Phillip Shipton

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By 2100, Earth Will Have an Entirely Different Ocean

A complete guide to the hotter, higher, trashier, fish-free oceans of the near future.<p>The ocean is in the midst of a radical, manmade change. It can seem kind of crazy that one of the most immense properties on Earth—the ocean washes over 71 percent of the planet—could be completely transformed by …

Climate Change

This Inflatable Space Elevator Could House Hotels and Airports High In The Sky

The logistics of launching into orbit might be very difficult but at least if you build it, tourists will come.<p>Thoth is a Canadian company that makes miniaturized, lightweight gadgets to be taken into space, and now it has just patented an insane, sci-fi technology that could make getting them into …

Space Travel

Fossil fuel industry must 'implode' to avoid climate disaster, says top scientist

‘The age of carbon is over’ and a transition to a greener economy is inevitable, says Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, adviser to the German government and Pope Francis<p>An “induced implosion” of the fossil fuel industry must take place for there to be any chance of avoiding dangerous global warming, …

Opinion: Stephen Hawking’s catastrophic end for Planet Earth

Yes, Stephen Hawking says Planet Earth is headed for a “catastrophic ending.” The good news, he wants you to become a hero, save the world. Maybe …

AeroMobil flying car set to take off in 2017, autonomous version to follow

AeroMobil has been around for five years, pursuing the dream of building a functional and (somewhat) practical flying car. Its third-gen prototype was revealed last October, and today at SXSW, AeroMobil CEO Juraj Vaculik revealed a bit more about the company's past and future and the challenges …

Japanese robot bear nurses soon to care for rapidly ageing population

Robotic nurses with cute bear faces developed by Japanese engineers could soon be the future carers of the nation's growing elderly …

Robotics

Saunas protect middle-aged men against heart attacks

Scientists have found that the dry heat of a sauna can actually prolong life for middle-aged men<p>The Finns describe them as the ‘poor man’s pharmacy’ and now researchers have proved that saunas are indeed beneficial to health.<p>Scientists have found that the dry heat of a sauna does more than work up …

Cardiovascular System

Alien Star Missed Us by Less Than a Light-Year, Scientists Say

Astronomers say a red dwarf star and its brown dwarf companion passed within a light-year of our own sun 70,000 years ago, moving through the comets in the outer reaches of the Oort Cloud that surrounds our solar system.<p>The star is known as WISE J072003.20-084651.2, or Scholz's star. Today, it's 20 …

Astronomy

Melbourne's famous Keith Haring mural defaced by graffiti

A 30-year-old mural by well-known New York street artist Keith Haring has been graffitied less than a year after it was painstakingly restored.<p>Thirty …

Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology 'threaten civilisation'

Technologies join nuclear war, ecological catastrophe, super-volcanoes and asteroid impacts in Global Challenges Foundation’s risk report<p>Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology have been named alongside nuclear war, ecological catastrophe and super-volcano eruptions as “risks that threaten human …

Scientists Figure Out How To Unboil Eggs

Next step: Unscrambling<p>It has often been said that you can't unscramble an egg. But you might be able to unboil one.<p>When you boil an egg, the heat causes the proteins inside the egg white to tangle and clump together, solidifying it. New research published in <i>ChemBioChem</i> by scientists at UC Irvine …

Astronomers Catch Mysterious Radio Blast From the Distant Universe

Coming from far beyond the galaxy, an extremely energetic blast of radio waves has been snared by astronomers lying in wait. Lasting for just a few thousandths of a second, the burst is the first of an enigmatic class of objects to be observed in real-time, astronomers report today in the <i>Monthly</i> …

Universe

Film Review: Is Still Alice really worthy of an Oscar?

Oscar forecasters consider Julianne Moore’s performance as a woman with Alzheimer’s the frontrunner for best actress. But is the movie any good? Owen Gleiberman delivers his verdict.<p>Dramas that focus on intense physical or mental disability have always been popular during awards season, and for …

Julianne Moore

Another year of falling profits expected at Samsung

2014 was not a great year for Samsung. Despite still leading the smartphone market with huge sales, the company saw quarter after quarter of declining revenues and falling profits, reversing consecutive years of financial growth. While still far from struggling, 2015 looks to be another year of …

Markets

Microsoft's Windows 10 vision: Services everywhere... and holograms?

Early this morning, Microsoft unveiled its consumer vision for the upcoming Windows 10 operating system. It's been available in a relatively-open …

Satya Nadella

The Tracks of My Tears: One man’s quest to have male crying be socially acceptable

On the flight back from Lake Tahoe, I feared a full-blown migraine headache was kicking in. The ache behind my eyes bulged and throbbed, as if a golf ball were lodged there.<p>I had been reading a novel and reached a part where two brothers, once deeply committed to each other, experienced a profound …

Empathy

What foreign visitors really think about Australia

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>It can be challenge to convince Australians to see their …

Should We Put A Drone On Mars?

Future Mars rovers might come with unmanned helicopters<p>There is only so much Mars a rover can see from the ground. A drone scout could let the rover see further, so NASA’s working on a small flying robot copter for a future Mars mission. Drones are proving themselves cheap and versatile on Earth, …

State of STEM on This Week @ NASA

Little auks adapt to warming Arctic

This little bird, that looks kind of like a flying penguin, has got scientists rethinking how polar ecosystems are changing in our warming world.<p><i>This</i> …

Is pink media dead? Australia’s Star Observer moves to crowdfunding

The country’s oldest gay newspaper has served as journal of record for a community treated as marginal for 35 years, and its livelihood is at stake. It would be a shame to see it fold<p>The respected 35 year old grande dame of Australia’s gay press is now a pauper on the streets begging for spare …