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This Is The First Bear To Get Brain Surgery

Champa, a 3-year-old Asiatic black bear, was operated on to cure hydrocephalus.<p>Meet Champa, the first bear to have brain surgery.<p>Rescued Laotian bears are often brought to a sanctuary in northern Laos that's run by the Australian nonprofit Free the Bears. Despite being on an endangered species …

Size does matter, study finds

Size really does matter, according to a study which found that a man's attractiveness is at least in part determined by what he carries in his trousers.<p>Women who were shown various computer-generated images of naked men consistently rated those with larger members as being most attractive.<p>While …

Climate Change May Lead To Bumpier Airplane Rides, Study Finds

The first study of global warming's effects on clear-air turbulence offers some uncomfortable predictions.<p>By 2050, plane trips between the U.S. and Europe could take longer, use more fuel and be subject to more turbulence, according to a new study.<p>The study investigated clear-air turbulence, or …

Here Now, the Definitive Mad Men Design/Decor Starter Kit

Take away the complex relationships, the compelling socio-political undertones, and, of course, the sex, and <i>Mad Men</i> is still an incredible time capsule of a bygone era in design, all thanks to a production team that's obsessive enough to switch out a bowl of apples that look just a bit too …

Exploring FIXd's Shapeshifting, Wildly Futuristic 'Mo Ventus'

This swooping conception, called <b>Mo Ventus,</b> is designed to be a luxury mansion that also happens to be zero-energy and built with sustainable technology. With integrated wind turbines, photovoltaic arrays, and fuel cells, the insanely ultramodern house—which almost puts Zaha Hadid's white spaceship …

Volcano event lines up with pre-dino die-offs - Futurity

COLUMBIA U. (US) — New evidence from around the world links the abrupt disappearance of …

Interactive Tool Shows You How To Hide Your Millions Offshore

Stash your dough in the Bahamas, "invest" in diamonds, and spend your tax-free cash.<p>You probably have a sketchy idea of tax havens--the pillowcases of the super-rich--but might not have an idea of exactly the steps necessary to avoid getting taxed by the government. But a recent financial data leak …

Watch Raspberries Shatter In Slow Motion

A dramatic way to garnish<p><i>PopSci is pleased to present videos created by ChefSteps, the free-to-learn culinary school started by alumni of the creative team behind</i> Modernist Cuisine._ These original videos explore the art and science of cooking, as well as provide a glimpse into unseen or unnoticed …

300 Year Old Farmhouse Elegantly Converted Into Modern Living Space

Having been almost burnt to the ground several years ago, this 300-year-old farmhouse (situated close to the town of Treia in the Le Marche region of …

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Disappearing Cabinets Ensuring Easy Access to Hidden Kitchen Spaces [Video]

Literally hiding most of the appliances and kitchenware behind pretty storage elements is a full steam trend. We recently received a creative project …

Destination of the Week: São Paulo - Dwell

A few years ago, we solicited suggestions from our readers for the city's must-visit architectural landmarks, restaurants, parks and more. They responded with everything from a public park atop a skyscraper with jaw-dropping views to a 1950's flying saucer building by Oscar Niemeyer. Check out our …

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Comment on GP House by Bitar Arquitectos by Roberto Mancini

Very effective and straightforward spatial planning. Good use of materials too. I hope its a safe neighborhood though, seems exposed on all sides.

Rush Limbaugh: iPad great tool in fighting global warming 'hoax'

After a 13-year-old boy calls in to say he has found proof in his local library that man-made global warming is a hoax, the famed radio host sends him an iPad, as its portability will prove useful in the boy's crusade.<p>If you're 13 years old, live in Wilmington, Ind., and it's cold outside, it …

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The Catch

It's Thursday, which means there must be a home available for free somewhere—so long as the "buyer" agrees to truck it away. The latest in this vein comes from Nantucket, where someone's offering a circa-1750 house for a <b>$1</b> if "you pay for the cost to move the home from its current location." …

Before & After: David’s Blue Floors

We’ve been feeling the color blue in a BIG way lately. From my Current Obsession with indigo to Amy’s Past & Present on the history of the color, …

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Q&A: Are any laws made by the Nazi regime still in use?

Are any laws created by the Nazi regime from 1933–45 still in use in Germany, or did the whole legal system start from scratch after 1945?<p><i>This Q&A</i> …

Paris, France Street Merchant c. 1900

Very cool image of a Paris France street merchant circa 1900. [ Original: Paris France Street Merchant 1900 ]

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The secret to exam success: puppy love

Students at a Scottish university have begun "puppy patting" sessions in an effort to improve their exam grades.<p>Undergraduates at Aberdeen University will be able to avoid the pressures of study in a special "puppy room".<p>The sessions, part of the exam welfare initiative by the university's …

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The 2012 Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, Spain | Colossal

<p>You’ve probably seen photographs of the Concurs de Castells, the human tower competition held in the region of Catalonia, Spain, but photographer …

nathan sawaya's hyper realistic LEGO sculptures photographed by dean west

<b>in pieces: hyper-realistic lego sculptures by nathan sawaya + dean west</b>‘pool’ – in pieces, 2012 chromogenic print on kodak endura, 43.0 x 65.3 inches …

Meet Eric, 22, who lives life as a MERMAN swimming underwater in Florida's springs wearing a latex tail - despite wide-eyed stares from the local fishermen

By<p>When Eric Ducharme slips into his handmade fin to explore the crystal clear waters of Florida’s natural springs as a merman, he says he’s mentally …

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The Science of Cats

(YouTube link)<p>AsapSCIENCE has finally struck the one subject that even web users who avoid science will watch. We all want to know more about cats! …

Lego Vines Project by Mark Weaver

Are you guys familiar with Vine? It's an app that creates short and looping videos in a simple way to share with friends and family. Mark Weaver, a …

10 Islands to See Before You Die

We scoured the globe to find 10 islands that belong on your must list. Each of these places offers something that you can’t find anywhere else, from …