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Rare white giraffe spotted in Tanzania could be ‘target’ for poachers

A white giraffe with a genetic skin condition has been photographed at a national park in Tanzania, with experts fearing she could become a target for poachers<p>A rare white giraffe with a genetic condition which means many of her body surface cells are incapable of making pigment has been …

Animal brought back to life after spending 30 years frozen

The waterbears were retrieved from frozen moss sample collected in Antarctica in 1983<p>Researchers have successfully revived microscopic creatures that had been kept frozen for 30 years.<p>Tardigrades, also known as waterbears or moss piglets, are tiny water-dwelling organisms. They're segmented, with …

Our Prehistoric Cousins Had Demonic Skulls

If there’s one conference I can’t bear to miss, it’s the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology annual meeting. Especially because there’s always at least one image presented during the talks that makes me sit bolt upright in my chair and think “What the hell is <i>that</i>?” A few years ago it was when the …


App-controlled habitat grows just about anything in your home

You can already get smart gardening gear and smart aquariums, but wouldn't it be nice if you could get one box that handles just about anything you'd care to grow in or around your home? Jared Wolfe thinks so. His crowdfunded, internet-connected Biopod can nurture many kinds of plants and animals …


Irving Penn’s Unforgettable Food Photography in Vogue

Food Photography

Engineer Uses Hydraulics to Develop a Safer Weightlifting Bench

Do like this guy: Find your design hole and plug it<p>Here's another "design hole," a problem in need of a solution, this one spotted (pun intended) by …

Well-Inspired Glass Lighting by Mejd Studio

Well is a properly named light given the design is inspired by traditional water wells. The table lamp incorporates the idea of a simple wooden …

Chicago scientists open Egyptian mummy coffin

Shaken Dice Set

Ebola Panic Looks Strikingly Similar To This 19th-Century Epidemic

The British public, informed by newspaper reports, were acquainted with the symptoms: profuse watery diarrhea, severe abdominal pain and often death within a matter of hours. In advance of its arrival in Russia thousands fled from the cities. In Poland it was killing one in two victims. And unlike …

Danny Macaskill: The Ridge