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Kodak announces its own cryptocurrency and watches stock price skyrocket

Kodak stock jumps 60 percent after the surprise announcement<p>There’s a growing list of companies that have added language about blockchain or cryptocurrency into their names and mission statements, and it makes sense. Companies that do so see their stocks rise in value afterward. The latest company …

Cryptocurrency

A Camera Drone Chasing Stock Cars Is the Next Stage of Race Broadcasts

Formula 1, are you seeing this?<p>Kyle CheromchaView Kyle Cheromcha's Articles<p>twitter.com/@cheromchainstagram.com/kylecheromcha<p>One of the big problems …

Drones

The 10 Most Popular Scientific Papers Everyone Was Talking About This Year

We've read all of them. #humblebrag<p>In the academic world, citations matter. But thanks to the internet, the public is increasingly engaging with …

Reddit launches new mobile apps with support for real-time comments, chat, mod tools and more

Reddit today is giving its mobile apps a major upgrade – the first since their launch last year, when the company decided to take back control over the official Reddit experience on mobile – an experience that had long been available mainly through third-party clients. Today’s updated apps …

Apps

How to screenshot on Snapchat without them knowing

We show you how to bypass Snapchat’s screenshot ban with this neat trick<p>The initial premise of Snapchat was that happy-go-lucky users could send …

Social Media

The Shockwaves On a Rain-Soaked Window Screen Are Wonderfully Unique

Throw a pebble into a still pond, and the shockwaves from the disturbance will ripple out in all directions in nearly perfect concentric circles. But …

An unfortunate memento of the total eclipse: Eye damage

For millions of people last summer’s solar eclipse was a momentary spectacle, but for one New Yorker the sight of the moon crossing the sun is a vision that may never leave her view, burned as a crescent-shaped scar into her retina.<p>Close-ups of her damaged eye tissue—reportedly the most detailed of …

Wall Street

Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet

While NASA is mostly known for studying the outer reaches of our solar system, it's trained countless satellites on Earth, giving scientists a cornucopia of data about our changing planet.<p>But sometimes, science and art aren't so different. In November, NASA's Global Climate Change Group released …

Papua New Guinea

The Substitute Phone is designed to help smartphone addicts cope in their absence

Satisfy your cravings for swiping and scrolling<p>We’ve all been there: fiddling with your smartphone because it’s there, or reaching for it when you hear a text message notification. Austrian designer Klemens Schillinger created the Substitute Phone as a way to help smartphone addicts cope in its …

Behavior

This invention kit is on sale and can turn almost anything into a touchpad or video game controller

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

The Switch to Outdoor LED Lighting Has Completely Backfired

To reduce energy consumption, many jurisdictions around the world are transitioning to outdoor LED lighting. But as new research shows, this …

Research

Cloudy with a chance of F-bombs: Bus blocks Weather Channel’s video of Atlanta dome implosion

The Atlanta Falcons came to Seattle Monday night and kind of ran over the Seahawks like a bus. But back east, the Falcons’ old stadium, the Georgia …

World’s first manmade meteor shower is actually going to happen, and now we know when

Meteor showers are an awe-inspiring sight, and skywatchers often plan well in advance for their shot at spotting shooting stars as they rain down …

Uh, This Flat Earther's Homemade Manned Rocket Launch Does Not Sound Totally Advisable

61-year-old DIY enthusiast and stuntman “Mad” Mike Hughes is planning his first manned launch of a homemade, $20,000 steam-powered rocket with …

Space Exploration

Jaybird Freedom Wireless Headphones drop to highly-anticipated $50 price, more

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p><i>Update:</i> <i>Amazon has the new Jaybird Freedom 2 In-ear Wireless Headphones for $99.99 shipped (Reg. $150), an all-time low.</i><p>Best Buy …

This Photographer Turned a Grade School Science Experiment Into a Phenomenal Short Film

Using iron powder to teach kids about the magic of magnets has been a staple of grade school science for decades. The tiny iron particles are …

Scientists have found an exciting new clue about how 'super-agers' stay sharp as they age

So much for not being able to teach an old dog new tricks.<p>Some older people can remember things just as well as peers who are nearly half their age. Scientists are calling them "super-agers" for their unique ability to stay sharp into old age<p>Several months ago, researchers discovered at least one …

The Brain

UPDATED: Scientists Discover a Giant Void Hidden in The Great Pyramid of Giza

A secret kept for 4,500 years.<p>For millennia, a towering wonder – the Great Pyramid of Giza – was the tallest human-made structure on Earth, and as …

82-Year Old Hiker Completes the Appalachian Trail

We've seen several speed records set on the Appalachian Trail this year, but how about a new age record as well? <i>Outside</i> magazine is reporting that …

'I've never sailed': women rescued at sea admit they weren't properly prepared

The two women who were rescued by the US navy after five months adrift in the Pacific have admitted they were not properly prepared for the trip and that one of them was a novice sailor.<p>Jennifer Appel and Tasha Fuiava, who set off from Hawaii in May, were spotted on Tuesday by a Taiwanese fishing …

Rowing

Top Wow Spots of Olympic National Park

Old Big Leaf Maple Trees<p>Moss and really-big-tree enthusiasts love Olympic. This photograph was taken at the Fairholm camping grounds. Visit the Hoh …

National Parks

Scientists witnessed the most spectacular event in the universe, and now we know where gold comes from

In a carefully orchestrated series of press conferences, papers, and journal studies that were sent out together today, scientists from around the …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing we have to a miracle drug

Get moving.<p>A wealth of recent research, including a new study published this month, suggests that any type of exercise that raises your heart rate and gets you moving and sweating for a sustained period — known as aerobic exercise— has a significant, beneficial effect on the brain.<p>"Aerobic exercise …

Exercise

GM might beat its competitors to driverless car production

While a large number of companies are working on self-driving cars, including Google/Waymo, Uber, Audi and Tesla, it might be General Motors that beats them all. In a blog post, GM's CEO of Cruise Automation, Kyle Vogt, says that his team has created the "world's first mass-producible car designed …

Driverless Cars

Most hurricanes that hit the US come from the same exact spot in the world

As Hurricane Irma bears down on the East coast, Floridians may be wondering where all the hurricanes come from, and why they all follow a similar course. In fact, Irma, Harvey, and Jose were all born on the other side of the Atlantic, off the coast of Africa, and the Sahara desert may be to</b> …

Deserts

25 U.S. Attractions Everyone Should Visit in Their Lifetime

From ruins of ancient civilizations to Revolutionary War monuments, there are many attractions that celebrate the unique history of the US. The …

National Parks

What a Total Solar Eclipse Looks Like in 4K, Close-Up, and Real-Time

During the Great American Eclipse, photographer JunHo Oh captured this incredible close-up 4K footage of totality in real time. You can see a great …

NASA creates stunning posters to mark the 40th anniversary of its Voyager 1 and 2 mission

NASA and the Smithsonian have collaborated to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the titanic Voyager 1 and 2 spacecraft<p>In amidst the the hacking …

Space Science

Google's solar 'Eclipse Megamovie' is ready for viewing

More than 34,000 images of the eclipse taken by amateur scientists across the US have been assembled into a continuous view of the event.<p>If you aren't yet eclipsed-out, Google has a movie about last week's solar eclipse you might want to check out.<p>Before the total solar eclipse crossed the US on …

Solar Eclipse