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'The Goonies' Sequel in the Works

A sequel to the classic 1985 movie <i>The Goonies</i> is reportedly in the works and might be based around a new story from original writer, producer and …

Steven Spielberg

Nano Water Chip Could Make Desalination Affordable for Everyone

With freshwater declining throughout the globe, desalination looks increasingly attractive, but current technologies are expensive, demand far too …

'Cannabis Chemistry' explains the why behind the high

A new video from the American Chemical Society examines the science behind getting high and how some labs are working to prevent "killer" buzzes.<p>With marijuana becoming legally available in more places around the US, knowing a bit more about the plant, its potency, and potential safety issues seems …

George R.R. Martin Comments On Controversial 'Game Of Thrones' Scene

<i>Spoilers through Season 4 of ‘Game of Thrones’ and the books it’s based on follow.</i><p>We’ve already discussed the weird scene in last Sunday’s episode of <i>Game of Thrones</i>.<p>What was once a disturbing, but ultimately consensual, sex-scene in the book, transformed into a rape scene between Jaime and Cersei …

How Many Moons Does Venus Have?

There are dozens upon dozens of moons in the Solar System, ranging from airless worlds like Earth’s Moon to those with an atmosphere (most notably, …

Astronomy

The Best Candidates For Earth 2.0

It is only a matter of time before we will need a new rock to call home.<p>Fortunately, there are plenty of planets beyond our solar system that are similar in size to Earth and circle stars like our sun.<p>These planets are known to exist in the "habitable zone," a region that is not too hot or too …

Planetary Habitability

17 Ridiculously Easy Things You Can Do To Help Save The Earth Every Day

You may think that curbing your own carbon footprint and consumption won't do much to reduce the human pollution that is consuming our vast planet. But we think that if we all work together, we really can make a collective positive difference in the amount of damage we do.<p>So, in honor of Earth Day …

The Invention Of The Solar Cell

60 years ago this week, the modern solar cell came into being. Here's how.<p>The great Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell wrote in 1874 to a colleague: “I saw conductivity of Selenium as affected by light. It is most sudden. Effect of a copper heater insensible. That of the sun great.”<p>Maxwell was …

WTF Was That?!: Assassin's Creed Climb In Real Life

This is a video of some pro free-climber scaling the side of a building. After a couple attempts of of making a long jump to the next handhold and …