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Go Ahead And Crack Your Knuckles: The Risk Of Arthritis Is A Myth

Is there a more satisfying feeling than interlacing all eight fingers, bending them back, and sending a rippling crack through the base of each …

Life on earth 'began on Mars'

Evidence is mounting that life on Earth may have started on Mars. A leading scientist has claimed that one particular element believed to be crucial to the origin of life would only have been available on the surface of the red planet.<p>Professor Steven Benner, a geochemist, has argued that the …

The Social Behavior Of Bacteria, Trippily Explored In Art

The advanced collective and social intelligence of bacteria colonies makes for some very psychedelic design.<p>The invisible colony of bacteria that spreads its invisible biomass across a petri dish is as gestalt as any alien hive-mind. Like such a mind, it grows with design, and it is from this …

If an astronaut fell into a black hole, would he stretch or burn?

Crack open a middle-school science textbook, and you might see a picture of an astronaut in a black hole: stretched out like a spaghetti noodle as the rapidly increasing gravity pulled different parts of their body at different speeds, then crushed by the same force. A growing scientific …

World Trade Center 7 Report Puts 9/11 Conspiracy Theory to Rest

Conspiracy theorists have long claimed that explosives downed World Trade Center 7, north of the Twin Towers. The long-awaited report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) conclusively rebuts those claims. Fire alone brought down the building, the report concludes, pointing …

World Trade Center

A new way of thinking about how the brain works

My book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, is out now, and is available at a discount price from Amazon and the <i>Guardian</i> bookshop. (And here's a lovely review by Vaughan Bell, who calls it "a concise, solid grounding in neuroscience… remarkably lucid… balanced and entertaining".) When I …

4/20: Satisfy Your Need For Weed... Stories

Happy 4/20!<p>No one seems to be able to agree on exactly why "420" became synonymous with smoking marijuana, but whatever, man.<p>If you're lucky enough to reside in Colorado or Washington, where recreational marijuana is now legal, you're sure to have a great April 20. Unfortunately, HuffPost Weird …

Outlook, Office, Skype, Bing, Breaking News, and Latest Videos

Join Rewards and earn points when you explore and search on MSN.<p>See your recent documents, or start one for free with Office Online.<p>Sign in to your …

Official Tickets and Your Source for Live Entertainment

Pokemon X and Y's 'Mega Evolutions' and new training methods explained

<i>Pokemon X</i> and <i>Y</i>'s "Mega Evolutions," revealed yesterday by CoroCoro, will allow players' creatures to temporarily power-up in battle by using unique items, Nintendo revealed in a press release distributed this morning.<p>Unlike regular evolutions, which cause Pokemon to change form after reaching …

Even More New Pokemon X and Y Features, Monsters

Three new Pokemon, Super Training, and more details on Mega Evolutions.<p>After a Japanese magazine revealed yesterday that Mega Evolutions were coming …

Pokemon X and Y to include temporary mega evolutions

<b>Update:</b> The Pokemon Company has confirmed that mega evolutions will be coming to Pokemon X and Y, and has released a trailer detailing the feature. Applicable Pokemon will require a rare mega stone, however, and Nintendo will distribute a Torchic holding a Blazikenite mega stone over Wi-Fi during …

PlayStation 4 May Struggle With Profitability

It’s a currency game.<p>Sony may be winning the race for positive buzz and consumer goodwill over its rival Microsoft in the months leading to the …

All PS Vitas $199 at Target August 18-24

[UPDATE] The Target weekly ad for August 18-24 released today confirms the price cut. All PlayStation Vita systems are $199 through the end of the week.<p><i>The original story is below</i><p>All PlayStation Vita systems will be marked down to $199 at Target beginning August 18 and running through August 24, …

How Quantum Theory Screws With Our Perception of Reality

Our modern understanding of reality is based on some fundamental concepts: that the world around us is tangible, that the theory of relativity holds, …

Quantum Mechanics

The Builders of This Spanish Skyscraper Forgot the Elevator (Updated)

<i>Update: It looks as though the building may have elevators after all! According to Barcepundit—and despite an El Pais article that plainly states the</i> …

Skyscrapers

Why the Hell Are the Xbox One's Best New Features Behind a Paywall?

You don't buy a Big Mac and pay extra for special sauce. You don't buy an iPhone and pay extra for FaceTime. So why in the hell is Microsoft putting …

Xbox

How Three Months of War Transformed One of Syria's Largest Cities

Pulitzer Prize winning photographs—and the on again, off again Internet—have given us a few peeks into the turmoil of the bloody conflict in Syria. …

Middle East

The NSA Is Collecting Emails and Texts for Just Mentioning "Targets"

There's a story in the New York Times today that details how the NSA hasn't just been tracking communications to and from (potential) foreigners of …

Surveillance

Watch a Fully Automatic Electromagnetic Pulse Rifle Demolish a Laptop

Mag-guns are pretty impractical, but they're always fun to fire. Larsplatoon knows first-hand. A few years ago he put together a crazy single-shot …

Electromagnetism

The Abandoned Nazi Train Station, Now an Underground Astroparticle Lab

The Canfranc International Railway Station and its adjoined hotel were the of epitome of transit glamour when it was first built in 1928. But a …

Groundbreaking New Particle Could Make Hard Drives 20 Times Smaller

There are many reasons why we still have size limitations on technology, but when it comes to data storage, one thing really stands out. You can only …

Physics

Are Brainscans a Better Way To Do Job Interviews?

An article by Tim Lahey suggests that medical schools could change the admissions process to make sure the most deserving students get in by …

Mesmerizing Photo Collages Show Time Peeling Away In Layers

It is a truth universally acknolwedged that anyone and everyone loves a good timelapse video. The same goes for timelapse photos. They can get a …

Photography

Holy Pants, This Massive Space Sim Is Looking Good

Some scientists think our reality may be a computer simulation programmed by aliens. After you watch <i>X Rebirth—a</i> beautiful universe simulator set in a …

Another Secure Email Service, Silent Circle, Is Shutting Down

Silent Circle, an email provider which guarantees end-to-end secure email, has announced that it's going the same way as Edward Snowden's beloved …

A Size Comparison of (Almost) Everything

If you've always wondered how big, say, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man is relative to the Sydney Opera House, then this is the visualization for you: …

This Is What an Undersea Data Cable Actually Looks Like

The internet doesn't just happen; it's served up to us by thousands of miles of physical cabling, and much of it, naturally, has to stretch under the …

Saltwater

What It Means to Be an NSA 'Target'

An important New York Times investigation from today reporting that the NSA "is searching the contents of vast amounts of Americans’ e-mail and text …