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Photo exhibit shows Yellowstone changes over 140 years

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Boulders shift, canyons erode, old trees fall, new ones grow and tourists crowd Yellowstone National Park, the length of their vacations barely any time at all in the stream of history.<p>A century and a-half is nothing in the eons of often violent geology that made Yellowstone. …

First 3D-printed drug approved by FDA

For the first time ever, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a 3D-printed drug.<p>The prescription pill, Spritam levetiracetam, will be used to treat certain types of seizures in epilepsy patients.<p>The drug's manufacturer, Aprecia Pharmaceuticals, says it makes the oral medication …

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Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

The Best Way to Treat Food Poisoning

You had an undercooked burger, ate some deviled eggs that were sitting out on the picnic table a bit too long, or sampled something from a dodgy food …

Top NASA Scientist: We'll Find Signs of Alien Life 'Within a Decade'

Space<p>Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

Paranormal

How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

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Leonard Nimoy’s ‘Secret’ Talent: A Look Back at His Intimate Photography Exhibition

Spock is no longer with us.<p>Leonard Nimoy, who rose to prominence as the pointy-eared <i>Star Trek</i> character Spock, died Friday morning at the age of 83. …

Leonard Nimoy

Evolution: Why do we have lips?

Human beings are unusual in that our mouths are surrounded by hypersensitive, easily-hurt pink tissue – why? Jason G Goldman investigates.<p>They kind of flap around on the front of your face, get dried out and chapped in the winter, and occasionally get caught up between your teeth and mistaken for …

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Hot Wheels at the Detroit Auto Show

Hot Wheels

The new clash over cannabis

Rising tensions between states over pot put pressure on Obama to act.<p>The Obama administration and many congressional Republicans have been loath to go anywhere near the experiment with marijuana legalization in Colorado and other states. But pressure is mounting on Washington to take a stand on …

Sony hack: US seeks China's help against North Korea cyber-attacks - report

The US government has reportedly asked China to help block North Korea’s ability to launch cyber-attacks, in the wake of the massive hack of Sony Pictures.<p>Administration officials told the New York Times the sought-for cooperation was one of the first steps toward the “proportional response” …

Sense: A gadget to change the way we sleep

British entrepreneur James Proud, 23, presents a white sphere the size of a tennis ball covered in a criss-cross pattern. “It is beautiful,” he says, when asked to describe it. “It doesn’t look like a piece of technology. We wanted to make something people actually want to put on their bedside …

North Korea brands US a human rights tundra after Ferguson protests

Moscow has already stuck the boot in, now it’s the turn of Pyongyang. Citing the protests in Ferguson, North Korea has described the US as a human rights tundra where racial discrimination flourishes.<p>The foreign ministry heaped scorn on the notion of rule of law in the US. “This is clear proof of …

Tom Meade's wild Ferrari Thomassima was the P4/5 of its day

Before the Pininfarina Sergio, there was the Thomassima.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the December 1970 issue of</i> Road & Track.<p>IF you are ever in Modena, Italy, you may see a big blond kid tearing down the street on a Lambretta scooter with a big, mean-looking German shepherd on board. That …

Frenchman in Isis beheading video had told TV of caliphate hopes

Maxime Hauchard, the Frenchman identified by authorities as a jihadi involved in the beheadings of an American and Syrian captives, is a 22-year-old from Normandy who converted to Islam at 17.<p>Hauchard appeared in the Islamic State (Isis) video which on Sunday showed the killings of 18 Syrian …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

Hikers killed by Japanese volcano left poignant pictures of final moments

More than 50 people died when Mount Ontake, a popular hiking destination in central Japan, erupted without warning on 27 September in the country’s deadliest volcanic eruption since World War II.<p>Most were between 30 and 59 years old, and lived within a few hours’ drive or train ride from the …

11 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Android Phone

Since Android is an open platform, there's plenty of room for customization.<p>Beyond personalizing your phone, there are a few easy practices that can keep your phone neat and organized with plenty of battery life to last all day.<p>Here are some tips and tricks every Android user should know.

Sony challenges Google Glass with its new 'Smart EyeGlass'

Sony is developing a pair of smartglasses to rival Google Glass product, and has produced a slimmed-down pair of glasses with an integrated screen in the lens.<p>The Sony Smart EyeGlass acts like a secondary screen for an Android smartphone, displaying information in the view of the wearer, overlaid …

A Cheap Alternative To Satellites Is Starting To Take Off

But Elon Musk, founder and boss of SpaceX, is not a man who lacks self-confidence, and he did just that on August 22nd after the terminal malfunction of one of his company's Falcon 9 vehicles.<p>That Arianespace, a French rival of SpaceX, announced on the same day that two satellites it had tried to …

USB Condom: charge your devices without allowing sneaky data-transfers

Those public USB charging points are tempting, but could be used to propagate all kind of grotesque malware (imagine what happens when your phone's …

The Future of Iced Coffee

At its cafes, Blue Bottle might make one of the best iced-coffee drinks in America. But are artisan businesses doomed to fail when they try going mainstream?<p>I have seen the future of iced coffee.<p>There I was, wandering the grocery-store aisles—when suddenly, next to the kombucha, opposite the …

Vintage Typewriter Keys + New Tech = Diesel Punk Keyboard?

Richard Nagy has designed and built The Executive Keyboard, taking design cues from vintage mechanical keyboards. Combined with a leatherette top and aluminum sides, it’s certainly a piece for computer gearheads to swoon over. But the $900 price tag? Looks more like a challenge to make my own!<p>[via …

DIY Leather Pouch

8 Comments<p>What do you give to someone who already has everything? A DIY leather pouch made just by you for all of their little somethings.<p>I'll teach …

DIY: How to Make a Wallet Out of an Old Cowboy Boot!

14 Comments<p>We are thrilled today to share with you another lovely tutorial from the talented Alicia Jepsen of Jepsen LeatherGoods LLC. Last month she …

Ford Motor Corp Invents New Way To Shape Metal

The English Wheel is a tool, some call it a machine, that allows a sheet of metal to be formed. It requires a skilled craftsman to use it, and although it is a time-consuming process, it can create a variety of shapes and forms by stretching the metal. NASCAR uses it to create new prototypes, for …

Why 2014 could be the year we lose the Internet

<b>(Reuters/Gus Ruelas/Robert Galbraith/Photo collage by Salon)</b><p>Net neutrality is dying, Uber is waging a war on regulations, and Amazon grows stronger by the day<p>Andrew Leonard<p>July 6, 2014 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Halfway through 2014, and the influence of technology and Silicon Valley on culture, politics and the …

2,500-year-old erotic graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean island

Wild, windswept, rocky and remote, Astypalaia is not an obvious place for the unearthing of some of the world's earliest erotic graffiti.<p>Certainly, Dr Andreas Vlachopoulos, a specialist in prehistoric archaeology, didn't think so when he began fieldwork on the Aegean island four years ago. Until he …

Belle Knox: “I’m a sexual person and that’s that”

<b>Belle Knox (Fox News)</b><p>Belle Knox, the 19-year-old Duke porn star, on loving sex, losing privacy, tuition — and why she’s misunderstood<p>Tracy Clark-Flory<p>June 23, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>Miriam Weeks, also known as Belle Knox, also known as "the Duke porn star," is legally an adult. In fact, she just turned …