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The Age of Adaline Charms and Surprises, Thanks in Part to Harrison Ford

The new immortality romance The Age of Adaline, opening Friday, is made up of many seemingly discordant elements. But interesting casting and a defiant oddball streak make it worthy counter-programming.<p><i>The Age of Adaline</i> is a curious creation. Both earnest romantic melodrama and science-fiction …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Biology

In the future, you may be able to turn invisible with this roll-on squid tape

For the past century or so, military scientists say, the United States has been locked in a perpetual search for new ways to deceive its enemies' eyes.<p>In World War II, strategists covered military equipment in netting and coated it with dull-colored paint. More recently, researchers have been …

Nature

#GOTscience: How Winter Actually Came … and Wiped Out the ‘Dragons’

Every "Game of Thrones" fan knows by now that winter is coming, and it could be a long one. They also know that flying dragons are a thing, particularly if they've watched the latest episode on HBO's sex-swords-and-sorcery series. But there's no way that a chilling winter could last for years, …

George R.R. Martin

Daniel Radcliffe Eyes Lead In 'Grand Theft Auto' Movie

From Harry Potter to Grand Theft Auto? It would be quite a turn for actor Daniel Radcliffe to jump from one of the most kid-friendly franchises in history to one of the most kid-<i>unfriendly</i>, but that very well may happen if recent negotiations play out.<p>Radcliffe is in talks to join the BBC’s 90 …

Daniel Radcliffe

The Secret Life of Yo-Yos

The modern version of the toy is practically unrecognizable, an Object Lesson.<p>The man behind me in the queue was trying to be helpful: “It’s true, though, right? They are used as weapons in Asia. I go there a lot and I’ve seen them do it—they’re lethal.” He made a sudden gesture, like Spiderman …

Disarm

Tyrannosaur Skull Reveals Signs of Fierce Cannibal Battle

About 75 million years ago, a towering tyrannosaur may have lit into one of its own species, ripping into its skull and leaving behind jagged scars and deep punctures that have only recently seen the light of day.<p>The beastly tale comes from paleontologists examining the marred skull of the possible …

Paleontology

New aluminum battery for smartphones can be charged in a minute

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. scientists said they have invented a cheap, long-lasting and flexible battery made of aluminum for use in smartphones that can be charged in as little as one minute.<p>The researchers, who detailed their discovery in the journal Nature, said the new aluminum-ion battery has the …

Clean Energy

DJ & Dance Music, Tracks & Mixes

Dance Music

Thermo Tent promises a more comfortable camping experience

There are several versions of Thermo Tent, but the Thermo Tent 3 and Thermo Tent 6 are probably the most notable. As its name implies, the former is …

Extreme Sports

Engineering students extinguish fire with sound

A pair of engineering students created a new type of fire extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out flames.<p>Imagine if all you needed to put out fire was a subwoofer. It's an idea that has been toyed with, theoretically, over the years -- DARPA demonstrated an acoustic extinguisher in 2012, …

Gaming Consoles

‘Batman: Arkham Knight’ Has Been Delayed Again, But Console Yourself With A New Gameplay Video

One of the great heartbreaks of 2014 in gaming was the fact that we’d have to wait another eight months to play <i>Batman: Arkham Knight</i>, when it was delayed from its original October 2014 release date. But with help and counseling, we got past it. And it’s now delayed again. Stop playing with our …

Comic Books

Business News, India Stock Market, Personal Finance, IPO, Financial News Headlines

Shares of Bharti Airtel, ITC, Vedanta, Motherson Sumi, Nestle, NMDC, Idea Cellular, Adani Ports, Coal India, Hindalco, ONGC, GAIL and BHEL were among …

Google Files Patent For A Wearable That Can Kill Cancer

While Google might be known as a company that helps users search the internet, check their emails, connect with friends, and so on, the company has …

Android rolls out 'on-body' smart lock to foil device thieves

Google's mobile operating system adds a function that brings up your device's lock screen when the accelerometer senses you've set the gadget down, according to a report.<p>Google is rolling out a new automatic "smart lock" function that uses your mobile device's accelerometer to determine when you …

Top 6 Science Inventions You Probably Haven't Heard Of

<b>High school students from Southeast Asia protect the environment with inventions that challenge the status quo.</b><p>Did you know bamboo can be used to …

Argentine archaeologists find secret Nazi lair in jungle

Stone structures in the remote region of Misiones are thought to be the ruins of a hideout build by Nazis, in case their leaders needed to flee Germany<p>A team of <b>Argentine</b> archaeologists investigating a series of ruins in the jungle, close to the border with Paraguay, believe they have discovered a</b> …

World History

Samsung Launches 5 New Curved Monitors

Samsung has announced the launch of five new curved monitors, and these new monitors come in a range of sizes form 23.5 inches to 31.5 inches.<p>The …

Ingenious giant phone case makes one-hand usage a snap

A simple, ambidextrous case makes using giant phones with one hand easy for everyone.<p>Although initially subject to some mockery when first introduced, the larger-sized phone -- 5.5 inches and above -- is now par for the course. For better or for worse, big screens are here to stay.<p>They do have …

Study Shows iPads Could Improve Literacy Skills in Young Children - InformED

A recent study has found that kindergartners who use iPads in school are likely to score higher on literacy tests than those who do not.<p>The study, …

First-ever quantum device that detects and corrects its own errors

Before the dream of quantum computing is realized, a number of inherent problems must first be solved. One of these is the ability to maintain a …

Quantum Computing

Gene Method Makes Mutants More Easily, and Sparks Concerns

Scientists have found a way to create mutant organisms more reliably, using a recently developed gene-editing technique known as CRISPR. And just as in the "X-Men" movies, not everyone is happy about that.<p>The procedure, known as mutagenic chain reaction, is described in a paper published online …

Genetics

Watch: Video of Rare Deep-Sea Shark Blows Researcher's Mind

After hours of staring at footage of a nearly barren seafloor, scientists are shocked when a Greenland shark puts in an appearance.<p><b>Every now and then, buried among hours of deep-sea video as exciting as watching grass grow, the ocean serves up a heart-pounding surprise—like a rare Greenland shark</b> …

Nature

The Rise of Nintendo: A Story in 8 Bits

From ‘Donkey Kong’ to the NES — how a Japanese company took over the American living room. An exclusive first serial from ‘Console Wars.’<p><i>The</i> …

Retrogaming