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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 …

Hard cheese

WHO owns the Moon? According to the United Nations Outer Space Treaty, signed by every space-faring country, no nation can claim sovereignty over …

NASA's On Alert For Big Scary Asteroids. What About Smaller Ones?

Earth is under constant bombardment from asteroids and comets. A recent reminder of that occurred one year ago today when an asteroid plunged into Earth's atmosphere, exploding over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk with the force of a 500 kiloton bomb, causing widespread damage and …

1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.<p>The survey of 2,200 people in the United States was conducted by the NSF in 2012 and released on …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

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Venezuela frees some student protesters, unrest continues

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities freed 25 student protesters on Friday pending trial and said that 74 others arrested after this week’s deadly political turmoil would be processed within hours.<p>A demonstrator stands with a flag on his back as demonstrators block the city's main highway …

Leak looks like the Xperia G, Sony's newest midrange phone

Sony's not really been his bag before, but <i>ViziLeaks</i> appears to have gotten hands on with one of the company's phones before its official debut at Mobile World Congress. Two photos are claimed to show portions of the Xperia G, and were tweeted out along with some nebulous specs: LTE, 8GB of storage, …

The Best Hooptie-Ass "Ferraris" in 24 Hours of LeMons History! – Feature

Even though some improbable cars manage to squeeze in under the LeMons $500 budget limit (the Three Pedal Mafia Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow comes to mind), even the hooptiest, most biohazardous, undesirable Ferrari—say, a Mondial dredged out of a plutonium pond at the Hanford Site—is worth way too …

These Spas Will Make You Wanna...

...book a couple's massage! Although not all of us can afford to run off to Europe and splurge on an all-day couple's spa treatment, these heavenly hotels will sure get you in the mood.<p>...book a couple's massage! Although not all of us can afford to run off to Europe and splurge on an all-day …

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Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Last week, I reported that scientists are working their way toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. While some researchers are still hesitant to liken sweet stuff to drugs or alcohol, the evidence is accumulating to explain why some of us really struggle to resist or moderate our sugar intake. …

7 Ice-Trapped Ships of the Past Give Solace to Rescued Antarctica Expedition Team

The Akademik Shokalskiy is part of a long line of ships that have gotten trapped by sea ice.<p><b>After being stranded aboard a Russian research ship for 10 days, a 52-person Antarctic expedition team was rescued in batches by helicopter on Thursday and is now headed back home.</b><p><b>The Akademik Shokalskiyis</b> …

Mercedes-Benz was Best-Selling Luxury Automaker in 2013

BMW‘s reign as the best-selling luxury brand in the U.S. has ended, as Mercedes-Benz has claimed that title for 2013. Mercedes-Benz sales, not including Sprinter or Smart, totaled 312,534 units, compared to BMW’s 309,280 units. If you factor in the brands under each automaker’s umbrella, however, …

Audi's Sport Quattro Laserlight concept officially debuts at CES

Audi teased us with concept drawings of its Sport Quattro Laserlight months ago, and tonight it decided to show off the vehicle in the flesh (or metal and carbon fiber) at CES. Before we wax about the auto's looks, it's important to note the machine's technical details, as they alone inspire a fair …

Moto G becomes the first non-Nexus phone in the UK to get Android 4.4 KitKat

If you laid out a mere £135 in the UK for a Moto G <i>sans</i> contract, you now have another reason to feel smug: your handset is the first to get KitKat in Britain, apart from Google's Nexus devices. The company just announced that all users of the handset in the UK can now grab Android 4.4.2 and all …