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Watermelon May Be the Most Unnatural, Yet Delicious Fruit

The watermelon, according to Australian chemist James Kennedy, may just possibly be the most unnatural fruit in the world. What Kennedy means is that the watermelon, in the hands of humans, has been changed so significantly that it’s now nothing like the original fruit.<p>Fans of the British sci-fi …

Mash Donald's, Pizza Hat, and Other Blatant American-Chain Knockoffs in Iran

Imitation is the sincerest form of (fast-food) flattery.<p>In mid-July, Iranians took to the streets to celebrate the nuclear deal between their country and key Western powers. To them, it signaled the dawn of a new era, one in which Western brands would take root. Tweeted Bloomberg reporter Golnar …

Bradley Cooper's Chef Film Changes Name From 'Adam Jones' to 'Burnt'

That upcoming Weinstein Company-backed Bradley Cooper film that was once called <i>Chef</i> and then <i>Adam Jones</i> has a new name: <i>Burnt</i>. The movie — which IMDB notes is slated to hit theaters October 23 — features a cast of Hollywood heavy weights. Cooper plays Adam Jones, a "chef who destroyed his career with …

Guitar Hero is back — and this time, the songs are free in the cloud

Activision built a multibillion-dollar business with Guitar Hero earlier this decade — and then saw it all collapse as gamers tired of fake guitars. Now, like an aging rock star, it’s trying for a comeback.<p>This time, the company is banking on a combination of innovation, social networking, and a …

Got Bra-blems? 3 Steps to Finding the Perfect Fit

Got bra-blems? Don't worry, you're in good company. In fact, according to a 2011 study conducted by Griffin Strategic Partners, 85 percent of women wear the wrong size bra. Since slipping on a perfectly fitting bra will give you a more flattering silhouette, and boost your confidence, I reached out …

Clothing

'Mr. Holmes' review: Game's no longer afoot for frail, aged Sherlock

With Robert Downey Jr. making him a skull-cracking action hero, and Benedict Cumberbatch making him a high-functioning sociopath, what sort of Sherlock Holmes yarn can add fresh story material? How about Ian McKellen playing the immortal character as we've never seen him before?<p>The Sherlock we meet …

No small feat: 'Ant-Man' wins over critics

As perhaps befits a movie about a superhero who can shrink to insectoid scale and return to normal size in the blink of an eye, expectations for Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man" have shifted wildly during the course of its scrambled production process.<p>Originally developed by genre-savvy filmmaker Edgar …

New Fire Emblem for 3DS Coming in 2016

Two stories in one.<p>Nintendo has shared new story details and a release year for the upcoming Fire Emblem 3DS game.<p>During today’s Direct, it was …

Here’s the latest trailer for the new Fire Emblem, which Nintendo says will come to 3DS in North Ame

<b>Here’s the latest trailer for the new Fire Emblem</b>, which Nintendo says will come to 3DS in North America in 2016.

Solar Eclipses Are Slowly Disappearing, And There's Nothing We Can Do To Stop It

About twice a year, the Moon appears to pass in front of the Sun, giving rise to a partial solar eclipse if the alignment is imperfect, but leading to either a total or annular solar eclipse if the Earth, Moon and Sun all form a straight line in space.<p>It’s only by chance that the Moon and the Sun …

Black holes don't erase information, scientists say

The "information loss paradox" in black holes—a problem that has plagued physics for nearly 40 years—may not exist.<p>Shred a document, and you can …

Stars May Be Forming in Shadow of Milky Way's Monster Black Hole

Despite the harsh environment created by the monster black hole lurking in the center of the Milky Way galaxy, new observations show that stars — …

How Did Moon Form? Violent Cosmic Crash Theory Gets a Boost

The formation of the moon has long remained a mystery, but new studies support the theory that the moon was formed from debris left from a collision between the newborn Earth and a Mars-size rock, with a veneer of meteorites coating both afterward.<p>Earth was born about 4.5 billion years ago, and …

Each Of These Radioactive Vases Is Made From The Toxic Sludge Byproduct Of Your Phone, Computer, Car

By Meg Carter4 minute Read<p>Ceramic vases made from toxic mud created in the production of must-have products such as laptops and smartphones will …

Rare Earth

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

When can we talk to aliens?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Are we alone in the cosmos? Or might there be intelligent life elsewhere?<p>Last week, NASA scientists discussed in very concrete terms the steps to discovering life elsewhere in the universe over the next decade or two.<p>This year is the 20th anniversary of the discovery of a planet around a …

Astronomy

Computer Finds Lost Shakespeare Play

Two University of Texas researchers have used computer analysis to prove that Shakespeare was at least a co-author of Double Falsehood, convincing …

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Placebos

Dogs Prefer Petting Way More Than You Thought

"Good dog" just doesn't cut it with pooches. Surprising new research shows that dogs prefer petting over verbal praise.<p>"I spend half my day talking to my dog," study co-author Dr. Clive Wynne, professor and director of the Canine Science Collaboratory at Arizona State University, told The …

The 10 Biggest, Best-Looking Video Games Of September 2014

The last couple weeks have been weird for the video game universe.<p>#GamerGate has flooded Twitter and video game forums like NeoGaf and various sub-reddits.<p>Gamers and the gaming press have been actively embroiled in the video game culture war, with new hashtags springing up like …

Back to School 2014: The 7 best gaming gadgets

Everyone needs a study break at some point, and there are plenty of consoles ready and waiting to entertain you. We've also included our top gaming laptops for those who need serious graphics. Once you've checked out our top picks, head to the back-to-school guide home page for more gadget goodness.<p>…

Death of Yoda the 650-Year-Old Tree Tells Tale of Southwest Drought

A Douglas fir affectionately named Yoda survived many a drought in its six-plus centuries of existence in a rugged lava flow in the El Malpais National Monument area near Grants, New Mexico, but it couldn’t weather the current extreme drought in the parched Southwest.<p>The recent death of the …

Microsoft can’t advertise Destiny on Xbox, so it’s created this fragrance instead

Destiny is a first-person shooter set in space, coming out next week. You might have heard of it.<p>Thing is, the advertising for Destiny has focused so much on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 versions of the game, it almost feels like a PlayStation-exclusive. At least that’s how the marketing …

Weird mushroom-shaped animal discovered

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Zara Opens Biggest, Most Sustainable Store in Hong Kong

The new Zara flagship in Central, Hong Kong opened under much anticipation as the Inditex brand reportedly paid double the rent for a six-story space …

The 5 Types of Boots Every Woman Should Own

The trick to building a perfect wardrobe is getting your basics straight first. Targeting your boot game for the season should be high on the list here are five that you'll return to over and over again from daywear to after dark.<p>The trick to building a perfect wardrobe is getting your basics …

How to shoot images of powerful women and vulnerable men

A shoot is a collaboration. There's the stylist, make-up artist, hairdresser, assistants, set designers, clients, and input from the magazine if it's editorial.<p>There are usually 20 people in the room, but in the end it's about the relationship between the model and the photographer. I guess the …

Has Science Fully Explained Sunshine?

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Space.com's</i> Expert Voices: Op-Ed & …