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This Laser Reconstruction of a Four-Winged Dinosaur Is Incredible

Using high-powered lasers, paleontologists have detected rare traces of soft tissue in the fossilized remains of <i>Anchiornis</i>—a four-winged dinosaur …

This Book Has Intricate Puzzles That Must Be Solved To Unlock The Next Page

This may be one of the hardest books you’ll ever read. The Codex Silenda can’t be read until it’s unlocked by the user, and for that, you have to be …

Industrial Designer

Nero’s Rotating Dining Room

"The main dining table, which was round, rotated night and day, imitating the motions of the globe." The surprising construction mentioned by …

Australia's latitude and longitude coordinates out by more than 1.5 metres, scientists say

The continent of Australia is on the move and experts at Geoscience Australia are trying to keep up.<p>A team of scientists is about to recalculate the …

Earth Science

Ethereal Rings Reveal Tiny Landscapes That Encapsulate the Beauty of Seasons in Resin

This past spring we became enamored with the handcrafted accessories of Secret Wood, a Canadian shop that encases tiny, exquisite worlds in rings made of clear resin and wood. Their beautiful designs feature mystifying places where miniature mountains and caverns are revealed beneath snow-speckled …

NASA just released a jaw-dropping 360 degree photo that makes you feel like you're on Mars

If you've ever wondered what it might be like to be inside of a giant crater on Mars, then check out this incredible footage NASA released this week from its Curiosity Mars rover.<p>The video below is interactive, making the experience more realistic than simply looking at a picture. Just click on the …

Years You Have Left to Live, Probably

The individual data points of life are much less predictable than the average. Here's a simulation that shows you how much time is left on the</b> …

9 Of Your Questions About Cats, Answered With Science

Why do cats love boxes and walking around in little circles before sitting down? And do they really love their owners, or do they just want food?

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What is “strategy”?

In game theory, a strategy refers to a move in a well-defined game (i.e. an interactive situation with rules). In business law, however, “strategy” …

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Why CG Sucks (Except It Doesn't)

The #ReynoldsCreekFire came very close to Wild Goose Island Overlook, but did not burn trees at the viewpoint. http://t.co/wV9FSawIds

A worm’s-eye view: British wildlife photographer captures the stunning moment an owl prepares to swoop on its unsuspecting prey

• <b>Jamie Hall captured the split-second moment a owl prepared to swoop down on its prey in Woodbridge, Suffolk</b>• <b><br>Numbers of Little owls, which hunt at</b> …

Comet PanSTARRS and a Crescent Moon

<b>Comet PanSTARRS and a Crescent Moon</b><br>Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Las Campanas Observatory, Carnegie Institution)<br>http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150720.html<p>A comet has brightened quickly and unexpectedly. Discovered last year, Comet C/2014 Q1 (PanSTARRS) is expected to be visible now for a few days to the unaided eye, just after sunset, from some locations. The comet rounded the Sun on July 6 and apparently has shed quite a bit of gas and dust. Today it is now as close as it will ever get …

Pluto is red! It's so wonderful to be able to witness the exploration of a new world. @NASANewHorizons http://t.co/lko9aFQxiy

The Venn Diagram of Irrational Nonsense

The curiously revered world of irrational nonsense has seeped into almost every aspect of modern society and is both complex and multifarious. …

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Rockies prepped mammals for life in the cold

About 34 million years ago, global temperatures took a dive, causing a sudden wave of extinctions among European mammals. In North America, however, …

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Adventures in geometry

Small Steps Toward A Much Better World<p>Natalia's space<p>hoping we know we're living the dream<p>Lover of math. Bad at drawing.<p>Natalie. Writer. …

Mapping Mount St. Helens Magma Progresses, 35 Years After Eruption

<b>Portland:</b> Early data collected in a pioneering effort to map the inner workings of Mount St. Helens have provided promising initial insights, 35 …

Crews are near Logan Pass and provided us our first glimpse of the Big Drift. (bh) #GNP #Loganpass #bigdrift (bh) http://t.co/l5HKW50wvH

Quasicrystals Are Nature’s Impossible Matter

“There can be no such creature.”<p>What do a frying pan, an LED light, and the most cutting edge camouflage in the world have in common? Well, that largely depends on who you ask. Most people would struggle to find the link, but for University of Michigan chemical engineers Sharon Glotzer and Michael …

How to learn with zero effort

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

Fooled by Experience

We rely on the weight of experience to make judgments and decisions. We interpret the past—what we’ve seen and what we’ve been told—to chart a course for the future, secure in the wisdom of our insights. After all, didn’t our ability to make sense of what we’ve been through get us where we are now? …

Management

NASA releases amazing time-lapse of the sun

The Solar Dynamics Observatory celebrated its fifth anniversary since its launch with this time-lapse video.<p>It captures one frame every 8 hours starting when data became available in June 2010. The different colors represent the various wavelengths.

Time-lapse Photography

Awesome maps show how big the US is compared to the rest of the world

THE UNITED STATES IS THE fourth largest country in the world. This can be hard to put into perspective using a regular world map, given issues with …