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Candy Totally Won't Make You Fat, Says Study Funded By Big Candy

It's cool to eat as much candy as you want, you guys, no problem, just live off the stuff.<p>Good news, guys! Candy isn't going to make you fat or kill you or anything negative at all! Feast on M&M's like an 8-year-old on Halloween, because you're totally good on this one.<p>Says a study funded by the …

How Science Got The 'Crack Baby' Epidemic So Wrong

A New York Times mini-documentary examines the flawed science behind the 1980s 'crack baby' scare.<p>The <i>New York Times</i> has a fascinating documentary on the crack cocaine epidemic that gripped the United States in the 1980s. The short of it: The "crack baby" scare that threatened to spawn a generation …

FYI: Can A Bionic Eye See As Well As A Human Eye?

It's the difference between a grainy black-and-white film and HD.<p>Previously blind patients who receive the recently FDA-approved Argus II bionic eye system will regain some degree of functional sight. The retinal implant technology, developed and distributed by Second Sight, can improve quality of …

Giant Carnivorous Plant Found In Silicon Valley

The precise method by which Yahoo! digests and dissolves its prey.<p>Yahoo! is a carnivorous plant whose prey-trapping mechanism features a deep cavity filled with liquid, known as a pitfall trap.<p>Startups, such as Flickr, Tumblr, and Del.icio.us, are attracted to the cavity formed by the cupped leaf, …

Another Big Milestone For The X-47B: Its First Touch And Go Landing

The Navy's unmanned, autonomous combat jet demonstrator continues to successfully pass milestones for unmanned aviation<p>The Navy's unmanned and autonomous X-47B continues to hit new milestones. Less than a week after completing its first catapult launch from a carrier deck last Tuesday the Unmanned …

Norwegian Geologists Begin Drone-Guided Quest For Oil

Using data collected by drones, a research team is building 3-D maps of Norway's geology to help companies track down hidden mineral wealth.<p>We've heard a lot from the unmanned aerial systems (UAS) community about the potential for drones to assist in oil and gas exploration, yet we've seen …

Google Maps Helps People Find Families They Lost Decades Ago

Among those of us who grew up with the Internet, some have found unexpected, outsize benefits.<p>If you moved away from a place soon after starting kindergarten and never went back—how much would you remember about the town? Just a corner of a distinctive building, perhaps, or a stand of trees under …

Space Tourism's Black Carbon Problem

The industry and the F.A.A. say the climate effects of flying civilians into space will be negligible, but some scientists fret about the accumulation of black carbon in the stratosphere.<p><i>This story is part of a special PopularScience.com series on the future of energy.</i><p>Virgin Galactic proudly touts …

Electrical Brain Stimulation Can Help You Learn Math

Well, it's one way of getting better at math.<p>What if a painless zap to the brain could improve your ability to do math? Would you do it?<p>It may sound weird, but a new, small study of 25 people has shown that something like this may work. Researchers from the U.K. and Austria found that something …

Robot Plane Flies Humans 500 Miles

Up, up, and away—without a pilot.<p>The great thing about robots is that they take boring, repetitive tasks from humans, which frees up our superior minds for more creative endeavors (like building more robots.) Flying a commercial airplane, much like driving down long stretches of undifferentiated …

Concept Skyscraper Generates Its Own Energy, Looks Like A Toilet Brush

The, erm, splashy future of skyscrapers<p>In the future, all buildings will resemble massive toilet brushes. Perhaps not, but that's the net-zero energy future of skyscrapers envisioned by Belatchew Arkitekter in an idea called STRAWSCRAPER which, in spite of the toilet brush comparison, is actually …

A Guide To Not Saying Dumb Things About Angelina Jolie's Double Mastectomy

A refresher in genetic mutations, breast cancer risk and the perils of overawareness<p>Angelina Jolie's announcement in Tuesday's New York Times that she has undergone a preventative double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer as a carrier of a BRCA gene mutation has garnered praise, sparked …

Google Bets $10.7 Million On Drone Intelligence

The company's venture capital arm has just made a big investment in unmanned systems.<p>Echoing a company belief in autonomous systems, clever algorithms, and replacing fallible humans with smart machines, Google's venture capital arm announced yesterday that it is investing $10.7 million in a company …

The First Round Of Apps For Google Glass Is Here

Our first clue at how people might actually use Google Glass in the real world.<p>Google announced today at the I/O developer conference in California that the first wave of apps, aside from the few that had already been announced, are here.<p>Google Glass is a first-generation beta product. The way …

From Jaguar, A 495-Horsepower Monster

Can the long-awaited E-Type successor live up to its lineage?<p>In 1961, Jaguar debuted the E-Type, a road-ready two-seat version of the company's champion racecars. It quickly became legend, praised by Enzo Ferrari as "the most beautiful car ever made." But in 1974, Jaguar discontinued the E-Type and …

Internet-Enabled Laser Pointer Lets You Play With Your Pet From Anywhere In The World

Petcube helps your cat stay active/frustrated by chasing a laser pointer.<p>Playing a game of "chase the laser pointer" with a cat is one of the most compelling reasons to <i>get</i> a cat in the first place. But what to do when you go to work, or on a trip? How will you induce hilarious chirping and pouncing …

7 Reasons Why 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Is A Beginner's Guide To Star Trek [Spoiler Alert]

Everyday science, familiar plotlines, and an absence of jargon make this the most accessible Star Trek yet.<p>Star Trek is hardly beginner-friendly. Five television series, 12 movies, and a nerd following that defines nerd followings present a serious obstacle to the casual moviegoer. J.J. Abram's …

Drone-Vision Rifle Goes On Sale For $22K

A special heads-up display lets you tag a target onscreen before firing.<p>The most inaccurate component of a rifle is the human behind the trigger, but starting Wednesday hunters can turn to drone-inspired vision for a little help. Provided they have $22,000 on hand for a new rifle, that is.<p>The rifle …

A Zombie Worm And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Plus the most beautiful image of Earth, New York City on Venus, and the world's largest (deflated) rubber duck.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i>

The Week In Numbers: Fire In Space, The First Cloned Human Embryo, And More

<b>1,350 light-years</b>: the distance to a "fiery ribbon" stretching across the Orion Nebula, captured recently by a submillimeter-wavelength camera inside Chile's Atacama Pathfinder Experiment telescope. The ribbon is actually a glow given off by cold interstellar dust at wavelengths too long for human …

8 Of The Year's Most Oddly Gorgeous Science Images

A water slide for worms, the glorious C. instagram, and more<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>Is this the era of <i>C. instagram</i>? That's the clever name of a cellphone photo one undergraduate took of a plate crawling with <i>C. elegans</i> (it kind of rhymes). <i>Caenorhabditis elegans</i> are microscopic worms that …

Car hits crowd at Virginia parade, 60 injured

<b>Up to 60 people were hurt when a car hit a crowd during a parade in the US state of Virginia, officials say.</b><p>They say more than 10 people have been taken to hospital in a serious condition from the small town of Damascus.<p>The crash happened at about 14:30 local time (18:30 GMT) during an annual …

Malcolm Shabazz killing: Two suspects remanded

<b>Two men suspected of killing Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of US political activist Malcolm X, have been remanded in custody in Mexico.</b><p>David Hernandez Cruz and Manuel Alejandro Perez de Jesus were waiters at a Mexico City nightclub where Mr Shabazz was beaten to death on 8 May.<p>A formal order was …

Garden body death 'unexplained'

<b>The death of a woman whose body was found in the communal garden area of tenement flats in Edinburgh is being treated as "unexplained" by police.</b><p>A police spokesman said they were investigating after the woman's body was found in the garden of a property in Warrender Park Road in Marchmont.<p>Police …

Briton held in France over deaths of two children

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Man dies after 'triple murder bid' Hove shooting

<b>A 31-year-old man has died in hospital after a gunman apparently tried to shoot three people dead.</b><p>A murder inquiry was started by Sussex Police after the man from Kent was fatally wounded in Church Road, Hove, at 23:30 BST on Saturday.<p>Paramedics treated him at the scene and he was then taken to the …

Crisis of conservatism is destroying party, say grassroots Tories

<b>A "crisis" over same-sex marriage, Europe and attitudes towards its grassroots is threatening to destroy the Tory party, activists say.</b><p>In a letter delivered to Downing Street, 34 past and present local Conservative Party chairmen urged the PM to drop the same-sex marriage bill.<p>Reported comments …

Tunisia police clash with Salafists over meeting ban

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/979000/979655_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524828533_f4ee3b88fae3b301c0817bc6c9f60308<p><b>Tunisian police have clashed with hundreds of hardline Islamists after the authorities banned a Salafist group from holding its annual meeting.</b><p>At least …

Derby fire deaths: Mairead Philpott to appeal against jail term

<b>A lawyer for Mairead Philpott, who killed her six children in a fire, said she would appeal against her jail term.</b><p>Philpott and her friend Paul Mosley will serve half of their 17-year sentences for manslaughter. Her husband Mick was given a life sentence.<p>Shaun Smith QC, Mairead's barrister, admitted …

Graeme McDowell beats Jaidee in World Match Play final

<b>Graeme McDowell made amends for last year's defeat in the final by beating Thailand's Thongchai Jaidee to win the World Match Play Championship.</b><p>The Northern Irishman came from two down after four holes to win 2&1 at the Thracian Cliffs course in the Bulgarian coastal resort of Kavarna.<p>McDowell, 33, …