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Hot! Gigantic Magma Reservoir Found Under Yellowstone National Park

Scientists have detected a gigantic reservoir of hot, partly molten rock deep beneath Yellowstone National Park. The newly discovered magma reservoir is big enough to fill up the Grand Canyon 11 times and is several times larger than the shallower, long-known magma chamber beneath Yellowstone. …

Homemade Iron Man Glove Fires Lasers

A threat to party balloons everywhere<p>Patrick Priebe isn’t Iron Man, but he’s getting pretty close. In a video uploaded to YouTube earlier this week, the Priebe shows off his homemade Iron Man gauntlet, which has not one but two lasers--one on top and one in the palm--as well as an ejectable piece …

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The Deep History of the Sea’s Bone-Eating Worms

Science & InnovationLaelaps<p>Bones are symbols of death. That makes sense. Before X-rays and CT scans allowed us to look inside ourselves, we’d only see our skeletons after death and decay had stripped everything else away. Not to mention that poison labels, the Jolly Roger, and visages of the Grim …

Green escapes: spectacular parks near great cities

Burned out by the relentless pace of your city break? These on-the-doorstep parks are perfect when you need to escape from the urban jungle.<p>From sea cliffs south of London to a beach on the fringes of Hong Kong and a fanciful chateau on the edge of Paris, it’s worth taking time out of your hectic …

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You Can Still Ski On The East Coast In May At Tuckerman Ravine

While everyone else is celebrating the weather this time of year, serious skiers are doing the opposite. Spring blossoms and longer days aren't reasons to rejoice, but reasons to despair, because ski season is over. Right?<p>Not exactly. For expert skiers on the East Coast, there's actually a slope …

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Gamma rays could improve screening for nuclear, other hazardous materials

Gamma rays could improve screening for nuclear and other hazardous materials.<p>It is the stuff of scientists' nightmares and science fiction writers' plot points: a nuclear weapon is slipped into the U.S. on a cargo ship and detonates, destroying an American seaport and killing a million …

Remodeling 101: 6 Considerations For Lava Stone Countertops

Drawn to natural stone but also a fan of color? Until recently, the options in the countertop world were limited, but of late, lava stone countertops …

Sardines aren't scary! Tips on cooking 5 sustainable budget seafood options

The good news: Some of the most sustainable seafood options are also the healthiest (think omega-3s!) and they’re the least expensive. The (sorta) bad news: Some people find these fish and shellfish, well, challenging. But they don’t have to be!<p>Two of these fish require little more from you than …

Aquaculture

Woolly mammoth genome could shed light on extinctions

In what may be a first for a long-extinct non-human animal -- and certainly for an extinct creature of such stature -- scientists have assembled the complete genome of the woolly mammoth, gaining insight into why the last surviving population of the great beasts, marooned on an Arctic island off …

17 Reasons Living Alone in Your 20s Is Awesome

No pants, no problem.<p><b>1. You don't have to stay in your bedroom until noon in order to avoid inane small talk with some random one-night stand your roommate brought home.</b><p>Knowing that [Guest-Star Penis] is way more into "old Radiohead" than "the new stuff" is a waste of valuable brain space.<p><b>2. If he</b> …

15 Pasta Recipes That'll Break You Out Of Your Penne Rut

There are hundreds of pasta shapes made in the world -- take a look at all of these beauties -- but penne reigns supreme. Sure, bow ties are popular and macaroni too, but one look at Google search trends shows that penne is at the top of the heap. (Spaghetti, fettuccine and pappardelle are not …

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First experiment 'editing' human embryos ignites ethical furor

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Biologists in China reported carrying out the first experiment to alter the DNA of human embryos, igniting an outcry from scientists who warn against altering the human genome in a way that could last for generations.<p>The study from China appeared last weekend in an obscure …

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Project Elysium Wants to Virtually Bring Back Your Dead Relatives

I've hungered for your touch...<p>In one of the weirdest uses for VR, Australian indie studio Paranormal Games is developing a virtual reality game that …

Computer Program Diagnoses Cancer

By distinguishing between hundreds of diseases, the algorithm helps doctors find the best treatment<p>In recent years, researchers have figured out that the constellation of diseases known as cancer is in fact hundreds of distinct diseases. Though each one may manifest itself a little differently, …

About That 'Dismemberment Abortion' Defense That Has Everyone Talking

Redditor isitpinkisitpink's story is worth reading, no matter your thoughts on the issue.<p><i>UPDATE, 5/13: Today the House passed a bill that would ban most abortions post 20-weeks of pregnancy. However, this vote "is expected to be a largely symbolic gesture," as "it is a near certainty" that Senate</i> …

6 Famous Women Who Prove Being Fired Isn't the End of the World

It happens!<p>People get fired every day. It happens—and it doesn't just happen to people who are "bad" at their jobs. It happens to good workers with bad bosses, people who aren't a fit for the job, people who are victims of new management…you get the gist. Here, meet amazing/brilliant/famous women …

A Picture Postcard From Bagan, Myanmar

In complete silence, we watched the sun set over a few dozen of the 2,200 temples built in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries by the kings of Bagan -- before the Mongols and earthquakes destroyed many of them. Later we went to dinner in one of the dirt-floor restaurants in this one-street sleepy …

From the Archives: A Home That Stands the Test of Time

Take a look at what cutting edge meant in 1949.<p><i>This intriguing story from our May 1949 takes us back to the days of the "motor age." At the time, we claimed this home's smart-but-comfortable style would really stand up, accommodating a family for years to come.</i><p><i>Fast forward 66 years, what do you</i> …

There's a Secret Apartment Hidden Inside the Eiffel Tower

Who knew?<p>This Parisian apartment may not have all of the chic amenities you'd expect from a French pied-a-tierre, but it definitely has the best view: The City of Lights, as seen from top of the Eiffel Tower.<p>When designer Gustave Eiffel finished his tower in 1889, he built himself a secret …

For The First Time, Visible Light From An Exoplanet Detected

Seeing is believing<p>One does not simply look at an exoplanet. In order to learn more about these space rocks lurking many light years away, researchers have various indirect methods for deciphering their features. Astronomers can examine how the planet’s host star wobbles in relation to the globe, …

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