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Cyprus is at the center of a circle of corruption surrounding Trump

The country of Cyprus has a long history as a laundromat for dirty money, particularly from Russia. Cyprus is referenced 530,937 times in the Panama …

Donald Trump

New Research Shows "68% of the Universe May Not Exist at All"

Dark Matter, Dark Energy<p>“Dark energy” is believed to comprise 68 percent of the universe, but a Hungarian-American research team thinks it may not …

Reality Is Not What We Can See

Some physicists, mind you, not many of them, are physicist-poets.<p>They see the world or, more adequately, physical reality, as a lyrical narrative written in some hidden code that the human mind can decipher.<p>Carlo Rovelli, the Italian physicist and author, is one of them. Following his best-seller</i> …

Physicists Uncover Strange Numbers in Particle Collisions

At the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, physicists shoot protons around a 17-mile track and smash them together at nearly the speed of light. It’s …

Quantum Mechanics

The Serious Eats Guide to Beans

Sure, beans may be the stuff of crass rhymes and penny-pinching diets, but they're also one of our oldest, most reliable, and most diverse forms of sustenance. In part, that's because there are more than 18,000 species of legume plants, growing on every continent save Antarctica, a vast number of …

A Superfast DNA Sequencer Based on Motion Detection

For more than 20 years, the practice of using a low-intensity electric current to pull long strands of DNA through nanometer-scale pores in a …

Top Russian anti-corruption official had $120M in cash in his apartment

Dmitry Zakharchenko, the deputy head of the Energy Industry Department of the General Administration of Economic Security and Combating the …

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New Russian patent-pending glass 3D printing solution makes glass walls and buildings a reality

Aug 19, 2016 | By Alec<p>Over the past few months, Russia has been making quite a few 3D printing headlines – but mostly in the context of <b>metal 3D</b> …

Neuron Regeneration: How Your Brain Fixes Itself After Damage

Damage to your brain can have a lasting impact on every facet of life, since the organ controls all bodily functions. A new study suggests that the …

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5 reasons founders and tech workers should move to Berlin

The fall of the Berlin Wall marked a new era for Germany. In 1989, I was one of thousands of people who came to experience the opening of a city, a country, and a culture. When I entered the former East Germany, I felt like I had walked into a black and white film as it was transforming to vivid …

Marijuana Contains 'Alien DNA' From Outside Of Our Solar System, NASA Confirms

It's big news, set to shock, amaze, and entertain the world.<p>But unfortunately, it's got nothing to do with extraterrestrial stoners melding with …

Researchers build a 1,000-core processor

You may have heard of many-core processors before, but you probably haven't seen anything like this. UC Davis has developed the KiloCore, a CPU that (as the name suggests) packs a whopping 1,000 cores -- extremely handy for very parallel tasks like encryption, crunching scientific data and encoding …

Mobile Devices

CRISPR gene-editing approved for first human trials

A federal ethics and biosafety panel has approved the first ever human trials of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique. Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania aim to modify the immune system "T cells" in patients, helping them better fight off several kinds of cancer. The work will be …

Genetics

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Gravitational Waves From Colliding Black Holes Shake Scientists' Detectors Again

Scientists announced Wednesday that they have once again detected ripples in space and time from two black holes colliding far away in the universe.<p>The discovery comes just months after the first-ever detection of such "gravitational waves," and it suggests that smaller-sized black holes might be …

Reclaiming the immune system's assault on tumors

One of the major obstacles with treating cancer is that tumors can conscript the body's immune cells and make them work for them. Researchers at EPFL …

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

Shutterstock<p>Theoretical physicists have confirmed that it's not just the information coded into our DNA that shapes who we are - it's also the way …

There’s a better way to get smarter than brain-training games – Jeffrey M Zacks

Is it just me, or is everybody out there looking for a quick fix? There is something highly compelling about the idea that there is a secret switch …

Second layer of information in DNA confirmed

Leiden theoretical physicists have proven that DNA mechanics, in addition to genetic information in DNA, determines who we are. Helmut Schiessel and …

Scientists find that cancer can arise from changes in the proteins that package DNA - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

A mutation that affects the proteins that package DNA–without changing the DNA itself–can cause a rare form of cancer, according to new findings in …

Meet Google's Secret Weapon For Understanding Language: 'Parsey McParseface'

What's in a name?<p>Language is a big ambiguous soup. Words have different meanings in different contexts, homographs exist, and humans regularly warp the established lexicon with slang. It's almost a miracle that we've built computers that can understand us at all.<p>Systems for understanding human …

A Major Mystery About Earth's Magnetic Field Has Just Been Solved

For the first time, physicists have observed a mysterious process called magnetic reconnection—wherein opposing magnetic field lines join up, …

Magnetism

Introducing the Airport Sleepbox

Would you sleep inside this? If you're an avid traveler, then you know how hard it is to catch a little shut eye when your plane is delayed. A new design by Russian based studio Arch Group has already started fixing this problem.<p>The Sleepbox is a small cabin space that can be found in airports, …

460 MW of solar PV pre-approved in Russian solicitation

460 MW of solar PV projects have been pre-approved in the 2015 renewable energy solicitation run by the Russian Electricity Market Council. Projects …

How Many Laser Pointers Would It Take to Kill a Human?

Everybody knows not to shine laser pointers in your eye. They could damage your vision! (Emphasis on <i>could</i>, since your eye’s blink reflex would …

FDA

UAE's Oil Storage Hub Of Fujairah Taking On Established Ports

Going back two decades, the quaint United Arab Emirate of Fujairah, some 130km east of Dubai, started carving out its own unique place in the oil and gas industry under the benign shadow of Abu Dhabi; custodian of the world’s seventh-largest proven oil reserves.<p>Fujairah had what the other six of …