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Babies Who Get More Cuddles Seem to Have Their Genetics Changed For Years Afterwards

Touch can be powerful.<p>The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn't just keep them warm, snug, and loved.<p>A 2017 study …

Genetics

Why dog breeds aren't considered separate species

Dog owners might disagree, but as far as evolutionary biologists are concerned, all dogs are just dogs. It may seem odd that <i>Canis (lupus) familiaris</i> …

Are Dog Breeds Actually Different Species?

I have an idea. (No, it was not beginner’s luck.) The idea came to me while listening to University of Chicago evolutionary geneticist Jerry A. Coyne …

Watch an Artist Instantly Create a Mirror With Liquid Silver Nitrate

Although mirrors have been around for thousands of years, a German chemist named Justus von Liebig made a breakthrough in 1835 that would make the …

Mutant gene found in Amish people that makes them live 10 years longer

An age-defying mutation found in the genes of Amish people appears to be boosting their lifespan.<p>Individuals carrying a single non-functional copy of …

Quantum Weirdness of Light Was Just Confirmed by Shooting Photons Into Space

Einstein is still wrong on this one.<p>Quantum physics' two-faced nature has been put to the test over and over again, and every time it's still damn …

Quantum Physics

Scientists Just Made The First Quantum-Encrypted International Video Call

The future is here.<p>President Chunli Bai of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing had a meeting yesterday with President Anton Zeilinger of the …

WAVE POWER ENERGY GENERATION

LEFT: A wave containing a lot of kinetic energy CENTER: Using our intelligence to extract the energy by converting wave motion to pump water, for …

The Young Physicist Creating Matter From Light

Growing up, Jonathan Simon loved playing Dungeons & Dragons — but not because the game involved elves, orcs or other fantastical creatures. It was …

Qubits

Quantum Weirdness Once Again Shows We're Not Living in a Computer Simulation

There is no red pill.<p>Questions of whether our reality is a simulation of something deeper have kept philosophers and freshmen awake since Plato was a …

Microsoft’s new coding language is made for quantum computers

By the time the complex machines are ready, you might grasp the tech.<p>When one of the first personal computers, the Altair 8800 came along in 1976, Microsoft was ready with a programming language, Altair BASIC. It wants to be equally prepared when quantum computers go mainstream, so it has unveiled …

Dubai tests a passenger drone for its flying taxi service

Volocopter tests its autonomous passenger vehicle in the city.<p>Dubai was serious when it said it wants to be first in the world to offer a flying taxi service. That's why on Monday, it staged a maiden test flight for one of its potential taxis: a two-seater, 18-rotor unmanned flying vehicle made by …

Is Samsung going to launch the bendable Galaxy X phone soon?

Samsung will launch a Galaxy X in the near future, many people joked once the Apple’s iPhone X became official. And that seems to be true. Samsung …

Physicists Just Quantum Teleported Complex Light Patterns For The First Time

A whole new level.<p>Wrapping your messages up with quantum weirdness is a great way to avoid sneaky eavesdropping, but in its current form it's more …

We Can Now Store Light as Sound, And It's a Game Changer For Computing

One step closer to computers that process data at the speed of light.<p>Last year, scientists took a big step towards creating the next generation of …

Quantum Physics

Proof Of 'God Playing Dice With The Universe' Found In The Sun's Interior

Deep inside the Sun’s interior, the fusion of lighter nuclei into heavier ones causes a tiny amount of mass to be lost, converted into energy via the famous <i>E = mc2</i>. At temperatures of 4,000,000 K or above, all the way up to 15,000,000 K in the Sun’s very center, hydrogen and helium isotopes build …

Particles

China Claims To Have Built A Version Of NASA's 'Impossible Engine' That Uses NO Fuel

For it to work it actually has to break the laws of physics.<p>The USSR-USA space race might be history, but China has confirmed that NASA still has …

Breaking: An Entirely New Type of Quantum Computing Has Been Invented

"It's amazing no one had thought of it before."<p>Australian researchers have designed a new type of qubit - the building block of quantum computers - …

New Mexico company licenses innovative solar panel technology from two Washington universities

Groundbreaking solar panel technology developed at two Washington universities has been licensed by a company out of Los Alamos, N.M., and could …

Quantum Weirdness Has Been Tested Beyond The Particle Scale For The First Time

Yes!<p>A small tweak on a definitive experiment in quantum physics has allowed scientists to observe for the first time exactly how molecules behave as …

Super-thin semiconductors delay the 'death' of silicon

You could get 10 times more transistors than you do with pure silicon.<p>Silicon has been the backbone of processors for decades, but it's rapidly approaching its physical limits: making a chip on a process smaller than 5 nanometers is usually impossible without introducing problems. How is Moore's …

Nanotech

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

A New Gene Editing Breakthrough Could Allow Us to Transplant Pig Organs Into Humans

Organ Farming<p>Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in the area of organ transplants, and it brings us remarkably close to being able to …

Newly discovered gut microbe could treat diseases beyond the stomach, such as MS

We tend to think of bacteria as bad news, but some types found in our stomaches can bring great health benefits, such as those that feed on dark …

Making A Better Brain: Scientists Just Discovered a New Kind of Brain Cell

New Neurons<p>Mapping exactly how the human brain functions is, perhaps, the most promising step when it comes to transforming how humans operate on a …