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Graphene running shoes will hit the market next year

Running shoes and graphene were made for each other. One is always in search of the latest gimmick and the other has produced some of the most stunning in recent memory. The University of Manchester, long a leading force in research surrounding the one-atom-thick material, has teamed up with …

Iron tools from the Bronze Age found to have otherworldly origins

A weapon as legendary as the dagger of King Tutankhamun needs an epic backstory, and last year X-ray analysis showed that the iron in the ancient …

All the TV shows that have been canceled in 2017

We said goodbye to a lot of shows in 2017, and with this being the first year Netflix decided to start canceling shows, it may seem as if more shows are falling by the wayside than in previous years.<p>The networks, as usual, axed plenty of shows old and new, like the comedy "2 Broke Girls," which …

TV

NASA receives transmission from a spacecraft that’s 13 billion miles away from Earth

Nasa has picked up a transmission from a spacecraft that’s 13 billion miles away from Earth.<p>The Voyager 1 probe has been zooming through the void for …

Elon Musk told us he was sending a car to space, then said he totally made it up

Other reports say that the plan is real<p>Always willing to up the stakes of an already difficult situation, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has said the first flight of his company’s Falcon Heavy rocket will be used to send a Tesla Roadster into space. Musk first tweeted out the idea on Friday evening, and the …

Space Travel

As Western governors gather, wildfires and disasters are a big part of the agenda

The Bearskin fire burned nearly 30,000 acres in Idaho. The Chetco Bar fire torched 191,000 acres near the Oregon coast. The Lodgepole Complex fire, the largest of 2017, ignited 270,000 acres in Montana.<p>And in Northern California this fall, fast-moving fires killed at least 44 people.<p>As wildfires — …

Forests

North Korea missile launch prompts Hawaii nuclear attack warning test

Hawaii has tested a nuclear attack warning for the first time since the Cold War, after North Korea claimed its missiles could hit anywhere in the …

North Korea

50 Christmas gift ideas under £50

It's officially almost Christmas, and whether you like to have your gifts bought early or you spread your purchases out to make the most of the season, it's about time you got your shopping done.<p>And, if you get your list right, the season doesn't have to mean going into debt or blowing your entire …

Shopping

Voyager 1 spacecraft thrusters fired up for first time since 1980

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a good idea to have a backup plan, especially in interstellar space.<p>NASA scientists needed to reorient the 40-year-old Voyager 1 -- the space agency's farthest spacecraft -- so its antenna would point toward Earth, 13 billion miles away. But the "attitude control thrusters," the first …

Astronomy

Cold Moon, Meteors, and More Can't-Miss Sky Events in December

Get ready to see a stunning full moon, two meteor showers, and other celestial wonders this month.<p>The coming month brings back-to-back meteor showers, the moon posing with planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the only visible supermoon …

Astronomy

Brilliant moron uses empty snack bags to block his employer’s GPS tracking, gets fired anyway

It doesn’t matter how hard of a worker you are or how much you adore your job, sometimes we all just need a day off. A 60-year-old electrician in …

Who’s Smarter, Dogs or Cats? Science Now Has the Answer

They might chew your shoes, occasionally pee on the rug, or snarf down your entire dinner the minute you turn your head, but it turns out your family …

Scholars Have Found a Rare Copy of Heretical Writings on Jesus And His 'Brother'

This didn't make it into the Bible.<p>Near what is today the Egyptian town of Nag Hammadi, some 1,400 years or so ago, somebody buried a whole bunch of …

A Lobster Was Found With a 'Pepsi Logo' on Its Claw and People Are Wondering How it Got There

A lobster has been found off Canada’s New Brunswick with what appears to be a Pepsi logo imprinted on its claw.<p>The crustacean caught the eye of …

The FDA is warning dog owners not to buy bone treats after 15 dogs reportedly died

Don't give your dog a bone, after all.<p>The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced last week that it had received 68 reports of pet illnesses related to bone treats. Approximately fifteen dogs have reportedly died after consuming the treats.<p>The FDA distinguishes uncooked bones — like the ones …

Pets

NASA reveals new Mars Rover which will search for life on red planet in 2020

NASA has released a sneak peek of its new Mars Rover which will embark on a mission to find signs of life on the red planet in 2020.<p>Designs of the …

US risks losing artificial intelligence arms race to China and Russia

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> More than 60 years after a space race rivalry with the Soviet Union ushered in a new era of ballistic missile development, the US is facing another "Sputnik moment" amid a rapidly escalating international competition over artificial intelligence, according to former Deputy …

Artificial Intelligence

Is the human brain really the most powerful computer in the world?

The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts<p>I keep seeing references to the human brain being “the most powerful computer in the world” (as well as sometimes “the most complex thing in the …

How Breathing Calms Your Brain, And Other Science-Based Benefits Of Controlled Breathing

The science of breathing stands on quite ancient foundations. Centuries of wisdom instructs us to pay closer attention to our breathing, the most basic of things we do each day. And yet, maybe because breathing is so basic, it’s also easy to ignore. A brief review of the latest science on breathing …

The Brain

Here's Why You Really Shouldn't Clean The Wax From Your Ears

Step away from the Q-tips.<p>Earwax can feel a lot like the stuff inside pimples: It's gross, and cleaning it out feels satisfying. Even watching other …

Louise Linton

Denmark has the happiest people in the world — and there are 3 ways anyone can be more like them

Sometimes we all feel anxious. Sometimes lonely or disconnected. Sometimes unhappy, and maybe even a little crazy. You know what might fix all of this?<p>Would you believe me if I said… a war?<p>From Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging:<p>Hold on a second before you send me that angry email. I'm not really …

Happiness

Genetic correlation found to link higher intelligence with longer lifespan

Expanding on a study from earlier in 2017 that identified 52 genes that could be associated with intelligence, an international team of researchers …

Tesla Truck gets DHL order as shippers test Semi

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Deutsche Post AG's (DPWGn.DE) DHL and Fortigo Freight Services Inc, one of Canada's largest fleet management companies, said on Tuesday they had pre-ordered Tesla Inc's (TSLA.O) electric truck unveiled earlier this month to test on limited routes.<p>High-profile logistics and …

Parker House Rolls

Parker House Rolls<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine water and yeast in a liquid measuring cup and whisk to combine. Let sit until foamy, about 5 …

Robber steals cash from Bellagio and escapes in a Chevy parked in valet area

A man who robbed a cash cage Tuesday afternoon at the Bellagio Hotel and Casino and escaped with an undisclosed amount of cash is still at large, Las Vegas police said.<p>Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Capt. John Pelletier said the man was wearing a wig, glasses and had partially masked his …

Crime

Exploding binary stars will light up the sky in 2022

Stellar collisions are an amazingly rare thing. According to our best estimates, such events only occur in our galaxy (within globular clusters) once …

LeBron James was ejected for the first time in his career and it came against his former team

LeBron James did something on Tuesday night that has never happened before in his 15-year NBA career — he got ejected.<p>James was tossed from the game in the third quarter against his former team, the Miami Heat. The Cavs were leading by 23 points at the time.<p>James drove to the basket and felt he got …

Basketball

Everything we knew about the Big Bang could be wrong

The Big Bang theory has been the most widely accepted explanation about how our universe all began — but now experts are challenging the …

People are freaking out over a video that appears to show an NFL player levitating, and it's 100% real

People are freaking out over a routine NFL play that appears to end with a Buffalo Bills wide receiver levitating back to his feet after diving to the ground.<p>The play occurred during the Buffalo Bills' 16-10 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. At the time, the play was barely notable as a …

Zay Jones

Ghost ships wash up in Japan with skeletons on board

<b>Tokyo (CNN) —</b> At least four ships have washed up on Japan's west coast this month, some with bodies on board, and while authorities haven't confirmed their origin, signs suggest they're from North Korea.<p>Eight skeletons were found in the hull of one wooden boat that washed ashore on Miyazawa beach …

Rowing