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A Relationship Will Not Make You Happy (So Stop Looking For Happiness There)

“My significant other <i>makes</i> me so happy!”<p>“Thanks to my significant other, I finally <i>found</i> happiness!”<p>“I’m done with my significant other, they just …

The Tiger Pancake Is Everything Your Childhood Should Have Been

Saturday morning pancakes just got real. Imgur user extracurricular has shared with us the most intricate, most creative, and, well, most bad-a** pancake we have ever seen. It's a tiger face <i>on your pancake</i>. Tony the Tiger has got nothing on this guy.<p>It used to be that we were giddy when someone …

These Crazy Sculptures Will Change The Way You Look At Watermelon Forever

One of our favorite parts of summer is the abundance of watermelon. We'll eat watermelon on its own, in a salad or in cold soup. We'll make cocktails and popsicles with watermelon, and we'll even make watermelon cake and watermelon jerky. So maybe we're a little watermelon crazy here -- we're …

Here’s What Steam’s New Virtual Reality Interface Looks Like

Early this morning, Valve announced that they were working on a new interface for Steam, custom-tailored for virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift.<p>Unless you’re a super-ultra-mega early adopter and have a Rift nearby , it can be kind of hard to picture what such an interface might look …

Rats will help a stranger if they recognize his 'type' - Futurity

Rats will help a stranger in distress, but only if they have had prior social experience with the type of the unfamiliar individual.

New DNA supercomputer promises radically cheaper genome tests

A new DNA supercomputer is promising to deliver radically cheaper genome sequencing, a shift that could spur research and broader adoption of the tests. Illumina's latest model is designed to process 20,000 samples a year, with costs potentially as low as $1,000, a milestone the genetics industry …

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

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Withings Aura uses light, sound, and science to help you sleep better (hands-on)

Withings has a scale, a blood pressure monitor, and an activity bracelet — now it's trying to help us all get a little shut-eye between all that activity. This week at CES it announced the Aura, a $299 device designed to help you fall asleep faster, sleep better, and wake up easier. It comes in two …

Google Glass Meets Prescription Lenses--Something Every Geek Will Love

OK, I admit it. I’m a geek. And my glasses have been a badge of honor that I have worn all my life. And when Google Glass became available, it was love at first sight. Well, almost. As a Google Glass Explorer, my first experience with Glass was fascinating, but awkward. My clunky glasses didn’t …

Cars are the new smartphones: Chevrolet adding LTE and app store to 2015 models

Apart from the engine, wheels, seats, and enormous difference in size, 2015 Chevys will be nearly indistinguishable from smartphones: General Motors is announcing at CES today that next year's lineup with be available with built-in LTE and an app store. The so-called Chevrolet AppShop is the end …

Man creates machine to hunt, capture, clone shiny Pokemon autonomously

<i>Pokémon X</i> and <i>Y</i> modding enthusiast who goes by the moniker dekuNukem has further developed his hands-free shiny Pokémon finder so the machine now hunts, breeds, clones and releases shiny Pokémon without the need for human input.<p>Back in November, the modder posted a video of a set-up he'd created …

How To Save The Electrical Grid

Extreme storms such as Hurricane Sandy have pushed the U.S. electrical grid to its breaking point. The technology exists to keep the lights on—we just need to implement it.<p>The explosion lit up the Manhattan skyline. A sudden boom, a one-two punch of yellow light—then everything went black. After …