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This rough diamond hints at oceans’ worth of water inside Earth

A $20 diamond provides evidence of a ‘wet zone’ deep below Earth’s surface where vast volumes of water are locked up inside minerals.<p>It might be the …

Earth Science

How to learn like a memory champion

Companies are creating learning aids that tap the science of memories, says David Robson. Do they work in the classroom?<p>For most of his 20s, Ed Cooke had been hovering around the top 10 of the World Memory Championships. His achievements included memorising 2,265 binary digits in 30 minutes and the …

Pitcher helmets look silly? Tell this guy.

Maybe it would have happened anyway. Maybe if Brandon McCarthy hadn't suffered a life-threatening injury when struck on the mound by a line drive, …

Violinist pays tribute to The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Taylor Davis, a violinist well-known for her musical renditions of famous video game tracks, released a new video featuring the "Song of Time" and "Song of Storms" from <i>The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time</i>.<p>Davis performs in full costume in the video above. "Song of Time" and "Song of Storms" are two …

Princeton Football Team Is Running Plays with 3 Quarterbacks

The prolific Princeton Tigers offense, now with more quarterbacks.<p>Yahoo! Sports' Sam Cooper alerts us to those crazy kids from Princeton and the newfangled offense they are running at the moment.<p>While other programs are worrying about depth charts, this team finds a way to integrate three separate …

Is Trypophobia a Real Phobia?

We investigate the fear of creepy clustered holes<p>If you're like me and you have a visceral reaction to the image above—if it makes your skin crawl, your hair hurt, and your stomach turn—you can count yourself among the trypophobic. According to its Facebook page, which is more than 4,000 members …

Look at This Giant Bug!

The largest adult insect ever found actually seems sort of cuddly<p>This amazing/disturbing picture is of a giant weta, the world's biggest insect at a whopping 71 grams in weight. Wetas are cricket- or grasshopper-like insects native to the smaller islands of New Zealand, having been eradicated from …

You Built What?!: A Compact Mechanical Crossbow With the Precision of a Laser

Wrist-mounted weaponry brought to you by the letter Y<p>Last October, after hurting his knee playing hockey, Patrick Priebe was holed up in his apartment near Cologne, Germany, with nothing to do. He was sitting at his computer, staring at his keyboard, when the "Y" key caught his eye. Priebe didn't …

The Past, Present, and Future of Borderlands 2

GameSpot presents an exclusive look at the process behind the creation of the Borderlands games. Watch the team at Gearbox Software as they dissect one of their most popular game franchises at a special presentation which took place at The Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Find out why the …