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Three special Lego figurines are currently orbiting Jupiter

NASA's Juno spacecraft is orbiting the giant planet Jupiter, having survived a harrowing journey through radiation and dust to enter into orbit on …

The Super Couch Stretch | Men's Health

Here’s why that’s a problem: This restricted range of motion thwarts your gains at the gym. You won’t be able to produce as much power or strength in lower-body exercises like deadlifts, squats, and lunges.<p>But there’s a terrific way to loosen them up, and that’s the super couch stretch, according …

These stunning videos reveal a tiny universe human eyes can't see

Nikon is out with the winners of its annual Small World in Motion Competition, a contest that awards the best microscope videos from photographers around the world. Extraordinary close-ups reveal a tiny universe that no human eye can see.<p><i>Produced by Christine Nguyen and Dave Mosher</i>

Universe

With This Genetic Engineering Technology, There’s No Turning Back - MIT Technology Review

The students in Anthony James’s basement insectary at the University of California, Irvine, knew they’d broken the laws of evolution when they looked …

Genetics

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Why Mantis Shrimp Send Secret Messages Using Twisted Light

In the oceans, secret messages are being exchanged all the time. Some are obvious if you look closely enough, or at the right angle, or with sharp enough eyes. But mantis shrimps—a group of belligerent crustaceans—exchange signals that are <i>so</i> secretive that only they can see them.<p>Mantis shrimps have …

Unevenly distributed futures: Hong Kong's amazing towers

UK photographer Peter Stewart's collection Stacked is a series of photos of Hong Kong's fabulous high-rises, shot from ground level, looking straight …

Hong Kong

Solar storms: New evidence that the Sun twice erupted violently in the Middle Ages.

In the years 774 and 993, the Earth was attacked from space.<p>Not by aliens, but by a natural event—and it was very, very powerful.<p>Phil Plait writes</b> …

Protons

These 4K Videos of Japan Will Get You on the Next Plane to Tokyo

Ready your passports.<p>This YouTube channel, called TokyoStreetView, offers hours and hours of ultra HD videos of daily life in Japan. The word “Tokyo” …

Pebble Time Round review

Pebble, the company that had everyone thinking about smartwatches again, has had a busy year. It launched a brand new watch, the Pebble Time, this spring, complete with an entirely revamped software platform. It then followed that up with an upscale steel version. Now it’s preparing to launch the …

Smartwatches

A Few Days With The Pebble Time Round

I’ve never worn a Pebble smartwatch for an extended period of time before. In fact, I’ve never really worn a modern smartwatch for an extended period of time, either. So when my colleague Drew Olanoff asked me to give the Pebble Time Round a whirl, I was of course skeptical of my need for a …

Smartwatches

Pebble Time Round review: A prettier design comes with tradeoffs

Earlier this year, Pebble released two new smartwatches: The Time and the Time Steel. Both feature color e-ink displays, an updated "Timeline" interface, support for voice replies, and a new accessory port that promises to increase the watch's functionality over time through third-party "smart …

Smartwatches