Nate Samuelson

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Doctors in three countries tried to save the ‘world’s heaviest woman.’ Now they mourn her.

By Amy B Wang<p>, Reporter<p>An Egyptian national believed at one point to be the “world’s heaviest woman” died Monday at a hospital in the United Arab Emirates, putting a tragic end to a months-long campaign — spanning three countries — to save her life.<p>Eman Ahmed Abd El Aty passed away at 4:35 a.m. …

Developers Put Popular Horror Game On Pirate Bay For Players Who Can't Afford It

On torrent site The Pirate Bay, typically the domain of illegal rips of media, one username among dozens uploading the horror game <i>Darkwood</i> stands …

Chernobyl: City of ghosts

PRIPYAT, Ukraine — In a post-Cold War world, the fear of nuclear holocaust has receded from the global consciousness. Donald Trump’s threat of …

Nuclear Energy

The First Big Choice in 'Fallout 3,' Megaton, Remains Its Most Troubling

Fallout 3 has stayed with me longer than the rest of the series.<p><i>Postscript</i> <i>is Cameron Kunzelman's weekly column about endings, apocalypses, deaths, bosses, and all sorts of other finalities.</i><p>I was lucky enough to play the first two Fallout games at a young age. I was able to be a young, foolish kid …

Hubble catches serial killer galaxy in the act

The Hubble Space Telescope has done it again, capturing an incredibly detailed, macabre view of a dramatic galactic merger. This particular cosmic …

Whitby steampunk weekend – in pictures

An annual festival of science fiction and fantasy, incorporating costume and design inspired by the 19th century steam age

Solar Eclipse 2017: What will you see from your ZIP code?

We're only weeks away from the 2017 Solar Eclipse - dubbed the Great American Eclipse for its North American path.<p>North America is in the prime spot …

This superluminous supernova just blindsided science

Supernovae are already blinding, but just imagine an immense explosion of a dying star that blazes with over triple the brightness of the hundred …

How to Construct a 3D Main Character

Have you ever read something and about 50 pages into it, you’re just not feeling the main character? You’re either not invested in her conflict or …

Faster Acting Antidepressants May Finally Be Within Reach

<i>Summary: A new study reveals blocking taste receptors leads people to desire sweeter, higher calorie foods. Researchers believe a dulled sense of</i> …

Comment on CRISPR Targets Cancer in First Human Trial — What You Need to Know by Genetic Engineering Pt. II: Tools of the Trade | The Curious J: A science blog

[…] potential to target genes associated with cancer and Alzheimer’s, among other diseases. The first cancer-targeted CRISPR human trial has been …

Genetics

Chinese scientists created the largest virtual universe

A team of Chinese scientists put the world's faster supercomputer to the test by using it to create the biggest virtual universe. They're calling it a "warm-up exercise" for the machine called Sunway TaihuLight, which used 10 million CPU cores to crunch numbers for the simulation. According to <i>South</i> …

Physicists create first photonic Maxwell's demon

(Phys.org)—Maxwell's demon, a hypothetical being that appears to violate the second law of thermodynamics, has been widely studied since it was first …

3 things from the book '1984' that seem especially chilling today

Even the literary critic Irving Howe, a longtime supporter of Orwell, had thought it possible that <i>1984</i> would have "little more than 'historic interest" for future generations.<p>Yet instead of fading away, Orwell has enjoyed a new surge of global popularity. The passing of the historical context of …

Literature

Here's Einstein's Advice to His Son on How to Accelerate Learning

The genius offered simple, enjoyable advice to his young son on how to learn more quickly.<p>Geniuses might be distinguished by their ability to grasp incredible complexity, but that doesn't mean if you somehow managed to corner one the greatest minds in history for a chat you'd be perplexed by what …

Why Humans Have Such Big Brains

The better to make friends with.<p>Humans are the only ultrasocial creature on the planet. We have outcompeted, interbred or even killed off all other …

The Eerie Alignment of Ancient Giant Galaxies

New research using Hubble shows these massive, bright objects aligned with their surroundings as far back as 10 billion years ago.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope is the closest thing humanity has to a time machine. It captures light that left galaxies billions of years ago, photographing the cosmos as …

Universe

Put It In a Drawer

When you finish your novel, if money is not a desperate priority, if you do not need to sell it at once or be published that very second — <i>put it in a</i> …

Writing

Imagining A Dying Milky Way, How Death Of The Milky Way Look Like?

Every galaxy has a life cycle, though unimaginably long, even the Milky Way, which has already existed in it’s current state for billions of years. …

Long Strange Trip, the New 4-Hour Documentary on the Grateful Dead, Is Now Streaming Free on Amazon Prime

FYI: <i>Long Strange Trip</i>, the first comprehensive documentary to tell the story of the Grateful Dead, is steaming free right now on Amazon Prime. …

"Breeding" Schrödinger's Cat Could Unlock the Boundary Between the Quantum and Classical Worlds

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Science Says This is What Happens to You When You Overthink Everything

Ruminating isn't the same as problem-solving.<p>Whether you beat yourself up for a mistake you made last week, or you fret about how you're going to succeed tomorrow, overthinking everything can be debilitating. Your inability to get out of your head will leave you in a constant state of anguish.<p>Of …

Big government’s comeback: Record number of Americans think government should do more for people — not less

<b>(Reuters/Scott Audette/AP/Susan Walsh/Getty/Andrew Harrer/Salon)</b><p>A new poll finds the highest support for government programs since 1995 — thank Trump and Bernie<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>April 24, 2017 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Just as newly-minted Democratic Party chairman Tom Perez travels the U.S. on a unity tour with …

Trump’s Fake War on the Fake News

The president puts on a big show of assaulting his “opposition” in the news media. But inside the White House, it’s a different story.<p><b>Seven days before Donald Trump took office</b>, <b>the</b> inauguration festivities got off to a low-key start inside a modest conference room at the Capitol Hill offices of the …

Donald Trump

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Universe

Elon Musk's new plan to save humanity from AI

Elon Musk has a new plan to protect humanity from artificial intelligence -- if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.<p>In October 2014, Musk ignited a global discussion on the perils of artificial intelligence. Humans might be doomed if we make machines that are smarter than us, Musk warned. He called …

Artificial Intelligence

The Scandals of Donald Trump: Presidential Edition

In an attempt to cast doubt on one controversy, Russian interference in the election, the president fired the FBI director—creating a second, and drawing new attention to the first.<p>The thing about scandals is they tend to beget other scandals.<p>Take the various probes into Russian interference in the …

Donald Trump

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle …

Apps