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Did a memory experiment really show evidence for psychic abilities?

As the great Carl Sagan once put it, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”*. And as far as extraordinary claims go, suggesting that humans can possess psychic abilities is a pretty big one. But in 2011, that was the claim that was made in a famous psychology paper by Daryl Bem at …

Replication

Make Your Mornings Work for You

<i>This piece originally appeared on Uncubed.com.</i><p>There are people who greet the morning with a smile. Then there are the rest of us.<p>Despite the fact …

Airbnb Sues Over New Law Regulating New York Rentals

Hours after Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York signed a bill that would impose steep fines on Airbnb hosts who break local housing regulations, Airbnb filed a federal lawsuit contending the new law would cause it “irreparable harm.”<p>The heightened battle in New York follows lawsuits that Airbnb has …

Hospitality

Half of Republicans would reject election result if Clinton wins: Reuters/Ipsos | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Donald Trump has repeatedly called this year’s presidential election rigged and has coyly said “I will keep you in suspense” on whether he would accept a Hillary Clinton victory, but many Republicans are less circumspect, according to a new poll.<p>Republican U.S. presidential …

Government

City banks plan to hoard bitcoins to help them pay cyber ransoms

Several of London’s largest banks are looking to stockpile bitcoins in order to pay off cyber criminals who threaten to bring down their critical IT systems.<p>The virtual currency, which is highly prized by criminal networks because it is difficult to trace, is being acquired by blue chip companies …

Cybersecurity

AT&T will buy Time Warner for $85 billion. Now what?

Leadership is up in the air. But also, regulators may still stop the deal.<p>It’s a done deal. AT&T will buy Time Warner for $85 billion, the two companies said Saturday, the largest media transaction since AOL merged with Time Warner 16 years ago.<p>Whether you think it’s a bad idea or a good one — or …

What Are Cosmic Voids?

Clearly I need to learn to be more specific when I write these articles. Everything time I open my mouth, I need to prepare for the collective …

Galaxies

Scientists Just Accidentally Discovered a Process That Turns CO2 Directly Into Ethanol

Converting pollution into fuel.<p>If scientists can figure out how to convert atmospheric carbon dioxide into fuel - and do it at an industrial scale - …

A riddle for our time

One of the most remarkable successes of astrophysics in the last century was its discovery that the age of the universe as measured by its oldest …

Universe

Twisted Light Could Dramatically Boost Data Rates

<b>It was just 24 years ago that researchers reported</b> the discovery of something remarkable about light: Certain beams, traveling through space with a …

Airbus to Build Autonomous Flying Taxis

Billing it as a solution to urban congestion, Airbus has announced a new effort to build helicopter-like autonomous flying vehicles to transport both …

Five notable players who could opt for retirement following the upcoming season

Shawn Thornton said he nearly hung up his skates before the Florida Panthers offered a one-year contract extension, but this season looks to be …

Nat Geo’s ‘Mars’: “If Mankind Has Two Planets… Then Our Odds Of Extinction Will Drop To Nearly Zero” — TCA

National Geographic’s scripted/unscripted hybrid series <i>Mars</i> gives viewers both a real and dramatized quest to colonize the planet. The combination …

Tumult breaks out at Republican convention over effort to stop Trump

Republicans cast Donald Trump as the right man for turbulent times as they opened their presidential convention Monday against a backdrop of unsettling summer violence and deep discontent within their own party.<p>Tumult broke out on the convention floor after party officials adopted rules by a …

Watch the craziness that happens when a rare Pokemon appears in Central Park

Technically Incorrect: The game that's overtaken America overtakes New York's Central Park.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Who says America can't unite?<p>This is just the piffle of the negative.<p>I have proof that we can all come together as …

Pokémon

Survival Horror Augmented Reality Game Night Terrors Maps Your House

Ghosts jumping out of my bathroom? No thank you.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to use your home as the setting of a survival horror game, then Night Terrors …

Augmented Reality

New test can predict cancer up to 13 years before disease develops

People who develop cancer have shorter telomeres, the caps at the end of chromosomes which protect the DNA<p>Genetic changes can predict cancer up to 13 years in the future, according to new research.<p>Harvard and Northwestern University discovered that tiny but significant changes are already happening …

Cancer