Alicia Durham

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Is it right to waste helium on party balloons?

<b>The US has been selling off its helium reserve, established in the 1920s to provide gas for airships - but even so, shortages have been occurring.</b><p>Some scientists believe a finite resource that could one day run out should not be used for party balloons.<p>In the universe as a whole, it is one of the …

Former Stray Becomes First Dog to Climb Mt. Everest

Meet Rupee, he's a former stray dog that just made history by becoming the very first dog in the world to climb Mount Everest! Found starving in a dump in Northern India, his owner, Joanna Lefson, decided to rescue him and nurse him back to health by feeding him a high protein diet that consisted …

Top 10 irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth - in pictures

The most irreplaceable nature reserves on Earth have been identified by an international team of scientists, based on the large numbers of threatened animals and birds they harbour. They range from a misty mountain refuge for nature in Colombia, to the rainforests of Madagascar, the elephant-rich …

Sony sells over 1 million PlayStation 4 consoles in first 24 hours

There was little doubt that the PlayStation 4 would sell well on launch given the sheer amount of hype,but we now have proof: Sony has revealed that it sold over one million PS4s in North America during the console's first 24 hours of availability. While that figure pales in comparison to the sales …

U.S. Crushes Ivory Stockpile: 5.4 Tons Crushed As Obama Seeks To End Illegal Trade

DENVER -- Nearly 6 tons of raw and carved ivory from well over 1,000 elephants were crushed, removed from the black market in the United States' latest push to combat poaching.<p>Millions of dollars' worth of intricately carved figurines, bracelets and other trinkets were all fed into a rock-crushing …

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Kepler satellite: astronomers may have discovered 461 new planets

Astronomers have found possible evidence for 461 new planets outside our solar system, using measurements from Nasa's planet-hunting satellite, Kepler.<p>The data has also been used by scientists to predict that the Milky Way could contain up to 17bn Earth-sized planets orbiting stars.<p>Several of the …

Nasa Curiosity rover tests suggest life may have existed on Mars

An ancient network of rivers on Mars once made parts of the planet habitable for microbial life, according to the latest analysis from Nasa's Curiosity rover.<p>Rock dust drilled from sediments in the giant Gale crater on the red planet were found to contain clay minerals that can have formed only in …

Animal astronauts: the unsung heroes of space exploration

From intrepid turtles to pioneering jellyfish, a host of animals have made their mark as the unsung heroes of space exploration.<p>Early animal astronauts were used to test the effects of zero gravity and extreme pressure on the body, and their modern-day counterparts are used in experiments on board …

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I Love My Dog

I Love My Dog

My canine is loose

dis iz y u need 2 floss!

IT'S MINE!

ai will do whatev it taeks 2 get dat ball!

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Bonedigger And Milo Are Lion And Dog Best Friends

Lion and dog best friends, Bonedigger the crippled lion forms an inseparable bond with Milo the miniature sausage dog… who even helps him cleans his …

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The shape of things to come: A consumer's guide to 3D printers

CES 2013 proved to be something of a coming out party for consumer-facing 3D printers. Sure MakerBot earned a fair amount of attention at last year's show with the announcement of the Replicator, which snagged its share of awards from various press outlets. This year, however, saw a relative deluge …

Have yourself 3D-scanned and turned into a human gummi

FabCafe, a 3D printed confectioner in Shibuya, Tokyo, is offering nine lucky blokes the chance to have their bodies 3D scanned and rendered in gummi, …

Energy-Efficient Modern Home is Built Inside a Cave in Missouri

If you’ve ever wanted to live in a cave, this beautiful modern home in Festus, Missouri is the perfect blend of energy efficiency and rustic living. …

A New Industrial Revolution: The Brave New World Of 3D Printing

It merited just one line in U.S. President Barack Obama's State of the Union address in February, but it could change the very nature of …

In pictures: Ultra-light material

Chinese researchers create “carbon aerogel” – a material so light that slender blades of grass will bear its weight without bending.

The Future of Gun Control and 3D Printing

The Internet has revolutionized the human experience. Everything from our privacy to the way we do business has changed as a result of computers. The sharing of ideas on the information super highway has proven unstoppable and to this point, mostly beneficial, but what happens when it creates a …

Matterform Desktop 3D Printer Scanner Has More Affordable Price Than Most Tablets

Tech lovers have a new toy to play around with—the low-cost and highly-efficient Matterform Photon 3D Printer Scanner that is slated to come out in …

3D Printing for Everyone

Most Audacious Companies: Lit Motors | Inc.com

The ideal way to get around a city is on a motorcycle, but it can also be dangerous. Meet the C-1: a two-wheeled electric vehicle with a sleek, fully enclosed chassis that provides more safety than a motorcycle.<p>The C-1 is the flagship vehicle of Lit Motors, which was founded by Daniel Kim in 2010. …

MakerBot Founder: 3D Printing and the "Next Industrial Revolution"

You can 3D print just about anything, from dresses to snowboards to a human face. A big part of the reason 3D printing is closing in on the …