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106 Years After the First Airline Formed, a Company Has Finally Made the Middle Seat Halfway-Pleasant

If Thompson Aero Seating has its way, the days of cramming into the middle seat, engaging in the passive-aggressive skirmish for the armrests, will …

14 Reasons to Fall in Love with Hubble this Valentine’s Day

Bring out the bubbly! Hubble is celebrating 25 years of science this April. Here's why you should be in love with Hubble, if you weren't already.<p>Our Hubble Space Telescope is celebrating 25 years of science this April. Here's why you should be in love with Hubble, if you weren't already.<p><i>Below:</i> …

The Physics Of Productivity: Newton’s Laws Of Getting Stuff Done

In 1687, Sir Isaac Newton published his groundbreaking book, <i>Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy</i>, which described his three laws of motion. …

NASA Finds Mysterious Bright Spot on Dwarf Planet Ceres: What Is It?

A strange, flickering white blotch found on the dwarf planet Ceres by a NASA spacecraft has scientists scratching their heads.<p>The white spot on Ceres …

5 Things Chinese New Year Reveals About The World's Most Vibrant Economy

It’s traditional for most people in China to go home to their families on Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb. 19 this year. China experiences a massive movement of people and gifts around the holiday, with an estimated 3.65 billion trips made during a 40-day period. What’s interesting about all of …

China

Backdated Hardtop Swap: Former Cabrio 1988 Porsche 911 RS Tribute

This 1988 Porsche 911 cabriolet (VIN WP0EB0914JS171853) was converted to a hardtop with a roof from a 1969 model to create a strengthened, …

Ferrari's New Concept Is a Political Statement About the Problems With F1

Concept cars typically fall into one of two camps: a thinly veiled hint at a future model, or a blue-sky exercise to show off original thinking. The …

Motorsport

Hubble photo of a star can help scientists study how planets are born

The Hubble telescope has already taken a picture of the Beta Pictoris, a 20-million-year-old star surrounded by a large disk of dust and gas located 63.4 light years from our solar system, back in 1997. But in 2009, scientists discovered a giant planet orbiting that star once every 18 to 20 years …

Universe

Supermassive Black Hole Found Farting A Trillion Suns' Worth Of Energy

Scientists zero in on the size, shape, and speed of the gas that reconfigures galaxies<p>At the center of any massive galaxy, you’ll most likely find one daunting portion of space-time: a supermassive black hole. These gigantic gravity wells are so enormous, they have a mass that’s equal to millions …

The deadly science of drinking soda: Research puts a number on soft drink-related cancer cases

4-Mel, a chemical that makes soda brown, is raising our risk of cancer<p>Although former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's war against large sodas failed in court, it succeeded in spreading awareness about the danger of consuming too many sugary beverages. But we might have to be wary of sodas …

The best pizza in 11 big cities around the US

In celebration of this important holiday, the editors at Zagat shared the best pizza joints in 11 big cities around the US.<p>From Dallas to New York to Seattle, here are some epically delicious pies.

Hobbyist hand-builds a tiny, running W32 engine

It took 2,500 hours to build from scratch, and runs so smoothly you can balance a coin on it.<p>Think it's nerve-wracking to assemble a freshly-rebuilt engine? This guy probably thinks that's cake.<p>Sure, keeping track of thousands of parts and making sure everything goes together in the right order and …

Engaging Hotel Service: The World's Most Incredible Proposal Packages

<i>By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com</i><p>Asking for someone's hand in marriage is undeniably daunting - figuring out how to do so in an unforgettable, ultra-romantic way is just plain stressful. Viral videos capturing extraordinary proposals is certainly putting pressure on would-be fiancés to pop …

Sony Signs Jurassic Park's David Koepp to Adapt The Themis Files

After a turbulent few months, it's nice to finally report on some good news coming out of Sony Pictures. The studio today revealed they had secured …

Dell XPS 13 (2015) Review: The Windows Laptop To Beat

Are you thinking of buying a Windows laptop? Don't, until you've read this review. The new Dell XPS 13 isn't perfect, but it's <i>freaking incredible</i> for …

The AI Revolution: How Far Away Are Our Robot Overlords?

Imagine taking a time machine back to 1750—a time when the world was in a permanent power outage, long-distance communication meant either yelling …

Singularity

​Say cheese! Hubble telescope captures extraterrestrial smiley face

The heavens are smiling back at mankind through a star constellation discovered by the Hubble Space Telescope, which captured an image of a galaxy …

A NASA Engineer Explains How You Give Directions in Space

<i>How do you give directions in space?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Robert Frost, NASA Engineer with specialization</i> …

Janspeed-Built Triumph TR8 Turbo Race Car

This Janspeed-built Triumph TR8 Turbo is offered with minimal written info, though we gather from a few magazine article scans that it’s a recently …

Zillion-Dollar Super-Luxury 270-Foot Mega-Yachts Now Run Hybrid Too

Luxury carmakers are showing increasing interest in hybrid powertrains, but what about makers of luxury boats?<p>A large yacht can consume 130 gallons …

F1 target of 1,000 hp by 2017 met with approval from drivers

More, more, more. Racecar drivers always want more. And among the many things they want more of, power is arguably in highest demand. And with Formula One teams meeting next week to discuss engine regulations, more power might just be in the cards.<p>"We are all up for going faster and having more …

2015 February 8 - Carina Nebula Dust Pillar

<b>Carina Nebula Dust Pillar</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team<p><b>Explanation:</b> This cosmic pillar of gas and dust is nearly two …

Know the odds of your plane crashing with ‘Am I Going Down?’

‘Am I Going Down?‘ is an iOS app that tell you the chances of your plane crashing after you enter your flight details. The premise might sound a …

Week in Geek: Light speed edition

Ever wonder what it would be like to travel at the speed of light? A new video by Alphonse Swinehart on Vimeo lets you get a sense. Within our Solar …

Fewer people driving drunk,but drug use on the road is rising

There are fewer drunk drivers on the road, but their place has been taken by people high on marijuana and prescription drugs, according to two reports from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.<p>The number of inebriated drivers has declined by almost a third since 2007, but a 2014 …

They've finally solved it: Schrödinger's cat is both ALIVE AND DEAD

An international group of quantum physics researchers reckons it's come up with an experimental validation of the reality of the wave-function.<p>It's …

Quantum Physics

8 Reasons You'll Be More Productive As A Digital Nomad

We're all for unplugging on vacation. But in order to make travel a lifestyle, you're gonna have to work while abroad. The good news is you'll join a legion of digital nomads, tech-based professionals who make travel their second occupation. At hostels, hotels, apartments and even on beaches, these …

Bathtub Science: DIY Bath Fizzies

I don’t know anyone — kid or grown-up — who doesn’t delight in watching a fun and foamy explosion of fizz. (You know, like those cool erupting volcanoes you made in science class back in the day.) Well, it turns out those chemistry lessons of years past have a whole lot in common with your favorite …