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The Mars rover just sent back data that has scientists completely stumped

The Curiosity rover has been cruising around on Mars since late 2012, so you’d think that scientists would have a pretty good handle on the kind of …

Mars Rover

A material from shapeshifting planes could heal human flesh

What generates voltage when you warm it up, push on it, or blow on it?<p>Get your mind out of the gutter. The correct answer is polyvinylidene fluoride, a material NASA researchers have refined for use in morphing aircraft that shapeshift in response to their environment. But wait! There’s more: It …

Nanotech

Google Made a Major Change to Its Privacy Policy—Here’s How to Opt Out

Over the summer, Google abandoned a policy that had set them apart from other big sites like Facebook and Twitter. The search giant once vowed to …

Amazon Go

The Denver International Airport Conspiracy

The Denver International Airport conspiracy has been rumbling on ever since it was built....<p><b>Denver International Airport</b> covers 54 square miles and …

Aviation

‘Super Bacteria’ Found in Rio Water

26 Book Quotes That Will Make You Rethink EVERYTHING

Some books stick with you for a long time; certain book <i>lines</i> live in your heart forever. You know the one (or 10). Ahead are 26 stirring, emotive, life-changing book quotes that are pretty much impossible to forget. And why would you want to?

The Top 15 Pushup Variations

1 of 16<p>Take Your Pushups to the Next Level<p>Pushups are a barebones muscle-building exercise that’s incorporated in nearly every major athlete’s …

Health

The Star Wars Comic's New Stormtroopers Look Absurdly Awesome

The very best of what <i>Star Wars</i> can be often comes with <i>Star Wars</i> at its silliest. Like the Dark side and the Light, there must be a balance between …

A huge pyramid-like mountain exists in the asteroid belt and NASA can't explain it

Pyramids in the far reaches of the solar system might sound like a science fiction writer's fever dream.<p>But just take a look at this mountain on a …

Astronomy

Here's the trick to falling asleep in under a minute, you are welcome

<b>Newsflash: We’re sleepy and stressed.</b><p>According to the American Psychological Association, more than half of all Millennials have lost sleep sometime …

A simple 2-minute trick to calm a racing mind

Replays of awkward interactions, missed opportunities and embarrassing regrets distract us during the day and keep us up at night.<p>Think about how many times you’ve agonized over some dumb thing you said. Or rehearsed a conversation that hasn’t happened—and might not ever. Or couldn’t get that …

Mindfulness

What goes on inside a black hole

Ever wanted to peek inside a black hole, even if just in theory? Kip Thorne, the physicist behind "Interstellar" and "Contact," takes us on a …

Climate change 'to make transatlantic flights longer'

<b>Flights from the UK to the US could take longer due to the changes in the climate, according to a new study.</b><p>Global warming is likely to speed up the jet stream, say researchers, and slow down aeroplanes heading for the US.<p>While eastbound flights from the US will be quicker, roundtrip journeys will …

Climate Change

Was Einstein right? Ripples in space-time may have been found

Are the rumors true? Whispers about a possible detection of actual ripples in space-time have been swirling for weeks, and on Thursday, the world may …

California gas leak: Plans to fix ruptured well

<b>Plans have been put forward to cap a huge gas leak near Los Angeles by the end of next week, a Californian official has said.</b><p>An adviser to Governor Jerry Brown is reported to have told Porter Ranch residents that final moves to fix the ruptured well should begin on Monday.<p>It is estimated that it …

Clean Technology

The new mafias that rule the world

According to Ioan Grillo’s Gangster Warlords we are now all in thrall to Latin America’s drug cartels for just about every commodity<p>You may not have heard of the Maras. Or Barrio 18. Or the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, or the Zatas, or the Knights Templar, or the Shower Posse. But you should have …

Fire Up Your Metabolism for Lasting Weight Loss!

Understanding more about our metabolism can make a huge difference to how easily weight drops off and stays off for the long term. I like to think of …

America's best sniper ever

<i>In this excerpt from "T</i> <i>he Red Circle: My Life in the Navy SEAL Sniper Corps and How I Trained America's Deadliest Marksmen," former Navy SEAL sniper instructor Brandon Webb describes the deadliest sniper in US military history.</i><p>Everything I'd experienced in the navy up to this point, from those …

Military

A terrible environmental disaster is unfolding in Los Angeles — and it's practically invisible

What's worse, workers are not even close to stopping the flow.<p>The leak sprung from a Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) natural gas storage facility in Aliso Canyon, and it has been gushing methane — a highly flammable and potent greenhouse gas — into the sky since October 23.<p>No one knows …

Pollution