How Do Chameleons Change Skin Color

Mystery solved: How chameleons change their skin color

By on March 10, 2015 at 5:06 PM.

Mystery solved: How chameleons change their skin color

There are plenty of mysteries in nature that have yet to be solved, but you can mark this one off the list.

Scientific American reports that a recent study has outed the secret of how chameleons change the color of their skin.

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Will.i.am 3D Printing People

Will.i.am’s take on ‘3D printed people’ will make you stupider than you were yesterday

By on March 9, 2015 at 9:15 PM.

Will.i.am’s take on ‘3D printed people’ will make you stupider than you were yesterday

I’m going to totally sound like a hipster here but… I liked the Black Eyed Peas before they were cool. I was playing “Joints & Jams” on my college radio station in the early 2000s just a couple of years before “Where Is The Love?” blew up and made them household names. But unlike actual hipsters, I didn’t begrudge the BEP when they “sold out” and found massive success — I’m just not a hater like that. More →

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Don't Read Work Email At Night

Blowing off work email at night is good for your health

By on March 6, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Blowing off work email at night is good for your health

Technology makes our lives more convenient in many ways but in other ways it just makes us slaves to our jobs since we’re never off the clock and are expected to respond to work emails at all hours of the day. Psych Central brings us word of a new study from the College of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington that shows checking work email at night can have a significant impact on our overall mental health and should be avoided if possible. More →

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NASA Orbiter

How to watch live as NASA’s orbiter approaches dwarf planet Ceres at 1PM EST

By on March 6, 2015 at 12:05 PM.

How to watch live as NASA’s orbiter approaches dwarf planet Ceres at 1PM EST

Looking for something to do this afternoon? Why not watch history be made as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft approaches the dwarf planet Ceres — the largest object in the asteroid belt between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter. More →

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CIA Corona spy program

What the CIA used before Google Maps

By on March 2, 2015 at 7:05 PM.

What the CIA used before Google Maps

These days, it’s easy to take for granted just how amazing Google Maps is. Not only is Google’s mapping service incredibly useful for getting where you want to go, the satellite imagery it provides is the stuff straight out of old school spy movies.

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Head Transplant Survey Doctor

Scientist says he’s two years away from being able to safely remove your head and put it on a new body

By on February 27, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Scientist says he’s two years away from being able to safely remove your head and put it on a new body

Head transplant surgery used to be a dream that we only saw in science fiction movies such as The Incredible Two-Headed Transplant (pictured above). However, CNET brings us word that one Italian scientist says he’s a mere two years away from being able to do real-life human head transplants. More →

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Marijuana vs. Alcohol vs. Tobacco: Study

Marijuana vs. alcohol vs. tobacco: Study says weed nowhere near as deadly as believed

By on February 24, 2015 at 5:35 PM.

Marijuana vs. alcohol vs. tobacco: Study says weed nowhere near as deadly as believed

A new study published in the Scientific Reports journal reveals that marijuana is 114 times less deadly than alcohol, being the least deadly among the seven drugs researchers looked at. Alcohol was found to be the deadliest drug, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines and marijuana. More →

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Mars One 100 Finalists Announced

These 100 people could be the first humans to fly to Mars… where they’ll very quickly die

By on February 17, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

These 100 people could be the first humans to fly to Mars… where they’ll very quickly die

While the idea of permanently leaving the Earth behind to take a one-way trip to Mars doesn’t appeal to a lot of us, thousands of people have nonetheless applied to be on Mars One’s first-ever mission to the red planet. Mars One, a Dutch nonprofit group that plans on sending people to Mars starting in 2024, has announced its 100 finalists for its pilot program. Eventually, the group will select 24 people who will travel in groups of six on four separate trips to Mars in the hopes of starting a colony there. More →

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How Many Calories Chipotle Meal

Just one Chipotle meal can pack your entire daily allowance of calories, salt and fat

By on February 17, 2015 at 3:35 PM.

Just one Chipotle meal can pack your entire daily allowance of calories, salt and fat

Chipotle is delicious but you definitely don’t want to eat there more than once per day. In fact, if you do eat there once per day, you may not need to eat anything else for another 24 hours. More →

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Not Impossible Labs Video ALS

Heartwarming video: Man stricken with ALS tells his wife he loves her for the first time in years

By on February 17, 2015 at 2:45 PM.

Heartwarming video: Man stricken with ALS tells his wife he loves her for the first time in years

There are times when you really have to marvel at technology’s ability to make our lives better. If you’re looking for an example, check out the latest video posted by Not Impossible Labs, a self-described “community of innovators disruptively changing the story of healthcare by inventing open-source devices that impact lives globally.” More →

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Jim Cantore Thundersnow Video

Video: Meteorologist hilariously freaks out during super-rare ‘thundersnow’ storm

By on February 16, 2015 at 8:15 PM.

Video: Meteorologist hilariously freaks out during super-rare ‘thundersnow’ storm

Meteorologists tend to be a little bit strange by nature but we don’t think we’ve ever seen one get quite so excited about unusual weather as The Weather Channel’s Jim Cantore did this past weekend. More →

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Dash Cam Video Meteor Explosion

Awesome dash cam video catches a meteor exploding in mid-air

By on February 11, 2015 at 7:45 PM.

Awesome dash cam video catches a meteor exploding in mid-air

Are dash cam videos 2015’s answer to GoPro videos in 2014? New Zealand-based YouTube user Josh Sherborne was on his way home from the gym when he thought he saw a big flash of lightning in the sky. When he watched the video recorded by his car’s dashboard camera, however, he realized that it was actually a meteor exploding in mid-air. More →

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