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The disappearing stick shift: Less than 3% of cars sold in the U.S. have manual transmissions

Visitors to the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show will see supercars, hoverboards, self-propelling luggage and all manner of new transportation options.<p>But they'll be hard pressed to find a clutch pedal or a stick shift. Available in nearly half of new models in the U.S. a decade ago, the manual …

Is our world a simulation? Why some scientists say it's more likely than not

When Elon Musk isn’t outlining plans to use his massive rocket to leave a decaying Planet Earth and colonize Mars, he sometimes talks about his belief that Earth isn’t even real and we probably live in a computer simulation.<p>“There’s a billion to one chance we’re living in base reality,” he said at …

Singularity

5 Surprising Facts About Happy Couples, According to Science | Women's Health

<b>1. They Get Busy in the Bedroom</b><br>There are a lot of benefits to getting hot and heavy with your spouse, but one of the best is that frequent sack seshes are directly correlated with your happiness levels. An associate professor of sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder found that couples who …

How Scientists Are Preparing for the First-Ever 'All-American' Eclipse

Preparations have already begun for what scientists are calling the Great American Eclipse of 2017. For the first time in American history, on August …

An ice age on Mars is ending — here's why that matters for Earth

In fact, the Red Planet is going through a change now, as it is coming out of an ice age, say geologists from the Southwest Research Institute.<p>An analysis of radar data collected by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows that about 87,000 cubic kilometers of ice have accumulated at the poles …

Ice Age

4 things that happen to your brain and body when you exercise

We all know it's important to exercise.<p>The CDC recommends adults get two and a half hours of moderately intense activity — like briskly walking or …

Professor Brian Cox A Journey into Deep Space

Explore the cosmos with this superstar physicist<p>Join British physicist Professor Brian Cox as he takes science fans into a journey of the deep space …

Scientists finally know what stopped Mongol hordes from conquering Europe

The khan's ruthless tactics and loyal horde swept across Asia. One territory after another fell under the overwhelming force of the Mongol Empire, which would eventually stretch from the eastern shores of China. A series of successful forays in Hungary and Poland made even Europe seem within reach …

World History

Confidence Is the Currency of the Future

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>By 2020, more than five million jobs are expected to be lost to robots and artificial intelligence. And in the next two decades, graduates will be going into jobs that don’t yet exist.<p>Anticipating this future, businesses and employers are …

Education

11 foods that reduce your risk of erectile dysfunction

1. Berries<p>The most natural way to consume your sweets—and burn off excess fat—is by consuming berries. Even better: The vitamins found in red berries …

5 psychological tips for reading people more accurately

Psychology

The Existence of Massive Particles of Light Could Finally Explain Dark Energy

But we'll have to give up our fundamental understanding of light first.<p>In the late 1990s, astronomers discovered something mysterious pushing …

Dark Matter

Where Is Love Located in the Brain?

No matter what you've heard, you don't love anything with all of your heart. You love from the depths of your ventral tegmental area, your …

Middle East

Humans will live underwater in 100 years' time as the population is squeezed out of cities

A report predicts underground cities and floating neighbours will become commonplace in the next century<p>One hundred years from now, the human population will be living in underwater cities and in 3D-printed homes, according to a study that looks at the future of living.<p>Buildings and interiors will …

Sleep

A meteorite may have just killed someone for the first time on record

A mysterious object is believed to have fallen from the sky in India over the weekend, blasting out windows and causing an explosion that left one dead.<p>We know that meteorites have the potential to really wreak havoc on Earth, whether it's a little one blowing out windows in Russia, or a bigger one …

Tamil Nadu

Surprise! Scientists discover that sperm cells can slither

Scientists have discovered that sperm have a previously unrecognized skill – they can swim in a "slither" mode when they are close to the wall of their environment.<p>The motion of a slithering sperm cell resembles that of a snake wriggling across the desert floor – the head of the sperm points in one …

This Eggless Edible Cookie Dough Is A Gift From The Dessert Gods

Cookie dough is glorious in so many ways -- it turns into cookies, after all -- but it has one major pitfall: we can't eat it by the bucket load. Actually, to be safe, we're not even supposed to eat it by the spoonful either, for fear of salmonella because of those raw eggs.<p>Well, it turns out that …

Dessert

The Singularity, Virtual Immortality and the Trouble with Consciousness (Op-Ed)

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television series and online resource that features the world's</i> …

Dinner Recipes You Can Make With A Slow Cooker And A Can Of Soda

Every day we're more and more in love with the slow cooker. And now we're just convinced that it's a gift from the gods because not only can it whip up a lovely batch of fall cocktails, but it can turn a can of soda (and a few other ingredients) into a meal you'll want to eat for days.<p>Now, we're …

Cooking

Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

"I have a hard time saying this with a straight face, but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another," says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at the University of Maryland.<p>His lab's setup in a university basement looks nothing like the slick transporters that rearrange atoms and …

Quantum Mechanics

Abruptly Warming Climate Triggered Megabeast Revolutions

Around 34,000 years ago, woolly mammoths went extinct from parts of Europe, only to be replaced by… woolly mammoths. The two groups—the disappearing individuals and their substitutes—belonged to the same species. If you looked at their fossils, you probably couldn’t tell them apart. Their genes, …