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Vaping May Have Killed Someone, Health Officials Say
An investigation into respiratory illnesses connected to e-cigs by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention turned up the first known death this week.
1 day ago
Wired Science
Vaping May Have Killed Someone, Health Officials Say
Why the Amazon's On Fire, a Robocall Fight, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
1 day ago
Wired Science
Why the Amazon's On Fire, a Robocall Fight, and More News
Amazon Fires and the Horrifying Science of Deforestation
At the core of Brazil's out-of-control fires in the Amazon is deforestation. Here's how human meddling fundamentally transforms a rainforest.
1 day ago
Wired Science
Amazon Fires and the Horrifying Science of Deforestation
Why the NFL's Field Goal Record Is Waiting to Be Smashed
Players, coaches, and scientists alike say that the current record of 64 yards is well shy of what humans are capable of kicking.
2 days ago
Wired Science
Why the NFL's Field Goal Record Is Waiting to Be Smashed
A Tugboat in Space, Microplastics In Your Water, and More News
Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.
2 days ago
Wired Science
A Tugboat in Space, Microplastics In Your Water, and More News
Humans, More Than Drought, Are Fueling the Amazon's Flames
Economic activity appears to be causing the rainforest to burn, unlike the other epic fires ravaging the world.
2 days ago
Wired Science
Humans, More Than Drought, Are Fueling the Amazon's Flames
This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through August 24)
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE To Power AI, This Startup Built a Really, Really Big Chip Tom Simonite | Wired “The silicon monster is almost 22 centimeters"roughly 9 inches"on each side, making it likely the largest computer chip ever, and a monument to the tech industry's hopes for artificial intelligence.” ...
20 hours ago
SingularityHUB
This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through August 24)
The Promise of Direct Air Capture: Making Stuff Out of Thin Air
Imagine making fuel, plastics, and concrete out of 'thin air.” That's the promise of direct air capture (DAC), a technology that fundamentally disrupts our contemporary oil economy. Mimicking what already occurs in nature, DAC essentially involves industrial photosynthesis, harnessing the power ...
1 day ago
SingularityHUB
The Promise of Direct Air Capture: Making Stuff Out of Thin Air
Tech Is Fueling the Hong Kong Movement. Here’s How, and Why It’s a Huge Step for Freedom
Over the past two months, Hong Kong has roared into global headlines. Its seven million citizens have increasingly taken to the streets (and the capital building, and the airport) to protest China's move to decrease the city-state's autonomy, set off by a proposed bill that would allow criminal suspects ...
2 days ago
SingularityHUB
Tech Is Fueling the Hong Kong Movement. Here’s How, and Why It’s a Huge Step for Freedom
Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strain confirmed as 'superbugs' continue to worry experts
A strain of Salmonella found in beef and soft cheeses in the United States and Mexico has been found resistant to antibiotics, according to the CDC.
18 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Antibiotic-resistant Salmonella strain confirmed as 'superbugs' continue to worry experts
Russian capsule carrying robot fails space station docking
A Russian space capsule carrying a humanoid robot has failed to dock as planned with the International Space Station. A statement from the Russian space agency Roscosmos said the failure on Saturday was because of problems in the docking system. Roscosmos head Dmitry Rogozin said on Twitter that a ...
18 hours ago
Yahoo Science
Russian capsule carrying robot fails space station docking
Merkel's Bavarian allies call for German climate bond: BamS
Germany's Christian Social Union (CSU), the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), are planning to launch a climate bond to help fund its efforts to reduce emission targets. "Climate change needs billions of euros of investment in climate friendly technologies," Alexander ...
17 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
Merkel's Bavarian allies call for German climate bond: BamS
Merkel's Bavarian allies call for German climate bond: BamS
Germany's Christian Social Union (CSU), the sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), are planning to launch a climate bond to help fund its efforts to reduce emission targets. "Climate change needs billions of euros of investment in climate friendly technologies," Alexander ...
32 minutes ago
Yahoo Science
Merkel's Bavarian allies call for German climate bond: BamS
NASA investigating first crime committed in space: report
US space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported Saturday. Astronaut Anne McClain is accused of identity theft and improperly accessing her estranged wife's private financial records while on a sixth-month mission aboard the International ...
8 hours ago
Yahoo Science
NASA investigating first crime committed in space: report
NASA astronaut accused of crime committed in space
Astronaut Anne McClain has been accused of unlawfully accessing her estranged spouse's bank account aboard the International Space Station. McClain and her spouse, Summer Worden, have been engaged in a custody battle over Worden's six year-old son Briggs after filing for divorce in October 2018. "Lt. ...
8 hours ago
Yahoo Science
NASA astronaut accused of crime committed in space
Light-matter interaction without interference
Quantum dots might constitute the foundation of quantum communication. They are an efficient interface between matter and light, with photons emitted by the quantum dots transporting information across large distances. However, structures form by default during the manufacture of quantum dots that interfere ...
1 day ago
Science Daily
Light-matter interaction without interference
Heart attack patients with mild cognitive impairment get fewer treatments
New research finds people with mild cognitive impairment don't always receive the same, established medical treatment that patients with normal cognitive functioning get when they have a heart attack.
1 day ago
Science Daily
Heart attack patients with mild cognitive impairment get fewer treatments
Evolution designed by parasites
A new paper explores an overlooked aspect of the relationship between parasites and their hosts by systematically discussing the ways in which parasitic behavior manipulation may encourage the evolution of mechanisms in the host's nervous and endocrine systems.
1 day ago
Science Daily
Evolution designed by parasites
A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range of mutations in live organisms
Researchers have developed a new tool -- dubbed SATI -- to edit the mouse genome, enabling the team to target a broad range of mutations and cell types. The new genome-editing technology could be expanded for use in a broad range of gene mutation conditions such as Huntington's disease and the rare premature ...
1 day ago
Science Daily
A novel technology for genome-editing a broad range of mutations in live organisms
Migrating mule deer don't need directions, study finds
Mule deer navigate in spring and fall mostly by using their knowledge of past migration routes and seasonal ranges, according to a new study.
1 day ago
Science Daily
Migrating mule deer don't need directions, study finds
Tech time not to blame for teens' mental health problems
A new study suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and online is not that bad. The study tracked young adolescents on their smartphones to test whether more time spent using digital technology was linked to worse mental health outcomes.
1 day ago
Science Daily
Tech time not to blame for teens' mental health problems
In Defense of Sea Gulls: They're Smart, and They Co-Parent, 50/50 All the Way
Besides, if people weren't such slobs, gulls would never have learned about French fries.
20 hours ago
New York Times Science
In Defense of Sea Gulls: They're Smart, and They Co-Parent, 50/50 All the Way
Where the Titanic Shipwreck Rests, New Photos Reveal Extensive Decay
A recent visit to the world's most famous shipwreck found it "being consumed by the ocean and returned to its elemental state."
2 days ago
New York Times Science
Where the Titanic Shipwreck Rests, New Photos Reveal Extensive Decay
This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn't Everyone Getting It?
"Polypills" of generic drugs may dramatically reduce heart attacks and strokes in poor countries, a new study suggests. Some experts still aren't enthusiastic.
1 day ago
New York Times Science
This Daily Pill Cut Heart Attacks by Half. Why Isn't Everyone Getting It?
How Many Triangles Are There? Here's How to Solve the Puzzle
Counting will get you nowhere. Try a little combinatorics instead.
23 minutes ago
New York Times Science
How Many Triangles Are There? Here's How to Solve the Puzzle
Florida's Panthers Hit With Mysterious Crippling Disorder
State wildlife officials are sharing video of disabled animals in an effort to identify the ailment and save the beloved, endangered cats.
23 minutes ago
New York Times Science
Florida's Panthers Hit With Mysterious Crippling Disorder
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