SpaceX Christmas delivery arrives at space station

On Saturday, a Space X capsule arrived at the International Space Station.  The payoad contained everything astronauts will need to cook their Christmas dinner, in addition to mice and worms for scientific experiments and more than 2270 kilograms of equipment for the station.  The Dragon…

The cobweb draws its strength from nanotechnology

Reproducing the properties of cobwebs could create a material of unparalleled strength. Now researchers have began to understand the secrets of their construction. Spider webs have fascinated researchers for many years. Their strength and flexibility are unsurpassed in the animal world and, at equal weight,…

complex life on earth started sooner than previously thought: study

Microbes have been able to oxygenate photosynthesis at least a billion years earlier in Earth’s history than previously thought. This hypothesis put forward by British biologists at Imperial College London has upset the widely accepted theory of the moment of the appearance of complex life…

“Old” algorithm beats modern StarCraft opponents

An algorithm created from old artificial intelligence methods triumphed against other technically more advanced programs last weekend at a StarCraft competition in Edmonton. Despite recent advances in artificial intelligence, the “old” SAIDA has demonstrated its relevance by winning 95.91% of its 2590 matches of StarCraft: Brood War . This…

Tommy Chong announces that he has prostate cancer

Tommy Chong, popular comedian and actor best known for his marijuana based humor announced Saturday on CNN that he is battling prostate cancer. Chong was on CNN discussing recent attempts to decriminalize marijuana in the city of New York. Chong stated “I’ve got prostate cancer,…