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This Object Has Been Sprayed With The World's Blackest Material, And It's Freaking Us Out

Seriously, that's not Photoshopped.<p>Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as …

Did you know you shouldn't feed ducks bread? These people didn't.

If your fond childhood memories include tossing bread crusts to ducks in the park, congratulations: you f*cked up.<p>Yes, reader, it's true. Ducks are …

NASA Just Published Hundreds Of Stunning Gifs – These Are 10 Of The Best

You'll be blown away.<p>With access to Earth’s best telescopes and most distant spacecraft, it’s no surprise that NASA’s space photography is …

A Frog That Freezes and Thaws, Plus More Ways Animals Cope With Cold

Weird Animal Question of the Week<p>Wild creatures don't have the luxury of curling up under the covers—here's how they make it through winter.<p>Our winter survival skills often involve staying indoors with plenty of blankets, cocoa, and mindless TV at the ready.<p>But wild animals don't have that …

15+ People Who Look Exactly Like Cartoon Characters

If you've ever wondered where cartoonists get their inspiration from then check out this list of cartoon character lookalikes and wonder no more!<p>As …

What's Actually Inside Your Old Video Game Cartridges

And no, blowing into them never really helps.<p>Now that it looks like Nintendo is reviving video game cartridges for consoles, it's as good as time as any to learn how they work. The 8-Bit Guy has made a lovely video explanation into the surprisingly complex tech that makes cartridges tick.<p>Going deep …

Disney Produces Robot With "Very Fluid" Movement Thanks to Air-Water Actuators

These are a couple video demonstrations of Jimmy, a robotic puppet developed by Disney Research that moves with incredibly fluid motion thanks to …

GIF Animations

Tiny Stanford invention purifies water in minutes using the sun

Is that a piece of bark in your drink? A bug, maybe? Nope. It's a tiny water-purifying tablet powered by the sun.<p>The device comes from scientists at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University's Institute for Materials and Energy Science. It measures 1 …

Man’s Best Friend: This Amazing Dog Detected A Tumor In His Owner’s Pancreas And Immediately Ripped It Out

If this amazing story doesn’t make you want to go out and get a puppy right now, nothing will.<p>We all know that dogs are lovable and loyal pets, but a …

'Assassin's Creed' movie trailer has fighting and Fassbending

We won't have a new <i>Assassin's Creed</i> game this year, but what we will have is a movie. And now we know just what it'll look like when it hits theaters this December 21st, courtesy of a trailer that just debuted on the late-night talk show, <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i>. It looks appropriately stabby and features …

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Puma Created A Robot As Fast As Usain Bolt To Make Athletes Better

Created by ad agency J. Walter Thompson New York, it looks like a shoebox on wheels. But the BeatBot is a programmable, self-driving, line-following …

The story of the World War II gunner who fell 22,000 feet without a parachute and lived

Paratroopers make a big deal about jumping out of planes from 800 feet, but U.S. Army Air Force Staff Sgt. Alan Magee fell out of a plane at 22,000 feet without a parachute while the plane was on fire.<p>And he lived.<p>Magee was a ball turret gunner in a B-17 named "Snap! Crackle! Pop!" after the three …

World War II

10 Silly Fun Science Experiments You Can Easily Do at Home

Other than youth and recess and summer vacation and nap time and candy and junk food and energy and fast metabolism and hope and excitement and …

'Leaked' Nintendo NX controller is driving gamers crazy

Nintendo has been incredibly tight-lipped about its upcoming console, codenamed NX, so naturally, we gamers are analyzing any tidbit of information to death.<p>Needless to say, alleged leaks of a prototype controller are driving the internet crazy.<p>A redditor by the name of perkele37 today posted a few …

Medieval Iron Man Completed Full Armor

Of all the different real-life takes on the Iron Man armor, the Prince Armory giving him a shiny, stunning medieval look might be the best.Made from …

Iron Man

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Making it up as you go along: how your brain improvises

When your brain becomes ‘quieter’, remarkable things can happen. It’s time to go with the flow<p>Have you ever been at a concert and seen a musician or rapper start to improvise? It can often seem effortless or even magical. Few people can freestyle like Kendrick Lamar and Notorious BIG, or improvise …

Kendrick Lamar

This Tiny Glass Disc Can Store 360TB of Data For 13.8 Billion Years

Our knowledge will live on.<p>It's estimated that humans are producing the equivalent of 10 million Blu-ray discs' worth of data every single day - and …

Human Rights

We've finally found gravitational waves, so can we time travel?

Physicists working with a powerful observatory on Earth announced Thursday that they have finally detected ripples in space and time created by two …

Fashion Photographer Imagines Cars as Supermodels

What if a spell turned some of the world’s most famous car models into real women? What would they look like? That’s what photographer Viktorija …

Meet Hijarbie, the Hijab-Wearing Barbie of Your Dreams

Hijab fashion for the tiniest of ladies.<p>Barbie is having a moment right now, evolving with new body shapes and blowing up on Instagram.<p>But one young woman, 24-year-old Haneefah Adam of Nigeria, wasn't seeing any of these Barbies dressed in the same way she did—wearing modest clothing that covers …

Here's What Fruits And Vegetables Looked Like Before We Domesticated Them

The original genetic modification.<p>Next time you bite into a slice of watermelon or a cob of corn, consider this: these familiar fruits and veggies …

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

National Academy of Sciences

SpaceX reveals plans for its Hyperloop test track

SpaceX, which is hosting the competition, recently published details about the one-mile Hyperloop test track it plans to build at its headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif.<p>The Hyperloop, of course, is the futuristic mode of transportation that consists of passenger pods traveling through tubes at speeds …

High-speed Rail

2 degrees, flies planes, author, works at NASA. His age? 17

BOSTON (AP) — Moshe Kai Cavalin has two college degrees, but he's too young to vote. He flies airplanes, but he's too young to drive a car alone.<p>Life …

Sharp Is Going to Sell This Little Robot as a Smartphone

Earlier this year, we reported on Tomotaka Takahashi, the famous engineer who sent the first talking robot into space, and his plans to make robots …

The New Moto 360 Has Been Revealed

Can you spot the difference?<p>There are many circular-screened smartwatches coming to market, but the original Moto 360 started the trend last year. Now, Motorola’s introduced the sequel at IFA 2015.<p>The Moto 360 2 (which is actually called just the Moto 360) brings some interesting changes to …

Wearable Tech

See the World's Tallest Statues

Dai Kannon, 100m (330 ft.), built in 1991. Sendai, Japan.<br>Fabrice Fouillet<p>1 of 10<p>The photographer Fabrice Fouillet was looking to produce work about …

25 Reasons to Visit Romania (6): Moldova

<i>Photos by Vlad Semen</i><p>Iasi is the cultural capital of Moldova as well as a legendary city that has undergone crucial changes, and is now displayed to its visitors in a new, shining light. It is both quiet and restless , old and new, modern and vintage, and has something to offer to everyone who …

European Travel