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20 foods an athlete would never eat

1. Diet Soda<p>Athletes see each meal as an opportunity to refuel: <i>How much protein can I fit into this meal? How can I add more good fats?</i> It’s what …

The Humiliating 5 Year-Old ‘Breaking Bad’ Promo That Dean Norris Probably Hopes You’ll Forget

Way back in 2008, AMC was new to original programming. They had only had one scripted program, <i>Mad Men</i>, and <i>Breaking Bad</i> wasn’t exactly burning it up in the ratings. Even the critics at the time were not completely behind the series yet. So, I’m sure that the marketing department thought they needed …

When Hallucinations Walked the World

Imagine learning that scientists had got <i>Tyrannosaurus</i> <i>rex</i> upside-down all this time and, in reality, it slithered on its “back” and waved its legs—sorry, tentacles—in the air. It’d be a bit embarrassing, but it would also never happen. We have some complete <i>Tyrannosaurus</i> skeletons, we can compare …

The 14 Most Innovative Gadgets Of All Time

Wireless high-speed Internet everywhere? We're getting close thanks to LTE.<p>Cars that drive themselves? Google is working on it. Appliances that sync with your smartphone? Thanks, Nest.<p>We put together what we think are the best examples of gadgets that brought us into the future or are now showing …

Gear & Gadgets

The 10 Coolest Things You Can 3-D Print Right Now

Cameras, guitars, RC aircraft and more!<p>One survey of the 3-D printing landscape will quickly show you that it's brimming with novelty items and useless junk. But don't let that overwhelm you! We sorted through the clutter to create this list of 10 projects that are both awesome and practical.<p>Don't …

The World's Spookiest Weapons

Cyborg animals, psychotropics and flying lasers are just some of the terrifying weapons government labs have cooked up over the years<p>Atom bombs are just the beginning. In the last half-century, the greatest military minds on Earth have developed an arsenal of weapons to make mutually assured …

PlayStation 4 and Xbox One hardware comparisons: More meaningless than ever

Sony's PlayStation 4 console will need a healthy portion of its 8GB of memory simply to run the console's OS. That's inspired a new torrent of Xbox One and PS4 comparisons. But here's why they don't make sense.<p>The truth is that Sony's RAM requirements should come as no surprise.<p>If you wanted to …

PlayStation 4

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Archaeologists Recover Two More Cannons From Blackbeard’s Ship

Human Journey<p>The <i>Queen Anne’s Revenge</i> was one of the most heavily armed pirate vessels afloat in the early 18th century. During his brief but colorful career, Blackbeard used the vessel to plunder shipping from the Caribbean Sea to the coast of colonial America, daring to hold the city of …

Chinese Supercomputer Is Now The World's Fastest - By A Lot

Every six months, the Top500 organization reveals its list of the world’s fastest supercomputers. And for the past few lists, there’s been a lot of movement. In June 2011, it was Japan’s “K” supercomputer. In June 2012, it was IBM‘s Sequoia. In November 2012, Cray took the lead with its Titan …