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The Plague Inspired Da Vinci To Design A City. We Should Steal His Ideas

The bubonic plague spread, in part, because of poor urban planning. Leonardo da Vinci came up with a series of alternative designs that hold valuable lessons for today’s cities, as they face challenges from climate change to self-driving cars.<p>Leonardo da Vinci survived a series of bubonic plagues …

The Latest: Intel CEO addresses security flaw in its chips

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local):<p>7 p.m.<p>The head of Intel aims to steer the company toward new …

Virtual Reality

A Triumphant Year for SpaceX

The company's record-breaking 2017 and what it means for the science and business of rocketry<p>The year 2017 has turned out to be a good one for rocket science in the United States.<p>American companies made 29 successful rocket launches into orbit, the highest figure since 1999, which saw 31 launches, …

Supermassive Black Holes Spotted in Photo of Andromeda Are About to Collide in Mega Merger

Two supermassive black holes recently spotted in a picture of the Andromeda galaxy are the closest orbiting pair ever discovered—and could be on …

Indecipherable Voynich Manuscript Finally Decoded After a Century

What's inside is still pretty mysterious, though.<p>In yet another example of women’s anatomy confounding men for decades, the Voynich manuscript, an …

Exercise may give us more impulse control - Futurity

For people struggling with impulsivity or delaying gratification, new research suggests exercise could help.

A Million Years From Now, Another Star Will Visit Our Solar System

This may be a problem for any humans still around.<p>Right now, our sun is fairly isolated. The closest star to our solar system is Alpha Centauri, which is four light-years away—a blink of an eye in cosmic terms, but still extremely distant to us humans.<p>In 1.3 million years, however, that will all …

Solar eclipse 2017: Nasa issues safety guide to people waiting for the sun to disappear

A total solar eclipse is set to sweep over America. But making sure that everyone there can enjoy it is important work.<p>It is one of the most stunning …

Takata airbag recall: Is your car on the list?

The Federal Government has announced the compulsory recall of vehicles fitted with defective Takata airbags. That will affect 2.7 million Australian …

Dodge Dealers Are Avoiding Markup Rules For The Demon With Auctions

As we recently found out, the 840 HP Dodge Demon lives up to all the hype. Despite Dodge’s best efforts to encourage dealers to sell at MSRP, some …

Scientists just fit a GIF onto DNA, which might be the most important thing to ever happen to GIF-kind

GIFs are the fundamental building blocks of our digital existence. Whether they are in texts, tweets, or articles, GIFs are now a staple of how we …

A Planet Is Found. At Least That's What We Hope It Is.

A newly discovered force at the edge of the solar system is the stuff of sci-fi dreams.<p>Just in time for summer movie season comes news that something huge is lurking out there at the edge of the solar system. It’s really big. It’s never before been detected. It’s warping gravity fields. No, it’s …

James Bond

The whole universe fits in one image with a special trick of math

The universe is enormous — so vast that it's almost impossible to picture what it might look like in one image.<p>But musician Pablo Carlos Budassi managed to do it by combining logarithmic maps of the universe from Princeton and images from NASA.<p>He created the image below that shows the observable …

The Science Of Sunrises: 4 Fun Facts

If there was a top 10 of weather-related photos that are tweeted, I am guessing that sunrises are going to be on that list. People always seem fascinated with the peacefulness and beauty of them. And frankly, they are photogenic. I see so many sunrise pictures that I have become immune to them, but …

Astronomy

Scientists are creating a miniature sun to harness its power

The Hot Docs International Documentary Festival is underway in Toronto this weekend. In it's line-up is a documentary about nuclear fusion called<b>Let</b> …

Scientists discover oil sands pollution significantly under-reported

In Canada, when it comes to figuring out how much pollution the oil sands emit, the government relies on industry to report their own numbers. That's …

HeLa cells could have undermined research to the tune of billions of dollars

The new HBO movie, "The Immortal Life Of Henrietta Lacks" starring Oprah Winfrey, is a true story that begins in 1951. That's when a woman named …

Study finds people equate immorality with impossibility

Imagine you’re getting hungry at work and you see a candy bar on a co-worker’s desk. Why not just eat it while she’s out of the room?Some people …

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DOE freezes millions in high-tech energy grants and gags staff

The Department of Energy (DOE) has stopped processing the paperwork on tens of millions of dollars in research that its Advanced Research Projects …

Stray Wi-Fi signals could let spies see inside closed rooms

Your wireless router may be giving you away in manner you never dreamed of. For the first time, physicists have used radio waves from a Wi-Fi …

If you're ever questioning your self-worth, just watch this short video from Alan Watts...

How do you define yourself?<p>If you’re like most people, you probably answer that question by explaining your job, your name, your background….<p>But in …

NASA's Breakthrough Laser Propulsion System Could Send Ships to Mars in Just Days

It might sound like science fiction, but we already know how to make objects move at near light speed. Physicists do it all the time inside particle …