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Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

Travel Photography

Building Character

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a nice turkey day, ideally spent with family or friends. My wife and kids and I had Thanksgiving with my …

Whole Foods

Aussie police rush to scene of killing, find dead spider

Sydney (AFP) - Piercing screaming and shouts of "I'm going to kill you" prompted Australian police to rush to a Sydney home at 2am, only to find an embarrassed man and a large spider.

New South Wales's police said officers raced to the apartment in the harbourside suburb of Wollstonecraft last …


A woman is knitting tiny wool jumpers to keep her chickens warm

LONDON — While many of us are hunkering down for the winter and investing in some heavy knits to see us through the chilly climes, spare a thought for our poor feathered friends.

Battery hens, which have spent most if not all of their lives in cages to maximize laying eggs, have trouble …


Macy’s Historic Wooden Escalators Survive Renovation

Here’s what you could do in 1920s Manhattan that you can’t do today: Catch what’s playing at the Roxy or who’s playing at the Polo Grounds. Buy a pair of alligator shoes at Franklin Simon or see a pair of alligators at the Aquarium. Meet your spouse — or whomever — under the clock at the Biltmore …

U.S. State Supreme Courts

A State-By-State Guide To The Crazy Things That Are Illegal (And Legal) To Do In A Car

Who needs a front bumper? Not New Jersey residents, apparently.

Did you know you can drink and drive in Mississippi? Literally drive your car with a beer in your hand, and not get cited as long as you’re under the legal limit? That’s just one of the surprising facts in this new mini-site from Just …


14 Rare Photos Of Albert Einstein That You’ve Probably Never Seen Before

It’s the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s general theory of relativity, and a new book reveals little-known pictures of the great physicist.

Here is Albert Einstein with his wife Elsa at the Grand Canyon in 1931.

It’s one of a set of rare photos that have been released to BuzzFeed by the Albert …

Albert Einstein

Scientists Shocked (And Thankful) These Cyclones Missed Hawaii

The image is a stark reminder of a stronger than usual El Niño.

Hawaii is a small target in the massive Pacific Ocean, but scientists are nevertheless impressed that the islands escaped a record-breaking cyclone season unscathed.

To illustrate just how lucky the Aloha State has been, the National …


It's Street Fighter Plus Horse Racing

Oh, plus sumo wrestling. But since E. Honda is already a Street Fighter character, that’s not as unusual as hadokening from a moving horse.Read …

Street Fighter

Your scientific guide to the ultimate Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and we know what you're thinking: How can I science this thing?

(That's what you're thinking, right?)

So here it is: The ultimate guide to Thanksgiving, brought to you by the science-iest cooking hacks we know.

Science step one: Cooking the food

These are …


12 Amazing Balancing Stones Around the World

Balancing rocks are truly stellar (and indeed interstellar) features that attract tourists, geologists, and increasingly, artists.


Earth Science

Australian Bungalow with a Modern Addition

A surprisingly modern addition transforms an 1880 bungalow in Adelaide, Australia, into a spacious and sensuous abode.

Looking at the traditional Victorian facade of Kylie Brammy and George Kyprianou’s home, you would never imagine it hid such a voluptuous and modern derrière. Physiotherapist Brammy …


Five Things You May Not Have Known About Lucy The Australopithecus

Some of you may have noticed an evolution-themed Google Doodle appear today; the more curious probably discovered that it links to Lucy, the name …

Google Doodle

Neil deGrasse Tyson: 'The delusion is thinking that SpaceX is going to lead the space frontier'

Neil deGrasse Tyson is the most ubiquitous presence in popular science these days. Coming off of a successful reboot of Carl Sagan's Cosmos, he started a new television show (called StarTalk, based on a long time radio show and podcast of his), he hosts panels and Pluto brunches at the Hayden …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Roboroach Is Either The Best Or Worst Holiday Gift Ever

Let’s say you have a certain someone on your list who is really into biohacking. Let’s also assume you’re Ok with having discoid roaches in the house. Then also let’s assume you don’t mind people operating on those roaches on your dining room table. Have I got a Christmas gift idea for you!

We first …


Glitter Beards Are Now a Thing and They Must Be Stopped

The most important issue of our time.

The most recent offense to taste and style comes in the form of the #glitterbeard: a disconcerting "trend" on social media that asks men to dip their beards into glitter, presumably to promote some misguided form of the holiday spirit. (Side note: can we please …

Facial Hair

Why female meteorologists all over the US are wearing the same $23 dress

In Dallas, Oklahoma City, Boston, Des Moines, and dozens of other cities across the United States, local weather forecasts have had a familiar look to them in recent weeks.

That's because more than 50 female meteorologists have discovered the "Homeyee stretch tunic pencil sheath dress" — a $22.99 …


General Relativity: 100 Years Old And Still Full Of Surprises

Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning

In 1913, Albert Einstein had stalled in his efforts to construct his general theory of relativity. He pleaded with his friend Marcel Grossmann for a mathematical boost: “Grossmann, you’ve got to help me, otherwise I’ll go …


Could Mars Someday Have Rings Like Saturn? Maybe in Millions of Years

Mars may one day have rings similar to Saturn's famous halo, new research suggests.

In a few tens of millions of years, the Red Planet may completely crush its innermost moon, Phobos, and form a ring of rocky debris, according to the new work. Phobos is moving closer to Mars every year, meaning the …


10 completely legitimate lost pages from Charles Darwin's seminal journals

Charles Darwin famously kept a journal that held his notes, sketches and details of his personal life. Much of the important work recorded in his journal would later form the iconic piece of scientific literature known as On the Origin of Species.

We are very excited to reveal that Mashable, on the …

Charles Darwin

Tiny Little Nebulae

You know how photographers can take a scenic view or a cityscape and make it look like a miniature by using the tilt-shift effect? What if you did …

Cool Stuff

Rare classic coupe could be yours for $16 million

It’s Aston Martin’s turn to join the Ten-Million-Plus Club with an extraordinary coupe going to auction.


Photo Essay: 13 Classic Handheld Game Portraits

Handheld electronic games were the big hit at the beginning of the 1980s, when every kid wanted a small portable plastic device for playing video …



The debate over the latest cure-all craze.

Several years ago, I fell at the gym and ripped two tendons in my wrist. The pain was excruciating, and within minutes my hand had swollen grotesquely and become hot to the touch. I was reminded of a patient I’d seen early in medical school, whose bacterial …

Medical School

Explore the magical ruins of Petra on Google Street View

Google Street View has expanded to Jordan, home to some of the world's oldest and most breathtaking ancient ruins. As of today, Street View users can explore 30 historical sites across Jordan, including the 2,000-year-old city of Petra, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Google says it selected …


Particle Accelerators Could Soon Fit In A Shoebox

As the challenges of particle physics have become more and more complex, we've had to plan and build larger and larger machines to explore the tiny …


23 uncommon gifts for the science-lover in your life

Are you unsure what to get the science-lovers in your life?

Or maybe you're one yourself who always gets stuck with unsophisticated gifts?

Good news! The science team at Tech Insider has compiled a 2015 gift guide for science-lovers by scouring the web for stuff we'd add to our own lists, plus some …


Apocalypse Pig: The Last Antibiotic Begins to Fail – Phenomena: Germination

I mentioned on Monday that this past week was intended by the CDC, WHO and other health authorities to be a global awareness week for antibiotic resistance. Alarming news that came out of China at the end of the week certainly created new awareness of resistance, but possibly not what the …


Applesauce Doughnut Holes - Lemon Sugar

Hi everyone! On Thursdays, I will be sharing some of my favorites from the archives from Lemon Sugar. These Applesauce Doughnut Holes have remained