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Physicists Observe New Particle That's Also Its Own 'Antiparticle'

After decades of searching, physicists at Princeton University say they've observed an elusive particle that behaves both like matter and antimatter.<p>Yes, the discovery is an exciting step forward for particle physics, but it may also help advance the creation of powerful quantum computers.<p>In the …

Scientists discover a new origin of oxygen on Earth and in space

Scientists have discovered a new way to make molecular oxygen (O2) from carbon dioxide (CO2) -- no green plants involved.<p>Their findings could alter our understanding of the Earth's early atmosphere and how oxygen might form on other planets with carbon dioxide in their atmospheres.<p>In a paper …

Chemistry

Hiker Discovers an Abandoned Town Inside Tennessee's Great Smoky Mountains National Park

By Greg Newkirk<p>Sometimes it's easy to take for granted how much land there is in America. Sure, it's harder and harder to find places that haven't been explored, but it's also become easier to forget places that we've already been. Kind of like the entire friggin' town in the middle of Tennessee's …

How to Build Your Vocabulary In 5 Easy Steps | The Art of Manliness

Today, we’re going to talk about removing another kind of filler from your speech (and your writing as well): empty words. Just like empty calories …

Reheating Pizza: The Best Ways To Do It | The Art of Manliness

Pizza has long been one of man’s best friends. Crispy, cheesy, melty, meaty — it’s a winning proposition all around. One of the beauties of pizza is …

Environment: News & features

Meteorite that killed off dinosaurs shaped modern-day plants

The life strategy of plants that dominate our forests today may be linked to a massive meteorite that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago, according to a new study.<p>At the end of the Cretaceous period, a 6.2-mile-wide space rock landed off the Yucatan coast. The impact and the ensuing tsunamis, …

Paleontology

Scientists Find Giant Black Hole Inside One of the Tiniest Known Galaxies

NASA said Wednesday that astronomers have found one of the smallest known galaxies ever using the Hubble Space Telescope–but the mini-discovery came …

The Top 5 iPhone 6 Accessories And Cases

The Apple iPhone 6 mania doesn’t end with the purchase of a costly handset, no, there’s a raft of new, and smart, accessories that are beginning to hit to market too. Smartphone accessories are beginning to enter the realms of genuinely useful add-on, rather than half-baked poorly-built Christmas …

Milky Way Mysteries Mapped

Changing Planet<p>The Hubble Space Telescope snapped this finely detailed image of the beautiful spiral galaxy NGC 6384, an island of stars thought to resemble our own Milky Way galaxy. Credit: ESA/NASA<p><b>Ever look up and wonder how many stars are out there in the night sky, and where did all these stars</b> …

Meet Dreadnoughtus, The 'Astoundingly Huge' Dinosaur Discovered In Argentina

Say hello to <i>Dreadnoughtus schrani</i>, a newly discovered dinosaur that was so formidable, it was named after a battleship that prowled the seas during the early 20th century.<p>"It is by far the best example we have of any of the most giant creatures to ever walk the planet," Dr. Kenneth Lacovara, a …

A war game that actually feels like being in a war

"You always hear that war is never coming," says Michal Drozdowski, the design director for <i>This War of Mine</i>. "You always live in that feeling."<p>"Until it comes," says Przemyslaw Marszal, the game's art director.<p>I'm here in Warsaw, Poland, to preview the game, a daring attempt to tell the story of …

Who is putting up 'interceptor' cell towers? The mystery deepens

Mysterious “interceptor” cell towers in the USA are grabbing phone calls — but they’re not part of the phone networks. And, two experts told VentureBeat today, the towers don’t appear to be projects of the National Security Agency (NSA).<p>The towers were revealed by Les Goldsmith to Popular Science …

Science Finds 'Tiny Computers' Embedded In Human Skin

We like to think that all our smarts are contained in our brain, but researchers at Umea University in Sweden have found that the neurons that extend into our fingertips perform the same sorts of calculations that take place in the cerebral cortex.<p>In other words, what we’ve been told about our …

Honey, Madden shrunk the linebacker in its greatest glitch of all time

The notorious, hilarious and every other -ious "Tiny Titan" glitch discovered in <i>Madden NFL 15</i> appears to have been fixed. But you can still remember the good times with all the videos, Vines and pics that went around yesterday.<p>Even if you don't know football, you know that having a 1-foot-2 …

Alienware just built the Mac Pro of gaming PCs

Expect no less than a monster price for this crazy machine<p>Apple's new "trash can" Mac Pro is pretty wild, but Alienware might have just snatched back the title for craziest desktop PC with its new Area-51. Gone is the rectangular tower desktop of old — in its place, Alienware's made a funky, …

Road Trip: Shipwreck Coast, Michigan

Behold the power of Lake Superior from a string of quiet roads along the upper peninsula.<p>Driving Michigan's lonely northern shoreline is almost like being on the water itself. "The lake is the boss," says a retired commercial fisherman who has lived eight decades along the shores of Lake Superior. …

Lake Superior

I caught every Pokémon and it only took most of my life

The road to catching all 719 Pokémon was paved with a childhood's worth of free time, a healthy commute and one very promiscuous ditto.<p>I've played every generation of Pokémon and every version since it came to America in 1998.<p>I remember my first hit: I was eight, and my parents thought it would be …

RevHeadz Sounds Like a Racing Game, but It Isn’t

The quirky car sound app from the audio expert behind Project CARS, iRacing, and many more.<p>Greg Hill makes engine noises. Greg Hill makes <i>a lot</i> of …

Roger Clemens: Out of my control

BOSTON -- Former Red Sox pitcher and future Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez believes Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds should be in the National Baseball …

Tony Stewart, Kevin Ward Jr., and the senseless rush to judgment

We'll never have all the answers for what happened that night.<p>Everybody has an opinion, whether they've watched the video once or 20 times or not at all. In the Social Media Court of Public Opinion, it seems like Tony Stewart has already been found guilty of everything from murder to manslaughter. …

Motorsport

The Most Powerful Sedans Sold in America! – Feature

It’s official: The Hellcat name is too good to slap on only the Dodge Challenger SRT. Indeed, the introduction of the Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat brings the badge and its bodacious 707-hp supercharged V-8 powertrain into the realm of the four-door sedan—because think of the families, you know?<p>After …

Sports Cars

Do Not Fear This Giant Robot Swarm

Harvard roboticist Mike Rubenstein thought he was being clever when he came up with the name for the 1,024 little robots he built. He's into computers, so he thought of kilobytes and named them kilobots.<p>"Unfortunately, it sounds like they're 'killerbots,' which ... we don't intend for them to be …

Scientists think they've discovered an entirely new mode of plant communication

And parasitic species might be using it for espionage<p>Scientists may have discovered a whole new plant language. According to a new study, published today in <i>Science</i>, a parasitic plant called the strangleweed is capable of not only sucking out genetic material from the host plant it invades, but also …

Dust from beyond our solar system fell to Earth from space probe

Detectors dropped off by the Stardust probe in 2006 carried particles that may have originated in interstellar space<p>It could be the most exotic material on the planet. Seven particles of dust brought back to Earth by a spacecraft nearly a decade ago appear to have come from beyond our solar …

I'm in Ferguson and the police are taking selfies with people

<i>By T.C. Sottek and Matt Stroud</i><p>The people of Ferguson, Missouri are still out on the streets. They're loud, and they're upset, but tonight they're not being intimidated by warrior cops. They're not being tear gassed. They're not being shot at with rubber bullets. They're simply doing what Americans …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

1994 strike most embarrassing moment in MLB history

It abruptly ended Michael Jordan's baseball career.<p>It killed the Montreal Expos franchise.<p>It stopped Tony Gwynn's march towards baseball immortality.<p>It was the 1994 Major League Baseball strike.<p>Twenty years ago Tuesday, baseball came to a screeching halt and didn't return for 232 days. The strike …

21 Buildings You Need To See In Your Lifetime

We've come a long way since then — creating temples to our gods, houses for our operas, and museums for our art that rival nature's beauty.<p>Here are 21 buildings you need to see before you kick the bucket.