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The Real Science of Bringing Back the Dinosaurs

Jack Horner, a paleontologist who inspired a character in the original Jurassic Park, says science is ready to resurrect the dinosaurs. But should we?<p>Twenty five years ago, <i>Jurassic Park</i> roared its way into theaters worldwide. And though the action-packed dino flick would inspire a new generation of …

¿Para qué existen los sexos?: uno de los misterios más grandes e intrincados de la biología

Un chico conoce a una chica, se enamoran y tienen niñas y/o niños.<p>Una historia bastante conocida a estas alturas de la humanidad, pero ¿sabías que en la naturaleza existe todo un carnaval de prácticas sexuales que replantean el rol de los sexos?<p>Los "detectives" de la BBC, el genetista Adam …

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

We Need to Talk About Magic Leap's Freaking Goggles

Magic Leap finally did it. After $2 billion in funding and a few years of leaks, teases, and hints, Magic Leap finally has an actual product that …

¿Por qué podemos sentir cuando alguien nos está mirando fijamente?

A todos nos ha pasado y es una sensación perturbadora.<p>Estamos en lo nuestro, ensimismados, concentrados en alguna tarea u objeto y, de pronto, percibimos algo como una alteración en el ambiente, una energía externa que proviene de otro lugar. Levantamos la cabeza y vemos que alguien tiene su mirada …

The World's Best Dark Matter Detector Just Delivered Its First Results

Finding the Universe's missing 85%.<p>Three years after construction started, the most sensitive dark matter detector ever built has served up its first …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Strange Paradoxes of Time Travel

Astrophysicist and science educator Neil deGrasse Tyson gave a fascinating interview recently to Jake Roper of Vsauce3, where he talked at length …

Scientists genetically modified ants using CRISPR to show how their societies evolved

CRISPR, the gene-editing tool that promises to cure disease, create superbabies, and breed designer animals, just led to a breakthrough in evolutionary biology research.<p>In a new study, researchers at Rockefeller University report that they successfully engineered the first genetically modified …

500 Startups just invested in what could be the Philippines’ first unicorn

A modular home designed by David Salle. Photo credit: Revolution Precrafted.Diverting from its overall seed strategy, 500 Startups has made a new …

Scientists Have Identified a Weirdly Common Form of Synaesthesia

1 in 5 might be able to 'hear' flashes of light.<p>Roughly 4.4 percent of the global adult population experiences a rare condition called synaesthesia, …

Physicists Say They've Manipulated 'Pure Nothingness' And Observed The Fallout

In the quantum vacuum, no one can hear you scream.<p>According to quantum mechanics, a vacuum isn't empty at all. It's actually filled with quantum …

Quantum Physics

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What Happens to Dicks in Space?

The answer to the hardest space question of all.<p><i>Passengers</i>, which hits theaters Wednesday, features two sexy humans — Chris Pratt’s Jim Preston and …

The Best And Worst Branding Of 2016

We revisit the highs, the lows, the most-Tweeted about. Here are our picks for the best and worst identity design this year.<p>It has never been harder to design a good visual identity. Brands live on dozens of platforms, so they have to look as good on a billboard as they do on a phone screen. …

Winners of the 2016 National Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year Contest

<i>National Geographic</i> has announced the winners of its annual photo contest, with the Grand Prize Winner Greg Lecoeur receiving a 10-day trip for two to the Galapagos Islands. <i>National Geographic</i> was once again kind enough to let us display the winning images and honorable mentions here. The captions …

5 unexpected sources of bias in artificial intelligence

Kristian Hammond Contributor<p>As chief scientist and co-founder, Kris focuses on R&D at Narrative Science. Kris is also a professor of computer science at Northwestern University.<p>We tend to think of machines, in particular smart machines, as somehow cold, calculating and unbiased. We believe that …

Philosophy explains why sexual desire is objectifying—and morally wrong

The 18th century philosopher Immanuel Kant believed that human beings tend to be evil. He wasn’t talking about some guy rubbing his hands and crowing with glee at the prospect of torturing an enemy. He was thinking about the basic human tendency to succumb to what we want to do instead of what we …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

Grant Haffner: el pintor de los atardeceres de asfalto en Nueva York

Aquello empezó a ocurrir al volver del trabajo. El artista estadounidense Grant Haffner conducía en su coche y el horizonte desaparecía. Los árboles …

kim albrecht's interactive graph studies the 'science of success'

<b>kim albrecht works as an interface design researcher in a physics lab at the center for complex network research.</b> his work asks the basic question: …

Picture of the Day: Earth Seen from the Window of the Apollo 12 Spacecraft

Photograph by NASA<p>In this striking photo we see Earth from the window of the Apollo 12 spacecraft. You can see the original photo here, which was …

konczakowski: “Talk to the knuckles 👊. ”

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Five of the Biggest Problems in Physics May Have Been Solved at Once

A new theory proposes six new types of particles and could solve some of the biggest problems in physics.<p>A new theory claims to have solved five of the biggest problems in physics all at once.<p>The theory was developed by a group of French physicists at the University of Paris-Saclay, and it …

Winter Is Coming…

Esta es la famosa y recurrente frase que la mayoría hemos escuchado a lo largo de todas las temporadas de la serie de éxito “Juego de Tronos”. …

Picture of the Day: Pink Perfection

Photograph via Wallpapers Craft<p>Seen here is a Camellia flower, a genus of flowering plants in the family <i>Theaceae</i>. In the wild, camellias are found in …