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What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

Anti-Gravity Wheel Explained

Snowden: Big revelations to come, reporting them is not a crime

Edward Snowden made a surprise appearance on the TED stage in Vancouver today, by Beam telepresence robot from "somewhere in Russia".<p>Snowden, in his …

Cloaking device hides objects from sound - Futurity

The world's first 3D acoustic cloak reroutes sound waves to create the impression that the cloak and anything beneath it are not there.

The fight to make Americans see stars

As cities grow, light pollution has spread across the night sky in America. Observatories find their views obstructed, and space-based options like the expensive, fragile Hubble telescope can't entirely replace ground-based counterparts. But Tyler Nordgren wants to remind people that the stars are …

High-protein diet linked to cancer, early death - Futurity

A high-protein diet in middle age makes you nearly twice as likely to die and four times more likely to die of cancer than someone with a low-protein …

Genetics Startup Wants To Prolong Life, 'Make 100 Years Old The Next 60'

Brought to you by entrepreneur J. Craig Venter<p>J. Craig Venter, the scientist and entrepreneur involved in the first sequencing of the human genome and the first synthetic cell, today announced a typically ambitious project: tack another few decades onto everyone's lives through the largest human …

Genetics

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Wasp That Enslaves Cockroaches With a Sting to the Brain

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 02.28.14.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>In the 1962 film <i>The Manchurian Candidate</i>, …

Kepler confirms a whopping 715 new planets

Some of the new worlds are similar in size to Earth and orbit in the habitable zone of their parent stars.<p>Years ago, before the launch of NASA’s …

Ragnarok, or Apocalypse by Press Release

I had a vivid dream two nights ago, in which I was gathered with dozens of friends in a large warehouse with huge glass windows. Suddenly I heard whispered voices chanting, and eventually I was able to make out that they were saying "Ragnarok" over and over again. When I looked out the windows, I …

Apple Wins Patent for a Biometric Headphone System

According to <i>AppleInsider</i>, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has today granted Apple a new patent for a biometric headphone system, which …

Oklahoma Shakes—Is Fracking to Blame?

It’s been a shaky week in Oklahoma. The Sooner State has experienced more than 150 earthquakes over the past week, far more than the Okies usually …

Your Next Cooking Oil Could Come From Hemp

A new strain of hemp produces oil with all the qualities needed for fine frying.<p>Agricultural hemp produces strong and decay-resistant fibers, a versatile oil, and requires little in the way of herbicides, since it outcompetes weeds. Hemp oil isn't widely used for cooking, though, partially because …

Endangered Fin Whale Meat Shipped Through Canada: Greenpeace

HALIFAX - An international environmental organization is calling on Canada to adopt stricter trade laws after meat of the endangered fin whale was …

Monday night viewing: close encounter with enormous asteroid | Reuters

(Reuters) - An asteroid estimated to be the size of three football fields is set for its close-up on a live webcast as it whizzes by Earth on Monday, roughly a year after one exploded over Russia and injured 1,200 people.<p>Slooh Space Camera plans to track the close approach of Asteroid 2000 EM26 as …

Asteroid 2000 EM26: 'potentially hazardous' space rock to fly close to Earth

Space rock to pass by Earth 2.1m miles away, but astronomers say 270-metre object poses significant danger in case of impact<p>A "potentially hazardous" asteroid the size of three football fields will come uncomfortably close to Earth early on Tuesday.<p>The space rock, known as 2000 EM26, poses no …

Horizon: The Power of the Placebo, BBC Two, review

Benji Wilson reviews The Power of Placebo, the latest episode of BBC Two's science strand Horizon<p>I love placebos. I love the word, for starters – I’m rolling it round my mouth right now, like a shiny pill – and I love the idea. That humans are so dumb, or so ingenious, that they can dupe themselves …

25 Times Everyone Was BAFFLED, According To The Daily Mail

Thank you for bringing these incidents to our attention, BY DAILY MAIL REPORTER.<p>1) "The chemistry flops: Pupils baffled by O-level exams from the Sixties"<p>2) "The Chinese mummy that aged 300 years in a day: Experts baffled by 'perfectly preserved' body that turned BLACK just hours after its coffin …

Nanomotors controlled inside living human cells for the first time

Scientists at Penn State University have successfully controlled tiny nanomotors inside living human cells. Consisting of tiny, rocket-shaped bits of metal, the nanomotors were propelled by ultrasonic waves and steered with magnets. Researcher Tom Mallouk wasn't afraid to talk up potential future …

North Africa

What Stephen Hawking Really Said About Black Holes

Rooftoppers Climb Up the World’s Second Tallest Building, Snap Breathtaking Photos

<i>Editor’s Note: This goes without saying, but we neither condone nor encourage you trying this at home. Be Safe!</i><p>I’m a firm believer in a healthy …

Photographer Takes You Behind the Scenes of Playboy Fashion Shoots (NSFW)

In his first ever published book <i>Behind The Scenes,</i> photographer Patrick Van Dam creates thoughtful juxtapositions out of snapshots taken behind the …

This 'Fish Car' Lets A Goldfish Drive Around

Drinking and driving is frowned upon. But swimming and driving is okay.<p>Where's the fish? The fish is out for a drive.<p>A company called Studio diip has created a mobile aquarium that can be "driven" by a fish. The four-wheeled device has a digital camera mounted above that can recognize which part of …

Today in science: Spacecraft destroys sundog

Coolest space launch ever! Watch what happened when a spacecraft launch destroyed a sundog, in the process bringing to light a new form of ice</b> …

Astronomy

ScienceCasts: 10 More Years

NASA Invites Private Companies To The Moon

The space agency is looking for partners to develop technologies for commercial lunar cargo transportation. What this means, exactly, is unclear.<p>NASA is officially looking to work with private companies to develop commercial robotic lunar landers that can deliver cargo to the moon's surface. The …

Do My Feet Smell Like Doritos?