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The 9 Strangest Flying Robots from the World’s Biggest Drone Show

In the past year, drones have crashed onto the White House lawn, hauled ra­dio­act­ive cesi­um to the roof of the Ja­pan­ese prime min­is­ter’s Tokyo …

Drones

Adverts for robot housekeepers are terrifying a lot of people

LONDON — Meet Sally, an incredibly sinister housekeeper and nanny who's actually a robot. Sally will cook your supper, lead your children off to bed, …

Gangsta. TV Anime's 1st Promo, Key Visual Unveiled

Series based on Kohske's manga will premiere in July<p>Bandai Visual began streaming a three-minute promotional video for the Gangsta. television anime …

Manga

The Right Way to Work Your Glutes and Get a Stronger, Leaner Butt

The glutes are the engines of the human body. Ignoring them leads to more than just a saggy bottom. Weak glutes mean less power, speed, calorie burn, and strength. Plus, the weaker they are, the older you'll feel. A bum backside stalls results and can hinder your hard work at the gym.<p>Now, if your …

Armello takes a new look at the digital fantasy board game

<i>Armello</i> is something special. I don't mean simply the way it looks or the way it plays, though it is admirable in both those regards, but also in the way it has been made.<p>This is a digital board game that exists somewhere between the island of Catan and the land of Studio Ghibli. It is a …

Board Games

Fairy Tail Anime's Tartaros Arc Begins This Spring

Arc ends Tuesday in original manga<p>This year's eighth issue of Kodansha's Weekly Shōnen Magazine will announce on Tuesday that Fairy Tail's Tartaros …

Extremely short, sharp flash of radio waves from unknown source in the universe, caught as it was happening

A strange phenomenon has been observed by astronomers right as it was happening -- a 'fast radio burst'. The eruption is described as an extremely …

Universe

Google's Chrome Remote Desktop app now lets you access a home PC from your iPhone

There are plenty of remote desktop apps that let you log into and control a home computer from your iPhone or iPad. But some of the better options cost money and probably aren't as simple as logging into your Google account. Today, Google released its Chrome Remote Desktop app, already on Android …

Apps

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Kepler 438b isn’t Earth’s twin – there are more habitable planets out there

The planet announced on Tuesday may be the most Earth-like to date, but there are better candidates for alien life waiting to be discovered<p>The Kepler space telescope is the most successful planet-finding instrument ever built. On Tuesday, it chalked up its 1,000th confirmed planet discovery and one …

Planetary Habitability

Halfsider: a bizarre half-male half-female bird

A rare half male and half female – “halfsider” – bird won the intertööbz over the holidays. This unusual bird is comprised of two genetically distinct individuals – twins – fused into one being. But what is it like to be such an individual? A recently published paper shares observations of the …

Birds

Gear Guide: How To Stream Like A Pro Gamer

Doritos not included<p>During the broadcast of its championship match, <i>League of Legends</i>, one of the most played video games in the world, typically attracts more than 30 million viewers. That audience is more than triple the 8.3 million who tuned in to the MTV Video Music Awards last year. So it’s not …

Google to FCC: if the internet is a Title II utility, let us expand Fiber

Verizon famously said that if the FCC heeds President Obama's urging and declares the internet a Title II utility, it would cause "great harm to an open Internet, competition and innovation." But exactly the opposite of that may happen, according to a letter from Google to the FCC. Mountain View …

These Blimps Are Meant To Protect Washington DC From Missiles Somehow

Lumpy sentinels of freedom<p>To protect the nation’s capital from a 21st century threat, the Pentagon is turning to a technology first seen in World War I: blimps. Made by Raytheon, the “Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor System,” or JLENS for short, is a tethered …

Google alerts the FBI to YouTube comment threatening to kill cops

A Colorado man named Jeremiah Perez has been arrested for a comment he posted on YouTube, threatening to kill "retired helpless cops," which Google itself reported to authorities. Mountain View called up the FBI in San Francisco after someone with the username "Vets Hunting Cops" posted this …

The Coolest-Looking New Species Of 2014

PopSci's pick of the litter<p>The world is so abundant with strange species, scientists describe new ones every year. Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we picked a few of our favorites from this year to share. This is a small fraction of the species scientists name in a year. Just today, the California Academy …

Meizu's M1 Note is a dirt-cheap iPhone 5c on steroids

While many Chinese smartphone makers have recently stepped up their efforts in delivering more original designs, we can't say that's the case with Meizu's latest offering. In fact, we already knew the cheeky company was up to something when the Chinese media received an iPhone 5c chassis in their …

What Your "Working Memory" Does (and How to Give It a Tune-Up)

Working memory is like your brain's scratch pad, managing information as you go about your day. But our routine deluge of information can make us …

Behold, atheists' new Ten Commandments

What if, instead of climbing Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments from God, Moses had turned to the Israelites and asked: Hey, what do you guys think we should do?<p>Considering the Hebrews' bad behavior in the Bible, what with the coveting of neighbors' wives and murdering their own brothers, …

NASA reveals what carbon dioxide looks like from space

SAN FRANCISCO — NASA revealed the first-ever images of the global atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide, the key long-lived global warming gas. …

Sony was bad. Worse is coming.

The North Korean hack of Sony Pictures that unleashed proprietary information, leaked embarrassing emails and brought the multi-billion dollar company's operations to its knees was unprecedented. But cyber security and intelligence experts warn that this is only the beginning.<p>A CNN review of cyber …

SpaceX is going to land a rocket on a 'spaceport' barge

SpaceX's next test flight hopes to land one of its Falcon 9 rockets on a platform -- in one piece. The company puts the odds of success at around 50 percent "at best" but it's apparently a major step towards reusable space rockets - and cheaper trips to space. While it's already been able to demo …

New Spectacular Moleskine Doodles That Explode with Energy

A lot has changed in a year and a half, or when we last featured the work of Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes. Take a look at his website, called Sketchy Stories, and you'll see a chart filled with logos of the companies he's worked with which include Nike, Ford and Mazda. On Facebook …

Sketching

Nokia's Here Maps arrives on Android

If you've been looking for a big-name alternative to Google Maps on your Android phone, your moment has come. After weeks of testing, Nokia has officially released Here Maps on Google Play. The experience will be familiar if you sideloaded earlier versions. While it's not as multi-talented as …