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Kaepernick: Story 'completely wrong'

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took to Twitter on Friday morning to address a TMZ report that alleges sexual assault, calling the …

When Efficient is an Understatement

The NTNU student team’s entry for the Shell Eco Marathon can travel nearly 1000 miles on the equivalent energy of just one liter of gas! How is that …

A Beer With Brains Designed To Taste Like The Dead

To celebrate the season finale of The Walking Dead, Dock Street Brewery designed a beer with real brains in it. “We wanted that tartness you can taste when you cut your finger and then suck on it,” head brewer Justin Low told us.<p>What does it taste like to be dead? Drink this beer and find out. …

Magical Tablet App Makes Darth Vader Your Tour Guide

Simply hold a tablet in the air, while Darth Vader, Nosferatu, and others lead you through a museum.<p>Most adults know better than to call a museum boring. But kids? Kids may need coaxing.<p>That’s why the EYE Film Museum in Amsterdam enlisted Godmother Films to reimagine the experience of going to a …

Apple’s “Transparent Texting” Could Make Typing And Walking Safer

If you’re walking, you really shouldn’t be texting. While not as perilous as texting and driving, there’s no surer way to annoy fellow pedestrians than by zigzagging across a sidewalk, eyes glued to your precious screen.<p>But if you <i>absolutely must</i> walk and text, Apple might have a new feature that …

Blue Penthouse by Dariel Studio

Thomas Dariel of Dariel Studio took on the challenge of designing a functional and unique home for a family in Shanghai, China. After a renovation …

Interior Design

Boat Blade

The blade in a boat engine is sharp enough to hurt sea creatures and humans, alike. Weeds and plants too can wreck it. The Air Booster is a redesign …

Touching and Funny Photo Project: Kids Were Here

For all you moms out there (especially the ones that get stressed out over a messy house), this post is for you. With absolutely no little humans in sight, these photos just show evidence that kids were once there. A group consisting of 30 photographers have documented the little details that show …

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive images this week from science, tech and health, including a 3D skull transplant, rare volcanic eruptions and futuristic spacesuits.<p>To vote for your choice of Nasa’s Z-2 space suit click here.<p><b>More galleries</b><p>Ocean secrets and the dawn of the Universe<p>Sexy robots and an eerie …

Photos

Making Better Mesenchymal Stem Cells

WIKIMEDIA, ROBERT M. HUNTStem cell therapy is often hailed as the treatment of the future for several diseases. And mesenchymal stem cells …

New Skull Reveals A Simpler Family Tree — NOVA Next | PBS

It took just one skull, but it allowed anthropologists to drastically simplify our evolutionary family tree. The 1.8-million-year-old specimen was …

Top 10 amazing animal mothers

From jaw-dropping sacrifices to super-pregnancies, some mothers in nature do anything for their offspring. Earth Unplugged reveals the world’s most impressive animal mums.<p>Do you know which animal gets so hungry defending her eggs that she’ll eat her own arm? Or which creature has the world’s …

Neurosurgeons successfully implant 3D printed skull

A 22-year-old woman from the Netherlands who suffers from a chronic bone disorder -- which has increased the thickness of her skull from 1.5cm to …

Researchers Discover How to Design Non-Living, Living Material

There's an entirely new direction for materials coming to life—specifically, a hybrid that combines the best of non-living matter with living matter. …

Nanotech

Inside Look at Insect Flight

Annoying as they are, blowflies are marvels of aeronautical engineering.<p>Scientists at the University of Oxford in the U.K. have developed a CT scanning technique that lets them view the inner workings of insects' muscles while in flight.<p><b>The intricate movements of a blowfly's muscles—as it flaps its</b> …

Seeing Cells As They’re Meant To Be Seen: In 3-D

Here's the big picture<p>Cells live in a three-dimensional world, but until recently, scientists using fluorescence microscopes could see them well in only two dimensions. With advances in confocal microscopes, which use pinhole apertures to focus light on several planes, scientists can now view …

Dolphin-Squeak-To-English Translator Works In Real Time

You had me at "seaweed."<p>For the first time ever, a device has enabled people to translate a dolphin whistle in real time. The dolphin's first word was "sargassum," a type of seaweed.<p>"I was like whoa! We have a match. I was stunned," researcher Denise Herzing told New Scientist. At the time, in …

This Dad Makes Awesome CGI Videos Of His Son

Normally, videos of somebody's kid are boring. But when the dad works with Pixar? Way less boring.<p>Daniel Hashimoto appears to be a pretty cool dad. The After Effects artist for DreamWorks Studios does his magic on videos of his 3-year-old son, transforming the little guy into a superhero capable of …

Opinion: Killing Healthy Zoo Animals Is Wrong—And the Public Agrees

Scientist calls lion, giraffe deaths "zoothanasia"—or heartless elimination.<p>The four lions killed by the Copenhagen Zoo this week, as well as the healthy young giraffe named Marius put to death in February, didn't have to die.<p>A global uproar has followed the deaths of two African lions and their …

Squid And Robot Have Brief Underwater Affair

When researchers pulled their seaglider out of the Atlantic, they discovered evidence of a tentacular embrace.<p>Marine science blog-with-attitude Deep Sea News made note last week of a critter-'bot encounter: A seaglider—an automated underwater vehicle that collects data on the ocean's temperature, …

Big Pic: Lightning As Seen From The International Space Station

Nature's work vies with humans' city lights.<p>Zeus's work looks pretty impressive from this viewpoint, doesn't it? But humankind's city lights look just as fiery.<p>An International Space Station Expedition 38 crewmember took this photo of lightning over the Middle East in December 2013. Besides taking …

The Oldest Living Things On Earth

<i>The photographer Rachel Sussman has been traveling the world to take pictures of the oldest living organisms on our planet. She described her journey in this TED talk, and now, at last, she’s created a gorgeous new book, The Oldest Living Things in the World, published by the University of Chicago</i> …

Kentucky, Louisville finally arrive

Louisville had just toppled Saint Louis in the third round to secure a slot in the Sweet 16, the 12th appearance for Rick Pitino. To commemorate the …

LeBron James Says He'd Take Miguel Cabrera's Contract If League Allowed It

This just in: Miami Heat star LeBron James is rich. Like, seriously rich. The guy can pay for extra cheese on his Whopper and not even think twice about it.<p>But there are players in other sports making more money that the two-time reigning MVP, including Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, …

Basketball

Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners

The 25 skeletons unearthed in the Clerkenwell area of London a year ago may hold the key to the truth about the nature of the Black Death that ravaged Britain and Europe in the mid-14th century.<p>A Channel 4 documentary on Sunday will claim that analysis of the bodies and of wills registered in …

Phoenix Suns Fan Wins $77,777 on Half-Court Shot

That must have been a really lucky day.<p>During the second quarter of the game between the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks, one fan had an opportunity to win $77,777 if he made a half-court shot.<p>The fan drained it, and the Suns bench went out to celebrate with him.<p>[YouTube, SI.com]

Basketball

Kentucky ends Louisville's bid for NCAA title repeat

INDIANAPOLIS — Kentucky's kids are all grown up. And Rick Pitino is no longer the King of the Sweet 16.<p>In a rough, sloppy and often agonizing game that turned into a classic at the end, No. 8 seed Kentucky once again made all the big plays down the stretch to knock off No. 4 seed Louisville, 74-69, …

Sweet 16 Day 2 Photo Gallery