Legendary Theoretical Physicist Stephen Hawking Dead at 76
by cosmoso

Easily the most famous scientist in the world, renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76 peacefully at his home in Cambridge in the early hours of Wednesday, his family said. The British scientist was famed for his work with black holes and relativity, and wrote several popular science books including A […]

This Cryptocurrency Could Save The World
by cosmoso

The prospect of shifting gears from simply making money to being paid for performing scientific research with your computer is more than just enticing for most tech enthusiasts — and the idea is catching on fast When most people first get interested in cryptocurrency, it’s for practical reasons — they’re looking for more control over […]

China bans 553 car models in fight against smog
by cosmoso

Beijing — China makes a massive move towards a smogless society with its ban of over 500 car models that have been proven to contribute to urban air pollution. Responding to anti-pollution measures established recently, the Chinese government has halted sales of over 500 models of vehicles that don’t meet fuel-consumption standards. The halt in […]

Why Do Cats Meow When You Shower?
by cosmoso

Of course the easiest explanation would be that cats hate water and think you are in danger, but the truth may be a little more complicated than that. The short truth is that nobody really knows why cats meow at you while you shower, but there are some probable reasons put forth by both professional […]

Scientists discover how the brain’s hypothalamus controls ageing – and manage to slow it down
by cosmoso

If you are reading this and you don’t smoke, then your major risk factor for dying is probably your age. That’s because we have nearly eliminated mortality in early life, thanks to advances in science and engineering. But despite this progress, we still haven’t worked out how to eliminate the damaging effects of ageing itself. […]

Eight Planets Found Orbiting Distant Star, Says NASA
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For the first time in history, NASA has discovered a total of eight planets orbiting a distant star that is much like our Sun, the space agency announced on Thursday. The star, Kepler-90, is 2,545 light-years from Earth and located in the Draco constellation. It is the first star known to humans to support just […]

Two little-known ways GOP tax bill would make chasm between rich and poor even wider
by cosmoso

Daniel Hemel, University of Chicago The tax bill passed by the Senate in the wee hours of Dec. 2 will – if it becomes law – widen the gap between the rich and the poor at a time when income inequality is already approaching historic heights. Initially, most U.S. households are likely to experience a […]

Scientists Say There’s Plenty Of Wind Over Oceans To Power Entire Planet
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If humans have enough turbines running in the ocean, we could generate enough electricity to power the entire human race, says new research from the National Academy of Sciences In a paper titled Geophysical potential for wind energy over the open oceans authored by two scientists at the Department of Global Ecology at Carnegie Institution for Science […]

Make Calls Over Wifi Only With Your Outdated Smart Phone
by cosmoso

Outdated smart phones are still useful for making phone calls, and best of all it can be totally free! Skype is the first that comes to mind, then of course there is Facebook and Google Voice which are both 100% free, person-to-person phone calls anywhere in the world. So long as you have wifi access, […]

Use Your Old Smartphone As A Free Web Server
by cosmoso

There are all sorts of free web server apps, which are useful for hosting your own website from home without having to pay anything. Of course, you are limited to the resources your old smartphone has, but there is a surprising amount of services you can provide even without a lot of storage, such as a […]