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Don’t Think Your Car Can Be Hacked? Watch This Terrifying Video

If you’re at all the slightest bit skeptical of the emerging capability of hackers to take control of your electronic devices, then don’t watch this video. Why? Because you may never drive your car again after you see how a couple of government-funded tech guys were able to hack into, and take …

Former Navy SEAL Rips Those Who Criticize Guns for Defense: ‘Unacceptable’ to Deny Someone’s Right to Be Prepared & ‘Survive’

In his latest commentary for NRA News, former Navy SEAL Dom Raso vehemently defends the right of all Americans to secure their homes and families with guns.<p>And along the way he dismantles the rhetoric of those who seek to deny their fellow citizens of that right:<p>If you think people who decide to …

Fact Check

<i>This is the first installment of a special series TheBlaze is running called “Inside the Bible.” We will be exploring controversial issues as they are framed in the book to better understand their context and meaning. This week’s subject is marriage.</i><p><i>TheBlaze’s Carly Hoilman contributed to this</i> …

Listen to Ted Nugent’s Fiery Response to Stevie Wonder’s Boycott of Florida Over Zimmerman Verdict

After Stevie Wonder announced he would not be performing in Florida until the state’s “stand your ground” law was repealed, some expected a groundswell of support to follow. It has not. But there has been a reaction to the proposal from someone who thinks Mr. Wonder’s idea is a very foolish …

First Robot Phlebotomist: Veebot is a Blood Drawing and IV Inserting Robot

IEEE Spectrum reports on Veebot, which has developed the first robot phlebotomist. Veebot's robot can draw blood and insert IVs. A human patient …

12 Insanely Ambitious Ideas For Improving Space Exploration

NASA has awarded $100,000 to each of these sci-fi projects, which cover everything from suspended animation to Mars kites to 3-D printed food.<p>NASA has announced the award-winners of its Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) Program, in which the agency gives funding to projects that are a little …

Researchers Successfully Implant Mice With False Memories

So it is possible.<p>Call it cool or just plain creepy: Memory researchers from U.S. and Japan have, for the first time, implanted false memories into a lab animal.<p>The researchers made mice believe that they had once received electrical shocks in their feet while sitting in a certain little chamber, …

The First Affordable Home Security System That Can Think For Itself

"Your cat is just chasing a reflection. Maybe I shouldn't alert the homeowner about this. Or, wait...maybe I should."<p>Canary, a new networked home security system, was posted on Indiegogo this morning. There are lots of similar inexpensive systems out there--most notably the Dropcam--but we're …

FYI: Could I Have Prevented My Nearsightedness If I'd Just Spent More Time Outside As A Kid?

Yes, you could have, you little bookworm.<p>My parents were right!! A spate of studies over the past decade has found that kids who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop near-sightedness. Outdoor time seems to protect kids even if they do a lot of "near work" (e.g., reading Goosebumps …

Video: Ride with the Cassini spacecraft orbiting Saturn

It’s eight years of time and 200,000 images compressed into 4 minutes of video. An awesome way to experience Cassini’s tour of Saturn.<p>This beautiful …

How Math Could Help Defuse Riots

Rioting behavior isn't so different from shopping behavior--an insight researchers want to use to keep riots at bay.<p>After riots tore across London in 2011, a team of researchers from University College London began using math to model what happened--and how to predict similar riots in the future. …

Rocket blasts off from Florida with military communications satellite | Reuters

CAPE CANAVERAL, Florida (Reuters) - An Atlas 5 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Friday carrying a sophisticated communications satellite designed to provide voice and data services for U.S. military forces around the world.<p>The 206-foot (63-meter) tall rocket, built and …

FYI: If A Mosquito Bites Me After I’ve Had A Beer, Can It Get Drunk?

B-b-b-buzzz<p>Shockingly, no major studies have been conducted on this topic. "The implications are, however, profound," says Michael Raupp, an entomologist at the University of Maryland. "Reckless flying, passing out in frosty beer mugs, hitting on crane flies instead of mosquito babes. Frightening!" …

Birds Teach The Air Force A Better Way To Fly

More than a century after the invention of powered flight, birds are still teaching us something about how to fly airplanes, with the Air Force studying the V-shaped formation of airborne geese as a way to save fuel.<p>The technical term is "vortex surfing" and it's already well-known — NASCAR drivers …

Why boredom could be deadly on the long trip to Mars

Forget the deadly radiation, a seven-month trip to Mars is going to be very very boring. At least that's what worrying researchers in the NASA-funded Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation (HI-SEAS) project. According to the <i>New York Times</i>, boredom's effect on human brain activity is largely …