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Do ‘food words’ offer a new way to predict obesity?

Reduced activity in the brain’s “self-regulation” system may be an important early predictor of adult obesity, according to a small study.

The Space Revolution is Being Led by More than Musk and Bezos

Age Of Space Startups Anytime you think about the modern space race and the billionaires who are trying to make it happen, chances are that Elon Musk of SpaceX and Jeff Bezos of Blue Origin pop into your head.

Flying-car Company Aims to Make On-Demand Air Taxis Happen by 2025

Flying Cars This past April, German company Lilium Aviation enjoyed a successful flight test of its full-scale prototype flying car.

An Electric Revolution: New Study Shows Fluid-Like Motion of Electrons in Graphene

Be Like Water In graphene, electrons move in strange ways. Their unusual and fluid-like behavior was observed by scientists at the National Graphene Institute, leading to a new wave of studies related to the physics of conductive materials.

An Investor Wants Tesla and Uber to Merge, With Musk as CEO

Better Together Noted tech investor Jason Calacanis has called for a merger between Uber and Tesla, arguing that the two companies are on a “collision course.” Calacanis was an angel investor for popular the ride-sharing app, and owns the Tesla Model S with the serial number 00001, thanks to an early interest in Musk’s automotive company.

These Six Startups From Y Combinator’s Demo Day 1 Are Ready to Transform Our World

A Room Full of Ideas Great ideas, given the proper support, can change the world. That’s one of the reasons seed funding provider Y Combinator helps innovative startups acquire the financial resources they need to put their ideas into action.

The Forecast on Neptune? Diamond Rain

Some planets in our solar system are hiding a gleaming bounty deep within: showers of diamonds formed via crushing pressures and blazing temperatures.

New Concept Could Help Slow Global Warming

This concept for solar sails is intended to be a way to help slow global warming. Large solar sails would collect sunlight in order to both power its journey and shade the Earth.

Study of Moon Rocks Suggest Interior of the Moon is Really Dry

Long before the Apollo missions reached the Moon, Earth’s only satellites has been the focal point of intense interest and research.

People who hear voices in their head can also pick up on hidden speech

Science The secret to both might lie in how our brains experience the world Psychologists have long wondered why some even psychologically healthy people hear voices.

The Large Synoptic Survey Telescope May Unveil the Secrets of Dark Matter

Large Synoptic Survey Telescope Since the 1998 discovery that the universe is expanding, physicists have been searching for ways to account for dark energy, the placeholder-term for the unknown force behind this expansion.

A Computing Pioneer Says It’s Never Too Early to Teach Kids to Code

Starting Early Dame Stephanie Shirley, one of the UK’s most respected pioneers in computing, says that children as young as two should be introduced to the basics of coding.

Report Suggests Solar Energy Capacity Will Rival Nuclear Power by the End of 2017

Sunny Forecast Solar energy has been on the rise, and based on new data from GTM Research, it could rival nuclear energy in terms of global capacity by the end of 2017.

If Dogs Could Fly

“Winged Dog.” Stephan W. Polaha. Ca. 1975. Smithsonian American Art Museum. Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L.

Microgravity may keep fractures from healing in space

Bioengineers have discovered that microgravity, experienced in space, may inhibit cartilage formation.

Here’s Why Bitcoin Rose More than $1,000 in Two Months

Outstanding Performance So far, 2017 has been an eventful year for Bitcoin. The platform recently endured a hard fork that saw it split in two and come out seemingly unscathed.

Al Gore: “Climate Denial That’s Ongoing Didn’t Happen by Itself.”

Climate denial didn’t happen by itself. Al Gore explains how the coal industry took a page from the tobacco playbook to keep fossil fuels relevant.

Immigrant detention looks a lot like prison, say lawyers

Detention centers that hold immigrant women and their families function like jails and prisons, report researchers.

Why Is It So Hard to Build an ICBM?

To hopefully put your mind more at ease, take a look at what goes into designing and building ICBMs. The post Why Is It So Hard to Build an ICBM?

Watch: How Exploring the Universe Opens Up New Realities

What is it about adventure that pushes our capacity for innovation? The post Watch: How Exploring the Universe Opens Up New Realities appeared first on Futurism.