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Scientists Have Discovered A Way To Kill Superbugs Without Antibiotics

As antibiotics become more commonplace, whether we need them or not, superbugs are worrying doctors and turning up more and more often. So the race is on to find methods to kill superbugs without antibiotics, and a new paper might reveal a major breakthrough.<p>Shu Lam, a graduate student at the …

China Says It Has Quantum Radar: What Does That Mean?

Stealth hunter<p>China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China's foremost military electronics company, has announced that its scientists have tested a quantum radar to the range of 100km, beating out known American and German competition by 500 percent. This is a significant claim to …

Photons

A group of citizen scientists have cracked a 300 year old mystery

If you happened to be in London on May 3, 1715, a few minutes of your day would have been shrouded in darkness as the moon passed between Earth and …

Scientists believe they've just discovered the oldest fossils on Earth

Although sparsely populated by people, Greenland is home to some really old life. The sharks that patrol the country’s coast are the oldest living vertebrates on the planet. And the ice-covered island hosts the remains of some of Earth’s most ancient bacteria—maybe the oldest evidence of life we’ve …

Los Angeles

Is this the end for air conditioning? Scientists develop clothing which cools the body

An end to arguments over the temperature of office air conditioning could be on the horizon after scientists invented a material which cools the body by 4F.<p>The new cloth reflects sunlight while also allowing heat radiating from a person's body to escape.<p>While people have been wearing furs and …

Your Dog Understands What You Say, So Don't Be an Asshole

Dogs understand your tone and your vocab.<p>Everyone knows that saying "good boy!" in a cheerful voice will make any dog wag his tail wildly in excitement, but most dog-owners also have learned that they know certain words no matter the tone (hence why so many have to spell W-A-L-K). And now, science …

Ancient viruses are alive in humans and crucial for life, says Stanford University

The human genome is littered with sequences left behind from long-ago viral infections but now scientists have found the code is still active<p>Ancient viruses were critical to the evolution of humans and infections left genetic code in our bodies which is still essential for life today, Stanford …

Genetics

GOLDMAN: Here are 15 great stocks with fat dividends and huge buyback plans

According to David Kostin at Goldman Sachs, S&P 500 companies will spend $2.2 trillion in excess cash in 2016, and 46% of that will be returned to shareholders in the form of dividends ($432 billion) or buybacks ($608 billion).<p>Additionally, the stocks of companies returning large amounts of cash to …

Investing

Secrets Of The Elite: Why Forbes’s Rich List Doesn’t Include The Wealthiest Families On The Planet

on 19 September, 2015 at 2:01 pm<p><b>Editors Note:</b> Have you ever wondered who controls the corporate mainstream media? Well there is just six companies …

Income Inequality

What is dark energy? - ExtremeTech

By on August 24, 2015 at 11:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Dark energy is probably the most …

Dark Matter

The Future Of The Internet, According To Its Father

Geeking out with Vint Cerf<p>The Internet has changed a lot over its 30-something years. That terrible dial-up noise is gone; the Ethernet cord has been cut; Tinder happened. What’s next? If anyone knows, it’s Vint Cerf, Google’s vice president and chief Internet evangelist. He is considered a “father …

New Research Explores Why The Universe Is Dying

An international team of astronomers says new data show energy output measured across more than 200,000 galaxies is only about half as strong as it was 2 billion years ago. Scientists point to this latest study as further evidence that the universe is slowly dying.<p>The Galaxy and Mass Assembly …

First glimpse inside the Siberian cave that holds the key to origins of man

Exclusive pictures show the world famous Denisova Cave in the Altai Mountains from which a series of stunning scientific discoveries on man's origins …

Golden jackal: A new wolf species hiding in plain view | @GrrlScientist

Illustration: Klaus-Peter Koepfli & John Pollinger et al./Current Biology 2015<p><b>Figure 4. Principal Component Analyses of the Morphometric Data for African and Eurasian Golden Jackals.</b> (<b>A</b>) Plot of principal component 2 (PC2) against PC1 based on 45 linear measurements of teeth and skulls of 140 …

Zoology

Charles Darwin's ecological experiment on Ascension isle

<b>A lonely island in the middle of the South Atlantic conceals Charles Darwin's best-kept secret.</b><p>Two hundred years ago, Ascension Island was a barren volcanic edifice.<p>Today, its peaks are covered by lush tropical "cloud forest".<p>What happened in the interim is the amazing story of how the architect of …

The World’s Most Murderous Places, And Other Lessons From A Killer Map

Some cities in Colombia and Brazil are deadlier than war-torn countries, according to a new interactive map of the world’s murders.<p>First, some numbers: In 2012, 437,000 people were killed worldwide, yielding a global average murder rate of 6.2 per 100,000 inhabitants. A third of those homicides …

Why Astronomers Are Riveted By the Search for Nothing

Astronomers have found evidence of a giant void that could be the largest known structure in the universe. The “supervoid” solves a controversial …

Universe

Jupiter May Have Destroyed Early Planets And Paved The Way For Earth

NASA’s Kepler spacecraft has, to date, enabled astronomers to discover over 1,000 planets outside of our solar system. But there’s a funny thing about the solar systems astronomers discovered – they don’t look much like ours at all. Most of them have larger, “super-Earths” – planets smaller than …

Terminator draws closer with shape-shifting liquid metal motor

There are some concepts from sci-fi that really should never, ever see the light of day. The T-1000 -- the murderous robot made of shifting liquid metal -- is arguably one of them, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exhibit some interesting ideas, even if they do seem impossible.<p>Seem, of course, …

City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

Rare Earth

Reds, nukes, waste ... how space films reveal our earthly fears

It was the film that turned science fiction from B-movie fodder into an entertainment that combined glittering spectacle with intellectual intrigue. Now <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>is to be re-released around Britain in a new digital format as the mainstay of a national sci-fi film festival, Days of Fear …

Study says gravity and Higgs boson interacted to save the universe

One second after the Big Bang, the Higgs boson should have caused a Big Crunch, collapsing the universe to nothing. But gravity saved the day.<p>Since …

Physics

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Peaches

Intel debuts SD card-sized computer called Edison (video) - Pocket-lint

A research team at Intel has developed an SD card-sized computer that has a long-ranging list of use cases, including with computers, phones, coffee …

Does this carbon nanotube computer spell the end for silicon?

Engineers have built a basic computer using carbon nanotubes, a success that points to a potentially faster, more efficient alternative to silicon …

MIT jet-injector provides a needle-free alternative to medicine delivery

Those of us with an aversion to needles can soon go to the doctor with a little less trepidation. That is if a new device developed by a team of MIT …

An electrical-stimulated piece of artificial muscle created by the team could lift a load 80 times its weight

on July 12, 2018 at 10:16 pm<p>Recently, activism among Silicon Valley employees has accelerated. Last month, workers and rights groups persuaded Google …

Don't Call It A Mind-Meld: Human Brains Connect Via Internet

In what they call "direct brain-to-brain communication in humans," researchers in Washington state say they've successfully passed signals from one mind to another via the Internet, without using surgical implants. In their test, two people collaborated on a task while sitting in different …