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'Serious gap' in cosmic expansion rate hints at new physics

<b>A mathematical discrepancy in the expansion rate of the Universe is now "pretty serious", and could point the way to a major discovery in physics, says a Nobel laureate.</b><p>The most recent results suggest the inconsistency is not going away.<p>Prof Adam Riess told BBC News that an unknown phenomenon, such …

Physics

All Your Memories Are Stored by One Weird, Ancient Molecule

We actually borrowed our ability to form memories from viruses.<p>How does memory work? The further we seem to dive in, the more questions we stumble …

Watch the History of the World Unfold on an Animated Map: From 200,000 BCE to Today

"Where are you from?" a character at one point asks Babe, the hapless protagonist of the Firesign Theatre's classic comedy album <i>How Can You Be in Two</i> …

Zeroqode will usher us into a codeless future

Codeless development platforms are at once a blessing and a curse. If they’re complete enough to be powerful they are too difficult for beginners and if they’re simple enough for beginners they’re useless for serious work. Zeroqode, a one-stop-shop for codeless creation, aims to make the difficult …

Disrupt NY

Forget Photoshop—Edit Your Photos With These Top Free Photo Editors

13 Free Photo Editors<p>The Best Free Photo Editors Out There<p>Updated July 03, 2018<p>These free photo editors are the best of the best and will get you …

Tutorials

When you lose weight, your fat cells don't just let go of fat

Belly flab is like a storage unit for the rest of your body.<p><i>Every January, fat's in the crosshairs of health columnists, fitness magazines, and desperate Americans. This year, PopSci looks at the macronutrient beyond its most negative associations. What’s fat good for? How do we get it to go where</i> …

Nutrition

Mark Wahlberg Is Sleazy and Opportunistic. Should We Be Surprised?

The actor has come under fire for demanding $1.5M—1,500 times that of co-star Michelle Williams—for reshoots to ‘All the Money in the World.’ And …

Former general says he knows how powerful North Korea's military is

LONDON — A distinguished retired South Korean general warned that a U.S. attack on North Korea would be met by well-armed soldiers fighting with religious fervor to defend their homeland.<p>"I try to explain to the Americans — if we have to go into North Korea, it is not going to be like going into …

South Korea

‘The Lowest White Man’

I guess Donald Trump was eager to counter the impression in Michael Wolff’s book that he is irascible, mentally small and possibly insane. On Tuesday, he allowed a bipartisan session in the White House about immigration to be televised for nearly an hour.<p>Surely, he thought that he would be able to …

Donald Trump

Carrier Employees, Soon to Be Laid Off, Feel Betrayed by Donald Trump

Last night, at Sully’s Bar & Grill, which sits across the street from the Carrier Corporation’s furnace plant, on the west side of Indianapolis, and serves as the de-facto company bar, two of Carrier’s soon-to-be-laid-off longtime employees had a drink and talked about how they got there. Today, …

Studies find evidence of a fourth dimension

We live in a three-dimensional reality. Because of that, it’s pretty hard to imagine what a four-dimensional reality might be like, but that isn’t …

Build a better personal brand

Browsing the portfolio websites of design studios and freelance creatives, you can easily have a successful game of bingo. 'About' pages brim with …

Graphic Design

The Best Drones in the Game

Drones are no longer just for professional photographers or villains in sci-fi films—<i>The Economist</i> reported in 2016 that more than 2 million recreational drones were purchased around the world. One such drone enthusiast? Alexis Ohanian, husband of February cover star Serena Williams, who uses the …

This year, we'll see a black hole for the first time in history

First Look At A Black Hole<p>Within the next 12 months, astrophysicists believe they’ll be able to do something that’s never been done before, and it …

What it really takes to power your home for a day

Here's how much gas, coal, oil, wind, solar, water, or nuclear fuel is required.<p>Like any good consumer, you’ve filled your home with power-thirsty screens and toasters. And they make your average American abode chug 30 kilowatt-hours of electricity every single day. (A kilowatt-hour, by the way, is …

10 Reasons Your Belly Fat Isn't Going Away

Losing weight—especially around your midsection—is difficult. But here are a slew of research-proven ways to dump it for good.<p>1 of 11<p>Lose the …

27 Amazing Open Source Web Development Tools for the Past Year (v.2018)

27 Amazing Web Development Tools for the Past Year (v.2018)<p>For the past year, we’ve compared nearly 7,500 Web Development open source tools to pick …

5 Things to Test Your Websites in Multiple Web Browsers

As a website owner, you want your website to be viewable by users with difference Operating Systems, Devices, and Web Browsers. The compatibility …

Web Development

Some fans of Trump and pot feel allegiances go up in smoke

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Trump administration's anti-marijuana move has some members of the president's voting base fuming.Fans of President Donald …

Cannabis

Trump Under Oath Is a Different Person

What the president’s previous depositions suggest about how his interview with Special Counsel Robert Mueller might go<p>Sometime soon, President Trump is likely to be deposed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team. Several outlets, beginning with NBC News on Monday, report that Trump’s …

Donald Trump

Trump gave two contradictory answers in a span of 5 seconds

Either President Trump has no idea what his actual stance is on an immigration bill, or he's being evasive.<p>On Tuesday, Trump repeatedly told a bipartisan meeting of lawmakers that he would sign whatever bill they sent him to codify protections for “dreamers.” But then he later clarified in a tweet …

Donald Trump

Turning Design Mockups Into Code With Deep Learning

Within three years deep learning will change front-end development. It will increase prototyping speed and lower the barrier for building …

First-Ever Drone Swarm Attack Has Struck Russian Military Bases, Sources Claim

We knew this day was coming.<p>Ever since technological advancements made drones possible, people have warned of the potential dangers of weaponised …

Here's How Artificial Intelligence Will Explode in 2018

It was the number one tech trend of 2017 and will become even more useful in 2018.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) grew exponentially in 2017, and was the number one topic many executives called out as the hottest tech trend of the year. In 2018 it will be even bigger, particularly when it comes to …

Trump waives criminal punishments for convicted banks, including Deutsche Bank, to whom he owes $130,000,000-$300,000,000

The Trump Administration just published a small notice in the Federal Register announcing that it would waive the outstanding criminal sanctions …

Radical dimensions

Relativity says we live in four dimensions. String theory says it’s 10. What are ‘dimensions’ and how do they affect reality?<i>By Margaret Wertheim</i>Read …

Physics

The Trump dossier’s credibility is collapsing

No sooner did Sen. Dianne Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, unilaterally release the testimony of Fusion GPS co-founder …

You think it and a robot sees it: The future is here with mind-reading AI

The first “this could change everything” AI story of the year comes to us in the form of (yet another) AI that’s supposed to read minds. This time however, there’s no parlor trick. We’re one step closer to being able to broadcast our thoughts to a screen, thanks to artificial intelligence.<p>Japanese …

A judge used Trump's own tweets against him in a ruling that blocked the Dreamers program phase-out

President Donald Trump's tweets were once again used against him in court, after a federal judge in California on Tuesday blocked his administration from phasing out the Obama-era program shielding young unauthorized immigrants from deportation.<p>Judge William Alsup, of the Northern District of …

Immigration

Donald Trump’s Open Meeting Just Proves How Right Michael Wolff Is

The televised meeting that was supposed to show his mastery at the deal only showed what a doofus he is. All the king’s men couldn’t put it together …