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A German Team Is Now Trying to Make the ‘Impossible’ EmDrive Engine

German physicists launched the SpaceDrive project to explore possible sources of error in EmDrive experiments. Their first experiment identified a possible source of false positives in past successful EmDrive tests.<p>Since the beginning of the space race over half-a-century ago, humans have walked on …

Physics

NASA’s planet-hunting satellite sends back its first image — and it’s amazing

NASA’s new planet-hunting mission, the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), was launched on April 18. After getting accustomed to its new …

James Webb Space Telescope

NASA asks for Europa lander science experiments—and that’s a big deal

A mundane federal solicitation may be key to ensuring the lander happens.<p>NASA is in various stages of planning two multi-billion dollar missions to …

Space Science

Can vertical farming feed the world and change the agriculture industry?

Year after year, cities expand and pristine natural habitats are turned into farms and pastures to support the world’s growing population. But …

Aquaponics

The big picture: It's getting harder to be a teacher in America

6cbe123d-28ad-430a-91f3-ca04b1cdd0d1<p>The big picture: It's getting harder to be a teacher in …

Mass Shootings

A Location-Sharing Disaster Shows How Exposed You Really Are

There are plenty of guides available on how to protect your data, how to secure yourself online, and how to stop digital snoops from tracking you …

Privacy

This 'metastasis-blocking' compound may stop the spread of cancer

Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice.<p>The compound — …

Cancer

How Right-to-Work Laws Make Inequality Worse

It's time to bring back labor unions.<p>Once America was proud of its labor-union movement. In the late 19th Century, workers literally fought and died …

Income Inequality

This physicist’s ideas of time will blow your mind

Time feels real to people. But it doesn’t even exist, according to quantum physics. “There is no time variable in the fundamental equations that describe the world,” theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli tells Quartz.<p>If you met him socially, Rovelli wouldn’t assault you with abstractions and math to …

Quantum Mechanics

How hardy volcanic microbes helped track down an anti-aging "superhero" protein

A team of scientists, looking to figure out how hardy little creatures known as archaea thrive in boiling, volcanic pools of sulfuric acid like they …

Biology

Why are we living in an age of anger – is it because of the 50-year rage cycle?

From passive-aggressive notes on ambulance windscreens to bilious political discourse, it feels as though society is suddenly consumed by fury. What is to blame for this outpouring of aggression?<p>A neighbour objected to a young couple from Newcastle being naked in their own home. “We are sick of …

Anger Management

Could This Version of Vitamin B-3 Actually Slow Aging?

Could a single molecule help us turn back the clock on age-related illness, as well as physical and mental decline?<p>The results of an …

Wellness

The end of pneumonia? New vaccine offers hope.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — In 2004, pneumonia killed more than 2 million children worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. By 2015, the number was …

Public Health

NASA To Test First Helicopter On Another World; Will Travel On JPL's Mars 2020 Rover

When Leonardo da Vinci first dreamed up the helicopter, he likely never imagined that a fully-realized version of his early concept would one day be knocking around Mars. But NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) just confirmed that it’s sending a fully-autonomous miniature test helicopter attached to …

Space Science

Doctors Replaced a Soldier's Lost Ear Using a Wild Medical Technique

This was a first for the U.S. Army, but not the world.<p>Army Pvt. Shamika Burrage almost died in 2016. The 19-year-old was returning back to base after …

U.S. Army

California's Requirement for Residential Solar Panels Could Transform the U.S. Energy Industry

California will require that new homes include their own solar panels beginning in 2020, state officials announced Wednesday in the latest step to …

Solar Power

Future anti-aging drugs could flip a "metabolic switch" to mimic fasting

Fasting has been found to have a range of health benefits, and appears to slow down the aging process. Now, researchers from MIT have found that …

Stem Cells

NASA chief on Moon return: “This will not be Lucy and the football again”

Bridenstine did not mention the Space Launch System rocket or the Orion spacecraft.<p>In his first public speech as NASA administrator, Jim Bridenstine …

Space Exploration

Engage Warp Drive! Why Interstellar Travel's Harder Than It Looks

How hard is it to hop to the nearest star system or soar across the galaxy? A typical "Star Trek" or "Star Wars" movie makes it look easy. When the …

Space Travel

No death and an enhanced life: Is the future transhuman?

The 21st-century tech revolution is transforming human lives across the globe<p>The aims of the transhumanist movement are summed up by Mark O’Connell in his book <i>To Be a Machine,</i> which last week won the Wellcome Book prize. “It is their belief that we can and should eradicate ageing as a cause of …

Singularity

MIT study: 24-hour fasting regenerates stem cells, doubles metabolism

This gives credence to the 5-2 diet, which has recently gained in popularity thanks to a large celebrity following.<br>Read More

Stem Cells

Handheld 3D Skin Printer Shows Potential To Heal Deep Wounds In Mere Minutes

The 3D printer is just about the same size as a shoebox and weighs less than one kilogram, according to researchers who worked on the device.<p>A team …

University of Toronto

NASA's InSight lander is on its way to Mars

The first NASA mission that will look into the Martian interior is now on its way to the red planet. NASA's Mars InSight lander has launched on top of a ULA Atlas V rocket and is a historic launch in several ways. In addition to being the agency's first spacecraft to study the Martian subsurface, …

InSight Lander

A few simple habits can tack some extra years on your lifespan

You can do more for your health. And it’s not that hard.<p>Eat healthy foods. Exercise regularly. Don’t smoke. We hear these instructions from doctors, friends, parents, and strangers on the internet so often that the words start to lose their impact. And let’s face it, healthy habits are hard to …

Holistic Medicine

Life on Mars — so close, but so frightening

Ever since "The Martian" — both the book and the movie — readers have been clamoring for more novels set on the Red Planet. Near-future science fiction has become a subgenre unto itself, as recent books explore our first tentative steps on a planet that isn't our own, returning to the Moon before …

Books

It’s so realistic, ‘Surviving Mars’ is turning rocket scientists into gamers

Stretched across the wind-blasted plains lie a string of bubble-domes, neatly wrapped in dancing wind-powered turbines. This was the first colony. …

Habitats

Electronics 3D-printed onto human skin

Various research institutes have already developed skin-applied electronics, that are pre-made and simply adhered to the user's body. Researchers at …

3D Printing

New A.I. application can write its own code - Futurity

Teaching artificial intelligence to code and create software has been a holy grail of the field. The new system, which you can see in action for …

Artificial Intelligence