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Have Physicists Found the Key to Safer Nuclear Power?

Unlike the uranium commonly used to power nuclear reactors, thorium salts are protected against meltdowns and can’t be weaponized.<p>IN BRIEF: In the pursuit of renewable and cleaner energy sources, nuclear power remains one of the viable options.To make it an even safer choice, a Dutch nuclear …

Nuclear Energy

13 books you absolutely HAVE to read before they become movies in 2017

Whether you are a purist or you just like to know what you are getting yourself into before you begin a film, you understand the importance of …

Trump's 'Voter Suppression Operation' Targets Black Voters

Even as the Republican launches a purported African American outreach campaign 12 days before the election, his aides say their goal is to depress turnout in the bloc.<p>It would be unfair to call Donald Trump’s interaction with black voters a love-hate relationship, since there’s little evidence of …

From Basement to Boardroom: Why Gamers Are Poised to Become the Next Generation of Tech Leaders

How video games affect the human brain is always up for debate. Every few years, a study comes around that trumpets the supposed detrimental effect they have -- followed by a separate study that refutes those findings. A 2014 NPR article, "Playing Video Games Can Help or Hurt, Depending On Who You …

The Brazilian Doctors Who Sounded the Alarm on Zika and Microcephaly

The van der Linden family of physicians identified a likely link between the virus and a spike in birth defects involving incomplete brain development<p>RECIFE, Brazil—When they first started seeing newborns with shrunken skulls last August, Dr. Vanessa van der Linden Mota and her mother, Dr. Ana van …

Public Health

The future of cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin and beyond

The digital currency has caused any number of headaches for law enforcement. Now entrepreneurs and academics are scrambling to build a better version.<p>…

Why Isis fights

For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish border and the deserts of Iraq, which hardly seemed likely to shape the fate of nations. A weathered sign at its entrance said 4,000 people lived there, most of …

Middle East

Exynos 7420: Multitasking, multi-core and multiprocessing

One of the most popular smartphone processors at the moment is the Samsung Exynos 7420, mainly because it is the processor used by Samsung for its current range of high-end devices including the Samsung Galaxy S6, the Samsung Galaxy S6+ Edge, and the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The Exynos 7420 is an …

Galaxy Note

The dark truth about rape at UK music festivals

A growing number of women are reporting sexual assaults and rape at UK music festivals. Radhika Sanghani speaks to the organisers, ahead of Reading and Bestival, to find out how big the problem is - and what can be done<p>This weekend, thousands of people gathered in Essex to watch Calvin Harris, …

Asteroid theory crashes and burns

John Bowler (Letters, 31 December) is puzzled why the European Space Agency keeps saying that 67P is a comet. He claims it is an asteroid and objects to the ESA’s poor science.<p>A few clues. The ESA has access to expert astronomers, and might just know what it’s talking about. The name …

Space

12 Challenges Faced By The Fastest-Growing Companies

There’s a common misconception that fast-growing startups have it made: They’ve found a business recipe for success and are on the fast track to making millions. Unfortunately, that’s not the case — high growth equals high uncertainty. Think starting a business from zero is a risk? Try taking a …

How China Profits From Our Junk

In this excerpt from the forthcoming Junkyard Planet, author Adam Minter explores China's central role in the world's vast global recycling trade.<p>China’s reputation as the “world's factory” is well-established. But what happens to everything the world throws away? Since 2002, the Shanghai-based …

Now That The iPhones Are Here, What's Next For Apple?

The dazzling debut of the new iPhones last weekend, with 9 million sold, proves the Apple faithful still come out in force for pretty much anything new from Cupertino. That serves the company well when there is something new but has a downside. Consider 2012, when Apple rolled out a bevy of …

The Danger And Opportunity Of The Intermediate Metric

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Alex Rampell is the co-founder and CEO of TrialPay. Follow him on Twitter @arampell.</i><p>Are social media companies overvalued? The question is not just a matter of revenue multiples (low or high), but rather whether that revenue is actually generating new sales for advertisers. Google …

How the NSA builds social graphs of Americans with phone, email, and location records

The US National Security Agency (NSA) analyzes data from <b>phone calls, emails, location services, internet profiles, bank records, flight manifests, and more</b> to construct detailed social graphs of people, including Americans, according to a new report from the New York Times.<p>It’s helpful to start …

Surveillance

Trading Faster Than The Speed Of Reality

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Michael Wellman is a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering.</i><p>At 1:07 p.m. on April 23, a hijacked AP Twitter account falsely reported an attack on the White House. Seconds later, major US stock indexes started to fall. They …

STOCKS TUMBLE AS YEN SURGES: Here's What You Need To Know

Dow Jones

9 Top Tech Myths Debunked

Does more bars really mean better mobile service? Are ones really gone forever once you empty the trash? PopMech tackles some of the most frustrating falsehoods of the digital age

Hayden on surveillance: What we’re doing now was established during the Bush administration

Gen. Michael Hayden joins the Morning Joe panel and expresses his surprise over the NSA leak especially the details regarding the FISA court order. Hayden shares examples with the panel of how the government’s surveillance program thwarted potential terrorist attacks.

Edward Snowden claims US hacks Chinese targets

The US has perpetrated hacking attacks on “hundreds” of targets in Hong Kong and mainland China since 2009, the former CIA analyst Edward Snowden has claimed.<p>In an interview with the <b>South China Morning Post</b>, Mr Snowden, who has been hiding in the former British colony since May 20, accused the US …

The Greatest Obstacles Facing David Moyes as Manchester United Manager

Link to Media<p>It is still hard to believe that Sir Alex Ferguson won't be manager of Manchester United next season.<p>The parade, the speeches, the trophy celebration—it all passed a little too quickly for comfort. A year-long mix of celebration and mourning may have been more apt.<p>But this is the man …

Soccer

Cloning technique produces human stem cells for the first time

Researchers say they have finally managed to use cloning technology to make human embryos and grow stem cells from them in the hopes of making perfectly matched grow-your-own tissue transplants.<p>They used a human egg cell and parts of a human skin cell to grow a very early human embryo, then …