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Furious 7 skyscraper jump: Could it really happen? We asked a physicist.

<i>This article previously appeared in</i> Vulture.<p>Everyone will have their own choice for the most ridiculous and/or spectacular car stunt in <i>Furious 7.</i> But …

Abu Dhabi

In autism, the brain's response to speech speaks volumes

When language delays or social detachment mark a baby for a diagnosis of autism, dark clouds cast that child's future in shadow. But researchers have discovered a test that can reliably forecast, some time between a baby's first and second birthday, whether those dark clouds will linger or …

These Impossibly Tiny Books Will Make You Feel Things

It's too bad that mice don't know how to read.

18 Important Things You'll Wish You'd Known In College

Super smart advice from people who've been there. Inspired by this Quora thread.<p>Here are some of the lessons they had to share (and a few of my own, based on my personal experiences). Any you'd add? Leave them in comments.

8 Of Your Embarrassing Body Questions, Answered With Science

We asked for the science questions you didn't want your name attached to, and now we’re answering them. This time: eye gunk, blackheads, and are ovaries really rolled up testicles?!<p>First we answered some of the weirdest requests we had (from how birds pee to whether or not fish get thirsty). Now …

5 Books That Changed My Perspective of the World

"What is your favorite book?"<p>I've been asked this question numerous times throughout my life. Even now as a 19-year-old college student, I find this question nearly impossible to answer. I've read hundreds of books in my lifetime; how can I pick just one as superior to all the others?<p>I think this …

Literature

Love Eat

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Are You Actually More Gryffindor Or Slytherin?

10 points to you for taking this quiz!

Woman Who Was Bullied For Birthmark Has Some Inspirational Advice On Body Confidence: 'Don't Worry About Looking Normal'

An agent advised professional dancer Cassandra Naud to digitally remove her birthmark from casting photos.<p>But the 22-year-old refused. She loves the …

Inspiration

How to discipline your children without rewards or punishment

Many parents are moving towards “gentle parenting”, where they choose not to use rewards (sticker charts, lollies, chocolates, TV time as “bribes”) …

Parenting

Evolution's Deadly Tradeoffs? Diseases That Can Kill Us May Also Save Lives And Increase IQ

What if you were told that diseases--even life threatening ones--can be a good thing, at least for some people<p>Is it possible that some of the maladies that plague us have helped humans survive and even thrive through evolutionary history?<p>Could it be that mutant genes may actually make endogamous …

Kylie Jenner Smothers Her Dog With Kisses Because Science!

Kylie Jenner did something that so many people think is totally weird, but it actually might be totally good for her health. She posted a Snapchat of …

Kylie Jenner

The Strange Parallel Histories of Plant Science and Death Science

0<p>SHARES<p>In forests, grasslands, and other landscapes all over the world, plant species replace one another all the time. (It's kind of like …

Forensics

If life was wiped out on Earth, could it evolve again? | Space Facts – Astronomy, the Solar System & Outer Space | All About Space Magazine

The question of the likelihood of life evolving from nothing is one we contemplate every time we wonder if we are alone in the universe. Is life a …

New Study Suggests We're Approaching The 'Big Crunch'

One theory for dark energy suggests the universe may not expand forever, but instead collapse in a “big crunch,” after which time ceases to exist. …

Dark Matter

Mars has the right nitrogen for life, NASA reports

The Mars Curiosity Rover has found evidence of nitrates, compounds vital to supporting life as we know it. Scientists already knew that Mars had nitrogen gas in its atmosphere, but in order to be used in the chemical processes that keep living things alive it must be "fixed" — the two tightly fused …

Los Angeles

5 Insane Things Science Just Found Out About the Human Body

After centuries of cutting each other open and rigorously documenting the prizes found inside, you would think we human beings would have discovered …

University of Michigan

16 Ways to Exploit Cheat Codes You Didn't Know Your Body Had

If there's one thing video games have taught us, it's that there's always a cheat to make the game easier. It turns out that like video games, life …

Codes

Jesse Eisenberg's Lex Luthor Revealed In 'Batman V Superman'

With one year left until Warner Bros.’ hotly anticipated <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i> launches the shared DC Comics cinematic superhero universe, the studio has engaged in a slow roll-out of information and images from the film. We’ve seen Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and Aquaman, mostly …

Comic Books

Doctors told 'just because you can save babies' lives, doesn't mean you should'

New guidance says doctors should carefully consider the quality of life of babies and children with life-threatening conditions before deciding whether to continue with treatment<p>Doctors should not always intervene to save the lives of premature babies just because medical advances mean they might …

Medicine

Fish that Walks on Land Swallows With Tongue Made of Water

In the distant past, between 350 and 400 million years ago, a group of our fishy ancestors started crawling up on land. The fins that propelled them through the water gradually evolved into sturdy, weight-bearing limbs. Their hind legs connected directly to their hips, which became bigger. Swimming …

QuoTED 2015: Some of our favorite quotations from this year's conference

In our last five years of attending the conference, TED 2015 might have been the best yet. Now firmly settled in its new Vancouver, BC home, this year’s production was deep, meaningful and overall more simple than in years past. Performances were moving, but not shocking. Talks were grouped in a …

Audio-visual

Meet Bina48, the robot who can tell jokes, recall memories and mimic humans

Maybe you guys are already familiar with Bina48, one of the most sophisticated robots ever built. She’s modeled after a very real woman named Bina …

Think Grammar Doesn't Matter? It Could Be Holding You Back From a Promotion

Quality writing can help you get ahead in your career, but the opposite is also true. If you want to get ahead in the workplace, change careers, or find a job, then it's time to dust off that dictionary, thumb through your thesaurus, and get a grip on grammar.<p>Grammarly reviewed 100 LinkedIn …

Employment

How long would it take you to fall through Earth?

Suppose you dug a tunnel through the center of Earth, jumped in, and let gravity pull you through. How long would it take you to reach the other side …

Ask MathStudio: Ask your math questions in simple language and get an answer

Unlike some of you, I’m not exactly a math wizard, and any help I can get, be it from a person or an app, I’m going to take. Thankfully I can use the …

Study: The stars could be 'singing'

The mathematician Pythagoras long ago described "music in the spacing of the spheres," and the idea has influenced astronomy for centuries, Universe Today has noted. Now, scientists have found that the music of the spheres might exist quite literally.<p>Researchers studying the way a laser interacts …

Shocking Truth about Self-Esteem Revealed!

For the last 30 years US parents, schools and youth athletic teams were all fed a singular, central message about how to rear successful children and …

Self-esteem