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Just four months until we can understand dogs! Dog-to-English translator to become a reality

Anxious to know what your dog is thinking? The wait could soon be over as a ‘dog-to-English’ translator is set to become a reality in just four …

Earth’s Ozone on Bumpy Road to Recovery

Weather effects surprisingly shape the Antarctic ozone hole.<p><b>Last year the hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica was surprisingly small. But don't get used to that, say atmospheric scientists. Rather than signaling a speedy recovery, the shrinkage was likely a sign of variable weather.</b><p><b>The ozone</b> …

Geminid Sky Shower Strikes This Weekend

Explosion is at least five times more powerful than previous events, study says.<p><b>As darkness falls this weekend, look toward the heavens for a gem of a sky show from one of the year’s best meteor showers, peaking overnight on December 13 and 14.</b><p><b>The annual Geminid meteor shower promises colorful</b> …

School Shooting Is Another Tragedy For Colorado

A Colorado high school student with an apparent grudge against a teacher wounded a classmate with a shotgun before killing himself, chilling a state that's still trying to make sense of mass shootings at Columbine High School and an Aurora movie theater.<p>Quick-thinking students at Arapahoe High …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

The Particle at the End of the Universe, by Sean Carroll – review

The difficulty of trying to explain the hunt for the Higgs boson shows that nature will not be so easily defined<p>The Particle at the End of the Universe has won the 2013 Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books<p>In the early 80s, the US decided to build a massive particle accelerator which was …

RIP to New York Graffiti Mecca 5Pointz

Ross Ulbricht's Family And Friends Offer To Pledge Over $1 Million In Bail For Alleged Silk Road Creator

Just a few months ago, the FBI claims, Ross Ulbricht held 144,000 bitcoins allegedly collected from his Web-based black market for drugs known as the Silk Road–nearly $100 million at today’s exchange rates. Today, his family and friends are promising to offer up their life savings and even the …

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Mo. executes white supremacist serial killer Franklin

The angry life of serial killer and white supremacist Joseph Paul Franklin ended quietly with his execution Wednesday morning in Missouri.<p>Franklin, 63, targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980. He was executed at the state prison in Bonne Terre for killing Gerald …

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

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Watch David Blaine Freak Out Kanye West

Magician David Blaine had a TV special tonight on ABC called "Real or Magic". Throughout the 90-minute special, he freaked out a bunch of celebrities, including Kanye West. Below, watch Kanye pull an ice pick out of David Blaine's hand. Oh, and Woody Harrelson is there, too.

Kanye West

Cocaine boogie: James Booker, the tragic piano genius of New Orleans

He was a one-eyed, drug-addicted piano genius who wore a wig stuffed with marijuana and once held a gun to his head on stage – now a new film tells James Booker's extraordinary story<p>It was the legendary Louisiana musician Dr John who memorably described James Booker as "the best black, gay, …

Watch LG's new flexible phone heal itself after a knife scratch

When LG announced its curved smartphone, the G Flex, it boasted that the handset was coated with a "self-healing" material and even compared it to Wolverine from <i>X-Men</i>. LG later released a promotional video showing off the tech in action, but it's only now that someone has put the company's claims …

Xbox One review

Microsoft didn't mean to take over your living room. When it launched in 2005, the Xbox 360 was just a device for games — "the Holy Grail of gaming," in the immortal words of MTV's Sway. It would show your pictures if you plugged in a thumb drive, but it was designed to be the best way ever for …

Dead Rising 3 -- Launch Trailer

Absurd Creature of the Week: This Shrew Can Survive You Standing on It (Maybe. Please Don't Try)

In 1910, a pair of scientists exploring what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo came across a shrew of improbable furriness and size (though it …

Scientists Identify The Most Irreplaceable Places On Earth

Saving species by saving their environments<p>It's common to talk about animal species that are threatened, endangered, or extinct. Many times these are cute, fuzzy creatures that elicit emotional responses (and thus a desire to contribute to their conservation). But a major part of what leads to a …

Comet Lovejoy 2013: New Comet Captured in Pictures, Video

Comet Lovejoy, discovered earlier in 2013, is now visible to the naked eye, giving skygazers another comet to behold–and people have been taking …

Flowers Made From Code And Other Amazing Images From This Week

The Week In Numbers: The World's Oldest Animal, A New Mission To Mars, And More

<b>57.5 feet</b>: the width of the world's largest tunnel-boring machine, the 25,000-horsepower Bertha<p><b>10 months</b>: the time it will take NASA's new MAVEN spacecraft to reach Mars. The spacecraft, set to launch Monday, should help scientists discover how Mars lost its atmosphere and water.<p><b>1967</b>: the year the …

Why We Have Pain, & How We Kill It

Forget the headlines – schizophrenia is more common than you might think

Which illness frightens you most? Cancer? Stroke? Dementia? To judge from tabloid coverage, the condition we should really fear isn't physical at all. "Scared of mum's schizophrenic attacks", "Knife-wielding schizophrenic woman in court", "Schizo stranger killed dad", "Rachel murder: schizo …

November’s Leonid meteor shower

Here are all the details you need for 2017’s Leonid meteor shower, at its best on the mornings of November 17 and 18.<p>November’s wonderful Leonid …

The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …