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Pushing The Limits Of The Human Body

Humanity has toppled scores of world records over the past few decades, but how much more progress can we make?<p>We humans are programmed to grow stronger, faster, and smarter; to climb higher, live longer, and populate every last inch of real estate. We’ve toppled scores of world records over the …

Banking For The Poor: Will This Be Bill Gates' Greatest Philanthropic Achievement?

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has given away more than $28 billion, comfortably making him the world’s greatest living philanthropist.<p>Yet, providing access to financial services to the one-third of the world’s people who are currently unbanked might just be on there, too.<p>Banks are hardly the most …

15 Amazing Science Discoveries Inspired By Complete Accidents

But frequently, some lucky accident leads to a transformative finding, provided the right person is there to realize the potential implications of that accident.<p>Then, in the part that isn't an accident, they turn that observation into something useful.<p>All of these discoveries began with an accident.<p>…

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These World Cup Posters Are A Must-See For Any Soccer Super Fan

Brazilian artist and graphic designer Cristiano Siqueira pulled out all the stops when creating these incredible World Cup team posters for an ESPN campaign celebrating the tournament, which begins on June 12.<p>Each of these posters illustrates one of the 32 teams that will be heading to this year's …

Our 19 Favorite Foreign Candies to Buy When Traveling

For us, no trip abroad is complete without stocking up on these foreign candies, from mango bars to marshmallow-covered shortbread<p>They say you should eat like a local when you travel. Well, you know what locals eat more often than four-star dinners? <b>Candy</b>. Here are our picks for the best candies to …

EVE Valkyrie: Oculus Rift’s First Killer App?

EVE's VR game has evolved, and it's found its feet.<p>I panicked for a moment when I looked down and realized I could no longer move my legs and arms. I …

10 Reasons Why Alibaba Blows Away Amazon And EBay

Alibaba the huge Chinese Internet conglomerate is going public in a world-wide offering led out of the United States. It is expected to occur in June or July this year. Alibaba is really a technology company that serves retail customers and controls 80% of the Chinese e-commerce market.<p>Alibaba will …

Japan Company To Give Maglev Tech To U.S. For Free

Might we get levitating train tech any time soon?<p>The Japanese rail operator JR Tokai said it would not charge the US to license its proprietary "maglev" technology, which allows trains to hover about 4 inches (10 centimeters) above tracks and travel at speeds of 310 mph (500 kph), according to …

Popcorn With Rosemary Butter and Parmesan

Let's just say this: We always have to pause the movie so that I can make a second batch.<p>Movie night is a big event in our house, especially after a busy workweek. And the evening is never complete without a bowl of homemade popcorn!<p>This recipe is my husband Marc's favorite... The savory Parmesan …

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A blueprint for each Final Four coach

The idea, of course, is that each coach will have prepared his team for anything <i>before</i> the game begins. With this foursome, that much is a given. So, …

America's first next-gen aircraft carrier takes high tech to sea

The world's most-advanced aircraft carrier should be meeting a bottle of champagne today. Head on.<p>The USS Gerald R. Ford will be christened during a ceremony in Newport News, Va., an event that will usher in the next generation of aircraft carriers. The Gerald R. Ford is the first of its class -- …

Tesla shares slip more on reports of third fire, other car problems

Tesla Motors shares continued to fall Thursday as the automaker confirmed a third fire in one of its high-end electric cars and a major auto reviewer pointed out problems with its Model S luxury hatchback.<p>The 9%, or $13.40, decline in mid-morning trading to $137.76 followed a 15% plunge in the …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

Google's iron grip on Android: controlling open source by any means necessary

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/a_c/ars.png" alt="Ars Technica" style="float: right;"/><p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open …

Windows 8.1 review

A year ago, Microsoft "reimagined" the look and feel of Windows, and placed a risky bet on the future of computing. Touch is everything, it said, and nearly everything about Windows 8 was designed to be used in a world without laptops and desktop PCs. But most people still use laptops and desktops, …

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

FYI: Why Are Mean People So Hot?

It's not that meanies are more physically attractive than everyone else. They're just very good at fooling us.<p>Mean people are attractive because of their meanness, not in spite of it. What I call meanness is more officially known as the "Dark Triad" of personality traits—narcissism, …

NFL Player Bravely Overcomes Fear Of Own Team's Mascot

His team's mascot is a horse.<p>And if you think that's ridiculous, just wait until you hear him explain it all. It's easily one of the best videos you'll see today. And trust me, you'll want to watch the whole thing.

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Into The Tunnels: Exploring The Underside Of NYC

Urban explorer Steve Duncan goes underground, examining the hidden infrastructure of major cities all over the world: their tunnels, subways and sewers. Late in 2010, NPR's Jacki Lyden joined Duncan and a group of subterranean adventurers in New York. (This story originally aired on <i>All Things</i> …

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie

Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked<p>When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way students learn during lectures, always couched in such a way as to indicate these were scientifically accepted facts.</i> …

27 Amazingly Easy One-Bowl Desserts

When baking can be this simple, why would you ever mess with multiple bowls?

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The Future is Now: 9 Unbelievable (Real) Technologies That Exist Today (PHOTOS)

According to Moore’s Law, it is generally held that the processing power in our computing technology is destined to double every two years. With respect to the trend first recognized in 1965, it only takes a glance at the headlines covering the high-concept gadgets and gizmos of today to notice …

The Amazing Watermelon Hack You Have To See

You'll need: A watermelon, a coat hanger, a drill, and a thirst for adventure.

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Murder, intrigue, and the mysterious origins of vodka | Salon.com

<b>Pokhlebkin reconsidered</b><p>“His name was magical. Legendary,” claimed an article in the newspaper Vechernyaya Moskva (Evening Moscow) on the third anniversary of Pokhlebkin’s death. “Many believed it to be a pseudonym for an entire research institute, since one man could not know so much.” Moreover, …