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Art

Brain Structure Might Explain Why Boys Are 5 Times More Likely to Develop Autism

A brain-based divide.<p>Researchers have discovered that girls with brain structures that are more "male typical" are more likely to develop autism than …

20 Cool Old-School Anime Films You Might Not Have Seen

7. Andromeda Stories (Masamitsu Sasaki, 1982)<p>A “TV special” Andromeda stories is based on the manga of the same name illustrated by Keiko Takemiya …

Anime

NASA is close to finishing a golden space telescope — now it must torture the $8.7 billion marvel

The slog to finish the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), NASA's tennis-court-sized successor to the famed Hubble Space Telescope, has been grueling.<p>It's taken nearly 20 years, billions of dollars, and fierce political battles to achieve the project's biggest moment to date — the completion of its …

Telescopes

Greenland's receding icecap to expose top-secret US nuclear project

Camp Century – part of Project Iceworm – is an underground cold war network that was thought to have been buried forever<p>A top-secret US military project from the cold war and the toxic waste it conceals, thought to have been buried forever beneath the Greenland icecap, are likely to be uncovered by …

York University

20 Chromecast tips and tricks

The Chromecast is a simple device with seemingly very few features. However, there are some tricks up its sleeve you may not be aware of.<p>Google's Chromecast is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to wirelessly throw content from your phone, tablet or computer onto your television. While it …

Google

It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a …

We were all told they walked over a land bridge from Asia. Now that theory’s being called into question.

You were probably told in school about how the first people reached North America over ten thousand years ago. The explanation most history or social …

3tags.org

Thousands of Strange Blue Lakes Are Appearing in Antarctica, And It’s Very Bad News

Uh oh.<p>Scientists have confirmed that thousands of pristine blue lakes have appeared on the ice sheets of East Antarctica, and it’s got them very …

Walmart’s Out-of-Control Crime Problem Is Driving Police Crazy

The retailer’s aggressive cost cutting has unintended consequences.<p>By Shannon Pettypiece and David Voreacos | August 17, 2016<p>Photographs by Johnathon …

Tom Poulton. The Secret Art of an English Gentleman

This small slice of the night sky contains 48,741 galaxies

This image makes me feel so incredibly small.<p>Each of these 48,741 dots represents a galaxy. Each galaxy is a collection of billions of stars. The stars themselves trap untold planets, asteroids, and possibly even life in their gravitational clutches.<p>But this image, which is just one-twentieth of …

Laying Bare the Bones of Ancient Maya Society

Much is known about Maya kings, lords and priests. Gaps remain, but we have long had some idea of how they lived. But what about the majority—the …

“Science fiction cyber-war is here”: Alex Gibney on “Zero Days” and Stuxnet, the secret weapon that got away

Salon talks to Oscar-winner Alex Gibney about his new film “Zero Days” and a new era of war<p>Alex Gibney has made documentaries about Enron and the Church of Scientology and pioneering gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson and Jack Abramoff, the über-lobbyist who corrupted American politics more than …

Here's Literally 16 Animated DC Movies You Should Just Go Watch Right Now

In the lead-up to the release of The Killing Joke, we take a look at some highlights of the lesser-known DC movies.

How To Kick Out Other Devices From Your Wifi Network Using Android Mobile

You can do many cool things with your android phone. But you might not know that your android phone is much more capable of doing some amazing things …

Smartphone users temporarily blinded after looking at screen in bed

Medical journal reports that two women experience ‘transient smartphone blindness’ after constantly checking phones in the dark<p>Warning: Looking at your smartphone while lying in bed at night could wreak havoc on your vision.<p>Two women went temporarily blind from constantly checking their phones in …

Medical Journals

This one feature on Mars could be a major obstacle for plans to colonize the planet

Perchlorate, which can form different salts, is a key reason why liquid water sometimes flows on the planet despite the atmospheric pressure. And it can be used as a major ingredient in rocket fuel. It can even be broken down and used as a source of electricity and oxygen for human explorers.<p>But it …

28 Best and Worst Foods for Acid Reflux

For those who are not familiar with the wrath that is acid reflux, here is a rundown of what this bothersome, digestion-related disorder entails. The …

Nutrition

Just what sustains Earth's magnetic field anyway?

Earth's magnetic field shields us from deadly cosmic radiation, and without it, life as we know it could not exist here. The motion of liquid iron in …

Magnetism

A guy trained a machine to "watch" Blade Runner. Then things got seriously sci-fi.

Last week, Warner Bros. issued a DMCA takedown notice to the video streaming website Vimeo. The notice concerned a pretty standard list of illegally uploaded files from media properties Warner owns the copyright to — including episodes of <i>Friends</i> and <i>Pretty Little Liars</i>, as well as two uploads …

Climate Change Is Real and This Chart Proves It

Climate change is real, it’s happening right now, and it’s pushing us into an increasingly grim-looking future. Still don’t believe it? Take a look …

The 100 best stories from Radium Age sci-fi, which ruled the early 20th century

The Radium Age, 1904-1933, popularized stories about mutants, robots, ESP, and dystopia.<p>You've probably heard of science fiction's Golden Age, that …

Science Fiction

DNA of Ancient Phoenician Could Make Us Reconsider History of Human Migration

05/27/2016 · by carylsue · in Classroom Ideas, Current Event Connection, Geography In the News, Main. ·<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p>A rare genome has been identified in an ancient body pulled from a sarcophagus on a site near ancient Carthage, in a discovery which could throw new light on the history of human movement. …

Anthropology

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

This Stretchable Battery Pack Wraps Around Anything and Charges Itself

There’s one big obstacle holding back flexible electronics and conformable wearables, and that’s stiff and bulky li-ion batteries. Now, a team of …

Wireless, Super-Fast Internet Access Is Coming to Your Home - MIT Technology Review

In the gleaming but quiet headquarters of a startup called Starry—above the din of Boston’s Downtown Crossing—40 engineers are toiling to achieve a …

Net Neutrality

The 33 Best Documentaries of All Time

<i>By: Christopher Campbell</i><p><i>Credit: Portrait Films (edited)</i><p>Documentary is not a genre, but an entire branch of moviemaking. So pitting diverse qualifying contenders against each other to determine the 33 best... well, that's difficult.<p>Have I included enough music docs (<i>Don't Look Back</i>, <i>Gimme Shelter</i>), …

11 Indie Games That You Wont Want To Stop Playing

Get ready to lose all your free time.

Indie Gaming