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The First Mars Astronauts Could Be Trapped Inside a Tube For Years With No Chance of Escape

And they don't even get to land.<p>For years, NASA has talked about sending people to Mars with its gigantic new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), …

FYI, Honey Is Basically Bee Vomit

But you probably should have known that already.<p>Bees make honey.<p>For many of us, that’s the extent of our honey knowledge. The thing is, there’s something you should know: honey is made from regurgitated flower nectar. We’re not trying to ruin honey for you, just like we weren’t trying to ruin figs …

Insects

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

High School

Celkon launches cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone

Celkon Win400 is cheapest smartphone running Windows Phone 8.1 at Rs 4,979.<p>By: | New Delhi |<p>Celkon today launched the cheapest Windows-based …

Windows Phone

Are we on the road to an HIV vaccine?

Vital Signs is a monthly program bringing viewers health stories from around the world.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> "It only takes one virus to get through for a person to be infected," explained Dr. John Mascola. This is true of any viral infection, but in this instance, Mascola is referring to HIV and his ongoing …

Lollipop isn't making a dent in Android usage numbers (yet)

Now that Android 5.0 Lollipop is finally rolling out to devices around the globe, you might be wondering just how much of an impact it's making on the Android ecosystem. The short answer: not much. Google has released its latest Android usage stats, and Lollipop doesn't even register yet -- in …

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How to Train Your Voice to Be More Charismatic

Scientists Analyze Public Leaders’ Voices to Discover the Basis for Charisma<p>Scientists are tuning in on the power of the spoken word, seeking the secrets of charisma.<p>By analyzing the harmonics of pitch, frequency and timbre, researchers at University of California, Los Angeles are discovering how …

Charisma

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HP's new laptop looks like a MacBook Air and is made for hardcore business users

HP is today introducing a new laptop that's thinner and lighter than the MacBook Air — a stylish Windows 8 machine called the EliteBook Folio 1020. Even though HP is boasting about this laptop's slim size, it isn't necessarily taking aim at Apple here. HP says that it's designed the Folio 1020 with …

The 11 Most Important Cats Of Science

I can haz scienz?<p>[Special thanks to materials scientist Joe Spalenka for letting us use his photoshopped image of Watson And Crick Plus Chloe The Cat.]

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