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Do Other People Seem Really Stupid Right Now? Harvard Scientists Have an Amazing Explanation

The really good news is that it's not you. It's probably them.<p>Do your co-workers seem dumber lately? Is your boss a little slow on the uptake? Are your employees having a hard time doing things they'd normally accomplish?<p>There could be a simple reason, according to Harvard scientists: It's so hot …

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The first Antarctic greenhouse harvest may lettuce go to Mars

Think keeping a desk plant alive is tough? Try farming in Antarctica.<p>Lettuce on the moon might sound like the name of a prog-rock song, but that’s the eventual plan. This morning, Germany’s Aerospace Centre DLR announced that their experimental Antarctic greenhouse had harvested its first crops: 8 …

Scientifically Speaking, You Could Run Through Platform 9 3/4

I’m a muggle, but I can of course see the appeal of attending a school of witchcraft and wizardry like Harry Potter‘s Hogwarts. The wands, the …

Physics

Slack updates privacy policy: Employers can read 'private' DMs without telling workers

Starting April 20, your company can download your conversations without notifying you.<p>Digital technology makes it easy for your employer to monitor everything you do — the email, instant messages or texts you send and receive — on any company-provided digital devices or work platforms.<p>Even so, it’s …

Privacy

The World’s First Floating Space Hotel Is Coming

Slated to open in 2021, Aurora Station is now taking reservations.<p>Ever since <i>Apollo 14</i> astronaut Alan Shepard sent a golf ball soaring through outer …

Space Exploration

Here's What Will Happen After a Huge Earthquake Inevitably Hits California

Nobody knows when "The Big One" is going to hit California, but here's how experts think it will play out when it does.<p>California is the land of beaches, mountains, and all the legal marijuana you can stomach. It’s also, inconveniently, a dangerous minefield riddled with nasty fault lines that …

San Andreas

According To Physicists Parallel Worlds Interact With Us

<b>According to new claims made by some physicists, there are other parallel worlds that interact with us.</b><p>Quantum mechanics is a tested science, but it …

Harry Potter Game Hogwarts Mystery Releases This Month

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is coming on April 25 to iOS and Android. Developer Jam City announced the release date today, along with word that various actors reprise their Hogwarts film roles for voice work in the game.<p>Those voices include Michael Gambon (Professor Dumbledore), Dame Maggie …

The 20-Minute Workout Guaranteed to Improve Your Memory (and Get You in Better Shape)

No medications, meditation, or memory exercises required.<p>While it's common to think success is all about whom you know, success is almost always based on <i>what</i> you know. That's why we all want to learn faster, retain more information, and improve our memories.<p>And we all want to double-dip: To get …

Exercise

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

Doomsday Clock advances 30 seconds closer to the apocalypse

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advanced the symbolic Doomsday Clock a notch closer to the end of humanity Thursday, moving it ahead by 30 seconds. It is now set at two minutes to "midnight."<p>In moving the clock 30 seconds closer to the hour of the apocalypse, the Bulletin of the Atomic …

6 areas where artificial neural networks outperform humans

Five years ago, researchers made an abrupt and rather large leap in the accuracy of software that can interpret images. The artificial neural …

BMW is investing in the future with a new test track for self-driving cars

There’s a new track in the works in the Czech Republic, but don’t expect to see just <i>any</i> vehicle take to the new loop. Rather, this test track is made …

I Learned What Blockchain Is So You Won't Have To

Krissy EliotBlockchain is all the rage right now, but most people don’t know what it is. Sure, we get that it’s somehow revolutionary, but it’s …

How to build an emergency fund in a year

Putting away a big chunk of cash to cover an emergency can feel daunting. Break it down, though, and you’ll see that small, concrete steps over a …

100 Books Amazon Thinks You Should Read Before You Die

If your New Year's resolution is to read more in 2018 but don't know where to start, Amazon editors have got you covered. They've put together a list …

Books

Oh, hell yeah: The Pentagon has had a secret UFO project running for the last several years

Someone notify Tom DeLonge: <i>The New York Times</i> has a new report today on a semi-secret UFO project that’s been underway at the Pentagon for most of …

2017 December 17 - The Einstein Cross Gravitational Lens

<b>The Einstein Cross Gravitational Lens</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> J. Rhoads (Arizona State U.) et al., WIYN, AURA, NOAO, NSF<p><b>Explanation:</b> Most galaxies …

What you need to know about the FCC's net neutrality repeal

President Donald Trump's FCC has put the kibosh on controversial Obama-era net neutrality regulations.<p>At its monthly meeting Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission, led by Republican Chairman Ajit Pai, voted to repeal regulation passed in 2015 that prevented broadband companies from …

Google released an AI that analyzes your genome

Genome Analysis<p>In the 15 years since the human genome was first sequenced in a historic scientific achievement, genomic sequencing has become …

Genetics

This AI Tested Elon Musk's Writing to See if He's Bitcoin's Mystery Creator

Satoshi Nakamoto has never revealed their identity.<p>Elon Musk did not invent Bitcoin… <i>or did he?!</i><p>The tech entrepreneur behind Tesla and SpaceX denied …

Artificial Intelligence

3D-printed live bacteria creates world's first "living tattoo"

A team at MIT has genetically modified bacteria cells and developed a new 3D printing technique to create a "living tattoo" that can respond to a …

Surgeon Claims He's Done The First Human Head Transplant, But There Are Huge Red Flags

Unbelievable.<p>Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero claimed on Friday that he had completed the world's first human head transplant between two corpses …

Two Teams Have Simultaneously Unearthed Evidence of an Exotic New Particle

A few months ago, physicists observed a new subatomic particle—essentially an awkwardly-named, crazy cousin of the proton. Its mere existence has …

Physics

SureFly octocopter to make first manned flight in January

Billed as being "the world's first personal electric hybrid octocopter," the 1,100-lb (499-kg) SureFly has four propeller arms with two fixed …

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot can backflip now

Boston Dynamics released a video of its humanoid robot Atlas hopping and doing backflips. It's the second time this week the company has teased an updated robot.

Robotics

Asgardia, the world's first 'space nation', takes flight

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.<p>On November 12, Asgardia cemented its presence in outer space by launching the Asgardia-1 satellite.<p>The "nanosat" -- it is roughly the size of a loaf of bread -- undertook a two-day journey from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia, …

Space Exploration

Robotic prosthetic taps spinal nerve signals

While the act of picking up an object is something most of us take for granted, for prostheses users, it can be an exercise in frustration. For all …

Prosthetics

What Lies Ahead for Earth's Shifting Continents Just Might Surprise You

Roughly 1,000 kilometers east of Madagascar lies the small tropical island of Mauritius. Seemingly adrift in the Indian Ocean, it’s home to the extinct Dodo, rolling fields of sugarcane and — according to new research — three tiny crystals that date back 2.5 to 3 billion years. Oddly, that’s …