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The Evolution of Iron-Clad Samurai Snails With Gold Feet

With an illustration this cool you know it has to be good science<p>Behold the Samuel Jackson of snails, i.e. one bad mother<p>It is told in the <i>Hagakure:</i> …

This tiny animal can survive basically anything, including the vacuum of space

When we talk about 'extreme' animals, the tardigrade easily takes the cake: Also known as the water bear, the tardigrade is a microscopic critter (just 1.5 mm across, at most!) that can withstand <i>just about anything</i>. So it's no surprise that the water bear is the clear star of the American Natural …

Eerie Green Space Clouds Glow in New Hubble Photos

Green clouds of gas tens of thousands of light-years wide blaze in a series of stunning new images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.<p>The eight …

Universe

Air Canada flight finds stranded Australian yacht

They were ready to land in Australia, at the end of a 14-hour international flight, when the 270 passengers of an Air Canada flight were suddenly thrown into a high-seas search-and-rescue operation.<p>Flight AC033 diverted after pilot Andrew Robertson got a call from the Australian Maritime Safety …

My Dad kicked ass at Wii bowling: Or, why it's okay to compete with Travis Kalanick

As a business journalist, I'm normally shy about writing about my personal life but I'd like to share a story about my Dad. In the early 2000s, he …

How the Practice of Pricing Fuel with 9/10th of a Penny Got Started

Julia G. asks: Why do gas stations get to set their prices ending at 9/10ths of a cent, but nothing else is priced that way?<p>The practice of pricing …

When a New York Yankee Beat an Ostrich in a Spaghetti-Eating Contest

The date was April 3, 1919. The location was the South Side Pavilion in sunny Jacksonville, Florida. The occasion was a much-hyped competition of …

How the Human Body Generates Electricity

Lee Swanson asks: How does the human body create electricity?<p>Fantastic question Lee. The shortest and most simple answer is- chemical reactions …

The world's first indoor city: a greatest hits mashup of London and New York

Dubai's Mall of the World will have its very own Oxford Street and Broadway. It will also have galleons, waterfalls, a giant retractable dome – and be climate-controlled<p>For the desert city-state that has the tallest building in the world, as well as the biggest flower garden and largest aquarium on …

Google Maps Currently Shows "Edwards Snow Den" Shop at the White House

The world’s most famous whistle blower could have turned to retail, if Google Maps it to be believed. Look up the White House using the service and …

How a Band Made $20,000 on Spotify from 5 Minutes of Silence

What started as a mix between a joke and a genuine need for cash from a band has taken on a life of its own and become a crazy story that now seems to have ended happily.<p>A few months ago, a story spread across the internet about a band that had found a very clever way to cheat Spotify’s system. The …

Why Are Dogs So Frequently Called "Fido"?

Although I don't remember ever meeting a dog named "Fido" that is the name that most frequently crops up as a generic name referring to any dog. Thus …

The Last Men of the Revolution

Rare Photos of Veterans of The War<p>"History Lives In The Persons Who Create It."<p>In 1864 Rev. Elias Hillard, a Congregational Minister and erstwhile …

Colorado officials replace ‘420’ road sign with ‘419.99’ to deter thefts

Colorado transportation officials have found a way to foil thieving potheads.<p>There's no longer a "420" mile marker along Interstate 70 in the state. …

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Scottish scientists have slowed the speed of light

The speed of light travelling through free space has been slowed down for the first time, breaking what was thought to be a constant physical …

Physics

Nasa validates 'impossible' space drive

Nasa is a major player in space science, so when a team from the agency this week presents evidence that "impossible" microwave thrusters seem to …

How Much Does a Cloud Weigh?

Reader Jane wrote in to note that clouds look so nice and fluffy and lighter-than-air, so they certainly can’t weigh much. Right?<p>When Peggy LeMone …

Central Africa

NASA Wants To Establish A Floating Cloud City To Study Venus

While Mars may be all the rage right now, a team of NASA scientists has dreamed up an innovative concept that could eventually see humans permanently …

Astronomy

Spencer Byles' Cryptic Man-Made Sculptures Within Forests

Now those who have witnessed the chilling exploits of the ‘Yellow King’ in the <i>True Detective</i> series, wouldn’t be too keen on encountering these …

Sculpture

How Each NFL Team Got its Name (NFC)

Nothing short of a room decorated in team gear epitomizes a National Football League fanatic better than an internal database of useless trivia …

Today We're Eating the Winners of the 1948 Chicken of Tomorrow Contest

My grandparents couldn’t resist a roasted chicken.<p>They had heated debates about the superiority of supermarket quality versus big box store, both of …

Cliodynamics: a science for predicting the future

A controversial new would-be science attempts to find and apply the quantified laws of history. Even if it fails, the attempt may be worth …

Civil Rights

How 'Rock, Paper, Scissors' Settled Auction House Feud

Talk about playing the art market.<p>When Maspro Denkoh Corp. decided last spring to sell its corporate collection of Impressionist paintings at auction, the Japanese television equipment manufacturer contacted the world's top two art auctioneers and asked a lot of questions.<p>Maspro's president, …

Wall Street

A little deaf in one ear - meet the Japanese man who survived Hiroshima and Nagasaki

It seems almost improper to suggest that fortune was smiling on Tsutomu Yamaguchi in the dying days of the second world war.<p>On 6 August 1945, he was in Hiroshima, preparing to return home from a business trip when the American B-29 bomber, the Enola Gay, dropped an atomic bomb on the city. …

Konami Code Reveals Sexy Dinos On Vogue's UK Website

Note: Originally posted in July but moved here because the internet is cyclical and it's going around again.<p>Entering part of the Konami code (up, up, …

Sean Conway: Something Needed To Change

Something Needed To Change<p>An Interview with Sean Conway<p>THANKS FOR AGREEING TO CHAT WITH ME TODAY SEAN, I KNOW YOU MUST BE BUSY AT THE MOMENT!<p>No …