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Sweden's 'hijabista': Selling Muslim fashion | Islam

<b>Stockholm, Sweden</b> - In the last few weeks the Swedish fashion brand Hennes & Mauritz, known globally as H&M, has made headlines for featuring a Muslim woman in hijab in their 2015 fall collection campaign video.<p>They are not the only Swedish retailers to have done so. Ahlens department store also …

Religion

How To Stop Procrastinating: 4 New Steps Backed By Research

<i>I don’t wanna. I don’t wanna. I don’t wanna. It’s awful and horrible. I hear it causes cancer. I’ll do it when I feel better. I’ll do it tomorrow.</i> …

Procrastination

Man Arrested at China Border With 94 iPhones Strapped to His Body

A Hong Kong citizen was arrested at China’s border after officials found 94 iPhones strapped to his body.<p>The man attached the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 …

China

Humanity Folds: Computers Have Cracked Texas Hold 'Em

You got to know when to fold 'em, humans.<p><b>Scientists have now created a program that</b> has essentially solved the two-player limit version of Texas hold 'em poker. You can play against the program yourself online here.<p>This doesn't mean a machine always knows when you're bluffing and will beat a human …

Star-Eating Power Plant Could Be the Sign of an Alien Civilization

Clement Vidal imagines advanced extraterrestrials building a "starivore."<p><i>(Photo Credit: NASA/SDO)</i><p>Some binary star systems may be hiding something. Much like the Death Star was no moon, one of the two stars in a semi-detached binary system may be no star at all. Instead, it may be a giant power …

The 10 Most Beautiful Cars You Could Buy Right Now

The pretty boys we want in our garage.

Pay Chevy $5,000 and They'll Let You Build a Corvette Engine

Chevrolet's Engine Build Experience lets people who've bought a Corvette Z06 pay even more money to come to Michigan and assemble the engine.<p>The do-it-yourself movement centers around two linked principles: learning a skill and saving money. Chevy's Engine Build Experience, which lets Corvette Z06 …

Marvel working on two-part 'Avengers: Infinity War' for 2018, 2019

Marvel Studios' slate of Avengers movies will culminate in a two-part series, <i>Avengers: Infinity War</i>, in 2018 and 2019, the company announced today during a special event in Los Angeles.<p><i>Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1</i> is set to hit theaters May 4, 2018, while <i>Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2</i> is …

Microsoft's Phil Spencer accepts the Ice Bucket Challenge in this new video

Xbox head Phil Spencer has accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and successfully recorded himself getting drenched in icy water following a nomination yesterday by <i>Minecraft</i> creator Markus "Notch" Persson.<p>The Ice Bucket Challenge dares someone to take a bucket of ice water over their head or donate …

Maybe A Stone Age Assassin's Creed Wouldn't Be So Bad

"Me make new thing!" "Me already have stick." "No... <i>Pointy stick</i>."<p>This fan video takes a tongue-in-cheek look at what would happen if <i>Assassin's Creed</i> …

Stone Age

Max Gentlemen, a game inspired by penis pill spam emails, arrives this week

<i>Organ Trail</i>creator The Men Who Wear Many Hats will release its free, "old timey arcade action" game called <i>Max Gentlemen</i> on Aug. 21 for mobile devices and PC, the developer recently announced.<p>The game was funded via Kickstarter last year. Although the core experience is free, players can choose to …

Captain America and the Hulk, as explained by science

Captain America and the Hulk's super powers are explained by science in their respective comics, but the real-life explanations aren't so far-fetched either, according to videos published by Standford University.<p>Stanford biologist Sebastian Alvarado explores the origins of each character by using …

Do Your Potato Chips Have A Security Flaw?

The microvibrations of a nearby snack food bag can let observers eavesdrop on conversations.<p>Well, this is a bit creepy: Researchers have shown that they can recover various types of audio, including human speech, by filming and analyzing the tiny vibrations that sound creates in objects nearby. In …

Filmmaking

Ant Fight Creates Liquid With Properties Never Before Seen In Nature

Well, at least (ant) war is good for something.<p>There are not many creatures that can stand up to fire ants, nor their famously painful sting. Besides causing discomfort in mammals like humans (I've been stung, and it doesn't feel great), this venom has potent insect-killing powers, with the ability …

Watch what Grand Theft Auto 4's killer PC mod does for its original trailer

iCEnhancer, the mod that makes <i>Grand Theft Auto 4</i>'s PC version look even more photorealistic, just launched its 3.0 version, and what better way to demonstrate what it does than to present the original <i>Grand Theft Auto 4</i> trailer and the enhanced version?<p>Here's the original <i>Grand Theft Auto 4</i> trailer, …

Microsoft explains quantum computing so even you can understand

Quantum computing may someday blow away today's smartest machines. It's weird and heavy on the physics, but Microsoft thinks you can handle it.<p>Microsoft is offering a quick quantum computing primer that makes the esoteric subject almost understandable.<p>Quantum computing promises to solve …

Quantum Computing

PM/AM: White Holes Are the New Black Holes

Stories, videos, and our thoughts on big news you might have missed.<p><i>Welcome to PM/AM, Popular Mechanics' morning briefing on the top science and tech stories for today.</i><p>Is there a back end to a black hole? Does the stuff that a black hole sucks up go anywhere, or does it only get compressed into a …

How Apple and Google plan to reinvent health care

Mike Dittenber had always wanted to go skydiving. There was only one problem: “At my heaviest I clocked in around 330 pounds,” says Dittenber, a technical writer from Michigan. “That’s above the weight restriction for a tandem jump.” During a doctor’s visit last spring, he got some more bad news. …

Why do we have blood types?

More than a century after their discovery, we still don’t know what blood groups like O, A and B are for. Do they really matter? Carl Zimmer investigates.<p>When my parents informed me that my blood type was A+, I felt a strange sense of pride. If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was …

Medical Research

This Squirrel Breaks Record For Tail Size... And May Eat Deer's Hearts

It usually eats fruits and seeds, but it has been said to have a taste for blood.<p>Behold the tufted ground squirrel, one of the strangest tree-dwelling rodents found on Earth. Native to Borneo, it is rarely seen--one camera trap study in a park on the island turned up only one of these squirrels, …

Squirrels

Lost At Sea? Survive With These Tricks

A handy manual to prepare you for life's misadventures.<p>Jose Salvador Alvarenga was fishing off the coast of Mexico in late 2012 when a powerful storm sent his boat adrift. Marshall Islanders found the battered vessel nearly 16 months later, stuck on a reef—with Alvarenga still alive inside. …

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Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Big Pic: A Planet-Wide Map Of Martian Geology

From the equatorial highlands to the alluvial plains<p>The ground in Elysium is made of volcanic flows. That's according to the newest geologic map of Mars, above, from the U.S. Geological Survey. Elysium Planitia is a named feature on Mars, but we're guessing the area is rather drier than the …

Geology

New Material, Darker Than Black, Could Help Space Cameras See Better

Super-dark coatings help calibrate sensitive cameras and absorb unwanted light.<p>The latest super-dark material absorbs so much light, you can't tell when it's been crumpled or folded.<p>"You expect to see the hills and all you can see … it's like black, like a hole, like there's nothing there. It just …

Nanotech

Will There Be An Earthquake Near You? New Map Shows Risk

There is a surprisingly high risk of an earthquake in parts of the Midwest.<p>Will there be an earthquake near you in the near future? Well, I won't claim to be able to tell the future, but the U.S. Geological Survey has just released a new map using the the most up-to-date hazard assessments for a …

New York City

Pokemon World – Free Fan-made Pokemon Game Powered By CRYENGINE – Alpha Video Released | DSOGaming | The Dark Side Of Gaming

YouTube’s member ’18T220′ is currently working on a Pokemon game that will be powered by Crytek’s engine and will be released for free. While this …

6 Things to Know About the Fabulous 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari's hybrid supercar is a gasp-worthy, hand-crafted, ultra-luxurious piece of awesome.<p><b>Price:</b> $1.4 Million<p><b>Available:</b> Sold Out<p><b>MPG (City/Hwy, Est.):</b> 13/18<p><b>1. It's a Hybrid</b><p>Because the nutcase Ferrari engineers deemed the midmounted, 789-hp V-12 not powerful enough, they added an electric motor that …

If 3D-Printed Carbon Fiber is the Future, It's Already Here

3D printing has been a great way to model a new part, but building it has required a different tool. The Mark One aims to change all that: hit print, wait, and then hang it on your car.<p><i>(Photo by Jeong Suh/Bryan Christie Design)</i><p><b>At the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan suggested</b> an idea at once …

3D Printing

NASA Flying Saucer Flight Test Succeeds

The Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) touches down gently in the Pacific Ocean.<p>Over the weekend, a giant balloon carried NASA's Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) up to 120,000 feet over Hawaii and then let it go. The flying saucer then began a half hour of powered flight, at the end …