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10 Fun Ways to Get Fit Without a Gym

Bored with the same old, same old at your health club? Enjoy a variety of gym-free workouts that will give you the same great results, and put a …

Can a Computer Fall in Love if It Doesn't Have a Body?

Much has been written about Spike Jonze's <i>Her</i>, the Oscar-nominated tale of love between man and operating system. It's an allegory about relationships …

Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

Acid technique could lead to new era in regenerative medicine<p>A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be …

Super Creative iPhone Photos

Brock Davis is a very talented designer who likes to use his creativity and his iphone camera to work together. In 2013 he took some awesome photos …

5 Reasons Running May Not Help You Lose Weight

If you're relying solely on running to help you lose weight, you may be disappointed by the number on the scale. Here's how to do cardio smarter to …

Scientists tell us their favourite jokes: 'An electron and a positron walked into a bar…'

Science is a very serious business, so what tickles a rational mind? In a not very scientific experiment, we asked a sample of great minds for their favourite jokes<p>Physics<p>■ Two theoretical physicists are lost at the top of a mountain. Theoretical physicist No 1 pulls out a map and peruses it for a …

Legs and Butt Workout: Blast Your Lower Half

Exercise 1 Side Leg Raise<p>Lie on your left side, rest your head on your left arm, and place your right hand on the floor in front of your chest. Your legs should be straight with your right leg on top of your left leg. Without moving any other part of your body, slowly raise your right leg as high …

Life-hacking the brain: better living through science!

A simple little trick has the potential to improve the lot of both parents and inveterate party-goers. Just don't tell the European Medicines Agency<p>There is something that we all need. You can't touch it, you can't really see it, but you certainly know its effects and feel its loss. In fact, while …

How Facebook's New Machine Brain Will Learn All About You From Your Photos

Facebook poaches an NYU machine learning star to start a new AI lab that may very well end up knowing more about your social life than you do.<p>Facebook users upload 350 million photos onto the social network every day, far beyond the ability of human beings to comprehensively look at, much less …

Artificial Intelligence

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

TIME's Best Photojournalism of 2013

Jan. 21, 2013. U.S. President Barack Obama places his hand on two bibles as held by first lady Michelle Obama as his rec<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Brooks …

Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

Cognitive development research is – like its subjects – still in its infancy, but it seems that our tiny tots are a lot smarter than science once gave them credit for<p>My baby could not look more like a subject in a laboratory experiment. Wearing a soft white skullcap attached by long wires to an EEG …

You Built What?! A Supersize Robotic Chess Set

Inspired by Harry Potter's magic chessboard, a Lego roboticist takes his creations to the next level<p>A veteran designer of Lego robots (he built one that plays Connect Four), Indiana programmer Steve Hassenplug was looking for something still grander. When he watched the first Harry Potter movie …

New Books Party: books received this week

Today, I tell you about a bunch of books that arrived whilst I was traveling -- books that will make wonderful holiday gifts!<p>Below the jump, I mention the books that I received recently, either as gifts or as review copies, or that I purchased somewhere. These are the books that I may review in …

Nelson Mandela: An ideal for which I am prepared to die

Mandela made this statement from the dock at the opening of his trial on charges of sabotage, Supreme court of South Africa, Pretoria, April 20 1964 • Listen to the speech<p>I am the first accused. I hold a bachelor's degree in arts and practised as an attorney in Johannesburg for a number of years in …

Striking differences in brain wiring between men and women

Male brains facilitate connectivity between perception and coordinated action. Female brains facilitate communication between the analytical and the …

The Brain

14 Literary Posters That Turn Famous Authors' Words Into Art

Who doesn't love a good literature-meets-graphic-design project?<p>We came across the work of Obvious State's Evan Robertson last year when he debuted his series of clever literary posters based on the words of authors like Ernest Hemingway and Kurt Vonnegut. Turning pithy quotes into whimsical works …

A Girl Who Codes

Computing has always been a boys’ club. How 18-year-old Nikita Rau–and other young women like her–are finally changing that.<p>Nikita Rau is a high school senior and, at this moment, drinking applekiwi-strawberry juice out of a plastic cup. We’re in the cafeteria of Bronx High School of Science, in …

Photographer David Yarrow travelled all over the globe to capture intimate portraits of wild animals in their natural habitats. In this gallery of images he explains how he managed to get so close http://gu.com/p/3k8bq/fb