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Harry Potter chapter written by bots is magically terrible

J.K. Rowling, you're in no danger of being replaced any time soon.<p>The bright Muggles at Botnik Studios trained predictive keyboards (one for narration, one for dialogue) on all seven Harry Potter books and produced a brand-new chapter about the young wizard. And great sizzling dragon bogies, is it …

Here's why 'man flu' might actually be real, according to one professor

Man flu is apparently real — and the cure is lying on the sofa and watching telly, according to one professor.<p>Dr. Kyle Sue, a medical professor at a Canadian university, spelled out what he described as "the science behind man flu" after growing "tired of being accused of over-reacting" to flu-like …

Immune System

Holy Sh*t — We've Been Overlooking Beast's Library at Disney California Adventure This Entire Time

Just when you think you know everything about the Disney parks, another hidden gem surfaces and completely schools you. Most park-goers overlook this one special attraction at Disney's California Adventure, which is actually the perfect place to rest your tired feet away from crowds: Beast's …

WATCH: How far can these animals and objects move in 10 seconds?

It's the the 10-second marathon.<p><i>Note: Below is the script for the video, above. You may want to just watch the video instead. While we have you, why don't you subscribe to Popular Science on YouTube?</i><p>The concept of a time is meaningless, because any two organisms will experience it differently.<p>To a …

Moon Landing

Soft landings: great destinations for first-time travellers

Nothing beats the rush you get waiting on the tarmac for your flight overseas to roll down the runway. There’s the excitement of the unknown, the jitters that come with taking on something new and the anticipation of what’s to come.<p>Whether you’ve already begun to stretch your travel wings or have …

Travelers

The science is in — why gluten sensitivity is probably fake

Unless you have Celiac Disease, your sensitivity to "gluten" probably has nothing to do with gluten at all. Following is the transcript of the video.<p>Your gluten sensitivity may not be caused by gluten. A recent study shows that the real culprit could be fructan. Fructan is a type of carbohydrate. …

Gluten

Watch the Beauty of Baby Squid Coming to Life Under a Microscope

Just when we begin to think we’ve seen all the wonderful weirdness that the internet has to offer, something comes along and surprises us. This time, …

Snake head pops out of frog's maw in mesmerizing photo

One Last Scream Into The Abysssss from WTF<p>As a hapless snake vanished down the throat of a frog, the last thing it saw was likely a camera's flash, as a photographer captured the image of its head peeping from the amphibian's gullet.<p>The striking photo was snapped at a moment when the frog was …

The Coming Software Apocalypse

A small group of programmers wants to change how we code—before catastrophe strikes.<p>There were six hours during the night of April 10, 2014, when the entire population of Washington State had no 911 service. People who called for help got a busy signal. One Seattle woman dialed 911 at least 37 …

This Nuclear Bomb Map Shows What Would Happen if One Exploded Near You

It even accounts for weather.<p>Imagine that a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you. Do you know how the city, surrounding …

Google Earth

EXCLUSIVE: This Infographic Reveals Which Cancer Remedies Could Harm You The Most

Supplements can be poison.<p>Cancer is one of the scariest health diagnoses anyone could face, and there's a lot of information floating around about …

FDA approves historic 'living drug' treatment to fight childhood leukemia

Opening a new era in cancer care, the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved the first treatment that genetically engineers patients' own blood cells into an army of assassins to seek out and destroy childhood leukemia.<p>The CAR-T cell treatment developed by Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp. …

Nanomachines that drill into cancer cells killing them in just 60 seconds developed by scientists

Nanomachines which can drill into cancer cells, killing them in just 60 seconds, have been developed by scientists.<p>The tiny spinning molecules are driven by light, and spin so quickly that they can burrow their way through cell linings when activated.<p>In one test conducted at Durham University the …

Cancer Cells

New ‘hit-and-run’ gene editing tool temporarily rewrites genetics to treat cancer and HIV

CAR T immunotherapies are all the rage in the medical community, reprogramming a patient’s immune system to fight cancer. For some patients, they’ve …

Start Planning This Bucket List Patagonia Honeymoon Now

Rugged, remote and breathtakingly beautiful, the Patagonia region of South America has rightfully earned its place in the pantheon of must-see destinations for adventure seekers and nature lovers in general. And while you can camp and hike your way through different sections of Patagonia, which …

Cat nomming on a fancy French pastry is as adorable as you think

There are many reasons to love cats.<p>Their cute faces. Their sassy attitudes. Their ability to make everyday acts more enjoyable.<p>Take Casper the cat …

This little gadget uses neural networks to help you take photos like a professional

Taking a decent photo on your smartphone is easier than ever, but if you want to graduate to the next level with a DSLR or mirrorless camera, there’s a lot more to think about. Factors range from focus to shutter speed, aperture to ISO, color range and more, and knowing how to balance them all …

Impossibly Tiny Doodles Fill Sketchbook Pages with Surreal Optical Illusions

Artist Visothkakvei creates detailed drawings that go way beyond your average doodles. Armed with a pen and an endless imagination, he fills sketchbook pages with sprawling compositions that are full of tiny, fine-lined elements. Throughout each of his works, motifs of delicate blooms, fancy …

Drawing

Pack Light! Travel Gear That Folds Up Small and Snaps Right Back

Traveling light is the secret to a better trip. But choosing the right items is essential. Gear needs to be small, light, and reliable; apparel must …

What foreign visitors find strange about the US, from squirrels to toilet stalls

Toilets

This Object Has Been Sprayed With The World's Blackest Material, And It's Freaking Us Out

Seriously, that's not Photoshopped.<p>Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as …

The Founder is a surreal startup simulator that strikes at the heart of Silicon Valley

A dark and powerful take on The Sims<p>If you were a Silicon Valley CEO, would your goal in life be to reshape society with world-changing products, or simply make as much money as possible and grow as fast as you can in the shortest amount of time? That’s the blunt and much-needed philosophical …

Swapping Cardio For Powerlifting Helped This Woman Lose 37 Pounds

Alice Fields lived by cardio for years—but she absolutely hated it. “I was getting up before sunrise and was running 5Ks every morning. It was …

Families take the lead in MH370 mystery

<b>I've not seen anything like it before.</b><p>An aircraft accident investigation driven not by experts, but by a group of the bereaved and an amateur American sleuth who hankers for the truth.<p>As I write, eight people who lost loved ones on board missing Malaysian flight MH370, together with self-funded …

Airplanes

How to read a book a week

In February, I read Belle Beth Cooper’s <i>Fast Company</i> piece “How I became a morning person, read more books, and learned a language in a year,” which listed the four steps to assuming a new hobby: set small goals, focus on one new thing at a time, remove obvious barriers, and build the new routines …

The 28 Best Books on Writing

An Editor's Advice to Writers<p>Betsy Lerner<p>For both established and prospective authors alike, the publishing house can seem like a jungle. Luckily, Betsy Lerner is here to lead a safari, citing her vast collection of experiences as an editor as her field guide. <i>The Forest for the Trees</i> motivates …

This is what eight weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettPractising mindfulness – spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way – has been …

Mindfulness

Daily habits that sabotage your peace of mind

I used to wake up each morning and, before I'd even brushed my teeth, I would check my email. This often meant that the first thing I saw every day was a frantic message from my boss. Eventually, I realized I had to set a rule: I wouldn't check my email until after I finished my morning workout. …

Self-improvement

Trippy.com Announces the World's Most Underrated Destinations

Although it seems counterintuitive, the only thing that can be more annoying than discovering a destination is overloaded with tourists, is discovering a destination that should be but isn't. While it's great that this means you'll have the place all to yourself, half the fun of travel is being …

European Travel

Sea turtle recuperating after being trampled, beaten by selfie-taking tourists

The summer of bad tourist behavior continues.<p>National Geographic reports that an endangered loggerhead sea turtle in Lebanon is recovering after taking a battering at the hands of selfie-seeking tourists.<p>The disrespectful tourists allegedly "stepped on it to take selfies, and then beat it with …