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The Explosive-Carrying Drones in Venezuela Won't Be the LastVenezuela Nicolas Maduro

There's still no good defense against drones attacks like the one that allegedly targeted Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro Saturday.


Powerful quake rocks Indonesia's Lombok island, 39 dead

A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, killing at least 39 people and shaking neighboring Bali, one week after another quake on Lombok killed more than a dozen.


Britisk regering vil have ladestandere i nye huse og gadelamper

Ifølge en ny regeringsplan skal nye huse og gadelamper – hvor det er passende – have ladestandere installeret. Ny fond på 3,3 mia. skal investere i ladeinfrastruktur




What is the so-called Intellectual Dark Web?

Is it a super-secret place for the global el33t? Or is it just a bunch of n00bs masquerading as true h4x0rs? Read More


Cell-sized robots can sense their environment

Researchers at MIT have created what may be the smallest robots yet that can sense their environment, store data, and even carry out computational tasks. These nanorobots are the size of a human cell and they could flow through intestines or pipelines to detect problems. Read More


The link between sleep, memory, and PTSD

Your brain organizes your memories in your sleep thanks to some incredible neuroscience. Read More


New study reveals the science behind Ouija boards

It's not demons. It's not the undead. The explanation is actually way more boring that you'll ever guess. Read More


Ud i det gode vejr! Solens vitaminer giver dig energi til vinterhalvåret

I sommersolen lader din krop op til mørke måneder, forklarer overlæge.


Stocking the Mesozoic Salad Bar

A new study estimates how much vegetation was needed to keep giant dinosaurs fed — Read more on


US teacher rows solo across Atlantic in record time

A high school science teacher from Cincinnati, Ohio, has rowed solo across the Atlantic, setting a record for a west-to-east crossing.


Submit your photos to the 'Facebook' for giant sea bass

A new conservation project called Spotting Giant Sea Bass is a kind of like a Facebook for fishes, where citizen scientists upload photographs of fish and share information about sightings. Capable of growing bigger than an average-sized grizzly bear, and as imperiled as the black rhino, giant sea bass are the largest bony coastal fish in California. They can live to be 75 years old and can excee


The Utter Failure of Fictional Time Travel

An answer to why we've not been visited from the future? — Read more on


Beneath Japan's Mount Ikeno is a dazzling particle detector

The stunning Super-Kamiokande is hidden beneath a mountain in Japan to detect neutrinos shot from supernovas. Read More


Derfor er vi dårlige til at spå om fremtidens teknologi

Teknologien er kringlet at forstå, når den er ny og svær at ændre, når vi så har forstået den. Det er en af grundene til, vi har vanskeligt ved at forudse den næste "game changer".


Planet-hunting Kepler Telescope Wakes up, Phones Home

Nearing the end of its life, the spectacularly successful mission is still churning out new observations — Read more on


A Buddhism Critic Goes on a Silent Buddhist Retreat

Something weird happens to a skeptical science writer during a week of meditation, chanting and skygazing — Read more on


How Prey Animals' Prior Experiences Make Them Gullible to Masquerading Predators

Ghost mantises use their prey's cognitive processes against them — Read more on


Welsh river study reveals 'troubling' decline of wildlife

Forty-year study shows loss of invertebrates, with repercussions for larger animals One of the longest-running studies of streams in the world – the minute study of 14 brooks that tumble through a remote Welsh mountain landscape – has exposed a troubling loss of riverine wildlife. Ecologists working on the Llyn Brianne Observatory project in mid Wales, which has been in operation for almost 40 ye


Here's What We Know About CRISPR Safety

The gene-altering technique called CRISPR has enormous potential to improve our health, treat diseases, improve the quality and quantity of our food supplies, and tackle environmental pollution. But how safe is it?


The best remedy for a snakebite: Carry car keys

DIY Snakes rarely bite humans—and if they do, here's how to deal with it. Snakebites already occur pretty rarely. Here's how to further reduce your odds of an attack, and the unexpected gear you should carry to deal with a worst-case…


Ancient Roman Library Discovered Beneath German City

Archaeologists are excavating the remains of an ancient Roman library — a bibliophile's dream that once held up to 20,000 scrolls — in Cologne, Germany.


5 teknologier vi slet ikke havde set komme

Internettet, genteknologi og sociale medier strøg ind fra højre og har vendt op og ned på vores liv. Her er 5 teknologier, som de færreste havde forudset.


Shark Week's Best Breaches

One thing we can all agree on – nothing beats a badass shark breach! Check out this epic compilation of jaw dropping breaches from the last 30 years of Shark Week! Stream Shark Week Episodes: Subscribe to Discovery: Join us on Facebook: Follow on Tw


Letter: Literature Should Be a Medical School Admissions Requirement

Why Doctors Should Read Fiction Last week, Sam Kean wrote about a new paper in Literature and Medicine. The paper, he explained, argues that "certain literary exercises can expand doctors' worldviews and make them more attuned to the dilemmas real patients face." As a physician who teaches both ethics and creative writing to medical students and house officers, I appreciate the value of using fic


Best Point and Shoot Cameras (2018): Canon, Sony, Olympus

Ditch the DSLR and say "sayonara, smartphone" with these awesome compact cameras.


Paul Manafort's Fashion Choices Top This Week's Internet News Roundup

Last week, President Trump's former campaign chairman went to court—and the internet put his clothes on trial.


Elon Musk's Apology, Tesla's Quarter, Waymo's Transit Partner, and More Car News This Week

Plus: Autopilot advances, and Sacramento goes for self-driving cars.


Are tech titans teetering atop the market?

Silicon Valley giants have become a gargantuan force on Wall Street, as demonstrated by Apple recently topping $1 trillion in stock-market valuation.


Aluminum tariffs tap out Canada craft brewers

Canadian craft brewers are facing a sudden aluminum can shortage and are blaming the supply disruptions on aluminum tariffs, making these small businesses among the first casualties of the Canada-US trade spat.


The Story Of Sand In 'The World In A Grain'

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with author Vince Beiser about his new book, The World in a Grain. The book tells the story of sand and the crucial role it plays in our lives.


NASA Announces New Astronauts For Commercial Flights

NASA has selected the astronauts who will fly on the first commercial space flights.


California Wildfires Reignite Old Trauma For Survivors Of Last Year's Blazes

In fire-torn parts of the West, some people who are now safe struggle mightily when they again smell smoke or see an orange haze in the sky. That's normal, say therapists. And you can quench the fear. (Image credit: Noah Berger/AP)


Saudi hackathon seeks high-tech fixes to hajj calamities

Fuelled by caffeine, pizza and adrenaline, sleep-deprived programmers in a marathon Saudi contest this week explored high-tech solutions to prevent a repeat of past calamities in the annual hajj pilgrimage.


Chip labour: Robots replace waiters in China restaurant

The little robotic waiter wheels up to the table, raises its glass lid to reveal a steaming plate of local Shanghai-style crayfish and announces in low, mechanical tones, "Enjoy your meal."


Spørg Scientariet: Hvor forsvinder Solens varme hen?

En læser undrer sig over, hvor varmen bliver af, når det bliver køligere. Går den i oceanet eller ud i rummet?


Bangladesh shuts down mobile internet to tackle teen protests

Bangladesh authorities have shut down mobile internet across swathes of the country, officials and local media said Sunday, as the authorities try to quell massive student protests that have spiralled into violence.


America Is Addicted to Sanctions. Time for an Intervention.

In March 2016, shortly after the United States lifted sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, then–Treasury Secretary Jack Lew gave a speech reflecting on the lessons Barack Obama's administration had learned. Sanctions, he said, had "become a powerful force in service of clear and coordinated foreign policy objectives," but the United States should be sure to use them "only to address signif


The Draconian Dictionary is Back

In 1961, what newly-published book was denounced as "subversive and intolerably offensive?" Was it the new American edition of Tropic of Cancer , Henry Miller's sexually explicit autobiographical novel? Nope: Although that book was called filthy, rotten, repulsive and "an affront to human decency," the correct answer is Webster's Third New International Dictionary . It might be hard to understand


Where the Pacific Northwest's "Big One" Is More Likely to Strike

Differences observed along the Cascadia fault explain why certain areas see more rumbling — Read more on


David Byrne's Joyful and Uncomfortable Reinvention of the Rock Concert

What once led David Byrne to don a comically enormous business suit while on tour with the Talking Heads, a choice made iconic by Jonathan Demme's 1984 concert documentary Stop Making Sense ? Some answers are clear: He was sending up the era's corporate culture, drawing from Japanese theater, and making a conceptually meta statement. "I wanted my head to appear smaller and the easiest way to do t


How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi

Connecting to a public Wi-Fi network can put you at risk. Here's how to minimize the damage.


Loopholes and the 'Anti-Realism' of the Quantum World

After researchers found a loophole in a famous experiment designed to prove that quantum objects don't have intrinsic properties, three experimental groups quickly sewed the loophole shut.


TÆT PÅ Raketnørd Mads Wilson efter opsendelse: Vi vil sende en mand i rummet

Mads Wilson fra Copenhagen Suborbitals sendte i går raketten Nexø-II i luften. Han svarer på spørgsmål fra klokken 13.


The Progressives' Plan to Win in 2018

NEW ORLEANS – The first Netroots Nation conference in a Trump-era election year opened with not one, not two, but five keynote speakers of color, all of whom underlined the potential of a "multiracial coalition" of voters made up of African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, and progressive whites. Their prescription for taking back the House in the November mid-terms was not winning back Trump


Trump's Offshore Drilling Plan Is Roiling Coastal Elections

Carteret County sits in a region of North Carolina known as the Crystal Coast. It's celebrated for its charming lighthouses, sun-bleached beaches, and relaxed atmosphere. The population is 89.9 percent white and staunchly Republican. President Trump won the county in 2016 with 71 percent of the vote. But he has touched off an insurrection among the GOP faithful here on the issue of offshore drill


Palestinian teens reach finals of Silicon Valley app pitch

Four Palestinian high school friends are heading to California this week to pitch their mobile app about fire prevention to Silicon Valley's tech leaders, after winning a slot in the finals of a worldwide competition among more than 19,000 teenage girls.


Battery of complaints against Tesla in Norway

"I've had the car for eight months and it ran fine for four days," says Yngve Solberg, who like many Norwegians is fed up with the slew of problems his Tesla X has given him.


Science's search for a super banana

A fruit bowl favourite and a staple food to millions, the banana is under threat from a formidable foe Some suggest the banana is on the brink of extinction. Panama disease, also known as fusarium wilt, is on the march, wiping out plantations that provide a staple food for hundreds of millions of people and a livelihood for hundreds of thousands more. Others say talk of Bananageddon is exaggerate


Citizen science

Ever wanted to contribute to research? All people-powered science requires is a phone or computer and a sharp eye The Big Butterfly Count is the largest project of its type . It is on track to exceed last year's total of more than 62,000 submitted counts. People participate by counting the number and type of butterflies seen in one spot over 15 minutes. Butterfly Conservation is using the data to


Fra pølseautomat til flyvende biler: Se 10 teknologier der skulle ændre dit liv

Det er virkeligt svært at spå om fremtiden. For hvad blev der egentlig af de der pølseautomater?


Read on, Jordan B Peterson, if you want to survive a visit to Glasgow | Kevin McKenna

The Canadian culture warrior is coming to town. Prepare for new right platitudes I've only ever been on one of those team-building exercises favoured by large management consultancies and firms that operate in the technology sector. These enterprises may only involve a paintballing experience in a nearby forest where you can let the office dickhead indulge his leadership delusions and act out som


We need less waste, not more food | Letters

The key to UK food security is not to grow more but to ensure our supplies and to cut out profligacy This year's heatwave and climate change in general highlight growing risks to food supplies and not just in this country (" To feed the world, we must exploit science, not spurn its advances "). Assuming that Britain will always be able to import food is folly. In 2010, Russia banned grain exports


How Video Can Create a Just Society

"We live, at the moment, in a country where basic rights are really being violated," Yvette Alberdingk Thijm told The Atlantic at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival. Thijm is the Executive Director of WITNESS , a global team of activists that empowers citizens to use video and technology to protect and defend human rights. Thijm argues that bystander videos are a powerful addition to criminal processe




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