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This Documentary About A Microsoft Paint Artist Is Incredible

If the story of 97-year-old Hal Lesko doesn't make you tear up, you are soulless.<p>Hal Lasko is a 97-year-old retired typographer who goes by the nickname Grandpa. (Not for the reason you'd expect; you should watch the video to find out why.) After he was diagnosed with an eye defect, Lasko's family …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

The weird and wonderful world of the naked mole rat

Doctor Chris Faulkes, who has been working with them almost every day for the last 25 years, has long since learned to love naked mole rats, but, as …

Humans May Evolve To Grow An Endless Supply Of Teeth

In the future, you--like the pufferfish--could have so many teeth that you'll wear necklaces made out of your spares. It'll be weird.<p>The pufferfish is a very curious animal for lots of reasons; it swallows air or water to make itself larger and more threatening, it combines its combining pectoral, …

The quest is to clone a mammoth. The question is: should we do it?

The idea would make headlines around the world and bring tears of joy to the planet's journalists. An adorable baby woolly mammoth, tottering on its …

Now 7.2 billion humans, and counting

The United Nations says global human population reached 7.2 billion in mid-2013. The “medium-fertility” projection for the year 2050 has been revised …

Amazing Pendulum Wave Effect!

Arthur Lidov’s Medical Landscapes

LIFE magazine • December 7, 1962 – The Human Body: Part II (The Phenomenal Digestive Journey of a Sandwich)<p>Arthur Lidov, painter and commercial artist, created these breathtaking editorial medical illustrations. They are a true expressions of anatomy and art. From the vascular man swimming …

Graphene’s jagged edge can easily slice cells - Futurity

BROWN (US) — The jagged edges of tiny graphene sheets can spell trouble for human …

UK joins project to create synthetic organism from scratch

Britain's latest bid to embrace the futuristic science of synthetic biology will be revealed by the government on Thursday when it announces plans to …