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Are Anti-Odor Workout Clothes Safe to Wear?

<i>A:</i><p>Harvard and MIT researchers did recently publish a study that found exposure to silver nanoparticles, found in clothing, toothpaste, toys and other products, can cause substantial DNA damage. But before I get to your main question, let’s look at why that news might’ve frightened you.<p>A …

Juan Manuel Marquez might mix it up with Manny Pacquiao again

His face was battered, and a cut under his left eye that required eight stitches had swelled into a shiny purple welt that had grown to the size of a large grape. Still, after Saturday night's loss to Juan Manuel Marquez in a welterweight title-elimination fight, Mike Alvarado could see a bright …

Boxing

Miami Heat Need to Rethink Small-Ball Approach to Beat Indiana Pacers in Game 2

Hearing the armchair expertise of your typical sports fan—this writer included—it’s easy to believe teams and their coaches routinely fail to think their strategies through.<p>As it turns out, the Miami Heat—who fell to the Indiana Pacers 107-96 Sunday afternoon—may have <i>overthought</i> theirs.<p>It seemed …

The Week In Drones: Hunting In Packs, Bothering Falcons, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Theorizing Better Military Drones</b><p>Rand Corporation, a think tank that consults the Department of Defense on security …

Is Graphene the New 'Wonder' Material?

A jump rope that produces electricity

Co-founder and CEO of Uncharted Play Jessica Matthews explains how she developed the Pulse Jump Rope, which produces electricity to power small …

Designing A 1,000-MPH Car

The long journey to make the fastest car on the planet<p>Apart from a brief break in the 1960s and 1970s, British engineering and drivers have played a dominant role in setting the land speed record in the fastest cars on the planet. Starting from Lydston Hornsted’s Benz No. 3, which broke the record …

British Military Seeks A Hack-Proof, Quantum Physics-Based GPS

Such a location system would work underwater and indoors.<p>Your smartphone always knows where you are because it communicates with GPS satellites in space. But one day, perhaps, it won't need that anymore. Instead, it may figure out your location using the effects of gravity on atoms right here on …

E-Cigarettes Not Harmless, Should Be Regulated Like Cigs, Study Says

It's unclear whether or not they help people quit real cigarettes.<p>E-cigarettes have only been around for about a decade, and it's not yet clear what all the health effects of "vaping" might be. But according to a comprehensive review of research on health effects and usage patterns of electronic …

Ham TV Lets You Video Chat With The International Space Station

Hi, great to see you!<p>Now—if you catch a lucky window—you can video chat with the International Space Station.<p>Amateur radio enthusiasts have set up a "ham TV" system—the video counterpart to amateur or "ham" radio—from which folks on Earth can get video and sound from the space station. Astronauts …

Scientists propose collider that could turn light into matter

A pair of researchers predicted a method for turning light into matter 80 years ago, and now a new team of scientists are proposing a technique that could make that method happen in the purest way yet. The proposed method involves colliding two photons — the massless particles of light — that have …

Science Is Finally Making Glass That Birds Won't Fly Into

Birds flying into window panes might be the stuff of cartoon comic fodder, but the reality is bleak: Hundreds of millions of birds die from flying …

Scientists unearth world’s largest dinosaur in Argentina

Dinosaur fossils found in Patagonia provide the first evidence that long-necked, whip-tailed diplodocid sauropods survived well beyond the Jurassic period, when they were thought to have gone extinct, according to Argentine paleontologists.<p>Scientists announced the discovery of the fossilized …

Matter will be created from light within a year, claim scientists

Researchers have worked out how to make matter from pure light and are drawing up plans to demonstrate the feat within the next 12 months.<p>The theory underpinning the idea was first described 80 years ago by two physicists who later worked on the first atomic bomb. At the time they considered the …

Are phones and driving always a bad mix?

Phoning while behind the wheel is often blamed for road deaths, says Colin Barras, but is keeping connected in a car always dangerous?<p>It’s perhaps one of the most flouted rules of the road. Despite bans in many places, more than half of US drivers admit to using a mobile phone at least some of the …

A Terrible Thing That Waits (Under the Ocean)

There’s a line in the mine warfare community twisted from the United Negro College Fund slogan and gets (over) used all the time:<br>“A mine is a terrible thing that waits.”<p>And waits and waits and waits.<p>In the lead-up to the cancelled invasion of the home islands of Japan in World War II, the U.S. Navy …

Nasa would speak out if private manned missions to Mars too risky

It’s like an interplanetary re-telling of the famous tortoise and hare story. Nasa and the world’s other space agencies are pursuing a careful, long-winded programme aimed at landing astronauts on Mars by 2035. Private organisations, such as the not-for-profit Mars One, are claiming that they can …

How to cook the perfect hard-boiled egg

Our picks of the week from around the web, including achieving culinary perfection, life as a telepresence robot, and neuroscience’s most famous patient.<p>Glassholes at work<br>Ned Resnikoff | The Baffler | 14 May 2014<br>Google Glass is marketed as a tool for self-empowerment; but it can function equally …

Longitude Prize 2014: six great challenges of our time – as it happened

Over to you …<p><b>Jessica writes:</b> The success of the Longitude 2014 Prize will depend on its design. As I said earlier, challenge prizes only work well when they open up the problem to a wider pool of people to solve, when those people will make the time to get involved and when it's likely that the …

Modified measles virus destroys cancer in early clinical trial

Promising early results from a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic out this week suggest that a modified version of the measles virus can be used to target cancer cells and put the condition into remission. Researchers intravenously delivered 10,000 times the typical dosage of measles vaccine to two …

Long before Jack Daniel’s, George Washington was a whiskey tycoon

The Founding Father spent his post-presidency years presiding over a booming alcohol business<p>When George Washington left the presidency in 1797, he was looking forward to some relaxation—returning to Mount Vernon and the pastoral life that had been distant during his time as president. But …

Man With Two Guns Arrested at Boston University Commencement

A 28-year-old man was arrested for allegedly attempting to bring two handguns into Boston University's commencement ceremony Sunday, a university spokesman said.<p>The man was about to go through a security checkpoint when university police stopped him and subsequently found the two guns, according to …

Mali: Several officials die in clashes between Tuareg rebels and government troops

Malian Prime Minister Moussa Mara has declared his government is now “at war” with Tuareg rebels after Saturday’s deadly clashes between the army and the separatists left 36 people dead.<p>Mara has also sent in troops to retake the town of Kidal from the rebels who have reportedly seized 28 civil …

Associated Press News

Tiananmen Massacre 25th anniversary: how Chinese triads enabled the Great Escape

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen massacre, a Hong Kong triad speaks fully for the first time about how he smuggled 133 students and intellectuals out of the clutches of the Communist party<p>Brother Six had the fastest speedboats in Hong Kong, rigged with four outboard engines to outrun …

South Korean President to Break Up Coast Guard Over Ferry

South Korean President Park Geun-hye formally apologized on Monday for a ferry disaster last month that killed about 300 passengers, mostly school children, and said she would break up the coast guard because it had failed in its rescue mission.<p>The coast guard's rescue duties will be transferred to …

Colts' Robert Mathis suspended four games for PED

The Indianapolis Colts' defense has taken a big hit with training camp still months away.<p><b>The evolution of the NFL:</b><br>Take a look at how the NFL has …

Russian President Putin builds ties in Moldova, Kazakhstan and Baltics

May 22, 2014<p>Thursday<p>May 20, 2014<p>Tuesday<p>May 18, 2014<p>May 15, 2014<p>Thursday<p>May 14, 2014<p>A day after Ukrainian troops suffered their single heaviest loss of life against pro-Russian separatists in an ambush attack, Ukraine’s interim leaders began discussions on national unity amid grandstanding and …