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UCLA Scientists Use Ultrasound to "Jump-Start" a Coma Patient’s Brain

Researchers at UCLA are the first to use a new, noninvasive ultrasound technique to "jump-start" the brain of a recovering coma patient from a …

Mystery planets and strange orbits: what is lurking in the far reaches of our solar system?

Whether it's 'my very early morning jam sandwich' or 'many vile earthlings', everyone has a memorable way to list off the planets in our solar system.<p>…

Researchers grow animal-like living biobots.

<i>This</i> <b>article</b> <i>originally appeared in the Conversation.</i><p>Think of a traditional robot and you probably imagine something made from metal and plastic. Such …

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A Lord of the Rings-inspired space opera wants to connect you with African mythology

Artist Paul Louise-Julie counts among his inspirations the words of <i>Lord of the Rings</i> author J.R.R. Tolkien, the images of Star Wars and the whispers of a Senegalese elder who opened his eyes to the oral history of West Africa.<p>Six years ago, he challenged himself to combine these influences with his …

Israel Proves the Desalination Era Is Here

<i>From Ensia (find the original story here); reprinted with permission.</i><p>July 19, 2016 — Ten miles south of Tel Aviv, I stand on a catwalk over two …

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Why NASA still believes we might find life on Mars

The day Gil Levin says he detected life on Mars, he was waiting in his lab at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, watching a piece of paper inch out of a printer.<p>Levin snatched the sheet and scrutinized the freshly inked graph. A thin line measuring radioactive carbon crept steadily upward, just as …

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Why We Should Drink Cockroach Milk

Bear with me here.<p>Let me cut straight to the chase here: Yeah, there's a cockroach that gives birth to live young, and, yes, it produces a "milk" that scientists want humans to drink.<p>Okay, deep breaths. It turns out the Pacific beetle cockroach (<i>Diploptera punctata</i>)—a small, coffee bean-looking …

Cassini Legacy: 1997-2017

This colorful view from NASA's Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as "the …

This Rolling, Transforming Droid Is the Stuff of Nightmares

The MorpHex can roll around in a ball, then unpack and walk on its six legs.<p>So, this is how it starts. You hear a crunch, crunch, crunch—the sound of an imperfectly-round plastic ball rolling over concrete, chasing you down an alley. You look back and you see this… thing. It was a sphere a few …

Players probe Elite game space mystery

<b>Elite Dangerous gamers are working feverishly to decipher a puzzle uncovered by one player of the space simulation.</b><p>The puzzle is in the shape of a map hidden in a signal sent when a player scanned a mysterious in-game object.<p>Some suspect that the signal means a hostile alien race is about to arrive …

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GeForce GTX 1060: Not bad for a low-end card | Polygon

Starting at $249<p>Nvidia continues to deliver with its line of Pascal-powered graphics cards. The 6 GB Founders Edition of the GTX 1060 draws just 120 watts of power, sells for $299.99 and delivers performance sometimes a little worse, sometimes a little better than a $600 or so GTX 980 ti.<p>The …

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Leiden Institute of Physics

Research at the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) is foundational and curiosity driven. All our scientists share a desire to increase the knowledge …

Bionic Leaf Makes Fuel from Sunlight, Water and Air

A tree's leaf, a blade of grass, a single algal cell: all make fuel from the simple combination of water, sunlight and carbon dioxide through the …

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 …

Space exploration will spur transhumanism and mitigate existential risk

When people think about rocket ships and space exploration, they often imagine traveling across the Milky Way, landing on mysterious planets and even meeting alien life forms.<p>In reality, humans’ drive to get off Planet Earth has led to tremendous technological advances in our mundane daily lives — …

How Thimbleweed Park recreates the glory days of graphic adventure games

Thimbleweed Park's pitch is simple: Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert and Gary Winnick are making an oldschool point-and-click …

While Musk dreams of colonizing Mars, a TV space thriller confronts the philosophical questions

For the last year, some 250 million miles from Earth, an American spacecraft called Dawn has been orbiting Ceres, a dwarf planet—really a big asteroid—between Mars and Jupiter. It is Dawn’s second stop within the asteroid belt: Four years ago, it took a close look at Vesta, another protoplanet. …

Planet Nine Just Got Weirder

If Planet 9 exists, it’s been through one hell of an ordeal. That’s the takeaway from a series of new studies that ask how in the name of Uranus a …

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Why Did the Genetic Code of All Life on Earth Suddenly Stop Evolving?

Around 3,000 million years ago, something stopped the genetic code from growing.<p>All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.<p>Even though the genetic …

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1,500-Year-Old Mummy Appears To Be Wearing Adidas Trainers

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Fresh to death. Khovd Museum“Style is eternal,” they say. In light of that wisdom, people have been pointing out the …

Ghost ships from North Korea mystify Japan

The ghost ships, however, are harder to explain.<p>On an early morning in November, the retired fisherman received a call from his colleagues at the …

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Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking Unveil Ambitious $100 Million Star-Trekking Plan

You’ve heard of moonshots. Now introducing “star shots.”<p>Yuri Milner, the Russian billionaire and Internet entrepreneur, is unveiling a plan to …

NASA's Cassini Reveals The Full Glory Of Saturn's Rings

Saturn is remarkable in a number of ways; among all the planets we know of, it’s the <i>least</i> dense, and also the only one with a spectacularly visible set of rings.<p>Composed of icy, dust-like material, these rings aren’t solid, but made up of particles that pass each other, sticking together briefly …

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