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I Am Your Founding Father: Massive Darth Vader Mount Rushmore Snow Sculpture In Japan

This is the massive Star Wars inspired snow sculpture serving as the centerpiece of this year's Sapporo Snow Festival in Japan. The piece measures 15 …

Survey Says Scientists And Public Disagree On Climate Change, GMOs, And More

What we have here is a failure to communicate<p>A new set of surveys of scientists and the public finds the two groups have widely different views about scientific issues. Conducted by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the survey …

How To Make Speakers From Post-Its

Harnessing the power of sound using office supplies<p>On the ground floor of Pioneer Works Center for Arts and Innovation in Brooklyn, New York, a bearded and flanneled trio played gloomy arrhythmic music one Wednesday night. Upstairs, director of education David Sheinkopf taught a class on the …

How 40,000 Tons of Cosmic Dust Falling to Earth Affects You and Me

Our bodies are made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, authors say.<p>Astrophysics and medical pathology don't, at first sight, appear to have much in common. What do sunspots have to do with liver spots? How does the big bang connect with cystic fibrosis?<p>Astrophysicist Karel …

How the Scorpion Lost Its Tail (And Its Anus)

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>Many lizards can break off their tails when they’re in danger. Many spiders can do the same to their legs. This is called autotomy. The body parts have in-built lines of weakness that can easily tear, and the wounds tend to rapidly close and heal. …

Insects

Powerful New Microscope Allows Scientists To View The World Like Never Before

You've never seen cells up-close quite like this.<p>Developed at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a powerful new microscope can record the activity of living cells, molecules, and embryos in 3D and in real-time. Just check out the video above that shows a HeLa cell dividing, and prepare for your mind …

Google's Alan Eustace beats Baumgartner's skydiving record

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1118000/1118718_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532232875_24c6c7401ddf856cad2585d7dcd0844a<p><b>A senior Google vice president, Alan Eustace, has broken the world altitude record for a parachute jump set in 2012 by Austrian Felix Baumgartner.</b><p>Mr …

New Mexico

Fisherman Plucks Giant, Terrifying Shrimp From the Sea

Terrifying creatures lurk under the sea, but the sight of this monster shrimp might make you want to rip your eyeballs out.<p>The Florida Fish and …

These Foods Are Banned Around The World

There is nothing worse than living or traveling abroad and being denied a favored food fix from home not because it's hard to find, but because it is outright banned.<p>It is true that foods are banned around the world for a plethora of reasons, some for more concerning reasons than others. In many a …

Timelapse of the Amish raising a giant barn in under 10 hours | Colossal

<p>Ohio resident Scott Miller shot this timelapse video earlier this year of dozens of Amish men raising a barn. The entire construction cycle takes …

Alchemy of Tea

The Alchemy of Tea infographic poster from SweeTooth Design Company maps out 15 traditional tea recipes from around the world, paying homage to the …

Young Girl Uses a Clever Method of Quickly Bailing Out a Sinking Canoe With Her Legs

The Bajau Laut people are sometimes called "Sea Gypsies," due to the fact that they live their lives on the ocean. "The Bajau Laut are some of the …

Race & Ethnicity

Artist: Alessio Paolone (1981-) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alessio-Paolone-Art/479163155522060 Posted by Nicoletta

Hidden 'Ocean' Discovered Deep Underground Near Earth's Core

We may have another "ocean" to add to the world map -- only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet's surface.<p>A new study suggests that a hidden "ocean" is nestled in the Earth's mantle some 400 miles beneath North America. The hidden reservoir, apparently locked in a blue …

25 Words That Are Their Own Opposites

Here’s an ambiguous sentence for you: “Because of the agency’s oversight, the corporation’s behavior was sanctioned.” Does that mean, "Because the …

Etymology

Food & Wine Pairing Method

A great infographic for National Drink Wine Day (February 18), the Food & Wine Pairing Method is a new poster from Wine Folly that shows all of the …

Life Expectancy at Birth

The Life Expectancy at Birth infographic by designer Marcelo Duhalde from Muscat, Oman is a fantastic data visualization of the current life …

The Deadliest Animal in the World

The Deadliest Animal in the World is an infographic posted by Bill Gates on his blog as part of Mosquito Week.<p><i>What would you say is the most</i> …

Faith47 New London murals

0 Comments<p>It's always a delight to see new works from Faith47, be it online or in person so imagine our surprise when we stumbled across not one but …

25 Facts About John Adams

Lawyer, statesman, president, gadfly, New Englander: John Adams was a lot of things, but boring wasn't one of them. Here are some interesting facts …

The Actual Size of Greenland

In 1973, Arno Peters, a German filmmaker and journalist, called a press conference to denounce the widely accepted map of the world known as the …

Scientists achieve reliable quantum teleportation for first time

Albert Einstein once told a friend that quantum mechanics doesn't hold water in his scientific world view because "physics should represent a reality in time and space, free from spooky actions at a distance." That spooky action at a distance is entanglement, a quantum phenomenon in which two …

Quantum Physics

Inside The New Dragon Spacecraft

The Dragon V2 Capsule can carry humans, dock with the ISS, and land on its own.<p>Last night, SpaceX unveiled the Dragon V2 capsule, destined to eventually carry astronauts to the International Space Station.<p>Although the previous version of the Dragon capsule was flightworthy enough to deliver …

Stranger than The Shape of Water: the woman wooed by a dolphin

In 1965, Margaret Howe moved into a flooded house in order to teach a dolphin to talk – but he wanted something from her in return. As the Oscar-nominated inter-species romance The Shape of Water is released in cinemas, we revisit the stranger-than-fiction story of The Girl Who Talked to</i> …

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it (and capitalism)

<b>Karl Marx, Gordon Gecko</b><p>Most of what Americans think they know about capitalism and communism is total nonsense. Here’s a clearer picture<p>Jesse Myerson<p>February 2, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>As the commentary around the recent deaths of Nelson Mandela, Amiri Baraka and Pete Seeger made abundantly clear, most …

Humans Account for Less Than 40% of Global Web Traffic

If you own or manage a website, you probably refer to analytics to track performance, and help you strategize. It may surprise you, however, that …

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