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Stephen Hawking: 'There are no black holes'

Notion of an 'event horizon', from which nothing can escape, is incompatible with quantum theory, physicist claims.<p>Most physicists foolhardy enough …

Start Rolling Your Blunts: Now We Know How Your Cells Get You High

"Suddenly we've been given the design of the building."<p>Put down that joint for a second and ask yourself, how do you actually get high?<p>Scientists finally understand one more key part of the process. A new study in the journal <i>Cell</i> recently laid out the structure of the CB1 cell receptor, which binds …

The real problem

It looks like scientists and philosophers might have made consciousness far more mysterious than it needs to be<i>By Anil K Seth</i>Read at Aeon

Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos

In new computer experiments, artificial-intelligence algorithms can tell the future of chaotic systems.<p>Half a century ago, the pioneers of chaos …

Android phones rooted by “most serious” Linux escalation bug ever

New rooting technique is believed to work against every version.<p>There's a new method for rooting Android devices that's believed to work reliably on …

Quantum computing is poised to transform our lives. Meet the man leading Google's charge

Subscribe to WIRED<p>John Martinis, University of Santa Barbara physics professor and head of Google's quantum computing lab, is less concerned with the …

Quantum Computing

Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity - A Pentagon Video

According to a startling Pentagon video obtained by The Intercept, the future of global cities will be an amalgam of the settings of "Escape from New …

Mega Cities

Unsealing of Christ's Reputed Tomb Turns Up New Revelations

For just 60 hours, researchers had the opportunity to examine the holiest site in Christianity. Here's what they found.<p>Researchers have continued their investigation into the site where the body of Jesus Christ is traditionally believed to have been buried, and their preliminary findings appear to …

Archaeology

Did a memory experiment really show evidence for psychic abilities?

Here’s a Halloween-themed Mind Game for you. A 2011 psychology study claimed to show evidence for precognition - but had more to say about the state of psychology research than anything paranormal<p>As the great Carl Sagan once put it, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”*. And as far …

Replication

A step-by-step guide to hacking your brain so it can remember anything

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the most effective way to study a huge amount of information for one test?</i> <i>Answer by Jonathan Davidson, author of The College Success Cheat Sheet.</i><p>Don’t despair. If you do the right things, you’ll be ready to crush any exam.<p>In order to pull this …

Equations

Leonard Nimoy’s 1920s Manhattan Apartment

The Star Trek actor and his wife, Susan, called on designer Rosemary Peck to supervise the renovation of their residence on Central Park West<p><i>This article originally appeared in the April 2002 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>One day in the late 1960s a woman recognized Leonard Nimoy in an airport and …

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DNA of Long Lost Human Discovered in Pacific Islanders

If it's not from Neanderthals or Denisovans, where did the DNA come from?<p>A tiny population of Pacific Islanders have been hiding evidence of a …

Evolution

The Great Sphinx of Giza

The Great Sphinx of Giza is the most instantly recognizable statue associated with ancient Egypt and among the most famous in the world. The …

One of the world's biggest archaeological mysteries is melting away before our eyes

The story of an ancient population that mysteriously disappeared centuries ago might be melting away with the ice in Greenland.<p>In a recent feature for the New Yorker, science writer Elizabeth Kolbert documented what is happening there. She describes the history that's being lost as the ice melts, …

How Farmers in Mexico Are Turning an Aztec Grain Into Sustainable Modern Gold

<i>Welcome to Out of the Kitchen, our ongoing exploration of the relationships that build and sustain the food industry. This year, we’re traveling the country to look at how sustainability has become a rapidly growing movement within the food world. Chefs at the forefront of this trend are</i> …

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Experience Happiness

<i>This article was previously published on Prevent Disease.com and written by Dr. Marianna Pochelli.</i><p>Too much research has been devoted to the science …

This massive farm grows 15% of Australia's tomatoes without soil, fresh water or fossil fuels

Did you know there is a way to grow tons of fresh fruits and vegetables with saltwater and solar energy? The good people at SunDrop Farms are doing …

Quantum Physics And The Big Data Question | Articles | Chief Data Officer

We have spent a considerable amount of time discussing the implications that quantum computing may well have on big data and computing power in the …

These Solar Panels Generate Clean Drinking Water

Your future house will have solar panels; that you knew. But you might not have guessed that your future house may also have different panels that …

Solar Panels

Couple from England Show How to Heat and Power Your Home With Self-Made Battery Pack

Brian and Ruth Willis live near Oxford, England and have been heating their home for quite some time now completely free of charge using solar panels …

Interior design: a house with 6 amazing ideas to copy!

If you're thinking about commissioning an architect to design you your dream home, take a look at what we think is an inspiring home! Not the largest …

Interior Design

The Sun's Mysterious Tilt Gets A Surprising Explanation

Astronomers point to Planet Nine.<p>For more than a century and a half, astronomers have known that the sun is tilted.<p>That is, the sun rotates on an axis that isn’t quite perpendicular to the orbits of Earth and the other major planets ― all of which lie in the same plane because all formed out of a …

How to Write a Simple Macro in Microsoft Excel

This wikiHow teaches how to create simple macros for Excel spreadsheets.<p>10 Second Summary<p>1. Enable macros.<br>2. Click the <b>Developer</b> tab.<br>3. Click <b>Record</b> …

Why More Athletes Are Turning to Weed

It’s a typical Wednesday evening. After a long run, Andrew*, who works in digital media in New York City, is following his standard post-run routine. …

Lost? 3 Ways To Find Yourself

A wise teacher once told me that the only guarantee in life is that everything will change, and the only permanent relationship you will ever have is with your mind, breath, and body.<p>I was sitting in a large open aired wooden pagoda in the jungles of Sri Lanka, the year after the tsunami. A college …

The conundrum of mind and matter: what is consciousness?

It’s one of the greatest puzzles scientists struggle to define. Susan Greenfield explains why understanding consciouness remains elusive<p>It’s early in the morning and still dark outside. Your heart rate has dropped to a single beat per second and your blood pressure is the lowest it will be for the …

Blood Pressure

10 Cannabis Startups You Need to Watch

Market momentum is driving these entrepreneurs to dream of huge returns from the blazing business of marijuana.<p>Printabowl. These innovative Washington entrepreneurs made two wise decisions. First, the founders decided that there is a market of sophisticated users who want a designer-sculpted …

Startups

The Consumer Reports 10-Minute Digital Privacy Tuneup

There's a lot you can do to protect your personal information when you go online, whether you're using a smartphone or a laptop, and whether you're …

Information Systems

Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …