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Giant crowdfunded darts will search for life on Mars

Is there life on Mars? Curiosity didn't find any, but that's hardly a conclusive answer. In fact, a handful of NASA scientists claim that the US space agency is looking for life in all the wrong places. The Mars rover explored the red planet's dry, irradiated surface: If the planet still hosts …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

Cannabis

Muscular dystrophy prevented in mice

Scientists have prevented muscle wastage in mice with a form of muscular dystrophy by editing the faulty gene that causes the disease.<p>The radical procedure could not be performed in humans, but researchers believe the work raises hopes for future gene-editing therapies to stop the disease from …

Black hole bends light, space, time -- and NASA's NuSTAR can see it all unfold

NASA's black-hole hunting telescope has captured a cosmic battle between dark and light.<p>NuSTAR, formally known as the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, has observed a supermassive black hole's gravity tugging on X-ray light that's being emitted near that black hole.<p>That light is getting …

This Is What a 'Family Robot' Looks Like

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published at …

10 YouTube Stars Who Should Be On Your Radar

YouTube stars are becoming more and more powerful.<p>A new survey released this week by Variety asked teens to rank popular figures "in terms of approachability, authenticity and other criteria considered aspects of their overall influence." The results overwhelmingly showed that today's teens are …

21 Genius Gadgets On Kickstarter Right Now

Check out the campaigns that will change your life tomorrow, today.

Warhammer: A complete history of Games Workshop games

CVG take you through the complete history of all the Games Workshop games inluding Warhammer the behemoth tabletop franchise<p>This week CVG give our blood to the Blood God, and travel both forward and back in time to explore the world of Warhammer.<p>The behemoth tabletop franchise is ripe with …

Watch Boeing's 787-9 Dreamliner do things that would make you throw up

Boeing is at the Farnborough Airshow this week — one of the biggest trade exhibitions for the world's aircraft manufacturers — showing off the 787-9, a larger version of the Dreamliner that's going head-to-head with new offerings from European arch-rival Airbus. But when you're showing off an …

The new Adidas fitness tracker isn’t a smartwatch, it’s a modern heart rate monitor

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Adidas’ miCoach smartwatch line might not be as well-known as Nike’s(s nke) Fuelband, but at least Adidas is still producing …

What It Takes To Make A Decent Cup Of Coffee In Space

When our pals at the Two-Way wrote last month that engineers had finally come up with a way to brew some good Italian espresso on the International Space Station, we were thoroughly intrigued.<p>As they reported, the space-age coffee machine — called, naturally the "ISSpresso" — is a capsule-based …

21 Google Search Hacks That Will Change Your Life

Here are some fun things and some useful things that you maybe didn't know you could do with Google search. Who knew Google had a "time travel" option? (h/t this Quora thread.)

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Military Researchers Design Real-life 'Transformer' Plane

UK aerospace and defense contractor BAE Systems have taken the wraps off several concepts it envisions as possible tools for the military in the …

Not all creepy: 3 important findings from Facebook's emotional experiments

Facebook is in hot water for manipulating user’s emotions for mass study that explored the contagious effects of positive and negative news stories. The Wall Street Journal reports that the well-publicized experiment was just the tip of the iceberg for Facebook’s fast research data science team. …

What Does GoPro's Big Open Mean? Who cares? Check Out These Crazy Videos!

"Grizzly almost ate my GoPro" beats "Is GoPro overvalued" every time ...<p>It was an action-packed week for GoPro. The action camera company priced its shares at the peak of their range for its Nasdaq IPO and saw them spike 38 percent on their first day of trading Thursday. GoPro’s shares rose another …

Here's why you're going to install the most annoying app in the world

Seriously, just wait<p>You might have heard of Yo.<p>It’s the app that lets you buzz a friend’s phone with a "YO" push notification. If you swipe on it, you’re brought into the app where you can proceed to send a Yo back to your friend. It sounds a little ridiculous, and a Yo war may ensue, at which …

NASA's deep-space craft readying for launch

The U.S. space shuttle program retired in 2011, leaving American astronauts to hitchhike into orbit. But after three long years, NASA's successor is almost ready to make an entrance.<p>Orion, the agency's newest manned spaceship, is being prepared for its first mission in December. In future missions, …

Google’s Cardboard turns out to be an inexpensive VR headset

If you stuck around until the end of yesterday’s I/O keynote, you might have heard Sundar Pichai mention that, alongside a fancy smartwatch, attendees would also receive a nondescript cardboard package. Very secretive indeed.<p>It turns out that the cardboard box was actually a DIY virtual reality kit …

Virtual Reality

The Withings Activité hides a fitness tracker inside a gorgeous watch

The Withings Activité isn't a smartwatch. Not in the notifications-on-your-wrist, Android Wear sense, anyway. But it's not just a watch, either. The $390 device that was announced on Monday and will be available this fall exists somewhere in between: it's one part high-end, Swiss-designed watch, …

Bloodhound SSC pilot shows off his '1,000-mph office'

Building a vehicle capable of going 1,000 miles per hour on land isn't something you do overnight. The folks behind the Bloodhound SSC project have been working toward reaching that insane speed since 2008 with the first record attempt still a year away. The goal is to go to the Hakskeen Pan in …

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

NASA announced in 2012 that it was working to build a "warp drive" that could enable "faster-than-light" travel. Two years later and the space agency hasn't built a spaceship capable of such speeds yet — but thanks to artist Mark Rademaker, we now know what one could look like. The result is the …

Curiosity's First Year On Mars In 2 Minutes | Time-Lapse Video

Sharp's 'Free-Form Displays' with Ultra-Thin Bezels Make New Display Shapes Possible

Sharp today announced its upcoming "Free-Form Display" technology that will allow the company to nearly eliminate the traditional bezel that surrounds LCD displays. As a result, Sharp will be able to build LCD panels in nearly any shape to conform to the display area of the intended …

This is the smartwatch we've been waiting for — but it doesn't exist, yet

Why haven’t smartwatches become the hot new category?<p>“Everyone knows they’re ugly,” and what purpose do they serve?<p>That’s how Ray Fischer, the co-owner of smartwatch startup Momentum Labs, characterized the smartwatch scene for VentureBeat.<p>To combat both ugliness and purposelessness, Momentum Labs …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

TravelByDrone: A Curated YouTube for Drone-Recorded Videos

They’ve been used for everything ranging from awesome surfing videos to birds-eye views of the Big Apple. Heck, even Facebook’s building them. Drones are very much the in thing, and with a camera planted firmly atop, you can capture some pretty amazing footage.<p>With that in mind, TravelByDrone [as …

Recession 'led to 10,000 suicides'

<b>The economic crisis in Europe and North America led to more than 10,000 extra suicides, according to figures from UK researchers.</b><p>A study, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, showed "suicides have risen markedly".<p>The research group said some deaths may have been avoidable as some …

Mental Health

Abbott and Obama agree to extend Australia's defence cooperation with US

Tony Abbott has agreed to expand Australia’s defence cooperation with the United States at a meeting with Barack Obama and later left open the possibility of Australian assistance in combating the escalating civil war in Iraq.<p>Obama used brief remarks to the media after the meeting in the White …

What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Thanks to a NASA physicist, the notion of warp speed might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.<p>NASA's Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second.<p>White, who heads NASA's …