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Brace for a surge in serial killers in 25 years

Did a “broken generation” of soldiers returning from World War II spawn America’s so-called “golden age” of serial killers?<p>That’s the shocking …

Crime

Parrot tells firefighter to 'f*ck off' during rescue attempt

This bird was not in the mood to be saved.<p>Jessie, a bright yellow and turquoise Macaw parrot, escaped her home in Edmonton, UK over the weekend and …

A.I. Researchers Have an Ingenious New Plan to Save Coral Reefs

It also involves scuba diving with 360-degree cameras, which sounds fun.<p>Climate change has been bleaching coral reefs, decimating the local marine …

How many humans would it take to keep our species alive? One scientist's surprising answer

Making of an Astronaut<p>Given the threats posed by asteroid strikes, pandemics and the like, it's not an idle question.<p>In recent years, astronomers have found thousands of planets orbiting nearby stars, making the old science-fiction trope of off-world colonies seem a bit less absurd.<p>But it was the …

Stephen Hawking

What chefs really think when you order a well-done steak

“We are not responsible for steaks ordered well-done.”<p>This small caveat graces menus across the country, from Duanesburg, New York to Winneconne, …

16 Physics Jokes Every Science Lover Will Appreciate

We’re not just fission for laughs here.<p>Q: Why does a burger have less energy than a steak?<p>A: Because it’s in its ground state.<p>Einstein developed a …

Physics

How non-English speakers are taught this crazy English grammar rule you know but have never heard of

English grammar, beloved by sticklers, is also feared by non-native speakers. Many of its idiosyncrasies can turn into traps even for the most confident users.<p>But some of the most binding rules in English are things that native speakers know but don’t know they know, even though they use them every …

Now You Can 3D-Print a NASA SOFIA Flying Telescope of Your Very Own!

You can now 3D-print your own miniature version of NASA's flying telescope, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA).<p>Engineers at …

We Asked Flat Earthers What the Dumbest Conspiracy Is

“I don't think any conspiracy theory is stupid.”<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada</i>.<p>Flat earthers can get a bad rap as the cliché conspiracy theorists. They’re the reference point, the watermark of believing stuff that is, to be polite, a little out there.<p>They’re an easy target and they …

You Could Get Paid to Live on a Greek Island and Cuddle Cats All Day

This dream job comes with an adorable free house — and 55 cats to keep you company.<p>It turns out dreams really do come true, at least for cat …

PSA: Drunk, Belligerent Wasps Are Terrorizing Beer Gardens

Wasps are not chill drunks.<p>How much cider does it take to get a wasp drunk is not, as it turns out, a riddle. Rather, it's a real problem, considering the answer is “very little” and the result is irritable, sting-happy wasps.<p>Recently, the <i>Daily Mail</i> (stay with me) proclaimed that, “Britain is under …

Egyptian students design car that runs on air

CAIRO (Reuters) - A group of Egyptian students has designed a vehicle they say will battle rising energy prices and promote clean energy by running on nothing but air.<p>The undergraduate students, who built the vehicle as part of their graduation project from Helwan University just outside Cairo, are …

The Most Stunning And Modern Pedestrian Bridges Across The World

When the new Cau Vang bridge opened this June, the whole world was mesmerized by its beauty and that inspired us to do some research to find out what …

Cape Town

A Refined Ant With Expensive Taste Attempts to Steal a Loose Diamond From Wholesaler’s Desk

While a diamond wholesaler was doing a bit of work at their desk, a rather refined ant with expensive taste came over and casually grabbed a loose …

This Might Be the Most Psychedelic Snorkeling Experience in the World

After a long vacation day on the sand at the Maldives’ Hurawalhi Island Resort, it might be tempting to catch some post-dinner entertainment or stop …

Stephen King's Son Thinks 'Jaws' Could Crack an Unsolved 1974 Murder

The theory connects one of Cape Cod's oldest cold cases to one key moment of the film.<p>In the summer of 1974, a young girl stumbled upon the body of a woman in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, whose identity has continued to stump authorities more than 40 years later. Still known only as "the Lady of the …

He planted a tree every day for 40 years and transformed this island into a paradise.

He’s built an incredible oasis one tree at a time.<p>In 1979, 16-year-old Jadav Payeng was heartbroken when he spotted several snakes that had died from …

18 Amazing Vintage Photos That Show How Life Before AutoCAD Looked Like

Before the advent of AutoCAD and other drafting softwares, the engineering drawings were made on sheet of papers using drawing boards. Many …

Ouija Board Experiment Shows How Ghostly Messages Are Written by the Brain

You're in control, even if you don't think you are.<p>Depending on who you ask, Ouija boards are either an excellent way to communicate with the dead or …

Surfer shares wave with hella chill wild dolphin

It sounds like something from a daydream, but Australian surfer Soli Bailey recently lived any nature lover's fantasy by sharing a wave with a wild …

Incredible 3D Illusion Anamorphic Street Murals of Insects That Appear to Be Popping Off the Walls

In April 2015, we wrote about Portuguese artist Sergio Odeith who creates remarkable anamorphic murals that appear to pop out of the walls on which …

Your Viewing Guide To The Best Meteor Shower In Years: 2018's Perseids

When it comes to meteor showers, we have these dazzling pictures in our minds of seeing streaks of light appear all over the sky: rapidly, brightly, and profusely. Yet in real life, many of us have had experiences that pale in comparison, where we might spend an entire hour outside only to see five …

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Home security cam recording of kids' 'amazing' act of kindness captures thousands of hearts on social media

A Colorado resident shared a video of a group of "amazing" kids who returned a wallet they found in the homeowner's driveway.<p>Jamie Carlton shared a …

Quebec Has A Village Filled With Incredible "Flower Giants"

<b>Surprisingly, giants have been pretty popular in Montreal as of late.</b> For example, the hidden "sleeping giants" all across the city that you can find …

This LEGO Hoist Can Lift Almost 500 Pounds - Technabob

I’ve said it before, LEGO is an amazing thing. You can build so many useful things with these little bricks and their accessories. Why are we not …

‘AGT’: 70-Year-Old Woman & Dancing Partner Score Martina McBride’s Golden Buzzer — Watch

A 70-year-old ballroom dancer and her partner wowed the ‘AGT’ judges with a fiery performance. It was so inspiring that guest judge Martina McBride …

Florida man casually brings alligator along on beer run

Over the weekend in Jacksonville, Florida, a man named Robby Stratton entered a convenience store to buy beer while carrying a live alligator under …

There’s a ‘serial farter’ on the loose in the West Village

West Village residents are kicking up a stink over a “serial farter” who’s polluting the neighborhood.<p>Earlier this year, a local blog posted, “It’s …

The Best Recipes from Every State

It’s time to take your taste buds on a road trip. We found the best recipes from every state—all submitted by local home cooks. In these collections, …

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