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8 vending machines you didn't know you needed | CNN Travel

Outrageous Entries From The Beard & Moustache Championships

These days, beards are the international symbol of the hipster.<p>Growing in their kilometres, these wiry rugs of goodness hang off men (and some …

Updated iPod Touch still tough to repair, iFixit says

People who attempt to snoop through the innards of Apple's latest iPod Touch won't have an easy go of it, according to gadget-repair site iFixit.<p>On Thursday, Apple rejiggered the iPod Touch line by trimming the prices for the 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models. The 16GB model dropped from $229 to $199, …

This shrew only weighs an ounce but it's more like an elephant than a mouse

Scientists have discovered a new mammal<p>Scientists have discovered a new mammal in a remote desert in Namibia — and its name is <i>Macroscelidea micus</i>. One of 17 elephant shrew species, the newly discovered mammal weighs up to an ounce and measures about 7.5 inches from snout to tail, Reuters reports. …

Road to Mars: JPL scientists prepare for a supersonic test over Hawaii

If the wind blows the right way, sometime around sunset on Friday night, three tractor tugboats operated by P&R Water Taxi will pull up anchor in Honolulu and set off for the aquamarine waters west of Kauai.<p>On Saturday, assuming all goes well, these vessels will collect the sodden remains of a …

Artist Skewers People With Neon Bars

Artist Aakash Nihalani works often with black and neon tape, crafting faux-3-D geometric shapes. His “Landline” project, a performative art piece, shows what you can do with a little tape and a little perspective.<p>Landline creates the illusion of people being impaled with rods, though it’s less …

Align: A Minimal Pen with a Twist

Beyond Object has set out to redefine the way we all think a pen should look like. The London-based design house launched a pen collection with a …

Marine Creature Inspired Lighting by Studio Avni

This ethereal collection of lighting comes from Studio Avni, who also created the Faceted Tactile Light Collection. The series echoes the …

White dwarf star could be Earth-sized diamond

If people here on earth already fight over diamonds, imagine what they would do over one the size of the planet itself. That might actually be what …

Pacific Rim 2 headed for cinemas April 2017

Pacific Rim and Del Toro fans should mark their calendars as early as now, or first get a 2017 calender in advance. The director has just announced …

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (TMNT) Movie Reboot Trailer Released (video)

Megan Fox has now dropped huge robots for something a little more green and turtle shaped and will be the leading lady in the upcoming reboot of the …

Film Industry

The VRX iMotion Custom Racing Simulator Is The Ultimate Controller

If there’s a more wonderful store in the world than Costco, we’re really not sure what it is. Everything you want, cheaply and in large quantities, …

How to Make a Head in a Jar Prank

Are you ready for April Fool’s Day? No? Then you better get your head in the game- literally with this super funny and slightly creepy DIY Head in a …

Balloon AT-AT's

So sweet! The Force is strong with this one. These balloon AT-AT walkers were created by Balloon Guy Entertainment and just might be the coolest …

X-Men-inspired specs will literally give you a burning stare

Last year, German laser weapons hobbyist Patrick Priebe built a working replica of Ironman's laser gauntlet. Now, he's paid another visit to the …

hobbyist

Switzerland Will Host Cybathlon, The World's First Bionic Olympics, In 2016

Two years from now in Switzerland, crowds will gather to cheer on some very unique athletes. They'll watch with growing trepidation as …

The Bomb Shaped Kitchen Timer

You’d better tell your mother it’s not a bomb if you wanted to set it up in the kitchen. If you’re curious, let’s go on checking the <b>bomb shaped</b> …

Urban Outfitters

126 Photos Make Up Single Image of Giant 3200-Year-Old Tree

For the December 2012 issue of National Geographic, photographer Michael “Nick” Nichols journeyed to the Sequoia National Park in California in order to capture this image of <i>the President</i>, a giant sequoia that is the third largest tree in the world, if measured by volume of the trunk above …

National Parks

27 Jaw Dropping Works Of Street Art So Big They Will Never Fit In A Gallery

Sydney-based artist Fintan Magee is redefining street art.

Meet the Man Who Jumped Off One World Trade Center

Last summer, I interviewed dozens of the ironworkers who were working around the clock to turn One World Trade Center into the tallest building in …

Startrails: Photos by Evgeniy Zaytsev

11 Things You Might Not Know About Charles Lindbergh

It’s a big, time-consuming ordeal to get a film from the page to the big screen. Some movies use footage from other films to expedite the process and …

Robin Hood

The Weird Week in Review

Oh Deer, What an Embarrassing Position<p>This is not what you pictured when you tried to leap that small fence, is it? The deer didn’t quite make it …

Crime

Mars One To Build Simulated Colony For One-Way Astronauts

People selected to live on the Red Planet will train inside an earthbound outpost. If they don't go crazy, they just might make the real trip.<p>Creating a permanent human settlement on Mars by 2025 will require serious training. To prepare its future astronauts for the task, the Netherlands-based …

Space Science

New Skull Reveals A Simpler Family Tree — NOVA Next | PBS

It took just one skull, but it allowed anthropologists to drastically simplify our evolutionary family tree. The 1.8-million-year-old specimen was …

Fossils

Researchers Discover How to Design Non-Living, Living Material

There's an entirely new direction for materials coming to life—specifically, a hybrid that combines the best of non-living matter with living matter. …

Dolphin-Squeak-To-English Translator Works In Real Time

You had me at "seaweed."<p>For the first time ever, a device has enabled people to translate a dolphin whistle in real time. The dolphin's first word was "sargassum," a type of seaweed.<p>"I was like whoa! We have a match. I was stunned," researcher Denise Herzing told New Scientist. At the time, in …

A Gigantic Volcano Telescope And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Earthquake Hits Area Near Los Angeles; Some Damage Reported

An earthquake shook part of Southern California Friday night, breaking water pipes and rattling nerves with aftershocks that went on into the night. The 5.1-magnitude quake hit at a shallow depth about 20 miles southeast of Los Angeles.<p>While the quake didn't inflict severe damage in the area around …

Opinion: Killing Healthy Zoo Animals Is Wrong—And the Public Agrees

Scientist calls lion, giraffe deaths "zoothanasia"—or heartless elimination.<p>The four lions killed by the Copenhagen Zoo this week, as well as the healthy young giraffe named Marius put to death in February, didn't have to die.<p>A global uproar has followed the deaths of two African lions and their …