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Apple’s Thunderbolt Display is dead: These are the best 4K & 5K displays for Mac

If you’ve been holding out for a new standalone desktop display from Apple, you’re either going to take news of the Thunderbolt Display being discontinued as a sign of good things to come, or as a cue to finally purchase a new 4K or 5K display from someone else. For most, especially considering …

The most expensive material in the world costs $145 million per gram

Scientists at Oxford University in the UK announced that a spin-off lab called Designer Carbon Materials is now producing endohedral fullerenes, and they recently sold off their first sample of the material to the tune of $US 32,000 for 200 micrograms (1 microgram = one-millionth of a gram), which …

Here's the Fastest Way to Defrost Your Car Windshield According to Science

It’s winter. If you drive a car that’s parked outside, you know what that means. It’s frigid as hell inside your car and the windshield is totally …

Heating

MindNode 2 review: Makes Mac brainstorming a breeze

The human brain may be great at coming up with ideas, but it’s not always efficient at organizing such information in any meaningful way. That’s …

iOS

8 barriers to overcome when learning to code

While being a mentor for a JavaScript Web development course, I’ve seen many beginner programmers jump into learning with enthusiasm and then immediately hitting a wall.<p>Most of the students usually struggle with the same barriers. But once they learn to overcome them, they get instant benefits:<p>they …

What If Everybody Didn't Have to Work to Get Paid?

Advocates say that a guaranteed basic income can lead to more creative, fulfilling work. The question is how to fund it.<p>Scott Santens has been thinking a lot about fish lately. Specifically, he’s been reflecting on the aphorism, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day. If you teach a man to …

Income Inequality

SpaceX made some awesome travel posters for Mars

With all the recent news about International Space Station resupply missions, reusable rockets, and drone barges, it's easy to forget that reason Elon Musk created SpaceX in the first place is to help land humans on Mars. In a way, it's great that we're so familiar with the private space company's …

Millennials leaving church in droves

<b>(CNN) —</b> At its core, Christian life is set of sacred traditions linking generations of sacraments and Sunday school lessons, youth ministry morals and family gatherings sanctified by prayer. An unbroken circle, in the words of an old hymn.<p>In modern America, that circle may not be completely shot, …

Religion

Space Station Astronauts Stuck in the Departure Lounge

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The 15 moonshot technologies NASA is funding to make science fiction a reality

Each year, the NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts program awards funding to a set of research projects on the bleeding edge of technology. These aren’t your everyday “disruptive” apps and social networks; we’re talking interstellar exploration, nanotube comet sensors, and robot squids.<p>Each of these …

How realistic is ultra-long-distance space travel? - podcast

In this edition of Science Weekly Ian Sample is joined by <b>Chris Impey</b>, professor of astronomy at the University of Arizona, to discuss a future in which humans could live in space.<p>Chris explains that our urge to explore is found within our very DNA, and suggests space exploration is a way to ensure …

Cancer Cells

Can Biogen beat the memory thief?

<i>Above illustration by Sinelab</i><p>Even before Jeffrey Sevigny stepped to the podium, it was clear that something momentous had occurred in the world of …

NASA needs lightweight spacecraft materials to explore the universe

While NASA has been able to go where it wants using existing materials for spacecraft, lightweight ones will enable the agency to explore more places in our solar system and beyond. That's why NASA is now investing in the development of ultra-lightweight (ULW) materials that could reduce a …

Engineering

Jeff Bezos Says Blue Origin’s BE-3 Rocket Engine Is Ready for Flight

Blue Origin, the spaceflight company created by billionaire Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, says that its hydrogen-fueled BE-3 rocket engine is ready for flight testing after years of development.<p>"The BE-3 has now been fired for more than 30,000 seconds over the course of 450 tests," Bezos said in a …

Better Than Human: Why Robots Will — And Must — Take Our Jobs

Author: Kevin Kelly. Kevin Kelly Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.24.12.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Imagine that 7 out of 10 working Americans …

7 surprising things the government spends more money on than space exploration

Read enough about space exploration and you detect a common theme: the universe contains all sorts of wonders, but we don't have enough money to properly explore them.<p>We've discovered liquid oceans on several different moons in our solar system, but cuts to NASA's planetary science budget (the …

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

Penguin Random House

Are Psychedelics The Wonder Drug We've Been Waiting For?

The idea that psychedelics cause psychosis has a long history in urban mythology. Back in the 1980s, when I was a teenager, the way I heard the story was “seven hits of acid make you legally insane.”<p>Of course, the number fluctuated through the years, but the core idea—drugs like LSD and psilocybin …

Mental Health

Psychedelic drugs like LSD could be used to treat depression, study suggests

Psychedelic drugs could prove to be highly effective treatments for depression and alcoholism, according to scientists who have obtained the first brain scans of people under the influence of LSD.<p>Early results from the trial, involving 20 people, are said to be “very promising” and add to existing …

Psychedelic Drugs

Why -- and how -- we should legalize psychedelics

One reason for psychedelics to be legalized is to open the gates of consciousness to wider scientific and general investigation, and to get beyond …

How To Solve America's Low-Skills Crisis

In the Postwar 1950s and 1960s, a large pool of low-skill Americans was not a major problem because the U.S. strode the planet like a colossus. As a result, we still had a strong manufacturing base that could soak up all the no-skill or low-skill workers that could not find work elsewhere. As Asia …

Education

The invisible network that keeps the world running

One of the world’s most dazzling engineering feats is largely hidden from view. Travelling with a group called Unknown Fields, Tim Maughan stepped on board a container ship to investigate the humungous, algorithmically-controlled network that supplies most of what you own.<p>It’s been just over 45 …

Shipping

Animation Shows How SpaceX Will Reuse Its Rockets [Video]

Complete with a rockin' soundtrack<p>These days, space enthusiasts are keeping a watchful eye on SpaceX as it strives for a potentially revolutionary goal. The private spaceflight company is trying to figure out a way to reuse its Falcon 9 rockets by landing them safely after they have launched into …

When Silicon Valley takes LSD

"So, I don't think there is such a thing as recreational LSD use," veteran Silicon Valley engineer Kevin Herbert said wryly. "I would be at a Grateful Dead show, high on LSD ... and something about my work would just come to me."<p>Herbert, who works at Cisco, has been in the tech sphere for decades. …

Who Will Win the Internet Space Race?

Up until a week ago, the crazy idea that a company would beam internet service around the entire planet from the sky was just that: a crazy idea. …

UFOs

Top 10 Ski Runs & Lodges

Whether you want to hit the slopes or just drink some hot chocolate by the fire, these are the places to be this winter.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything</i><p><b>Whistler/Blackcomb</b><br>British Columbia, Canada <br>www.whistlerblackcomb.com <br>These two towering mountains provide excellent …

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637653_faa8bed61f092214c9660a83097ead47<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …