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-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com By suppressing or increasing cravings, microbes help the brain decide what foods the body “needs”
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comMexico’s third gender sheds light on the biological correlates of sexual orientation.
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comThe technology may someday help babies born in their second trimester survive
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comNew research on Indonesian fossils reveals clues to an ancient expansion from Africa
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comThe changes in the region are so significant they will have implications across the globe
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comFemale marine mammals may block insemination with a curled vagina and slick maneuvers
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comCitizen scientists and space-agency satellites come together to discover a new variety of aurora
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comNovember tremor sparked slow, deep movements in Earth’s crust that increase the chances of a similar severe quake within a year
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-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comAn influential subset of psychiatrists argue—absurdly—that neuroscience has little clinical relevance
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comWeapons-grade fuel in a nuclear reactor emits a steady rate of telltale antineutrinos that could be detected by a newly designed portable device
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comArctic route may remain treacherous for decades
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comThousands congregated in the nation's capital and other cities in the U.S. and around the world to support scientific research and protest Trump administration–proposed budget cuts. Scientific...
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comThe continent's own CDC, formed in 2015, can play a major role
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comLoss of some DNA during evolution may have helped create big brains and our male–female relationships
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comTo help people grasp the cosmos through senses other than sight, a scientist and a team of chefs are creating simple, elegant (and edible) metaphors for some of the universe’s...
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-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comA simple process seems to explain how massive genomes stay organized and untangled. But no one can agree on what powers it. The Stanford University engineering lecturer and artist creates the infinite effect by spinning the 3-D printed sculpture and photographing it with a camera with a fast shutter speed. The device has successfully been tested on foetal lambs equivalent in age to 23-week-old human infants, according to researchers at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. More than thirty years after their discovery, these rarely seen 'Michelangelo' drawings in Florence have been revealed in breathtaking photos captured by photographer Paolo Woods. Uber has announced that its zero-emissions take off and land vertically flying taxis will hit be deployed in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas and Dubai by 2020 - a year ahead of schedule. Professor Jason Wright, an associate professor in astrophysics at Pennsylvania State University, claims an ancient species of alien once lived in our solar system. The vintage ads from both the US and UK promote now-outdated tech at exuberant prices. The adverts highlight how far technology has progressed over the past 70 years. The killing of the baby in Thailand by its father in a murder-suicide is far from the only horrific event to have been streamed on Facebook Live, and Mark Zuckerberg is under pressure to make changes. The space agency is developing hi-tech fabrics it hopes to use to cover next generation spacecraft to protect them, and could even be used in spacesuits for astronauts. DJI has released goggles that lets users take flight with their Mavic Pro drone. The googles showcase a live streamed video of what the droneas onboard cameras capture while it pilots through the air. Scientists alisteninga to extraterrestrial signals in the universe for evidence of alien life have released their initial results from the first year of observations, including 11 events considered 'significant.' In a Vienna experiment, dogs expressed negative emotional states when they heard negative emotional sounds such as crying in humans or whining in dogs. A team of US researchers have solved the mystery behind the bright red waterfall, known as Blood Falls, in Antarctica - a large salt water source trapped underneath the Taylor Glacier. Researchers from Newcastle University have found a key part of the brain involved in identifying sounds that is used to predict upcoming words during conversation. According to the researchers at the University of Central Florida who created the system, it could help to reduce greenhouse gasses, which have linked to climate change. Called the Joint Europa Mission, the plan was unveiled on 24 April in Vienna, Austria, at the annual European Geosciences Union meeting. Colorado firm Webroot's anti-virus software began quarantining files needed by Windows to operate after an update designed to allow combat the latest online threats was sent out yesterday. Researchers at Northwestern University are working on creating humanoid robots that can use motions to accomplish a task, such as moving a wrench in a circle to tighten a bolt. A new report has revealed that Apple is getting serious about its AR business. The firm quietly hired Jeff Norris, a NASA specialist, earlier this year to work on its secretive smart glasses project. The latest images were captured by on April 15, 2017, with the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8. Experts fear it could lead to a massive iceberg, or ice island breaking off. Researchers from theA University of Exeter found the reason for this surprising behaviour is that unrelated mongooses are more likely to fight back, making it more difficult to kick them out. There's just one male northern white rhino left in the world, and he's now on the Tinder dating app as wildlife experts try to keep his species alive. The rhino, named Sudan' will appear as you swipe. Lockheed Martin is giving industrial workers a hand with an Iron Man inspired tool. The FORTIS Tool Arm exoskeleton is capable of supporting up to 50 pounds to help relive fatigue. Those living in cities such as London, Birmingham and Manchester are most at risk, Dr Paul Carson, of the British Society for Allergy & Clinical Immunology, said. The Atlas of Submarine Glacial Landforms has been compiled by an international team of over 250 marine geologists and glaciologists over the last four years. A geology professor has found fungus-like life forms in fossilised gas bubbles, taken from samples buried deep underground in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. This snap of fallen leaves covering a woodland path seems innocuous - so why is it causing a flurry online? It's because there's a venomous snake lurking in the leaves - can you find it? WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Wade Powell, 28, winces in pain and makes inaudible noises in a strong American accent as the pimple suddenly erupts under Khristina's brute force. Schoolgirl Chloe Bridgewater, from Hereford, melted hearts around the world when she sent a handwritten letter to Google asking for a job for when she grows up. The big cat was just metres from the long-horned goat, which was at ease unaware of the fate which awaited it. Scientists from the Mauna Loa Observatory in Hawaii found that levels of carbon dioxide have reached record highs of 410 parts per million (stock image). Researchers from the Institute of Biomedicine and Biotechnology of Cantabria in Spain found that wax worms can do serious damage to a plastic bag in less than an hour. An industrial robot made by Swiss robotics manufacturer Staubli was reprogrammed for the reckless prank. The sharp blade of the bot is seen narrowly missing cutting off digits in the video. According to figures published today, around 10,000 quakes have rippled through Britain in the past 50 years.Of those, between 200 and 300 every year can pose a danger. The prototype, built by NASA and University of Arizona researchers, involves an inflatable greenhouse which recycles nutrients in a loop to simulate processes on Earth that support life. Google uses what it calls Quality Raters - around 10,000 testers based around the world - to analyse and rate web pages to help Google's algorithm identify pages to promote in search. Tesla has revealed it will be 'doubling' its charging network with massive solar stations a from 5,000 to 10,000 by the end of the year. The US will also see a 150% increase in number of facilities. A 35ft (11 metre) mural created by Jewish artist Hans Feibusch in St Mark's church in Coventry was discovered after being hidden behind a brick wall since 1973. Researchers in Nunavut have now taken DNA from the skeletal remains of several sailors in the Canadian Arctic to identify the identity of the lost crew members. The 25ft monster (pictured) was seen floating upside down near the rocks at Chapel Point in Mevagissey. Experts believe it to be a basking shark, the largest fish found in British waters. Researchers from McGill University and Hydro-Quebec are developing the battery, which can harvest and store energy using light (stock image). Lee Tada claims her driver was travelling at 45mph (72km/h) on a motorway in Guangzhou, China before the vehicle crashed into a concrete siderail. The car then flipped over and crashed into a Ford Focus. President Trump is considering banning allowing laptops in airplane cabins between US and some European airports in addition to the Muslim majority countries already restricted. Researchers from the University of Calgary looked at more than 6,000 wells around the globe, some containing water more than 10,000 years old, found more than half had traces of tritium. A Montreal-based start-up called Lyrebird has created a set of algorithms that can create a life-like synthesised voice using just one minute of audio (stock image). Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology have found four new types of white blood cell that play a role in the body's immune system to help our bodies to fight off invaders. FaceApp's creators, based in Saint-Petersburg, claim it will 'transform your face using Artificial Intelligence in just one tap.' Pictured is a user who used a 'hot' setting on the app to lighten his skin. Hundreds of families in Phoenix, Arizona, are being invited to take part in a trial run of the 500 Chrysler minivans purchased by AlphabetA Inc for their first public road tests. The APS3.50 ($4.50) smartphone case, designed by Momo, a company based in Kobe, Japan, allows parents to set time restrictions and prevent children from using the device while walking. Photos of a black 'dummy' iPhone 8 device with no home button and a curved-glass edge to edge display were posted on social media by 'leaker' Benjamin Geskin from Riga, Latvia. According to Seth Swirsky, a clinical psychotherapist and author, saying that you're stressed released neurotransmitters in the brain that will make you feel even worse, so try more positive language. A new paper, presented at a meeting of the European Geosciences Union in Vienna, said Edvar Munch depicted a rare sighting of 'mother-of-pearl' clouds over Oslo in 'The Scream' painting. It has emerged that the NSA used a specially modified blimp to spy on Long Island, New York, in 2004. Leaked documents suggest the blimp was used to spy on shipping in the area. According to a new video from the American Chemical Societyas aReactions,a the strange pockmarks are the result of lead soap created by the paintings themselves, which forms over time. The state released 41 pages of Apple application documents to Reuters that give some clues about the company's highly secret self-driving effort, which it has never openly acknowledged. PowerPoint for iPad has been updated with PowerPoint Designer - a new tool that gives you suggestions on how to make your presentations clearer and more appealing. PowerPoint Designer can be accessed from the Design tab on the PowerPoint ribbon. More A>>
Hipchat, the group messaging and team collaboration tool from Aussie unicorn startup Atlassian, had its security compromised over the weekend. Intruders accessed account names and email addresses, as well as Hipchat's encrypted database of account passwords. More A>>
Ransomware attacks are getting more and more clever as the public gets wise to them. The latest involves hiding a malicious macro inside a Word document attached to a seemingly harmless PDF file. More A>>
It seems the old curse "may you live in interesting times" has come true. We now live in a world where "fake news" and "alternative facts" are part of our vernacular and something we must guard against. But one of the challenges of the online world is that misinformation can be spread quickly and become "fact" before there's a chance to verify it. Google is having a crack at verifying sources and Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is as well. More A>>
Every once in a while, an app like Unroll.me pops into the spotlight to remind us that we all tend to authorise a lot of apps to access our email and social media accounts without much thought. Sometimes, as in the case of Unroll.me, those apps get busy selling off our data. Now's a good time to audit any other third-party apps you've given access to your accounts. More A>>
Ask anyone who's ever seen an adult movie in Japan. Or, at least, anyone who has ever spent some time on the internet. More than likely, they will know this swimming pool. More A>>
There are very good actual Nintendo Switch cases on the market, but sometimes the best solution to moving your console around can come from unofficial avenues. More A>>
Some of the ads and their bumpers that you'll see on a typical weekday morning. My 18-month-old daughter uses YouTube for two things. Peppa Pig and that Imogen Heap song that was designed to be baby crack. But the YouTube Kids app has another thing they want her to watch. Specifically, ads...for YouTube Kids. More A>>
It seems like everyone has different head canon for the word "dude". Did it come from England? Was it about drifters in the Wild West? Thanks to a 2013 study, we have a better idea. More A>>
In the world of The Sims 4, life is a lighthearted cartoon. You can die of laughter and turn into a ghost. You can sleep with characters, but it's not sex. instead, "Woohooing" happens out of sight, all giggles and hearts. For some people, The Sims 4 doesn't go far enough in its portrayal of intimacy. (NSFW warning!) More A>>
The recent United Airlines debacle shows the worst side of overselling flights. There's the grossly oversold flights to begin with, the complete refusal to entertain any thought of the airline taking a hit as a result of its stuff-up, and then the heinous communications afterwards. But it doesn't have to be that way. There's a smart way to do it, and it's a method that can benefit many other businesses as well. More A>>
Unroll.me, the newsletter unsubscription service, was just busted selling off more data than most of us thought possible, so it goes without saying that many are dumping the service altogether. Good news though, a Google Script can unsubscribe you from a ton of emails almost just as easily. More A>>
Homo naledi could be from just 200,000 years ago, not three million, a study suggests.The largest family tree of dog ever assembled shows how dogs evolved into more than 150 modern breeds.The probe will be out of radio contact as it dives in between the planet's rings and cloudtops.Scientists publish a new atlas of the poles, detailing the sometimes strange shapes on the ocean floor.Fossils found in rock from beneath the sea may be the oldest known fungi by one to two billion years.Scientists were able to keep premature lambs alive for a month using an artificial "plastic bag" womb.A start-up company is persuading local councils in the UK to turn local plastic waste into roads.Sudan is a the northern white rhino, and the last chance for the survival of his species.Paddy Cosgrave is considering a return to Dublin with a financial technology and payments conference.A number of Three Ireland customers have been hit with high phone charges - for services that they have not used. It is one of modern lifeas great frustrations: for all of technologyas achievements, smartphones still have batteries that often last less than a day between charges. Three Irish companies have successfully won contracts to develop satellite and communications systems to the European Space Agency (ESA).This article is part of a new series exploring the skills leaders must learn to make the most of rapid change in an increasingly disruptive world. The first article in the series, aHow the Most Successful Leaders Will Thrive in an Exponential World,a broadly outlines four critical leadership skillsafuturist, technologist, innovator, and humanitarianaand how they [...]
AMD's new Radeon Pro Duo isn't as fast as the Radeon Pro Duo it launched last year -- but it does offer 4x the RAM, a significantly reduced price, and much lower power consumption.
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Waymo, which was spun-off from Google X's self-driving car project, has started offering regular folks a lift in its driverless vehicles.
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SK Hynix has announced production on GDDR6 with launches expected in early 2018 -- but wasn't HBM2 supposed to obviate the need for higher-speed conventional memory?
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Amazon is studying self-driving vehicles. The goal (probably): Amazon's own fleet of self-driving vehicles to speed delivery. Pretty soon, no more need for UPS or FedEx.
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Whether you want to strike out on your own on the app store or start a career in software engineering, you're going to need to learn to code. Today, SkillWise is offering up ten beefy courses that will help you navigate the fundamentals of modern programming.
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A new show from National Geographic will focus on the life of Albert Einstein, showcasing him as both an older and younger man, and with an eye towards his personal life -- not simply his scientific endeavors.
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Polish adventurers took a trip to Pripyat just ahead of the 31st anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster, to see if any of that ancient Soviet tech still worked. It did.
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You can learn some things from "speed test" videos, but not as much as you'd expect.
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(Reuters) - After upending the taxi market with its ride-hailing service, Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] is now aiming for the skies with its flying taxis.GENEVA (Reuters) - Alibaba Executive Chairman Jack Ma said on Tuesday the Internet should be a utility available to the whole world, putting his weight behind a U.N. call for e-commerce to boost developing economies and help fight poverty.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Automakers on Tuesday urged the state of California to further ease its proposed regulations for autonomous vehicles, saying the state did not respond to their earlier objections by making enough revisions to its planned set of rules for self-driving cars.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday said the top U.S. telecommunications regulator will launch a "comprehensive review" of regulations that restrict consolidation among media companies, potentially opening the door to a new wave of deals among broadcasters and newspapers.SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo autonomous vehicle group will begin testing a self-driving car program for hundreds of families in Phoenix, Arizona and is buying 500 Chrysler minivans to do so, the companies said on Tuesday.NEW YORK (Reuters) - After an initial digital currency sale that raised $12.5 million in just 12 minutes, blockchain startup Gnosis has decided to leave most of its remaining currency untouched for at least a year, co-founder Martin Koppelmann told Reuters on Tuesday.ZURICH (Reuters) - ABB has sealed a collaboration agreement with International Business Machines Corp, the Swiss engineering company said on Tuesday, the latest step in its efforts to ramp up its presence in digital technology and the internet of things.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Palantir Technologies Inc has entered into a consent decree with the U.S. Labor Department to resolve charges it discriminated against Asian applicants in hiring for engineering jobs, the department said in a statement on Tuesday.HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - German industrial group Thyssenkrupp plans to open its own 3D printing center this year to manufacture products for its customers, a company executive said on Tuesday.HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - Russia's Kaspersky Lab has temporarily backed off filing a competition complaint that Microsoft is abusing its market dominance to crowd out anti-virus software makers such as itself, founder and Chief Executive Eugene Kaspersky said.NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than a dozen state prosecutors urged President Donald Trump in a letter on Tuesday not to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, which commits the United States, along with 200 other countries, to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions in an attempt to slow global warming.BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims for non-fossil fuels to account for about 20 percent of total energy consumption by 2030, increasing to more than half of demand by 2050, its state planner said on Tuesday, as Beijing continues its years-long shift away from coal power.LONDON (Reuters) - London's High Court will hold a hearing on Thursday over the British government's bid to postpone publishing its plans to reduce air pollution, environmental campaigners said on Tuesday.BOGOTA (Reuters) - Climate change has put nearly 12 million Colombians at risk from natural disasters like flooding and landslides, which could kill hundreds and cause serious infrastructure damage, the environment minister said on Tuesday.CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Bison calves have been born in Alberta's Banff National Park for the first time in 140 years, Parks Canada officials said on Tuesday, marking a milestone in attempts to reintroduce a wild herd to the area.OSLO/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Oslo, London and Amsterdam are leading a shift by major cities to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions from transport, helped by new technologies that will help to curb climate change and reduce air pollution, a study showed on Tuesday.SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck off the west coast of Chile on Monday, rocking the capital Santiago and briefly causing alarm along the Pacific Coast but sparing the quake-prone nation of any serious damage.LONDON (Reuters) - China will lead growth in global wind power capacity of almost 65 percent over the next five years, with other Asian countries also developing more renewable energy, the Global Wind Energy Council said on Tuesday.(The online version of the April 24 story is refiled to fix byline, and typo in 12th paragraph)The project will combine an army of volunteer contributors with paid, full time journalistsThe report was released on Tuesday, which is also World Penguin DayNearly 2,000 teen drivers were killed in crashes in 2015, up 9 percent from previous year -- but a smartphone app could save livesCompanies are collecting and analyzing information culled from the emails you send and receiveaThese iconic birds are literally canaries in the coal mine. They provide critical insights into the dramatic changes taking place in the AntarcticaThere are triple the amount of icebergs in Newfoundland now than the average at this time of the year -- and it's not even peak season yetTrend Micro says analysis shows "serious" meddling by same "Fancy Bear" hackers implicated in U.S. election hackingThe tech giant's senior vice president of retail has overseen Apple storesa most significant redesign since they opened around 15 years agoUsers of a popular email management service are furious after revelations it sold aggregate information to UberA new movement is underway to repurpose leftover ingredients and keep food out of landfillsWatch Angela Ahrendts' in-depth conversation with Norah O'Donnell Tue., April 25, 2017 on "CBS This Morning"But really, is that so bad? This snarky video makes some good, and funny, points about the 2010 movie "The Social Network."The classics are making a comeback, and we want to know what Super Nintendo games you would like to have in the mini version of this rumored console.CNET@Work: The CRM giant will offer WeWork members 30 percent off its software available in the recently launched WeWork Services Store.The social network's co-founder may not be running for president, but his manifesto was inspired in part by talking to one.The data miner agrees to pay $1.6 million to settle accusations it discriminated against Asian job applicants.I compared the cheapest 2016 and 2017 OLED TVs directly. Both are awesome, but only one is overpriced.Families of five can get unlimited voice and data for $120 a month before taxes and fees.If you're a fan of the popular livestream, mark your calendars for a few hours each week of watching April, Oliver and their still-unnamed son.AT&T lost more than 348,000 postpaid phone customers as it builds out new lines of business like its DirecTV streaming service.Disney has given fans of its animated films an avalanche of release date news Tuesday.Don't expect the Galaxy S8's new face unlock tool to sign off on mobile payments anytime soon. A new report says it could take years to secure.Mark Meer (the voice of Commander Shepard) and Rana McAnear (the model for Samara) guest star in this impressive Mass Effect cosplay video.The final installment in the sequel trilogy originally envisioned by George Lucas will reportedly make its way into theaters a little earlier than you might have guessed.The director and producer of National Geographic's new drama "Genius" explains how Einstein's life resonates with today's troubled times.Nordstrom's bizarre fashion sense strikes again with a head-scratching pair of mud-coated blue jeans.I found an Instagram account that's totally dedicated to collecting photos of creepy abandoned places. What's not to like?Fans of the whip-wielding archaeologist will be waiting one more year for the fifth film in the series.If Zoe Saldana's hint is any indication, the follow-up to "Avengers: Infinity War" might use another comic book title from Marvel's history.MTV is looking for trolls and their victims to meet face-to-face in what should prove to be a drama-driven series called "Beyond the Keyboard." But what's its real purpose?Why? More like, why the hell not?The 2017 versions of Vizio's midpriced M and P series TVs address one of our chief concerns with their excellent predecessors: lack of a TV-based interface.Seriously.John Boyega, who plays Finn, snuck into the background of fan photos, giving them a priceless souvenir.Several startups are selling stick-on skins for the AirPods that give them a little different look.Commentary: In a new ad campaign, AT&T gets Mark Wahlberg to demand new Terms and Conditions on behalf of the American people.Plus: Nissan prices the 2017 Rogue Sport, and Jaguar teases the XF Sportbrake.Why? More like, why the hell not?Performance, comfort, styling and tech upgrades prepare the CLA45 to take on Audi's forthcoming RS3.The results have yet to come in from Mars, though.Jaguar used a very famous patch of grass to help herald the arrival of its new station wagon.It's nice to see more affordable small crossovers.If you're in the Phoenix area, you can sign up to use Waymo's vans for whatever you need.The latest Impreza gets new underpinnings for tighter handling, but the Starlink infotainment system could use some work.