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Scientists Unravel One Of The Keys To Life On Earth — And It's Right Beneath Your Feet

We know that Earth's past internal movements of the tectonic plates under our feet make our planet one-of-a-kind — they trapped carbon dioxide which helped make our planet habitable.<p>A new study, published in the April 6 issue of the journal Nature, may have figured out the mystery of how these …

Is Anti-Gravity Possible? Brian Greene's WSU Has The Answer

By now you've probably heard about Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of <i>Cosmos</i>, running every Sunday night on FOX (yes, that FOX) for the last few weeks. It was a controversial step to take Carl Sagan's beloved early 1980s-era tour of the universe and revamp it for the modern era. According to most …

How to Shoot in Manual Mode With Your Digital SLR

The latest digital SLR cameras employ sophisticated light sensors and composition-analyzing algorithms to routinely nail correct exposures in full auto mode. Yet amateur DSLR photos often look no better than shots from a run-of-the-mill point-and-shoot. The reason, explains photography instructor …

Beyond First Aid Kits: 5 Unexpected Survival Kit Essentials

Gallon jugs of water, fire extinguishers and first-aid supplies are the essentials of any good survival kit, but our survey of those who outlasted disasters suggests a few more unexpected items. Read their amazing stories of surviving fires, blizzards, hurricanes and tornadoes here.<p>1. Beer<p>"Buy a …

Know Your Stuff: The 110 Best DIY Tips Ever

For Popular Mechanics' 110th anniversary, we decided to do something special: We dived into our archives to find the 110 best, handiest, and most helpful tips ever printed in PM. It's more than a century of DIY wisdom. (You can read the introduction to the project here.)<p>For <i>Popular Mechanics</i>' 110th …

Barkhad Abdi: Captain Phillips star's rise from limo driver to Oscars contender

Somali-born actor had been directing hip-hop videos before responding to a casting call, though his relative inexperience did feed into his portrayal of a desperate pirate in Captain Phillips<p>Until recently, Barkhad Abdi was doing shifts at his brother's Minnesota mobile-phone shop. Now the …

#BBCtrending: The Indian headshake decoded

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1056000/1056862_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524671617_c18a2b31684c4555c0b3c09e27e84369<p><b>A video decoding Indian headshakes has gone viral, attracting over a million hits in a week. What does its popularity tell us about the way Indians</b> …

Social Media

10 things we didn't know last week

<b>1. Monkeys open bananas</b> at the other end from humans.<p>Find out more (Daily Telegraph)<p><b>2. Fish that are</b> fed Skips crisps can turn pink.<p>Find out more (Daily Mirror)<p><b>3. The Dominican Republic</b> has the world's deadliest roads.<p>Find out more (The Economist)<p><b>4. The average length</b> of a Best Picture Academy …

Dominican Republic

Why is no one talking about bladder cancer?

<b>It's the fourth most common cancer in men in England - but unlike most other cancers, survival rates are getting worse, not better. Why is no one talking about bladder cancer?</b><p>Former police officer Tony Kirkbank, from Canterbury, is desperate to talk about it.<p>He was diagnosed with bladder cancer in …

Cancer

What Escapes A Black Hole?

Now that's dark<p>Black holes have a bad rap. They’re known for sucking in everything around them, but matter can actually break away from their grasp, in the form of jets. Although astronomers have been aware of this for half a century, they didn’t know what exactly the jets were made of until last …

Black Holes

The ancient art of honey hunting in Nepal - in pictures

The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, but now their lifestyle is under threat from commercialisation and tours offering visitors a chance to 'join a honey hunt'. Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living with the Gurung in central …

3 Simple DIY Gadget Fixes

Don't toss a device because of a shattered screen or broken headphone jack. A few easy repairs will keep your gadgets running longer.<p>Don't toss a device because of a shattered screen or broken headphone jack. A few easy repairs will keep your gadgets running longer.

This Robot Gives High-Beaming Drivers A Taste Of Their Own Medicine

Don't actually build it. Bad idea. But, you know, it exists.<p>It happens. You're on the road, at night, maybe you're in the left lane, and a driver screeches up behind you, tailgating, high-beams flashing, to coax you into the other lane. What if you could get sweet, bright revenge?<p>Well, here is your …

How to Pick the Right Bike Rack for Your Car

Find yourself daydreaming about the return of spring and long destination bike rides? Start thinking now about how you're going to carry your cycles.

Scientists Make Largest Quark, Solving A 20-Year Mystery

Researchers have found the "final" predicted way of making top quarks, the largest subatomic particle.<p>Top quarks are the heaviest of subatomic particles, and are prime components of all matter--everything from mayonnaise to your big toe. But while they are in virtually everything, they are …

Physics

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Why Fireworks Wednesday is the one film you should watch this week - video

This week Peter Bradshaw recommends you see Fireworks Wednesday, the 2006 drama by Oscar-winning Iranian director Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, The Past). Fireworks Wednesday stars Taraneh Alidoosti as Roohi, a young woman whose job cleaning the house of a warring couple causes her to doubt her own …