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EXCLUSIVE: 49 Extraordinary Vintage Portraits of Hollywood's Most Famous Faces

These new photos of Ethan Hawke, Jason Segel, and other notable attendees at Sundance Film Festival capture what they might have looked like in the 19th century.<p>These new photos of Ethan Hawke, Jason Segel, James Franco, and other notable attendees at Sundance Film Festival capture what they might …

Week’s Best Space Pictures: Sun Sparks, Rover Parks, and Moons Leave Marks

A nebula’s veil parts, a Mars rover is revealed, and moons make tracks across Jupiter in the week’s best space pictures.

Astronomy

Double amputee controls bionic arms with his mind

Prosthetic technology has made huge leaps in recent years, but the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is pushing it into <i>Six Million</i> …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

World of Warcraft player makes the longest, slowest grind to level 90

One <i>World of Warcraft</i> player had a long, slow grind to reach the game's level cap of 90. He did so remaining entirely neutral, unable to participate in any of the faction quests through which most players advance in the game.<p>The player is Doubleagent and he was playing as a Pandaren, the race …

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Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

Ancient "Giant Virus" Revived From Siberian Permafrost

Climate change could release more ancient viruses. Is there a risk to humans?<p>Buried deep in the Siberian permafrost and untouched for over 30,000 years, researchers have discovered what is thought to be the newest representative of what are loosely known as "giant viruses."<p>A team led by Jean-Michel …

Ukraine standoff intensifies, Russia says sanctions will 'boomerang' | News Home | Reuters

MOSCOW/SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (Reuters) - Russia said any U.S. sanctions imposed on Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine will boomerang back on the United States and that Crimea has the right to self-determination as armed men tried to seize another Ukrainian military base on the peninsula.<p>A uniformed …

Particle Fever: Unexpectedly gripping doc about physics is both mind-bending and deeply human

Somewhere near the two-thirds mark of <i>Particle Fever</i>, an unexpectedly gripping story of the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, you may well find yourself sweating along with the half-dozen physicists featured here, as they wait to learn the mass of the Higgs particle they have dislodged from …

Two Photos of the Orion Nebula Show Just How Far Photography Has Come

The saying goes, “your cell phone has more computing power than all of NASA in 1969. NASA launched a man to the moon. We launched a bird into …

Space Pictures This Week: Cigar Galaxy, Speedy Star

Auroras dance, a speedy star leaves a bow shock in its wake, and Martian dunes glimmer in this week's roundup of best space pictures.<p>Looking to get away from it all? How about a trip to Bouvet Island, seen in the above satellite image released on February 26 by NASA.<p>Prepare for a long trip if you …

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from cosmic collisions to soaring satellites.<p>Watch Colin Legg's footage of the Moon Saturn occultation.

Astronomy

How To Become A Rube Goldberg Machine Builder

"I’ve never danced, but to me it feels like dance; you’re doing this little choreography with motion."<p>Brett Doar tried architecture, drove buses, and edited films before carving out a career designing absurdly intricate Rube Goldberg machines. His latest project: a kinetic sculpture made of toys …

Music Videos

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

WATCH: A Death-Defying Climb To The Top Of Shanghai Tower

A pair of daredevils, a Russian and a Ukrainian, scales the as-yet-unfinished Shanghai Tower, the world's second-tallest building.<p>As Russia Today writes:<p>"Donning army camos, black hoodies and face masks, Vadim Makhorov and Vitaly Raskalov evoke a Black Bloc aesthetic and an even more nonchalant …

Research shows how MacBook Webcams can spy on their users without warning

The woman was shocked when she received two nude photos of herself by e-mail. The photos had been taken over a period of several months — without her knowledge — by the built-in camera on her laptop.<p>Fortunately, the FBI was able to identify a suspect: her high school classmate, a man named Jared …

A Music Player You Can Hear Through Your Skull

Here's to listening to music while staying grilled out nicely.<p>Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte may flash a diamond-studded, patriotic grill when he smiles from the winner's podium, but artist Aisen Caro Chacin can use hers to listen to Public Enemy. Play-A-Grill, a project she developed at Parsons The …

RHA MA750i: Premium Quality, In-Ear Headphones at a Reasonable Price [Review]

RHA’s MA750i is their new top of the line noise isolating, in-ear headphones with remote and microphone. RHA announced these headphones back in …

Christopher Nolan 'took 15 minutes' to win Batman Begins job

Christopher Nolan needed just 15 minutes to convince Hollywood executives to let him direct Batman Begins, the film which ushered in one of the highest-grossing movie trilogies of all time, it has emerged.<p>Warner Bros president of production Greg Silverman said the British film-maker's presentation …

Stunning Macro Photos of Bees Courtesy of the US Geological Survey

Once in a while we stumble across a great archive of public domain or creative commons imagery that just blows us away. Sometimes it’s historical …

Check Out These Great Photographs and Photography Articles

Another week in the wide world of photography has passed us by, and once again Toad Hollow Photography has been busy searching for the links to the …

Top 10 Tips on How to Take a Great Photo

1) Start with a clear view. This first tip might sound very obvious, but it is key to make sure your camera lens is clean and if you are using a …

Strategically Placed Mirrors Add a Different Twist to Regular Landscapes

Contemporary art such as that which can be found at the main Russian art museum in Moscow by artist Francisco Infante-Arana can leave you quite …

Photoville 2013: A Fixed Point in Time

As relationships progress, people can develop certain similarities to their partner, much like a dog and it’s owner. The same thing happens to …

Curiously Surreal Portraits of People with Tree Heads

<i>Tree People</i> is a surreal portrait series by Serbia-based photographer Marko Prelic that gives an imaginative, new perspective on people and trees. Set against a variety of backdrops–some expansive and natural landscapes, others urban architecture–the collection of peculiar images feature unusual …

More Than 200,000 People Sign Up To Die On Mars

Only a few dozen will be chosen for the 2023 mission to colonize the red planet.<p>Five months after the Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced it would begin accepting applications for a one-way trip to the red planet, 202,586 people from more than 140 countries have …