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Atlas Stumbled: Why Humanoid Robots Are Still A Brilliant, Bumbling Mess

When the six-foot-two, 330-pound humanoid robot falls, no one is surprised. In part, that’s because this is what Atlas does. Like the nearly identical Atlas models loaned out to other teams competing in the DARPA Robotics Challenge, and the ones that have lost their footing on camera in the past, …

White-Nose Syndrome, Fatal Fungal Disease, Reaches Bats In Wisconsin and Michigan

By Brendan O'Brien<p>April 10 (Reuters) - Bats in Wisconsin and Michigan have been infected with a disease that has killed millions of the mosquito-eating mammals elsewhere in the U.S. and could have a detrimental impact on farming and forestry, wildlife officials said on Thursday.<p>White-nose syndrome …

NASA's space vegetable project will soon provide lettuce to astronauts

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon have a new means of growing food. After several delays, NASA will launch the Vegetable Production System (or VEGGIE) aboard SpaceX's Dragon capsule on Monday. The plant growth chamber (which looks a bit like it belongs on <i>Star Trek</i>) will …

Hepatitis C: New drug treatment 'is a breakthrough'

<b>A new treatment for hepatitis C "cured" 90% of patients with the infection in 12 weeks, scientists said.</b><p>The study is a "major breakthrough" and marks a "turning point" in hepatitis C treatment, said experts.<p>More than 200,000 people are infected with hepatitis in the UK, and deaths from the …

New drugs provide cure for hepatitis C, research finds

Twenty-five years after scientists first identified the hepatitis C virus, doctors are declaring victory over an infection that afflicts more than 3 million Americans and kills more of them than HIV.<p>In a series of clinical trial results, a new generation of antiviral medications was able to clear …

Medicine

Michael Bay Gives Transformers Age of Extinction Plot Details [Photo] - /Film

Here’s hoping you like the next <i>Transformers</i> movie, because there’s going to be a lot more where that came from. Michael Bay reiterated in a recent …

Movies

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Report: Amazon smartphone to debut in second half of year

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Amazon.com is ready to join the smartphone wars with Apple, Samsung Electronics and others in the second half of this year, with a new handset of its own.<p>The e-commerce powerhouse has been demonstrating versions of the phone to developers in its hometown Seattle and San …

No, Tinder Is Not Worth $5 Billion

Don’t believe those reports saying Tinder, the popular mobile dating app, is worth $5 billion.<p>That number, first reported by Bloomberg and quickly picked up elsewhere across the web, is supposedly based on the $500 million IAC paid to buy a 10% stake in the company from venture capitalist Chamath …

Report: NSA Knew About Heartbleed Bug for 2 Years and Said Nothing

The NSA knew about the Internet security bug Heartbleed and regularly used it to gather intelligence for at least two years, anonymous sources told …

First lady announces support for military caregivers

<b>(CNN)</b> - First Lady Michelle Obama hosted caregivers of veterans and active duty service members in the East Room of the White House on Friday to recognize the efforts of wounded military caregivers and to bring together support for her continuing initiative, known as "Joining Forces."<p>Friday's event …

The Arbitrary Way Companies Are Labeled 'Anti-Gay'

GM, yes. Washington Post, no? The Human Rights Campaign’s standards for corporate America’s gay-friendliness have modernized—but it’s evaluation …

P.J. O’Rourke: Who Really Actually Wants This Bill of Rights?

If the first 10 amendments to the Constitution went before today’s voters, how would they fare?<p><b>Change of Heart About the Bill of Rights?…</b><p>Is it …

Obama tries for reset with Sebelius gone

**Want FOX News First in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**<p><b>Buzz Cut:</b><p><b>Obama tries for reset with Sebelius gone</b>• <b><br>Baier Tracks: Red menace…</b>• <b><br>Duck! Shoe hurled at Hillary during scrap dealers speech</b>• <b><br>Power Play: Southern fried Senate</b>• <b><br>Forget the diapers, junior wears a collar</b><p><b>OBAMA TRIES FOR RESET WITH</b> …

Watch Science Explain Why Ketchup Is Hard to Pour

Here's a video by the folks at TED-Ed explaining why extruding ketchup out of its bottle is usually difficult: After all, "from a physics perspective, <b>ketchup is one of the more complicated mixtures</b> out there." Unlike a pure liquid, ketchup does not move linearly; instead, its thickness changes …

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Anthony Bourdain Wire

"I want the money, I really do. I'd like to sell out, it's not about principle. <b>I'm just too vain</b>." — <i>Parts Unknown</i> host <b>Anthony Bourdain</b> on why he hasn't become a spokesperson for Pepto-Bismol yet. [Instagram]

Jean-Georges Wire

Chef and restauranteur <b>Jean-Georges Vongerichten</b> is having a seriously stellar week: first his flagship restaurant retained its four star rating, it got an "A" grade from the DOH, and now, he is officially a U.S. citizen. [Eater NY]

Oculus Movie Review: A New Horror Franchise Is Born

These days it feels like every horror movie can be easily categorized. Either it’s a possession movie, a found footage movie, a slasher movie or some …

Horror

From Germany With Love

Inside Flipboard / April 9, 2014<p>On May 3, 1953, German president Theodor Heuss went on Deutsche Welle, the country’s first international broadcasting …

Here’s the next batch of game franchises that Disney should rip off

Disney Interactive Studios is running out of ideas.<p>It’s no secret that Disney “borrowed” a few concepts from Activision’s Skylanders when they made Disney Infinity. Who wants to play as a boxing shark with steel claws when you can run around as Johnny Depp with a dead bird on his head, anyway?<p>Now …

While Sony Celebrates 'Infamous' Sales, Microsoft/EA Still Quiet About 'Titanfall'

Sony took to their PlayStation blog yesterday to congratulate Sucker Punch for Infamous: Second Son racking up a million copies sold just nine days after launch. While it’s no earth-shattering COD or GTA total, those numbers are quite good, and definitely the best in the series’ history.<p>The news …

Sony's Shuhei Yoshida Reflects on Two Decades of PlayStation

Sony's worldwide game studios boss dishes on PlayStation's past and future at the Computer History Museum.<p>With the PlayStation 4, Sony has put forth a narrative of learning from past mistakes and re-focusing on features “for the players.” At the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, Calif., …

Software Shows What Children Will Look Like In 70 Years, With Unprecedented Accuracy

The tool draws on a database of 40,000 people<p>Look at a kid under the age of five, and it's hard to imagine what he'll look like in 70 years. But this new piece of software does just that. Check out this series of photos, which compares actual photos of a boy as he grows up (photos on the right) …

University of Washington

Game-changing $5 chemistry set inspired by music box

Stanford Assistant Professor of Bioengineering Manu Prakash sees the world a little differently. He already made a scientific splash with a 50-cent origami-style paper microscope. Now he's tackling the world of chemistry sets.<p>The inspiration for Prakash's $5 chemistry set came from a small, …

Chemistry

Lab-grown vaginas have been successfully implanted in four women

Scientists announced today that four women received lab-grown vaginas between 2005 and 2008 — and, according to their doctors, all of the patients are doing quite well.<p>The women, who were between 13 and 18 at the time of the surgery, were all born with a rare genetic condition called …

Check Out Solar Impulse, The Solar-Powered Airplane That Can Fly Forever

The plane employs 17,248 solar cells to harness the sun's energy. As the sun sets, the plane switches over to the energy stored in its batteries. Solar Impulse can, in theory, perpetually stay aloft for as long as a pilot wants to fly.<p>This is a project dreamed up by Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss who …

Solar Impulse