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Hovering Boat Optical Illusion

I was looking through some of the optical illusions that I have yet to share and I came across this optical illusion and it stuck out to me in a big …

CONFIRMED: The DEA Struck A Deal With Mexico's Most Notorious Drug Cartel

"El Vicentillo" being presented to the media in Mexico City on March 19, 2009. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar An investigation by El Universal found that between the years 2000 and 2012, the U.S. government had an arrangement with Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel that allowed the organization to smuggle …

Japan's Suntory To Buy Maker Of Jim Beam, Maker's Mark

A piece of legendary Americana will now be owned by a Japanese firm.<p>Beam Inc., the maker of the bourbons Jim Beam and Maker's Mark, will be sold to Japan's Suntory in a deal the companies say is worth $16 billion, including assumed debt.<p>In a statement, Beam CEO Matt Shattock said: "Together we will …

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The Big Bang May Not Have Spawned The Universe After All

Our universe might actually be the result of the collapse of a four-dimensional star.<p>According to a new paper posted on Arxiv, the Big Bang may not have been what we think it is. In fact, there may have been no Big Bang at all--our universe may have come from an entirely different source.<p>The Big …

Japanese artist “Tama-Chan” makes these amazing pieces of edible artwork out of sushi rolls!

10 of the Most Dangerous Space Walks Ever Done

The blockbuster film Gravity features one heart-stopping emergency in space after another, most of them outside the confines of a spacecraft. Real-life emergencies during extravehicular activity, or EVA, are more rare, but they do happen.<p>The blockbuster film <i>Gravity</i> features one heart-stopping …

Cars of Futures Past – GM Firebird Concepts

<i>Harley Earl poses with the Firebird concepts in 1958. All photos courtesy General Motors.</i><p>In the car-obsessed 1950s, showing off technical capability …

Peru makes book writing into a spectator sport and invites aspiring writers into combat

On a chilly Monday night in Lima, a bar called La Noche is packed. Usually people come to see live bands. But tonight they're here for Lucha Libro.<p>It's a twist on Lucha Libre, Mexico’s version of pro wrestling, where competitors put on masks and pseudonyms to duke it out in a ring.<p>Peru's Lucha …

Watch A 3-D Printer Make A Pizza

Just some dough, ketchup, and cream cheese. Classic pie.<p>This summer we heard about a 3-D printer for food developed with NASA funding, but we didn't have much to look at in the way of a prototype. Now, lo and behold, the printer has shown up at SXSW Eco, and we caught a short demonstration from the …

A Very Simple Explanation Of The Higgs Boson

François Englert and Peter Higgs just received the Nobel Prize in Physics for laying the groundwork for the discovery of the Higgs boson. But can someone please explain what a Higgs is? Like, really simply.<p>François Englert and Peter Higgs have won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics, as was pretty …

Moutere Hills VW run

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Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Bee-Holder

For a lot of people, the sight of a bee or wasp is enough to elicit some kind of visceral reaction. But a bee at 1:1 magnification becomes something a little more awe-inspiring.<p>"We know the average American reaction to insects," says Sam Droege, head of the U.S. Geological Survey Bee Inventory and …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

Watch man destroy his M6 'lemon' with a sledgehammer and ax

Just to be clear, the owner of this BMW M6 isn't ready for another one. He and his friend destroyed the V10-powered coupe in anger at the entrance to the Frankfurt Motor Show in a decidedly public fashion. <i>Bild</i> and <i>GT Spirit</i> report that the owner was angry over mysterious quality and reliability …

Bora Bora looks gorgeous on the ground, but have you ever seen it from above? Photo by PLEIADES-HR SATELLITE.

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

How to pick up women (with science)

It's a sad fact, but women lack free will. Although they appear as complex and individual as any male (often much more so), it seems women are slaves to inherent biological "programming" which means they will be physically intimate with any man who employs a specific set of behaviours and phrases. …

Seattle football fans crush Guinness loudness record with ear-splitting roar

Seattle Seahawks fans are loud. So loud, in fact, that they’ve dethroned the fans of Turkish soccer club Galatasaray as the loudest in the world. At Sunday night’s CenturyLink Field game against the San Francisco 49ers, the cacaphony of cheering hit an ear-splitting 136.6 decibels — somewhere …

6 Places That Are Absolutely Better After Dark

The architectural wonders of this world are beautiful by day.<p>But when the sun goes down, some of Europe's best-known tourist sites turn downright dazzling. For example:<p>The Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy<p>The Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany<p>The Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic<p>The Eiffel …

Tectonic Plate Gap Between Europe and America The Gap Between Two Continents. Drifting apart: Amazing underwater photos that show the growing gap between two tectonic plates. This scuba diver is actually between two tectonic plates. Alex Mustard, 36, dived 80ft into the crevice between the North American and Eurasian plates near Iceland to capture these spectacular photos.