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Winter sun returns to Earth’s far north

The solstice is behind us. At high northern latitudes, sunlight is returning only briefly each day or casts an eerie twilight glow.<p>After the long …

The 100 Deadliest Movies Of All Time

A data scientist has created a handy list of the deadliest films of all time.<p>Randal Olson, a Computer Science PhD student at Michigan State University who also made lists of the deadliest actors and deadliest directors, created the tally based on the database of kill counts from MovieBodyCounts.com.<p>…

Computer Science

Video: New Super-Waterproof Material Makes Water Drops Bounce Off

Nanocones make surfaces more hydrophobic than ever before.<p>Is that a rubber ball making its way down a two-by-four? No, it's actually a drop of water hitting a strip of experimental material that's so water-resistant, it makes drops bounce.<p>The video above comes from the work of a team of materials …

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

Engineering

Serena Williams has epic racket smash after double faulting on match point

No one wins like Serena Williams. No one loses like her either.<p>After double faulting on match point in a doubles match with her sister Venus, Serena destroyed her racket in three efficient smashes on the court, then angrily flipped it aside. She then calmly shook hands with her sister and warmly …

Truth Or Propaganda? Finding Real Stories In North Korea

A Peek Inside North Korea<p>National Geographic photographer David Guttenfelder went on assignment to North Korea with AP correspondent Tim Sullivan, and came back with these photos.<p>North Korea remains one of the most closed places in the world. And that makes Tim Sullivan kind of a rarity: As the …

Jay Cutler Finishes Run with Big Hit on Robert Golden

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler finishes this first-down run with authority during <i>Sunday Night Football</i>.<p>Maybe not the smartest way for a QB to play, but that was impressive.

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'Hollywood Said No,' But 'Mr. Show' Fans Said Yes!

When the comedy program <i>Mr. Show with Bob and David</i> came on the air in 1995, there was nothing like it. Created by comedians Bob Odenkirk and David Cross, it was full of dark, subversive and riotously funny sketches tied together with bizarre and brilliant segues reminiscent of <i>Monty Python's Flying</i> …

Could high-end camping gear save lives around the world?

<b>When two engineers at a sleek New York design company started making an ultra-efficient cook stove, they had their own holidays and camping trips in mind. Now, they are betting their technology will save lives in rural communities across the world.</b><p>Every day about three billion people across the …

Time passes more slowly for flies, study finds

Flies avoid being swatted in just the same way Keanu Reeves dodges flying bullets in the movie The Matrix – by watching time pass slowly.<p>To the insect, that rolled-up newspaper moving at lightning speed might as well be inching through thick treacle.<p>Like Reeves standing back and side-stepping …

The weird world of the incredibly small – in pictures

This month's collection of postcards from the nanoworld includes bleached hair, a component from a quantum computer, a fleck of Victorian paint and one of the creatures that helped build the White Cliffs of Dover

Trace Any U.S. Waterway Upstream, Downstream, Sidestream

Just kidding, sidestream isn't a thing. But the first two will keep you plenty busy.<p>Remember this map of all the waterways in the U.S. from earlier this summer? Now there's something even more fun: An interactive app that lets you not only see the waterways, but trace them to their source (or to …

7 Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

Coffee isn't just warm and energizing, it may also be extremely good for you.<p>In recent years and decades, scientists have studied the effects of coffee on various aspects of health and their results have been nothing short of amazing.<p>Here are 7 reasons why coffee may actually be one of the …

When I think, you move: researchers achieve brain-to-brain interface

It might sound rather frightening to have your arm move involuntarily, controlled by some unseen puppet master — but for researchers at the University of Washington, it represented a major breakthrough in human-to-human brain interfaces. Using a non-invasive brain-to-brain setup, a researcher in …

Reflecting on mirror neurons

<i>Chapter 11 of my book, 50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know. Here's the introduction to the book, and my post about the most important idea in neuroscience</i>.<p>Summary: Mirror neurons are cells that fire during both the execution and observation of a specific action. They have been linked to …

What Blood Shows Scientists About Suicide Risk

A new study of bipolar patients brings researchers closer to creating a blood test for suicidal thoughts.<p>Suicide was responsible for more deaths than motor vehicle crashes were in 2009, but it's not always easy for doctors to tell when someone is at risk. A new study from the Indiana University …

Joe Flacco Admits Ray Lewis' Motivational Speeches Made No Sense at All

LOUD NOISES is all Joe Flacco heard every time Ray Lewis began one of his patented motivational speeches.<p>In an interview with ESPN, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback told reporter Kevin Van Valkenburg that Lewis’ pregame orations—while he meant well—made little to no sense.<p>The admission was spotted …

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One-way Mars trip attracts 165,000 would-be astronauts ... and counting

The Dutch-based Mars One venture says more than 165,000 people around the world have voiced interest in a one-way trip to the Red Planet — and there's still more than a week left for more would-be astronauts to join in.<p>"The response to the first round of the astronaut selection program has been …

Mars

An Adorable Animation Of The Sun Destroying Earth

Plus some other fun facts about the solar system!<p>Hello, tiny human! If you needed a quick reminder of how small you are in the universe, just check out this video, created by designer Philipp Dettmer. It'll give you the basic run-down of the solar system: how many moons each planet has, how far …

Ranking the Best Week 1 Games of the 2013 College Football Season

Which games of Week 1 of the 2013 college football season will be the best?<p>To come up with the list, I looked at the Week 1 schedules of all FBS teams. Next, I consulted Athlon Sports’ 2013 preseason rankings of all FBS teams. Then, I gave a number to each game according to the rankings; the number …

Devin Hester Scores Touchdown vs. Cowboys

Chicago Bears wide receiver Devin Hester makes a nice cut on his route and catches a wide open touchdown pass from quarterback Jay Cutler in a 34-18 …

5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

Aaron Dobson Catches Touchdown With One Hand

Marshall University wide receiver Aaron Dobson makes a one-handed catch for a touchdown against East Carolina University. Video.

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