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Gina Rinehart takes aim at Australia's 'entitlement mentality', points to Thatcher

Billionaire mining magnate Gina Rinehart has attacked Australia's "entitlement mentality" and called on the nation's leaders to emulate former …

Is Planet Earth Under New Management?

A hundred million years from now, when we're all dead and gone, a team of geologists will be digging in a field somewhere ...<p>... and they will discover, buried in the rocks below, a thin layer of sediment — very thin, about the width of a cigarette paper, says British stratigrapher Jan Zalasiewicz. …

6 Famous Thought Experiments Explained in 1 Minute Each

Einstein once said, “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”<p>The Open University, an online educational institute, took …

Student dies and wakes up in the morgue—what happens next, it was mistake

A computer programming student was undergoing surgery in Costa Rica, when she died, experienced the afterlife, then returned to her body—in the …

LifeProof announces waterproof, Touch-ID compatible nüüd and frē case

LifeProof has announced an updated version of it’s nüüd and frē cases. The cases both offer the same level of water, dirt, snow and shock protection as the previous nüüd and frē case for the iPhone 5, but now they support using the Touch ID sensor that is built into the home button on the newer …

Everything You Wanted to Know About Iran and Nuclear Enrichment

What does the new interim deal to contain Iran's nuclear ambitions really mean? Nuclear safety expert and PopMech contributor Andy Karam explains.<p><b>Over the weekend international diplomats</b> reached a six-month agreement with Iran. In exchange for the lifting of some economic sanctions, Iran agreed to …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Immigration is essential (according to the science)

The Daily Express has started an anti-immigration petition, the latest example of ongoing propaganda against immigrants. But the actual data shows that this could be a disastrous move, because immigration is essential in many ways<p>"Just because a dog is born in a stable, doesn't make it a horse." …

The devil you know: inside the world of a psychopathic scientist

James Fallon has the biology of a stone-cold killer — and he would know<p>James Fallon is a happily married father of three, an award-winning neuroscientist at the University of California, Irvine, the founder of several successful biotech companies, and a scientific advisor to the US Department of …

What the World Would Look Like If Countries Were As Big As Their Online Populations

Helloooooo China!<p>The Internet we each see every day is an infinitesimally tiny sliver of the whole—the parts we have curated for ourselves, the parts our network of friends and family sends to us, and the sites that we have made parts of our routines.<p>But beyond this micro-level editing, there are …

Chaos Computer Club Bypasses Apple's Touch ID System (With Copy of Original Fingerprint)

The Chaos Computer Club claims to be able to bypass Apple's new Touch ID fingerprint sensor with a photo of the original user's fingerprint. The bypass is demonstrated in this short video:<p>The system is detailed in a how to which requires obtaining the original user's fingerprint:<p>First, the …

Pope Francis says Catholic Church must shake off 'small-minded rules' on abortion, homosexuality

Pope Francis said the Catholic Church must shake off an obsession with teachings on abortion, contraception and homosexuality and become more …