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Week's Best Space Pictures: See An Arrow on the Sun

Week's Best Space Pictures<p>Pluto's moon Nix wobbles in a chaotic spin and filaments floating across the sun head to the right.<p>Feed your need for "heavenly" views of the universe every Friday with our picks of the most awe-inspiring space pictures. This week, a new braking system for Martian …

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More than meatballs: a gourmet guide to Swedish cuisine

Having a muppet as your main culinary ambassador is a lot to overcome, especially for a smallish, out-of-the-way country like Sweden, whose presence in global pop-culture is fairly limited. Swedish food is and forever will be associated with meatballs, flying utensils and the phrase '<i>bork bork …

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15 Natural Beauty DIYs for Under $15

How much money have you shelled out on facial masks, bubble bath, trips to the spa, and “miracle skin rejuvenation” products? Too much? It’s okay, we’re here to curb that spending habit and help you ramp up your inner kitchen witch. We’ve rounded up collection of 15 natural beauty tutorials that …

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They grow up so fast: What this console generation’s characters have learned

<i>This is part of our ongoing series about games and trends of one of the most longest-lived eras in gaming’s history — the Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 generation.</i><p>The current console generation is almost eight years old now, and you don’t stick around that long without going through some changes and …

The human brain, its nervous projections, layers,... - Biomedical Ephemera, or: A Frog for Your Boils

<b>The human brain, its nervous projections, layers, and cortical blood vessels</b><p>Though we’re probably subconsciously aware of our brains on a day-to-day …

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Animal Donuts

Forget cronuts! Here comes the latest donut craze, this time from Japan: Animal donuts (or "doubutsu doonatsu")<p>Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku …

My Little Pony Ties: Friendship is Business - Technabob

For your next job interview, wear these <i>My Little Pony</i> Ties. They are bright and full of pony magic. It’s important to dress well and who knows, maybe …

Huge Russian Hovercraft Interrupts Beachgoers in Spectacular Fashion

Nothing says "relaxing day at the beach" like sand, surf, sunscreen, and the sudden arrival of the world's largest militarized hovercraft, …

8 Bafflingly Strange Plastic Surgeries

Everyone's beautiful on the inside, but that's probably just what ugly people say. To truly let the beauty out, sometimes you have to go under the …

7 Of The Most Frighteningly Bizarre Ocean Creatures On The Planet

We think of the water as a maritime wilderness. Little do we realize that beneath the surface are the most bizarre ocean creatures on Earth.<p>Source: …

"You Can Bring This Mother of All Swiss Army Knives to a Gunfight"

Behold the Mother of All Swiss Army Knives, a multi-tool created by John S. Holler in Germany around 1880. The knife actually predates the Swiss Army …

10 Weird Things We've Sent to Space

Space is a strange place made stranger by our need to rocket the weird and unusual beyond our atmosphere<p>Space is a strange place made stranger by our need to rocket the weird and unusual beyond our atmosphere

Burger King Has a "Black Ninja" Burger in Japan. No, Really.

Dark outfits. Throwing stars. Burgers? When you think of ninja, you probably think of their lore. You don't think of Burger King. You might now.<p>For a …

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Just the Two of Us: Portraits of Cosplay Enthusiasts in their Homes by Klaus Pichler | Colossal

<p>We’re less than a day past October 31st and it would be reasonable to assume the people depicted in these portraits are wearing Halloween costumes, …

Will we ever bring the dead back to life?

Understanding the processes governing death is helping experts try to halt and reverse it. It’s also challenging our ideas about the nature of death itself.<p>Zach Conrad died on a lovely Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia. It was 3 June 2012, and the 36-year-old financial analyst had decided to take a …

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Stellar Space HD Wallpapers

Hey, space geeks! It's time to pimp your desktop with some fantastic, and why not to say, stellar space wallpapers! These are some high definition …

The Future Of Flight: A Congestion-Killing Aircraft

Meet the 100-passenger plane that'll keep your flight running on time.<p>Aircraft design is often overlooked in discussions of the FAA's multibillion-dollar NextGen initiative, the elaborate mélange of satellite-based guidance, arrival, and departure technologies intended to modernize the outdated and …

How Biological Patents Promote Research And Save Lives

Patenting viruses doesn't restrict research--it gives an incentive to do more research.<p>In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that people can't patent isolated human genes, which it considers a product of nature, but they can patent something exceptionally similar: cDNA, a synthesized copy from …

The best science and technology podcasts

The best science and technology podcasts, from astronomy for beginners to consumer advice, selected and updated by Pete Naughton<p><b>SCIENCE</b><p><b>Hubblecast</b><br>Galactic mergers, the Monkey Head Nebula and an operational time machine are just a few of the stranger-than-science-fiction topics touched upon in this …

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Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week - Clubbing Underwater - Top 5 Skyrim Mods of the Week

Airs Tuesdays at 12pm PT<p>Top 5 Skyrim Mods trawls the enormous mod catalogue so you don't have to, bringing the very best world-changing mods to your screen. From high detailed armour mods to exploding chickens, there's nothing our bold adventurers won't try.

Call of Duty: Ghosts live-action trailer includes Megan Fox cameo

A live-action trailer for Infinity Ward's upcoming first-person shooter, <i>Call of Duty: Ghosts</i>, takes viewers to Las Vegas, snowy tundras and even space.<p>Set to the upbeat tune of Frank Sinatra's "I'm Gonna Live Till I Die," the video features four friends running and gunning through total chaos. …

Dead Island's Famous Trailer Remade In Live-Action

In my mind, Dead Island still stands as having one of the best video game trailers ever made, if not <i>the</i> best, and it was certainly more memorable than its fair share of movie trailers as well. Now, it lives again, in live-action format.<p>The trailer was less a preview of the game than a heartbreaking …