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Discovery Of Underground Water Means Saturn's Moon Could Hold Life

Enceladus, a small moon orbiting the planet Saturn, is likely filled with liquid water under an icy crust. Giant oceans of salty water mean the moon could contain alien microbial life.<p>We know Mars was once flowing with water and there's currently frozen water in the shadowed craters on Mercury. Two …

Astronomy

Hummingbird Genes Trace Existence ‘on the Extremes’

WASHINGTON — For such small creatures, hummingbirds have racked up an huge list of claims to fame.<p>They are the smallest birds and the smallest warm-blooded animals on Earth. They have the fastest heart and the fastest metabolism of any vertebrate. They are the only birds that can fly backward. And …

Birds

Navy SEAL Fitness app review: train like a real Navy SEAL

Introduction<p>Navy SEALs are known as being some of the fittest and enduring people on the planet, and with this very cool iPhone and iPad app you can …

10 Great Tips for Using Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts make it simple for a group of people to communicate and collaborate, without the need to set up video conferencing equipment. Google …

New research suggests microbes may be responsible for the largest extinction in history

A team of researchers from MIT may have found new evidence to shed light on the cause of the most devastating mass extinction in the history of our …

Industrial Automation Company Designs A Robotic Kangaroo

Not every robot needs to be the stuff of nightmares. Not every machine needs to stride gleefully through the uncanny valley. Sometimes, it's alright …

Netflix Sinks After Apple-Comcast Streaming TV Talks Revealed

Netflix stock has been on a tear for most of the last year, as investors become increasingly optimistic about the future of online video streaming as a viable and growing business model. But Netflix’s success may have put a target on its back.<p>On Monday, Netflix shares sank nearly 8% after a Wall …

double chocolate banana bread

I have a theory that Mondays are for repentance, for undoing whatever damages to your liver, psyche or saddlebags you’ve done over the weekend. …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

Train Your Brain to Get Smarter, Faster

Though we can't all hope to match Sherlock Holmes' preternatural deduction abilities and knack for witty repartee, with a little practice you can …

The Cookie Dough Oreos Are Lying To Us. Why We Don't Care.

The recently released (and recently reviewed) limited edition Cookie Dough Oreos do not contain actual uncooked cookie dough. What they do contain, …

Dessert

Star

Latest<p>The Dragon Ball Super Stars Action Figure Wave 3 Set is Almost Here<p>Dragon Ball 4 hours ago<p>Dragon Ball<p>Loot Crate’s Valentine’s Day Deal Includes …

What killed off the giant beasts – climate change or man?

Earth's 'megafauna' vanished as tribes spread. Now palaeontologists are asking if early humans were the cause<p>They were some of the strangest animals to walk the Earth: wombats as big as hippos, sloths larger than bears, four-tusked elephants, and an armadillo that would have dwarfed a VW Beetle. …

A Printer That Develops Your iPhone Pics Into Lasting Polaroids

Previously on Kickstarter and finally available for order, the Impossible Lab is an analog gadget that lets you print Polaroids from your iPhone. It’s brilliant. Here’s why.<p>There are plenty of ways to turn an iPhone picture into a Polaroid-like print, from online services like Moo to portable Wi-Fi …

Mobile Photography

Rethinking The Five-Second Rule: With Carpet, There's No Rush

Many of us will happily eat a gummy bear or cookie after it falls on the floor, as long as we snatch it up quickly. Say, five seconds or less, right?<p>Well, science just gave us another excuse to continue this food-saving habit, especially when it comes to carpet-dusted snacks.<p>Biology students at the …

These new mobile wallet apps will make it easier, not harder, for hackers to hijack your payment card

As a payment security expert, I get a lot of questions from people about new payment technologies. Are merchants likely to accept them? How secure are they? A couple of recent startups in this space, Loop and Coin, have been generating quite a few of those questions, and my review of them shows …

Has The Reintroduction Of Wolves Really Saved Yellowstone?

Recent science suggests that, while important to restoring Yellowstone Park's ecological health, wolves are not the primary solution. Let the fighting commence.<p>The story goes something like this: Once upon a time, we exterminated the wolves from the Rocky Mountain West, including the part that …

Wildlife

DGiT Daily - DGiT

Facebook data breach may have included private Messenger chats<p>Derrek Leigh20 hours ago<p>The fire just keeps growing.<p>Uber steps into bike sharing with …

10 Mind-Bending Implications of the Many Worlds Theory

In quantum physics—the scientific study of the nature of physical reality—there is plenty of room for interpretation within the realm of what is …

Intimate Black and White Portraits of Exotic Animals in Captivity

It’s been a very news heavy couple of days, with much of the news being depressing or controversial at that. So if you need a break from all the …

This Insane New App Will Allow You To Read Novels In Under 90 Minutes

The reading game is about to change forever. Boston-based software developer Spritz has been in "stealth mode" for three years, tinkering with their …

Apps

Scientists May Get Best View Yet of a Black Hole in Action

Author: Adam Mann. Adam Mann Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.14.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>It’s the cosmic event of the year. Right now, …

Pi Day Deals

It’s a Raspberry Pi extravaganza in the Maker Shed. Please help us celebrate Pi Day–3.14. We’re offering $20 off the Raspberry Pi Kit, now through Sunday, while supplies last. We’ve also created a brand-new Pi-Fi bundle to get people up and running. Check it out and happy Pi Day.

Raspberry Pi 101: What is the Pi Anyway?

<i>Today is March, 14, 2014, known to fans of Raspberry Pi and Pi Day—3.14. Get it? We love Raspberry Pi here at MAKE and the number of Pi fans is growing, but of course there are still lots of people who have no idea what we’re talking about. So, in honor of Pi Day, we’re running an excerpt from Matt</i> …

Artist Doodles Cartoons on Transparency Film and Places Them in Front of Real World Scenes

Storyboard artist and scribbler Marty Cooper draws fun cartoon characters on transparency film and then places them over real world scenes. He uses …

Transparency

9 Famous Tech Mascots and Their Colorful Backstories

Tech Mascots<p>1. Domo for NHK<p>2. TiVo's TV<p>3. Android's Android<p>4. Energizer Bunny<p>5. Travelocity's Roaming Gnome<p>6. Yesware Yeti<p>7. Twitter Bird<p>8. Reddit'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 …

Tech and Science

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Science

Pi Day: pi transformed into incredible art – in pictures

The number 3.14159 … as you have never seen it before. Striking computer-generated images of the most famous number in maths<p>Pi Day: Shakespeare, Jane Austen and the poet laureate of pi