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How Many of Your Memories Are Fake?

When people with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory—those who can remember what they ate for breakfast on a specific day 10 years ago—are tested for accuracy, researchers find what goes into false memories.<p>One afternoon in February 2011, seven researchers at the University of California, …

The Eye of the Sahara Is An Enigmatic Desert Landmark

The desert creates gorgeous structures, and the Eye of the Sahara is no exception. The stunning structure of bare rock peeks out from a sea of sand, …

Earth Science

This Is How Climate Change Deniers Are Tricking You

National Review tweeted out an impressive-looking graph on Tuesday. Don't be fooled.<p>If there's one takeaway from this misleading climate change graph shared by the conservative National Review, it's that data visualization is only as honest as the people using it.<p>National Review, a conservative …

The Great Filter theory suggests humans have already conquered the threat of extinction

It's difficult to not be pessimistic when considering humanity's future prospects. Many people would agree that it's more likely than not that we'll …

Rare Earth

Nature Is Violent

And it's the height of human narcissism to think we could change that.<p>When it comes to issues of environmental ethics, it's common to argue from the gut, with advocates on any given side of an issue defaulting to vague, emotional statements about natural "harmony" and what is "felt" to be right. …

The dark future of American space exploration - Vox

NASA's golden age is about to come to a thudding halt<p>One by one they flickered to life. Venus, first, in 1962, and two and a half years later, Mars. Our spacecraft flew by those planets, orbited them, and became manmade meteors streaking toward the first soil we couldn’t generically call "earth." …

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DIY PC: How To Source Cheap And Compatible Parts For Your Next Build

Welcome once again to DIY PC, a regular feature customized for PC builders and PC gamers. Ordinarily we examine the week’s hardware news, but this time around we’re going to focus on one thing: finding the most affordable and compatible parts for your next build.<p>For people pondering their first …

Man Sees Meteor While Driving, Does Not Care

This is a super short dashcam video of New Zealander Josh Sherborne on his way to the gym when he sees a meteor. He...does not react (previously: …

Simple Box-Fan Food Dehydrator, a la Alton Brown

Jerky is the on-the-go snack that has fueled Native Americans, pioneers, and astronauts alike. And it’s easy to make at home. This method, popularized by Alton Brown, uses an ordinary box fan and air filters to dry the meat.<p>Step #1: Slice it.<p>NextPrev<p>Buy your desired cut of beef (sirloin is a good …

Food

UK Church groups have recently been criticised for campaigning against the legalisation of mitochondrial donation. As their efforts failed, a group of emboldened scientists has vowed to turn the tables and interfere with matters of religion<p>The Catholic Church and Church of England have recently …

Church of England

The Most Dangerous Ideas In Science

There's a battle going on at the edge of the universe, but it's getting fought right here on Earth. With roots stretching back as far as the ancient Greeks, in the eyes of champions on either side, this fight is a contest over nothing less than the future of science. It's a conflict over the …

The Absurdity of Infinity: Astrophysicist Janna Levin Explains Whether the Universe Is Infinite or Finite in Letters to Her Mother

“The simpler the insight, the more profound the conclusion.”<p>In 1998, while on the cusp of becoming one of the most significant theoretical cosmologists of our time, mathematician-turned-astrophysicist <b>Janna Levin</b> left her post at Berkeley and moved across the Atlantic for a prestigious position at …

100 Gifts for the Nerd

Gifts for the nerd have to honor their interests: sci-fi, gaming and superheroes.<p>Nerds are cooler than ever these days. That statement might seem …

SR Geek Picks: Best Rocket Raccoon Cosplay, Unnecessarily Censored 'Big Hero 6' & More

Welcome to Screen Rant’s “Geek Picks,” where we collect the finest movie-related geekery from around the Web. Today you’ll find the best Quentin …

How to Prolong the Lifespan of 6 Items You Care About

We live in a world where disposable culture is now the norm, but that doesn't mean YOU have to be an advocate of all things disposable. Making your …

Caramel Apple Cider Ginger Ale Floats

Still in mourning over the demise of Summer? Well, you might as well drown your seasonal sorrows with liberal swallows of these frosty Caramel Apple Cider Ginger Ale Floats concocted by NeighborFood!<p>I can hardly call this a recipe. It’s more of a suggestion, and that suggestion is: make these as …

Homemade Triple Monitor Mount Looks Professionally Made

Reddit user [popson] just finished off this impressive monitor mount build. Designed completely in Sketchup, it’s adjustable and will fit monitors …

Tutorial: Carry It All Tote Bag

Tutorial: Carry It All Tote Bag<p>I bet you can figure out why Melissa from Melly Sews and Blank Slate Patterns calls this her Carry It All Tote. She …

How to Get Single-Digit Body Fat

If you want to get leaner than lean, every bite counts<p>At a fitness conference last Spring, I joined some friends for breakfast. It was a normal breakfast up until the moment Spencer Nadolsky, D.O., pulled a scale out of his gym bag to weigh a banana.<p>I knew Dr. Nadolsky was preparing for a …

Fitness

Our godless brains: Emerging science reveals mind-blowing alternatives to a higher power

Science has yet to uncover many mysteries of the mind. But there are more reasons than ever why God isn’t necessary<p>Physics is the mother science. As such, it holds the greatest power for discovering the true nature of the universe and life within it. Physicists these days seem preoccupied with …

Watch The Forging of a League of Legends Champion's Blade

Man At Arms' master swordsmith Tony Swatton returns, this time forging what may be the most complicated weapon he's made yet: the Zenith Blade, from</i> …

I Want One: Super Posable Ball-Joint Dragon Pets

These are the ball-jointed dragons made by CuartosDolls in Russia (at least I think it's Russia). They can be posed in almost any position thanks to …

Revisit the amazing Internet the cool kids used in 1997

Sixteen years ago, the name Netscape was becoming a household name, and if the instructional guide to getting kids online from 1997 in the video below is any indication, horizontal stripes were totally in.<p>If you have half an hour to spare, check out this amazingly cheesy tour of the early …

Cosby Show

The Ultimate Guide To Chocolate Chip Cookies

Have you ever wondered why chocolate chip cookies can be chewy, crisp, soft, flat, thick, cakey, greasy, bland, flavorful, moist, or crumbly?<p>Wonder …

The 10 Best Apps for DIYers

For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails.<p>For today's do-it-yourselfer, a well-designed smartphone app can be as essential as a hammer and a box of nails. We tested dozens of apps created to help you find lumber, get organized, …

Apps

Skrillex site defaced by infamous penguin hacker

Musician laughs off attack<p>A hacker has taken down Skrillex's website, replacing it with the same page that was used in a widespread attack last year. Back in November 2012, the Turkish hacker "Eboz" targeted over 280 Pakistani domains, including the official sites of Apple, Microsoft, and Google in …

Taliban's letter to Malala Yousafzai: this is why we tried to kill you

A senior member of the Pakistani Taliban has written an open letter to Malala Yousafzai – the teenager shot in the head as she rode home on a school …