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Beam Me Up, Scotty? Turns Out Your Brain Is Ready For Teleportation

Given recent advances in teleportation, it's reassuring to know that the human brain's navigation system appears to work just fine when we're beamed from place to place.<p>People who experienced virtual teleportation in a video game were able to mentally navigate to known destinations without relying …

The Brain

Here's what it's REALLY like to be a Delta Air Lines flight attendant, one of the most competitive jobs out there

Being a flight attendant isn't like your typical 9-to-5 job.<p>According to Delta's careers page, flight attendants can expect 4 a.m. wake-up calls and sporadic hours, delays, and flight cancellations that will nix plans, and weekends and holidays spent working.<p>The tradeoff, though, is getting to see …

Flying

7 gifts for a killer living room

Winter is coming. And with it also comes the need to show the loved ones in your life just how much you care for them by spending, spending, spending on gifts. Trouble is, there are just so many options to choose from. What you really need is someone, some outside force to hold your credit …

China is building a massive solar plant in the Gobi desert

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>Plans are underway for China’s first large-scale commercial solar plant, designed to eventually supply electricity for approximately one million households in Qinghai province. It’s a concentrating solar power (CSP) system, which uses a vast array of mirrors spread …

Renewable Energy

Did NBA's Injured Stars Play Too Much as Kids?

Whenever high-profile players go down, people start wondering what's causing the rise in injuries. In the NBA, this concern is often overblown, as …

How Did White Rachel Dolezal Convince Everyone She Was Black?

Social media details how Rachel Dolezal crafted a fake history of growing up as a black girl, which she used to get a position in the NAACP.<p>Rachel …

Rachel Dolezal

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse<p>On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, …

Middle East

Can We Unlearn Social Biases While We Sleep?

Putting gender and race stereotypes to bed<p>Your brain does a lot when you are asleep. It’s when you consolidate memories and integrate the things you’ve learned during the day into your existing knowledge structure. We now have lots of evidence that while you are sleeping, specific memories can be …

Psychology

Welcome to the Red State HIV Epidemic

Republican governors face tough decisions as the disease spreads in middle America.<p>It wasn’t supposed to happen here. Not in Austin, a one-doctor-and-an-ice-cream-shop town of 4,200 in southeastern Indiana, nestled off Interstate 65 on the road from Indianapolis to Louisville, where dusty …

Public Health

What Good Is Thinking About Death?

We're all going to die and we all know it. This can be both a burden and a blessing.<p>In the heart of every parent lives the tightly coiled nightmare that his child will die. It might spring at logical times—when a toddler runs into the street, say—or it might sneak up in quieter moments. The fear is …

British Columbia

Watch: This Real-Life Hoverboard Is Almost Impossible to Believe

Eat your heart out Marty McFly.<p>According to the Guinness World Record organization, this video shows the furthest recorded flight ever made on a …

What Is Your DNA Worth?

Your DNA may be up for sale. And the sale depends on an exaggerated picture of genetic power and destiny.<p>“Success in sight: The eyes have it!” Thus the scientific journal <i>Gene Therapy</i> greeted the news, in 2008, that an experimental treatment was restoring vision to 12 people born with a congenital …

Genetics

The Last Taboo: Will Smith, "Focus," And Hollywood's Interracial Couples Problem

With love interest Margot Robbie, Smith’s character embraces a colorblind romance in a mainstream movie. But is it enough?<p>Will Smith has already saved the world.<p>But ultimately that might not be his biggest on-screen accomplishment. Now he’s poised to solve what is arguably Hollywood’s last taboo: …

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Case Western Reserve University

Facebook Says Wi-Fi Drones Will Be Jumbo Jet-Sized

The Internet is only one flying robot away.<p>If a new Facebook plan is successful, the easiest way to access the cloud may be ... in the clouds. Facebook wants to spread Wi-Fi Internet to unconnected parts of the world with drones, and at a summit in New York earlier this week, the company revealed …

Social Media

Smarter Smartphone Stocks

With four billion users and counting, mobile is changing the world in ways not seen since the dawn of the Internet. From ubiquitous cameras to always-on employment to continual social connection, the world is still in the process of evolving.<p>While obvious beneficiaries such as Samsung, Apple, …

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Whirlpool imagines a kitchen of the future with a touchscreen stovetop

Whirlpool is showing off a couple of its ideas for the kitchen of the future here at CES 2014, including an interactive touchscreen cooktop that can display recipes, Twitter and Facebook updates, news, weather, and more. If it ever becomes a reality, it could change the kitchen.<p>A simple mockup …

Samsung CEO promises to deliver devices with 'folding displays' in 2015

At Samsung's Analyst Day, alongside talking serious financial numbers, forward looking statements and such, the company has announced that it will bring fully-foldable screens to willing customers some time in 2015. The screen tech (which we've seen an incremental nudge towards with the Galaxy …

7 Amazing Images Of The Future, From 1947

From the Popular Science archive: Weather control, looped cities, moon microwaves, and more!<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>When <i>Popular Science</i> published these dazzling visions of the future in May 1947, science seemed to be propelling humanity faster and faster into a strange new world: engineers …

Google Shopping Express intros new mobile app, expands Bay Area service

Google began testing its new same-day delivery service, Shopping Express, with a limited trial for San Francisco customers back in March, and it's apparently proven successful enough for an expansion. Starting today, residents of the greater Bay Area -- from San Francisco to San Jose -- can …

Google Glass could be worth $3.3B in just 4 years

<i>Updated September 5 at 7:13 AM with an accurate number of projected sales</i><p>Glass could be worth $3.3 billion to Google by 2017, one analyst suggests. And that’s even if only 650,000 people end up actually wearing the face-mounted augmented reality glasses.<p>Given the amount of interest in Google Glass …

Why I NEED To Stop Comparing Myself To Others

I compare myself too often.<p>I compare myself almost every day.<p>Already, I’m comparing this article to articles other people have written, and I’m only …

Motivation

Charge What You're Worth- No Apology Required!

Time and time again I’ve worked with gifted and passionate business owners who are so determined to get new clients in the door that they wind up …

Google Tests Internet-Filled Balloon in California As Bill Gates Criticizes the Project

With its Project Loon Google has grand plans to bring the Internet to the developing world with balloons. The company first began testing the large …

Bill Gates

Here’s what connected cars will be doing by 2020

<i>Pavan Mathew is Global Head of Connected Car for Telefonica Digital.</i><p>Many of us dream of autonomous cars. Just imagine the relaxation of completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B. A recent …

Wirelessly-charged electric buses start public route in South Korea

Wireless charging might seem perfectly suited for smartphones and tablets, but the city of Gumi, South Korea is putting the tech to use with something a <i>little</i> larger: buses. A pair of Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) motorcoaches, which recharge by driving over specially-equipped asphalt, are now …

12 Awesome Concrete and Cinder Block Outdoor DIY Projects!

Concrete, cement, and cinder block are all pretty mundane building materials. But with some creativity and elbow grease, you can put them to work …

DIY

DIY Stone Bathmat: Create a Luxurious Shower Experience

It is a sensation we associate with luxury resorts and remote beaches – stepping out of the water and onto smooth pebbles. It is also remarkably easy …