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The World's Strangest Natural Wonders (PHOTOS)

Ever played the game of Twister on water? The green, yellow, and brown polka dots that form on British Columbia's Spotted Lake each summer make it look like you could.<p>It's a far cry from the stereotypical landscapes of clear blue lakes, rolling green hills, and white-sand beaches that inspire most …

Watch This Golf Cart-Hovercraft Fly Over Hazards Like They're Nothing

Never get caught in the rough again.<p>Golf carts aren't exactly marvels of horsepower, but that doesn't mean they can't be unique.<p>Take this hovercraft-cart, for example. It's actually a promotion for Oakley, with pro golfer Bubba Watson riding around. So, bad news: we can't throw money at Oakley …

You Have A 'Breathprint'

And scientists want to use it to test for illnesses, as they would with your blood or urine.<p>Right now, if doctors want to test you for something, they'll probably draw blood or politely ask you to pee in a cup. Nothing wrong with that, but it'd certainly be convenient if they just asked you to keep …

Super-Realistic Lego Objects And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Why Dudes Who Can't Smell Never Get Laid

One of the unexpected parts of not having a sense of smell.<p>About 2 million people in the United States can't smell anything. That's got to be great if, say, you're walking past a dumpster, but not-so-great if you're looking for love. Research suggests that men who can't smell have fewer sex …

Scientists Can Pluck Images Out Of Your Dreams

A new method can visualize with 60 percent accuracy what you're seeing while you sleep.<p>With just an fMRI, an algorithm, and the internet, researchers from Kyoto, Japan predicted with 60 percent accuracy what a person was dreaming about, <i>Smithsonian</i> magazine reports. The idea, like the process, isn't …

Bracelet For Human Rights Workers Sends Kidnapping Alerts to Facebook, Twitter

When activated, the device sends "Help!" messages social media accounts and nearby aid workers.<p>Activists and aid workers who document government abuses or monitor elections often risk abduction by those who oppose their work. Now one organization has developed a gadget to help.<p>Stockholm-based Civil …

FYI: Why Do We Crave Greasy Food When We’re Hung Over?

In part, we’re really just going back to our caveman roots.<p>The desire to eat high-fat foods after drinking too much is rooted in human's earliest, humblest beginnings, some scientists say.<p>"All mammals gravitate to eating the most energy-dense foods," David Levitsky, professor of human ecology and …

Watch Raspberries Shatter In Slow Motion

A dramatic way to garnish<p><i>PopSci is pleased to present videos created by ChefSteps, the free-to-learn culinary school started by alumni of the creative team behind</i> Modernist Cuisine._ These original videos explore the art and science of cooking, as well as provide a glimpse into unseen or unnoticed …

Crash

• <b>Author:</b> Nicole Williams<p>In this first book in the New York Times bestselling Crash trilogy, the world is introduced to this generation's Romeo and Juliet: Jude Ryder and Lucy Larson—Explosive. Sizzling. Tragic.<p>A steamy summer encounter with bad boy Jude means trouble for Lucy. Her sights are set on …

Divergent

• <b>Author:</b> Veronica Roth<p>This first book in Veronica Roth's #1 New York Times bestselling Divergent trilogy is the novel the inspired the major motion picture starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, and Kate Winslet. This dystopian series set in a futuristic Chicago has captured the hearts of millions …

The Book Thief

• <b>Author:</b> Markus Zusak<p><b>DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.</b> <b><br>The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.</b> <i><br>When Death has a story to tell, you</i> …

NASA to launch planet-hunting mission with Google-backed satellite

NASA this week announced plans to launch two new projects: a mission to search for new planets, and an International Space Station (ISS) experiment to analyze X-rays emitted from neutron stars. Both are slated to launch in 2017, under the agency's Astrophysics Explorer Program.<p>NASA's Transiting …

NASA Mission to Bag Asteroid Confirmed by Obama Administration

<i>NBC News</i> reports that NASA's plans to grab an asteroid and move it closer to Earth have been confirmed. The Obama administration wants to budget $100 …

news from the borders of mental illness

When the psychologist Peter Chadwick explained that he was trying to research psychosis he was given short shrift by one of his patients. "You're …

Magic mushrooms' psychedelic ingredient could help treat people with severe depression

Drugs derived from magic mushrooms could help treat people with severe depression. Scientists believe the chemical psilocybin, the psychedelic …