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Watch This Viper Use Its Spider-Shaped Tail to Lure Its Lunch

It’s the circle of life.<p>All creatures on Earth are wonderful, unique products of evolution—but some, like the Spider-Tailed Horned Viper, make me want to curl into the fetal position all the same.<p>As its name suggests, this desert viper's tail is specially adapted to look exactly like a fat, juicy …

Today in Obamacare: the GOP’s latest plan gives the wealthy extra help to buy insurance

Republican leadership on Thursday released a 19-page outline of how the party would like to replace Obamacare — including one change that sounds wonky but is a really huge deal.<p>Both Obamacare and the Republican replacement plans provide tax credits to help make insurance more affordable. But while …

The First African-American Professional Basketball Player Now Has a Shoe

Harry Lew made his debut playing basketball for the Pawtucketville Athletic Club on Nov. 2, 1902.<p>He was the first African-American to play the sport …

10 Swim Spots So Stunning You Should Plan Your Entire Trip Around Them

Dive on in at these natural wonders! 💦<p>When the weather outside is frightful, a body of perfect blue water starts to sound especially enticing. And there’s no reason NOT to plan an entire trip around the perfect swimming spot, just like you’d set your sights on an incredible hike or dreamy …

Democrats Are Mocking Republicans For Suddenly Liking Executive Orders. They Forget One Thing...

President Trump hasn't wasted any time in his first days in office signing off executive orders upending many parts of his predecessor's …

The resistance will be tweeted

Rejecting Trump’s science gag order, anonymous NPS Twitter accounts are still going<p>Government offices (and rogue employees therein) bringing their issues with the president to the only public platform he seems to care about could become a new standard practice.<p>Three people who claim to be employees …

National Parks

Giant, wolf-sized otters used to roam around in China

They're quite small creatures, but new research has shown this might not always have been the case.<p>There are 13 species of otter today of different sizes, and they live in various habitats; some in salt water and some in rivers. The largest of them all is the giant otter, which lives in South …

Natural History

Portable solar panel and battery brings clean energy on the go

It’s good for 60 smartphone charges<p>Setting up most compact solar panel systems entail connecting a number of complicated components, from the panels themselves to battery packs and power-management devices. But a new product line from SolPad promises a fully integrated system that generates, …

China steps up as global leader while the U.S. steps away

<b>China's President Xi Jinping, speaks during a Press Statement in the Hotel Bellevue Palace during his visit to Switzerland, in Bern, Monday, Jan. 16, 2017. (Anthony Anex/Keystone via AP) (AP)</b><p>As the Trump administration is disinclined to play a worldwide role, Beijing accepts opportunities to …

China

An economy-sized Ferrari Land theme park gets set to roar to life in northeastern Spain

If you've ever wanted to try out Ferrari's line of luxury sports cars, Ferrari Land, opening April 7 in PortAventura, Spain, may be just the ticket.<p>Ferrari Land, about an hour southwest of Barcelona, will feature five rides based on the sports car brand when it opens next door to the PortAventura …

Automotive Industry

On Twitter, Trump mocks women marchers

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>There's a certain tension in the air, coupled with a depressing emptiness.<p>The inauguration of a new president is supposed to be an uplifting affair. Instead, there's rancor all around.<p>It was inevitable, …

Donald Trump

The Hubble Telescope Looked 13 Billion Years into the Past This Week

Out on the weekend.<p><i>(Permanent Musical Accompaniment To The Last Post Of The Week From The Blog's Favourite Canadian)</i><p>OK, this guy is having <i>waaaayyyy</i> too much fun being president.<p>On Thursday, he got to sit in a simulator and try to dock with the International Space Station, as only the gang at …

NFL's 'Color Rush' uniforms are back, and this time they're color-blind friendly

The<p>NFL’s “Color Rush” uniforms will be back on “Thursday Night Football” this season, but folks who are color blind need not worry this time.<p>Unlike last season, the league kept those people in mind when designing the uniforms, which feature jerseys and pants that are one color.<p>The promotion returns …

NFL

The Hood By Air Models Wore an X-Rated Makeup Look on the Runway

Hint: the brand's latest collaboration is with PornHub.<p>When asked by <i>The Cut</i> what the inspiration for the hair, makeup, and nails was for the Hood By Air show at NYFW this season, the team of artists described it as "mischievous children who got into household accidents, like getting into …