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The New York Giants Had the Time of Their Lives Making This Dirty Dancing Super Bowl Tribute

There’s no time like Super Bowl Sunday to fall back into the warm, comforting embrace of a well-worn cultural touchstone.<p>The NFL did not disappoint …

NFL

How Marijuana Use Can Alter Brain Function and Induce Psychotic Behavior

Long-term smokers are at a higher risk for negative effects.<p>Filed Under Drugs & Neuroscience<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to …

Researchers Show How Simple Stickers Could Trick Self-Driving Cars

A team of researchers from four American universities has provided a troubling preview of how self-driving cars could be tricked into making …

3 Ways to Raise Your Kids to Think -- and Solve Problems -- Like an Entrepreneur

Kids who feel lost in the face of adversity today will encounter substantial challenges in the "Fourth Revolution" of tomorrow.<p>Serial Entrepreneur and Parenting Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As every parent knows all too well, parenting doesn't come with a …

World Economic Forum

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Sure, Netflix has a cadre of …

Physicists harness neglected properties of light

University of Toronto (U of T) researchers have demonstrated a way to increase the resolution of microscopes and telescopes beyond long-accepted …

Quantum Mechanics

Odd states of matter: how three British theorists scooped the 2016 Nobel Prize for Physics

The Nobel Prize in Physics for 2016 has been awarded to three British scientists working in the US for their theoretical work explaining strange …

Physics

Man v rat: could the long war soon be over?

Rats spread disease, decimate crops and very occasionally eat people alive. For centuries, we have struggled to find an effective way of controlling their numbers. Until now …<p>First, the myths. There are no “super rats”. Apart from a specific subtropical breed, they do not get much bigger than 20 …

The Age Of The Superbug Is Already Here

The U.N. is convening a landmark meeting this week on antibiotic resistance, but scientists are concerned the action may be too late.<p>When the United Nations General Assembly convenes a high-level meeting about a health issue, it’s clear there’s a crisis that requires our immediate attention. And …

Public Health
Extremism

Stan Lee's DC Comics Just Imagine... Stories, Ranked

While Stan Lee will always be thought of as a co-founder and chief ambassador of the Marvel Universe, he’s stepped outside of the House of Ideas a …

Comics

iPhone 7 Sales Figures: What Is Apple Trying To Hide?

Before the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus went on sale to the public, Apple CEO Tim Cook ensured that the markets and the media knew that Cupertino would not be releasing the first-weekend sales figures for the smartphones. Rightly pointing out that this would be more a measure of its efficiency in …

Mobile Technology

ReCore review: The heart of the matter

<i>Jak and Daxter</i> is one of my favorite game series of all time.<p>In fact, I’ve always been drawn to character-driven, 3D action platformers — the games …

Suspect in New York, New Jersey bombings described as ‘very friendly’

The family of Ahmad Khan Rahami runs a restaurant in Elizabeth, N.J., called First American Fried Chicken. Before his arrest on Monday morning, following a police shootout and on suspicion of planting a series of bombs in New York and New Jersey on the weekend, he lived in an apartment above the …

Did DC Comics Game The System With Creative Bankruptcy?

The DC Comics statistics for direct market sales for August 2016 showed them dominating DC Comics. I used the word “humiliated” but some folk really …

5 Scientific Theories That Will Melt Your Brain

People think science is all tedious testing and complicated calculations, but those only happen after someone points at the Sun God and screams, "I …

The Division: Head 2 Head Analysis PS4 and Xbox One

NX Gamer:<p>Now the game launched earlier this week and after our look at the XboxOne release prior to launch here we stack up the PS4 version against …

Muonium - the most exotic atom?

I’d never heard of it before this week, but it’s real. And there are plans to use it to look for antigravity<p>As I scrolled through the physics papers posted on the arXiv this week, one in particular caught my eye – “Measuring Antimatter Gravity with Muonium”. Possibly, this was because I wrote a bit …

“Just Googling it” is bad for your brain

Having the world at our fingertips around the clock takes a lot of the pressure off our minds to remember basic facts. But the ability to find answers on search engines like Google is also killing our memories, a recent report (pdf) by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab shows.<p>When asked a question, …

Kaspersky Lab

Inside the ISIS Blueprint for Winning

Back in 2010, ISIS was on the downswing. The terrorist group then published a think tank-like pamphlet on how to get a country of its own.<p>Despite the …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The Psychology of Ghosting: Why People Do It and a Better Way to Break Up

<i>By Maya Borgueta, Psy.D and Senior Coach at Lantern</i><p>Chances are you've been "ghosted" before. "Ghosting" is when someone you're dating ends the relationship by cutting off all communication, without any explanation. And we're not talking about not getting a text back after one awkward OKCupid date, …

Superfast Lasers Create A Hologram You Can Touch

At quadrillionth-second bursts<p>The halls of science fiction are well-decorated with dreams of holograms—Jules Verne introduced holography to literature in 1893 with <i>The Castle of the Carpathians</i>, and how else would we know that Obi-Wan was Leia’s only hope?<p>Now, researchers at the Digital Nature …

French President Calls for Crackdown on Uber

Following violent protests against online taxi-booking service Uber, the French government has ordered a ban on UberPop, its ride-sharing app.<p>French …

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>While …

The Brain

Pentagon's YouTube war with Russia

After Russian jet buzzes U.S. warship, Defense Department posts video to sway public opinion.<p>The West’s simmering standoff with Russia has prompted the Pentagon to reach for a new weapon: YouTube.<p>Defense officials have concluded it’s no longer enough to lodge formal complaints when Russian bombers …

Military

How Isis crippled al-Qaida

The inside story of the coup that has brought the world’s most feared terrorist network to the brink of collapse<p>On 5 February, Jordanian officials confirmed that the intellectual godfather of al-Qaida, Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, had been released from prison. Though he is little known in the west, …

China might be building vast database of federal worker info, experts say

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The massive hack that may have stolen the personal information of four million federal employees appears designed to build a vast database in what could be preparation for future attacks by China against the U.S., cybersecurity experts advising the government told CNN Friday …

CNN

Physics be damned, we can’t stop obsessing over NASA’s ‘impossible engine'

Imagine an engine with nothing powering it. There are no moving parts, nothing appears to be coming out the back, and when you look inside, there’s nothing there either. This is the unbelievable premise behind the "EM drive" — a hypothetical space drive that we’ve been promised might one day take …

Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet

The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless<p>Water is the only substance on Earth whose chemical formula has entered the vernacular. We all know H2O, even if we don’t understand …