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Scientists turn spinach leaf into working heart tissue

Researchers have managed to turn a spinach leaf into working heart tissue and are on the way to solving the problem of recreating the tiny, branching networks of blood vessels in human tissue.<p>Until now, scientists have unsuccessfully tried to use 3D printing to recreate these intricate …

18 Underrated TV Shows You Should Be Watching

You'll thank us later.<p>To find out where these shows are available in your region check out JustWatch.

Someone cut the whole 'Breaking Bad' series into a two-hour feature film

While there's plenty of films that run for ages (looking at you, <i>Lord of The Rings</i> trilogy) it's not easy to fit a television series into a …

9 ways to watch movies online for free

No money in the budget for a Netflix subscription? Or Amazon Prime? Fear not: As long as you have an internet connection, you can still enjoy movie night. Granted, you may not be able to stream Hollywood's latest, but you can still enjoy gems such as "Apollo 13," "The Imitation Game" and plenty of …

Mobile Devices

26 stars who shockingly still don't have Oscars

Sometimes deserving movies simply don't generate enough hype, and get nothing more than a nomination. Or no nomination at all. We'll see all of that at this year's Oscars, airing on March 4.<p>Then there are the terrible movies and performances that somehow manage to snag the enviable trophy.<p>There's a …

Stephen King’s hierarchy of scares remains the best explanation of how horror movies work

The new horror sequel Rings aims for jump-scares, not terror. That’s an important distinction.<p>You can tell a lot about a horror movie by how it tries to scare you. Does it slowly build fear and tension, only to expel it all in a climactic release? Does it dwell on horrific acts of violence or …

Horror

Hydrogen Has Been Turned To Metal, And It’s About To Change The World

Metallic hydrogen is one of the holy grails of modern science. It would essentially be a magic material, creating everything from impossibly fast computers to hovering cars (themselves powered by hydrogen) to batteries that never need charging. It was also supposed to be impossible, as it would …

Scientists Have Confirmed a Brand New Phase of Matter: Time Crystals

Constant motion without energy.<p>For months now, there's been speculation that researchers might have finally created time crystals - strange crystals …

Quantum Physics

15 epic sci-fi novels you should read before they become blockbuster films

It’s a good time to be a fan of science-fiction movies. Whether your tastes favor explosive, big-budget spectacles or subtle, thought-provoking …

Science Fiction

Amazon announces apprenticeship program to train veterans for high paying tech jobs

Amazon today signed an agreement with the US Department of Labor to create an apprenticeship program designed to aid military veterans as they attempt to re-enter the workforce.<p>Through ApprenticeshipUSA, veterans can take on paid internships at Amazon and learn the tech skills needed to move into …

Jeff Bezos

The largest photo of the known universe weighs two million gigabytes

I guess this can be described as the universe’s biggest selfie…<p>Over 4 years the Pan-STARRS1 (The Panoramic Survey Telescope and Rapid Response …

‘No Man’s Sky’ is so huge — and popular — players found 10 million virtual species in one night

In a March 2007 TED talk, Edward O. Wilson, the Harvard University scientist famous for studying ants, took to the stage to plead for what he described as a biological moonshot: a catalogue of all the known life forms on the planet.<p>“I wish we will work together to help create the key tools that we …

No Man's Sky

Scientists discover how to 'upload knowledge to your brain'

Feeding knowledge directly into your brain, just like in sci-fi classic The Matrix, could soon take as much effort as falling asleep, scientists believe.<p>Researchers claim to have developed a simulator which can feed information directly into a person’s brain and teach them new skills in a shorter …

Paleo diet should include carbohydrates to be authentic, say scientists

Early humans would have needed a diet high in both meat and carbohdrates to fuel the rapid evolutionary expansion of the Pleistocene<p>The Paleo diet has won thousands of fans with its seemingly straightforward logic that what was good for our metabolisms as we evolved is likely to be good for us …

5 Facebook tricks you never knew existed

Most of us have a love-hate relationship with Facebook. Sure, it’s an easy way to keep in touch with family and friends, but it’s also a major time drain and privacy killer.<p>There is more to Facebook than status updates, photos and comments. Here are five little-known Facebook chills and thrills.<p><b>1.</b> …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …