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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Here's How Long You Could Survive On Every Planet In Our Solar System

We know how long a human being could survive on a summer day on Mars without a spacesuit. (Answer: not long at all.) But what about the other planets in our solar system?<p>Neil deGrasse Tyson breaks it down.<p><i>Produced by Kamelia Angelova,</i> Will Wei, and Alana Kakoyiannis.<p><i>StarTalk Radio is a podcast and</i> …

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Sony unveils new Xperia phone even as it retrenches in mobile

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp (6758.T) on Monday unveiled a new high-end Xperia handset featuring an aluminium frame and a 5.2-inch screen, showing it is still in the smartphone race even as it scales down its struggling mobile operations.<p>An employee poses with Sony's new Xperia Z4 smartphone after a …

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

Oblitus Review

Fear the Spear<p>A voice speaks to me from beyond: “A new Harbinger awakens. Find me beneath the trees.” I’ve heard this voice and its message before, …

Rocket League

Get That Graphics Tablet Functionality With Astropad

Did you ever wish you could sync up your iPad’s drawing or painting app directly with your Mac? Now you can with Astropad, a brand new app that literally mirrors your Mac desktop via Wi-Fi or USB.<p>Created by two ex-Apple engineers — Matt Ronge and Giovanni Donelli — Astropad works with several …

Are you promiscuous or faithful? Measure your index finger to find out

A new study of sexual attitudes reveals men and women are both just as likely to want a fling as they are a long-term partner<p>They say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.<p>But when it comes to our attitude towards promiscuity, it turns out there is no such gender divide.<p>Both men and women …

Celebrate engineers over X Factor stars, says Professor Brian Cox

Call to recognise value of engineers and impact they have on society from judges of £1m Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering<p>Engineers must be more celebrated than the stars of The X Factor if they are to continue creating products and companies that will change the world, according to the judges …

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Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness?

One spring morning in Tucson, Arizona, in 1994, an unknown philosopher named David Chalmers got up to give a talk on consciousness, by which he meant the feeling of being inside your head, looking out – or, to use the kind of language that might give a neuroscientist an aneurysm, of having a soul. …

Consciousness

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

Learning

Koh Tao’s dark side: dangers of island where Britons were murdered

Six weeks on, there is little to mark the spot on the idyllic rocky beach inlet on Koh Tao where Hannah Witheridge and David Miller met such brutal deaths; just two tiny piles of stones separated by a line of twigs in the sand, someone’s modest, anonymous, temporary memorial.<p>A few hundred yards …

Here's How To Figure Out Everything Google Knows About You

The more Google knows about you, the more it can match you to an advertiser who thinks you are an ideal customer. Advertisers are willing to pay more for ads served to ideal potential customers. For instance, airlines want to target people who love to travel. Children's clothing makers want to …

Android Phones

Rocksmith 2014 PS4/Xbox One Review

STILL ROCKIN'<p>The self-proclaimed fastest way to learn the guitar has slid knee-first onto the current-gen stage, and although it doesn’t bring much …

Marvel VP Reveals Attack on Titan Crossover

How long before we get Marvel Titan Zombies?<p>According to a tweet by Marvel Senior VP C.B. Cebulski, in two weeks the hit manga Attack on Titan will …

Thanos: A God Up There Listening #1 Review

Is Thane his father's son?<p>Have you wondered what's become of Thane, son of Thanos, since the conclusion of Infinity last year? Thanos: A God Up There …

An iPad filled with apps weighs more than one with nothing installed

Which weighs more? An iPad filled with media and apps, or an iPad with no media or apps installed?<p>It sounds like a trick question — the digital age equivalent of “What weighs more, a pound of feathers or a pound of rocks?”<p>But surprisingly, an iPad without anything installed on it <i>does</i> weigh less …

Apps

Career and job search platform The Muse launches in London

People often say that finding a new job is a full-time job in itself, but with a wealth of different companies, agencies and platforms already focusing on the recruitment space, and LinkedIn working overtime to retain its crown of the defacto platform for professionals, is there really room for …

Hear Disco-Funk Group Escort’s Dancey St. Vincent Cover

As New York disco-funk collective Escort continue to record the follow-up to their 2012 eponymous debut, the group has shared a bubbly cover of St. …

Neuroscience: How to Become Immune to Stress

New research shows that exercise really does combat the ill effects of workplace stress.<p>Most people intuitively understand that exercise can improve your mood, but it was only last week that scientists figured out how it works. Their findings are of enormous importance to everybody who experiences …

35 Science 'Facts' That Are Totally Wrong

Hollywood, friends, and family have perpetuated these 35 science myths for years. But it's time to set the record straight.<p>Is there fire in space?<p>Does tequila really come with a hallucinogenic worm?<p>Can you overdose on Vitamin C?<p>The answers to these questions will surprise you.<p>For this list, we used …

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Top 10 Extreme Planet Facts

Photo Credit: IAU/Martin Kornmesser<p>Slide 1 of 22<p>Strange, But True - Our Solar System<p>The worlds around our sun run the gamut from small and lifeless …

Biologist tries to explain Captain America and the Hulk with science

Comic book writers almost always spin up some inventive pseudo-science to explain how normal men and women transform into superheroes, but what if a real biologist took a crack at it? Sebastian Alvarado, a postdoctoral research fellow at Stanford University, has done just that with a new series of …

Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack Revealed, Getting 3 Different Releases

Featuring The Jackson 5, David Bowie, Blue Swede and more!<p>Marvel and Hollywood Records will be releasing three albums of music from Guardians of the …

Hannibal's Bryan Fuller Bringing Neil Gaiman's American Gods to Starz

When you play the Game of Gods, you win or you deity.<p>Three years ago, Tom Hanks' Playtone Productions was developing an TV series adaptation of Neil …

Deceased Drug Lord's Escaped Hippos Taking Over Colombian Countryside

More than a decade after notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar’s 1993 death, villages in rural Colombia began calling the government with sightings of a …

Wildlife

Is Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales Joining the X-Men?

Can a Spider-Man also be an X-Man?<p>For a kid who only recently took on the role of Spider-Man in the Ultimate Universe, Miles Morales sure is fond of …

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

Circadian Rhythm and Your Brain's Clock

What's That Clinging To The Towering Wall And Why Doesn't It Fall Off?

Maybe you've seen this, (it's gotten around), but I'm still gobsmacked. Totally amazed. We're in northern Italy looking at the face of the Cingino Dam, and here and there on the vertical stone wall, you'll see a few dark specks.<p>Here they are again, a little closer. They look like protruding rocks, …