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Researchers sent a text message using only vodka and a fan

Giving a whole new meaning to the phrase "drunk text," York University researchers in Canada have used vodka and a desk fan to send a new kind of text message. In the experiment, they encoded the alphabet in evaporated alcohol, assigning different concentration levels to represent bits 1 and 0. The …

Official Star Wars Tumblr tackles lighter side of Dark Side

It was only a matter of time before Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, R2-D2, and the rest of the gang from a galaxy far, far away invaded Tumblr. While beloved "Star Wars" characters have shown up in millions of memes, animated GIFs, and probably quite a few fan fiction entries on the popular blogging …

Sheer genius: Silicon Valley as a separate state

I'm going to give you a choice.<p>You can have all the nerds or all the wine.<p>Come on, you've only got 30 seconds to decide.<p>No, I haven't already hit the Christmas cabernet franc. Instead, I've merely been bathing in the frank proposal to split California into six separate states.<p>As TechCrunch reported …

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Hubble captures Horsehead nebula in stunning infrared

I just rewatched Ridley Scott's "Prometheus," and I think the soundtrack's opening horn melody would go perfectly with this NASA pic.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope has photographed the Horsehead Nebula in stunning detail. The nebula, about 1,500 light years away in the constellation of Orion, was …

Astronomy

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Amazing Facts To Blow Your Mind Pt. 3

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

5 Animals That Look Like Lady Gaga

Wildlife<p><b>So theatrical, so blazing with color, so much larger than life—are we talking about Lady Gaga or a sea slug?</b><p>Despite being one of the most creatively outfitted performers of all time, Lady Gaga has some competition in the animal world. Nature’s show-stoppers include everything from insects …

9 Gift Ideas For Your Makeup-Hoarding Friend

If you think that giving a makeup fiend more makeup as a gift is a bad idea, then you're sadly mistaken. What you should avoid are those 50-shade eyeshadow, lip gloss and blush trunks that include only a few colors she actually likes.<p>Instead, look for the latest beauty products that come packaged …

New Jersey governor approves college tuition bill for illegal immigrants

Students at New Jersey public colleges who are in the United States illegally will get an immediate tuition break after governor Chris Christie signed a bill Friday allowing them to pay in-state tuition rates.<p>The bill, which had become a political complication for the Republican governor and …

Obama: Now is not the time for new Iran sanctions | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said on Friday he understands why some U.S. lawmakers want to “look tough” on Iran but insisted now is not the time to impose new sanctions on Tehran while it is set to negotiate over a long-term nuclear deal with world powers.<p>“There is no need for new …

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This Year's Biggest Discoveries in Science

From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013.<p>Science mattered more than ever in 2013. Climate science questions raged after Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the Philippines. And scientific expertise figured in disarmament debates in Syria and in Iran's …