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How to Freeze People and Bring Them Back to Life

Doctors in Pittsburgh are beginning the first-ever human trials of "suspended animation" among gunshot victims with potentially fatal injuries.<p>In the 1992 comedy <i>Encino Man</i>, two California teenagers unearth a frozen caveman while digging a pool in their back yard. With the aid of some space heaters …

Scientists Have Discovered A Planet They Thought Was Impossible

Scientists say the new planet may have "profound implications for the possibility of life" on extra-solar planets, according to a press release from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. They announced the finding in a talk at the American Astronomical Society meeting in …

'Super-Earth' is closest planet yet that could support life

Thanks to a wobble in its host star, researchers from UNSW have spotted a planet only 16 light-years away that could harbor life (shown in an artist's conception, above). However, being there would bear little resemblance to living on Earth. It's at least five times as massive, for starters, and is …

This Tree-Shaped Farm-On-A-Skyscraper Could Bring Acres Of Crops Into The City

Designed like a giant tree, the Urban Skyfarm is covered in leaf-like decks that provide space for real trees to grow.<p>So far, most existing vertical farms look like big greenhouses or plant factories–all of the action happens on the inside. Warehouses in Chicago, Kyoto, Singapore, and a handful of …

Urban Agriculture

In 10 Years, Tiny Flying Robots Could Pollinate Crops Instead Of Real Bees

Other scientists are pursuing a different tack: replacing bees. While there's no perfect solution, modern technology offers hope.<p>Last year, Harvard University researchers led by engineering professor Robert Wood introduced the first RoboBees, bee-size robots with the ability to lift off the ground …

Dad Films His Daughter Growing Up Over 14 Years in 4 Minutes

In a gorgeous display of fatherly love, Frans Hofmeester started filming his baby girl Lotte in the autumn 1999 and continued for a full 14 …

This Is What 100 Calories Looks Like

Diet fads come and go every day, each one more extreme than the next. No carbs, no fat, high fat, no meat, high meat, no gluten — we don't know about …

Nutrition

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

Kent State

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Amazingly Realistic Drawings Created with Ballpoint Pens

When we first saw Portugal-based artist Samuel Silva's portrait, <i>Redhead Girl</i>, most of us were completely in awe of how Silva (aka VianaArts) could achieve such amazing details with just a handful of everyday pens.<p>Since that time, the patient and skilled artist has developed an extensive collection …

Dumbest argument against marriage equality yet?

Kentucky attorneys argue same-sex marriage threatens the birth rate<p>Tired of arguing against marriage-equality because, I don't know, it's not explicitly condoned in the bible or you're confused about how to explain it to the kids, or it just makes you feel weird? Here's another one for the arsenal, …

Panda Dogs Are The New Regular Dogs (PHOTOS)

Chow could dogs get any cuter? When they are made to look like pandas.<p>Pet shop owner Hsin Ch'en told photo agency Central European News that he can't keep up with demand for the chow chows who are dyed to look like pandas.<p><b>Story continues after panda dogs ...</b><p>"The cute breeds like French bulldogs and …

Couch to 5K: How to train in just 6 weeks

Signing up for a 5K seemed like a good idea. But can you really run 3.1 miles? Should you just drop out? Don’t throw in the towel yet. This expert advice will have you celebrating at the finish line in just six weeks.<p>1. Buddy up!<p>First, if you haven’t exercised in a while or you have any health …