Kimberly Schoenberger

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Squirrel Steals GoPro, Makes Greatest Film of Our Time

Squirrelcese?<p>Some rodents are more than scurrying little mammals. Some rodents are auteurs.<p>This brazen little squirrel director steals a GoPro camera and makes a video shot entirely from its point of view, giving us a private tour of the trees from up above. After snatching the camera off the …

Squirrels

The 10 Exercises You Should Do Every Day to Stay Fit for Life

Of course, maintaining your long-term health requires more than just a regular exercise habit, but physical fitness is certainly a significant part of the equation.<p>However, beyond the more traditional notions of physical fitness -- running a marathon, boot camp style workouts sessions or extra …

Exercise

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP)</b> regained its parliamentary majority in Sunday's vote.<p><b>2. A Russian airliner that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Saturday broke up in midair</b>, but officials say it's too early to draw conclusions from this.<p><b>3. A group affiliated with the</b> …

Kansas City Royals

What Is the Smallest Thing in the Universe?

The answer to the enduring question of the smallest thing in the universe has evolved along with humanity. People once thought grains of sand were …

Big Bang Nixed --"Our Universe Evolved from the Black Hole of a Collapsed 4-D Star" (Today's Most Popular)

The event horizon of a black hole — the point of no return for anything that falls in — is a spherical surface. In a higher-dimensional universe, a …

A 5-Move, 5-Minute Workout Video That Will Sculpt You All Over

Total-body toning, right this way<p>If you thought five minutes was only enough time to pump out some measly crunches, you totally thought wrong. In the exercise video below, <i>Women's Health</i> fitness director Jen Ator, C.S.C.S., author of the book <i>Shape Up Shortcuts,</i> leads you through a five-minute</i> …

The Only 20-Minute Outdoor Workout You'll Need This Summer

Sweet summertime has finally arrived and what better way to celebrate than pausing that gym membership, saving a little cash and taking your workouts outside?<p>There are so many bodyweight-based exercise moves you can combine to create workout circuits that are challenging and effective anywhere and …

Workouts

Physics be damned, we can’t stop obsessing over NASA’s ‘impossible engine'

Imagine an engine with nothing powering it. There are no moving parts, nothing appears to be coming out the back, and when you look inside, there’s nothing there either. This is the unbelievable premise behind the "EM drive" — a hypothetical space drive that we’ve been promised might one day take …

Physics

AI Project Designed To Recognize Scenes Surprises By Identifying Objects, Too

In this week’s edition of ‘omg the machines are on the verge of sentience,’ we bring you news of a research project out of MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory: A system designed to recognize specific scenes, which is a key ingredient in making computers smarter, turned out …

Artificial Intelligence

How Your Morning Starts With Quantum Physics

Quantum mechanics ranks as one of the greatest intellectual achievements in human history, in no small part because it’s such a counter-intuitive theory. Its most attention-grabbing predictions– particles behaving like waves, quantum uncertainty, superposition states, the non-local phenomena that …

Quantum Mechanics

How It Works: The Large Hadron Collider

To chaotically combine particles, you need a lot of space ... and a lot of power<p>The world’s most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), famously upended physics with the discovery of the long-sought Higgs boson in 2012. But it was only operating at half power. Since then, …

Cyborg Cockroaches: How They Work

A tiny backpack turns a pest into a rescue robot<p>Disasters can bury survivors in unstable rubble. Finding those victims may one day fall to small robots--but living insects enhanced with electronic parts could do the same job sooner. In 2012, researchers at North Carolina State University steered …

Understanding Brainwaves to Expand our Consciousness

The human brain is a complex entity constantly at work, sending electrical signals, communicating, building new neural connections and so on. This …

The Secret to Losing Belly Fat

A study in the <i>International Journal of Obesity</i> revealed that when compared to women who cycled at a consistent pace for 40 minutes, women who worked out for 20 minutes but alternated between eight-second sprints and 12 seconds of low-intensity cycling lost more belly fat after 15 weeks. Work out …

In This Zoo Of The Future, All The Animals Are Genetically Modified Mutants

If wildlife goes extinct, perhaps we can preserve its essence in a menagerie of disturbing new creatures.<p>With species now disappearing 1,000 times faster than the natural rate, it’s not hard to imagine a near future when the only surviving gorillas, leopards, and elephants live in zoos. Some …

Week's Best Space Pictures: A Storm Swirls and Dark Matter Collides

A typhoon menaces the Philippines, and galaxies—and their dark matter—collide.<p>This is what it looks like when 72 galaxy clusters collide. The image, made by combining an x-ray view with visible light data, isn't just a pretty picture: Researchers use images like this to study how dark matter …

Missing sailor rescued after 66 days adrift at sea

A man reported missing at sea two months ago was rescued on the overturned hull of his sailboat off the North Carolina coast, and he walked away from a hospital hours later in good condition, with no signs of sunburn, dehydration or other ailments.<p>Louis Jordan, 37, said he got by rationing his …

Coast Guard

​Get in Shape With This 11-Minute Fighter Pilots' Workout

It may be Canada's best-kept exercise secret: an 11-minute, no-equipment workout program designed to keep pilots and other Air Force members in top …

Exercise

10 Mind-Boggling Oceans That Exist In Space

The Earth is a mysterious place with the greatest unknowns lying in the oceans, which cover two-thirds of our wonderful world. When you consider the …

Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”<p><i>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,”</i> Carl Sagan wrote in his magnificent meditation on science and spirituality, <i>“we will have</i> …

CERN Large Hadron Collider's Relaunch Delayed Indefinitely

An error occurred Saturday within the magnets of the the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), CERN said in a statement.<p>"It is a well understood issue, but …

Big Bang theory could be debunked by Large Hadron Collider

Scientists at Cern could prove the controversial theory of ‘rainbow gravity’ which suggests that the universe stretches back into time infinitely, with no Big Bang<p>The detection of miniature black holes by the Large Hadron Collider could prove the existence of parallel universes and show that the …

Unique alien life different from that on Earth might exist on Saturn's moon Enceladus, reveals Nasa scientist

As the hunt for alien life continues, top scientists have come to believe that unlike Earth - where one look at its surface makes it easy to …

Islamic State is 'most potent threat to the world since Third Reich' says Nobel Prize winner

V S Naipaul says Isil is 'dedicated to a contemporary holocaust' as he urges the West 'urgently expand' their efforts to defeat the group<p>Isil threaten to create a “Fourth Reich” through violence and propaganda equal to the Nazis, a Nobel Prize-winner has said, as he warns of a “contemporary …

Ganymede’s Liquid Ocean is Really, Really Deep

Last year, NASA announced that Jupiter’s largest moon, Ganymede, <i>may</i> have water underneath the surface. Last week, Hubble scientists essentially …

Is There a Better Way to Sterilize Spacecraft?

Earth's microbes are a hardy bunch. They can survive in extreme environments, such as inside hot springs at the bottom of the ocean. Some have even …