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Scientists design a collider that turns light into matter

Ever since the 1960s, when the food synthesiser made its appearance in <i>Star Trek</i>, the idea of a machine that could seemingly make something from nothing has been the kind of tech we dream about. But the actual technology may not be as implausible as previously thought.<p>In 1934, Gregory Breit and John …

Thor's Well In Oregon Is Straight Out Of A Comic Book

If it seems like everyone is talking about the Pacific Northwest lately, it's because they are.<p>It's a pretty fantastic part of the country to explore and with places like Thor's Well hidden in plain sight, you'll never run out of things to look at. Thor's Well is a ridiculously incredible and …

Photographer Starts ‘Not a Bully’ Campaign to Change Negative Stereotype of Pit Bulls

In an effort to combat the ongoing belief amongst a great deal of the general public that pit bulls are an aggressive breed of dog, bred only to …

How Pharrell's 'Happy' Is Spawning Amazing Travel Videos From Around the Globe

“Happy” is everywhere. You cannot escape it, you cannot out-run it, you cannot stop hearing it everywhere, you cannot wish it away.<p>So the best …

11 Things That Are Weirdly Missing In Hawaii... And What They Can Teach You

We often define a destination by the traits, characteristics and features that it has. But equally -- if not more -- telling is what you won't find in a particular place.<p>You may not even realize it when you're there, but oftentimes, a destination can be better understood by what it lacks than what …

Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay: The Little-Known Roots of 'Cielito Lindo'

<i>From the Sierra Morena, Pretty darling, they come down a pair of black eyes Pretty little heaven, which are contraband</i><p>One of many translations of the Mexican song, "Cielito Lindo."<p>Chances are you've belted out your share of "Ay, ay, ay, ay" choruses in that timeless Mexican song about a lovely lady …

28 incredibly useful packing hacks

Packing for travel is an art, and it’s a minimalist art. Experienced travelers will have, over time, developed either a system for packing lightly …

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Anna Paquin Couldn't Be Cut From 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' Because She Has One Pivotal Scene

Today, we have a new report from Vulture that reveals the details of her scene, along with news that three other mutants from the original trilogy will also have cameos.<p>There will be <b>spoilers</b> included below, so read on at your own risk.<p>Apparently Rogue plays a pivotal part in the storyline, and it …

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Real-Time Space Weather Forecasting Now Possible, Innovation Front Sweeping in From the Far North

Space weather affects your life more than you may think, and now some new science experiments, leveraging Iridium’s array of satellite phone spacecraft, may let scientists measure it in real time to better understand the phenomenon.<p>Iridium Communications, the satellite phone company, has some …

How I Shot the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse Rising Over a Flowery Field

Over the past few years, I’ve become overly obsessed with photographing the night sky, so when I saw that we were going to be able to see the lunar …

Fascinating Photographic Study of the Oldest Living Things in the World

In 2004, Brooklyn-based artist Rachel Sussman embarked on the photographic quest of a lifetime: to document the oldest living things in the world. Now, a decade later, Sussman is still going strong, her journey having taken her to some of the harshest and most remote landscapes, from the Mojave …

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