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Quiz: are you smart enough to pass the US citizenship exam?

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Man Arrested Two Times in 3 Months for Having Sex With the Same Horse

A Texas man has now been arrested and jailed two separate times for having sex with the same horse. Hidalgo County sheriff's deputies arrested Cirilo …

These Contact Lenses Give You Telescopic Vision

The lenses magnify stuff up to 3X. Finally, the future we've been waiting for.<p>So this is pretty much one of those things you've always wanted from the future, right? Researchers have created a prototype contact lens-and-glasses system that lets you zoom in on something to 2.8X magnification. The …

Beyond Beer Pong: 24 Drinking Games For Grown-Ups

So, our days high-fiving after sinking a ping pong ball in a red Solo cup are long over, but we hope we’re never <i>too</i> mature for imbibing with friends …

Pet Door iPhone Cases

These Pet Door iPhone 5 Cases might look slightly impractical with that big ol’ dog (or cat!) sticking out but it’s actually smart. The pet coming …

Vince Low’s “Faces” Scribble Portraits

In any meeting, conference call or wait for a drink at the bar we find ourselves doodling on whatever paper happens to be in front of us–sometimes …

Wear This: Yang-Yi Goh from Sharp

<i>Each week, we turn to one of our favorite style bloggers or men’s fashion insiders to put together a solid outfit.</i><p>Boglioli Jacket in Natural – …

Google Glass porn app is back (but sans porn)

An app with a gloriously inappropriate name has decided that the mere presence on Google Glass is more important than the mere presence of, well, naked bodies.<p>Being at the party is more important than what you wear.<p>Even if the check-shirted, bottom-faced killfuns at Google insist you have to wear …

Google Glass

Sweet Little Girl Sings Death Metal Song Called ‘Zombie Skin’ on America’s Got Talent

<i>She looks like a princess, but sings like a heavy metal warrior!</i><p>A brother and sister duo perform their original death metal song titled “Zombie Skin” …

Death Metal

US Drug Enforcement Administration announces international bath salts crackdown

"Largest ever" synthetic drug bust<p>Remember the panic over "bath salts," the strange and terrifying new drug that supposedly turns people into face-eating zombies? The US Drug Enforcement Administration just announced a major crackdown on bath salts, "jewelry cleaner," "plant food," "spice," and …

PayPal: Galactic Currency Coming Soon for Space Travelers

The commercialization of space is now a reality. Virgin Galactic will launch its first commercial flight this year. A space hotel is set to be …

10 Awesome Accidental Discoveries

Oops.<p>As Plato said, "science is nothing but perception," and these 10 accidental acts of discovery embody the sentiment. Of course, it helps to be a leading scientist in the field—devoting your life to the pursuit of one cure, invention, or innovation—but a little luck goes a long way, too.

Nobel Prize

How To Build Your Own DIY Water Blaster

Grab some PVC pipes and other supplies, then get ready to fire.<p>Materials<p>2-inch-by-24-inch Schedule 40 PVC pipe<br>• 1¼-inch-by-24-inch PVC pipe<br>• Two 2-inch PVC caps<br>• Two 1¼-inch PVC caps<br>• 1¼-inch PVC coupler<br>• Buna-N 1.6-inch ID by 0.21-inch CS O-ring<br>• PVC glue (8 ounces is plenty)<br>• Tube of waterproof silicone …

Can Putting Your Phone In The Fridge Keep It Safe From Eavesdroppers?

Fact-checking Edward Snowden's anti-spy technique<p>Being legal counsel for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden probably comes with its fair share of paranoia. To combat eavesdropping techniques that can activate a cell phone's microphone and transmit data even when the device is ostensibly off, even his …

Are Environmental Regulations On Mars Doing More Harm Than Good?

Two scientists say sterilization requirements for spacecraft are inhibiting research.<p>Astrobiologists Alberto Fairen, and Dirk Schulze-Makuch have beef with environmental protection policies. Not here on Earth, that is, but on Mars, where rigid regulations from NASA's Office of Planetary Protection …

The 8 Steps To Creating A Great Storyboard

Google Ventures’ Jake Knapp takes us through the lightning-fast process he employs to get a team’s ideas down on paper.<p>[<i>Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of seven posts on running your own Google Ventures design sprint. Read the first part here, the second here, and the third …

Note-Taking

43 Times Jose Canseco Dropped Some Science On Twitter

"do not fear the higgs bosun"<p>Jose Canseco, who is insane, is an impressively former major league baseball player and active Twitter user. When not tweeting about rape allegations or his paintings of Donald Trump, Canseco tweets about science--a lot. He actually fired out this gem <i>as I was was in the</i> …

Sony Unveils the SmartWatch 2 for Android Devices

Though the idea has been glorified for some time now, ‘smart’ watches have generally failed to live<p>Though the idea has been glorified for some time now, ‘smart’ watches have generally failed to live up to their hyped-up ubiquity within society. Turning the other cheek, Sony has unveiled a new …

Kanye West Wrote "I Am a God" as One Big F-U to "Unnamed Designer"

Kanye West’s latest musical voyage Yeezus has stirred up a lot of controversy over the last few<p>Kanye West’s latest musical voyage <i>Yeezus</i> has stirred up a lot of controversy over the last few weeks and today we hear it has spilled over to the fashion industry. In a recent interview with <i>W Magazine</i>, …

Steve "ESPO" Powers Creates Alternate Cover for Yeezus

Kanye West is famous for talking a lot. Understatements aside, it’s this personal brand of<p>Kanye West is famous for talking a lot. Understatements aside, it’s this personal brand of ostentatious bravado that has led to his undeniable success, that which has fueled recent discussion of his newest …

What is Character? | The Art of Manliness

<i>Character</i>. Like honor, it’s a word we take for granted and probably have an affinity for, but likely have never really had to define and may struggle …

UK Man Said UFO Parked on His Roof

A U.K. man claims that an alien parked its UFO on top of his roof, according to a recent report.<p>The Bristol Post reported that the man, who was not …

Kip Thorne: physicist studying time travel tapped for Hollywood film

If you could pass through a wormhole and fast-forward to November 2014, odds are many people will be talking about Kip Thorne and the possibility of …

Lopsided Map of the Cosmos Offers New Clues to the Universe’s Origins

Author: Natalie Wolchover, Simons Science News. Natalie Wolchover, Simons Science News Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.25.13.<p>Time of Publication: 1:29 …

How To Hack A Cockroach So You Can Control It With Kinect

Oh yes, there's a video.<p>We've already covered their DIY project to build your very own mind-controlled cyborg cockroach, but now the North Carolina State University researchers have taken roach control to a whole new level. The team created an interface that sends a cockroach scurrying in any …

Zombies roam the animal kingdom — and some of them may be after us

The zombies in "World War Z" are just actors — but in the animal world, zombies are a fact of life. Evolution can come up with some fiendish twists: For example, there are some species that bend other creatures to their will to keep their bizarre life cycles going. Or just to feast on their …