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Rick Perry's 'Learning Curve' Might Be the Most Frightening of All

He's still getting up-to-speed on the nuclear weapons element of his new job.<p><i>Editor's Note: This post has been updated.</i><p>We've had some fun around here with former Texas Governor and Star Who Was Danced With Rick Perry ever since Donald Trump tapped him to be Secretary of Energy. We were mostly …

Woman Who Ate 'Carbs All Day Every Day' Drops 100 Lbs. After Eliminating Bread from Her Diet

Kristina Guice had always been “the fat kid in school,” she says, so when the Tucson, Arizona, native got accepted to graduate school across the …

Scientists Catch "Virtual Particles" Hopping In and Out of Existence

The quantum effect known as vacuum birefringence was predicted in the 1930s, but this is the first observational evidence of the phenomenon in action.<p>About 400 light-years from here, in the area surrounding a neutron star, the electromagnetic field of this unbelievably dense object appears to be …

Physics

How does a high-protein diet aid weight loss? Study sheds light

A number of studies have suggested a diet high in protein can aid weight loss. Now, researchers have shed light on the underlying mechanisms of this …

Weight Loss

Scientists develop drug that 'could cure HIV and Aids'

Scientists have developed a drug they hope could lead to a cure for HIV and Aids.<p>Reseachers in Israel have identified a protein they claim can reduce …

Public Health

New Hampshire police use Pokémon Go to lure fugitives to headquarters

Police in New Hampshire’s largest city are using Pokémon Go in an attempt to lure fugitives into their clutches.<p>Pokémon Go: how the overnight sensation was 20 years in the making<p>Read more<p>A post on the Manchester police department Facebook page announced that officers recently detected one of the …

Pokémon

The Secret U.S. Army Study That Targets Moscow

A quarter century after the Cold War, the Pentagon is worried about Russia’s military prowess again.<p>Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has a shaved head and gung-ho manner that only add to his reputation as the U.S. Army’s leading warrior-intellectual, one who often quotes famed Prussian general and …

TrumpScript is a programming language that thinks and acts like Donald

A team of coders has released a new library on Github that contains a (sort of) working programming language built on Python that mimics the behavior of Donald Trump.<p>At it’s core, it works in exactly the same way as any other language, except it uses some particular syntax and rules to “make …

Listen: Paranoid drug traffickers smuggling marijuana while stoned call 911 on themselves

Two paranoid drug smugglers high on cannabis wrongly believed they were being chased by the police so called 911 on themselves<p>A pair of paranoid drug smugglers got so high when smuggling marijuana they called 911 to report themselves.<p>Leland Ayala-Doliente, 22, and Holland Sward, 23, were travelling …

Crime

10 things that happen to you when you move to Japan

1. You’ll use strange heating devices in your apartment.<p>Many apartments in Japan are small, poorly insulated and lack central heating. To keep warm …

How a 5-Ounce Bird Stores 10,000 Maps in Its Head

It weighs only four or five ounces, its brain practically nothing, and yet, oh my God, what this little bird can do. It’s astonishing.<p>Around now, as we begin December, the Clark’s nutcracker has, conservatively, 5,000 (and up to 20,000) treasure maps in its head. They’re accurate, detailed, and …

Nature

Beyond the Bomb: Hiroshima’s Beloved Okonomiyaki Pancake

The hot summer air is thick, even after the sun has set. Every night, the streets of Hiroshima crawl with men and women released from a long day’s work, craving their favorite dish. The enticing scent of a grill fills the air, and the flavor adventure is about to begin, if you can find a seat at …

Japan

Was 'rising China' just an illusion? - Futurity

A new book uses interviews and policy documents to analyze China's internal debates over its future, as well as Western media depictions of "rising …

Ring a bell? Dig could uncover Big Ben’s daddy

Such is the state of disrepair of the Palace of Westminster that experts say the famous bell tower that houses Big Ben is gradually leaning over. But as time runs out for the old bell, its once equally renowned ancestor, Great Tom, could emerge from the past this summer as archaeologists conduct …

Archaeology

Ecocapsules are pint-sized solar and wind-powered micro homes

Ecocapsule is a small, egg-shaped abode that could be the perfect home for someone who wants to let it all go like Elsa and live off the grid. Its roof is decked with 600W solar cells and a built-in 750W wind turbine that store the energy they harness into a high-power battery. The structure's …

Solar Panels

Lisa Clark: Georgia Woman, Who Married Son’s 14-Year-Old Friend, Speaks Out About Their Disturbing Love Affair

Lisa Clark fell in love with her son’s 14-year-old friend, Adrian Gonzalez, when she was 36. A year later, they were expecting a baby and planning …

Meeting Ireland's polyamory community: 'If you have the time you can be in love with lots of people'

Barbara McCarthy talks to members of a polyamory group after a reality TV contestant explained why she can't be monogamous<p>Some years back, I saw a …

Relationships

The doomsday vault: the seeds that could save a post-apocalyptic world

One Tuesday last winter, in the town nearest to the North Pole, Robert Bjerke turned up for work at his regular hour and looked at the computer monitor on his desk to discover, or so it seemed for a few horrible moments, that the future of human civilisation was in jeopardy.<p>The morning of 16 …

European Parliament

7 reasons you should never date a Russian woman

1. They are too beautiful for you.<p>The dedication that Russian women have to look beautiful is just scary. For the majority of them life is like a …

CERN experiments detect very rare particle decay - Futurity

While studying proton collisions at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Geneva, Switzerland, physicists discovered a rare subatomic process.

25 Hilarious Chalkboard Signs That Take Advertising To A Whole New Level

When bars, cafes and other businesses try to entice you with generic sidewalk signs, you walk right past them. But when the signs make you laugh, that business wins your loyalty for life.<p>Clever chalkboard signs are a warm-weather favorite for any passersby, so we've rounded up 25 of our favorites.<p>1.<p>…

The Science of Near-Death Experiences

Empirically investigating brushes with the afterlife<p>Near-death experiences have gotten a lot of attention lately. The 2014 movie <i>Heaven Is for Real</i>, about a young boy who told his parents he had visited heaven while he was having emergency surgery, grossed a respectable $91 million in the United …

University of California

Google just paid $25 million to buy the entire '.app' web domain

Google decided to apply for new top-level domains (TLDs) way back in 2012, four years after ICANN, the organization that controls the world's domain names, decided to expand the overall number of generic TLDs.<p>Google applied for dozens at the time, including .docs, .android, .free, .fyi, .foo, and, …

Evidence Found Of A Particle That Is Its Own Antiparticle

In the future, the exotic particle could go into quantum computers.<p>There's a particle that physicists theorize exists that acts simultaneously as both matter and antimatter. Whoa! The particle is called the Majorana fermion, and a team of physicists is announcing today that it's seen some evidence …

Researchers achieve 5TB-per-second fiber-optic network milestone

While you’re busy pining away for Google Fiber, a group of researchers at the Technical University of Denmark have been busy putting it to shame. …

Google Fiber

Cyborg conversion incomplete: my life with finger implants

If you open a beer next to me, I can levitate your bottle cap with the tip of my finger. I can’t carry hotel keycards in my right pocket, because I occasionally demagnetize them. You can find my website by rubbing your phone on the back of my hand. Depending on how you look at it, I have either …

Photos Of Waikiki's Homeless Reveal What It's Like To Live On The Streets In Paradise

A good night’s sleep in Waikiki is hard to come by for Roberta Huddy.<p>She became homeless about a year ago after losing her job as a guest services agent at one of the hotels.<p>Now Huddy, who was born and raised on Kauai, lives in a worn-down Chevy Astro with her husband, Greg, on Kalakaua Avenue next …

This Smart Cup Can Identify Any Beverage You Pour Into It

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Vessyl is the smartest cup you didn't know you needed. There's nothing tech people love as much as …

Are you ready for the next chapter of Wi-Fi? Meet 802.11ax

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Sputanski<p>Now that the first wave of 802.11ac Wi-Fi routers and devices are making their way out the …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …