Fredrik Bridell

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Can Dirt Save the Earth?

When John Wick and his wife, Peggy Rathmann, bought their ranch in Marin County, Calif., in 1998, it was mostly because they needed more space. Rathmann is an acclaimed children’s book author — “Officer Buckle and Gloria” won a Caldecott Medal in 1996 — and their apartment in San Francisco had …

Malicious code written into DNA infects the computer that reads it

In a mind-boggling world first, a team of biologists and security researchers have successfully infected a computer with a malicious program coded into a strand of DNA.<p>It sounds like science fiction, but I assure you it’s quite real — although you probably don’t have to worry about this particular …

Finnish Researchers Just Created Edible Protein Virtually Out of Thin Air

This revolutionary procedure is being hailed for virtually creating food out of thin air.<p>The process, which was created by Finnish researchers at the …

Magical Rediscovered Sketchbooks of a Gifted Deaf and Mute Farm Boy

© James Castle Collection and Archive<i>J</i>ames Castle was born profoundly deaf, and never learnt to communicate through sign language or writing. He used …

The 25 Best Sci-Fi Movies of the 21st Century, From ‘Children of Men’ to ‘Her’

With themes that range from love to fear to humanity itself, the best sci-fi movies of the 21st century all share distinctly original visions.<p>Sci-fi …

5 Reasons Why You Should Watch 'American Gods'

American Gods premieres tonight on Starz. Here’s why you should tune in.[/caption]<p><i>“The only thing that scares me, is being forgotten.”</i><p><i>~ Mr. Wednesday, American Gods</i><p><i>American Gods</i> premieres tonight on Starz, and if you have any interest in history, mythology, fantasy and horror you should tune in. …

An Artificial Womb for Lambs Foreshadows Womb-Free Births for Humans

Lamb fetuses were kept alive outside their mothers’ bodies in “biobags.”<p>A group of clinicians and researchers in the US has taken a big leap toward developing an artificial womb for humans—by building and testing one designed to keep very premature lambs alive outside the bodies of their …

The French Banksy of Fake Facades

The French are already really, really good at beautifying their towns and cities, but not every façade can look like it’s straight out of a postcard– …

Disney shows off Star Wars Land, and just shut up and take our money

ORLANDO — The Disney Parks mega-project known as Star Wars Land is well underway both here and in Anaheim, California. And the Mouse House is ready …

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AMERICAN GODS Will Test Your Senses Like No Show Before (Review)

<i>Please note: this review is spoiler-free for American Gods. Enjoy!</i><p>There’s a lot we don’t know about the world. For all the power and insight science …

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The Silver Swan is a Marvel of 18th-Century Clockwork Automata

The 250-year-old automaton swan made of silver and clockwork gears moves its head, preens, and eats a fish.

Wire Sculptures Resembling Energetic Line Drawings Capture Animals' Graceful Movements

Artist Candice Bees creates elegant animal sculptures from bound wires, capturing graceful movements of both winged and four-legged creatures. Originally trained as an illustrator, she found its two dimensions hampering her creative spirit. “Since finding wire as a medium,” she tells us in an …

Bizarre ant colony discovered in an abandoned Polish nuclear weapons bunker

Scientists describe workers trapped for years in "a hostile environment in total darkness."<p>For the past several years, a group of researchers has …

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Professor Shoelace Gives a Lesson in Tying the Ian Knot, The World’s Fastest Shoelace Knot

Ian “Professor Shoelace” Fieggen gives a lesson in tying the Ian Knot, the world’s fastest shoelace knot. The simple knot ends with the same result …

Artist Turns Historical Photos into Colorfully Whimsical Composites

In a continuation of her <i>Dancing with Costica</i> series, Australian artist Jane Long has created more imaginatively surreal compositions by digitally restoring, colorizing, and manipulating black-and-white photos captured over 50 years ago. The series came about when Long was looking for a way to brush …

Self-Taught Finnish Photographer Takes The Most Otherworldy Night Photos On Instagram

Mikko Lagerstedt, a self-taught photographer based in Kareva, Finland, takes stunning night-time photos that will inspire you to pick up your camera …

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7-foot crab robot may be future of underwater exploration

Crabster CR200, designed to overcome mobility challenges in rough water, is also a frighteningly awesome-looking robot.<p>Move over, BigDog. DARPA's canine-like quadruped has a new animal kingdom automaton to contend with: the Crabster, a six-legged underwater robot that's sure to cause at least a few …

‘Creepypasta’ is how the internet learns our fears – Will Wiles

Not long ago, in a room very like this one (the setting of most of these stories is both familiar and vague), I was looking for the origin of a video …

Why Is The Dollar Sign A Letter S?

The letter <i>S</i> appears nowhere in the word “dollar”, yet an <i>S</i> with a line through it ($) is unmistakably the dollar sign. But why an <i>S</i>? Why isn’t the …

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The grooviest tarot deck ever: The Linweave Tarot, 1967

<i>“Jupiter” and “L’Amoureux”</i> <br>In 1967 the Linweave Paper Co. was looking to promote its outstanding paper products, so they hit on a terrific …

Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

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A Lego 'Ghostbusters' short full of geeky cameos

This year marks the 30-year anniversary for "Ghostbusters," the hilarious supernatural comedy starring Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis and Sigourney Weaver. To mark the occasion, Marc-André Caron, who makes Lego shorts for his YouTube channel MonsieurCaron, released a 4-minute …

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Fastest Man Alive on All Fours