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SkyArt, Fun Doodles Drawn Into Photographs of the Sky

French artist Thomas Lamadieu takes photographs and then fills in the open space of the sky with amusing drawings in a series called “SkyArt.” More …

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Every Single Person In The World On One Chart

What does 7 billion look like in a browser window?<p>When you read on your computer screen that world population has surpassed 7 billion, as it did in 2011, it's hard to put that number in context. It's big a world. Where is everyone?<p>7 Billion World is a website/infographic that breaks it down. …

What did the Big Bang sound like? Take a listen

Sci-Tech<p>A physicist at the University of Washington remasters the sound that accompanied the origin of the universe 13.8 billion years ago.<p>by<p>9:57 AM PDT<p>John Cramer, professor emeritus of physics at the University of Washington in Seattle, has created a high-fidelity rendition of the sound of the …

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How It Works: The Earthquake Machine

The fundamentals of earthquake mechanics are simple: Pieces of rock slip past one another along a fault to release pent-up energy. Some of that energy ripples outward, causing seismic waves that shake the earth. But how long it takes and exactly how the energy dissipates has remained elusive. To …

The Dubai Police Are Getting A Lamborghini

And we are understandably jealous<p>Are the Dubai police looking for additions to their squad? Because we could use an excuse to drive this Lamborghini Aventador, which the city of Dubai has given to its force.<p>The 217 mph machine costs about $400,000, making it, uh, high-end, to say the least. The …

Iranian Scientist Says He Has A Future-Predicting Machine

We see no reason to doubt this.<p>Ali Razeghi, a 27-year-old businessman and scientist in Tehran, has registered "The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine" with Iran's Center for Strategic Inventions.<p>Razeghi told a state news agency that the machine can "predict five to eight years of the future life of any …

Who Or What Left This 60,000-Ton Ancient Artifact Under The Sea?

Shall we take bets on how the ancient-alien conspiracy theorists will spin this one?<p>Put on your tin-foil hats and special anti-Illuminati underwear. A recently discovered mysterious ancient rock structure under the Sea of Galilee, possibly built in the same era as Stonehenge, has archaeologists …

Cash Raised Through Crowdfunding Tripled In Three Years [Infographic]

In 2012 alone, money raised for crowdfunding projects grew 81 percent.<p>Do you remember the moment when crowdfunding became A Thing? Sites like Kickstarter have been around for a few years now, and the amount they've grown in that time is <i>bananas</i>, as this infographic from Statista shows. From 2010 to …

Long-Necked Giant Was Fastest-Growing Dinosaur

The Lufengosaurus grew like a 30-foot weed.<p>During the Jurassic Period, nearly 200 million years ago, a dinosaur called <i>Lufengosaurus</i> roamed what is now the Yunnan Province in southern China. The long-necked plant eater was the biggest guy around at the time, at almost 30 feet long, and new research …

Oh, Lord: Samsung Announces Enormous Phone Called "Galaxy Mega"

The inside story of how this toboggan of a phone came to be<p>Somewhere at Samsung's sprawling campus, deep in the headquarters of the mobile phone division, there is a PowerPoint slide with a simple line graph. On one axis is "sales," and on the other is "screen size." The graph shows a positive …

A Harvard Neuroscience Scheme To Change Decisions In Your Brain

A researcher wants to reverse your choices before you even know you've made them.<p>This week at the British Neuroscience Association, Harvard scientist Gabriel Kreiman described a rather diabolical-sounding experiment: He wants to reverse someone's decision to push a button before the person is even …

This Is The First Bear To Get Brain Surgery

Champa, a 3-year-old Asiatic black bear, was operated on to cure hydrocephalus.<p>Meet Champa, the first bear to have brain surgery.<p>Rescued Laotian bears are often brought to a sanctuary in northern Laos that's run by the Australian nonprofit Free the Bears. Despite being on an endangered species …

From DARPA, A Navigational Device That Fits On A Penny And Works When GPS Doesn't

DARPA's new on-the-go navigation chip can measure orientation, acceleration, and time.<p>GPS is great, but it isn't always reliable. The signal can be interrupted by, say, a tunnel, or something else smothering the relay between here and space. So DARPA wants to navigate GPS blackout areas with a chip …

Brain Scans Offer Precise Measurement Of Human Pain

A new study is a first step toward a objective way to measure physical pain.<p>Pain may be personal, but when it comes to a painful burn, people's brains seem to react the same way.<p>A team of researchers administered painful doses of heat to human subjects' forearms, in a range of temperatures from …

What Were Offices Like Before Computers And The Internet?

Old-timer Reddit users explain what work was like before the information age.<p>Sometimes while browsing Reddit (the land of aww-inspiring animal photos, sarcastic image macros, and the occasional "Ask Me Anything" with a current U.S. president) we find a discussion thread that perfectly illustrates …

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Teen Genius Develops Cancer Test

Changing Planet<p>Jack Andraka at a teen summit in NYC (Credit: Benjamin Quinto)<p><i>By Donisha Dansby</i><p>Jack Andraka is not your ordinary teenager. Instead of hanging out with friends or watching TV, Andraka prefers working in a lab, looking for a new way to detect cancer.<p>The crazy thing is, he actually did! …

A Woman Was Arrested For Choking Her Boyfriend Because He Wouldn't Stop Singing "Thrift Shop"

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Holy Crap, Saturn's Rings Are Raining Water

Astronomers discover rainwater falling all over the planet!<p>Exciting news from space: Astronomers have discovered that charged water particles fall from Saturn's rings over large areas of the planet, and the rainwater has a major impact on Saturn's atmosphere.<p>Previously, scientists thought water …

Why Are Monkey Butts So Colorful?

Plus, the best colored monkey butts on the internet!<p>If you're anything like me, you may have wondered why some monkeys have bright blue skin. Even if you don't pay careful attention to monkey butts, you may still have wondered what makes some people's eyes blue.<p>To answer these questions, it is …

On the Brink of Extinction: A Closer Look at Endangered Species

Changing Planet<p><b>Many naturalists and certainly most birding aficionados are well aware that the last passenger pigeon died in 1914 while in residence at the Cincinnati Zoo. And I regretfully acknowledge that the last wild passenger pigeon was shot in 1900 in my home state of Ohio. The Zoo’s</b> …

Creating a New Map of the Holocaust

Researchers document an astonishing number of Nazi camps and ghettos.<p><b>The map of the Third Reich is being dramatically redrawn.</b><p><b>Thirteen years ago, when he started digging into the past to document the number and nature of Nazi-era ghettos and camps, scholar Geoffrey Megargee expected to identify</b> …

It’s Go Time!

What does wellness mean? How do you get there?<p>That’s exactly what I’ll be investigating as I travel the American Southwest in search of places and people that embody and embrace this way of living.<p>Most of us strive to be healthy, and, personally, I’ve always found I’m more productive and centered …

How to Build Your Own Hovercraft, in Answer to “Bubba’s Hover”

Changing Planet<p>Professional golfer Bubba Watson recently grabbed a lot of attention with the April Fools’ week publication of a video showing him using a hovercraft golf cart to tool around the links.<br>Now we have a video on how to make your own hovercraft. Jonny Philips and Richard Ambrose, hosts of …

Exploring the Natural History of Polar Bears

Changing Planet<p>Icon of the Arctic, the polar bear thrives in the remote Arctic landscape of ice and snow. World-renowned polar bear scientist Ian Stirling offers his thoughts on the state of polar bears in the wild, the threats they face today, and insights from his recent book, <i>Polar Bears: A</i> …

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Scientists find a way to see your dreams

Japanese scientists have developed an algorithm that's able to predict what dreamers see from their neurological patterns.<p>At the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, Yukiyasu Kamitani and his colleagues have spent a long time trying to assemble the data they need to image a …

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