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17 Colouring Books That Every Grown-Up Needs

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Magnetically Levitating Elevators Could Reshape Skylines

They go up, down, and all around<p>With the debut of passenger elevators some 150 years ago, cities were forever changed. Freed from the tyranny of stairwells, architects built as high as they liked. That is, until they ran into another barrier: the weight of steel cables. A new elevator design from …

Black Holes: Facts, Theory & Definition

Black holes are some of the strangest and most fascinating objects found in outer space. They are objects of extreme density, with such strong …

Smithsonian museum group bans selfie stick

<b>They're becoming a must-have for tourists but the selfie stick will not be welcome at Washington's top museums.</b><p>The Smithsonian, the largest research and museum group in the world, has banned the fashionable photography aid.<p>"This is a preventive measure to protect visitors and objects, especially …

Half of human Aids came from gorillas

Scientists identified pre-cursor of HIV virus in gorillas in Cameroon<p>Two of four strains of the virus that can cause AIDS come from gorillas in southwestern Cameroon, an international team of scientists reported in studies published Monday in the United States.<p>The new information means that …

Hubble Extreme Deep Field Photo

<b>Buy this Hubble Extreme Deep Field space photo. High quality Hubble picture, slide, or Duratrans backlit transparency. NASA photograph H2012-37a.</b> …

Top 5 First Discoveries In Astronomy (Along the History)

Astronomy is probably the oldest science. Ancient civilizations around the world gazed up at the sky and the stars, but it wasn’t until the …

Listen to the music NASA sent to space to communicate with aliens

We already know that space generates its own deeply beautiful music. But back in 1977, as mankind thought about its place amongst the stars and the …

2014 October 18 - Melotte 15 in the Heart

<b>Melotte 15 in the Heart</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Ivan Eder<p><b>Explanation:</b> Cosmic clouds form fantastic shapes in the central regions of emission nebula …

Video: Telling Stories In Your Portraits – Environmental Lighting Tips with Tony Gale

Light plays a huge role in creating the mood in your images, and with your subject in the right light, you can nail the shot. But with environmental …

The [qudos] Action: A Bright and Brawny Action Light for Your Action Shots

Portable, bright, waterproof and rugged, the [qudos] Action light is an interesting addition to the lighting world that wants to open up a new world …

Germ-zapping robot Gigi sets its sights on Ebola

Gigi the robot looks like a skinny, harmless cousin of R2-D2, but the machine is a cold-blooded killer for hire, a germ zapper that could become an important weapon in the fight against Ebola.<p>After being wheeled into patient rooms at St. Joseph Hospital, humans clear out, and Gigi begins popping …

'Funded by Friends'

GRIPPING VIDEO Friesian Stallion, Frederik the Great's Tribute to his Trainer.

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Trains from Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia: Timetables, Prices and Live Availability

Moscow and St Petersburg are about 800 km away from each other and it's one of the most popular train routes in Russia. The fastest train ("Sapsan" …

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This is what music looks like vibrating in threads of wool

en_US<p>article<p>Demonstrating the hypnotic power of simultaneously hearing, touching and seeing sound, two different installations by Paris-based artist …

There Are Bugs Dying in Your Pores and Leaking Poop On Your Face

Mites like the one pictured here are living, dying, and leaking poop on pretty much <i>everyone's</i> faces. So at least you're not alone.<p>Photo Credit: Joel …

Katie Couric Crudely Slams Diane Sawyer in New Book

The perpetually perky newswoman is said to have wondered if her ABC competitor traded sex for stories — a comment sources close to Couric deny she …

Physicists Have A Simple Answer For How Egyptians Built The Pyramids

The Great Pyramid of Giza is the last of the ancient world's "seven wonders." The 4,500-year-old structure was constructed from 2.4 million limestone …

Goodwill Reaches Out to Gamers With The Grid

Retro, current, and even some new products round out this store's selection<p>Retro game collectors have known for a while that often times, the best …

The Greatest Star Trek Selfie Ever

<i>Star Trek</i> actor LeVar Burton tweeted out <b>this fantastic image</b> showing himself and several actors from both <i>The Next Generation</i> and the original series. …

Photo: Vivid Spicebush Swallowtail

A butterfly lands on a Lantana blossom, and shows off its beautiful wings. This is a Spicebush Swallowtail (Papilio troilus) and was photographed …

NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction of Giant Galaxy Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed “Sparky,” is a dense galactic core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate. The discovery was made possible through combined observations from NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes, the W.M. Keck Observatory in Mauna Kea, Hawaii, and the European Space Agency's Herschel space observatory, in which NASA plays an important role. A fully developed elliptical galaxy is a gas-deficient gathering of ancient stars theorized to develop from the inside out, with a compact core marking its beginnings. Because the galactic core is so far away, the light of the forming galaxy that is observable from Earth was actually created 11 billion years ago, just 3 billion years after the Big Bang. Read more: http://1.usa.gov/1rAMSSr Credit: NASA, Z. Levay, G. Bacon (STScI) #nasagoddard #hubble #space #galaxy #sparky