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Spiders Have Exploded Over This Greek Town, Coating Everything in a 1,000-Foot Web

It's a little early for Halloween!<p>If you aren't fond of spiders, this scene will sound like a nightmare. A 300-metre-long (1,000-foot) field of …

Spiders

High school team successfully stops a QB kneeldown, and then it gets even better

And that wasn’t the last big play the linebacker who forced the fumble made that night.<p>Well, this is pretty dang cool. During a high school football game in California, the La Jolla Vikings pulled off a pretty unlikely play and subsequent victory against Scripps Ranch High School. With less than a …

La Jolla

The Science Behind Drinking Apple Cider Vinegar, the "Cure-All" Elixir

Have your fish and chips and vinegar, too.<p>When my brother and I were kids back in the ‘80s, we loved going to Long John Silver’s.<p>But it wasn’t just …

Cider

The math of why it’s so hard to build a spherical Death Star in space

In his book Math With Bad Drawings, Ben Orlin connects abstract math with reality.<p>Opting to build the Death Star in the shape of a sphere may not …

Darth Vader

Behold, 20 of the funniest YouTube videos ever

Reddit continues to remain the internet's best dumping ground for some of the funniest content out there. While Reddit has produced some great …

Animals

Trump can't use FEMA's wireless alerts to send personal messages — it's illegal

Tech & Media<p>Contrary to public concern, the Federal Emergency Management Agency is not handing President Donald Trump a direct line to send personalized messages to American citizens.<p>He would be breaking the law if he did.<p>Last Friday, the Federal Communications Commission and FEMA announced plans …

Mobile Devices

Major schizophrenia breakthrough finds immune cells on the wrong side of the tracks

For so long schizophrenia was seen as a disorder exclusively of the mind, but new lines of research are uncovering evidence that its machinations may …

Immune System

Bizarre Physics Phenomenon Suggests Objects Can Be Two Temperatures at Once

The famous thought experiment known as Schrödinger's cat implies that a cat in a box can be both dead and alive at the same time — a bizarre …

Physics

How the U.S. Is Recovering Oil from a Nuked Warship

Prinz Eugen, once the pride of the German Navy, is sitting upside down in the Pacific and threatening to leak.<p>The U.S. military is trying to recover the oil form a ship that's been underwater for 72 years. In an interesting twist, it's not even an American warship.<p>The United States captured the …

Merchant Shipping

These Are the 35 Top Bodyweight Ab Exercises to Chisel Your Core

While it's true that decreasing belly fat comes down to your diet, once your waist is lean, you'll want to reveal a strong, chiseled core. You don't need equipment to make that happen! These are the best bodyweight moves to get you a six-pack. Choose five or more to create your own core-carving …

Workouts

9 Apps to Try if You Want to Learn Something New Every Day

Sure, smartphones and smartphone apps can waste our time and bring out the worst in people, but they can most definitely also be a force for good: …

Apps

Lexus Beat Audi by Bringing Wing Mirror Cameras to Market First

The 2019 Lexus ES will keep that snarly spindle grille, but otherwise it’s shaping up to look like an alright car. And Lexus claims that it has the …

Lexus

Mark Wahlberg's 3.40am workouts and Tom Watson's bulletproof coffee - how famous men really lose weight

We can’t all be like Mark Wahlberg, the 47-year-old Hollywood star who, this week, put his pristine physique down to a gruelling regime that starts before dawn and finishes a whole 17 hours later.<p>He told his followers on Instagram that his long days feature two intense workouts at starts with a …

Ketogenic Diet

How To Earn Up To $300,000 Delivering Packages For Amazon

How would you like to earn up to $300,000 in profit delivering packages for Amazon?<p>Here’s what you need to know and how you can benefit from this new initiative.<p><b>The Details</b><p>In June, Amazon announced plans to expand its reach by offering entrepreneurs an opportunity to start their own delivery …

Startups

Japanese Space-Elevator Experiment Launching to Space Station Next Week (Really!)

The push for a space elevatortook a step forward this week when a team of researchers from Shizuoka University in Japan announced that they will …

Space Exploration

10 Foods You Should Start Eating This Month To Get Rid Of Belly Fat, According To A Nutritionist

Cardio is great and crunches get to the core of things. But when it comes to shedding pounds from your middle, food is a big factor. We asked Colette …

Nutrition

The best home security system you can install yourself

Secure your home without breaking the bank<p>The do-it-yourself home security market has exploded over the past couple of years and for good reason. It’s now possible to install a fully monitored security system in your home in as little as 15 minutes and for hundreds of dollars less than it would …

Home Automation

5 Countries Where You Can Retire By the Beach for Less Than $1,500 a Month

Whether you’re five months or 15 years away from handing in that final two weeks notice, you’ve probably dreamt of the beachside digs where you’ll …

Costa Rica

Home Wiring Demystified: Electrical Cable Basics You Need to Know

Before you take on your next home wiring project, arm yourself with basic information about the electrical cable and wiring that you’re likely to see.<p>…

Arduino

The World's Largest Telescope Takes Shape in Southern China

Galaxies, quasars and gas clouds are a little bit closer, thanks to China's Five-Hundred-Meter Aperture Spherical Radio Telescope, or FAST. Built as …

Radio Astronomy

15 years ago, we sequenced the human genome. Now we can 3D map it.

<b>THE NEXT STEP.</b> In 2003, researchers sequenced the human genome for the first time, writing out all 3 billion of the DNA base pairs that dictate every …

Genetics

Scientists Discover New Details on How the "Great Dying" Nearly Ended Life on Earth

The greatest extinction event in history got some help from some very toxic rock.<p>Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould once noted that ever since life began on Earth, it has remained in existence. There's never been a point where, after life began, there were zero living things on the planet. But that …

Physical Geography

This Is How to Pick the Best Avocado Every Time

Even though I'm not the world's biggest avocado lover (don't @ me), I know all about how difficult it can be to find a good avocado at the …

Avocado

11 places for thrifty bookworms to download free e-books

Looking for the next great book to sink your teeth into? Look no further.<p>As the year rolls on, you may find yourself wanting to set aside time to …

Books

If You Know These Things You’re a Genius Homeowner

…and if you don’t, now you do!<p>Plus: How to Find and Fix Roof Leaks<p>There is a four-step strategy for fixing a running toilet. The fix will not only …

The City Born in a Day

Settlers race for plots during the Land Run, April 22, 1889.<p><i>What follows is an excerpt from Sam Anderson’s new book</i> Boom Town: The Fantastical Saga …

War

Logitech’s MX Vertical is the ergonomic mouse I didn’t know I wanted

Logitech announced the MX Vertical earlier this week, a mouse designed to improve ergonomics and reduce strain. Though I’m lucky to never have been afflicted by any computer-related discomfort, I was surprised by how much I like the vertical grip.<p>Granted, the MX Vertical is far from the first …

Logitech

This ancient teenager is the first known person with parents of two different species

A new ancient DNA study published in Nature Wednesday reports the first known person to have had parents of two different species. The studied …

Anthropology

9 Foods That Scrub Our Arteries Clean

The No. 1 killer on the planet is heart disease, which accounts for one in four deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and …

If you've got a driver’s license and a pulse, you could be making $100,000 a year in the West Texas oil boom

The U.S. is on track to become the world’s biggest oil producer by next year, and in West Texas, home to the most active oilfield in the world, the oil boom has resulted in a modern-day gold rush.<p>The Permian Basin is set to overtake Iran in output in just a few months as oil prices pick up from …

Oil