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Award-Winning Animated GIFs by Micaël Reynaud

French freelance designer and stop-motion animator Micaël Reynaud's unique animated GIFs are created utilizing slit-scan, time-lapse and masking …

Chimpanzees make monkeys of humans in computer game

When it comes to simple competitive games, chimps make a monkey out of humans and make a genius out of John Forbes Nash Jr.<p>Chimpanzees playing each other in a simple matching game outperformed human players, apparently by paying closer attention to opponents' patterns and adjusting more optimally, …

The universe is expanding, but how quickly?

You can't see it happening on Earth, but space itself is stretching. Ever since the Big Bang happened 13.8 billion years ago, the universe has been getting bigger.<p>"If you go into the distant future, everything that we see in the universe right now will expand away from us so much that we won't be …

Astronomers find 'diamond engagement ring' in space

Planetary nebula Abell 33 has taken on romantic proportions.<p>The European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope has captured a spectacular image of a planetary nebula aligned with a star in such a way that it looks like a diamond engagement ring.<p>Abell 33 came from a star that's going to become …

Forget wearable tech, embeddable implants are already here - CNN.com

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Inside the USS Ford, America's Newest Aircraft Carrier

Under construction in Virginia, this floating city is more powerful than any carrier that has come before.

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

NASA chief uses tension with Russia to blast Congress on space funding

Tensions between the United States and Russia have increased in recent months — and now NASA is taking advantage of the chilly relationship to try and push its own agenda forward. NASA administrator Charles Bolden today published a lengthy blog post in which he calls out Congress for under-funding …

8 Spa-Like Bathrooms Designed to Instantly Soothe

Let these airy oases across the globe spur some ideas for creating your own refuge.

United States Navy Unveils Plan to Beam Solar Power from Space to Earth

The United States Navy Research Laboratory has unveiled two modules they are testing to capture solar energy from space and divert its power to …

7 Things Your Windows Are Trying to Tell You

Your windows are talking, so listen up. They're telling you they're stuck, suffering from moisture damage, or letting in outside air. Bob Minoli, president of Integrity Residential Window Repair, near Sacramento, Calif., explains the best remedies for these window woes.<p><b>Condensation Forms Along the</b> …

7 Amazing Things You Can Do With Sound Waves

Sound can identify the contents of homemade bombs, measure the temperature in a nuclear reactor, and even perform brain surgery.

Scientists Find Gravity Waves, a Breakthrough That Backs Up the Big Bang

A detector in Antarctica discovers long-sought-after evidence to back up the theory of inflation following the big bang.<p><b>Today, scientists at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics</b> announced they've found evidence of the big bang that they've been seeking for decades: gravitational waves in …