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BMW is investing in the future with a new test track for self-driving cars

There’s a new track in the works in the Czech Republic, but don’t expect to see just <i>any</i> vehicle take to the new loop. Rather, this test track is made …

Controversial Study Says Women Find Men Attractive Based on One Body Part

No, not that one.<p>If there’s one good thing 2017 will be remembered for, it’ll be the long-overdue upheavals in the dynamics between men and women. …

The Most Romantic Destination in Every U.S. State, Mapped

With Christmas coming up, there's really no better time to show your loved ones how much you care about them. And you want to share a new experience …

National Parks

Largest Planetarium in the Western Hemisphere Ready to Amaze and Delight

JERSEY CITY, N.J. —The Liberty Science Center in here has unveiled the largest and most advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Space.com had …

Trading Stocks on Facebook Messenger Is Becoming a Big Thing

Investors now have more options for how they trade stocks: Facebook (FB) messenger.<p>TD Ameritrade launched a bot in October allowing its investors to …

Trading

ScienceAlert Deals: These 10 Tech Gifts Are All on Sale For Christmas

In case you need some inspiration.<p>Black Friday has come and gone, and the holidays are right around the corner - that means it's crunch time for gift …

Asperitas clouds over Tenerife

Meet Earth’s newest named cloud, the asperitas cloud, 1st new addition to the International Cloud Atlas in over half a century.<p>Here’s an unusual …

Iran’s ‘Disappearance’ Wins Silver Screen Award at Singapore Festival

Iranian debut film, “Disappearance” was the winner of the best film prize at the Silver Screen Awards, the competitive section of the Singapore …

A home in the Himalayas for Buddhist nuns

<b>Flanked by the upper Himalayan ranges, Ladakh is a remote region along India's northern tip.</b><p>The area is largely Buddhist and its monasteries attract thousands of tourists each year. But a little-known fact about Ladakh is that the region is also home to 28 nunneries.<p>Photographer Deepti Asthana …

Hinduism

Can You Find the Perfectly Camouflaged Snow Leopard Hidden on This Mountainside?

There’s a good reason it’s so difficult for photographers and film crews to capture the elusive snow leopard in the wild. The animal’s not only a …

The science is in — why gluten sensitivity is probably fake

Unless you have Celiac Disease, your sensitivity to "gluten" probably has nothing to do with gluten at all. Following is the transcript of the video.<p>Your gluten sensitivity may not be caused by gluten. A recent study shows that the real culprit could be fructan. Fructan is a type of carbohydrate. …

Gluten

Strange Atomic Ripples in Graphene Could Unlock Clean, Limitless Energy

Holy crap.<p>By all measures, graphene shouldn't exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of …

Stunning Aerosol Visualization Accidentally Captures the Ferocity of This Year’s Hurricane Season

A new simulation produced by NASA’s Data Visualization Studio packs four months of swirling atmospheric activity into a two minute clip that reminds …

What's next for the human race?

According to Einstein’s theory of relativity, the future is out there, waiting for us – all times, past, present and future, pre-existing and …

Hand Sanitizer Alters the Results of Breathalyzer Tests in New Experiment

If a police officer pulls you over for driving while intoxicated, you could be brought in for a breath alcohol test. If that happens, you’d better …

Plant spies: DARPA’s plan to create organic surveillance sensors

There are plenty of gardeners that talk to their plants in the belief that it helps them grow. While plants aren't likely to be eavesdropping on our …

The Best Weed-Spiked Dishes For Your 'Danksgiving' Meal

Whether you enthusiastically celebrate the inherently strange tradition of Thanksgiving with a doofy fold-out paper turkey, or you reject the idea …

Recipes

Jim Carrey on losing himself inside Andy Kaufman and why he relived it for the documentary ‘Jim & Andy’

Jim Carreysat in a Los Angeles hotel room on a recent evening explaining that he was not really Jim Carrey anymore — at least not in the way he once was.<p>“I use his name,” Carrey said, dressed all in black, his lanky frame folded onto a couch. “That’s the mailing address.”<p>But on a deeper level, the …

Comedy

OMG! This Woman's Insanely Intricate Starbucks Cups Take Up to 16 Hours to Design

Starbucks releases a new holiday cup each Fall, but for Carrah Aldridge, designing Starbucks cups is a year-round thing. Carrah is a 22-year-old artist who draws intricate designs on her Starbucks cups and turns them into true works of art that you have to see to believe. Using markers, Sharpies, …

‘Get Out’ on HBO: It’s Time to Get Onboard With This Year’s Best Picture Contender

I actively avoided saying “Best Picture Frontrunner” in that headline out of fear of a jinx. Oscar season makes for strange bedfellows and even …

How to keep the passion alive in your relationship, according to a relationship scientist

Eli J. Finkel, a professor at Northwestern University and the author of "The All-or-Nothing Marriage," explains how to maintain fiery passion in a relationship. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Eli Finkel:</b> I'm Eli Finkel. I am a professor at Northwestern University in the psychology …

Northwestern University

Scientists discover hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid

CAIRO (AP) — Scientists say they have found a hidden chamber in Egypt's Great Pyramid of Giza, in what would be the first such discovery in the …

Archaeology

Confusion coming with California's legal marijuana

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ready or not, California kicks off recreational marijuana sales on Jan. 1. And, mostly, it's not.<p>Los Angeles and San Francisco are among many cities still struggling to fashion local rules for pot shops and growers. Without the regulations, there could be limited options in many …

Can Anything Move Faster Than the Speed of Light?

One commonly known fact in physics is that you cannot move faster than the speed of light. While that's <i>basically</i> true, it's also an …

The best movie of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the reviews aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received movies by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top film from each year's list, starting with 2000 and including the best film of 2017.<p>…

Sony Pictures

‘I Love My Girlfriend. So Why Do I Keep Cheating on Her?’

<b>Dear Therapist,</b><p>I’m a 27-year-old guy who has been in a mostly happy and loving relationship for the last three years. I say mostly because there is …

Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman talks about maintaining company values and his ‘theory of human happiness’

There’s a lot of talk about culture in the tech world these days, and sticking to core values as a company grows can make or break its future.<p>Redfin …

Japanese reporter died after clocking 159 hours of overtime

Japan's public broadcaster has revealed that one of its reporters died from overwork.<p>NHK said that labor officials had concluded that the 31-year-old political reporter died from heart failure caused by spending long hours on the job.<p>Japan, known for its 'salaryman' culture and punishing work …

If addiction is a disease, should relapse mean jail time?

BOSTON (AP) — Less than two weeks after a court ordered Julie Eldred to not use drugs while on probation, she tested positive for the powerful opioid …

Here's How to Watch Elon Musk's Mars Colonization Announcement Tonight

Billionaire whiz kid Elon Musk, who last year announced his plan to send a group of astronauts either incredibly brave or incredibly eager to get off …