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Penetrating the mystery of why we age

Researchers in Germany call the aging process “a quirk of evolution” and take a step forward in understanding why we didn’t evolve to live …

Biology

3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription Tells of Trojan Prince, Sea People

A 3,200-year-old stone slab with an inscription that tells of a Trojan prince and may refer to the mysterious Sea People has been deciphered, …

New Group Promises Real Money For Local Candidates Who Commit To Sweeping National Progressive Goals

Economist Jeffrey Sachs, former New York state senator Daniel Squadron, and Adam Pritzker of the wealthy Pritzker family will fund candidates — currently all Democrats running for state office — who commit to a range of policy targets for 2030. They start in Virginia with 10 House of Delegates …

For Your Brain’s Sake, Keep Moving

Because we can never have enough reasons to keep exercising, a new study with mice finds that physical activity not only increases the number of new neurons in the brain, it also subtly changes the shape and workings of these cells in ways that might have implications for memory and even delaying …

Sex robot molested, destroyed at electronics show

The past year has seen a proliferation of sex robots, with plenty of accompanying controversy.<p><i>Robots, drones, flying cars? How Americans feel about</i> …

These 16 Psychological Tricks Immediately Make You More Likeable

How to use science to get more friends.<p>It's hard to say exactly why you like someone.<p>Maybe it's their goofy smile; maybe it's their razor-sharp wit; …

Psychology

Netflix pulls children's show episode after phallic image is discovered in background

Netflix has pulled an episode of a children’s show from its lineup after parents became outraged at an inappropriate image reportedly presented in the background of a scene.<p>A popular children’s show, “Maya the Bee,” is missing Season 1, Episode 35 from its back catalog on Netflix after parents …

TV

Physicists Just Quantum Teleported Complex Light Patterns For The First Time

A whole new level.<p>Wrapping your messages up with quantum weirdness is a great way to avoid sneaky eavesdropping, but in its current form it's more …

The Nuada smart glove gives your hand bionic powers

In the future, said Andy Warhol, everyone will be bionic for fifteen minutes. I’m paraphrasing, but it looks like a Portuguese company called Nuada is about to give us that opportunity. Created by Filipe Quinaz and Vitor Crespo, the seed-funded company pitched on our Disrupt stage and showed us one …

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Has a Stern Warning For All of Humanity

He's not kidding around.<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks we might not be able to stop the effects of climate change. The astrophysicist shared this bleak …

Toys ‘R’ Us Plans Bankruptcy Filing Amid Debt Struggle

Toys “R” Us Inc., which has struggled to lift its fortunes since a buyout loaded the retailer with debt more than a decade ago, is preparing a …

Amazon.com Inc

Nintendo hid a copy of the NES game 'Golf' on every Switch

In the long history of weird Nintendo moments, this one stands out.<p>Tucked away deep within the Nintendo Switch operating system is the data for an …

MIT Researchers Propose an Ancient Technology to Store Clean Energy

What's old may become new again.<p>By on<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>A new proposal from MIT researchers …

Epson just unveiled a 130-inch ‘screen-free’ laser TV that launches this fall for $3,000

The home projector market is likely far bigger than you think, and Epson is the market leader by a wide margin, with a 53% market share in the United …

These tiny, light-activated nanomachines can kill cancer cells within minutes

50,000 of them are the width of a strand of human hair<p>Scientists have developed tiny, light-activated nanomachines that can drill into cancer cells and kill them within minutes.<p>Last year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to three scientists who discovered how to build these nanomachines out of …

Vice Partners With Airbnb On A Series Of 'Once In A Lifetime' Experiences

Paris: Lust in Translation<p>Fans of Vice Media’s edgy approach to journalism will soon have a chance to experience the Vice lifestyle firsthand. The …

Introducing ‘dark DNA’ – the phenomenon that could change how we think about evolution

Some animals seem to have missing genes – but the reality is a lot more intriguing.<p>DNA sequencing technology is helping scientists unravel questions …

Biology

Men, Listen Up: Women Like The Smell Of Guys Who Eat A Certain Diet

What we eat can influence more than our waistlines. It turns out, our diets also help determine what we smell like.<p>A recent study found that women preferred the body odor of men who ate a lot of fruits and vegetables, whereas men who ate a lot of refined carbohydrates (think bread, pasta) gave off …

Nutrition

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My wife told me I had a terrible quality I'd never realized — and now I see how it could have impacted my work

I didn't really understand what she meant.<p>"Dismissive of you right now or dismissive in general?" I'd asked with a confused look.<p>"Dismissive in general," she'd say.<p>I couldn't believe what she was saying. It was a mystery to me.<p>Part of my issue at the time was that I didn't have any way of seeing my …

Body Language

Space breakthrough: Scientists teleport photon from Earth to orbit

For the first time, scientists have successfully teleported a photon from the ground to a satellite in orbit.<p>It’s been 20 years since quantum scientists successfully teleported a photon over 10 miles, proving that quantum entanglement — a process that Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a …

Quantum Mechanics

Big Bang Confirmed Again, This Time By The Universe's First Atoms

The Big Bang is the leading theory as to where our Universe came from. The Universe was hotter, denser, more uniform, and smaller in the past, and is only as vast as it is today due to the fabric of expanding space. This idea was extremely controversial for many decades, until detailed observations …

Physics

'Legend of Zelda' hero Link recreated as a stunning sculpture

YouTube's Sculpture_Geek has a gift: he takes piles of clay and slowly, painstakingly shapes them into intricate sculptures of fan-favorite …

LiquidSky 2.0 beta puts any video game on any Android device

The LiquidSky 2.0 beta is live today in the Google Play Store, promising to let you play any game on any Android device via the magic of cloud streaming. Want to cruise around <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> on your Pixel XL? Or maybe you'd rather wreck some fools in <i>Overwatch</i> on your Galaxy Tab S2? That's what …

10 Stunning Private Islands You Can Rent from $307 a Night, Ranked by Price

You don't have to be a millionaire to rent your own island.<p>If you’ve always fancied taking over a secluded private island for a night, you’re not …

Astrology Meet Crystals: What Is Your Zodiac Sign’s Magic Rock?

A gemstone for the Gemini (and every other sign, too)<p>Have you ever looked over at your vanity and thought to yourself, <i>Gosh, my haphazard knickknacks would look a lot nicer if they were propped up against a raw semi-precious stone</i>? Your interior design instincts are correct, but how to pick the …

17 Jokes You'll Only Get If You Know A Lot Of Songs

♫ "All the Pringle ladies / Get their hands stuck." ♫

Three Probiotic-Packed Breakfast Ideas

Trying to incorporate more fermented foods into your diet? Us too. Sure, we down kombucha, snack on sauerkraut by the spoonful, and supplement our …

Luxury resort offers spa days, horseback riding and prostitutes

A brothel in Colombia is branching out into the luxury travel market, with its own “holiday sex resort.”<p>The Good Girls Sex Resort in Cali, Colombia, …