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See The Steve Jobs Portrait Made Out of 20 Pounds of E-Waste

- Feb 18, 2014<p>Eclectic San Francisco artist Jason Mecier has just unveiled his portrait of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The eclectic part? It’s …

Rooftoppers Climb Up the World’s Second Tallest Building, Snap Breathtaking Photos

<i>Editor’s Note: This goes without saying, but we neither condone nor encourage you trying this at home. Be Safe!</i><p>I’m a firm believer in a healthy …

Could this be our first look at the much larger iPhone 6?

<b>Update:</b> These appear to be fake…<p>Sonny Dickson has posted images today which claim to show the casing for the next generation iPhone. The metal shell, which closely resembled both the industrial design of the current iPod touch and iPad Air, appears to be of unibody construction. While it’s …

The quality of your mobile connection could soon be linked to your phone bill

Imagine this scenario: You’re walking along having a video chat on your mobile phone with a friend, and you stumble into a dead zone in the network — …

Google Glass Gets Prescription Frames: Everything You Need to Know

For early adopters of Google Glass, it's been a demand from the start: a version that is friendly to prescription lenses. Those people's prayers were …

No Black Holes Exist, Says Stephen Hawking—At Least Not Like We Think

Black holes do not have "event horizons" beyond which there is no return, according to renowned physicist.<p>Black holes do not exist—at least, not as we know them, says renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, potentially provoking a rethink of one of space's most mysterious objects.<p>A new study from …

Watch A Drone Launch A Rocket

Put a flying thing on a flying thing so you can blast off while you take off.<p>This is a quadcopter that launches rockets. According to Scottsdale, Ariz.-based ukarmy04, the Flitetest forum member behind the project, it's more of a proof of concept than anything else. The body is mostly wood, with …

New Software Reads History From Skulls

Forensic anthropologists get some digital help for their work.<p>If you've ever seen a lot of skulls together—say, at the Mütter Museum in Philadelphia—you know they look as varied as fully-fleshed faces do. There are big ones and little ones, narrow ones and squat ones, and ones with differently …

This Land Rover Advertisement Makes Me Want to Get Cold and Wet

Yesterday I was in the parking lot of my local yuppie food emporium and parked next to me was an older Land Rover Discovery. The owner was at the …

Maleficent Dream Trailer Official - Angelina Jolie

New drug in development to reverse spread of breast cancer

A new drug is being developed that could potentially stop the spread of breast cancer in its tracks.<p>Researchers at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, are working on a novel compound that targets a well-studied protein called Bcl3, which has been shown to play a crucial role in breast cancer’s …

Scarlett Johansson's Sexy Super Bowl Commercial

On the field, the Super Bowl may be all about men in tights and pads, but when it comes to the commercials during the big game, one rule is clear: …

Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

Roger Goodell would consider allowing medical marijuana if it helps with concussions

States around the nation are beginning to rethink their policy on the drug, and the NFL could be doing the same.<p>NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he would consider allowing medical marijuana use among players if medical professionals determined it would be beneficial in the treatment of …

Audio Reveals What Richard Sherman Said to Michael Crabtree

Was Richard Sherman showing good sportsmanship?<p>Well ... no, not exactly. But audio that aired on Wednesday's episode of Showtime's "Inside the NFL" …

Two New iPhones With Screens Larger Than 4.5" and 5" Coming This Year

The next generation of iPhones, expected to be released this fall, will include new phones with significantly larger screens, according to a report from <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. It's been widely expected that Apple will launch an iPhone with a larger screen, but this is the first solid indication …

Blue diamond ' worth millions' found in South African mine

Acorn-sized jewel, from the same mine that produced the diamond in Britain's crown jewels, is expected to fetch up to £12m at auction<p>An "exceptional" blue diamond, with a possible price tag of tens of millions of pounds, has been discovered at a <b>South African</b> mine.<p>The acorn-sized diamond, whose …

Hey liberal arts grads, there's hope for you yet, salary study shows

Turns out English majors aren't doomed to work for Starbucks wages for the rest of their lives.<p>While liberal arts majors typically have a harder time finding jobs and make less than their college classmates in other fields, they close much of the salary and unemployment gap over time, a new report …

Is there life on Ceres? Dwarf planet spews water vapor into space

Infrared readings from a space telescope confirm that water vapor is rising from the surface of Ceres, and that discovery is likely to heat up interest in a strange world that's the biggest asteroid as well as the smallest known dwarf planet.<p>The find comes just in time. Next year, NASA's Dawn …

US military relaxes uniform rules for religious wear

<b>The US military is easing its uniform rules to allow religious wear including turbans, skullcaps, beards and tattoos, officials have said.</b><p>Muslim, Sikh, Jewish and Wiccan soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen can now request exemptions to strict military uniform and grooming policies.<p>Requests will …

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How to enjoy recreational marijuana in Colorado when most places are smoke-free

<i>My hotel room is non-smoking. So is every restaurant and bar in Colorado. So are the ski areas. Wait, what? I was promised pot tourism and legal</i> …

Cannabis

Nearly half the people in South Korea had their credit card numbers stolen by one man

The credit card information of 20 million South Koreans has been leaked, state regulators reported on January 19. In a country of 50 million, this marks one of the country’s most devastating security breaches ever. The perpetrator? Allegedly, a single engineer.<p>An employee of Korea Credit Bureau has …

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Brain Games: Move Objects With Your Mind To Find Inner Calm?

<b>Listen · 4:00</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>Couch potatoes everywhere, rejoice.<p>New commercial devices, using technology borrowed from the field of neuroscience, are making it possible to control objects with brain power alone. The idea is to help train users to become more focused — and …

Scientists create anti-atom beam — but use it for good, not evil

Creating an antimatter beam sounds like something only a mad scientist would do, but there's nothing mad about the beam of antihydrogen atoms that scientists generated for the first time at Europe's CERN research center.<p>The researchers behind the technical achievement, revealed Tuesday in the …

Despite Small Glitch, The Comet-Chasing Craft Rosetta Has Awoken After Years Of Sleep

Rosetta had to reboot itself twice, giving engineers a small scare.<p>It was brought to life to chase comets but has been asleep for 31 months, drifting beyond the orbit of Jupiter. Yesterday (Jan. 20), the European spacecraft Rosetta successfully turned itself on. The craft had been powered down to …

Astronomers Get First Glimpse of Cosmic Web

Changing Planet<p>Computer simulations suggest that matter in the universe is distributed in a “cosmic web” of filaments, as seen in the image above from a large-scale dark-matter simulation. The inset is a zoomed-in, high-resolution image of a smaller part of the cosmic web, 10 million light-years …