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This Rainbow Corn Actually Exists. Here's How

Wow!<p>Glass Gem corn, a unique variety of rainbow-coloured corn, became an Internet sensation in 2012 when a photo of the sparkling cob was posted to …

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Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness

Classic Jerk Chicken Wings In the Oven.

Some of you will be saying “Chris this is just your original jerk marinade scaled down”, but with Tehya in the kitchen with me… I had to do this from …

How to Eat, Train, Work, and Sleep Better

There has to be a better way. And there is—to eat, train, work, and sleep. It starts with asking the right questions of the world's top experts (we did that part) and ends with you making some simple changes to your daily habits. The result: a whole new level of performance, productivity, health, …

Top scientists explain how enormously exciting and important gravitational waves are

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his general theory of relativity, which described how gravity warps and distorts space-time.<p>While this theory triggered a revolution in our understanding of the universe, it made one prediction that even Einstein doubted could be confirmed: the …

Physics

How can some stars be older than the universe itself?

The Night Sky, October 2015: the majestic M13 cluster in the constellation of Hercules seems to defy common sense<p>People who glance casually up at the stars seldom think of them as they appear in this picture: vast and tightly packed profusions of red, green, blue, purple and gold.<p>This tremendous …

How to watch tonight’s eclipse online

On the wrong part of Earth for tonight’s eclipse? Clouded out? Here are links to online viewing.<p>A total eclipse of the moon is visible tonight …

Astronomy

Low resting heart rate linked to 'future violent or anti-social behaviour'

A Scandanavian study suggests that adolescents with resting heart rates of 60 beats per minute or below are up to 39 per cent more likely to become criminals in later life<p>New research has suggested that boys with lower resting heart rates during childhood and their teenage years are more likely to …

The Science Fiction and Fantasy Books You Can’t Afford to Miss in September!

The summer beach reads are finished—but the book party is just getting started! This month’s science fiction and fantasy must-reads include Terry …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

'Play This Video Game And Call Me In The Morning'

I'm driving through a frozen world, where the roads are paved in ice. As I swerve left to avoid a miniature iceberg, a red fish flashes at the top of my screen. I'm supposed to tap all the red fish that pop up, but not the green fish or the blue. And I have to do this without crashing the car.<p>An …

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Google Project Tango now available in Canada and South Korea

The whole industry was impressed when Google revealed Project Tango tablet, a device with multiple cameras that can map its surroundings. It’s a unique product with a focus in future mobile applications, but it’s not exactly for everyone just yet. It was only recently made available without an …

New Theory Could Tell Us If Life Came From an Alien Planet — NOVA Next | PBS

Life is thought to have originated spontaneously on Earth about 3.5 billion years ago, but some scientists are think life may have come to Earth from …

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Amazon wants air space for delivery drones

Amazon Prime Air project vice president Gur Kimchi used a NASA convention in California on Tuesday to fly the idea of dedicating separate air zones for commercial drones.<p>Kimchi proposed setting commercial drone zones between 200 and 400 feet (61 and 122 meters) above the ground, with a no-fly …

'Happy Birthday!' is dead, and it's all Facebook's fault

Facebook’s SMS notification allows users to post a birthday wish by replying with ‘1’ – meaning it would be more heartfelt to send ‘Wibble!’ to your friends<p>Good news! Birthday wishes are finally meaningless. All the birthday cards you’ve ever posted, all the tender heartfelt messages sent to loved …

SMS

Will early retirement put a dent in this couple’s long-term plans?

A bout of cancer a few years back got Melody thinking about how she'd like to spend the rest of her life.<p>"The thought of a recurrence is never far from my mind," Melody writes in an e-mail. "It is this thought that is prompting me to question whether I should leave my career behind earlier than I …

Beam Me Up? Teleporting Is Real, Even If Trekkie Transport Isn't

"I have a hard time saying this with a straight face, but I will: You can teleport a single atom from one place to another," says Chris Monroe, a biophysicist at the University of Maryland.<p>His lab's setup in a university basement looks nothing like the slick transporters that rearrange atoms and …

What is dark energy?

We need dark energy to explain why gravity seems to be driving galaxies in our universe apart instead of pulling them together.<p>The nature of dark …

Dark Matter

Chile volcano eruption captured in time-lapse video

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Google Is About to Make Your Wireless Carrier a Lot Less Relevant

Google's new wireless phone service, Project Fi, offers a long list of modern day perks. It automatically moves phones between traditional cellular …

The Truth about Calories: 'decent'

This documentary may have been pop science, but at the very least it whet my appetite, says Gabriel Tate<p>The job of “data wrangler” sounds simultaneously sedentary and gruelling – an intriguing case study for those interested in examining what difference calorie counting makes to weight, perhaps? …

Staying Afloat on a Drowning Island

Amazon Cloud Drive now stores unlimited files for $60 per year

Amazon thinks it has a way to entice you away from the likes of Dropbox or Google Drive: real, honest-to-goodness unlimited internet storage. It just launched two Cloud Drive plans that let you upload as much as you like, with the primary difference being <i>what</i> you can upload without worrying about …

Google taking augmented reality game 'Ingress' to TV

Google and its video game studio, Niantic Labs, are adding another layer to their augmented reality app, <i>Ingress</i>, by bringing it to TV, <i>The Informatio</i>n reports. In <i>Ingress</i>, players travel -- in physical reality -- to marked locations called "portals," and they hack and defend those positions using iOS …

China's Endangered 'Magic Rabbit' Photographed For The First Time In 20 Years

Someone save this tiny pika<p>In remote northwest China, the cliffs of the Tian Shan mountains provide the last holdout for the Ili pika, a tiny rabbit relative with a shrinking habitat.<p>The Ili pika was always a rare and elusive creature, and it’s becoming rarer. Last summer it was photographed for …

Chrome Canary now uses the web's speedier official standard

If you've been wondering about the fuss over the speedier HTTP/2 web standard, you now have an opportunity to check things out first-hand. Google has released the first version of its experimental Chrome Canary browser with support for the final draft version of HTTP/2. You won't see the full …

Software

PSA: vaping at high voltages produces high levels of a carcinogen

We don't know all the risks of e-cigs, but this might be one<p>Want a little formaldehyde with that vape pen? E-cigarettes produce high levels of formaldehyde-releasing chemicals at high voltages, according to a letter published in the <i>New England Journal of Medicine</i> today. Given that formaldehyde is …