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6 Reasons to Unplug for Greater Health and Productivity - Small Business Trends

When was the last day you went without your computer, tablet or smartphone? How about a half day? How about an hour (not including sleeping)? The …

7 Ways to Cook a Better Steak

These tips from Vegas chefs will make dinner taste like a million bucks<p>The Las Vegas food scene sure can be gaudy: the Denny’s wedding chapel, the countless Hooters knock-offs, the endless buffets. But if you look harder, the city sizzles up some amazing meals.<p>One category: high-end steak. Lucky …

Tornado Alley: How a Deadly Region Got Its Name

A Medical Lab In A Music Box

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Health<p><b>Inventors:</b><p>Manu Prakash and George Korir<p><b>Company:</b><p>Stanford University<p><b>Invention:</b><p>Punchcard Programmable Microfluidics<p><b>Development Cost To Date:</b><p>$50,000<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>4/5<p>One night in 2011, as Manu Prakash …

Stanford University

New Chinese Submarine Simulator Provides Clues To Future Naval Power

China's stealthiest nuclear attack submarine hasn't hit the water yet, but the Navy already has a simulator for the Type 095<p>The Type 095 nuclear attack submarine (SSN) will be China's stealthiest nuclear submarine when it enters service sometime between 2017 and 2019. The Chinese Navy (PLAN) can't …

Military

How to Buy Food: The Psychology of the Supermarket

From the layout to the little old lady who hands out samples, we explain the psychological tricks the supermarket uses to get you to buy food you don't want<p><i>This is the first part of a two-part series on how to get the most of your supermarket-shopping experience. Part One discusses how supermarkets</i> …

Faster-than-light travel: Are we there yet?

There’s a cosmic speed limit that unfortunately means we won’t be firing up warp drive anytime soon.<p>Long before the Empire struck back, before the …

Physics

Add Graphene To Spider Silk To Create The Strongest Fiber Yet

Web slingers get a high-tech upgrade<p>Your move, limpets. Earlier this year, the long-reigning champion of the Strongest Biological Material Competition, spider silk, was usurped by the upstart limpet teeth. But we all knew that the arachnids would not go quietly into the night.<p>In an unorthodox move, …

Graphene

Where Will Doomed Russian Spacecraft Fall? Experts Can Only Guess

Round and round it goes, but exactly where a failed Russian space cargo ship will fall to Earth on this week is a guessing game.<p>On April 28, Russia's uncrewed Progress 59 supply ship streaked into orbit atop a Soyuz launcher, intended to dock with the International Space Station. But shortly after …

Now We Know What It Feels Like to Be Invisible

First, Arvid Guterstam made himself invisible. When he looked down at his body, there was nothing there.<p>He could feel he was solid; he hadn’t vanished into thin air. He even felt a paint brush tickle his transparent belly, while the brush appeared to be stroking nothing but air.<p>Being invisible is …

World’s longest skywalk sits more than 5,000 feet in the air

Sunset at Keys View, Joshua Tree NP

10 steps to germanize yourself

WHAT EXPAT DOES NOT WANT TO BLEND IN? Being mistaken for one of the natives in a country where you are <i>only</i> an expat is one of the highest compliments …

Why it’s hard to quiet that ringing in your ears

A recording taken directly from the brain of a 50-year-old man with tinnitus is giving scientists insight into which networks are responsible for the …

Stolen 2,600-Year-Old Sarcophagus Returns to Egypt

FRED HIEBERT, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC ARCHAEOLOGY FELLOW:<br>We’re looking at a series of artifacts that actually came from Egypt, were stolen and recovered by U.S. customs agents in the United States.<p>We have just a few artifacts that are going back to Egypt from a major antiquities smuggling case that …

Hubble's Other Telescope And The Day It Rocked Our World

The Hubble Space Telescope this week celebrates 25 years in Earth's orbit. In that time the telescope has studied distant galaxies, star nurseries, planets in our solar system and planets orbiting other stars.<p>But, even with all that, you could argue that the astronomer for whom the telescope is …

April 2015

Crustacean shells rival plastics for keeping food fresh - study - TRFN

ROME, Jan 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Packaging made from recycled crustacean shells could reduce the need for plastic wrappings to preserve fresh vegetables, reduce oil consumption and give food a longer shelf-life, a Spanish study said.<p>Chitosan, a bioplastic made by isolating organic matter …

Environmentalism

The Science of Why We Learn to Love Foods We Used to Hate

Not to be mean, but you’re a “benign masochist.” We all are to some extent. It’s a natural human trait, and it helps explain why we learn to love …

One Of The Weirdest PC Performance Tweaks I’ve Seen In A While

This past weekend, I decided to play some <i>Assassin’s Creed IV</i> on PC. I don’t know why, I just did. Whatever. That’s not the point of this story.<p>I …

3 Things You Probably Didn't Know A Printer Could Do

Really, is there anything they can't do?<p>Printing on paper is so last millennium. To give inkjet and 3D printers new purpose, makers swap out components like extruders and motors, program them with modified code, or both. The hacked machines can do just about anything.<p>1. Tattoo Skin<p>Eighteen months …

Automated Passport Kiosks Haven't Solved All the U.S.'s Arrivals Delays

Automated passport control kiosks can recognize faces, measure height and take fingerprints but apparently they can only dramatically reduce average …

One shot dead at Fort Meade after trying to enter NSA gate

<b>(CNN) —</b> The FBI publicly identified Tuesday the man who died Monday while trying to use an unauthorized vehicle tried to gain access to the National Security Agency campus in Fort Meade, Maryland, as Ricky Shawatza Hall.<p>His passenger who remained hospitalized Tuesday has not been publicly …

Discover the Mysteries of Machu Picchu

Travel<p>Thousands of years of history await in Peru's Lost City of the Incas.<p>Here’s a cool fact to share with children visiting Machu Picchu in Peru—the place probably would never have been discovered without the help of a kid just like them.<p>You see, after two years of research to pinpoint the …

Does lots of pot as a teen blunt adult memory?

Teens who smoked marijuana daily for about three years had an abnormally shaped hippocampus, according to a new study. They also performed poorly on …

Women struggling to conceive have more hope this Mother's Day

Mother's Day hope: A new IVF breakthrough could mean more women will be able to conceive this year. Professor Geeta Nargund explains all<p>With Mothers’ Day upon us, and the media saturated with advertisers pushing images of happy mums and perfect children, this can be an agonising time for women …

The 'Math Guy' Presents 5 Facts About 3.14

People across the world are eating pies and celebrating the circle this Saturday — and this year's Pi Day is particularly special. The full date, 3/14/15, is pi to the first four places. At 9:26 a.m. and 53 seconds, you can even celebrate pi to <i>nine</i> places: 3.141592653.<p>NPR's Math Guy, Keith Devlin …

Mathematics

Onions CAN taste like apples: the Tony Abbott effect

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott currently has people scratching their heads as to what he was thinking when he ate a raw onion like most people would eat an apple. While people looking at Tony Abbott’s words and actions and thinking “what the hell are you doing?” is nothing unusual these …

Onions

A meandering tale: the truth about pi and rivers

Pi Day 2015: A well known fact about pi is that it describes the bendiness of rivers. I wanted to test this theory, and so I crowd-sourced river lengths to find out<p>Of the many weird and wonderful facts about pi, one of my favourites is a surprising connection between the number 3.14 and the world …

Meet Instant AppMachine, a Speedy Mobile App Builder

Running a small business is challenging, not only when it comes to designing and managing the best product or service, but also when it comes to presenting your creation to the public. When compared to large companies, there’s certainly less help available for critical processes like establishing a …