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Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

5 of the World's Weirdest Nudity Laws

By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller<p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>You know it's not acceptable to drop trou in public. You know not to send ladies unsolicited pictures of your package. And you know all about nude beach etiquette and how the lights have to be off during sex in Hungary.<p>But did you know that in …

Apple deleted users' non-iTunes music and didn't tell them about it

Long before Apple was shoehorning the latest from U2 into your iTunes account, it was deleting songs originating from rival services. Tell us if this sounds familiar: You grabbed Lady Gaga's <i>The Fame Monster</i> from Amazon MP3 in 2009, threw it in your iTunes library, went to sync your 160GB iPod …

The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

Scientific Study: Ancient Humans Bred with Completely Unknown Species

A new study presented to the Royal Society meeting on ancient DNA in London last week has revealed a dramatic finding – the genome of one …

Former Spice Girl Mel B Opens Up About The 4-Year Relationship She Had With Another Woman

In a new Guardian interview, former Spice Girl Mel B opens up about the four-year relationship she had with another woman before her marriage to Stephen Belafonte.<p>The singer, who was known as "Scary Spice" during her initial pop reign and is a judge on the British version of "The X Factor," says …

Why Scientists Wear Animal Costumes—It's Not Just for Halloween

From whooping cranes to pandas, people masquerade as animals to get closer to their research subjects.<p><b>It's Halloween year-round for some wildlife researchers, who don costumes to get closer to the animals they're working to save.</b><p>From giant pandas to whooping cranes to even crocodiles, many …

This Scientist Is Building A Robot Version Of Himself, And It's The Most Uncanny Thing Ever

Ishiguro is the director of the Intelligent Robotics Laboratory in Osaka, Japan and one of the world's leading roboticists. For nearly a decade, Ishiguro has dedicated his life to creating the most lifelike android possible.<p>Once at the lab, Whitton was struck by the casualness of Ishiguro's …

Why Fabien Cousteau Wants To Build An Underwater City

With 95 percent of the ocean unexplored, scientists barely understand life beneath the waves.<p>In the July 1963 issue of <i>Popular Science</i>, we detailed the work of Jacques Cousteau, an oceanographer who was building the Conshelf II -- an underwater habitat where he would set a world record living under …

Can A Smell-Emitting Fork Alter How We Savor Flavor?

The flavors we savor are never just about taste.<p>Our taste buds allow us to distinguish the basic characteristics of food, like sweet, salty, bitter and sour. But we use our noses to sense more subtle flavors. Our sense of smell is what allows us to savor fine wines, delicately seasoned broths and …

Brain Science Explains The Most Productive Ways To Procrastinate

Research on the brain’s decision-making systems reveals the five most productive ways to waste time.<p>Sit down to work on a specific task and you may find your mind veering off on a different track, spiraling down into the black hole of procrastination.<p>“We all experience motivational breakdowns, like …

Procrastination

Robots spent six years acting like humans in three Tennessee homes

For six years, a group ofrobotslived in three houses on a street in Campbell Creek, Tennessee. No humans resided there with them. The house was solely occupied by robots, fake sweat machines, and a bunch of electronic appliances, which turned on every day — right on schedule.<p>The robots were used to …

This Artist Will Spend a Month in Virtual Reality Living As Someone Else

Mark Farid calls his 28-day project "Seeing I."<p>Artist Mark Farid is ready to step into the future—a future that looks like equal parts <i>Being John Malkovich</i> and <i>Lawnmower Man</i>. He plans to live in virtual reality for 28 days, experiencing life as somebody else.<p>His project "Seeing I" will involve a …

Scientists Think Synaesthesia Is Something You Can Learn

A recent experiment by conducted by the University of Sussex suggests it may be possible to learn to experience synesthesia, a rare condition that mixes up brain signals and leads people to hear colors or taste words. Researcher David Bor had volunteers read ebooks with 13 letters consistently …

The Brain

Forty years ago, Lego wrote a powerful letter to parents about how gender works

A Lego pamphlet from 1974, unearthed and posted on Reddit this weekend, has some advice for parents that rings true 40 years later:<p>The pamphlet’s authenticity was questioned after it went viral over the weekend, but Lego spokesman Roar Rude Trangbæk confirmed to Quartz that the document is real, …

Lego

Psychology: How many senses do we have?

We often talk of having five senses as a universal truth. In reality, there may be more – or fewer – depending on the way you look at the question. Christian Jarrett explains the controversy.<p>Some myths about the brain, such as the idea we only use 10% of our grey matter, are notorious, especially …

This Japanese Company Wants to Build a Submersible City on the High Seas

Powered by biogas and thermal heating, the city would rest on the surface but go under the sea when needed.<p>Shimizu Corp has a new audacious idea: a domed city on the surface of the ocean, powered by biogas from microorganisms and thermal heating from the ocean floor. Up to 5,000 people could live …

Do dreams occur in slow motion?

When we dream, does time pass at a different pace? David Robson investigates.<p>When my alarm wakes me up, I’ll often hit the snooze button before returning to the warmth and safety of my duvet for another quick doze. But although what follows can seem like a short dream – perhaps a single …

Attorney: Ferguson officer Darren Wilson resigns in wake of fatal shooting of Michael Brown

Nov. 29, 2014<p>https://apnews.com/db7c06c67ff848c3bf369a593cb7ceab<p>Link copied!<p>FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Attorney: Ferguson officer Darren Wilson resigns in wake of fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

Justice

How to run Android apps on Windows 8 PCs in 15 easy steps

Android is currently the world’s dominant mobile platform, having more than a billion monthly users according to Google’s most recent stats. These …

This Is the Best Samsung Galaxy S5 Case You Can Buy

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

Samsung Galaxy S5

Sony's e-paper watch is a thing of minimalist beauty

Two days ago, we heard of Sony's plans to build a watch made entirely of e-paper — one where the band and the watch face would both change in response to the user's wrist gestures. It sounded wild and provocatively different, but what we really wanted to know was what it looked like. As it turns …

Staff At Sony Pictures Are Being Forced To Use Pens And Paper After A Massive Hack

Staff in every office of movie studio Sony Pictures have been left to try and do their jobs using just pen and paper after hackers broke into the company's computer system.<p>A new report in the Times reveals that staff have been banned from using computers. "There are people sitting at their desks …

The Real Lives of Feral Cats

Two Baltimore-based photographers have been following the city's "community cats" with their cameras for over 5 years.<p>Of the estimated 50 million feral cats currently living in the United States, 185,000 are thought to reside in the City of Baltimore. Photographers Elizabeth and Jason Putsché have …

Holiday Gifts Under $10

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

Ray Rice Wins Appeal, Can Return to NFL

Former Baltimore Ravens Star Was Indefinitely Suspended in Domestic-Violence Case<p>A former federal judge on Friday overturned the National Football League’s indefinite suspension of former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, who was videotaped knocking out his fiancée in a hotel elevator earlier this …

NFL

Hillary Clinton’s $300k discount rate for UCLA

The Washington Post reports: “When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the school had one request: Could we get a reduced rate for public universities?<p>“The answer from Clinton’s representatives: $300,000 …

Christmas Gifts For Weird People: The Official 2014 Guide

It's the most wonderful time of the year and, if you're lucky, it's also the weirdest.<p>If it's truly the thought that counts, then you should be thinking about some strange things for the weirdo in your life.<p>Why not get some chocolates shaped like dog or cat poop? Or an ugly Christmas sweater …

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