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Adorable Little Clouds Delightfully Water Potted Houseplants

In a whimsical twist that brings the great outdoors inside, this little cloud waters your hanging houseplants. The innovative wall hanging is comprised of a resin pot attached to a blue or green backing. Above the pot, a water filtering system disguised as a whimsical cloud hovers over the plant. …

Houseplants

The New 52 is dead: DC Comics details diverse, character-driven new direction

A month ago DC Comics came out with a big announcement: they are ditching the New 52.<p>That is, they're ditching the branding and editorial focus that's been the standard at the company since late 2011, that manifested in an infamous hard reboot of DC Comics continuity. The New 52 has been criticized …

World’s Largest Tree Of Life Visualizes 50,000 Species Over Time

The circle of life meets family tree.<p>Biologists love a good family tree. Mapping the relations between species since the beginning of time is an important aspect of researching the history of evolution. However, classifying and visualizing the links between the millions of species of fauna in the …

150 Trees Protect This Apartment Complex from Noise and Pollution

While living in an urban environment has many benefits, you're often subject to noise, pollution, and lack of green space. This five-storey apartment building by Luciano Pia minimizes these disadvantages by cloaking the structure in a beautiful potted forest. Located in Turin, Italy, the facade …

How To Track Satellites In Space With a $35 Computer

Since the launch of the Sputnik 1 in 1957, more than 6,600 satellites have gone into orbit, used for everything from navigation systems to environmental monitoring to military purposes. But we’re rarely aware of these complex machines revolving around our planet; at altitudes ranging between 124 …

Two New Species of Peacock Spiders Discovered with Amazingly Striking Patterns

Most people wouldn't think of spiders as beautiful or cute, but there's no other way to describe these cuddly specimens. Nicknamed “Sparklemuffin” and “Skeletorus” for their gorgeous markings, these striking arachnids are are two new species of peacock spiders discovered in southeast Queensland, …

Zoology

Supreme Court To Review How Florida Doles Out The Death Penalty

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will review how Florida decides which convicted criminals are eligible for the death sentence. Florida law limits the power of the jury in that decision, arguably in violation of an earlier high court ruling.<p>The justices agreed to hear an appeal from …

10 dead after Argentina helicopters collide

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three French sports stars were among 10 people killed when two helicopters collided in Argentina on Monday evening, authorities said.<p>The helicopters were reported to be heading to a gorge in northwestern Argentina for the filming of the reality TV show "Dropped" for the French broadcaster …

North Atlantic

Hi-Tech Headlights and Taillights

Coming in function, going in style<p>File this first one under wildly impractical but mind-blowingly cool. Audi's "OLED Swarm" concept wraps a …