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A Teenager Won $250,000 For His Video Explanation Of Einstein's Special Theory Of Relativity

What were you doing when you were 18 years old? If we had to guess, we'd say you probably weren't winning hundreds of thousands of dollars for a …

Physics

Windows 10 Is Getting A Clever New Way To Fight Off Ransomware

Windows 10 is already very good at protecting you against all kinds of malware threats, but it’s about to get even better. Microsoft knows that when it comes to your computer’s defenses, there’s always room for improvement. That’s why the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is adding a new …

Malware

Researchers Have Identified Why Our Bodies Reject Transplanted Organs

We could stop rejection at its source.<p>Researchers have identified a previously hidden link between our immune system and the activation of cells that …

Immune System

It’s all relative — why scientists understand time in a completely different way.

Imagine time running backwards. People would grow younger instead of older and, after a long life of gradual rejuvenation — unlearning everything …

Physics

The 4 Big Discoveries Underpinning Our Knowledge of the Universe

For many, science is nothing more than that class you were required to take in school. However, whether you realize it or not, science is all around …

Physics

Can We Copy the Brain?

Intensive efforts to re-create human cognition will transform the way we work, learn, and play<p>1. A Unique Machine<p>Trying to create consciousness may …

Artificial Intelligence

Tanning Is Actually the Sun Slaughtering Your DNA

Getting that sexy summer glow isn't so sexy from the perspective of DNA.<p>The sun is a mighty thing. It pumps out 389 million billion billion — not a …

Skin Care
Genetics

Large study uncovers genes linked to intelligence

Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what extent it is genetic, are some of the most controversial questions in science. But now a new study …

Researchers Say They've Identified The Functions of Life's Earliest Genes

The 'chicken and egg' of evolution.<p>A new study on how genes function across the living world has added weight to the hypothesis that life on Earth …

IBM unveils its most powerful quantum processor yet

IBM's two quantum computing platforms just took a leap forward in processing power. The company announced today that it has successfully built and tested its two most powerful quantum computers yet -- the research and business-focused Quantum Experience universal computer and the prototype …

Quantum Computing

The Odds Of Your Unlikely Existence Were Not Infinitely Small

In order for you to exist, a great many unlikely events needed to unfold in exactly the way that they did. The exact sperm cell and egg cell needed to meet to create you with the DNA sequence that encoded you, and brought you into existence; a one-in-250 million chance for a sperm cell alone. That …

Infinitesimal

The Higgs Boson: A Not-So-Godlike Particle

<i>Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman,</i> …

Physics

Earth - The tricks that help some animals live for centuries

Dirty beige with grey-brown stain-like patches, Ming the clam was not much to look at. It did at least get a name, which is more than can be said for most molluscs. Estimated at 507 years old when scientists plucked it from the Icelandic seabed (and killed it) in 2006, the ocean quahog was the …

Biology

The search to extend lifespan is gaining ground, but can we truly reverse the biology of ageing?

<i>This is a long read. Enjoy!</i><p>It was once a fringe topic for scientists and a pseudo-religious dream for others. But research into the biology of …

Anti-aging breakthrough? Team identifies a critical step in the molecular process that allows cells to repair damaged DNA

<b>UNSW researchers have made a discovery that could lead to a revolutionary drug that actually reverses ageing, improves DNA repair and could even help</b> …

Atoms

Why composition is superior to inheritance as a way of sharing code

Inheritance is one of the pillars of Object-oriented programming (OOP), the other two being polymorphism and encapsulation. Inheritance is therefore …

Why Warp Speed Will Never Happen

Sometimes the pendulum of our belief swings too far. For example, our perspective on what’s possible.<p>Before the Renaissance, there were plenty of things that were deemed absurd. If you told Henry the Eighth his descendants would one day carry a device allowing near-instant communication with anyone …

Physics

Solving Division Of Zero By Zero

Solving division of zero by zero has remained a puzzle in mathematics and physics. Mathematics books say that zero divided by zero is indeterminate …

Artificial Intelligence

How to Learn Something and Actually Retain It

<i>This article is part of</i> Tools of the Trade<i>, a weekly series in which a variety of experts share actionable tips for achieving fast and effective</i> …

Learning

Fasting could prevent aging and transform your body, but it goes against everything we think of as healthy

For his breakfast on July 11, 1966, 27-year-old Scotsman Angus Barbieri ate a boiled egg, a slice of bread with butter, and a cup of black coffee. It was the first food he'd eaten in 382 days.<p>According to a report published in the Chicago Tribune, the next day he told a reporter, "I thoroly [sic] …

Holistic Medicine

20 physicists who revolutionized our understanding of the world

Physics is everywhere. It's in the most distant reaches of the cosmos. It's in the supermassive black holes raging in the center of galaxies and in the tiny fundamental building blocks that make up life on Earth. It's even in the seemingly empty space around us.<p>And every now and then a physicist …

Physics

The One Reason You Shouldn't Obsess Over Your Mistakes

You know how when you trip walking down the street, it feels like the entire cityscape of people is staring at you in amusement? Or when you’ve worn …

Did SCIENCE! Confirm The Validity Of Inner Game?

It’s too soon to conclude one way or the other, but it appears SCIENCE stumbled upon evidence that confirms the validity of Inner Game.<p>People …

The Mystery of Love-Science: Why Do You Fall in Love?

Relationship<p>We call it love. It feels like love. But the most exhilarating of all human emotions is probably nature’s beautiful way of keeping the …

3tags.org

Why You Should Actually Look Forward to Being Alone Forever

We asked a psychologist about how playing the long game as someone who doesn't commit to romantic relationships can pay off.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>For years, single people have been painted as failures. Hollywood has managed to make three Bridget Jones films on that loose …

Happiness

17 Signs You're Intelligent — Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It

Stupid people tend to overestimate their competence, while smart people tend to sell themselves short. As Shakespeare put it in "As You Like It": …