Benjamin Melton

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50 Shades of WRONG: Disturbing Insect Sex

You think you're naughty and transgressive? Bah. Humans just don't get that freaky compared to insects. An ongoing evolutionary tug of war to control …

No Big Bang? Quantum equation predicts universe has no beginning

(Phys.org) —The universe may have existed forever, according to a new model that applies quantum correction terms to complement Einstein's theory of …

Google Added A Puppy To Its Creepy Robot Family

Boston Dynamics has given its humanoid robot a terrifying—but cute—new best friend.<p>Spot is the latest effort from Boston Dynamics, the Google-owned robotics company known for creating the freaky humanoid robot Atlas and the four-legged automaton originally known as Big Dog. Announced via YouTube …

Google is injecting its search engine with a large dose of medical data to pacify your inner hypochondriac

That's why Google is injecting its popular search engine with more reliable health information, which has all been fact-checked, curated and reviewed by "a team of medical doctors" from Google and the Mayo Clinic, led by Google's own Dr. Kapil Parakh, a Johns Hopkins cardiologist with extensive …

Fortune.com

• 1. To license Fortune articles, excerpts, or headlines for republication in various media (including books, eBooks, film, web, newsletters, …

Redneck Engineering: DIY Workaround for Car With No Reverse Gear

When times are tough, you've gotta keep moving forward. Especially when times are so tough that your transmission craps out, leaving you with a …

Don't make these 2 big investing mistakes

The biggest losers in the investing world typically do two things wrong: they hoard cash and they trade a lot of stocks.<p>The stock market had a terrific year in 2014, yet nearly a quarter of investors still managed to lose money, according to Openfolio, a website and app that allows investors to …

Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Appear On Samsung Website

Despite all the leaks and teasers, Samsung has not officially confirmed the existence of its upcoming Galaxy S6 and radical S6 Edge – until now.<p>In a strange move the South Korean giant has put the support pages for both the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920X) and the S6 Edge (SM-G925X) live on its Finnish and …

Oil prices likely to stay at $60 a barrel for two years

Oil,Oil and gas companies,Commodities,Energy industry,Shale gas and fracking,Shale oil,US news,World news,Russia<p>IEA says US shale gas industry is suppressing prices but fracking boom cannot last forever<p>Oil prices are likely to stay at $60 a barrel or lower for the next two years as US shale …

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

The Science Behind How Boredom Benefits Creative Thought

Recent studies show that a little boredom in your day opens up the potential for more creative thinking.<p>Boredom gets a bad rap. Truly amazing ideas and offbeat solutions have often come from endless hours of daydreaming.<p>If space and time is what you need to make unusual connections, then why does …