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Why beers warm up faster in humid weather

Condensation on a can of beer or soda provides more heat than the surrounding air, which means humid weather warms up your drink more than twice as much as dry …

See over 300 artworks in the Uffizi without going to Italy

You can now see some of the world’s most admired ancient artifacts and sculptures in 3D from home. A new website contains over 300 digitized sculptures and …

Top trends and statistics for voice search technology in 2018

Who would have thought that in 2018 we could search the web using nothing but our voices? Voice searching is a rising trend that is making waves in the digital …

Late night electricity use predicts morning traffic jams

To predict when rush hour traffic is likely to grind to a halt, a new study suggests it may be more effective to examine how people use electricity during the …

Why computers are so bad at comparing objects

New research sheds light on why computers are so bad at a class of tasks that even young children have no problem with: determining whether two objects in an …

Why bats stole a gene from an Ebola ancestor

Scientists think they know what bats are doing with genetic material they stole some 18 million years ago from an ancient virus related to Ebola. The swiped …

The brightest galaxy ever found is actually a ‘fraud’

Ultra-bright galaxies in the early universe may be less common than scientists initially thought, according to new research. Researchers used the Hubble Space …

Who buys the most political ads on Facebook?

Donald Trump and Planned Parenthood are the top recent advertisers and young men were targeted most often, according to a new analysis of Facebook and …

Electronic stickers turn everyday objects into super sensors

Researchers have developed a new fabrication method that makes tiny, thin-film electronic circuits peelable from a surface. The new technique allows any object …

How to know if an online discussion is going to get nasty

Researchers have created a model to predict which civil online conversations might take a turn and derail. After analyzing hundreds of exchanges between …