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Bill Maher: Anti-Vaxxer? The 'Real Time' Host Sides with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. During Bizarre Interview

On Friday night’s Real Time with Bill Maher, noted anti-vaxxer Robert F. Kennedy Jr. came on to talk about the link between vaccine and autism. Maher …

Bill Maher

Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and …

Cannabis

Valve showing off new virtual reality hardware and updated Steam controller next week

Valve is gearing up to announce a range of new hardware at the upcoming Game Developers Conference in early March. The developer said today that it is planning to show off the final version of its Steam Controller, new "living room devices," and a previously-unannounced virtual reality system …

Virtual Reality

Google-owned Blogger bans sexually explicit content

Google-owned blogging platform Blogger will no longer allow its users to post sexually explicit content, the company confirmed today. In a statement sent via email to selected Blogger users, Google said it would no longer allow blogs to feature "graphic nude images or video" from March 23rd. Any …

Internet

Microsoft correctly predicted the top Oscars winners

Microsoft’s Bing predictions engine has been responsible for predicting the World Cup, English soccer results, and NFL games, but last night it turned its attention to the 87th Academy Awards. Bing successfully predicted best picture, best director, best actor, best actress, and the results for …

New York City

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Sleep
Clean Energy

Here are the actors who passed on the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' lead roles

"Fifty Shades of Grey" may have dominated the box office this weekend, but it wasn't exactly easy adapting E.L. James' best-selling novel for the big screen.<p>While Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan ended up playing Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey, respectively, finding the right chemistry between …

Movies

Watching Mesmerizing Drip Paintings Will Never Get Old

Holton Rower's pour painting timelapse breaks the internet one drip at a time.<p><b>This article was originally published on February 17, 2015 but we think it still rocks!</b><p>It's unlikely that watching paint drip has ever been as transfixing as it is in the video below. Which is likely why the old clip of …

Art

There's a glaring technology error in the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film

And I'm really bothered by a glaring tech error in the film.<p>There's a scene in which Steele is in Georgia visiting her mom and stepdad. One night she begins texting Grey from her flip phone.<p>The texts should appear in a green bubble because Steele is a non-iPhone user. The texts would appear in a …

Shades of Grey

You Can Blame The New “Star Wars” Lightsaber On Jonathan Ive

Love it or hate it, the new Star Wars lightsaber was inspired by an idea from the same guy who designed the iPhone and iPad.<p>Back in December, Disney released the trailer for the next film in the <i>Star Wars</i> series, <i>The Force Awakens</i>. Directed by J.J. Abrams, the biggest impression that the trailer made …

Star Wars

Watch a twin-turbo Lamborghini destroy a Bugatti Veyron

1,250-hp Lamborghini Gallardo walks away from the world's fastest production car at a 1/2 mile runway drag race.<p>The Bugatti Veyron is a legend.<p>Not only does it hold two current Guinness World Records for fastest street-legal production car—fixed-roof and roadster, naturally—it stands as a testament …

Sports Cars

GT3: The wickedest Aston Martin Vantage of all

It's got 592 hp, race-car attitude, and won't be offered in America.<p>Aston Martin is taunting North America. That's the only explanation for why the just-revealed Vantage GT3 won't be offered here. If you want to be one of the 100 individuals who will own this new 592-hp beast, a mailing address in …

Sports Cars

Bond Aid: assistant director latest to be injured on Spectre set

A key member of the second unit crew has suffered multiple fractures while working on the 24th James Bond film in Austria<p>A second-unit assistant director has suffered multiple fractures after being injured on the Austrian set of the new James Bond movie, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>Terry …

James Bond

Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology 'threaten civilisation'

Technologies join nuclear war, ecological catastrophe, super-volcanoes and asteroid impacts in Global Challenges Foundation’s risk report<p>Artificial intelligence and nanotechnology have been named alongside nuclear war, ecological catastrophe and super-volcano eruptions as “risks that threaten human …

Singularity

Do teenagers have genetically weak sperm?

A new study by scientists at the University of Cambridge claims teenage sperm is genetically weak, but is the claim credible?<p>Teenage boys already have plenty to worry about: spots, girls and the size of their “thing”, as Adrian Mole might have put it. Does the problem of having genetically weak …

Genetics

Mars One shortlist: the top 10 hopefuls

Organisers of a proposed human settlement on Mars have unveiled the final 100 would-be colonisers. Here are the top 10 candidates<p>Selected from more than 200,000 applicants, the 50 men and 50 women are a step closer to taking part in the one-way mission. You can read more about Britain’s five …

Top 10

Noise pollution is making us oblivious to the sound of nature, says researcher

Gift of hearing birdsong and trickling water is being lost to a process of ‘learned deafness’, says US scientist, as people screen out background noise<p>The tranquil chorus of the natural world is in danger of being lost to today’s generation as people screen out the noises that surround them, a …

National Parks

Egypt and Libya launch air strikes against Isis after militants post beheadings video

President Sisi had vowed to ‘avenge the criminal killings’ after release of video purporting to show killing of 21 Christians, believed to be kidnapped Egyptians<p>Egypt reported that its war planes had struck Isis targets in Libya, shortly after President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi vowed revenge for the …

Islam

Dodge rolls out Shaker package for 2015 Challenger

Having an awesome Hemi engine under the hood can deliver impressive performance, but for those who lament not being able to see that big V8 engine doing its thing, hidden away under the hood, Dodge offers the Shaker hood on its Challenger muscle car. And it's just released the option for the …

Sports Cars

Egyptian air strikes in Libya kill dozens of Isis militants

Training bases and weapons stockpiles targeted day after Islamic State militants post beheadings video<p>Egyptian war planes have hit jihadi targets in Libya in swift revenge for the murder of 21 Christian workers by masked militants affiliated to the Islamic State (Isis), widening the north African …

Middle East

James Bond ordered not to film in Roman cemetery

The Arciconfraternita di Carità verso i Trapassati have barred the Spectre team from filming a funeral scene at the Verano cemetery, in the latest setback on the James Bond set<p>James Bond movie Spectre has suffered another setback after an ancient Christian confraternity vetoed filming in a famous …

James Bond

Johnny Depp forms supergroup with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith's Joe Perry

Depp takes a spot in Hollywood Vampires just weeks after he called actor-musicians ‘sickening’<p>Johnny Depp has formed a supergroup with Alice Cooper and Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry, called Hollywood Vampires – just weeks after he expressed his revulsion at the way actors dabble in music.<p>“That …

Rock Music

Hackers steal $1bn in series of online bank thefts says report

Security firm says hackers infiltrated more than 100 banks and ‘watched’ employees to gain knowledge of systems<p>A hacking ring has stolen up to $1bn from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be delivered …

Home Depot

After the Higgs, LHC Rounds Up the Unusual Suspects in Particle Physics

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Supersymmetry and dark matter, neutralinos, gravitinos and gluinos ... you can expect exotic topics like these to be spinning around as the Large Hadron Collider ramps up to smash subatomic particles again over the next couple of months.<p>Physicists say the first hints of …

Physics

Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry Form Hollywood Vampires Supergroup

The rockers, named after the infamous drinking club, have lined up a main stage gig at September's Rock in Rio fest in Brazil<p>The Hollywood Vampires …

The Weekender: 4chan, binaural audio, and Deadmau5

Hello fellow weekend-goers, and welcome back to The Weekender. This week, we explored Bill Gates' predictions about the future of online classrooms, hacked our brains with binaural audio, and flew drones with Deadmau5. We'll also be setting you up for a stellar weekend back on this terrestrial …

Bill Gates

2015 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 - Live in Chicago

Ford presents the 500+ hp GT350 in yellow with black stripes in Chicago. Now we love it even more. Here's a gallery of live shots from the show floor.<p>Ford presents the 500+ hp GT350 in yellow with black stripes in Chicago. Now we love it even more. Here's a gallery of live shots from the show …

Sports Cars

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

National Academy of Sciences

Watch Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper, and Bill Murray in Cameron Crowe’s Aloha

Aloha marks Crowe’s first film since We Bought a Zoo.<p>It has been four years since a <b>Cameron Crowe</b> film bowed at the box office. And this May, the <i>Almost Famous</i> filmmaker returns to the screen with <i>Aloha</i>, a Hawaii-set comedy filled with your favorite actors.<p><b>Bradley Cooper</b> stars in <i>Aloha</i> as a military …