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Your complete guide to keyless locks

Forgot your keys? No problem.<p>Compared with standard locks, keyless locks are more convenient and secure. There are no physical keys to lose or would be thieves to copy. Nor is there an open keyway to pick from the outside. These gadgets are fun to operate too.<p>Installing a keyless lock, or any lock …

Home Automation

Physicists Just Discovered Such an Explosive Type of Fusion They Almost Hid The Results

"Luckily, it is a one-trick pony."<p>A pair of physicists discovered a new kind of fusion that occurs between quarks – and they were so concerned with …

Diprotodon: Giant Prehistoric Koala Once Roamed Australia As Continent’s Only Seasonal Migratory Animal

Research conducted by an Australian team of scientists has concluded that a giant marsupial called diprotodon, a mammal distantly related to today’s …

200-million-year-old baby ichthyosaur found with prehistoric squid still whole in its stomach

The meal could have been the ichthyosaur's first and last. Let's hope it was good.<p>The last meal of a very young ichthyosaur – a prehistoric …

Pleistocene Monster Wombat Diprotodon Weighed 6,000 Pounds and Migrated Across Australia

If you traveled back in time 46,000 years to the Pleistocene epoch in Australia, you would witness a landscape of bizarre creatures. There were giant …

Genetic study finds evidence that we're still evolving

"If evolution is real, why aren't we still evolving?" That's one of the main arguments against evolution that you might hear people sling around. …

The UFC workout program to get built like a fighter

Getty Images/Jamie Squire<p>Getty Images/Jamie Squire<p><b>Duration</b> 30<p><b>Exercises</b> 11<p><b>Equipment</b> Yes<p>When you’re in the Octagon going head to bloody head with a …

Exercise

Hungover? Science Says You Should Hit the Gym

You know your future self well enough to predict you’ll likely imbibe, and perhaps a bit too much, at Oktoberfest. It’s all good, though: Just make …

I'm An Atheist, And This Is How I Handled It When My Kids Asked To Go To Church

<i>My wife and I are atheists. My 13 year old came up and said he wanted to attend church. What should I do? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Steve Brown, MSc Mathematics, on Quora:</b><p>My mother …

10 Reasons I Am An Atheist

Recent debate here in Australia, in the U.S. and around the Western world has been focussed on immigration and religious intolerance. The minor …

U.S. has ‘crossed the red line’ and declared war by sanctioning Kim Jong Un, North Korea says

PYONGYANG, Korea, Democratic People’s Republic Of — North Korea’s top diplomat for U.S. affairs told The Associated Press on Thursday that Washington …

North Korea

If You Want to Build Muscle and Gain Strength, Lift Lighter Weights for More Reps

Conventional gym wisdom has long offered a basic rule of thumb for novice and intermediate weightlifters: If you want to increase muscle size, lift …

Muscle

Zombie Mammoths to the Rescue

A bizarre plan to save humanity<p>Scientists have a fix for one of the greatest threats facing our climate. It’s big, it’s hairy, and it’s been dead 10,000 years.<p>In a madcap scheme to slow the melt of arctic permafrost, researchers are trying to resurrect the woolly mammoth.<p>How to Grow a …

Paleontology

Ancestry of first Americans revealed by a boy’s genome

WE MAY never know who the Anzick child was. Why he died, just 3 years old, in the foothills of the American Rockies; why he was buried, 12,600 years …

Turns Out You Can Escape from a Black Hole

"Don't give up. There is a way out," says Stephen Hawking.<p>Stephen Hawking has revised his theory on black holes. In a paper to be published in the Physical Review Letters, Hawking and two colleagues explain how they believe matter is dispelled from a black hole at the end of its life.<p>"They are not …

Black Holes

Scientists Just Found Even More Evidence That RNA Is Behind The Origin of Life

Here's how it all began.<p>Scientists have been closing in on RNA (ribonucleic acid, the close companion of DNA) as being the most likely candidate for …

Humans Are Animals, Too

Consider the following recent headlines:<p>"Don't touch baby wild animals, no matter how cute they might be" (Alaska Dispatch News)"Animals are smarter than humans give them credit for" (New York Magazine)"DNA from humans, rats and other animals found in some veggie burgers" (FOX7 Austin)"Researchers …

Anthropology

Echoes of Ancient Cosmology Found at Prehistoric Native American Site

A curious prehistoric site on a hilltop in northern Ohio may reflect the spiritual cosmology of the ancient hunter-gatherer people who built the site …

Archaeology

Physicists Just Discovered a Totally New Form of Light

Science, always keeping us on our toes.<p>Physicists have just discovered a new form of light that doesn't follow our existing rules of angular …

Quantum Mechanics

The biggest hurdles to working out at home—and how to beat them

Finding time to get to the gym and get a good workout in can be more challenging than your workout itself. "It's why more and more people are turning …

The Best Way to Stay Motivated | Men's Health

The participants who were faced with losing their money reached their goal 50 percent more often.<p>This is a behavioral economic theory called loss aversion, says lead study author Mitesh Patel, M.D. Your brain is hardwired to avoid loss at all costs.<p>Use this natural inclination to your advantage the …

Anyone Can Be A Good Runner

As global warming blesses much of the country with a premature spring, there is no better time to finally achieve your dream of becoming a runner. …

Marathons

Scientists tweak genes and grow a dinosaur leg on a chicken - ExtremeTech

By on March 10, 2016 at 12:29 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>This just in from the …

Dinosaurs

Nasa's laser-powered engine could get us to Mars in 72 hours (if it works)

For all its real-life benefits and future potential for saving our entire civilisation, space travel is still a long-term effort. Current estimates …

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Earth - The Atlantis-style myths that turned out to be true

In one cataclysmic night, the gods sent a battalion of fire and earthquakes so intense that the Utopian kingdom of Atlantis sank deep into the ocean, never to be found again.<p>So tells Plato's infamous myth, which has captivated audiences for more than 2,300 years. Many people have subsequently …

Sea Level

The 5 Best Exercises Every Guy Should Master | Men's Health

There are so many things I would do differently. If I had known back then what I know today, I could have avoided a plethora of injuries along the way.<p>That’s why I’m sharing 5 specific exercises with you today. These are the key movements that should serve as the foundation upon which your general …

Why it's time to quit sit-ups

"It's well past time, for example, to deep-six the sit-up, an outdated exercise today viewed as a key cause of lower back injuries," advises a new …

Workouts

This Solar Home In England Costs Just $2 A Month To Run

The future is not just green, it's cheap, apparently.<p>For those skeptics who think alternative energy is a waste of time and that going green is for the excessively rich, this home in West Kirby, England should give you something to think about.<p>Designed by Colin Usher, director of UK-based John …

Winter solstice: Why pagans celebrate the shortest day of the year

The December solstice happens at the same instant for everyone, everywhere on Earth – and this year the winter solstice occurs today, on Thursday December 21st at 16:28 GMT.<p>The winter solstice happens every year when the Sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.5 degrees. In other words, …