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Russia Unveils Amphibious Assault Rifle

Only Russia will be safe from the dolphin uprising.<p>Today in problems I didn't know existed: While there are guns that fire underwater, and guns that fire on land, there are very few that can do both. Introduced at an arms expedition in Moscow, Tula Instrument Design Bureau's ADS gun is an assault …

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US military wants to make a portable, bullet-resistant wall that fits in a can

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, has envisioned some peculiar and diverse projects over the years, from molten metal-filled missiles, all the way to submarines that can fly. Then there's this new project that aims to create a portable cylinder that can blow up into a nearly …

Scientists simulate time travel using light particles

We may never see practical time travel in our lifetimes, if it's possible at all. However, a team at the University of Queensland has given the Doc Browns of the world a faint glimmer of hope by simulating time travel on a very, very small scale. Their study used individual photons to replicate a …

'iPhone 6 production starting next month'

Apple's new larger-screened iPhone 6 is rumoured to be heading into production as early as next month<p><b>Apple</b>'s next <b>iPhone</b>, which is said to feature a larger screen than previous incarnations, is reported to be heading into production next month.<p>The next model, dubbed the iPhone 6, will come in two …

The Beginner's Guide to Anal Sex: What You Need to Know | Men's Health

From the first conversation to anal sex itself, there are steps you can both take to lessen your partner's discomfort and make the whole experience of anal sex pain-free and fun for the both of you.<p>Your Anal Sex Checklist<p><b>1. Have “the talk.”</b><br>Broach the subject of anal sex at the wrong moment, and …

Harley-Davidson unveils its first electric hog

Harley-Davidson unveiled its first electric motorcycle Thursday, and promised it will still sound really cool.<p>"The sound is a distinct part of the thrill," chief marketing officer Mark-Hans Richer said in a news release. "Think fighter jet on an aircraft carrier."<p>The electric Harley, dubbed Project …

US college offers athletic scholarships to 'League of Legends' players

Robert Morris University in Illinois adds video game to its sports program<p>Illinois' Robert Morris University has become the first college in the United States to add e-sports to its athletic program and offer scholarships to professional gamers. The college has started to recruit high-school aged …

Greenland's snow is getting darker, and that's bad for you and me

Greenland has long has pure, white snow. But over recent years, that snow is becoming less white — seemingly a little bit dirtier.<p>For a long time, scientists thought this was because warmer weather was producing larger snowflakes, which tend to be darker. But new research revealed that the darker …

Graphics related possible paths to Radical Life Extension

Again the best way to donate some affordable funds in the area of radical life extension where those funds can make the most difference is with SENS. …

All the many horrible ways that animals can kill you with venom

Take a look at these fascinating videos explaining the many horrible ways that animals can use their hollow fangs, grooved teeth, lip glands, claws, …

Removing Salt To Relieve The World’s Thirst

97 percent of water on Earth is salt water. What if we could drink it?<p>The Challenge<p>Seventy percent of the Earth’s surface is liquid—yet water scarcity affects more than a billion people each year. Since the 1970s, the gold standard for desalination has been reverse osmosis, in which big pumps push …

Toyota to start production of hydrogen vehicles in December

Toyota's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will be in showrooms sooner than planned, the <i>Japan Times</i> reporting that production will commence in mid-December with the sedan following "by the end of this year." No reason was given for the new timeline; Toyota has been saying all along that we'd see it in …

16 Reasons To Love (And Respect) The Ocean

The ocean can be described in an endless number of ways. It's refreshing, beautiful and humbling. It's vast, mysterious and terrifying. It's magnificence has inspired countless novels, films, documentaries, songs, and HuffPost articles.<p>If it were a god, it would already have millions of devoted …

Solar FREAKIN' Roadways!

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This is the starstuff you and everything else are made of

This is a grain of <i>interstellar dust.</i> To get one of these, your best bet is to get into a spaceship for a couple hundred years and get close enough to …

Nearest hypervelocity star found speeding through space at 1 million mph

Astronomers think hypervelocity stars happen when the galaxy’s central back hole captures one of two stars in a binary system and slingshots the …

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Living organism with 'alien' DNA is created by scientists

Breakthrough in understanding of evolution after scientists modify E.coli bacteria to create organism with unique new DNA structure<p>A living organism with synthetic DNA has been created by scientists in a breakthrough which could change what we know about the evolution of life.<p>The DNA of all life on …

Why do we know so little about vaginas?

Scientists have a “strong male bias” towards studying penises instead of vaginas, according to biologists<p>Less then 10 per cent of genital evolution studies are focused purely on vaginas, a new report shows, and that's because scientists are 'biased' against them<p>In apiece <b>published in the Public</b> …

The next billion dollar SaaS company? Try looking in Canada

What do Hootsuite, Shopify, Radian6, and Freshbooks have in common? They're all category-leading SaaS (software-as-a-service) companies. They're also all Canadian startups.<p>Many of us in the tech investing business assume that Silicon Valley is the centre of the SaaS universe – with the likes of …

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Meet the hardware, software and science projects bound for the International Space Station this month

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>After problems forced a delay from a scheduled launch this weekend, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to take off later …

Ocean Waves On Saturn's Moon Titan May Have Been Spied By NASA's Cassini Spacecraft

After years of searching, planetary scientists think they may finally have spotted waves rippling on the seas of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. If confirmed, this would be the first discovery of ocean waves beyond Earth.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spied several unusual glints of sunlight off the …

Big Bang Discovery Opens Doors to the "Multiverse"

Gravitational waves detected in the aftermath of the Big Bang suggest one universe just might not be enough.<p>Bored with your old dimensions—up and down, right and left, and back and forth? So tiresome. Take heart, folks. The latest news from Big Bang cosmologists offers us some relief from our …

Megatons To Megawatts: Russian Warheads Fuel U.S. Power Plants

Here's a remarkable fact: For the past two decades, 10 percent of all the electricity consumed in the United States has come from Russian nuclear warheads.<p>It was all part of a deal struck at the end of the Cold War. That deal wraps up today, when the final shipment of fuel arrives at a U.S. …

Astronomers discover planet that shouldn’t be there

The discovery of a giant planet orbiting its star at 650 times the average Earth-sun distance has astronomers puzzled over how such a strange system …

Graphene - the new wonder material

Scientific interest rolls in for a material that is more solid than steel and a better conductor than copper<p>The molecule is priceless but it is not a matter of cost – a few hundred dollars per kilo. The value lies in its potential. The molecule in question is called graphene and the EU is prepared …

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

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LG G2 leak suggests 2,540mAh battery, 2GB of RAM and rear volume buttons

LG is expected to launch a sequel to its venerable Optimus G smartphone on August 7th in New York. Dubbed ‘G2‘, the phone is supposed to have some of …

How Slot Machine Sounds Trick Your Brain

Nice music doesn't always mean a real win.<p>When you win a bet on a slot machine, the machine rewards you with a celebratory noise: that electronic string of notes saying, <i>You're a winner! Here is, like, 30 cents, probably.</i> If you <i>lose</i> the bet, there's usually not a noise.<p>But here's the twist: modern …