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The Top 10 Coolest Caves Around the World

The deep, dark world of caves is fascinating. From caves that light up with the glow of millions of glowworms, to underground caverns stuffed with crystals bigger than the average house -- here's our guide to 10 of the coolest caves in the world!<p>1. Cave of Crystals - Chihuahua, Mexico<p>Know what …

Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set

The officially licensed <i>Star Wars</i> R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set, as its name suggests, features a set of measuring cups that resemble the helpful astromech …

ART: Printable Steampunk Apothecary Labels

Happy Friday! Here Are Some Tiny, Tiny Polar Bears

Christmas Dinner In A Can For Gamers Too Busy To Cook

This is Christmas Tinner, a (presumably fake) Christmas dinner in a can from UK based video game retailer GAME (previously: this 12-course meal in a …

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Thermal Image of Emperor Penguins Shows How They Keep Cool to Stay Warm

A study published earlier this year describes a newly discovered adaptation in Emperor Penguins that helps them keep warm in the frigid Antarctic: …

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At Launch, The PS4 Has A Games Problem

Why do you buy a games console? You buy it to play games. You buy it to play games you wouldn’t be able to play without it, or wouldn’t be able to play in the same way without it. In the case of a fancy, expensive system like Sony's PS4 or Microsoft's Xbox One, you buy them to play games that …

Table Talk: Banksy In New York

<i>This week's Family Dinner Table Talk, from HuffPost and The Family Dinner book:</i><p>An anonymous artist who goes by the name "Banksy" has just finished up a remarkable month-long project in New York. Starting on October 1, he turned the city into a giant gallery. Instead of hanging his work on a wall …

'Minecraft' 1.7.2 Update Changes (Almost) Everything

Minecraft 1.7.2 changes the world, blocks, multi-player, fishing, maps, statistics. In fact most things. I set about trying it out with the family.<p>Those that follow these things will probably already be aware of the ground breaking changes in the latest update to Minecraft (1.7.2). I’ve been …

400-Year-Old Optical Illusions Get A Modern-Day Makeover

No one makes a Renaissance-era optical illusion portrait better than the 16th century Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo.<p>Consisting of cleverly arranged vegetables, flowers, birds, books and a plethora of other strange objects, the artist created absurd paintings of what appear to be human faces. …

Russia's decaying movie palaces

With more and more cinemas in Russia losing out to multiplexes, photographer Sergey Novikov sought to capture the old buildings in their new …

Bright eyes, clean brains: sleep might scrub away gray matter waste

A new theory on why we need shut-eye<p>It's long been known that sleep, much like eating or breathing, is a vital process for humans and animals. Insufficient shut-eye in people impairs cognition, curbs energy levels, and has been linked to a bevy of illnesses. But while scientists have explored …

Watch Daniela. She's Up To Something Big

Somebody should be watching Daniela Rus and her pals at MIT, because what they are doing is so crazy, so potentially important, people need to know about them. Not because they're dangerous, but because what they're doing might be changing the world and nobody should change the world without the …

As drug companies back away from death row, who will fill the gap?

Texas and other states fight to get their fix<p>In 1998, Michael Yowell was convicted of killing his parents while trying to steal their money to buy drugs. After the killings, he was arrested and charged with murder. Since he lived in Texas, it was a capital offense; he was eventually convicted and …

'Octodad: Dadliest Catch' Creates Worst PS4 Controls To Date

Some games are known for their streamlined interface. You hardly notice the interactions as buttons and sticks melt seamlessly with on screen action. Octodad: Dadliest Catch is not one of them.<p>Instead it revels in the sort of neuron-challenging-glee of age old activities like patting your stomach …

Science Indicates That Sprite Might Be A Great Hangover Cure

Thank you, Chinese researchers.<p>Let's say you're hung over, and you're given the option of two hangover cures: one is a Chinese pain-relieving tea made of <i>huo ma ren</i>, or hemp seeds, and one is a dusty can of Sprite from the bodega down the street. Your instinct might be to stay away from the …

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Table made of a floating matrix of wooden blocks with embedded magnets

The Float Table uses a 3D matrix of wooden blocks with embedded strong magnets, tethered to one another, to made a piece of furniture that's …

Richard Dawkins: It’s insane that people still doubt Darwin

In an excerpt from his new book, the famed atheist wonders what would have happened if Hitler’s dad only sneezed<p>Publication of "The Selfish Gene" marks the end of the first half of my life and a convenient point at which to pause and look back. I’m often asked whether my African childhood led me to …

20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

Eric Chen, 17-Year-Old Google Science Fair Winner, Introduces New Flu-Fighting Drug

The old vinegar and baking soda volcano trick might have cut it at your high school science fair, but at the Google Science Fair one teenager took on a lethal virus.<p>This year’s grand prize winner and winner in his age group was 17-year-old Eric Chen from San Diego, Calif., whose project introduced …

17 Photos of Hawaii Rainbows To Brighten Your Day

<b>A passing weather system caused some uncharacteristic weather in Hawaii on Tuesday: bouts of heavy rains and strong winds. The "storms" gave us the perfect excuse to think about all the rainbows that would eventually be falling majestically over the islands.</b><p>Below, for your viewing pleasure, 17 …

Your Autumn Guide To Apples [Infographic]

Apples are weird. Here are their weird names.<p>The Baldwin. The Northern Spy. Apples are almost always named after old, moneyed English people and books they would read. And now that fall is here, it's basically <i>Downton Abbey</i>.<p>Sean Seidell, an information designer who previously taught us about …

APOD: M2-9: Wings of a Butterfly Nebula (2013 Sep 15) Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA - Processing: Judy Schmidt http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130915.html Explanation: Are stars better appreciated for their art after they die? Actually, stars usually create their most artistic displays as they die. In the case of low-mass stars like our Sun and M2-9 pictured above, the stars transform themselves from normal stars to white dwarfs by casting off their outer gaseous envelopes. The expended gas frequently forms an impressive display called a planetary nebula that fades gradually over thousand of years. M2-9, a butterfly planetary nebula 2100 light-years away shown in representative colors, has wings that tell a strange but incomplete tale. In the center, two stars orbit inside a gaseous disk 10 times the orbit of Pluto. The expelled envelope of the dying star breaks out from the disk creating the bipolar appearance. Much remains unknown about the physical processes that cause planetary nebulae. http://hla.stsci.edu/ http://www.nasa.gov/ http://www.esa.int/ http://www.geckzilla.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130915 #APOD

8 Cultural Differences Between America And Other Countries

Lose your tooth in Greece? Better toss it on the roof. Here are some cultural discrepancies that might strike you as bizarre while you're abroad.<p><b>1. When kids lose their teeth in Greece (and reportedly other countries), they throw them on the roof.</b><p>According to one source:<p>The tooth is... thrown up on …

New Marvel Game Gives Stan Lee Eleven Super-Powers. And Immortality.

No one likes to think about it but there will be a day when Stan Lee’s cameos will end. He may be an indefatigable 90-year-old but the co-creator of …

'Super Fun Kid Time,' Website Created By 9-Year-Old, Ensures No Kid Will Ever Be Bored Again

If you heard the phrase "I'm bored!" once, twice, or 50 times this summer, 9-year-old Alexandra Jordan is here to help.<p>Jordan has created a website (with a little help from dad) that will help parents find play dates for their kids. The name, Super Fun Kid Time, explains it all.<p>The young …

20 Reasons A Cat Is The Best Investment You'll Ever Make

We've given you plenty of reasons that prove that getting a dog can solve 99 percent of your problems, but if you've been on the Internet in the last decade, you know that cats can weave magic into your life, too.<p>And here's why.<p><b>1. It definitely has something to do with the proportion of a kitten's</b> …