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Gorbachev warns of new cold war threat as Berlin marks fall of wall

As Berliners watch 8,000 balloons being released into the night sky this evening, old divisions between east and west will symbolically vanish into thin air with them. Yet the runup to the festivities has already served up plenty of reminders that, 25 years after the fall of the wall that divided …

How fast food targets you: The secret science — and sauce — behind McDonald’s, Snickers, Fritos and more

<b>(MaraZe via Shutterstock)</b><p>Technology and marketing have revolutionized desire — and made us crave salty, fatty foods<p>Gary S. Cross • Robert N. Proctor<p>November 9, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Reprinted with permission from “Packaged Pleasures: How Technology and Marketing Revolutionized Desire”<p><b>Supersized Soda and</b> …

Report: Google Is About To Invest In A Technology That Competes With Oculus Rift

Specifically, they're reporting that the tech company and other investors are planning to put in $500 million in a company called Magic Leap.They also say that Andreessen Horowitz may be one of the other investors involved.<p>In February, Magic Leap said that it had raised more than $50 million to …

Fast-charging batteries will power your gadgets for 20 years

Fast-charging batteries are all nice and good, but the lifespan matters, too -- why should you have to replace power packs (or entire devices) every couple of years ? You may not have to give up performance <i>or</i> longevity if researchers at Nanyang Technology University have their way. They've …

Report: Iron Man to join Captain America 3 cast, begin Civil War storyline

Warning: This post contains light spoilers for an existing comic book story that may be turned into a film.<p>Variety is reporting that Robert Downey Jr. is close to signing a deal that will continue his involvement in the Marvel universe, up to and including joining the cast of <i>Captain America 3</i> in …

A Definitive Guide To All The Berries You Want To Eat This Summer

For too many reasons to count, summer is the best season for eating. First there's the fresh produce -- corn, tomatoes and peaches -- and then there's the outdoor grilling -- smoky meats, light seafood and charred vegetables -- and of course it's also ice cream season. One of summer's greatest …

‘Last meals’ show birds used to be less diverse

There are many types of birds and they behave in very different ways—soaring, swimming, foraging, etc. But this wasn’t always the case, report …

The Five Biggest Threats To Human Existence

The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity<p>In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years from now, but 1,000 or 10,000 years from now. I use the word “hope” because we face risks, …

Singularity

This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works

Every year since 1998, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> has been posing a single grand question to some of our time’s greatest thinkers across a wide spectrum of disciplines, then collecting the answers in an annual anthology. Last year’s answers to the question <b>“What scientific</b> …

The Talking Germs: Deciphering Microbial Linguistics and Cognition

Language is a hallmark of higher ordered creatures. Humans have developed a highly complex process involving the organization of thousands of words, each of which comprises a meaning. Yet, we are not alone in the ability to talk to one another. Over the last few decades, researchers have shown …

Report: Showtime close to Halo TV deal (update)

Microsoft's Xbox Entertainment Studios is "deep in negotiations" with cable TV network Showtime to create a live-action Halo drama series, according to a report in Variety.<p>Xbox Studios has been pitching a Halo drama series around TV companies, as part of its remit to expand gaming properties across …

APOD: A Scorpius Sky Spectacular (2014 May 04) Image Credit & Copyright: Stéphane Guisard, TWAN http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140504.html Explanation: If Scorpius looked this good to the unaided eye, humans might remember it better. Scorpius more typically appears as a few bright stars in a well-known but rarely pointed out zodiacal constellation. To get a spectacular image like this, though, one needs a good camera, color filters, and a digital image processor. To bring out detail, the above image not only involved long duration exposures taken in several colors, but one exposure in a very specific red color emitted by hydrogen. The resulting image shows many breathtaking features. Vertically across the image left is part of the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy. Visible there are vast clouds of bright stars and long filaments of dark dust. Jutting out diagonally from the Milky Way in the image center are dark dust bands known as the Dark River. This river connects to several bright stars on the right that are part of Scorpius' head and claws, and include the bright star Antares. Above and right of Antares is an even brighter planet Jupiter. Numerous red emission nebulas and blue reflection nebulas are visible throughout the image. Scorpius appears prominently in southern skies after sunset during the middle of the year. http://sguisard.astrosurf.com/ http://twanight.org/Guisard Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140504 #APOD

Dark Matter Might Be Hiding In Microscopic Black Holes, Astrophysicists Say

Dark matter, the invisible and mysterious stuff that makes up most of the material universe, might be hiding itself in microscopic black holes, says a team of Russian astrophysicists.<p>No one knows what dark matter is. But scientists do know that it must exist, because there is not enough visible …

Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

Snapchat hack should be wake-up call

SAN FRANCISCO — This new year of 2014 may very well be the one in which the ability (or failure) of social networks to protect their users' data becomes a competitive advantage (or disadvantage).<p>If so, Snapchat has started the year off in a bad way, by having its servers hacked and the user names …

Triple star system 'can reveal secrets of gravity'

<b>Astronomers have discovered a unique triple star system which could reveal the true nature of gravity.</b><p>They found a pulsar with two white dwarfs all packed in a space smaller than Earth's orbit of the Sun.<p>The trio's unusually close orbits allow precise measurements of gravity and could resolve …

Universe

Wearable technology set to take the workplace by storm

Like the PC, mobile phone and tablet, wearable technology is poised to change how organizations collect, access and use information. The first three …

Report: China bans Battlefield 4 on grounds of national security endangerment

The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China has reportedly banned Electronic Arts' <i>Battlefield 4</i> on the grounds that it contains content that endangers national security, according to news outlets like China.com, QQ and an article on PCgames.com.cn that has since been taken down.<p>The …

Russian Astronauts Encounter Glitch With Earth-Watching Cameras Installed During Spacewalk

Two Russian cosmonauts installed new HD camera eyes on the International Space Station during a record-setting spacewalk Friday (Dec. 27), only to have to return the devices inside due to an unspecified data glitch.<p>Cosmonauts Oleg Kotov and Sergey Ryazanskiy spent just over eight hours — a new …

FYI: If I Fell Through Earth, What Would Happen In The Center?

Just getting to the center of the Earth and surviving is impossible. The Earth's core is about 9,000°F—as hot as the sun's surface—and would instantly roast anyone who found himself there. Then there's the pressure, which can reach roughly three million times that on the Earth's surface and would …

What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

Why the 9-to-5 Day Is So Tough on Creative Workers

"Knowledge workers" tend to be more unfocused in both the early morning and mid-afternoon. Why force them to work when they're least productive?<p>Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up …

5 Ways To Eat Healthy This Holiday

The holiday season is officially on the fast track. And with deliciously tempting treats and minimal time to burn off extra calories in your near future, what you do—and don't—eat for the weeks leading up, can have a major impact on your waistline.<p><b>1) DITCH THE DIET DRINKS</b><p>Yes, you know that from a …

The Xbox One is the Ultimate Culmination of Microsoft's Vision

Now that the Xbox One has finally hit the market, one of Microsoft’s visions has almost come true. For years, the company has been trumpeting its long-term plan to have ‘three screens and a cloud‘ for its flagship products, but until recently it had failed to deliver due to ageing devices (the Xbox …