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A New Kind of Soft Battery, Inspired by the Electric Eel

The animals inspired the design of the very first battery. Two centuries later, they're at it again.<p>In 1799, the Italian scientist Alessandro Volta fashioned an arm-long stack of zinc and copper discs, separated by salt-soaked cardboard. This “voltaic pile” was the world’s first synthetic battery, …

Fish

Saudi Prince Plans a 'City of the Future.' Don't Bet on It

From time immemorial, rulers have built new cities to satisfy everything from security to vanity. Some of those cities crumbled into obsolescence; …

7 Ways to Prove the Earth Is Round (Without Launching a Satellite)

1 of 9<p>Proving Earth is round<p>Rapper B.o.B wants to crowdfund his own satellite and launch it into space to find out, once and for all, whether the …

3 of Nature’s Greatest Mysteries May Be Solved Thanks to Quantum Biology

Quantum mechanics is known for weird occurrences and bizarre outcomes. Consider superposition where a particle can be in two places at once, while …

Quantum Physics

Quantum Internet Is 13 Years Away. Wait, What's Quantum Internet?

A year ago this week, Chinese physicists launched the world’s first quantum satellite. Unlike the dishes that deliver your Howard Stern and cricket …

Quantum Computing

AI and CGI will transform information warfare, boost hoaxes, and escalate revenge porn

When the Roman Republic first conquered the Italian peninsula between 500-200 BC, it was known to send fake refugees into enemy cities to "[subvert] the enemy from within." "Pope Joan" was believed to be a woman who allegedly tricked her way into become pope in the Middle Ages by pretending to be a …

Time Travel Is Possible Through the Whorfian Time Warp

It's the next best thing to a time machine.<p>The long-hypothesized time machine still eludes scientists, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know how to</i> …

Physics

Without Bugs, We Might All Be Dead

There are 1.4 billion insects per person on this planet and we need (almost) every one of them.<p>There are 1.4 billion insects for each one of us. Though you often need a microscope to see them, insects are “the lever pullers of the world,” says David MacNeal, author of Bugged. They do everything …

Insects

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 …

Anti-immigrant group confuses bus seats for women wearing burkas

A Norwegian anti-immigrant Facebook group has been mocked after confusing empty bus seats for women wearing burkas.<p>Prankster Johan Slattavik posted the photo on the Fatherland First [translated] Facebook page as a joke asking: “What do people think of this?”<p>Incredibly, many Norwegians opposed to …

We Need More Wonder Women

The overwhelming on-screen success of ‘Wonder Woman’ begs the question: Why aren’t there more strong women, and a lot fewer girls on trains and …

There's a super-simple way to find your lost smartphone hidden in Google

Sure, it's not exactly consequential in the grand scheme of things.<p>But it sure is frustrating when you need to make a call or check something and it's nowhere to be found.<p>Luckily, Google has built a way to quickly easily locate misplaced phones — read on to check it out.

O2 and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Reverses Brain Damage in Drowned Toddler

<i>Summary: Doctors at LSU helped to reverse brain volume loss and restore cognitive function in a two year old girl following an accidental drowning</i> …

A New Gene-Editing Breakthrough Could Forever Change Life on Earth

by nbcmach June 26, 2017 Enhanced Humans 27062<p>Munir Atalla & Brenda Breslauer<p>CRISPR<p>The discovery of the gene-editing technology CRISPR came, in part, …

Genetics

40 of the best Android apps of 2016

This year saw a great crop of new and updated apps to make your Android device more useful, productive and entertaining.<p>We’ve rounded up 40 of the best ones we tested all through 2016 – flip through our list, find your favorites and be sure to let us know which ones you’re rocking on your own …

Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

"Brightest Supernova Ever" Turns Out to Be a Star Ripped Apart by a Supermassive Black Hole

The event was originally classified as the largest supernova ever documented, but it turns out that it was something even more volatile.<p>Last year, light from an incredibly violent and luminous explosion in a galaxy some 3.8 billion light-years away finally reached us here on Earth. The event, named …

NASA Reveals Striking Photo Of The Sun Smiling Into Space

It's actually a fascinating series of solar features.<p>Once you’ve seen it, there’s no unseeing it.<p>NASA has released a set of striking images which …

Northern Lights

Fox's new drama Shots Fired will focus on a racially charged shooting

Gina Prince-Bythewood is directing the miniseries formerly known as Indictment<p>Fox announced this afternoon it's picking up a series order of <i>Shots Fired</i>, an event drama directed by veteran Gina Prince-Bythewood and co-written with her husband Reggie. The show will try to capture America's simmering …

General relativity: 100 years of the most beautiful theory ever created

Who created Einstein’s theory of general relativity? And do most really know what it says?<p>It stands among the most famous theories ever created, but …

Relatively Modest Facade Unveiling Sumptuous Interiors: Bellino Drive Residence

Located in Pacific Palisades, California, <b>Bellino Drive Residence</b> by <b>Mayes Office</b> is an example of a contemporary home with a high dose of originality. …

Architecture