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Stephen Hawking Has A Guest Vocal On Pink Floyd's New Album

Stephen Hawking will bring his iconic synthesized voice to Pink Floyd's new album, <i>The Endless River</i>, set for release in November. It's the famed physicist's second collaboration with the British band, having appeared on the 1994 track "Keep Talkin' " from <i>The Division Bell</i>.<p>Rolling Stone says the new …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes

Creativity is developed, not a birthright.<p>Modern culture often labels creativity as natural gift. Artists get showered with praise and proclamations of "you're so <i>talented</i>," but truthfully, talent has little to do with it.<p>Creativity is a skill to be learned, practiced, and developed, just like any …

Confirmed: Microbial life found half mile below Antarctic ice sheet

In an icy lake half a mile beneath the Antarctic ice sheet, scientists have discovered a diverse ecosystem of single-celled organisms that have managed to survive without ever seeing the light of the sun.<p>The discovery, reported Wednesday in the journal Nature is not so much a surprise as a triumph …

World's coolest molecules

It's official. Yale physicists have chilled the world's coolest molecules.<p>The tiny titans in question are bits of strontium monofluoride, dropped to …

Color hologram uses plasmonic nanoparticles to store large amounts of information

A key difference in the new holograms is the smaller size of the diffraction fringes, which control the light wavelength interference. In traditional …

Weapons Can Be Carried Easily Through The TSA's Full-Body "Naked" Scanners

The backscatter technology might be completely ineffective.<p>Since 2010, the Transportation Security Administration has largely dismissed the public's worries about the use of full-body x-ray security scanners. The official line is that the “naked scanners,” despite privacy and health concerns, are …

Fighter Pilot Films First Person View Of Flight Over Fjords

GoPro-ing over Greenland.<p>Being a fighter pilot is a lot of work. Maintence, years of training, planning for missions, paperwork -- all just to pilot one of the faster, deadlier machines ever created by human hands. Seems like a real hassle, right?<p>Fortunately for everyone who isn't a fighter pilot, …

Scientists uncover clues to role of magnetism in iron-based superconductors

New measurements of atomic-scale magnetic behavior in iron-based superconductors by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National …

A 'stellar fossil' holds hints of one of the universe's first stars

Astronomers say they've discovered the signature of one of the first stars in the universe whose remains were embedded into the body of another very old star.<p>The discovery, described in the journal Science, sheds light on an ancient type of star that existed during the dark ages of the cosmos.<p>The …

Far Out! Traces of One of Universe's First Stars Detected

Space<p>An ancient star in the halo surrounding the Milky Way galaxy appears to contain traces of material released by the death of one of the universe's first stars, a new study reports.<p>The chemical signature of the ancient star suggests that it incorporated material blasted into space by a supernova …

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When NASA Launched Stardust, They Had No Way To Retrieve Its Samples

This space probe has a dirty little secret.<p>On August 14, researchers from University California, Berkeley, announced an amazing discovery from NASA’s Stardust probe: During its deep space voyage, the ship had captured seven tiny pieces of interstellar rocks, making them the first confirmed samples …

14 Things You Didn't Know About How the Sun Will Die

At some 4.6 billion years old, the Sun is about halfway through its life. In another 5 billion years it will be a normal "adult" star no more. Here's the skinny on the upcoming demise of the star that you owe everything to: light, warmth, energy, and life.<p>1. Stars like the Sun will shine for 10 to …

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The Fit Five

Having a six-pack is the ultimate way to show that you’re committed to your fitness: You work out hard, eat clean, and do the cardio necessary to be …

10 New Tech Gadgets for Your Backyard

New ways to enjoy the great outdoors.<p>A slew of new devices, accessories, and lighting options makes it easier than ever to enjoy the great outdoors.

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Vogue Launches on Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 4, 2014<p>Vogue, the most influential fashion magazine in the world, makes its debut on Flipboard today. Read by more than …

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Lockheed Uses Robot Arm To Build F-35s

Manufacturing machines for future fighters<p>Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is a super-expensive and technologically complex futuristic fighter. Magellan Aerospace, the Toronto based Lockheed-Martin supplier working on the plane, uses a fancy mechanical arm with a milling tool in their …

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How To Land A Job Before It Gets Posted

So many job positions get filled before a posting ever goes up. Here’s how to get yourself into that racket.<p>“I went to work for a startup where the job I took was never posted,” John Gannon writes at the Daily Muse. “I interviewed with the CEO of one of the most successful open source software …

These Maniacs Cut a Cruise Ship in Half, Then Stretched It Like a Limo

I'm impressed by a shipyard's ability to dry-dock a cruise ship. I'm also impressed by limousine manufacturers being able to cut, stretch and weld a …

No Black Holes Exist, Says Stephen Hawking—At Least Not Like We Think

Black holes do not have "event horizons" beyond which there is no return, according to renowned physicist.<p>Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, potentially provoking a rethink of one of space's most mysterious objects.<p>A new study from …