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This Horrifyingly Huge Wasp Nest Will Haunt Your Nightmares

That sound, that terrible, terrible sound…<p>Wasps build their homes out of chewed-up vegetable fibre, painstakingly glued together until it resembles a …

This Gorgeous Town in the Swiss Alps Will Pay You to Live There

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a quiet, picturesque town in the mountains, the time is now.<p>The Swiss village of Albinen, near Leukerbad in the …

Apple's design chief thinks its about time you put down the iPhone

Speaking at <i>The New Yorker’s</i> annual tech shindig,TechFest, Apple design guru Jony Ive hit us with some hard truth: we’re using our phones too much. Granted, we didn’t need Ive to tell us this: multiple studies have come to the same conclusion, and that conclusion is that smartphones are basically …

Africa

Making an older brain younger by manipulating a single gene

As we age, our brains lose plasticity, which is their ability to adapt to behavioral, physical, or environmental changes. This can have negative …

Rowing

The FDA Just Approved the First Drug That Can Treat All Hepatitis C Strains in Just 8 Weeks

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first-ever drug that can treat all six major strains of hepatitis C (or HCV) in just eight weeks …

Biotechnology

Chinese Scientists Teleport First Object from Earth to Space

In a major breakthrough, scientists in China announced yesterday that they have successfully teleported a photon, or light particle, from the ground …

Quantum Mechanics

'What We Are Seeing With Trump Is Fundamentally Different'

Two historians weigh in on how to understand the new administration, press relations, and this moment in political time.<p>The election of Donald Trump, and the early days of his presidency, have driven many Americans to rummage through history in search of context and understanding. Trump himself has …

Donald Trump

Self-driving car race finishes with a crash

Fans attending Formula E's Buenos Aires ePrix got a nice treat: the first 'race' between self-driving cars on a professional track, courtesy of a test from Roborace. Only... it didn't quite go according to plan. Roborace's two test vehicles (known as DevBots) battled it out on the circuit at a …

A Vocal Little Dachshund Excitedly Reunites With a Favorite Piggy Toy He Hasn’t Seen in Five Years

An absolutely adorable little dachshund named Finn eagerly jumped for joy when his filmmaker human Kyle presented him with a tiny squeaky pig toy …

Trump's @POTUS Twitter account used Obama crowd image

<b>Donald Trump changed the image at the top of his new @POTUS account after Twitter users spotted it was from Barack Obama's 2009 inauguration.</b><p>Mr Trump inherited the official presidential account as he was sworn in as America's 45th president.<p>The original image showed flag-waving crowds in front of …

Donald Trump

The Polaroid Pop prints 3-inch photos and has a 20-megapixel sensor

The zombie brand rides again<p>The Polaroid brand has been licensed to CES gadgets for years now, and so of course it’s back again this year on another new camera that mashes up digital and physical photography. It’s called the Polaroid Pop, and it shoots (and prints!) 3-inch by 4-inch instant photos …

Gear & Gadgets

Donald Trump Deserves This Inauguration Lineup

Today, anyone who cares about music learned who Jackie Evancho is.<p>When Donald Trump tweets, the response is typically a combination of confusion and anger. That was no different today when he sent the following message to America:<p>For the many, many unaware, Jackie Evancho is a singing wunderkind …

Donald Trump

Taxi hit and killed young chef as he lay drunk in the road after a night out

A taxi driver did not see a young chef as he lay drunk in the road because of his car’s faulty demister, an inquest heard.<p>Halcyon Theuri suffered a …

Dangerous Driving

9 questions about Russia you were too embarrassed to ask

A lot of history here. Also the backstory of a Eurodance hit.<p>Vladimir Putin and the nation he leads lurked in the background of the 2016 campaign for months and months, perhaps even shaping the outcome of the race. And now Putin’s preferred candidate, Donald Trump, appears ready to embrace him as …

Russia

How the UK passed the most invasive surveillance law in democratic history

You might not have noticed thanks to world events, but the UK parliament recently approved the government’s so-called Snooper’s Charter and it will …

These videos of thousands of dead fish clogging a Long Island canal will haunt your dreams

RIP bunker fish<p>I’m just recovering from food poisoning likely caused by bad sushi. So right now, I hate fish — can’t even think of them without gagging. Of course this is when I stumbled upon these horrifying videos of thousands of silver bunker fish jiggling and flapping and struggling to get one …

Social Media

Cancer trials reveal 'game changing' advances for patients without hope

Trial results on a “game-changing” class of drugs – which harness the body’s immune system – have been found to extend survival in some of the deadliest cancers.<p>Forty per cent of patients with incurable kidney cancer saw a significant reduction in the size of their tumours, when given a combination …

Cancer

Why we should be troubled by Donald Trump's 3am tweets

by Edward Luce<p>Here is how Republicans hoped it would go. Donald Trump would be sticking to his message, projecting a calm temperament and steering …

Donald Trump

8 Of Our Favorite Photos (So Far) From Astronaut Tim Peake

Scott Kelly's got some competition<p>Astronaut Scott Kelly spent a record-breaking year on the International Space Station in the name of science, but it was his beautiful photography that stole the show. Now the Year In Space is over, Kelly is back on the ground, and his Instagram feed is quite …

Space Science

16 Famous Designers Show Us Their Favorite Notebooks

Designers from Ikea, Pentagram, Ideo, and more tell us what makes a great notebook.<p>Sure, digital design apps might be finally coming into their own, but there’s still nothing better than pen and paper. Here at Co.Design, we’re notebook fetishists, so we recently asked a slew of designers about …

Doodling

Afghan boy who was declared a hero for fighting the Taliban gunned down on his way to school

Wasil Ahmad, 10, had fought the Taliban alongside his uncle on many occasions but was killed on Monday near his home in Tirin Kot<p>A 10-year-old Afghan boy who was declared a hero after fighting the Taliban has been shot dead by insurgents while on his way to school.<p>Wasil Ahmad, who had fought the …

Afghanistan

These male mice don’t have Y chromosomes, but they had babies anyway

Mostly usable sperm<p>Males are supposed to need a Y chromosome to reproduce — it's what's responsible for the testes, after all — but a new study on mice suggests that the genes located on that chromosome may not be entirely necessary. Researchers from the University of Hawaii said this week that …

Genetics