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Now We Know What It Feels Like to Be Invisible

First, Arvid Guterstam made himself invisible. When he looked down at his body, there was nothing there.<p>He could feel he was solid; he hadn’t vanished into thin air. He even felt a paint brush tickle his transparent belly, while the brush appeared to be stroking nothing but air.<p>Being invisible is …

Calculating the solar efficiency of Superman

Superman's solar power actually contravenes the laws of physics, according to a team of students at the University of Leicester.<p>On his native planet of Krypton, Superman would have the strength of a human. His powers on Earth are down to two factors: one, the lower gravity on Earth compared to …

Physics

The Week in Review: Marijuana Goes Mainstream

In recent years, American social policy became a very sticky subject. Issues ranging from gay marriage to gun ownership are hotly politicized, and …

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Anton Purisima Files the Largest Lawsuit Ever Over a Rabid Dog, and It Could Bankrupt the World

New Yorker Anton Purisima claims a rabid dog bit him on a city bus. The result is the world’s largest ever lawsuit—and, if he wins, the awarding of …

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

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5 Free Apps For Catching Podcasts

Whether you need your news as no-nonsense as black coffee or with a little extra storytelling kick, this edition of Free App Friday is for you.<p>As always, while they’re free now, we can’t guarantee how long they’ll last–so don’t wait too long.<p><b>TuneIn Radio (Android and iOS)</b><p>Straightforward listening …

Apps

The South Pole Is a Great Place to View Space

The Big Bang radiation discovery happened there—and when you look at Antarctic conditions, you can understand why.<p>The South Pole in winter is a far from ideal spot for humans. The temperature averages -72 degrees Fahrenheit (-58 degrees Celsius), it's dark for six months, and it's as bone dry as …

Snow in the Canyon

The Murmurations of Starlings

When starlings flock together, wheeling and darting through the sky in tight, fluid formations, we call it a murmuration. These murmurations can range from small groups of a few hundred starlings in a small ball, to undulating seas of millions of birds, blocking out the sun. I thought today would …

Everytime I See You

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

Mysteriously Playful Composite Images by Dariusz Klimczak

Polish photographer Dariusz Klimczak constructs surreal landscapes through clever manipulation. Each image in the skilled photo editor's growing collection is a composite of multiple elements that work in unison to present a cohesive, albeit unusual, scene. More often than not, Klimczak's subjects …

Photography

This Connected Sex Toy Wants To Change The Future Of Digital Intimacy

By Jenna Kagel4 minute Read<p>Toon Timmermans got the idea for his new product during a sex scene in the movie <i>Demolition Man</i>. In it, characters don …

Carnal

When it came to the optional extras spec sheet we went a little

When it came to the optional extras spec sheet we went a little tick-happy.<p>Our long-term Mondeo estate has more than £4k of optional extras, some of …

The 50 best apps of 2013

The stats around mobile apps remain startling. There are now more than 1m apps apiece in both Apple's App Store and Android's Google Play, with tech research firm Gartner estimating that 2013 saw 102bn app downloads across the various stores. It's big business too: the company reckoned that …

Why Are Millions Addicted To A Drug That Eats The Flesh Off Their Bones?

Codeine, gasoline, paint thinner, hydrochloric acid, iodine and red phosphorous from matchstick heads. Those are typical ingredients in the street drug known as krokodil, a highly addictive toxic cocktail that’s three times as cheap to produce as heroin and could be becoming an international …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Stone Age

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Paul Walker, 'Fast and Furious' actor, dies in Porsche Carrera GT

Police are looking at speed as a factor in the crash that killed two<p>Paul Walker, the 40-year-old actor who was one of the faces of the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise, died Saturday in a single-car crash in Santa Clarita, California, and police on Sunday were looking at speed as a factor in the …

Samsung Galaxy S5 'to launch in early 2014'

Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy S5 could be launched as early as February.<p>Samsung is reportedly planning to release the successor to its flagship Galaxy S4 smartphone in early 2014, amid speculation that the device could come in two versions – one metal and one plastic.<p>According to Korean news website</i> …

Transformers: Age of Extinction Images

Earlier in the week, we got our <b>first good look at Optimus Prime’s return</b> in Michael Bay’s anticipated Transformers: Age of Extinction, and judging by …

The internet mystery that has the world baffled

For the past two years, a mysterious online organisation has been setting the world's finest code-breakers a series of seemingly unsolveable problems. But to what end? Welcome to the world of Cicada 3301<p>One evening in January last year, Joel Eriksson, a 34-year-old computer analyst from Uppsala in …

31 Flawless Photos Of Jackie Kennedy

The first lady was a fashion icon.