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Are You A Pessimist? 7 Tips To Be More Positive

Photographed by Nina Westervelt.<p><i>Whether you’re a green juice junkie, a SoulCycle addict, or just trying to maintain a working relationship with your</i> …

Not just hot air: balloon engineer wants to build a gigantic inflatable solar chimney

<i>A solar chimney prototype in Manzanares, Spain. (Wikimedia Commons)</i><p>Towering chimneys have long been thought of as a potential alternative to traditional solar panels, but so far the concept has failed to become a viable reality. But aeronaut Per Lindstrand thinks he has the solution — making the …

Clean Energy

FYI: How Long Would It Take Piranhas To Eat A Person?

Is the fish's deadly rep justified?<p>After a trip to the Amazon jungle, President Teddy Roosevelt famously reported seeing a pack of piranhas devour a cow in a few minutes. It must have been a very large school of fish—or a very small cow. According to Ray Owczarzak, assistant curator of fishes at …

Dad Sequences Daughter's Genome To Pinpoint Her Rare Syndrome

The extreme possibilities of personalized medicine<p>Dads all have their talents. Mine was a whiz at fixing mechanical toys, such as my orange, flower-printed, wind-up owl. Bea Reinhoff's dad trained as a geneticist in the 1980s, although he ultimately chose to leave medicine in order to fund biotech …

Asia curbs US imports of wheat after genetically modified sample found

The discovery of rogue genetically modified wheat in a farmer's field in Oregon shook global confidence in the safety of America's food supply on …

Agriculture

Bucket List Bars

Learning about history is so much better when alcohol is involved. For your next touristy excursion, make Bucket List Bars your guide. The book …

Bucket Lists

Aston Martin CC100 Speedster Concept

Anything Aston Martin puts out is going to get our attention, but this is crazy. The CC100 Speedster Concept was crafted by the evil geniuses over at …

Aston Martin

Office Weapons

Don’t fool yourself, while you’re sitting at your desk, your coworkers are planning your demise. They might be all smiles and shit when they see you, …

Stationery

Beer Bucket List: 25 Beers You Must Try

We’re not going to say these are the 25 best beers in the world. That’s something very, very subjective. We will say that these are 25 beers that are …

Deschutes Brewery

Mo’s Bacon Choco Chip Pancake Mix

We’ve been eating our pancakes and bacon separately for far too long. We’re such suckers, we could be saving so much time! With Vosges Mo’s Bacon …

Xbox One and PS4 are a generation ahead of the best PC, says EA CTO

The new console generation led by Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 are ahead of the highest end PC on the market, according to EA CTO Rajat Teneja in a post written on LinkedIn.<p>"These architectures are a generation ahead of the highest end PC on the market," wrote Teneja, a former …

Diving Ant Fighting A Mosquito Larva Inside A Carnivorous Plant Is The Battle Of The Century

<b>Holy crap, you guys, nature is amazeballs.</b> If you need a reminder, and we all do sometimes, the above video should do the trick. It’s <b>footage of a</b> …

Insects

2018’s closest supermoon January 1

There are 2 full supermoons ahead, both in January. For Earth’s western hemisphere, the 1st one happens on the first night of 2018. Eastern …

Samsung Galaxy S III Jelly Bean 4.2.2 update leaks with Galaxy S 4 features

Samsung’s Android 4.2.2 update for the Galaxy S III has leaked, bringing Galaxy S 4 functionality to the older smartphone, though the official …

Gear & Gadgets

Yahoo Buys Tumblr and Promises “Not to Screw It Up”

You already know all the details, but here’s the official word from Yahoo on its $1.1 billion Tumblr deal. Note the touches of Tumblr-like whimsy in …

Advertising

Japanese Pommel Horse Skit Is Both Mesmerizing And Hilarious (VIDEO)

Japanese TV has done it again! From the land of the wackiest game shows ever comes this clip of a pommel horse routine that's unlike any you've ever seen.<p>Watch the silly (but totally mesmerizing) bit from Japanese TV show "Masquerade" in the video above and tell us if you think we've found the next …

Gymnastics

Apple Reportedly Testing 1.5-Inch OLED Displays for Smart Watch

Japanese blog <i>Mac Otakara</i> points to a pair of reports in today's edition of Taiwanese newspaper <i>Economic Times</i> addressing rumors surrounding Apple's smart watch effort. According to the first report [Google translation], Apple has begun sampling 1.5-inch OLED displays from RITEK subsidiary RiTdisplay.<p>…

Tiny droplets ‘flow’ like quark-gluon plasma - Futurity

VANDERBILT (US) — Physicists may have created the smallest drops of liquid ever made in …

Physics

Google unveils Hangouts: a unified messaging system for Android, iOS, and Chrome

Can Google catch up to the world of seamless mobile messaging?<p>After years of waiting for Google to tie its disparate communication services together, the company has today announced, at Google I/O, a unified messaging system simply called Hangouts, available for Android, iOS, and the web using the …

Space Tourism's Black Carbon Problem

The industry and the F.A.A. say the climate effects of flying civilians into space will be negligible, but some scientists fret about the accumulation of black carbon in the stratosphere.<p><i>This story is part of a special PopularScience.com series on the future of energy.</i><p>Virgin Galactic proudly touts …