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Why the Price Tag for Global Warming Just Went Up by $60 Trillion

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>$60 trillion dollars is enough money that you could spend $1 million every minute for a century and …

Foot orgasm syndrome. Yup, it's a thing. - Seriously, Science?

By Seriously Science | June 26, 2013 12:00 pm<p><i>Photo: flickr/mickeysucks</i><p><i>We don’t even need to write an intro here, as this gem of a paper did it better</i> …

It is easier to fart while standing up or lying down? - Seriously, Science?

By Seriously Science | July 2, 2013 10:00 am<p><i>Photo: flickr/Loren Javier</i><p><i>We know you fart. And probably a lot more than you are willing to admit. And it</i> …

How to Use Google Plus

While Google Plus isn't quite in the same league as Facebook, it's growing fast—in May 2013, Time reported that Google Plus had approximately 190 million active members. Ready to sign up? Learning how to use Google Plus is easy, especially if you already have a Google account.<p><b>Adding Yourself to</b> …

What Steve Jobs Taught Me After I Said “No” To Him

James Green, CEO of the search retargeting company Magnetic, was once hired by Jobs as a VP at Pixar Animation Studios. And, curiously, it was while working for one of his biggest business heroes that Green learned what not to do when leading a company.<p>I worked for Steve Jobs at Pixar Animation …

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Ikea produces flatpack refugee shelter

The United Nations' refugee agency said on Friday that it has turned to Swedish furniture giant Ikea to produce a flatpack refugee shelter which can be rapidly assembled in crisis zones.<p>The first prototypes of the new shelters - which can be set up in just four hours without tools - are to be set …

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …

Vortex Off California - ImaGeo

By Tom Yulsman | June 27, 2013 12:14 pm<p>A vortex swirls in the cloud deck above the Pacific Ocean downwind of San Clemente Island in this image …

A Formula for Hate: Captain Planet & the Planeteer's HIV Episode - Body Horrors

By Rebecca Kreston | June 28, 2013 1:45 pm<p>Earth! Fire! Wind! Water! Heart! “Captain Planet and Planeteers” is a classic of 1990s television and may …

Oprah Winfrey Regains No. 1 Slot On Forbes 2013 List Of The Most Powerful Celebrities

Everyone should know this by now: Never count Oprah out. Despite business stumbles and an $88 million earnings drop since last year, Oprah Winfrey returns to the top of Forbes’ annual Celebrity 100 ranking of the most powerful celebrities after two years in second place. She leads a …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Brain-eating amoebas thrive in US lakes as global warming heats waterways

These deadly invaders from the deep are showing up in surprising locations<p>It’s a fatal infection without an effective treatment, and one that strikes in a decidedly gruesome manner: An amoebic organism lurking in water is inadvertently inhaled during a swim on a hot summer’s day. From there, it …

This Climate Fix Might Be Decades Ahead Of Its Time

Every year, people add 30 billion tons of carbon dioxide to the air, mostly by burning fossil fuels. That's contributing to climate change. A few scientists have been dreaming about ways to pull some of that CO2 out of the air, but face stiff skepticism and major hurdles. This is the story of one …

Toby Keith, Cowboy Capitalist: Country's $500 Million Man

With 70,000 fans awaiting him at the Houston Rodeo, the world’s largest, Toby Keith sits in his tour bus, as relaxed as the denim on his legs. He’s holding court with his usual crew–business partners, not groupies–and he’s mischievously daring me to eat the worm.<p>Half the size of a golf tee, the …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

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Children given antibiotics in first year 'more likely to develop eczema'

Children who receive antibiotics in the first year of their lives are as much as 40% more likely to go on to develop eczema, according to a new study …

Summer Transfer Window Gossip: Mario Gomez, Edinson Cavani, Jose Mourinho

In football, not even goals and silverware can make a relationship last forever.<p>Mario Gomez has scored goals by the bushel load for Bayern Munich over the past few seasons, but that hasn't stopped the rumors linking him with a move away from the treble winners this summer.<p>Where might Super Mario …

International Criminal Court is 'hunting' Africans

The African Union has said that it will complain to the United Nations about the International Criminal Court (ICC) "hunting" Africans because of their race.<p>Hailemariam Desalegn, <b>Ethiopia's</b> Prime Minister and the AU chair, said the "flawed" ICC system meant that of those indicted, "99 per cent are …

Brazil let $900 million in African debt slide now so it can pump billions out of the continent later

Brazil is owed some $900 million from 12 African countries, but no longer. Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff announced over the weekend that her country would cancel the bulk of the debt, most of it dating from the 1970s, and restructure the rest. The recent pardon was made “to maintain a special …

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Photoshop Chimeras: Fantasy Creatures Created by Splicing Photos

Want to have some fun as you’re learning how to use Photoshop for image editing? Try creating a “Photoshop Chimera.” In Greek mythology, the Chimera …

Chinese DIY Inventions

One visible sign of China's recent economic growth is the rise in prominence of inventors and entrepreneurs. For years now, Chinese farmers, engineers, and businessmen have taken on ambitious do-it-yourself projects, constructing homemade submarines, helicopters, robots, safety equipment, weapons …

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>These props -- "advanced technology" as advanced technology -- were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty …

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Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets

Apple, of course, is famously press shy. It's incredibly difficult to get insider news out of the company, compared to its peers.<p>The former employees range from people who joined the company in its earliest days in the 1970s to those who've dealt with it recently.<p>Perhaps unsurprisingly, many say …

Tapping 'noise canceling' data signals for faster Internet

At the moment, sending data via fiber means blasting a light signal down the line. The farther you want the data to travel, the more power you need …

Samsung Ranks First for Smartphones Sales in Q1 2013

Samsung was the world’s number one smartphone seller for the first quarter of this year in terms of revenue, overtaking Apple, data from Strategy Analytics show.<p>According to a report from Yonhap News, sales of Samsung’s smartphones topped $23.63 billion during the first three months of 2013, …

China is starting to get embarrassed about its tourists’ obnoxious behavior abroad

Chinese tourists are making their mark on the global tourism industry—literally. The picture above is a relief etched 3,500 years ago in Egypt’s Luxor Temple in Egypt. More recently, someone added the characters “Ding Jinhao was here,” as documented by an ashamed Chinese traveler who posted his …

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