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Facebook to put augmented reality in your glasses

Onstage at its annual F8 developer conference, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg shared the social network's 10-year road map. In addition to the company's dedication to live streaming (including a new API so developers can add live streaming to their hardware), he detailed the company's thoughts on how …

Seven Zen Stories That Could Open Your Mind

For centuries, Zen masters have used stories and koans, or paradoxical riddles, to help students realize their true nature. These stories are often …

Architizer

Isaac Newton's Recipe for Magical 'Philosopher's Stone' Rediscovered

One of Isaac Newton's 17th-century alchemy manuscripts, buried in a private collection for decades, reveals his recipe for a material thought to be a …

NASA's Kepler Catches Early Flash of an Exploding Star

The brilliant flash of an exploding star's shockwave -- what astronomers call the "shock breakout" -- has been captured for the first time in visible …

Universe

If consciousness is an algorithm, then a robot can be conscious | Letters

Ethical dilemmas may arrive sooner than we think

Consciousness

Omnifocal Glasses Are the Future of Eyewear

Forget bifocals. Try ever-changing liquid crystal.<p>It happens to everyone—you get older and your near-sighted vision fades, an ailment known as presbyopia. Inevitably you end up tilting your head back to peer through the bottom of a pair of multifocal glasses just to read something.<p>An Israeli …

Hayao Miyazaki art show features stunning illustrations of Studio Ghibli classics

But it's exactly those otherworldly elements that makes Miyazaki films feel simultaneously familiar and fresh. The art style's courtesy of Studio Ghibli, the animation house Miyazaki co-founded, also go a long way in differentiating each classic and pegging them to the evolving toolset animators …

BMW’s insane car of the future replaces dashboards with augmented reality

Companies will sell employees Apple Watches for $25 to reach health goals

In an effort to motivate employees to maintain healthier lifestyles, a handful of companies are experimenting with providing Apple Watches for only $25.<p>According to the Wall Street Journal, Vitality Group, a health services firm, is launching the program this year at a handful of companies, …

Employment

An adorable species of octopus was discovered and it's basically a cartoon character

In one of science's cutest recent discoveries, a deep-diving robot — associated with National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) ship …

'Legend of Zelda' fans, check out Google Maps today for a cute surprise

Google Maps has a neat little easter egg today for fans of Nintendo's <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> video game. Pegman, the yellow figure that you drag onto the …

Fast radio bursts: Scientists hear ‘huge’, mysterious and repeating signal from deep in space

Scientists have heard a long, repeated sound from deep in space — and nobody is sure where it is coming from.<p>Astronomers found 10 millisecond-long …

Japan’s Cat Island Asks Internet For Food, Gets More Than They Can Store

Aoshima, also known as Cat Island, is a tiny remote island in the Ehime Prefecture of southern Japan where cats outnumber humans 6 to 1. So you can …

The next Nintendo Direct is tomorrow, March 3

No, it will not discuss the NX<p>Nintendo has announced another Nintendo Direct for 5 p.m. ET tomorrow (March 3) and, interestingly, mentioned that it would <i>not</i> discuss NX, the codename for its new console in development.<p>Any mention by Nintendo of NX is rare, even if it's to say it's not saying …

You're Not Crazy. Your Cat IS Talking To You.

Anyone who's ever found oneself talking to a cat may not need to worry about being totally insane after all.<p>Cats are, it turns out, actually trying …

Pets

IKEA-Style Home Can Be Built in 4 Days Using Only a Screwdriver

French architecture firm Multipod Studio has come up with a revolutionary housing prototype – the PopUp House. This unique dwelling comes in the form …

House Design

Science Finds An Interesting Link Between Anxiety And Intelligence

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

Like 'Deadpool,' This Jellyfish Has Amazing Superpowers

The moon jellyfish can age backward, form hordes of clones, and regenerate lost body parts, a new study says.<p>A hole rips through his body, but seals up and heals completely. An appendage is sliced off; the tissues grow back perfectly. He is capable of extreme regeneration, perhaps even …

Coding Jarvis in Python in 2016

It’s tough for an erstwhile Iron Man to work on creating their personal AI assistant on the weekends. Like any other time-pressured inventor without …

Speech Recognition

Watch Google torture an 80kg, 5'9" robot for science

Atlas, the latest robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics, can withstand a beating<p>Google’s long-standing quest to build the robot overlords which will eventually subjugate humanity and usher in a 1,000-year reign of the machines is apparently progressing nicely.<p>The company’s robotics subsidiary, Boston …

New, swallowable ‘Audiopill’ creates a rave inside your body

A new, swallowable “audiopill” is offering users the chance to ingest their very own 10-hour rave. Created by Czech artist Jan Poope, the super-unsafe device aims to create euphoric pulsations throughout the body – allowing clubbers to experience the music from the inside of their guts. “It’s like …

Simulated black hole could 'break' general relativity

A strangely-shaped black hole could cause Einstein's theory of relatively to completely "break down", according to new computer simulations.<p>The …

Can't crack 'The Witness'? Part of the fun is in the mystery, not just the answers

Draw a line. It sounds simple, doesn't it?<p>"The Witness," from a sort of zoned-out satellite view, is a game about drawing lines. To be even more precise, it is a game populated with puzzles, the bulk of them solved by drawing a line. Again, it all sounds so simple.<p>Yet "The Witness" just so happens …

Albert Einstein

Stunning Cloud Formation Appears Above Portugal, People Call It “The Hand Of God”

On Monday, the Portuguese were stunned by a terrifying cloud over the island of Madeira. The bright orange formation looked as if it was a burning …

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

Meditation