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Indiana woman had a loud, nonstop clicking — sometimes crunching — noise in her head that doctors couldn’t quiet

Maryjane Behforouz's attempts to ignore the disturbing noise in her head always ended in failure, leaving her feeling increasingly desperate. No one seemed to know what was causing the nearly constant clicking - or sometimes crunching - sound that was so loud it would wake her in the middle of the …

This Is the Worst Use of Artificial Intelligence You Will Read About All Day. Thank You So Much, Google

Google Duplex is in development, but it's easily one of the worst examples of A.I. "advancement," causing more problems than it's worth. It could make phone calls even more annoying.<p>I had a reflex reaction to Google Duplex.<p>It was not to give anyone a high-five or lean back in my chair and think …

China's hypersonic aircraft would fly from Beijing to New York in two hours

The double-wing plane just aced wind tunnel tests at speeds of nearly 5,600 miles per hour.<p>A team of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have tested a hypersonic plane in a wind tunnel to speeds of Mach 7, or 5,600 miles per hour, according a paper published (PDF) in the Chinese journal</i> …

Aviation

You can (and should) train yourself to sleep on your back

Get back to basics.<p>American adults are in pain. A 2015 study from the National Institutes of Health showed that 25 million U.S. adults cope with chronic pain every day. While everyone’s suffering is different—there are as many sources of pain as people—for many, how you sleep plays a crucial …

Albert Einstein

5 space myths you need to stop believing right now

There is still a lot to learn about the universe, but what if we told you some of the popular facts we swear by about space are simply not true?<p>Matt …

Space Exploration

Big Data Suggests Big Potential for Urban Farming

<i>This story originally appeared on CityLab and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>Gotham Greens’ boxed lettuces have been popping up on the …

E-waste recycler gets 15 month prison sentence for creating worthless backup discs

You may recognize the name Eric Lundgren. In 2017, he was all over the news for creating a $13,000 DIY electric car with a 380-plus mile range, easily besting a Tesla. Today he’s on his way to jail.<p>Lundgren has always been a tinkerer. His LA-based company specialized in managing e-waste from common …

Petra Lost and Found

History MagazineHistory Magazine<p>In the early 1800s, a Swiss explorer tricked his way into Petra, the ancient oasis whose location had been a closely guarded secret for centuries.<p>Deep within Jordan’s desolate desert canyons and rugged mountains lies an ancient treasure, the stone city of Petra. A …

LiDAR reveals Mayan mega city hidden in Guatemalan jungle

LiDAR can do more than tell a self-driving car that there's an obstacle in the way.<p>A vast Mayan megalopolis apparently lies hidden underneath all the trees, creepers and centuries of growth and soil in the Guatemalan forest -- and we might never have found it if not for the wonders of laser …

Is this truly Britain – a land that spies on sick and poor people? | Frances Ryan

The demonisation of benefit claimants affects us all. We should help disabled people – instead we wrongly accuse them<p>David’s world was torn apart one morning by an envelope on his doormat. The letter was from the Department for Work and Pensions, and its wording was cryptic: “We need to speak to …

Scientists sequence the genome of a regenerating salamander

The critically endangered Mexican axolotl can regenerate body parts better than practically any other vertebrate on the planet. If a limb is lost, a …

Forget Ebola, Sars and Zika: ticks are the next global health threat

Since the beginning of our species we have been at war. It’s a continuous, neverending fight against the smallest of adversaries: armies of pathogens and parasites. As we have developed new ways to survive and stop them, they have evolved ever more complex and ingenious methods to thwart our …

Lyme Disease

How an undercover female reporter exposed sexual misconduct at a London charity bash

By William Booth and<p>William Booth<p>London bureau chief<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Fred Barbash<p>Fred Barbash<p>Editor of the Morning Mix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>LONDON — Wanted: attractive young women wearing short, tight dresses and black underpants to serve as hostesses for British business bigwigs at a drunken …

Sexual Harassment

‘We have tapped into something’: Impeachment drive builds digital army to take on Trump

Tom Steyer's trove of data is fueling speculation about how the Democratic activist might use his new political power.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — When billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer launched a digital petition drive to impeach President Donald Trump two months ago, some Democratic Party leaders …

Mysterious double 'whirlpools' are popping up in the ocean

These rare masses of water may capture small critters while on the move.<p>Scientists have spotted a bizarre phenomenon reeling through the southern seas: linked swirls of water that resemble giant whirlpools spinning in opposite directions.<p>Rotating masses of water called eddies are common in the …

Here's What Happens to Your Brain When You Die

We had no idea this was possible.<p>You might picture yourself walking through a field, or surrounded by loved ones. Or perhaps making your way down a …

Edward Snowden's new app turns your old Android device into a stealthy security monitor

If you happen to have an old Android device lying around and a reason to worry about people messing with your business, Edward Snowden has an app for …

Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With Trump

<b>Updated at 4:08 p.m. ET</b><p>Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly subpoenaed Trump family financial records from the German financial giant Deutsche Bank, a move that could signal a major new direction for his inquiry.<p>Deutsche Bank has so far not accommodated or discussed …

What If the Big Bang Wasn't the Beginning? New Study Proposes Alternative

Was the universe created with a Big Bang 13.7 billion years ago, or has it been expanding and contracting for eternity? A new paper, inspired by …

Dark Matter

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

Theresa May's Brexit bubble has been popped by the Irish border

T.S Eliot once wrote "Between the idea / And the reality... Falls the Shadow".<p>Nestled amongst those carefully crafted words is a reflection of our …

Axa won’t pay out after my brother’s death meant I had to cancel a trip

<b>My fiance and I booked a holiday in the US for my 40th birthday. I flew out a week earlier on work and my fiance was due to meet me in Las Vegas for the start of our travels.</b><p><b>The night before his flight my twin brother suddenly died from a pulmonary embolism. My fiance flew out as planned to tell me</b> …

Belgium moves to ban 'Star Wars Battlefront 2'-style loot boxes

Hawaii is also looking to clampdown on micro-transactions.<p>We learned last week that Belgium's gambling authority was investigating loot crates in <i>Star Wars Battlefront II</i> over concerns that they constitute gambling. Now, the decision is in, and the answer is a resounding yes, according to …

Microtransactions

There are 2 types of time travel and physicists agree that one of them is possible

Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains what we know about time travel so far. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Brian Greene:</b> I'm Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University …

Physics

'Borat' star sends glorious offer to men arrested for wearing mankinis

<i>Borat</i> was an eye-opening film in many ways, but there were two things in particular that it really helped put on the map: Kazakhstan and the …

American Music Awards' best and worst-dressed stars: Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato shine

The American Music Awards are nothing without stars' off-the-wall fashion choices. And Sunday night's ceremonies delivered, with a range of looks that were mostly fun, often questionable and sometimes disastrous — but never boring.<p>Take a look at the evening's best and worst dressed stars below.<p>Best …

Orcas vs great white sharks: in a battle of the apex predators who wins?

The great white shark, <i>Carcharodon carcharias</i>, is considered the most voracious apex predator in temperate marine ecosystems worldwide, playing a key role in controlling ecosystem dynamics.<p>As a result, it is difficult to imagine a great white as prey. And yet, earlier this year the carcasses of five …

Harvey Weinstein’s Army of Spies

The film executive hired private investigators, including ex-Mossad agents, to track actresses and journalists.<p>In the fall of 2016, Harvey Weinstein set out to suppress allegations that he had sexually harassed or assaulted numerous women. He began to hire private security agencies to collect …

When They Go Low, We Go High review – the best ever political speeches

Tony Blair’s former speechwriter Philip Collins considers the greatest hits and why they matter, with orators from Elizabeth I to Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama<p>In Philip Collins’s new book, 25 great speeches through history are given around 10 pages or so each. They include a potted biography of …

Barack Obama