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Scoring Unlimited Air Miles is as Easy as Buying a $170M Painting

A billionaire art collector flies for free.<p>When billionaire art collector Liu Yiqian and his wife, Wang Wei, bought a $170 million Modigliani …

Fine Art

Editors’ Picks: Southern Pit Stops for Thanksgiving Travel

When the Garden & Gun staff hits the highway, here are their favorite places to stop<p>Perhaps more than any other holiday, Thanksgiving prompts us to hit the highway. AAA anticipates nearly 47 million Americans will get behind the wheel this week—and considering the South’s deep-rooted appreciation …

5 urgent questions about Windows 10 answered

It's about a month since Windows 10 launched and the early reviews are mostly positive. On my site, Komando.com, I've had readers report everything from smooth sailing to minor annoyances to serious problems that made them go back to Windows 7 or 8.1. With major new software that's to be …

Windows 10

Explore the SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE at the LHC

Exposing a Global IMAX Theater Audience to the Potential for Discovery at the Large Hadron Collider | Check out 'Explore the SECRETS OF THE UNIVERSE …

5 Advanced Bodyweight Exercises to Build Whole Body Strength

<b>The workout split has become extremely popular and the go-to plan of choice for many exercise enthusiasts.</b> It makes sense to divide your body into …

7 Best Barbell Exercises for a Strong Core

1 of 8<p>Attack Your Core<p>While it’s true that “abs are built in the kitchen,” like with any muscle, abs are built in the gym, too. You still have to …

Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

Skyscrapers

What would you see in a black hole?

What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates.<p>Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp. But, there's something else, something harder to pinpoint. Maybe it's a black hole's absolute …

Black Holes

Elon Musk's hyperloop is actually making progress

When Elon Musk unveiled his idea for the Hyperloop in August of 2013, no one seemed sure what the next step would be. The Tesla Motors and SpaceX CEO …

This App Turns Your Phone Into A Cosmic Ray Detector

Donate your phone's capabilities to science! Plus, if physicists use data from your phone in their paper, then you'll get credited as an author.<p>Want to turn your smartphone into a cosmic ray detector? Well there's an app for that. Cosmic Rays Found in Smartphones, or CRAYFIS, uses smartphones' and …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Swimming

Michio Kaku: The Universe in a Nutshell (Full Presentation)

Big Pic: A Hypergiant Star And Its Clingy Companion

This enormous star is a million times brighter than the sun.<p>The astronomer who discovered the size of this star says it's shaped like a peanut, but we disagree; that one "lobe" is much too large. Perhaps that's because the larger star is, in fact, one of the 10 largest stars ever discovered. Its …

Questions You Should Ask About Your Sleeping Habits

If you're still tired on a solid night of rest, take a look at how you're snoozing.<p>If you’re getting to bed on time and staying there for the recommended seven to eight hours, but still are routinely fatigued, you may have a sleep disorder. If you answer yes to any of the following, talk to your …

Sleep

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Needs This Gorgeous Passenger Station

There's been plenty of analysis of exactly how Elon Musk's Hyperloop could work, but there hasn't been much imagination on how passengers could …

See the Sun Through Different Wavelengths of Light

Simply “seeing” is no longer enough these days. To better comprehend the complexity of the universe around us we must see it in a different light, in multiple <i>wavelengths of light</i>. NASA Goddard published this video showing the sun as interpreted as a spinning color wheel of light wavelengths, based …

In Search For Habitable Planets, Why Stop At 'Earth-Like'?

<b>Listen · 3:19</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>In their hunt for potentially habitable planets around distant stars, scientists have been so focused on finding Earth-like planets that they're ignoring the possibility that other kinds of planets might be even friendlier to life, a new report says.<p>…

The Universe in a Glass of Wine: Richard Feynman on How Everything Connects, Animated

In 1961, Caltech took a leap of faith and invited Richard Feynman — champion of scientific culture, graphic novel hero, crusader for integrity, holder of the key to science — to teach the introductory course in physics. At the time, Feynman was a theoretical physicist with no particular interest in …

South Korean Scientists Develop Cancer-Treating Nanorobots

A group of South Korean scientists from Chonnam National University became the first to create a nanorobot that can treat cancer.<p>Unlike chemotherapy, …

AMD's 'Revolution' will be televised ... if its CPU-GPU frankenchip Kaveri is a hit

AMD has released its long-awaited Kaveri processor, the first accelerated processing unit (APU) to incorporate both on-die CPU and GPU cores in a …

Telecommunications expert suggests Earth may have dark matter disc

Ben Harris, a telecommunications and GPS satellite expert with the University of Texas has made a surprising announcement during his presentation at …

Supernova 'dust factory' pictured

<b>Striking images of a young supernova brimming with fresh dust have been captured by a telescope in the Chilean desert.</b><p>It is the first time astronomers have witnessed the genesis of the grains which formed galaxies in the early universe.<p>The pictures were captured by the Alma (Atacama Large …

Universe

Newly discovered three-star system to challenge Einstein’s theory of General Relativity

A newly discovered system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense pulsar–all packed within a space smaller than the Earth’s orbit around the sun–is …

Augmented-reality contact lenses to be human-ready at CES

While Google works to bring a polished Glass device to market, wearables startup Innovega is taking head-mounted displays a step further: contact lenses that interact with full HD glasses.<p>Anyone who has ever dreamed up a sci-fi future in which neon interfaces float in front of us and information …

Augmented Reality

When Will We Become Interstellar?

<i>Dr. Ian O’Neill is one of the coolest scientists we know, so we sat him down at the YouTube spaces and asked him a real zinger – when will we humans</i> …

The 8 Greatest GIFs Of BigDog In Action

Our favorite shambling robotic pack mule has come a long way over the years.<p>The BigDog family of robots, developed by Boston Dynamics, has come a long way since it was first created in 2005. To celebrate some of the headless robot's coolest technological achievements, I made these eight GIFs. Enjoy.<p>…

A Snapshot Of Earth's Exoplanet Neighbors [Infographic]

Earth looks like a small-fry here<p>There may be more Earth-like planets outside of our solar system than we once thought, but as this infographic from the great webcomic xkcd shows, we're still outnumbered by plenty--and plenty bigger--planets.<p>The infographic shows all exoplanets within 60 light …

How A Battleship Works [Vintage Infographic]

From 1943, a very detailed look at an obsolete war machine<p>The age of battleships is long over. The United States built the USS Missouri, the nation's last battleship, in 1944, even as that category of "heavy ship with many powerful guns" was superseded by "floating runway with many powerful …

Military

A Modern-Day Hanging Gardens Of Babylon

The Parkroyal Hotel on Pickering is a contemporary interpretation of Babylonian hanging gardens, via Southeast Asia.<p>Singapore prides itself on its green-minded policies. With a well-connected public transportation network, robust water collection and treatment infrastructure, and a promise to …

Architecture

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …