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Scientists Can Now Control Mice Brains Wirelessly

Small but powerful tool provides manipulation of mice’s neural networks<p>Researchers have a hard time understanding how tiny changes to networks of neurons in an animal's brain can affect its behavior. Now a team of researchers has figured out a way to tinker with the neural networks of mice in real …

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‘Denali’: Photographer Ben Moon’s Touching Tribute to His Beloved Dog

The short film above, titled “Denali,” is photographer Ben Moon‘s beautiful and touching tribute to his dog Denali, who passed away last year at the …

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Watch: Ants Use Giant Jaws to Catapult Out of Death Trap

Weird & Wild<p>Trap-jaw ants can escape predators' sand pits by using their powerful jaws to fling themselves away from danger, a new study finds.<p>Weird & Wild<p>The trap-jaw ant is famous for its super-strong mandibles, which can crush prey, handle eggs, defend nests from intruders, and even fling the …

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The ONE Technique You Need to Know to Make Beautiful Paper Flower Crowns

We’ve been around the block with DIY blooms, so we know that paper flowers can be serious business — concerts, summer festivals, warm weather weddings and the list goes on. Making a beautiful paper flower is easier than it may look, so we wanted to create a beginner-friendly guide to help our …

A 3D Printed Ultrasound Allowed This Blind Mother to Meet Her Son

One of the most touching moments throughout a mom-to-be’s pregnancy is the ultrasound. The joy many parents feel upon laying eyes on their little one for the first time is unmatched, and now there is a way for mothers who are blind to experience that same sort of joy with the help of one of our …

New Glowing Millipede Found; Shows How Bioluminescence Evolved

Weird & Wild<p>Some California millipedes first evolved bioluminescence to cope with harsh desert living, according to scientists who may have cracked the mystery of glowing millipedes.<p>Weird & Wild<p>In California's Sierra Nevada Mountains (map) live a group of blind millipedes that glow in the dark—and …

Unspoken Conversations: Mothers and Daughters - Photographs and text by Rania Matar | LensCulture

<i>Brushing out our daughter’s brown<br>silken hair before the mirror<br>I see the grey gleaming on my head,<br>the silver-haired servant behind her.</i> <i>Why is it<br>just as we begin to go</i> <i><br>they begin to arrive, the fold in my neck</i> <i><br>clarifying as the fine bones of her</i> <i><br>hips sharpen? As my skin shows</i> <i><br>its dry pitting, she opens</i> …

Mystery radio signals that baffled astronomers for years came from the staff microwave

A telescope started picking up the signals in 1998<p>Beginning in the late '90s, once or twice a year, astronomers operating the telescope at the Parkes Observatory in New South Wales, Australia would pick up mysterious radio signals. These signals were known as perytons, described in a recent report …

Guy Given Second Trip with Family After Sad Vacation Photos Go Viral

Some months ago, 34-year-old telecom worker Kevin Blandford of Louisville, Kentucky, won a free vacation to Puerto Rico from his job. His daughter …

Human Head Transplant Proposed—How Did We Get Here?

Yes, in case you haven’t heard, a doctor in Italy has announced plans to transplant a guy’s head onto a new body two years from now. Sound nuts?<p>Many of the headlines say so. “No, Human Head Transplants Will Not Be Possible by 2017,” said <i>Popular Science</i>. The <i>International Business Times</i> pronounced …

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Remember When...? Readers Share Their Favorite Travel Memories Of Mom

<i>By Nicolle Monico</i><p>As we gear up for Mother's Day on May 10, we began considering a fun and unique way to honor mom this year. Realizing that sometimes it's the things that can't be purchased that really mean the most, we decided to focus on the intangible gifts. Whether it's flying to another …

Giant Whales Have Super-Stretchy Nerves

“Hey, look at this,” said Bob Shadwick. He and his team were working on the dissected remains of a fin whale, the second largest animal on the planet, when they noticed a white cord-like structure lying against a slab of muscle. Shadwick picked it up and jokingly stretched it. “It was like a bungee …

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These Long-Suffering Animal Mothers Deserve a Day Too

Human mothers carry a child for only nine months, while some animals—including sharks, elephants, and even scorpions—can be pregnant for years.<p>Our moms aren't the only ones who deserve to be honored this Mother's Day. From octopuses to elephants, plenty of animal mothers go above and beyond for …

This is what sunset looks like on Mars

The Curiosity rover has been sending back data and photos since it landed on Mars nearly three years ago. Unsurprisingly, there are a lot of rocks in those images.<p>But finally, for the first time, on Curiosity's 956th solar Mars day -- April 15, 2015, to all you Earthlings out there -- its Mastcam …

Portraits of Exotic Birds Recovering at Sanctuaries

While I’ve never been a bird owner nor have I ever been attracted to owning a bird, this new series, <i>Earthbound</i> by photographer Oliver Regueiro …

The best fries from every state

No longer just a side dish, great fries deserve recognition in their own right. So we consulted expert reviews and local recommendations to find the true standouts from every state.<p><i>Did we get your state right? Let us know in the comments.</i>

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Farthest Galaxy Spotted Yet Is 13 Billion Light-Years Away

The star cluster, only 15 percent the size of the Milky Way, dates to just 670 million years after the big bang—not long after the first stars turned on.<p>In their quest to find the most distant galaxy in the universe, astronomers have a new champion. Known as EGS-zs8-1, it’s so far away that its …