Rachael Bruce

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Two New Species of Peacock Spiders Discovered with Amazingly Striking Patterns

Most people wouldn't think of spiders as beautiful or cute, but there's no other way to describe these cuddly specimens. Nicknamed “Sparklemuffin” and “Skeletorus” for their gorgeous markings, these striking arachnids are are two new species of peacock spiders discovered in southeast Queensland, …

The first trailer for Hunger looks beautiful, and a little familiar

LittleBigPlanet co-developer Tarsier Studios offered the first official look at its new game <i>Hunger</i> in a teaser video today that looks fantastic — and if you've been following games for the past 10 years or so, maybe a little familiar.<p><i>Hunger</i> is an original game from Tarsier, which developed the …

Ex-Sheriff Invents a Bullet-Dampening Device

In science fiction, people can set their laser guns to "Stun." With a flick of a switch, Captain Kirk can opt to fire nonlethal rounds.<p>Real-life …

Star Trek

Elderly Chinese Women Wake Up at 4AM Every Day to Take Care of 1,300 Stray Dogs

While the Lunar New Year is traditionally spent with family and loved ones, five elderly Chinese women from Weinan, Shaanxi Province chose to spend the holiday taking care of over 1,300 stray dogs, just as they do every day. Six years ago, Wang Yanfang established a dog asylum as a way to save …

Women Creatively Dressed in Colored Milk Featured in 'Splash Heroes' Calendar

Like all years, there are many calendars available for 2015 with practically every theme you can imagine. However there is none that can in any way …

Black hole 12bn times more massive than sun is discovered

A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is 12bn times more massive than the sun, scientists have revealed.<p>The extraordinary object is at the centre of a quasar - an intensely powerful galactic radiation source - with a million …

Universe

The Geminids: world's best meteor shower on show this weekend

They’re pea-sized pieces of cosmic rock and they’re lighting up our night sky this weekend.<p>The annual Geminids meteor shower is hitting earth’s atmosphere, and Saturday and Sunday are the best nights to see it.<p>Andrew Jacob, the Sydney Observatory’s astronomy curator, says the meteors will be most …

Star Wars: The Force Awakens plot 'leak' hints at darkest movie yet

Photograph: AP<p>Forum menace … an image from Star Wars: The Force Awakens showing a Sith-like character who the leaker claims is played by Adam Driver. Photo: AP<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Film/Pix/pictures/2014/12/4/1417687816678/Forum-menace---an-image-f-010.jpg<p>460<p>Photograph: AP<p>Forum …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

Humans on Mars by 2035? NASA's sci-fi dream could be reality

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've just landed a dishwasher-sized robot on a comet and NASA's chief scientist has no idea.<p>Dr Ellen Stofan is deep in conversation with a journalist when, unable to contain himself any longer, an adviser with phone triumphantly held aloft blurts out: "Rosetta -- It's landed!"<p>"Wonderful" …

The Most Expensive Video Games Ever Made

In fact, some video games have ended up costing way more than even the most expensive feature films.<p>Unlike with movies, though, the amount of money it costs to make video games is a closely guarded secret. Most of the costs we see floating around are purely based on analyst estimates.<p>And when …

You're Probably Not Doing This Important Skin Step — But You Should Be

Lately, I’ve noticed when I look in the mirror that it’s not the skin on my face that seems to be aging faster than I’d like — it's the skin on my …

Skin Care

Cool Robot Designs by Steve Talkowski

Robot design is something that I really like seeing. From badass, complicated robots like the Transformers to more simpler concepts, like these by …

Robotics

Thriving Garden in Sealed Bottle Hasn't Been Watered in Over 40 Years

When David Latimer planted a seed in a glass bottle on Easter Sunday of 1960 out of pure curiosity, he had no idea that it would flourish into a mass of greenery that would thrive untouched for several decades. Now, over half a century later, the sealed bottle garden is still growing as vigorously …

Watch This Charger Fully Juice A Smartphone In 30 Seconds

The power of quantum dots<p>I still remember flipping through paper magazines while waiting for webpages to load on my family's PC, in the 1990s. Maybe one day waiting for your phone to charge will seem as antiquated.<p>An Israeli startup recently demonstrated a prototype charger that fully charges a …

The first Spider-Man: Homecoming trailer might be released with Star Wars: Rogue One - like you needed another reason to see it

What’s better than going to see Star Wars: Rogue One in theatres? How about possibly getting a first taste of New York’s favourite webslinger in …

Marvel Surpasses 'Harry Potter' As The Most Successful Franchise In Box-Office History

• 1 - Marvel Cinematic Universe (Nine movies) - $2,463.3 billion and counting (Upcoming - Guardians of the Galaxy - August 2014)<br>• 2 - Harry Potter (Eight movies) - $2,390.1 billion (Upcoming - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them - 2015)<br>• 3 - Star Wars (Seven movies) - $1,918.0 billion (Upcoming - …

Film Industry