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'Sharknado 2: The Second One' knows that you know it's ridiculous

Having become something of a <i>succès d'ordures</i>, "Sharknado," the 2013 TV movie about a tornado full of sharks (to simplify somewhat), has inevitably birthed a sequel. Here it comes now.<p>Premiering Wednesday on Syfy, it is called "Sharknado 2: The Second One," to let you know, as does most every …

Snowstorms

The First Man-Made Biological Leaf Turns Light and Water Into Oxygen

If humanity hopes to realize its dreams of exploring the stars, we're going to need to find ways to recreate life on Earth aboard a spaceship. Simply …

SAMI Is Like Google Earth for the Universe

In just 64 nights, SAMI, an instrument attached to the Anglo-Australian telescope in Australia, has recorded demographic information for 1,000 …

The science of blue flowers

You would think that blue is just another color in nature's palette, but when it comes to flowers, it's much more complicated than that.<p>There's a …

If You Think 5G Is All About Faster Network Speeds, You're Wrong

You can already reach for your phone, ask Google a question, and receive the answer within seconds.<p>The forthcoming generation of wireless technology will be even faster, but it's not just about sheer speed.<p>The next major network upgrade will solve one of the most aggravating problems we experience …

Internet of Things

Leaked iPhone 6 Parts Suggest A Much Bigger iPhone Is Coming

A new leak claims to show some of the internal components Apple will use in its iPhone 6. The photos, which were published by French blog Nowhereelse.fr (via MacRumors), show iPhone parts that seem larger than those in the iPhone 5s —adding to rumors that Apple's next smartphone will come with a …

What would it take to make you cut off your own leg? The most terrifying ethical dilemmas in torture porn horror movies

From “Saw” to “Cabin Fever,” the scariest — and most fascinating — ethical quandaries of the horror genre<p>I get stares from folks — film-snob friends and family members especially — when I confess I’m a bit of a torture porn horror movie addict. I mean, I saw all seven "Saw" films in the theater. …

Review: 'Hercules' ★★★

Director Brett Ratner's "Hercules" respects your time and your bloodlust. It slices through 97 insanely violent PG-13-rated minutes in a sort of extended digital blurt, pausing just often enough for Dwayne Johnson to reload his guns (not that kind, the other kind), or for John Hurt (as the king of …

LensCulture - Contemporary Photography

Recent<p>AwardsLet Us Not Fall Asleep While WalkingDavid DenilBlending cinematic qualities with otherworldly lighting, photographer David Denil works to embody the surreal existence of Ukrainian citizens after the 2014 revolution.FeatureArboretumSara AngelucciThese popular nineteenth-century cabinet …

Grandparents

'Extreme solar storm' could have pulled the plug on Earth

The date of 23 July 2012 could have been the day the lights went out, along with suddenly not-so-smart phones, computers, satellite transmissions, GPS navigation systems, televisions, radio broadcasts, hospital equipment, electric pumps and water supplies.<p>On that day an "extreme solar storm" did …

The 10 Most Important 'Interstellar' Mysteries Revealed at Comic-Con 2014

Quite frankly, the Paramount presentation in the cavernous Hall H of Comic Con today seemed like, at least superficially, it wouldn't offer much in the way of thrills. This turned out to not be the case, with a debut of the "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" trailer, some footage from "SpongeBob SquarePants …

How To Engineer Humans To Save The Planet

How about giving people patches that would make them allergic to meat?<p>Just in case you were looking for some ideas for your next dystopian novel… in a new feature, the BBC reports on ideas for combating anthropogenic climate change by engineering humans to use less resources.<p>How about giving people …

York University

Pretty in Peach! Taylor Swift Flaunts Her Endless Legs in New York

Another day, another amazing outfit on Taylor Swift! Over the weekend, the always well-dressed star hit the New York City streets wearing a peach …

Our Incredible Immune System

The human body is a biological marvel. Tasked to protect it is our immune system, which is responsible for detecting and neutralizing a wide variety …

How to see anticrepuscular rays

To catch a glimpse of elusive anticrepuscular rays: Next time you see crepuscular rays – sunrays – at sunrise or sunset, turn around.<p>We’ve all seen …

Sense is a glowing sphere that watches over you while you sleep

This sleek sleep tracker analyzes your bedroom, and your sleep patterns<p>At age 19, Londoner James Proud decided to skip out on college and move to the States.<p>As one of several "Thiel Fellows," Proud received a $100,000 grant from esteemed venture capitalist Peter Thiel to skip college, move to San …

These Extra Arms Will Help You Lift Heavy Objects Like A Super Cyborg

It’s hard out there for men and women who are not the multi-armed goddess of destruction and rebirth, Kālikā. MIT researchers have created a pair of robotic arms that connect to your shoulders and give you another pair of pinchers to help you lift heavy objects, keep objects in place while you …

Black Holes May Explode Into 'White Holes' And Pour All Their Matter Into Space, Physicists Say

Black holes might end their lives by transforming into their exact opposite — 'white holes' that explosively pour all the material they ever swallowed into space, say two physicists. The suggestion, based on a speculative quantum theory of gravity, could solve a long-standing conundrum about …

Biologists discover electric bacteria that eat pure electrons rather than sugar, redefining the tenacity of life - ExtremeTech

By on July 18, 2014 at 8:51 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Some intrepid biologists at the …

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

<b>1. A Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 298 passengers exploded and crashed in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, killing everyone on board.</b> The flight headed from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, is believed to have been shot down by pro-Russian separatists, although there are "strong indications that those …

Everything Is Distributed

In September 2007, Jean Bookout, 76, was driving her Toyota Camry down an unfamiliar road in Oklahoma, with her friend Barbara Schwarz seated next to her on the passenger side. Suddenly, the Camry began to accelerate on its own. Bookout tried hitting the brakes, applying the emergency brake, but …

The Earth's Gravity Is Pulling So Hard At The Moon, It's Bulging

Everyone knows that the power of the Moon’s gravity is what moves the oceans’ tides here on Earth, but that’s not all the gravitational tug-of-war between the two celestial bodies is doing.<p>The force between the two is so strong that each sphere is ever so slightly pulling the other into a lopsided …

Four-winged flying dinosaur unearthed in China

A new species of prehistoric, four-winged dinosaur discovered in China may be the largest flying reptile of its kind.<p>The well-preserved, complete skeleton of the dinosaur <i>Changyuraptor yangi</i> features a long tail with feathers 30cm in length – the longest ever seen on a dinosaur fossil. The feathers …

Scientists: We're 'very close' to finding another Earth

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe -- as well as another planet like our own -- are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.<p>That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not …

The Week in Review: The Immortal Legacy of Gabriel García Márquez

Inside Flipboard / April 25, 2014<p>Last Thursday, the Colombian author and journalist Gabriel García Márquez died in Mexico City at the age of 87. But …

Every Time You Shower, This Gadget Makes Energy From The Extra Heat

An engineer’s eureka moment while in the shower is aimed at improving the shower itself.<p>A few years ago, an engineer was taking a shower and started looking at the water going down the drain and wondering how much energy was going with it. The answer, it turned out, was pretty large: after heating …

Prototypes

Wearable Solar’s Prototype Dress Combines Fashion With Phone-Charging Capabilities

Here’s an unusual way to keep your smartphone charged — with a solar-powered dress.<p>That’s what fashion designer Pauline van Dongen is developing with her startup Wearable Solar. She brought a prototype dress to Brooklyn’s Northside Festival last month, where I had a chance to see the dress in …

A Musical Instrument That Generates Power When You Play It

Sudha Kheterpal has been a professional percussionist for 20 years, so she knows how much energy goes into making a beat. Now, she wants to harness that energy to generate power.<p>Kheterpal has invented the Spark–a device that sounds like a maraca but is as useful as a solar cell. It’s an instrument …

Clean Energy

Government Scientists Want to Fix Your Memory

Feeling a bit forgetful? The government is here to help. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California up to $2.5 million to develop an implantable neural device that would help restore memory. The first patients will be …

The Brain