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How long does it take to build muscle with exercise?

Staying active is vital for overall health. It is also the best way to build muscle. How long it takes to grow muscle through activity varies from …

It’s dimming! Astronomers jump at opportunity to solve the mystery of Tabby’s star

The oddest star known in the galaxy is dimming again, and this time it might give up some of its secrets!<p><i>“As far as I can tell, every telescope that</i> …

Universe

What If Cosmic Inflation Is Wrong?

All scientific ideas, no matter how accepted or widespread they are, are susceptible to being overturned. For all the successes any idea may have, it only takes one experiment or observation to falsify it, invalidate it, or necessitate that it be revised. Beyond that, every scientific idea or model …

Scientists Need You to Solve This Chess Problem to Help Find The Key to Human Consciousness

What separates us from supercomputers.<p>Consciousness is the most important quality of a human being, but scientists have struggled for millennia to …

Scientist finds entanglement instantly gives rise to a wormhole

Quantum entanglement is one of the more bizarre theories to come out of the study of quantum mechanics — so strange, in fact, that Albert Einstein …

The Aperture Wrench is What You Get When a Photographer Designs a Tool

Industrial designer and photography enthusiast Jordan Steranka wanted to design an elegant and flexible wrench that could be adjusted to a wide range …

Official: Texas city had 3 reports of dirty water before ban

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — There were three reports of dirty water before the 300,000 residents of Corpus Christi were told not to drink the city's …

Water

Mysterious and rare ghost shark caught on video

This species of the deep sea creature - a chimaera - has never before been spotted or filmed in Northern Hemisphere waters.<p>December 17, 2016 —In a …

Zoology

Why the Ford GT's Suspension Is Unlike Any Other Supercar's

It should come as no surprise that the Ford GT has an adjustable multimode suspension. Every current supercar, along with a growing number of more mundane machines, offers this capability in some form. But by offering a first ride-along in a preproduction prototype of the upcoming Ford supercar, …

Silicon Valley's new craze is flying to Peru to take a psychedelic you can't legally get in America

Psychedelics and tech entrepreneurship have long gone hand in hand. Steve Jobs experimented with LSD. Bill Gates dropped acid on occasion.<p>Ayahuasca, a psychedelic drug that induces mind-boggling hallucinations, is Silicon Valley's latest infatuation. Tim Ferriss, a well-known angel investor, …

Silicon Valley

The Super Yacht Concept That Hovers Above The Water

Designer Jonathan Schwinge has created a conceptual super yacht named Tetra with a pyramid-shaped body that’s designed to lift itself above the water …

Arctic could become ice-free for first time in more than 100,000 years, claims leading scientist

The Arctic is on track to be free of sea ice this year or next for the first time in more than 100,000 years, a leading scientist has …

You Technically Are the Center of the Universe, Thanks to a Wacky Physics Quirk

Physics has a mind-bending implication that seems to undermine a fundamental lesson we all learned in grade school about selfishness: You technically …

Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

In the future, we could all be wearing smart contact lenses, like the ones secret agents use in movies.<p>Samsung has been granted a patent in South …

How To Be A Happier Human Being Even When You're Failing

If there’s one theme that dominates the field of positive psychology, it’s that we can become happier human beings–and that increased happiness will benefit our health and success. Indeed, evidence suggests that we can rewire our brains for greater positivity through relatively simple daily …

Spirit Stuck in 'Insidious Invisible Rover Trap' on Mars

It could take week of tricky maneuvering to rescue the Mars rover Spirit from its current predicament. Spirit is stuck in an "insidious invisible …