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The Inca Left Behind a Strange, 3D Code That Scientists Still Can't Figure Out

They communicated in multiple dimensions.<p>The Inca Empire (1400-1532 CE) is one of few ancient civilisations that speaks to us in multiple dimensions. …

Harvard

Alex Guarnaschelli's Mac and Cheese Recipe Is Out of This World

Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli knows a thing or two about getting a delicious dinner on the table. But if you really want to wow your guests, …

Recipes

A New Kind of Photosynthesis Has Been Discovered, Pushing The Limits on Life

Our living world is just incredible.<p>A type of chlorophyll discovered just a few years ago is pushing the limits of photosynthesis and the role this …

Botany

The legal fight to leave the dirtiest fossil fuels in the ground

Tar sands are the dirtiest fossil fuels. These are low-quality heavy tar-like oils that are mined from sand or rock. Much of the mining occurs in Alberta Canada, but it is also mined elsewhere, in lesser quantities.<p>Tar sands are the worst. Not only are they really hard to get out of the ground, …

Fossil Fuels

Donald Trump was right. The rest of the G7 were wrong

He gets almost everything wrong. But last weekend Donald Trump got something right. To the horror of the other leaders of the rich world, he defended democracy against its detractors. Perhaps predictably, he has been universally condemned for it.<p>Trump may seek separate Nafta talks with Canada and …

Natural Gas

The 16 best TV shows of 2018 (so far)

What a (Half of a) Year

TV

Hurricanes are slowing down, and that's very bad news for everyone

Hurricanes and typhoons — the monstrous, destructive storms that bring extreme wind and rain to coasts around the world — are slowing their pace as …

Climate Change

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

Privacy

Scientists Just Found a 240-Million-Year-Old "Mother of All Lizards"

Wow.<p>Here's a fact you should know about the world in which you live: It's home to more kinds of scaly reptiles than all the mammal families …

Dinosaurs

There are only 13 actual vitamins, and you’ll die without them

But do you need supplements?<p>Here’s the confusing thing about vitamins: your life literally depends on them—but that doesn’t mean you need to <i>take</i> them. The best scientific evidence to date says you probably don’t need vitamins in pill form.<p>A recent systematic analysis of studies, published in the</i> …

Nutrition

H2Oh! Water is actually two liquids disguised as one

“WATER is very strange,” says Anders Nilsson. He should know: he has been studying the stuff for most of his working life. His claim may be hard for …

Chemistry

Scientists race to find who is pumping an incredibly dangerous gas into the atmosphere

An unidentified nation is violating the Montreal Protocol and emitting one of the worst, most destructive aerosols on Earth.<p>When the research was …

Climate Change

24 Anime You Absolutely Need To Watch Before You Die

Classics and new stuff included.

Anime

What GDPR means for businesses outside Europe

On May 25, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect in the European Union, but its implications will reach far beyond the borders of the 28 member states of the EU.<p>US businesses need to know the regulation, understand how it can impact their business operations so they can …

Privacy

Mumbai’s Glowing Waves a Sign of Climate Change

A recent study by Indian and U.S. scientists found that climate change might be the cause of an eerily beautiful phenomenon on Mumbai beaches, The …

Climate Change

Lightning Inside This Ferocious Hurricane Blasted a Beam of Antimatter at Earth

Oh, what fun.<p>When Hurricane Patricia shredded into the west coast of Mexico in October 2015, it was the strongest Pacific hurricane on record – but …

Weather

Quantum dots made from tea leaves lay waste to lung cancer cells

Full of antioxidants and vitamins, tea is pretty good for you, and green tea extracts have even been used as effective carriers for cancer drugs. New …

Nanotech

Scientists have figured out exactly how much you need to exercise to slow your heart’s aging process

So there’s good news and there’s bad news.<p>The good news is there are steps you can take to slow your heart’s aging process, increasing the chances of living a long, healthy, fruitful life. The trade-off is that you really do have to go to the gym.<p>New research published this week in the Journal of …

Biomedicine

A rare and deadly virus spread by fruit bats has been detected in south India

At least five people have died over the past two weeks in the southern Indian state of Kerala after contracting the rare Nipah virus. The condition of nine others is said to be critical.<p>Three members of a family in Kozhikode district reportedly died due to virus encephalitis (brain inflammation …

Disease

Are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code

Octopuses are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It’s not because they’re disturbingly smart. It’s because they have a strange power.<p>The ability to edit their own bodies. This has biologists scratching their heads.<p>Evolution doesn’t work that way. It’s supposed to be spurred by genetic …

Blockchain is crappy technology and a bad vision for the future

This December I wrote a widely-circulated article on the inapplicability of blockchain to any actual problem. People objected mostly not to the technology argument, but rather hoped that decentralization could produce integrity.<p>Let’s start with this: Venmo is a free service to transfer dollars, and …

Blockchain

Pokhran II — How India Fooled CIA and Tested its Nuclear Bombs

<b>Video Editor:</b> Purnendu Pritam<p>Twenty years ago, on 11 May, 1998, India created history by conducting its second set of nuclear tests – Operation …

Dodo descendant found in 'Zealandia'

The Southeast Asian Nicobar pigeon is considered the closest living relative of the extinct flightless dodo (Raphus cucullatus).<p>A new pigeon species, …

Scientists just created a new "super wood" that's stronger than steel

Spider silk has long held the record for being the strongest biomaterial on Earth — but that just changed. Scientists at KTH Royal Institute of …

What does UAE want with Yemeni island Socotra?

The United Arab Emirates has deployed its troops and seized key positions on the Indian Ocean island of Socotra.<p>There is public outrage on the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean.<p>A UNESCO world heritage site, Socotra is Yemeni territory, whose residents do not want it to become part of the …

Jupiter And Venus Are Warping Earth's Orbit, And It's Linked to Major Climate Events

We are caught in a loop.<p>If you ever get the feeling that we're going around in circles, you're right, but the cosmic holding pattern we're stuck in …

How to Get Ripped in 90 Days

Getting ripped takes hard work and dedication, a carefully planned diet and many hours in the gym. At times, it takes an iron will — when you want to …

NASA Has Tested a New Kind of Nuclear Fission Reactor, And It's Incredibly Powerful

This could power the future of space exploration.<p>Looking to the future of crewed space exploration, it is clear to NASA and other space agencies that …

Space Exploration

'Game changing' graphene concrete is twice as strong and better for the planet

Add concrete to the list of things graphene can improve. Scientists at the University of Exeter‘s Center for Graphene Science developed a new …