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Does dark matter cause mass extinctions?

As we journey around the galaxy, our solar system might regularly interact with dark matter, which might dislodge Oort cloud comets and boost heat in …

Dark Matter

GE Drops Some Social Science With The Periodic Table Of Emojis

Lately, brands have been clamouring to find effective and engaging ways to use Snapchat. Comedy, product placement, deals and contests abound, but now General Electric is using our culture’s current emoji obsession to get really experimental.<p>Not only has the brand created a Periodic Table of …

Periodic Table

50 Old British Dialect Words We Should Bring Back

In 1905, the Oxford University Press published the sixth and final volume of <i>The English Dialect Dictionary</i>, a compilation of local British words and …

Language

Scientists Discover a Jewel at the Heart of Quantum Physics

Physicists reported this week the discovery of a jewel-like geometric object that dramatically simplifies calculations of particle interactions and …

Sound Effects Gone Wrong

In a skit called “Sound Effects” on <i>Whose Line Is It Anyway</i>, the audience participants have no clue what they’re supposed to do. Which makes it much …

Jurassic Park

The Origins of 10 Great Insults

Insults involving body parts, and the things that come out of them, are as old as time. PG-rated slang terms, however, usually have a richer but more …

Pop Culture

Frozen as a Horror Movie

Cold Blooded<p>Well, it’s about time. <i>Frozen</i> has been re-edited into a horror film trailer.<p>*<p>Rock On<p>Will Ferrell is bringing back everyone’s favorite …

Jeff Bezos

The Origins of 9 Great British Insults

For as long as people have been speaking the English language, they’ve been deploying it to poke fun at one another. Let's dig a little deeper into …

Language

Meet 10 Beautiful Spiders

Are you afraid of spiders? Don’t be; these are only <i>pictures</i> of spiders that stand out because of their strikingly beautiful appearance. Or at least, …

Zoology

10 Science Experiments You Can Eat with Your Kids

There's very little about cooking that doesn’t involve chemistry, physics, biology, or even math. But don’t tell your kids that. Sneak education into …

10 Weird, Wonderful Weather Phenomena

All the optical illusions and bizarre forms of lightning you require.

10 hidden Galaxy S5 features, according to Samsung

The Galaxy S5 has been on the market for a week now, and with dozens of reviews and hands-on posts hitting the web, fans of the device probably already know about its main features.<p>But Samsung reckons there are some hidden features on the Galaxy S5 that you might not be aware of, and helpfully …

Apps

Registrant WHOIS contact information verification

Glowing swarm mimics drawings and gestures

Gene therapy comes of age: We can now edit entire genomes to cure diseases - ExtremeTech

By on April 1, 2014 at 11:02 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>For a long time, people thought HIV …

Optical illusions show how we see

Beau Lotto's color games puzzle your vision, but they also spotlight what you can't normally see: how your brain works. This fun, first-hand look at …

The next frontier in 3-D printing: Human organs

The emerging process of 3-D printing, which uses computer-created digital models to create real-world objects, has produced everything from toys to jewelry to food.<p>Soon, however, 3-D printers may be spitting out something far more complex, and controversial: human organs.<p>For years now, medical …

Tired? Wired? This Bulb Can Help.

Light it up<p>The Promise<p>It might shine like any other bulb, but the Rhythm Downlight LED from Lighting Science (price not set; available summer) can make users feel energized or sleepy on cue. NASA plans to deploy similar technology on the International Space Station to help astronauts regulate their …

Space

Light Up Your Love Life With A DIY Electric Valentine

A conductive-ink gift for your sweetheart<p>Conductive inks make it easy to draw circuits on almost any surface, including paper. <i>Popular Science</i> used a carbon-based paint to animate this amorous robot, but other products use emulsified metals, such as silver, to carry a current. Whatever your artistic …

Real People With Comic-Book Super Powers

1. Rock Crusher<p>Seken Tolebekov, 83, of Kazakhstan, can crush rocks with his bare hands. He started crushing rocks when he was 24.<p>“I think I have some …

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With Nymi Wristband, Your Heartbeat Unlocks Your Devices

Could be convenient<p>Here's a twist on knowing thy heart. A startup is looking to manufacture a wristband that recognizes its wearer by his or her heartbeat. The wristband, called Nymi, then communicates with wearers' other devices—laptops, tablets, smartphones—to unlock them when their owners pick …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …