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XKCD cartoonist's new book: 'Thing Explainer'

Like his "Up Goer Five" explanation of Saturn V rockets, Randall Munroe's next book marries a highly constrained vocabulary with detailed diagrams to explain everything from planes to plate tectonics.

By 14 May 2015

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Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson explain why you should support solar sailing

The Planetary Society gets ready to launch its LightSail -- which travels via photon bombardment -- with the help of a Kickstarter campaign.

By 13 May 2015

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Convection vs. conventional ovens explained

Skip the souffles but not the cookies: Sharon Profis shares some tips on what's different about convection ovens.

By 7 May 2015

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Thumbs-up: Bill Nye explains 'Star Wars' holograms using emoji

How do holograms work? Why don't we have holograms as they were imagined in "Star Wars"? Watch Bill Nye answer all your hologram-related questions using emoji.

By 5 May 2015

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What fuels Saturn's superstorms? New theory explains 'great white spots'

They're massive, violent and full of lightning, and they only arrive every 20 to 30 years. What drives Saturn's storms may be the weight of water.

By 15 April 2015

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Professor explains whether cat is going up or down stairs

Technically Incorrect: An image of a cat on the stairs has captivated the Web and divided lovers and families. It needs an academic to sort it out.

By 12 April 2015

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Edward Snowden explains good passwords to John Oliver (with help of Margaret Thatcher)

Technically Incorrect: In a new outtake of their now famous meeting in Moscow, Edward Snowden uses a password example that features Margaret Thatcher's legendary sexiness to show what a good password looks like.

By 10 April 2015

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How tough is your tech?

Water-resistant doesn't mean waterproof. Here's how to find out just how rugged your smartphones, tablets, activity trackers and smartwatches really are.

By 8 April 2015

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Tense? Video explains exactly what stress does to your body

The American Chemical Society's "Reactions" series looks at the effects adrenaline, norepinephrine and cortisol have on your body when stress takes over.

By 3 April 2015

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Explained: Blue vs. green iPhone messages

CNET's Dan Graziano breaks down the difference between the blue and green messages on your iPhone.

By 21 March 2015