Shaun Barclay

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The 5 Biggest Questions About the Universe (and How We're Trying To Answer Them)

From the discovery of gravitational waves to locating our nearest Earth-like planetary neighbor, 2016 was a banner year for astronomy. In fact, it’s not only been a good year for space science, but a great few decades. Many of the biggest puzzles in astronomy and cosmology have been solved.<p>Take the …

DNA-editing breakthrough could fix 'broken genes' in the brain, delay ageing and cure incurable diseases

Scientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even …

Genetics

Over and over again, the military has conducted dangerous biowarfare experiments on Americans

On September 20, 1950, a US Navy ship just off the coast of San Francisco used a giant hose to spray a cloud of microbes into the air and into the city's famous fog. The military was testing how a biological weapon attack would affect the 800,000 residents of the city.<p>The people of San Francisco …

Military

NASA will announce something surprising about Europa on Monday

NASA will host a teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 26, to present new findings from images captured by the agency’s Hubble Space Telescope …

Astronomy

Consciousness Is Made of Atoms, Too - Facts So Romantic

In his first lecture on physics to freshmen and sophomores at the California Institute of Technology, in 1961-62, Richard Feynman said:<i>If, in some</i> …

Your Smart Robot Is Coming in Five Years, But It Might Get Hacked and Kill You

However, it's the cars you really have to worry about.<p>A new report commissioned by the Department of Homeland Security forecasts that autonomous artificially intelligent robots are just five to 10 years away from hitting the mainstream—but there's a catch.<p>The new breed of smart robots will be …

Hate your job? NASA wants you to work on Mars - CNN Style

Written by Georgia McCafferty, CNN<p>This story was originally published in February 2016.<p>US space agency NASA has just released a series of retro recruitment posters that advertise potential positions it may one day need filled on Mars.<p>First commissioned in 2009 for an exhibit at the Kennedy Space …

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There may be a 'new normal' for a $3.5 trillion industry

Private equity firms have enjoyed startling growth over the past few years, posting a 13.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) since the end of 2005.<p>That compares to a 7.5% CAGR for hedge funds and 7.7% for other asset managers.<p>These private equity firms now manage $3.65 trillion in global assets …

Black Sabbath on Sixties Origins: 'We Were Rejected Again and Again'

One of the greatest things I have in my heart is that Black Sabbath were not a band created by some business mogul in London, like a fucking ditz," …

Brain damaged violinist makes music for first time in 27 years with mind-reading technology

Violinist Rosemary Johnson has spent the last 27 years coming to terms with the reality she would never make music again, following a devastating car crash. A member of the Welsh National Opera Orchestra she was destined to become a world class musician before the road accident in 1988, which left …

A Lord of the Rings-inspired space opera wants to connect you with African mythology

Artist Paul Louise-Julie counts among his inspirations the words of <i>Lord of the Rings</i> author J.R.R. Tolkien, the images of Star Wars and the whispers of a Senegalese elder who opened his eyes to the oral history of West Africa.<p>Six years ago, he challenged himself to combine these influences with his …

Gain A Deeper Appreciation For Bob Marley With These Lesser Known Hits

The eternal face of reggae, Bob Marley, would be 72 years old today and probably still jamming had he not succumbed to cancer in 1981. But while you may know him as a face emblazoned on a poster or a T-shirt, or for hit songs like “Three Little Birds,” “Redemption Song” and “No Woman, No Cry,” some …

Meet Planet Nine, The Newly Discovered Ninth Planet In Our Solar System

There’s some debate over just how many planets our solar system has because Pluto never gets a break. But the argument is about to get a lot weirder with the announcement of a potential new planet circling the sun. Meet Planet Nine, the planet we didn’t know existed.<p>To be fair, Planet Nine is …

Scientists Find Hints Of A Giant, Hidden Planet In Our Solar System

The astronomer whose work helped kick Pluto out of the pantheon of planets says he has good reason to believe there's an undiscovered planet bigger than Earth lurking in the distant reaches of our solar system.<p>That's quite a claim, because Mike Brown of Caltech is no stranger to this part of our …

Universe

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Congress Wants NASA To Create A Deep Space Habitat By 2018

The next big step towards sending humans to Mars<p>NASA may dream of sending humans to Mars in the coming decades, but the fact remains that nobody's really sure how we'll survive the journey or set up camp on the red planet.<p>The Orion spacecraft that will drive astronauts to Mars has a diameter that's …

All that Jazz: A look at new releases worth a listen

A review of new Jazz offerings on the scene.<p>Food and jazz in Hamarkia. (photo credit: BARRY DAVIS)<p><b>BASAK YAVUZ</b> <i><br>Things...</i> <br>Kalan Music<p>In this day and …

'Sound & Color' by Alabama Shakes: EW review

Sound & Color<p>We gave it an <b>A-</b><p>Has there been a more perfect introduction to a band than Alabama Shakes’ first single, “Hold On”? The track from the …

Unbridled

New Orleans Jazz Fest best bets for Sunday, May 3: Trombone Shorty, Lenny Kravitz, Maze | NOLA.com

<i>The 2015 New Orleans Jazz Fest builds to a big finish on Sunday with a mix of marquee local names and "visiting artists." The former include Trombone</i> …

Flashback: Metallica Reunite With Dave Mustaine For Super Jam In 2011

In December of 2011, Metallica celebrated their 30th anniversary with a four-night stand in their hometown of San Francisco. They could have easily …

Rock Music

Jack Ely, 'Louie Louie' Singer and Former Kingsmen Member, Dead at 71

Jack Ely, the former singer of the Kingsmen and the most famous voice behind the garage-rock hit "Louie Louie," has died in his home in Richmond, …

Music

DASH and M.T.H. Giveaway Winner Announcement - Trainz Auctions

Thanks to our new partnership with M.T.H., we've been able to give away an awesome M.T.H. $430 BNSF ES44 Diesel Locomotive. The contest has had an …

Minimum Vertical Clearances for Model Trains

Minimum vertical clearances for model trains have many implications when planning and building a layout. Of course, you'll need to make sure that all …

Model Trains Gift Guide General Tips

01 of 10<p>Know Your Modeler.<p>Shopping for someone who “just likes trains” is like trying to shop for someone who “just likes clothes.” You can usually …

Model Railroading on a Budget

01 of 09<p>Focus on Priorities<p>Model railroading is many things to many people - that's part of its appeal. Find the part of the hobby that you like best …

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