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The Best High-Paying, Family-Friendly Jobs

These jobs offer flexible scheduling, work-from-home and part-time options, and high earnings, making them among the best careers for combining with family. Selected by Sara Sutton Fell, CEO of job site FlexJobs, they are ideal for professionals looking to switch within their career fields to more …

22 Pictures That Prove We're Living In The Damn Future

The future is now, y'all.

Inside the Eagle Nebula

<b>From afar, the whole thing looks like an Eagle. A closer look at the Eagle Nebula, however, shows the bright region is actually a window into the</b> …

How Nuclear Bombs Could Save Earth from Killer Asteroids

The most destructive weapon humanity has ever developed could help our species avoid going the way of the dinosaurs.<p>Pretty much any asteroid that …

52 Ways to Chase Stress Away

Stress attacks in all sorts of ways—here’s how to control, contain, and conquer it<p>It’s hard to say, exactly, what the worst part about stress is. Is it the tightness that starts somewhere around your solar plexus, then extends out to your toenails, earlobes, and cerebellum? Is it randomly snapping …

The Last Days of Blackbeard

Blackbeard was the most famous of all the 18-century pirates that looted and plundered their way around the New World. He commandeered ship after …

Painted ladies: why women get tattoos

The first tattoo I ever saw belonged to my grandad. He had it done in Scotland during his national service in the 50s, so the tattoo must have been more than 30 years old when I became fascinated by it. I used to ask him to roll up his shirtsleeve and I would use my finger to follow the outline of …

15 Instantly Regrettable Face Tattoos You Need To See

It wasn't that long ago that we brought you Strangers Reveal Their Intimate & Hidden Tattoos, but today we thought we'd take you down an altogether …

Why I Get Tattoos

Last week, I read this article Why Do We Get Tattoos that questioned why some people get tattoos.<p>The timing of it was interesting to me, as I had an …

Full Back Zombie Apocalypse Tattoo

This is the full back zombie apocalypse tattoo reader Zomboner recently had finished. It took 53-hour under the gun over the span of the last year to …

Watch the World's Smallest Flying Robot Insect Take to the Sky

This little guy might not look much, but he's the world's smallest flying robotic insect—and he's taken 12 years to get into the air.<p>While engineers …

Robotics

INSECTS In Your Face: Photography by Shikhei Goh

View Gallery<p>Yes, these live on planet Earth. And yes, they can see you. Sometimes, the things that live amongst us are just plain art, and Shikhei …

How a Poorly Camouflaged Insect Reshapes Its Ecosystem

For an insect trying to avoid becoming dinner, the consequences of bad camouflage are clear. What's less obvious is how the effects then ripple like …

DIY: How to Build an Insect Hotel from Found Materials

Some of you might think it’s crazy to start thinking about gardening when winter is just getting started, but the opposite couldn’t be more true! …

Finally, A Decent Insect Breeding/Harvesting Appliance For The Kitchen (You Know, So You Can Eat The Larvae)

This is the Farm 432 Insect Breeding device. It's a self-contained black soldier fly habitat that allows the flies to breed and produce up to 500g …

How Did Insects Evolve To Feast On Your Blood?

For the past several weeks, I’ve been wrapping up revisions on my bed bug book, which is due to my publisher at the end of this month. Going through the manuscript got me thinking not only about the origin of the bed bug, but of bloodsucking insects in general. When did that happen? And how exactly …

These Breathtaking Photos Show Insects Up-Close In Morning Dew

Using a macro lens — which has evolved to capture the smallest details at the highest quality — Świętek shows magnified bugs that look like creatures from another planet.<p>Now, we use the word "bug" loosely. All bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs. To feed, true bugs suck, using a special …

10 Movies That Rewrote History

Movies lie — especially when it comes to history.<p>YouTube channel Alltime10s rounded up 10 films that took a few too many liberties when it came to …

Rox | The Eternal Ice Cube

ROX are a new premium line of beverage chilling stones, perfect for chilling spirits, beer, wine, coffee, and more, to the ideal drinking temperature …

Drinking

Bookbook Travel Journal | By Twelve South

The BookBook Travel Journal by Twelve South looks like a vintage book, but in reality it is a practical leather case with room for the iPad and your …

Dutchtub Wood

Following the huge success of the original Dutchtub, Dutch company Weltevree have recently launched the Dutchtub Wood, a wood fired outdoor hot tub …

2015 Ford Mustang

The 2015 Ford Mustang has been officially announced! This is surely the most anticipated vehicle of the year, many photos and gossip have surrounded …

Wood, White and Worked All Over: 10 Modern Desks

A man’s desk is his life. It’s where he does his work, pays his bills, keeps his keepsakes, composes his words and his thoughts. It might be the most …

The Queen Will See You Now: How Bees’ Sense Of Smell Might Soon Diagnose Disease

Bees have a nose 100 times more powerful than a human’s. Like dogs, it turns out they can be trained and used in diagnostic tests. A London artist now has a contraption to do just that.<p>Even when a honeybee is a couple of miles away, it can still smell a particular flower or toxin. A bee’s olfactory …

A birth control pill for men could soon be a reality

Researchers say an oral contraceptive for men could be a reality in the next ten years<p>Katie McDonough<p>December 3, 2013 10:03pm (UTC)<p>Scientists in Australia may be closer than ever to developing a birth control pill for men.<p>Researchers at Melbourne's Monash University say they have succeeded in …

Hubble senses water on five planets, bodes well for finding new Earths

There's water in them thar planets – five massive "hot Jupiters" spied by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.<p>But if you just thought "Life?!" think again. Despite the presence of water molecules in their atmospheres, none of these five planets is suitable to life as we know it. They are all gas giants, …

Could we harness power from black holes?

It might seem like an absurd idea, but physicists have long pondered whether black holes could one day be tapped for energy, says Phil Ball. But how possible is it?<p>Imagine the scene: highly advanced civilisations get enormous amounts of energy from black holes, be it extracting it from collapsed …

Why Do We Age? A 46-Species Comparison

Why we age is a tricky evolutionary question. A full set of DNA resides in each of our cells, after all, allowing most of them to replicate again and again and again. Why don’t all tissues regenerate forever? Wouldn’t that be evolutionarily advantageous?<p>Since the early 1950s, evolutionary …

The Volkswagen XL1 Is The Most Efficient Car Ever

Drive more than 500 miles on two gallons of fuel<p>For years, automakers have worked to push fuel economy beyond 100 miles per gallon. Reaching that mark typically meant three things: cutting weight, maximizing aerodynamics, and improving powertrain efficiency. In 1999, Volkswagen engineers got close …

Hubble Spots Water Plumes on Europa

The geysers could make it easier to search for life under the ice.<p><b>Geysers spew water from the tiger-striped south pole of Jupiter's ice-covered moon Europa, suggest observations from NASA's Hubble space telescope.</b><p><b>If the existence of the plumes can be confirmed, they will perhaps allow future space</b> …