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Merry Alpern's Controversial "Dirty Windows" Series (NSFW)

In the winter of 1993-94, photographer Merry Alpern began taking photographs from a friend's window off Wall Street in New York. Looking out, two …

The Zombies Are Coming!: Pictures

The myth of self-control

Psychologists say using willpower to achieve goals is overhyped. Here’s what actually works.<p>As the Bible tells it, the first crime committed was a lapse of self-control. Eve was forbidden from tasting the fruit on the tree of knowledge. But the temptation was too much. The fruit was just so …

Why you can’t get that one song out of your head: The science of earworms

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>“Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. “Don't Stop Believin' ” by Journey. Katy Perry's “California Gurls.”<p>If you spend the rest of the day with the words “Just a small town girl/living in a lonely world” or “Ra ra ah-ah-ah/Ro ma …

Music

Uprooting the Seeds of Anger

We operate under a common illusion that the things that make us angry lie outside of ourselves, that they are external to us. Something out there is …

This photographer shot his subjects on a real lava field for these incredible images

There’s a whole lot one can do with Photoshop these days to put your subjects into any environment we wish. But, for me, nothing beats the …

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About

A Stanford student announced that she had to drop out of the Happiness class. “When I asked her why, instructor Carole Pertofsky shared with me, she …

Jupiter Spacecraft Detects Problem, Turns Off Camera

Space<p>LOS ANGELES — A NASA spacecraft circling Jupiter has hit another snag.<p>The space agency said Wednesday that Juno detected a problem, went into safe mode and shut off its cameras and instruments hours before it was supposed to pass over Jupiter's dense cloud tops.<p>Juno rebooted its onboard …

Powdered Alcohol: Banned Before It's Even a Thing?

Your next "cocktail" could be just a coffee stirrer, glass of water and a pouch of powdered alcohol away, provided your state isn't one of the 31 …

Alcohol

New Mariana Trench Expedition Already Making Some Really Cool Finds

It's tempting to believe that by this time, we've thoroughly explored even the most remote place on the planet. Heck, we've probably even erected a …

Habitats

Evidence Two Ancient Tsunamis Reshaped Mars Points to Potential for Life

Life for a planet circling around the early solar system was no day at the beach, with cosmic collisions packing a real punch. In fact, planetary …

Euthanasia Roller Coaster — the Movie!

If you only had months to live, would you rather wither away in a hospital bed or go out on the ride of your life? That was the question director …

Euthanasia

Homemade Flamethrowing Guitar Plays Seriously Hot Licks

When "Mad Max: Fury Road" hit theaters last year, a cavalcade of memorable characters — Imperator Furiosa, Immortan Joe, Nux — immediately claimed …

Guitar

What Makes This Video of Things Melting So Satisfying?

It all started with a child's curiosity: What would happen if you put a Gummi Bear on an electric stove? So that six-year-old boy's father, Joshua …

Cotton Candy

Enter Mr. Pig-Man? Chimera Embryos Should Not Be Feared, Scientist Says

The word "chimera" invokes visions of a beast from Greek mythology that was a hybrid of a lion, goat and dragon and wreaked devastation and death. So …

Stem Cells

King Tut Found to Have a Meteoric Dagger

Ahhh, King Tutankhamun, arguably the most well-known to us of ancient Egypt's rulers, the inspiration for many a child's archaeological daydreams and …

Archaeology

Watch a Chicken Grow and Hatch Without An Egg

This might seem like mere trickery, but a video from Japan purports to show a chicken being hatched from an egg without a shell.<p>In the video, …

Embryonic

Eerie Plane Ruins Across the Globe Draw Wreckage Hunters

Back in November 1973, a U.S. Navy Douglas R4D Skytrain had just completed delivering some supplies and was headed to an airfield near a radar …

Airplanes

We're Now One Step Closer to a Gravitational Wave Space Observatory

You might remember that back in February, a consortium of more than 1,000 scientists from various countries announced that they had finally spotted …

Gravitational Waves

Here's Why Uber Sometimes Pockets Extra Money From Rides

Uber pitched “upfront pricing” as a way to add transparency to its service by telling passengers how much their ride would cost before they ordered …

Internet dumpster fire 4chan is going broke

The cesspool of the web could implode from the most mundane fatality: budget woes.<p>The polarizing poster child for the wonders and woes of free speech on the Internet, 4chan, is enduring tough times. With ad revenue drying up, it faces an existential dilemma to change or die. Last Sunday, the site's …

Internet

A lightweight drone is investigating Hurricane Matthew by flying into the eye of the storm

No one’s ever gotten closer to a hurricane than the Coyote.<p>Whenever a hurricane nears land, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dispatches several aircrafts to inspect its intensity from the top down. However, since planes carrying passengers can’t get very close to a storm …

Artificial intelligence-powered malware is coming, and it's going to be terrifying

It all looks normal — but the entire message was actually written by a piece of smart malware mimicking the client's email mannerisms, with a virus attached to the map.<p>It sounds pretty far out — and it is, for now. But that's the direction that Dave Palmer, director of technology at cybersecurity …

Brain-like memory gets an AI test drive

Scientists showed that memristors could run a neural network.<p>Humanity just took one step closer to computers that mimic the brain. University of Southampton researchers have demonstrated that memristors, or resistors that remember their previous resistance, can power a neural network. The team's …

The Brain

Incest, suicide – and the real reason we should remember Diane Arbus

With her "multivalent" sex life and curious choice of subject, the American photographer was certainly odd – but not half as strange as the picture we've built of her since her death<p>In 1945, Diane Arbus sent a self-portrait to her husband, who had been posted to India during the war. She wasn’t yet …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

Adirondacks and back, 15 paintings over 17 days, mega-blog!

OK so I haven't blogged for quite a while, it's been lots of window work (more on this later), keeping up with the family and painting, so it seems …

Curiosity rover may sample Mars water

NASA hopes to shed light on one of the Red Planet's more elusive substances.<p>Scientists have already found hints of liquid water on Mars... now, they want to take a close look at it. NASA has revealed that the Curiosity rover will investigate recurring slope lineae (those streaks you see above) …

Mars Rover

The Chainsmokers - Don't Let Me Down (Audio) ft. Daya

Gotye - Easy Way Out - official video

Music Videos

Russia set to pass bill requiring ISPs to eavesdrop on customer data

All in the name of good old “anti-terrorism.”<p>Most of the Russian government's attempts to wrangle the internet sound like humorous tirades -- for example, banning Wikipedia for an article on cannabis. But when they command Twitter and Facebook to store Russian users' data inside the country, we're …