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Science saves us again: Octopuses are really aliens who crash landed on Earth

When I posted the picture I didn't think for a second there would be blowback. I woke up to calls from my family and the Miss Iraq Organization going …

World War II

Kinesis X cross-country race hardtail meets bikepacking - MBR

Cross country bikepacker<p>Kinesis have put everything they’ve learned during the last 17 years of alloy frame design into the Kinesis X cross-country …

Mountain Biking

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 goes official w/ improved stylus and keyboard, rear camera, refreshed specs

Last year saw a major shift of how we look at Chromebooks, and as 2018 zooms by, things are only evolving more and more. Today, Samsung is introducing an updated version of its hit Samsung Chromebook Plus with the new V2.<p>The new Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 doesn’t change much when it comes to the …

Phones

Huawei MediaPad M5 tablets now available in the US, M5 Pro includes M-Pen stylus

Three new Android tablets are now available from online retailers in the US. Prices range from $319 to $449.<p>top picks<p>CES and MWC are over and it's …

Gear & Gadgets

Control lights, coffee makers, more w/ these multi-pack Wi-Fi Smart Plugs from $18

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>LIGHTSTORY (99% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon offers its Mini Wi-Fi Socket Outlet with Amazon Alexa/Google Assistant …

Wi-Fi

3,000-year-old sculpture leaves researchers scratching their heads

An enigmatic sculpture of a king’s head dating back nearly 3,000 years has left researchers guessing at whose face it depicts.<p>The 5cm (two-inch) sculpture is an exceedingly rare example of figurative art from the region during the ninth century BC – a period associated with biblical kings. It is …

Archaeology

Bees Grasp a Math Concept That Took Modern Humans a Long Time to Understand

Scientists trained bees to recognize zero as less than other numbers.<p>If someone calls you a zero, you know it’s a diss without even having to think …

Mathematics

There’s A Genius Street Artist Running Loose In The Streets, And Let’s Hope Nobody Catches Him (30+ New Pics)

Tom Bob (previously here) refuses to simply <i>live</i> in the world. He's reshaping it. Creating clever street art on common objects in the urban landscape, …

United Arab Emirates

32 Genius Gadgets Under $40 On Amazon That Are Basically Out Of A Black Mirror Episode

<i>Black Mirror</i> is science fiction, but sometimes it hits pretty close to home — and today’s modern world is actually filled with high-tech devices that …

Black Mirror

17 Essential Mindfulness Quotes to Inspire and Motivate You

Live the happiest and healthiest life you can with these inspirational words of wisdom.<p>Want to live a happier, healthier, and more efficient life? Follow in the footsteps of Steve Jobs and try practicing mindfulness.<p>The wisdom of mindfulness can be found in daily meditation, regular spiritual …

Meditation

Need a little extra money? You'll soon be able to sell and rent your DNA

Feel like earning a little extra money and maybe improving your health at the same time?<p>Consumers will soon be able to sell or rent their DNA to …

Genetics

This Powerful, Portable Battery Ensures You'll Never Get Stuck With a Dead Phone Again

It's 41% off right now.<p>Smartphones and laptops are lifelines and it can be a major inconvenience if they die at the wrong time, which is why portable …

Portable

Making Child Prodigies: Meet the 11-year-old who sells paintings for $50,000

All parents will tell you their child is special, but a select few young Australians are taking their talents and success to incredible levels.<p>But …

Art

Great White Sharks Have A Secret 'Cafe,' And They Led Scientists Right To It

Great white sharks have a "hidden life" that is becoming a lot less hidden thanks to a scientific expedition that has been years in the making.<p>Scientists used to think the apex predators moved up and down the western coast of North America, snacking in waters with lots of food close to shore. …

White Shark

Why Backers of Intermittent Fasting Believe It Can Slow Aging

"We’re trying to get more productive, more cognitive function, and potentially live longer."<p>At the offices for HVMN, the workplace culture is all …

Holistic Medicine

You’ve heard of mindfulness, now meet its dynamic young cousin sophrology

Mindfulness is the tried-and-tested tool of our times for anxiety, depression, chronic pain, addiction and more, but what if it’s not your thing? For those too twitchy to sit still and focus on breathing, the ubiquitous mindfulness apps, self-help sheets and courses in schools and workplaces are …

Mindfulness

9 Health Benefits of Lion's Mane Mushroom (Plus Side Effects)

Lion’s mane mushrooms, also known as <i>hou tou gu</i> or <i>yamabushitake</i>, are large, white, shaggy mushrooms that resemble a lion’s mane as they grow.<p>They have …

Medical Research

Octopuses are officially the weirdest animals on Earth

Octopuses have blue blood, can change colors, and regrow their tentacles. But what really makes them stand out is even weirder: they can edit their own RNA. Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Octopuses are the weirdest animal on earth. I know what you're thinking... Is it because they have …

Biology

This 3D-printed bicycle is stronger than titanium

The Arevo bicycle looks and feels like a high-end commuter bike, but it was made using 3D-printing technology and software. It's being hailed as the …

Are octopuses alien? New theory argues Earth was 'seeded' by interstellar genetic code

Octopuses are weird. This is not just because they look odd. It’s not because they’re disturbingly smart. It’s because they have a strange power.<p>The ability to edit their own bodies. This has biologists scratching their heads.<p>Evolution doesn’t work that way. It’s supposed to be spurred by genetic …

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Seaweed diet reveals potential for precision manipulation of gut bacteria

Finding ways to manipulate the massive population of bacteria living inside our gut is turning out to be a tricky proposition for medical …

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Enormous New Zealand Sinkhole Was a Disaster 100 Years in the Making

Locals don't seem that stressed out about it.<p>For a country that just witnessed the formation of the largest sinkhole in its history, New Zealand …

New Zealand

Your Body Acquires Trillions of New Mutations Every Day

And it’s somehow fine?<p>As you read this article, the cells in your body are dividing and the DNA in them is being copied, letter by letter. So long is the human genome—more than 3 billion letters—that even an astonishingly low error rate of one in many million letters could amount to 10 new …

Mutations

Tesla patent reveals secret behind its solar roof tile’s camouflage capacity

The idea behind Tesla’s solar roof tiles was driven by Elon Musk seeing a need for more differentiation in solar products, which he thought would be driven by aesthetics.<p>Integrating solar cells into roofing material wasn’t in any way a new idea, but Tesla’s solar roof tiles innovated by making the …

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Politics<p>Pakistani cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan's party vowed Sunday to oust the country's "corrupt" rulers, as the nuclear-armed state …

Fasting For Just 24 Hours Boosts The Regeneration of Stem Cells, Study Finds

This study could even lead to 'fasting' in a pill.<p>For decades, numerous studies have shown that strict, low-calorie-intake diets could be the key to …

Stem Cells

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