why your beer is safe from global warming. for now…
# science

why your beer is safe from global warming. for now…

The beer industry has a plan to keep their product affordable in spite of climate change. But they’re not the only ones having to come up with climate mitigation plans to stay in business.


is time running out for today’s fighter jets?
# tech

is time running out for today’s fighter jets?

American fighter jets aren’t as combat ready as the military wants them to be. But the biggest challenge to meeting readiness goals aren’t older airframes. Some of the newest and most capable fighters are looking a little iffy…


primordial earth may have been purple and that’s a big deal for astrobiologists
# astrobiology

primordial earth may have been purple and that’s a big deal for astrobiologists

A pair of researchers propose that a simpler molecule used in photosynthesis by ancient bacteria may have been widespread on early Earth and could be prevalent on alien worlds.


a supercluster in the making gives us a peek into the universe’s early days
# space

a supercluster in the making gives us a peek into the universe’s early days

Astronomers discovered a large proto-supercluster that shows us just how quickly the universe we see today organized itself.


americans want to remain leaders in space, but they seldom want to pay for it
# space

americans want to remain leaders in space, but they seldom want to pay for it

A recent Pew study about American attitudes on space exploration may seem like exciting news for NASA and space exploration advocates, but it doesn’t ask the questions that really matter.

henry kissinger’s misplaced warnings about artificial intelligence
# tech

henry kissinger’s misplaced warnings about artificial intelligence

Kissinger’s concerns about machines displacing human curiosity and turning our brains into useless, gray jelly unsuccessfully mine the same territory as many other technophobes with roughly the same results.

they came, they saw, they hacked: why the pentagon isn’t ready for cyberwarfare
# tech

they came, they saw, they hacked: why the pentagon isn’t ready for cyberwarfare

A new report by a congressional watchdog finds that a stunning number of weapon and military communication systems are easy targets for tech-savvy adversaries.

why the earth won’t remember us fondly
# science

why the earth won’t remember us fondly

Scientists are debating how humanity will be remembered millions of years from now and it won’t be by our sprawling cities and historical sites. It will be by our pollution, garbage, and weapons.

why flat earth is the ultimate conspiracy theory
# oddities

why flat earth is the ultimate conspiracy theory

Any skeptic diving into flat earth literature, or attending their conventions, walked away with the same conclusions. The idea isn’t about proving that our planet is flat, it’s a rebellion against modernity by those who fear it.

the oncology revolution that wasn’t
# health

the oncology revolution that wasn’t

IBM was going to use Watson to find new treatments for cancer and help oncologists provide better care for their patients. They ended up doing neither and revealing the machine’s Achilles heel.

should we stop worrying and learn to irradiate public spaces?
# health

should we stop worrying and learn to irradiate public spaces?

An 80 year old method of sterilizing surfaces with radiation without harming humans or animals might be the key to controlling flu pandemics. But it using it could come with a catch...

how to telepathically finish each other’s… sandwiches?
# tech

how to telepathically finish each other’s… sandwiches?

An experiment to enable humans to exchange thoughts is very underwhelming when you look at the details. But that’s only because it barely scratched the surface of what’s possible...

how to know if you’re addicted to love
# sex

how to know if you’re addicted to love

Those caught with their pants down often seek treatment for sex addiction. But is sex addiction real, and does it mean they weren't responsible for their actions?

ten billion times stronger than steel: scraping under the surface of a neutron star
# space

ten billion times stronger than steel: scraping under the surface of a neutron star

Nuclear pasta isn’t exactly an awe-inspiring name, but it may be the strongest substance in the universe and it’s found in only in the crust of neutron stars.

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