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Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

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Study Points to 10 Key Nutrition Interventions that Could Save the Lives of Children

A new study in the journal The Lancet outlines 10 key nutrition interventions that could save the lives of almost a million children a year.<p>These interventions include giving vitamin A and zinc supplements to toddlers, and offering calcium to pregnant women.<p>Host Marco Werman speaks with the study's …

The Valentine's Day Showstopper

<i>Every so often, we get the chance to reshoot one of our favorite recipes from the Food52 archives.</i><p><i>Today: A cake to launch a thousand ships.</i><p><i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Noritake. Noritake’s Cher Blanc is featured below.</i><p>There's a reason there's no such thing as a wedding pie. Don't …

4 Spaces Dramatically Improved By A Single Piece Of Art

A colorful, abstract painting sets these relatively neutral rooms in a different direction.<p>Here, interior designer Christopher Maya incorporates a contemporary painting by Leora Armstrong into a primary color palette.<p>A painting by Brian Grosdidier and Jay Shinn brings color into a breakfast room in …

An Apartment That Comes With the Ultimate Amenity

The New York apartment building that comes with its own personal shopper.<p><i>The condo outfitted in Bergdorf Goodman decor accessories</i><p>In New York City, having an uninterrupted view of Central Park is a luxury few dwellers will ever attain. Having 24/7 access to a personal shopper at the city's most …

Geometry shows why river rocks are round - Futurity

To explain why river rocks are small and round, scientists approached the issue as a geometrical problem, not a geological one.

NASA's On Alert For Big Scary Asteroids. What About Smaller Ones?

Earth is under constant bombardment from asteroids and comets. A recent reminder of that occurred one year ago today when an asteroid plunged into Earth's atmosphere, exploding over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk with the force of a 500 kiloton bomb, causing widespread damage and …

Radar explained in ten seconds

One-Way Mirrors explained in ten seconds

Evolution vs Natural Selection

Why is the Solar System Flat?

What Stephen Hawking Really Said About Black Holes

Letters From Charles Darwin

From the Popular Science archives. Happy Darwin Day!<p><i>These letters originally appeared in the March 1903 issue of</i> Popular Science. <i>The "Hitherto Unpublished Letters of Charles Darwin" were compiled and edited by Darwin's son, Francis Darwin, and the British botanist Albert Charles Seward. Today would</i> …

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NASA Mars Curiosity Rover Report -- February 14, 2014

1 In 4 Americans Thinks The Sun Goes Around The Earth, Survey Says

A quarter of Americans surveyed could not correctly answer that the Earth revolves around the sun and not the other way around, according to a report out Friday from the National Science Foundation.<p>The survey of 2,200 people in the United States was conducted by the NSF in 2012 and released on …

The Week In Numbers: The Oldest Star In The Universe, Gaming For Science, And More

<b>90 minutes</b>: the time it takes to make your own light-up Valentine's Day card using conductive ink<p><b>13 billion years</b>: the age of the oldest known star in the universe<p><b>14,000 tons</b>: the mass of Fermilab's unfinished, 500-mile-long neutrino detector, which saw its first particles this week<p><b>73 percent</b>: the …

9 Amazing Pieces Of 3-D-Printed Art

Creepy babies, skulls and more, from the 3D Printshow this week in New York<p>The 2014 New York 3D Printshow launched at the Metropolitan Pavilion on Wednesday, bringing together big names from the 3-D printing industry with creative individuals who apply the technology to art and fashion. The annual …

Secret Viking Code Decrypted: 'Kiss Me'

Medieval Norse cryptology was more about love than war.<p>For years, researchers puzzled over codes they saw carved into 13th-century Viking inscriptions. It's not that researchers don't know how to read Norse runes—they do. But about 80 existing fragments of runes seem to be encrypted. Are they …

Archaeology

Modern Genes Reveal 100 Major Population Shifts In Human History

Wherever conquerors go, they leave a little bit of their genetics. Gene analyses of modern people are able to reveal those influences.<p><i>Spread of Mongol Empire. Astrokey44 on Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0</i><p>Violence and love, conquest and assimilation, they're all in your DNA. Literally. As human …

Awesome TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES Character Designs

Film Interview: 'A Field in England' Director Ben Wheatley – /Film

I think <b>Ben Wheatley</b>, together with partner/writer/editor <b>Amy Jump</b>, is one of the most interesting directors working now. He makes genre films that …

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The 10 biggest February movie dumps of all time

Not as classy as Oscar movies, not as fun as summer movies, the movies coming out this month are boring or trashy<p>Now is the winter of moviegoers’ discontent.<p>Spring and summer get the blockbuster superhero movies; November and December get Oscar contenders and a smattering more of would-be financial …

Sequel Bits: 'Transformers 4,' 'Fast and Furious 7,' 'Pitch Perfect 2,' 'Muppets Most Wanted,' 'Dr. Horrible 2' – /Film

<i>Rio 2</i> and <i>Muppets Most Wanted</i> have some sweet V-Day messages for you. Also after the jump:<p><b>Jed Whedon</b> explains why there hasn’t been a <i>Dr. Horrible</i> …

A Valentine’s Kiss From Peter Parker by Des Taylor

'Black Widow' Solo Film Still In Development – /Film

For years, Marvel Studios President <b>Kevin Feige</b> has said Marvel was interested in giving <i>Black Widow</i> her own film. From the character’s first …

Peter Greenaway to receive Bafta for outstanding British contribution to cinema

The arthouse director says it is 'a pleasure and a delight' to be honoured for his years of effort and experiment<p>• Peter Greenaway: 'I plan to kill myself when I'm 80'<p>Peter Greenaway is to receive the outstanding British contribution to cinema award at this Sunday's Bafta film awards.<p>The director …

From Harry Potter to Gravity: how British VFX talent is leading the world

"You don't get very long," says Tim Webber, VFX (visual effects) supervisor on the blockbuster space thriller Gravity. "Five minutes to talk about it, a 10-minute showreel, and then three minutes of question and answer. When you've spent three years on a project, that's not an awful lot of time to …

Gravity favourite for British film prize at Baftas – but is it British enough?

The red carpet is ready, the stars are in alignment and yet confusion reigns before Sunday's Bafta ceremony in London. Leading this year's crop of nominees is Gravity, a 3D disaster movie directed by Mexico's Alfonso Cuarón, distributed by Warner Bros and starring the Hollywood actors Sandra …