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Stephen Hawking submitted a final scientific paper 2 weeks before he died — and it could lead to the discovery of a parallel universe

Stephen Hawking submitted his final scientific paper just a week and a half before he died, and it lays the theoretical groundwork for discovering a parallel universe.<p>Hawking, who died Wednesday at 76, was coauthor to a mathematical paper that seeks proof of the "multiverse" theory, which posits …

Physics

Here's Your First Look at the New Mustang Shelby GT500

The 700-plus horsepower top-tier Shelby is set to be revealed sometime in 2019.<p>Back in January, Ford revealed it would bring back the Shelby GT500, this time as a 700-plus horsepower monster. Well, here's your first look at the car itself.<p>Ford revealed a front-facing picture of the GT500 today at …

Six eerie stories of what happens when you die - from people who've been 'brought back to life'

You might actually KNOW that you are dead for quite a long time after you die, according to a chilling new study.<p>Researchers have discovered you may …

10 easy budget family meals

Ten fabulous family meals that you can rustle up for £2 or less per serving. Sound too good to be true? Believe it. These simple budget recipes won't …

Test Drive: 2015 Jaguar F-Type Convertible S

The British know sexy. Not over the top, in your face sexy, but elegant, classic, sophisticated sexy. Driving the 2015 Jaguar F-Type Convertible S, I felt compelled to live up to the sexiness. I wanted to put on my finest Gieves & Hawkes suit, my Silvano Lattanzi lace ups, my Oliver Peoples glasses …

Weekend Reading: A Tree That Grows 40 Fruits, Jellied Eels, and More

What we're reading, cooking, and clicking this week.<p>A tree bearing fruit in forty shades of purple seems like a fantastical piece of art, and it …

Fattoush + Southern Peach Crumble

<i>We're celebrating Meatless Mondays with balanced, delicious meal plans. We hope you'll join us -- whether you're vegetarian all the time or just here and there.</i><p><i>Today: All you have to do for dinner tonight is chop and toss. (Oh yeah, and there's a crumb topping involved, too.)</i><p>Sometimes you want to …

Caramelized Peach Pancakes

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a. fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: Have some sunny, peachy pancakes for breakfast this morning.</i><p>Are you a recipe procrastinator? I am. I …

Has The End Of The Banana Arrived?

Researchers fear that a relentless and virulent fungus could cripple the world's banana monoculture<p>Two weeks ago, at a conference in South Africa, scientists met to discuss how to contain a deadly banana disease outbreak in nearby Mozambique, Africa. At fault was a fungus that continues its march …

Forestry

First Exoskeleton Gets FDA Approval For U.S. Sales

The ReWalk exoskeleton helps people with spinal-cord injuries sit, stand, and walk.<p>A motorized exoskeleton, designed to help paralyzed people walk again, just earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. It is the first such device to do so.<p>The device, called ReWalk, straps on user's bodies …

Exoskeletons

Age-Wise Style: What to Wear On a First Date

InStyle<i>’s Fashion Director Cindy Weber Cleary has been a fashion editor for the past 20+ years. Needless to say, she’s picked up some tricks along</i> …

10 Healthy Office Snacks: The Anti-Vending Machine Guide

These healthy office snacks beat whatever junk is in the vending machine any day.<p>We've perfected the art of the office lunch—but even the most protein-packed lunch bowls can't prevent the inevitable 3 p.m. rumbly belly. Before you give up your quarters to the vending machine, hear us out! There are …

20 Essential Kitchen Hacks

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Put away your appliances -- today, we're hacking everything.</i><p>Some days are meant for lingering in the kitchen -- for tempering chocolate on a marble slab …

Why You Should Avoid Washing Your Jeans

From the editors of Esquire.com, when it comes to upkeep, consider the "Less is More" approach.<p>As you may recall, in a recent talk about his company's commitment to sustainability, Levi's president and CEO Chip Bergh revealed—in front of a crowd, no less—that he was wearing a pair of jeans that …

Clothing

Do look down! The world's best skywalks – in pictures

As Canada's Glacier Skywalk opens, offering amazing views over Jasper national park, we take a look at the best skywalks around the world<p><b>Share your skywalk experiences in the comments below</b>

In the early 1900s, Swedish tree sculptor Axel Erlandson planted “The Basket Tree.” Actually, this is a bit of a misnomer, as it is a collection of six different Sycamore trees that have been grafted together. In the late 1940s, Erlandson opened a roadside oddity attraction containing 20-30 tree sculptures. Today, they have been transplanted and are on display at Gilroy Gardens amusement park in California. See more: http://bit.ly/17u0NMo Photo credit: Image credit: jpeepz via flickr

Jacques Lowe: the JFK photographer who lost his life's work on 9/11

What do you do when, as a photographer, you are told your image archive is so precious that it's uninsurable? The answer for Jacques Lowe, whose images helped create the legend of John F Kennedy, was to store them in JP Morgan's seemingly impregnable vault in Tower 5 of New York's World Trade …

The terrifying, flesh-eating drug krokodil has reportedly surfaced in the US

No cases have been confirmed yet, but early reports have authorities on edge<p><i>A krokodil user with necrosis of the hand.</i><p>When the nasty, highly addictive street drug krokodil appears in a new area, it tends to spread fast. So when doctors at the Banner Good Samaritan Poison and Drug Information Center …

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Google ‘kills off pet projects’

Google has stopped allowing its engineers to spend 20 per cent of their time on side projects which could benefit the company, according to reports.<p>The innovative management technique – which gave rise to some of Google's biggest projects including AdSense, Gmail, <b>Google</b> Transit, Google News and …

Google News

Japanese scientists create sperm bank of endangered animals ‘to colonise other planets’

A Japanese university and zoo are creating a sperm bank for endangered animals that could one day be used to bring extinct species back to life and even help to colonise other planets with Earth’s rarest creatures.<p>To date, scientists at Kyoto University’s Graduate School of Medicine and the city’s …

Chimpanzees

Does the internet need a backup system?

The internet connects billions of people and keeps our societies together – a job it wasn’t designed for. Technologist Danny Hillis says we must know what to do if the worst happens and it breaks.<p>The internet controls many aspects of our lives in this connected world. But it is a fragile thing – …

A bigger fish for palaeontogists to fry…

An international team of scientists has uncovered the remains of the world's largest fish. The 50ft <i>Leedsichthys problematicus</i> swam the oceans of the Jurassic era more than 160m years ago, sweeping up shoals of plankton through giant, mesh-covered gills. <i>Leedsichthys</i> was eventually wiped out by the …

Dipping into the ice cream tub to find a little science

As the (English) summer holidays draw to a close, school beckons the young, and the long hot days of July feel like a distant memory, it seems timely to consider ice-cream. The sensory and gustatory pleasures of ice-cream may have originally been concocted by trial and error, but there is a good …

Scientists grow "mini human brains" from stem cells

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism.<p>A cross-section of an entire organoid showing development …

Environment: News & features

Which Organs Can I Live Without, And How Much Cash Can I Get For Them?

First, a disclaimer: Selling your organs is illegal in the United States. It's also very dangerous. Handing off an organ is risky enough when done in a top hospital, even more so if you're doing it for cash in a back alley. No, really: Don't do this. OK? OK.<p>There are many organs one can …