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WIRED Space Photo of the Day for January 2014

Author: Adam Mann<p>06:30 am<p>Follow Space Photo of the Day on TwitterThe 2013 WIRED Space Photo of the Day GalleryThe 2012 WIRED Space Photo of the Day …

Photoshop Parody Ads Show the Depressing Truth About Filtered Beauty

In a new series of incisive Photoshops, artist Anna Hill uses the image editing techniques that are ubiquitous in mainstream advertising to turn …

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 …

Nelson Mandela's death: the newspaper front pages – in pictures

How papers, magazines and websites around the world marked the death of Nelson Mandela Continue reading...

Google's new Chrome voice extension lets you search hands-free (video)

Google promised that we'd get hands-free voice search in Chrome back at I/O 2013, and it's delivering today with the beta of its Voice Search Hotword extension for desktop Chrome 31 users. As long as you're either sitting at Google's home page or have a new browser tab open, the add-on lets you …

Beer-Tapping Physics: Why A Hit To A Bottle Makes A Foam Volcano

Beer tapping: the classic jerk party move, now scientifically explained. Credit: Morgan Walker/NPR<p>Ah, the old beer-tapping prank: One strong hit on the top of an open beer bottle, and poof! Your IPA explodes into a brewski volcano.<p>"In one second, most of your beer has really turned into foam," says …

The Higgs boson does a new trick (probably)

At a seminar at CERN this morning, Aliaksandr Pranko announced an interesting new result on the Higgs boson from the ATLAS experiment.<p>In brief - we know the Higgs boson is there, and is involved in giving mass to some fundamental particles. Today we saw strong evidence that it gives mass to all of …

Bringing Back the Unconscious: The Latest Science on Awakenings

Hundreds of thousands of patients in the U.S. languish in unconsciousness, cut off from the world by severe brain injuries. But the latest research …

Annual Polar Bear Migration Under Way: How It Works and How Climate Change Could Be Impacting It

Melting sea ice means big changes for the world's 20,000 polar bears.<p><b>In the past month, hundreds of polar bears have strolled past a small town in Canada.</b><p>It's part of their annual migration back to Hudson Bay, where sea ice is reforming after months of summer melt. To get to the ice each autumn, …

The First Family

16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

Thom Yorke - Hearing Damage (excellent quality)

Should Universities Become Entrepreneurial Campuses?

Suddenly, entrepreneurship is “in” on campuses with activities such as MOOCs, business plan competitions and incubators. This trend seems to be not only in business schools but across the university. Is this good or are universities biting off more than they can chew?<p>There are many reasons for this …

Nasa launches Maven mission to find out what happened to water on Mars

A spacecraft designed to dive deep into the upper atmosphere of Mars and find out what happened to the planet's water took off from Cape Canaveral on Monday, in Nasa's most ambitious attempt yet to understand the causes of dramatic climate change on our planetary neighbour.<p>The Mars Atmosphere and …

Waterloo think tank gets even smarter

When he was growing up in Cork, Ireland, Kevin Costello used to rummage through his father's back issues of Scientific American, becoming a devoted fan of the magazine's recreational math column.<p>"I suppose the beauty of abstract mathematics really caught me," said Dr. Costello, describing the …

Google Street View conquers Venice

With its winding network of canals, cobblestone alleys and streets, the car-free city of Venice always presented a challenge to the Google Street View team. But today, thanks to "superfit" Google employees who spent two months walking around the city with a camera strapped to their back, the …