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These beautiful tiny homes cost less than $20,000 to build — take a look inside

After more than a decade of designing, editing, and reworking, the students at Rural Studio, Auburn University 's architectural-design program, built two cottages with raw materials that cost just $14,000 each. (The team calls them the "20K Homes.")<p>The goal was to create a model for building homes …

Housing

5 Things the Samsung Galaxy S7 Can Do That the iPhone Can't

Paul Thompson—FPG/Getty Images<p>Keystone/Holton/Getty Images<p>Kypros/Getty Images<p>Lyn Alweis—Denver Post/Getty Images<p>Bill Dow—NBC/Getty Images<p>Mark …

The Perks of Being Black · A haiku about the American flag

The new 'Destiny' emotes might just be worth buying

I won't blame you if you're skeptical of Bungie's plan to add purchasable emotes to <i>Destiny</i> on October 13th. Would you really want to pay for a canned animation? If some early previews are any indication, though, the answer might well be "yes." Some of the expressions are a bit cliché, if fun (like …

Tesla's first Model X electric SUVs sell for $132k

Now that Tesla's Model S has the world warmed up to the idea of classy-looking electric cars, it's ready to do it all again with a different form factor. After delays (and more delays), CEO Elon Musk announced the Model X in full specific detail -- much to the delight to those that put down some …

Christian Louboutin Wanted to Create Lipsticks So Pretty They're "Begging to Be Stolen"

Leave it to Christian Louboutin to leave his mark on an entire industry. First, he did it with shoes (hello, red soles!). Then, last year, it was …

The 17 best laptops you can buy today

Our last buyer's guide update had a pretty solid list of laptops, so if it ain't broke, don't fix it, right? We <i>do</i> have a couple of new additions to spice things up, however. We felt compelled to add the agile ASUS Chromebook Flip, which serves up a 360-degree rotatable touchscreen and killer …

Pictures of the Week 8.13.15

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4 Ways to Tie Your Hair Up Right Now: Behati Prinsloo, Alexa Chung, and More

Brimming with sunny charm, headscarves are a little bit like straw hats: effortless in theory, but tricky to pull off in real life. But judging by our favorite vacationing Insta beauties, the secret to working an irreverent bow or colorful swath of fabric into your hair comes down to one easy rule: …

Behati Prinsloo

New "Blue Face" Peacock Spider Is Fancy Dancer

Like its relatives, the colorful Australian arachnid puts on quite a mating display, a new study says.<p>With its brilliant blue mask and flashy dance moves, a newly named species of peacock spider looks like it's ready for a night on the town.<p>Naturalist David Knowles first found <i>Maratus …

The Fantastic (and Ubiquitous) Kate Mara

From the big screen to the red carpet, Kate Mara is on a serious style roll. See the “Fantastic Four” star’s best summer looks here.

Red Carpet

Huawei's next big-screen phone rumored for IFA unveiling [Updated]

<b>Update:</b> Since this story was first published, Evan Blass has stated that Force Touch — previously said to be coming to Huawei's next big-screen …

Pictures of the Week 8.6.15

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6 Things to Know Before Considering Lip Injections

Two plastic surgeons give us the scoop.<p>A plumped-up pout is the trend on <i>everyone's</i> lips. And while, yes, that's a figure of speech, in the past week I've had both my middle-aged mom and 19-year-old sister mention in passing that their friends are getting/thinking about getting (respectively, I …

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HOUSTON, WE'VE HAD A PROBLEM

The page or resource you are looking for has either been moved or is no longer available on Astronomy.com.<br>Please go to our homepage or use the search …

Giant Mystery Ring of Galaxies Should Not Exist

Astronomers are constantly uncovering the "most distant," "most massive" or "most energetic" objects in our universe, but today, researchers have …

Galaxies

A man was able to call the international space station and talk to astronauts from his backyard

After learning that the path of the ISS would intersect with his home on Earth, Lane apparently spent weeks planning the perfect moment to make his move and call up outer space, and much to his (and everyone's) delight, he succeeded in speaking to the astronauts aboard the craft for a solid 50 …

Space

‘More habitable planets in 50 yrs’: Earth’s nearest exoplanet discoverer on his plans and hopes

In 50 years, mankind will become capable of discovering potentially inhabited planets as it develops new astronomical instruments that will allow …

Watch the evolution of earth's stunning selfies over the last 60 years in this video

You may not have realised it, but the Earth has been taking selfies for a while now. Not in the way your phone might, but having gone thousands of …

Microsoft outlines key features of $150 Xbox One Elite Controller

Microsoft targets the competitive gaming market with its upcoming Xbox One Elite Controller, and in-depth customization options announced today …

Xbox Game Pass

Wave goodbye to manual car seat controls with gesture tech

It sounds a bit like an infomercial: Tired of using manual controls and levers to adjust your car seats? There's got to be a better way! And now of course there is, thanks to researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research ISC. The researchers, in conjunction with Isringhausen GmbH & …

Image of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ keyboard cover leaks

The Galaxy S6 edge+ and the Galaxy Note 5 will soon be upon us and thus it’s a given that leaks are going to be heating up. We’ve seen an abundance …

Amazing Best Buy deal: $500 for Xbox One and 40-inch Samsung Smart TV bundle

It’s Back to School season, which means you’re going to be bombarded by many special deals and sales, including plenty of hot tech-related discounts …

Amazon Studios has two new pilots for you to judge

While Amazon has a track record to go by for its upcoming car show, it's still crowdsourcing impressions for its new dramas. Today the service posted pilot episodes for two new series that it might pick up for streaming, and you can check them out for free. First up is the Brian Cranston-produced</i> …

7 Strange Facts About Dwarf Planet Ceres

On Friday morning (March 6), NASA's Dawn spacecraft will arrive at Ceres, becoming the first probe ever to orbit a dwarf planet.<p>Ceres is the largest …