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Solar physicists unlock easier way to observe peculiar particles that reveal the inner workings of the sun

In 2009, applied physicist Peter Sturrock was visiting the National Solar Observatory in Tucson, Arizona, when the deputy director of the observatory …

Canadian doctor accused of secretly using his sperm to impregnate patients

A Canadian woman is suing the fertility doctor who artificially inseminated her mother — after learning that he used his own sperm to impregnate her.<p>Rebecca Dixon, 26, always knew that something was different about her as a child.<p>While her parents are both fair-skinned with blue eyes, she bears an …

Scientists discover two mysterious ‘chambers’ in the Great Pyramid of Giza

Researchers studying the Great Pyramid of Giza, built in around 2560BC as a tomb for the Egyptian pharaoh Khufu, believe they have discovered two previously-unknown cavities within the structure.<p>Scan Pyramids, a collaborative project involving a number of universities, companies and scientific …

How to never spill your coffee, according to science

I’m one of those people who is perpetually, somehow, covered in coffee. After about 30 seconds in my cup, my coffee inevitably comes out of it, turning the whole thing into a dripping mess.<p>So I was intrigued when I saw this recently published study, which gives a scientific explanation of why you …

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Thousands of Christians just ‘unsubscribed’ from God

A one-click ticket to hell?<p>Thousands of Norwegians just gave God the digital finger – thanks to a new one-click web form.<p>More than 15,000 members of …

A Britney Spears Biopic Is In the Works

If you think about it, it’s surprising that Britney Spears <i>hasn’t</i> received the biopic treatment yet. Lifetime will finally satisfy that vacancy for …

8 FOODS WHICH HELP CANCER GROWTH – STOP EATING THESE FOODS NOW!

1.5 million people in, are diagnosed with some form of cancer, and this is one of the reasons we all must be more cautious when it comes to eating …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

Samsung applies for smart contact patent with embedded display and camera

Concept connects wirelessly to smartphones and comes with blink controls<p>Samsung is exploring a smart contact lens concept that puts an embedded display and camera right in front of users' eyeballs. A patent filing from the South Korean company spotted by <i>SamMobile</i> details how such a device could be …

Here's How to Make Super-Cool Magnetic Slime in Your Own Kitchen

Try this one at home.<p>There are plenty of science experiments you can't safely try from the comfort of your own home, so it's pretty exciting when you …

WATCH: The Terrifying Physics of Teleporting Humans

The Star Trek transporter was a suicide box.<p>The <i>Star Trek</i> films taught us that within that very specific sci-fi universe, transporters could teleport …

Six million dollar man's bionic eye becomes reality

<i>The latest version of the telescopic contact lens, compared to a quarter (for scale). (Image Credit: Eric Tremblay and Joe Ford / EPFL)</i><p>Other vital improvements include giving the lens more oxygen permeability by putting in minuscule air channels approximately 0.1 mm wide to allow oxygen to flow …

This week in patents: Google, LinkedIn and more

Google wants to use radar recognition to perform better searches.<p>The patented techniques enable improved computer-aided searches through additional information provided by radar-recognized gestures and physiological information.<p>For example, when someone’s watching TV on their computer, and they see …

Samsung will stream the Galaxy S7's launch in 360 degrees

Virtual reality product launches are becoming a thing: Samsung will stream its Unpacked 2016 event on February 21 – where it’s presumably launching the Galaxy S7 – in 360 degrees.<p>This is not the first such phone launch; that honor belongs to the OnePlus 2. That time was a little different though, …

Monster Energy Drink Almost Killed Us, Lawsuits Claim

Consumers say the company should’ve warned them that the caffeine torpedoes allegedly cause heart attacks and strokes. The company says that’s a …

Windows 10 Worst Secret Spins Out Of Control [Updated]

<i>Update 15/02/2016: Microsoft has dismissed the data on the Voat thread as completely flawed. This supersedes the ‘no comment’ initially supplied for this story and all parties acknowledge this changes the context from which the original story was written.</i> <i>An apology from Microsoft UK press agency</i> …

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GCHQ reveals solution to its Christmas crypto puzzle

GCHQ’s director, Robert Hannigan, included a challenge in his Christmas card this year that was subsequently opened to the public in an attempt to see if anyone could solve it.<p>Well, after receiving over half a million attempts, the agency has revealed that not one person managed to crack the code …

The Future of the Wind Farm Could Be Forests of Tiny Mechanical Trees

Research from the Ohio State University could lead to a whole new way to harvest not only wind, but vibrations and footsteps as well.<p>Solar farms are proving to be a pretty good source of sustainable energy if you can figure out a clever place to put them. And windmills aren't bad either, especially …

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Google's self-driving cars can circle the equator 5 times an hour

You think your commute is bad? Google’s self-driving cars are doing 3 million miles every day, according to the company’s January report.<p>As it stands, the cars have clocked up more than 1 million miles driving autonomously on public roads, but using simulators, the vehicles are racking up 3 million …

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CIA Posts 'X-Files' UFO Documents for Both Believers and Skeptics

The truth is out there, as Fox Mulder said on "The X-Files" — and the CIA invites you to read a little piece of it. But just enough to leave Mulder intrigued and his perennially skeptical partner Dana Sculley exasperated.<p>Likely to celebrate the long-awaited new season of the show, the CIA …

These Are the 25 Worst Passwords of 2015

It’s probably time to change your password. SplashData, which makes password management applications, has released its annual list of the 25 worst …