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Watch 'Game of Thrones' mysteries explained (or disproved) with science

Sure, works of fiction are hardly subject to the rules of science, but the folks behind <i>It's OK To Be Smart</i> set out to explain many of the enigmas surrounding <i>Game of Thrones.</i> In the PBS digital short that awaits after the break, topics like the plausibility of Daenerys' dragons, winters that last a …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

900-Year-Old Viking Message Decoded, Reads 'Kiss Me'

The mystery of a 900-year-old Viking message has finally been solved. Cryptologists, put down your cipher devices, because the formerly incomprehensible code that's been haunting your dreams reads in part: "Kiss me."<p>A runic artifact that reads: "Kiss Me". Photographer: Jonas Nordby.<p>The baffling …

World's Third Oldest Bible Displayed at Smithsonian

Ancient gospels with unique passages attributed to Jesus makes a rare holiday appearance.<p><b>Perched in the middle of a Victorian dining room, and surrounded by antique Asian vases, the world's third oldest Bible is now on display in Washington, D.C.</b><p><b>The Codex Washingtonianus, located at the</b> …

Self-repairing running shoes 3D printed from biological cells

http://www.dezeen.com/2013/12/11/3d-printed-trainers-synthetic-biology-protocells-shamees-aden-wearable-futures/<p>A London designer and researcher has …

‘Science geek’ friends send Lego models of themselves on real-life space mission

For children playing with their Lego sets, those little plastic figures can board a yellow brick spaceship to Mars as easily as popping to the corner …

Chinese boy, 10, 'ordered' to jump from building by teacher after talking in class

A Chinese father is calling for an inquiry after his 10-year-old son threw himself from a high-rise building, allegedly on the orders of a teacher who caught him talking in class<p>A 10-year-old boy fell to his death from a 30-storey block of flats after a primary school teacher “ordered” him to jump, …

Is this the stomach-turning truth about what the Neanderthals ate? http://gu.com/p/3jtve/fb There are other, equally valid but decidedly more grizzly explanations to account for those microscopic fragments of herbs and plants found in Neanderthal teeth. Photograph: Corbis

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Report: Chinese University Students Forced To Manufacture PlayStation 4 In Foxconn Plant

<i>Yet another labor scandal hits Chinese supplier Foxconn.</i><p>According to a report by the Dongfang Daily, over a thousand Chinese university students from Xi’an Technological University were required to work in a Foxconn plant that manufactures the PlayStation 4 video game console.<p>The students were …

Study: 10 Percent of U.S. Youths Cause Sexual Violence

Females are just as likely to be perpetrators as males.<p><b>When you think rapist, you probably think of an adult male lurking in an alley and preying upon young women.</b><p><b>Not so fast, according to a new study published in today's JAMA Pediatrics that overturns many commonly held beliefs about sexual</b> …

Why the world loves a sandwich

A friend recently dropped the bombshell that he'd "had to settle for a chicken triple from the Co-op" for his lunch. Talk about hitting rock bottom. It sums up the way we often approach sandwiches in the UK though, as if they're a second-rate option to fall back on when we can't think of anything …

Captain Manchester: Caped crusader performs good deeds after losing his job

<b>Move aside Nemanja Vidic, there’s a new ‘Captain Manchester’ earning plaudits for his committed performances in the north-west.</b><p>The self-styled …

How to make a Jedi lightsaber: http://gu.com/p/3j7tp/fb You will need a vacuum chamber, various lasers, some rubidium atoms and a firm grasp of quantum nonlinear optics

'After the wedding, fear set in': a Yemeni child bride's story

Ask Noora Al Shami about her wedding day and she remembers the childish delight of an 11-year-old girl playing at being an adult. She was thrilled at friends and family gathering for a three-day party in the Yemeni port city of Al Hudaydah, 140 miles west of the capital city of Sana'a.<p>There were …

Anni Dewani family’s anger at BBC's Panorama

The family of the murdered British honeymooner Anni Dewani have accused the BBC of adding to their pain by failing to consult them over plans to broadcast an episode of Panorama on the killing.<p>Mrs Dewani’s relations have formally complained to the corporation, saying they are upset they were not …

Graham Redfearn Filmed Self Having Sex With Horse And 2 Dogs: Police

They arrested him for burglary, but then things got wild.<p>Back in April, British police picked up Graham Redfearn, 41, on suspicion of burglary. When officers searched his home, they found pornographic videos of the 41-year-old having sex with a mare, and other footage of him having sex with two …

This Amazing Commercial From Thailand Will Make You Cry

Have a box of tissues ready before watching this incredible advertisement from Thai communication provider TrueMove H. The three-minute segment warmed the hearts of thousands since being released and serves as a powerful reminder of the power of being kind without expecting something in return.

Atheist Sunday Assembly branches out in first wave of expansion

It started, as a number of the world's great religions have done, with a small group of friends and a persuasive idea: why should atheists miss out on all the good things churches have to offer? What would happen if they set up a "godless congregation" that met to celebrate life, with no hope of …

Video games used to treat childhood bed-wetting

Games treating bed-wetting<p>Pediatric urologists in Austin, TX. are using video games to help children who frequently wet the bed or suffer from other urinary accidents, KVUE News reports.<p>In a treatment called bio-feedback therapy, children are given a series of exercises to do to strengthen their …

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Nine men accused of raping girl of 14 walk free because of Twitter

Nine men accused of repeatedly raping a 14-year-old girl walked free from court after messages she posted on Twitter torpedoed the case against …

'Adults Only' games

If you've landed on this page in search of 3D-rendered smut, you've come to the wrong place. The 'Adults Only' moniker is derived from the ESRB …

Early schooling damaging children's wellbeing, say experts

More than 100 teachers, writers and academics have said the government's early years education policies are damaging children's health and wellbeing.<p>The education specialists have written to the secretary of state, Michael Gove, to demand that children be allowed to learn through play instead of …

Sex in prisons: why we need to find out what's going on | John Podmore

We know very little about prisoners' sexual habits, as a new report shows. But more needs to be done to prevent abuse

A monster star in the making, a Martian volcano, Earth's 'selfie' and Curiosity's successor – in pictures: http://gu.com/p/3tbh9/tw

Asian Soups That Go Way Beyond Ramen

Ramen has taken over America, and we're totally cool with that. Ramen, after midnight or at reasonable dinner hour, is hands-down one of the most comforting, savory and filling bowls of soup around. (Let's also never forget Justin Timberlake's ramen noodle hair.) A classic Japanese dish, ramen has …

Terry Gilliam brings his eccentric Zero Theorem to the Venice film festival 2013