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Sir Mix-A-Lot's 'Baby Got Back' Goes Classical, Turns Into A Giant Dance Party

In the spirit of absurd (but most certainly divine) combinations of today, the Seattle Symphony -- under the direction of Gabriel Prokofiev, London-based composer, producer and DJ -- debuted its arrangements of some of Sir Mix-a-Lot's iconic tunes. Naturally, the headliner, and the only song that …

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 …

This Chart Shows Just How Crazy Crowded The Outer Solar System Really Is

If you think Pluto is the only thing orbiting the sun beyond Neptune, this new chart will set you straight. It shows 132 of the 1,400 "trans-Neptunian objects" that are known to exist in a region that lies 4.5 billion to 7.5 billion kilometers from the sun.<p><b>(Article continues below chart.)</b><p>The …

Pictures: Stunning Underwater Photos on World Oceans Day

Technology has improved, but the skill of the photographer remains essential.<p>World Oceans Day is Sunday, designated by the United Nations as a time to celebrate the extraordinary diversity of life beneath the waves and to focus on the increasing challenges the sea faces, from acidification to …

New Laser Device May Be A Drunk Driver's Worst Nightmare

Scientists in Poland may have come up with a powerful new deterrent to drunk driving. It's a laser-based device that can detect alcohol vapor--like that exhaled by someone who's been drinking--inside a car as it passes by.<p>The device works by detecting subtle changes in the laser beam as it passes …

Alpha-male bear facing castration as sexual dominance threatens population

An elderly brown bear in the Pyrenees is facing castration or segregation amid fears that his sexual dominance is threatening the species' survival in the region by limiting genetic diversity.<p>Pyros, one of the oldest of the 30 or so bears who roam the mountains between France and Spain, is the …

Taxonomist shortage means newly discovered animals are unclassified

Hundreds of newly discovered animals remain unclassified due to an international shortage of taxonomists.<p>Head of the Western Australian Museum's department of terrestrial zoology, Dr Mark Harvey, said there's not enough taxonomists to describe and document all of the new species discovered.<p>The …