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Bizarre state of matter to treat wounds instead of antibiotics

A plasma patch could soon be used to dress wounds. Plasma is a state of matter, like a solid or gas, and can kill bacteria including those that are …

Physics

This Is Why Physicists Think String Theory Might Be Our 'Theory Of Everything'

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

Why Earth's History Appears So Miraculous

The strange, cosmic reason our evolutionary path will look ever luckier the longer we survive<p>It was hard times for the bomber pilots that floated over Europe, their planes incinerating cities below, like birds of prey. Even as they turned the once-bustling streets beneath to howling firestorms, …

Stephen Hawking

This Multibillion-Dollar Corporation Is Controlled by a Penniless Yoga Superstar

Twenty-three years ago, when he was a poor young yoga instructor living at the foot of the Himalayas, Baba Ramdev pledged to spend the rest of his …

Sridevi’s death has brought out the worst in Indian media, crossing the line between journalism and exploitation

Feb,27 2018 12:21:15 IST<p>When India woke up to the news of the untimely death of Sridevi in a Dubai hotel on Sunday, a caravan of journalists and TV …

Yes, The Multiverse Is Real, But It Won't Fix Physics

“We are all agreed that your theory is crazy. The question that divides us is whether it is crazy enough to have a chance of being correct.” Niels Bohr spoke these words to Wolfgang Pauli about the latter’s theory of elementary particles, but it could just as easily apply to many of today’s most …

Dark Matter

Saturn's Biggest Moon is Surprisingly Earth-Like — And Scary As Hell

Though NASA’s Cassini spacecraft was vaporized in Saturn’s atmosphere back in September (RIP), it’s still revealing fascinating insights about the …

Astronomy

CES 2018: Colgate Debuts Apple Exclusive Smart Electronic Toothbrush With ResearchKit Integration

Colgate this week announced the launch of its first app-enabled electronic toothbrush, called the Colgate Smart Electronic Toothbrush E1 with Artificial Intelligence. Available exclusively beginning today on Apple.com and in some Apple retail locations, Colgate's new product provides a few pieces …

How to build your own robot for $50

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

China's bus-size space station could crash to Earth in about five hours — or sooner

<b>Update: The Chinese space station Tiangong-1 has crashed in the South Pacific, see here for more.</b><p>China's first space station, called Tiangong-1 or "Heavenly Palace," will soon break up over Earth into a fiery rain of space— and the predictions for when it's coming down are getting more exact.<p>The …

India officially cancels $500-million defense deal with Israel

Two weeks before Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is set to visit India, New Delhi has officially cancelled a $500-million defense deal with defense giant Rafael to purchase Spike anti-tank guided missiles.<p>"Rafael has received an official statement from the Indian Ministry of Defense on …

Report: All Intel Processors Made in the Last Decade Might Have a Massive Security Flaw [Updated]

There’s small screwups and big screwups. Here is tremendously huge screwup: Virtually all Intel processors produced in the last decade have a major …

It Started as Sinus Headaches — But Things Got Deadly.

In the early-morning hospital dimness, the man awoke to see a platoon of doctors surrounding his 14-year-old daughter’s bed. He could see her sitting up, mouth open, a glint of sweat on her cheeks and forehead. He could hear the rapid, ragged breaths, almost as if she had just run a race. She …

From smart-speakers and virtual bikes to robot vacuums and indestructible cables, here is the year’s most covetable technology<p>You can assemble one of three robotswith this Lego-like kit, each fully mobile and equipped with an infra-red sensor to helpit detect and interact with its environment. Best …

Gear & Gadgets

Scientists are dusting off a long-forgotten weapon to cope with modern bacteria

In 1915, British scientist Frederick Twort saw something weird happening to the bacteria that had invaded his viral cultures: They were disappearing, a sign they had been destroyed. Two years later, French-Canadian microbiologist Félix d’ Hérelle observed the same phenomenon in his own lab.<p>Both …

Biology

Petya virus analyzed, EU demands Google change search

Among the biggest tech stories this week, experts are searching for answers in the Petya cyber attack, the European Union hits Google with a $2.7 billion antitrust fine, and Nintendo reveals a new classic edition of the Super NES.

This New Chinese Phone Is A Total Clone Of The Galaxy S8

Last week I got my hands on the Doogee Mix, an almost bezel-less phone that is such an unabashed rip off of the Xiaomi Mi Mix that it was worth applauding. In my opinion, the only thing worse than a copycat is a copycat in denial/hiding, so Doogee’s “Yeah, our phone is inspired by Xiaomi’s phone. …

Phones

Science Explains What Kind of Blood Mosquitos Like Best

They're choosy little bloodsuckers.<p>It if feels mosquitos are ignoring all your friends and making a beeline straight for you, rest assured: You’re …

Bioengineering

Modern Machine Learning Algorithms: Strengths and Weaknesses

In this guide, we’ll take a practical, concise tour through modern machine learning algorithms. While other such lists exist, they don’t really …

The Strange Loop in Deep Learning

Douglas Hofstadter in his book “I am a Strange Loop” coined this idea:<p>In the end, we are self-perceiving, self-inventing, locked-in mirages that are …

Machine Learning

Text Summarization with Amazon Reviews

In this article, we will be using fine food reviews from Amazon to build a model that can summarize text. Specifically, we will be using the …

Natural Language Processing

Deep Learning in Minutes with this Pre-configured Python VM Image

<b>By Matthew Mayo, KDnuggets.</b><p>Adam Geitgey writes about machine learning, deep learning, image and speech recognition, and related topics on his blog. …

Earth Prepares To Snap First-Ever Image Of A Black Hole's Event Horizon

Perhaps gravity’s oddest prediction is the existence of black holes: regions of space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape.<p>Only through gravitational effects, such as by influencing stars, have they ever been seen.<p>X-ray signatures can locate and be used to weigh black …

NASA has found a moon robot that's been missing for nearly 8 years

NASA has managed to find a lost Indian spacecraft in orbit around the Moon using a novel technique that could be used to track spacecraft in the future.<p>Scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, used NASA's Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex — also in …

Ten weird signs that you are highly intelligent, according to science

In the real world, spotting intelligent people isn’t quite as simple as looking for people who babble gibberish like Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock.<p>…

Psychology

What if fast radio bursts were powering alien starships?

One of the weirdest phenomena astronomers have run across in the past decade is something called "fast radio bursts" -- millisecond-long flashes of radio signals that don't have an obvious source.<p>Possible causes include exploding black holes, magnetars and hypothetical blitzars. Harvard scientists …

Stephen Hawking

How E. coli switches from "attack" mode to "colonize" mode

There's a delicate ecosystem thriving in your gut right now, but all it takes is a bad burrito to throw it off-kilter. Just how pathogens like <i>E. coli</i> …

Academics say working out card number, expiry date and security code of Visa card takes ‘as little as six seconds’<p>A team of academics claims an unsophisticated type of cyber attack that exploits “flaws” in the Visa card payment system was probably used to defraud Tesco Bank customers of £2.5m last …

Cyber-attacks

Reuters built an algorithm to flag and verify breaking news on Twitter

A tool that filters out the fake<p>Reuters has developed a tool capable of automatically detecting and verifying breaking news on Twitter, in an attempt to report on events more rapidly and accurately. The tool, known as Reuters News Tracer, has been developed over the past two years, but Reuters only …

How smartphone light affects your brain and body

There's something incredibly powerful about the blue lights that the designers of our smartphone, tablet, and laptop screens have been able to create. The lights in these screens glow so bright that we can see them even during a sunny day. At night, they're bright enough that they've been compared …