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Dark Energy May Lurk in the Nothingness of Space

A new study may help reveal the nature of dark energy, the mysterious substance that is pushing the universe to expand outward. Dark energy may …

Physics

5 research-backed ways to take better breaks that will improve your work

But Gazzaley and Rosen forewarn that taking the wrong sort of breaks might make us more susceptible to boredom and may actually backfire by making us want to take breaks more often.<p>From "The Distracted Mind: Ancient Brains in a High-Tech World":<p>"… technology may be decreasing the time associated …

Productivity

Reading The Game: Bioshock Infinite

<i>For years now, some of the best, wildest, most moving or revealing stories we've been telling ourselves have come not from books, movies or TV, but from video games. So we're running an occasional series,</i> Reading The Game<i>, in which we take a look at some of these games from a literary …

Bioshock
Cuba

Sailing Through the Explosive Lake Kivu in Rwanda

11 garden DIY projects you simply HAVE to try!

Have you ever looked out into your garden and thought that it could use some extra style and fun? We often think along these lines, which is why …

9 Crazy-Affordable Apartment Buys That Are on Sale Now at IKEA

Most home décor brands tend to go on sale at the end of each season, but furniture giant IKEA rarely follows suit. After all, the Swedish brand …

21 life-saving facts that everyone should know

But life can also throw situations at us that we don't have a quick, handy response for.<p>Commenters in a recent Quora thread about life-saving facts offered their best tips, which are easy to remember and could have a huge effect if you ever find yourself in a dangerous situation.<p>You might want to …

Smoke Inhalation

Millennials rule in India, here's how to invest in them

"To me the story is a slow, steady, consumption-led growth, very domestically focused," said Mrinal Singh, deputy chief investment officer at ICICI …

Alt-J - In Cold Blood

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat. Is this the same Alt-J we're familiar with? Or a completely new band?<p>"In Cold Blood" came out a couple hours ago, and I must say …

Arthur Blythe, A Powerful Alto Saxophonist Who Gracefully Straddled Styles, Dies at 76

Arthur Blythe, whose bracing, gusty sound on alto saxophone was an essential feature of the New York loft scene in the 1970s, and a proud fixture of …

Horns

Where in the World Is Drake Sandiego? A Guide to the Global Sounds of 'More Life'

Since his rise to popularity, Drake has been a globetrotter. And on <i>More Life</i> especially, it is impossible to talk the project without trying to parse …

San Diego

Lana Del Rey announced her new album "Lust For Life," and it looks like witchcraft is on the menu

One of our fave cosmic goddesses Lana Del Rey just announced her new album <i>Lust For Life</i>, and the teaser trailer looks totally bewitching.<p>Rumors that …

We Asked a Sword Instructor to Judge Lupe Fiasco’s Use of a Blade

In a move we didn't see coming, we found ourselves along the way.<p>The 2010 anime <i>Katanagatari</i> follows the adventures of the military strategist Togame and her companion Yasuri Shichika, the last surviving member of a warrior clan whose bodies are so highly trained that they are swords in and of …

Anime

How This Company Combines The Gig Economy Model With AI To Be More Productive

A system called “flash teams” combines some of the most successful elements of the new way we work, but is it sustainable?<p>Startups operating in the gig economy typically use software platforms to assemble disconnected armies of freelance contractors to perform simple tasks. Think of Uber, which …

Artificial Intelligence
Cosmology

A tower designed to hang from an asteroid in Earth's orbit

Following on the heels of that paperclip-esque tower design for New York, here’s another ‘out there’ skyscraper design. Literally, this one is ‘out …

New York City

Marijuana Genome Mapping: Cannabis Strains Have Distinct Flavors Due To Different Genes, Study Finds

Even though federal laws in the United States still classify marijuana as an illegal drug, many states have formulated more lax laws surrounding …

Stephen Badylak Laboratory | McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine

Organ engineering, as opposed to tissue engineering, poses significant challenges including the requirement for an immediately functional vascular …

The Case for Cannibalism

I was knee-deep in a temporary pond that seemed to be composed of equal parts rainwater and cow dung when the cannibals began nibbling on my leg hair.<p>…

Biology

Dinosaur Sex: Scientist Says We Don’t Know As Much As We Think

When it comes to dinosaur sex, don’t jump to conclusions. That’s the message of one paleontologist, who says there isn’t enough evidence to tell …

Scientists just discovered how bees clean themselves — and the slow-mo footage is mesmerizing

Bees perform a crucial function for nature by pollinating crops. Now, researches out of Georgia Tech have explored how they keep themselves clean while dealing with that messy pollen.<p><b>Follow Tech Insider:</b> On Facebook

Georgia Tech

2,000-year-old pre-Aztec ancient palace complex found in Mexico

There’s so much we don’t know about ancient civilizations, but the discovery of a 30,031-square-foot palace complex in Mexico may yield some hints. …

Geophysics

Today in Obamacare: why Republicans have a much tougher task than Obama did

Members of Congress meeting constituents in their district this week are likely to encounter an unusual dynamic: Obamacare supporters who suddenly seem to outnumber the law’s opponents.<p>The New York Times’s Jonathan Martin wrote this weekend about a new reality dawning on congressional Republicans: …

New York Times

A lawyer took on India’s profiteering hospitals to end the obscene overpricing of cardiac stents

Birender Sangwan’s parents wanted him to be a doctor.<p>For two years, Sangwan even prepared for the medical entrance examinations in India before finally giving up. “I was always scared of hospitals,” he said in an interview at his modest two-room office at New Delhi’s Rohini court complex. “I still …

India

Why So Many Young Doctors Work Such Awful Hours

Neither truck drivers nor bankers would put up with a system like the one that influences medical residents’ schedules.<p>The path to becoming a doctor is notoriously difficult. Following pre-med studies and four years of medical school, freshly minted M.D.s must spend anywhere from three to seven …

Health Care

This Cute Craft Is the Cheapest Way to Decorate Your Table

Depending on where you live, you might be knee-deep in snow, or maybe you're still hoping for the first flakes of the season. Regardless of how many …

Crafting

Spraying A Finish

Basic Guitar Finishing With Spray-Can Lacquer<p>So you've worked hard constructing your instrument. It's the epitome of perfection. The beautiful grain …

plywood

It’s that time of the year again! This past Monday was the deadline to turn in projects for Pinellas County’s art contest, and I was not about to be …

Woodworking