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NASA tech finds disaster survivors

Each time your heart beats, your entire body moves -- even if you're unconscious and pinned under a pile of rubble.<p>The vibrations are small, invisible to the human eye, and might just save your life after a major disaster.<p>Researchers at NASA have developed a device that picks up these subtle …

Astronauts getting 3-D printer at space station

Maven and MOM Orbiters Close In on Their Moments of Truth at Mars

After a 10-month-long, 442 million-mile journey to Mars, it's do or die time for NASA's Maven orbiter — with India's Mars Orbiter Mission following close behind.<p>Both orbiters are designed to study the Red Planet's upper atmosphere, and both are scheduled to execute crucial engine burns to go into …

FAA Issues Spaceport License to Midland Airport in Texas

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a commercial spaceport license to Midland International Airport in Texas, marking the first time an airport with regular passenger air service has also been cleared to host spaceships. The launch site operator license was announced on Wednesday in …

Leonardo DiCaprio Snubbed A Shirtless Justin Bieber At A Club, Proving Once Again That He’s The Greatest

Aside from the regular additions to his list of Victoria’s Secret conquests, we don’t get many glimpses into Leonardo DiCaprio’s adult personal life. And he’d like to stay on that end of the celebrity transparency spectrum, thank you very much.<p>Earlier this month, news leaked that Leo had valiantly …

How Chocolate Might Save The Planet

When you unwrap it, break off a piece and stick it in your mouth, it doesn't remind you of the pyramids, a suspension bridge or a skyscraper; but chocolate, says materials scientist Mark Miodownik, "is one of our greatest engineering creations."<p>True, it begins with a cocoa bean plucked from a tree. …

Less thinking, more drinking: a case for old-fashioned parenting

I’ve just survived my first year of motherhood. And I love it, it’s the best thing ever, life has so much more meaning, etc. But let’s get to the harder stuff: nothing could have prepared me for the relentlessness of being so needed, for the immeasurable weight of being so crucial to the very …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

A Brief History of the Chocolate Chip

Celebrating National Chocolate Chip Day—not a federal holiday, at least not <i>yet</i>—should be easy enough for all the classic dessert lovers and cookie …

Cherry trees blossom six years early after a trip to space

In 2008 Japanese scientists decided to take a handful of cherry tree seeds (and by "handful" we mean over 250) to space. The embryonic plants spent eight months aboard the International Space Station as part of an educational project aimed at children. When the stones returned, 14 of them were …

Ad for world's toughest job draws few applicants and many smiles

The job ad listed the many unusual requirements for director of operations -- and still, a few dozen people answered it and set up video interviews:<p>-- Must be able to work 135-plus hours a week, it said.<p>-- Must working standing up for most hours, often overnight.<p>-- No breaks.<p>-- Eating depends on …

Target hack: The movie? Hollywood says yes

Does the computer breach at Target have the makings of a movie? Throw in a shotgun-toting security analyst, Russian hackers, drugs and a SWAT team and Hollywood appears to think so.<p>Sony has bought the rights to a New York Times article about Brian Krebs, the security blogger who was the first to …

Missing Jet's Mysterious Turn May Have Been Plotted Early In Flight

Twelve days into the mystery of what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the 239 people on board, more clues seem to raise only more questions.<p>The latest news about the investigation and search for the plane includes:<p>-- An NBC News report that sources familiar with the investigation say …

Watch ‘father of inflation’ learn of gravitational waves discovery

Physicist Andrei Dmitriyevich Linde is one of the main authors of inflationary universe theory. Watch his emotions as he learns his theory was proven …

Gravitational Waves

Science Deniers Are Freaking Out About "Cosmos"

<i>This post first appeared at</i> Mother Jones.<p>Still from <i>Cosmos</i>. Courtesy of FOX.<p>If you think the first episode of the new Fox <i>Cosmos</i> series was …

Ocean Waves On Saturn's Moon Titan May Have Been Spied By NASA's Cassini Spacecraft

After years of searching, planetary scientists think they may finally have spotted waves rippling on the seas of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. If confirmed, this would be the first discovery of ocean waves beyond Earth.<p>NASA’s Cassini spacecraft spied several unusual glints of sunlight off the …

Colorado Expects Tax Surplus From Legal Marijuana, Considers Refund

Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

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Genius, As A Tot

She learned to read, then for a challenge she taught herself Spanish – at the tender age of 2. Her parents took her to the doctor, where IQ tests put her in the top 2% of test-takers, with an IQ of 160 – the same as Albert Einstein’s. Her doctors told a reporter that her IQ was “off the scale."<p>This …

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Investigators conclude missing jet was hijacked, Malaysian official says

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Investigators have concluded that one or more people with significant flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, switched off communication devices and steered it off course, a Malaysian government official involved in the investigation said Saturday.<p>No …

New Data Shows MH370 May Have Drastically Altered Route, Altitude

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>New radar data shows that missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, now believed to have flown for …

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

There’s A Penis Hidden In A Scene From ‘An American Tale: Fievel Goes West’

One of these days, someone is going to sit down and watch the entire Criterion Collection, or maybe just a few of the most beloved movies of all-time, and that person will examine each frame in order to discover some seriously depraved stuff hidden away in those classics. Years ago, movie editors …

Soon We Will All Be Drinking From Pods

Coca-Cola is collaborating with Keurig to build a pod-based at-home cold beverage dispenser.<p>Keurig machines boldly accelerated the path to a caffeine fix, getting rid of the measuring and the whole-pot wait. With the simple drop of a pod into a machine, a single-serving of coffee-flavored drink is …

Russian Response to Sochi Problems Goes Creepily Wrong

The press arrived in Sochi this week for the Winter Olympics, and it did not go well.<p>Tweets, photos and full-on articles told the world of shoddy, …

4 Childhood Favorites From a Box: And How To Make Them from Scratch

(Image credit: Megan Gordon)<p>When I was a child, it seemed like a lot of our food came from packets, boxes and cans. My parents were health conscious …

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Shivering can help you stay slim

Shivering in the cold may help burn off as many calories as exercise, according to scientists<p>It is usually a signal to reach for a jumper or turn up the heating, but it seems shivering may also be an effective way to stay slim.<p>A new study from scientists at the National Institutes of Health has …