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  • Emergency declared in Oregon for measles outbreak in anti-vaccine hotspot The case count is rising rapidly in area with unvaccinated children. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Sustainable Ocean Alliance nets $1.5 million donation from Benioffs Healthy oceans are on the minds of Marc and Lynne Benioff, and they showed it today with a $1.5 million donation to the Sustainable Oceans Alliance, a new non-profit attempting to promote and incubate conservation-focused startups. The money will considerably expand the organization’s upcoming Ocean Solutions accelerator. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens ...
  • Study: Keep craft beer cool and drink in three months for best flavor Concentrations of a key aromatic compound fall dramatically over three months. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Watch Blue Origin’s 10th New Shepard mission launch a science-loaded capsule to space Blue Origin, the rocket company founded by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, is about to undertake the 10th launch of its New Shepard launch vehicle, with its capsule chock full of experiments. The launch, which was originally scheduled for a month ago but delayed for various reasons, will be take place at 6:50 AM Pacific time. Share this:Click ...
  • Some of us may produce super-healing poop—and scientists are on it There isn’t one stool to rule them all, but some are clearly better than others. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens ...
  • Elon Musk has been pitching cheap tunnels from The Boring Company to big names The entrepreneur says he can tunnel Blue Mountains for $15 million per kilometer. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • This massive rocket creates a fireball as it launches, and that’s by design No, the rocket isn’t about to blow up—it’s just physics in action. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Work on world’s first CRISPR gene-edited babies declared illegal by China Chinese authorities have declared the work of He Jiankui, who shocked the scientific community by claiming he successfully created the world’s first gene-edited babies, an illegal decision in pursuit of “personal fame and gain.” Investigators have completed preliminary steps in a probe that began in November following He’s claims and say they will “seriously” punish the researcher ...
  • Intrepid scientist corrects physiology in Gulliver’s Travels after 300 years Jonathan Swift miscalculated some of the scaling in his 1726 satirical masterpiece. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Hermit crabs evolved longer penises to keep their shells from being stolen Biologist Mark Laidre dubbed his hypothesis “private parts for private property.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Damning court docs show just how far Sacklers went to push OxyContin Secretive, wealthy Sackler family is at the heart of the opioid crisis, lawsuit alleges. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Rocket Report: Iranian booster failure, SpaceX cuts, Vulcan near final design “This was definitely our top choice, I would say by quite a bit.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • The Earth has been experiencing more frequent asteroid strikes We’re not sure why, and it could already be over, but more stuff’s hit the planet. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest ...
  • To fight climate misinformation, point to the man behind the curtain Point not just to the lies, but who’s behind them, researchers suggest. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • The longstanding NASA-Russian partnership in space may be unraveling Russia is less and less a space super power. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on ...
  • For teens, digital technology is good. Or bad. Or maybe neutral? Huge analysis shows how the answer changes depending on the question. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • ‘Star Wars’ returns: Trump calls for space-based missile defense The President has announced that the Defense Department will pursue a space-based missile defense system reminiscent of the one proposed by Reagan in 1983. As with Reagan’s ultimately abortive effort, the technology doesn’t actually exist yet and may not for years to come. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to ...
  • Anti-vaccine nonsense spurred NY’s largest outbreak in decades Health officials went to community doctors and rabbis to thwart disease spread. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • It’s the drag that helps the humble hagfish slime predators so quickly Hagfish can produce one liter of slime in mere fractions of a second. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Where will NASA go in 20 years? It may depend on private space and China To divine the future of NASA in 2038, we looked back to 1998 for some clues. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest ...
  • On GMO safety, the fiercest opponents understand the least And those who know the least are often very confident they know a lot. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Psychologists defend claim of “destructive aspects” to masculinity Critics argue new psychology guidance pathologizes being male. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Google+ ...
  • EPA at a 30-year low for referring pollution cases for criminal prosecution No, polluters aren’t growing a conscience. Group says enforcement is understaffed. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • CERN’s plan for 100-km collider makes the LHC look like a hula hoop The Large Hadron Collider has produced a great deal of incredible science, most famously the Higgs Boson — but physicists at CERN, the international organization behind the LHC, are already looking forward to the next model. And the proposed Future Circular Collider, at 100 kilometers or 62 miles around, would be quite an upgrade. Share this:Click ...
  • Chinese firm scores a win in smallsat-launch competition Satellogic aims to image Earth at 1-meter resolution once a week. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • “Mona Lisa effect“ is real, but doesn’t apply to Leonardo’s painting Sensation typically occurs when subject’s gaze is at angle between 0 and 5 degrees. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Turns out the science saying screen time is bad isn’t science A new study is making waves in the worlds of tech and psychology by questioning the basis of thousands of paper and analyses with conflicting conclusions on the effect of screen time on well-being. The researchers claim is that the science doesn’t agree because it’s bad science. So is screen time good or bad? It’s ...
  • New hospital price lists are massive spreadsheets full of gibberish From unintelligible abbreviations and jargon to $32,456.66 “headaches.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Google+ ...
  • As the US nuclear fleet ages, one lab group hopes to give it a second wind A high-resolution modeling program will allow utilities to make important changes. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • AccuWeather says it has created its own hurricane scale, but why? New NOAA head may come from AccuWeather. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Google+ (Opens ...
  • Imaging ever closer to the event horizon Two new papers probe the matter that’s right on the edge of falling in. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Quick-stepping hydrogen causes light bulb to flicker Sharp gold tip dims if hydrogen is near it, glows when hydrogen leaves. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • AI can diagnose some genetic disorders using photos of faces DeepGestalt takes faces apart and reassembles them to diagnose genetic disorders. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Big Pharma shells out $20B each year to schmooze docs, $6B on drug ads Persuading doctors and direct-to-consumer ads land 1-2 punch for knockout sales. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • SpaceX cutting 10 percent of its staff to become a leaner company “We must part ways with some talented and hardworking members of our team.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Rocket Report: Blue nears flight, India to double up, Musk’s Starship love “Don’t think of what you see at Cape Canaveral.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on ...
  • SpaceX set for its first launch of 2019 on Friday 18 missions in 2017. 21 missions in 2018. How many this year? Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Research finds heavy Facebook users make impaired decisions like drug addicts Researchers at Michigan State University are exploring the idea that there’s more to “social media addiction” than casual joking about being too online might suggest. Their paper, titled “Excessive social media users demonstrate impaired decision making in the Iowa Gambling Task” (Meshi, Elizarova, Bender and Verdejo-Garcia) and published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions, indicates that people ...
  • Few people shared fake news in 2016 election, but seniors shared the most Less than nine percent of Facebook users surveyed shared links to fake news. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Englanders’ greasy fish and chips blamed for 64-meter-long fatberg The fatberg is longer than 6 double-decker buses and will take 8 weeks to dissect. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens ...
  • Magnets: How do they stop working? Electrons generate spinning sound wave, flip iron from magnetic to non magnetic. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • A medieval woman’s work left blue pigment on her teeth The skeleton reveals the hidden role of women in producing medieval manuscripts. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • The molecule that helps exercise protect the brain from Alzheimer’s Gives the phrase “muscle memory” a whole new meaning. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on ...
  • Astronomers spot more mysterious radio signals from far outside the galaxy Whenever some new “cosmic puzzle” crops up, you always have to be ready for the other shoe to drop. But just because something isn’t an alien message or Ringworld doesn’t mean it can’t be interesting science. Today’s shoe drop concerns “fast radio bursts” coming from a distant galaxy — but don’t expect a secret message ...
  • Halted inspections amid gov’t shutdown “puts our food supply at risk” Just when we thought it was safe to eat salad again… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Stem cells used to trace autism back to the formation of neurons Gene-activity changes come before any visible differences in neurons. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on ...
  • Natural gas is now getting in the way; US carbon emissions increase by 3.4% Power sector emissions increased, jet fuel use more-than-offset gas reduction. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share ...
  • Here’s why Elon Musk is tweeting constantly about a stainless-steel starship “Starship will look like liquid silver.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Google+ (Opens in ...
  • Quantum physicists in the 1920s helped found field of quantum biology Niels Bohr, Erwin Schroedinger, and others pondered link between life and physics. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Milky Way to face a one-two punch of galaxy collisions The Large Magellanic Cloud will hit us before Andromeda can get here. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Supersonic passenger jet firm raises $100 million, aims for 2019 test flights Company says it remains on track for mid-2020s delivery of new planes. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Lose yourself in this highly addictive “murder map” of medieval London 14th century Clue: It was the priest with the long knife in the garden. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • Swarms of tiny satellites could act like one giant space telescope It won’t be long before the James Webb Space Telescope is launched, an enormous and complex feat of engineering — but all one piece. That’s a good thing for now, but new research suggests that in the near future giant telescopes like the Webb might be replaced (or at least augmented) by swarms of tiny ...
  • Up to $818 million deal between J&J and Locus Biosciences points to a new path for CRISPR therapies The up to $818 million deal between Locus Biosciences and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a division of Johnson & Johnson) that was announced yesterday points toward a new path for CRISPR gene editing technologies and (potentially) the whole field of microbiome-targeted therapies. Based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Locus is commercializing research initially developed by scientists at ...
  • After puking blood and sparking global freakout, man tests negative for Ebola Man with recent travel to Africa gave Swedish authorities quite a fright Friday. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Sophia Genetics bags $77M Series E, with 850+ hospitals signed up to its “data-driven medicine” Another sizeable cash injection for big data biotech: Sophia Genetics has announced a $77M Series E funding round, bringing its total raised to $140M since the business was founded back in 2011. The company, which applies AI to DNA sequencing to enable what it dubs “data-driven medicine”, last closed a $30M Series D in fall 2017. ...
  • Wild monkeys with killer herpes are breeding like crazy in Florida Florida man’s got nothin’ on these dirty primates. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on Google+ ...
  • Machine learning can offer new tools, fresh insights for the humanities From the French Revolution to the history of the novel, Big Data makes its mark Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens ...
  • Renewables, led by wind, provided more power than coal in Germany in 2018 This comes after the country shuttered its last coal mine. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share ...
  • Fixing photosynthesis by engineering it to recycle a toxic mistake The worst, most important enzyme often uses the wrong chemical. We fixed that. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • China makes history by landing on the far side of the Moon Soon—if not already—the lander will deploy a rover named Yutu II. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Big Pharma ushers in new year with price hikes on hundreds of drugs Experts expect price hikes to surge this year, with average increases of 6.5% so far. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens ...
  • NASA probe finds a snowman-shaped relic of the early Solar System “This may be the most primitive object seen by any spacecraft.” Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share ...
  • Study: Famed Domesday Book was completed later than historians thought New analysis of surviving satellite documents puts the date between 1098 and 1114. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...
  • Corkscrew sponge sucks up carbon dioxide, ignores nitrogen Organic crystal charge distribution sucks in CO2, but nitrogen is repulsed. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to ...
  • Freaky superbug poured out of NIH sinks for a decade, infecting patients From 2006 to 2016, an aquatic bacterium creeped in clinic sinks, causing rare infections. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in ...
  • There is a ton of exciting space stuff on tap for 2019 New rockets, commercial crew, planetary missions and even SpaceX’s Starship. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share ...
  • What could have wiped 3km of rock off the entire Earth? Some evidence for the cause of geology’s Great Unconformity. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick to share on ...
  • New Horizons has a successful flyby of the Kuiper Belt’s bowling pin Ultima Thule may have two lobes, or be two closely orbiting objects. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • Let’s kick off 2019 by pondering the dismal future prospects for humanity UK Astronomer Royal Martin Rees chats with Ars about his new book On the Future. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens ...
  • Hello 2019 – what are you likely to bring? Politics, science, technology, TV, books … here’s what to expect in the year aheadA year is much more than just 365 days, or one orbit of the Earth around the sun. One year produces so many events and human stories that in 2018 alone, the Guardian publ… Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens ...
  • This clever AI hid data from its creators to cheat at its appointed task Depending on how paranoid you are, this research from Stanford and Google will be either terrifying or fascinating. A machine learning agent intended to transform aerial images into street maps and back was found to be cheating by hiding information it would need later in “a nearly imperceptible, high-frequency signal.” Clever girl! Share this:Click to email ...
  • The secret to champagne’s universal appeal is the physics of bubbles “Come quickly brothers, I am drinking stars!” —Dom Perignon, 17th century monk Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)MoreClick ...
  • The New Horizons probe buzzes the most distant object ever encountered first thing tomorrow Four billion miles from Earth, the New Horizons probe that recently sent such lovely pictures of Pluto is drawing near to the most distant object mankind has ever come close to: Ultima Thule, a mysterious rock deep in the Kuiper belt. The historic rendezvous takes place early tomorrow morning. This is an encounter nearly 30 ...
  • Offshore, Act Two: New owner repowers 20-year-old wind farm off Swedish coast The upgrade doubled the installation’s yearly output, prolonged its life by 15 years. Share this:Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new ...