Karla Vasquez-Cruz

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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 …

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This Giant Tree Protects Urban Wildlife By Keeping It Floating Away From Dangerous People

Based on the design of floating oil platforms, the Sea Trees are made from steel and shaped like giant trees. Each level of the platform supports a …

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Obama fills in for Stephen Colbert

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Barack Obama may be the President of the United States, but for a few minutes on Monday, he was also Stephen Colbert, outgoing host of "The Colbert Report."<p>Obama sat down for an interview with Colbert in Washington -- his third appearance on the show -- and surprised the host by …

YouTube's top 10 trailers of 2014

In a world where trailers rack up millions of views, there can be only one No. 1 most viewed sneak peek.<p>YouTube has released its list of the most …

Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer review – Tony Stark raving bananas

There’s a good chance that you’ve already seen today’s rush-released Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Similarly, there’s an equally good chance that you already know the main thrust of the story – Tony Stark makes an artificial robot, the robot goes a bit cuckoo and kills everyone.<p>However, unless …

William Shatner in early talks for Star Trek 3

William Shatner has confirmed talks with the makers of the new Star Trek film regarding a return to the long-running science-fiction saga.<p>Shatner, the original Captain James T Kirk, dating back to Star Trek’s 1966 debut on the small screen, told the Associated Press he had met with director Roberto …

Ryan Gosling tipped to work magic as Dr Strange

Ryan Gosling, Jared Leto and Keanu Reeves are among the A-list Hollywood stars in the frame to play mystical Marvel superhero Dr Strange, according to the Hollywood Reporter.<p>The Disney-owned studio has been seeking a replacement for Joaquin Phoenix after talks with the Oscar-nominated star of …

Mammoth On The Move: Rare, Nearly-Intact Skeleton Heads To Dallas

For tens of thousands of years, the skeleton of a giant mammoth lay in one place: a gravel pit about 50 miles south of Dallas.<p>A few months ago, the bones were unearthed — and now they're on the move. Paleontologists are carefully packing them up, preparing them to travel to the Perot Museum of …

The last supermoon – in pictures

This full moon marks the third in a trilogy of supermoons this summer. July and August’s full moons both fell during the moon’s perigee – when it was at the closest point in its orbit to Earth. It is also a harvest moon, which rises around the same time that the sun sets, giving the moon a …

Gotham state of mind: what do comics tell us about cities?

Raised in New York, fed by newspapers and nourished by urban life, comics tell the secrets of cities … and of those of us who live in them<p>If you have made it this far into the story, the chances are the city in your mind is New York. Or at least some version of it. Surely no streets have been …

It's got the Rock – now Warner's Shazam movie needs some nerve

The execs are talking about 'a sense of fun', but the 40s-era quirks and alter egos need to be streamlined if their forthcoming superhero flick is to match up to its modern peers<p>Cynics might suggest Dwayne Johnson's announcement this week that he is to play the villain/antihero Black Adam in …

Asian submarine cable system going live in 2015 as Korea's KT hooks up

The long-awaited Asia Pacific Gateway (APG) undersea cable system appears to be nearing completion. Korean carrier KT has opened a network operating center for the APG in the city of Busan and has confirmed that it is preparing for full operation in early 2015, according to local media reports.<p>The …

The man who grew eyes | Mo Costandi

Photograph: RIKEN CDB<p>Mouse embryonic stem cells organise themselves into layered cerebral cortical tissue when grown in 3D culture. Image: Yoshiki Sasai/ RIKEN …

FiftyThree’s Paper-friendly Pencil stylus comes to Europe

FiftyThree, the U.S. startup that produces the designer-friendly drawing app Paper, has now brought out the accompanying Pencil stylus in Europe, 8 …

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 …

Transformer jet is like the Optimus Prime of planes

If Autobots were stealth jets, this is probably what they'd look like.<p>The aircraft concept straight out of our science fiction dreams comes from BAE Systems, a UK-based aerospace and defense contractor that builds defense aircraft for partners around the world. Earlier this month, the company …

This Humanoid Robot Uses Walking Sticks To Climb Over Rubble

Oussama Khatib and Shu-Yun Chung have brought us the SupraPed. Khatib and Chung, researchers at Stanford, are working on a system to allow bipedal robots extra stability by giving them a pair of walking sticks. Unlike us weak humans, however, the robots will bend and twist in all sorts of ways to …

The Virtual Valet

With its new home at the Düsseldorf airport in Germany, RAY is the world’s first operational parking robot! When you drive up, it scans your vehicle …

Steven Spielberg frenzy: Two films coming in 10-month span

Steven Spielberg tends to have a distinct pattern in his moviemaking--He'll take a hiatus of as much as two years, then come back with a few movies in quick succession.<p>Early last decade he didn't have a movie for a couple years when "The Terminal," "War of the Worlds" and "Munich" all hit within 18 …

Someone is making a handheld Steam game system

Every Steam Machine shown so far has amounted to a small desktop PC. But what if you want to take that gaming experience on the road? Well, you might get your wish -- meet Steamboy, a handheld take on Valve's platform. On the outside, it's pretty much what you'd expect; it looks like an Steam …

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Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

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A New Idea For Colonizing Space: Send Our DNA, Assemble Ourselves Once We Get There

I mean, it’s just too hard to send actual humans, right?<p>It’s difficult to send people far into space. Why not send bacteria instead? That’s the simple foundation behind one decidedly out-there idea for sending humans to live on other planets in the future.<p>“Our best bet for space exploration could …

13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

Hungarian Builders Bust the Record for World's Tallest LEGO Tower

Just this past week, a team of schoolchildren and workmen in Hungary, Budapest have given us an update to a question we've all wondered at some point …

The Earth's Gravity Is Pulling So Hard At The Moon, It's Bulging

Everyone knows that the power of the Moon’s gravity is what moves the oceans’ tides here on Earth, but that’s not all the gravitational tug-of-war between the two celestial bodies is doing.<p>The force between the two is so strong that each sphere is ever so slightly pulling the other into a lopsided …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …