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Liquid metal discovery paves way for shape-shifting robots

BEIJING, CHINA - It may look like nothing more than a small ball of metal, but the shape-shifting and self-propulsion abilities of a liquid metal alloy discovered by scientists at China’s Tsinghua University has captured the imaginations of scientists and science-fiction fans across the …

Flyp Lets You Add Multiple Numbers To Your Smartphone

Flyp is a new iOS/Android app that lets you have up to six different phone numbers simultaneously active on your smartphone. The first number is free and each additional “premium” phone number (a maximum of five) costs $2.99 per month (or $29.99 per year) to maintain. The Flyp app manages all the …

Water-Repellent Paint Punishes Revelers Who Use Street As Public Toilet

Peeback's a mess<p>Peeing in public is the worst. And unfortunately, in major cities with any kind of nightlife, the stench of stale urine on the street is an incredibly annoying and disgusting part of life. But residents of Hamburg, Germany's bustling St. Pauli neighborhood figured out a solution. …

Hamburg

Big Blast Sends Star on Fastest Trip out of the Galaxy

Astronomers have found a star hurtling through the galaxy faster than any other, the result of being blasted away by the explosion of a massive partner star. The star, known as US 708, is traveling at about 746 miles (1,200 kilometers) per second, fast enough to actually leave the Milky Way galaxy …

Chemists Use Nanoparticles in Tough, Self-Cleaning Paint

British and Chinese scientists say they have developed a new paint that can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel to make resilient surfaces that can clean themselves even after being scratched or scuffed.<p>In this week's issue of the journal Science, the scientists say the paint, made from …

Fastest Star in the Milky Way Found Zipping Out of Galaxy

It’s blasting away at astonishing speed—and it could help solve a cosmic mystery.<p>This animation shows how one star in a pair could get revved up to high speed when its partner goes supernova. NASA, ESA, and P. Ruiz Lapuente (University of Barcelona); Cut and colored by S. Geier.<p>A star is racing out …

Ancient Stone Tool Intrigues Archaeologists in Oregon

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Archaeologists have uncovered a stone tool at an ancient rock shelter in the high desert of eastern Oregon that could turn out to be older than any known site of human occupation in western North America. The find was announced Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, …

Mars once had an entire ocean -- and then lost it, scientists say

Dry, dusty Mars once had an ocean that held as much water as the Arctic Ocean and covered a larger share of the Red Planet's surface than the Atlantic Ocean does on Earth, according to a surprising new study.<p>The findings, described online in the journal Science, examined the patterns in the Martian …

Gravitational Lens Splits Supernova’s Light 4 Different Ways

Through the looking glass of general relativity<p>About 9.3 billion years ago, a supernova exploded in our universe. Since then, its light has been traveling the billions of light years it takes to get to our little planet we call home. But in between this supernova and Earth, there happens to be a …

Universe

The Best Recipe Videos on YouTube for People With “No Time to Cook”

<i>House of Cards</i> is great and all, but in truth our favorite thing to binge watch is cooking videos. There’s something addictive, even therapeutic, …

Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Google’s hiring chief says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process. So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of traditional business school training at the nation’s elite colleges as downright “stupid.”<p>Former senior vice …

Project Management

18 One-Pan Breakfast Recipes That Will Send You to the Strata-sphere

Alright, show of hands. Who out there loves bread, brunch and basically all things indulgent? Looks like just about everyone. This means you <i>definitely</i> need some strata in your life. These 18 eggy, cheesy and sometimes meaty bread puddings stir together all of the usual breakfast table suspects into …

The Telescope That Points Itself

Using a telescope is hardand that poses a major barrier of entry for those who want to start exploring the stars. But with the Celestron NexStar Evolution 8, just tap a point of interest and it takes you there.<p>Using a telescope is hard—and that poses a major barrier of entry for those who want to …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

This is the Easiest, Tastiest Summer Drink Ever

Andrew Zimmerman of Chicago's Sepia is a major proponent of a proper daiquiri.<p><i>After a night on the line, most chefs have a go-to drink, from cheap</i> …