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Little Planet Photos That Feature Rocket Launches, Air Shows, and Mars

Estonian photographer Andrew Bodrov of 360Pano has been shooting panoramic photographs for over a decade in countries around the world. His work even …

Factory floors and sexual frustration: photographing the migrant worker’s life

From crumpled Page 3s in a brick plant in Bedford to the cliche of Italian family weddings, a new group show called Rebecoming tackles emigration head on<p>“It is not men who migrate,” wrote John Berger in A Seventh Man, his provocative 1975 book on the condition of the migrant workers in Europe, “but …

Watch A Robot Ride A Hovercycle

Drones riding drones to finance even bigger drones.<p>A white plastic robot zooms a hoverbike over the English countryside, grains blowing beneath the bike's four fans. The robot's 3-D printed body is lightweight, and where its face would be there’s a GoPro camera instead, filming the flight. This …

South Georgia Island: The Last Godforsaken Place

On a 25-degree austral summer day, loose clouds spackled the sky, and the dark skyline of South Georgia Island, a battering ram of 9,000-foot peaks, 160 glaciers, and frayed coastline, loomed off the bow of the ship. I stood on the lower deck, wrapped in industrial-strength rain gear and giant …

Nature

Are You Ready for Self-Driving Cars?

You may not be, but they're still on their way.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)</i><p>Self-driving cars sound wonderful: A computer program can ferry you to work while you kick back and read a book. But are they safe? Many Americans have mixed feelings and don't entirely trust software to take …

10 Scientific Images That Changed How We Looked at the World

The most important images in history<p>Whether it was a drawing or photograph, these images changed the course of human understanding, and science itself, forever.

Alabama state officials: We won’t comply with the EPA because God gave us coal

Alabama state officials say that EPA carbon standards violate God’s law. Seriously.<p>On Tuesday, Alabama state officials said they refused to comply with the EPA's new carbon pollution measures because God gave them coal.<p>I mean... what?<p>Alabama.com reports:<p>At their news conference today Cavanaugh and …

Man Accidentally Calls Obama 'First President of United States of Africa' At Event

"Thank you, Mr. President," said a man from Senegal during a question-and-answer session. "President Obama is the first president of United States of Africa. I would like to know, can you share the two important issues you will discuss with the first president of United Nations of Africa."<p>Obama …

United States

IVF technique that tests embryos for genetic disorders has first success

Doctors in London have reported the first pregnancy in Europe from a new IVF procedure that checks embryos for genetic disorders before they are implanted.<p>The technique allows doctors to select embryos that are free of dangerous mutations carried by one or both parents even if the precise nature of …

A Gentleman's Guide To Picking Out Socks, As Told By George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush is obsessed with socks. He is even currently judging his own sock competition, run through his foundation. So what makes a good sock?

George H. W. Bush

The original Star Wars, recreated shot-for-shot in Minecraft, is almost fully operational

The project to re-create <i>Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope</i>, shot-for-shot, within <i>Minecraft</i> is nearing completion. Its creator says the flick will be ready in 2015, and released this teaser trailer to show his work.<p>Grahame Skeavington, aka "Paradise Decay" on Youtube, says he has been working three …

Russian government edits Wikipedia on flight MH17

A political battle has broken out on Wikipedia over an entry relating to the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, with the Russian government reportedly removing sections which accuse it of providing "terrorists" with missiles that were used to down the civilian airliner<p>A political battle has …

Vertu, maker of the $22,000 smartphone, is considering luxury wearables

Last month was a special one for Max Pogliani: Not only did it mark his first anniversary as Vertu's CEO, but it also saw the launch of his very own baby, the Android-powered Signature Touch. This new phone's up-to-date specs have already silenced critics; and despite the luxury market's slowdown, …

The GoTenna Will Let You Communicate Without Any Connectivity

By this point, most of us are fully addicted to our smartphones. And when we find ourselves without Wifi or data service, our most direct connection to everything becomes almost useless. That’s where GoTenna comes in.<p>The device is launching into pre-order today, and lets users create their own …

The Virginia Man Who Crowned Himself King In Africa Is Much More Serious Than You Think

Heaton took the land to make good on his promise to make his daughter a princess.<p>Now, as the media descends on Heaton, his ambitions have moved quickly beyond giving his daughter royalty status. He says he plans on turning his land into a living, working kingdom called North Sudan.<p>"My family and I …

Red Sea

Recording of Man’s Attempt to Cancel Comcast Will Drive You Insane

If Dante’s <i>Inferno</i> had been written today, an extra circle of hell would be dedicated to dealings with cable providers.<p>Former tech editor Ryan Block …

Televisions

Living fossil found in China

The Tadpole Shrimp, a living fossil unchanged for over 200 million years, has been found in flooded parts of north China<p>A living fossil has been discovered in north <b>China</b> after heavy rains created pools of water big enough to allow the creatures to hatch.<p>The unusual animal is known as a Tadpole …

Seahorses Growl When They're Stressed

Dogs and bears aren't the only animals that give off warning growls. Seahorses do, too.<p>For the first time, researchers have recorded seahorses …

The Dutch Goalie Took A Break During The Game And The Internet Went Crazy

Netherlands and Brazil played for third and fourth place in the World Cup. Jasper Cillessen didn't seem to be stressed.

Watch a small child explain gender-inclusive bathrooms to Steve Doocy and the rest of Fox News

Doocy is outraged about gender-inclusive bathrooms. But children and most other people seem pretty OK with them<p>Illinois State University recently relabeled some of its single-stall "family" restrooms as "all-gender" restrooms. The move to designate a few bathrooms as gender neutral is a pretty …

Heavenly Nipples celebrates sexual diversity at the Glastonbury Festival

At this year's festival, Guerilla Science used latex nipples, merkins and the Great Wall of Vagina to confront the pervasive discomfort humans have with our sexual diversity<p>After spending five days at the Glastonbury Festival in a tent stacked to the rafters with labia weights, latex nipples, …

'Fear and Loathing,' 'Buffalo' a double dose of Hunter Thompson

Movies about gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson tend to be much like their subject — rough around the edges and more than a little out of control. But if you're in a renegade mood, the Egyptian Theatre has a Friday night Thompson-inspired double feature that is definitely worth the retro trip. It …

Japan

This brain-melting 1325-hp Shelby-built turbine Indycar is for sale

It's everything we love about 1960s Indycars, with a Shelby connection.<p>This is pretty much the only piece of evidence you'd need to prove that the late 1960s were the greatest era for Indy—and it doesn't matter that it actually sucked on the track. That's because Ol' Shel himself turned a wrench on …

Sports Cars

Businesswomen Should Wear Simple Clothes And Never Raise Their Voices Under Pressure

Fox News has some helpful hints for all the ladies out there who want to succeed in business.<p>During a "Fox & Friends" segment Monday morning, the hosts along with Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of the book "Executive Presence," explained that women who want to succeed in business should follow a …

Silicon Valley

Why Pink Floyd's return is a timely one

One sneered at, the prog giants are have influenced countless new bands – and there are signs that their forthcoming album could be worth a listen<p>• Pink Floyd to release new album, The Endless River<p>There was a time when news of a new Pink Floyd album would have been met with snorts of derision or …

3D printer drones will take to skies by 2040, claim BAE scientists

Futurists technologies could allow aircraft to heal itself, divide into smaller ones or knock out missiles with direct energy<p>3D printers could be so advanced by 2040 they could create small unmanned aircraft, BAE Systems claim.<p>These unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) could then potentially be used as a …