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The Fastest Way To Crack A 4-Digit PIN Number [Infographic]

Good ol' 1234 accounts for about 10 percent of passwords. That's more than the bottom 4,200 combinations put together.<p>We know people default to bad passwords, whether for their computers or banking PINs. But, we have to stress this here, people are <i>really</i> bad at picking passwords. This infographic …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

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Scientists Found Something Startling In Photos Of A Rare Goblin Shark

In April, shrimp fisherman Carl Moore accidentally caught an incredibly rare goblin shark off the Florida Keys. Moore snapped photos of the 18-foot-long creature before releasing it back into the water.<p>Those images, shared by NOAA, immediately captured the attention of the media and scientists as …

Fish

Subtle, Yet Sexy: How Pheromones Can Change Your Perception of Attractiveness

Have you ever found someone particularly sexy without knowing why? It could be that you are lured in by their pheromones, invisible chemical signals that can subtly alter a person’s mood, mindset, or behavior. According to new research published last week in Current Biology, men and women give off …

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50 Most Inspirational Quotes in Sports

It doesn't matter if your dad owns a professional sports team or if you play squash on the weekends with Rupert Murdoch; if you don't perform as an elite athlete or coach, then you're history.<p>Consequently, the people in this list are uniquely qualified to inspire.<p>Major sports figures have …

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Watch The Most Amazing “Wheel Of Fortune” Wins Throughout History

Pat Sajak called last night’s “Wheel of Fortune” win the “most amazing solve” he’s seen in 30 years of hosting the show. But it’s not the only one!<p>It’s always fun to watch people win a bunch of money on game shows that are generally rigged against the contestant. But, what makes a truly great win …

How Earth got its tectonic plates

If you've ever felt the earth shudder beneath your feet during an earthquake, you're no stranger to the effects of Earth's ever-roaming tectonic plates.<p>While scientists have linked the movements of these rigid, puzzle-piece slabs to our planet's most violent events -- quakes, tsunamis, volcanic …

Junk food makes you lazy: Study looks at overweight, unmotivated rats

You know an unhealthy diet can make you fat, but new research suggests it can sap your motivation too.<p>In a study published in the journal Physiology & Behavior, researchers at UCLA found that rats fed a diet low in fat but high in simple sugars and refined flour were not only more obese than rats …

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Best Spring Trips 2014

Travel<p>Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring …

Missing something? These are buildings you can see straight through

Updated 12th February 2018

See the astonishing real-life space photos that inspired 'Cosmos'

Turning Food Waste Into Fuel Takes Gumption And Trillions Of Bacteria

Every year, Americans send millions of tons of food to the landfill. What if you could use all of those pizza crusts and rotten vegetables to heat your home? That's already happening in one unlikely laboratory: the Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Brooklyn.<p>The plant's longtime …

Computer Programmers: Help NASA Spot Earth-Threatening Asteroids

Save the Earth. Win some cash.<p>I'm a writer. My barely-out-of-college kid brother is a computer programmer. Only one of us has the skills to save the world from asteroids. (Okay, spoiler, it's not me.)<p>NASA is calling on coders to develop software that automatically spots asteroids in photos taken by …

Practice Not As Important As Believed For Success

But don't use this as an excuse when you mess up at your piano recital.<p>You may have heard of the "10,000 hour rule," popularized in Malcolm Gladwell's book <i>Outliers</i>, which suggests that many people who have reached the top of their fields got there, in large part, due to practicing for 10,000 hours. …

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U.S. VW Passat to Get Significant Update for 2016

Volkswagen’s Geneva auto show array of new and freshened sheetmetal had limited relevance to the U.S. market, where the company’s sales have been declining recently in the midst of generally robust performance by most other participants. The U.S. Passat, in particular, has been disappointing. …

Minivan Mother's Kids Told Cops, 'Mom Tried to Kill Us'

A pregnant mother who drove her minivan filled with her three children into the Atlantic Ocean was charged with attempted murder today after the …

The Downward Spiral

Nine Inch Nails achieve a new kind of loud on <i>The Downward Spiral:</i> accessible hard-rock moves overlaid with a scrim of electronic racket, white noise, …

Watch Broken Bells Perform "Holding on for Life" on "The Tonight Show"

Broken Bells were guests on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" last night, where they performed their new single "Holding on for Life" from <i>After the Disco</i>.<p>Listen to Vampire Weekend's Chris Baio remix "Holding on for Life" here.<p>Embedded content is unavailable.<p>Watch Broken Bells' video for …

At last, a promising alternative to antipsychotics for schizophrenia

Imagine that, after feeling unwell for a while, you visit your GP. "Ah," says the doctor decisively, "what you need is medication X. It's often pretty effective, though there can be side-effects. You may gain weight. Or feel drowsy. And you may develop tremors reminiscent of Parkinson's disease." …

Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT on Wednesday. Starting in 2016, the college entrance exam will take on a whole new format …