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If You Struggle With This Optical Illusion, See An Eye Doctor Immediately

While it's best to print it out, you can also look at the one above. To use it, cover up one eye and stare at the dot in the middle. If any lines are …

Surreal Mashups Perfectly Combine Two Opposing Photos into One Perfect Scene

Fusing a forklift with a hearty helping of spaghetti and meatball might seem like an odd pairing—and it is. But in Stephen McMennamy’s world, the two make perfect sense. For years, the creative director has made these types of playful mashups that combine two photos into one surreal scene. …

Montana

Here Are the Ages You Peak at Everything Throughout Life

Here's what you have to look forward to.<p>Aging can seem like a scary prospect, but a wealth of scientific studies have found that youth isn’t all it’s …

Forensic scientists caught a deer munching on a human carcass for the first time ever

It’s gruesome, but could help investigations<p><i>Warning: the photos below may be disturbing for some people.</i><p>Forensic scientists have to do a lot of weird things in order to solve crimes and identify bodies. Sometimes that involves leaving corpses outside to rot, to better understand what happens during …

Diets

What ‘personal space’ looks like around the world

By Amanda Erickson<p>Reporter<p>If you've traveled even a little bit, you’ve surely had the experience of sharing a public space with someone (or many someones) who wants to stand closer to you than you’d allow your partner most of the time. (I often had this experience at the ATMs in Baku, Azerbaijan, …

Northern Europe

Watch This Talented Carver Turn a Lincoln Penny Into a Morbid Masterpiece

Michelangelo’s David is undoubtedly a masterpiece, but would the artist have been as adept with a chisel were he working on a tiny copper penny …

The American Flags on The Moon Are Disintegrating

No more stars and stripes.<p>The photos have stood the test of time: A spacesuit-clad Apollo astronaut stands proudly next to a red-white-and-blue …

Chimp Hurls Feces At Zoo's Crowd, Nails Grandma Right In The Face

"It got Grandma!"<p>Talk about a crappy trip to the zoo.<p>A grandma got nailed in the face with a piece of poo by a dirty-handed chimpanzee in a YouTube video that’s gone absolutely ape on the web.<p>Guests were watching a boisterous chimp hooting and hollering at the bottom of an enclosure at the John …

Thinking About Solar Panels? See How Much Sun Your Roof Gets With This Map

You need a sunny roof to benefit from solar panels, but yours may be sunnier than you think. Google’s Project Sunroof gives building-by-building …

Brain zapping helps US Navy SEALs learn faster

The Navy wants soldiers who can concentrate better and learn faster, and it's looking at a controversial piece of tech to do that: transcranial electrical stimulation. It has been testing a passive brain-stimulating device from Halo Neuroscience with "a small group of volunteers" from SEAL Team …

A Cyclone Just Left A Shark On The Streets Of Australia

This is real life, guys.<p>A shark was found on the streets of Queensland, Australia, shortly after a powerful cyclone pounded the country’s northeastern coast this week, immediately inspiring people to make jokes about the sci-fi film “Sharknado” having come to life.<p>Queensland Fire and Emergency …

Running a marathon is as traumatic for your body as having heart surgery

Although marathon runners are widely regarded as some of the healthiest people on Earth, cranking out those 26.2 miles (42 kilometers) does a number on your body. In addition to all wear and tear it puts on your muscles, bones, and heart, it can also affect your kidneys. Researchers at the Yale …

This is the discrete bulletproof clothing that protects countless presidents

Whether democratically elected, appointed by government officials, or swept into power by a coup, being the leader of a country automatically puts …

Your Used Bar of Hotel Soap Has a Surprising Afterlife

In the world's outcry over waste -- paper, plastics, fumes, foods -- your hotel soap ain't exactly a crisis. Still, everyone has wondered at least …

To Avoid Collision, Birds Always Veer Right

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

French Performance Artist Seals Himself Inside a Giant Stone for Eight Days

Abraham Poincheval is no stranger to daring performance art, but his latest project is probably the toughest one yet. The French artist will spend …

A Male Garter That Ensures Your Shirt Always Stays Perfectly Tucked In

<b>Traditionally</b>, garters are won by women, first to hold up stockings and then for fashion.<p><b>More recently</b>, Slovenia-based brand NV has created the …

Men's Fashion

Hair Freezing Contest Is Hottest Thing In The Yukon Right Now

The winner walks away with $700 in cold hard cash.<p>Things are pretty chill in Whitehorse, Yukon, in February, where the average temperature rarely exceeds 25 degrees Fahrenheit.<p>But things can still get heated, thanks to a chilling hair-freezing competition.<p>The Takhini Hot Pools, which has held the …

The Super Bowl halftime show drones weren't flying live

Due to FAA regulations<p>Drones were a big part of this year’s Super Bowl halftime show for the first time ever. Hundreds of the devices helped this year’s performer, Lady Gaga, kick her show off, presenting a colorful, swirling backdrop as she stood on the roof of Houston’s NRG Stadium. But as Gaga …

Drones

8 Famous People Who Earned Purple Hearts

Hiding in the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, D.C. is a compact little piece of Japanese history. In 1976, as a gift from Japan for America’s …

George Washington

20+ Unbelievable Photorealistic Portraits Drawn with a Ballpoint Pen

A ballpoint pen—we've all owned one at some point in our lives. Whether a Bic or another type of biro pen, this tool for writing is transformed into something magical in the hands of the right artist. Ballpoint pen art has become its own niche genre, with many biro artists focusing on …

Drawing

Sunken, 600-year-old Buddha emerges from water in China | CNN Travel

NASA's Supercomputers Reveal the Incredible Turbulence Produced By a Drone

If you’ve ever been blasted by the downwash of a drone when it flies over you, you know how much air four spinning rotors can move. But to help …

An Asteroid Just Barely Missed Earth, Flying Closer Than the Moon

And we spotted it only two days ago.<p>An asteroid between 16 and 34 meters in diameter (36 and 112 feet) flew by the Earth this morning, about twice as close to our home planet as the moon. The asteroid, named 2017 AG13, was only discovered on Saturday, January 7, by the Catalina Sky Survey, …

The Pentagon's Autonomous Swarming Drones Are the Most Unsettling Thing You'll See Today

Ejected from a fighter, the tiny drones collaborate to accomplish their mission—with not a single human involved.<p>An arm of the Pentagon charged with fielding critical new technologies has developed a drone that not only carries out its mission without human piloting, but can talk to other drones to …

Study says zombies would wipe out humans in less than 100 days

The zombie apocalypse won't take long.<p>A new article in a peer-reviewed student journal finds that the zombie hordes would take Earth's population …

19 Stunning Staircases Transformed by Artists Around the World

Street art is best known as murals that cover entire walls—and sometimes even the buildings themselves. It has the incredible ability to turn the world into an outdoor gallery, but there's one surface that's often ignored: staircases. When painted, public stair art is a stunning and unexpected …

Art