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The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

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USA vs. Portugal: The good, the bad and the ugly

The U.S. was just seconds from clinching a berth in the round of 16, but a late equalizer means Jurgen Klinsmann's men will have to wait.<p><b>The good</b><p><i>USA resilience:</i> Three times the U.S. has been hit by sucker-punch goals in this World Cup, and twice Jurgen Klinsmann’s men have found a way to battle …

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Michael Sam Makes NFL History: The First Openly Gay Player Drafted By the St. Louis Rams

A sure-fire draft pick turned into a 50-50 chance, and then a suspenseful wait through the final rounds of the NFL draft. But then it happened.<p>At the …

Hydropower Capacity Could Be Doubled In U.S., Feds Say

<i>This story originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>The Grand Canyon was once targeted as a major dam site by the federal government, a project eventually scuttled after widespread protest. Nobody is revisiting the idea of a dam there, but a new U.S. Department of Energy report shows that the Grand …

Maybe I’m not even here, and other crazy beautiful stuff physics told me

In her short animated documentary – called Why Do I Study Physics? – Xiangjun Shi finds beauty in both the orderly world of physics and the chaos of …

Black holes eat stars and then shout 'Here I am!' - Futurity

Astrophysicists are using super computers to simulate the flare that follows after a black hole at the center of a far-away galaxy tears apart a star.

Soy sauce compound shows promise to fight HIV - Futurity

A compound in soy sauce can be 70 times more potent than Tenofovir, a first-line HIV drug.

IBM's Watson Can Now Argue For You

The supercomputer has been programmed to lay out the pros and cons of an argument. Thanksgiving is saved!<p>IBM's Watson supercomputer has already mastered <i>Jeopardy!</i> and can even whip up an innovative recipe. Next step: it'll be elected to the presidency after dominating against humans in a series of …

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Scientists can trace your ancestors to within 30 miles using DNA

You might know where your forebears lived a few generations prior, but how about the exact village they came from -- <i>1,000 years</i> ago? Thanks to DNA sequencing, it's now possible to find that out in many cases according to researchers from the University of Sheffield in the UK. The aptly-named GPS or …

How Mountains In Our Solar System Compare [Infographic]

Good luck scaling Olympus Mons on Mars<p>Hawaii's Mauna Kea is a gigantic mountain—but it doesn't quite stack up to some of the other landforms in our solar system. Here's a look at our neighbors' most impressive peaks.<p>_This article originally appeared in the May 2014 issue of _Popular Science.

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Meet the awesome tech that will soon make your smartphone smarter

Context is everything. Your smartphone knows where you are and what direction you're facing, but that's about it. What if it knew your context?<p>Not …

Computer Science

Quantum Dot Technology Could Lead To Solar Panel Windows

Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory and the University of Milano-Bicocca have designed and synthesized a new generation of quantum dots …

Diagnosing Parkinson’s From Voice Recordings And Smartphone Movements

Today it’s expensive and difficult to test for the disease. One day, it could be as simple as a computer analyzing for telltale signatures in easy-to-access data.<p>About 6.3 million people suffer from Parkinson’s disease worldwide, but it’s a good bet that not all of those people have actually been …

14 Emerging Digital Technologies That Will Change The World

<i>Policy Horizons Canada worked with futurist and data visualizer Michell Zappa of Envisioning to produce a report called MetaScan 3: Emerging Technologies and accompanying infographics. We are reproducing the summary for emerging digital and communications technologies.</i><p>We have included predictions …

Internet of Things

Five out-there energy projects that are moving closer to reality

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>Some newer clean energy sources, like solar panels and wind turbines, are becoming mainstream industries, with low prices and …

New super-heavy Element 117 confirmed by scientists

Atoms of a new super-heavy element the as-yet-unnamed element 117 have reportedly been created by scientists in Germany, moving it closer to being officially recognized as part of the standard periodic table.<p>Researchers at the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research, an accelerator laboratory …

A Groundbreaking Mini-Satellite Project May Be Doomed

A fleet of 104 quarter-sized satellites hit a deployment snag in space.<p>The plan was to launch a cloud of tiny satellites into space, each one no bigger than a quarter, and scatter them like spare change in the orbital dusk.<p>But two weeks after a successful launch, there are concerns that the larger …

Scio Pocket Molecular Scanner Is a Google-like Device for Physical Objects

A couple weeks ago I had a fascinating video call with a gentleman named Dror Sharon, the CEO of a company called Consumer Physics. He showed me a …

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Scientists closer to turning human skin cells into sperm cells

Scientists at Stanford University have successfully managed to reprogram human skin cells and turn them into sperm cell precursors. Their findings, published in the journal <i>Cell Reports</i>, show that skin cells of infertile men can be changed into stem cells and take on the characteristics of …

Scientists uncover a secret of aging: Young blood helps restore elderly mice

A group of studies focused on properties of blood linked to rejuvenation, and human clinical trials are coming soon<p>Three studies, two from Harvard and one from Stanford, track the miraculous ability of young blood to rejuvenate both mental and physical abilities in aging mice. Harvard reported …

Esquimalt House / Mcleod Bovell

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> This house is located on a steep, extra wide property with views of downtown Vancouver, the Lion's Gate …

Finland hockey players fail at walls and doors

Whoops. Hey, wait, whoops oof sorry gotta hockey, whoops.<p>Thanks to Reddit, we are now aware of this wonderful moment of fall-down-ery. This is Finland's hockey team, possibly during yesterday's game against Sweden in the Oddset Hockey Games:<p>In fairness: doors are tricky. Walls? Also quick tricky. …

Maidana on loss by decision to Mayweather: I was 'robbed'

LAS VEGAS -- Marcos Maidana said he was “robbed” by judges and that he beat Floyd Mayweather.<p>Mayweather won the welterweight championship unification bout by majority decision with two judges ruling in his favor, 117-114 and 116-112, and the third scoring it 114-114.<p>“I feel I was robbed,” Maidana …

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

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Do look down! The world's best skywalks – in pictures

As Canada's Glacier Skywalk opens, offering amazing views over Jasper national park, we take a look at the best skywalks around the world<p><b>Share your skywalk experiences in the comments below</b>

Designers Pick Their Most Inspiring Travel Destinations (Photos)

Creative block is impossible at these destinations, ranging from Baroque imperial palaces to magical gardens, where top designers and architects go …