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USB Heated Plush Smores Slippers

Heat your feet with a treat. These S’mores USB Heated Plush Slippers may look good enough to eat but they’re just to warm your feet. Powered by USB, …

FYI: What Would Happen If You Got Zapped By The Large Hadron Collider?

It would burn a hole through you—and then some.<p>The scientists at the LHC would like to make two things very clear. First, it's just a horrible idea to put any part of your body in front of the collider's two proton beams. Each beam comprises 320 trillion particles, so the total energy delivered is …

Phonebloks concept imagines a modular smartphone

We live in a throwaway society, where products often aren't made to last long, and generally aren't easily fixable. Smartphones are a case in point, …

App Store

ClicLite brings solar charging to your keyring

There are already a number of solar-powered phone charger/LED light combos out there, but the ClicLite is a little different from the rest – “little” …

Gear & Gadgets

Ring Clock

Whether you're averse to wearing things on your wrist, or you're just looking for an interesting way to start a conversation at parties, the Ring …

Ten Ways I Trimmed $21,000 Off My Wedding Budget

Ever since I got engaged, planning my wedding has been a financial challenge—especially since I’m both a sentimental and thrifty person. On the one …

31 Signs You're Obsessed With "Wicked"

Because I saw you, I have been changed for good.

The 24 Best Avengers Texts From Last Night

Real text messages from real people are often oddly applicable to the Avengers. And the minds behind Texts From The Avengers are really good at fitting the two together.

This Interactive Tool Shows the Cheapest Wireless Plans for Your Needs

If you've ever tried to compare cell phone plan prices, you know it's an exercise in frustration. This calculator from The Wall Street Journal …

HTC One Mini to hit AT&T stores exclusively Aug. 23

AT&T has announced the HTC One Mini, a more compact version of the HTC One, will be available exclusively from AT&T starting on Friday. The HTC One …

Samsung Hennessy: Android and Quad-Core CPU in The Body of a Flip-Phone

For those who miss the relatively compact form and physical keypad-toting design of the clamshell flip-phone, but want to avail in all of the latest …

A scientist's view: equality, feminism and men's rights

The world is against men. This week a man was turned away from Legoland for not having a child, apparently to protect the families and children that …

Acer Targets Mainstream Gaming Consumer With Predator AG3-605 Desktop

Acer today has launched a fairly substantial revision to their Predator line of gaming and multimedia desktop computers, targeted at mainstream consumers and gamers.<p>I use the word “mainstream” very deliberately here, because enthusiasts — a segment proudly on the bleeding edge of gaming tech — are …

Inside-Out Carrot Cake Muffins

<i>Editor’s note: With a son who just turned 2, I’ve been to my share of toddler birthday parties the last few months, and the most often served sweet</i> …

3D Printed Bow Ties Are What All The Cool Nerds Are Wearing

Bow ties (along with pocket protectors) are the typical fashion trappings of the classic nerd, even more so if the tie is a clip-on. Now the clever …

Bow Ties

Stockholm's male train drivers wearing skirts to work

Male train drivers in Stockholm have circumvented a ban on wearing shorts in the summer by coming to work in skirts.<p>More than a dozen male employees working for the Roslagsbanan train services in the <b>Swedish</b> capital have been wearing skirts in order to keep cool.<p>One of the drivers, Martin Åkersten, …

Regulation

Boy, 10, Foils Brooklyn Home Invaders' Plot After Getting Hold of Suspect's Gun

Two home invaders' plans were foiled when they busted into a Brooklyn, N.Y., family's home demanding money, only to be scared off by a worthy …

Michael Douglas’ Oral Sex Cancer Claim: The Guardian Denies Misquoting

Misquoted or misspoken? U.K.'s <i>The Guardian</i> is standing by the interview they published on Monday, June 3, in which <b>Michael Douglas</b> talked about his …

Kate Middleton Dresses Growing Baby Bump in Pink Outfit, Matching Coat

<b>Kate Middleton</b> is feeling just peachy! The British royal showed off her growing baby bump in a bespoke Jenny Packham dress and coat in London on …

Eight bronze age boats surface at Fens creek in record find

A fleet of eight prehistoric boats, including one almost nine metres long, has been discovered in a Cambridgeshire quarry on the outskirts of …

College Republicans Report Finds Young Voters Hold Many Positions Opposite Of Party

WASHINGTON -- A report by the College Republican National Committee released Monday found that most students hold positions closer to Democrats on many issues, underscoring the difficulty in the GOP's push for younger voters. Yet, the report remains vague on solutions for Republicans.<p>The report's …

Beyoncé's Chime for Change: Concert to Advocate for Girls' Rights

The superstar singer performed alongside Madonna and J-Lo in London to kick off her new campaign.<p>Two thirds of the world’s illiterate people are …

Autumn on Titan, a hurricane on Saturn and fire on the international space station – in pictures | A month in space

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/31/titan-saturn-international-space-station-pictures<p>720<p>This month's roundup of the best …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …