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Just look at this crazy deep-ocean power source

A Florida-based startup called Crowd Energy will be turning to Indiegogo to continue work on its Ocean Energy Turbine, a slow-turning mill that its creators believe can harness megawatts of clean power from just a single unit — enough to light thousands of homes.<p>Underwater turbines are nothing new, …

Rappers, Ranked By Vocabulary Size [v2.0]

Back in May, data scientist Matt Daniels crunched some numbers to determine which rapper has the largest vocabulary in hip hop. Now, Daniels is back …

Elon Musk says artificial intelligence is 'potentially more dangerous than nukes'

If the robots take over, at least Elon Musk will be able to say "I told you so." The billionaire inventor loves to make the impossible possible, but he is deeply afraid of artificial intelligence (AI). On Twitter this weekend, Musk said that "we need to be super careful with AI," adding that they …

Spray-painted solar cells promise cheap power on seemingly any surface

Scientists have dreamed of painting solar cells to generate energy on just about any surface, but efficiency has been a problem; researchers were happy to get one percent just a couple of years ago. At last, though, it looks like viable paint-on power is close at hand. A team at the University of …

The 12 Highest Rated Kung Fu Movies On Netflix

If you’re in the mood for an action flick, but would rather go for something a little quieter, a little more graceful than Schwarzenegger-fueled explosions, a solid martial arts movie is a sure bet. And man, does Netflix have a lot of them. Granted, you’re going to have to read a lot of subtitles …

14 Blades - Trailer 1

Trained in clandestine combat from childhood, the Jinyiwei were masters of the 14 Blades. Above the law and with a license to kill, they devoted …

Clandestine

Improbable Thruster Seems to Work by Violating Known Laws of Physics — NOVA Next | PBS

Every action creates an equal and opposite reaction. It’s perhaps the best known law of physics, and Guido Fetta thinks he’s found a way around …

Physics

PHOTO: Calgary Hitmen throwback jerseys honor co-founder Bret Hart

The Calgary Hitmen were founded by one of pro wrestling's greatest legends and with the team entering its 20th anniversary season, they'll wear …

Ice Hockey

Who's going to win the turtle race for 30th – and gain a franchise player?

No team wants to suffer through a miserable season and finish in last place. But the reality is one team will sink to the bottom. Here are the top …

Ice Hockey

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Jimmy Kimmel Told People 'Godzilla' Was a True Story and They Believed Him

Believe it or not, there are a few people who think Godzilla is real -- and to our horror/delight, they were willing to talk about it on TV.<p>As part of his ongoing Lie Witness News series, Jimmy Kimmel deployed a street team to ask people a ridiculous question, and this time it centered on the big …

Laurence Fishburne: 'People have been confusing Samuel L Jackson and me for 25 years'

The 52-year-old actor on making mistakes, working with his wife, and why he's grateful for CSI<p><b>Getting into acting was an accident.</b> I started acting at 10. It wasn't something I was looking to do. I always say acting chose me rather than me choosing it.<p><b>Age and experience bring griefs to us all</b> and …

Your 2014 Stanley Cup Playoff first-round TV schedule

We've known the 16 teams that will compete for the 2014 Stanley Cup for a few days now, and the match-ups were finally set Sunday afternoon. Now, as …

Craig Drake Art Show: Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Bruce Lee and More

Most of you probably didn’t notice, but I took the day off last Friday. Why? Because I was so excited by the artwork of <b>Craig Drake</b>.<p>Drake’s work …

Posters

Graphene U.S.

<b>What is Graphene and what makes it so special?</b><p>In simple terms, graphene can be described as a single, tightly packed layer of carbon atoms bonded …

Nanotech

A total lunar eclipse is happening tonight, and here's how you can watch

You may have a good excuse to stay up late tonight. A rare total lunar eclipse, where the Earth casts a shadow over the entire Moon, is due to start at 12:53AM Eastern. Our celestial neighbor should be completely enshrouded by 3:06AM, producing an eerie coppery glow as it's bathed in refracted …

Cherry Trees That Flew To Space Bloom Six Years Early

And the flowers are not like Earth flowers<p>Japanese astronauts took hundreds of cherry tree seeds with them to the International Space Station in 2008-2009, after which they were planted in several locations throughout Japan. About 265 seeds were taken from a celebrated old tree outside a Buddhist …

Artificial blood 'will be manufactured in factories'

Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood<p>It is the stuff of gothic science fiction: men in white coats in factories of blood and bones.<p>But the production of blood on an industrial scale …

How Scarlett Johansson helped me challenge disfigurement stigma

Adam Pearson was born with a condition that causes tumours to grow on his face. But acting with Scarlett Johansson in Under the Skin is changing the way people look at him<p>Adam Pearson is used to people noticing him. A few weeks ago, he was in a DVD shop near his home in Croydon, south London, and a …

We may already know how we will cure death—but should we?

A pair of advocates—they do legitimate research too, but their ardor is so intense, it’s hard to call them scientists—believe that they will, within their lifetimes, make ours the first generation of humans to live forever.<p>Their quest is elegantly laid out in <i>The Immortalists</i>, a new documentary …

Singularity

Ebola Spread to Guinea's Capital Raises Fears

CONAKRY, Guinea — Ebola, one of the world's most deadly viruses, has spread from a remote forested corner of southern Guinea to the country's seaside capital, raising fears that the disease, which causes severe bleeding and almost always death, could spread far beyond this tiny West African …

Disease

Seeing Cells As They’re Meant To Be Seen: In 3-D

Here's the big picture<p>Cells live in a three-dimensional world, but until recently, scientists using fluorescence microscopes could see them well in only two dimensions. With advances in confocal microscopes, which use pinhole apertures to focus light on several planes, scientists can now view …

Microscopy

Math that predicts glucose paves way for artificial pancreas - Futurity

A mathematical model can predict with 90 percent accuracy the glucose levels of individuals with type-1 diabetes up to 30 minutes before a change in …

Diabetes

Science Jokes From Our Twitter Followers

Check out some of our favorite science jokes.<p>On Monday, we asked our Twitter followers, "What's your favorite science joke?" The nerds delivered. Here are our favorite science jokes, organized by subject.<p>Chemistry<p>@PopSci I was going to tell a joke about sodium, but Na.— Ian Haygreen (@IanHaygreen) …

Jokes

Crows' reasoning ability rivals that of seven-year-old humans

Tests based on one of Aesop's fables suggest New Caledonian crows have a good understanding of causal relationships<p>New Caledonian crows are as good at reasoning as a human seven-year-old, claim researchers.<p>The scientists subjected six wild crows to a battery of tests designed to challenge their …

United States Navy Unveils Plan to Beam Solar Power from Space to Earth

The United States Navy Research Laboratory has unveiled two modules they are testing to capture solar energy from space and divert its power to …

West Nile virus may have met its match: tobacco

A drug made inside tobacco plants neutralizes West Nile virus in mice<p>Some people think of tobacco as a drug, whereas others think of it as a therapy — or both. But for the most part, it's hard to find people who think of the tobacco plant in terms of its medical applications. Qiang Chen, an …

Q&A: Giant-Bird Research Illuminates “Chicken From Hell” Dinosaur

A bird-and-dinosaur expert weighs in on the similarities.<p>Todd Green is an authority on both emus and dinosaurs—an unusual combination.<p>A zoologist who prepares skeletons and draws dinosaurs for the skeleton display company Osteosaur, Green has also spent hundreds of hours wrangling emus on a …

First synthetic yeast chromosome built

Julie Steenhuysen<p>Related Stories<p>Scientists create synthetic life, Science Online, 27 May 2010<br>• Yeast assembles synthetic genome, Science Online, 08 Dec …

Sooner Than You Think, We Will Connect To The Cloud Directly From Our Brains

In his TED talk, Google’s Ray Kurzweil announces that 20 years from now, “thinking will grow exponentially” as human brains interface with computers.<p>Have you ever approached someone important, but only had three seconds to think of something clever to say? Today, companies tout the ability to …

Singularity