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Dear travelers to Japan: Please don’t come until you’ve understood these 6 things

1. Samurai and ninja don’t wander the streets.<p>This is hardly the biggest misconception when it comes to foreigners visiting Japan, but I’m sorry to …

GPS Told This Woman To Drive Into a Lake, So She Did

I have so many questions.<p>Everyone has ended up in some weird places thanks to a "recalculating" GPS, but one woman in Tobermory, Ontario might just take the cake for the worst final destination: the bottom of a lake.<p>According to the <i>Toronto Sun</i>, the 23-year-old — who, for obvious reasons, chose not …

Physicists Might Have Just Solved The Mystery of Non-Newtonian Fluids

The strangest substance: explained.<p>If you’ve ever seen a non-Newtonian fluid in action, you’ll know how impossibly cool it is. It changes its …

Physics

The internet is the best set of parents a millennial could ask for

It's not a fact I'm particularly proud of, but one that's easier to admit than the fact it happened after watching nearly an hour's worth of YouTube videos in my bathroom.<p>With my laptop awkwardly bent inside the sink (which I made sure was sufficiently dry) I followed along with video after video …

Geek Humor

These unlucky people have names that break computers

A few people have names that can utterly confuse the websites they visit, and it makes their life online quite the headache. Why does it happen?<p><i>This story is featured in BBC Future’s “Best of 2016” collection. Discover more of our picks.</i><p>Jennifer Null’s husband had warned her before they got married …

University of Cambridge

Koh Lipe Is Thailand's Tiny, Gorgeous Island You Haven't Heard Of Yet

Thailand is known for the tiny island paradises off its coast, and while tourists flock to places like the Phi Phi Islands and Koh Samui, there are other, less traveled gems worth the trip.<p>Case in point: Koh Lipe, an island that some travelers are nicknaming the Maldives of Thailand -- and for good …

America’s staple food is getting a makeover, and it’s revolutionizing a $1.9 billion dollar business

Peanut butter's share of the nut butter launches dropped by 22% in a single year, falling to 45% in the first eight months of 2015 from 58% in the same period the prior year, according to Innova Market Insights, reports the Wall Street Journal. In roughly the same period, sales in the $1.9 billion …

Taco Bell

Google just made its $149 professional photo editing software free

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>What was once a $500 package of pro photo editing software is now completely free. The high-end Nik Collection of photo editing tools, which was priced down to $149 after being acquired by Google in 2012, is now available for download by everyone.<p>“As we continue to focus …

Photo Editing

Starbucks Just Released a Brand-New Frappuccino Flavor

This means spring is officially here.<p>In many parts of the country, the weather is just warming up enough to get an iced coffee without freezing your fingers off in the process. Luckily, Starbucks is celebrating with a brand-new Frappuccino that's all about springtime.<p>The company just released the …

10 Quantum Truths About Our Universe

From the moment that it was discovered that the macroscopic, classical rules that governed electricity, magnetism and light didn’t necessarily apply to the smallest, subatomic scales, a whole new view of the Universe became accessible to humanity. This quantum picture is much larger and …

Quantum Mechanics

Car Hacking Really Is For Dummies With This Sexy (And Free) Software

Craig Smith does car hacking as safely as possible.<p>The softly-spoken security researcher doesn’t take risks like cutting cars’ power on public roads, as executed on a Jeep by researchers last year. Indeed, he warns against such stunt hacking, something he tends not to partake in. Yet Smith is one …

Autonomous Cars

Scientists 'find cancer's Achilles heel'

<b>Scientists believe they have discovered a way to "steer" the immune system to kill cancers.</b><p>Researchers at University College, London have developed a way of finding unique markings within a tumour - its "Achilles heel" - allowing the body to target the disease.<p>But the personalised method, reported …

Cancer

What Is Time, And Why Does It Move Forward?

The laws of physics don't care which way it goes.<p><i>This article was written by Thomas Kitching from UCL, and was originally published by The</i> …

Physics

Check Out This Tiny New Island Born of a Volcano

The Ogasawara Islands, just south of Japan, are a beautiful and geologically active spot. In 2013, members of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force …

Leap year: What are they and why do we have leap days?

Normally our calendar years are made up of 365 days, but every four years we add a day to make what is known as a ‘leap year’.<p>Here's why:<p>The …

Julius Caesar

Legendary Boiling River Of The Amazon Is A Geological Anomaly

There are always exceptions to the rule, and this boiling Amazonian river is undoubtedly an exception to our current understanding of the Amazon Rainforest. Andrés Ruzo, a PhD candidate in geophysics at SMU, has spent the last several years studying a very peculiar phenomenon in the Amazon …

Earth Science

11,000-year-old pendant with etched design found in England

One of England’s oldest artworks turned up last year on a tiny piece of stone.<p>An engraved shale pendant unearthed at Star Carr, a site under …

Archaeology

To treat the heart, start with the gut

Blocking gut reactions could help defend against heart disease.<p>Intestinal microbes break down the essential nutrient choline, abundant in meat and …

Medical Research

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Controversy as teenage boy wins competition aimed at getting girls into science

EDF Energy's Pretty Curious competition was designed to get girls into science - but won by a 13-year-old boy<p>There has been anger online after a boy won a competition designed to inspire school-aged girls to get involved in Stem subjects.<p>The EDF Energy's 'Pretty Curious' competition was aimed at …

Ford Motor Company's F-150 Takes Top Honors for First Time in 17 Long Years

Come one, come all, Consumer Reports' 2016 Annual Top Picks are in and there were a slew of new winning vehicles. One of those includes <b>Ford Motor Company's</b> most well-known, best-selling, and highly profitable F-150 full-size truck.<p>Sure, we all know the F-150 has been America's best-selling truck …

Baseball

3.5 billion years ago, the Earth's climate maybe wasn't so different from today

A new study that looks at glacial deposits and hydrothermal fields at the bottom of the ocean disputes the conventional belief that Earth, in its …

Global Warming

The left half - right half divide in human brains is a myth, scientist says

Whilst few people would claim to be well versed in the nuances of neuroscience, one idea about the human brain seems to have captured the public …

21 photos that show why a small town in Tennessee was just named America's next hot travel destination

The results were based on increases in positive traveler feedback as well as increased interest in accommodations, restaurants, and attractions.<p>This year, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, was ranked as the top US destination travelers should have on their radar. It also came in fourth place on TripAdvisor's …

National Parks

Google's Driverless Car Project Will Become Its Own Alphabet Company

Steer clear, Uber!<p>Google’s self-driving car initiative is about to head in a new direction. The autonomous vehicle program that was first revealed in 2012 as a side project for the search company will become its own company under Google's ongoing Alphabet re-organization, according to a report by</i> …

Autonomous Cars

Life-size moving R2-D2 fridge has an unearthly price tag

If you want to own Haier's remote-controlled R2-D2 refrigerator, it's going to cost you — big time.<p>Haier tells <i>Mashable</i> the life-sized droid fridge …

The Best U.S. Cities to Escape the Snow

Everything has a limit. Even the biggest winter lovers have had enough of snow at one point. Carrying 20 pounds of layers of clothes, hats, gloves, and big boots can be discomforting. Suddenly warm-weather trips for the holidays sound very appealing as opposed to going to a ski resort.<p>This winter …

FAA Approves Test Flights for a Flying Car

FAA