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Woman Accidentally Wins Marathon

Running the half-marathon at the Run for Heroes race last Sunday, Meredith Fitzmaurice planned to take it easy. She wanted to test herself with a 13-mile run in Amherstburg, Ontario, to prepare for her first long marathon in Detroit next month, where she would try to qualify for the Boston Marathon.<p>…

These Contact Lenses Work Like Telescopes For Your Eyes

Researcher Eric Tremblay explains the invention.<p><i>What is it? A real contact lens that can switch between magnifying an image and standard vision. it could be useful for both military personnel and patients with retinal diseases.</i><p>We built a telescope into a contact lens. It is similar to a hard …

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

Martin Freeman Will Star in 'Fargo' TV Series – /Film

<i>The Office, The Hobbit</i>, and <i>Sherlock:</i> <b>Martin Freeman</b> seems to be everywhere these past few years. Adding to his already impressive, and growing, resume …

'Batman vs. Superman' Is "Further Along Than People Realize;" Won't Be Influenced By Fans – /Film

When <b>Zack Snyder</b> shot <i>Man of Steel</i>, he did so about two years before its release date. Despite early reports, it looks like he’s following a similar …

Google Recently Made A Silent Shift To A New Search Algorithm, “Hummingbird”

Have you noticed recently that Google has gotten a bit better at offering up direct answers to questions? If so, there’s a reason for it: they recently flipped the switch on a new search algorithm they call “Hummingbird”, which focuses on parsing searches as complex questions.<p>Google mentioned the …

Kanye West is really pissed at Jimmy Kimmel

From time to time, Kanye West likes to let off a little steam with a good old fashioned rant. Back in February, he rallied against corporate …

Kanye West Reacts to Jimmy Kimmel’s Recent Viral Spoof

Kanye West has a lot more to get off his chest, this time it’s directed to one person. Days after a children’s spoof of Kanye’s recent interview with …

Kanye West Rips Kimmel Sketch 'SHOULD I SPOOF YOUR FACE OR YOU F***ING BEN AFFLECK'

BREAKING NEWS: <b>Kanye West</b> can't take a joke ... and he's ripping <b>Jimmy Kimmel</b> a new one online right now in an epic rant to end all rants.<p>In case you …

H2 oh my: NASA's Curiosity rover finds water in Mars dirt

Future Mars explorers may be able to get all the water they need out of the red dirt beneath their boots, a new study suggests.<p>NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found that surface soil on the Red Planet contains about 2 percent water by weight. That means astronaut pioneers could extract roughly 2 …

Battlefield 4's multiplayer modes, player counts detailed by DICE

In a new post on the official Battlefield blog, developer DICE has revealed the seven game modes that will be available in <i>Battlefield 4</i> later this year, detailing which modes will be feature in the game's beta test and how many players each mode should support on different platforms.<p>In addition to …

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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.

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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 …

What the Digital Brains of the Future Might Be Like

An entrepreneur and long-time neuroscience hobbyist attempts to merge his two loves.<p>Alexis Madrigal<p>It is the rare entrepreneur who hits it truly big twice. Those who do -- such as Ev Williams, Ted Turner, and Elon Musk -- tend to stay within the original industry that made them. In recent memory, …

The top secret rules that allow NSA to use US data without a warrant

Top secret documents submitted to the court that oversees surveillance by US intelligence agencies show the judges have signed off on broad orders …

Making the Cut: A Primer on Making Summer Cutoffs

We love cutoffs—they scream summer—but sometimes they can be a bit tricky to make. The first thing you have to do? Find the right pair of jeans. Skinnies need not apply! We’ve covered how to find the perfect pair for three different styles of cutoffs. Plus, we found a stylish DIY for each version. …

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