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'Can you grow potatoes on Mars?’: Brian Cox and Robin Ince answer your questions

The presenters of Radio 4’s comic science show The Infinite Monkey Cage help our readers grapple with cosmic microwave background radiation, the linear superposition of winning the lottery and why Jedi knights are rubbish<p>When I arrive at a large country house in Cheshire to meet Brian Cox and Robin …

Nobel Prize

10 Workout Apps To Improve Your Summer Sessions

Make your beach body #goals a reality.<p>As the weather heats up, so do our exercise regimens. ELLE ranks our ten favorite fitness apps for every workout #goal.<p>Nike Training Club<p>This app was specially designed for women and features audio of female trainers (you'll have more than 85 to choose from) …

Shell to resume Arctic drilling off Alaska as green groups warn of disaster

Environmentalists accuse the government of ‘looking the other way’ after US gives green light for Shell to restart drilling for oil and gas<p>The US government has given Shell approval to restart drilling in the Arctic despite repeated warnings from environmentalists that it could lead to an …

Oil & Gas Industry

Hands-Free Cars Take Wheel, and Law Isn’t Stopping Them

A General Motors promotional film envisions the future: Drivers enter the highway, put their cars on “autopilot” and sit back as the vehicle takes over and heads for the horizon. The film’s date? 1956.<p>Sixty years later, automakers are making that dream a reality.<p>But the technology has sprinted …

Autonomous Cars

You got hacked. Cybersecurity stocks soar

Companies keep getting hacked. And that's music to the ears of the executives and investors in cybersecurity companies.<p>February has been a phenomenal month for the overall stock market. The S&P 500 is up about 6%. But companies that help mitigate the damage from major attacks have done even …

Stock Markets

Tesla’s $3,000 Powerwall Will Let Households Run Entirely On Solar Energy

You almost certainly associate Tesla with cars — very cool cars — but the company has an even grander vision beyond that. Today, CEO and founder Elon Musk unveiled ‘Tesla Energy’ — a new business arm that is focused on ending our dependence on grid power and switching instead to solar energy.<p>The …

Tesla

Encryption won't work if it has a back door only the 'good guys' have keys to

David Cameron’s desire to eliminate communications ‘we cannot read’ is impractical, and threatens to let the state have the run of your life<p>David Cameron has made some headline-grabbing election promises, but none so technically implausible as his vow to eliminate communications tools that “we …

Information Systems

The $150 Intel Compute Stick fits a full Windows PC right into the palm of your hand

The little PC that almost could<p><b>The Good</b> The Intel Compute Stick excels as a media streaming, Web-browsing machine, and it's a $150 PC that can fit into your pocket.<p><b>The Bad</b> The tablet-grade performance isn't suitable for heavy tasks, and spotty Bluetooth connectivity limit this PC's</b> …

Amazon Fire TV

Vive Gives New Yorkers Unlimited Hair Blowouts for $99/Month

Now that humidity level has official risen in New York City, bad hair days can make or break your stride. For those who are unable to tame their manes on their own, Vive wants to provide professional help on-demand.<p>Vive (pronounced like “weave” with a V) is a subscription program that acts as a …

Flexible Spinal Implants Put Paralyzed Rats Back on Their Feet

Science

MakerBot wants you to start 3D-printing in metal and wood (sort of)

The future of 3D printing may depend on the ability print things with properties beyond cheap plastic. We've seen composite materials appear for 3D printers before, but the arrival of MakerBot to the scene should make progress a bit quicker. Announced at this week's CES, MakerBot will be rolling …

3D Printing

Intense Rogue Artificial Intelligence Short - I.R.I.S.

Classic Comic Covers Recreated in LEGO

Bose is betting on fashion to compete with Beats

Since the passing of Dr. Amar Bose, the company's founder and an audio pioneer, Bose has had to face a period of emotional adjustment. On the business side, meanwhile, the incredible rise of Beats Electronics meant Bose needed to carve out a whole new strategy for the consumer market. While some …

Swimmingly move between Samsung devices with Flow

Showcased today at its developers conference, Flow hopes to smooth over device continuity and is Samsung's answer to Apple's Handoff.<p>Moving between mobile devices can get pretty tedious sometimes. You can begin watching a video on your smartphone, realize that it'd look better on your tablet, and …

Mobile

Solar road opens in the Netherlands

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world's first road capable of turning sunlight into energy officially opened for traffic Wednesday in the Netherlands.<p>It's actually a 230-foot-long bike path in the town of Krommenie.<p>The road is a test route developed by the company SolaRoad.<p>"SolaRoad is a world first that will put the …

Simon Pegg: Reaching middle age made me happier

Salon spoke to the actor about “Hector and the Search for Happiness” and his own path to contentment<p>Ok, I’ll admit it: I had a small spiritual awakening after viewing "Hector and the Search for Happiness." Call it a momentary lapse of cynicism, but I fell for this story of a spiritually exhausted …

The man who created the first pop-up ad says 'sorry'

"I'm sorry. Our intentions were good."<p>Ethan Zuckerman was a designer and programmer for the early web-hosting service Tripod.com when a car company freaked out. The unspecified manufacturer had bought a banner ad on a page that "celebrated anal sex," and was not too pleased at the association of …

Google goes DARPA

Regina Dugan loves to tell the story of how she got her current job. It was a little over two years ago, and Dugan, a mechanical engineer by training …

#theLIST: Crisp Whites

A classic white shirt is as timeless as fashion gets. From iconic moments to modern interpretations, chic never looked so buttoned up.<p>A classic white shirt is as timeless as fashion gets. From iconic moments to modern interpretations, chic never looked so buttoned up.

4 Incredibly Bizarre Food Combinations You Have To Try

Brussels sprouts and bacon. Eggs and avocado. Vanilla and hot fudge. Some foods just go together like, well, peanut butter and jelly. Other pairings are a bit less conventional, but still worth trying.<p>In the video above, the folks over at Mashable taste test four truly strange food combinations. …

Depression Quest gets a quiet, but timely, release on Steam

With no fanfare or even a press release, the interactive fiction game Depression Quest has released on Steam. The PC and Mac game is now live and free to download.<p>Its release couldn’t be more timely, given that beloved actor and comedian Robin Williams died yesterday. Williams suffered from …

'Impossible' Space Engine May Actually Work, NASA Test Suggests

It's really starting to look as if an "impossible" space propulsion technology actually works.<p>Researchers at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston …

How do you make a bird? Shrink a dinosaur for 50 million years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Large flesh-eating dinosaurs evolved into small flying birds, but it did not happen overnight.<p>The dinosaur lineage that evolved into birds shrank in body size continuously for 50 million years, as seen in this handout illustration provided by Eurekalert.org July 31, 2014. …

Stanford breakthrough might triple battery life

Annoyed by how often your cellphone needs recharging? Stanford researchers say they've made a major step toward the "holy grail" of energy storage — a pure lithium battery.<p>A team that includes former Energy secretary Steven Chu says it's building a lithium anode battery that might give electric …

24 Iconic Fashion Moments in Music Videos

From Michael Jackson's red "Thriller" jacket to Britney's sexy schoolgirl look, this is the music video fashion we'll never forget.<p><b>1. David Bowie's "Life on Mars?" 1973</b><br>Filmed during his <i>Ziggy Stardust</i> era, the glam rocker's fourth music video defined his look in the '70s: an over-the-top outfit …

How to Survive a Party Solo

Going it alone is a skill set to master<p>As part of my job at <i>BAZAAR</i>, I cover industry events that range from full-on black-tie galas to post-work cocktail parties and dinners that sometimes book up to three or four stops a night. On the occasion that I'm invited without a guest and my fellow editors …

Black Tie

Makoto Azuma Uses the Stratosphere as a Backdrop For His Latest Floral Art | Colossal

<p>Last week Japanese botanic artist Makoto Azuma attempted to go where most artists only dream of going: to space. In a project titled Exbiotanica, …