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Latest Estimate on The Universe's Expansion Shows We Need New Physics to Explain It

Physics is about to get weird, and we're here for it!<p>Astronomers have come up with the most precise measurement of the Universe's expansion rate so …

Astrophysics

Archaeologists Think They've Found First-Ever Evidence of a Legendary Biblical Prophet

This is incredible!<p>The Biblical figure Isaiah who prophesied the coming of the Messiah may have been an actual real person.<p>Researchers have found an …

Archaeology

WhatsApp: the new business card, storefront, and cash register in India

Nearly half of the 430 million internet users in India use WhatsApp and businesses want their hands in that pie.<p>From the country’s leading online ticketing portal BookMyShow to travel booking website Goibibo and even offline luxury watch retailer Ethos, several companies are taking to the …

Chatbots

Artificially intelligent bots are threatening the world and more needs to be done, experts warn

The world is under threat from artificial intelligence and needs to do more to keep people safe, experts have urged.<p>A new report compiled by 26 of …

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence: The saviour of mankind or the end of the world?

To some, Artificial Intelligence will dramatically improve our lives in the future. To others, it spells the end of mankind.<p>A new report from Oxford and Cambridge researchers has fuelled the debate about AI, warning that malicious use of AI presented a “clear and present danger” to society that …

Artificial Intelligence

Toyota develops new lower-cost, less-resource-intensive magnet for EVs

Its new magnet technology dramatically reduces the need for expensive rare-earth minerals with little to no drop in performance.<p>Electric car development is putting a more significant strain than ever on the world's supply of neodymium, an element used in the manufacture of electric motors. Toyota …

Rare Earth

Tesla's 'virtual power plant' might be second-best to real people power

The South Australian government and Tesla recently announced a large-scale solar and storage scheme that will distribute solar panels and batteries …

Australian Universities

Are we poisoning our children with plastic?

The chemical BPA is widely added to food and drink packaging, and more than 80% of teenagers have it in their bodies. But how dangerous is it?<p>Can exposure to plastics harm your health? It’s a question currently being explored by researchers after a recent study suggested that traces of a synthetic …

Environmental Health

It Turns Out, Andromeda is Younger Than Earth… Sort Of

Since ancient times, astronomers have looked up at the night sky and seen the Andromeda galaxy. As the closest galaxy to our own, scientists have …

Astrophysics

Falcon Heavy May Have Drastically Increased the Number of Asteroids We Can Mine

Asteroid mining is about more than just heading up into space and bringing back a rock full of platinum—you actually need to land something on just …

Falcon Heavy

SpaceX to launch demo satellites for its high-speed internet project

Elon Musk's SpaceX wants to deliver high-speed internet to the world using thousands of small satellites -- and this week that plan is moving closer to reality.<p>The company is slated to launch a rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 6:17 a.m. local time on Wednesday. On board will …

Space Travel

Sexual ‘exploitation’ warning to driving instructors

<b>Driving instructors are being warned that if they have a sexual relationship with a young student it will now be seen as 'exploitation'.</b><p>The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) says if instructors become sexually involved with 16 and 17-year-old pupils, even if it's consensual, they could …

Theresa May

'Black Panther' inspires more than African Americans

<b>(CNN) —</b> The box-office success of "Black Panther" gives me hope that one day my minority group, Arab Americans and Muslims, will see a superhero from our community on the big screen.<p>Maybe there will be a future superhero named "Muslim Man" or "Super Samira"? Or, just to scare the bigots, wouldn't …

Black Panther

Jeremy Corbyn attacks Islamophobia during mosque visit

Labour leader highlights Islamophobia as ‘real problem in our society’ during open day<p>Muslim women are facing routine racist abuse on the streets of the UK, Jeremy Corbyn has said while visiting mosques participating in a nationwide open day to build bridges across communities.<p>“Islamophobia is a …

Finsbury Park

Polish Jews stunned, scared by eruption of anti-Semitism

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Matylda Jonas-Kowalik has spent most of her 22 years secure in the belief that she would never know the discrimination, …

Israel

An ultrathin, super-stretchy nanomesh skin display is the future of wearables

Japenese researchers have created a stretchy, ultrathin electric “skin” that can read and display the wearer’s heartbeat. Using built-in electrode …

Engineering

Apple Glasses: AR Revolution in the Making

<i>Don’t call it a paradigm shift unless it’s truly revolutionary to our day-to-day lives.</i><p>While we own more display screens than ever before, the …

Augmented Reality

This electric jet can take off vertically and travel almost 190 miles per hour — and it's already being prototyped

Move over, Elon Musk. A German startup developing an electric, car-sized aircraft that can take off and land vertically just received a prestigious award — and the technology is seriously impressive.<p>Founded by a group of entrepreneurs in 2015, Lilium is developing the aircraft as a new form of …

Aerospace

Scientists have found that shampoo is a source of the same dangerous form of air pollution made by cars

We've known for a long time that traffic fumes are very bad for our health. But according to new research, there are other sources of pollution that should also be a concern.<p>A new study, published in the journal Science, has found that household products such as shampoo, oven cleaner, and deodorant …

Pollution

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Self-improvement

USB-C audio: Everything you need to know

There's a good chance the next phone you buy will support USB-C audio, even if it still has a "regular" 3.5mm headphone jack. That means we'll soon …

Audiophile

China’s AI Agenda Advances

Are China's ambitions to “lead the world” in artificial intelligence (AI) by 2030 credible? China's rapid emergence as an AI powerhouse is often …

Artificial Intelligence

Ancient beard traditions shape the face of modern Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Facial hair is trendy worldwide these days, but in Jerusalem beards have never gone out of style, projecting religious mysticism, …

Saddam Hussein

Woman Pulls 14 Wiggling Eye Worms From Her Eyeball, Makes Medical History

Available on iOS & Android only.<p>Tag<p>This is sensitive<p>Attribute original poster<p>We remove posts that include copyright or trademark infringement. If …

What's the difference between artificial intelligence, machine learning and deep learning?

Artificial Intelligence

Australia's government bans politicians from sleeping with their staff

Sleeping with a co-worker is pretty much a no-no in all workplaces, especially so in the sensitive world of politics.<p>Not that Australia's deputy …

Australia

We're Averaging One School Shooting Every 60 Hours In 2018

A reported shooting at a South Florida high school on Wednesday marks the country’s 18th school shooting of 2018, just 45 days into the year.<p>That’s an average of one school shooting every 60 hours thus far in 2018, more than double the number of school shootings recorded in any of the previous …

Guns

A new AI detected 17 times more earthquakes than traditional methods

Detecting Earthquakes<p>Earthquakes are a lot more common than people may think. Each year, Southern California alone experiences roughly 10,000 …

Geology

Real life vampire drinks half a gallon of human blood a month

<b>Forget Twilight and True Blood – this woman is a real life vampire who drinks half a gallon of human blood every month.</b><p>Rather than living deep in …

Diabetes

Foxconn vai trocar 10 mil funcionários por 'robôs' em 2018

Durante o ano de 2018, é esperado que a Foxconn seja responsável pelo corte de cerca de 10 mil postos de trabalho em suas fábricas na China. De …