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New Kittens For Koko, An Indoor Coral Reef, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

A Glaring ‘Home Alone’ Plot Hole Has Finally Been Explained, 25 Years Later

Twenty-five years after <i>Home Alone</i> hit theaters, the world has managed to get hung up on a stand-out plot hole in the movie. Or rather, the Internet grew fixated upon finding a solution, which is nice timing for the anniversary. Redditors revved up a thread for movies with unanswered questions, and …

MacArthur 'genius' grant winner creates artificial leaves that photosynthesize

It took nature millions of years to figure out how to turn energy from the sun into chemical energy that can be stored for a cloudy day - a process known as photosynthesis.<p>It took Peidong Yang, a chemist at UC Berkeley, about 10 years to accomplish a similar feat with the help of semiconductor …

UC Berkeley

This Is Exactly How Important Soil Is To Life On Earth

Scientists put an exact number on soil biodiversity's impact above ground: 32 percent<p>When we think of biodiversity, usually our minds conjure up colorful lush images of plants and trees, bright amphibians, reptiles and fish, mammals, and brightly tinted birds on the wing. Maybe you even think of …

Fuzzy Nautilus Rediscovered and Filmed After 30 Years

Changing Planet<p>It’s really nice to see an old friend after a long absence.<p>Thirty years after the discovery of the fuzzy, slimy, <i>Allonautilus scrobiculatus</i>, I returned to Papua New Guinea to see if this remarkable living fossil had survived the decades of shell hunting and environmental degradation …

Nature

Craftsman Beautifully Fashions Ships from Star Wars and Star Trek into Coffee Tables

Tennessee-based furniture designer Barry Shields has beautifully handcrafted two coffee tables that pay homage to beloved sci-fi classics. The intricate custom pieces resemble an X-wing Starfighter from <i>Star Wars</i> and the U.S.S. Enterprise from <i>Star Trek</i>. Shields used a combination of ash, cherry, and …

Star Trek

Confederate flag-burning events spark outrage

A conceptual-art project that includes plans to burn and bury Confederate flags in 13 mostly Southern states on Memorial Day has drawn the ire of groups such as the Sons of Confederate Veterans that consider the events disrespectful and divisive.<p>The planned flag burnings and burials also raised …

Bill Kreutzmann on Grateful Dead's LSD-Tinted 'Playboy' Show

Drummer tells Conan O'Brien that LSD maker Owsley Stanley dosed jam-band's coffee during 1967 appearance on 'Playboy After Dark'<p>Grateful Dead drummer …

Grateful Dead

Monks Are Making A Wine So Crazy Police Are Begging Them To Stop

2 minute Read<p>Wine has long played a role in religion. There are dozens of Judeo-Christian rituals centered around the enticing beverage. One of these …

The Mystery of Action Cartoon Theme Songs

I’m a big fan, or at least was when I was a kid, of action cartoons. I was a boy in the ’80s and ’90s, after all, and wanted to watch animated things …

Time I

Our Skyscrapers Are Causing Bizarre "Thundersnow"

Your typical thunderstorm strikes in summer, when the atmosphere is full of warm, moist air. So when lightning strikes in the middle of a winter …

Black developers speak out on stereotypes in gaming

Yesterday at GDC 2015, professor and game designer Derek Manns and Dennis Mathews of Revelation Interactive Studios held a roundtable discussion on black stereotypes in gaming. Early in the talk, Manns clarified that they wanted to discuss to talk about characters in games, but also stereotypes …

It Took Three Years To Beat The 'Hardest Super Mario World Level Ever'

"Item Abuse 3" is not a <i>Super Mario Worl</i>d level that messes around. The player-created level is so hardcore, it might very well be impossible for most …

Gorgeous Ice Crystals Form on Frozen Bubbles

On a cold winter's day, you'll find Hope Carter on her front porch or back deck shooting a stunning sight. She'll wait until the conditions are just right, which means 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit and no wind, and then she'll blow a bubble. She'll quickly assess where the natural light is coming from, …

Setup

Surreal Paintings of Whimsical Hybrid Creatures by Jacek Yerka

Polish artist Jacek Yerka has the ability to transform ordinary concepts into incredibly imaginative, surreal scenes, as he demonstrates in his paintings of extraordinary creatures. With vivid colors and lush details, Yerka brings to life whimsical beasts that inhabit worlds filled with fantasy and …

Painting

Fund this: Kraftwerk mobile charger puts a power plant in your pocket

It may look like a typical battery pack, but this little fuel cell can recharge an iPhone up to 11 times. There's just one problem.<p>With most mobile chargers, you're lucky to be able to recharge your phone two or three times before the charger itself needs recharging. And to do that, you need to …

Batteries

The Surprising Link Between Gut Bacteria And Anxiety

In recent years, neuroscientists have become increasingly interested in the idea that there may be a powerful link between the human brain and gut bacteria. And while a growing body of research has provided evidence of the brain-gut connection, most of these studies so far have been conducted on …

Top 20 Animal Artworks of the Year 2014

What a year it's been for animals! Let's look back on 2014 and see which artists were inspired by the creatures of this world. Who created meticulously detailed ink drawings of winged insects? Which artist impressed us with his geometric paper animals? We'll remember this year as the one in which …

Art

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Even with ample lot size, one Boulder couple opted to go small with their new home.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>The ads in the real estate section of the Sunday New York Times are a barometer of perceived …

Prefab Homes

First Look At Benedict Cumberbatch As Marvel's Doctor Strange

Wanna see what Benedict Cumberbatch could look like as new member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Doctor Strange? Spoiler alert, he has a</i> …

Behold Your Next Desktop Wallpaper: NuSTAR's First Picture Of The Sun

This new shot of the sun shining through in high-energy x-rays is so ridiculously gorgeous it's actually making us angry.<p>This is officially the first …

What It Really Takes to Be a Professional Programmer

There's a lot more to professional programming than writing code. From working with a team to solve problems to version control, you won't make it to …

Note-Taking

A Cute Little Holiday Present From the Makers of Device 6

<i>The Sensational December Machine</i> is like a snow globe that you can go inside of. What's in there? A beautifully drawn, vertiginously presented …

Dragon Ball villains drawn realistically are genuinely petrifying

Akira Toriyama's iconic style has defined <i>Dragon Ball</i> and its various spinoff properties for years - but these incredible takes on some of the series …

Anime

Check Out Every Marvel Cinematic Easter Egg Up To THOR: THE DARK WORLD

With <i>Guardians of the Galaxy</i> out this weekend, we’re less than a year away from seeing the end of Marvel’s “Phase 2” for their Marvel Cinematic …

Access OS X's Secret Terminal Hidden in the Login Screen

If you ever need to enter console commands without logging all the way into the desktop, Macworld has an old tip that shows you how to get access to …

When to Use Each Different Type of Soldering Tip

Soldering irons have a ton of different tips, and each of them is better suited for different tasks. However, which tips are best suited for what …

Planet of the Apes: A Timeline and an Explanation

Now that <i>Dawn of the Planet of the Apes</i> is out, it's time to assess where we are in the complicated, time travel dystopia of the franchise that …

Kids Think The Original Game Boy Is A Piece Of Junk

When I was in the age range of the children in The Fine Bros. latest "Kids React" video, I would have gladly sold any one of them for a Nintendo Game …