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How to jailbreak iOS 7.1 and 7.1.x with Pangu (Video)

Pangu is a new untethered jailbreak tool for iOS 7.1 and 7.1.1 that was recently released for Windows. There’s no current ETA on an OS X version (OS X is now version available), but after some initial testing, we’ve determined this to be a legitimate tool for jailbreaking iOS 7.1 and up. The …

Give your Mac a speed boost with this quick tip

It’s totally irritating when you’re using your Mac and it slows down all of a sudden. While your computer is obviously doing what you’re focusing on, it can also be working hard on pointless tasks running in the background. In today’s how-to video, find out how to stop this and speed up your Mac in …

A Closer Look at the eYe COMME des GARÇONS Junya Watanabe Man x New Balance MRL996

Continuing its annual collaboration with New Balance, eYe COMME des GARCONS Junya Watanabe Man<p>Continuing its annual collaboration with New Balance, …

Black Widow Spiders Would Rather Not Bite You Or Beck

This week, while promoting his new album, “Morning Phase,” the great musician Beck has been doing a bunch of interviews. One line in an NPR story caught my attention: During recording sessions, Beck was bitten by a black widow spider, and wound up in the hospital. “My arm was all swollen up,” he …

The hard-to-find Stephen Hawking documentary 'A Brief History of Time' is now on iTunes

If you have $19.99 and an interest in astrophysics, here's some good news. Errol Morris's documentary "A Brief History of Time," a profile of the brilliant scientist Stephen Hawking and his struggle with the degenerative disease that paralyzed him, is now available on iTunes. The film, named after …

At 4.4 billion years old, these tiny blue crystals are the oldest on Earth

The oldest thing on Earth is smaller than a piece of human hair. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have determined that blue zircon crystals found in a remote part of Australia are 4.4 billion years old, just 160 million younger than the formation of our solar system. The …

FYI: Could A Human Beat A T. Rex In Arm Wrestling?

A paleontologist examines the evidence.<p>"First, we're assuming that the T. rex won't just eat the person, right?" asks Jack Conrad, a vertebrate paleontologist at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Right. This is a sanctioned match, and killing your opponent is strictly against the …

From algae to crude oil in less than an hour

Engineers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a pressure cooker-like technique that can convert algae into biofuel in less …

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From Ashes To Ashes To Diamonds: A Way To Treasure The Dead

<b>Listen · 3:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Diamonds are supposed to be a girl's best friend. Now, they might also be her mother, father or grandmother.<p>Swiss company Algordanza takes cremated human remains and — under high heat and pressure that mimic conditions deep within the Earth — …

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

DNA sequencer raises doctors' hopes for personalized medicine

The device could accelerate the use of genetic information in everyday medical care, physicians hope, improving diagnoses and treatments.<p>January 03, 2014|By Melissa Healy<p>Among the many stents, surgical clamps, pumps and other medical devices that have recently come before the Food and Drug …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Bill Nye Is Going To Destroy Creationists At An Evolution Debate In Kentucky

Here at Geekosystem, we love Bill Nye because we also love both science and joy. Sadly, not everyone agrees with us; Creationists, in particular, …

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How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their eyes and point southeast. A room of distinguished professors in the U.S. pointed in almost every possible direction, whereas 5-year-old Australian aboriginal girls always got it right.<p>She says the difference lies in …

First Asteroid Discovered in 2014 Hits Earth's Atmosphere

An asteroid first sighted yesterday has most likely plunged directly into our planet's atmosphere and burned up. The object's name, 2014 AA, …

Is DNA analysis stuck in the past?

New tech could free innocent people from prison — but no one's rushing to test it.<p>A few weeks ago, the Innocence Project of New York (IP) announced that it had helped to release another innocent person from prison. This time it was Gerard Richardson. As <i>The Verge</i> outlined in September, Richardson …

Video: Does being cold make you sick?

Being cold can’t give you a cold … or can it?<p>Eleanor Imster has helped write and edit EarthSky since 1995. She was an integral part of the …

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Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world's most deadly viruses

Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses after all — they're smaller than the wavelength of visible light — and as mere smears when viewed …

WATCH: Scientists Suspend Objects in Midair with Sound Waves

No smoke, no mirrors, just sound was all scientists needed to levitate objects in midair.<p>NPR reports that researchers at the University of Tokyo have …

Ten images of amazing new frontiers in 2013

Ten images of the most important new frontiers mankind faced in 2013, including Voyager 1's journey into deep space and Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept.<p><b>More amazing image galleries of the year:</b><p>The year in weather<p>The year in space<p>The year in design and architecture<p>The year in wildife<p>People of the …

Odor ‘guards’ in lungs can make us cough

Like the nose, lungs have odor receptors. But instead of sending nerve impulses to the brain that conjure up a burning cigarette or a cup of coffee, …

View from space: Earth’s tallest mountain

A satellite view of Mount Everest<p>There are 14 mountain peaks on Earth that stand taller than 8,000 meters (26,247 feet). The tallest of these …

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Kids are stronger if mom got more vitamin D

Children are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body during pregnancy, new research shows.<p>Low …

Why bacteria with identical genes don’t act alike

Although a population of bacteria may be genetically identical, individual bacteria within that population can act in radically different ways.<p>This …

Patients deserve the truth: health screening can do more harm than good

There was some good news shortly before the Christmas break: the Parliamentary Science and Technology Committee announced an enquiry into health screening.<p>The need for a review is pressing. Screening always sounds good – catch disease early, while it can still be treated – but the reality is more …

Your Guide To Eco-Friendly Birth Control

So you’re having safe sex. Good for you! But is your contraceptive safe for the environment? Here is some information about the environmental impacts of a few of the most popular non-permanent forms of birth control in the U.S. Note that sterilization is not included because it is permanent (but …

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Scientists discover a naturally occurring hormone that blocks marijuana buzz

A group of scientists from the French Institute of Health and Medical Research may have discovered the buzzkill in hormone form. It's called Pregnenolone, and a new study suggests it may be released as a natural response to counteract the mental effects of marijuana. Researchers discovered the …

Bacteria may make sugarcane farming ‘greener’

A new species of bacterium could potentially reduce the need for nitrogen fertilizer in sugarcane farming.<p>Current nitrogen fertilizers are expensive …

Why does the new year begin on January 1?

New Year’s Day is a civil event. Its date isn’t precisely fixed by any natural seasonal marker.<p>The date of New Year’s Day seems so fundamental that …