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Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

Art

Well, I'll Be Un-Dammed: Colorado River (Briefly) Reached The Sea

For a few weeks this spring, the Colorado River flowed all the way to the sea for the first time in a half a century. And during that window of opportunity, writer Rowan Jacobsen took the paddleboarding trip of a lifetime.<p>The river starts in the Rocky Mountains, and for more than 1,400 miles, it …

Discern a supermoon’s large size with the eye? An observer says yes

There’s a supermoon this weekend, and many will tell you that you can’t discern its extra large size with just your eye. Daniel Fischer in …

Moore's Law and The Secret World Of Ones And Zeroes

India plans to build the world's largest floating solar farm

Solar farms need three things: sunlight, photovoltaic panels and a huge expanse of land. It's the third in that list that's hampering green efforts in countries like India, where space is scarce and therefore very expensive. That's why India is copying Japan's (pictured) idea of building floating …

A Stinky Compound May Protect Against Cell Damage, Study Finds

<b>Correction appended, July 14.</b><p>Scientists from the University of Exeter say that a compound found in the smell of rotten eggs and human flatulence …

Your Body Can Kill Cancer. It Just Needs Better Instructions.

Researchers have been programming peoples' immune systems to recognize and destory cancer.<p>Part of what makes cancers so insidious is that they’re not invaders: They’re our own cells turned against us. That means the body usually doesn’t see them as a threat. But over the last few years, teams at …

Cancer

How Do Frogs Jump? [Video]

It depends on where they're from.<p>Frogs can jump pretty far, right? The general image of a frog is one with a lithe torso and long back legs to give it that necessary lift. But depending on where they tend to live (in trees, in water, or burrowed underground) the little amphibians can actually have …

High-Flying Rocket Plumes And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

How To Make Your Own (Floating!) Concrete Boat

Rock the boat using the physics of buoyancy<p>The Greek polymath Archimedes is said to have solved the mystery of buoyancy in a bathtub. Even if the story is apocryphal, his principle isn't: If an object weighs less than the water it displaces, it won't sink.<p>Even concrete can float. Materials …

Southern Australia faces water crisis by end of century due to climate change

Perth in Western Australia identified as most vulnerable city under prediction of massive 40% reduction in rainfall<p>A predicted 40% decline in rainfall in southern Australia could mean that the West Australian capital, Perth, will have to rely on alternative sources of water in future, a new climate …

Rain puddle, Milky Way, in Arches National Park

A high rock formation and rare rain puddle in the desert near Moab, Utah beneath the grandeur of the Milky Way.<p>Mike Taylor captured this photo. He …

1,500-Year-Old Claws Intrigue Archaeologists in Peru

Archaeologists in Peru say they have unearthed the previously unknown tomb of a nobleman from a pre-Inca civilization known as the Moche. The tomb contained the remains of an adult male, plus artifacts indicating the man's elite status, according to the Peruvian newspaper El Comercio.<p>Among the most …

Archaeology

Skeletons of war dead from 11,000 BC go on show at the British Museum

The remains, displaying breaks and slash marks of violent death, were found in a cemetery on the banks of the Nile river<p>Lying on their left sides, curled together, the two skeletons on display for the first time at the British Museum look peacefully laid to rest. But the razor-sharp stone flakes …