Phineas J. Reichert

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5 exercises every fit guy must do

What does it mean to be a “fit guy?” Do you have to bench 300 lbs? Do you have to run a five-minute mile? Do you have to have a six-pack while standing?<p>If it did, I wouldn’t make the cut. Fitness, to me, is being strong enough for whatever you want to do. If you want to rock climb like a boss, you …

Workouts

Someone shot down a $200 drone with a $3M Patriot missile

"That quadcopter that cost 200 bucks from Amazon.com did not stand a chance against a Patriot," said US Army General David Perkins.<p>We've heard about people shooting down drones buzzing over their property, but this takes things to a whole new level: A store-bought quadcopter drone has been shot …

Drones

5 Simple Exercises You're Probably Doing Wrong

And how do them correctly.<p>Interested in lifting more weight and preventing injuries in the gym? Use correct form. Lifting with great technique isn't just something that looks nice; it actually puts your body in good biomechanical positions to move heavy things efficiently, reduces unnecessary …

Workouts

These 'Lord Of The Rings' Illustrations Are Just Precious

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has published a book of J.R.R. Tolkien's sketches for the 60th anniversary of the series. Edited by Christina Scull and Wayne Hammond, <i>The Art of The Lord of the Rings</i> contains over 180 of Tolkien's drawings.<p>Only a few of the featured maps and landscapes were initially …

University of Oxford

Air Force sets weight restrictions for F-35 pilots

<b>WASHINGTON (AFNS) --</b> Air Force leaders recently made a decision to restrict pilots weighing less than 136 pounds from flying the F-35A Lightning II …

Marshmallow-Only Lucky Charms Boxes Are Real

Lucky Charms wants consumers to enter to win a chance to get one of ten available boxes of Lucky Charms that contains only the best part — the …

Psychedelia

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The Pentagon Says That North Korea Is Capable of a Nuclear Strike on the U.S.

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North Korea

This 70-Year-Old Programmer Is Preserving an Ancient Coding Language on GitHub

"Everything else I’ve written, those were all on magnetic tapes and are lost to history.”​<p>Dave Shields is trying to save a dying machine language.<p>Shields has been coding for more than 50 years, and over the decades he's worked at both NYU and IBM as a research programmer—someone who pushes the …

Arduino

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Biodiversity

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Google under fire from academics over 'right to be forgotten' transparency

A group of 80 internet scholars have written an open letter to Google, demanding greater transparency over its handling of 'right to be forgotten' requests<p>Google’s process for dealing with EU ‘right to be forgotten’ requests looks likely to come under new scrutiny, after a group of 80 leading …

Privacy

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

Train that derailed was going 100 mph, twice the authorized speed on curve

Seven people were killed in the crash Tuesday night.<p>Eight people were killed in the crash.<p>PHILADELPHIA — The Amtrak train that derailed here Tuesday night was traveling 106 mph, more than twice the authorized speed, as it approached a sharp bend in the tracks, the National Transportation Safety …

Trains

Vatican causes stir with treaty recognizing Palestine as a state

JERUSALEM — The Vatican announced a treaty Wednesday that reaffirms Palestinian statehood, a step that immediately drew Israeli criticism and stirred alarm that an activist Pope Francis was advancing the Palestinian cause at Israel’s expense.<p>The agreement, being finalized in Rome by a group called …

Israel

Behind The “Wheel” Of The Mercedes Driverless Car

LED touchscreens and laser projections promise a safer, more luxurious commute.<p>It's the year 2030 and your daily commute begins with the press of a button. Using a smartphone app, you summon an autonomous car — the Mercedes F015. The car starts, exits a parking garage, and drives itself to your …

Why Artificial Intelligence Will Not Obliterate Humanity

It's not smart enough to turn sinister<p>Elon Musk is terrified of artificial intelligence (AI). The founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors predicts it’ll soon be "potentially more dangerous than nukes," and recently he gave $10 million toward research to "keep AI beneficial." Stephen Hawking has likewise …

Tesla basically just ignited the driverless car era

The computer-controlled driverless car is barreling down the road of the future towards us. We've known this for a long time, but the speed and the …

Autonomous Cars

Sites and Sounds of the Golden Record

NASA's twin Voyager spacecraft launched in August and September 1977. Aboard each spacecraft is a golden record, a collection of sites, sounds and …

Humpback Whales

Don’t Stop Daydreaming: Why a Wandering Mind Is Good for You

If you can’t get through this article without checking your Facebook, walking to the fridge, scrolling through your phone, and choosing something on …

Solar energy's unexpected conservative backers

When it comes to renewable energy, Barry Goldwater Jr. is willing to admit that the Democrats did something the Republicans should have done a long …

Solar Power

Epic is letting anyone build games with Unreal Engine 4, for free

A year ago, Epic Games decided to cut the amount of revenue it collected from developers who used its Unreal Engine platform and game development tools in an effort to attract smaller developers. But at GDC 2015, Epic is taking things a step further and making Unreal Engine 4 (as well as any future …

Game Development

Light Photographed As A Wave And A Particle For The First Time

Seeing is believing<p>Scientists have long known that light can behave as both a particle and a wave—Einstein first predicted it in 1909. But no experiment has been able to show light in both states simultaneously. Now, researchers at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland have …

Road Trip: Cherohala Skyway, Tennessee and North Carolina

Follow a mile-high ridge in the Unicoi Mountains for amazing views of mountains, foliage, and waterfalls.<p>Crossing the Tennessee–North Carolina border and the crest of the Great Smoky Mountains, this 42-mile (68-kilometer) long byway climbs to a mile (1.6 kilometers) above sea level. It winds …

Hiking

50th Anniversary of ‘The Sound of Music’

We must ban drones before it's too late

In the overnight hours last week, authorities in Paris spotted unmanned drones buzzing the Eiffel Tower, the Bastille, the Place de la Concorde the U.S. Embassy and other high-profile landmarks.<p>Why? It's still a mystery.<p>But whatever the reason, this swarming incident has convinced me: While there's …

Are humans getting cleverer?

<b>IQ is rising in many parts of the world. What's behind the change and does it really mean people are cleverer than their grandparents?</b><p>It is not unusual for parents to comment that their children are brainier than they are. In doing so, they hide a boastful remark about their offspring behind a …

TED Talks

EcoAlert: Cosmic-rays from Outer Space Could Heal Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactors

“Within weeks of the disastrous 2011 tsunami, Los Alamos’ Muon Radiography Team began investigating use of Los Alamos’ muon scattering method to …

Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts successfully completed a three-day cable job outside the International Space Station on Sunday, routing several-hundred feet of power and data lines for new crew capsules commissioned by NASA.<p>It was the third spacewalk in just over a week for …

Space Exploration