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Evidence of huge ninth planet found in solar system

Planet Nine is 10 times the mass of Earth and takes up to 20,000 years to orbit the Sun<p>Scientists have found evidence of a ninth planet in the solar system which is travelling on a bizarre elongated orbit.<p>The body, which has been dubbed ‘Planet Nine’ is 10 times the mass of Earth and takes between …

Astronomy

The 25 Greatest Sci-Fi Books Ever Written

Share the post "The 25 Greatest Sci-Fi Books Ever Written"<p>Dune (Frank Herbert)<p>Often quoted as “Science Fiction’s answer to Lord of the Rings”. And …

7 interview questions that determine emotional intelligence

Selecting informative interview questions can be a key factor in finding the right employees — as well as weeding out the ones that won't fit. A candidate's answers can be telling.<p>While different companies embody various values and cultures, success in the workplace is strongly influenced by a …

Emotional Intelligence

‘Welcome to Flint’: Two Photographers Take On the Most Dangerous City in America

Photo: Juan Madrid<p><i>Welcome to Flint</i> is the ongoing collaborative project between New York-based photographers Juan Madrid and Brett Carlsen and their …

Why Do Solids Have Energy Bands?

One of the most obviously quantum features of our universe is the discrete emission spectra we see from atoms. Every element in the periodic table absorbs and emits light of very particular frequencies, and these unique spectral lines are regularly used to identify the composition of various …

Quantum Mechanics

Destiny Players Pay Respects to Fallen Guardian

Last week, a Destiny clan named DoD Legion lost a member, Joshua R. Stokell, who passed away after a lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis. A fellow clan member who goes by the handle Ln_Wanderer on Reddit put out a call on the Destiny sub-Reddit, asking dellow Destiny players to send video clips …

A Single Guy Quit His Job And Spent A Year Interviewing Couples In Love - This Is The Best Relationship Advice He Learned

Nate Bagley says he was sick of hearing love stories that fell into one of two categories - scandal and divorce, and unrealistic fairytale.<p>So he …

Relationships

Astronaut Snuck in His Two Dogs While Taking Official NASA Portrait

In 2009, astronaut Leland Melvin was photographed for his official NASA portrait. But instead of it just being of him, he brought along his two rescue dogs named Jake and Scout. The endearing images that followed show that while the canines can behave when they want, sometimes they just can't …

Space Science

A GoPro camera fell from 10,000 feet and this insane video is the result

Skydiving is a great example of an ideal use for GoPro’s action cameras; for people who don’t care to jump out of a perfectly functional airplane …

This Is What Netflix Looks Like Running On An Original NES Console

Netflix is available to stream on practically every modern device, from handhelds to gaming consoles. Now, it looks like the streaming service will work — albeit not well — on an original Nintendo Entertainment System. According to Polygon, a few of the company’s engineers hooked the service up to …

Retrogaming

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Vincent Van Gogh

Mark Zuckerberg reveals his one rule for hiring

'It's a pretty good test and it has served me well,' Facebook founder tells audience at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona<p>As the founder of one of the most successful companies on the planet, when <b>Mark Zuckerberg</b> gives job advice it’s a good idea to listen.<p>Speaking at the Mobile World Congress in …

Social Media

Etsy Says It Isn't Scared Of Wall Street

It is the age of the activist investor, but Brooklyn-based online arts and crafts seller Etsy isn’t afraid of the shark-infested Wall Street waters that are within its proximity.<p>On Wednesday evening, the company filed for an initial public offering on the Nasdaq with a placeholder for a $100 …

Venture Capital

The Wankband aims to be the Apple Watch of masturbation

Every wearable maker out there right now is trying to figure out how they’re going to compete with the Apple Watch once it lands. Leave it to adult website Pornhub to actually figure it out: It’s just unveiled a tongue-in-cheek concept for a wearable band that would allow you to charge your other …

Apple Watch

Why Does My Dog Kick When I Scratch His Belly?

Short answer: It's an adorable means of self-protection.<p>It’s called the sweet spot. That perfect place on your dog’s belly or sides that, when scratched, causes your pet’s foot to go into crazy automatic kicking mode. Every dog owner knows where to find this magical region on his or her canine, as …

Why smoking pot feels so good: New neuroscience explains marijuana and the brain

Might marijuana actually prevent age-related memory loss? New science suggests we have lots to learn about pot<p>What drug is enjoyable and, under some circumstances, might actually be good for your brain? Can smoking this substance prevent age-related memory loss, for example? To answer these and …

Watch a captivating timelapse of the Earth in infrared light

Produced by two geostationary NASA satellites<p>From November 30th, 2014 to January 26th, 2015, two geostationary satellites, GOES 13 and GOES 15, captured images of the Earth in infrared light. Now James Tyrwhitt-Drake, a student of advanced microscopy, has created a timelapse of it.<p>Tyrwhitt-Drake …

Time-lapse Photography

Why is Pluto no longer considered a planet?

Since its discovery in 1930, Pluto has been a bit of a puzzle:<p>These facts contributed to the long-running debate over whether to consider Pluto a …

Moment's new case gives your phone a real shutter button

Taking photos with your smartphone is quick, convenient, and, more often than not, pretty fun. But even the most die-hard smartphone shooters would admit that taking photos with your phone isn't quite the same as using a traditional camera. Moment is looking to bridge the gap between smartphones …

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 …

The 12 worst ideas religion has unleashed on the world

God is seldom great. These dubious concepts promote conflict, cruelty and suffering rather than love and peace<p>Some of humanity’s technological innovations are things we would have been better off without: the medieval rack, the atomic bomb and powdered lead potions come to mind. Religions tend to …

The ugly truth about “American Sniper”

It’s not as apolitical as critics make it out to be. Clint Eastwood’s film offers a warped vision of Iraq and Islam<p>As controversy rages over <i>American Sniper</i>, many supporters of the movie have suggested that it's apolitical and shouldn't be construed as supportive of war or bigotry; that it's merely …

17 Weird But Endearing Things Couples Do To Annoy Each Other

After you've been together long enough, you know <i>exactly</i> how to push your significant other's buttons.<p>Now, being a legitimate jerk to your partner is not cool under any circumstances. But a little playful button-pushing here and there? All in good fun. On Wednesday, a Reddit thread popped up asking, …

Marriage

Is it finally morning in Obama's America?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It took six grueling years. But finally, Barack Obama took the chance to look the American people in the eye and declare job done.<p>In his State of the Union address Tuesday night -- more a lofty campaign style rallying call than a traditional plodding policy lecture -- Obama declared he had …

Barack Obama

How to curb hunger pangs with your mind

There may be a simple way to lose weight using only the power of thought. You just have to know how, says David Robson.<p>Eric Robinson has a surprising tool for weight loss. It’s something we all have, but perhaps don’t use it as much as we’d like: our memory.<p>Dieters often feel that they are waging …

Alternative Medicine

Top 10 Essential iPhone 6 Apps

<b>For an updated list, check out the video above.</b><p>Attempting to get to grips with the sheer volume of apps on Apple's iOS App store can be bewildering at best. Fortunately I’ve been putting together guides that break down the essential and latest apps available on both iOS and Android. You can read my …

Apps

GIF-iti artist takes mindblowing street art to next level

INSA, the innovative GIF-iti artist who has already blown our tiny minds with pieces painted on street walls and converted into animated GIFs, has …

What Your Pet Says About Your Personality

Cat people, dog people, bird people, reptile people; you probably know some of each! In fact, according to the American Pet Products Association, 62 …