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Neil deGrasse Tyson Destroys Climate Change Deniers' Favorite Argument In 1 Tweet

A go-to argument from science deniers was absolutely crushed by one of the world’s most famous scientists.<p>Some believe one reason for the consensus that human activity has caused climate change is that scientists are in cahoots with each other. But Neil deGrasse Tyson, the astrophysicist, author …

Clean Technology

Los Angeles Tests Cooling Pavement Paint to Combat Climate Change

Normal black asphalt absorbs 80 to 95 percent of sunlight, but painting road surfaces grey reflects the sun's rays, helping to cool urban …

A new low-cost cancer blood test could 'transform' how cancer is monitored and treated

According to a new report<p>Researchers from Stanford University have described a test that has the possibility to 'transform' a cancer diagnosis …

Cancer

An Astronomer Has a Plan to Use The Sun's Gravity to Channel Video From The Stars

So crazy it just might work.<p>New research has demonstrated the feasibility of a rather creative solution to the challenge of sending large amounts of …

Universe

Why Total Solar Eclipses Are So Rare

The solar eclipse that will cross the continental U.S. this Aug. 21 will attract a huge audience — and rightly so. The millions of people who are …

DNA from sharks that can live up to 400 years could hold secret to a longer life

A shark that lives for almost four centuries could hold the secret to a longer life.<p>Greenland sharks, with a lifespan of up to 392 years, are thought …

Scientists Have Uncovered The Atomic Structure of a Key Alzheimer's Protein For The First Time

This is huge.<p>For the first time, scientists have revealed the chemical structure of one of the key markers of Alzheimer's disease, capturing …

Neuroscience

Physicists find new particle with a double dose of charm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found an extra charming new subatomic particle that they hope will help further explain a key force that binds matter together.<p>Physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Europe announced Thursday the fleeting discovery of a long theorized but never-before-seen type …

Physics

6 Brain Augmentations That Will Help You Work Faster and Smarter by 2030 | Inc.com

By 2030, we might look a little like the Borg from <i>Star Trek</i>.<p>Sidestepping all of the issues with how we will look and the long-term effects, a neuroscientist has predicted that we will use brain augmentations by 2030. (Some of the most advanced functions like expanded memory could take much …

Augmented Reality

Why You Will One Day Have a Chip in Your Brain

<b>Implanting a microchip inside the brain</b> to augment its mental powers has long been a science fiction trope. Now, the brain computer interface is …

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Mechanics

This is the Closest Thing We Have to a Master Equation of the Universe

The Standard Model of particle physics is often visualized as a table, similar to the periodic table of elements, and used to describe particle …

Physics

What Should Non-Scientists Learn From Physics?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a post on what every undergraduate physics major ought to learn over their four years, giving a sketch of the bare minimum of curricular content. In response to that, Doug Natelson offered an aspirational list of things we’d like <i>everyone</i> to know about physics. This is …

Physics

The Stylists Behind The World’s Best-Dressed Men

The saying goes that behind every good man there’s a great woman. But when it comes to A-listers, there’s a whole team at work tirelessly creating …

Men's Fashion

Watch How Stars Will Move Over the Next 5,000,000 Years

The European Space Agency (ESA) recently published a video featuring data from their Gaia mission. Gaia is an effort to make a 3D map of the Milky …

Universe

Scientists: "We Have Detected the Existence of a Fundamentally New State of Matter"

3D Quantum Liquid Crystals<p>Caltech physicists at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter have discovered the first 3D quantum liquid crystal. …

AI programs exhibit racial and gender biases, research reveals

Machine learning algorithms are picking up deeply ingrained race and gender prejudices concealed within the patterns of language use, scientists say<p>An artificial intelligence tool that has revolutionised the ability of computers to interpret everyday language has been shown to exhibit striking …

Artificial Intelligence

How Humanity Will Soon Interface With Machine Learning Algorithms

<i>How will the way users interact with machine learning algorithms change over the next few years? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Håkon Hapnes Strand, Machine Learning Engineer, on</b> …

Machine Learning

5 ways deep learning improves your daily life

Planning to Netflix and chill this weekend? The movie you choose to watch may be heavily influenced by Netflix’s sophisticated algorithms. Similarly, decisions like where you choose to dine and what you choose to wear are increasingly facilitated by predictive technologies powered by deep …

Panpsychism is a crazy theory about consciousness — and it's probably true

Common sense tells us that only living things have an inner life. Rabbits and tigers and mice have feelings, sensations, and experiences; tables and …

Ask Ethan: What Surprises Might NASA's Future Space Telescopes Discover?

When the Hubble Space Telescope launched in 1990, there were a slew of things we knew we were going to measure. We would see individual stars in more distant galaxies than ever before; we would measure the deep, distant Universe in ways that had never been seen; we would peer inside star-forming …

Universe

You Physics Teachers Really Ought to Teach Numerical Calculations

I love including numerical calculations in my introductory and advanced physics courses. I find that including coding in the introductory physics …

NASA Rockets Launch to Unveil Mysteries of the Northern Lights

NASA launched three rockets into the aurora borealis Thursday (March 2) to study what happens to Earth's upper atmosphere when it's bombarded with …

Earth - Life may actually be getting better at evolving

In 1996, a young graduate student called Richard Watson sat down to read a paper on evolution. The article was provocative. It tackled a long-running problem in evolutionary biology: we do not fully understand how organisms can adapt so successfully to their environments.<p>Creatures do not seem to be …

Biology

Who needs state management anyways?

If you are in the frontend scene, you are probably aware of the recent debate about state management and when it is actually needed. My opinion is …

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Functional Programming (Composing Software)

Note: This is part 1 of the “Composing Software” series on learning functional programming and compositional software techniques in JavaScript ES6+ …

You’re better off using Exceptions

Exception handling is an error management paradigm that has often been met with criticism. Such criticisms typically revolve around scoping …

Why Learn Functional Programming in JavaScript? (Composing Software)

Note: This is part of the “Composing Software” series on learning functional programming and compositional software techniques in JavaScript ES6+ …

Want Your Company To Stay Relevant? Start Learning How To Harness AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) has the power to change how our workforce operates, and if you want your business to stay competitive, you need to get ahead of the AI revolution. Don’t let yourself feel daunted by it as a buzzword. At my current company, we’ve seen firsthand the renaissance of AI, …

Artificial Intelligence