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The Evolutionary Reason Why We Love Sitting By A Crackling Fire

Relaxing in front of a crackling fire (or at least the Netflix version) is one of the most enjoyable ways to spend a cold winter evening. And now scientists know why.<p>Watching a fire lowers blood pressure, according to new University of Alabama research. Our enjoyment of gazing at fire may be rooted …

Yellow School Bus Home

<i>by oPhelia and Julien</i><p>Our story begins with 2 city-dwellers and their little dog who love being in nature We spend most of our time off playing in the …

Decipher Your Car's 'Check Engine' Light Via Bluetooth

A little wireless car whisperer<p>Despite my fondness for (and previous career in) computer troubleshooting, I find myself at sea when it comes to dealing with my car. But fortunately pretty much every car <i>has</i> a computer in it these days, and that onboard system can provide a first step to diagnosing a …

Inside a School Bus Micro Home

A converted bus with 200 square feet of interior living space in Washington. More info. here.” – Tiny House Swoon<p><i>Related</i>

How I Used a Paint Can to Forge a Rugged Knife [Video]

Hackett relies on his ingenuity to turn spring steel into an edged blade.<p>Before bows and arrows, language, and even vertical foreheads, some of our ancestors survived by industriously chipping rocks into sharp tools. Today we take metal knives for granted, yet few are made to survive a world …

Oldest ever human DNA found in Spain, raises new questions about evolution

<i>Artist's interpretation of the human ancestors who lived near Sima de los Huesos.</i><p>A fossil discovered in a Spanish cave has given researchers the oldest human DNA found to date. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, the DNA comes from a femur bone and is believed to be around 400,000 years old. But while …

Rediscovery and Salvage of B-17 Bomber 'Swamp Ghost' | Urban Ghosts

<i>(All images by Fred Hagen of Aero Archaeology, reproduced with permission)</i><p>When Captain Frederick ‘Fred’ Eaton, Jr crash landed B-17 Flying Fortress …

These Abandoned Tanks Are Rusting Mementoes of the Wars of the Past

Swords may be driven into ploughshares when they've finished their fighting, but tanks are often left to rust, in graveyards of military vehicles or …

Eerie plane wrecks contain forgotten stories of survival

At first glance, "Happy End" may not seem like the most natural title for pictures of wrecked planes in forbidding landscapes, but German photographer Dietmar Eckell has a very positive outlook on what these photos represent. As described by Eckell, these pictures document 'miracles' in aviation …

Shipwrecked: World Discoverer Cruise Ship

Hidden in a remote bay of the Solomon Islands, the beached wreck of the German-built Liberian Cruise ship <i>World Discoverer</i> slowly rusts. Built in …

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This abandoned underwater strip club is pristine on the inside

Beneath the waters of Eilat, Israel, sits an unusual structure. The outside is rusted and covered in ocean life, but the inside holds a dusty, but …

Cargo Ships on Beaches...Really?

<b>A perspective on ship recycling and how to end beaching</b><p>Like most other things, ships don’t last forever. After 25-30 years they are no longer …

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31 Haunting Images of Abandoned Places That Will Give You Goose Bumps

They say that the only permanent thing in the world is change. History books are one way to understand the passage of time, but there are also some …

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The Strangest and Most Tragic Ghost Towns from Around the World

There is nothing more haunting than a once-thriving town that has been abandoned and consumed by the elements. Here are images from some of the most …

Parbuckling of Costa Concordia Completed

<b>Update 22:45 EST:</b> Officials in Italy have confirmed that the parbuckling of the Costa Concordia has been completed after a 19 hour operation and the …

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The Derelict Days of Summer: Abandoned Water Slides Around the World

Faded like so many memories of summer days, these abandoned water slides from around the world have rusted and decayed into hazards. Yet there’s …

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The Eerie, Graffiti-Covered Abandoned Swimming Pools of Barcelona

<i>Atlas Obscura on Slate is a new travel blog. Like us on Facebook, Tumblr, or follow us on Twitter @atlasobscura.</i><p>On sweltering summer days in the …

The Unloved Boats: 8 Abandoned Cruise Ships & Liners

Call out “Abandon ship!” and what do you get? Abandoned ships. These 8 abandoned cruise ships and liners are all that’s left of what was left to …

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Orgasm for dummies: Neuroscience explains why sex feels good

New brain studies explain how pleasure really works — and the amazing science behind amazing pleasure<p>Before I realized what was happening, the patient reached down between my legs and grabbed my genitals. It was 1985, in the middle of the night during my medicine internship. I was working about 110 …

How A Gene For Fair Skin Spread Across India

A study of skin color in the Indian subcontinent shows the complex movements of populations there.<p>Cover Girl, Maybelline, are you listening? A new study of skin color in South Asians finds they have enormous diversity, with a color range that's three times larger than that for East Asians or …