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The Strongest, Most Expensive Material on Earth

Graphene's most problematic superlative is its cost.<p>It was so simple. Take a small flake of graphite and put it on piece of regular old Scotch tape. Pinch it in between the tape, peeling off layer after layer until it leaves only the vaguest, most transparent of marks. Transfer those dustings onto …

Grand Theft Auto Pacifist, now on YouTube

‘Having no vehicle at my disposal, I jump at the opportunity for a healthy jog’<p>No art form has a more fraught relationship with its critics than the video game. Formerly the preserve of a few specialist rags, as the form has grown into a commercial and artistic behemoth, critics have started to …

How To Easily Save Money On eBay By Exploiting Spelling Errors

You may not believe this, but there are a lot of people on the Internet who are terribul spellers! For the nit-picky among us, it can be horribly annoying. But thanks to a web site that we just discovered, their misspellings can actually help save you some cash.<p>Say hello to FatFingers.com. The idea …

Citizen Photojournalism Game Shows That Framing Shots Differently Changes the Story

More so than ever before, it’s regular citizens with camera phones who are breaking the news… or in some cases shaping the news. And it’s this topic, …

Enemies In Super Smash Bros. Sure Love Killing Themselves

When people think <i>Smash Bros.,</i> they think multiplayer—people huddled around a TV, furiously pressing Gamecube controller buttons as characters like …

THIS Is How To Get Your Kids Out Of Bed For School In The Morning

Going back to school is a painful process for everyone involved -- whether it's a little separation anxiety from the kiddos or simply the agony of getting everyone up in the morning. Even eating breakfast can be a struggle, but one Japanese company found a way to make that entire process just a …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

Physicist concocts ice cream that changes color when you lick it

What happens when a physicist decides to become a chef? If they're anything like Manuel Linares, then you can expect a fusion of food and science to come out of their kitchen. For instance, one of the Spaniard's masterpieces is an ice cream that changes colors when you lick it. He calls it the …

Simple Summer Treats

Now that summer is finally here, I've been doing a lot of outdoor cooking. I'll take any excuse to fire up the grill instead of turning on the oven! The one exception for turning on the oven is when I'm making whoopie pies. In fact, I've discovered that they make a perfect "cookie shell" for ice …

9 Delicious Ways to Use Sweet Summer Berries

Sweet and juicy summer berries are here! Put them to use in salads, parfaits, muffins and more...<p><b>1. Peaches & Berries with Lemon-Mint Syrup</b><p>This elegant and refreshing fruit salad is perfect for summer entertaining. It's delicious on its own as a healthy dessert but also pairs well with pound cake, …

9 sinister things the Christian right does in the name of God

Hobby Lobby isn’t alone. Evangelicals routinely manipulate the Bible’s teachings to serve their political agenda<p>Christians may be a super majority in the U.S. They may control the U.S. Congress and, as we all were reminded recently, the Supreme Court. But that hasn’t stopped Bible believers from …

13 Reasons Homemade Pizza Is Way Better Than Delivery

Late nights always leave you itching to order in pizza from Pizza Hut, Papa John's, or your favorite local pizza shop. But in reality, by making your own pizza, you wind up saving some money and you end up with a finished product that tastes so much better than your usual Wisconsin 6 Cheese Pizza …

11 Quick and Easy Summer Camp Lunches

Here are 15 camp lunches that kids will love, from cold noodle salad to spinach dip.<p><b>It's summer camp season!</b> It's probably a huge relief to send your kids off to swim, run, do arts and crafts, and other good ole'-fashioned fun stuff. But there's one problem that plagues parents during the school …

Healthy Eating

5 Clever, Easy Twists on Caprese Salad

We're reinventing the classic caprese salad with 4 new innovations, from cantaloupe and scamorza to burrata and peach<p><b>Done right, the caprese salad's timeless combination</b> of tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil is more than the sum of its parts. That's why every component counts: You must seek out …

Grilling

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

<b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves. You can serve it as a side dish, salad or dip. The vinaigrette is similar to the …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Exercise 1 Basic Workout: Plank<p>Starting at the top of a pushup position, bend your elbows and lower yourself down until you can shift your weight from your hands to your forearms. Your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs (imagine someone is about to punch you in the gut) and hold for …

These Mason Jar Salads Are Your New Go-To Lunch

Bringing lunch to work can feel like a chore -- it requires planning, getting up early to pack your lunch or remembering to prepare it before you go to bed. It needs to be portable and it needs to be exciting, but it also can't be smelly (sorry tuna fish or egg salad sandwich lovers. We're fans, …

4 Wildcard-Winning Recipes

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved. Every other Saturday, we'll roundup the most recent winners.</i><p>Thanks to our community, we've got four more recipes to add to our …

Recipes

Interview with Ricky Gervais on Cheese, Oysters, Tofu

Ricky Gervais discusses the food he loves (cheese!), the restaurants he frequents, and his favorite seafood (it ain't oysters)<p>He may be a gym rat these days, but it’s not because <b>Ricky Gervais</b> wants to look like <b>Matthew McConaughey</b>. “The only reason I work out is so I can eat more cheese,” says the …

Henry Viii

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

DIY

Scientists develop a lie detector for tweets

Scientists are developing a new computer system which will be able to judge between truth and fiction in 140 characters or less<p>Scientists have developed the ultimate lie detector for social media – a system that can tell whether a tweeter is telling the truth.<p>The creators of the system called …

Social Media

Human Brains Now Understand Smiley Emoticon Like A Real Face

Just don't turn that :-) upside down.<p>The brain is great at recognizing faces. When you see a face, specific areas of the occipitotemporal cortex are activated. But what about emoticons, such as the smiley face--how does the brain react? Is it possible that they might be seen similarly to faces, …

The Brain

After 'Flappy Bird' takedown, phones with the game list for thousands on eBay

Miss out on the chance to download <i>Flappy Bird</i>? You may still be able to get the game, but this time, you'll have to pay big for the privilege of playing it: on eBay, dozens of listings have appeared for popular phones with the game already installed on them — an added value that's put a premium on …

Bill Nye Wins Over the Science Crowd at Evolution Debate

Bill Nye

5 Warming Stew Recipes from Around the World

Wintry stews packed with flavors from around the world will heat up the coldest of nights.<p>There’s a lot to love about stew. You do work on the front and back ends, but mostly the pot just simmers on the stove, making your house smell good. The result is a warm, comforting dinner—the perfect winter …

Cooking

Bionic hand lets wearer feel what they're holding

The latest bionic hand can do a lot more than just let its wearer hold things: it can actually let them feel. By hooking into nerves in an amputee's arm, the new prosthetic can let a person tell how hard or soft an object is and even distinguish its basic shape. "The sensory feedback was …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

These Grammys Outfits Remind Us of These Recipes

13 dresses—and one giant hat—from the 2014 Grammy Awards that remind us of our own recipes<p>The 56th Grammy Awards clocked in more than 29 million viewers last night, with the masses watching once-in-a-lifetime performances (like <b>Paul McCartney</b> performing with the surviving members of Nirvana____ or</b> …

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