Michael Cortez

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Loyal Dog in Argentina Has Been Waiting By His Owner’s Grave for 10 Years

It’s been five years since we featured the touching story of Capitan, a loyal German shepherd who refused to leave the side of his owner, even though …

Creating a Water-Powered Hammer Using Stone Age Tools

A "Monjolo" is a water-powered hammer made from a log and some sticks. It relies on flowing water from a stream to do its work.<p>In the video below, …

Ravens ignore a treat in favor of a useful tool for the future

Planning ahead means they're even smarter than we thought.<p>If humans, chimps, gorillas, and orangutans can all do something, but monkeys can’t, that …

The lost ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’ may have been found after 131 years

Back in the 1800s, New Zealand played host to a natural wonder that was a global attraction. Tourists from the United Kingdom, Europe and America …

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

The third largest country by size in the world, the US contains landscapes as varied as the vast white sand dunes of New Mexico and the watery wilderness formed by trees and marshland in Florida.<p>Picking 50 wonders wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each</i> …

Artist builds gentle giants from scrap wood and hides them throughout his city

Thomas Dambo is a scavenger artists who transforms scrap wood into giant sculptures resembling friendly creatures.<p>In his latest project, he hid six …

Sculpture

Study Finds Link Between Brain Damage and Religious Fundamentalism

Scientists found that damage in a certain part of the brain is linked to an increase in religious fundamentalism. In particular, lesions in the</b> …

German Artist Manipulates Plant Roots to Grow in Intricate Visually-Striking Patterns

Inspired by Charles and Francis Darwin’s theory on plant intelligence, German artist Diana Scherer managed to successfully coerce the roots of …

Why a rumor about the discovery of something Einstein predicted 100 years ago is going viral

Right now, the rumor is just that. The scientists to which the rumor refers work at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) and told Business Insider that there is no basis for such a claim, yet.<p>"We are still taking data, and we won't finish analyzing and reviewing results …

Why We Like the Smell of Our Own Farts

Farts are weird. It seems perfectly fine when we let one rip, despite the stink bomb it may be. We can tolerateour own, but if someone else cuts the …

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Scientists Can Now Make THC from Yeast

Yeast is an incredible organism—you can thank it for booze!—and thanks to the marvels of modern genetics, we’ve made it incredibly versatile. Just a …

Cannabis

Zen Foxes: Photographer Documents Wild Foxes Enjoying Themselves

These photos by Roeselien Raimond, a Dutch nature photographer who specializes in taking beautiful photos of wild foxes, show how foxes are experts …

One Of The Most Powerful Art Pieces At Burning Man This Year

Burning Man is an annual festival that takes places in Black Rock City, located in the Black Rock Desert, Nevada. The event brings together a number …

Picture of the Day: Ferrofluid Up Close

<b>Photograph by Gregory F. Maxwell</b> A ferrofluid (portmanteau of <i>ferromagnetic</i> and <i>fluid</i>) is a liquid that becomes strongly magnetized in the presence of …

Ardbeg reveals results of 'space whisky' experiment

<b>A distillery that sent unmatured malt whisky into space to study the effect of near-zero gravity on flavour has described its findings as "groundbreaking".</b><p>Ardbeg Distillery, on Islay, sent a vial to the International Space Station in a cargo spacecraft in October 2011.<p>Another vial of the same …

Lightning Strikes Whiskey, Causes Epic Firenado

We'd drink this whiskey.<p>Move over, Fireball.<p>In footage The Weather Channel broadcast Thursday, a Jim Beam factory in Kentucky received an extra spark to their bourbon after lightning struck the plant back in 2003.<p>More than 800,000 gallons of fire-fueling bourbon spilled into the factory's retention …

Interview: Electric Blue Molten Sulphur Flows from Indonesia's Blue Fire Crater

While on a trip to East Java in Indonesia this past July, Chicago-based photographer, music producer, and filmmaker Reuben Wu (of Ladytron fame) captured the otherworldly sight of electric blue molten sulphur gushing from fumaroles (hot gas vents in the earth's crust) in the base of the Blue Fire …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Robot with Artificial Intelligence Tells Creators it will Keep Them in a "People Zoo"

It’s all fun and games until the AI (artificial intelligence) you create tells you it’s going to put you in a “people zoo” so it can visit you for …

Video of ants circling phone divides academics

A video apparently showing ants snap into formation when an iPhone receives a call has internet viewers asking if the tiny insects are being …

The 7 Best Single-Malt Scotch Whiskys for $50 or Less

Dalwhinnie 15<p><b>Distilled In:</b> The Village of Dalwhinnie in Speyside<p><b>Average Price (Per Master of Malt):</b> $45<p><b>Looks Like:</b> Fresh-pressed apple juice.<p><b>Smells</b> …

Single Malt Whisky

Tesla's Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports' rating system

103 out of 100<p>How good is Tesla's Model S P85D? Insanely good, says <i>Consumer Reports</i>, with the electric sedan performing better than any other car the magazine has reviewed and breaking its rating system in the process. "The Tesla initially scored 103 in the Consumer Reports' Ratings system, which …

Computers Can Predict Schizophrenia Based on How a Person Talks

A new study finds an algorithmic word analysis is flawless at determining whether a person will have a psychotic episode.<p>Although the language of thinking is deliberate—<i>let me think, I have to do some thinking</i>—the actual experience of having thoughts is often passive. Ideas pop up like dandelions; …

Neuroscience

Large Hadron Collider turned BACK ON but could 'create GIANT black hole and DESTROY earth'

GETTYArtist image of black hole about to swallow the Earth<p>The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), which is searching for bizarre parallel universes existing …

Amazing footage debunks the 200-year-old theory of how hummingbirds get their food

These tiny birds can suck 10 drops of nectar out of a flower every 15 milliseconds, researchers at the University of Connecticut recently discovered. For nearly two centuries, scientists have thought the birds used a much slower "wicking" technique, LiveScience reported.<p>It turns out that …

Staring Into Someone’s Eyes For 10 Minutes Induces an Altered State of Consciousness

Volunteers ended up hallucinating and saw deformed facial traits and monsters.<p>A psychologist in Italy has figured out how to induce a drug-free …

Octopuses Are Aliens Say Scientists After Examining The Mollusc's DNA

A new study has revealed that octopuses are basically aliens. Research on their individual DNA make-up discovered that they are unlike any other …

New study could explain why your dog gets so excited to see you

But new research shows this facial focus isn't limited to primates; man's best friend is wired to recognize faces, too. Dogs have long been known to show a behavioral response to faces, but a recent study discovered that dogs have a specific spot in their brains that reacts to faces.<p>In the study …