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Thorium salt reactor experiments resume after 40 years

In a world marked by strong political pressure to create a carbon-neutral economy, nuclear energy seems like an ideal alternative. Despite their …

Hands-on with the Nokia 8

HMD Global has just unveiled what will be the very first Nokia flagship running Android: the Nokia 8. Historical significance aside, does the Nokia 8 represent the return to form that legions of Nokia fans have been waiting for? Well, it certainly looks and feels a whole lot like a 2017 flagship …

Briton who died fighting Isil caused 'alarm bells to ring' when he tidied bedroom, mother tells inquest

The mother of a young Briton who died fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria became suspicious because it was unusual for him to have tidied his room, an inquest heard.<p>Ryan Lock, 20, from Chichester, West Sussex, killed himself to avoid falling hostage to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant …

The Greeks really do have near-mythical origins, ancient DNA reveals

Ever since the days of Homer, Greeks have long idealized their Mycenaean “ancestors” in epic poems and classic tragedies that glorify the exploits of …

NASA reveals more about Proxima b's habitability: Top 7 things to know

Proxima b, an Earth-sized exoplanet, might not be habitable as previously believed.<p>An Earth-sized exoplanet named Proxima b-- which is just 4 light …

The billion-dollar palaces of Apple, Facebook and Google

From California to London, the tech giants are employing top architects to build spectacular symbols of their immense global power. But they have their critics…<p>We know by now that the internet is a giant playpen, a landscape of toys, distractions and instant gratification, of chirps and squeaks and …

Hackers Just Stole $7 Million in a Brazen Ethereum Cryptocurrency Heist

Hackers hijacked cryptocurrency trading platform CoinDash on Monday just as it was in the middle of its initial coin offering, or ICO. It’s the first …

Cryptocurrency

Augmented reality is set to transform smartphones and business

Augmented reality is frivolous, we're told. It's mainly for gimmicks and games.<p>But an important transformation is about to get under way. Starting …

Rapper Akon to buy 50% of African music download service

Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50 percent of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles …

12 Million People Just Saw Their Credit Scores Jump Higher -- Are You Among Them?

More stringent public record collection rules went into effect for the three major credit reporting bureaus on July 1.<p>America is a nation that runs …

Personal Finance

Many Scientists Say There’s No Purpose To Life — But A Theoretical Study Suggests There Could Be

Does humanity exist to serve some ultimate, transcendent purpose? Conventional scientific wisdom says no. As physicist Lawrence Krauss puts it in his …

What the genetics of eye contact tell us about autism

Scientists say they can show that how a child looks at the world is directly and fundamentally influenced by his or her genes — a finding that could …

Researchers create a 'battery-free' mobile phone

Your future phone may never need to be charged.<p>That's the exciting implication of new research out of the University of Washington, where researchers …

Causes of baldness, gray hair identified

A study of a rare genetic disease may have yielded a cure for hair graying and baldness, after researchers unintentionally discovered the mechanisms …

Medical Research

Vatican astronomer: If you're afraid of science, you don't have faith

Vatican City, May 10, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, who has worked as an astronomer and planetary …

Is eating turmeric really as good for your health as people claim?

Turmeric is a yellow coloured spice widely used in Indian and South East Asian cuisine. It’s prepared from the root of a plant called <i>Curcuma longa</i> …

Leaked document reveals UK plans for wider internet surveillance

The UK government is soliciting feedback from a handful of internet providers, but isn't consulting the tech industry or the public.<p>The UK government …

27 of Hubble's Best Photos for Its 27th Birthday

Hubble turns 27 today. Here's a look back at some of its most noteworthy accomplishments.

Space Science

6 easy ways to keep your Android phone secure

Nope, you're not being paranoid. From pickpockets to malware, your Android phone is under siege from all sides. Wily attackers are continually switching up their tactics in hopes of taking control of your device.Let's acknowledge that there's no foolproof way to protect your Android device from …

Android News

Russia considers ditching International Space Station and building base with China sparking new multi-billion dollar race with NASA

Russia has dramatically hinted at plans to DITCH the International Space Station and build a rival base with the help of China - ushering in the dawn …

NASA Just Unveiled Plans For Its Moon-Orbiting Spaceport: Deep Space Gateway

Stargate is real.<p>NASA's goal of getting humanity to Mars has been developing for years, but while the space agency has been busily building and …

New Theory of Gravity Emerges

If a study carried out by researchers at the University of St. Andrews holds true then we may need to consider rewriting Albert Einstein’s theory of …

Physics

New Research Turns Mammalian Cells Into Biocomputers

DNA Circuits<p>In a new study published in the journal <i>Nature Biotechnology</i>, a research team from Boston University (BU) led by synthetic biologist …

North Africa

Where Is Earth In The Universe?

Before the Laniakea Supercluster was outlined in 2014, most astronomers placed the Milky Way inside the Virgo Supercluster. The Laniakea Supercluster …

Astrophysics

A New Type of Farm Is Letting Us Grow 100 Times More Food

Think Vertically<p>Farming has been a cornerstone of civilization for a long time — even before sewer systems. As humans have evolved, so has farming. …

Unexpected new lung function discovered: Making blood

Our bodies still hold plenty of secrets, and scientists have just uncovered a doozy: the lungs play a key role in producing blood. Until now, this …

Amazon's CEO Just Demoed the World's First Manned Bipedal Robot

A Supervillain Billionaire?<p>One of the world’s billionaires now has built and tested his own gigantic robot suit. No, I’m not talking about the …

Every F1 race in the 2017 calendar: ranked

Motor Racing