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Luminescent Glowworms Illuminate Caves in New Zealand

Luminescent glowworms (aka Arachnocampa luminosa) fill the Waitomo Glowworm Caves in New Zealand, mesmerizing visitors with their radiant bodies. The organic, larva-like creatures illuminate the otherwise pitch-black cavernous space as a chemical reaction, similar to bioluminescent microorganisms …

Tokyoflash Kisai Blade Turbine Style LED Watch by Peter Fletcher

One look at <b>Tokyoflash Kisai Blade Turbine Style LED Watch</b>, you would already know that it was inspired by aviation and automotive themes. This …

Articles about 5 disappearing and invisible walls on Dwell.com - Dwell

Create a space that stands out.<p>Disappearing Corridor is a minimal space located in Hong Kong, designed by Bean Buro.<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in Scotland, I got straight up, tossed a handful of dirty clothes into my now...<p>A tiny bit like the Renzo Piano-designed Pompidou …

Articles about going underground 3 houses built land on Dwell.com - Dwell

Dorit Mizrahi and Oliviero Godi, working in Bergamo, Italy, as the firm Exposure Architects, have designed a house using...<p>House Industries recently made a mark with their heavy ampersand.<p>An architect-turned-falconer considers animals and nature when designing his own home.<p>Along the ever-expanding …

Biggest Dead Zone Ever Forecast in Gulf of Mexico

Oxygen-deprived area may be size of New Jersey, scientists say.<p><b>A possibly record-breaking, New Jersey-size dead zone may put a chokehold on the Gulf of Mexico (map) this summer, according to a forecast released this week.</b><p>Unusually robust spring floods in the U.S. Midwest are flushing agricultural …

Every Night You Lose More Than A Pound While You're Asleep (For The Oddest Reason)

<b>Editor's Note: Robert has added an update to this post. Scroll down to read it.</b><p>Here's a simple question: Why do you weigh more when you go to sleep than when you wake up? Because you do. In the video below, you'll see the evidence. You can check this yourself. Somehow, while doing absolutely …

Atlantic Ocean to Disappear in 200 Million Years?

Europe and North America could be joined, creating new mountain chains.<p><b>A newly discovered crack in the Earth's crust could pull North America and Europe together and cause the Atlantic Ocean to vanish in about 220 million years, scientists say.</b><p>A new map of the seafloor off the coast of Iberia—the …

This Accelerator Can Supply A Whole City With Medical Isotopes Overnight

A refitted cyclotron could solve the shortage of Tc-99m, an isotope used in medical imaging.<p>Researchers at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver and TRIUMF, the Canadian national particle and nuclear physics lab, have successfully produced vital supplies of Technetium-99m, a medical imaging isotope, …

The Power of Thinking: Can the Mind Affect Our Reality

<i>“All that we are is the result of what we have thought. The mind is everything. What we think we become.” —Attributed to Gautama Siddhartha, the</i> …

New Human Body Part Discovered

Time to rewrite the textbooks!<p>The newest addition to human anatomy is just 15 microns thick, but its discovery will make eye surgery safer and simpler. Harminder Dua, a professor at the University of Nottingham, recently found a new layer in the human cornea, and he's calling it (can you guess?) …

Have we seen the last of Comet ISON?

Comet ISON is now thought to be a traveling debris field, with no solid nucleus or core. Will we see the debris field from Earth? No one knows</b> …

New layer of human eye discovered

Scientists have discovered a previously undetected layer in the cornea, the clear window at the front of the human eye.<p>The breakthrough, announced in …

The First Known Fluorescent Vertebrate Is An Animal You've Probably Eaten Before

You can really taste those fluorescent proteins.<p>There are many animals that display fluorescence. They have proteins in their tissue that glow when hit with light. But they're all invertebrates like jellyfish and coral polyps--at least, that's what we thought, until 2009, when a pair of Japanese …

Scientists Go Medieval To Solve Ancient Leprosy Puzzle

Look through a series of 15th-century woodcuts, and you'll find that the leper is as much an icon of medieval art as the crown or the cross.<p>Leprosy was so common in Europe during the Middle Ages that it's estimated 1 in 30 people was infected with the bacteria. But by the turn of the 16th century, …

New deep sea community discovered off coast of Virginia

It’s one of only a few known deep sea communities along the U.S. Atlantic coastline. The researchers brought back some great photographs!<p>On May 8, …

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Antarctic science looks ahead

There’s no continent like Antarctica, and there’s no science like Antarctic science. The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) is now …

Archaeologists Discover Lost City In Cambodian Jungle

Australian archaeologists using remote-sensing technology have uncovered an ancient city in Cambodia that has remained hidden for more than a millennium under dense jungle undergrowth.<p>The discovery of Mahendraparvata, a 1,200-year-old lost city that predates Cambodia's famous Angkor Wat temple …

The Week In Numbers: Saturn's Moon Hides An Ocean, New Human Body Part Discovered, And More

<b>700 miles</b>: the diameter of Dione, an icy moon of Saturn that may be home to a subterranean ocean—and "astrobiological potential"<p><b>13 million light-years</b>: the distance from Earth to this perplexing black hole, which appears to have recently gone quiet at the center of the Sculptor galaxy<p><b>1975</b>: the year …

Modern Kitchen Design In Calm Shades With Industrial Touches

Scandinavian spaces are extremely cozy and charming in their simplicity, that’s why we’ve decided to show you this kitchen. Black and white, grey and …

Raspberry Lemon Cream Cheese Cupcakes

The 10 best physicists

What Is It About Bees And Hexagons?

Solved! A bee-buzzing, honey-licking 2,000-year-old mystery that begins here, with this beehive. Look at the honeycomb in the photo and ask yourself: (I know you've been wondering this all your life, but have been too shy to ask out loud ... ) Why is every cell in this honeycomb a hexagon?<p>Bees, …

Chris Hadfield's photographs of Earth from space – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2013/may/13/chris-hadfield-space-in-pictures<p>720<p>During his five months in space onboard the International …

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

The Best New Architecture

Design’s Big Night<p>From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the 2013 Architizer A+ …

A Futuristic House That Seems To Rise From The Earth

The Edgeland House sports a sci-fi design but uses Native American building methods.<p>Designed by architecture firm Bercy Chen for a science fiction writer and his family, the Edgeland House has everything the literary genre is made of: a gloomy industrial past, futuristic allusions riffing off …

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A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

The Girl Who Turned to Bone

Unexpected discoveries in the quest to cure an extraordinary skeletal condition show how medically relevant rare diseases can be.<p>When Jeannie Peeper was born in 1958, there was only one thing amiss: her big toes were short and crooked. Doctors fitted her with toe braces and sent her home. Two …

Answer to What are some of the best rare natural phenomena that occur on Earth?

Here are some of the best natural phenomena that occur on Earth.<p><b>Gippsland Lakes</b><p>The spooky light is created by a chemical reaction called …

10 Outdoor Pools from Members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory

Is there any better fantasy than someone else’s pool? When the weather warms, we think not. Here, 10 favorites from members of the Remodelista …