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Watch A 3D-Printer Make Identical Perfect Pizzas and Never Want to Eat Pizza Again - PAPER

Is there nothing sacred anymore? Nothing the machines are not inexorably extending their multi-jointed metal grasp over? First it was heavy manufacturing, and now they're taking one of our most treasured foodstuffs, pizza. Created by a Barcelona company, the Foodini is a $2,000 gadget that can …

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

A swarm of thousands of crabs headed in the same direction in the Pacific is baffling scientists

A newly released video from a small underwater vehicle found something quite surprising: A swarm of thousands of crabs all headed in the same direction, 1,263 feet deep in the Pacific Ocean, according to Motherboard .<p>And it looks like something out of your worst nightmare.<p>Or, if you're a scientist …

The Brazil Nut Effect Is More Complicated Than You Think

We’ve all experienced that moment of dismay when we open a fresh can of mixed nuts, only to find loathed Brazil nuts at the top of the heap, with the …

The Top 10 Relationship Deal Breakers, According to Science

And why your S.O.'s negative qualities are so hard to get past.<p>What makes or breaks whether someone wants to see you for more than just one date? A study recently published in the journal <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i> nailed down the top 10 most common deal breakers for short- and …

The UN Is Actually Talking About Drugs On 4/20

The UN General Assembly will be holding a "special session," if you know what I mean, to talk about the drug trade around the world.

Chernobyl: Haunting photos of abandoned ghost towns 30 years after the nuclear disaster

The 1986 Chernobyl disaster was the worst nuclear power plant accident in history. The accident was a result of a mismanaged test at the Soviet …

California has too much solar power. It needs another grid to share with.

The US has no national electricity grid. Instead, it has a patchwork of grids, operated as closed-off regional and local fiefdoms with little trade among them.<p>One of the most important steps America can take to integrate more wind and solar power is to connect and expand those grids.<p>California is …

Google disables April fool joke amid user fury after prank backfires

Gmail Mic Drop caused more tears than laughter, thanks to users accidentally enabling the prank on serious emails – with some dire consequences<p>Google’s April Fools’ Day prank has backfired, leaving the company looking the fool and a number of concerned users fearing for their jobs – or worse.<p>As 1 …

Airline passenger captures incredible picture of Alaskan volcano erupting

Imagine being up close and personal with an erupting volcano!<p>Airline passengers were transfixed by the awe-inspiring sight when the pilot flew closer to the erupting Alaskan volcano so they could get a better look.<p>Colt Snapp was on a Penair flight from Dutch Harbor to Anchorage in Alaska on …

Watch giant ice bridge collapse

An ice bridge collapsed at Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina earlier this month. Hundreds of tourists and locals gathered to witness the dramatic …

The Prairie Oyster: A Survey of 100 Years in Pop Culture

Animated, two-dimensional hands grasp a cartoon glass filled with a bulbous yellow yolk atop a smear of white, two dashes of sauce—red and black—and a pour of clear liquid from a bottle. "Hoo, man—that’s gross," a voice exclaims. "It’s called a prairie oyster," a deep, raspy voice responds, "Good …

Kanye West Is Giving Up on CDs

Kanye West is done with physical media.<p>The rapper, who has been making all sorts of waves for the past month, wrote on Monday that he is considering …

Teen pleads no contest to murdering classmate who turned down prom invite

A teenager accused of stabbing a classmate to death at their high school for rejecting his invitation to the junior prom pleaded no contest to murder Monday, and prosecutors said they will seek a 25-year prison sentence.<p>Christopher Plaskon, 18, accepted a plea bargain during a brief appearance in …

World reacts to N. Korean announcement of hydrogen bomb test

Comments from around the world on North Korea's announcement that it conducted its fourth nuclear test, and its first of a hydrogen bomb, on …

A tearful Obama takes executive actions on guns

During an emotional speech at the White House, President Obama announced a series of executive actions aimed at reducing gun violence, an issue he's …

Global warming: normal weather is a 'thing of the past', claims scientist

Oxford University's Professor Myles Allen said we have 'changed the odds' on weather conditions, with wetter and warmer winters now more likely<p>Normal weather is now a “thing of the past”, a leading climate change scientist has said, after storms and heavy rain caused devastating floods in parts of …

Of Course There Are Black Stormtroopers in Star Wars

Fans objecting to John Boyega in The Force Awakens' teaser aren't just close-minded; they misunderstand the galaxy far, far away.<p>Earlier today, it seemed like #BlackStormtrooper might actually eclipse #BlackFriday as a trending topic. That’s because the official trailer that aired Friday for the …

Better Call Saul: The Rise of Mike The Cleaner and The Fall of the McGill Brothers in "Pimento"

In which we review the penultimate episode of <i>Better Call Saul</i>’s debut season. Spoilers ahead.<p>The similarities are too glaring to be ignored, but it …

7 things we’ve learned from the Ashley Madison leak

Hackers who stole user information from the infidelity network AshleyMadison.com last month dumped their trove of email and street addresses, phone …

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Amber Heard to face trial over 'dog-smuggling' drama involving Johnny Depp

Amber Heard will face trial for allegedly smuggling the dogs belonging to her and Johnny Depp into Australia.<p>Johnny Depp's dogs: Amber Heard 'looking forward' to fighting charges<p>Read more<p>The drama returned to the Southport magistrates court on Tuesday and a four-day trial was set down to begin from …

Is She The One? These 21 Signs Should Answer That Question

We all love the idea of finding ‘The One’. We imagine her (or him) in all sorts of ways: with blond hair, smart, funny and most importantly good with …

The Climate Talks Are Over, But Now It's Up to Us to Do the Real Work

Will we look back and remember this week as the week it all changed?<p>After 195 countries pulled an all-nighter, an international agreement was reached …

Borderline personality disorder characteristics in young adults with recurrent mood disorders: a comparison of bipolar and unipolar depression. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>In young adults it can be difficult to differentiate between an early bipolar illness and borderline personality disorder. There are …

Video of ants circling phone divides academics

A video apparently showing ants snap into formation when an iPhone receives a call has internet viewers asking if the tiny insects are being …

​Death and Ecstasy: The Rise and Fall of Burning Man's Original Rave Ghetto

The first man to ever play a DJ set on the playa discusses the moment that the festival lost its soul.<p>The moment in 1996 that Terbo Ted, first and last mayor of the Techno Ghetto, the official rave camp of Black Rock City, realized that his rave utopia was doomed was when the girl approached him. …

Does Using The AC Make It Hotter Outside?

Short answer: Yes, but only at night<p>In 1975 <i>Texas Monthly</i> published an article that tried to explain why Houston had become “The Hottest Place in the Whole USA.” It read: “One heat-producing machine is the very device designed to eliminate heat--the good old air conditioner.” An AC unit transfers …

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Drought could turn millet into American food

Most people in the US put millet in the birdfeeder, but Amrita Hazra says we ought to eat it ourselves.<p>Hazra, a postdoctoral researcher in the …