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Here’s why US missile defense probably won't protect us from a North Korea attack

Ballistic missile defense (BMD) seems like a natural antidote, and though these systems have been in use for some time—and some have even intercepted their targets—the security they promise could hardly be considered absolute.<p>The US began to pour money into ballistic missile defense systems (BMD) …

Elon Musk Just Launched A Company To Merge Your Brain With A Computer

In case you missed it, Elon Musk is rather concerned about the fate of humanity, given the extreme advancements being made in artificial intelligence …

Play This Incredible Fan-Remake of ‘Metroid 2’ for Free

A fan-remake that’s way better than Nintendo’s original.<p><i>Metroid</i>, the science fiction adventure series starring one of video games' first heroines Samus Aran, is a pillar in Nintendo's world of iconic franchises.<p><i>Metroid II: Return of Samus</i> is kind of a low-point for the series, but a new, fan-made …

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UK expedition explores potential and risks of deep sea gold rush

A scientific expedition has been launched from the UK to explore the mining of rich metal deposits on the deep ocean floor, which are the focus of a new gold rush around the world.<p>The UK research vessel, the RRS James Cook, left Southampton on Thursday, heading for the underwater ridge in the …

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Are You Science-Literate? Take Our Quiz And Find Out

Find out how you stack up against everyone else.<p>How much do <i>you</i> know about science? You're about to find out.<p>From astronomy to physics, our fun but challenging science literacy quiz covers just about every discipline there is.<p>There are 44 questions. Each has only one correct answer. We've also …

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Art Series of Animated Horror Characters That Haunted Your Childhood

Meet Laurel Kaye, the 21-Year-Old Finalist for the One-Way Mission to Mars

Talk about having guts.<p>Once upon a time, women weren't allowed to even think of becoming an astronaut, but now one New York-area woman could be headed to <i>live</i> on Mars.<p>Laurel Kaye, 21, took countless childhood trips to the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, hoping one day …

Up close with the HoloLens, Microsoft's most intriguing product in years

We just finished a heavily scripted, carefully managed, and completely amazing demonstration of Microsoft's HoloLens technology. Four demos, actually, each designed to show off a different use case for a headset that projects holograms into real space. We played <i>Minecraft</i> on a coffee table. We had …

Eminem Called Out On Young Zee's "Dear Shady" Record

Following the release of Eminem’s <i>ShadyXV</i> record “Fine Line,” Outsidaz lyricist Young Zee has responded to the record with a song of his own titled …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …

First-Ever Human Trial Of An Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Treatment Set To Begin

The treatment will make use of a biology breakthrough that occurred just eight years ago.<p>A Japanese patient with severe eye disease is set to become the first person to be treated with induced pluripotent stem cells, <i>Nature News</i> reports. Cells of this type have been considered promising for future …

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How to Make a Business Out of Playing Video Games

What most people think of as a hobby or way to unwind can actually become a viable business venture. From YouTube videos including reviews and “let’s …

How to improve battery life on any mobile device

Poor battery life is a problem that affects all mobile users. This guide could help you better understand what is draining your battery.<p>We here at CNET have written numerous articles with tips and tricks for improving battery life on iOS and Android, some of which you can find here, here and here, …

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Now On Kickstarter, Tickle Makes Learning To Code Fun With Scratch

[protected-iframe id=”3874827b6ce3d0d62d29f2eecee1b091-24588526-4330449″ info=”https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/705926089/tickle-learn-to-code-using-scratch-to-make-iphone/widget/video.html” width=”640″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]<p>There are a lot of games and puzzles now that …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

The 530-pound Exosuit is a submarine you can wear

Scientists are now using the suit to study glowing fish 1,000 feet below the surface<p>The six-and-a-half foot tall, 530-pound aluminum suit looks like something out of an action movie. In reality it has an entirely different — and more intriguing — purpose. Come this summer, scientists will be using …

Will Rocksteady's Next Batman Game Be Revealed Next Week?

GameStop got a new shipment of <i>Batman</i> banners yesterday—and although these materials could be marketing an older game or even downloadable content for …

Our game consoles are likely spying on us, and this is business as usual

“I think there may be a surveillance device on my car,” my mother-in-law said.<p>She had visited to make dinner for the kids, something she does once a week or so. I dutifully went outside, took a look at the offending piece of technology, and after a few quick searches online I found out she was …

Robot Nikes And Other Amazing Images From This Week

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Colo. Residents Now Can Buy Recreational Pot - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> in colorado today the start of a new industry as that state became the first in the country to make it legal for most people to buy marijuana. on this first day of pot sales, business was booming. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in denver for us tonight. hi, gabe.>> reporter: lester, good evening. the …

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Four New Tech Trends That Should Be Huge In 2014

Obviously, the most interesting events of 2014 can't be predicted. They will be left turns that no one expected. In 2013, it was things like Edward Snowden, the contract system admin who leaked secret documents about the NSA's spying tactics. Or Google buying eight robotics companies including one …

The NSA Reportedly Has Total Access To The Apple iPhone

As with most good stories, revelations of the NSA spy program will almost certainly keep getting worse before anything gets better.<p>Yesterday we reported on claims—based on leaked NSA documents—that the spy agency was rerouting laptops ordered online to install spyware and malicious hardware on the …

Archeologists Race Against Time In Warming Arctic Coasts

Archeologists who study the people who lived in the Arctic thousands of years ago are in a race against time. Coastal settlements are being washed away by erosion, storm surges and other climate changes related to global warming. Clues to the past that were frozen intact in permafrost for thousands …