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Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

Valve Unveils A Crazy-Looking Controller

Seriously. No thumb sticks! It looks insane.<p>The trilogy is complete! As part of a three-part announcement this week, game- and game-services company Valve announced a new operating system based on their virtual gaming store Steam, and a series of consoles for playing games through your TV, coming …

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DARPA Spends $10 Million To Make BigDog Stronger And Stealthier

America's favorite shambling robo-donkey is about to become even more alarming.<p>BigDog is a cinderblock-hurling robot that shambles like a something out of Lovecraftian horror. DARPA and Boston Dynamics are developing the four-legged robot to go anywhere troops can go on foot, while carrying up to …

China: Fish Fossil Discovery Could Dramatically Shift Evolutionary History

In China, a fish fossil was found that could dramatically shift history.<p>The fossil, which scientists say is of a 419-million-year-old fish, …

U.S. sees another bright fireball on September 27

September 2013 has been busy for sightings of bright fireballs. The one at 11:33 p.m. local time on September 27 was the 14th fireball sighting in …

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Amazing Close-up Photographs of the Human Eye and How to Make Them Yourself

The human eye is a pretty amazing apparatus; physiological functions and complexities aside, eyes are integral to non-verbal communication and …

10 Photography Life Hacks to Save Time and Money

If you’re not careful, photography can become a very expensive hobby. There’s always something new to buy. However, many camera accessories on the …

Gear & Gadgets

Incredible Hyperrealistic Drawings of Everyday Objects

Milan-based Italian illustrator and graphic designer Marcello Barenghi creates hyperrealistic drawings of ordinary objects that boggle the mind. It's hard to believe that the artist uses a standard set of art supplies to reproduce the likeness of everyday items, including anything from a bag of …

Spectacular Crystal Opal Looks Like a Handheld Aquarium

Crystals and gems are revered and collected for their physical beauty and monetary value and this Opal Butte crystal with contra luz color is no exception. The stunning gemstone, like many opals, features a varied spectrum of colors, but what separates it from the others is its spectacular visual …

Scientists discover 100,000-year-old organisms in frozen Antarctic lake

The secret to how life could survive on alien planets may be buried within a frozen Antarctic lake. Resilient microbes that researchers think may contain those very secrets have been hidden away for over 100,000 years beneath the ice, but they've now come within scientists reach as the frozen …

Behind gator's grin, the secret to regrowing teeth? - Futurity

USC (US) — Alligator stem cells that allow tooth regeneration may help scientists figure out …

New Green Palm Pitviper Discovered in Honduras

A new species of green palm pitviper of the genus <i>Bothriechis</i> has been found in a cloud forest reserve in northern Honduras. The new species,</i> …

Articles about angular copper clad apartment building italy on Dwell.com - Dwell

Perched in the Dolomite mountains, an angular copper-clad apartment building echoes the topography of its site.<p>Every week, we highlight one amazing Dwell home that went viral on Pinterest.<p>It may be hard to believe, but the polished, open-plan loft that architect Paola Navone renovated for Andrea …

A one-in-a-billion dinosaur find

<i>Time for another guest post on the Lost Worlds, this time from curator of dinosaurs at the Royal Tyrrell Museum, Donald Henderson. The fossil</i> …

Get Comfortable: It's Coffee and Photography Links Time!

The world of photography has been very busy with some really terrific photographs and content being posted and shared in all corners of the internet. …

Jeff Phillips: Lost and Found

My Chicago friend, Jeff Phillips, happened upon a set of 1,000 slides in a secondhand store–a discovery that set him not only on a journey into …

Sony's break-apart DualShock controller brought to life, coming to Kickstarter

Mad Genius Controllers believes it can make Sony's idea of a break-apart DualShock controller a reality with its new splittable motion controller prototype. The Mad Genius Motion Capture System mimics an Xbox 360 controller in its current form, but is able to bring motion control and tracking to …

Diversity - Emily Bear

Why Are People Applying to Go To Mars and Never Come Back?

Over the past two-plus weeks, more than 78,000 people around the world have applied to be the first people to settle on Mars.<p>One-minute videos with …

30 beautiful mobile apps for design enthusiasts

With an ever-growing supply of mobile apps, it takes a lot to stand out from the crowd—both in functionality and design. With that in mind, we …

Check out the winner and runners-up of the Daft Punk poster contest!

With the upcoming release of Daft Punk’s new album <i>Random Access Memories</i> (May 21st to be exact!), we thought we’d have some fun and launch an …

Experts answer: What makes websites great

How many times have you bookmarked a beautifully crafted website? Not because the visual design was great, not because the interface was amazing, but …

Beautiful Venice, Italy – Travel Photography by Mary Serantoni

Mary Serantoni is a fine art travel photographer who’s originally from Chicago and now lives in Phoenix. Her portfolio focuses mainly on European …

Gorgeous Aurora Photos and Time-Lapse Showing the Sky Over Lake Superior

For over a year now, photographer Shawn Stockman Malone of LakeSuperiorPhoto has been pointing her cameras at the sky over Michigan’s Lake Superior …

This Handheld Camera Captures Sound In Addition to Light

You’ve probably heard of cameras that can detect wavelengths of light that human eyes can’t, and also cameras that can detect heat in a scene, but …

Science Cures AIDS! Again. - The Fox Is Black

When I graduated from architecture school, I knew almost nothing about science or the body. As an example, I though our digestive system simply …