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This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

‘Pregnant’ boy, 2, gives birth to his own parasitic twin

<b>Doctors in China were left stunned after discovering a two-year-old boy was carrying an undeveloped foetus inside his stomach.</b><p>Xiao Feng had to …

Equinox Explained: Why Earth's Seasons Will Change on Sunday

The seasons will change this Sunday (Sept. 22), with the Northern Hemisphere moving into autumn and the South emerging from winter into spring.<p>The …

Astronomy

Deneb is distant and very luminous

But – especially with last month’s 2nd data release from the Gaia satellite, whose job is measuring star distances – why don’t we know Deneb’s …

Japanese Cargo Ship Arrives at ISS

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Could Hotter Temperatures From Climate Change Boost Violence?

Rates of homicide and other violent crimes often spike in cities during heat waves. People get cranky. Tempers flare.<p>So as the Earth gets hotter because of climate change, will it also become more violent?<p>Many scientists have thought so. And now a team of economists offers the first quantitative …

You Have a Sunburn—Now What?

Unfortunately, sunburns happen. Here are 6 ways to soothe your aching skin<p>Look, as a <i>Women's Health</i> reader, you already know your sun protection stuff: slather on broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher; wear protective clothing; and chill in the shade during midday, when the sun is at it's …

Hair today: straight or curly?

Like many addictions, it starts as a psychological prop, a way of making yourself feel more confident in social situations. At first you only do it …

A dragon in space: China's space programme can no longer be ignored

On 16 June, famed astrophotographer Thierry Legault turned his camera towards the midday sun and captured the tiny silhouette of a heavenly palace, …

A Digital Life: Pregnancy in the age of Google is weird, scary and (maybe) easier

“Let me just check the internet and see if I’m pregnant.” While my husband and I were trying to conceive, this thought would occasionally pop into my …

Adventure Photography Tips: The Pros’ #1 Secret – Shoot Into the Sun (2 of 3)

Adventure<p><i>See Tim Kemple’s previous photography tips >></i><p>Beginner and amateur photographers ask me often for photography tips. As image creators, we are always learning, but there is one piece of advice I always come back to. The biggest mistake I see amateur photographers make is photographing with …

More About Project Loon

Backing up photos – The Latest!<p>Watch the live show tonight here on the blog. It starts at 7 PM PT, 10 PM ET! We’ll talk all about this…<p>More photos …

Before-And-After Satellite Photos Reveal Massive Flooding In Asia

The death toll nearly doubled over the weekend.<p>Torrential rains have caused devastating flooding and landslides in northern India and Nepal this month, as seen in these false-color satellite images from NASA's Earth Observatory. As you can see here, the major rivers in the area have swollen far …

Woman Drinks Coke Instead Of Water For 16 Years

A real-life Super Size Me, only for 16 years instead of a month. Want to take a guess what happens to your body?<p>A 31-year-old Monaco woman was recently admitted to the hospital after suffering arrhythmia and fainting spells. Her potassium levels were found to be absurdly, dangerously low. These are …

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …

APOD: M31: The Andromeda Galaxy (2013 Jun 26) Image Credit & Copyright: Lorenzo Comolli http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130626.html Explanation: Andromeda is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way Galaxy. Our Galaxy is thought to look much like Andromeda. Together these two galaxies dominate the Local Group of galaxies. The diffuse light from Andromeda is caused by the hundreds of billions of stars that compose it. The several distinct stars that surround Andromeda's image are actually stars in our Galaxy that are well in front of the background object. Andromeda is frequently referred to as M31 since it is the 31st object on Messier's list of diffuse sky objects. M31 is so distant it takes about two million years for light to reach us from there. Although visible without aid, the above image of M31 was taken with a small telescope. Much about M31 remains unknown, including how it acquired its unusual double-peaked center. http://www.astrosurf.com/comolli/index2.htm Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130626 #APOD

A vision of Miami's impending underwater apocalypse

<i>Rolling Stone</i> this month published a fascinating, if somewhat morbid piece about how the city of Miami is all but certain to be submerged underwater due to climate change. As Jeff Goodell reports, research shows that sea levels are due to rise by at least six feet by the end of the century, with …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

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Purple Hair Streaks, No Commitment? Here's How!

<i>Dove Hair research found that eight in 10 women feel pressure to wear their hair a certain way. In order to break down the beauty standards that prevent women from loving their hair—and celebrate all hair types—Glamour and Dove have partnered to replace models and celebrities with real women in</i> …

Of Course Victoria Beckham Would Get This Important Updo Detail Exactly Right

It's no secret that Victoria Beckham has an uncanny knack for proportions and balance—it's why her clothing is so insanely flattering and so surreally sexy. I mean, she wrote an entire book about the difference <i>That Extra Half an Inch</i> can make. So it comes as no surprise that Lady Becks is my new …

Get Excited: One Direction's This Is Us Full-Length Trailer Is Here

I won't bore you all with a lot of words because I know you really just want to get to watchin', but the full-length trailer for One Direction's behind-the-scenes concert film, directed by Mr. Morgan Spurlock, is finally here, and I think it have everything you 1D fans could ever want: baby photos, …

Street-Style Stars Susie Bubble and Phil Oh Have Teamed for a Fashion Collection Named Oh Bubble!

Street-style star Susie Lau (a.k.a. Susie Bubble) and New York-based street-style photographer Phil Oh have teamed up with Urban Outfitters to launch Oh, Bubble! By Susie Lau & Phil Oh, a collection inspired by the duo's travels throughout Mexico City, Bangkok, Shanghai, and Tokyo. Here are some …

The Twits

• <b>Author:</b> Roald Dahl<p>Phizzwhizzing new cover look and branding for the World's NUMBER ONE Storyteller!<p>Mr Twit is a foul and smelly man with bits of cornflake and sardine in his beard.<br>Mrs Twit is a horrible old hag with a glass eye.<br>Together they make the nastiest couple you could ever hope <b>not</b> to …

The Awakening & The Struggle

• <b>Author:</b> L. J. Smith<p>The Awakening: Elena Gilbert is used to getting what she wants and she wants mysterious new boy, Stefan. But Stefan is hiding a deadly secret - a secret that will change Elena’s life for ever ...The Struggle: Elena is torn between her boyfriend, Stefan, and his brother, Damon. …