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The most expensive material in the world costs $145 million per gram

Scientists at Oxford University in the UK announced that a spin-off lab called Designer Carbon Materials is now producing endohedral fullerenes, and they recently sold off their first sample of the material to the tune of $US 32,000 for 200 micrograms (1 microgram = one-millionth of a gram), which …

11 Things You Didn't Know About Precious Moments

You might want to check your collection — some of those cute faces are worth a pretty penny now.<p>After production began in 1978, Precious Moments took the gift-giving industry by storm. With a design for every occasion, collecting each teardrop-eyed figurine became a cultural phenomenon. And today, …

The Drinks Most (and Least) Likely to Give You a Beer Gut and Man Boobs

The heavy drinker's guide to not getting heavy.<p>The internet was rocked this summer when Vice Munchies scared us all into believing the phytoestrogen-laden hops in our craft beer were giving us man boobs. Most of us didn't need to click on the bait to know drinking was already responsible for our …

Alcohol

Did Reagan Make Nuclear War More Likely?

By<p>Stephen Sestanovich<p>Sometimes an old story is scary enough to be news. In 1990, it turns out, the CIA re-analyzed Soviet reactions to a 1983 U.S. military exercise, known as “Able Archer,” and concluded that Soviet generals really believed the U.S. might be preparing a nuclear attack.<p>David Hoffman …

Geopolitics

In 1983 ‘war scare,’ Soviet leadership feared nuclear surprise attack by U.S.

A nuclear weapons command exercise by NATO in November 1983 prompted fear in the leadership of the Soviet Union that the maneuvers were a cover for a nuclear surprise attack by the United States, triggering a series of unparalleled Soviet military re­sponses, according to a top-secret U.S. …

National Security

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Neuroscience

Elon Musk Battery Singularity – 1000 Gigabattery factories for Grid Storage and car domination

Home<p>Uncategorized<p>Elon Musk Battery Singularity – 1000 Gigabattery factories for Grid Storage and car domination<p>Pin It<p>JB Strauble is the CTO of Tesla …

Scientists Say The NFL's 'Deflate-Gate' Isn't All Hot Air

The New England Patriots are headed to the Super Bowl.<p>But there is a flat, squishy cloud over the Patriots' 45-7 victory against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday: The NFL is looking into allegations that the Patriots deflated the football to give themselves an advantage.<p>Two scientists say that …

NFL

Patriots vs. Seahawks: Who Has the Edge at Every Position in Super Bowl XLIX

Link to Media<p>Super Bowl XLIX is set, with the New England Patriots preparing to battle the Seattle Seahawks for the right to raise the Lombardi Trophy.<p>And now that we know the two teams tangoing for a title, we can begin to break down the positional matchups to give ourselves a better idea of which …

NFL

Most cancers are caused by bad luck not genes or lifestyle, say scientists

Scientists at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in the US found that the majority of cancers are not linked to environment or lifestyle<p>The majority of cancers are the result of bad luck rather than unhealthy lifestyles or inherited genetic faults, scientists have discovered.<p>For years …

Cancer

Why cats never became man’s best friend

Dog lovers will find it baffling that cats are the world’s most popular pet. After all, they’re passive-aggressive, emotionally unavailable, and known for their chilly independence—traits that at most qualify felines for the role of “man’s best frenemy.”<p>It turns out, though, there’s an evolutionary …

Pets

10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …

Watch these Caterpillar excavators play the biggest game of Jenga ever

Catfight.<p>Jenga is fun, but it's a lot more fun when played using heavy construction equipment weighing a few hundred tons.<p>Caterpillar, maker of all manner of dozers, backhoes, cranes, and other construction site awesomeness put together this video of some its machinery playing everyone's favorite …

Caterpillars

How Finding Debris Could Quickly Solve Mystery of Malaysian Airlines Flight

After a long search, answers could come quickly. Here's how.<p>As a 12-nation hunt for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane spread out Saturday across the Indian Ocean and reached over land toward Kazakhstan in Central Asia, some experts raised the incredible possibility that a 250-ton Boeing 777 might …

The maker of Candy Crush could be the most profitable tech company to go public since Facebook

King, the Swedish company behind the insanely addictive Candy Crush mobile game, is firming up its IPO plans. This morning it released an updated regulatory filing, setting the price range for the offering, which implies a valuation of up to $7.6 billion for the business.<p>But before jumping to …

Profit

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Pakistan's Musharraf suffers 'heart problem' on way to court

<b>Pakistan's former military ruler Pervez Musharraf is in hospital after his lawyers said he suffered chest pains on his way to court for his treason trial.</b><p>The 70-year-old was transferred to the Armed Forces Cardiology Hospital in Rawalpindi and is undergoing tests.<p>It is the third time the former …

Pakistan

China's first aircraft carrier completes sea trials

The Liaoning has returned to port after 37 days in the South China Sea, according to state media<p>China's first aircraft carrier has successfully completed sea trials in the South China Sea, state media has reported.<p>The Liaoning returned to port on Wednesday after a 37-day voyage, the official Xinhua …

'Dead' Banker Arrested in $21 Million Fraud Charges

A banker who vanished in an apparent suicide in 2012 and was wanted by the FBI in connection with a $20 million wire fraud case has been arrested in …

Lightning strikes killed fewer Americans than ever in 2013

Lightning strikes killed fewer people in the U.S. last year than in any other year on record, officials said Thursday.<p>Just 23 people died as a direct result from lightning strikes in 2013, according to figures from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).<p>This is in contrast with …

Surprising "Lake" Bigger Than West Virginia Found Inside Greenland Ice

Scientists say the unlikely liquid water may hold clues to the effects of global warming.<p>A vast aquifer "lake" lies trapped under southeastern Greenland, scientists report, based on ice core results. The finding may help reveal a changing climate's effects on the world's massive, but shrinking, ice …