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How quantum materials may soon make Star Trek technology reality

If you think technologies from Star Trek seem far-fetched, think again. Many of the devices from the acclaimed television series are slowly becoming …

Nanotech

Trump finally ends the undemocratic autocracy of Obama’s climate crusade

The Trump administration this week announced it would repeal the Clean Power Plan, former president Barack Obama’s signature global warming …

Mark Zuckerberg Can’t Stop You From Reading This Because The Algorithms Have Already Won

And the machines are running the asylum.<p>There’s a decent chance that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will see this story. It's relevant to his interests and nominally about him and the media and advertising industries his company has managed to upend and dominate. So the odds that it will appear in …

Making Homemade Tortillas is Simple, plus Five Ways to Boost Them

We make tacos with fresh tortillas constantly. They're a taco night game-changer, and so so <i>so</i> easy. You can make the dough in a heartbeat using masa …

Food

MIT Achieves Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

New experiments with helium-3 in a magnetic confinement tokamak have produced exciting results for the future of fusion energy, including a tenfold increase in ion energy.<p>Researchers operating fusion reactor experiments at MIT, along with partnered scientists in Brussels and the U.K., have …

The Science Has Spoken: Pluto Will Never Be A Planet Again

Practically everyone alive today grew up learning some way of remembering the nine planets of our Solar System in order: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Beginning in the 1990s, however, two revolutions in astronomy happened all at once: the uncovering of …

NASA is Going to Create The Coldest Spot in the Known Universe

by Abby Norman and Karla Lant March 7, 2017 Off World 11479<p>Creating Cold Atom Lab<p>This summer, a box the size of an ice chest will journey to the …

Physics

With This Revolutionary Paint, Your Walls Can Turn Heat Into Electricity

Thermoelectric Paint<p>Home owners of the future may be able to save on electricity costs by simply buying a can of paint thanks to a new study by …

Clean Energy

One of The Physicists Behind The Higgs Boson Has Made an Algorithm to Replace The Pill

It's up to 99.5% effective at stopping pregnancy.<p>One of the physicists who helped find the Higgs boson, Elina Berglund, has spent the past three …

Women's Health

Scientists Have Made Transistors Smaller Than We Thought Possible

A new transistor has managed to overcome the theoretical limit on minimum silicon transistor size.<p>Scientists at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Stanford University, and the University of Texas at Dallas have managed to build a transistor gate that is only 1 nanometer in length. Their new …

Heavy cannabis use linked to thin bones and low weight, despite its ‘munchies’ reputation

Despite its reputation for causing “the munchies”, heavy use of cannabis has been linked to a reduction in body weight and thin bones that are more …

Science Says You Need to Get More Sleep (If You Want to Be Happy and Successful)

If you want to be happy and successful, science says you should get all the sleep your brain needs.<p>When you don't get enough sleep, do you feel the effects your entire next day? Do you feel your head throbbing, experience short-term memory loss, or find yourself incredibly tired for no reason? In a …

Sleep

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

The Brain

Yes, Your Dog Can Understand Exactly What You're Saying

Science proves there's a lot of meaning behind "good dog."<p>If you've ever had a dog, chances are you have been convinced that Fido can speak English. After all, if you say "treat" or "squirrel" in practically another room, your dog will either zoom to your side to beg for food, or head to the …

Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!

4 animations that show what’s really going on with our climate

Trying to understand what’s actually going on in the world’s climate seems like it might be truly impossible. For one thing, there are <i>so many</i> …

Cross-Laminated Timber is the Most Advanced Building Material

Cross-Laminated Timber Continues to Impress Builders and Engineers<p>On a cloudy day in early October, the architect Andrew Waugh circles the base of a nondescript apartment tower in Shoreditch, a neighborhood in East London. Shoreditch suffered heavily during the blitz of World War II—“urban renewal, …

Vine

Activists in China just saved 2,800 cats from ending up on the dinner table

This week, about 30 activists in Wuhan, China blocked the path of a truck carrying over 2,800 cats destined for the south where feline cuisine is not uncommon. The cats were likely to be sold as meat at restaurants. Wuhan traffic police eventually intercepted the vehicle; the truck driver is being …

Animal Rescue

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Tony the Tiger Doesn't Make Any Sense

Tony the Tiger's catchphrase is "They're grrrrrreat!" because he thinks that Frosted Flakes are great and he's a tiger and tigers say "grrr."<p>"Grrr" is the sound of a tiger growling. Growling is a tiger's signal for feeling pissed off or threatened. But Tony sounds pretty jovial and upbeat whenever …