Steven Sirois

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We Asked Two Experts What Would Actually Happen If Bernie Sanders Became President

We all know the American people would never elect a socialist. What this interview presupposes is: Maybe they would?<p>Last month, we consulted an expert to find out whether or not a Donald Trump presidency would be as entertaining as it sounds (Answer: Maybe). This week, we tried that same exercise, …

Middle-class

I Asked Atheists How They Find Meaning In A Purposeless Universe

If there's no afterlife or reason for the universe, how do you make your life matter? Warning: The last answer may break your heart.<p>"The way I find meaning is the way that most people find meaning, even religious ones, which is to get pleasure and significance from your job, from your loved ones, …

Tatooine? Planet Kepler-453 Discovered in Habitable Zone of Two Stars

Like Tatooine in "Star Wars," the newly discovered Kepler-453b has two suns.<p>And while there are no signs of Jedi or Stormtroopers, the planet sits in the "habitable zone" of its stars. In this case, however, scientists believe Kepler-453b is a gas giant — which rules out life on its surface, but …

Universe

Video shows how to turn your phone into a 3D hologram

With so much technology at our fingertips these days, smartphone users only have to download an app to get the latest trends for their …

Video Tutorials

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Colonizing The Moon May Be 90 Percent Cheaper Than We Thought

And that in turn could help us get to Mars, says NASA-commissioned study<p>Only 12 people have walked on the moon, and we haven't been back since 1972. But a new NASA-commission study has found that we can now afford to set up a permanent base on the moon, by mining for lunar resources and partnering …

Space Exploration

Solar cell to soon produces fuel rather than electricity: Study

A team of researchers has taken an important step towards a solar cell that generates hydrogen. Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology and …

Chemists Invent New Letters for Nature's Genetic Alphabet

DNA stores our genetic code in an elegant double helix. But some argue that this elegance is overrated. “DNA as a molecule has many things wrong with …

How to turn your iPad into a MacBook

After the recent WWDC, Apple made it much easier to teach its programming language, Swift, in schools. In iOS9, you can run apps created in Swift on an iPad without the need for a virtual machine which means students can test, change a bit and test again with ease. They’ve also released some great …

Apps

This brilliant map renames each US state with a country generating the same GDP

Sometimes it helps to employ unconventional perspectives when thinking about the size of things.<p>So here's a pretty awesome map from American Enterprise Institute's Mark Perry that shows how massive and productive America's $16.7 trillion economy really is on a global scale.<p>The map compares the …

GDP

Blu Wearable Smartphone Launches On Kickstarter (video)

A new wearable smartphone has this week been launched over on Kickstarter called Blu, that is looking to raise AU$600,000 to help take the flexible …

Full Contact Weapon Fighting Made Possible Using New Body Armour (video)

A new sport may soon be hitting our screens soon thanks to the development of a new body armour that allows fighters to engage in full contact weapon …

Martial Arts

When We Go to Mars We'll Need a Flag for Earth

A design for a flag to unite all Earthlings.<p>Picture man landing on the Moon and somewhere in the image there's probably an iconic emblem: the American flag.<p>But a Swedish design student thinks that a national flag alone doesn't suffice for space missions. When they venture beyond our planet, …

Inspiration

Amazing Wearable Tech: Bracelet Turns Skin Into Touch Screen

With the new Cicret bracelet, your arm can actually double as a smartphone! Via your own skin you can catch up on emails and play your favorite games …

Wearable Tech

11 images that capture the incredible vastness of space

1) The sun is incomprehensibly huge<p>We all know the sun is big. But this image, part of a great series on the size of astronomical objects by John Brady, underscores that it's vast on a scale that's simply impossible for our puny human minds to understand. We think of the Earth as a big place: …

Astronomy

Moscase Smart Case for iPhone 6/6 Plus Monitors Your Health

The protective case not only protects your precious iPhone 6/6 Plus, but also monitors your health. Sound greats? Let’s go on for Moscase iPhone 6 …

Mobile Technology

Mars may hold liquid water raising hopes of alien life

Scientists have found the chemical calcium percholate which would suck moisture out of the air and keep water liquid on the surface<p>Mars may hold liquid water raising the chances of finding life on the Red Planet.<p>Although scientists have long known that there is frozen water at the poles of Mars, …

Glaciers of frozen water found on Mars

Scientists have discovered belts of glaciers consisting of frozen water equivalent to over 150 billion cubic metres - enough to cover the entire …

Mars Mission

Called the Interplanetary Superhighway, the system was conceived by Martin Lo, whose software was used to help design the flight path for NASA’s Genesis mission, which is currently using this “freeway...

Called the Interplanetary Superhighway, the system was conceived by Martin Lo, whose software was used to help design the flight path for NASA’s …

Particles

France requires all new buildings to have green roofs or solar panels

France just passed a trailblazing new law that requires that all new buildings constructed in commercial areas to be partially-covered by either …

Scientists seek to debunk Big Bang with help from Large Hadron Collider, ‘rainbow gravity,’ parallel universes

The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the Big Bang …

Brain tumor cells decimated by mitochondrial 'smart bomb'

An experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling the cells' energy source called the mitochondria has passed early tests in animal …

Can one wristband really replace your phone, laptop and tablet?

Pick up your smartphone. Now throw it away.<p>Take this Neptune Hub smartband. Put it on. It’s got everything you need: processor, screen, GPS, SIM card …

Gear & Gadgets

Truly wireless earbuds: tiny, in-ear, and no bulk

Wireless earbuds have been in the 'almost there' stage for decades. There have been a few attempts to hit the market, but they were generally plagued …

Consumer Tech

Microsoft obsesses over giant displays and super thin tablets in future vision video

Microsoft is back with another vision of the future. If you’ve followed the software maker’s previous future videos then not much has changed. Microsoft is still obsessed with big screens and that infatuation is even clearer with what the company calls "productivity future vision." Set between five …

Living Rooms

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

Zoology

Internet Pioneer Warns Our Era Could Become The 'Digital Dark Ages'

What happens when today's high-tech data storage systems become tomorrow's floppy discs?<p>Google Vice President Vint Cerf is concerned about the answer and its implications for preserving history. Speaking at a conference of top American scientists, Cerf described such a loss of important information …

Humanities

New NASA submarine could find aliens in the icy oceans of Saturn’s moon

A new submarine built to explore oceans of liquid methane on Saturn’s moon,could be our best hope of finding life within our solar system, NASA …