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Eco-Friendly Burial Pods Will Turn Your Loved Ones into Trees

Instead of the typical coffin burial, Italian designers Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretzel developed an eco-friendly alternative. It's called <i>Capsula Mundi</i>, and it uses egg-shaped pods that hold a deceased human body for burial. Each capsule will turn into nutrients for a tree that will grow out of the …

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

Hubble captures triple solar eclipse on Jupiter

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Hubble space telescope peers hundreds, thousands, millions of light-years into the universe to study novas, quasars and nebulas.<p>But weeks ago, it pulled its focus way in close -- to just light-minutes away -- to view a rare and beautiful spectacle at the planet Jupiter.<p>Three big moons …

This Artist Uses Banana Peels To Create Eye-Catching Art

It's pretty un-peel-lievable.

Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.<p>In the most …

Why airfares are sky-high when jet fuel is dirt cheap

Airlines are saving big on jet fuel thanks to the plunge in the price of oil -- but those savings aren't getting passed onto customers.<p>If you're wondering why, just take a look at the passengers wedged into the seats next to you. U.S. airlines saw a huge demand for tickets in 2014. The industry …

Dedicated Mom Builds Amazingly Detailed Model of Hogwarts with 400,000 LEGO Bricks

A Seattle mom has brought the beloved Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry to life with an incredibly detailed, 400,000-piece Lego model of the castle. Alice Finch spent a year constructing this magical diorama that accurately depicts key scenes from the books and movies. Finch originally got …

How to Build a Camera Dolly Out of LEGO Pieces

Photographer Pascal Kulcsar of Mainz, Germany wanted to add some movements to his time-lapse videos, so he built himself a fancy dolly using LEGO …

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The Chandelier That Produces a Shadow Forest of Wild Trees

A year and a half ago, we told you about <i>Forms in Nature,</i> a stunning light sculpture by Hilden & Diaz (Thyra Hilden and Pio Diaz) that casts shadows of trees throughout a room. The 3D printed piece takes eight hours of assembly by hand. Created in Copenhagen, the beautiful chandelier took the world …

DIY McFly: Make a working hoverboard from common yard gear

Yes, Virginia, there is a hoverboard. You can make it yourself and you don't need a special surface to ride on. Austin, Texas, tinkerer Ryan Craven has created a functioning hoverboard prototype. It's big and it's loud, but most importantly, it works.<p>Craven first got the idea to create a DIY …

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U.S. seeks China's help against North Korean cyberattacks

The United States has asked China for help battling North Korean hacking of American information systems, such as the Sony Pictures incident, a senior administration official told CNN on Saturday.<p>"We have discussed this issue with the Chinese to share information, express our concerns about this …

How NASA Will Send Humans To Mars

NASA scientists are tackling a big challenge: building capsules that will take humanity to Mars.<p>It’s official: NASA’s Orion project, which will send humans to Mars, is a success. A test flight on Friday morning was successful; NASA’s command center called it “the most perfect flight you could ever …

Man Works 7 Years to Complete Incredibly Intricate Maze

It goes without saying that solving a maze and creating one are two totally different things. While this puzzle might take minutes or even hours to solve, drawing its intricacies can take a significantly longer amount of time. Japanese Twitter user @Kya7y recently uploaded photos of her father's …