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How to pick up women (with science)

There are countless articles and guides online that instruct men on the ideal way to chat up and eventually sleep with women, but so far none of them has actually incorporated the science behind attraction and mating. Until now<p>It's a sad fact, but women lack free will. Although they appear as …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

A Message to Game of Thrones Haters

Emilia Clarke<p>Are you baffled by the love for <i>Game of Thrones</i>?<p>The fantasy drama has been an unqualified success for HBO, but even as it's entering the …

Watch A Homemade Coilgun Destroy A Laptop

It's an electric gun, boogie woogie woogie.<p>This homemade gun uses electromagnetic coils to send steel rods flying at a speed of 138 feet per second. Pressing the trigger loads a steel rod into the barrel, where the first electromagnetic coil pulls the rod forward via magnetism, then turns off. The …

Watch These Robotic Plant Roots Grow Like The Real Thing [Video]

One day, they could be used to monitor soil. Or your inner organs.<p>This robot is putting down roots. Recently at the Living Machines conference in London, researchers from the Italian Institute of Technology debuted a system of robotic roots that can grow and turn in response to stimuli in their …

To Make An Unbreakable Code, Use Quantum Physics

As soon as you try to crack it, the encryption changes.<p>During World War II, the Nazis used a famously complex code machine to communicate military orders, assuming that no one would go through the effort needed to break its formidable encryption. The typewriter-like Enigma was a marvel of …

Light Slowed to a Stop!

Moving at about 186,000 miles per second, nothing is faster than light. Scientists use light years to discuss distance in space from planet to planet …

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Dodge's Tomahawk Motorcycle Is No Joke With 500 Horsepower

Dodge isn’t playing games with its Tomahawk Motorcycle that really defies what you’d think of a tradition motorcycle. Featuring four wheels (with …

Morsi being investigated over claims of 'colluding with Hamas' in uprising

The overthrown Egyptian president, Mohamed Morsi, is under investigation for conspiring with Hamas during Egypt's 2011 revolution, state media …

Neptune Has A New Moon. What Will We Call It?

Naming things in space can get political.<p>Earlier today, NASA announced the Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a brand new moon in the solar system, a dim satellite only 12 miles across, orbiting Neptune. As with any newborn, it needs a name. How will astronomers decide what to call it?<p>Right now, …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

Woman Builds Herself A Prosthetic Leg From LEGOs (video)

It seems you can really build anything using LEGO bricks, just ask Christina Stephens who built herself a prosthetic leg using only LEGOs. After her …

The world’s new largest building is four times the size of Vatican City

China just cut the ribbon on the world’s new largest building.<p>The New Century Global Center, which recently opened in Chendgu, China, is 328 feet high, 1,640 feet long, and 1,312 feet wide. That’s roughly 20 times the size of Sydney’s legendary Opera House, four times the size of Vatican City, and …

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The World's Last Telegram Ever Will Be Sent From India

It's one of about 5,000 such missives still being sent every day by telegram - a format favored for its "sense of urgency and authenticity," explains a BSNL official.<p>But the days of such communication are numbered: The world's last telegram message will be sent somewhere in India on July 14.<p>That …

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Researchers Can Now "Hear" The Exact Shape Of A Room

Be like the bat. Echolocate.<p>Researchers from American and French universities have discovered how to exactly map a room's shape solely by using a sense you wouldn't normally choose for this kind of task. Without sight or touch, this new technique can still reveal a room by using only the sense of …

Meet Google's 'Project Loon': Balloon-powered Net access

The search giant wants to give everyone on earth Internet access, and it has a high-flying idea for how to accomplish it.<p>Google has officially announced "Project Loon," its plan to connect the entire world to the Internet that uses a decidedly 19th century technology: Balloons.<p>According to a post …

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This Man Wants To Power The World With Tornadoes

Louis Michaud has received funding from Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs to harness energy through manmade vortexes. Will your streetlights soon be powered by a tornado?<p>Many retired men enjoy tinkering in the garage to fill the hours, working on an old Jaguar XKSS, say, or building a dollhouse for a new …

CIA often doesn’t know whom it kills with drones

Despite not even knowing the identity of the dead, the CIA asserted that all those killed were combatants<p>Further affirming skepticism in the human rights community that "targeted killing" is a poor description of the CIA's drone program, a new NBC investigation found that the agency regularly did …

5 Surprising Drone Uses (Besides Pizza Delivery)

Domino's delivery may be a farce, but drones are set to become common in American skies.<p><b>We all know drones can deliver death on the battlefield, but might they also soon be delivering hot pizzas to your door? While the "DomiCopter," the brainchild of a British Domino's pizza franchise, delivered a</b> …

DroneShield aims to protect citizens from unmanned devices

By Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog<p><b>John Franklin</b> had a light bulb moment when the drone he was testing out on his rooftop crashed into his …

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Could A Volcano Power America?

An ambitious experiment is underway to harness the heat of a volcano in central Oregon. The process is green, efficient... and causes earthquakes.<p>In October, at the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon, a team of scientists and engineers began pumping 11 million gallons of water underground, …

Bionic eye promises vision for the blind

World-leading technology that could help restore vision to a large number of Australia's 45,000 blind people is set to emerge from a Melbourne …