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World’s toughest animal has tons of foreign DNA - Futurity

Scientists were shocked to find tons of foreign DNA in the genome of tardigrades, the only animal known to survive the extreme environment of outer …

Luma debuts a Wi-Fi router that uses mesh networking to provide quality Internet at home

A few years ago, I needed to buy a router, but when I looked at the ones at the store, it was daunting. The associate wasn’t really able to help me, so I went with one based on brand name. That wound up being a bad decision, as that router didn’t provide the most reliable service in my apartment.<p>If …

6 Amazing Movies You Can’t Miss This Month

You'll want to watch a Japanese martial arts musical done entirely in rap, a film made illegally by a director banned from working, and a thriller shot in a one long take — and here's where to find them.<p>In 1811, at the age of 34, the lauded German writer Heinrich von Kleist shot Henriette Vogel and …

Oxygen revealed to be fourth most abundant gas in the comet’s atmosphere, contradicting long-held theories of comet formation<p>Scientists on the Rosetta mission have found oxygen in the gas cloud around comet 67P in what they described as the most surprising discovery about the comet to date.<p>It is …

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This guy traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 — here are the countries he thinks everyone should visit

So when people ask him which country was his favorite, he has a hard time picking just one.<p>But there are 12 countries he thinks everyone should visit at some point in their lives.<p>Keep scrolling to see what those countries are, and why he thinks they're worth visiting.

Social media set alight after adverts appeared encouraging donors to visit sperm banks in order to afford the iPhone 6S, reports said<p>Chinese men are being encouraged to donate sperm in order to earn enough money to buy the latest iPhone, according to reports.<p>The adverts, from sperm banks in several …

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Farts Characterized by What You Eat

<i>Photo by Laura Palladino</i><p>You, me and farts all have one thing in common: we're all unique and different. So we've made a list to help you understand your farts' characteristics and how they're formed.<p><b>1. The Silent But Deadly</b><p><b>Caused by:</b> chewing gum<p><i>Photo courtesy of Michelle (three times a charm)</i><p>The …

28 things I now know about life, work, and relationships at 28

AT 15, I wanted to be 16. And when 17 hit, I couldn’t wait to be an 18-year-old licensed driver. While I blew out the candles on my 20th birthday …

6 Secretly Amazing Movies You Can't Miss This September

Lots of great movies never make it to your local multiplex — here are six worth seeking out, and where to find them.<p>It's not inaccurate to describe <i>About Elly</i> as a thriller, though that implies wild twists and stunts that the movie doesn't include. It doesn't need them. It finds more than enough …

Is this the largest feature in the universe?

Astronomers have found what appears to be the largest feature in the universe: a ring of gamma ray bursts – and hence galaxies – 5 billion light …

Parents Throw Their Terminally Ill 5-Year-Old Daughter the Birthday Party of a Lifetime: 'We Don't Know How Much Time We Have Left,' Her Father Says

An Oregon girl who has been battling cancer for three years was treated to the celebration of her life on Friday: a 5th birthday party combined with …

Canon's new full-frame camera will capture footage in near-complete darkness

Imagine being able to shoot video in almost total darkness and not wind up with a noisy, undifferentiated mess? That capability may be closer than you think with the announcement of Canon’s ME20F-SH, a full-frame multi-purpose camera that promises a maximum ISO of over 4,000,000.<p>That is not a …

Mountain with a moat on Charon

Latest image release from New Horizons team shows Pluto’s moon Charon a strange mountain rising out of a depression. They’re calling it a “mountain …

Porn site sponsoring free Google Cardboard headsets - get yours now (US only)

Sometimes I don’t know if porn revolves around the internet or if the internet revolves around porn. What we do know is us smartphone users seem to love this form of entertainment, and as tech enthusiasts we are glad to have the pornography industry being so involved technology. Not only for the …

How a 'Farm Boy' Found Pluto 85 Years Ago

Popular Science goes way back<p>In the June 1930 issue of <i>Popular Science</i>, we wrote about what was the most important finding in astronomy in nearly a hundred years: “a frigid little world, bathed in the dim light of perpetual dusk.” This frozen planet at the edge of our solar system would later be …

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NASA is almost at Pluto and you can follow along with this app

NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft blasted off in 2006, with the objective to perform the closest flyby of Pluto ever performed and it’s about to reach its destination.<p>You might not realize it, but most pictures you’ve seen of Pluto in the past is simply an artist’s impression of what the little blue …

18 Ways to Maximize Your Workout and Lose Weight Faster

No more wasting time at the gym.<p>Ask any runner who's naturally slim: There are a bazillion reasons to exercise that have nothing to do with losing weight. But if weight loss is your main motivator, make sure every minute of exercise counts with these tricks to burn more calories during exercise:<p><b>1.</b> …

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North Korea Has Found The Cure For AIDS, Ebola, Cancer, And Bird Flu

It’s a miracle! Just kidding, it’s propaganda.<p>Great news, guys. A company in North Korea has developed a cure for everything.<p>North Korea’s state-run news agency is reporting that Kumdang-2, a type of ginseng grown in “rare-earth molecular fertilizer” can “prevent different malignant epidemics.” The …

The best restaurant in 32 countries around the world

This comprehensive list is curated with the help of over 900 international journalists and leaders in the restaurant industry.<p>Besides Spain, many other countries including Peru, Russia, and Switzerland made it onto the list.<p>We went through the list to find the restaurants that received the top …

Hawk poo once cut power to Los Angeles - Futurity

In 1923, short circuits kept interrupting power in California. The problem and its solution show how intertwined nature and technology were—and still …

Students flooded social media this week to ridicule this tricky maths teaser about a teenage girl and her struggle with a sugary diet. Here’s how to solve it.<p>Earlier this week this question was in the Edexcel Maths GCSE paper:<p><i>There are n sweets in a bag. 6 of the sweets are orange. The rest of the</i> …

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A Baby Hangs Between Life and Death in Space

You’ve seen this before, right? It’s one of the most famous photos ever taken by the Hubble Space Telescope: three spectacular pillars of dust hanging in space, 6,500 light-years away.<p>Now we’ve got a new version. Same clouds. Same stars. Same framing. Shot almost 20 years later by NASA and released …

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Nvidia's New GTX 980 Ti Delivers Titan X-Level Performance For $350 Less

I really, really liked Nvidia’s Titan X. Yes, it carries an exorbitant price tag of $999, but it remains the most powerful single-GPU graphics card on the market and it integrates nicely into everything from super towers to compact mini-ITX builds. But would I sacrifice a paltry 3% of performance …

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10 Things You Didn't Know About Chuck E. Cheese's

<i>By: Kristin Hunt</i><p>Unless you now have children of your own, are an amazing aunt or uncle, have a side-gig in robot-mouse mechanics, or are extremely creepy, you probably haven't been to a Chuck E. Cheese's in decades. But you probably have fond memories of that magical place where a kid can be a kid, …

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Watch this guy attempt to eat 9,000 calories in one sitting for this over-the-top British food challenge

The Ambrosia "Food of the Gods" challenge, hosted at Huckleberry's American Diner in York, England, tasks competitors with consuming over 9,000 calories in less than 60 minutes. That's almost 14 pounds of food and over three times the recommended daily caloric intake.<p>The meal includes pulled …

Cate Blanchett lesbian love movie is leading Cannes contender

Early reviews for the film, set in New York in the 1950s and directed by American film-maker Todd Haynes, have been so glowing that it is already generating Oscar buzz -- at the very least for Australian actress Blanchett, 46.<p>Blanchett, who already has two acting Oscars, for "The Aviator" and "Blue …

The 'Man Who Flies For Free' says these are the 3 cheapest days to fly

Contrary to popular belief, there is no right day to buy a plane ticket.<p>A flight to New York is not going to be much cheaper on Tuesday than it will be on Wednesday.<p>According to Scott Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap …

10 things you did not know about Finland

Except for the fact that the country holds the world record number of saunas per household (one on average per home, or one for every two citizens), …