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A Man Takes A Single Rake to The Beach... When You Zoom Out And See It'll Blow Your Mind!

Looking out across the beaches of San Francisco, you’re likely to see beautiful sand, crashing waves, and people sunbathing or flying a kite. If …

8 Million Flower Petals Rain Down On A Village In Costa Rica

There’s no doubt that nature supplies our world with some magnificent types of eruption.<p>However, most associations of eruptions have to do with the …

Costa Rica

11 of The Most Magical Houses In The Entire World

Have you ever dreamed of trading in your regular house for one straight of the pages of a story book? Maybe to live in a towering tree house, …

Architecture

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7 Epic Displays of Lightning

Written By: Zach Souza<p>With the magic of photography, what was once condensed to a mere fraction of a moment can now be frozen in time. The short …

Eiffel Tower

Slow Life: Hypnotizing Macro Timelapse Of Exotic Corals Made With 150,000 Photos

For anyone who’s seen the coral that inhabits the many astounding ocean reefs around the world, <b>it’s hard to deny that this form of marine life can be</b> …

Amazing

This Might Be The Scariest Trail In The World. But You’ll NEVER Guess Where It Leads. Unbelievable!

A mountain in china holds some of the most captivating views you can imagine, with a very special location at its peak. <b>The only problem is, you have</b> …

Mountaineering

8 Incredible Places to Travel to While You’re Still Young

It’s hard to sell all your possessions, pack your backpack, and travel the world when you’re a married professional with a family. When you’re young, …

Asia Travel

10 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

Here we have a combined edition of some of the most amazing hotels in the world that is a must visit before you die.<p>Although, there may be many who …

Sustainability

Our Universe Just May Exist In A Multiverse After All, Cosmic Inflation Discovery Suggests

The first direct evidence of cosmic inflation — a period of rapid expansion that occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang — also supports the idea that our universe is just one of many out there, some researchers say.<p>On Monday (March 17), scientists announced new findings that mark the …

The Problem With A Clockwork Universe

Last week I wrote about free will, or whether we are the agents of our own decisions. My thoughts were prompted by an invitation to participate in a roundtable discussion about the issue with colleagues from different fields, from cognitive neuroscience to philosophy, organized by the Foundational …

Sriracha Chemistry: How Hot Sauces Perk Up Your Food And Your Mood

Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck — drenched their food with Sriracha knows the hot sauce can make almost any dish taste better.<p>But could these spicy condiments also make us a little happier?<p>The science geeks over at the American Chemical Society made a little video that breaks down …

Scientists Pinpoint The Brain's 'Sleep Switch'

Scientists may have found the sleep "switch" that tells the brain it's time to shut those eyes, according to a new Neuron study in fruit flies.<p>The researchers, from Oxford University's Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, found that this "switch" regulates activity of neurons in the brain that …

How The Light In A Room Could Affect Your Emotions

The intensity of light could also have an impact on the intensity of our emotions, a new study suggests.<p>Research published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology shows that the more intense the lighting, the greater a person's emotions -- both positive <i>and</i> negative.<p>"Other evidence shows that on sunny …

A New Laser for a Faster Internet

A new laser developed by a research group at Caltech holds the potential to increase by orders of magnitude the rate of data transmission in the …

Nanotech

Why does salt melt ice, and what else is it doing?

This is a common scene in the Northern states and Canada, the salt truck spreading rock salt on the roads. According to Slate, more than 20 million …

Pollution

Video: How to Put a Star Into a Bottle

As Raffi Khatchadourian explains in this week’s magazine, a daunting challenge of building the world’s largest fusion reactor is making all the pieces fit together; with components coming from many different countries, the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor is one of the most complex …

Quantum Dropleton: Weird New Particle Acts Like Liquid

Physicists can spend years seeking new particles to illuminate aspects of nature's laws, but an international team decided instead to make their own …

Quantum Mechanics

5 Essential Facts about Gravitational Waves from the Big Bang - The Countdown #44

On March 17th, physicists with the BICEP2 experiment announced they had detected the remnant of gravitational waves in the cosmic microwave …

Gravitational Waves

NASA's prettiest spaceship yet will take actual photos of alien worlds

PlanetQuest is NASA's effort to search for new Earths, exoplanets like ours that would probably contain life too. They're doing some really cool …

Why Roller Coaster Loops Are Never Circular

Many extreme roller coaster these days have vertical loops. Have you noticed that these loops are never circular? Why is this?<p>They all, also, seem to …

How Big Is The Universe? Fun New Video Gives Easy-To-Understand Explanation

The universe is really, really big. How big? Well, if you sent a text message to the nearest galaxy, Andromeda, it would take 2.5 million years to get there. Mind. Blown.<p>And that's just one of many mind-boggling facts in a new Vimeo video from Beakus, an animation studio on a mission to explain …

Acoustic 'Invisibility' Cloak Just May Hide Things From Sonar (VIDEO)

Cloaking devices, a staple of science fiction (think Harry Potter), are getting closer to reality. Researchers at Duke University have built a structure that would hide anything under it from sonar — at least in air.<p>Made of sheets of perforated plastic, the pyramid-shaped cloak changes the shape …

Researchers see Kelvin wave on quantum 'tornado' for first time

A spinning tornado of very cold liquid helium obeys the laws of quantum mechanics. Sometimes, two quantum tornadoes flex into curved lines, cross …

A live view of the solar system

A live view of the solar system and planetary positions today<p>This site brings you face to face with the solar system as it is now... and also how it …

Solstice

Gigantic Airship Hangar Transformed Into Tropical Island Resort

This supermassive hangar once housed gigantic airships, and now it has been given a second life as an indoor tropical resort that holds the world's …

At 4.4 billion years old, these tiny blue crystals are the oldest on Earth

The oldest thing on Earth is smaller than a piece of human hair. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, have determined that blue zircon crystals found in a remote part of Australia are 4.4 billion years old, just 160 million younger than the formation of our solar system. The …

Scientists just created some of the most powerful muscles in existence

Japanese granny's embroidered spheres show nature's pattern language

From radiolaria to each unique snowflake, pattern is the language of nature. Human-made artifacts expressing these natural occurrences can be …

Modern Art