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The Deadliest Volcano in the United States Just Got Really Weird

Picture a volcanic eruption: fiery lava and smoke billowing skyward as a towering mountain empties its over-pressurized belly of a hot meal. At …

Mysterious hidden 3,800-year-old hieroglyphs discovered alongside great pharaoh's tomb 'shows ancient battle fleet readying for war'

Ancient carvings of Egyptian boats preparing for battle have been discovered in a 3,800-year-old building.<p>More than 120 images adorn the millenniums …

A Guide to the National Parks of Arizona

Get ready to explore the Grand Canyon—and much, much more.<p>Maybe the Grand Canyon is already on your bucket list (for good reason), but it’s fair to …

National Parks

Watch This Octopus Change Size and Shape

The agile Octopus berrima shows us its getaway moves and camouflage tricks.<p>Octopuses are fascinating creatures. Their invertebrate bodies are capable of squeezing through tiny cracks, and they can change color and taste with their suckers, among other things. To photograph them for the November …

Zoology

Crater Of Diamonds State Park Is The Road Trip Stop That Could Actually Make You Rich

Visitors dig up diamonds worth thousands of dollars. 💎<p>Every trip has a silver lining. And in this case, it’s a diamond.<p>Visitors to Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, Arkansas just might strike it rich: For the price of admission, they get to dig in a field that’s the eroded surface of …

National Parks

This insane hi-resolution footage of the moon's surface will please your inner space geek

Summon your inner space geek and join us in watching this amazing hi-resolution footage of the moon’s surface over and over again. Honestly, it’s the …

What’s the Difference Between a Psychopath and a Sociopath?

You see them on the movie screen; you read about them in the news. They’re calculating, charismatic, cold-hearted. But are they psychopaths or …

'Alien Megastructure' Star Keeps Getting Stranger

The more scientists learn about "Tabby's Star," the more mysterious the bizarre object gets.<p>Newly analyzed observations by NASA's planet-hunting …

Universe

Botswana: On safari in the Chobe National Park

Their trunks are twisted around each other, two teenage elephants knee-deep in water, tugging and pulling before letting go and continuing the …

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Oldest bread in Britain

<b>By BBC News Online Science Editor Dr David Whitehouse</b><p>Small pieces of burnt bread, discovered in a pit at Yarnton in Oxfordshire, UK, have been dated and found to be 5,500 years old. This makes the Neolithic bread the oldest ever found in Britain.<p>The pieces turned up when the soil from the …

Someone Is Testing Methods for Taking Down the Entire Internet

Earlier this month, security expert Bruce Schneier revealed that companies responsible for the basic infrastructure of the Internet are experiencing …

Yes, Hackers Can Steal Your Airline Miles. Here's How To Stop Them.

The scary practice is more common than you think.<p>It happens to the best of us. Literally, the <i>best</i> of us.<p>Zach Honig is the editor-in-chief of the travel blog The Points Guy. This spring, he was on vacation in Mexico when he got a disturbing email.<p>“I received a confirmation email for a Holiday Inn in …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Xi’an: Terracotta Warriors

The 29th of March 1974 was just a regular Friday for Yang Xi-An and his four older brothers. They were digging a series of wells in search of water …

Activist behind Oxford University 'Rhodes Must Fall' campaign says he 'should have whipped' white student

The controversial activist behind the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign at Oxford University has said he “should have whipped” a white student after he was filmed knocking a phone out of the man’s hand with a stick.<p>A video filmed at the University of Cape Town (UCT) shows Ntokozo Qwabe using the stick to …

Amanda Seyfried Is '70s Porn Star in 'Lovelace' Trailer

We all know the name "Deep Throat," but what do we know about the woman behind the controversial 1972 film that became a pop culture phenomenon?<p>In</i> …

13 travel gadgets for the tech-savvy jetsetter

There's quite a range of travel tech on the market today. For big spenders, a real-life, to-scale Delorean car conversion kit or an underwater RV …

How much do red pandas like snow? A lot – video

How much do red pandas like snow? Quite a lot, it seems. A zookeeper at Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden shot footage of two red pandas having the time of their life in the fresh snow. Rover, a 9-year-old male and Lin, a 2-year-old female, leap around, make snow angels and generally have a …

Giant Pandas

For generations, Icelandic babies have napped outside in freezing temperatures

Icelanders tend to brag about their hardiness when it comes to cold weather and beating wind. They usually trace it to Viking ancestors, who fought through heavy storms just to get to this isolated island.<p>While we are hardy—Icelanders live to an average age of 82, more than 10 years longer than the …

Iceland

These Time-Lapses Show How Beauty Retouching is Done for High-End Campaigns

Want to see how the world’s biggest fashion and beauty magazines retouch their photos? Here’s a set of time-lapse videos that show many hours of …

The Guess Who Project for Treats! Magazine [NSFW]

There’s a fine line between classy and smutty, Treats! Magazine is one publication which walk that line in style. Their latest editorial feature …

The One-Way Train Ride to an Outdoorsman’s Playground

When I asked the cabbie if clear, sunny days like this were common in Vancouver, he joked that he didn’t know the North Shore Mountains were there …

Dell's 43-inch 4K multi-client monitor is amazing

But it'll cost you<p>Monitors are usually a boring purchase — they're a means to an end — and monitors targeted at businesses are at the far end of the interesting spectrum. But Dell's new monitor will pique your interest, with a 43-inch 4K display and the option to run as four separate 1080p screens, …

Gamers beat scientists to making a protein discovery

It's no great shock to see citizen scientists make discoveries that professionals miss, but making it through a video game? That's different. Gamers playing <i>Foldit</i>, a puzzle title that has teams trying to fold the best protein, have identified the shape of a protein before scientists (including two …

There's An Incredible And Super Illegal Waterslide Hidden In Hawaii

It may be beautiful, but it's 100 percent off limits.<p>As if amazing hikes and superb views weren’t enough, Instagram users have unveiled what lies in the lush valleys of Hawaii... and it’s an actual water slide.<p>The 35-foot conduit below pumps water from Mother Nature herself and is tucked deep in …

Water Parks

The best Tech inventions of all time 6: Stunning science discoveries | ZDNet

Electricity<p>Moving charged particles down a wire delivers a current to an object such as a light bulb, which then glows. Without electricity the …

Genetic test could spot future Alzheimer's disease at 35 years old

A new genetic test could identify people who are most at risk of Alzheimer’s disease when they are just 35 years old.<p>Scientists in the US are developing a way to predict which people are likely to develop dementia, decades before any of the symptoms emerge.<p>Although there are currently no treatments …

Dementia

Spice Girls 'Confirm Reunion Gig In London's Hyde Park For July 2017'

Is it: 5 Become 3?<p>The Spice Girls have celebrated the 20th anniversary of their debut hit ‘Wannabe’ with some exciting news - they will be reuniting …

City Workers Accidentally Dismantle a Secret Earthquake Science Landmark

A street corner in California had been a seismologist pilgrimage site for decades.<p>This bit of curb was once a seismologist’s dream. (Photo: Kai …

The Prostitute and the Pope in Germany's Lake Constance History

She is thirty feet high and weighs 36 thousand pounds and every inch of her voluptuous and barely-concealed anatomy is alluring - except perhaps for the two naked and wizened old men who sit in the palms of each of her upraised hands, one a pope the other an emperor.<p>The statute of the courtesan …