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Scientists discover DNA body clock

A US scientist has discovered an internal body clock based on DNA that measures the biological age of our tissues and organs.<p>The clock shows that while many healthy tissues age at the same rate as the body as a whole, some of them age much faster or slower. The age of diseased organs varied hugely, …

Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka

We’ve mixed it with OJ, hidden it in flasks, refilled parents’ bottles with water. But where did vodka come from?<p>Take a good look at the vodka section of your local liquor store. On the upper shelves you’ll find shimmering glass bottles of all shapes and sizes originating from every corner of the …

A look back at GE's decade-spanning search for a man-powered robot suit

In 1959, Robert Heinlein gave the world exoskeleton-clad soldiers in <i>Starship Troopers</i>. The idea of an augmented worker or supersoldier, though, wasn't limited to fiction. A year before <i>Starship Troopers</i> was published, GE engineer Albert Mosher had unveiled the first of a series of prototypes he …

5 Body Parts Scientists Can 3-D Print

8 Superpowers Brought to You by Technology

Advances in cybernetics, aviation, and other areas have created a convincing argument that one day we can read minds, turn invisible, fly, and live forever.<p>Superheroes are unbelievable, and that's the point. But technology is quickly closing the gap between what is human and superhuman. Advances in …

Yves Rossy jetpacks into the sky to fly beside a B17 bomber

Swiss pilot Yves Rossy has been flying through the open air with nothing but a set of jet propelled wings since 2006, and now Americans are finally getting the chance to see him on their home turf. Rossy — who goes by the moniker Jetman — has taken his jet suit to Wisconsin this week for his first …

The largest photo ever taken of Tokyo is zoomable, and it is glorious

It took photographer Jeffrey Martin two days of shooting and four months of editing to create the interactive panorama you're about to experience. At …

Sound Band Wants To Change The Way You Listen To Your Music

Earbuds are, not to put too fine a point on it, a pain in the ass. They tend to be uncomfortable to wear over long periods, they completely block out …

How far would you go to get the perfect shot?

Amateur photographer Kawika Singson routinely ventures out to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to snap some pics. But this time around, after setting …

Amazing and Realistic Examples of 3D Street Painting

<b>Street painting</b>, also known as pavement art, street art and sidewalk art, is thought to have originated in Britain, and in 1890 it was estimated that …

Rubbee turns any bike into an electric one in seconds

Electric bicycles are a lot like regular bikes, but the trade-off for getting an electrical assist is usually a heavier and more expensive ride. The Rubbee on Kickstarter is a clever take on the concept of electric bike conversion kits. Everything is in one compact package that attaches to a bike's …

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Superman Vs Batman, 2015

Comic-Con happened in San Diego this weekend. Unlike during E3, I don’t have a ton of news for you from the Con, but there is one tidbit that’s sure …

Time to Remember: Sticky Note Wrist Watch

The problem with sticky notes is that you have to stick them somewhere. And if you’re not in that somewhere, you’re not going to see it. So take your …

Photographer Captures Waves of Trash in Indonesia

Waves for days. Trash for eternity. That’s what photographer Zak Noyle discovered on a recent trip to Java, Indonesia. The waves of Java, always known for being pristine and barreling, were now rolling swells of disgusting trash and debris.<p>Noyle was shooting Indonesian surfer Dede Surinaya in a …

3-D Cosmic Map Helps You Wrap Your Brain Around the Universe's Weirdness

As someone who writes about astronomy, I know that figuring out the universe is tough. There's all these weird things — dark matter, quasars, …

Warner Bros. wants Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor in ‘Batman vs. Superman’?

With a lot of the <b>Batman vs. Superman</b> focus being on the casting of the new Batman, it’s easy to forgot that this movie will need a villain too! …

Hands-On With gTar: How Does the iPhone-Powered Guitar Actually Play?

PopMech plays the not-quite-a-guitar guitar, which creates sound via MIDI and uses LEDs in its neck to display the proper notes for beginning players. When you see the notes to play, you can play most anything.<p><b>The gTar by Incident Tech, the funky instrument that began life as a Kickstarter project</b> …

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The Kilonova: A New Kind of Cosmic Blast

Scientists have caught a glimpse of a new nova–the bright, radioactive debris of a cosmic car crash.<p><i>Illustration of the stellar merger. Credit: NASA, ESA, and A. Feild.</i><p>If the universe were a food, it'd be a bag of microwave popcorn–a violent mess of heat and explosions in every direction. But it's …

How to Survive 7 Days in Death Valley

Can you actually enjoy a week in America's harshest environment? We were dying to find out, so went for it full throttle.<p><b>This is Luke Galyan's idea of fun:</b> Take two novices on a canyoneering trip in California's Death Valley National Park. From a diabolical lineup of gorges-Bad, Hades, Styx-choose …

50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to …

Upside-Down Shower: Ground-Up Design for Decks & Yards

For in-house and off-grid use alike, a traditional top-down shower still probably makes the most sense – in the first case, there is no reason not …

A Musician Spent 24 Hours Posing for this Amazing Time-Lapse Music Video

Every once in a while someone gets really, really creative and it makes our jaws drop. Such is the case with UK pop artist Dan Black’s timelapse …

The Next Mars Rover Will Search for (Past) Signs of Life

A report released today by NASA's Mars 2020 Science Definition Team details the scientific objectives of the next Martian rover. One of them: Search for past signs of life.<p><i>NASA/JPL-Caltech</i><p>Each successive mission to the Red Planet ultimately seeks to answer the question most famously posed by David …

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Best Buy Has to Answer to Amy Poehler In Its Super Bowl Spot

“What’s LTD; is it contagious?” is just one of many questions Amy Poehler has for the good people of Best Buy in the electronics and appliances hub’s Super Bowl spot.<p>Created by Crispin Porter + Bogusky, the fast-paced new ad finds the indefatigable comedy star hammering a stoic store employee with …

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These 4 Sisters Were Photographed Every Year For 36 Years

The year was 1975 when world-renowned Nicolas Nixon, a professor of photography at the Massachusetts College of Art originally photographed his wife …

Rare Colour Photos Of Women Working During WW2

In the countless history books, many of the major of achievements are based on the accomplishments of men. But in the darkest depths of World War 2, …

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck | Colossal

<p>Hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck works in the realm of the ultra-real where he spends hundreds of hours perfecting the shape of the human form, the …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic …