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What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for …

Strange new ‘superfluid’ boggles the mind

Physicists have developed a fluid which has “negative mass” — meaning it accelerates toward you when it is pushed away.<p>Normally when a substance is …

The pediatrician who exposed lead in Flint, Mich., water will march for science

On Saturday, Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Michigan pediatrician who sounded the alarm on lead in Flint’s drinking water, will march on the Capitol. Many thousands of people — other scientists, yes, but droves of science supporters and enthusiasts, as well — are expected to join her.<p>“How could you not …

If we're going to rule out negotiations with North Korea, we have to be ready for war

During a visit to Seoul last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson drew some reddish lines around North Korea.<p>"Twenty years of talking has brought us to the point we are today," Tillerson said at a news conference. "Talk is not going to change the situation." If North Korea threatens South Korean …

13 habits of self-made millionaires, from a man who spent 5 years studying rich people

All self-made millionaires had to start somewhere.<p>Much of their transformation from ordinary to seven-figure status can attributed to "rich habits," …

Six Steps To Turn 2017 Into A Year Of Ongoing Career Success

As you celebrate the Christmas season and New Year and reflect back on 2016, how can you turn 2017 into a year of ongoing career success? By creating a career strategic plan.<p>Someone once said, “Success is the intersection of preparation and opportunity.” Achieving success requires more than luck, …

Self-improvement

Syrian Regime Accused Of Using Chlorine Gas Against Civilians

Syria's government is once again facing accusations of using chemical weapons against civilians, with reports of a chlorine gas attack Tuesday in the divided city of Aleppo.<p>"Activists and doctors say the chlorine was dropped in an airstrike on a rebel-held part of Aleppo, affecting about 100 …

China Just Unveiled The Biggest Alien-Hunting Telescope in The World

The truth is out there!<p>China just finished installing the last piece in the world's largest single-dish radio telescope, which stretches the size of …

The Fusioneers: Forget cars, these guys build nuclear reactors in their back yards.

By Cathy Alter<p><i>All photographs by André Chung</i><p><b>At first glance</b>, the outbuilding attached to Richard Hull’s Richmond home looks like any lean-to built by a retiree with time on his hands: a slap-dash affair with wood that appears salvaged from home projects gone wrong.<p>But instead of storing a lawnmower …

NRC

Gunless MMO game 'Absolver' slated for 2017 release

Indie studio Sloclap has teamed with Devolver Digital on a new melee-based MMO, dubbed Absolver. The game is currently scheduled for release on both consoles and PC some point in 2017.<p>It follows the standard RPG trope format wherein a player's neophyte character joins an organization -- in this …

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

But now physicists in Hungary think they might have found evidence of a mysterious fifth force of nature. And, if verified, it would mean we'd need to rethink our understanding of how the universe actually works.<p>Before we get into that, let's go back to those four forces for a second, because …

Physics

You Could Help Develop a Quantum Computer by Playing a Game

By trying to rearrange shapes into the smallest volume possible, you could provide data to help researchers develop quantum circuits.<p>The RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science in Saitama, Japan, would very much like you to play their new puzzle game. The game, meQuanics, pits players against each …

Doctors wipe out cancer in 11 DAYS as experts hail 'staggering' breakthrough

MEDICS are stunned to see breast cancer disappear after they decided to try combining two drugs to tackle tumours before surgery.<p>A UNIVERSITY of …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Alzheimer's Disease

Gravitiational Waves Give Us A New Way To Look At The Universe

Imagine that instead of the Sun, Moon, planets and stars in the sky, all you had ever seen was clouds. Not the puffy white ones silhouetted against a blue sky, but the thick gray, expansive stratus clouds that are the hallmarks of a dreary winter. But unlike the winter clouds that last for weeks or …

NASA is making a data modem driven by light

Now that photonic (that is, light-based) chips are a practical reality, they're going to get their ultimate test: space. NASA is developing an integrated photonics modem that will be used to test high-speed laser communications between Earth and spacecraft that are in low and geosynchronous orbits. …

UK scientists get permission to 'gene edit' human embryos

A team of British scientists has been approved to use "gene editing" techniques on human embryos, in the hope that it will better our understanding of early human life. A group at the Francis Crick Institute in London wants to research newly fertilised eggs and how they develop in the first seven …

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London's entire Boris bike fleet will soon have laser lights

Boris bikes have never been London's trendiest form of public transportation, although they picked up some much-needed style points earlier this year thanks to a laser-projected light system. At the time it was limited to 250 two-wheelers, but today Transport for London (TfL) has announced the …

iCamPRO Smart Security Camera Robot With Night Vision (video)

Amaryllo has unveiled a new smart security camera they have created called the iCamPRO which has been designed to provide the world’s first 100 …

NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works, after new tests

Engineer Roger Shawyer’s controversial EmDrive thruster jets back into relevancy this week, as a team of researchers at NASA’s Eagleworks …

Will 'Friday the 13th' Change Horror Gaming Like It Changed The Horror Film?

With the official license, Gun Media will create a sandbox style slasher game based on the classic horror film<p>Horror games have been getting bigger and better in recent years, as titles like <i>Until Dawn</i> and even the independently produced <i>Five Nights at Freddy’s</i> have received much praise for treading …

This man is closer than ever to building the world's first time machine

It was a personal tragedy that started the timeline. After Boyd Mallett died of a sudden heart attack in 1955, his 10 year old son, Ronald, made a …

The world just got closer to a 'hypersonic space plane' that will transform 'the economics of space'

BAE Systems, the globetrotting defence and aeronautics giant, just bought 20% of the firm, and it's making a major investment in Reaction Engines' most promising ideas.<p>The idea is an unpiloted and reusable hypersonic space plane. It's called Sabre. Here's how Reaction Engines describes it:<p>A new …

Aviation

Apocalypse now: has the next giant financial crash already begun?

A predicted global meltdown passed without event. But there are enough warning signs to suggest we are sleepwalking into another disaster<p>The 1st of October came and went without financial armageddon. Veteran forecaster Martin Armstrong, who accurately predicted the 1987 crash, used the same model …

Developed Countries

The Groundfridge is like a modern-day root cellar

In 2008, root cellars were back in vogue, according to The New York Times. Our grandparents who stored gourds and other produce underground were onto …

Everything you need to know about the mysterious cosmic phenomenon astrophysicists call a 'white hole'

So what in the universe is a white hole?<p>It's imagination day, and we're going to talk about fantasy creatures. Like unicorns, but even rarer. Like leprechauns, but even more fantastical!<p>Today, we're going to talk about white holes. Before we talk about white holes, let's talk about black holes.<p>And …

Black Holes

Brain simulation breakthrough reveals clues about sleep, memory

The Blue Brain Project is a vast effort by 82 scientists worldwide to digitally recreate the human brain. While still far from that goal, the team revealed a breakthrough that has already provided insight into sleep, memory and neurological disorders. They created a simulation of a third of a cubic …

NASA spacecraft discovers blue sky, red ice on Pluto

The sky over Pluto may not be sunny, but it's undoubtedly blue.<p>NASA's New Horizons spacecraft discovered Pluto's blue sky during the historic flyby of the icy dwarf planet in July. The images of Pluto's atmospheric haze were beamed down last week and released by NASA on Thursday.<p>The particles in …