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This totally redesigned condom just raised $1 million

Condoms haven't gotten a meaningful upgrade in decades. So what might one be worth?<p>According to Indiegogo backers, it's $1 million.<p>Future …

All plants on Earth may owe their existence to a spooky trick of quantum physics

Plants are possibly the most fundamental life form on Earth, supplying food and oxygen to ecosystems around the planet.<p>And yet many aspects of their leafy lives remain mysterious.<p>Photosynthesis — <i>the</i> process plants use to turn light into energy — is especially something of an enigma. Scientists have …

Quantum Mechanics

Was this ancient organism the first life on Earth, or just the luckiest?

It was Charles Darwin who first guessed at the mysterious creature that gave rise to all life as we know it.<p>"Probably all the organic beings which have ever lived on this Earth have descended from some primordial form, into which life was first breathed," he wrote in "On the Origin of Species" in …

Biology

Adventures With Your Kids: Advice for Every Age

The Baby Years (First 2 Years)<p>The sole benefit of traveling with a child this young is that — at least for the first year — you don’t have to buy …

Meet Luca, the Ancestor of All Living Things

A surprisingly specific genetic portrait of the ancestor of all living things has been generated by scientists who say that the likeness sheds considerable light on the mystery of how life first emerged on Earth.<p>This venerable ancestor was a single-cell, bacterium-like organism. But it has a grand …

Biology

What You Need to Know About Palawan, the "Best Island in the World"

Warning: These pictures will give you serious wanderlust.<p>If you're thinking of where to go on your next tropical beach getaway, you may want to look a little farther than the Caribbean.<p>For the second time, the Palawan archipelago in the Philippines has been named "best island in the world" by the …

Asia Travel

Saudi Clerics Remind Followers That Pokémon Violates Islamic Beliefs

Saudi Arabia’s top clerics have used an official site to remind followers about a 2001 fatwa against Pokémon, following the release of the mobile …

German tourist falls to his death while posing for photo atop Machu Picchu

A German tourist has died while trying to take a photo atop Machu Picchu.<p>The tourist, identified by the BBC and Peruvian media as 51-year-old Oliver Park, died Wednesday after slipping from a ledge and falling approximately 130 feet.<p>He was posing for a mid-leap photo when he fell off Machu Picchu …

South America

World going to hell? Here are the Solar System’s five most livable places | Ars Technica

Ars provides a guide to the best spots for DIY off-world colonists.<p>In the year 2016 one might be forgiven for thinking the world is going to hell. …

Astronomy

Once thought of as just a dream — is the hyperloop a real possibility?

It sounds like science fiction: a hyperloop that propels passengers traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles in levitating pods through a nearly airless tube. Their pace rivals the speed of sound. The journey takes only 30 minutes.<p>According to Brogan BamBrogan, former SpaceX engineer and now …

Have Scientists Found the Cure for Aging?

Imagine if you could slow the aging process by taking a pill. Wouldn't that be awesome? This fantasy isn't part of some utopian future; it's happening now. Meet nicotinamide mononucleotide (NMN), which is about to be tested in clinical trials.<p>NMN has been found to slow the aging process in mice, …

Aging

The Caribbean is making a mysterious sound so loud that it can be 'heard' from space

The ocean's a noisy place, but under the regular din of marine life and ship traffic, scientists have detected a strange, much louder sound coming from the Caribbean Sea.<p>It's too low to be heard by human ears, but the whistle-like noise is so powerful that researchers have been able to pick up its …

Global Warming

Google's crazy smartphone project is finally becoming a reality

The search and mobile giant is teaming up with Lenovo to realize a monster smartphone— the 6.4-inch Phab2 — which is scheduled to go on sale in September.<p>Augmented reality (AR) is the sister technology of virtual reality (VR) — and is arguably much cooler.<p>VR cuts you off from the world around you: …

Augmented Reality

The Best Shows to Turn Into Drinking Games

Some TV shows are tailor-made for drinking games -- alcohol can sometimes be the only way to make it through episodes when your favorite show is phoning it in, or it's wallowing in its own clichés. Invite friends over for these specialized drinking games for a few of your favorites -- get your shot …

TV

10 breathtaking abandoned places you should visit this summer

It's a fantasy of many to find an abandoned place that has a striking history and to just see it decaying. There are actually plenty of abandoned spots in Europe that have astounding beauty and where nature has reclaimed its rights. So especially for you, the Trip4real team has selected some of the …

Johnny Depp on Becoming Trump: 'He Speaks Real Weird'

Actor-musician also shrugged off teenage resemblance to Justin Bieber on 'Ellen': "He just looks like he might be a little cleaner than …

Johnny Depp

A scientist spent 26 years studying a black hole 10 times the mass of the sun. Then it did something incredible

Modern science is more about patience and persistence than about great epiphanies. It is therefore extremely satisfying when you make a breakthrough, …

Universe

See 17 Animals on the Verge of Going Extinct

Mountain Gorilla, Rwanda. About 880 mountain gorillas, who have thicker and more fur than other great apes, live in fo<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Panoramic …

Found: First-ever evidence of comets beyond the solar system orbiting a sun-like star

Just as we have grown accustomed to stories of increasingly small planets being discovered around distant stars, along comes a new study that ups the ante.<p>This week, for the first time ever, scientists have announced evidence of icy comets orbiting a sun-like star about 160 light-years from Earth. …

Universe

Researchers Isolated the Single Thing Rich Parents Do to Give Their Kids a Massive Edge

If you want to raise happy and successful kids, follow the money--and work backward.<p>For many parents, there comes a point when your kids' success becomes more important than your own.<p>I've been a parent for less than a year, but I can see it already. In fact, that realization led me to assemble a …

Hawaii Is At Risk Of A Mega-Tsunami

Environment Photo credit: A view of Kauai Island, the northernmost of the Hawaiian islands. Alexander Demyanenko/ShutterstockA somewhat unnerving …

Geophysics

The world's smelliest cities

Italian scientists detect chemical anomalies in a low-mass globular cluster

(Phys.org)—Globular clusters have for a long time been considered as formed of stars with similar initial chemical composition, but recently, …

Chemistry

The most violent cities in the world: Latin America dominates list with 41 countries in top 50

Latin America holds the undesirable distinction of having the most cities on the Mexico Citizens Council for Public Security's annual ranking of the …

Melting ice sheets changing the way the Earth wobbles on its axis, says Nasa

‘Dramatic’ shift in polar motion attributed to effects of global warming and the impact humans are having on the planet<p>Global warming is changing the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new Nasa study has found.<p>Melting ice sheets, especially in Greenland, are changing the distribution of …

Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos—Again

Just one year after scientists in China made history by modifying the DNA of human embryos, a second team of Chinese researchers has done it again. …