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Company Crowdfunds 'Locking' Anti-Rape Garments

The creators of a new clothing line featuring underwear and running shorts aim to help women feel safer on the streets.<p>AR Wear has been working on a …

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Scientists find a chasm longer than the Grand Canyon under Greenland's ice sheet

Deep beneath the surface of Greenland's ice sheet lies a chasm half a mile deep and longer than the Grand Canyon. According to a paper published in <i>Science</i>, radar data from NASA's IceBridge project — which measures changes in polar ice from aircraft — has revealed the existence of the …

Bacteria turn nasty chemical into harmless water - Futurity

Bacteria that remove the industrial chemical dioxane from the environment are more abundant at spill …

Why The U.S. Is Building A High-Tech Bubonic Plague Lab In Kazakhstan

When Kazakhstan's Central Reference Laboratory opens in September 2015, the $102-million project laboratory will serve as a Central Asian way station for a global war on dangerous disease.<p>In 1992, Dr. Kanatjan Alibekov, a biologist from the Soviet Union, boarded a flight in Almaty, then …

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Exonerated Football Player Brian Banks Back on the Gridiron After Five Years in Prison

Once behind bars for a crime he did not commit, Atlanta Falcons' Brian Banks is thankful to be back in the game.<p>The rookie linebacker, 28, picked up …

The Secret, 'Vaguely Racist' History Of MSG Fear-Mongering

Looking for a nice long-form article to read this weekend? We recommend you head over to BuzzFeeᴅ and check out this feature on the history of MSG—the much and unfairly maligned naturally occurring ingredient in so many of our favorite foods.<p>The piece, written by former <i>PopularScience.com</i> head …

Covertimes: Enjoy Front Page Newspaper Photos from Around the World

News photographers have a potentially valuable new tool with Covertimes, a new website that congregates images of front pages from newspapers around …

Bored at Work? You Can Now Peruse Our Flipboard Magazine From the Web!

Want to read the Phoblographer in a more engaging way? You can check out our Flipboard Magazine on the web now. The company recently announced that …

Night Photography & Light Painting Tips

Night photography is not really as difficult as a lot of people think. However, there are important tools needed to finish the job correctly. Here is …

The Art of Portrait Photography: Expression and Exploration

Humans have been creating portraits of one another since the beginning of time, when rocks served as canvas and paints were made from charcoal and …

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A century-long debate: are 'intelligent' people less likely to hold religious beliefs?

Over most of the past century, researchers have been trying to determine whether there's any link between religion and intelligence. The studies haven't all come to the same conclusion, but a group of researchers led from the University of Rochester decided to look at a large number of them …

How Not To Die From Botulism

Does the fear of botulism keep you from canning? Or do you can anyway, yet worry that you'll accidentally kill your loved ones with jam and pickles? …

Food Preservation

A Light Bulb Powered By Bacteria

Three college students are building an electricity-free light bulb for the masses.<p>We've all basked in the glow of different light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, LED, and more. But a lamp that harbors living, light-emitting bacteria -- a biological bulb, if you will -- is something …

Kerry: Gay couple visas now issued

The United States will immediately begin issuing immigrant visas to same-sex couples, Secretary of State John Kerry announced Friday.<p>Speaking at the U.S. Embassy in London, Kerry said the applications will be given the same consideration as heterosexual couples.<p>“If you are the spouse of a U.S. …

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"Einstein's Prediction" --Proof of Gravitational Waves' Existence Imminent

David Blair is a Winthrop Professor of Physics at The University of Western Australia and Director of the Australian International Gravitational …

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The materials breakthrough that might lead to computers thousands of times faster

As the technology for making silicon circuitry smaller, faster and less power-thirsty approaches the limits of physics, scientists have tried out many materials in the search for an alternative to silicon. New research by a team at the US Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory …

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