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Pee Test Could Diagnose Brain Cancer, Scientists Say

In the hospitals of the future, your doctor might be able to spot a tumor lurking in your brain long before it becomes a problem with nothing more than a little cup filled with your pee. Diagnosing brain cancer, you may be surprised to hear, typically requires a doctor getting access to the brain. Often, tumors remain undetected until serious neurological...

Petition: Please Keep Jeff Bezos in Space Forever

Keep Him Out A new Change.org petition is politely asking Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos to please stay in space forever after he takes off on board his space company’s crewed rocket to space next month. The petition has garnered more than 13,300 signatures at press time, as CNET reports. “Jeff Bezos is actually Lex Luthor, disguised as...

Sun Heat on Earth Doubled In 15 Years, You Dumb Melting Morons

Hell World The planet is heating up to a dangerous extent, but given that you made your way to Futurism dot com, you’re probably smart enough to already know that (or at least: believe it). But what scientists are just learning now, Earther reports, is that the planet is actually absorbing way more energy from the Sun than it used to, heating everything...

Dystopian Marketers, Unite: Facebook to Start Dropping Ads Into VR Spaces

VR Ads Facebook is starting to squeeze ads into the magical virtual reality environments enabled by its Oculus Quest VR headset — a move that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody who’s noticed Facebook’s approach to innovation. In other words, the dystopian nightmare future of having ads pop up inside magical virtual worlds, unavoidably, right...

Jeff Bezos Is Helping Build a Fusion Power Plant in the UK

Bezos Fusion A Canadian fusion energy company is set to break ground on a large-scale nuclear fusion demonstration plant in Culham, UK — and it’s being funded by one of the richest men in the world: the one and only Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, as the BBC reports. The company General Fusion is one of many startups attempting to make fusion energy a...

Study: Sorry, Aging Is Unstoppable, You Vain, Youth-Hungry Idiots

We regret to inform you that no, you cannot slow down time’s unrelenting march. Be you a prince, a pauper, or a billionaire master of the universe, gravity will come to claim all of us in the end, no matter how many stem cells you inject into your spine or bags of young-person blood you pump into your veins. This is all according to research published...

Academics: Ban the Killer “Slaughterbots” Before We All Die

Rise of the Slaughterbots Killer drones — or “slaughterbots” — are already conducting airstrikes without any humans involved in the decision making, according to a recent UN report. Again, not the piloting, the decision making. Computers are deciding who to drone strike. And that should have us really worried, a group of researchers argue in a guest...

Study: An Extra Pinch of Chaos, and BAM, New Planets

Just a Dash Scientists just uncovered a crucial ingredient for the formation of new planets: An extra serving of chaos. To back up a little bit: Researchers already knew that protoplanetary disks, those loosely-clumped gas and dust that orbit young stars gradually glom together, create new worlds. But the specific mechanisms that trigger said clumping...

Bacteria Could Allow Us to Recycle Electric Car Batteries

Recycling Batteries While the rise of electric cars is leading to a significant drop in air pollution, the rare metals like lithium, cobalt, nickel, and manganese that are needed to manufacture their batteries are increasingly in short supply. The spike in demand for these metals is also leading to problematic gold rushes in poverty-stricken areas...

With Millennials Renting Homes Like Crazy, It’s a Great Time To Buy Rental Property

Wondering if it’s a good idea to buy rental property? You definitely should be. Single-family rental properties have always made outstanding investments. But right now, with a huge population of Millennials coming of age and starting their own households, this asset class is stronger than ever. Anyone looking to grow their wealth and build that nest...

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