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Almost Everything You Own Will Expire: Know When

Food isn't the only thing that expires. Everything from Windex to lipstick to condoms have an expiration date. It's good to use what you buy, but you …

Extreme Sports

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Graphene: Have Strength and Conductivity, Will Transform | Emerging Tech

A developing technology using an ultra-thin layer of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb structure could start revolutionizing consumer electronics …

Nanotech

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Dessert

Two Layer Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake

I am a huge pumpkin pie fan and they make regular appearances in my kitchen from at least October through December. I am always looking for ways to …

Stuck loading Grand Theft Auto Online? Try these fixes

Grand Theft Auto Online — the multiplayer element of open-world action game Grand Theft Auto V — launched Tuesday, but a lot of players haven’t even made it through the tutorial yet. Publisher Rockstar said to expect problems at launch, and actually getting into the first tutorial race is now the …

Netgear launches a ‘smart’ Nighthawk router with a gigahertz dual-core processor

Netgear is introducing a smart wireless router today that will recognize bandwidth-hungry apps and prioritize them so that you can get a smoother experience for online games and video streams. It will also let your family share a wireless network across a bunch of smartphones and tablets.<p>The …

How Your Memory Works (and Three Ways to Improve It)

How would you like to be able to recall the name of a client or associate you just met? How would you like to go to the bank and not fumble for your …

Seven Free Add-ins and Apps to Supercharge Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is already a robust, feature-filled office suite. If you want to make it even easier and boost your productivity, here are seven …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

Sea Salt

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

8 Popular Tooth Myths Debunked

Nothing but the tooth.<p>You've probably heard that Coke can dissolve a tooth or that bleaching your teeth weakens them. But what's the truth behind these tooth myths?

8 Terrible Startup Decisions And How To Avoid Them

Failure can be devastating, but business owners who dust themselves off after a decision gone awry are often better for it. Learning the hard way can lead to better processes, stronger hires and improved customer retention, to name a few upsides.<p>We asked several successful entrepreneurs from the …

Strip Em All: the game that uses psychology to solve puzzles

A game about psychology<p>Athletic Design's <i>Strip Em All</i> is a comic-based puzzle game that tasks players with solving puzzles using their understanding of people and psychology, according to developer Ola Hansson.<p>Hansson describes the game as a "psychological point-and-click adventure" where players …

The 16 Best BBQ Spots In 13 Cities Around The US

From New York to Chicago to L.A., Zagat scoured the States for the shining stars of barbecue around America.<p>Here are 16 barbecue spots in 13 cities around the country you need to try this summer.

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Top 10 Ways to Deal With a Slow Internet Connection

Sometimes, slow internet is the universe’s way of telling you to go play outside. Other times, it’s the universe’s cruel joke to destroy your …

Mind-Boggling 3D Drawings on Flat Sheets of Paper

The illusionary work of Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, will leave you wondering what's real and what's just a clever illustration. The artist's skilled hand crafts imaginary three-dimensional worlds on two-dimensional platforms adorned with props like pencils and other art supplies …

Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno

Three high priests of the sports-car realm reveal their own golden calves.<p>Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is …

New Human Body Part Discovered

Time to rewrite the textbooks!<p>The newest addition to human anatomy is just 15 microns thick, but its discovery will make eye surgery safer and simpler. Harminder Dua, a professor at the University of Nottingham, recently found a new layer in the human cornea, and he's calling it (can you guess?) …

The longest words in English: do you know what they mean?

The longest word in German – <i>Rindfleischetikettierungsüberwachungsaufgabenübertragungsgesetz</i>, meaning "the law concerning the delegation of duties for …

How I Taught Myself to Code in Eight Weeks

To a lot of non-developers, learning to code seems like an impossibly daunting task. However, thanks to a number of great resources that have …

Programming

Kenyan High Schoolers Clear 2-Meter High Jump with Feet-First Leap

No pads, no cushions. No nothing.<p>This Kenyan high school doesn’t need anything squishy and soft for its high jumpers to land upon, considering these guys can clear six feet without even bending their back.<p>According to Sportige, these two young jumpers were competing in a high school track meet in …

Ubisoft's mighty quest for free-to-play user-generated content

The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot preview<p>The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot is Ubisoft Montreal's first foray into free-to-play games, and lead writer Matt Zagurak hopes the game will achieve two things: be a fair experience where players can't pay to win, and encourage users to get creative with the …

New App Lets You Boycott Koch Brothers, Monsanto And More By Scanning Your Shopping Cart

In her keynote speech at last year’s annual Netroots Nation gathering, Darcy Burner pitched a seemingly simple idea to the thousands of bloggers and web developers in the audience. The former Microsoft programmer and congressional candidate proposed a smartphone app allowing shoppers to swipe …

'Absolute Perfection' Diamond Up for Auction

Ooh la la. On Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland, Christie's will auction the 'Absolute Perfection' diamond. The largest D color flawless diamond ever …

Top 10 Computer Tricks Every Geek Should Know

We’ve talked before about the things every computer user should know how to do, but we geeks are special: we want to go above and beyond, to explore …