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Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,249 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($346 at Amazon …

Operating Systems

The numbers behind Athletics' Ramon Laureano's unreal throw are insane

That A’s CF Ramon Laureano even got to this ball Justin Upton smashed into the left-center gap was impressive on its own. That he was then able to turn around and fire a perfect strike 321 feet in the air to double up Eric Young Jr. at first is nothing short of miraculous. But that’s exactly what …

Baseball

All You Need to Know About the ‘Learning Styles’ Myth, in Two Minutes

ON A SUNNY hike along a Madeiran levada a couple of years ago, I got chatting to a retired school teacher and I told him about the brain myths book I …

Pedagogy

This Simple Optical Illusion Could Help Diagnose Autism

Where do your eyes go?<p>Accurately arriving at a diagnosis for autism spectrum disorder can be challenging, especially in cases that appear to be …

Autism

Who Do You See in This Picture? The Answer Is Important to Your Vision

You might not want to know the answer to the test, but you should take it anyway. Play the video, and an image will appear — you'll see either Marilyn Monroe or Albert Einstein. We won't tell you what each answer means till the end, so as not to influence what you see.<p>The video comes to us from …

Albert Einstein

Octopus research shows that consciousness isn’t what makes humans special

Whether or not octopuses should be viewed as charming or terrifying very much depends on your personal perspective. But it’s hard to deny their intelligence.<p>Octopuses can squirt water at an annoyingly bright bulb until it short-circuits. They can tell humans apart (even those who are wearing the …

Here's How America Uses Its Land

Although most of the people in the United States live in cities, you'd never know it by looking at a map of the country, because those urban areas …

Outdoors

The Remarkable Speed in Which Dogs Rise Up on All Fours From a Prone Position Shown in Slow Motion

Curious about the physics behind a dog’s ability to go from a prone position to all fours in less than a second, Matt Mikka of Warped Perception …

Pets

There Was No Big Bang Singularity

Almost everyone has heard the story of the Big Bang. But if you ask anyone, from a layperson to a cosmologist, to finish the following sentence, “In the beginning, there was…” you’ll get a slew of different answers. One of the most common ones is “a singularity,” which refers to an instant where …

Universe

Roundworms Just Came Back to Life After 40,000 Years Frozen in Siberian Permafrost

A dizzying new cryogenic record!<p>Samples of permafrost sediment frozen for the past 40,000 years were recently thawed to reveal living …

Biology

All The "Days Without Sex" Memes We Could Find, in Chronological Order

We can't go a day without this meme.<p>If you’ve seen people on Twitter sharing harrowing, but confusing, stories of how many days they’ve gone without …

Mischievous Dog Skillfully Evades His Human’s Attempts to Retrieve the GoPro in His Possession

A willful and rather mischievous German shepherd named Koby was having such a good time carrying a stick in his mouth with his human Daniel Brown‘s …

13 Sci-Fi Movies On Netflix That'll Actually Blow Your Mind

We live in an age where it's taken for granted you can plop down on the couch and have instant access to hundreds, if not thousands of streaming …

The Resident Felines of a Japanese Cat Café Scatter Around the Room When an Earthquake Hits

Just ahead of a earthquake that took place on June 18, 2018 in Wakayama, Wakayama in the Kansai region of Japan, a number of the sleeping adopatable …

We'll Never Get Tired of This Video of Astronauts Falling Over on The Moon

Guess they had a good trip!<p>We've all seen footage of astronauts bouncing around on the Moon, looking like they're having the best time ever.<p>But …

Watch Volkswagen's I.D. R race car demolish the Pikes Peak record

Last week, Volkswagen's fully electric I.D. R Pikes Peak car became the fastest car ever to complete the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. VW then took its sweet time releasing the footage of the run, which we finally have today.<p>The helicopter-shot video showcases the 671-horsepower electric …

Mystery of Charles Darwin's flying spiders solved - they harness electricity

You might assume that evolution gave Charles Darwin enough to ponder during his five year voyage on The Beagle.<p>But of all the phenomena the naturalist encountered circumnavigating the globe, it was the flight of spiders which continued to puzzle him.<p>Darwin noticed that hundreds of spiders would …

Biology

Drone Pilot Celebrates the Fourth of July by Flying Headfirst into Fireworks

A pyromaniac's dream come true.<p>Enjoying the dazzling bursts of fireworks from beside the amber glow of a charcoal grill is a staple of July Fourth. …

How to restore your car's black trim the right way

Along with headlight lenses, black trim is about the most frail part of the modern car. Do they design these parts to go bad? It seems like it, but it's the curse of living near a giant UV-radiating orb. Here's the right way to fight back against your car turning one shade of gray.<p>1. Restore the …

Stabilized GoPro footage from a roller coaster looks like an alternate reality

During a recent trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, YouTuber and skydiver Jeb Corliss took GoPro Fusion video of himself riding Goliath, …

Scientists Discover Dolphins Call Each Other by Name

“This is the coolest thing ever."<p>Video shot in Shark Bay, Australia, shows something incredible: dolphins are calling each other <i>by name</i>.<p>The video is …

Star Wars lightsaber colors, decoded

As Solo: A Star Wars Story ends its theatrical run, it's safe to talk about the unexpected appearance of a lightsaber at the end of a movie that didn't seem likely to have any.<p>It popped up thanks to a surprising cameo by longtime Star Wars villain Maul, who ignited his red blade to threaten Emilia …

Paul McCartney’s Extraordinary Carpool Karaoke Tour of Liverpool With James Corden

A *huge* surprise makes this one of the all-time Carpool greats.<p>James Corden describes it as “quite possibly the best #CarpoolKaraoke we’ve done so …

Watch this Japanese ‘dragon’ drone slither through the air like a flying snake

Drones are awesome, but there are only so many conventional quadcopters you can see before you start to get jaded and lose your sense of wonder. …

This colorful vortex ring collision is almost too mesmerizing

Five years ago, Destin Sandlin of the YouTube channel SmarterEveryDay saw a video of two vortex rings colliding with each other. As he watched, …

Photographer Captures Lava from Kilauea Flowing Like a Fast-Moving River in Hawaii (VIDEO)

We’ve featured jaw-dropping footage of lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano in Hawaii swallowing an entire car, and an unbelievable photo of the …

New helicopter video confirms Hawaii is basically Mordor now

Peter Jackson’s <i>Lord of the Rings</i> trilogy relied heavily on CGI to turn Mordor into hell on Earth, complete with a lava-spewing volcano and rivers of …

Watch the Sun's Elusive Corona Appear in Time-Lapse Solar Eclipse Video

<i>Miguel Claro</i> <i>is a professional photographer, author and science communicator based in Lisbon, Portugal, who creates spectacular images of the night</i> …

This super clear video of a nearly perfect tornado is stunning

Mother nature is terrifyingly beautiful.<p>Storm chaser James Hammett caught footage of this tornado in Laramie, Wyoming. Driving along a highway, he …

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