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These Excellent Animations Show Exactly How Turbochargers and Superchargers Work

Even if you're an engineer, you'll appreciate these visual explainers.<p>With forced induction quickly becoming the norm on today's cars, it's important to understand how it all works. Turbo- and superchargers are fairly simple devices in principle, but a good visual is sometimes the best way to show …

Engineering

11 basic Excel tricks that will change your life

Microsoft Excel is an amazing piece of software, and even regular users might not be getting as much out of it as they can. Improve your Excel efficiency and proficiency with these basic shortcuts and functions that absolutely everyone needs to know.<p>Of course you can move from cell to cell with …

Microsoft Excel

Clinical trial of blood-brain barrier disruption by pulsed ultrasound

You are currently viewing the abstract.<p>View Full Text<p>Log in to view the full text<p>via AAAS login<p>AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, …

The Brain

The best Fallout 4 mods for Xbox One

How do you decide which ways to change <i>Fallout 4</i> when there are over a thousand mods to choose from?<p>On May 31, mods went live for the Xbox One version …

Speed-way Motorcycle Shelters

With Spring in the air, the bikes come out of storage. In many cases, the vehicle is doomed to sit outside on the patio or in the back yard when not …

Harley Davidson

A theoretical physicist explains why the hard problem in science today is not about physics at all

When you stop at a red light, you probably don't give much thought to it. You see red and you know to hit the brakes.<p>It's a useful concept, theoretical physicist Sean Carroll says in his book "The Big Picture<b>:</b> On the Origins of Life, Meaning, and the Universe Itself." The stoplight can be …

Physics

Promising Drugs Stoke Talk of Cancer 'Cures'

Breaking News Emails<p>Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.<p>SUBSCRIBE<p>Robert Waag is alive and apparently cancer free more than two years after advanced melanoma reached his lungs, hips and other parts of his body – a feat only …

Cancer

Scientists Have Discovered a New Trigger For Killing Cancer Cells

Activate those cell assassins.<p>Scientists have found a new way of triggering the death of cancer cells, using the body's own cell-clearing function. …

Loop quantum gravity theory offers glimpse beyond the event horizon

In principle, nothing that enters a black hole can leave the black hole. This has considerably complicated the study of these mysterious bodies, …

Quantum Mechanics

Scientists Just Made Big Progress in Fighting This Incurable Form of Brain Cancer

Because chemo is just not good enough.<p>Researchers working on a more effective treatment for brain tumours have achieved such amazing results, they …

Cancer

Consume responsible amounts of marijuana with a Keurig for weed

Just when you thought you had run out of ways to consume marijuana, in comes something newer and weirder.<p>CannaKorp has unveiled a new vaporizer, the …

Cannabis

How a chemist at Yale found a whole new way to take on cancer

It would spark a revolutionary approach to treating cancers, attract tens of millions in investments, and set rival companies on a scientific race. At the center of it all? A tiny garbage truck.<p>It's called the proteasome, and its job is to chew up and get rid of your cells' obsolete and broken …

Bristol-Myers Squibb

How to Learn New Skills Twice as Fast, According to Science

Learning a sport or instrument? A new study says this subtle change to how you practice will help you improve twice as fast.<p>You probably practice your favorite hobby for the simple reason that it's fun, but there are other reasons having an after-hours pastime is awesome. Not only does science show …

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

13 science-backed signs you're smarter than average

Without administering an impromptu IQ test, there are certain clues you can use to gauge a person's relative intelligence.<p>We combed through decades of scientific research and highlighted 13 surprising signs of braininess.<p>Keep in mind, however, that "intelligence" is often measured through tests …

Psychology

A Fallout 4 guide to getting rich, getting high, and blowing everything up (without cheating)

The fastest path to riches is farming<p><i>Fallout 4</i> is a Bethesda game, and that means it has an interesting and complicated in-game economy. Your vault survivor can scavenge for numerous resources — some common, and some scarce — which you can use to craft upgrades for your settlements and …

Opinion: These investments can help you profit from global warming

Global warming is real.<p>The literal rocket scientists at NASA say so. In fact, 97% of scientists think so. Even the majority of those who describe …

North Korean defector: Kim Jong Un's days are numbered

<b>(CNN) —</b> He's a fairly young man, wearing an ill-fitting suit. His thin neck is pronounced, giving way to an equally thin face and frame. We're meeting over a meal of sushi, something he specifically requested because it's rare for those trapped in North Korea.<p>For his safety, I'll limit descriptions …

North Korea

How Doctors Cured This Woman's Brain Cancer

In November 2013, MaryAnn Anselmo—who was on the cover of <i>TIME</i> in March—heard the words that most of us dread the most: she had cancer. Worse, it was …

Several big U.S. cities see homicide rates surge

After years of declining violent crime, several major American cities experienced a dramatic surge in homicides during the first half of this year.<p>Milwaukee, which last year had one of its lowest annual homicide totals in city history, recorded 84 murders so far this year, more than double the 41 …

‘Huge paradigm shift’: Biggest cancer breakthrough in 40 years sees tumors disappear

Terminally ill cancer patients have seen miracle reversals, with some tumors completely disappearing, thanks to new drugs, which follow trials with …

Cancer