He abandoned the idea of a static, non-expanding universe in 1929—but some physicists are beginning to reconsider it
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comThe path to wrongdoing is sometimes more like a cliff than a slippery slope
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comA host of detailed cell atlases could revolutionize understanding of cancer and other diseases
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comRift through Larsen C ice shelf has grown to 175 kilometers, and collapse of nearby ice shelves could offer a glimpse of its future
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com10 years of FDA data paint a grim picture of teething product complaints
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comIndustry attorney tells judge he "does not know" what atmospheric CO2 levels are, even though data from scientists worldwide are crystal clear
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comThe hygiene of facial hair in health care is a controversy that dates back at least to the 1800s
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comJupiter’s ocean-bearing moon is the next frontier in NASA’s hunt for extraterrestrials
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comNew dates push the age back millions of years, creating a mystery about ice ages and animal migrations—if scientists are right
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comWhen reading people's emotions, careful thinking may pay off
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comPolitical conservatives are more likely to care about the environment if climate messages focus on restoring the planet to its past state, a study shows
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comBiological markers could enable tailored therapies that target individual differences in symptoms
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comPoverty may affect the size, shape and functioning of a young child's brain. Would a cash stipend to parents help prevent harm?
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.comGuppies exposed to predators tend to aggregate into smaller, more tightly knit groups, which may allow them to coordinate their predator avoidance strategies. Jason G. Goldman reports.
-- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com Researchers from the University of Oregon have altered genes in mice to test whether the brain conditions found in humans who practice mindfulness mediation can be recreated in rodents. Researchers led by the AstrofAsica de Canarias (IAC) and Complutense University of Madrid found that two faraway objects may have separated by the mysterious Planet Nine millions of years ago. The shy aren't necessarily antisocial; they are just differently social. Cellphones allow them to make connections without some of the awkwardness of face-to-face interactions. Users are reporting that they are unable to post photos or videos on Instagram.The majority of reports appear to originate in the UK and Europe, although others have reported issues in the US. Conspiracy theorists are accusing NASA of covering up an alien sighting. Livestream from the ISS appears to capture 'six large UFOs' creep by and in moments, the footage goes dead. An expert from Keele University reveals evidence-based advice on delivering a successful apology - and its elements of corrective action and mortification that are the most favorable. To make up for the loss of $5.3 billion and environmental costs, Samsung is set to re-release the Galaxy Note 7 in June. But this time, the handsets will be powered with low-capacity batteries. Package delivery company UPS tested home delivery by drone in Lithia, Florida, on Monday, the first step in what the company hopes will be a move toward more automated delivery. Researchers from the University of Delhi discovered the frogs in the Western Ghats, which is known to be a hotspot for biodiversity in India. Invisible malware has been detected in the systems of more than 140 banks and other firms in 40 countries. The attack is stealing passwords to control systems that operate ATM networks. Researchers from cybersecurity firm ESET, which is based in Slovakia, have warned Android users not to download a fake Pornhub app which will hold their phone hostage. A study by researchers at Stanford University in California has shown that drug abuse at the age of 16 can be predicted by the way the brain responds to financial rewards at the age of 14 (stock image). Genetic analysis of the burial chamber of a complex prehistoric society in New Mexico found that elite status was passed down through the maternal line from 800-1130AD. Seattle-based Amazon announced the UK release of the new Fire TV stick today. TV viewers will be able to speak to Alexa through a microphone in-built into the device's remote control. Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 fiasco has made many consumers lose faith in the firm, as an annual survey reveals Samsung ranks 49th among the 100 most visible companies in the US it was 3rd in 2015. The futuristic craft is now chained up in Gibraltar after German shipbuilders Nobiskrug said Andrey Melnichenko still owed more than APS13million. Researchers from the University of Manchester and Stanford University studied the hearts of deformed fish living in the Gulf of Mexico. They discovered traces of the chemical phenanthrene. Ohio-based SecureTeam10 has recently come under fire with claims its videos are fake. A rival channel says that posting 'fake' videos is damaging to 'real UFO research'. Twitter is removing tweets it deems offensive globally without informing users, according to a video games writer who says his tweet was deleted from public view but was still visible on his feed. Wiltshire-based Dyson has filed a patent for a device that resembles a curling iron combined with a round brush. It is unclear when the device might be unveiled or how much it will cost. Experts at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Boston said the modern world is making us fat, lazy and destroying our eyesight (stock image). Researchers discovered the fossilised jaws of the beast at the bottom of Hudson Bay in Ontario, Canada. The worm was a fearsome predator who hunted fish, left, in the Devonian period. Trying to hit the recommended number of steps could be harmful to the elderly. The figure came about in 1960 as the average Japanese man walked 10,000 a day, burning 3,000 kcal. They will never know what it is like to be pregnant - but at least men can now feel their unborn baby kicking. A smart bracelet transmits a babyas womb movements through the weareras wrist. The fun game was posted to Playbuzz yesterday by Hugh Hughes who claimed: 'Only one per cent of people with a keen eye for detail will see where it is.' Hundreds of Boston's brightest minds rallied together to protest Trump's 'anti-science administration' on Sunday. Demonstrators used geeky and clever puns to declare their opposition. The Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a new guide for Node-RED, one of the easiest ways to control your Raspberry Pi's GPIO pins and connect your Pi to the outside world. More A>>
Most of us have at least one coworker we canat stand. Maybe itas because they chew loudly. Perhaps itas because they bully the innocent. Whatever the reason, it can be difficult to work alongside someone who you find annoying, unprofessional, or just plain rude. Luckily, there are ways to tackle the many varieties of obnoxious people. It just takes patience, tact and the ability to see the big picture. With that in mind, here are 16 types of coworkers you absolutely canat stand a and how to deal with each of them. More A>>
It's easy for me to remember to grab pantry staples like garlic and onions at the store, but other larder items aren't always so lucky; in particular, I always seem to forget shallots. Thankfully, if you're making a recipe that calls for shallots and your kitchen is temporarily without, we've learned an easy substitute for them. More A>>
I only bought the PS4 Pro because Sony told me to. Sure, I knew what 4K was, and I could spell HDR, but that was about it. My TV at the time was still merely afulla HD (a descriptor Iad since learn to be a vicious lie) and I always figured 30fps was about the best a console scrub could hope for. So what exactly was the PS4 Pro for then? It wasnat clear. Itas what was next. So I bought it. More A>>
If you're looking for a career in technology and you're contemplating moving to the US for it, where you live matters, but you don't have to try to survive in Silicon Valley to find a great gig. U.S. News put together this report that highlights ten cities around the USA that are great for tech workers, if you're thinking about a change. More A>>
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On 28 February, the National Broadband Network (NBN) will officially shut down its interim satellite service. While closure sounds threatening, that's largely good news for satellite customers, who are generally located in very remote areas and have had little choice about how they get broadband. More A>>
If you have trouble figuring out the best way to stretch a particular muscle, try this chart that has a huge range of stretches for each body part. The stretches are arranged into easy, medium and hard categories, so if the stretches you know don't quite hit the spot, you should be able to find a good alternative. More A>>
The Turnbull governmentas signature economic policy at last yearas election was a 5% cut in the company tax rate, over a ten-year period, at a cost to revenue estimated to be in excess of A$48 billion. As the government itself has conceded, this now stands very little prospect of being passed by the Senate. However, there is one element of the governmentas proposal which appears to enjoy almost universal political support - the idea that asmalla companies should get a tax cut. The only disagreement among the Coalition, Labor and the Greens on this score is how small a company should be in order to be deserving of paying a lower rate of tax. From the standpoint of good economic policy this is surprising. More A>>
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Up to 16% of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells spill liquids each year, according to new data.Seven new species of night frog have been discovered in India, including four miniature forms.A method that can identify individual lemurs could improve the way the endangered species is tracked.How Brexit might create complications for the way food in the UK is labelled.Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona needed urgent treatment for dehydration.Living life on the edge isnat just a motto for extreme athletes. Our planet is literally crawling with organisms that have somehow adapted to living in extreme environments, from the frigid waters surrounding Antarctica to mantle rocks thrust above the seafloor to crystal-encrusted caves. Scientists have a name for critters that live in the most [...]
Harman-Ultrahaptics prototype projects inaudible sound waves onto the driver's hand in mid-air. The driver senses a pressed button, turning knob, or an alert.
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Looking to start a career in white hat hacking? Well, you'll definitely want to consider investing in today's ethical hacking bundle from Skillwise. Not only will you learn vital skills for understanding web security, but you'll learn how to translate those skills into a real career in penetration testing.
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In light of engine troubles, NASA scientists decided that a limited orbital itinerary was best for the spacecraft.
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Uncharted 4, The Last Guardian, and Gravity Rush 2 have all garnered significant praise in recent months, and the latest title out of Dutch studio Guerrilla Games is another standout exclusive for Sony's platform. Horizon: Zero Dawn tells a fascinating sci-fi story in an open world that can thoroughly impress on both the base PS4 and the PS4 Pro.
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The Ioniq comes in three flavors, including America's best mileage (58 mpg) and highest efficiency (136 MPGe) cars. The 124-mile EV range will puzzle some; 200 miles arrives in 2018.
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The CSIC chip can spot virus particles in the blood a mere seven days after infection at concentrations 100,000 times lower than existing tests.
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New research into a copper-graphene interconnect design could dramatically boost performance and cut waste heat.
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(Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc said on Tuesday it would buy Yahoo Inc's core business for $4.48 billion, lowering its original offer by $350 million in the wake of two massive cyber attacks at the internet company.LONDON (Reuters) - Snap Inc, owner of popular messaging app Snapchat, kicked off its first investor roadshow on Monday, looking to persuade London money managers to back its initial public offering in the face of concerns about its growth prospects, valuation and corporate governance.NEW YORK (Reuters) - Money transfer company TransferWise has launched a new service that allows users to send money internationally through Facebook Inc's chat application, as competition in the digital payments landscape intensifies.TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Investors are betting heavily that Israeli defense and cyber-security firms will reap a windfall from President Donald Trump's big U.S. spending plans, although likely benefits for the wider economy remain like the man himself - hard to predict.(Reuters) - Package delivery company United Parcel Service Inc said on Tuesday it will consider raising prices across the board in coming years to offset pressure on margins, particularly from the rising costs of delivering packages to e-commerce customers.TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp wants to raise at least 1 trillion yen ($8.8 billion) by selling most of its flash memory chip business, seeking to create a buffer for any fresh financial problems, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said.JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Mobileye and German automaker BMW said on Tuesday they signed an agreement to install Mobileye's data generation technology in BMW cars starting with 2018 models.TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp wants to pick the preferred bidder or bidders for a majority stake in its chip unit by the end of May and will hold the first round of bids next month, a source with knowledge of the plan said.MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Telefonica said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell up to a 40 percent stake in its telecom masts subsidiary Telxius to private equity firm KKR for 1.275 billion euros ($1.35 billion).WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will reverse a handful of Obama-era environmental regulations in executive orders that could be signed as early as this week, the Washington Post reported, citing unnamed sources with knowledge of the orders.WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, told agency staff on Tuesday that America should not have to choose between the economy and the environment.BEIJING (Reuters) - China's major coal miners pushed for the government to reinstate limits on thermal coal output at an industry meeting on Tuesday citing weakening demand and growing supply, two sources briefed on the gathering said.(Reuters) - Bao Bao, the 3-year-old giant panda who rose to fame while growing up on live video at the Smithsonian's National Zoo in Washington, will be flown to her new home in China on Tuesday under a long-standing breeding and research program.JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday promised aid agencies safe access to hunger-stricken civilians, a day after his government declared a famine in parts of the war-ravaged country.SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's proposed plan to tax greenhouse gas emissions would probably hit oil refiners hard, ramping up costs in an industry that has been central to the city-state's rapid development over the last half-century.From cast iron pans to top-quality coffee makersDoppler Labs' Here One let you raise and lower the volume of the world around youAnd somehow pro-wrestling is involvedA University of Houston grad student poking around in the Library of Congress' archives stumbled across a long-lost novel from the mid-19th centuryaand it's a discovery the editor of the Walt Whitman Quarterly Review tells the Houston Chronicle is "going to change everything we thought we knew" about the American poetry legend his publication is named for.The top of a limestone column discovered in the Western Galilee may pinpoint the location of the ancient village of Peqiain, where the Galilean sages hid in a cave from the Romans 1,800 years ago, Israeli antiquities experts say.The National Zoo in Washington is saying a final goodbye to its panda cub Bao Bao.The honey bee contributes to a third of the country's food supply but the population is declining.A half-eaten shark that washed up on a Florida beach Saturday raised questions about a bigger fish possibly lurking in the water.A new agreement will diminish the visibility of piracy websites in Bing and Google search results in the U.K.After months of extremely limited distribution, the video-recording sunglasses are now up for grabsWireless provider will get discount on its purchase of the Internet company after multiple hacks exposed user dataAn unmanned rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station launched successfully Sunday. Tony Dokoupil has more.One in four people has to reset a computer password at least once a month; fortunately new technologies may make passwords (even those spelled p@$$wArd) obsoleteNational Donor Day is held every February to raise awareness of the lifesaving benifits of organ, eye and tissue donation. In China, where the population is 1.4 billion, scientists are working on a procedure that makes pig corneas suitable for human transplant. Adriana Diaz has the story.There's a growing concern over cyberattacks carried out by nation states, sometimes against private companies or even individuals. At a cybersecurity conference this week, Microsoft President Brad Smith called for a "Digital Geneva Convention" to protect civilians. CNET senior editor Dan Ackerman joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss what that means and how it could be implemented.According to a survey conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, young people between the ages of 19 and 24 are more likely to admit they read or send texts while driving. They're also more likely to think texting while driving is acceptable, and less likely to support laws against distracted driving. Kris Van Cleave shows some other findings.Some fans are uncertain about the upcoming stand-alone film, but at least we can recognize Chewbacca.Forget unboxing videos. An egg-opening video caught the internet's attention with a bizarre secret.The refurbished devices would allegedly arrive as early as June.After its disclosures about massive security breaches, Yahoo apparently wasn't worth the original $4.83 billion price tag.Michael Paull, one of the minds behind Amazon's Prime video, will now be in charge of Major League Baseball's popular streaming service.Also on the show: another Uber scandal, and Verizon and Yahoo agree on new deal terms.The store of the future might not have human cashiers, but people will be there to make sure your alcohol purchase is legal.Social Cues: Also trending on Twitter are a riot in Sweden and deaths along Libya's shore.You... probably don't want the front driveshaft disconnecting at speed.I spent a week with my ears in the future: audio-processing the real world is a strange experience."Alexa, reassure me that buying this new gadget won't harm the environment."The goal is to have 100 such stations around The Golden State by 2024.It was previously only available for the HTC Vive.And this isn't even the Camaro's final form, although any forthcoming Z/28 probably won't be able to match this.The shipping giant outfits an electric truck with a drone launch pad to test drone-assisted delivery.Infrared sensors working with its front-facing camera could play a role in facial recognition or iris scans.DC's "Justice League", Disney's Star Wars franchise along with many other films and TV shows are getting toy incarnations that are being shown off at the New York Toy Fair.Commentary: Fabled startup Magic Leap has stumbled in recent weeks, as its overpromising past catches up to its underdelivering present.Imagine Lego blocks that connect to a computer and can be coded to do your bidding (sort of).Just nine more months of hell to endure.A new agreement will see piracy websites kicked off the front page of Bing and Google search results in the UK.Actor Josh Gad continues his Episode VIII interrogation.Better worry about the fate of your furious bladder, as this could be the longest film in the high-speed series.The ride-hailing company plans to begin publishing diversity numbers for its workforce in the wake of sexual harassment allegations.Commentary: With Apple again being named the world's most admired company, does this mean Apple has it all worked out? Not exactly.You... probably don't want the front driveshaft disconnecting at speed.The goal is to have 100 such stations around The Golden State by 2024.And this isn't even the Camaro's final form, although any forthcoming Z/28 probably won't be able to match this.Whether you already have a big family or are just starting a new one, we'll help you find the right car to carry them all.With hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric variants, the Hyundai Ioniq challenges all of its green rivals at once.The crossover SUV market is packed with choices. We'll help you find the right one.