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Russian Photographer Takes Stunning Portraits With REAL Animals

What you’re about to see is not Photoshop – Moscow-based Russian photographer Katerina Plotnikova created these stunning images with the help of real …

Game-changing $5 chemistry set inspired by music box

Stanford Assistant Professor of Bioengineering Manu Prakash sees the world a little differently. He already made a scientific splash with a 50-cent origami-style paper microscope. Now he's tackling the world of chemistry sets.<p>The inspiration for Prakash's $5 chemistry set came from a small, …

Check Out Solar Impulse, The Solar-Powered Airplane That Can Fly Forever

The plane employs 17,248 solar cells to harness the sun's energy. As the sun sets, the plane switches over to the energy stored in its batteries. Solar Impulse can, in theory, perpetually stay aloft for as long as a pilot wants to fly.<p>This is a project dreamed up by Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss who …

Australia could have a high-speed rail network by 2025

<i>(Credit: BZE)</i><p><b>A joint report that took two years has found that a high-speed rail network connecting Australia's east coast from Brisbane to Melbourne</b> …

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Parasitic Amoeba Eats People Alive, Bite By Bite

These amoebae eat human cells while they are still alive, and then move on. Terrifying.<p>It used to be thought that the parasite <i>Entamoeba histolytica</i> killed human cells with toxins and only ate them once they were dead--and that during its meals, it would eat cells by engulfing them whole, like other …

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