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5. Gwyneth Paltrow Reckons Water Has Feelings

Really.<p>Our Gwyneth has basically made a career out of finding the most moronic pseudo scientific claims out there and using them to sell overpriced …

Building Blocks Of Life Could Develop In Interstellar Space

Are we made of interstellar stuff?<p>Interstellar space is one of the most inhospitable and lonely places in the Universe, second only to the center of a black hole, or some other space horror. But even if it seems to be a heaping helping of nothing served on a void, interstellar space might just be …

How Fungus And Synthetic Biology Could Save Astronauts On Mars

Natural medicines, made to order in space<p>Clay Wang brought his kids to the California Space Center a few years ago to show them the Space Shuttle. But as he looked up at <i>Endeavour</i> and pondered human space exploration, the pharmacologist wondered, "What if a crew runs out of medicine halfway to Mars?"<p>…

MIT Engineers Have 3D-Printed A Walking Robot With A Liquid Center

The future bellows<p>We watched the birth of the new machines. Planned in labs, the 3D printer gave them form, layering their bodies into being. The robots were softer than the ones we’d come to fear, their gently wriggling bodies more caterpillar than Terminator. Once it was removed from its …

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Mark Zuckerberg: Within Five Years, Facebook Will Be Mostly Video

Facebook Live goes global with new features<p>It’s no secret that live video has become a priority for Facebook, with the company even recently tweaking its algorithm to show live video broadcasts higher up in people's news feeds.<p>Now Facebook announced that its live video broadcasting feature -- the …

SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket Is Almost Ready For Launch To The Space Station

First resupply mission since explosion last summer<p>What are you doing this Friday, April 8, at 4:43 p.m. Eastern? If you're a nerd like us, you'll be watching Cape Canaveral, Florida, where SpaceX will attempt to launch its Falcon 9 rocket and deploy its uncrewed Dragon capsule to the International …

Watch A Flamethrower Throw A 50-Foot Flame In Slow Motion

A slow burn<p>Flamethrowers are one of the most horrific weapons ever invented. They are so awful that their use by uniformed militaries is generally a war crime. Yet there’s a beauty to raw fire jetting forth, and that beauty is best captured by the Slow Mo Guys, far away from anything that can …

FBI Spy Planes Are Using Augmented Reality To Watch America

A startling find by BuzzFeed<p>America’s sky is a public resource, and full of vital information. To make sure airplanes don’t collide into one another, they broadcast their locations, which are then tracked publicly online, in places like Flightradar24. From mid-August to the end December last year,</i> …