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Peer Into the Distant Universe: How to See Quasars With Backyard Telescopes

“How far can you see with that thing?”<p>It’s a common question overhead at many public star parties in reference to telescopes.<p>In the coming weeks as …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

'You're The Worst' Review: A Sarcastic, Secretly Romantic Comedy That Is Just The Best

Looking for a comedy that's actually funny? Want one with precisely calibrated yet organically complex characters? Want to watch a well-constructed story full of wit that is equal parts scathing, smart and silly?<p>I wish I could tell you the new fall season is packed with new half-hour offerings that …

Lamb Hops Down The Hallway, Makes Everything Better In 6 Seconds

Now, that's what we call enthusiasm.<p>In this Vine from Life of Shannen, Winter the lamb comes runnin' and hoppin' down the hallway to his owner, who greets him warmly.<p>Day officially made.

Road Not Taken: Here is a guide to every recipe in the game

Developer Spry Fox’s roguelike puzzler Road Not Taken is all about figuring things out as you go. It’s like life, really — you start out knowing nothing and learn from experience, failure, and experimentation. This is especially true of its recipes, in which you combine two or more objects to …

These Parents Got Candid About Sex After Kids. What They Divulged May Shock You.

They say that everything changes after having kids. But what exactly is <i>everything</i>? Your sleep schedule? Yes. Your bank account? Most likely. Your sex life? Definitely.<p>Whisper, an app that allows users to upload a secret anonymously, collected confessions from parents about the current state of …

20 best Android apps and games this week

Parallels Access, Boom Beach, Slingshot, Nike+ FuelBand, Lumosity, Warhammer 40,000: Carnage, AutomateIt and more<p>It's time for our weekly roundup of the best new Android apps and games to have emerged on the Google Play store.<p>As ever, prices are correct at the time of writing, but may have changed …

Judge Gives Deployed Sailor Ultimatum: Appear In Court Or Lose Your Daughter

Matthew Hindes is currently serving on the USS Michigan under the Pacific Ocean, so there is no way he can appear in court.<p>"He's protecting the rights of others, but who is protecting his rights?" Hindes' wife Benita-Lynn told CBS Local.<p>Hindes was awarded custody in 2010, after his daughter Kaylee …

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A Comparison of Babysitting Rates In 9 Cities

If you wanted another reason why residents of New York City have one of the highest costs of living in the U.S., compare babysitting wages with those …

New York City

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Couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' case convinced more suspects still out there: Part 6<p>California city to settle with couple in so-called 'Gone Girl' …

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10 Ways to Boost Your Sexual Confidence by @SleepingwithMAN

Enjoyed this article? Give us a share.<p>The responsibilities of everyday life can make it really difficult to feel sexy, with work and daily tasks it …

Shrimp's shell-smashing punch hands researchers a lead on tougher materials

Design of crustacean's club-like weapon could inspire new durable composites for use in cars, aircraft and body armour<p>The title of fastest punch in the animal kingdom firmly belongs to the peacock mantis shrimp, whose club-like appendages reach the speed of a .22-calibre slug, shatter clam shells …

The tiny creek connecting the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

There’s a point called Two Ocean Pass on the Continental Divide. It separates the headwaters of Pacific Creek (which flows west to the Pacific) and …

Tips for Bow Hunting for Survival

I know, we’re living in the age of drones and wireless internet, we have a space program and ICBM’s, we landed on Mars, we have hybrid cars and most …

CAUGHT ON TAPE: Intruder Creeps Through Home, Lurks Over Crib

<b>** UPDATE: Police have made an arrest in the case. Get details. **</b><p>This story out of the Houston area really <i>is</i> a parent's worst nightmare. A home …

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Great Scott! 'Back to the Future' power laces coming in 2015

"Back to the Future II" was full of tech we drooled over. While the Hoverboard, flying cars and instant Pizza Hut are some way off, Marty McFly’s Nike trainers with power laces are to become a reality.<p>When Marty and Doc set a course for 2015 (this was the actual year they went to in the movie, feel …

Amazing new image of Saturn’s puzzling hexagon

Saturn’s hexagon is a long-lived weather pattern at the planet’s north pole, first spotted by Voyager 1 in 1980.<p>The Cassini mission to Saturn …

Why 'Fake' Snow 'Doesn't Melt'--Because It's Real

It's just science, guys.<p>After a snowstorm hit Atlanta and a good portion of the Eastern Seaboard last week, snarling traffic and stranding many, rumors circulated that it wasn't snow. Some said that it was FAKE snow, either deposited via chemtrails, or made up of psychoactive substances, or …

Shivering can help you stay slim

Shivering in the cold may help burn off as many calories as exercise, according to scientists<p>It is usually a signal to reach for a jumper or turn up the heating, but it seems shivering may also be an effective way to stay slim.<p>A new study from scientists at the National Institutes of Health has …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

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What Little Girls Wish Daddies Knew

I'm spending the morning waiting for my car in the repair shop. Four men in flannel (I missed the flannel memo) and I sit around smelling tires and inhaling exhaust fumes while an enchanting little fairy is in constant motion around her daddy. She climbs on him, giggles, turns around, and then …

Parenting

Treat Yourself To A 'Huh?'

You drop a ball. You drop a key. You drop a piece of lead. They each slip from your hand and tumble to the ground. But you have an orderly mind (you're a physicist) and, to you, falling things don't seem haphazard — they seem neat. The unruly world has rules, laws. So instead of saying "Bummer!" …

25 fantastic free Android games

Fun doesn’t have to require funding. Got an Android phone or tablet? Then these are the greatest games… gratis!<p>There are hundreds of fantastic games …

North Korea Lands First Ever Man On The Sun, Confirms Central News Agency

THE STATE News Agency of North Korea has confirmed today that the country has become the first in the world to ever land a man on the sun.<p>It reported …

Huge Alien Object Spotted on Moon via NASA Imaging? (+Photos)

Google Moon shows what appears to be a massive alien spacecraft on the moon. It is L-shaped with what appears to be seven lights dotting its edge. …

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2013 Stars Taylor Swift Giving The Angels Competition (PHOTOS)

Few ladies can outshine a Victoria's Secret model on the lingerie brand's annual runway, but Taylor Swift sure gave it her best shot. The singer performed at last night's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, belting out tunes on the catwalk as models clad in the retailer's over-the-top lingerie sets …