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How Did Porcupine Repel 17 Lions? Explaining Viral Video

A zookeeper explains how the rodent defended itself against the big cats.<p>When the going gets tough, the prickly get going—especially in the case of a plucky porcupine that recently fended off 17 lions in South Africa's Londolozi Game Reserve.<p>In late October, wildlife guide Lucien Beaumont came …

Most inspiring NYC timelapse ever

About a year ago I was invited by the creators of www.hugeapp.com to make a video that shows New York City in a creative way — as one of the …

Scientist Gives Himself Fecal Transplant To Try A Hunter-Gatherer's Microbiome

Why a field researcher from America has exposed his colon to the gut microbiome of a tribesman from Tanzania<p>It's not often we encounter a story that begins with a line like this:<p>“AS THE SUN set over Lake Eyasi in Tanzania, nearly thirty minutes had passed since I had inserted a turkey baster into …

Watch drone flyers compete in a Star Wars–style race in a French forest

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Airgonay<p>Dozens of drone owners conducted a three lap circuit through trees last month in what organizers, who compared …

Miniature W-18 Engine Build Is Mesmerizing: Video

An engine can be a beautiful piece of engineering and fascinating to explore in pieces. It's not always convenient, however, to take apart your car …

Space Combat Won't Look At All Like 'Star Wars'

PBS explains the physics of space skirmishes<p>If humanity brings war into space, what will those battles look like? Well, if our understanding of physics is anything close to correct, they won’t look at all like <i>Star Wars</i>. In this six minute clip by PBS Digital Studios, host Joe Hanson explores the …

Everything Dies, Right? But Does Everything Have To Die? Here's A Surprise

A puzzlement.<p>Why, I wonder, are both these things true? There is an animal, a wee little thing, the size of a poppy seed, that lives in lakes and rivers and eats whatever flows through it; it's called a gastrotrich<b>.</b> It has an extremely short life.<p><b>Hello, Goodbye, I'm Dead</b><p>It hatches. Three days …

I have $225,000 to invest right now. What should I do?

<i>Dear Nancy,</i><p><i>I am a 26 year old self-employed hard-working guy. My business has been constantly growing on an annual basis and has finally come to the point where I can start drawing an income. I recently sold some real estate and have $225,000 left over. I was always a firm believer that real estate</i> …

33 maps that will show you the world in new ways

EVEN IN THE AGE OF THE INFOGRAPHIC, maps are still the undisputed champion of conveying information visually. True, many maps — including some of the …

Bose QuietComfort 25 review: The best noise-canceling headphones get better - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Extra-comfortable design; clearer, more dynamic sound; highly effective noise-canceling circuitry that's been slightly improved; new folding design allows the headphones to fit in a smaller carrying case; if the battery dies, the music now doesn't die; 21- to 30-day risk-free home</b> …

The Science Behind Baking Your Ideal Chocolate Chip Cookie

You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a way to bake chocolate chip cookies to please everyone.<p>There is! And, no, it's not Martha Stewart's way. It's science.<p>We've taken our cues from a few spots: a bioengineering grad student named Kendra Nyberg, who co-taught a …

Make [Eye] Contact | Going Deep With David Rees

Ever Wondered What ‘Up’ Would Have Looked Like If Directed By Michael Bay?

A few years ago, you might have caught a wonderful fake trailer that asked the question, “What would it have looked like if Michael Bay had directed <i>The Shawshank Redemption</i>?” or maybe you were one of the 7,929 people who caught the most inappropriate “Blurred Lines” parody ever conceived. Both were …