview by Guy Ottewell, which has the best charts you’ll find anywhere …

Astronomy

Novel compounds turn old cells young again in promising new anti-aging research

A new study from researchers at the University of Exeter has shown how three specifically designed compounds can target the mitochondria in older …

Clinical Trials

This Is The Most Important Thing You Can Do To Prevent Alzheimer's (No Matter Your Age)

<i>By the year 2050, the United States will have 14 million people in need of full-time care for Alzheimer’s disease, a number equal to the populations</i> …

Alzheimer's Disease

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Consciousness

Two slits and one hell of a quantum conundrum

BOOKS AND ARTS<p>07 August 2018<p>Philip Ball lauds a study of a famous experiment and the insights it offers into a thoroughly maddening theory.<p>Philip …

Quantum Physics

American democracy is in crisis, and not just because of Trump | Simon Tisdall

Nineteen months into the Trump presidency, US democracy is running into serious trouble – but it is not all, or even mostly, Donald Trump’s fault. This crisis of governance has been building for decades. It is only now, as Trump’s iconoclastic assaults on established beliefs, laws, institutions and …

Political Science

Gargling salt water is a seriously under-rated hack for fighting inflammation

You wake up in the morning with a telltale tickle in your throat. <i>Ruh roh.</i> Is it the first symptom of a cold, the flu, or—<i>gulp</i>—strep throat? Before …

Saltwater

Alien Mineral Discovered In Russian Meteorite That Crashed Down In Uakit

Subsequently named uakitite, the mineral doesn't exist anywhere else on Earth.<p>Scientists have announced the discovery of a never-before-seen mineral …

Earth Science

Planet at Risk of Heading Towards Apocalyptic, Irreversible ‘Hothouse Earth’ State

We only have 10-20 years to fix this.<p>This summer people have been suffering and dying because of heat waves and wildfires in many parts of the world. The past three years were the warmest ever recorded, and 2018 is likely to follow suit. What we do in the next 10-20 years will determine whether our …

Climate Change

Donald Trump's 'fake news' press has exposed government corruption despite its flaws

President Donald Trump called many media outlets 'the enemy of the American people.' But here's what history might look like without the press.<p><i>“The people ... have a right, an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine right, to that most dreaded and envied kind of knowledge, I mean of the</i> …

Donald Trump

A Mysterious, Powerful Force Is Flinging Radio Waves at Us from Deep Space

Our universe is teeming with invisible light. Beyond the visible spectrum, space is a colorful mess of radio signals and microwaves fired off by …

Universe

This 30-Day Plank Challenge Will Transform Your Body

A strong core is the foundation of a strong body. Think about it: A tree would fall if its trunk weren't solid and stable. Doing core work isn't just …

Workouts

‘Blood on the president’s hands’: Conservative writer warns that Trump will get someone killed

Trump called members of the media "horrendous people" Thursday night....The post ‘Blood on the president’s hands’: Conservative writer warns that …

Donald Trump

Trump wants a Space Force, but Pentagon has different idea

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wants a Space Force, a new military service he says is needed to ensure American dominance in space. But the idea is gaining little traction at the Pentagon, where the president's defense chief, Jim Mattis, says it would add burdensome bureaucracy and …

Space Force

‘Through Two Doors at Once’ Review: Interfering With Reality

Richard Feynman said that the double-slit experiment seemed to have been ‘designed to contain all of the mystery of quantum mechanics.’<p>Are you facing a difficult decision? Quantum physics may have the answer, says science journalist Anil Ananthaswamy. Type your dilemma into the Universe Splitter …

Quantum Physics

Trump has built a pyramid scheme of public fraud. It's a taxpayer-backed cash grab.

Donald Trump is pulling off a taxpayer-backed cash grab. It's an orchestrated, unprecedented scheme to enrich a president, his family and his friends.<p>Even after warnings that tariffs would wreak havoc on the economy, Donald Trump has staked his presidency on a series of trade wars that are now …

Donald Trump

Sennheiser's Memory Mic can record audio from afar

Sennheiser has released a Bluetooth mic that gives you a way to make sure your video comes with crisp sounds -- even if you're recording from afar. It says its new device called Memory Mic can record "broadcast quality" audio even if you're shooting the video from a distance with a phone. Say, when …

Music Production

Stop What You're Doing And Watch Meteoroids Slamming Into The Moon

FLASH! BOOM!<p>There are a lot of rocks up there in space, whizzing about and occasionally smacking into other objects. Here on Earth, our atmosphere …

Astronomy

Enigmatic Radio Signal Picked Up By The CHIME Telescope Throws Astronomers For A Loop

This is the lowest frequency FRB ever detected and scientists speculate it came from an 'extremely powerful' source.<p>Canada’s brand-new CHIME …

Universe