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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 …

Workouts

Century-Old Photos From Legendary Explorer Found In Antarctica

Film left in Antarctic for 100 years coudn't be developed, right? Wrong.<p>Even after 100 years, a picture is worth a thousand words. So why am I writing these words? Well, I'll tell you why: Because the story behind the accompanying photographs is pretty cool.<p>From 1914 to 1917, explorer Ernest …

Watch comet ISON hurtle toward the sun in stunning NASA video

From a camera far out in space, NASA has captured comet ISON's stunning first trip past the earth. The video, which you can watch below, shows comet ISON from November 20th up until November 25th, traveling by both Mercury and Earth on its path toward rounding the sun. The comet will begin rounding …

Bored? Hunt for dark matter in your spare time

Astronomers hunting for the invisible stuff that holds galaxies together are making progress by turning to the wisdom of the crowd.<p>It is the next “big hunt” in modern physics. Following confirmation of the existence of the Higgs Boson earlier this year, physicists now have their eyes on dark …

Dark Matter

Cassini reveals Saturn's true colours

A new view of Saturn, revealed by reprieved space probe, has provided the most accurate depiction of the planet's colour along with startling details of its 'stupendous' rings<p>"There is not perhaps another object in the heavens that presents us with such a variety of extraordinary phenomena as the …

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.<p>During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a …

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Kepler satellite: astronomers may have discovered 461 new planets

Nasa's Kepler satellite reveals several of the suspected planets are in their star's habitable zone where life might exist<p>Astronomers have found possible evidence for 461 new planets outside our solar system, using measurements from Nasa's planet-hunting satellite, Kepler.<p>The data has also been …

Scientists discover life after brain death

The brain may live on after what's long been considered brain death. New research from the University of Montreal finds that there's a deeper state of coma beyond what doctors have been considering to be the final line. Traditionally, when an EEG recording — a measurement of electrical activity …

30 minutes of exercise better for weight loss than longer workouts

A short daily workout of just 30 minutes a day can help dieters lose more weight than exercising for an hour, scientists have found.<p>For anyone wanting to lose weight, you may need to exercise less than you thought.<p>A new study has found that people who exercised for just half an hour a day lost a …

Where Do Dreams Come From?

Dreamland might not require so much imagination after all.<p>When we close our eyes and drift off to sleep, something in our mind spins us fanciful tales of teeth falling out, bouncing around in giant marshmallows in the sky, failing midterms in classes we've never taken, taking a walk in the park …

Scientists Find A Water-Rich Planet Outside Our Solar System

Japanese scientists have determined that a planet outside our solar system that most likely has a water-rich atmosphere. The planet, Gliese 1214b, is only 40 light years from Earth.<p>Discovered in 2009, Gliese 1214b is what’s known as a “super-Earth” – bigger than Earth but smaller than a gas giant. …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube

Electromagnetic acceleration: That's the high technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.<p>Musk — who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company — unveiled his …

High-speed Rail

Discover the majesty of video game worlds without risking your life

<i>Other Places</i>, a new video series on YouTube, sets out to celebrate the often unappreciated beauty and grandeur of the video game landscape. We're typically so busy slaughtering humans, aliens, and mythical creatures in the foreground, that the background tends to fade, well, into the background. …

How the Pentagon Could Destroy All Monsters

PM would like to offer the following advice when taking down massive reptiles that have bad intentions.<p><i>This post was originally published in July 2013. We find that its suggestions are still valid for</i> Pacific Rim<i>'s latest installment,</i> Pacific Rim Uprising<i>.</i><p>First, don't go toe-to-toe with them on the …

Military

The pain and power of loss in The Last of Us

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p><i>Warning: This article contains spoilers for The Last of Us.</i><p>Loss produces heavy emotion; losing someone close to you tugs at your heart and can be a …

Crunching The Numbers: Can Dual $269 Nvidia GTX 760s Outperform A $999 Titan?

As NVIDIA’s trio of graphics card launches winds down with the mainstream-level GTX 760, and only sporadic rumors of AMD’s new Radeon 8000 series launching in October, we have a few months to evaluate the best and most cost-efficient upgrade options. You may be tempted by NVIDIA’s GTX 780, which …

Star Citizen reaches $14 million in funding

Cloud Imperium's space combat and exploration sim <i>Star Citizen</i> reached $14 million in funding through the game's official website Roberts Space Industries and Kickstarter campaign, according to an announcement on the site.<p>At the time of writing, more than 211,077 backers have contributed $14,015,877 …

Meteor shower and dancing planets to grace July night sky

Venus is now an "evening star" setting just after the sun.<p>Summer planets, constellations and a late-month meteor shower should combine to make July a skywatching treat, weather permitting.<p>The Delta Aquarid meteor shower graces the night sky at the end of July, and during the month, the …

Astronomy

Mount Everest Melting; Climate Change Likely To Blame, Say Researchers

For years, scientists have worried about the impact of climate change in the invaluable Himalayan region. Recent research seems to confirm worries that a warming world is melting one of Earth's most iconic, not to mention tallest, summits: Mount Everest.<p>The research was presented this week during a …

Starwatch: Saturn's north pole hurricane

A close-up of the hurricane raging at Saturn's north pole appeared in the Guardian on 1 May. This image, also by Nasa's Cassini probe, shows a wider …

How to spot a murderer's brain

In 1987, Adrian Raine, who describes himself as a neurocriminologist, moved from Britain to the US. His emigration was prompted by two things. The …