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The 2014 Smithsonian Photo Contest Finalists

Smithsonian has just announced the 60 finalists for their 11th Annual Photo Contest. The winning entries were selected by Smithsonian editors from …

'Seven' triumphs in poll to discover world’s favourite number

Brides. Sages. Days. Seas. Sins. Sisters. Dwarves.<p>When it comes to ancient myths, stories and traditions, humans have always favoured seven above other numbers. And this heptophilia continues to the present day.<p>Today I’m releasing the results of an online survey I set up to find the world’s …

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This 'Wonder Material' Could Make Your Next Phone Super Thin With Internet That's 100x Faster

They've found a technique that could help the company make your future smartphone thinner, more durable, and even a deliver Internet 100 times faster.<p>The "wonder material" is called graphene— a substance that's stronger than steel and so thin it's considered to be two dimensional.<p>In fact, it's 1 …

deamau5 and Porter Robinson Engage in Awkward Twitter Back-and-Forth

And now you know why we were so concerned with the balance of EDM Twitter while deadmau5 was gone. Over night, a Twitter follower inadvertently …

This headband promises to help you take control of your dreams

Andrew Smiley was sitting inside a huge, ornate dining hall when he began to notice the lights pulsing overhead. That’s weird, he thought. He stood up to get a better look, drawing the eyes of those around him. Suddenly, he knew what was happening, and what to do next: he bolted, diving through a …

Charlie Sheen Wrote A Poem Shaming Duck Dynasty's Phil Robertson

A strange new addition to the Duck Dynasty saga. #TigerBlood<p>Presented without comment:<p>Charlie also added this photo of a duck for good measure:

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Iran Unveils New Reaper-Sized Drone

But unless the rest of the Iranian Air Force improves significantly, this drone isn't a threat.<p>Today Iran unveiled the Fotros drone, their largest unmanned aircraft to date. According to Iranian state-affiliated news agency Fars, the Fotros can fly up to 1,250 miles and stay airborne between 16 and …

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Polaris ATV gets novel non-pneumatic tires [w/videos]

For the ultimate doomsday prepper, let us officially introduce you to the Polaris Sportsman WV850 H.O. Not only was this ATV inspired by the MV850 military vehicle, but it truly is an <i>all</i>-terrain vehicle with its trick non-pneumatic tires.<p>Starting at $14,999, you too can ride the same ATV as our …

Devel Sixteen Pushes Out 5,000 HP, Top Speed of 348 MPH (video)

Yeah you read that title right! The Devel Sixteen is said to use a 5,000-hp V16 engine according to its Dubai-based backers. It’s also supposed to …

Native Americans Give Other Groups A Taste Of Casual Sports Team Racism

Native Americans have long tried to raise awareness about the racism inherent in their portrayal in sports team iconography like the Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins.<p>President Obama recently stirred the long-simmering pot of this dispute by weighing in on behalf of Native Americans. “I …