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5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

The Most Unforgettable Grammys Performances of All Time

Each year, we watch the Grammys and think, "OK, how are they going to top that?"<p>With every iteration, the awards show raises the bar, whether it's …

Larry Page talks about his age-old fight with Steve Jobs over ‘doing too much stuff’

In an interview with the Financial Times, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page talked about an ongoing debate that he had with Apple’s Steve Jobs: whether their companies were doing too much or too little to affect the lives of their customers.<p>Page, as is evident in Google’s seemingly unending push …

We are here (and here is much smaller than you ever dreamed)

It's easy to forget that we're all standing on a rock that's flying through space as part of a collection of rocks and other heavenly bodies that are interacting and also flying through space as part of a huge network of galaxies that are, you guessed it, flying through space.<p>Scientists have found …

Mysterious Underwater "Crop Circles" Discovered Off the Coast of Japan

More than 70 percent of our planet is covered with water, yet the oceans are still the most mysterious parts of the world. Deep-sea photographer and …

Sea Level

Brain-inspired chip fits 1m 'neurons' on postage stamp

<b>Scientists have produced a new computer chip that mimics the organisation of the brain, and squeezed in one million computational units called "neurons".</b><p>They describe it as a supercomputer the size of a postage stamp.<p>Each neuron on the chip connects to 256 others, and together they can pick out the …

Stanford University

The Cost of Doing Nothing: The Economist Looks At How Climate Change Threatens Our Economy

This past May was the hottest on record ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The average surface temperature …

Here's How Supermassive Black Holes May Have Grown So Big In The Early Universe

Black holes may have grown incredibly rapidly in the newborn universe, perhaps helping explain why they appear so early in cosmic history, researchers say.<p>Black holes possess gravitational pulls so powerful that not even light can escape their clutches. They are generally believed to form after …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

Futuristic Headset Translates Your Dog's Thoughts Into Human Language

For centuries, man has tried to communicate with his canine companions through commands, gestures, and best guesses. Now a team of designers from the …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

'Destiny' on PS3 is like the PS4 version but blurrier

While a bunch of the hype surrounding the <i>Destiny</i> beta is how great developer Bungie's latest shooter looks running on the PlayStation 4, gamers on last-gen hardware have been playing through the weekend too. Based on the video that <i>Digital Foundry</i> put together (embedded below), the PlayStation 3 …

Samsung mocks the iPhone 6 before it's even announced

Screen size envy is Samsung's latest Apple attack<p>No one knows for sure if Apple really is announcing a bigger iPhone, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from taking yet another jab at its rival. The company's derisive new commercial shows a man excitedly commenting on rumors about the upcoming iPhone …

Accessories every mobile gamer needs

As tablets and smartphones increase in power and display quality — not to mention the ever-growing library of games — mobile gaming has become a …

Google Has a Huge New Business You Probably Don’t Know About

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published …

Guest Characters Likely in Mortal Kombat X

"...the chances are pretty high."<p>In a recent interview with Mad Catz, Mortal Kombat X Creative Director Ed Boon spoke about the possibility of guest …

This new carbon nanotube material is the darkest thing on the planet

We know what darkness is: it's the absence of light, and something we each encounter when the sun goes down. Seeing darkness in broad daylight on the other hand, that's weird. It's also, astonishingly, a completely possible thing. Sitting on a piece of aluminum foil in Surrey NanoSystems' lab is …

Some Folks Think A Doctor Who Character Looks Very Mass Effect

On the left, here's a character from the new series of Doctor Who. Does he look at all familiar? Maybe he's, ahem, calibrating your memory?<p>British …

Mass Effect

Assassin's Creed Unity trailer explores a French Revolution, a Reign of Terror and you

On July 14, 1789, a crowd of hundreds stormed the Bastille, an act that began the French Revolution. Today, the creators of Assassin's Creed at French developer Ubisoft released a video drawing a historical link between its upcoming game, <i>Assassin's Creed Unity</i>, and the events that took place …