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Otherworldly Images of Andromeda Galaxy Over a Tiny Swiss Village

Photographer Sandro Casutt lives in a remote Swiss village with unbelievable views of the Andromeda Galaxy. The village of Vals, population 990, is a prime location for viewing the closest major galaxy to the Milky Way. Thus, Casutt, together with his brother Markus, started Cosmic Art Photography …

Andromeda Galaxy

The Largest Digital Survey Of The Visible Universe Is Now Publicly Available

Over the past four years, astronomers associated with the Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response System (Pan-STARRS) project at the University …

A Planet With Brains? The Peril And Potential Of Self-Aware Geological Change

Recent years have seen a vigorous debate over whether or not we have entered a new epoch of geologic time, the "Anthropocene," characterized by humanity as a new geologic force.<p>Much of this has centered over when this age began. Three candidates for this include: an "Early Anthropocene" many …

Earth Science

Frightened by Donald Trump? You don’t know the half of it

Many of his staffers are from an opaque corporate misinformation network. We must understand this if we are to have any hope of fighting back against them<p>Yes, Donald Trump’s politics are incoherent. But those who surround him know just what they want, and his lack of clarity enhances their power. …

Donald Trump

Pentagon Gambles on Brain Implants, Bionic Limbs and Combat Exoskeletons

When Geoffrey Ling talks about the future of technology, his ideas go flying around the room like a whirlwind. Ling eagerly describes a world in …

DARPA

A bionic hand in five days: how tech innovation is changing lives

Assistive technology is giving disabled people more control over their lives, but businesses and charities have a long way to go on accessibility and affordability<p>In the UK, more than 11 million people live with a limiting long-term illness, impairment or disability, according to government …

Disability

The genetic technology that's going to change everything is at a critical turning point

There weren't many people studying that system then, especially compared to now, and those working in that area were doing what's called basic, or fundamental science, investigating something for the sake of curiosity or interest — not because they knew that research would have a practical or …

Genetics

Researchers have built a mother robot that can independently build its own children

Researchers have observed the process of evolution by natural selection at work in robots, by constructing a ‘mother’ robot that can design, build …

Dear Dr. Bee: Why do some people assume that the Planck length/time are the minimum possible length and time?

<i>“Given that the Planck mass is nothing like a minimum possible mass, why do some people assume that the Planck length/time are the minimum possible</i> …

Physics

Behold, the majesty of weird, but beautiful science!

Artist or scientist? Work of art or laboratory machine? The two pairs needn't be exclusive and we've collected a batch of real-world photos to prove it. The artistry in crafting experimental machines to explore the fabric of our world rivals that used to create futuristic movie sets or avant-garde …

Art

With This Airbnb For Energy, Now You Can Buy Solar Power From Your Neighbor

The sharing economy meets renewable energy.<p>In the last six years, the price of solar power has fallen by at least 50%. And yet, for most Americans, that fact hardly matters, because they’re not able to take advantage. Either their roof is facing the wrong way, there’s too much shading from trees or …

Henn-na Hotel: inside the world's first robot hotel

Scientists Discover Vast Water Tank 600 Thousand Kilometres Beneath The Surface Of The Earth

For a long time, the dominant theory about how water came to be on this Earth supposed that water was brought to Earth by icy comets that crashed …

Using Brainwaves to Verify a Person's Identity

<b>Brain’s reaction to certain words could replace passwords.</b><p>You might not need to remember those complicated e-mail and bank account passwords for much …

Before You Buy That Rothko - How The CIA Covertly Nurtured Modern Art As A Cold War "Weapon"

Most of you will be aware of the oligarch bidding wars for high end art at recent auctions held by Christie’s and Sotheby’s. In fact, the feeding …

Art

The Pentagon's Response to Ted Cruz Regarding Jade Helm 15

<i>Recently, Senator Ted Cruz from Texas asked the Pentagon to clarify its intentions with military exercises in Central Texas called "Jade Helm 15." The Pentagon's response follows:</i><p>Dear Senator Cruz:<p>Thank you for your inquiry into whether the Jade Helm 15 military exercise is the first wave of a …

United States

What does the rapid advance of Artificial Intelligence mean for humanity?

Artificial Intelligence has always been hyped by its often charismatic enthusiasts; lately it seems that the hype may be coming true. Media pundits, …

Behance