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How to pick up women (with science)

It's a sad fact, but women lack free will. Although they appear as complex and individual as any male (often much more so), it seems women are slaves to inherent biological "programming" which means they will be physically intimate with any man who employs a specific set of behaviours and phrases. …

This bracelet could replace your passwords, your car keys, and even your fingerprints

Fingerprint readers. Face Unlock. Retinal scanners. They're all no better than your average password, at least the way Dr. Karl Martin sees it. "Your face, your iris — they're all physical features that can be stolen, that you leave everywhere."<p>Luckily, Dr. Martin has a better idea. He's planning …

When 'Smart Homes' Get Hacked: I Haunted A Complete Stranger's House Via The Internet

“I can see all of the devices in your home and I think I can control them,” I said to Thomas Hatley, a complete stranger in Oregon who I had rudely awoken with an early phone call on a Thursday morning.<p>He and his wife were still in bed. Expressing surprise, he asked me to try to turn the master …

Experience: my partner was killed by a barbecue

Hazel and I loved the outdoors. Just after her 30th birthday, we booked into a campsite near Great Yarmouth. We spent our days canoeing on the …

How Safe Is Splenda? CSPI Urges Caution for Artificial Sweetener

By: Rachael Rettner, LiveScience Senior Writer<p>Published: 06/12/2013 12:22 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>The artificial sweetener sucralose (sold under the brand name Splenda) could potentially pose health risks, so it needs to be better understood before the sweetener should be assumed to be safe, one …

The Single Best Thing Apple Announced At Today's iPhone Event

It's not the new font, or icons, or apps, and it's certainly not the homescreen parallax effect. It's something simple that you'll use all the time.<p>When you're at home, you want the Wi-Fi on your phone to be turned on. It saves battery life; it loads, downloads, and sends things faster; it keeps …

Michelle Obama confronts gay-rights heckler at fundraiser

Michelle Obama confronted a gay-rights protester who heckled her at a Democratic fundraiser in Washington on Tuesday, offering to give her the microphone and leave, before the crowd cheered for the first lady to stay.<p>Obama was 12 minutes into a planned 20-minute speech at a couple’s home when a …

Astonishing Numbers: America's Poor Still Live Better Than Most Of The Rest Of Humanity

There’s a lot of debate (from certain quarters it’s less debate than whining actually) about the increasing inequality in the United States. Sure, maybe it’s true that the country continues to grow but what about the poor and their incomes?<p>And there might even be something worth worrying about in …

Here's An Excellent Presentation About The Rise Of Mobile And The Massive Implications

It's on the rise of mobile and what it means for the industry.<p>It's full of great charts like the one on the right about Microsoft. We first spotted it on Slideshare. We asked Evans if we could republish it, and he said yes.<p>Anyway … dig in!

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Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>These props -- "advanced technology" as advanced technology -- were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty …

NASA funds 3D food printer, pizza is the first item on the menu

Last week we had lab-grown burgers; this week it's powdered pizza. NASA's gotten in on the synthesized food action by awarding a $125,000 grant to Anjan Contractor, head of Systems & Materials Research Corporation, to develop a 3D food printer. The first device Contractor plans to build under the …

Study: Few Differences Between Heel, Non-Heel Strikers

In large Army study, similar performances and injury rates.<p>Injury studies are notoriously difficult to conduct. They take a lot of time and money, and it’s always tough to find enough subjects to provide the desired statistical power. Many injury studies include only a handful to several dozen …

At least 19 injured in New Orleans Mother's Day shooting

At least 19 people were injured on Sunday when multiple gunmen opened fire on a Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans, police said.<p>A 10-year-old boy and 10-year-old girl were grazed by bullets but were in good condition, New Orleans Police spokesman Garry Flot said in a statement. A woman and a man …

Jacob Barnett, 14-Year-Old With Asperger's Syndrome, May Be Smarter Than Einstein

When Jacob Barnett was 2 years old, he was diagnosed with moderate to severe autism. Doctors told his parents that the boy would likely never talk or read and would probably be forever unable to independently manage basic daily activities like tying his shoe laces.<p>But they were sorely, …

China doesn’t want your trash anymore—and that could spell big trouble for American cities

As Americans carefully separate the paper and plastics from their trash, most probably don’t realize that their country doesn’t recycle stuff so much as export it to be recycled elsewhere. Specifically, to China. For more than five years, scrap and trash has consistently been the US’s biggest …

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Now Is a Horrible Time To Buy a Laptop

So your trusty laptop is starting to show its age. No one can blame you for wanting a new one, but we've got just one piece of advice: <b>WAIT</b>. This is a …