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What elephants' unique brain structures suggest about their mental abilities

Conservationists have designated August 12 as World Elephant Day to raise awareness about conserving these majestic animals. Elephants have many …

Neuroscience

Researchers Find Source of Strange 'Negative' Gravity

Sound has negative mass, and all around you it's drifting up, up and away — albeit very slowly.<p>That's the conclusion of a paper submitted on July 23 …

Physics

Study finds flaw in emergent gravity

In recent years, some physicists have been investigating the possibility that gravity is not actually a fundamental force, but rather an emergent …

Physics

Qubits can sync if they have more than two possible values

A quantum system must have more than two states to synchronize an oscillation.<p>Here's something you might be familiar with: a performance ends, the …

Quantum Physics

Astronomers Have Detected an Intense And Mysteriously Low Frequency Radio Signal Coming From Space

Hello?<p>Astronomers have detected yet another mysterious and powerful fast radio burst hitting Earth from an unknown source in space.<p>If that's not …

Universe

How I’m Learning Deep Learning — Part V

Back to basics.<p><b>Major update:</b> I got hired as a machine learning engineer. Max Kelsen is awesome. We’re working on some cool things. Monday’s are …

Machine Learning

Mystery meteor reportedly makes 2.1 kiloton explosion above US military base — and the Air Force said nothing — Business Insider

Open this story in Apple News.<p>For the best reading experience, open this story on a device with Apple News. It may also be available on the …

Find shows 4,000-year-old trade routes stretched from Carolinas to Great Lakes

Cremated remains and a copper band suggest far-flung trade and social connections.<p>Cremated remains and a broken copper band in a 4,000-year-old …

Archaeology

Bursts of solar energy severed radio communication during 2017's hurricane mayhem

While three hurricanes swirled in the Caribbean and Atlantic Oceans on September 6, 2017, the sun blasted off a powerful flare of energy, which soon …

Solar Cycle

Physicists Are Testing a Mysterious Force That Exists Between Superconducting Wires

It could be the key to quantum gravity.<p>Two of the most bizarre phenomena in quantum physics have been brought together in a single experiment for the …

Quantum Physics

Neural network implemented with light instead of electrons

Can do basic character, object recognition.<p>Neural networks have a reputation for being computationally expensive. But only the training portion of …

Deep Learning

Finger Detection and Tracking using OpenCV and Python

<b>TL;DR. Code is here</b>.<p>Tracking the movement of a finger is an important feature of many computer vision applications. In this application, A histogram …

Image Processing

Closed Loophole Confirms the Unreality of the Quantum World

After researchers found a loophole in a famous experiment designed to prove that quantum objects don’t have intrinsic properties, three experimental …

Quantum Physics

Yellowstone super-volcano has a different history than previously thought

Credit: Virginia TechThe long-dormant Yellowstone super-volcano in the American West has a different history than previously thought, according to a …

Researchers find quantum 'Maxwell's demon' may give up information to extract work

That we can get energy from information on a macroscopic scale was most famously illustrated in a thought experiment known as Maxwell's Demon. The …

Quantum Physics

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”

Physics

Researchers prove the arrow of time is irrelevant to quantum computers

An international team of scientists recently published groundbreaking research indicating quantum computers aren’t handicapped by a classical view of time. Grab a cup of coffee, we’ll explain.<p>The researchers set out to determine if quantum computers could be used to overcome one of classical …

Quantum Physics

12 New Moons Found Orbiting Jupiter

Science & Innovation<p>Astronomers went looking for a far-off mystery planet and found a cadre of worlds much closer to home.<p>In a curveball of cosmic proportions, astronomers went looking for a hypothetical planet on the far fringes of our solar system, and instead found 12 new moons dancing around …

Astronomy

D-Wave’s quantum computer successfully models a quantum system

System lets researchers explore phase transitions in a quantum system.<p>D-Wave's hardware has always occupied a unique space on the computing …

Quantum Computing

Chinese Researchers Achieve Stunning Quantum-Entanglement Record

Scientists have just packed 18 qubits — the most basic units of quantum computing — into just six weirdly connected photons. That's an unprecedented …

Quantum Physics

New South African Telescope Releases Epic Image of the Galactic Center

You’re looking at the center of our galactic home, the Milky Way, as imaged by 64 radio telescopes in the South African wilderness.<p>Scientists …

Universe

Elusive trigger for cooling 13,000 years ago might have been found

A torrent of glacial meltwater in the Beaufort Sea could have done the job.<p>Sometimes the plucky investigator in a mystery story isn’t baffled by a …

Global Warming

Romans May Have Hunted Whales to Extinction in Their Home Waters

Gray whales are only found in the Pacific Ocean these days, and the few remaining North Atlantic right whales hang out along the coast of the U.S. …

New Solution Proposed to Long-Debated Gaia Hypothesis

The controversial theory first revealed in the 1970s is seeing a reemergence as scientists have proposed a new possible solution.

"Traveling" Brain Waves May Be Critical for Cognition

Physical motion of neural signals may play a more important role in brain function than previously thought

Brainwaves

This Type of Learning Could Help You Remember More (But Few People Use It)

The method means consistency and routine are critical for future recall.<p>No matter what you're trying to learn or why, the learning arguably only has value if you can retrieve the data your brain has tucked away when you need it. This is where state-dependent learning can do you a massive favor.<p>The …

"Find your passion" is bad advice, say Yale-NUS and Stanford psychologists

Your passion isn’t out there, waiting to be discovered. It’s not a mysterious force that will—when found—remove all obstacles from your path. In fact, psychologists argue in a new study that the pithy mantra “find your passion” may be a dangerous distraction.<p>In a study (pdf) by researchers from …

Psychology

Controversial Study Suggests There’s No Limit to Human Aging

The older we get, the greater our likelihood of dying. Or at least that’s what we thought. New research suggests mortality rates level off after we …

China Has Refused To Recycle The West's Plastics. What Now?

For more than 25 years, many developed countries, including the U.S., have been sending massive amounts of plastic waste to China instead of recycling it on their own.<p>Some 106 million metric tons — about 45 percent — of the world's plastics set for recycling have been exported to China since …

Pollution

'Breakthrough' algorithm exponentially faster than any previous one

What if a large class of algorithms used today—from the algorithms that help us avoid traffic to the algorithms that identify new drug …

Machine Learning