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'Microdosing' LSD is not just a Silicon Valley trend – it is spreading to other workplaces

It may seem like a doomed attempt to mix business and pleasure. But a growing number of young professionals in Silicon Valley insist that taking …

Heaven 'is a fairy story': This is what Stephen Hawking says happens when people die

Legendary physicist Stephen Hawking lived for decades with the prospect of death hanging over his head, but unlike the rest of us, he never worried about what's next.<p>Hawking, who died at 76, spoke candidly in a 2011 <i>Guardian</i> interview about what he believes happens when people die. He told the</i> …

Measuring quantitative effects of methylation on transcription factor–DNA binding affinity

• D. Schübeler<p>, Function and information content of DNA methylation.Nature 517, 321–326 (2015).<p>M. M. Suzuki,<br>• A. Bird<p>, DNA methylation landscapes: …

Methylation

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review

Every year since 2001 we’ve picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by “breakthrough”? It’s …

Dozens of states are now considering plans to keep net neutrality rules

When California proposed a bill this week to preserve net neutrality rules in the state, it was the most comprehensive effort in the nation. The bill would even move beyond the protections that the FCC recently moved to roll back.<p>Listed efforts in 35 states<p>But the bill is only one way states are …

Here Are 4 Crazy Prime Number Problems No Mathematician Has Yet Solved

They sound so simple though!<p>Prime numbers are one of the most basic topics of study in the branch of mathematics called number theory.<p>Primes are …

Mathematics

Scientists Are Revealing The Ancient Astronomy Secrets That Once Helped Build The Pyramids

Whoa.<p>Ever since humans could look up to see the sky, we have been amazed by its beauty and untold mysteries. Naturally then, astronomy is often …

Archaeology

‘I made Steve Bannon’s psychological warfare tool’: meet the data war whistleblower

For more than a year we’ve been investigating Cambridge Analytica and its links to the Brexit Leave campaign in the UK and Team Trump in the US presidential election. Now, 28-year-old Christopher Wylie goes on the record to discuss his role in hijacking the profiles of millions of Facebook users in …

Steve Bannon

Hacker Adrian Lamo Has Died at 37

Hacker Adrian Lamo died at the age of 37, according a Facebook post from his father. “With great sadness and a broken heart I have to let know all of …

San Francisco

How Do Mirrors Actually Work? This Video Explains Their Flipping Magic

Okay, we're impressed.<p>Mirror image is a tricky thing, but it's pretty clear when you look at words in a reflection, that mirrors flip things …

Quantum Physics

The 'American Century' Is Over, and It Died in Syria

The forces of democracy and the great moral gains of the New World Order have given way to great-power conflict and the new autocracy.<p>For anyone who thought that the winding down of the campaign against the Islamic State would cause the Syrian civil war to recede from the headlines, the last few …

Much of the modern world is explained by one population spike

We like to think of the story of human growth as a single, long ascent. In fact, it’s a solitary spike. The population growth rate hovered just above zero for more than 10,000 years. Only after something happened in the 1700s did the growth rate begin to climb, and climb, and climb.<p>With the …

Geography

Newly Discovered "Super-Deep Diamond" Reveals a Rare Earth Mineral Inside

"It's what most natural scientists dream about."<p>The Cullinan mine, located on a diamond-bearing kimberlite pipe in the Gauteng province of South …

Geology

Nasa spacecraft reveals Jupiter's interior in unprecedented detail

Jupiter’s interior has been revealed in unprecedented detail in observations by Nasa’s Juno spacecraft that show it to be as strange and turbulent as the planet’s surface.<p>Despite extensive studies of Jupiter’s surface, including its distinctive dark and light bands and “great red spot”, little had …

Astronomy

The Grim Conclusions of the Largest-Ever Study of Fake News

Falsehoods almost always beat out the truth on Twitter, penetrating further, faster, and deeper into the social network than accurate information.<p>“Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it,” Jonathan Swift once wrote.<p><i>To hear more feature stories, see our full list or get the Audm iPhone</i> …

Social Media

Apple apologizes, will cut battery price after admitting it slowed down old devices

In the wake of criticism over its handling of iPhone related battery issues, Apple announced a series of new actions, which include cutting the cost …

How Close Are We Really to Achieving Nuclear Fusion?

Credit: Pixabay<p>Nuclear fusion has been the practical Holy Grail for clean, sustainable power for decades. Based on the same process that powers the …

Energy

What a federal ethics report reveals about how Justin Trudeau sees his job

OTTAWA – The prime minister doesn’t have business meetings. He has relationship sessions.<p>That’s the view Justin Trudeau outlined to the ethics …

Canada

17 UFO Sightings in CT During October, November

Over 24 percent of the UFO sightings in Connecticut this year were reported in the past two months. Did you see any of these "UFOs?"<p>October and …

Watch a mesmerizing timelapse of SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch

Photographer Jesse Watson has been following the SpaceX launches for quite some time. Fascinated by the footage he has seen, he wanted to make a …

Something huge and hard went into Uranus and it got very messy

In the distant past, Uranus took an absolute pounding, say researchers, without even cracking a smile.<p>My isn’t Uranus full of surprises?<p>Researchers …

Elon Musk Unveils Falcon Heavy Rocket Photos Ahead of Maiden Flight

Falcon Heavy at the Cape pic.twitter.com/hizfDVsU7X<p>— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 20, 2017<p>SpaceX founder Elon Musk unveiled a tantalizing first …

Space Exploration

Mueller Removed Top Agent in Russia Inquiry Over Possible Anti-Trump Texts

WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, removed a top F.B.I. agent this summer from his investigation into Russian election meddling after the Justice Department’s inspector general began examining whether the agent had sent text messages that expressed anti-Trump political views, …

Donald Trump

Monster Planet, Tiny Star: Record-Breaking Duo Puzzles Astronomers

A giant planet has been found orbiting an ultracool dwarf star — the largest planet compared to its star ever found — leaving scientists baffled at …

Universe

Artificial intelligence finds 56 new gravitational lens candidates

A group of astronomers from the universities of Groningen, Naples and Bonn has developed a method that finds gravitational lenses in enormous piles …

Terror truck bomb kills at least 300 and injures hundreds more in 'worst attack since 9/11'

More than 300 people were killed when a home-made truck bomb exploded in the centre of a capital city.<p>After he stopped at a security checkpoint, just …

Procter & Gamble foresees proxy war victory, Peltz refuses to concede | Reuters

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N) said on Tuesday activist hedge fund manager Nelson Peltz lost his fight to win a seat on the company’s board, according to a preliminary tally of shareholder votes in the biggest and most expensive proxy contest ever.<p>Peltz, whose Trian Fund Management LP owns …

Global economic recovery may not last, warns IMF

Fund cuts UK and US growth forecasts, and also tells governments not to get complacent in its latest World Economic Outlook<p>The International Monetary Fund has said the global economy’s recent recovery may not last, despite a pickup in activity in all western countries except the UK.<p>Marking the 10th …

Toll from Northern California firestorms sharply rise: 2,000 structures destroyed, at least 17 dead

The toll from Northern California's ranging wildfires continued to grow Tuesday evening as officials said the fires destroyed up to 2,000 structures and killed at least 17 people.<p>The devastating losses establish firestorms among the most destructive in California history. The estimated losses of …

Northern California