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What It Means To Be A Michigan State Spartan

I will never forget the look of panic in Mark Dantonio’s eyes.<p>Here stood a man of great resolve – one that thrived under pressure and considered adversity to be a privilege – who had seemingly been confronted with his greatest nemesis. And yet as the patient who lay on the stretcher before him …

Crystallized books

Artist Alexis Arnold bends books at their spines, crumples them, and rolls them around in a Borax solution that causes them to be encrusted with tiny …

Catch up on two seasons of 'House of Cards' in nine minutes

The hit Netflix political drama "House of Cards" returns for its third season Friday, and scores of binge-watchers already have their weekends planned.<p>It's been a year since Season 2 landed on Netflix, so you'd be forgiven if you forgot everything that happened to President and First Lady Underwood …

12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

The Eiffel Tower has new wind turbines, and they're beautiful

"A visual statement"<p>"This installation is definitely more symbolic," Gromadzki says. "But it is still significant because the merchant spaces on the first floor do consume energy, and being able to offset that consumption is something people can really assimilate and understand."<p>The curved, …

What Happens When You Strap a Camera to a Sea Turtle's Shell

Using a camera strapped to the creature, scientists reveal for the first time the intricacies of how the sea giant hunts.<p>Submerged in murky seawater, a grey leatherback turtle homes in on its spineless prey, a pink jellyfish drifting through the dark green abyss. The giant turtle glides toward the …

Zoology

The Secret History Of Knock-Knock Jokes

Knock knock.<p>Who's there?<p>Joe King.<p>Joe King who?<p>Joking like this used to be considered a sickness by some people.<p>The knock-knock joke has been a staple of American humor since the early 20th century. With its repetitive set-up and wordplay punchline, the form has been invoked — and understood — by …

What Makes an Electric Guitar Sound Like an Electric Guitar

A series of happy accidents and analog technologies led to the weird sound effects of the 1950s and beyond. An Object Lesson.<p>There’s an old joke in the technology industry: If a product has a problem, simply sell it as a feature. The electric-guitar-effects industry is no different. Music has often …

Guitar

Homer Simpson almost discovered the Higgs boson before any scientist

Some may refer to <i>The Simpsons</i> as "genius" but nobody expected this.<p>A new book titled <i>The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets</i> claims that …