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Do morals shift when we use a foreign language? - Futurity

People make different moral decisions when they use a foreign tongue, rather than their native language, scientists have discovered.

Language Learning

The Mesmerizing Gifs of Graphonaute | Colossal

<p>Science student Hugo Germain (aka. Graphonaute) is just 18 years old, but crates animations and visual effects that seem well beyond his years. …

The 21 Sexiest Things We’re Gonna Miss About Summer

Yes folks, it’s Labor Day and that means Summer is officially coming to an end. But before we say goodbye to the sexiest skin-tastic season, we …

10 Reasons Why Handheld Devices Should Be Banned for Children Under the Age of 12

The American Academy of Pediatrics and the Canadian Society of Pediatrics state infants aged 0-2 years should not have any exposure to technology, 3-5 years be restricted to one hour per day, and 6-18 years restricted to 2 hours per day (AAP 2001/13, CPS 2010). Children and youth use 4-5 times the …

Finally, A Strip-Proof Screw

Using your head<p>The common screw may not have been screaming for a makeover, but consider its shortcomings: stripped heads, tedious pilot holes, endless bit swapping. The company Outlaw has developed a new fastening system that cures all those headaches and could unseat the Phillips head as the …

1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.<p>The survey of 2,200 people in the United States was conducted by the NSF in 2012 and released on …

Scientists announce breakthrough in quest for fusion power

In a perfect example of beating swords into plowshares, a team of scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory's (LLNL) National Ignition …

Physics

Skinless CT scanners are wonderfully science-fictional

It turns out that if you remove the cowling from a CT scanner, you get something that looks like a cross between a Stargate and a whirling Katamari …

Life With A Toddler, Explained Perfectly On A Blanket

Today, Honest Toddler, our favorite Twitter sensation, introduces: The Bed Set Of Cold Hard Truth. 'Nuff said.<p><i>Now, if only babies and toddlers would stay in their (very generous) area of The Big Bed. Here are nine other ways babies and toddlers choose to sleep with mom and dad, courtesy of How To</i> …

Obama administration knew millions could not keep their health insurance - Investigations

President Barack Obama walks out to deliver remarks about the Affordable Care Act in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Oct. 1, 2013.<p>By Lisa Myers and Hannah Rappleye, NBC News<p>President Obama repeatedly assured Americans that after the Affordable Care Act became law, people who …

Watch Daniela. She's Up To Something Big

Somebody should be watching Daniela Rus and her pals at MIT, because what they are doing is so crazy, so potentially important, people need to know about them. Not because they're dangerous, but because what they're doing might be changing the world and nobody should change the world without the …

Harvard Medical School

The National Ignition Facility Just Got Way Closer To Fusion Power

In a major first, an experiment in the California lab got more energy out of its fuel than went into the fuel. We're one step closer to ignition, when the reaction becomes self-sustaining.<p>Researchers at the National Ignition Facility (NIF) at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California …

'Terminator' self-assembling cube robots revealed by MIT

<b>Cube-shaped robots that can flip, jump and assemble themselves into different shapes have been unveiled by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).</b><p>The small robots, known as M-Blocks, have no external parts but can move using an internal flywheel mechanism.<p>They stick together …

Robotics

Researchers Study Chicken Nuggets, Find Mostly Nerves, Bone, Fat

A new study found that chicken nuggets mostly contain bone, organ parts, blood vessels, and nerves, containing 50 percent or less muscle tissue, the …

Low Fat

Blizzident "toothbrush" is claimed to clean your teeth in 6 seconds

Before they can receive a Blizzident, users first have to go to their dentist and get an impression made of their teeth. Next, a 3D digital model of …

Goldee Does Dynamic Lighting For Philips Hue, Banks On A Future Where Light Isn’t Static

A brand new app called Goldee launches today, offering Phlips Hue users a new way to use their connected lighting system. The app provides dynamic “light scenes” which use artist-sourced photos as their palette, changing tones gradually to provide dynamic shifts in color, including gradual on/off …

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

47 Fun, Freaky And Fantastic Family Halloween Costumes

You know what they say... the family that dresses up together, stays together. Scroll down for Halloween costume ideas that put the Addams family to shame.<p><b>Do you have photos of your family dressed up together? Send them to us at parents (at) huffingtonpost (dot) com and we'll add you to the list</b> …

Watch This Weird, Gelatinous Material Heal Itself

A Jell-O-ey new solution to a major problem in materials science<p>This is a neat trick. After slicing a tube of gelatinous material in half with a razor, researchers stick the two pieces back together again. After they've sat together for two hours at room temperature, the pieces are impossible to …

What are Maxwell's Equations?

How a Scottish physicist formulated the equations that showed us how to electrify the world<p>Maxwell's Equations first appeared in "A dynamical theory of the electromagnetic field", Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, in 1865. These are the equations of light, the mathematical …

7 Do's and Don'ts of Raising a Happy Child

Happiness probably tops the list of things you want to cultivate in your children -- just follow our list of what to do (and not do) when nurturing your child's positive outlook.<p>Do Let Your Kid Take the Lead<p>Spend "child-centered time" with your kid every day, says Joyce Nolan Harrison, M.D., …

Big Pic: Frog That Got Too Close To A Rocket Will Make You Laugh, Cry

This frog launched into the air by the LADEE rocket will fill you with emotions you didn't know you could produce, is what I'm saying.<p>So: Space Frog. What can we say about this Space Frog? A quick eulogy perhaps, since this frog, which apparently got too close to the LADEE spacecraft launchpad last …

6 Easy Ways to Create a Bratty, Entitled Child

<i>Written by Julie Ryan Evans on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.</i><p>When it comes to life, I'm all about ease. If we're talking commutes, cooking, clothing, you name it, easier is usually better in my book. When it comes to parenting, however, taking the easy way out can have some hard-knock consequences down …

Parenting

World travel is better with a toddler

Shares 626<p><i>Our friends, Karen and Ross, just returned from an amazing European escape with their toddler son, Laz. Skeptical that a trip with a rowdy</i> …

Parenting

SARAH Lets You Request Information From 21 Government Agencies At The Same Time

The federal government collects gobs and gobs of data on people, and thanks to a little something called the Freedom of Information Act, people can make requests to liberate some of it. It sounds simple enough, but navigating the labyrinthine process and drafting the request is no easy thing.<p>That’s …

See how Elon Musk is building the 'Iron Man' lab with tech you can buy

The workspace of the future is in Elon Musk’s lab. Using a variety of virtual reality and gesture-sensing tools, Musk has set up a system that allows himself and his engineers to design and manipulate models of rocket parts using just their hands. He's compared it to the <i>Iron Man</i> laboratory, and in …

Tesla