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Nelson Mandela dies at 95

South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying, "We've lost our greatest son."<p>Mandela's death …

7 Lessons I Learned The Hard Way: Surviving School

Oh, to be in school! To have no obligations aside from learning and improving yourself. To actively feel your mind expand and your experiences …

8 Everyday Words Invented by Famous Authors

My main goal in life is to write a book. After I travel back in time and seduce young Leonardo Dicaprio, I will write a book (probably a memoir) …

10 Reasons Spiders Make Me Nervous

This past weekend I was camping in Yosemite when a friend suggested we check out a place called Spider Cave. After everyone screamed “No!”, the …

For The Ladies: Animal Face Underwear With Ears

This is a series of underwear for ladies (and dudes who wear lady's underwear) featuring hand-sewn animal faces and little ears. They're for sale by …

Affleck Added To All Actors To Play Batman Face Morph

Remember when Redditor morphinapg made that composite face of all the actors to play Batman? Well now he's added Ben Affleck to the mix, and this is …

Photos of Albanian Women Who Have Lived Their Lives As Men

Photographer Jill Peters presents a unique phenomenon of “burneshas” – Albanian women, who swear themselves, or are sworn into virginity by their …

Ballerina Wears Knife Shoes to Perform En Pointe

Ballerinas are often associated with beauty, grace, and elegant human forms. In his video En Puntas (‘On Points’), however, artist Javier Perez has …

Walkie Talkie developers build screen to stop 'death ray'

Vast concrete blocks weigh down a six-metre-high scaffolding structure on Eastcheap in the City of London, swathed with lengths of green and black netting.<p>It could be a road-block for an invading army, but the assailant in question has come in the form of an office block across the street – one …

NASA develops 3D printing factory in space

<b>News:</b> NASA is developing an orbiting factory that will use 3D printing and robots to fabricate giant structures such as antennas and solar arrays of …

How To 3-D Print Your Own Invisibility Cloak

Now you see it...<p>The invisibility cloak Harry Potter brandishes against dark lords and nosy professors is now a reality—at least in microwave light. Duke University engineer Yaroslav Urzhumov has designed a plastic disk that makes a small object placed in its hollow center invisible to frequencies …

Clear Cranial Implant Lets Doctors See Into The Brain

Some skulls really just need a window view.<p>Researchers from the University of California, Riverside have debuted a new transparent cranial implant that could let doctors peek inside the brain without having to drill a new hole in the skull every time--a technique that could allow for easier …

Why Do Skyscrapers Melt Things?

How did a London skyscraper melt a parked car?<p><b>What happened?</b><br>Talk about a hazardous parking job. Last Thursday, Martin Lindsay parked his Jaguar XJ across the street from the curvy 37 story, glass-and-steel skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street in London, and walked away. When he came back, his car had …

Stop Confusing Bashar al-Assad With Saddam Hussein

Syr­ia is not Ir­aq. Nor is it Libya. But that hasn’t stopped people from the oc­ca­sion­al Freu­di­an slip in the de­bate over wheth­er to re­spond …

Radiation Levels at Fukushima Could Kill a Human 'Within Hours'

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>New radiation "hotspots" near the Fukushima nuclear plant spiked to their highest levels yet …

Senate committee approves Syria attack resolution

Committee voted 10-7, with both Democrats and Republicans voting for and against resolution.<p>WASHINGTON — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to authorize President Obama to use limited force against Syria Wednesday, after adopting amendments from Sen. John McCain designed to urge Obama to …