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5 Reasons Disney's 'Frozen' Is Killing It At Theaters

"Frozen" still has its China release — a now highly lucrative market — and with its soundtrack selling in the millions, a "sing-along" version of Frozen will be released in selected theaters on January 31 complete with on-screen lyrics and bouncing snowflake.<p>The film's astonishing success has come …

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How to switch from iPhone to Android – the Eric Schmidt guide

In a rare Google+ post, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt offered his followers a very detailed how-to guide on switching from iPhone to Android.<p>Schmidt said that many of his iPhone friends are moving to Android and reminded buyers that some of the most recent Android handsets out there including the …

The Best Stuffing Recipes For Thanksgiving Dinner

This is where it's at.<p>There are a great many delicious plates served on Thanksgiving, but none of them hold a candle to the stuffing. (Not even the turkey.) Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, we can all agree that this dish is crucial to the feast. To make sure the holiday goes well, you …

Cheese and chilli straws

INGREDIENTS<p>60g unsalted butter<br>• 100g plain flour<br>• ½ tsp sea salt<br>• ½ tsp chilli flakes<br>• ⅛ tsp sweet smoked paprika<br>• 180g extra-sharp cheddar cheese coarsely grated<br>• 1 tbsp full-fat milk<p>METHOD<p>Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.<p>Dice the butter and place in the bowl of a food processor.<p>Add the flour, salt, …

First Satellite Built By High School Students Launches Tonight

Onboard the Minotaur 1 rocket, there's a gaggle of CubeSats.<p>Orbital Sciences' Minotaur 1 rocket is carrying some historic cargo to space today. Alongside NASA's latest smartphone-enabled PhoneSat 2.4 is another tiny satellite, called TJ3Sat, built by students at Thomas Jefferson High School for …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …

3D printing gets metal with European Space Agency's AMAZE project

If you're invested in the future of 3D printing, the London Science Museum was the place to be today, as the European Space Agency and its partners hosted a consortium to celebrate the launch of the AMAZE project. AMAZE, which stands for Additive Manufacturing Aiming Towards Zero Waste & Efficient …

Here's the Insane Video from the Skydiving Plane Crash That Everyone Survived

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Over the weekend, two planes full of skydivers crashed into one another some 12,000 feet in the air, …

Bullet-time rig made from 130 HTC One smartphones

You may not know the technique by name, but you've most likely seen the results of bullet-time photography. Popularized by movies like "The Matrix," it involves a rig of cameras in a circular configuration that are fired simultaneously, capturing the same shot of a subject from multiple …

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Action Cam Heaven: Mountain Biker Clears 72-Foot Canyon… While Backflipping

It’s hump day, and what better way to start the second half of the week than with a little bit of good old fashioned GoPro insanity… well, GoPro and …

Drive-thru skeleton prank is both juvenile and hilarious

Halloween is right around the corner, and one YouTuber is getting in on the spirit in a big way. The unnamed prankster goes under the YouTube name of MagicofRahat, and we've seen his ghost-driving videos before. This time, he's rigged up a skeleton over his old seat-cover disguise.<p>Giving the …

Orange savarin recipe

A rich and golden orange savarin.<p>I never made a savarin until tempted by a ring mould in Lakeland’s catalogue. This was a cake tin I have always wanted to own, and savarin, the rich, yeast-leavened dough, baked until golden and then soaked in syrup, is one of those simple French creations that …

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Last Call- Pays to Advertise Edition

Do you remember Mad Magazine Fold-Ins? It’s pretty apparent that Mitchell doesn’t.<p><i>Last Call indicates the end of Hooniverse’s broadcast day. It’s</i> …

Sitting at computers all day is killing us. This video could help save your life.

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’re heading toward an early grave. I know, that sounds extreme, but we’re only just starting to …

Science Confirms The Obvious: The Pull-Out Method Is Not Great For Avoiding Pregnancy

It's even worse for avoiding herpes.<p>Today in scientific studies that confirm the obvious, we have a paper from the Duke University Medical Center that led to this stellar Reuters headline: "'Pull-out method' tied to unintended pregnancies." Well, um, yeah.<p>Most current guides on contraception cite …

Mesmerizing GIFs of Breathing Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts?</b><p>This is what John Nelson …

ThirdLove Raises $5.6M To Help You Find The Right Bra Size By Using Your iPhone

If you’ve ever had trouble finding the right bra size, now a couple of iPhone photos is all you’ll need. ThirdLove, a new clothing brand under parent company MeCommerce, has designed an app to find and buy the perfect bra, simply by taking two pictures of yourself in the mirror with your iPhone. …

Tinkercad lets you export 3D designs into Minecraft

Tinkercad, that Autodesk-owned, user-friendly 3D modeler is offering up a new feature today that may well prove a compelling proposition for <i>Minecraft</i> users. Fans of the block building, monster-fleeing indie title can now use the service to export 3D creations into the game, by way of MCEdit. The …

A Size Comparison Of Sci-Fi's Greatest Machines And Monsters [Infographic]

How does Godzilla compare to an AT-AT walker? Plus, how they stack up to real stuff, like the Sydney Opera House.<p>DeviantART user lexinator117 created this scale-map comparing the sizes of nerd- and pop-culture touchstones. Now we finally know: American Godzilla is lesser creatively <i>and</i> physically …

What Pangaea Would Look Like With Today's Political Boundaries [Infographic]

Goodbye, East Coast.<p>About 300 million years ago, the supercontinent of Pangaea started to break apart into the continents we live on today. An Italian designer who goes by the name Massimo put Pangaea back together, then added on modern political boundaries, creating the map you see here. Brazil …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

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While I enjoy eating cookies, cupcakes and ice cream, I could eat fruit all-day, every day. Thank goodness..or this calorie counting thing wouldn’t …

Report Of Liquid Woolly Mammoth Blood Prompts Clone Talk

Scientists in Siberia say they've extracted blood samples from the carcass of a 10,000-year-old woolly mammoth, reviving speculation that a clone of the extinct animal might someday walk the earth, if scientists are able to find living cells. But researchers say the find, which also included …

Mad Genius' Motion Capture System brings Sony's break-apart controller idea to life, and then some

Remember that break-apart DualShock 3 idea for motion control Sony had five years ago? A new company named Mad Genius Controllers has surfaced with a working prototype that shows such a contraption working in spades. The setup uses a splittable controller and a processing unit to enable seamless …

Unbelievable Composite Image of a Solar Corona During a Total Solar Eclipse

This incredible image, which shows a breathtakingly beautiful solar corona surrounding the moon during a total solar eclipse, is actually not one …