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U.S.-led airstrikes are believed to have killed dozens of Russians in Syria | The Star

WASHINGTON—It’s a scenario many feared in the fog of Syria’s multi-front war: a confrontation in which U.S. forces, responding to a provocation, kill …

Middle East

Racing to match China's growing computer power, U.S. outlines design for exascale computer

In 1957, the launch of the Sputnik satellite vaulted the Soviet Union to the lead in the space race and galvanized the United States. U.S. …

University of Tennessee

DNA From Long-Lived Bats Supports Prominent Human Life Extension Theory

These mouse-sized mammals live way longer than they should.<p>Achieving eternal life has long been on humanity’s to-do list, but until we figure out how …

Biology

These Huge Crayfish Mutated to Clone Themselves And Are Now Taking Over The World

Bad. This is bad.<p>A crayfish that is capable of cloning itself is taking over Europe – and scientists are taking note.<p>The marbled crayfish has a …

Kellyanne Conway

Astronomers Found an Enormous Object Orbiting at the Edge of Our Solar System

Didn’t See You There<p>It’s no Planet Nine, but the planetary body astronomers have found at the far edge of our solar system is a notable discovery …

​Space invaders? Metal ball containing bio matter could be alien ‘seed,’ say British scientists

A newly discovered microscopic ball could have been sent to earth by an alien civilization in an attempt to start new life, a British scientist has claimed.<p>The mysterious metal sphere has been photographed spewing out a biological substance, which scientists believe could be genetic material.<p>It was …

Go 'ThunderBuzz'! Buzz Aldrin Takes to the Sky with USAF Thunderbirds Team

Buzz Aldrin, who became the second man to walk on the moon in 1969, once again made history last weekend. The world-famous octogenarian flew with the …

Finding Apollo

The flag is probably gone. Buzz Aldrin saw it knocked over by the rocket blast as he and Neil Armstrong left the moon 39 summers ago. Lying there in …

Space Exploration

Octopus And Squid Evolution Is Officially Weirder Than We Could Have Ever Imagined

They edit their own genes! Just when we thought octopuses couldn’t be any weirder, it turns out that they and their cephalopod brethren evolve …

Biology

Have Scientists Finally Discovered the Ninth Planet?

It seemed as though there was a piece missing from the solar system when Pluto got declassified as a planet and reclassified as a dwarf planet …

Science

In 1959, Soviets Littered the Moon With Tiny Metal Pennants

Ten years before Americans set foot on the moon, the USSR intentionally crashed their Luna 2 probe into the lunar surface. It was the first human …

New Orleans Confederate monuments can come down: U.S. court | Reuters

(Reuters) - New Orleans can remove several high-profile monuments honoring leaders of the Confederacy, a U.S. appeals court has ruled, but critics of the decision vowed on Tuesday to keep fighting to retain them.<p>A streetcar passes by a 60 ft (18 m) tall monument to Confederate General Robert E. Lee …

New Orleans

Manned Orbiting Laboratory Declassified: Inside a US Military Space Station

Photo Credit: NRO<p>Slide 1 of 43<p>Meet the Manned Orbiting Laboratory<p>At the peak of the space race – when the Soviet Union was considered a threat, and …

Space Exploration

Lithium-Ion Pioneer Introduces New Battery That’s Three Times Better

94 year-old John Goodenough, one of the co-inventors of the lithium-ion battery that now powers everything from phones to Teslas, has developed a new …

Clean Energy

A New Discovery of Microfossils Suggests That Life Emerged Shortly After Earth

A group of scientists in Canada have strong evidence that indicates the microfossils they've found are around 3.77 billion years old. If such is the …

5 Cyberpunk Books to Read Before Watching 'Ghost in the Shell'

The cyberpunk genre is about to have a resurgence, so check out 'Snow Crash,' 'Neuromancer,' and more.<p>Cyberpunk is a niche science fiction sub-genre …

NASA Just Discovered Seven New Exoplanets... So What?

On Wednesday, the scientists at NASA <i>kind of</i> freaked out. They announced the discovery of some seemingly Earth-like planets outside of our solar system, a group of rocky globes they’re calling ‘TRAPPIST-1.’<p>How far away are these newly-discovered worlds? They’re about 40 light years from Earth. That …

Astronomy

F. Duncan Haldane on quantum computers, entanglement and proving Einstein wrong

The British professor of physics at Princeton University won the Nobel Prize in Physics last year. But as he tells DW, he's far more interested in …

Quantum Mechanics

James Cameron will host a series on the history of science fiction on AMC

The documentary series will air in 2018<p>AMC has greenlit a documentary series that will explore the history of science fiction, hosted by director James Cameron. <i>James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction</i> will run for six episodes and will debut in 2018.<p>The Museum of Pop Culture of Seattle, home to the …

Why are people leaving social media in their millions? Because Facebook and Twitter make you sad

There are many reasons why people are currently worried about social media, but one key new factor, over the last year, has been a fear, particularly …

Social Media

Davos elites suffering acute anxiety over the dawning of the Trump era

The global economy is in better shape than it's been in years. Stock markets are booming, oil prices are on the rise again and the risks of a rapid economic slowdown in China, a major source of concern a year ago, have eased.<p>And yet, as political leaders, CEOs and top bankers make their annual trek …

Swedish school sparks backlash for gender segregated classes intended to help shy students

A school in Sweden has split students into gender segregated classes in an effort to help those too shy to talk in front of the opposite sex, challenging more than 40 years of Swedish educational orthodoxy.<p>When students from classes 9c and 9d at Adolfsberg School in Orebro returned after their …

Robin Williams

This 24-second video starring an adorable kid and an Amazon Echo Dot escalates very quickly

People love the Amazon Echo, but more and more people are buying the smaller $50 Echo Dot, which can do all the same things as the Echo voice-controlled smarthome device but also be plugged into other speaker systems to take advantage of the (presumably) better audio quality. In fact, the Echo Dot …

The best technology breakthroughs in 2016 from quantum computing to AI

IBTimes UK explores the greatest advances in 2016, including AI, quantum computing, drones and mobile data.<p>This year has been rollercoaster crash for …

Giant 15-Foot-Wide RC Plane Weighs Less Than a Pound

Looking more like the tiny single-prop planes that amateur pilots fly, this massive replica of an Airbus A-320 airliner is actually a remote control …

Sci-fi, fantasy and geektastic TV shows for 2017

Entertainment

How Much Money Do You Need to Save Each Day to Become a Millionaire?

Whether you’re just getting started in your career or have been slogging away at the same desk for a few decades, you’ve probably already imagined …

Personal Finance

How Many Fundamental Constants Does It Take To Define Our Universe?

When we think about our Universe at a fundamental level, we think about all the particles in it and all the forces and interactions that occur between them. If you can describe those forces, interactions and particle properties, you have everything you need to reproduce our Universe, or at least a …

Physics