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Stunning Video: 3 Years Of The Sun In 3 Minutes

We all deserve a break from the past week's news. This NASA video could be just the right thing.<p>According to the space agency, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) "captures a shot of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 different wavelengths." The video features images from the past three years, "at …

Renault Twizy Renault Sport F1 Concept

Improbable and spectacular!<p>Examples of weird, bizarre automotive nonsense cross our desks on a fairly consistent basis. Just recently, we’ve covered the ridiculousness of Smart’s Fortwo Edition by Jeremy Scott and Toyota Europe’s ME.WE concept. But sometimes the oddball stuff is actually cool, as …

A Closer Look At The Impoverished Biker Gangs Of Tanzania

British and London-based photographer Kit Oates recently (and bravely) traveled to Tanzania to discover the stories behind the biker gangs who roamed …

22 Amazing Destinations You Can See With Google Street Views

That trip you'd been thinking about is so far down the horizon, you can barely make it out.<p>To top that off, your passport expired three months ago, you have a whopping credit card bill, and you need to pay a parking ticket. You are eternally trapped here, but through the power of The Internet you …

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15 Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Shows to Hit in 2013

Dig through the local paper or community website in the spring and summer and it's easy to find car shows. But let's be honestif you've seen one bright red '57 Chevy with a swapped-in Corvette motor, you've seen 57 of them. It's the oddball events f<p>Dig through the local paper or community website …

Saturn hurricane snapped by Cassini craft

<b>An enormous hurricane raging at Saturn's north pole has an eye 2,000km (1,250mi) across - big enough to cover the UK 12 times over.</b><p>The striking images of the storm were snapped from a height of 420,000km (260,000mi) by the Cassini spacecraft, which arrived at Saturn in 2004.<p>They were captured in …

The Rise of the Tick

I’m tailing a Ford pickup truck along the eastern bank of the Connecticut River. When we reach a sign for Lord Creek Farm, the pickup turns off the road and I follow up a dusty driveway. We park in the shadow of an enormous red horse barn, next to paddocks full of jump gates, where riding lessons …

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The Cities That Live Behind Walls

For thousands of years, humans have been defending their cities by building huge walls around them. Over time, the cities often spill over the walls …

Earth As Art: 'How Did Nature Do That?'

Satellites are powerful tools. They beam our TV signals, phone calls and data around the planet. They help us spy, they track storms, they power the GPS signals in our cars and on our phones. But they also send back striking, totally disarming images of planet Earth.<p>This set of images is all about …

It’s “Elementary”: Your Guide To The Many Pop Culture Faces Of Sherlock Holmes

With Elementary, one of three current Sherlock properties in play, we look at the many incarnations and enduring appeal of the übersleuth.<p>Some say Sherlock Holmes likes cocaine, others think he’s manic-depressive, while a few armchair analysts figure Britain’s most enduring crime fighter must have …

Watch A Super-Dexterous Robot Hand Use Tweezers

It can also pick up batteries and basketballs, use a key to open a door, and operate a drill!<p>Robots, while awesome, tend to be clumsy in unpredictable human environments. Machines that use hands as deftly as humans do, with only minimal direction, would be a tremendous boon to rescue and hazardous …

30 Candid Met Gala Snaps You Haven't Seen (But Need To!)

By now you've most likely feasted your eyes on all the punkalicious (or less than punkalicious) red carpet looks from last night's Met Gala, and …