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10 Super Foods to Help You Quickly Build Muscle and Lose Weight

In order to build muscle and lose weight you need a variety of veggies, carbs, fruits, proteins, and healthy fats. In order to quickly build muscle …

Scientists: Circumcised Guys Don't Have Less Sensitive Penises After All

One frequent argument made in the case against circumcision is that it decreases penis sensitivity. Is that actually true? New research says nope.<p>The study, published in <i>The Journal of Urology</i>, got incredibly specific: The investigators examined whether the tip of the penis was less sensitive in …


Jennifer Lawrence Rejects the Tyranny of the Uterus-Sucking Red Carpet Dress

Jennifer Lawrence has largely stayed out of the spotlight since the Oscars, but her latest interview is evidence that her Jennifer Lawrence-ness remains strong. In her cover story for <i>Harper's Bazaar</i>'s May beauty issue, she discusses how she's kind of a puker ("I don't have the tolerance to black …


Emerald Lagoon

Planet Mono

Shark's Tooth

Orchesella villosa

'Lenticular Goosebumps' Mono Lake

peek a boo

Rare Sighting of a “Blue Dragon” Spotted on the Shores of Australia

Depending on your tastes, this bizarre little blue creature may inspire aww-worthy shrieks of excitement, a bit of discomforted shock, or possibly a combination of both.<p>Meet the blue dragon, one of the weirdest and most wonderful little-known animals in the world. The proper name of this …


Angel Falls

New footage of giant squid in Japanese bay emerges as squid released back into sea

A giant squid that wandered into a Japanese port has been guided back out to sea almost a week after it was spotted, giving enthusiasts and experts a rare glimpse of the mysterious creature.<p>The massive invertebrate, 12ft in length, was discovered by fishermen on December 24 at a port in the city of …


montereybayaquarium: “ The flamenco dancer of the cuttlefish world, the flamboyant cuttlefish is a perpetual color machine, continually flashing vibrant yellow, maroon, brown, white and red along its...

Scuba Diving

The Line of Fire

Newly Discovered Worm's Mouth Morphs Into Five Radically Different Shapes

A German research team recently discovered what they thought were five distinct species of nematode worms on account of significant facial …

Humongous sea spiders from Antarctica are baffling scientists

If you're reading this, you probably aren't a spider, and may even have a strong aversion toward eight-legged, web-weaving creepy crawlies — especially giant ones.<p>However, we regret to inform you that spiders of epic proportions are more than just the stuff of fiction, and do indeed walk among …


The Watchman

Astronomers think this could be the key to finding alien life

Astronomers presumed that many of the other stars in the night sky had planets too, but this was sheer speculation.<p>We could never know for sure, the thinking went, because such planets were ridiculously small and faint. To ever see or study them seemed a complete impossibility.<p>"Extrasolar planets," …


Fast-growing tumbleweed called hairy panic blows into Australian city

Dry grass piles up around homes in Wangaratta, north-east Victoria – at times reportedly reaching roof height<p>Residents of a rural Australian city are frustrated by a fast-growing tumbleweed called hairy panic that is piling up outside their houses, covering lawns and blocking doors and …