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Bill Nye's Answer to Fermi Paradox: Be Patient

The Fermi Paradox is a question that stumps and fascinates scientists (and pretty much everyone else, let's be real.) The question, originally posed …

8 new Netflix original series set to premier in the new year

With the tremendous success of shows like <i>House of Cards</i> and <i>Orange is the New Black</i>, Netflix is ramping up its original series lineup for 2015 with a …

TV

Top 10 Weirdest Animal Stories of 2014: Editors' Picks

From a snake virgin birth to a real-life unicorn, 2014 was a banner year for the bizarre. See our editors' picks for weirdest animal stories.

11 DIY ways to camp indoors when the weather outside is frightful

Baby, it's cold outside, so let's make s'mores.<p>Camping doesn't need to be a summer-only activity. Even when it is below zero outside, you can still …

When will man become machine?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1128000/1128605_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524637653_faa8bed61f092214c9660a83097ead47<p><b>"I think the development of full artificial intelligence [AI] could spell the end of the human race."</b><p>Professor Stephen Hawking's verdict …

Singularity

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

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Dezeen's top 10 installations of 2014

Mountains of foam, fields of poppies and clouds of fog are among Dezeen design editor Dan Howarth's 10 favourite installations from the past 12 …

26 Odd & Unquestionably Confusing Photos From History

The words odd, unusual and confusing genuinely fall short when describing the following and perplexing photographs from the past.<p>Missing heads, …

The Accomplishments Of Kim Jong-Il As Understood By North Koreans

North Korea has made the news again. It would appear that the World’s Craziest Dictatorship™ is at it again, but the sad truth is that the magic is …

North Korea

Making Sense of Creative Commons: What Does a CC License Signify?

There has been a bit of a fuss recently over Flickr’s decision to start selling prints of it’s members photographs. There is a potential 50 million …

ArchDaily's 50 Best Houses of 2014

For another year, in 2014 ArchDaily has featured hundreds of houses from designers around the globe, with homes that appear to float above ground, …

São Paulo

23 Of The Best New Photo and Video Apps Launched in 2014

The year 2014 saw a literal explosion of photo and video apps for iOS, Android and even for the desktop — many with their own unique niche or angle. Some are easy to learn and use while others focused on complex maneuvers best accomplished with a quality camera and a learning curve.<p>Here some of the …

2 Easy Ways to Capture Brilliant Starbursts in Your Photographs

Have you ever wondered how photographers are able to depict lights with a star effect along piers, boardwalks or a sunrise with trailing rays peering …

10 of our favorite crowdfunding projects from China in 2014

We started writing monthly lists of China’s best crowdfunding projects just about one year ago and have kept a close eye on the scene ever since. To …

Smart rings, fiber-optic fabrics, and more wearable tech trends coming in 2015

A few years ago, nobody knew what a wearable was – the category didn’t exist in any meaningful way for customers. Fast-forward to 2015, and wearables …

Wearable Tech

Ocean current energy system in the works by Toshiba and IHI

The teams as IHI Corporation and Toshiba Corporation have begun work on an ocean energy power generation system. They’ve been selected by Japan’s New …

Renewable Energy

How to set up your Fitbit Flex

Whether you have a compatible smartphone, or need to use a computer, it only takes a few minutes to set up the Fitbit Flex.<p>Fitbit recently launched the Flex, the company's first wrist-worn activity monitor that syncs with your smartphone. The Flex uses Bluetooth 4.0 to sync with compatible …

Wearable Tech

Minecraft: Pocket Edition makes bank on Christmas Day (updated)

<i>This article originally said Minecraft: Pocket Edition was the top-grossing app in the U.S. on iOS. That’s not accurate. It was instead the second-highest grossing game worldwide.</i><p>One of the biggest games in the world had a pretty great Christmas.<p>Minecraft: Pocket Edition was the second …

Let the Other 95% of Great Programmers In

December 2014<p>American technology companies want the government to make immigration easier because they say they can't find enough programmers in the …

Startups

Mathematicians find a cheaper, slower way to get to Mars

Getting to Mars is never going to be cheap. But a couple of mathematicians have figured out how to shave some significant bucks off the price tag. Rather than fly <i>to</i> the red planet when its orbit brings it closest, the craft will "meet" it on the way. The strategy is called ballistic capture and …

Mouthguards, Magnets And Smart Helmets Are Putting The Brakes On Traumatic Brain Injuries

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tishin Donkersley is the chief editor for AZ Tech Beat.</i><p>On beautiful green fields around the U.S., college and professional football players are facing up to 100Gs of rapid deceleration from helmet-to-helmet collisions each week. The result? Concussions and, sometimes, permanent brain …

The 10 best tech movies of 2014 (and a couple of the worst)

In this year’s crop of tech-themed movies you’ll notice that the paranoid machine vs. human/singularity-horror-show pictures of the 1990s and early 2000s (<i>The Matrix</i> et al) seem to have given way to a new kind of story that explores the peaceful, if troubled, coexistence between the carbon- and the …

The Best Day After Christmas Deals

Here's the perfect companion for all of your new USB-powered gadgets. [ Photive 25 Watt 5 Port USB Desktop Rapid Charger, $16]<p>I would be <i>very</i> …

The Open Bay helps launch 372 ‘copies’ of The Pirate Bay in a week, becomes GitHub’s most popular project

isoHunt, the group now best known for launching The Old Pirate Bay, has shared an update a week after debuting The Open Bay. The Pirate Bay, the most popular file sharing website on the planet, still isn’t back following police raids on its data center in Sweden, but its “cause” is very much …

The Absolute Best Games for Your New Computer, Console or Mobile Device

This is a big weekend for video games, perhaps the biggest of the year, as devices of all kinds come out of their shrink wrap begging to be put to …

H. R. Giger

Quantum Physics Just Got A Tiny Bit Easier To Understand

No one is about to claim that quantum physics is now easy to understand, but maybe it's not quite as devilishly complicated as we thought.<p>New research suggests that two of the quantum world's most mysterious features--the uncertainty principle and wave-particle duality--are simply two sides of a …

Did the Big Bang create a parallel universe where time goes backwards?

Radical new research suggests that at the same time the Big Bang created our universe, another where time goes in the opposite direction was also born<p>A scientific breakthrough could redefine how the universe is understood.<p>Radical new research led by a British scientist has suggested that there may …

Put a Filter on It: New Year's Cocktails

<i>It's no secret -- we love a good 'gram. Here, we'll be posting our favorite Instagrams from the food world, on a different theme each week.</i><p>With so much emphasis on cooking for holiday feasts and baking for cookie exchanges, we often forget what's really important: drinks.<p>Luckily, with New Year's …