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Area 51 Revealed in CIA Spy Plane Documents

Area 51 in Nevada has long been the subject of wild conspiracy theories about extraterrestrials, time travel and alien autopsies, but newly released …

‘Bitcoin is a currency’: Federal judge says the virtual cash is real money

Physical Bitcoins created by Casascius, a bitcoin enthusiast based in Utah. Each has a unique code that can be used to retrieve a number of Bitcoins online.<p>Is the "online crypto-currency" Bitcoin money like dollars or is it no more the business of government regulators than virtual gold pieces in …

What It's Like to Take a Punch | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Billy Coffey.</i><p>Four years ago…<p>It started the way most good stories do, over lunch with a friend. This …

An Interview With 'Halo: Spartan Assault' Composer Tom Salta

<i>Halo: Spartan Assault</i> is the first mobile game in Microsoft‘s 12-year old franchise.<p>It’s also the first time composer Tom Salta has worked on a game with music established by another composer—a sound, he points out, that is “some of the most popular and recognizable music in video game history.” …

How To Make A DIY Anti-Surveillance Spray

It's illegal, but that's kind of the point.<p>Incendiary Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, known for his highly political art, isn't exactly a fan of surveillance cameras. When Swiss art curator Hans-Ulrich Obrist asked Ai to contribute to a Do-It-Yourself compendium full of projects from artists, Ai designed …

Spacesuit X-Rays And Other Amazing Images From This Week

To Make An Unbreakable Code, Use Quantum Physics

As soon as you try to crack it, the encryption changes.<p>During World War II, the Nazis used a famously complex code machine to communicate military orders, assuming that no one would go through the effort needed to break its formidable encryption. The typewriter-like Enigma was a marvel of …

Astronomers Using ALMA Image Snow Line in Infant Star System

Astronomers using the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) have taken the first ever image of the snow line in an infant planetary …

Inside Boeing's New Commercial Space Capsule

Boeing unveils interior design of its new spacecraft.<p>From the outside, Boeing's CST-100 spacecraft model resembles a high-tech gumdrop. On the inside, it's a spacious, LED-glowing dream. The new commercial vehicle is designed to transport NASA astronauts to and from low Earth orbit. Boeing recently …

The Week In Numbers: An Asteroid-Zapping Space Laser, The Worst Planets In The Universe, And More

<b>4,580 degrees Fahrenheit</b>: the surface temperature on exoplanet COROT-7b, one of the 10 worst places to live in the universe, according to NASA scientists<p><b>600 miles</b>: the diameter of the largest known asteroid, Ceres (could an asteroid impact knock the moon into Earth?)<p><b>70 gigawatts</b>: the power of a …

Aliens: Colonial Marines 'seemed kind of passionless,' actor says

Gearbox Software's highly criticized first-person shooter, <i>Aliens: Colonial Marines</i>, struck Corporal Hicks actor Michael Biehn as "kind of passionless," according to an interview with Game Informer.<p>Speaking with the publication, the actor compared his recent role in <i>Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon</i> as …

Best Buy Launching Two-Day iPad Trade-In Promo Starting Friday

If you’re looking to offload an old iPad and want to make some money in the process, this weekend might be a good time to do it.<p>Friday and Saturday, …

Microsoft helped NSA access private emails and Skype video calls, says new report

The <i>Guardian</i> has continued its string of leaks regarding the American surveillance program, reporting that top-secret documents reveal a tight collaboration between Microsoft, the NSA, and the FBI. Microsoft, along with other companies, has insisted that reports about widespread …

Store Your Housekey In the Cloud And Cut Copies On Demand

Self-serve robot locksmiths have arrived in New York City.<p>It's 11 pm on a Saturday and you've locked yourself out of your house. You'll have to call a locksmith. Then you'll wait for him or her to come to your place… and, if you're a New Yorker, you'll end up paying about $100 to get back into your …

Element of the week: plutonium | video

This week's chemical element is plutonium, which has the symbol <b>Pu</b> and the atomic number <b>94</b>. Inspired by the previous two elements in the periodic …

What The X-47B Reveals About The Future Of Autonomous Flight

Five things you need to know about the X-47B, the U.S. military's first unmanned, autonomous combat jet.<p>When the Navy's X-47B drone screamed skyward off the aircraft carrier <i>USS George H.W. Bush</i> in May, those of us standing on the flight deck knew we were witnessing history: a robot flying …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Sacred Lotus's Unique Longevity Secrets

A team of 70 scientists recently unveiled the age-old “secret” of the lotus plant that enables it to survive in extreme conditions for hundreds of …

Antarctic Lake Vostok buried under two miles of ice found to teem with life

A giant lake buried more than two miles beneath the Antarctic ice has been found to contain a "surprising" variety of life.<p>Analysis of ice cores obtained from the basin of Lake Vostok, the subglacial lake that Russian scientists drilled down to in 2012, have revealed DNA from an estimated 3,507 …

Solar Impulse plane completes US journey in New York

<b>The Solar Impulse plane has landed at New York's JFK airport, completing the final leg of a journey across the US on solar power alone.</b><p>The craft set off at 04:56 (08:56 GMT) on Saturday from Washington DC, and landed about 23:15 (03:45 GMT Sunday).<p>A Statue of Liberty fly-pass had to be cancelled, …

The Energy Fix: Reinventing The Solar Array

Reinventing the array could usher in a new age for solar.<p>The solar market has been on fire. In the U.S., it's grown by 600 percent over the past five years, culminating in 3,313 installed megawatts in 2012. This past March, seven solar projects added the only new utility power of any kind to the …

Wilderness Survival Cell Phone | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Creek Stewart</i>.<p>Last week we talked about the many survival uses of the tampon. But unless he specifically …

Test Kitchen Outtakes: Berries and Pie and the Fourth of July

Grab your flags, fire up your grill, and start hoarding berries: Fourth of July is on its way.<p>As always, our test kitchen team is here for you, hand-picking the perfect pie recipe, offering you every kind of ice cream imaginable, and providing a refresher course on strawberry hulling. Before you …

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Surf N' Turf Burger (Grilled Burger With Lobster and Bacon) Recipe

A grilled hamburger topped with lobster salad and crispy bacon.<p><b>Read more: The Burger Lab: How To Make Surf & Turf Burgers (Bacon- and Lobster-Topped Burgers)</b><p>Ingredients1/2 pound cooked lobster meat, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces2 tablespoons mayonnaise, plus more for assembling1 teaspoon juice from …

Crack Pie

Discovering easy, healthy weeknight recipes that are family friendly, and delicious baked desserts that everyone can enjoy!

Cowboy Quiche

<i>“Real cowboys eat quiche.”</i> —Aristotle<p>Oh, do I love this quiche. I included it in my second cookbook and is similar to the quiche I posted here back …

The Lowly Luggage Tag Gets a High-Tech Makeover

We shop for flights on our laptop, book hotels on our tablet, and have a QR code boarding pass on our smartphone. So why are we still walking up to …