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Amoeba-like Cosmic blob, the biggest thing in universe

• shares<p>Sometimes it is said that the macrocosm is just a magnified view of the microcosm. That is the paradigm that fractals use. The smallest and the …

Molten jet stream found hurtling through Earth's core

When you think of a jet stream, you probably think of air currents in the atmosphere, but new data from the European Space Agency has revealed a …

How to DIY Your Own Tabletop Blacksmithing Forge

Why buy a forge?<p>Having your own forge can add a lot to your metalworking capabilities. There are two notable problems: size and cost. That's why making a compact forge relatively cheaply would seem to be the ideal choice. Here's how to do it.<p>This is an old-school forge, which means it can lead to …

This $2 million Swedish hypercar will give Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche nightmares

The Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 comprise the Holy Trinity of million-dollar hybrid hypercars.<p>Now, Koenigsegg has something that will not only take on the mighty trio of million-dollar cars, but that's also got the goods to take on cars costing more than twice that amount.<p>Regera, …

Koenigsegg

10 Evening routines of billionaire entrepreneurs

Share22<p>Tweet<p>Share180<p>+12<p>Shares 204<p>Our daily routines can make a huge difference to how healthy, happy and productive we are. When used effectively, it …

Regular Christians Are No Longer Welcome in American Culture

One of the most elaborate national celebrations of liberty leading up to Independence Day is the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ new annual “fortnight for …

Religion

How to Make a Relationship Last: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

Love is wonderful, love is joy, love is the greatest thing in the world… Love is also an enormous pain in the ass. Marriage is hard work.<p>(Older …

Relationships

“Nature can surprise us”: There’s a new species of bacteria that eats plastic

There’s an estimated 311 million tons of plastic (pdf) produced every year across the world. There will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050, it’s probably in our food, and will likely leave its mark long after we’re gone.<p>Polyethylene terephthalate (known as PET), which is used for …

Pollution

I Said Mean Things to an Apple for Weeks to See if It Rotted Faster

We spent a month saying horrible and nice things to some apples to see if it would really make them decompose quicker.<p>Are you a pseudo New Ager? Do you wear rose-quartz point pendants? Have you seriously considered a short course in reiki? If so, you may have heard about Dr. Masaru Emoto, the …

Mind

Watch: Boston Dynamics are being jerks to robots, for science

If you’ve ever wondered about the event that would make robots rise up and begin to fight back against their human oppressors, it probably looks a lot like the tests Boston Dynamics puts its Atlas robot through.<p>While it may look like pure jerk-ery, researchers are putting their humanoid robot …

Winners of the 2016 World Press Photo Contest

The winning entries of the 59th annual World Press Photo Contest ​have just been announced. The 2016 Photo of the Year is a haunting nighttime image of refugees climbing through razor wire over the the Hungarian-Serbian border, taken by photographer Warren Richardson. This year, according to …

National Parks

25 scientific images so gorgeous you can't even handle it

National Science Foundation
Human Rights

The new Honda Civic is running into some serious problems and could be recalled

According to Bloomberg, Honda is preparing to recall 2016 Civics registered in the U.S. due to engine problems.<p>The Honda Civic is a hugely popular model. According to current stats, it's the fifth best-selling vehicle in America, and the second most popular car, just behind the Toyota Camry. (FWIW, …

Honda Civic

There's another new Tesla on the way, but nobody's talking about it yet

You can pre-order a Model X right now, but the Model 3 isn't expected to arrive until 2017.<p>These two Teslas are all anyone has been talking about lately — especially Wall Street analysts who want to figure out which way Tesla's extremely volatile stock price is headed.<p>But Tesla is working on …

Tesla

Ferrari somehow magically turned a destroyed Enzo into a better-than-new car

The beautiful Ferrari Enzo painted in sparkling <i>Nero Daytona</i> that you're looking at above is basically indistinguishable from magic, because it used to look like this:<p><i>(Associated Press)</i><p>If you've been following the tech scene for long enough, this tragic scene may look familiar. It's the aftermath of …

Selling

A 5-dimensional black hole could break the laws of physics as we know them

The simulation has suggested that if our Universe is made up of five or more dimensions — something that scientists have struggled to confirm or disprove — Einstein's general theory of relativity, the foundation of modern physics, would be wrong.<p>In other words, five-dimensional black holes would …

Physics

An entrepreneur who raised over $1 million for his company at age 19 shares 3 tips that will make you more successful

Nearly five years after launching One, the app is connecting college students at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and more than 20 other campuses. Levy serves as the company's chief operating officer.<p>He's also the founder of Silicon Valley's NextGen conference, which brings together future startup …

Startups

9 Cars That Make More Torque Than Horsepower

While horsepower tends to get all the love, torque is the real power number you want to know.<p>While horsepower tends to get all the love, torque is the real power number you want to know. Torque equals drivability, but it also equals tire shredding power. Here are nine cars that have gobs of that …

Why Running Doesn't (Always) Burn Fat

"My body just can't lose weight."<p>The voice on the other end of the phone sounded beaten, frustrated, and hopeless.<p>"If you knew. If you knew how hard …

Here's why a once-hostile Arab country is suddenly talking about opening up ties with Israel

Khartoum has already switched sides in the unfolding Saudi-Iranian cold war, cutting off diplomatic ties with its former partners in Tehran at the behest of its now even closer Saudi allies.<p>But diplomatic relations with Israel would be an even more stunning development.<p>Sudan is one of over 30 …

Africa
Donald Trump

Insightful Photos of 1960s Afghanistan Reveal What Life Was Like Before the Taliban

When asked to visualize modern-day Afghanistan, images of a war-torn nation under the control of the Taliban often comes to mind. However, there was once a time when this country exuded peace and good fortune. University professor Dr. Bill Podlich captured this phase in history when he travelled to …

Afghanistan

ISIS may ‘turn guns’ against Israel, Jordan amid failures in Syria – IDF chief

Islamic State’s inability to sustain its territorial gains in Syria in light of the Russian Air Force’s offensive “raises the probability” that …

Stunt Driver Sets Guinness Record For Tightest 360-Degree Spin In Subaru BRZ: Video

Stunt driver Alastair Moffatt has set the Guinness World Record for the tightest 360-degree spin in a Subaru BRZ. At 2.25 meters, or 7 feet, 4.6 …

World Records

NASA’s newest cargo spacecraft began life as a Soviet space plane | Ars Technica

Dream Chaser may finally carry humans after 50 years of design and development.<p>Last week when NASA awarded Sierra Nevada a contract to develop its …

Space Exploration

We saw where America's most expensive war machine gets a classified feature, but this is all we can tell you about it

<b>FORT WORTH, Texas</b>— "This room is the most advanced painting facility in the world," retired US Air Force pilot and F-35 simulation instructor Rick Royer told me as we toured Lockheed Martin's highly secure plane facility.<p>The Aircraft Final Finishes bay is where America's most expensive weapons …

Aviation

Tesla Model S P90D in ‘Ludicrous Mode’ races a Lamborghini Aventador

Tesla’s Model S is certainly no slouch in the speed department, especially when <i>Ludicrous Mode</i> is enabled. If you thought Insane Mode was blazing …