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Officials Confirm Second U.S. Case of MERS

<i>Updated 3 p.m. ET</i><p>Federal and state health officials confirmed a second U.S. case of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome on Monday, less than …

PS4 Games Outselling Xbox One 3:1

According to Rakuten’s Play.com the New Year period was an easy battle in the long-running console war. Sony came out the victor with three times as …

Gaming

"Modern Love" Editor Worries About Love in the Internet Age in New Tome

A meditation on the life cycle of amour in all its florid variations is distilled from a decade of impassioned correspondence with thousands of ardent lovers.<p>I read somewhere that the ancient Greeks sent condolence cards to friends who had fallen madly in love—such a state was a madness, they …

These Adorable Robots Are Teaching Kids To Code

Computer programming jobs are growing by twice the national average. Play-i is hoping to help the next generation catch up.<p>Say hello to Yana and Bo, two robots who want to teach your five-year-old to write code. The newly crowdfunded Play-i system uses music, animation, and stories to teach kids …

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Perspective Clocks

Tel Aviv-based Studio Ve is comprised of Shay Carmon and Ben Klinger, two young men who like exploring objects and their conception—whether it's a Two Leg Table or a Toast-ER that "revives" sad bread. More recently they've been experimenting with clocks, and their previous Manifold and Lithe …

Product Design

NASA's Hot New Ride for 2014

Patrick H. Corkery—Lockheed Martin<p>NASA<p>NASA<p>NASA<p>NASA<p>Dmitri Gerondidakis—NASA<p>Bill Stafford—JSC/NASA<p>David C. Bowman—NASA<p>NASA—KSC<p>Aerojet Rocketdyne<p>NASA—SSC<p>…

Video: Popular Science Rides The Ryno

A one-wheeled electric motorcycle that turns heads<p>The future has arrived – and it's on one wheel. Check out the video above of the Ryno bike: a one-wheeled, electric-powered motorcycle created by Chris Hoffmann. The Ryno was based off a sketch by Hoffmann's daughter who saw something like the …

The Trials And Torments Of Space School

What does it take to become a citizen astronaut?<p>Sending people to space has always involved a frank assessment of their defects, and in the early days, it was a matter of finding people without any. First it was fighter pilots—calm in a crisis, physically perfect, unquestioning in their execution …

Height perception and paranoia

Experiment in virtual reality shows that reducing a person's height can increase feelings of vulnerability and raise levels of paranoia<p>Experiencing the world from lower down than usual can increase how mistrustful and paranoid people feel, according to research in a virtual world.<p>Scientists believe …

This Leech Can Survive A 24-Hour Submersion in Liquid Nitrogen

100 percent of the leeches also survived extreme cold (-130°F) for nine months!<p>At first glance there is nothing overly special about <i>Ozobranchus jantseanus</i>, a small parasitic leech of freshwater turtles in East Asia. But throw them into a vat of liquid nitrogen, and they can survive for 24 hours. …

What happens if you get too close to a black hole? Ask the experts - video

Professor Robert Winston is joined by Dr Shini Somara and Dr Lewis Dartnell to tackle some questions put to them by inquiring young minds. What happens if you get too close to a black hole? Will there ever be a cure for colds and flu? And what is it like to be a woman in the world of engineering?<p>To …

Nanotech roundup: a robotic gecko and clues to the origins of life on Earth

This month's roundup includes a futuristic robot and a surprisingly simple, needle-free way to diagnose malaria<p>Space robots<p>Robots that mimic animal movement could in future be deployed for dangerous missions such as search and rescue in disaster areas or for repair tasks in difficult environments, …

10 Great Analog Sports Cars

To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel efficient, automakers have been replacing the weighty components in our sports cars with electronics. Despite their talents, electronics create a distance between man, machine, and roadtoday's best s<p>To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel …

NASA's Innovative Ion Space Thruster Sets Endurance World Record

A five-year test of NASA's latest ion drive for future spacecraft has set a new world record for the longest single space engine test.<p>The space …

Space Exploration

Symphony of Science: Black Holes.

Black holes are intrinsically cool.<p>Phil Plait writes <b>Slate</b>’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author …

Pulsar’s magnetic field strong enough to clean up after nuclear explosion

X-ray and radio light track a return to normal behavior after powerful outburst.<p>Pulsars are astronomical laboratories where nature plays with extreme …

Hadar: A Possible Future Binary Supernova

Hadar (also known as Agena) is a star that is visible from the Southern Hemisphere. It is the second-brightest star in the constellation Centaurus — …

Universe

The Nearest Stars

The Nearest Stars infographic from Space tracks the 53 closest stars to the earth. Their classification and distance is also included.<p><i>The nearest</i> …

The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson on the future of drones

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Chris Michel, nautilus ventures<p>In 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson’s future vision of the world, drones will collect …

Do animals have orgasms?

Well, probably, but how can you tell?<p>Ah, the age-old question. When animals are going at it like, uh, animals, how does it end? Is there an animal version of the Big O?<p>It's a bit hard to say, actually. "The short answer is that we don't know much about orgasms in other species -- in fact, …

Curiosity Finds Water And Poison In Martian Soil

Lots of news from Mars today! Here are the results of six new studies of the samples the Curiosity rover took during its first 100 days on the red planet.<p>You watched it land, trundle around a bit, and attack innocent rocks. Now you can learn a lot more about the science NASA's Curiosity rover has …

Nasa hosts the Starship Project aiming for interstellar travel within 100 years

Scientists met in Houston last weekend, shortly after Voyager 1, the 1977 Earth-culture 'message in a bottle,' left the solar system<p>It would be hard enough these days to find a human capable of playing a 12-inch LP, let alone an alien. So perhaps it is time for Nasa to update its welcome pack for …

New Cosmic Mystery: Butterfly Nebulae Align

Wildlife<p>This mosaic shows a selection of stunning images of butterfly-shaped planetary nebulae taken by Hubble Space Telescope. Credit: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 6302: NASA, ESA and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team; NGC 6881: ESA/Hubble & NASA; NGC 5189: NASA, ESA and the Hubble Heritage Team …

Learn The History Of Physics In 4 Minutes

Aristotle was wrong. He claimed that heavier items fell faster than lighter items. Had he actually tested the theory, using a high-tech tool as sophisticated as a ladder, a ledge, or a cliff, he’d have immediately realized that it couldn’t possibly be true. Because Galileo did test the theory, and …

'Cygnus' cargo ship launches off on first trip to the International Space Station

The Orbital Sciences spacecraft debuted from a Virginia Nasa facility Wednesday with 1,300 pounds of food and clothing<p>A commercial cargo ship made its successful debut Wednesday, rocketing toward the International Space Station and doubling the number of Nasa's private suppliers for the high-flying …

Big Pic: The Sun Like You've Never Seen It Before

Scientists colorized this image to show the intensity of coronal mass ejections.<p>In this image, the sun reaches out into space with long, super-intense flares of magnetized plasma called coronal mass ejections. When they're directed toward Earth, such ejections may trigger auroras. Especially …