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Military Packing Secrets That Will Make You a Better Traveler

Packing, the worst part of any trip, is a pain because nearly all of us just make it up as we go along. Filling a suitcase is a rushed disaster that …

Backpacking

The Untold Story of the Bastille Day Attacker

Last July, France witnessed the creation of a new kind of mass murder when a man steered a giant cargo truck into a crowd and killed 86 people in the beach resort of Nice. The French government quickly announced that the killer was a jihadist inspired by the Islamic State. But as Scott Sayare …

In one German town, 1,000 people killed themselves in 72 hours

Rather than surrender to the Red Army, citizens of Demmin committed ‘<i>selbstmord’</i><p>By April of 1945, both sides knew who was going to lose the Second …

World History

‘Bigfoot’ gatecrashes Michigan nature webcam (VIDEO, POLL)

According to legend, the ape-like creature, otherwise known as Sasquatch, is said to stalk the forests of North America.<p>The prehistoric beast has …

A new analysis shows a surprisingly simple relationship between the way galaxies move, and the distribution of ordinary matter within them. Unexpectedly this seems to hold however much mysterious dark matter they contain. That’s funny.<p>On 25 August 2003, a Delta II rocket launched the Spitzer Space …

Dark Matter

God/Nils/God and Quantum Physics

<b>Type classification</b>: this is an essay resource.<p>The light in the center of the universe.<p><b>God is a higher field of consciousness in the cosmos. God is</b> …

Science Says the Secret to a Happy Relationship is Giving Up

Okay, okay, they call it "settling."<p>What was it your mother always told you? About how you're special, and how you should never settle for anything less than you deserve?<p>Yeah, well scientists have gone and shit all over that one, because a new study has decided that the secret to a happy, …

10 things men should do every day (according to science)

We all know the basics – exercise, eat vegetables, never look at booze or bacon, etc – but what else should we be doing every day for a better, healthier, happier life?<p>To paraphrase the slogan of a popular sugary treat, only science has the answer ...<p>1. Play computer games<p>Ever wanted a bigger …

ISIS has released a new Android app aimed at children

A news broadcaster affiliated with the terrorist group ISIS has released an Android app that teaches children the Arabic alphabet — and it's full of references to weapons and jihad.<p>Al Bayan Radio, which broadcasts ISIS propaganda on radio waves in the Middle East and through its Android apps, made …

Apps

Sony filed a patent for contact lenses that take photos

With all these smart eyewear patents and research studies popping up over the last couple years, it's looking more and more like we're all going to …

InterAct

Kepler Is Saved! How NASA Used Its Deep Space Network to Avert Catastrophe

The Deep Space Network is a crucial link to spacecraft beyond Earth.<p>It's been a nail-biting few days for the planet-hunting community, after NASA announced late last week that its Kepler space telescope had unexpectedly switched to "emergency mode," and was rapidly burning up its fuel some 75 …

Use your smartwatch as a camera remote for your phone - Android customization

Are you following along our Android Wear projects on our Android customization series? We took a look at IF and DO from IFTTT, but it’s time to get into some more basic stuff, like using your smartwatch as a camera remote for your Android phone or tablet.<p>The idea today is pretty simple, as are the …

How To Design Happiness

Experts from Lippincott, Disney, and SoulCycle weigh in on how they craft happy experiences.<p>Design, at its heart, is about solving problems. That’s why it’s so easy to talk to designers. They can explain exactly how their interface is built to help you navigate through your phone, or how a device …

What happens to its stuff when a black hole vanishes? - Futurity

A new theory lets scientists follow a black hole's life over time. What they find is striking.

11 bizarre things the Mars Orbiter has spotted on the red planet

Ten years ago this week, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) began its visit to the red planet.<p>In the time since, the MRO has completed about …

Mars Orbiter

Scientists discover bacteria that can eat plastic trash

We produce 311 million tons of plastic each year, yet just a tenth of that will be sent to a recycling plant. This could help: Japanese scientists say they've discovered the first known bacteria able to break the molecular bonds of polyethylene terephthalate, or PET, one of the world's most common …

How the Middle East sees Donald Trump

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy on June 16, 2015, my editors at the London-based pan-Arab newspaper Al-Hayat, like most Americans, shrugged it off. "This is not serious; send something very small to page eight," I was told.<p>Nine months later, Trump’s rise is <i>the</i> story in the Middle East …

Fossil reptile discovery 'something extraordinary'

A newly discovered 250-million-year-old fossil reptile from Brazil gives an "extraordinary" insight into life just before the dinosaurs appeared.<p>At the time, the world was recovering from a massive extinction that wiped out most living species.<p>The reptile, named Teyujagua or "fierce lizard", is the …

Cannabis preserved India's ancient Ellora caves from decay for 1,500 years

Indian archaeologists have discovered that hemp played a key role in preserving the ancient Ellora caves in the western state of Maharashtra. New …

Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS

The BOSS is big. Really big. <i>Yuuuuuge</i>.<p>So big that when a star is born on one side of the BOSS, it takes a billion years for the light to reach the other side.<p>So big that comparing the BOSS to the next biggest thing like it is like comparing Andre the Giant to your 3-year-old nephew.<p>What is the BOSS? …

Universe

The incredible power of ignoring everything

Fyodor Dostoevsky, the 19th Century Russian author, once famously challenged his brother to try out a strange task: Don't think about a polar bear right now. “Try to pose for yourself this task: not to think of a polar bear, and you will see that the cursed thing will come to mind every minute,” …

Johns Hopkins University

Here's why SpaceX canceled its launch twice — and when the next attempt will be

SpaceX on Flickr<p>CLICK HERE TO LEARN WHY THE LAUNCH WAS ABORTED.<p>Scrubbing a launch is not uncommon in the rocket business, nor is it necessarily a sign that something is wrong with the rocket, or its cargo.<p>There are a number of factors to consider when launching a rocket including weather, fuel …

Meet the Fixers Collective: the geeks who are fixing iPhones for free

It was approaching 10:00 pm on a Wednesday, but dozens of people were crowded around several long wooden tables in the center of a cluttered workshop in Chelsea. Some stared intently at lines of code, others hunched over a soldering iron or sewing machine.<p>One evening a month, the Fixers Collective …

FBI director makes personal, passionate plea on Apple-San Bernardino controversy

<i>This story has been updated.</i><p>The FBI’s director has weighed in on the ongoing controversy over whether Apple should help unlock an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters, saying the nation owes the victims “a thorough and professional investigation under law.”<p>“We simply want the …

Less than 3% of Americans are worth dating

If you're in a relationship, stop right here.<p>If you're not, you're single.<p>That's completely fine — around half the population of US adults are. But you should know it's highly unlikely you're worth dating.<p>In fact, according to our calculations only about 2.7% of American adults are "worth …

Adobe Launches Animate CC, Previously Known As Flash Professional

Adobe today officially launched Animate CC, the latest version of its animation tool for the web. Animate CC was previously known as Flash Professional, but the importance of Flash has (thankfully) declined over the last few years and the company decided it was time to rename the product to better …

Microsoft may be running the biggest Turing test in history

If you live in China and you've been on WeChat, there's a decent chance you've come across or at least heard of chatty teenager named Xiaoice.<p>Xiaoice …

Princeton University

Physicists Cut Through the Randomest Randomness of Large Quantum Systems

Even quantum dice are loaded.<p>As much as we say that things are "random," seldom do phenomena actually live up to that descriptor. In the classical mechanics of our world—composed of macroscale entities built up from large numbers of particles—everything is determined. Everything has a defined …