Lauren Walendziak

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SNL: Kevin Hart Spoofs Brooklyn Culture, Kate McKinnon Mocks Justin Bieber

Comedian Kevin Hart returned to <i>Saturday Night Live</i> for his second time hosting the show, which returned on Jan. 18 from its holiday hiatus with Sia …

Readers Choose the Top 10 Scientific American Stories of 2014

Entering a closed timelike curve tomorrow means you could end up at today. Credit: Dmitry Schidlovsky<p>World eventsleft many marks and losses in 2014, …

Microbiome may have evolved to take down the elderly

The microbes that live in and on humans may have evolved to preferentially take down the elderly in the population, a new computer model …

Justice

The World’s Most Beautiful Box Of Chocolates

Japanese design house Nendo can make <i>anything</i> better. The designers have revamped rubber bands. They tackled the 4,000-year-old design problem of chopsticks. They even figured out how to make wood transparent for crying out loud.<p>Still, I’m always happiest when Nendo turns its design genius to …

Your Definitive Guide to Pooping

The facts about feces you never knew you needed<p>Some might deny it, your S.O. might refuse to believe it, and your girlfriends might only talk about it after a few glasses (or bottles) of wine—but everyone poops. "Pooping might be taboo because of the smells and sounds associated with it," says …

20 Shockingly Sexist Vintage Ads You Won't Believe Existed

The world of advertising has certainly come a long way in the past 50 years. Back then, brands and corporations were openly (and on occasion …

Elon Musk wants to spend $10 billion building the internet in space

The plan would lay the foundation for internet on Mars<p>Elon Musk's plan for satellite internet is even more ambitious than originally thought. At a SpaceX event in Seattle on Friday, the Tesla CEO told <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>that his unnamed Space Internet venture could one day stretch all the way to …

Space

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

See the beautiful, nightmarish patent illustrations for a Google-funded augmented reality device

It's been almost three months since Google lead a $542 million round of funding for the Magic Leap, an augmented reality project shrouded in mystery. Aside from vague claims about a "biomimetic Dynamic Digitized Lightfield Signal," the CEO of Legendary Pictures calling it "jaw-dropping," and Neal …

Tech Q&A: Camera hackers, blocking phone contacts, erasing data and more

<b>Hackers watch through cameras</b><p><b>Q.</b> My son gave me a wireless indoor security camera so I can keep an eye on my dogs while at work. I heard you talking on your national radio show about hackers who spy using these cameras. How can I make sure no one sees my cameras?<p><b>A.</b> It’s not very difficult to spy on …

Information Systems

Phil Schiller on Google Glass: ‘I can’t believe they think anyone normal will ever wear these things’

The Tech Block on Thursday shared an email exchange between Apple marketing chief Phil Schiller and the website’s founder Abdel Ibrahim that pokes fun at Google Glass for its perception of being an unstylish device. The emails from 2012 surfaced just days after Google announced that it will be …

Phil Schiller

Driver pinned between 2 semi trucks tells of terrifying crash

<b>(CNN) —</b> On the foggy, icy Oregon interstate, Kaleb Whitby plowed into the back of a jackknifed semi truck, flipping his pickup.<p>Then the real horror came: the sight of another tractor-trailer zooming straight toward him.<p>"When I saw those lights coming, I knew he was going to hit me," Whitby …

CNN

People are unwrapping drones for Christmas and it's not going so well

Duck!<p>Thanks to the massive rise of consumer drones, one of the most popular items under the tree this year is likely to have four rotors and a camera. The FAA even released a video this week that proposes best practices to help people "stay off the naughty list" as they play with their airborne …

10 Awful Crimes Committed By Famous Celebrities