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An Elegantly Disturbing Photo Series That Visualizes the Truly Parasitic Nature of Smartphones

In his elegant photo series “SUR-FAKE“, French photographer Antoine Geiger has disturbingly visualized the truly parasitic nature of the universally …

Biology

DNA from Inca boy sacrificed 500 years ago shows how humans spread to South America

It sounds like something straight out of a "Hunger Games" novel: The rulers of a sprawling empire select beautiful children from throughout their vast territories and kill them in a ritualistic event to reinforce their power.<p>During the Inca civilization, which thrived in South America before the …

Meet the Bird that Filled an Antenna With Acorns

Weird & Wild<p>A viral video shows technicians clearing a huge cache of acorns from a transmission tower.<p>Squirrels aren’t the only animals that store acorns for winter. Some birds do it, too. And one species in California disrupted a telecommunications network with its storage habits.<p>The birds stashed …

Birds

This home has views over the vineyards of California's Napa Valley from every room

Architect John Maniscalco, has designed a home nestled into the hillside above the Silverado Trail, in Oakville, California.<p>This custom home …

Napa Valley

5 Foods with More Protein Than an Egg

Up your intake by loading up on these protein-rich foods.<p>Eggs are the poster child for protein—you need only watch Sylvester Stallone chugging raw eggs as Rocky Balboa for proof. And the reputation is well-earned: A single hard-boiled egg packs six grams of protein, all in a convenient, portable …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in the World 2017

Pinpointing all of the most beautiful places in the world could take a lifetime, but we think that these 50 otherworldly landscapes and awe-inspiring natural wonders need to move to the very top of your travel bucket list. This piece was originally published in 2015 and has been updated.<p>Cliffs of …

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

The Brain

Crazy Good Mini Cranberry Cheesecakes

No Bake Cranberry Orange Cheesecakes are perfect for any holiday gathering. Bright flavors of the Fall and Winter seasons meld together into terrific bites of bliss.<p>Here I go again with the mini desserts. I just can't help myself! There's something just SO elegant about rows of petite serving cups, …

Scientists Analyzed Spiderweb DNA, and the Results Are Super Creepy

Walking into a spiderweb just got creepy. Those sticky strands clinging to your hair and face? They’re smeared with traces of the spider’s last meal, …

A photographer spent six years trying to get this shot

Well, it looks like one photographer has got the snap of his life.<p>But don’t for one second think it was a happy accident.<p>Alan McFadyen waited six …

This Home Brand Is Sending The Wrong Message To Teen Girls

Target recently made national headlines with its decision to move away from gendered signage in stores, one that many saw as a progressive and …

Emma Watson

DNA At the Fringes: Twins, Chimerism, and Synthetic DNA

DNA tests are thought to be conclusive proof—of crime, of family relation—but in some cases, our genetic material acts in mysterious ways.<p>Plenty of …

Genetics