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This Adorable Bird Is Apparently a Vicious Brain-Eating Zombie in Disguise

The Great tit might seem like just a cute little bird, but don’t let its appearance fool you for. In reality, it is one of the most vicious creatures …

Birds

The Secret to a Lasting Marriage: Manicures

My neon pink nails with black tips glowed purple under the UV lights as I waited for them to dry. With no hands, that meant no texting, no checking my work email -- not even reading a smut magazine. I could do nothing but literally watch the paint dry.<p>That's why I was here.<p>As a busy mom working …

Switch Your Sleep Positions To Ease Back Pain

<i>By Diana Rodriguez Reviewed by Niya Jones, M.D., MPH</i><p>Back pain can make it tough to get a good night's sleep. On the other hand, certain sleep positions can ease the strain on an aching back.<p>Somewhat of a vicious cycle exists between back pain and sleep problems, but it's not well understood. "There …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

Your Cat Holds The Secret To The Future Of Robotics

Popular Mechanics reports that scientists are at work to create whiskers for robots. It's called "biomimicry" — machines copycatting nature.<p>Here's a relevant paragraph from Popular Mechanics:<p>To craft the perfect e-whisker, Javey and his team sought out nanomaterials that were both lightweight and …

Robotics

News Anchor Cannot Stop Laughing At 'Cats In Pants' Video

No matter how many times a news anchor has been on TV, it seems there are still moments when they just can't keep it together.<p>Such was the case for Australia's "Today" show anchor Karl Stefanovic after his co-host made a comment about a video of cats playing in pants that had him laughing …

19 Cats Who Have Absolutely Had It

If you're feelin' cranky, then these cats are your spirit animals.

5 Ways to Embarrass Your Cat Everyone knows cats...

<b>5 Ways to Embarrass Your Cat</b><p>Everyone knows cats need to be taken down a peg. They always think they’re so cool. They strut around like they own the …

Cats One Step Closer To Killing Us All

Hmm: “Cats have passed TB to humans for the first time in an outbreak feared to have been caused by badgers. Two people from the same household are …

Colorful Watercolor Paintings of Radiant Trees in Nature

Ukraine-based artist Anna Armona creates colorful water paintings of various natural landscapes throughout the seasons. Her collection of diverse, one-of-a-kind paintings capture both the beauty and magic of earthy settings. Whether she is depicting the barren trees in the depths of a forest or …

Art

Idaho GOPer responds to outcry, pulls two virulently anti-gay laws from consideration

Rep. Lynn Luker says his legislation has been “misinterpreted” and he reserves the right to reintroduce it later<p>In the face of an overwhelming amount of criticism, it appears that the Kansas state legislature has — at least for now — abandoned its attempt to codify homophobia by allowing people in …

Frigid Winter Locks Great Lakes in Ice

The harsh winter of 2013-14 has temporarily slowed the long-term trend of declining ice cover on the five Great Lakes. Last week, the mean ice cover …

Stop coddling your dog—he’s 99.9% wolf

SANTA CLARITA, California—Cesar Millan crosses the road to meet me. Two pit bulls, a Chihuahua, and a Yorkshire terrier—named Junior, Taco, Alfie and Kaley Cuoko—follow. Off leash and at heel, the dogs are calm, almost languid. If Millan communicates with them, I do not notice.<p>For the past few …

Pets

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p><b>For Your World Travel Bucket List</b><p>Typically, when <b>ancient archaeological sites</b> get some form of development, it’s a benefit. With development …

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."<p>That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of …

Roadmap

14 Calendars for 2014

According to the Chinese zodiac, the year of the wood horse promises opportunities and victories, adventures and even surprising romances—if you're willing to take chances like the free-spirited, spontaneous animal. Although the Standard Hotel's 2014 calendar has set the bar high in terms of …

Calendars

Editing Your Life's Stories Can Create Happier Endings

<b>Listen · 8:54</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>It was a rainy night in October when my nephew Lewis passed the Frankenstein statue standing in front of a toy store. The 2 1/2-year-old boy didn't see the monster at first, and when he turned around, he was only inches from Frankenstein's green …

15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

Head-mounted cameras capture falcons' killer strategy – video

Footage from cameras strapped to falcons' heads and backs reveals how they close in on crows without alerting them. Rather than head straight for the prey, the falcons keep the birds in a fixed position to one side. The strategy exploits an effect called 'motion camouflage' where the predator does …

Stainless: Hypnotizing Slow-Motion Footage from Trains Pulling into Stations | Colossal

<p>These videos by Adam Magyar are one of those things that are difficult to explain verbally, but as soon as you see it, you realize how completely …

Sebastio Salgado's Amazing Captures of the World Around Us

In his ongoing series, <i>Genesis</i>, Brazilian photographer Sebastio Salgado takes us on an exciting journey to see the world from new perspectives. His elegant black and white images focus on shadows, lights, textures, shapes, and patterns found in the harmonious and peaceful compositions of a world …

Photography

Mother's Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

Farm Animals

The Hidden Ecosystem Of The Walmart Parking Lot

Stick around outside a Walmart long enough and you’ll notice that a lot of people actually live there. In a new series, photographer Nolan Conway documents these parking lot nomads.<p>Pull into a Walmart parking lot late at night and you’ll probably run into a few RVs that didn’t quite make it to …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

Creativity

Ten great ghost towns in the West

Another image of Fantastic Mr. Fox 🐺 It was such a memorable encounter with this little guy. I turned the corner and saw him next to a stopped pickup truck in the middle of the road. The snowmobilers told me that he was friendly, and boy were they right. I freaked out, parked, and swiftly grabbed my camera. I sat in the middle of the road for 10 minutes with him. No cars, not a soul around, just me and Mr. Fox. Life changing! The two fox photos are iPhone, excited to share the DSLR images! #northandeast

Austria's Beautiful Mountainside Thermal Retreat

Located in Oberlngenfeld, Austria, the <i>Aqua Dome</i> is an impressive contemporary spa and retreat found at the foothills of the area's scenic mountains. Using the rocky backdrop for inspiration, many of the structures featured at the lodge reflect the shapes and forms found within the surrounding …

Austria

The future of transportation — as seen by a sci-fi author

<i>William Hertling is one of my favorite science fiction writers. If you are in the tech industry and haven’t read his books Avogadro Corp, A.I. Apocalypse, and The Last Firewall, I encourage you to go get them now on your Kindle and get after it. You’ll thank me later. In the mean time, following</i> …