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Robots break new ground in construction industry

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As a teenager working for his dad's construction business, Noah Ready-Campbell dreamed that robots could take over the dirty, tedious parts of his job, such as digging and leveling soil for building projects.<p>Now the former Google engineer is turning that dream into a reality …

Construction Industry

How to lose your love handles

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you ask almost any fitness professional how to lose your love handles, they will tell you two things: No amount of abdominal crunches will make a difference if you don't first improve your diet and exercise regimen.<p>And there is no such thing as "spot reducing" when it comes to fat loss, …

Fitness

People Who Constantly Point Out Grammar Mistakes Are Pretty Much Jerks, Scientists Find

But you probably already knew that.<p>Scientists have found that people who constantly get bothered by grammatical errors online have "less agreeable" …

Psychology

Space engine for Mars missions shatters thrust record - Futurity

A better thruster means a shorter journey to Mars.

These new cycling routes will have you reaching for your passport

Tour de Manche cross-channel cycling route opens<p>Flying in the face of Brexit, a new 1,200km British-French collaboration launches a long-distance …

New York City

Science Says the Best Kind of Sleep Happens in a Tent

Our circadian clocks are governed by the natural rise and fall of melatonin, the “sleep hormone” that cues off of light. In the evenings, melatonin …

Inside the Startup Behind Silicon Valley's Favorite $100 Light Bulb

Austin-based lighting startup Ketra has built a state-of-the-art LED bulb and a state-of-the-art way to control it. But to sell its wares to the world’s biggest tech companies, it first had to build a state-of-the-art problem.<p><b>Two years ago,</b> as it prepared to build a new office on Manhattan’s West …

The Canadian who spent C$1.5m to rescue more than 200 Syrian refugees

Appliance firm CEO Jim Estill is behind an ambitious scheme to resettle 58 families in Guelph, Ontario, and galvanised hundreds of residents to help<p>On a recent snowy Saturday, Jim Estill went knocking on his neighbours’ doors, offering to shovel snow from walkways and driveways for cash.<p>Behind him …

Canada

What Happens When Comets Hit The Sun?

We know what would happen if a meteor collided with the Earth, but what about the sun? Can it even be hit?<p>We're all familiar with the doomsday …

3tags.org

How the humble bicycle is making a comeback in US cities

<b>As part of a series on the State of America, the BBC is profiling small businesses that have stories to tell about the way they work, and which say something about a wider national trend.</b><p>Towards the end of the 19th Century America was in the grip of cycling craze. Women in particular embraced the …

Los Angeles

NASA Has Found A 'Morse Code Message' On The Surface Of Mars

NASA’s eyes in the Martian sky came across some odd-looking dashes and dots on the surface of the Red Planet recently, which they pointed out has an …

Mars Mission

Scientists Might Have Finally Figured Out Why Period Pain Hurts So Damn Much

FINALLY!<p>Researchers finally have a lead on an explanation for why period pain and premenstrual symptoms (PMS) can suck so much for some women.<p>In the …

Pain

You can brew beer in less than a week with this magical tank

Vessi, an all-in-one system home-brewing kit, will let beer lovers make custom beers in as little as seven days. Don't run to the store just yet, …

Mystery of bizarre radar echoes solved, 50 years later

More than 50 years after weird radio echoes were detected coming from Earth's upper atmosphere, two scientists say they've pinpointed the culprit. And it's complicated.<p>In 1962, after the Jicamarca Radio Observatory was built near Lima, Peru, some unexplainable phenomenon was reflecting the radio …

Physics

16 of the world’s best cities for cycling (plus one island)

1. Washington, DC, United States<p>Washington, DC is recognized as a Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists. The city and …

New York City

This Is the Best Exercise to Erase Your Belly Pooch, Says Science | Women's Health

<i>Trying to get flat abs? If you've got a dumbbell on hand, you can do some of these moves:</i><p>Visceral fat is not only a pain in the butt, it’s also extra unhealthy, since it’s located in the abdominal cavity and surrounds several important organs. So, researchers looked into how certain types of …

You can now design a $250,000 tiny house on an app and get it delivered in months

Becoming a tiny house homeowner is now as easy as tapping away at an iPad.<p>Blu Homes, a California-based prefab home manufacturer, just launched a new line of micro houses that shoppers can customize on an app and get delivered to their property in a matter of months.<p>The cost starts at $250,000, …

San Francisco

Researchers turn carbon dioxide into sustainable concrete

Imagine a world with little or no concrete. Would that even be possible? After all, concrete is everywhere—on our roads, our driveways, in our homes, …

Metal Fillings No More: Lasers Used to Rebuild Teeth

Cancer Treatment