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Science & Technology | Science

Cooped Up at Home? Help Scientists Spot Penguins from Space or Seek Out Galaxies - Scientific American

Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.

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Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen - Coronavirus, God, and Science

Maj. Gen. (res.) Gershon Hacohen – Coronavirus, God, and Science The Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: When PM Benjamin Netanyahu said, in a March 21 TV interview, that “with God’s help we’ll get through” the corona

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Steroids could do more harm than good in treating coronavirus -- ScienceDaily

Steroids should be avoided in the treatment of the current novel coronavirus, experts have advised. A commentary article published in The Lancet concludes that, based on evidence from previous outbreaks of similar types of infection such as SARS, steroids

News | In The News

Why this Nobel laureate predicts a quicker coronavirus recovery: ‘We’re going to be fine’

A Nobel laureate predicted China's recovery weeks before it happened. Analyzing the numbers, he sees a much brighter global outcome than many experts.

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

One of Darwin's evolution theories finally proved by Cambridge researcher

Scientists have proved one of Charles Darwin's theories of evolution for the first time—nearly 140 years after his death.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 15, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 15, 2020 Although Israel has closed its international borders to counter the coronavirus, Israelis continue with their life-enhancing activities and innovative developments. These include medical breakthro

Science & Technology | SCIENCE

When Voyager 2 Calls Home, Earth Soon Won’t Be Able to Answer

NASA will spend 11 months upgrading the only piece of its Deep Space Network that can send commands to the probe, which has crossed into interstellar space.

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially This One Concept

It's hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little wonder then why science fiction franchises routinely employ FTL (Faster-than-Light) as a plot device.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel March 1, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel March 1, 2020 The coronavirus is currently one of the top “bad news” stories, but Israel is busy countering it – there are seven relevant articles in this week’s positive Israel newslette

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek's warp speed travel would have tragic consequences

In science fiction, traveling to the edges of the cosmos is as simple as pushing a button. But in reality? We're exploring the cost of traveling at warp speeds.

Science & Technology | Science

H. salminicola: Scientists discover first animal that doesn't breathe

H. salminicola, a common salmon parasite, is the first animal found in the wild to not have mitochondrial DNA, which is required for respiration.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Star Trek's transporters would be a menace to society, science says

Could elements of this imagined future in Star Trek be horrors in disguise? No, we're not talking about Klingon cuisine. We're talking about transporters.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Ant Nebula | Flickr

From ground-based telescopes, the so-called "ant nebula" (Menzel 3, or Mz 3) resembles the head and thorax of a garden-variety ant.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 16, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 16, 2020 This week’s newsletter is full of examples of Israeli individuals and innovations going above and beyond what previously was imaginable. Controlling a single cell, decoding brain signals and

News | Clean Energy

After 40 Years of Hunting, Scientists Identify a Key Flaw in Solar Panel Efficiency


Solar panels are fantastic pieces of technology, but we need to work out how to make them even more efficient – and last year, scientists solved a 40-year-old mystery around one of the key obstacles to increased efficiency.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

The Supposedly Physics-Defying NASA Thruster Doesn't Work, New Research Confirms

If you want to send something deep, deep into space, it’s impractical to load it up with lots of heavy propellant. Scientists with their eyes on long-distance space travel have contemplated thrusters that wouldn’t need any propellant at all. The EmDri

Science & Technology | Archaeology & Anthropology

Investigating Homo floresiensis and the myth of the ebu gogo | Aeon Ideas

Do ancient bones prove the myth of the ravenous, pendulum-breasted hobbit stalking the past? How science blends with legend

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli researchers find method to convert carbon-containing waste to gas

Carbon-containing waste has presented an increasingly problematic challenge for industrialized societies

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 9, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 9, 2020 The highlights include: A new treatment may be a future cure for Alzheimer’s and other brain diseases. Microsoft Israel is developing an app to help patients find clinical trials. WIZO celebrates

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Trump said to propose roughly $3 billion NASA budget boost for 2021 – TechCrunch

President Donald Trump is set to request a budget of $25.6 billion for NASA for its fiscal 2021 operating year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. It’s looking for nearly $3 billion more than the $22.6 billion NASA had for its current fisca

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Scientists Are Starting to Take Warp Drives Seriously, Especially One Specific Concept

It's hard living in a relativistic Universe, where even the nearest stars are so far away and the speed of light is absolute. It is little wonder then why science fiction franchises routinely employ…

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 2, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Feb. 2, 2020 Israel is essential for maintaining the safety and smooth-running of governments, world economies, global health systems, multinationals and more. This week’s newsletter includes recent news o

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Voyager 2 shut off its instruments to save power, NASA says - CNN

Voyager 2 was only expected to last for five years, but it's still operating 42 years after launch.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 26, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 26, 2020 The highlights include: A new Israeli treatment could be a cure for Type 2 diabetes. An Israeli wristband device treats irregular heartbeats. A government leadership program for children of Israeli

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel: Study shows how children benefit from intellectually disabled siblings

Researchers using artwork analysis find that a disabled child has a positive effect on family, correlating with higher scores on empathy and closeness, less conflict and rivalry

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 19, 2020

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Jan. 19, 2020 The earth-shattering Israeli innovations and activities in this week’s newsletter are again making a global impact. The US and UK have adopted new Israeli medical devices and have invited doz

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

'Remarkable' Mathematical Proof Describes How to Solve Seemingly Impossible Computing Problem

You enter a cave. At the end of a dark corridor, you encounter a pair of sealed chambers. Inside each chamber is an all-knowing wizard. The prophecy says that with these oracles’ help, you can learn the answers to unanswerable problems. But there’s a catc

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Is there a wormhole hiding at the center of the Milky Way?

We talk to Dejan Stojkovic, professor of cosmology, about whether the black hole at the centre of our Galaxy might actually be a wormhole instead.

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Venice canals nearly dry, months after historic floods | Fox News

Just weeks after Venice, Italy was mostly underwater after suffering some of its worst floods in more than 50 years, its famous canals have now dried up, leaving them unnavigable thanks to low tide.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

How Sleep Changes Your Brain, From Infancy to Old Age, According to Science

Neuroscience reveals many ways sleep changes our brain, from neuron growth to white matter density and the developmental dangers of jet lag.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Breakthrough pancreatic cancer treatment phase III trial opens in Israel - The Jerusalem Post

Hope is that successful trials will allow Rafael Pharmaceuticals will receive expedited FDA approval by late 2020.

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This Guy Is Pretty Sure His Time Machine Would Work

A longtime advocate for time travel says he has a “prototype” of a device that uses lasers to twist time. So: Just how possible is time travel anyway?

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Scientists debunk 5 common meat-eating myths | Inverse

Like much in science, the truth about meat is nuanced. One group of scientists says that reducing red and processed meat is a top priority for your health and the planet's. Another says these foods pose no problems for health. A nutritionist clears up som

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Researchers learn more about teen-age T.Rex

Without a doubt, Tyrannosaurus rex is the most famous dinosaur in the world. The 40-foot-long predator with bone crushing teeth inside a five-foot long head are the stuff of legend. Now, a look within the bones of two mid-sized, immature T. rex allow scie

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

Alzheimer 'tau' protein far surpasses amyloid in predicting toll on brain tissue

Brain imaging of pathological tau-protein "tangles" reliably predicts the location of future brain atrophy in Alzheimer's patients a year or more in advance, according to a new study by scientists at the UC San Francisco Memory and Aging Center.

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

Heart attack discovery could give hope to people not able to be treated

Heart disease remains the largest killer in Australia and around the world. A new study has shown that a protein therapy- recombinant human platelet-derived growth factor-AB (rhPDGF-AB) - could improve outcomes following heart attack.

Health & Fitness | Health & Wellness

Here's The Real Science on What Happens in Your Body When You Drink Too Much


With the holiday season well underway and New Year's Eve approaching, you might find yourself drinking more alcohol than usual.

Science & Technology | SCIENCE

It Will Take 20,000 Years for Our Earliest Probes to Reach Alpha Centauri

The earliest explorations of the universe beyond our solar system were made by four probes launched in the 1970s -- Pioneer 10 and 11 and Voyager 1 and 2. But where will these early probes end up? And how long will they travel before finding another star?

News | Animal Links

Plants 'Talk' To Each Other When A Threat Is Nearby, Study Finds

Researchers at Cornell University have discovered that plants can indeed communicate among each other to warn of nearby threats and pests.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Five Impossible Facts That Would Have To Be True If The Earth Were Flat

It isn’t flat, and these simple observations that you can make from the ground can demonstrate it to anyone.

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What The 3 Biggest Physics Discoveries Of The Decade Mean For The Future Of Science

Finding the Higgs boson, gravitational waves, and imaging a black hole's event horizon were huge. There's even more to the story.

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Does Space Really Have A Vacuum Effect Like In The Movies?

We often see ship hull breaches in space movies, but do they accurately depict the vacuum's pull? This question was originally answered on Quora by Robert Frost.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

DNA from Stone Age ‘chewing gum’ tells an incredible story

For the first time, scientists used 5,700-year-old saliva to sequence the complete human genome of an ancient hunter gatherer, as well as the world of microbes that lived inside her.

Politics | Leftist Lunacy

Woke Science Jumps the Shark

It is not secret that the wokerati are making steady inroads into the domain of the hard sciences (physics, chemistry, engineering, etc). But Nature magazine, although left of center, might have been thought immune from the sillier aspects of the PC cultu

Advice & Self-Help | Health & Fitness

Smoking may trigger diabetes in pregnant women, Israeli/American study finds

Gestational diabetes leads to complications for mother and child; 'ideally, women should quit smoking before they try to become pregnant,' Hebrew University researcher says

Science & Technology | Science

These are the top 20 scientific discoveries of the decade

The 2010s yielded many incredible finds and important milestones. Here are our favorites.

Science & Technology | Paleontology

Early meat-eating dinosaur revealed via spectacular fossil

The nearly complete skeleton belongs to an apex predator of the Triassic that hunted the ancestors of today’s mammals.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Everything You Need to Know About Genetic Testing | WIRED

Everything you need to know about DNA, medical breakthroughs, and genetic privacy.

Science & Technology | Science

Dying coral reefs could be saved by playing sounds of healthy coral reefs from speakers | Fox News

Scientists have looked at various methods to save endangered coral reefs for years, looking at everything from growing them in labs to making them pollution resistant. A new study suggests that sounds from healthy reefs could also play a role in saving th

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

How Close Are We to Star Trek Propulsion? | Discover Magazine

It’s popular to talk about how the original Star Trek, set in the 23rd century, predicted many devices that we’re using already here in 2014. It started with communicators that manifested as flip-open cell phones that many already consider too primitive, moved through computers that talk and recognize human voices and provide instant translation (all of which are constantly improving), to medical applications such as needle-free injection, anti-radiation drugs, and a medical tricorder.

Science & Technology | Science

$700 Quintillion Metal Asteroid Is Likely Former Planet Core

16 Psyche, an asteroid made up of 95% metals, is estimated to be worth $700 quintillion, and may even be the former core of a protoplanet.

Politics | Politics

Why Everything They Say About Climate Change Is Wrong

Climate change is real but it's not the end of the world. And increasingly extreme statements by activists undermine environmental progress, say climate scientists.

Science & Technology | Science

Science Says the Most Successful Kids Have Parents Who Do These 5 Things | Inc.com

A handful of recent studies indicate the important things which parents should focus on.

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

Why the CDC warns antibiotic-resistant fungal infections are an urgent health threat

Mention fungi and most people think of eating mushrooms or yeasts in bread or beer. But fungi are now on the CDC's list of public health threats as the number of deadly infections they cause rise.

Science & Technology | Tech

Doctors Are Testing Human Suspended Animation for the First Time

The University of Maryland Medical Center has assembled a team to conduct the suspended animation experiment, but the rules governing ...

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Saturn is officially losing its rings — and they're disappearing much faster than scientists had anticipated

Saturn is losing its rings faster than previously thought. Scientists estimate the rings will be gone in 100 million years.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Translating Research Into Real-World Innovation: 5 Lessons To Learn From Israel's Success

In this guest post, Dr. Mark Shmulevich of the Zimin Institutes says scientific breakthroughs are the key to solving pressing global problems such as climate change and care for aging populations. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Technology

The Laser Weapon Is Really, Really Finally Here

Rejoice if you look towards the dystopia of the Star Wars universe, for laser weapons have finally, at long last, arrived. The laser, a weapon system perpetually “ten or fifteen years away” from operational use, is off the development treadmill and en

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The Ramanujan Summation: 1 + 2 + 3 + ⋯ + ∞ = -1/12?

This is what my mom said to me when I told her about this little mathematical anomaly. And it is just that, an anomaly. After all, it defies basic logic. How could adding positive numbers equal not…

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

How to Perform Calendar Calculations in Your Head

In less than 30 minutes, learn how to calculate which weekday any given date occurs on

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Blood Test May Detect Breast Cancer BEFORE it Starts

A new, simple blood test currently being developed in the United Kingdom may be a significant game changer in the fight against breast cancer.

Science & Technology | Science

Interstellar space even weirder than expected, NASA's Voyager 2 reveals

The spacecraft is just the second ever to venture beyond the boundary that separates us from the rest of the galaxy.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Reaction Engines’ Mach 5 engine is just the tip of the new aerospace boom | TechCrunch

Imagine a hypersonic passenger aircraft that would cut the journey time between London and New York to around two hours. At Mach 5, or five times the speed of sound, the aircraft would complete a trip across the Atlantic in around 120 minutes. Mach 5 is m

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Mail-In DNA Tests: Genetics, Security, and More

If you’re thinking about using an at-home DNA test kit, here are a few things to think about before mailing it in.

Health & Fitness | Health

Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin can battle major depression, scientists find

Anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aspirin can battle major depression effectively and could be a safer alternative than antidepressants, a major new study suggests.

History | History

Mind-boggling facts that sound fake, but are actually true

Some facts are so mind-boggling that they sound bogus. We did the digging to bring you all the wildest trivia no one believes could possibly be true.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Why is space so cold if the sun is so hot?

Earth is a pretty mild place, but space is full of wild temperature extremes.

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The Dinosaur-Killing Asteroid Acidified the Ocean in a Flash

The Chicxulub event was as damaging to life in the oceans as it was to creatures on land, a study shows.

Science & Technology | Science

What Can Cause a False Positive Drug Test

Getting ready to take a drug test for a job or for other reasons? Watch out for these common things that could lead to a false positive result.

Psychology | Psychology

Slow walkers have slower minds, scientists reveal

William Blake did it dreamily, Sigmund Freud languidly, and Albert Einstein almost religiously.

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Voyager Mission Detects Unexpected Pressure At The Edge Of The Solar System

NASA’s Voyager 1 mission scientists have calculated the total pressure from particles in the outer region of the solar system, known as the heliosheath during an opportune timing of a solar event that made the measurement possible.

Science & Technology | Science

Inbound interstellar comet Borisov has a toxic tail

The space rock isn't from around here, but the poisons it carries are.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Russian Mine Yields Diamond-Within-Diamond Stone; First of its Kind

The stone weighs 0.62 carats, while the internal gem weighs 0.02 carats. It may be more than 800 million years old.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Quantum Research News | What Is Quantum Superposition?

For the first time ever, physicists tested the phenomenon of quantum superposition using molecules. That's a big deal.

Entertainment | Miscellanneous Trek

Warp speeds in 'Star Trek' are achingly slow, and a simple animation by a former NASA scientist proves it

The animation shows how long it takes the starship "Enterprise" in "Star Trek" to reach Pluto at warp factors that break the known laws of physics.

Science & Technology | Science

Why Is It So Dark in Outer Space?

It's a question scientists have been asking for more than 400 years.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

New Research Finds Blood Test for Cancer

A new cancer-detecting blood test, while only in the developmental stage, has already made waves in the medical community.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Moon Landing: Why It's Still So Hard to Land on the Moon

Two missions from SpaceIL and the Indian Space Research Organization both failed to land craft on the moon this year. Fifty years after Apollo, we spoke to two space experts to understand why are lunar landings still so challenging.

Science & Technology | Science

Black holes might not be black holes at all – BGR

Of all the features of our universe, black holes might be the most interesting, as well as the most frightening. These ultra-dense spots in space suck in everything around them, and once a black hole has you in its grasp, there's quite literally no escapi

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Dutch inventor says his ocean cleaning boom is working

After a series of setbacks, a system for catching plastic floating in the Pacific between California and Hawaii is now working, its Dutch inventor said Wednesday. Boyan Slat, a university dropout who founded The Ocean Cleanup nonprofit, announced that the

Science & Technology | Science

How Microbiomes Could Save the Planet

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, the earth’s rivers and water sources suffering from chronic levels of pollution, and industrialized farming damaging ecosystems crucial to the health of humans and the planet, scientists are searching for innovati

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New Studies Warn of Cataclysmic Solar Superstorms

A powerful disaster-inducing geomagnetic storm is an inevitability in the near future, likely causing blackouts, satellite failures, and more. Unlike other threats to our planet, such as supervolcanoes or asteroids, the time frame for a cataclysmic geomag

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

How NASA gave birth to modern computing—and gets no credit for it

The space agency and MIT’s bet on the integrated circuit kicked off the digital age.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The Navy Says UFO Videos Are Real

The U.S. Navy says three leaked videos showing reported encounters between Navy aircraft and UFOs are real. And they were never meant to be released.

Health & Fitness | Health & Wellness

Regular aerobic exercise may slow Alzheimer's progression - CNN

A proof-of-concept study shows regular aerobic exercise may prevent or slow cognitive decline in older adults at risk for Alzheimer's.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The Mysterious Bronze Objects that Have Baffled Archaeologists for Centuries - Mental Floss - Pocket

The first dodecahedron was discovered nearly 300 years ago, yet no one is certain just what they were used for.

Science & Technology | Science

Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger

WASHINGTON (AP) — The universe is looking younger every day, it seems. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate, and even...

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israeli Researchers Unveil New Coding Technique To Store Data On DNA

Researchers at the Technion and the IDC Herzliya suggest DNA could be part of a viable, long-term solution to storing the incredible amounts of data we produce every day. | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Science

Water detected on potentially 'habitable' exoplanet for first time, scientists say

Scientists have detected water vapor in the atmosphere of a “super-Earth” exoplanet with potentially habitable temperatures. The discovery, which is being touted as a milestone, could have major implications in the search for life outside the Solar System

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Mathematicians Solve '42' Problem With Planetary Supercomputer


Mathematicians have finally figured out the three cubed numbers that add up to 42. This has settled a problem that has been pondered for 65 years: namely, can each of the natural numbers below 100 be expressed as the sum of three cubes?

Science & Technology | Science

Left-handed DNA found - and it changes brain structure

Scientists start to chip away at the mystery of why one in 10 people is left-handed.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

TESS Finds First Nearby Super-Earth (and it may be Habitable)

A trio of planets found in a nearby solar system offer one world that could have water, and maybe life!

News | Heroes & Heroines

Teen’s Water Pollution Removal Idea Wins Google Science Fair

An Irish teenager won an international online science competition sponsored by Google earlier in August.

Science & Technology | Science

Apollo 11 Put the First Men on the Moon. What About Missions 12-17?

You know Apollo 11. But what did the other Apollo missions accomplish after Neil Armstrong made his giant leap for mankind?

Science & Technology | Science

Why Soviets Sent Dogs, Not Primates, to Space - The Atlantic

Researchers didn’t know how people would react to weightlessness. So they sent animals first.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Einstein’s General Relativity passes the test at the centre of our Galaxy

Measurements of a star close to the supermassive black hole at the centre of the Milky Way confirms the predictions General Relativity

Family & Parenting | Kids

How do you find water bears (tardigrades) in the wild? | The Kid Should See This

Tardigrades (also called water bears or moss piglets) refer to over 1,150 species of microscopic aquatic animals that can be found in moss, ferns,

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Definition of Closed Timelike Curve

Definition of a closed timelike curve and how closed timelike curves can be used in relativity for the purposes of time travel.

Entertainment | Entertainment

The Physics of Avengers: Endgame - Tom Wong - Medium

The Marvel Cinematic Universe makes ample references to physics to justify their plots and superheroes’ powers. Since the release of Avengers: Endgame, several people have asked me about it, since I…

Science & Technology | Science

Complex quantum teleportation achieved for the first time

Austrian and Chinese scientists have succeeded in teleporting three-dimensional quantum states for the first time. High-dimensional teleportation could play an important role in future quantum computers.

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Auguat 18 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Auguat 18 2019 The highlights include: Israeli scientists have developed a new treatment for melanoma. Israel gave free sports footware to Kenyan lacrosse players. Israeli space technology is out of this world.

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists finding new ways to fight plastic waste | Fox News

National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) scientist Gregg Beckham is an avid scuba diver. So he's seen the problem of plastics in the world's oceans firsthand. 

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Introduction to Quantum Programming - Towards Data Science

In depth walkthrough of quantum programming for beginners, building up from the mathematical foundations of qubits to how to run on a real quantum computer.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Tardigrades that crash-landed on the moon may still be alive, but they’re not having fun | Popular Science

The moon is a barren place, but every so often humanity sends it some visitors. Most recently, the dusty rock received a rather large delegation of Earth’s toughest living critters.

Pets & Animals | Animals

Human-sized penguin discovered in Waipara

The fossilised bones of Crossvallia waiparensis were found by amateur palaeontologist Leigh Love at the Waipara Greensand fossil site in North Canterbury last year.

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

Israel eyes next-gen satellite launch to scrutinize universe under new light | The Times of Israel

Micro-satellite weighing 160 kilos has projected 2023 launch; it will operate in ultraviolet light to answer 'some of the big questions in astrophysics'

Science & Technology | Science

Thousands Of The Toughest Known Animals In The Universe Are Now On The Moon | WIRED

The Beresheet lunar lander carried thousands of books, DNA samples, and a few thousand water bears to the moon. But did any of it survive the crash?

Science & Technology | Science

Evidence of 14B year-old 'time machine' star found 35,000 light-years from Earth | Fox News

Astronomers have found evidence of one of the oldest stars in the universe, a star that lived 13.8 billion years ago, nestled inside a star that's nearly as old.

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This Week's Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 8 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel Aug. 8 2019 The highlights include: Israeli scientists have transformed MRI scans to detect brain diseases. Israel’s upgrade of neonatal units in Ghana has saved hundreds of babies. Israelis take hundreds of s

Science & Technology | Israeli Innovation

NASA Solar Probe Spacecraft Fitted With Israeli Tech Reveals Extraordinary Amount Of Data

The probe is fitted with an Israeli-engineered sensor capturing high-res images of the sun's atmosphere; scientists say the data downlinked to Earth is much more than they expected by this point | NoCamels

Science & Technology | Science

Here’s why everything you thought you knew about gravity is wrong

Unless you think hard about gravity, your brain associates gravity with your relationship to the ground beneath your feet

Science & Technology | Science

Move Over, Energizer Bunny! NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Just Got Its Nuclear Battery

NASA's next spacecraft on the Red Planet, Mars 2020, is getting a nuclear battery to do science on the Red Planet.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Could You Pass This Astronaut Aptitude Test? | Mental Floss

Think you've got what it takes to follow in the footsteps of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin? Take this Astronaut Test and find out.

Science & Technology | Science

To Stop Mosquito Bites, Silence Your Skin's Bacteria | Science | Smithsonian

Texas scientists tricked mosquitoes into skipping a blood meal by modifying the way bacteria talk to each other

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Mathematician Solves Computer Science Conjecture in Two Pages | Quanta Magazine

The “sensitivity” conjecture stumped many top computer scientists, yet the new proof is so simple that one researcher summed it up in a single tweet.

Science & Technology | Science

Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin Were Almost Left on the Moon | Time

Even after half a century, people still don’t know much about the little broken switch that nearly stranded Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the…

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Here's What Music Apollo 11 Astronauts Enjoyed for Their Walk on the Moon | Military.com

NASA began equipping astronauts with small Sony TC-50 cassette recorders on the Apollo 7 mission. They used them to play mixtapes.

Science & Technology | Science

BBC - Apollo in 50 numbers: Time

Humanity has spent little more than three Earth days exploring the Moon. But that time has given us an extraordinary insight into our nearest celestial neighbour.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Why the Moon landing matters, 50 years later

We owe our current digital age to the 1960s Space Race. What will today’s Space Race herald for the future?

Science & Technology | Fun Science Stuff

Guess who was waiting at the Moon for Apollo 11? The Russians

How the race to the Moon between the United States and the Soviet Union was a race to the very end.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Would we have landed on the Moon on July 20, 1969, if JFK had lived?

JFK’s private conversations and public statements in his last year as president crackle with high-stakes gamesmanship and Cold War intrigue.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

A retired teacher found some seahorses off Long Beach. Then he built a secret world for them

Rog Hanson created a secret habitat for seahorses in the coastal waters off Long Beach. He's come to see them about 1,000 times.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Breathtaking Simulation Recreates Neil Armstrong’s View of the Apollo 11 Landing

Choppy video taken by a camera next to Buzz Aldrin’s window is the only visual record we have of the first Moon landing. Using archival data and new high-res images, a team from NASA has recreated the Apollo 11 landing, showing Neil Armstrong’s perspe

Science & Technology | Science & Space

This is the scariest, most counterintuitive thing astronauts had to do in space

Flying in space to rendezvous with another craft is so hard that the first U.S. astronaut to try it completely failed.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Your brain works in space. But in 1961, we didn’t know that

Would astronauts sent into space be able to think? It was a genuine question as we embarked upon our mission to get to the Moon.

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

The Promise and Price of Cellular Therapies | The New Yorker

New “living drugs”—made from a patient’s own cells—can cure once incurable cancers, Siddhartha Mukherjee writes. But can we afford them?

Science & Technology | Tech

IBM Research explains how quantum computing works and why it matters | VentureBeat

Jeffrey Welser, vice president and lab director at IBM Research at Almaden, breaks down quantum computing in terms anyone can understand.

News | News

This Week's Sanity Report from Israel July 14 2019

This Week’s Sanity Report from Israel July 14 2019 The highlights include: An Israeli scientist has developed a new way to lure and destroy cancer cells. An Arab Muslim represents Israel in women’s Euro high-jump championships. Israel is designing

News | News

Swiss Researchers Have A Simple Idea For Countering Climate Change: Plant A Trillion Trees

"The nice thing about this solution is it’s really low-tech," says Thomas Crowther, a co-author of the study and climate change ecologist at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Science & Technology | Biology & Medicine

The battle between virus and host cell

When viruses enter the body, such as during an influenza or a gastrointestinal infection, the processes within the infected cells change: In the worst case, the virus takes the helm and reprograms the cell to its advantage. It then produces viral componen