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A soccer match between the Yale Bulldogs and the North Carolina Tar Heels comes down to the most epic penalty kick shootout you’ll ever see.

NASA’s rocket Antares explodes seconds after launch

Private unmanned craft carrying supplies for International Space Station crashes and burns on NASA launchpad in Virginia The company behind a resupply mission to the International Space Station that ended in a spectacular explosion over a Virginia launchpad has defended… Continue Reading →

The Plan to Turn All of Our Smartphones into a Global Cosmic Ray Detector

One of the first steps to figuring out where the cosmic rays that constantly bombard Earth are actually coming from is to detect when and where they hit. A pair of researchers in California want to take a low-cost approach to solving the… Continue Reading →

This Planet Has Supersonic Wind That Can Melt Steel

As we dream of becoming a multi-planet species, studying real planets orbiting distant stars offers a glimpse at a really interesting future for humans. This compelling sci-fi future is wrapped up in the latest, most detailed map yet made of the… Continue Reading →

Scientists Found a Way to Email Brain Waves

Researchers have successfully communicated words from one brain to another over the internet. Brain wave-sensing technology, which utilizes electroencephalography-powered headsets, has already been demonstrated to do all kinds of impressive things, such as piloting an aircraft or controlling a robot. Now, researchers are… Continue Reading →

The Structure of Earth

NASA Stumbles Upon A Dead Star That’s 10 Million Times Brighter Than The Sun

Think our sun is bright? NASA says its NuSTAR space-based X-ray telescope has detected a dead star that pumps out as much energy as 10 million suns. “You might think of this pulsar as the ‘Mighty Mouse’ of stellar remnants,”… Continue Reading →

This Step-By-Step Guide Lets You Turn Your Phone Into A Cosmic Ray Detector

You don’t need a degree in astrophysics and lots of fancy equipment to detect cosmic rays, those invisible subatomic particles that zoom through space and crash into Earth. All you need is some duct tape and a couple of free… Continue Reading →

Watch This Mommy Spider ‘Explode’ With Babies During A Violent Showdown

Next time you do battle with a spider, maybe check first to make sure it isn’t carrying a legion of “mini-mes” on its back. An Oct. 3 video captured by YouTube user Mathew Duncan features a violent showdown between two… Continue Reading →

Out of the Blue

The Nobel Prize in physics was awarded last week to Isamu Akasaki from Meijo University, Hiroshi Amano from Nagoya University and Shuji Nakamura from the University of California at Santa Barbara, three scientists who helped perfect the technology of the… Continue Reading →

Chris Hadfield’s Stunning Photos From Space Will Give You A ‘Truly Global Perspective’ On Our Planet

From a bird’s eye view of Niagara Falls to a breathtaking pic of the Windy City, astronaut Chris Hadfield became famous for his stunning photos of Earth from space. Hadfield shared many of his photos via social media–but not the… Continue Reading →

Now We Know What Killed The Ancient ‘Ice Princess,’ And Why She Had That Marijuana

Did a dying Siberian maiden who lived 2,500 years ago self-medicate with marijuana? New research by Russian scientists shows that’s a likely possibility. The mummified body of the Siberian “ice princess” — so well preserved that tattoos on her skin… Continue Reading →

Guy In Alaska Skips Rocks On A Frozen Lake, Has Mind Blown By ‘Coolest Sound Ever’

YouTube filmmaker Cory “Mr. Safety” Williams, aka DudeLikeHELLA, was wandering around Alaska with his girlfriend recently, when he decided to skip some rocks on a frozen lake in Anchorage. What he didn’t expect, however, was the wonderfully bizarre sounds the… Continue Reading →

‘So Simple’ Old man SWAG – LG

With LG webOS, we want to make everybody feel easiness and more fun and excitement. So, we rigged a store in the UK with cameras and a moving wall. Our salesman lures an unsuspecting customer to the LG section of… Continue Reading →

This BASE Jumper Has Attached His Parachute To His Skin With Piercings

Who needs a harness when you can hang your parachute off your piercings? What the hell is a suspension BASE jump, I hear you ask? It’s regular BASE jumping – but the parachute is attached to the guy’s back with… Continue Reading →

Why Every Media Website Redesign Looks the Same

If web design is art, we may be entering its minimalist phase. Website redesigns from some of the most-visited media destinations on the Internet may be leaving users with a bit of déjà vu since many are sporting the same… Continue Reading →

An Astronaut’s Fisheye View of Earth Spinning Day Into Night

Assuming you don’t count our robot on Mars, we’re still a single-planet species, so any extra insight into our planet remains pretty fascinating. Such is the case with a new video posted on Saturday by European Space Agency astronaut Alexander… Continue Reading →

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Beautiful But Deadly Undersea Raver That Digests Its Victims Alive

Up here on terra firma, we’re treated to all kinds of wildly colorful wildlife: polychromatic parrots, iridescent green beetles, unicorns galloping on rainbows that one time I ate too many pot brownies. But in the depths of our oceans things are… Continue Reading →

10 Ways to Become the Most Productive Person Around

Have you ever come across someone who just seemed to get so much done and was by far the most productive person you knew? Why can’t you be that person? Here are 10 ways to become the most productive person… Continue Reading →

Science communication: Could you explain quantum physics to granny?

The art of science communication is to pitch something as complicated as quantum mechanics in a way that is not only engaging but also faithful to the evidence You don’t really understand something unless you can explain it to your… Continue Reading →

Start With a Simple Business Plan and Grow It as Needed

What does the phrase “business plan” mean to you? Do you even need one or want one? Too many people, including some experts who should know better, think of a business plan only as it was years ago: a long formal… Continue Reading →

Why the Hell Would Anyone Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

In this day and age, being an entrepreneur is truly glamorized. Stories of huge wins resonate through the different startup communities like wild fire. Successful entrepreneurs look like the Beatles when they first landed in America and, yes, it’s awesome…. Continue Reading →

10 Top Predictions for IT Organisations, Users

Gartner has revealed its top predictions for IT organisations and IT users for 2015 and beyond. The predictions for 2015 begin to examine a shift in the age old relationships between man and machine due to the emergence of digital… Continue Reading →

The Legacy and Tragedy of the Life of Dr. Sophia Yin

On Sunday, Sept. 28, Dr. Sophia Yin, one of the world’s most respected and important veterinary behaviorists, committed suicide. She was 48. Dr. Yin was a pioneer in the field of force-free, positive-reinforcement dog training. It would be hard to… Continue Reading →

Email Basics: POP3 is Outdated; Please Switch to IMAP Today

When it comes to accessing your email, POP3 vs. IMAP isn’t just a matter of preference. POP3 is old, outdated, and not suitable for the modern world. IMAP is the one you should be using. Exchange is also fine —… Continue Reading →

Google Launches Software Removal and Browser Reset Tool for Chrome

Google recently launched a new tool in the fight against crapware and spyware, and it’s an excellent start to helping clean up a computer that has been infected with nonsense like the Ask Toolbar. All you need to do is… Continue Reading →

How to Find The Best Wi-Fi Channel For Your Router on Any Operating System

Choosing the best Wi-Fi channel on your router helps to reduce interference and improve your WI-Fi signal. These tools will help you identify the least congested Wi-Fi channel in your area. Wi-Fi channels overlap with nearby channels. Channels 1, 6,… Continue Reading →

The Top 10 Strains of 2014

It’s that time again. Senior cultivation editor Danny Danko has compiled our list of the best marijuana varieties we’ve seen over the past year, from the tasty and potent winners of the HIGH TIMES Cannabis Cups to the phenomenal strains… Continue Reading →

10 People Making Total Bank From Gaming

Playing endless hours of video games could turn you into a millionaire. The world of competitive gaming has turned the hobby into a lucrative sport. Countless tournaments have sprung up over the years, offering gamers the chance to win hundreds… Continue Reading →

The Most Powerful Storm on Earth This Year Is Heading for Japan

UPDATE, Oct. 7, 10:45 p.m. ET: Super Typhoon Vongfong is maintaining its extraordinary intensity, with 180 mile per hour estimated sustained winds and higher gusts. It is giving rise to waves of at least 50 feet in height, according to… Continue Reading →

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