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Little girl and her giant pet poodle are the best of friends

We can't picture a better friendship than this.<p>Mame, a one-year-old Japanese girl and her giant poodle Riku are definitely winning this year's BFF …

We can now design humans — but should we?

Scientists in Portland, Oregon, just succeeded in creating the first genetically modified human embryo in the United States, according to Technology Review. A team led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health & Science University is reported to “have broken new ground both in the number of embryos …

There may be something weird going on with Western men's sperm

The little swimmers that weren't.<p>In Gilaed, the fictional nation at the heart of Margaret Atwood’s "The Handmaid's Tale," children are scarce. A loss of fertility brought about by some nebulous mix of environmental pollutants is to blame. In Gilaed, women are the focus of the infertility. But it's …

An Animated Guide to Nature’s Best Wayfinding Secrets

Learn to navigate with the moon, stars, trees, and more.<p>Tristan Gooley is an expert at what he calls “natural navigation.” In a series of fascinating …

Ravens are so smart it’s actually kind of disconcerting, new study finds

Unlike so many of us, they actually plan for the future.<p>A flock of ravens ravaging a carcass may technically be called an unkindness, but the real unkindness is using that term. Everyone is always hating on the smarty pants, but ravens are not terrifying. Do they have sharp, curved beaks that they …

7 of the Most Ambitious Plans to Transform the World's Iconic Cities

Because sometimes even the greatest cities need a change.<p>Whether due to a sheer influx of people or the changing face of our environment, cities need to find ways to modernize and adapt to the growing world. In some cases, this change will occur slowly and organically. Other times, cities take a …

Fast Times at Ridgemont High returns to theaters for 35th anniversary

Hey Bud, let’s party! If you’re looking for a gnarly summer outing, Fathom Events and the TCM Big Screen Classics Series have you covered.<p><i>Fast Times</i> …

Five Must-Watch TED Talks for Chemical Engineers

TED is no ordinary conference. Twice a year it brings the most vivid minds from around the globe to spread their ideas. Whether you're a chemical …

Microfluidics for the masses

A new MIT-designed open-source website might well be the Pinterest of microfluidics. The site, Metafluidics.org, is a free repository of designs for …

Travel to the near future with these sci-fi reads

When you hear “science fiction,” it’s easy to think of stories set in the far-flung future where circumstances are almost unrecognizable. But some of the best sci-fi currently being written is set in a future that isn’t too distant from ours. Near-future science fiction focuses on issues we’re …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

The strange sheep that baffled scientists

A rare mutant sheep with straight, silky wool is helping unravel the mysteries of human hair.<p>When a farmer in Otago, New Zealand, saw a bizarre-looking lamb in his flock, he first assumed a wild goat had snuck in and impregnated one of his ewes. The newborn had a lamb-shaped body yet was coated …

Sheep

A floating techno-libertarian city might be coming to the Pacific

In May, a group will gather in Tahiti to discuss building floating cities off the French Polynesian coast.<p>That's right. The men of the Seasteading …

Here Are The '40 Funniest Movie Scenes'

Now enjoy the laughs.<p>They are funny ― but are they the funniest?<p>You’ll have to decide for yourself as you watch Burger Fiction’s supercut of the “40 Funniest Movie Scenes.”<p>We’re partial to the farting outburst in “Blazing Saddles,” but that’s just old-school us.<p>And we don’t have to undergo any hot …

These Chemists Are Cribbing From The World's Best: Nature

Human chemists are playing catch up. Nature has had about a 4.5 million year head start when it comes to catalyzing chemical reactions so that they’re faster and more productive.<p>Back in the 1960s, the greats of synthetic chemistry cracked the code of chemical reactions and figured out how to …

First fluorescent frog in the world found in South America

Scientists found the first fluorescent frog in the world – by accident – in South America. Researchers at Buenos Aires’ Bernardino Rivadavia Natural …

The forgotten Trump-like terror lurking in a sci-fi classic

<i>The Dystopia Project</i> <i>is Mashable's ongoing book series reflecting on what dystopian fiction has to teach us under our new political climate. This</i> …

Science Fiction

These 208 Minerals Exist Solely Due to Humans

Over centuries, humans have left a widening imprint on this planet, marked by a growing need for natural resources, and by the rapid expansion of …

Flecks of "solar glitter" can make almost anything solar powered

A solar technology invented years ago at Sandia National Laboratories has gotten a step closer to being on the market and that should make you pretty …

Solar Panels

This Is What Would Happen If An Asteroid Hit New York

Early Monday morning, a giant fireball was witnessed by thousands of people across multiple states, as it plunged from outer space into Lake Michigan. Sonic booms could be heard for nearly 100 miles as houses shook. A brilliant but eerie green glow, created by the elements in the meteor heating up …

World's Largest Telescope Will Revolutionize The Future Of Astronomy

Want to see deeper into the Universe than ever before. Build a bigger telescope. No matter what other tricks you use, there’s no substitute for size. The bigger your primary mirror is:<p>the more light you gather,<br>• the better your resolution is,<br>• and more details can be seen, more distant and faster than …

Telescopes

34 Proven Ways Water Makes You Awesome

From the stuff we drink and swim in, to the steam that eases congestion and the ice that reduces swelling, water is all around us (and even in us). …

Wellness

Scientists Discover Mutated Fish That Have Become 8,000 Times More Resistant to Toxic Waste

The future of fish.<p>Researchers have discovered that a fish living off the east coast of the US has evolved to be 8,000 times more resilient to toxic …

Biology

A Weird New Property Of Water Points To Big Possibilities

Water stays frozen at temperatures well above boiling when it’s trapped inside carbon nanotubes.<p>The discovery reveals another unexpected property of water. And that strange behavior has scientists salivating at the thought of possible applications.<p>Water is a pretty unusual substance to begin with. …

Why is it snowing in Hawaii?

The island chain isn't immune to winter storms<p>Some recent headlines might make it sound like huge snow dumps on Hawaii are a rare and unusual occurrence, but they're just playing into your assumptions about how the cold stuff works.<p>If your mental image of Hawaii features flawless beaches, juicy …

How complaining rewires your brain for negativity

Research shows that most people complain once a minute during a typical conversation. Complaining is tempting because it feels good, but like many other things that are enjoyable -- such as smoking or eating a pound of bacon for breakfast -- complaining isn't good for you.<p>Your brain loves …

The Best Christmas Movies On Netflix Streaming Right Now, Ranked

<b>Last Updated: December 21st</b><p>Christmas movies are a staple of the holidays. Whether it’s enjoying the same films you watched when you were little or just finding something to bring your relatives together for 83 minutes, everyone has a different reason to love those movies. The bad news is that …

Entertainment

How Drones Are Changing Our View of the World

Nanping, Fujian Province, China<br>Aaron Liu<p>1 of 17<p>Seeing the world from above is a metamorphic experience. A leafless tree becomes a spider web, a …