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Amazing Bonsai Treehouse Sculpture

Using materials that include stone clay, epoxy putty, copper line, plastic, and resin, Japanese artist Takanori Aiba has creates this fantastical sculpture called <i>Bonsai-B</i> that looks like someone or something has taken residence in this bonsai tree! It should come as no surprise that Aiba has a …

Castles Etched On Grains Of Sand And Other Amazing Images From This Week

The Chess Set Designed For Mechanics

After a long day of coating your hands in grease, dirt, and general unknown black substances, give your body a break and put your mind to work with …

Design

Chess moves: how many are there?

In Paul Hoffman's book King's Gambit: A Son, a Father and the World's Most Dangerous Game (published by Hyperion in New York in 2007), he states that: "In practice the possibilities in chess are boundless, although theoretically it is a mathematically finite activity – there are, for example, 988 …

Chess app lets you get whupped by a child prodigy

Pit yourself against chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen when he was just 5, or take him on in his current role as a grandmaster champion.<p>Most of us don't have a child chess prodigy handy when we want to practice our game. The Play Magnus iPhone app puts the champ in your pocket, but with a twist. You can …

Speed Chess Changed My Brain

Mastering the three-minute game saw improved skills in unexpected places, from poker to planking.<p>Mukumbura/Flickr<p>The poker table was down to three players. I had a queen and a 10. It wasn't the strongest hand, but I'd been analyzing my opponents' playing patterns and knew I needed to send an …

Report: Kyrie Irving Hasn't Wanted to Be in Cleveland for Years

Robert Attenweiler of the ESPN True Hoop affiliated "Cavs: The Blog" site recently interviewed a reporter with significant insight into the Cleveland Cavaliers' locker room, Brian Windhorst.<p><b>Update: Friday, April 4 at 11:22 pm ET</b><p>Irving has addressed these reports via his Twitter account:<p>This is not …

Basketball

New atomic clock won’t gain or lose a second in 300 million years

The NIST has launched a new hyper-accurate atomic clock for the U.S. time standard called NIST-F2. The clock uses a ‘fountain’ of cesium atoms to …

This STD makes crickets want to have way more sex

The downside is that the virus also makes them unable to reproduce<p>The mechanisms that some viruses employ to infect their hosts could easily be characterized as "clever." There exists a virus, for instance, that makes caterpillars climb treetops, where they die and scatter virus-infected particles …

The Hopes and Heartaches of Curing HIV

It’s one of the most incredible stories in medical science: a cure for HIV. It happened first in 1998 with Christian Hahn (a pseudonym), and then again in 2008 with Timothy Ray Brown. Both cures took place in Berlin, but involved very different scientific approaches and very different scientists.<p>In …

Simple Invention For Sealing Gunshot Wounds Gets FDA Approval

The XStat syringe stops bleeding in 15 seconds using tiny sponges.<p>The pocket-sized XStat, a hemorrhage-stopping invention we wrote about in February, yesterday received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a first-of-its-kind medical dressing. This means that the U.S. Army, which …