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Sea turtle given a 3D-printed jaw implant after boat accident

Human activity almost killed this loggerhead sea turtle in Turkey, but a group of doctors and researchers are looking to right that wrong with a 3D-printed prosthetic. The turtle, which is marked as an endangered species, was struck by a boat propeller while swimming in its natural habitat. The …

June 2015

Blueprint for a Better Human Body

People who wear and design prosthetics are rethinking the form of our species.<p>When Elizabeth Wright smacks her right leg on a table, she says “ow.” That’s only interesting if you know one more thing: that her right leg is made out of carbon fiber and metal. It’s also part of her. “It is my right …

The Ghosts of Laprak

How life in a small mountainous village was turned upside down by Nepal’s deadly earthquake — loved ones lost, homes destroyed. BuzzFeed News’ Anup Kaphle brings the first in-depth report from Laprak, near the quake’s epicenter.<p>LAPRAK, Nepal — It was a quiet Saturday in Laprak. With the village’s …

The Army Wants Invisible Uniforms

Not in the "Emperor's New Clothes" kind of way<p>There is no better way to survive a fight than not getting hit. Camouflage, the art of making troops look like plants or rocks, is a classic approach to increasing survival odds on the battlefield, but the U.S. Army wants to go further than blending in …

Military

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Calls of the Wild—Why Do Animals (Including Your Dog) Howl?

Some canines, monkeys, and yes, even mice communicate and defend their territories by howling, experts say.<p>When someone asked me recently "Why do wolves howl?" my first thought was, "Wouldn't you, if you could?"<p>As far as calls of the wild go, howling is among the most mesmerizing—but not many …

Newfound Fossil Octopus and Squid Were Giants

A good fossil squid is hard to find. The invertebrates are too squishy to leave much behind, and only in truly exceptional circumstances do paleontologists get to see much more than the chitinous supports the cephalopods kept on the inside. Octopus are even more confounding. Without any remnants of …

Whales on the Wrong Side of the World

In May 2010, a whale showed up on the wrong side of the world.<p>A team of marine biologists was conducting a survey off the coast of Israel when they spotted it. At first they thought it was a sperm whale. But each time the animal surfaced, the more clearly they could see that it had the wrong …

5 Photos That Will Make You Want to Color Coordinate Everything in Your House

Candy, flowers, and more in monochrome shades.<p>One of the secrets to creating a beautiful tableau in your home is by pairing "like with like," such as grouping objects of the same colorway together. Maybe that's the reason we're captivated by these simple, but styled images from photographer Emily …

The most fascinating oddity of 2014: Venturi America

The French did not invent the sports car, but they may be on the verge of reinventing it.<p>The Venturi America, an open-top, two-seat, battery-powered off-road sports car named for a place it isn’t sold, is weird and wonderful and perhaps the most thoroughly French car since the nutty Matra …

The Army Is Finally Selling Decommissioned Humvees to the Public

Prices start at $10K.<p>So you're <i>that</i> guy. The guy who has everything. And by everything, we mean a thousand-acre ranch <i>and</i> your own island. Even so, we bet you don't have one of these: a genuine, Department of Defense–issue Humvee.<p>We're not talking about one of those pansy-ass, chrome-wheeled, …

Want a Humvee? Army Auctioning Decommissioned Models

So you’re <i>that</i> guy. The guy who has everything. And by everything, we mean a thousand-acre ranch <i>and</i> your own island. Even so, we bet you don’t have one of these: a genuine, Department of Defense–issue Humvee.<p>We’re not talking about one of those pansy-ass, chrome-wheeled, civilian-grade AM General H1 …

204-mph Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: Most powerful sedan on Earth

707 hp. Room for the family.<p>We told you it was coming. Now it's here. The 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat just made its official debut on Woodward Ave. in still-soggy Detroit. It's everything we expected it to be. Packing the supercharged Hellcat HEMI V8, the super-duper Charger spits forth the same 707 …

Sports Cars

The 16 Best Places to Live in the U.S.: 2014

You cast more than 1.5 million votes in our biggest Best Town Ever contest to date. One town may have triumphed, but you loved 15 other amazing places, too—from Burlington Vermont to Anchorage Alaska.<p>But before we reveal the winner, a word on our rankings.<p>This list is ordered by the number of votes …