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Russia’s Mysterious New Submarine

It looks like the Moscow vs. the USS Jimmy Carter. But can the Kremlin afford the ship’s new technology?<p>On August 11 at the port of Severodvinsk in …

Scientists suggest a way to lower your stroke risk: Shorten your workweek

Do you worry that your workaholic ways are killing you? A new study says you may be right.<p>In an analysis of more than half a million men and women from around the world, those who put in long hours at the office were 33% more likely to suffer a stroke than their colleagues who clocked out earlier. …

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Google will now help you get solar on your roof

Google, which has long funded big solar and wind projects around the world, is stepping into the solar industry in a more web-based and traditionally …

Going up? Space elevator could zoom astronauts into Earth's stratosphere

Canadian space firm granted US and UK patents for elevator designed to take astronauts 20km (12 miles) above Earth so they can then be propelled into space<p>A Canadian space firm is one step closer to revolutionizing space travel with a simple idea – instead of taking a rocket ship, why not take a …

Space Travel

These Speakers Use Ultrasonic Waves To Cut Through The Noise

Like lasers for your ears<p>Problem<p>Everyday speakers—whether they’re in a cellphone, TV, or radio—scatter sound waves as soon as they leave the cone. A single wave can bounce off dozens of surfaces, slamming into other signals and degrading along the way, before reaching your ear in a muddled mess. …

8 Tips to Make Your Stir-Fry More Exciting

<i>With a little creativity and a little planning, Catherine Lamb shows us how to make the most of a tight budget—without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Stir-fry—the broke kitchener's weeknight standby—just got a little more interesting.</i><p>You get home and you open your fridge. Your crisper holds …

The 11 top-grossing video games of all time

These are the highest-grossing games of all time, using the most recently available data from the Video Game Sales Wiki and Encylopedia Gamia, and adjusted for inflation in 2015.

Retrogaming

Riding A Shrinking Comet Toward The Sun

What to expect as the Rosetta mission follows Comet 67P to its closest encounter with the Sun<p>It’s been a good ride for the Rosetta mission.<p>Since August of last year, the orbiter and lander duo have been tagging along with the duck-shaped comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko as it circles the Sun, …

Verizon abandons contracts: Everything you need to know (FAQ)

Verizon has made some big changes to how it sells wireless service. But that has also left a lot of questions.<p>On Friday, Verizon said it would eliminate its long-standing practice of signing customers up for long-term service contracts and offering subsidies to blunt the high cost of smartphones. …

Astronomers find 'teeny supermassive black hole'

University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black hole ever observed in the centre of a galaxy<p>As supermassive black holes go it’s really not that super or massive,<p>In a dwarf, disc galaxy 340 million light years away, University of Michigan astronomers have found the smallest black …

Why the 2015 Perseid meteor shower is going to be especially awesome

The Perseid meteor shower maximum is upon us, and this year especially, you don't want to miss it.<p>The annual August meteor shower is one of the most prolific natural light shows of the year with up to 100 shooting stars streaking across the sky per hour at its peak.<p>It's also the brightest of the …

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he dropped out of Harvard to start Microsoft, and in a few short years he made it the most profitable corporation in the world. It’s tempting to think that he must be one of the smartest people who ever lived.<p>Gates is undoubtedly …

Psychology

Turing Phone gets over 10,000 reservations - are you getting one?

Turing Robotics Industries doesn’t expect to cater to millions of customers, but they sure aren’t going to be having much down time once the Turing Phone is released. Their niche market seems to have a remarkable interest in the security-focused smartphone, as the company has just announced the …

Groupon's food delivery service brings discounts with every order

You're about to get a fresh alternative to internet-based restaurant delivery services like GrubHub and Seamless. Groupon has just launched the simply-titled Groupon To Go, an order-in service that focuses on (what else?) discounts for your food. The company promises that you'll get at least 10 …

People are starting to walk differently because of texting

People who look at their phones while they walk subconsciously "shorten their step length, reduce step frequency, lengthen the time during which both feet are in contact with the ground and increase obstacle clearance height,"say researchers, effectively modifying their gait in order to compensate …

Galaxy Note 5 major specs and press image revealed by @evleaks

Gone are the days when Samsung was capable of keeping its wares under covers until the big reveal. The Galaxy Note 5 and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus have been leaking profusely and now ongoing inside info purveyor Evan Blass just opened the tap a little more.<p><i>@evleaks</i> published what appear to be press …

NASA spots nearest rocky super-Earth at just 21 light-years away

The universe is getting just a little bit smaller now that scientists have confirmed the existence of the closest known rocky exoplanet to Earth. HD 219134b is located 21 light-years away, NASA announced Thursday. If Earth were the star of its own sitcom, then HD 219134b would be the weird neighbor …

Watch a speedrunner take on The Legend of Zelda (mostly) swordless

How do you beat <i>The Legend of Zelda</i> without a sword, in just an hour? Use bombs wisely, take advantage of the game's screen-scrolling teleportation glitches and have a friend helping out on a second NES gamepad. Oh, and also be really, really, <i>really</i> good at the game.<p>During this week's charity …

Congress's Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

6 ways Trump makes his money

Donald Trump, the self-proclaimed most successful person ever to run for president, has given the world a peek into how he’s made all those billions (exactly how many, however, is still in dispute). The Federal Election Commission on Wednesday released Trump’s financial disclosure, a 92-page …

The real reason marijuana is illegal in the United States

<b>(AP/Elaine Thompson)</b><p>Hemp was once a key component of U.S. agriculture. A wave of xenophobia would doom us to a senseless war on drugs<p>Thor Benson<p>July 2, 2015 3:15pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on ATTN:.<p>It is hard to imagine a time when most pharmacies carried cannabis and farmers were …

Cannabis

Father's Day: 20 uplifting quotes

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner: How to Grill Juicy, Tender Chicken Breasts in 4 Simple Steps

Tired of your boneless skinless chicken breasts coming off the grill dry, tough and chewy? You're not alone! Grilled chicken is hard to get right, even for restaurants. Fortunately, there's a solution. Follow these four simple steps, and your chicken will come out perfectly tender and juicy every …

The strange expertise of burglars

How do you break into a house without breaking a sweat? David Robson delves into the “flow state” of professional robbers – and finds how to beat them.<p>At first, it feels almost too easy. Against the gentle rustling of leaves, I walk through the back gate, across the lawn, and open the door, all of …

Credit Cards

July 2015

Scientists film death of white blood cell for first time and discover alert system

Australian and US scientists capture on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, revealing the dying cells apparently try to alert their neighbours<p>In a world first, Melbourne scientists have captured on video each stage of death of a human white blood cell, a phenomenon never seen …

Immune System

Philae and the Rosetta mission: everything you need to know about the quest to catch a comet

What is the Rosetta mission?<p>Rosetta is a ground-breaking £1 billion mission launched in 2004 to chase, orbit, and land on a comet. It's coming to an end today after 13 years.<p>The spacecraft spent 10 years chasing comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko almost 500 million miles from Earth, before landing a …

New Solar Storm Forecasting Technique Breaks The 24-Hour Warning Barrier For Earth

Better predictions can help us prepare<p>Solar storms start their lives as violent explosions from the sun’s surface. They’re made up of energetic charged particles wrapped in a complex magnetic cloud. As they erupt from the sun’s surface, they can shoot out into interplanetary space at speeds of up …