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There's a New Whiskey and Tequila Combo Liquor on Sale

Do you want the sophistication of sipping whiskey . . . without giving up the bad choice party atmosphere that comes from blasting shots of tequila? …

Alcohol

Samsung foldable smartphone production to start in November? [Update]

×<b>Update:</b> According to the Korea Herald, Samsung’s mobile chief Koh Dong-jin took a step back from the remarks he did at CES regarding foldable phones …

Mobile

ARON is like futuristic wi-fi that works with infrared light

Surefire, a California-based flashlight company, is showing off its new infrared communication system, ARON, at CES this week.<p>What is it?<p>Surefire’s ARON (Augmented Reality Optical Narrowcasting) is a form of wireless data transmission involving beams of light. It transmts information via infrared …

Wi-Fi

NASA's $1 Billion Probe Just Sent Back Mind-Meltingly Gorgeous New Images of Jupiter

?<p>NASA's $US1 billion Juno spacecraft completed its 10th high-speed trip around Jupiter on December 16.<p>The robot gets relatively close to the gas …

Astronomy

Iguanas Are Falling Out of Trees in South Florida, But Please Don't Pick Them Up

It's THAT cold.<p>On Thursday morning, Frank Cerabino, a columnist for the Palm Beach Post, woke up to 40-degree (4.44 degrees Celsius) weather and was …

Why Israelis Are Excited About this 2,700-Year-Old Piece of Clay

Archaeologists have discovered a 2,700-year-old clay stamp near Jerusalem's Western Wall that seems to shed some light on the political structure of …

Archaeology

30 of the Most Powerful Military Innovations in History

The U.S. spends about half of its annual budget on defense, an equation that has resulted in some of the most innovated inventions coming from the …

Military

You've been charging your smartphone wrong

Do you know how to keep your smartphone's battery healthy?<p>Probably not. In fact, you may have been hastening the death of your phone's battery with your charging habits.<p>Charging to 100%, or overnight? Fully discharging before plugging in? These common practices can shorten the usable life of your …

Tech Trends

Best Magnetic Car Mounts for Samsung Galaxy Phones in 2018

It's pretty much illegal anywhere you go to hold onto your phone while you drive, so your best bet is to get a great car mount. But certain mounts …

North Korea Designed A Nuke. So Did This Truck Driver

This year, deep inside a mountain, North Korea detonated a giant nuclear bomb.<p>The weapon was powerful; at least 10 times more destructive than the bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima at the end of World War II. The North claimed it was an advanced, thermonuclear design. The test came just months …

North Korea

8 Human-Animal Encounters That Went Horribly Wrong in 2017

1 of 10<p>Bad decisions<p>Taking selfies near large and dangerous wildlife. Toying with snakes. Fighting bedbugs with fire.<p>Sometimes when people interact …

University of British Columbia

We Brought 2 STAR WARS Cosplayers to Space Camp for a Jedi vs. Sith Challenge

We here at Nerdist are in the business of making dreams come true. To round out the year, we’ve decided to make good on a handful of dreams at once: …

What would happen if we blew up the Moon?

The violent destruction of Earth’s only natural satellite would throw things a little off-kilter, to say the least.<p><b>1. Explosion</b><p>The gravitational …

California says the only safe way to talk on your cell phone is to text

Earlier this month, the California department of health released guidelines warning residents to avoid putting mobile phones up to their heads.<p>“Keep your phone away from your body,” the state health department writes. “Although the science is still evolving, some laboratory experiments and human …

Public Health

Typhoon fighter jets intercept prime minister's plane in exercise

<b>Two Typhoon jets armed with air-to-air missiles intercepted Theresa May's plane on its return to the UK from Cyprus as part of a training exercise.</b><p>Theresa May watched pilots carry out the manoeuvre - a rehearsal for a suspected hijacking scenario - from the cockpit of the RAF Voyager.<p>The jets, …

There’s a fish orgy happening in Mexico that’s so loud it’s making other animals go deaf

Anyone who has ever lived in an apartment complex with paper-thin walls knows that being forced to listen to your neighbors rock each other’s world …

Woman pleads guilty to boyfriend's death in YouTube stunt

HALSTAD, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota woman has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting her boyfriend in a videotaped stunt they planned to post on …

Can You Hear Something That Doesn’t Make a Sound?

Recently, University of Glasgow psychologist and researcher Lisa DeBruine created a mini-sensation on social media when she tweeted a playful …

4 surprising ways augmented reality will revolutionize your life

AR is bringing big changes to the way you work, play, drive, and more.<p>Once a technology of the future, virtual reality is now being used in everything from computer gaming to archaeology and medical research. And now VR is being joined by a related technology known as augmented reality (AR), which …

Augmented Reality

Thousands in China watch as 10 people sentenced to death in sport stadium

Residents in Guangdong invited to see group sentenced before they are taken away for summary execution in wake of drugs crackdown<p>A court in China has sentenced 10 people to death, mostly for drug-related crimes, in front of thousands of onlookers before taking them away for execution.<p>The 10 people …

China

One Science-Backed Way to Stop Hiccups Involves, Um, Your Butt

Think science can't be unsettling, embarrassing, and hilarious all at once? Take a seat right here. An Ig Nobel Prize-winning study presents a …

Nobel Prize

Death threats haunt Miss Iraq in wake of selfie controversy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly a month ago, Sarah Idan was in a hand-beaded Swarovski crystal gown representing Iraq in the Miss Universe pageant. It was the first time in 45 years that Iraq had a contestant in the pageant.<p>"I was on cloud nine, I had been dreaming of that forever," said Idan, 27, an aspiring …

Middle East

Researchers thought this furry little marsupial was extinct for 100 years, until it came to find them

It’s obviously not often that scientists get good news regarding regionally extinct creatures. Once an animal has been seemingly wiped from its …

Scientists Say Japanese Monkeys Are Having 'Sexual Interactions' With Deer

Adolescent female monkeys in Japan have repeatedly engaged in sexual behaviors with sika deer, for reasons that are not yet clear, according to researchers who study macaque behavior.<p>The study, published in the peer-reviewed <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior,</i> follows up on a single report from earlier …

Monkeys

Scientists find incredible shark that may be over 500 years old and still kicking

What were you doing 500 years ago? Oh, that’s right nothing, because you didn’t exist yet. In fact, several generations of your family had yet to …

ScienceAlert Deal: 10 Unique Gadgets You Didn't Know You Needed

Levitating moon light anyone?<p>Anyone can appreciate a gadget that can make everyday life a bit easier or more fun. However, there's plenty of products …

Gear & Gadgets

MIT scientists borrow from fireflies to make glowing plants

The humble house plant could soon start earning its keep by lighting up a room, if new research from MIT pans out. Engineers have hacked watercress …

Is this mysterious space rock actually an alien spaceship?

The ‘Oumuamua’ asteroid has some wondering...<p>It’s in the news because people want to know if it’s a rock or a rocket.<p>The “it” in question is a weirdly oblong asteroid that goes by the barely pronounceable moniker Oumuamua. It was first seen about a month ago by Pan-STARRS, a collection of …

Astronomy

This Crazy New Optical Illusion Shows if You Have 'Curvature Blindness'

We are freaking out.<p>Everybody loves a good optical illusion - and this newly discovered perception trick has us questioning how we see the world …

More than 450 HP laptop models contain hidden keyloggers capable of tracking everything you type

The keylogger, found in Synaptics software, is disabled by default, but hackers could enable it if they had access to a computer<p>More than 450 HP …