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These are the 10 best gadgets under $100

What's more pleasurable than upgrading an old, ailing piece of technology with something fresh and new? Or improving your life with a kind of gadget you've never before owned?<p>Unfortunately, we can't all upgrade our phones or laptops to the latest model. But there are plenty of devices that fall …

Consumer Tech

Steve King: Trump Releasing His Tax Returns Probably More Damaging Than Not

"I can’t imagine that there’s good news in there that would help him politically if Donald Trump hasn’t released them."<p>Republican Rep. Steve King of Iowa said on Thursday that if Donald Trump were to release his tax returns, it would probably be more damaging to the presumptive Republican nominee …

Donald Trump

A federal judge struck down Mississippi's ban on same-sex adoption

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has overturned Mississippi's ban on allowing same-sex couples to adopt children.<p>U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan, in a preliminary injunction issued Thursday, ruled for the couples who had sued, saying the ban is unconstitutional after a U.S. Supreme Court …

LGBTQI

The tragic tale of Saddam Hussein's 'supergun'

The biggest gun ever designed could have put Iraq at the centre of space exploration, but its story is one of unfulfilled genius, military secrets and murder.<p>On permanent display in the Royal Armouries’ collection at Fort Nelson, Hampshire are two huge, steel pipes bolted together and projecting …

Vietnam War

There’s a huge problem with how we treat depression

She suffered from bipolar disorder, which meant that she cycled between explosions of boundless energy and black holes of suicidal despair.<p>Despair brought her to our unit.<p>Her long chart chronicled how previous psychiatrists had emptied the armory: antidepressants, antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, …

Genetics

Everything we know about Tesla's next car

Tesla's most important car is almost here.<p>The company's mission has long been to "accelerate the advent of sustainable transport by bringing compelling mass market electric cars to market as soon as possible." Tesla's next car, dubbed the Model 3, brings the company one step closer to that goal. It …

Tesla

NASA wants to build a jet so fast you can fly to any city in six hours

Sitting cramped in coach on a long flight can be unbearable. And NASA feels your pain. The agency is funding early efforts to build a plane so fast it could whisk you to any city on the planet in six hours or less.<p>NASA is giving Lockheed Martin about $20 million in a preliminary design contract to …

Posters

7 Types of Fruit Trees You Can Grow in Your Living Room

There are decorative house plants and then there are edible plants that you tend to in a tiny kitchen garden. But what about in between?<p>If you're looking for an indoor plant that's both decorative <i>and</i> edible, look to the world of fruit trees! <b>While many grow to be enormous in the wild and are native</b> …

The most unbelievably simple trick to improve your memory

<b>(Alex Mit via Shutterstock)</b><p>Try ignoring it<p>Julia Shaw<p>March 1, 2016 10:30am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>If I say a random string of numbers out loud, say 1593657292759381380473, how many of these numbers do you think you will be able to immediately remember<p><b>The</b> …

Humanity

The Five Best Anime Movies for Little Kids

Sick of Disney? Anime movies can provide a great alternative for young viewers, opening up new cultures and ideas. However, a lot of anime isn’t for …

Anime

Chinese company tests turbine-driven electric super car

Chinese company Techrules brings a svelte carbon fiber supercar to Geneva, showing off a new type of hybrid electric drivetrain.<p>What Chinese company Techrules brought to the Geneva auto show looks like many of the other exotic cars in nearby booths -- a low-slung, carbon fiber-bodied wedge of speed …

Supercars

Nanorods Of Photocatalysts Achieve 100% Conversion From Solar Energy To Solar Fuel

There are many reasons that I love working in materials chemistry, and particularly in artificial photosynthesis – splitting water using sunlight to generate hydrogen and oxygen gases. You’ve heard me ramble on about this, my most favourite example of nature-inspired nanotechnology in previous …

Clean Energy

This Grain Silo Is Now a Cozy House

Built in the 1940s, it was a tiny space full of possibilities.<p>Say "hello" to one of the most distinctive houses we've ever seen: The Grain Silo Tiny House, a one-bedroom, loft apartment with a country-style front porch.<p>Sitting on the property of the Gruene Homestead Inn in New Braunfels, Texas, the …

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.<p>Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter …

The Brain

Why Gravitational Waves Are Red Herrings

By Deepak Chopra, MD, Menas C. Kafatos, PhD, Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.<p>When big science gets a major boost, the news goes around the world with an air of celebration. The latest such event was the confirmation of gravitational waves, which were predicted by Einstein in his General Theory of …

Physics

The new Chevrolet Volt is something to get charged up about

The world's bestselling plug-in electric hybrid just got a little better.<p>The 2016<p>ChevroletVolt features a new body, a new motor and a new battery that give the vehicle more space, more power and greater range. It now seats five and can travel up to 53 miles on all-electric power between …

This Is What a CT Scan of a Bumblebee's Brain Looks Like

Researchers have used new micro-CT imaging to see inside a bee’s brain.<p>Researchers have used new micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) scanning techniques to imagea bumblebee's (<i>Bombus terrestris</i>) dinky brain in unprecedented detail.<p>The pictures and findings, published on Wednesday in a study in</i> …

Imperial College London

Sorry, Tesla: The world’s fastest electric car is made in... Croatia?

Croatian carmaker Rimac Automobili apparently couldn't contain itself; it just pulled the digital veil off a car that the company claims is the …

Electric cars 'will be cheaper than conventional vehicles by 2022'

Analysis predicts that the total cost of ownership of electric cars will dip below those with internal combustion engines in 2022<p>Electric cars will be cheaper to own than conventional cars by 2022, according to a new report.<p>The plummeting cost of batteries is key in leading to the tipping point, …

Electric Vehicles

Here's the best way to avoid burnout, according to a Stanford psychologist

But what if there were a way to be successful without pushing yourself to the brink?<p>Psychologist Emma Seppala has studied ways to help people who are chronically stressed out, and her findings could help many of us live healthier and happier lives without sacrificing our productivity.<p>She outlines …

Mindfulness

Leading scientist calls homeopathy a 'therapeutic dead-end' after finding it worked for 0 out of 68 illnesses

Professor Paul Glasziou, a leading academic in evidence based medicine at Bond University, was the chair of a working party by the National Health and Medical Research Council which was tasked with reviewing the evidence of 176 trials of homeopathy to establish if the treatment is valid.<p>A total of …

Homeopathy

Like a blood test, an oil test shows engine health

<b>Q: I have a 1973 Corvette with around 82,000 miles. That car is pretty correct and has not been modified. What besides an engine compression test will tell me when the engine is in need of restoration?</b><p><i>— Glenn M., Westchester, Ill.</i><p>A: The next time you have the oil changed, take a sample of the oil …

Scientists have discovered a mysterious boiling river in the Amazon rainforest

According to legend, Spanish conquistadors foolishly ventured into the rainforest in search of gold, and the few men that returned told stories of poisoned water, man-eating snakes, and a river that boiled from below.<p>For Peruvian geoscientist, Andrés Ruzo, the myth had fascinated him since …

Amazon Rainforest

7 Amazing Things You Probably Didn't Know About REM Sleep

The mysterious phase of deep sleep when our most vivid dreams occur has long fascinated scientists and artists. But it wasn't until the 1950s that sleep period -- also known as rapid eye movement, or REM, sleep -- was actually discovered and documented in a lab.<p>You've certainly heard the term REM …

Sleep

Viva vagus: Wandering nerve could lead to range of therapies

With outposts in nearly every organ and a direct line into the brain stem, the vagus nerve is the nervous system’s superhighway. About 80 percent of …

Neurology

5 reasons why you should care about the discovery of gravitational waves

A big press conference was held, and physicists around the world celebrated.<p>The discovery was even compared to Galileo looking through a telescope for the first time.<p>So why all the fanfare? Why are gravitational waves such a huge deal?

Gravitational Waves

Your Grated Parmesan Could Actually Be Wood Pulp

The FDA is warning consumers and cracking down on cheese fillers.<p>First almond milk was outed as mostly water and virtually no nuts. Then we found out table salt contains tiny bits of plastic and most "extra virgin" olive oil is essentially a fraud. Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is …

How Gravitational Waves Connect To Quantum Optics

The big physics story of the moment is, of course, last Thursday’s announcement that the LIGO experiment has detected gravitational waves from the collision of two black holes. This is generally framed as “confirming Einstein’s theory of relativity” (see, for example, Dennis Overbye in the <i>New York</i> …

Physics

Humans and Neanderthals had sex a lot earlier than scientists thought

Some humans may have left Africa over 100,000 years ago<p>An analysis of the genome of a Siberian Neanderthal, published today in <i>Nature</i>, reveals for the first time that humans contributed DNA to the Neanderthal genome about 100,000 years ago; that's 50,000 years earlierthan the previous estimate. The …

Evolution