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Apple Hides iPhone X Plus Secrets In iOS 12

While Samsung appears determined to leak every detail of its upcoming Galaxy Note 9, it seems Apple is not far behind. Having already spilt a major iPhone upgrade in a recent beta of iOS 12, the company has repeated its error to expose secrets of its massive new iPhone X…<p>Picked up Brazilian site …

Mobile Technology

CRISPR creates new species with single giant chromosome

For at least the last 10 million years every yeast cell of the sort used to make beer or bread has had 16 chromosomes. But now—thanks to CRISPR …

Biology

Anti-Herpes Meds Reduce Alzheimer’s Dementia Onset By Factor Of 10, New Research Study Finds

In a new study showing a link between Alzheimer's disease and the herpes virus, anti-viral meds were found to make patients 10 times less likely to …

Scientists Have Discovered a New Organ in the Human Body. What is the Interstitium?

It’s not a second stomach or a mini-brain. But scientists have discovered an important new organ that may play a critical role in how many tissues …

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

These 8 Places in Maine Will Make You Forget About the Coast

7.3K Shares<p>When I tell people that I grew up in Maine, I usually get one of two responses: “We went there on vacation once!” Or, “Oh, I’d LOVE to …

Yes, There Is A Type Of Pot That Helps You Lose Weight

One of the key characteristics of consuming marijuana is the increased desire to eat, commonly referred to as the munchies. But what if there was a marijuana that could help you lose weight?<p>The increased appetite symptom of cannabis consumption is what make the product great for people suffering …

We used to have six more letters in the English alphabet

Along quaint New England streets, you’ll probably spot a sign or two declaring itself “Ye Olde Tavern” or “Ye Old Soda Shoppe.” But before you adopt a British accent and order a pint of ale inside, there’s a bit of history you should know.<p>Phrases like <i>ye olde</i> are actually just some of the late 19th …

Language

Why The Multiverse May Not Be Madness

Alternate realities, parallel dimensions, and multiple universes. Whatever you call it, the notion of other versions of existence is one of the most …

Physics

What is the Fermi Paradox? - ExtremeTech

By on January 18, 2017 at 12:45 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Ever since scientists began to …

Universe

Was There a First Human Language?: Theories from the Enlightenment Through Noam Chomsky

During the 17th and 18th centuries, European Enlightenment philosophers discarded the origin stories in religious texts as wildly implausible or …

Linguistics

Could Our Universe Have Arisen From A Black Hole?

If you go back in time as far as you can, you’ll find a Universe that was hotter, denser and more energetic. If you were to extrapolate back to an arbitrarily hot, dense state, the laws of physics that describe space, time, matter and energy break down; you’ll arrive at a singularity. Yet a …

I Replaced My Fingerprints With Prosthetics to Avoid Surveillance

In preparation for an age of biometric data megabreaches, I covered my real fingerprints with replaceable, fully-functional fake ones that are nearly impossible to copy.<p>With face recognition on the rise and fingerprint readers on our phones, it's no secret that biometrics are quickly becoming the …

How nanotechnology research could cure cancer and other diseases

Genetic diseases may soon be a thing of the past thanks to nanotechnology, which employs tiny particles to manipulate cells and change our DNA<p>Here’s how cancer treatment often runs today: a patient develops an aggressive tumor. A surgeon operates to remove the tumor, but a few cancer cells remain, …

Cancer

Sanders’ DNC platform team pushes for Palestinian rights, blasts Israeli war crimes

<b>Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Benjamin Netanyahu (Reuters/Brian Snyder/Katherine Taylor/Nir Elias/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>Cornel West & James Zogby, whom Bernie appointed to Democratic platform team, want more balance on Israel-Palestine<p>Ben Norton<p>May 26, 2016 7:50pm (UTC)<p>The Bernie Sanders camp …

We are bearing witness to a profound moment in black culture, Aperture shows

Even as we see images of what most of us already know — that police violence against black people in America is occurring with vicious regularity — something remarkable is materializing in its wake. For all the pain, anxiety and devastation caused by the widely circulated video footage of black …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dark Matter + Black Hole = Wormhole?

Maybe.<p>According to a paper posted to the arXiv pre-print server last week, the difference between an everyday supermassive black hole and a space-time tunneling wormhole may be a lacing of dark matter. While it sounds like crank fodder of the sort that not infrequently winds up on arXiv, the idea …

This Swedish Scientist’s Transparent Wood Could Transform Architecture

A new material design innovation has made wood practically invisible. Just watch for splinters.<p>You don’t have to shop at Ikea to see that Sweden is obsessed with wood. Over 57% of the country is covered in upwards of 51 billion trees, and lumber and paper products are one of the country’s biggest …

Researchers Just Discovered a New State of Matter

Scientists have theorized for decades that an additional state of matter exists, but despite tantalizing hints to its presence, details about this …

The best science fiction and fantasy novels – reviews roundup

Eric Brown on Radiance by Catherynne M Valente, Eleanor by Jason Gurley, Empire V by Victor Pelevin, A Gathering of Shadows by VE Schwab and Immortals by Jordanna Max Brodsky<p>In <b>Radiance</b> (Corsair, £16.99), her first adult novel for four years, Catherynne M Valente posits an absurdist alternative …

Science Fiction

Rare reptile holds clue to penis evolution

A rare reptile is shedding light on the evolution of the penis — even though it doesn’t have one.<p>The tuatara, a lizardlike species in New Zealand, …

Adiós, Rajoy: Spaniards can’t stomach the stench of corruption in ruling party

As a poll shows 90% believe graft is endemic in the People’s party, voters are searching for someone to break the political deadlock<p>Javier González is exactly the sort of voter the People’s party (Partido Popular) should be able to count on. The urbane 42-year-old entrepreneur runs a market …