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Now, You Can Sleep in a Frank Gehry in Spanish Wine Country

Finally, our wildest Rioja-fueled design dreams are coming true.<p>The singular vision of Canadian architect Frank Gehry is recognizable across the globe. His avant-garde approach to design rocketed him to fame as a leader in his field. To list all of his experimental and otherworldly buildings is a …

Chocolate Pretzel Quinoa Bars [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

These Kaleidoscopic Paintings Look Like Optical Illusions

Evie Zimmer's hypnotizing works unleash a world of drippy, trippy psychedelia.<p>Rich amalgamations of color funnel towards a narrow epicenter, guided by an invisible current. Some of these iridescent designs abide by a strict, spiral shape, while others branch off into horns and crescents. The …

The 10 Best Robot Vacuums

A high-tech solution to a household chore that nobody likes.<p>Robot vacuums have become more capable than ever, with today's high-end models offering an appealing blend of cleaning power and smart home functionality. Below are the best options for every budget.

Smart Homes

[Exclusive] Draw in 3D with the ‘Mental Canvas’ Illustration App

The new app combines traditional illustration with 3D computer-aided design software.<p>There are apps like uMake that rather easily turn 2D sketching into useful 3D models for prototyping, but the new app Mental Canvas takes a different approach. It fuses the illustrator’s need for aesthetics and …

A 45-Ton Sculpture of Kafka's Head Is Glitching Out in Prague

Check out this gorgeous footage of David Cerny's motorized stainless steel monument to the modernist master.<p>Covered in mirrors and motorized to perform surreal transforming choreography, a larger-than-life sculpture of Franz Kafka's head has been causing quite a bit of commotion to a public square …

LSD Makes Your Brain More ‘Flexible,’ Less Anxious

Breakthrough research shows how psychedelic drugs like LSD and psilocybin expand the brain.<p>Psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms seem to …

Watch These Carbon Nanotubes Assemble Themselves

Teslaphoresis can help scientists build circuits without even touching them.<p>The flashiest discovery in science this week is a powerful force field that makes particles quickly come together.<p>The technology is coming out of Rice University, where scientists have developed a way to make carbon …

A computer scientist built an AI baby that looks realistic and can learn freakishly fast

Mike Sagar built detailed simulations of body parts for movies like "Avatar" and "King Kong." Now he's trying to build a simulated brain. His program combines his hyper-realistic biological models with artificial intelligence programs, in an attempt to simulate human consciousness.<p>This footage …

Google Makes $150 Photo Software Suite Free

Today is a great day for those of us who edit photos on a PC or Mac. Google has announced that the entire Nik Collection of image processing tools is now free to download and use.<p>Formerly available at a cost of $150, the suite of seven professional-grade plugins is now available for download …

IPhone 7

Being Pranked With a Lifelike Robot Dinosaur Must Be Terrifying

Remember jumping in your seat the first time you saw <i>Jurassic Park</i>? That was just a movie, and you were probably sitting in a comfy theater chair. …

Jurassic Park

Endless energy is all around us — and this woman has a brilliant idea for how to harness it

You could be the source of light. You could charge your phone with your own movement.<p>Jessica O. Matthews is making this futuristic vision a reality. She spoke about how it could happen at Refinery29's School of Self Expression at SXSW on March 13.<p>In 2008, she invented the Soccket, a soccer ball …

This bizarre Wizard of Oz amusement park has been closed for 36 years — a photographer got inside and took these eerie photos

Equipped with a real yellow brick road and costumes from the movie set, visitors were made to feel like they themselves were Dorothy — venturing from the tornado ridden house to the Emerald City.<p>But only 10 years after opening, the park officially closed due to the developers going bankrupt. Today, …

Mysterious cosmic radio bursts found to repeat

Astronomers for the first time have detected repeating short bursts of radio waves from an enigmatic source that is likely located well beyond the …

The planet’s history of violence over 4,000 years in one simple map

Search the interactive map to see where major battles in history have occurred and the 'bloodiest' parts of the world<p>A new ‘geography of violence’ map reveals where in the world major battles in the past 4,000 years have taken place.<p>The interactive journey through 'every battle' has been created …

This Is the Entire Universe Squeezed into One Image

An enterprising artist has taken on one of the biggest concepts known to man: the universe.<p>Pablo Carlos Budassi is drawing eyes across the Internet …

The Man Who's Building a Computer Made of Brains

A new startup is fusing lab-grown neurons onto computer chips in hopes of improving artificial intelligence.<p>Last month, Google's AI division, DeepMind, announced that its computer had defeated Europe's Go champion in five straight games. Go, a strategy game played on a 19x19 grid, is exponentially …

12 National Parks That Will Take Your Breath Away

Have you ever been somewhere so beautiful, that it literally leaves you speechless? Well, if you love nature and the great outdoors, you’re sure to …

Why Is Russia Pointing Nuclear Missiles at Asteroids?

Chelyabinsk meteor caught on car dashcam, Feb. 15, 2013. Image source: Aleksandr Ivanov via Wikimedia Commons.<p>On Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, the asteroid 99942 Apophis came within 0.1 astronomical units (A.U.) of striking Earth, carrying a force of 100,000 Hiroshima bombs, and potentially wiping out …

The Ultimate Collection of Free Physics Videos

You don’t need to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars or sit through hours of classes in order to understand the fundamental nature of the universe. …

The week in pictures: 26 February 2016 - Telegraph

Here's Why SunEdison's Stock Is Jumping 30%

Renewable energy company SunEdison’s shares soared during Thursday trading following news that broke on a pair of deals.<p>Shareholders of Vivint Solar …

Nasa to release recordings of unexplained 'music' from the far side of the moon

The dark side of the moon has always held a mystical fascination for stargazers – so when the crew of one of the first missions to orbit it heard …

iPhone 7 review: Why the new iPhone is not worth buying

The iPhone 7 is here at last but the reaction is lukewarm at best.<p>Writing in The Verge, Nilay Patel is at first enthusiastic, but says the device is …

Reaching Mars in a few days? It's possible, NASA video says

Ever since NASA announced plans to send a manned mission to Mars in the 2030s and Hollywood got in on the action with "The Martian," the Red Planet has loomed large in our collective imagination. Now, thanks to a video released by NASA, we can add a new bit of heat to Mars fever -- the idea that we …

Space Travel

The Internet Will Become Self-Aware When Aliens Wake It Up

An extraterrestrial intelligence would have many reasons to make the human internet self-aware.<p>Most people agree the internet is not consciously alive (though my two-year old daughter, who's addicted to internet games, disagrees). Currently, the internet accepts inputs and is pretty good at …

NASA dives deeper into how it's really using HoloLens

A year ago we heard that NASA and Microsoft were teaming up to build Sidekick, a project that uses HoloLens to let astronauts and scientists collaborate remotely, as well as visualize 3D schematics. Now we've finally got a closer look at Sidekick in action thanks to NASA's Jeff Norris, who …

Augmented Reality

With The Void, You Won’t Just Watch Movies, You’ll Take Part In Them

Vision of Infinite Dimensions is an immersive virtual reality experience that wants to change entertainment as we know it.<p>This week, I had the experience of feeling like Indiana Jones, if Indiana Jones had ever battled sea monsters.<p>“If I take over all your senses, are you transported into another …

Watch This Hypnotic Yearlong Timelapse of the Sun in Ultraviolet

The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) rings in its sixth year in space with a gorgeous, high res timelapse.<p>This week, the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) celebrated its sixth year in space. No longer a wide-eyed noob when it comes to staring down the Sun, the satellite has yielded fascinating …

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Pollution