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This Runner Made The Mistake Of Celebrating His Victory A Moment Too Early

The hardest of the hardcore runners went out for Fourth of July themed races yesterday. This typically humid holiday presents not only physical but mental challenges. The rest of the world still languishes in bed while the masochistic ones pin on a race bib and timing chip.<p>At the Peachtree 10K race …

July 4th

What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat?

Lithium-ion batteries power <i>a ton</i> of devices we use in our day-to-day lives – smartphones, tablets, laptops and more. And ever since they began showing up in all of our mobile devices, we’ve known that these types of batteries can be extremely dangerous. So, in hopes to find out exactly what makes …

Falling whales turn GTA V into an absurd Douglas Adams tribute

<i>Grand Theft Auto</i> is already among the most successful video games in recent memory, but now a crew of modders appears to have found the secret …

Grand Theft Auto

Architizer

22 Egg Recipes to Kickstart Your Morning

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Eggs are a staple of my diet, and while I eat plenty for lunch and dinner, they're still most often seen on my breakfast table. Versatile, affordable, with a nice dose of protein to kick off your day, it's no wonder that eggs …

Recipes

Nasa finds evidence of a vast ancient ocean on Mars

A huge primitive ocean covered one-fifth of the red planet’s surface, making it warm, wet and ideal for alien life to gain a foothold, scientists say<p>A massive ancient ocean once covered nearly half of the northern hemisphere of Mars making the planet a more promising place for alien life to have …

Paranormal

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

Sea Snail’s Teeth Just Dethroned Spider Silk As The Strongest Biological Material

Introducing the limpet as the heavyweight champion of the animal kingdom<p>The strongest biologic material in the world rivals the strength it takes to turn carbon into diamonds. It doesn’t come from one of the biggest creatures, but rather the tiny teeth of a sea snail.<p>Until now, spider silk has …

Marijuana Is Now Officially Legal in Alaska

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6 Ways to Make Cheap Foods Taste Delicious

Photo by LightField Studios / Shutterstock.com<p>Most people living on a tight budget are well-acquainted with the bargain bin at the grocery store. Not …

What To Eat After You Work Out

<i>By Cynthia Sass, MPH, RD</i><p>As a sports nutritionist, I consult for pro teams and privately counsel professional and competitive athletes in numerous sports, as well as fitness enthusiasts. Pros and weekend warriors definitely have different nutrition needs, but they do have one thing in common: In …

The Single Most Proven Way to Get Smarter and Happier

<b>Yes, It’s This Simple</b><p>Many of the fixes for our problems aren’t complex — something that’s clear in the things I recommend people do every day.<p><b>What’s</b> …

Black Hole's Howling Cosmic Winds Stop Galaxies From Getting Too Big

The furious, ultra-fast cosmic winds produced by supermassive black holes are blasting through their host galaxies so strongly, they can reshape the entire star formation.<p>NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) and ESA’s XMM-Newton telescope worked together to observe one of our …

Black Holes

The Science Behind How Movies Impact the Brains of Viewers

In the latest episode of the PBS Digital Studios series <i>BrainCraft</i>, host Vanessa Hill takes a look at the science behind the ways in which different …

Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity

When you whack yourself with a hammer, it feels like the pain is in your thumb. But really it's in your brain.<p>That's because our perception of pain is shaped by brain circuits that are constantly filtering the information coming from our sensory nerves, says David Linden, a professor of …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Snapchat is reportedly raising money at a $16-19 billion valuation.</b> It's looking to raise around $500 million.<p><b>2. Hedge funds are offloading their stakes in Alibaba.</b> Many large funds are either selling their holdings or reducing the size of their stake.<p><b>3. Apple has won a patent for a virtual</b> …

If you like HTTP then you'll love HTTP 2.0

An update to one of the web's basic protocols offers faster browsing<p>Most internet users don't consider the protocols that underpin the web anymore than they do the stitching in their socks, but a major update to HTTP — the protocol that lets browsers download websites from servers — will affect …

Monster Hurricanes Could Become More Frequent, Scientists Warn

Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda—The Orlando Sentinel/AP<p>Tim Chapman—Newsmakers/Getty Images<p>Jack Thornell—AP<p>Chris Hondros—Getty Images<p>Horace Cort—AP<p>Paul …

Extreme Weather

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Antarctic sea ice gains do not “cancel out” Arctic sea ice losses, NASA finds

You may have heard Antarctic sea ice has recently set new records for extent, offsetting the dramatic loss in Arctic sea ice in recent decades. The first part of that statement is true, but NASA reports the second is part is not. In fact, the huge decline in Arctic sea ice since the late 1970s …

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'Super Saturn' Exoplanet Has Massive Rings

Houston, we have a ringer<p>The rings of Saturn are one of our most instantly recognizable images of outer space, but those beautiful rings of rock and dust now have some competition. In a paper that was recently accepted for publication in <i>Astrophysical Journal</i>, scientists from Leiden Observatory in …

German scientists invent working teleporter, of sorts

New system destructively scans objects transmits them through encrypted communications across any distance and rebuilds it the other side<p>Teleportation has been the holy grail of transport for decades, ever since Mr Scott first beamed up Captain Kirk and his crew in the 1966 opening episode of Star …

Star Trek

Scottish scientists have slowed the speed of light

The speed of light travelling through free space has been slowed down for the first time, breaking what was thought to be a constant physical …

Physics

Have We Found Alien Life?

Microbes that eat and breathe electricity have forced scientists to reimagine how life works—on this planet and others<p><i>This feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of</i> Popular Science.<p>Kenneth Nealson is looking awfully sane for a man who’s basically just told me that he has a …

Hacking the Tripping Mind: A Fantastic Voyage Through Inner Space

Pay attention. What if you could focus and control your consciousness when under the influence of psychedelics? Cognitive roller-coasters may be upon …

Bill Gates Drinks a Glass of Water Processed From Human Feces by the Janicki Omniprocessor

A recent video shows Bill Gates drinking a glass of water processed from human feces by the Janicki Omniprocessor, a device that turns human waste …

Bill Gates

8 Things Your Pet Says About Your Personality

1) Researchers have established some general conclusions about pets and their owners personalities:<p><b>Fish owners are happiest.</b>• <b><br>Dog owners are the most</b> …

Pets

Porridge could be key to a long and healthy life, says Harvard University

Eating porridge, brown rice or corn each day could protect the heart against disease, Harvard University has found<p>A small bowl of porridge each day could be the key to a long and healthy life, after a major study by Harvard University found that whole grains reduce the risk of dying from heart …