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BMW’s Vision iNEXT SUV Concept Sets a New, Electric CourseBMW Vision iNext

The X5-sized concept has everything from touch-control seats to a Little Mermaid–inspired interior—and BMW insists it's for real.


Midterm Time Capsule, 52 Days to Go: Rush to Judgment on Kavanaugh

The most cynical decision George H. W. Bush made as president was to nominate Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court. The choice was cynical because of Thomas’s race. In 1991 Bush had a vacancy to fill when Thurgood Marshall – the first African-American ever to sit on the Court, the man who had argued the historic Brown v. Board of Education case in front of the Court as a lawyer for the NAACP – de


Children with asthma are less likely to finish school and to work in non-manual occupations

People who suffer with persistent asthma from a young age are more likely to leave school at 16 years old and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, according to new research presented today (Sunday) at the European Respiratory Society International Congress. The research also suggests that when this group of children grow up, they are less likely to work in certain non




Former Colorado nuke site opens to public as wildlife refuge

Cyclists and hikers explored a newly opened wildlife refuge at the site of a former nuclear weapons plant in Colorado on Saturday, while a protester in a gas mask brought signs warning about the dangers of plutonium.


Are Narcissists More Likely to Experience Imposter Syndrome?

The surprising link between narcissism and imposter syndrome — Read more on


Recreating star fusion on Earth could solve our energy crisis

Nuclear fusion could solve the world’s energy problems, says physicist and Everest-climber Melanie Windridge, who reveals some of the latest innovations


Nasa laser launches into space

ICESat-2 will use laser beams to measure ice levels on Earth as it orbits 500km above the planet.


Can Puerto Rico Rebuild Itself?

The time is now for Puerto Rico, according to its governor, Ricardo Rosselló. “We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to define Puerto Rico as an exciting place to innovate,” Rosselló says in a new video filmed at the 2018 Aspen Ideas Festival, in June. Rosselló goes on to explain how the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria has created an opening for the island’s revitalization. “I saw some f


'World's oldest brewery' found in Israel

Researchers believe they have found the world's oldest brewery in a prehistoric cave in Israel.


How to Easily Locate the Accelerometer in an iPhone

Don't take apart your phone! Circular motion, an app to record sensor data, and some physics is all you need.


Myers-Briggs personality tests: what kind of person are you?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is used by firms worldwide to test their employees. In her new book, Merve Emre looks at the system’s curious origins Merve Emre was 22 when she found out she was an ENTJ, though she was yet to understand what an impact it would have on her life. Emre had recently graduated from Harvard University and was working as an associate consultant at Bain & Company, one of


A Bush Bear Encounter | Alaskan Bush People

Matt Brown has spotted a black bear near basecamp! Catch an all-new ALASKAN BUSH PEOPLE Sunday 9p on Discovery. Stream Full Episodes of Alaskan Bush People: Subscribe to Discovery: Join us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: https://twit


California Had Its Own Climate Summit. Now What?

There were plenty of announcements at a major climate conference in San Francisco, but not enough of what one researcher called the “exponential changes” still needed.


Get Big Quick? Just Graft Some Friends

The marine invertebrate Ectopleura larynx is perfectly happy to glue strangers to itself to grow its team — Read more on


Paris, Brussels call for car-free day in Europe

Europe should hold an annual car-free day in a bid to ease air pollution, the mayors of Paris and Brussels said Saturday on the eve of a vehicle-free day in their cities.


NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

NASA's most advanced space laser satellite blasted off Saturday on a mission to track ice loss around the world and improve forecasts of sea level rise as the climate warms.


Kæmpe iglo skal beskytte fremtidens Mars-boere

Et tre meter tykt isskjold skal sikre en fremtidig koloni på Mars mod kosmisk stråling, foreslår en gruppe rumforskere.


Ugens debat: Sammenfoldelige flyvinger fik debatten til at lette

Et par år før flyet skal sættes i drift, har Boeing løftet sløret og fremvist de første eksemplarer af det nye lang­distancepassagerfly 777X. For at øge brændstofeffektiviteten er vingespændet blevet hele 72 meter, og vingespidserne er derfor gjort sammenfoldelige. På kom debatten ikke min…


How Far Off Is 'Home Brew' Insulin for Diabetes?

Nearly a century later, an American with diabetes can pay as much as US$400 per month for insulin, driving some uninsured patients to desperate and dangerous measures. Clearly, something went wrong.


Hot computers are slow and dangerous—here's how to fix yours

DIY How hot is too hot? Ever feel like your laptop is hot enough to burn your thighs? Here's how to tell whether your computer is reaching damaging temperatures—and how to fix it.


Scientists Warn BPA-Free Plastic May Not Be Safe

Should you trust that BPA-free sticker?


Cancer Spreads from Organ Donor to 4 People in 'Extraordinary' Case

This extraordinary case shows that organ transplants can not only pass on infectious diseases, but also cancer, at least in some rare cases.


Preorder the iPhone XS or Shop 15 of the Weekend’s Best Tech Deals

You want a new iPhone? So do we. And an Apple Watch.


Mind–Body Problems: My Meta-Solution to the Mystery of Who We Really Are

The author of a new book about consciousness, free will and the meaning of life conducts a testy interview with himself — Read more on


The Cartoon That Captures the Damaged American Male

If the universe is indeed run—as users of cutting-edge psychedelic drugs will occasionally suggest—by nine-foot-tall interdimensional locusts with lawn-mower voices and glittering, loveless minds, who program our life patterns on cold locust computers and grind their forelegs appreciatively over our sweatier delusions and sentimentalities; and if (as I personally suspect) these giant locusts from


Sci-Fi Writers Are Predicting the Future, but Is Anyone Listening?

Author Walter Jon Williams has forecasted a lot of things, but rarely gets credit.


Kid-Focused Apps Track Location, UK Spying, and More Security News This Week

In security news this week, some apps for children may violate privacy laws, State Department devices might be less secure than your Instagram account, and more.


Emily Nemens (Editor, The Paris Review) – The Literary Industrial Complex – Think Again – a Big Think Podcast #162

A seismic shake-up at a venerable literary gatekeeper. Shallow and not-so-shallow consumerism. The Paris Review’s new editor on old ghosts, new voices, and what’s worth keeping. Read More


What Is Gymnema Sylvestre and Can It Kill Sugar Cravings?

Gymnemic acid binds to the taste receptors on your tongue that perceive sweetness. As a result, it makes sweet things taste a lot less sweet — Read more on


A New Wildlife Refuge On The Grounds Around An Old Nuclear Weapons Plant

Land around the shuttered weapons production facility in Colorado known as Rocky Flats is slated to reopen today as a wildlife refuge. But some are questioning whether it's too soon to be safe. (Image credit: Dan Boyce for NPR)


The Best of the Physics arXiv (week ending September 15, 2018)

This week’s most thought-provoking papers from the Physics arXiv.


Families Are Getting Better at Preparing for Hurricanes

Alton Davis’s parents didn’t tell him much about the coming hurricane before they took shelter. All he knew was that the storm “might be dangerous,” so the family drove from their little house in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie uptown to Davis’s grandparents’ house near Audubon Park. It was a sturdy old building made of brick and stucco, Davis, now an architect, recalls. He’d been ordered to s


The Atlantic Democracy Reader

“Democracy in America … is suffering from unforeseen evils, as well as enjoying unforeseen blessings. It will probably be worse before it is better,” wrote The Nation ’s founder E. L. Godkin in a July 1896 article for The Atlantic , expressing a sentiment that resonates across eras in the magazine’s pages. “Democracy in the United States is at greater risk than ever before,” wrote Robert D. Kapla


5 STEM Toys to Entertain and Enlighten Your Kids

Keep your kids’ neurons firing with these science- and math-centric toys and games.


Searching for Chocolate's Roots, and Enemies, in Colombia's Wilderness

A newfound peace has spurred the hunt for disease-resistant wild cacao within the nation’s borders — Read more on


The Family Weekly: How Parents Can Help Shield Kids From a Hurricane’s Trauma

This Week in Family Natural disasters like Hurricane Florence can prove traumatizing for people of all ages, but that’s especially true for children, who struggle to make sense of them—and sometimes even blame themselves. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the clinical psychologist Shannon Self-Brown talked to hundreds of people displaced by the disaster, and found that some kids were especially s


Nightingales 'could become extinct in Hampshire'

A wildlife trust is warning the species could become extinct in Hampshire.


How Los Angeles Is Helping Lead the Fight Against Climate Change

Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti sits down with WIRED to talk about how to turn LA into a greentech testbed, why cities have to compete in order to save the world, and what the city can learn from its infamous water wars.


Space Photos of the Week: Florence, From Way Way Up Above

Even from 254 miles up, photos of hurricane Florence had to be shot in wide angle.


Self-Driving Car Developers Should Put Pedestrians First

Opinion: Contrary to the hype, walkers and bikers are much smarter than autonomous vehicles


How Fitbit Started the Wearables Craze That Got Us All Moving

Pedometers first arrived 50 years ago in Japan. Now, thanks to technology, quantified stepping is everywhere.


The First Is a Dazzling, Portentous Space Drama

It’s no secret at this point that Beau Willimon is preoccupied with ambition. After working on Howard Dean’s abortive 2004 presidential campaign, Willimon turned his experiences into a play, Farragut North , about toxic political aspiration. Then he created Netflix’s House of Cards , an almost comically bleak excavation of power and the rotten, sociopathic people who crave it. Willimon’s The Firs


Individualiseret behandling af astma og KOL er i fokus

Lungemedicinernes formand forventer, at ERS-kongressen vil bringe ny viden om biologiske lægemidler til behandling af KOL.


Mens vi venter på bombardementet

Det er en myte, at sundhedsvæsenet er økonomisk forkælet – faktisk er virkeligheden langt fra det billede af enorm vækst, som Noa Redington forsøger at tegne. Men vi kan håbe, at hans forventning om et »bombardement af sundhedsmilliarder« kommer til at ske.


EU vil vande med genbrugsvand

Forslaget om vanding med renset spildevand rammer forbi Danmark, hvor man i stedet ønsker mere ­fokus på vandkredsløbet og ­hæfter sig ved risikoen for spredning af medicinrester gennem det rensede vand.


Vil du spare på vandet? Spis grønt og sundt

Rødt kød, vin og sukker kræver meget vand at producere, så hvis du vil mindske dit vandforbrug, er det blandt andet der, du kan skære ned.


Trump’s Soviet Approach to Intelligence

A national intelligence apparatus is only as effective as those who act on its findings. Ample money and resources, scientific and analytical expertise, and networks of sources around the world are useless in a post-truth environment—a world in which personal preference, tribal loyalty, and feeling count for more than data, proof, and facts. As a case in point, look no further than our new friend


ERS er det rette forum til at få ny viden

Elisabeth Bendstrup fra lungemedicinsk afdeling på Aarhus Universitetshospital har vurderet ca. 50 abstracts til indsendt til ERS-kongressen.


Data på vej for næste generation af biologiske midler

Danmarks første professor i svær astma forventer, at ERS-kongressen vil byde på nye data for biologiske lægemidler til at hæmme inflammationskaskader ved astma.


Målrettet behandling af lungesygdomme vinder frem

Professor Vibeke Backer ser frem til ny viden om biomarkører, som kan åbne op for targeteret behandling af patienter med svær astma.


Til kongres med mødekalenderen fuldt booket

Charlotte Suppli Ulrik skal på ERS-kongressen præsentere en undersøgelse af mannitolprovokations værdi til diagnostik af astma, men ellers er kongressen præget af heftig mødeaktivitet.


Optimism trumps despair at climate summit

Mayors, governors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and celebrities delivered a double-edged message Friday at the close of a climate summit in San Francisco: global warming is making the planet unliveable—but we know how to fix it.


Internet Sleuths Are Hunting for China’s Secret Internment Camps for Muslims

Citizen journalists and scholars are in a race against time, scouring the internet for evidence before the Chinese government can erase it. Since last year, the country has been sending vast numbers of Muslims to internment camps, where it tries to force them to renounce Islam and embrace the Communist Party, as The New York Times and other media outlets have reported based on interviews with for


NASA counts down to launch of laser study of ice sheets

NASA counted down Saturday to the launch of its $1 billion ICESat-2 mission, using advanced lasers to uncover the true depth of the melting of Earth's ice sheets.


Canada top court rules Hollywood must pay to chase alleged internet pirates

Canada's high court on Friday ruled that Hollywood studios and other copyright holders must pay internet service providers to chase down Canadians suspected of illegally downloading movies or other online content.


Report: Most dams in Hawaii have 'high hazard potential'

The vast majority of Hawaii's state-regulated dams are considered to have "high hazard potential," according to a 2017 infrastructure report by the American Society of Civil Engineers.


Engelske jernbaneingeniører grundlagde Scandia i Randers

I en årrække blev alle danske jernbanevogne bygget på Scandia-fabrikken i Randers. Det var anlægget af baneanlæggene i Nørrejylland og Fyn, der førte til den danske vognproduktion.


Eyes in the sky aim to protect Earth's rainforests, resources

In the Brazilian state of Para, every week, authorities receive alerts showing them which parts of the Amazon forest have been chopped down, with photos to back it up.


Samsung sets new Galaxy device launch for October

Samsung sent out invitations Friday for an October 11 event to launch a new mobile device under its Galaxy line.


Scientists: World's warming; expect more intense hurricanes

A warmer world makes for nastier hurricanes. Scientists say they are wetter, possess more energy and intensify faster.


Lockheed Martin wins $7.2B Air Force satellite contract

The U.S. Air Force says it is awarding Lockheed Martin a $7.2 billion contract to build 22 next-generation Global Positioning System satellites.


Technology streamlines computational science projects

Since designing and launching a specialized workflow management system in 2010, a research team from the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory has continuously updated the technology to help computational scientists develop software, visualize data and solve problems.


Near-infrared laser systems for monitoring forest dynamics from space pass final tests

All systems are go for launch in November of NASA's Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) mission, which will use high-resolution laser ranging to study Earth's forests and topography from the International Space Station (ISS).


New tool helps conservationists make smarter decisions

A new tool developed by University of British Columbia researchers could help ensure limited conservation dollars are well spent by determining which actions would save the most species per dollar.


New tool developed by UBC researchers helps conservationists make smarter decisions

A new tool developed by University of British Columbia researchers could help ensure limited conservation dollars are well spent by determining which actions would save the most species per dollar.


Rumæner vandt lotteriet 14 gange: Kan du gøre det samme?

Det var ikke held, men derimod hårdt arbejde, der gjorde økonom til lotteri-vinder. Men du kan ikke kopiere hans nummer, siger statistiker.


Cord blood clue to respiratory diseases

New research has found children born during high pollen months may have a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma.


'Gel-like' see-through fish discovered 7.5km down on Pacific ocean floor

Scientists have been surprised to find three new kinds of snailfish thriving deep in the Atacama trench Scientists have discovered three new species of “hardcore” fish living in one of the deepest parts of the ocean, the see-through, scale-free creatures perfectly adapted to conditions that would instantly kill most life on Earth. An international team of researchers used state-of-the-art underwa


Florence Evacuees Face 4 Nights In A Shelter, And No End In Sight

Residents who evacuated early in the week have already been sleeping in shelters for days. But Tropical Storm Florence still has days of rain and wind to go. (Image credit: John W. Poole/NPR)


Prickly cactus species 'under threat'

The iconic cactus plant is veering into trouble say researchers.


The Atlantic Daily: ‘Boom They Go’

What We’re Following Manafort Flips: Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, has agreed to cooperate “fully, truthfully, and completely” with Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Franklin Foer outlines the several big mysteries of the Russia investigation that Manafort’s cooperation could help untangle. Earth, Wind, and Fire: Hurricane Florence made landfall in North Carolina


Walter Mischel, 88, Psychologist Famed for Marshmallow Test, Dies

Dr. Mischel’s experiments with preschoolers and sweets zeroed in on the importance of delayed gratification, and his insights changed the study of personality.


People with asthma at higher risk of becoming obese

Obesity is known to be a risk factor for developing asthma but a new study shows that the reverse is also true: people with asthma are more likely to go on to become obese. The new research, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, indicates that those who develop asthma as adults and those who have non-allergic asthma are at the greatest risk of obesity.


Megapixels: Hurricane Florence races the sun to reach the East Coast in this epic satellite photo

Environment The storm made landfall early Friday morning. All eyes are on the Carolinas today, and the National Oceanic and Air Administration (NOAA) is no exception.


Elon Musk Is Blasting Someone to the Moon, and We Have Questions

Elon Musk's lunar flyby is one giant leap for space tourism.


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