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What If the Big Bang Wasn't the Beginning? New Study Proposes Alternative

Was the universe created with a Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, or has it been expanding and contracting for eternity? A new paper, inspired by …

Elon Musk shares first look at Boring Company's tunnel under L.A.

Digging Forward<p>After almost five months, Elon Musk’s Boring Company has finally finished a portion of the tunnel they’re digging under Los Angeles. …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

7 things you shouldn't say to someone with depression

Some well-meaning phrases that can actually do more harm than good — here's what you can say instead.<p>Even if you don't realise it, chances are you …

Saudi Arabia grants citizenship to robot Sophia

Saudi Arabia claims to be the first country to have granted citizenship to a robot. But the decision has garnered mockery from social media users as …

12 Signs You May Have an Anxiety Disorder

This article originally appeared on Health. For more stories like this, visit health.com.<p>Everyone gets nervous or anxious from time to time—when …

AI can predict if you'll die soon by examining your organs

When not stealing blue collar jobs, robots are becoming Dr. House, diagnosing maladies like breast and skin cancer with aplomb. Scientists at the University of Adelaide have pushed it to a morbid new level, however, with an AI system that can tell if you're going to die. By analyzing CT scans from …

Why Are Atheists Generally Smarter Than Religious People?

For more than a millennium, scholars have noticed a curious correlation: Atheists tend to be more intelligent than religious people.<p>It's unclear why …

Cannabis-derived compound may help treat schizophrenia

New research paves the way for a new schizophrenia treatment, by testing the effect of a cannabis compound on rats. The study suggests that the …

The hottest planet ever discovered has an atmosphere as warm as a star’s

By Ben Guarino<p>, Reporter<p>The hottest planet ever discovered orbits a massive star so sizzling it burns bluish white. On exoplanet KELT-9b, a gas giant 650 light-years from Earth, temperatures during the day reach 4,300 degrees Celsius, or 7,770 degrees Fahrenheit. That's only about 1,300 degrees …

Astronomy

How to open the Tesla Model X's falcon doors in an emergency

The "falcon" doors of the Tesla Model X are both visually and technologically impressive. But what happens in the event the doors no longer open themselves? Thankfully, there's a video for that.<p>The above video shows the correct way to open the Model X's doors in the event they don't open on their …

Naked Singularities Can Actually Exist in a Three-Dimensional Universe, Physicists Predict

Where the laws of physics no longer apply.<p>For the first time, physicists have demonstrated that a universe like ours with three spatial dimensions …

Forget About Using Your Camera’s Base ISO Setting: ISO 50 Is Your Best Bet When Shooting Raw (VIDEO)

One of the benefits of today’s advanced digital cameras is that they offer extremely high ISO settings that deliver remarkable results under …

High blood platelet count 'as good a cancer predictor as a lump in the breast'

Common blood tests could help diagnose cancer early even in patients that show no other symptoms, study finds<p>A common blood test could help diagnose cancer earlier, according to research suggesting a high platelet count is strongly associated with the disease.<p>Platelets are tiny blood cells that …

Cancer

Photographer Shoots Formula 1 With 104-Year-Old Camera, And Here’s The Result

If ever there was a sport that required rapid fire photography, Formula One racing is it. Which makes what photographer Joshua Paul does even more …

Photography

Lose yourself in WIRED's pick of the International Photographer of the Year Photo award winners

More than 3,780 incredible images were submitted to the 2016 International Photographer of the Year Photo Awards set up to showcase the best in …

Event Horizon Telescope will soon take the first black hole photo

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is finally ready to take a picture of Sagittarius A*. From April 5th to 14th this year, the virtual telescope that's been in the making for the past two decades will peer into the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy. EHT is actually an array of …

GOP Wants NASA To Stop Worrying About Earth And Focus On Space

There are talks of "rebalancing" the agency's mission as it continues to tweet about climate change.<p>NASA continues to steadfastly tweet urgent climate change information despite GOP efforts to force the agency to stick to space and forget the Earth.<p>The Trump administration aims to largely restrict …

Space Exploration

New study shows more time walking means less time in hospital

In my practice as a GP, I have been impressed by a few energetic and active 80 year olds who remain in good health while many their age have …

So You Want to Read Alternate History: Here’s Where to Start

I’ve tried to focus solely on alternate history novels where the twist is entirely historical rather than dependent upon some kind of magical act, …

2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year: winning photos announced

2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year<p>'Dancing Octopus' Gabriel Barathieu/UPY 2017<p>The winners of the 2017 Underwater Photographer of the Year …

This is Ferrari’s stripped-out 488 race car

Last weekend’s Ferrari World Finals wasn’t just an opportunity to do some skids, sell some Prancing Horse keyrings and look back and quickly try to …

"I Didn't Get Out Of Bed Today"

Season to season, my high-functioning anxiety disorder affects me in different ways. When darkness takes to the sky, it manages to break its way into …

Mental Health

Drag races: Aston Martin DB11 vs Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe

How this battered old Toyota pick-up didn’t end up on its roof, we will never know<p>3 Jul 2018<p>0<p>Kyle Larson and Kyle Busch prove that rubbing really is …

What Every Layperson Should Know About String Theory

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Tesla is powering an entire island with solar energy

The Ta'u microgrid— an energy system with distributed sources, in this case solar and battery — is powered by a 1.4-megawatt solar array, coupled with a six-megawatt hour energy storage system of 60 Tesla Powerpacks. Supposedly, it can continually power the city for three days even when the sun …

Renewable Energy

Ron Dennis loses CEO status at McLaren

F1 stalwart Ron Dennis has been forced to relinquish his status as chairman and CEO of McLaren Group, following a boardroom power struggle. It brings …

TG Speed Week 2016: Ferrari 488 vs McLaren 570S vs Honda NSX

Test 2: supercars<p>I think the people with large foreheads at McKinsey call it “fragmentation”, but simpletons like me just stand looking at these cars …

Fog and Rays

Xiaomi Mi Mix Review: It Makes The iPhone 7 Look And Feel So Outdated

Think of any movie or TV show set in a hi-tech future, and there are always the usual cliches: flying cars, sentient robots, and bezel-less digital displays. While the first two is still pretty far off from reality, the last one is (mostly) here in the form of a smartphone: the Xiaomi Mi Mix.<p>I say …