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Virgin Galactic, NBC To Launch 'Space Race' Reality TV Show

Soon, you can watch people compete for a chance to launch into space from the comfort of your own living room.<p>A new reality TV show picked up by NBC called "Space Race" will follow along as space fans compete to win a free ride on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo. The winner of the competition will …

How to spot if people are lying in texts

A Brigham Young University study offers hope to all those who fear someone is texting them fibs. Lying texters take longer to reply and write shorter texts.<p>"Had a few drinks, went straight home."<p>"Working late."<p>"Let's elope."<p>If you get any of these texts -- and if they're a little longer in coming …

Free energy, edible slime -- and more offbeat crowdfunding ideas

How can you go wrong with this description of your invention? "NO MORE ELECTRICITY BILLS. NO MORE PETROL BILLS. NO MORE HEATING BILLS. NO MORE POLLUTION"<p>That's how Arthur Fahy is trying to drum up attention on Indiegogo for a device that allegedly produces free energy. He claims to have invented an …

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Transparent gel speaker ushers in a future of 'soft machines'

How would you like a speaker system in your living room that was completely clear? Or, better yet, an active noise-canceling window that could mute the outside? The technology is already here, and a team of materials scientists at Harvard is showing us what’s now possible with ionic conduction, or …

Dead Rising 3, Forza 5, and Ryse Get Special 'Day One Editions'

Early adopters of these games will get some extra goodies.<p>Microsoft has announced the contents of special launch versions of certain Xbox One games …

Could A Spacecraft Fly Straight Through Jupiter?

Despite its gusty reputation as a "gas giant," Jupiter's blood-red clouds hide a dense, rocky core that's perhaps 20 times as massive as Earth. That core blocks any spacecraft's passage through the center of the planet, but even a detour through the clouds would be a disaster.<p>Knowledge of Jupiter's …

Satellite Photos Reveal Construction At Iran's Island Drone Base

What is Iran up to in the Strait of Hormuz?<p>On the island of Qeshm in the Persian Gulf, on the northern-most end of the narrow Strait of Hormuz, Iran is making improvements to a drone base. The information was revealed by satellite images, which showed completed improvements to an airfield that were …

NASA Remembers Neil Armstrong

Mysteries: Top 5 Wildest Conspiracy Theories

Mysterious, intriguing, and even a little frightening, conspiracy theories of various kinds have captivated Americans for decades.<p>1. The Philadelphia …

7 Secrets We Learned About The 'LEGO Marvel's Avengers' Game

Gaming<p>Find out what the hottest game news, new game releases.<p>Gaming<p>Actors from the 'Harry Potter' films will also reprise their roles in the …

Should Math Really Be A Required Subject?

The novelist Nicholson Baker makes a case against algebra<p>Nicholson Baker hates math.* The novelist and nonfiction writer spends almost eight pages of this month's <i>Harper's Magazine</i> making the case that compulsory algebra courses in American education are at best, wrongheaded, and at worst, downright …

Plans for 800 mph hyperloop unveiled

A revolutionary high-speed train that would shoot passengers to their destination inside a capsule at 800 miles per hour has been unveiled in California by the technology entrepreneur Elon Musk.<p>Having "pulled an all-nighter" to finesse his plans, Mr Musk declared the Hyperloop could transport …

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Top 5 (Well, 6) UFO Sightings in History

The truth is out there. It’s just… you’d think with all the cellphone cameras out there someone would have figured it out by now. But despite some of …