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The 50 best computer science schools in the world

A computer science degree from a top university can help graduates land their dream job at companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook.<p>But which computer science courses are the best ones to try and to get onto if you want to impress employers?<p>Using the QS World University Rankings 2017, we took a …

The One Thing You Should Drink At Night For Bloating

Bloating is never fun for anyone to deal with. Its painfully uncomfortable, and can make your clothes feel a million times tighter than they should …

3 Top Dividend Stocks in Gene Sequencing

Looking for dividend stocks in the gene sequencing field? Check out General Electric, Roche, and Quest Diagnostics.<p>Many people don't realize just how …

How to protect yourself against vision loss, a growing problem

Ask Americans to name the ailment they fear most, and blindness ranks at the top, along with Alzheimer's and cancer, according to a recent survey by the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University. And yet each year, 50,000 Americans go blind, nearly half from eye diseases that are treatable …

University of California

Google to Push AI Smarts to iPhone, New Photo Books Service

Google's artificial intelligence software is already inside Android phones, smart speakers and watches. At the Google I/O conference this week, the …

New Nexus, Pixel Feature Instant Tethering Follows Technology From Apple’s Mac, iPhone Shared Internet Functionality

When you need instant internet connection but there’s no WiFi network from the establishments around you, your phone’s mobile hotspot capability is …

The science of touch: why physical contact can make you happier and more successful

"What is the good life?" is one of life's most vexing questions. Knowing what makes us happy, and how to bring happiness to others, has been the …

Earth - Plants can see, hear and smell – and respond

Plants, according to Jack C Schultz, "are just very slow animals".<p>This is not a misunderstanding of basic biology. Schultz is a professor in the Division of Plant Sciences at the University of Missouri in Columbia, and has spent four decades investigating the interactions between plants and …

Botany

The Coming War on China review – discomfiting doc exposes US nuclear tactics

John Pilger lays bare the historical horrors of the US military in the Pacific, exposing the paranoia and pre-emptive aggression of its semi-secret bases<p>The title of John Pilger’s new film reminded me of a now-forgotten conservative tract from 1991, The Coming War With Japan by George Friedman and …

Geopolitics

Scientists have evolved a remarkable new form of life that can bond silicon to carbon

You're probably already familiar with a few products products that use carbon-silicon, or organosilicon: glues, caulks, and pesticides, to name a few.<p>But the new biological trick, which was forcefully evolved in bacteria, is safer and 15 times more efficient than synthetic, industrial chemistry at …

Ludicrously Advanced Technologies We Can Expect By The Year 2100

The future is an odd place<p><i>This story was originally published on Gizmodo</i><p>Predicting the future is hard. It’s nearly impossible to know what …

NASA Has Compiled a List of the Best Air-Cleaning Plants for Your Home

Many of us spend most of our time indoors, so it’s important to cultivate a space that’s a healthy one. A simple—and beautiful—way to do this is through houseplants; they add some green to your home while being an effective way to purify the air.<p>NASA hardly seems like the organization that would …

This Is What Happens To Your Brain When You Experience Happiness

<i>This article was previously published on Prevent Disease.com and written by Dr. Marianna Pochelli.</i><p>Too much research has been devoted to the science …

Comet sniffing technology repurposed to fight bed bugs

Space age technology developed to sniff out the composition of comets is being repurposed to hunt down bed bugs.<p>A British scientist who helped create the Ptolemy instrument on the Rosetta comet-landing mission has set up a new company which uses the same concept to look for the chemicals emitted by …

Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs! at Edinburgh festival review – heart, soul and a bit of cheek

<b>The Hub, Edinburgh</b><br>There are no guilty pleasures at Club Cumming as the showman delivers a moving night of songs and stories<p>“It’s going to be just what it says on the poster,” Alan Cumming says, introducing his set, “only minus the exclamation mark.” That, apparently, was the marketing department’s …

Edinburgh Festival

Science Says Being Highly Sensitive Is A Matter Of Genes, Not Personality

“A sensitive soul sees the world through the lens of love”<p>–Cheryl Richardson<p>Highly sensitive people (HSP) are a gift to mankind. Though often …

The Western Europe-Western China Expressway To Connect The Yellow Sea With The Baltic

“That is the China, Kazakh, Russia road,” Illiyar, a Kazakh Uyghur in his early twenties, said as he pointed out the window of the bus.<p>I looked out but only saw five foot high piles of dirt as we rumbled along the old Soviet road towards the Chinese border in the far east of Kazakhstan.<p>The road …

China

Astronomers Just Discovered a Morse Code Message in The Dunes of Mars

Not aliens.<p>NASA has spotted a series of strange, dark dunes on Mars that look uncannily like the dots and dashes that make up Morse code.<p>This isn't …

Science Explains How Staying Near Water Can Change Our Brains

Vegetarianism has been around for a long time, finding favor with many people, including Pythagoras clear back around 580 B.C. It’s been presented as …

Nutrition

NASA Animation Shows A Mount Etna "Breathing"

Environment Photo credit: NASA's Jet Propulsion LaboratoryA “breathing” volcano sounds like something out of an ancient myth, but this animation of …

Physicists Just Discovered a Totally New Form of Light

Science, always keeping us on our toes.<p>Physicists have just discovered a new form of light that doesn't follow our existing rules of angular …

Scientists made see-through wood that's stronger than glass

Researchers at the University of Maryland were able pull away color and chemicals from a block of wood to leave it impressively see-through. The result is a material that is both stronger and more insulating than glass, with better biodegradability than plastic. "We were very surprised by how …

University of Maryland

Science Says Do These 7 Things to Be Happier Right Now

You've got the power to be happy any time you want, starting right now.<p>Had a bad day or feel down in the dumps? Tired of trying to think yourself out of your bad mood all to no avail? Check out these 7 scientifically proven ways to be happier.<p><b>1. Exercise</b><p>Although we've all heard it a million times, …

Happiness

Australia scientists develop 'bionic spine' which could help paralysed patients walk

Device can be inserted in the brain – without brain surgery – and could allow paralysed patients to operate robotic limbs “using thought alone”<p>Scientists in Australia have developed a “bionic spine” which could enable people with spinal cord injuries to walk again by controlling a tiny paper …

Return of incandescent light bulbs as MIT makes them more efficient than LEDs

Ever since the EU restricted sales of traditional incandescent light bulbs, homeowners have complained about the shortcomings of their energy-efficient replacements.<p>The clinical white beam of LEDs and frustrating time-delay of ‘green’ lighting has left many hankering after the instant, bright warm …

Lady Gaga on Being Raped at 19: 'It Changed Who I Was Completely'

Lady Gaga – who recorded the emotional song “Til It Happens to You” for <i>The Hunting Ground,</i> a documentary on campus rape – has opened up about her own …

Lady Gaga

G-Spot: Science Can't Find It After 60 Years, Study Says

Many women swear they have one, but a new review of 60 years of sex research shows science still can't definitively find the G-spot.<p>Researchers have …

How Does Fire Burn in Microgravity?

If you’ve ever watched a TV or movie in which a conflagration roars through microgravity, you've probably wondered: How do flames burn in space?<p>In …

Welsh Government

See Britney Spears Dance Her Heart Out to Adele's "Hello."

Proof that Britney loves Adele as much as you do.<p>In case you were wondering if Britney Spears was as caught up in Adele fever as the rest of the world, there is delightful video proof that she certainly is.<p>Britney posted a video showing her performing some sweet ballet moves to Adele's "Hello" on …

Amazon Shows Off New Prime Air Drone With Hybrid Design

Amazon delivered a lovely update on its ‘Prime Air’ project today — almost exactly two years after it showed the first iteration of its drone. You know, the flying delivery drone that some thought was a massive joke meant for April 1st. Included are some high-res shots and two new videos.<p>The video, …

Drones