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7 agricultural innovations that could save the world

Agriculture provided the foundation for civilization, and modern innovations in agriculture could help save it. Industrial monoculture, the farming …

Methane Hydrates: Environmental Armageddon or Energy Windfall?

<i>A chunk of methane hydrate ice burning</i><p>Buried deep along the continental shelves of many of the world's oceans is an intriguing, recently uncovered, hydrocarbon source: methane hydrates. Although the full extent of these deposits is unknown, preliminary estimates suggest they could represent the …

Earth Science

Maths becomes biology's magic number

<b>"If you want a career in medicine these days you're better off studying mathematics or computing than biology."</b><p>This pithy aside was delivered by Sir Rory Collins, the head of clinical trials at Oxford University, in the middle of a discussion about the pros and cons of statins.<p>It is a nice …

I read the 87-year-old book recommended by Elon Musk, and my favorite chapter reveals the dark side of innovation and adventure

The book spotlights a dirty dozen of historical characters who rebelled against convention in some form (with occasionally disastrous results). Bolitho's renderings of this rogue's gallery of figures is historically problematic in parts, but it still makes for an interesting read — one that reveals …

Books

Solar physicist sees global cooling ahead

Via the GWPF: Recent research by Professor Valentina Zharkova (Northumbria University) and colleagues has shed new light on the inner workings of the …

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“Unsupervised learning” and the future of analytics - The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)

It is nearly 60 years since the term “artificial intelligence” was first coined but there’s every sign it will be one of this year’s buzziest …

An unknown company made an actually decent $99 smartwatch

You probably haven't heard of Mobvoi, the Chinese company that helped Google circumvent some blocked services to bring Android Wear to China. But now might be a good time to get to know the company. Mobvoi debuted its Ticwatch 2 smartwatch on Kickstarter today, bringing its popular smartwatch, …

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Scientists say this behavior can make men more attractive to women

Scores of psychological studies suggest that, for guys, attractiveness isn't just about the way you look.<p>From being a talented musician to walking a …

Relationships

New Funeral Service Dissolves Dead People And Dumps Remains Into Sewer

Generally speaking, there are two main types of funerals: Those where the corpse is buried in a coffin and placed underground, or those where the …

VR and stationary biking are, not surprisingly, a pretty good match

My favorite game was, weirdly, the Pegasus. It’s amazing how willing your mind is to believe that you’re a winged horse for a few glorious moments while riding an exercise bike in a Los Angeles hotel suite. Toss in a floor fan and the effect would pretty much be complete. I’m willing to give our …

Virtual Reality

Earth - There are microbes that eat and poo nothing but electricity

Some microbes have developed the ultimate stripped-down diet. They do not bother with food or oxygen. All they need to survive is pure electrical energy.<p>They often live in muddy seabeds or along the banks of rivers. Finding them is easy: biologists can coax them out of hiding by sticking an …

Biology

Personal beliefs versus scientific innovation: getting past a flat Earth mentality

The history of science is also a history of people resisting new discoveries that conflict with conventional wisdom.<p>When Galileo promoted Copernicus’ …

Are Shipping Containers the Future of Farming?

The startup Freight Farms is using repurposed freight containers and LED lights to grow acres’ worth of produce in a fraction of the space<p>INSIDE THE CAVERNOUS INTERIOR of a former Boston-area taxi depot—walls covered in graffiti, pools of water on the concrete floors—three gleaming green-and-white …

Aquaponics

A new wave of demand for gold could come from this unlikely source

Sharia law, which guides the personal and financial lives of many of the world's Muslims, has its origin in the Koran. Over the centuries, Sharia law has evolved under the guidance of Islamic scholars, in part to take into account evolving financial instruments.<p>Under Sharia law, paying or earning …

Investing

A future where robots keep humans as pets? Bring it on

The <b>robot revolution</b> used to worry me. Intelligent machines, I kept reading, would some day soon replace lorry drivers, train drivers, shop workers, waiters, even doctors and lawyers. The Bank of England said that as many as 15million British jobs were at risk. And the billionaire businessmen who …

Without This Clause, Your Rights to Your Invention Are at Risk

Negotiating an improvements clause in your product licensing agreement is crucial to your success.<p>If you've been following my columns about how to license your product ideas for passive income, you know I believe in the power of self-education. You can't depend on others to do the work for you. You …

Intellectual Property

Scientists Might Have Figured Out How to Stop You From Binge Eating

New research from Johns Hopkins University has found that suppressing certain neurons in rats’ brains can make them less likely to seek sugary rewards. This could have implications for human behaviour, too.<p>Everyone has a food weakness. Whether it's being unable to resist the rustle of a chip bag or …

Women Want More Sex Than Men Think, Says Awesome New Study

According to a series of studies, men in relationships often underestimate how often and when their girlfriends or wives want to have sex.<p>The …

University of Toronto

This Experiment Suggests Intuition Is A Real Thing

You're probably making decisions based on information you don't even know you have.<p>Most of us have a general idea of what intuition is -- you might say we have an <i>intuitive</i> idea -- but there’s never really been a clear scientific definition of the term.<p>A team of researchers in Australia is trying to …

Wales

Want to Be Unforgettable? Science Says Do This

People forget up to 90 percent of what you communicate. Fortunately, there's something you can do about that.<p>Believe it or not, researchers have found that we forget up to 90 percent of the new information we receive--whether it's in a one-on-one meeting with our boss, or in a large industry …

Public Speaking

Why It's Okay to Teach Wrong Ideas in Physics

Way back in 1913, everyone hailed Niels Bohr’s new model of the atom. It pictured electrons orbiting a central nucleus like planets orbit the sun, …

How Physicists Convinced Schrödinger’s Cat to Asexually Reproduce

The world’s most famous thought experiment just got a thrilling sequel.<p>Schrödinger’s cat is probably the world’s most famous living and dead cat …

6 research-backed secrets to permanently changing your habits

We all want to get to the gym, be more productive, be kinder to our loved ones… and then we don't do it. Why?<p>Well, building solid personal habits can be hard.<p>In fact, research shows it takes an average of 66 days to build a new good habit.<p>From Oliver Burkeman's Help! How to be slightly happier and …

Flickr

Can legumes solve environmental issues?

It's a win-win situation for the environment and the economy when it comes to introducing legumes into agricultural systems, says new research …

Farming

It Takes Just Four Minutes To Explain the Entire Universe

In need of a quick refresher course on, well, the science of pretty much everything? Here’s a cheeky, irreverent summation of the universe in just …

The art of mind-bending physics - Science News - ABC News

Schrodinger's Bird brings quantum quirkiness alive in an animation and exhibition that draws on Schrodinger's cat, superposition, and "spooky action …