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13 video game consoles you've probably never heard of

You know the biggies: Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo. These consoles have sold millions of units over the last couple of decades.<p>But they aren't the only companies making video games consoles. In fact, there are lots of game consoles that were quietly revolutionary, but for one reason or another, …

Retrogaming

Nasa witnesses ancient comet being vaporised by the Sun

Nasa and the European Space Agency's Soho (Solar and Heliospheric Observatory) mission has captured the precise moment a comet was destroyed as it …

NASA Announces It's Working on Force Fields And Deep Sleep Chambers For Astronauts

Yes!<p>NASA has just announced funding for eight ambitious new space projects, which include the development of new habitats far away from planet Earth, …

Space Science

Massive 400 Ft. Tsunamis On Ancient Mars

About 3.4 billion years ago, (according to a new study) when the Late Heavy Bombardment had ended, and the first cells resembling prokaryotes were …

Research

7-Year-Old Gaming Vid Briefly Pulled From YouTube Because Of Family Guy

Last Sunday’s episode of <i>Family Guy</i> used an old YouTube clip of NES classic <i>Double Dribble</i> to simulate two characters playing the game. Shortly after …

Star Trek Beyond trailer: The final frontier pushes back

It’s been five months since the first trailer for <i>Star Trek Beyond</i> hit the Internet. With its Beastie Boys soundtrack and the implication of …

A Man Switched A Helicopter Engine Off Mid-Flight To Prove A Point

Physics Photo credit: SmarterEveryDay/YouTubeIf a plane’s engine fails, you’d think (or like to think) its aerodynamic properties could glide you …

British Columbia

Why Alicia Vikander's 'Tomb Raider' Could Easily Be The Biggest Video Game Movie Ever

Alicia Vikander is your new Lara Croft. That’s the word as of yesterday afternoon, with the Oscar-winning actress signing up for Warner Bros./Time Warner Inc., MGM, and GK Films’ previously announced video game adaptation. This new film will apparently be based on the well-received “dark-n-gritty …

Hello, Tamago Kake Gohan, Your Time Has Come

More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>Stop looking at the picture above. Instead, look at this one:<p>This is a bowl of rice. It is delicious, but it is boring. It is boring in the way that monster-truck shows and movies about aliens aren't. It's so boring that the …

How the Big Dipper Has Changed—and Will Change—Over 200,000 Years

Wheel in the sky keeps on turning.<p>In the brief little blip of a human lifespan, the stars seem unchanging. While even the oldest possible star chart we know of is over 32,000 years old, it still shows a constellation that looks remarkably like Orion.<p>But the basic fact is that the stars, much like …

A Professional Stoner Explains How to Smoke Pot Properly in 2016

As marijuana goes mainstream, our resident expert David Bienenstock offers some advice on how to keep up.<p>With medical marijuana laws on the books in 23 states and recreational pot use legal in a few more, it's fair to say American society's perception of weed has flip-flopped in the new millennium. …

A sigh's not just a sigh - it's a fundamental life-sustaining reflex

Research reveals that sighing is more than a sign of depression or despair: it’s a reflex that happens several times an hour and helps preserve lung function<p>Californian scientists have identified the source of the sigh. It is not just a response to sadness, depression or despair: it is, also, they …

Cognition

A meteorite may have just killed someone for the first time on record

We know that meteorites have the potential to really wreak havoc on Earth, whether it's a little one blowing out windows in Russia, or a bigger one wiping out the dinosaurs. But there's no known record of a space rock conclusively causing the death of a human...except, perhaps, until now.<p>An …

Tamil Nadu

Girl, nine, has iPhone-shaped scar for life after case leaks 'toxic' glitter onto her leg

'Toxic' pink glitter leaks onto schoolgirl Olivia Retter's leg while she was in bed, leaving her with mark in the same shape as her iPhone 5c<p>A nine-year-old girl has been scarred for life with a chemical burn caused by her mobile phone case.<p>"Toxic" pink glitter leaked onto Olivia Retter's leg while …

Dead Pigeons and the Universe's Birth: 5 Weird Facts About Big Bang Theory

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — It has been 50 years since two scientists found landmark evidence for the Big Bang theory.<p>Robert Wilson and Arno Penzias were …

See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

Disney Parodies The Biggest Movies Of 2015 In A Series Of Cute Film Posters

But seriously, I'd watch them.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Barn Find Heading to Auction

Expected to bring in $150,000-$180,000.<p>A 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona found in a rural Alabama barn is heading to auction. Up for sale by Mecum Auctions, the unrestored, numbers-matching Mopar muscle car is expected to fetch $150,000 to $180,000. Our sister magazine <i>Mopar Muscle</i> helped track down the …

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21 Before and After Photos of Adorable Puppies Who Become Beloved Dogs

Many dog owners have captured the incredible transformation that occurs when a playful puppy turns into a loyal adult dog. They start out as small figures with adorable young faces and gradually become older in body, mind, and spirit. Physically, their bodies undergo a drastic change, but viewers …

Senior Citizens Reveal What Tattoos Look Like on Aging Skin

With more and more of the general population getting tattooed, there's always the thought of how body art will look as people age. This question is answered through photographs of senior citizens who've partially stripped down and show us how their tattoos are faring in their twilight years. Some …

Aging

A Refresher Course on the Ups and Downs of LSD

Psychedelic expert Andy Roberts talks about bad trips, set and setting, and how to figure out how strong a tab is.<p>The dark web has done a good job of making previously unavailable drugs very available. It's partly for this reason that, over the past couple of years, LSD has become increasingly …

Teen Tells Court He Killed Singer Because She "Insulted His Masculinity"

The 17-year-old claimed they were in a relationship, and told the court: "Her words hurt my virility. I could not resist killing her."<p>Deniz was a successful performer of rock and trip-hop who composed songs for television. She was found raped and murdered at her home in the neighbourhood of Taksim, …

Two guys wearing jetpacks fly alongside an Airbus A380

We've already seen ex-fighter pilot Yves Rossy — a.k.a. Jetman — fly his jet-propelled wing in formation with another pilot, and we've seen him whizz …

NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars

Solar wind stripped the red planet of its atmosphere, scientists say.<p>An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet.<p>In a press conference on Thursday, the space agency confirmed that solar …

"Clitoris Collector" Charged After at Least 7 Female Genitals Were Found in His Freezer

Peter Frederiksen still expects to make bail.<p>Peter Frederiksen, a 63-year-old Danish gun shop owner living in South Africa, was arrested in September after his wife told police he had mutilated her genitals. When police searched his house, they found more than 10 pieces of at least seven female …

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda<p>Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. …

Mexico

Police, state investigate cryotherapy death at Vegas spa

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police said Wednesday they have reopened an investigation into the death of a spa worker who was found dead in a …

Las Vegas