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The 19 best drone photos of 2014

The sky is the limit when it comes to creative uses of drones for photography — see for example Dronestagram or the <i>National Geographic</i> magazine …

The top 10 words invented by writers

‘Authorisms’ – neologisms coined by authors which have entered the wider language – have been enriching English for centuries. From Shakespeare to Joseph Heller, Paul Dickson selects his favourites<p>I have long been interested in words but most specifically in the question of how a coinage makes it …

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

The Real-Life Hoverboard<p><b>Hendo Hoverboard / $10,000</b> <i><br>Preorder at hendohover.com</i><p>The hoverboard—a type of skateboard that levitates like a magic …

What It Was Like To Grow Up Without Siblings Under China's 'One-Child' Policy

35 years later, as older generations retire, China might not have enough citizens to meet its growing workforce demand. Experts now s ay the China is in dire need of a baby boom, and the country has been relaxing the policy as of late.<p>Reuters photographer Carlos Barria was born in 1979, the same …

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35 Science 'Facts' That Are Totally Wrong

Hollywood, friends, and family have perpetuated these 35 science myths for years. But it's time to set the record straight.<p>Is there fire in space?<p>Does tequila really come with a hallucinogenic worm?<p>Can you overdose on Vitamin C?<p>The answers to these questions will surprise you.<p>For this list, we used …

Albert Einstein

75 Hikes To Do Before You Die

• <b>Author:</b> Backpacker Magazine<p>There are day hikes. There are weekend trips. There’s even your annual weeklong family road trip to a national park. All well and good. But then there are the once-in-a-lifetime, jaw-dropping, soul-cleansing, tell-all-your-friends, quit-your-job, …

This Week In Science: Walruses Invade, Cyanide Clouds, and a Surprising Discovery on the Moon

Seven days; lots of science in the news. Here's our roundup of this week's most notable and quotable items:<p>35,000 walruses came ashore on an Alaskan beach, seeking a resting place in lieu of their preferred perch, sea ice, which is becoming rarer in the Arctic. Five separate studies say Australia's …

In a Planet-or-Not Debate, Some Astronomers Say "Long Live Planet Pluto"

Disagreements continue over Pluto's planetary status, with a recent debate held at Harvard for scientists to weigh the pros and cons.<p><b>Pluto is a planet.</b><p><b>No, it's not.</b><p><b>It depends what you mean by "planet."</b><p>Last week, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics revisited the perennial debate over how …

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