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What Your Sleeping Position With a Partner Says About Your Relationship

<i>By Elyse Wanshel, writer at LittleThings.com</i><p>We all sleep, but did you know that the way you sleep says <i>a lot</i> about who we are as individuals?<p>For instance, if you sleep on your back, it often means your the strong, silent type; and if you sleep on your stomach, it typically means you have an open, …

Strongest material known to man? A limpet's tooth

Limpet's teeth are the strongest material known to man, it has emerged, as researchers consider the impact that the discovery could have on engineering and design in the future<p>Scientists believe they may have found the strongest natural material known to man, one that could be copied to make the …

Engineering

The most intense, death-defying military training exercises from around the world

Jumping through a ring of fire. Breaking bricks with your head. Drinking cobra blood.<p>Those are some examples of what troops from around the world go through as part of military training.<p>Check out more intense exercises in the following gallery.

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

How to Master CrossFit Double Unders

Shares 3.4K<p>Photo: Pond5<p>If the last time you touched a jump rope was in grade school, it’s time to get back into the swing of things. A trusted …

Fitness

Stretching Doesn't Work (the Way You Think It Does)

Does stretching make you more flexible? I know the obvious answer to this question, based on what we’ve all been told about the merits of stretching, …

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

Arduino

Intriguing Lime-Green Blobs Appear In The Andes Mountains. Are They Alive?

Oops.<p>Someone dropped lime sherbet on the desert — and it's melting. Who's going to clean this up?<p>Nobody. Because this — believe it or not — is a plant. It may look like a glob of goo, but it's not at all gooey. It's solid to the touch — so solid that a man can lie on top of it and not sink in, not …

This date in science: Cataclysmic eruption at Mount St. Helens

The May 18, 1980 eruption at Mount St. Helens was one of the most destructive volcanic events ever recorded in the history of the United States.<p>On …

This date in science: Dramatic space photos of Pavlof Volcano

As Pavlof Volcano poured out lava and ash, ISS astronauts managed to capture these seldom-seen oblique views of the volcano.<p><b>May 18, 2013.</b> On this …

Space

Project Persphone: British Scientists Building 'Living Space Ark' To Save Humanity

British scientists are working on a space ark capable of sustaining humanity in the event of a global catastrophe.<p>Even though none of them will ever …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

'World's largest dinosaur' discovered in Argentina

New species of titanosaur thought to be as heavy as 14 African elephants unearthed after chance discovery by farm worker in Patagonia<p>The largest creature to have ever walked the earth - a dinosaur measuring 130 feet and weighing 77 tonnes - has been discovered in Argentina, palaeontologists have …

18 Preserved Prison Tattoos That Are Still Attached To Skin

In late 19th-Century Poland, prison tattoos were cut from the bodies of deceased inmates and preserved to identify connections between convicts.<p>Today, those samples are art, and 60 of them have been captured in haunting and beautiful photographs by Katarzyna Mirczak. The photographer found them at …

'My Little Pony' Voice Actress Never Thought She'd Be Partying With 'Bronies'

If you're a grown man who's a fan of My Little Pony, you're in good company.<p>The adorable little franchise has an obsessive community of adult fans, now commonly known as "Bronies." One of their heroines is Ashleigh Ball, a voice actress who plays both Applejack and Rainbow Dash on the television …

Swiss lab 'nano chisels' world's tiniest magazine cover | Reuters

ZURICH (Reuters) - A laboratory in Switzerland has created the smallest magazine cover in the world, using a tiny chisel to create an image so minute that 2,000 of them could fit on a grain of salt.<p>An 11x14-micrometer image of two pandas that appeared on last month's cover of the National …

When idiot elves and sexy clerics become a class act

I am a fearful man at heart and in the flesh - one who whimpers and nibbles at the blankets when I hear creaking after dark, one who whistles on my …

'GTA Online' Getting Cooperative Heists At Last In Spring Update

It’s been the most requested feature of GTA Online since launch, and now six months later, it’s finally arriving. Rockstar has announced that this spring, the game will be updated with not just new cars, properties and sub-missions, but cooperative heists as well.<p>For a long while now, players have …

Why some tone-deaf people think they're great singers - Futurity

People are more accurate judges of their own ability when they have a defined measurement to go on—not just empty praise from well-meaning friends.

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Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …

U.S. Army

Want a Cheap 2,000x Microscope? Just Fold This $0.50 Piece of Paper

It’s an ironic marker of the digital divide that sometimes what constitutes a technological breakthrough is in fact a return to the simplest …

Massive Solar Superstorm Narrowly Missed Blasting The Earth Back Into The Dark Ages

As we blithely went about our lives on July 23, 2012, we had no idea how close we were to a <i>Revolution</i>-esque technology blackout caused by a huge magnetic superstorm from the Sun.<p>The freak space weather was caused by a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections, intense eruptions from the surface of …

Pi Day March 14: Unfortunately Everything You Love About Pi Is Wrong

<i>It's Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta get down on Pi Day. Everybody's look-ing for-ward to the weekend.</i><p>Unfortunately while it is true that March 14 - 3.14 - is …

The Disappointment Of Video Game Guns

Back in mid-2012, for four minutes and six seconds, I thought the coolest big-budget video game I'd seen in years didn't have guns. I was wrong.<p>I …

Games are squandering their potential to truly immerse us

More than any other medium, video games have the power to truly immerse us in another world. Games can give us something very few entertainment forms …

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Who is the reclusive billionaire creator of Bitcoin?

Public awareness of Bitcoin has never been higher, but few are aware that its origins are a mystery - a secretive programmer called “Satoshi” invented the currency and still holds more than four per cent of all coins in existence. Who is he and what is his plan?<p>Thanks to intriguing stories of …

Bitcoin

North Korea goes to the polls - with only one candidate to choose from

On March 9, North Koreans will hold a general election. But why does North Korea have a vote and what do its citizens understand by democracy?<p>At the end of this week, Kim Jong-un, North Korea's young leader, is standing for election.<p>His constituency is Mount Paektu, the holy mountain on the Chinese …

North Korea

Camera lowered into deep ocean trench finds unexpected creatures

Scientists have taken their first look into the previously unexplored New Hebrides deep-sea trench in the Pacific Ocean. At the bottom of the trench — a depth of more than 23,000 feet (7,000 meters) — they found a surprising group of creatures unlike those found in other deep trenches around the …

Newly Discovered Piece Of Cheese Is Older Than Jesus

This is nacho average cheese<p>The oldest cheese has been found, and if you happen to be eating cheese right now, I suggest you pause, because this next sentence is gross: The cheese, from 1615 BC, was discovered in clumps on the necks and chests of mummies.<p>USA Today reports that the cheese …

Archaeology