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11 Unexpectedly Moving Works Of Art From "Spongebob Squarepants"

There's more than just nautical nonsense in that pineapple under the sea.

Hilarious Photos Offer a Fun Look into Secret Lives of Superhero Toys

Photographer Edy Hardjo humanizes superhero toys in his hilarious, on-going series of images. Using high-quality action figures, the Indonesian creative poses characters from the Marvel and DC-comic universes into picture-perfect situations. The Hulk, Thor, Spiderman, and many more are seen playing …

Photography

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

7 Life-Changing Lessons I've Learned Living on a Caribbean Island

Lessons are learned every day -- or at least they should be. Whether positive or negative, life is full of daily experiences that change us and affect us. Living on an island in the Caribbean for two years has taught me many valuable lessons I may not have learned living Stateside. In case you …

Time I

How Electric Superchargers Went from Fantasy to Feasibility

Until recently, electric superchargers may as well have been perpetual motion machines. Thanks to motorsport and advancement in power storage technologies, they're now close to hitting the road.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Chris Philpot)</i><p>Until recently, electric superchargers might as well have been perpetual …

15 Otherworldly Places You Have to See to Believe

<b>Three Sisters Volcano, Oregon</b><p>Have you ever looked at a photo and just couldn't believe what you were seeing? Today let's check out 15 of those places. Destinations that seem like they are not of this Earth. Lakes that seem like they belong on another planet. Mountains that appear like they were …

Nature

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

Innovative Paper Business Card Features a Foldable USB Drive for Extra Info

Considering how quickly that technology advances, it's no surprise that even our business cards are becoming more hi-tech. <i>SwivelCard</i> is a paper business card that has a standard design, but includes something extra: it features an embedded USB drive that folds out and directs its recipient to a …

Networking

Failure To Launch: How New Mexico Is Paying For Richard Branson's Space Tourism Fantasy

One of the poorest states in the nation has invested nearly a quarter of a billion dollars and 10 years in creating a hub for Richard Branson’s space tourism company, Virgin Galactic. Some see it as the crown jewel of a new space age while others call it a carnival for the 1 percent — but with …

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

Toyota is investigating cars that hover above the road

Toyota today said it's investigated the possibility of vehicles that are capable of hovering just above the road, technology designed to improve efficiency. In an interview at Bloomberg's Next Big Thing Summit in San Francisco, Hiroyoshi Yoshiki — the managing officer with Toyota's technical …

The heat is on: Honeywell is finally challenging the Nest thermostat

The idea of a connected home — one smart enough to know your schedule, your routines, when you come and go, and adjust itself to meet your every need — is a decades-old concept. But in a world where companies are making refrigerators that you can send tweets from, we’re still sorely missing truly …

Fragments of time: the wild, messy state of smartwatches

As Samsung's Galaxy Gear commercial illustrates, the desire for a truly smart wrist-worn device is as old as the electronics industry itself. We've lusted after smart watches for so long that we've melded the two words into one utopian noun: a <i>smartwatch</i>. 2013 has been an undeniably good year for …

Solar-powered 'family car' of the future prepares to race across the Outback

It's not quite a stylish sedan, but a team of students from the Netherlands' Eindhoven University of Technology have put together what they believe is the world's first solar-powered car that can tote around the whole family. The team debuted the "Stella" solar car today, which they intend to race …

3-D Printing Could Build New Bone Using Stem Cells

By: By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer<p>Published: 07/01/2013 03:14 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>Damaged bones could be fixed with a new technique that involves 3D printing a tissue using living stem cells.<p>For example, if a child had a jawbone defect, you could take an image of the defect, feed it into a computer …

60 Billion Alien Planets Could Support Life, Study Suggests

Though only about dozen potentially habitable exoplanets have been detected so far, scientists say the universe should be teeming with alien worlds …

The Evolution of Superman

Tracing 75 years of the Man of Steel from his origins to Zack Snyder's reboot<p>10<p>If Henry Cavill's Superman in the new <i>Man of Steel</i> looks unfamiliar to …

Comic Books

Scientists Have Solved The Mystery Of The White Tiger's Coat

The strikingly beautiful, milky coats of white tigers are caused by a single change in a known pigment gene, a new study finds.<p>Since their discovery in the Indian jungle centuries ago, white tigers, a variant of Bengal tigers (Panthera tigris tigris), have had a certain mystique. Captive white …

Wildlife

Three-Story Interior Green Wall Breathes Life into Home

What looks like an imposing, monolithic black volume from the outside is filled with air, light and greenery on the inside. Casa CorManca is a …

Architecture

Does the web still matter?

This week, the World Wide Web turned 20. And the organization in charge of its future seems to have forgotten about the anniversary, which may leave many to wonder: Do we still care about the web?<p>In the distant world of 1993, Tim Berners-Lee and CERN introduced an invention and a set of ideas that …