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Human error in a nuclear facility nearly destroyed Arkansas

The new documentary, Command and Control, digs into the forgotten near-miss and premieres January 10th on PBS<p>Here in the US, we like to think that our nuclear weapons exist to prevent our enemies from detonating a nuclear explosion on US soil — that is, when we think about them at all. The thing …

Everything You Need to Know About the Nintendo Switch

The Switch will hit stores on March 3, 2017 at $299.99 USD.<p>The Nintendo Switch conference gave us plenty of new information about Nintendo’s upcoming …

Nintendo Switch

MIT researchers have developed a spongelike material 10 times stronger than steel

Stainless steel? Don’t make us laugh! A team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has just developed one of the …

The One Big Way ‘Legion’ Will Be Different Than The Marvel Movies

It’s a near-certainty that a Marvel Studios movie will end with a fight. It happened in <i>Doctor Strange</i>, it happened in <i>The Avengers</i>, it happened in <i>Iron Man 3</i>. But it won’t (probably) won’t happen in <i>Legion</i>, Noah Hawley’s new FX series set in the <i>X-Men</i> universe. The <i>Fargo</i> creator wouldn’t directly answer …

5 Signs You're Not Emotionally Open to Finding True Love

While your brain may desire a new partner, it's common for your heart to be held up by vestiges of relationships past. What's worse, it can be …

John McCain passes dossier alleging secret Trump-Russia contacts to FBI

Senator John McCain passed documents to the FBI director, James Comey, last month alleging secret contacts between the Trump campaign and Moscow and that Russian intelligence had personally compromising material on the president-elect himself.<p>The material, which has been seen by the Guardian, is a …

Donald Trump

The mystery of Greenland’s icy history could help us survive climate change

Did it stay or did it go?<p>Eighty percent of Greenland is covered by a wall of ice thousands of feet thick. If the wall melted completely, the water it contains would be enough to raise sea levels by over 20 feet.<p>Greenland’s ice has grown and shrunk over time, driven by variations in the climate, but …

This Tiny Sculpture Is Perched Atop A Human Hair

Fine art at the microscale<p>The world’s smallest human figure, by artist Jonty Hurwitz, is only as tall as a sheet of paper is thick--just 100 microns. To "sculpt" it, he had nanoscientist Stefan Hengsbach direct long-wavelength light through a microscope onto a photosensitive polymer. This produced …

Art

Meditation Is Exactly What Your Workout Routine Is Missing

Here are six exercises to get you started.<p>Fitness comes down to two simple things: 1) doing what helps you, and 2) not doing what hurts you. Most active people are great at the first part—they lift weights, do cardio, wear ultra stretchy T-shirts, etc.—but aren't great at the second.<p>So, what hurts …

Workouts

NASA's Historic First Mission Control Center Recreated for 'Hidden Figures'

NASA's original mission control briefly returns to service, recreated for the 20th Century Fox film "Hidden Figures," seven years after the historic …

Space Exploration

Big Oil has historically played a behind-the-scenes role in American politics

With President-elect Donald Trump picking former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as secretary of state, one might think the book is an early exposé of the presidential election of 2016.<p>Instead, it's from "The Teapot Dome Scandal," a book that tells the story of a corruption scandal that rocked the …

George W. Bush

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Have Reddit Users Discovered the Perfect Exercise Regimen?

If you’re looking to drop a few pounds this year but have no idea where to start, consider paying a visit to Reddit.<p>Reddit is a place for answers. Not all of these answers are correct, but they are numerous, covering nearly every subject from <i>Dota 2</i> strategy to underground steroid purchases. And on …

Donald Trump, Julian Assange and Russia: How they’re connected, and how they changed an election

<b>(AP/Kirsty Wigglesworth/Getty/Don Emmert/Peter Muhly)</b><p>You don’t have to believe the Russians hacked the Democratic Party to be disturbed by the Trump/Assange/Putin axis<p>Matthew Rozsa<p>January 7, 2017 12:30pm (UTC)<p>Right now there are two debates raging in American politics which, though closely related, …

Russia

15 skills that are hard to learn but will pay off forever

That's especially the case when it comes to learning important life skills.<p>To ascertain which talents are worth the investment, one Quora reader posed the question: "What are the hardest and most useful skills to learn?"<p>We've highlighted our favorite takeaways, as well as a few other skills we …

Marijuana brands can trademark almost anything, except marijuana

Hi is a cannabis brand. Its logo — “hi” in white letters inside an orange circle — can be found above the front door of a Portland, Ore.,<p>marijuanashop and on a handful of cannabis products, including massage oil and Hi Releaf pain-relief balm.<p>But you wouldn't guess any of that from Hi's trademark …

The US dropped more than 26,000 bombs in 2016 — here is where they went

For a nation that isn't officially at war against another nation, the United States dropped an awful lot of bombs on a pretty large number of countries last year, according to research by Micah Zenko, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and research associate Jennifer …

America’s $6.7 billion marijuana habit, mapped

The marijuana industry is at a crossroads. Voters have approved recreational marijuana measures in eight states plus the District of Columbia. When these laws become fully implemented in the next few years, more than one in five American adults will live in places where they can walk into a store …

Cannabis

5 reasons why the North Dakota pipeline fight will continue in 2017

The denial of ACE's easement is undoubtedly a victory for the Standing Rock Sioux.<p>The tribe and its allies in the #NoDAPL movement opposed the pipeline over risks to water quality, the destruction of cultural heritage and the injustice of, once again, having to make sacrifices for the economic …

Debbie Reynolds' life in pictures

Debbie Reynolds, the mother of Carrie Fisher, died Wednesday at the age of 84, a day after the death of her daughter.<p>"It's true, she's with Carrie," Reynolds' son, Todd Fisher, told Reuters.<p>The legendary Hollywood actress is best known for her roles in the musical "Singin' in the Rain" and "The …

Windows 10 ‘Game Mode’ Will Make Your Laptop More Like A Console

In the relentless war of smuggery between PC gamers and console gamers, one argument console gamers undeniably have the advantage on is that their hardware is built, from the ground up, to be used for games. And it’s true that most PCs just don’t handle games as well as they could, since they have …

Gaming

'Stances have shifted': Russia, Turkey, Iran are discussing chopping Syria into zones of influence

Such a deal, which would allow regional autonomy within a federal structure controlled by Assad's Alawite sect, is in its infancy, subject to change and would need the buy-in of Assad and the rebels and, eventually, the Gulf states and the United States, sources familiar with Russia's thinking …

25 Adult Milestones That Aren’t Marriage

Marriage is a wonderful thing. However, it is not the gateway to adulthood that many seem to take it for. People are getting married later than ever. …

Residents of this Damascus suburb worry they could be the next Aleppo

A hot spot for some of the earliest and most intense anti-government protests in 2011, Eastern Ghouta became a rebel stronghold in 2013.<p>That year, the city suffered a sarin gas attack by government forces that killed hundreds, infamously marking the time when U.S. President Barack Obama ignored his …

The 30 Minute Workout You Can Do Anywhere

Fact of life: working out is never easy. But there are a couple things you can do to make it easier. One: keep your session to an efficient, effective 30 minutes. Two: find a routine that doesn't require any equipment, so you can do it anywhere. Three: did we mention it only takes 30 minutes? We're …

A cannabis-business park covering 1 million square feet is coming to Massachusetts

California is at the forefront of the US medical marijuana industry, and weed’s positive impact on the state’s economy has been huge, generating $2.8 billion in 2015, with $6.5 billion annually expected by 2020.<p>The state’s largest grow facility was announced in June 2016 by GFarms, and is slated to …

Cannabis

Why Do Animals Love To Play In The Snow?

Short answer: For the same reasons you do<p>After every big snow storm you can expect to see at least one viral video of an adorable animal romping around in the fresh snow. Case in point, from #blizzard2016:<p>Fresh snow is irresistible to all kinds of animals. Foxes frolic in it; red pandas roll in it; …

8 Ancient Writing Systems That Haven't Been Deciphered Yet

The Indus Valley civilization was one of the most advanced in the world for more than 500 years, with more than a thousand settlements sprawling …

HoloLens, MD: Why this medical school will teach doctors anatomy with Microsoft's augmented reality, not cadavers

One US university is planning on teaching the next generation of medics with the next generation of virtual reality technology.<p>Every doctor, no …