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This drybox four-in-one will charge your phone and camera via solar power

Dryboxes may be designed to keep your gear out of the water, but one company is now using them to harvest the power of the sun. The RokPak Pioneer is …

Do humans have a 'sixth sense'? Scientist claims we can detect Earth's magnetic fields

A US scientist has claimed to have found evidence of a "sixth sense" in humans that can detect the Earth's magnetic fields.<p>Joe Kirschvink, from the …

This One Habit Leads to Better Decision Making, Says Science

Fifteen to 35 percent better decision outcomes, more creative problem solving, and persistence are all benefits of this approach.<p>It's impressive how many ways we study decision making. I searched Amazon today for books on decision making: over 90,000 results. The top one is <i>The Decision Book: 50</i> …

Sperry launches 'Jaws' themed footwear, just in time for beach season

Cheers to the real stars of <i>Jaws</i>: The shoes.<p>The footwear brand Sperry features prominently in the 1975 film, even if many of its wearers end up as …

You’ll Want This Garlic Condiment on Everything

Put a few ingredients in a jar, and just let it go—aka, the easiest way to start fermenting at home.<p>Green garlic had been fermenting in a small jar on my kitchen counter for about four days when a friend kindly asked whether it'd be okay if he opened the window. Nothing reached Époisses-level …

Samsung patents smart contact lenses with a built-in camera

In the future, we could all be wearing smart contact lenses, like the ones secret agents use in movies.<p>Samsung has been granted a patent in South …

The latest delivery to the International Space Station: 8,000 pounds of groceries, equipment and research

Instead of the usual bunny, Saturday's delivery came via a swan — Orbital ATK's Cygnus capsule, named after the swan constellation. The cargo carrier rocketed away from Cape Canaveral on Tuesday night.<p>NASA astronaut Timothy Kopra used the station's big robot arm to grab the capsule, as the two …

David Bowie's dog has mismatched eyes - just like his owner

The late singer's dog has differing eye colours, it can now be revealed<p>David Bowie's dog has mismatched eyes, just like his late owner.<p>Bowie’s right pupil became permanently dilated at the age of 15 after his friend, the artist George Underwood, punched him while they were both at school (in a …

Bill Gates Is Once Again the Richest Person in the World

Trump didn't crack the top 50.<p>A fresh list of the wealthiest people in the world is out, and is it any surprise who claimed the number one spot? Bill …

Chris Hadfield on the great space discoveries of 2015

It has been an astonishing 12 months for space exploration. Chris Hadfield, the astronaut, discusses the awe-inspiring discoveries on Pluto, Mars and Saturn.<p>A year ago – almost to the day – Philae, a spacecraft the size of a washing machine, landed on Rosetta, a comet 316 million miles from home. …

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See Pictures of Every Outfit that OITNB Actress Ruby Rose Wore to Host MTV EMAs

MTV's European Music Awards took place this evening in Milan and the red carpet was rife with super-sexy looks, but the evening's sartorial winner was hands-down* Orange Is the New Black's* runaway star, Ruby Rose. Rose, who plays Stella Carlin on <i>OINTB,</i> cohosted the EMAs alongside an adorable Ed …

Venus, Jupiter and Mars cross paths in pre-Halloween spectacle for last time until 2021

The three planets, all pursuing their ordinary orbits around the sun, will be visible until around October 29 but will be best witnessed on October 26 before dawn<p>Early risers are in for a treat this month, and for those rising early on October 26, the treat will be even greater.<p>Venus, Jupiter and …

More Than 8,400 Never-Before-Seen Photos from NASA’s Apollo Moon Landings

Nearly half a century ago, NASA took one giant leap for mankind with the Apollo program, which landed 12 men on the moon on nine missions between 1968 and 1972. The astronauts were equipped with Hasselblad medium-format cameras and instructed to take photos that have remained largely unseen by the …

Johnson Space Center

New Artificial Heart Is Made Of Foam

Soft but powerful<p>With too few donor hearts to satisfy the 123,000 patients awaiting a heart transplant, engineers have been working to design an artificial heart. The artificial hearts approved by the FDA are rigid devices attached to external pumps to mimic how the heart pushes blood through the …

Milky Way’s black hole is more active!

The black hole at the Milky Way’s heart recently blasted out 10 times its normal rate of X-ray flares. Is it due to the close passage of a …

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter Begins Production, Full Cast and Plot Synopsis Revealed

Now filming in South Africa.<p>Resident Evil: The Final Chapter has commenced principal photography in South Africa, Sony Pictures’ Screen Gems …

2015 Ig Nobel prizes: dinosaur-like chickens and bee-stings to the penis

Awards parodying Nobel prizes given out for most unusual or trivial achievements in scientific research<p>A man stung dozens of times by bees, mathematicians who wanted to know whether a man could physically be able to sire 600 sons, and chemists who unboiled an egg were honoured on Thursday night …

Science

How Do You Know If You Have A Tickborne Illness?

Ticks spread more than just Lyme disease. Knowing risks and symptoms could help you get better diagnosis—and treatment.<p>When you think of illnesses spread by ticks, Lyme disease probably comes to mind. It makes sense. After all, it’s arguably the most publicly discussed tickborne illness, at least …

Showstopper: Marcus Walz's Ducati Scrambler

Can you believe it’s almost a year since Ducati threw the wraps off the new Scrambler? Since then, it’s become Ducati’s most popular bike—outselling the Multistrada by two to one.<p>The Scrambler was revealed at the Intermot show in Cologne, Germany. The next Intermot show will be 2016, and in a neat …

Motorcycles

What Would Happen If We Burned Up All Of Earth's Fossil Fuels?

Scientists today laid out a truly worst-case scenario for global warming — what would happen if we burned the Earth's entire supply of fossil fuels.<p>Virtually all of Antarctica's ice would melt, leading to a 160- to 200-foot sea level rise.<p>"If we burn it all, we're going to melt it all," says Ken …

James Franco Is Teaching High School Now

Don’t tell Daniel Desario.<p><b>James Franco</b>, student of life, teacher of N.Y.U. and U.S.C. film students, guest starrer of soap operas, will next bestow his hard-won wisdom upon a lucky few high-schoolers. Friday night via Instagram, Franco alerted the young citizens of California that he’d be hosting …

High School

Photos: The Beautiful Architecture of India’s Ancient Stepwells

Over the past several years, Chicago-based journalist Victoria Lautman has traveled through India numerous times, visiting over 120 ancient stepwells …

Interview: Electric Blue Molten Sulphur Flows from Indonesia’s Blue Fire Crater

While on a trip to East Java in Indonesia this past July, Chicago-based photographer, music producer, and filmmaker Reuben Wu (of Ladytron fame) captured the otherworldly sight of electric blue molten sulphur gushing from fumaroles (hot gas vents in the earth's crust) in the base of the Blue Fire …

Geology

Why we haven't discovered life on other planets - and why it hasn't discovered us (yet)

The Night Sky in September: If other planets share Earth's history of ice ages, why would aliens have found us? That, and news about this month's Blood Moon, in our monthly astronomy column<p>The Nasa image by Niccolo Bonfadini shows columns of ice driven by wind into giant towers in Finnish Lapland, …

5 Things to Know About Fitness Guru Massy Arias

<b>Massy Arias</b> also known as "Mankofit" is one hell of a woman! Here are five things you should know about everyone's favorite fitness trainer:<p><i>Want a chance to meet Massy Arias? Then get your</i> <i>tickets</i> <i>for our</i> <i>Beauty, Hair & Wellness Expo</i> <i>(July 18-19, 2015) where you'll hear from her and other top fitness</i> …

America's Largest Mental Hospital Is a Jail

At Cook County, where a third of those incarcerated suffer from psychological disorders, officials are looking for ways to treat inmates less like prisoners and more like patients.<p>It was 9 o’clock in the morning at Cook County Jail, but in the subterranean holding cells where dozens await their …

Week's Best Space Pictures: See An Arrow on the Sun

Week's Best Space Pictures<p>Pluto's moon Nix wobbles in a chaotic spin and filaments floating across the sun head to the right.<p>Feed your need for "heavenly" views of the universe every Friday with our picks of the most awe-inspiring space pictures. This week, a new braking system for Martian …