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Give Neil deGrasse Tyson an Emmy

Matthew McConaughey is cool, but science is amazing<p>Science is cool. Really cool! So cool that when humans do something <i>really</i> big in science — like putting a remote-control robot on <i>another planet</i> — the whole world stands still to watch. So cool that it seems like this year we've seen Bill Nye's face …

Willie and Korie Robertson talk ‘Duck Dynasty’ ratings decline: It's just the season

Declining ratings and various controversies have people asking if the end of the Robertson family’s redneck royal reign is in sight. But Willie and Korie Robertson of “Duck Dynasty” told FOX411 their time in the spotlight is far from over.<p>“To some extent it's a natural cycle of any show,” Willie …

Timelapse video of a microburst

This short timelapse video of a microburst in the desert, with images every 30 seconds, makes you feel nature’s awesome power.<p>The Reno/Sparks area in …

2,500-year-old erotic graffiti found in unlikely setting on Aegean island

Racy inscriptions and phalluses carved into Astypalaia's rocky peninsula shed light on very private lives of ancient Greece<p>Wild, windswept, rocky and remote, Astypalaia is not an obvious place for the unearthing of some of the world's earliest erotic graffiti.<p>Certainly, Dr Andreas Vlachopoulos, a …

An upside down rainbow?

Circumzenithal arcs have been described as an “upside down rainbow” or “a grin in the sky.” They’re wonderful! See photos here.<p>People who look up a …

Bacon: the Other White Heat

You know bacon is delicious, but did you know it contains enough energy to melt metal?<p>I recently committed myself to the goal, before the weekend was out, of creating a device entirely from bacon and using it to cut a steel pan in half. My initial attempts were failures, but I knew success was …

Nature and man

One frame from a time lapse of the Milky Way, with some light pollution and fast-moving cloud cover … and an iridium flare.<p>Mike Taylor in Maine …

NASA Releases Footage Celebrating 10 Years of Cassini's Saturn Orbit

A new NASA video looks back at the Cassini spacecraft's arrival at Saturn, which happened 10 years ago next week.<p>The Cassini flashback video, which …

Astronomers discover Earth-sized 'diamond' 900 light years away

The world's largest diamond, the Cullinan, is a tad over 3,100 carats uncut. Its estimated value is some $2 billion, and it only weighs about 1.37 pounds. That stone, while enormous relative to others like it, is but an invisible speck when up against the Earth-sized diamond discovered 900 light …

Stonehenge was the work of cowboy builders, historian claims

Stonehenge was erected by cowboy builders and was as much 'a triumph as a catastrophe', an expert in paganism claims<p>Stonehenge was constructed by prehistoric “cowboy builders” who may have left the job half finished, according to a leading historian.<p>Professor Ronard Hutton said the building of …

Physicist suggests speed of light might be slower than thought

(Phys.org) —Physicist James Franson of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County has captured the attention of the physics community by posting an …

The Perfect Office - Scribble Pen, Adobe Ink & Slide and Office Ideas

We've seen some great gadgets and equipment for designers. So many cool stuff, that we could actually assemble infinite perfect office spaces! Every …

Giant White Halo Floats Magically In Mid-Air

There’s something about a large-scale piece of art that really makes us emotional, whether it’s a striking statement or just an elaborate structure. But even really simple structures can become amazing when blown up to a larger-than-life size.<p>Boreal Halo, from French artist Vincent Leroy, is an …

Colorful Liquid Splashes Captured at 1/3500th of a Second Look Like Floating Sculptures | Colossal

<p>Cassandra Warner and Jeremy Floto of Floto+Warner Studio recently produced this beautiful series of photos titled Clourant that seemingly turns …

Vases Constructed from Hundreds of Pencils by Studio Markunpoika | Colossal

<p>Amalgamated is a new series of vessels by studio markunpoika constructed from assembled pencils. Taking advantage of the pencil’s unique hexagon …

Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young | Colossal

<p>Self-taught artist Ben Young is a man of many exceptional talents from surfing and skateboarding to repairing furniture and working full-time as a …

5 myths about the moon

Moon myths, take that! Here are 5 of the most common myths about our moon explained.<p>We have full moons, blue moons, Harvest moons, supermoons and any …

Astronomy