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Do Plants Sleep?

I’ve been thinking a lot about sleep lately, mostly because I wrote a story on the topic for the March issue of Popular Science. Sleep, of course, is a key part of our lives as humans. We do it every night (or at least we should). We also see other animals sleep, from our pet dogs snoozing at our …

Electric Animals That Aren’t Eels

Eels aren't the only creatures that can deliver a painful zap of electricity. In fact, not all of them are even marine animals. Here are some others.<p><b>Deep-sea microbes:</b> At the bottom of the ocean, these "living batteries" move electrons across the metals on which they live.<p><b>Oriental hornet:</b> Brown …

The 10 Best Things From March 2014

The true lives of low-level drug dealers: “What’s the point of surviving if you can’t live?”

“Breaking Bad” this ain’t: The real world of drug dealing is less flashy than TV — and much more complicated<p>Quality cocaine has a sheen to it, like the paint on a lowrider. Shorts, a drug dealer in Albuquerque, flicks a clump with his nail to show me.<p>"See?" he says. "Like fish scales." I'm watching …

Iraqi suicide bombing instructor accidentally kills himself and pupils

Over 20 trainee suicide bombers and their teacher were killed in Iraq when the tutor mistakenly detonated the bomb<p>An al-Qaeda instructor killed himself and 20 of his pupils when he accidentally set off a car bomb during a bungled training session in <b>Iraq</b>.<p>The explosion took place at an insurgents' …

Climate change may become nearly impossible to solve if not addressed soon, warns leaked UN report

The window to stop climate change is quickly closing. A United Nations panel has found that failing to seriously address climate change for another 15 years could make the problem nearly impossible to solve, reports <i>The New York Times</i>. Addressing the problem at that point would require technology …

Breaking Bad Comes True: Blue Meth On Rise in New Mexico

Federal investigators in New Mexico said Tuesday that blue-tinted meth inspired by the hit TV show <i>Breaking Bad</i> is on the rise in New Mexico, where …

Bitcoin's Incredible Year

Last year at this time, valued at just $13.50, one Bitcoin could get you a movie ticket if you could find a theater that had 1) heard of Bitcoin and 2) accepted it. Fat chance. Luckily, Bitcoin owners had a different form of entertainment: the fiscal version of <i>She’s All That</i>. “Last year’s nerd …

Heat maps reveal where you feel emotions in your body

World Bank Whistleblower Karen Hudes Reveals How The Global Elite Rule The World

Remember, this is not some “conspiracy theorist” that is saying these things. This is a Yale-educated attorney that worked inside the World Bank for …

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor [MAPS]

At the county level, America is a tremendously unequal place. The median household income in the poorest county (Wilcox County, Alabama) was $22,126 in 2012. In Falls Church, Virginia, where highly educated defense contractors and federal government workers cluster, the median income last year was …

Demographics

Carb-Loading Recipes for Marathons and Distance Running

As race season gets into high gear, it's time for runners to start carb-loading—and we've got 20 starchy recipes to help them do just that, deliciously<p>IT'S MARATHON SEASON. Around the world, runners of all levels are getting ready for the big race—26.2 miles!—and while they've all got different …

Cooking

5 Awesome Recipes for the Man’s-Man | The Art of Manliness

I believe every man should know how to cook. That being said, I’m realistic enough to know that many of you are likely to “outsource” cooking to …

How Do Blind Mole Rats Avoid Cancer?

<b>Their eyes and ears seem to be missing, but that’s no</b><b>t the only thing that makes blind mole rats an odd bunch.</b><p>The furry rodents are also highly resistant to cancer, a new study says—raising the possibility of new cancer treatments for humans.<p>Researchers Aaron Avivi, Imad Shams, and Irena Manov of …

How The Guardian Is Quietly and Repeatedly Spying on You

It was almost shocking when I first installed a browser add-on called Ghostery and began to click on various articles at <i>The Guardian</i>. With each click, I discovered that this news publication, which has been primarily tasked with reporting on Edward Snowden and top secret surveillance operations …

Surveillance

Massive Starfish Die-Off Baffles Scientists

<b>The waters off British Columbia, Canada, are littered with dead starfish, and researchers have no idea what’s causing the deaths.</b><p>At the end of August, marine biologist and scuba enthusiast Jonathan Martin was out on his usual Saturday dive with some friends when he noticed something unusual.<p>“We …

Panda Poop Might Help Turn Plants Into Fuel

Panda gut microbes, which break down bamboo, could help turn plant waste into economically viable biofuel, according to the results of a new study.<p><b>Can panda poop help power the greener vehicles of tomorrow? It just might, scientists say, by yielding microbes that efficiently turn plant waste into</b> …

Why Genetically Modified Flies Don’t Want Sex

<b>Birds do it. Bees do it. But genetically modified fruit flies just aren’t in the mood.</b><p>In what could be called the chemical equivalent of a cold shower, an international team of entomologists has discovered how to decrease some pest insects’ interest in sex. (Related: “Female Flies Put Up a Fight to …

How To Stop A Plague In 4 Easy Steps

Vaccinating mosquitoes can ward off malaria.<p>It's not the mosquito's fault. Malaria is actually caused by the <i>Plasmodium</i> family of parasites, which is carried unwittingly by mosquitoes. And these parasites are tricky foes. Come up with a treatment or vaccine and the few that survive will still breed. …