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What Happens to Sperm Once They're Inside a Woman?

A sperm’s journey from vagina to egg is only 15 centimeters long, but it’s a race with attrition.<p>There are approximately 200 million sperm in each …

Immune System

Energy Storage Is The Real Target Of Spain's New Tax On The Sun

The Spanish government wants to impose new fees on consumers that use batteries to store electric power produced by their own solar panels.<p>In early June, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism released a draft of proposed legislation designed to discourage the use of solar charged batteries …

The Physical Effects of Living in Space Could Create a New Human Species

What if one day we encounter aliens, and they are our descendants?<p>Societies living off-Earth sounds like a concept from science fiction. We spend our lives pinned to the planet. In half a century of human space flight, fewer than 600 people have traveled to low Earth orbit, and just 12 have stood …

This is Star Trek Online's Leonard Nimoy memorial

Leonard Nimoy's passing last week brought with it a wave of mourning and admiration that we're still feeling today. Video gamedeveloper Cryptic Studios felt the loss keenly, since Nimoy voiced Spock in the company's MMORPG <i>Star Trek Online</i>. To honor Nimoy, the team announced that they would build a …

Hands On: Sony's New Morpheus Is The Best VR Headset Yet

I just survived a shark attack. I just stole a priceless diamond in an upscale London heist. I did it with Sony's new Project Morpheus headset. It's …

Shyp just fixed the nightmare of online returns

The easiest way to return unwanted items ever<p>In theory, shopping online couldn’t be easier. You tap a few buttons, something shows up at your house days later, and you move on with your life. In practice, though, it isn’t always that easy — especially when you’re shopping for clothes. The fit isn’t …

Millennials Will Overtake Baby Boomers to Become America's Biggest Generation

There’s a lot of them: 75 million total, in fact.<p>Millennials, or individuals born between 1981 and 1997, are set to become the most populous …

Watch raindrops in slow-motion and learn where that familiar rain smell comes from

From MIT, a video about rain: “Using high-speed cameras, MIT researchers observed that when a raindrop hits a surface, it traps tiny air bubbles at …

New 'Dragon Ball Xenoverse' Gameplay Trailer Holds Nothing Back

Following on from an earlier gameplay trailer for the upcoming Dragon Ball Xenoverse, we now have another snippet of unfettered combat.<p>Showing some higher level Super Saiyan characters in action (shown above), Xenoverse is clearly very fast paced and consistently looking to be wonderfully fluid …

Human-Like Robots Are Getting Jobs

At the Consumer Electronics Show, a crowd gathered around Chihira Aico, a life-sized robot in a pink party dress who was standing at the Toshiba booth. At first, the android stood perfectly still, like a mannequin in a window display. But there was something odd about her, even though she looked …

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Meet the Guy Who Makes the Coolest Banksy Street Art GIFs on the Internet

We can all agree that animated GIFs and street art are awesome art forms in their own right, so when the two worlds meet, it's something special. …

Faking Murders And Stealing Bitcoin: Why The Silk Road Is The Strangest Crime Story Of The Decade

To his family, he was former Eagle Scout Ross Ulbricht. To his housemates, he was “Joshua Terrey.” To the U.S. government, he’s “The Dread Pirate Roberts” – the criminal mastermind who created and operated the billion dollar black market website Silk Road. His trial began on January 13.<p>The …

Silk Road

Is Apple making an 'iPad Pro' with a stylus?

Steve Jobs' famous proclamation that "if you see a stylus, they blew it" may not be as unshakable a mantra as the former Apple CEO imagined. Apple is likely to introduce a stylus alongside a larger version of the iPad with a 12.9-inch display, according to an analyst with a solid track record. KGI …

Deep-Fried Graphene Could Be the Future of Batteries

The wondermaterial graphene could have so many crazy applications: Computer chips that run on light, saltwater electricity generation, and on and on. …

Deep Frying

Cameron to press Obama for help outlawing encryption, destroying internet freedom

UK Prime Minister David Cameron (Reuters)<p>UK PM David Cameron is reportedly seeking the cooperation of US president Barack Obama over Cameron's …

New Theory Suggests That We Live In The Past Of A Parallel Universe

Whether through Newton's gravitation, Maxwell's electrodynamics, Einstein's special and general relativity or quantum mechanics, all the equations that best describe our universe work perfectly if time flows forward or backward.<p>Of course the world we experience is entirely different. The universe …

How AI Could Ruin Humanity, According to Smart Humans

For the past 24 hours, scientists have been lining up to sign this open letter. Put simply, the proposal urges that humanity dedicate a portion of …

Artificial Intelligence

Anime Recommendations and Open Thread

(Inside Ball t-shirt on sale at the NeatoShop)<p>Last February, June, and August, I offered anime viewing recommendations, as well as invited readers to …

US military social media hacked by ISIS supporters, or someone acting like them

The hacked Twitter page of the U.S. Central Command. (Twitter screenshot)<p>Social media accounts for CENTCOM, the U.S. military’s Central Command, …

30 Things Turning 30 in 2015

While 1984 was iconic, 1985 was an even bigger year for pop culture. When we think of a song or a movie that exemplifies “the '80s,” it’s very likely …

The Breakfast Club

Duet turned my old iPad into a fast MacBook display

I just spent $10 on Duet Display to turn my aging iPad into a secondary MacBook display. That’s about five times more than I’d normally consider prudent for an app, but it was worth every penny.<p>I’ve been a daily iPad-as-secondary-display user for years. My go-to app had always been Air Display (and …

‘Luna’, A Bizarre Music Video by HEO Featuring a Couple With Morphing Body Parts

“Luna” is a strange new music video by electronic artist HEO that is directed by artist Goatee Hyunchull Umm, featuring a couple with always …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

FBI Seizes Silk Road 2

Visitors to the successor of online drug marketplace Silk Road were greeted by the logos of an international concordance of law enforcement …

Customizable backyard grill serves up restaurant tier food

Backyard table includes a grilling station, chairs, beer holder and more<p>A new invention brings Benihana to your backyard, offering the ideal outdoor …

'The Music of Grand Theft Auto V' offers 59-track collection on vinyl and CD

Rockstar today announced a limited edition (5,000 units) release of <i>The Music of Grand Theft Auto V.</i><p>Timed alongside the launch of the new versions of <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC, the music collection will be available on Dec. 9 in CD and vinyl formats.<p><i>The Music of</i> …

Empathy Garden is an Immersive Space that Combines Sustainable Design with Music and Nature

Empathy Garden was designed as a hybrid space—a meeting point, a stage for events, and a showcase for farm products. It’s a place where people and …

Shia LaBeouf Doesn't Mind Being Called a Cannibal

Some might be taken aback if accused of being a cannibal, but <i>not</i> a one Shia LaBeouf.<p>In a new video by singer-songwriter Rob Cantor, dancers and …

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