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Half brown, half blue. Half male, half female. This lobster is a gynandromorph, meaning one side is female (the blue side) and one is male (the brown side). The probability of this occurring is about 1 in 50 million, and is a result of a genetic mutation that has been seen most widespread in insects and birds. Because we depend so heavily on hormones, it is very doubtful that this type of "split down the middle" phenomenon could ever happen in humans. [Science You Can Love]

Scientists develop a lie detector for tweets

Scientists are developing a new computer system which will be able to judge between truth and fiction in 140 characters or less<p>Scientists have developed the ultimate lie detector for social media – a system that can tell whether a tweeter is telling the truth.<p>The creators of the system called …

LG G2 mini official: 4.7-inch 540 x 960 display, Snapdragon 400, and Android KitKat

The “mini” version of the LG G2 was first rumored in December, and LG teased it last week for an MWC unveiling. Now LG made it official, at least in the Netherlands, so we’re able to give you the full rundown on its specs and features.<p>The LG G2 mini is actually quite a large device, with a 4.7-inch …

Mobile Technology

Samsung's new Galaxy Gear might run Tizen instead of Android

Sure, the Tizen Association just welcomed new members, but the mobile platform is still having a tough start overall -- a Japanese carrier even canceled a Tizen smartphone release in January. So, Samsung (the platform's biggest backer) is reportedly taking matters into its own hands and loading …

Why You Don't Steal a Case Full of Magical Golden Lego Pieces

What if Lego minifigures were real people, you had a case of full of magical golden Lego pieces, and they wanted it back? We’re making a big assumption here, but the result would probably be a massive battle:<p>Someone please make a Lego game where humans interact with Lego characters. Oh, and by …

Black jaguars can produce both black and spotted cubs.

Nope, this isn't an animated GIF. Known as a peripheral drift illusion, the image showcases the rapid movements of our eyes (called saccades), which occur constantly, even though we think our eyes are still.

A lightning storm caught at close range. Lightning occurs approximately 40–50 times a second worldwide, resulting in nearly 1.4 billion flashes per year. Photo by Kane Quinnell, via Dark Matter

An albino turtle? Think again. This turtle is actually afflicted with a condition called leucism, which affects all bodily pigments--not just melanin, as in albinism. It's a condition shared with white lions and piebald pigeons, and an aesthetically appealing one at that!

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Moo? After hours of grooming with special shampoos and weeks of blowdrying against the grain, the majestic Fluffy Cow is complete!

Lightning inside a volcanic ash cloud.

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Video: Baby panda meets mom for first time

Baby panda Yuan Zai is reunited with panda mom Yuan Yuan, after a month’s separation. Wonderful video.<p>When the Taipei Zoo’s newest resident – a …

Wonders of the World

High five kinda day

"Have a good Saturday night" ... from the Macaque.

Try To Find The Octopus In This Video

Biologist Robert Hanlon studies how cephalopods, a group of marine animals that includes octopus, squid, and cuttlefish, blend into their surroundings by changing the color and pattern of their skin.<p>Hanlon captured a particularly incredible example of an octopus going in and out of camouflage while …


Will A Chicken That's Fed Lemons Taste Like Lemons?

BRB, feeding a cow ketchup<p>A recent New York Times story looked into the high-end chicken market. These are chickens in stark contrast to factory chickens, fed with produce that's out of the price range of most humans. David Burke, one of New York City's most prominent chefs (he runs Fishtail, David …

This Handsaw Packs Serious Bite In A Small Frame

The 5-pound circular saw has a blade that rotates at 3,500 rpm.<p>When it comes to circular saws, amateur woodworkers have to deal with a frustrating compromise: Overspend on a burly contractor tool that can cut nearly anything, or settle for a smaller model that can scarcely cut a two-by-four. The …

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Happy Pride! - AsapSCIENCE

Appreciating Nature. Photo by Candice Sedighan, of her dog Champ. More cute photos of Champ: