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Stephen Hawking Says We're in The Middle of a "Global Revolt Against Experts"

What a time to be alive...<p>Renowned physicist Stephen Hawking gave a talk in Hong Kong on Friday (24 March), appearing in front of the audience from …

Stephen Hawking

The 3 Ways That Parallel Universes Could Be Real

The idea that things exist in a particular, well-defined state at all times where their properties can be determined so long as you can measure them well enough was fundamental to how we conceived of the Universe. When quantum physics came along, that idea went right out the window, never to …

Photons

Going deep to learn the secrets of Japan's earthquakes

When Martin Landrø, a geophysicist at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), read about the Japanese earthquake and learned that …

Edge of darkness: looking into the black hole at the heart of the Milky Way

It would take a telescope as big as a planet to see the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way. But a team of scientists think they know how to do it<p>At the heart of our galaxy, a vast black hole is devouring matter from the dust clouds that surround it. Little by little, expanses of …

Black Holes

How to get the most out of voice dictation, one of the iPhone's most underrated features

Talking to Siri may be hit or miss, but Apple's iPhone is actually pretty good at understanding what you're saying to it.<p>In fact, Apple's speech-to-text software can be extremely useful outside of Siri. Users can talk to their phone and have it turn to text for anything that takes text input.<p>The …

Your Shareable Google Maps Lists May Be Really Interesting To Advertisers

The burger place downtown? Check. The Ethiopian restaurant we visited that one time? Check. The sports bar near school we've been meaning to try? Maybe tonight is the night.<p>To help users keep track of points of interest, Google Maps is rolling out a new feature — for both Android and iOS devices — …

Announcing the All-New Flipboard, the Place for All Your Passions

Most people are interested in lots of things, but true passions run deep. The all-new Flipboard is built around those obsessions that define your work, life and play.Flipboard 4.0 is a response to our ever-growing ecosystem of publishers, Flipboard Magazines, topics and more. With over 30 million …

The moon is going to smash into Earth, killing us all (in about 65 billion years time)

We have bad news and good news: the bad news is that in 65 billion years’ time, the moon is going to plunge downwards and smash into Earth, turning …

The Kremlin wants an apology from Fox News after Bill O'Reilly described Putin as 'a killer'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday it wanted an apology from Fox News over what it said were "unacceptable" comments one of the channel's presenters made about Russian President Vladimir Putin in an interview with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump.<p>Fox News host Bill O'Reilly described Putin …

Scores dead in Afghanistan and Pakistan after enormous snow fall causes avalanches

At least 50 confirmed dead in Afghanistan and at least 9 dead in Pakistan.<p>Scores of people have been killed after heavy snow and avalanches hit …

Sydney heatwave: city uses more water in a day than any time in past 14 years

Sydney residents have soaked up more water in one day than they have on any other day in more than a decade after enduring sweltering conditions.<p>With temperatures hovering around 35C in the city and 40C in the west, demand for water on Sunday topped the peak of the past 14 years at 2.215bn litres – …

U.S. judge rules Google must turn over foreign emails

<i>(Reuters)</i> – A U.S. judge has ordered Google to comply with search warrants seeking customer emails stored outside the United States, diverging from a federal appeals court that reached the opposite conclusion in a similar case involving Microsoft.<p>U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Rueter in Philadelphia …

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Set to Swap Places - And We're Totally Unprepared

When north becomes south.<p>Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field - protecting life from harmful solar radiation by …

How a Tiny Company With No Marketing Built the No. 1 Product on Amazon

It's a lesson in how to sell $14.8 million worth of product in a single day with no advertising.<p>Last July, Amazon touted the success of its second annual Prime Day promotion in a press release, rattling off how much stuff people bought in different categories:<p><i>90,000 televisions</i><i>2 million toys</i><i>1</i> …

There’s a revolution happening in electricity. Utilities need to keep up.

A conversation on the future of the power sector.<p>Electric utilities increasingly find themselves at war with their own customers. Homeowners and commercial building owners have all sorts of new choices for how to generate, store, and manage their own electricity — solar panels, home batteries, …

Six cosmic catastrophes that could wipe out life on Earth

If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence is you’d probably think of nuclear war, global warming or a large-scale pandemic …

AI software is figuring out how to best humans at designing new AI software

Who programs the programmers? Soon enough, it might not be people behind the development of advanced machine learning and artificial intelligence tech, but other AI. MIT looks at the most recent work done by a range of different organizations, including Google Brain, who are working on AI that can …

Is the Default Mode of the Brain to Suffer?

If you’re going to get any sort of science done, an experiment needs a control group: the unaffected, possibly placebo-ed population that didn’t take …

A warning to the American media from a Russian journalist who covers Putin

Congratulations, US media! You’ve just covered your first press conference of an authoritarian leader with a massive ego and a deep disdain for your trade and everything you hold dear. We in Russia have been doing it for 12 years now — with a short hiatus when our leader wasn’t technically our …

HTC’s new flagship phone has AI and a second screen, but no headphone jack

The 5.7-inch U Ultra ushers in a new all-glass design at a distinctly premium $749 price<p>HTC is getting 2017 off to a flying start with an unseasonably early announcement of its next flagship phone: the U Ultra. This 5.7-inch device inaugurates a new U series of smartphones and is joined by a …

9 Ways Feng Shui Can Transform Your Bedroom

"Feng Shui Detective" Catherine Brophy shares her dos and don'ts for stress-free sleeping quarters.<p>Despite your best efforts to make your bedroom a serenity sanctuary, life often gets in the way. It's easy to let decorating goals slip away and just accept your room the way it is, but if you're …

Home Decorating

Get to Know Yourself: 5 Ways to Discover Your Joyful True Nature

<b>“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” ~Aristotle</b> <br>Four years ago I left a corporate career, belongings, a nice home, and family and …

Spinning spider silk is now possible

Being able to produce artificial spider silk has long been a dream of many scientists, but all attempts have until now involved harsh chemicals and …

10 Powerful Examples Of Artificial Intelligence In Use Today

The machines haven’t taken over. Not yet at least. However, they are seeping their way into our lives, affecting how we live, work and entertain ourselves. From voice-powered personal assistants like Siri and Alexa, to more underlying and fundamental technologies such as behavioral algorithms, …

Machine Learning

Robots are now really stealing jobs as Japanese firm replaces staff with AI

Though we’ve always assumed certain crafts will forever remain immune to automation, it seems nowadays nobody is safe from the looming artificial intelligence invasion.<p>While a few years back the prospect of robots snatching jobs from humans might have seemed like a hackneyed plot twist from a cheap …

Prepare for a world without work

As we start the year full of good intentions to flourish at work, social scientists are warning that our careers could be over sooner than we …

The Future

Indian firm makes carbon capture breakthrough

Carbonclean is turning planet-heating emissions into profit by converting CO2 into baking soda – and could lock up 60,000 tonnes of CO2 a year<p>A breakthrough in the race to make useful products out of planet-heating CO2 emissions has been made in southern India.<p>A plant at the industrial port of …

Breakthroughs

6 Meditation and Mindfulness Apps That Will Help You Feel More Zen This Year

Ways to be that well-adjusted person.<p>If you've ever wondered how that impossibly calm, resourceful colleague or friend keeps a level head under pressure—while juggling a full schedule and not pitching a fit about it—chances are she's already up to speed on mindfulness and daily meditation exercises.<p>…

Meditation

Google Translate is Amazing Now, and That Should Terrify You

Translating languages is hard. If you’re fluent in more than one, you already know that there’s never any direct translation for a lot of phrases. …

Giant Avatar-style robot takes first steps in South Korea

A giant South Korean-built manned robot that walks like a human but makes the ground shake under its weight has taken its first baby steps.<p>Designed by a veteran of science fiction blockbusters, the four-metre-tall (13-foot), 1.5 ton Method-2 towers over a room on the outskirts of Seoul.<p>The hulking …