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​Overwatch: a smartphone app that makes airsoft more like a video game

Prefer the physical activity (and force feedback) airsoft, paintball and laser tag provide, but miss the peripheral luxuries of the virtual battlefield? Well, now you can have both -- we found a new app at TechCrunch Disrupt makes physical warfare games a lot more like video games. It's called …

The Higgs boson could destroy the universe in the wrong conditions

That Higgs boson that everyone was so eager to find last year? As it turns out, it could be the end of everything -- in the wrong circumstances, anyway. In his upcoming book <i>Starmus</i>, Stephen Hawking notes that the once-elusive particle could become less than perfectly stable at energy levels of 100 …

The Workout So Fast and Fun You Won’t Notice It’s Cardio

Blast fat without going anywhere near a treadmill, elliptical, or rowing machine<p>Cardio doesn’t have to make you feel like a hamster on a wheel. Robert dos Remedios, C.S.C.S., head strength and conditioning coach for California’s College of the Canyons, uses fast-paced, metabolic dumbbell circuits …

A Stunning New Map Reveals For The First Time Where Our Galaxy Fits Into The Universe

Even our galaxy is a mere speck in a larger structure, which was just revealed for the first time by a group of scientists who created a map of more than 8,000 galaxies in an effort to understand where they fit in the universe.<p>The team placed the Milky Way on the outskirts of a massive, previously …

Universe

Freaky Physics Experiment May Prove Our Universe Is A Two-Dimensional Hologram

Everyone knows the universe exists in three dimensions, right? Maybe not. For some time now serious physicists have been pondering the seemingly absurd possibility that three-dimensional space is merely an illusion--and that we actually live in a two-dimensional "hologram."<p>And now scientists at the …

A Big, Big ‘Leaf’ for Mankind: Synthetic Leaf Produces Oxygen

Julian Melchiorri, a graduate student at the Royal College of Art (RCA) in London, UK, has created a synthetic biological leaf which is proven to …

That's A Job: Imaginary Mechanical Engineer

Creating unreal designs<p>Robert Simons intended to design real cars for a living. But when his sketches drew Holly-wood’s attention during an internship, he turned to sci-fi instead. This year, the 25-year-old concept designer created a weaponized exoskeleton for The Amazing Spider-Man 2. But he’s …

Weird X-Rays: What Happens When Eta Carinae's Massive Stars Get Close?

While the stars appear unchanging when you take a quick look at the night sky, there is so much variability out there that astronomers will be busy …

9 Ways to FINALLY Lose That Stubborn Belly Fat

Peace out, pooch!<p><i>This article was written by Hallie Levine and provided by our partners at Prevention.</i><p>Belly fat can make your jeans feel extra snug, but really there's something way worse about the stuff: When white fat expands in your abdomen nestling deep among your organs, it sets you up for …

Ultra Sleek Private Home with Incredible Architecture

• 1 |<p>From any angle, this home is impressive.<p>2 |<p>The outdoor pool is the ultimate indulgence.<p>3 |<p>The simple concrete patio surrounding the pool ties into …

The amateur geneticist who surprised science

Kim Goodsell is unlucky enough to have two very rare diseases. Her doctors blamed coincidence, but was it? She taught herself genetics to find out, and as she tells Ed Yong, no-one expected what she would discover.<p>Kim Goodsell was running along a mountain trail when her left ankle began turning …

Speed of a Planet's Rotation Has Huge Effect on Possibility of Life

There are currently almost 2,000 extrasolar planets known to us, but most are inhospitable gas giants. Thanks to NASA’s Kepler mission, a handful of …

Ocean Energy Turbine project aims to harness energy from the ocean

We’ve grown accustomed to seeing wind turbines peppered across open patches of land, but researchers working under Crowd Energy are eyeing a …

Modern Rectangular House Impresses With A Splendid Architecture And Interior Design

This residential project was recently completed by D4 Designs, a multi-award winning design practice founded in 2000 by Douglas Paton. With a bold …

Interior Design

Ask Anything: Will We Ever Run Out Of Potable Water?

Short answer: Not if we get creative.<p>“There’s a lot of hype around this issue,” says Upmanu Lall, professor of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia University and director of its Water Center. But, he says, we’re in little danger of running out of water overall. One could conceive of a …

The Plank Circuit That'll Sculpt the Body You've Always Dreamed Of

If you think standard planks are hard, just wait until you try celebrity trainer David Kirsch's circuit!<p>Oh, the plank. It can make you quiver (literally). It's also probably one of the most important exercises you have in your workout arsenal. Why? Because it strengthens your core, which is …

Green Residence In Canada Produces More Than It consumes

Midori Uchi is a modern residence located in North Vancouver and it’s one of Canada’s greenest homes designed by Naikoon Contracting & Kerschbaumer …

How to overcome shyness

Hi. My name is Sarah, and I'm a reporter, so you wouldn't think that I would hesitate at all talking to people at parties. But I'm shy, too. And I have been since I was a kid.<p>Genes may have something to do with my shyness. People with different genotypes on average tend to have different levels of …