Tuesday , October 16 2018
Home / Tag Archives: into (page 4)

Tag Archives: into

How to Avoid Getting Tricked into Assassinating Someone

AFP/Getty Images Let’s say you find yourself in the airport in Kuala Lumpur. A stranger approaches with a spray bottle and a fistful of money and points to a man who looks more than a bit like the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un. Must be a coincidence, you ...

Read More »

Watch SpaceX Try to Launch NASA’s Science Into Space

[embedded content] SpaceX is back, and it’s launching your tax dollars into low Earth orbit. Saturday morning will mark the private rocket company’s tenth mission to the International Space Station—and its second launch attempt since a Falcon 9 rocket blew up on a launchpad last September. Saturday’s launch will lift ...

Read More »

When your eyes override your ears: New insights into the McGurk effect

Seeing is not always believing — visual speech (mouth movements) mismatched with auditory speech (sounds) can result in the perception of an entirely different message. This mysterious illusion is known as the McGurk effect. In new research, published in PLOS Computational Biology, neuroscience researchers have created an algorithm to reveal ...

Read More »

Going Home to Falluja, a City Slipping Back Into Turmoil

Times journalists are in Iraq’s Sunni heartland to evaluate rebuilding efforts after battles with the Islamic State. FALLUJA, Iraq — Iraqi forces had taken Falluja from the Islamic State months before, and Sabah Rashid was more than ready to return home. But the police warned him not to go. Fleeing ...

Read More »

Watch Kilauea’s Lava Gush Into the Sea Like a Waterfall

It’s been a busy week in the realm of volcanoes. Let’s check out some highlights: Hawaii The coastline of the Big Island of Hawaii continues to change this week. The lava benches near the Kamokuna ocean entry (part of Kilauea’s episode 61g lava flows) have been collapsing for the better part ...

Read More »

Facebook Said to Create Censorship Tool to Get Back Into China

SAN FRANCISCO — Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has cultivated relationships with China’s leaders, including President Xi Jinping. He has paid multiple visits to the country to meet its top internet executives. He has made an effort to learn Mandarin. Inside Facebook, the work to enter China runs far deeper. ...

Read More »

Falling Into the Wormhole Connecting Physics and Education

Before Helen Quinn was a famous theoretical physicist, she thought about becoming a teacher. Now, in the second act of her career, she has come full circle, helping to craft the Next Generation Science Standards, which have been adopted by 17 states plus the District of Columbia. But her path ...

Read More »