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90-Minute DNA Screening Available Soon For Law Enforcement

The rapid test is being evaluated by the Pentagon.<p>Current human DNA tests take two to three weeks to be completed, and must be sent into an accredited laboratory. But a new rapid test, which could analyze human DNA in 90 minutes in the field, is nearly complete, Pentagon and industry officials told …

Game Day Eats: 25 Sandwiches, Tacos, and Hearty Mains

GalleryGame Day Eats: 25 Sandwiches, Tacos, and Hearty Mains<p>We've already brought you wings, snacks, and dips galore for your Super Bowl festivities. But what if you want to feed your guests something a little more substantial before kickoff? From hefty grilled cheese sandwiches to meatloafs, …

Our 8 Best Macaroni and Cheese Recipes Because Nothing Is Better Than Cheesy Pasta

You'll forget about Kraft<p>Macaroni and cheese is hands-down one of our favorite pastas. Whether it's loaded with bacon, topped with bread crumbs, or …

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Coffee vs. Beer: Which Drink Makes You More Creative?

<i>Mikael Cho is the co-founder of ooomf, a network that connects short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Mikael writes about psychology, startups, and product marketing over on the ooomf blog.</i><p>I didn’t know what I was going to write about today.<p>When this happens, …

2014 Is the International Year of Crystallography (‘What’s Crystallography?’ You Ask)

There once was a dark and distant time when we only understood molecules as equations of letters and numbers. With the advent of crystallography — …

An Easy Way to Make Passwords Less Annoying on Your iPhone

Passwords are a pain, especially on mobile devices. The iPhone offers an elegant solution in Touch ID, but unfortunately you can't use Touch ID for …

A Bottle That Ingeniously Stacks 9 Cooking Tools

The rent is too damn high. The kitchen space is too damn limited.<p>The Akebono All-in-One Kitchen Tool Set packs all sorts of space-hogging hardware …

Dark side of the zoo - captive animals in black and white

Alex Teuscher photographs captive animals in black and white, producing dark, atmospheric portraits

Celebs on the dark side … Rich Hardcastle portraits - in pictures

From Ricky Gervais as a clown on the edge to a scary Tim Minchin raving in a car park, photographer Rich Hardcastle presents celebrities in a dark and twisted light in his painstakingly detailed scenes. An exhibition of his portraits, Dark Tales, is at Mead Carney Fine Art, London from 24 January …

1.5-Year Spinning Selfie Time-Lapse Makes Us Wish Our Lives Were More Exciting

We’ve seen some really creative time-lapse videos that take stock of a year or more in someone’s life. They range from one second of footage every …

Storm Troopers Twerk Better Than You

I would have thought the storm trooper armor would have been twerk prohibitive but I was wrong, I was very wrong. Check out the behind the scenes of …

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Privatext launches for Android, promises ultra-secure expiring messages

In the wake of Snapchat’s security concerns related to the partial leak of 4.6 million user phone numbers, we imagine there are a number of folks that now consider themselves former-Snapchat fans, with no plans to go back to using the service.<p>To Snapchat’s credit, they have since released an app …

Is it March Yet?! What an Apple iWatch Might Actually Look Like…

Another day, another Apple leak (hey, iOS in the Car!) AND another Apple mock-up. Today’s comes from interface designer Todd Hamilton and it has our wrists aching for the real deal. Especially if that real deal looks and works… well, exactly like this mock.<p>Appleholics have been on the edge of their …

Saturn eclipsing the Sun, imaged by the Cassini Spacecraft on July 19th, 2013

Saturn eclipsing the Sun, imaged by the Cassini Spacecraft on July 19th, 2013. Saturn’s rings and moons are brilliantly illuminated, and Venus, the Earth, Moon, and Mars are visible in the background, more than a billion kilometers away. At the time the image was taken, thousands of people on Earth were waving at Saturn as part of “The Day the Earth Smiled”. Full Resolution (9000x3500)

How the Brain Creates Personality: A New Theory

Are you a mover, a perceiver, a stimulator, or an adapter? Modes of thinking can be understood in terms of how the top and bottom—rather than right and left—parts of the brain interact.<p>It is possible to examine any object—including a brain—at different levels. Take the example of a building. If we …

RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

An Infographic Comparing Some of the Fastest Things in the World to the Speed of Light

The Infographic Machine has created an infographic that compares some of the fastest things in the world — like the Bugatti Veyron, a cheetah, and …

Speed Of Light

6 Chemical Reaction GIFs That Will Make You a Smarter Person

Remember how much fun your high school chemistry class was? Neither do we. But that may be because there weren't enough explosions. Well, nowadays, …

21 Science Fictions That Became Science Facts In 2013

If only Isaac Asimov could see us now. There's an old saying that science fiction is really just predicting — or helping prevent — the future.

The year ahead: ten amazing science and technology innovations coming up in 2014

From the world's largest underground hotel to Star Wars-style holographic communication, the coming year is set to unveil an array of incredible advances in science and technology<p><b>Beam yourself across the world</b><p>The growth in video communication has been exponential. Skype now boasts 300 million …

Don't Just Shiver, Here Are 3 Cold-Weather Experiments To Try

In case you haven't heard, it's (really, <i>really</i>) cold outside for most of us living in the lower 48.<p>Chicago, which is already known for its biting cold, hit 16 below zero this morning, setting a new record low for a Jan. 6. (The coldest day in recorded history for the city is 27 below zero set on …

Gorgeous glass sculptures let you see into the world's most deadly viruses

Viruses are usually depicted as ugly, scary, almost weapon-like blobs just waiting to meddle inside of your body, but Luke Jerram sees them as something different. There isn't really a color to viruses after all — they're smaller than the wavelength of visible light — and as mere smears when viewed …

fMRI scan indicating increased brain activity associated with happiness after a 20-minute walk vs. 20 minutes sitting. Go outside! 

fMRI scan indicating increased brain activity associated with happiness after a 20-minute walk vs. 20 minutes sitting. Go outside!

20 Amazing Chemical Reaction GIFs

Blood meets hydrogen peroxide<p>Source: Iitmne<p>Sodium acetate crystallization<p>Source: Imgur<p>Belousov–Zhabotinsky reaction<p>Source: GIF Trunk<p>Water bridge …

Space 2013: a year in the life of the universe - in pictures

From powerful solar flares erupting on the surface of the Sun, to spectacular storms on Saturn, exquisite new pictures of distant galaxies, and the infamous Chelyabinsk meteor that streaked across Russia, Robin McKie charts the course of a year in the life of the cosmos in a series of spectacular …

Mysteries of the Unseen World

The current René Magritte exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC (which concludes on 12 January), titled "The Mystery of the Ordinary," showcased surrealist paintings by the Belgian artist that challenged the way the viewer would perceive the "ordinary." In a similar—and more …

Captivating Slow Motion Macro Footage of a Match Head Catching Fire

When we shared photographer Adam Magyar’s talk in which he describes the techniques he used to capture the mesmerizing photos and footage in his …