Zachary Zenefski

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Rainbow mac and cheese is a thing that exists now

Seeing a rainbow can do wonders for improving your mood on a gloomy day. But why wait to see such a beautiful sight when you can now be like Mother …

Instagram is spurring the biggest shift the fitness world has seen in decades

Consider that part of the process.<p>A "first reaction [is] to resent how much their friends are posting sweat selfies and ... drinking their shakes," says Carl Daikeler, CEO of at-home workout company Beach Body.<p>After all, the constant in-your-face nature of wellness is a sharp detour from how things …

Fitness

Mysterious chimpanzee behaviour could prove they believe in God, according to scientists

New footage of ritual behaviour by chimpanzees, taken and analysed by researchers, shows they may be engaging in spiritual practices - and could even believe in God.<p>West African chimpanzees have been captured on camera throwing rocks into holes in trees and engaging in other bizarre behaviour, …

Company Invents Gun That Folds Up to Look Like a Cellphone

A Minnesota company has invented a handgun that folds up to look just like a smartphone.<p>The .380-caliber pistol, called Ideal Conceal, will be available later this year and "will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight," Ideal Conceal says on its website.<p>In locked position, the …

25 scientific images so gorgeous you can't even handle it

Grow A Bacterial Zoo In A Bottle

How to build your own Winogradsky column<p>In the 1880s, Russian microbiologist Sergei Winogradsky sealed pond water, mud, and nutrients in a clear tube. The column gave rise to a diverse mix of pond bacteria, which organized into layers based on their energy sources: carbon, hydrogen, sulfur, or …

'Five-dimensional' glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years

"For future civilizations — or whatever else is out there"<p>Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester. When you take the long view, preserving humanity's collective culture isn't a marathon, it's a relay — with successive generations passing on information from one …

8 Ways To Turn Instant Ramen Into A Gourmet Meal

Those cheap little packages of dried noodle blocks that totally sustained you while writing your thesis? (Postmodern feminist theory FTW!) Well, turns out that there are plenty of delicious ways to cook them. Here, eight of our favorite recipes that go way beyond the microwave.<p><b>15-Minute Ramen and</b> …

Inspired by Microsoft Research projects, top sci-fi writers share ‘Future Visions’ in new e-book

When you’re developing technologies that sound like science fiction, why not use science fiction stories to show what you’re up to? That’s the …

Yep, that Microsoft emotion-detecting AI is super good at its job

Another day, another Microsoft facial recognition tool that funnels the internet’s amusement straight into Bing’s search algorithm.<p>Just kidding! Microsoft said it doesn’t keep your photos, but they’re likely being used to help improve the AI. Today’s tool, Project Oxford, lets you upload a picture …

Fake it ’til you become it: The science of self-perception

In the 1960s, a psychologist named Martin Seligman was trying to understand the relationship between fear and learning when he stumbled upon an unexpected phenomenon.<p>In the experiment, Seligman gave a group of dogs an electric shock they couldn’t escape. Eventually, they learned to stop trying to …

The Muscle-Building Diet | 3 Steps To Gaining Muscle Mass

So you want build some muscle but you’re struggling to add mass?<p>You’re putting the time in the gym, training hard, but nothing. Your weight won’t …

Google's Quantum Computer Just Got a Big Upgrade

Google is upgrading its quantum computer. Known as the D-Wave, Google's machine is making the leap from 512 qubits—the fundamental building block of …

18 Ways to Create Good Habits -- and Eliminate Bad Ones -- for Life

Forget the excuses! Building good habits lies in following a system consistently, day in and day out.<p>All of us like to mythologize successful …

Asteroid Redirect Mission: Robotic Segment

Why ‘teleportation’ is no longer science fiction

For many people the word “teleportation” conjures up “Beam me up, Scotty” images from <i>Star Trek</i>. But in the last two decades, quantum …

IBM aims to replace silicon transistors with carbon nanotubes to keep up with Moore's Law

IBM has developed a way that could help the semiconductor industry continue to make ever more dense chips that are both faster and more power …

NASA and ESA Will Move A Small Moon By Slamming A Spacecraft Into It

Preparing for 'Deep Impact'<p>We've smashed into the moon, and bounced onto a comet, but a whole 17 years after <i>Deep Impact</i> and <i>Armageddon</i> debuted in 1998, we still haven't managed to change the course of an asteroid.<p>Sure, we landed the NEAR-Shoemaker orbiter on an asteroid in 2001, but we didn't even …

Space Exploration

Scientists create virtual human using slices of dead woman’s body

The Visible Human Project scientists use cadavers to create detailed digital reconstructions of the human body<p>It sounds like the plot of a Hollywood sci-fi movie, scientists using slices of dead humans to create virtual copies.<p>But US researchers have done exactly that and created the world’s most …

The Bizarre, Bony-Looking Future of Algorithmic Design

Pick a building on the horizon—any building will do—and consider for a moment how it came to be. Long before construction began, there was an …

Black holes heading for 'massive collision,' says astronomer

<b>(CNN) —</b> A really, really big bang not due for a hundred millennia may help astronomers test one of the central theories of physics, according to one of the authors of a new paper.<p>Two black holes in Virgo are heading for a "massive collision," Columbia University astronomer Zoltan Haiman said in a …

Black Holes

Quantum "Weeping Angel" Effect Freezes Atoms in Place

The paradox of Schroedinger’s Cat famously demonstrates that a quantum cat sealed in a box is both alive and dead at the same time until we look …