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Evolutionary biologists have been misinterpreting a key point in Darwin’s theory for years

<i>However, Darwin himself proposed an alternative theory. And it's one that I'm very interested in trying to bring back into the sciences.</i><p><i>Darwin proposed that mate choice is really about the aesthetic quality of the experience of the chooser. It's about what the animals themselves think of as</i> …

First ever close-up footage of DNA replication will have experts rewriting science textbooks

For the first time, scientists have recorded DNA replication in real time. The scientists extracted DNA from E. coli bacteria, dyed it, and then watched the DNA replicate itself. The footage, alone, is fascinating. But the real shocker comes with what scientists discovered from the footage. They …

Scientist says the sun is sneezing on Earth

The sun at the center of our Solar System is one of the big reasons why we’re here today, but it can also be a bit of a nuisance from time to time. …

Solar Wind

How This 25-Year-Old Made $66,000 In A Month By Teaching An Online Course

"When I got home, my dad was super nice and bought me an iPhone 4, and it was my first introduction to apps," the 25-year-old remembers. "I was like, 'These things are crazy! They can do anything!'"<p>Since that first introduction, Walter, who graduated from Brigham Young University with an …

Decipher Your Car's 'Check Engine' Light Via Bluetooth

A little wireless car whisperer<p>Despite my fondness for (and previous career in) computer troubleshooting, I find myself at sea when it comes to dealing with my car. But fortunately pretty much every car <i>has</i> a computer in it these days, and that onboard system can provide a first step to diagnosing a …

How Nanobot Swarms Will Hunt Down Cancer Cells

Scientists use magnetic fields to guide an army of tiny nanobots inside the body.<p>Sabine Hauert of Bristol Robotics Laboratory and Sangeeta Bhatia of MIT are working on giving nanoparticles a sort of swarm intelligence they could use to target tumors in the body as a team. A single nanoparticle may …

Cancer Cells

Is internet addiction real?

The stories are numerous, yet extreme, and thus widely covered. You’ve probably heard at least a few.<p>In South Korea, one couple was so committed to …

Laser-Blasted Metal Forms A Self-Cleaning Non-Stick Surface

The technique could make faster vehicles and improve sanitation in the developing world<p>Water, the key to life on our planet, can sometimes be one of our greatest enemies – especially when it comes to its interactions with metals. Air moisture triggers the formation of rust and corrosion on metal …

New search engine exposes the "dark web"

Memex, a powerful new search tool that goes beyond the realm of Google, Yahoo, and Bing, is launched by DARPA<p>This week on 60 Minutes, Lesley Stahl …

Stormy Daniels

Prototype Retainer Could Help Hearing-Impaired 'Listen' With Their Tongues

Putting the words right in your mouth<p>For individuals with significant hearing loss, cochlear implants have proven to be an incredible tool for regaining some sense of sound. Yet the small, electronic device, which works by stimulating an individual’s auditory nerve, requires both surgical …

Can Virtual Body Swapping Help Fight Racial Prejudice?

Brain hacking and optical illusions can increase your empathy for other races<p>In the wake of massive #BlackLivesMatter demonstrations, the ugly implications of racism in the United States have come to the foreground. Prejudice, whether conscious or unconscious, exists on a much wider scale than most …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Google is reportedly working on developing its own smartphone.</b> The company currently licenses the Nexus line of phones with companies like LG and Huawei.<p><b>2. Uber is going to start letting people request a hot air balloon or boat ride.</b> The services, which will initially be exclusive to China, are …

Here One smart wireless earbuds block unwanted noise, let other sounds in

Noise-cancelling headphones are great when you just want to eliminate all outside noise, as you might on board a plane, but there are times when you want to be able to block <i>most</i> outside noise, but not all. Being able to hear car engines while cycling, or announcements while on a train, for example. …

Headphones

Secure-K is an encryped OS that lives on a USB drive

If you're looking for a encrypted, portable OS that can be securely loaded on any computer, Secure-K may be the answer. Also if you're afraid of hackers wearing hoodies in darkened rooms and find joy in a British man repeatedly saying "privacy" in an excited tone, you'll enjoy this video.<p>Brought to …

Sony is working on a robot that can 'form an emotional bond' with people

VR may be a 'new business domain' for the company<p>Sony has announced plans to develop a robot "capable of forming an emotional bond with customers." And no, it's not talking about the Rolly. At the company's corporate strategy meeting this morning in Tokyo, CEO Kaz Hirai said that a new …

Combat AI beats the Air Force's top tactical experts

And it only requires the processing power of a Raspberry Pi.<p>A new artificial intelligence flight combat system dubbed ALPHA has taken on one of the Air Force's top tactical experts and won. Retired USAF Colonel Gene Lee -- an experienced combat instructor with "considerable fighter aircraft …

3 Affordable Ways Sutton Foster Dramatically Updated Her Home With Decor

When Sutton Foster, Tony Award-winning actress, star of the hit show <b>Younger</b>, and a recent cast addition to the <b>Gilmore Girls</b> revival, wanted to refresh her apartment, she turned to the mecca of stylish, affordable decor: HomeGoods.<p>The state of Sutton's apartment was cheerful but in need of some …

Living Rooms

HP Spectre, the world's thinnest laptop, is so much more than just looks

PC makers have been trying to replicate the MacBook Air for years with little success.<p>Alternatives — including 2-in-1 convertibles, transformers and …

MacBook Air

Tomatoes grown in Martian soil for first time

Hopes for a colony on Mars took a step forward after scientists proved it was possible to grow edible food in Martian soil for the first time.<p>Researchers in the Netherlands have been attempting to grow crops in soils created to simulate conditions on the Red Planet and also the Moon.<p>Scientists of …

How to Improve an Employee, According to Brain Science

So you're a manager, and like most managers, you want to get the most out of your employees. Your people are good, but there are a few things that …

Pocket Tripod is a credit-card-sized phone holder that fits in your wallet

The Pocket Tripod is repeating its crowdfunding success from a few years ago, creating an updated, universal version of its incredibly popular credit-card-sized tripod that fits in your wallet. Now available for pre-order for Android users and people who like to stick cases on their phones, it’s a …

Joker Lets You Instantly Stream Perfectly Legal And Legitimate Torrent Files

Let’s say there’s a torrent online you would like to view. After all, torrents themselves are perfectly legal. Instead of downloading the torrent, paste the link to the torrent in Joker.org and watch the content instantly. Watch out, Popcorn Time. The Joker is here.<p>Using Joker.org to watch a …

How a Simple Messaging App Toppled the Great 'Firewall' of China

With mid-term elections in our own country less than a week away, the recent protests in Hong Kong over proposed changes to Hong Kong's political system are a jarring reminder of the paramount importance of freedom of speech in any democratic process, abroad or at home.<p>And while recent events may …

HP Unveils Faster, Cheaper 3-D Printers

Like we said last week.<p>Computing and printing giant Hewlett-Packard stepped into the nascent 3-D printing market today with a product it says will be faster and cheaper than anything else on the market.<p>Called Fusion (pictured), it’ll be targeted mainly to business customers and will be available by …

Facebook will pay you serious cash to make the internet more secure

Internet security bugs suck -- who actually wants to go through all their accounts to change passwords? Nobody, that's who. That's why many tech companies have bug bounty programs or security research grants, such as Facebook's Internet Defense Prize, which has now upped its reward to $300,000 for …

11 Google Search Tips Everyone Should Know

Searching the web for information is a skill. Yes, you can enter a term into Google and find information, but by using a few simple tricks, you can …

Batteries Are Evolving: Three Batteries That Demonstrate Product Range

Backup batteries are big. At least most of them. The team at Go Design Group thought the world needed a smaller battery so they kicked out an idea into the world, the idea of a backup battery that would fit in a wallet.<p>The resulting product almost fits that specification, depending on your wallet …

Google Employee Explains Why Working At Google Is So Great

Working there was even the subject of a 2013 Hollywood comedy, the "Internship."<p>So someone posed a question on Quora recently that asked if working at Google really was like a recruitment video, where one person described it "like a big playground."<p>Or was working at Google was "over-rated"?<p>Answer: …

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If You Don't Do These 3 Things for Your Website, You're Losing Customers

Make it easy for customers to find your website and hand over their money, and you'll start seeing results.<p>No matter what type of business you run, you need a strong Web presence. These days, entrepreneurs are so focused on building their company's influence on LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social …