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Marijuana Doesn't Pose Significant Risk in Car Crashes, NHTSA Says

Weed smokers like to say that getting high doesn’t affect how they drive. Now, it appears the federal government is agreeing with them.<p>According to a new study commissioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, people who smoke marijuana have a minimally higher risk of crashing …

Amazon reportedly in talks to buy some RadioShack stores

The online retailer might be eyeing the purchases as a way to establish more of a brick-and-mortar presence for itself, according to Bloomberg.<p>Amazon may be eyeing RadioShack stores as a way to expand its online operations into the brick-and-mortar world, according to Bloomberg.<p>Hit by plummeting …

Amazon Fire TV

Idris Elba's 20 questions on the meaning of life

Is the sky really blue? Why do we believe in God? And is time just an illusion? BBC series hosted by Idris Elba will attempt to answer the questions<p>Idris Elba is to host an interactive BBC series asking 20 questions about the meaning of life.<p>Story of Now will feature scientists, academics and …

Artificial Intelligence

Microsoft's HoloLens explained: How it works and why it's different

Has Microsoft suddenly pushed us into the age of "Star Trek" and "Minority Report"? For those confused about what's actually going on with the company's new head-mounted gadget, here's the rundown.<p>Microsoft has a vision for the future, and it involves terms and technology straight out of science …

Augmented Reality

'Groundhog Day' student trapped in bizarre déjà vu time loop for 8 years

A 23-year-old British man has become the victim one of the strangest cases of déjà vu ever recorded in medical history<p>A student was forced to drop out of university after a bizarre case of chronic déjà vu left him unable to lead a normal life.<p>The 23-year-old even stopped watching TV, listening to …

Temporal

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

Dark Matter

Curiosity rover's discovery of methane ‘spikes’ fuels speculation of life on Mars

Nasa’s robotic rover, Curiosity, has detected fluctuating wafts of methane on Mars, fuelling speculation that the gas may be coming from a form of life on the red planet.<p>An instrument on the six-wheeled robot measured mysterious spikes of methane that cannot easily be explained by geology or …

Paul Revere's time capsule unearthed in Boston - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Paul Revere hasn't stirred up this much anticipation in Boston since his midnight ride from Charlestown to Lexington.<p>More than two centuries later, a recently unearthed time capsule he buried with fellow revolutionary Samuel Adams -- the man whom Revere was riding to see that night to warn …

Eat within 12-hour window to lose weight, say scientists

Simply sticking to a 12-hour eating window could be the key to losing weight without restricting calories<p>Dieters hoping to shed the pounds should watch the clock as much as their calories after scientists discovered that limiting the hours we eat stops weight gain.<p>Confining meals to a 12 hour …

Holistic Medicine

How to hack a Keurig to accept cheap coffee pods using scissors and tape

New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy by Kerby Rosanes

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

Social Media

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Mark Cuban made billions from an open internet. Now he wants to kill it

After making his fortune thanks to net neutrality, Cuban is pushing to allow internet "fast lanes"<p>Over the last few weeks, billionaire and former tech executive Mark Cuban has become increasingly vocal on the subject of net neutrality. In an interview with <i>The Washington Post</i> yesterday, Cuban said …

Zuckerberg Speaks Chinese, Internet Soils Itself

Mark Zuckerberg may only own one hoodie, as far as we can tell, but he is multilingual. The Facebook founder was interviewed at business school Tsinghua University today and answered all questions in Mandarin, to the delight of the audience and the relief of Renee Zellweger, who is probably happy …

114-Year-Old Woman Has To Lie About Age To Join Facebook

We can think of plenty of reasons people would lie about their age -- pride, vanity, or to get into the coolest club. But Anna Stoehr's reason was much, much simpler: she just wanted to join Facebook.<p>The centenarian who just celebrated her 114th birthday felt her age when she tried to create a …

How to use the Google Software Removal tool in Windows

Not sure if you have a malicious toolbar or extension messing with your settings? Check out this tool from Google to investigate what's going on with Chrome.<p>When malicious programs are using your Chrome browser to collect data, serve you ads or cause overall sluggishness, there's a quick way to …

Software

How a Rare Vision Condition Helps One Artist See Colors Like Few Can

Concetta Antico of San Diego lives in a world only a small percentage of humanity can see -- she is a tetrachromat. Tetrachromats have a fourth, extra cone class for color vision and while normal people see one million colors, Ms. Antico and a small handful of other women like her identified …

'Security Moms' Are Back—and That's Bad News for Democrats

In a time of national anxiety, women voters are again turning to Republicans to protect the country.<p>Suddenly, it feels like 2002. Democrats got creamed in midterm elections that year because the women voters they had relied on throughout the Clinton years deserted them. In 2000, women favored …

It's Time to Take Evolution Into Our Own Hands

As founder and director of the Center for Tropical Research at UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, and a professor of ecology and evolutionary Biology, Tom Smith seeks to answer today's pressing questions about biodiversity loss and conservation in tropical ecosystems. Smith has …

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Do We Live in a 2-D Hologram? Physicists Aim to Find Out

Physicists at Fermilab in Illinois have turned on a laser-based experiment that could reveal whether the three-dimensional world we perceive is merely a "Matrix"-style illusion generated by a cosmic two-dimensional hologram.<p>The Holometer experiment is the result of years of work by particle …

Physics

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I Lived Out Of My Car For Four Months To Join The Tech Revolution

<i>Varner wrote about his experiences on Quora in March 2013. Recently, he provided Business Insider with an introduction to that Quora post explaining what he's been doing since he stopped calling his 2004 Honda Civic home.</i><p>Two years ago, I jumped head-first into the Silicon Valley tech world. Armed …

Entrepreneurship

Promising ferroelectric materials suffer from unexpected electric polarizations

(Phys.org) —Electronic devices with unprecedented efficiency and data storage may someday run on ferroelectrics—remarkable materials that use …

Liquid metal alloy electrode boosts potential of sodium-beta batteries

A new battery electrode designed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) combines liquid-state cesium and sodium to dramatically improve …

Pour Your Pellets Into The Sculptify David For Some 3D Printing

Most home 3D printing systems use a few basic tools to build objects. First you have a build plate and an extruder. A motor pulls plastic filament through a heated nozzle and squeezes it out, slowly but surely creating layer after layer until you have a 3D-printed Pokemon knock-off. But specialized …

A Lost Way of Making Bodies From Before Skeletons and Shells

The program running on Jennifer Hoyal Cuthill’s computer is deceptively simple. First, it creates a cylinder. As the cylinder grows, it sprouts branches, first to the left and then to the right, always at the same specified angle. Each of the branches then becomes a stem in its own right, producing …

How It Works: The Highest-Efficiency Solar Cell

I'm going to soak up the sun.<p>Solar cells typically convert no more than 20 percent of incoming energy into electricity, in part because they capture only certain wavelengths of light. Researchers at Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems have developed a solar cell that converts …

Clean Energy