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16 Best Diet Foods Proven to Help Weight Loss

Best Diet Foods for Weight Loss<p>So you need to start eating the best diet foods so that you can lose-weight-fast?<p>Life would be great if there were a …

A nearby dark matter galaxy?

Measurements of the velocities of just six stars in a galaxy of only 1,000 visible stars suggest the highest concentration of dark matter of any …

Without Einstein it would have taken decades longer to understand gravity

It was 1905, and Albert Einstein had just turned theoretical physics on its head by publishing a paper on what later became known as special …

Physics

'Star Trek' vs. 'Star Wars': Georgia Tech professors weigh in

The greatest, longest-lasting debate in the science fiction community, whether , continues to rage, this time in academic circles.<p>The latest issue of Georgia Tech Alumni Magazine is all about science fiction (and some science reality, of course), and one ambitious article aims to determine which …

Abyss Table

The word "abyss" can certainly bring along some negative connotations, but one look at the Abyss Table will have you thinking about another word: …

Furniture

The Evolution of Gmail, Visualized

On April Fools Day 2004, Google launched Gmail, and it wasn't long before @gmail.com email addresses usurped the kingdom of Hotmail. Google just …

April Fools' Day

Science Finds Fountain of Youth Brain Region That Slows Down Aging

Eternal or even elongated life is an idiotic thing to wish for. You don't want to get old, and then tack on 50 more years of wrinkles and Metamucil. …

8 of the Internet's Most Adorable, Time-Wasting Animal Live Cams

Last spring, the inexplicably captivating live stream of brown bears catching salmon surfaced on explore.org and took the internet by storm. But even …

Cute Animals

Archaeologists Uncover Hundreds of Mysterious Orbs in Ancient Temple

In news that will likely delight Apollo 11 deniers, Roswell frequenters, and Illuminati enthusiasts alike, archaeologists have discovered hundreds of …

Loopwheels

Shocks can only get you so far — if you're looking for ultimate comfort on your bike, you need to add suspension to the wheels themselves. That's …

Shipping

Someone Animated Patton Oswalt's Epic Star Wars/Avengers Mashup Rant

Not too long ago, Patton Oswalt riffed on his idea for a great plot for the upcoming <i>Star Wars: Episode VII</i> film on <i>Parks and Recreation</i>. Now, it's got …

Mashups

Google's New Trend Visualizer Is a Truly Beautiful Thing

Google's been logging data about hot trends ever since you started tip-tapping search terms into its front page, but now it's gone and made it look …

Espresso 101: The Methods and Machines Behind the Perfect Shot

Espresso is a mysterious drink. Not many people really know what it really is, how it’s made, or even what it should taste like. We've all been lured …

Open-plan offices make employees less productive, less happy, and more likely to get sick

A well-designed office is a happy office. As facilities managers strive to save space and cash, they’re reshuffling desks and fiddling with temperature gauges. All of which has an impact on workers’ performance. Open-plan offices may make some kinds of collaboration easier, but are they more …

The Workplace

How to Control Your Android Without Looking at It

It's getting dangerous just to walk and text at the same time much less do so behind the wheel of a car. But with Siri being just slightly less …

A year after SpaceX's first major launch, space exploration has never been hotter

A year ago, space transportation startup SpaceX successfully launched a private unmanned ship into space to bring cargo to the International Space Station.<p>SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket blasted into space carrying a Dragon capsule full of supplies on May 22, and three days later, the ISS captured Dragon …

Google Calendar app updated, brings color labels to the table

The Google Calendar app for Android is the latest app from the Mountain View company to receive an update, after the last few weeks have brought us a flurry of news on this front.<p>Just after the Google Play app has been updated, and to go with the news about the new Gmail update still ringing in …

Apps

How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge

For all of the books (thousands) written on leadership, individuals (millions) who have participated in leadership seminars and dollars (billions) invested in leadership development, too many leadership experts still fail to distinguish between the practice of leadership and the exercise of …

Sold, The App That Sells Your Stuff For You, Arrives On Android

Too<p>lazybusy to handle selling your stuff on eBay or Craigslist, or having a yard sale? Yep, same here. That’s why a startup called Sold, launched earlier this year, had me intrigued. Its big idea is to take the whole e-commerce process out of your hands by pricing your items for you, finding a …

Think You Have Better Ideas Than Your City Leaders? Prove it, Says Code For America And MindMixer

Do you often find yourself hacking together, in your brain, quick fixes for every day grievances like subway delays, shoddy public wifi, and crappy parking? Today, Code for America (the national non-profit dedicated to innovation through open software) and MindMixer (an online engagement platform …

San Francisco

Middle Earth comes to life in epic Chrome experiment

We're go out on a limb here and say that the Venn diagram of Engadget fans and Tolkien fans looks something like this. So, we figure you'll probably want to hear about a brand new Chrome experiment that brings various parts of Middle Earth to life, including the Trollshaw and Dol Guldur. It starts …

Ex-Google Engineer Reveals How Google Maps Figures Out Destination Times

In a post on Quora recently spotted by 9to5Mac, ex-Google engineer Richard Russell reveals more of what that is:<p>"Like in similar products, Google maps ETAs are based on a variety of things, depending on the data available in a particular area. These things range from official speed limits and …

Rainscapes: Hyperrealistic Rainy Windshield Drawings by Elizabeth Patterson | Colossal

<p>Fascinated by the texture and color of water artist Elizabeth Patterson challenged herself to recreate the absurdly complex formation of water …