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A bluebird takes a drink

A big thank you to our friend Janet Furlong for sharing her photo with us!<p>Isn’t this an amazing shot? Besides being beautiful, it’s also a cool look …

Social Media

11 Problems Music Can Solve

Music is a splendid thing. It can cheer you up when you're sad, make you dance like a fool, and allow you to drown out the world when you need to. …

TV

12 of the Cutest Pups in Puppy Bowl XI

We are just six short days away from the year’s greatest sporting event: the Puppy Bowl. The players may not know the meaning of off sides or holding …

12 Clever and Creative Snowmen

A little inspiration for your next snow day.<p>1. Too Soon<p>Snowman season began back in September for Calgary, Alberta, even before the autumnal equinox, …

Why is 10:10 the Default Setting for Clocks and Watches?

Reader Humaira writes in, "I have always wondered why clocks, watches, timepieces etc. always say (roughly) 10:10 before you set the correct time? If …

The Science Behind Different Involuntary Behaviors

I'm convinced I'm more hiccup-prone than the average person. And although a recent discovery that eating unaccompanied whipped cream works as a …

University of Maryland

Jewelry For Architects

Peruvian artist Diego Delgado-Elias has created tiny but functional architecture tools to be worn as rings—perfect for elves taking over for sleeping …

This Japanese "Water Cake" Lasts Only 30 Minutes

Any cake that tastes good enough should never make it half an hour without being eaten. This particular cake, however, is like the Snapchat of …

Intriguing cycle of close and far moons

This post explains lunar perigee – the moon’s closest point to Earth – and includes dates of all closest and farthest moons for each month of …

How lasers make metal super water repellent - Futurity

Scientists have used lasers to turn metals into super hydrophobic materials without the need for temporary coatings.

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

Week's Best Space Pictures: Stars Wheel, a Balloon Hoists, and a Storm Churns

Stars careen across the Himalaya, scientists search for an afterglow, and a cyclone kicks up a fuss in this week's best space pictures.

A Robotic Water Snake To Sniff Out Pollution [Video]

Slithering snakebot will be let loose in Lake Geneva<p>As it glides through the pool, its resemblance to an eel is eerie--an eel, perhaps, that someone borrowed from a backyard tool shed.<p>This is the amphiBot -- a nearly meter-long black and yellow piece of plastic with the body of a machine and the …

How to take photos of snowflakes

Try it yourself! With a little preparation and a good camera and with a macro lens, you can take your own photos of snowflakes.<p><i>Here are some great</i> …

How snowflakes get their shape

Depending on the temperature and humidity of the air where the snowflakes form, the resulting ice crystals will grow into a myriad of different …

This Is What Happens When You Put Magnetic Buckyballs In A Blender [Video]

You guessed it: Please don't try this at home<p>A viral marketing campaign is literally making sparks fly in their latest video. Blender company Blendtec is known for their 'Will it Blend?' series of videos, in which founder Tom Dickson blends everything from iPhones to Elf on a Shelf.<p>For his latest …

14 Movie Characters Who Were Supposed To Die, But Didn't

Some of your favorite film characters were, at one point, on the chopping block.<p><b>1. Han Solo // Star Wars: Return of the Jedi</b><p>During development, …

Hubble Snaps Another Gorgeous Pic of "Pillars of Creation"

In 1995, the Hubble Telescope snapped a photo of a portion of the Eagle Nebula (M16) called "Pillars of Creation," three columns of cold gas …

Why Are Raspberry-Flavored Items Blue?

With some notable exceptions like blueberries, bluefish and blue corn, the color blue is rare among edible plants and animals. Food scientists have …

Stephen Hawking's Big Ideas, Made Simple

On March 14, 2018, visionary physicist Stephen Hawking passed away at the age of 76. You know his name, and may have even watched a biopic or two …

Mental Floss

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15 Incredibly Cool Facts About Snow

Love it (like when you’re curled up by the fire) or hate it (when you’re on the road), snow is a major part of winter for many people. Get to know …

11 Smells That Are Slowly Disappearing

Nothing can trigger a memory so unexpectedly as an aroma. Clove oil immediately transports you to the dentist’s office. Crayola crayons take you back …

Tom Hanks

7 Scientific Solutions for Annoying Little Problems

<i>Image via Wonderhowto.com</i><p><b>by Elizabeth Maine</b><p>Scientists are working to alleviate those maddening, irritating, altogether obnoxious things that can make …

Etymology

13 Scientific Terms Even Smart People Misuse

When scientists use these words, they typically mean something completely different than what they do when non-scientists use them. Sometimes our …

Bruce Willis

11 Octopuses Caught in the Act of Being Awesome

Check out these videos and photos of octopuses winning at life.<p>1. Octopus Pulls Off Slick Boat Escape.<p>For a boneless contortionist, the possibilities …

Zoology

Science Explains Why People Are Attracted to Jerks

We all know at least one: That friend who complains incessantly about his fickle girlfriend, and yet keeps going back to her, even though most of the …

Zoology

This R2-D2 Doesn't Project Princess Leia - He Projects A Keyboard

Projected Keyboards have been around for a very long time, and yet they still have the 'It's the <i>fuuutuuuure</i>' vibe for me even though I realise …

Princess Leia

19 Amazing Details from The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

Over the course of seven books and eight movies, the <i>Harry Potter</i> series has transported readers into a magical world. Universal Studios has sought to …