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Why It's Taking The U.S. So Long To Make Fusion Energy Work

(262) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 6:56 AM

A researcher examines the National Spherical Torus Experiment.

PLAINSBORO, N.J. -- Hidden in the woods two miles from Princeton University's main campus sits a drab white building easily mistakable for a warehouse. Inside is one of the Ivy League school's most...

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ヒトデが溶けて大量死する謎 海洋の生態系全体に影響をおよぼす可能性も(画像)

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2014 | 9:54 PM

メキシコからアラスカにかけての沿岸で、1年以上もヒトデが溶ける謎の現象が起きている。

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Scientists Say They've Figured Out Why Starfish Are Melting

(18) Comments | Posted November 17, 2014 | 2:05 PM

From Mexico to Alaska, starfish have been mysteriously melting for more than a year. When a starfish first gets sick, its arms pretzel up and white lesions form on its skin. Next, the starfish, normally plush with water absorbed to keep its shape, starts to deflate. Then suddenly, its limbs...

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This Little Bird Might Be A Better Musician Than You

(4) Comments | Posted November 3, 2014 | 2:05 PM

If you, like millions of other nature lovers, enjoy songbirds every spring, it may be because their tunes are more like human music than you realize.

At least, that's the case for one songbird: the hermit thrush. With populations ranging from Vermont, where it's the official state bird, all the...

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The Shrimp You Buy May Not Be What You Think It Is

(159) Comments | Posted October 30, 2014 | 3:05 AM

The next time you sit down for some shrimp scampi, beware of a bait-and-switch.

Much of the shrimp sold in grocery stores and restaurants across the U.S. isn't exactly what it says on the package or the menu, a new survey claims. Using DNA testing, the marine conservation group...

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Study Explains Why You Stalk Your Most Pitiful Friends On Facebook

(9) Comments | Posted October 10, 2014 | 1:59 PM

On those lonely Saturday nights, you don't end up scrolling through your unemployed high school friend's Facebook by accident. There's a good, scientific reason for your creeping.

A new study from two researchers at the Ohio State University found that when people are in a good...

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Celebrities Are Grabbing Their Balls In New 'Ice Bucket'-Like Campaign

(9) Comments | Posted October 3, 2014 | 1:25 PM

Talk about a ballsy campaign.

Taking a page out of the playbook of ALS fundraisers, two brothers have started a social media campaign called "Crotch Grab Challenge." It's like the "Ice Bucket Challenge," but with no ice and more, well, crotch grabbing.

The brothers, Simon and Andrew...

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Why You Shouldn't Trust Facebook Posts About 'Amazing' Relationships

(10) Comments | Posted September 26, 2014 | 10:55 AM

Sorry about this, but there's a new study out that will probably make those who are already unsure about their relationships feel even worse.

People in relationships post more about their significant other on Facebook on days when they feel "more insecure about their partner's feelings" than normal, according to...

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The Internet Is Trying To Trick You Into Microwaving Your iPhone

(36) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 2:21 PM

There's a hoax going around the Internet instructing people to put their iPhone in a microwave in order to charge it.

Let us be very clear here: Do. Not. Put. Your. Phone. In. A. Microwave.

On Wednesday, anyone with an iPhone purchased in the past three years could download iOS...

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People Are Getting Weird And Crazy Over The New iPhone

(88) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 11:31 AM

These people know they could've pre-ordered the new iPhone online, right?

About a week and a half after announcing two new iPhones -- the new, bigger iPhone 6 and even biggerer iPhone 6 Plus -- Apple officially began selling its new handsets in stores...

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Which iPhone Deal Is Right For You?

(20) Comments | Posted September 13, 2014 | 9:47 AM

After several days with only U2's new album to console them, Apple lovers can finally pre-order the new iPhones. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus were available for pre-order starting at midnight on Sept. 12. Incredibly, the iPhone 6 Plus is...

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Sexuelle Gewalt in Videospielen: Der neue Trend bei "Grand Theft Auto" ist Vergewaltigung

(0) Comments | Posted August 15, 2014 | 8:06 AM

Das beliebte Videospiel "Grand Theft Auto" lässt die Spieler mit einer ganzen Reihe an virtuellen Verbrechen ungestraft davonkommen - einschließlich Plünderung und Mord. Aber das scheint einigen Spielern noch nicht brutal genug zu sein. Ein paar Nutzer haben einen neuen Code geschrieben, mit dem nun noch ein weiteres Verbrechen möglich...

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The Disturbing New Trend In 'Grand Theft Auto' Is Virtual Rape

(212) Comments | Posted August 12, 2014 | 1:19 PM

The widely popular "Grand Theft Auto" video-game series lets players get away with a wide range of virtual crimes, including looting and murder. But that's not enough mayhem for some players, who are rewriting its code to add another crime: rape.

In a disturbing new trend, "Grand Theft Auto V"...

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If You Thought You Were Mad At Comcast Before, Listen To This Phone Call

(297) Comments | Posted August 11, 2014 | 9:20 AM

A frustrated Comcast customer has apparently discovered one way to avoid terrible service from a cable company: Record every conversation you have with it.

An Oregon man, who goes by "Tim Davis" online, on Sunday published a recording of a series of phone calls he had with Comcast...

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Amazon Just Made It Harder To Buy Disney DVDs

(112) Comments | Posted August 10, 2014 | 1:05 PM

It seems some popular Disney superheroes may have a new enemy on their hands: Amazon.com.

This week, Amazon customers found themselves out of luck when trying to pre-order certain Walt Disney Company movies on DVD or Blu-Ray. The films include “Muppets Most Wanted," "Maleficent,"

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Microsoft Re-Publishes Its 1994 Homepage To Remind You It Was Cool Once

(45) Comments | Posted August 8, 2014 | 12:21 PM

Microsoft wants to relive a time when it was the hot tech company and you were early anticipating the release of its new cutting-edge operating system, Windows 95.

So badly, in fact, that Microsoft has thrown the first homepage it ever published back online. The company put it...

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Netflix Now Brings In More Money From Subscribers Than HBO

(21) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 1:30 PM

We should know better by now than to think Netflix executives would pass up an opportunity to annoy HBO.

The company's founder and CEO, Reed Hastings, announced in a Facebook post on Wednesday that for the first time, Netflix has pulled in more subscriber revenue than HBO over...

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Right Wingers Are Making Their Middle Names 'Benghazi' On Facebook

(259) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 2:10 PM

Call it the right wing's version of the equality sign.

A new trend among conservatives on Facebook is to change one's middle name to "Benghazi," the site of a 2012 terrorist attack that the right-wing media insists mainstream news organizations, President Barack Obama, former Secretary of State...

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Google To Recognize Emails That Use Special Characters

(3) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 4:23 PM

If you only speak English, you've probably never noticed that the only letters allowed in any email address have always been limited to "A" through "Z." But it's true: Never has a Francophone been able to claim an "é," nor a Mandarin Chinese speaker a "水."

We're still not there,...

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Scientist Discovers The Ideal Amount Of Time Kids Should Spend Playing Video Games

(3) Comments | Posted August 5, 2014 | 1:42 PM

If you're struggling to lay down some house guidelines for video games, remember the first rule of red wine: While a little bit can be good, too much is a problem.

A new study out of Oxford University has found that children who play console or PC games...

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