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Artist Makes Incredibly Detailed Drawings of Famous Buildings Around the World

They say patience is a virtue, but for some artists it’s a necessity. Emi Nakajima’s detailed ink drawings of famous architectural sites, which …

Iron Man

NASA just woke up a nuclear-powered probe 1 billion miles beyond Pluto — and it's approaching the farthest object humans have ever tried to visit

After more than six months of slumber, NASA's nuclear-powered New Horizons probe is awake and preparing for the next leg of its incredible journey.<p>New Horizons is currently about 1 billion miles beyond Pluto (which it visited in July 2015). Researchers put the spacecraft to sleep in December 2017 …

Solar System

A new laser eye surgery fixes your vision without any gnarly eyeball slicing

As someone who wears glasses, the idea of corrective laser eye surgery is certainly tempting. But then you start reading about how the invasive …

Columbia University

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Cancer

Why Does the Sky Look Green Before a Tornado?

A common bit of folklore from tornado-prone parts of the U.S. says that when the skies start taking on an emerald hue, it's time to run inside. But …

Weather

Researchers create the first 3D-printed corneas

Researchers at Newcastle University have been able to 3D-print a biocompatible corneal framework using a new gel formulations that “keeps the stem cells alive whilst producing a material which is stiff enough to hold its shape but soft enough to be squeezed out the nozzle of a 3D printer.”<p>There is …

Stem Cells

Televangelist says God told him he needs 4th private plane

Jesse Duplantis, a televangelist with viewers across the globe, says God told him he needs a new jet.<p>Specifically, God told Duplantis he needs a Dassault Falcon 7X, a three-engine private jet capable of carrying 12 to 16 passengers at speeds up to 700 miles per hour. The Falcon 7X, which would be …

Jesus

THX Just Shared the Original Sheet Music for its 'Deep Note' for the First Time

The Deep Note, the distinctive synthesized crescendo that is THX’s audio trademark, is one of the most iconic sounds in all of film. For the effects …

Sheet Music

Hunters wage war on Burmese pythons in Florida Everglades

Conservationists in Florida's Everglades are taking increasingly desperate measures to fight back against a slippery problem: A booming population of invasive Burmese pythons that is eating its way through native squirrels, raccoons, possums and other animals with devastating efficiency.<p>Their …

Everglades

Marijuana Compound Removes Toxic Alzheimer's Protein From The Brain

This could be huge.<p>An active compound in marijuana called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been found to promote the removal of toxic clumps of amyloid …

Dementia

Why Is the American Flag Displayed Backwards on Military Uniforms?

In 1968, famed activist Abbie Hoffman decided to crash a meeting of the House Un-American Activities Committee in Washington by showing up in a shirt …

Family Court

Big Wave Surfing in Portugal: Pictures

6 squirrels stuck in a jam after getting their tails tangled

Nebraska wildlife officials on Monday untangled six squirrels that somehow got their tails in a knot in what is being described as a "crazy phenomenon."<p>Craig Luttman called the Nebraska Humane Society after he spotted the 8-week-old squirrels on a tree outside of his Elkhorn home, the Omaha …

Rehabilitation

'Swimming into the unknown:' Mexico's unmapped underwater caves - in pictures

I am about to climb down a 10-metre rope ladder into a manhole-sized gap in the floor of the Mexican jungle on the Yucatán peninsula, to dive an underwater cave system, exploring paths where no one has ever been in modern history.<p>You may be familiar with cenotes, or sink holes, the beautiful wells …

Scuba Diving

Google's upcoming app for guiding the blind sounds kinda brilliant

Google has been working on improving its AI and computer vision for quite some time now, and it looks like they’re getting pretty darn good at identifying objects. The company is now building a clever Android app that takes advantage of these developments to help the visually impaired understand …

Apps

A Highly Percussive Fingerstyle Acoustic Cover of the Iconic Michael Jackson Song ‘Billie Jean’

Alexandr Misko, the remarkably talented Russian guitarist about whom we’ve previously written, performed a highly percussive, upbeat fingerstyle …

Holographic projector created by Chinese start-up

A Chinese startup has developed a projector that can create holographic images.<p>The device, controlled by a mobile phone, works by using a fan-like blade lined with LEDs and was made by DSEE.LAB in Nanjing.<p>CEO Zhou Quan says the product’s hardware is relatively simple, making it lower cost than …

Mystery high school pooper revealed as superintendent

This “Pooperintendent of Schools” is getting a lot of crap after he was caught in the act.<p>Police in New Jersey on the hunt for a mystery pooper at …

Indian tea seller caught using water from train toilet

An Indian tea vendor caught on film taking water from a train toilet before selling his drinks to passengers has been fined as concerns grow in the country over food safety.<p>The vendor on the Chennai-Hyderabad Express was caught after footage of him and two others coming out of a toilet with large …

West Bengal

Designer Challenges Himself To Create Logos With Hidden Meanings For A Year, And Result Is Amazing

Wordplay is a never-ending source of amusement for me, with puns, spoonerisms and double entendres bringing a little extra color and life to the …

Graphic Design

What Were These People Thinking? (53+ Pics)

We all have those moments, times when reason and logic are temporarily suspended and a brain fart occurs. If you are lucky, you are alone and the …

15 Animated GIFs That Actually Explain How the World Works

We love stupid things like memes and Tumblr posts around here, but we also love knowing science things and being smart like. Since our super-fun …

Scientists confirm Uranus smells like farts

It's official: Uranus smells like farts.<p>This is a real conclusion that real scientists came to. The planet, often the butt of jokes, has an …

Man believes painkillers turned him gay

A man claims that he has turned gay because of painkillers that he had been taking.<p>Scott Purdy, 23, started taking the drug after breaking his foot …

This New Treatment Could Heal Tooth Cavities Without Any Fillings

It regrows the enamel itself.<p>Scientists have invented a new product that can encourage tooth enamel to grow back, which means we could finally have a …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

Apparently high-definition vinyl is coming next year

The process of making records hasn't changed much over the last hundred or so years, but that itself could change soon. Austria-based Rebeat Innovation has begun the work to bring vinyl into the 21st century. Of course, that involves lasers. Specifically, converting analog audio information into a …

What Did Ancient Romans Do Without Toilet Paper?

We’ve all been caught unawares by our digestive tract at one time or another.<p>It happened to the Nash family several months ago. We were nearing the …

Alzheimer's gene neutralised in human brain cells for the first time

Scientists have claimed an important breakthrough in the battle against Alzheimer’s after neutralising the most significant gene responsible for the disease for the first time.<p>A team in California successfully identified the protein associated with the high-risk apoE4 gene and then managed to …

Neuroscience

Curious Questions: Why do the British drive on the left?

The rest of Europe drives on the right, so why do the British drive on the left? Martin Fone, author of 'Fifty Curious Questions', investigates.<p>Here …