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19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.<p>In the most …

Amazon Echo review: listen up

“Alexa, what’s the weather today?”<p>“ALEXA! What’s the weather today?”<p>“ALEXA WHAT IS THE WEATHER TODAY GODDAMMIT.”<p><i>“Right now, in New York it’s 25 degrees with clear skies and sun. Today’s forecast has mostly sunny weather, with a high of 29 and a low of 19.”</i><p>Meet Alexa. She’s sitting over there, on …

The Doctor Who Championed Hand-Washing And Briefly Saved Lives

This is the story of a man whose ideas could have saved a lot of lives and spared countless numbers of women and newborns' feverish and agonizing deaths.<p>You'll notice I said "could have."<p>The year was 1846, and our would-be hero was a Hungarian doctor named Ignaz Semmelweis.<p>Semmelweis was a man of …

A Musical Memorial For The Face Of Extinction

Lonesome George was a celebrity tortoise. Millions of humans made the pilgrimage to see him while he lived, and his death was international news.<p>Why?<p>He wasn't particularly large for a Galapagos giant tortoise — just 5 feet long with his neck stretched out, and only 200 pounds. He wasn't …

Why Do "Disco Clams" Put On Brilliant Light Shows?

The mollusk's flamboyance may warn predators or lure prey, research suggests.<p>The so-called "disco clam" is one eye-catching mollusk—nestled in coral reefs off Indonesia, the animal generates brilliant flashes of light that earned it its festive name.<p>Though fascinating, this flamboyant bivalve …

Nature

A New Antibiotic That Resists Resistance

The British chemist Lesley Orgel had a rule: Evolution is cleverer than you. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria have repeatedly proven him right.<p>Since humans started making antibiotics for ourselves in the 1940s, bacteria have evolved to counteract our efforts. They are now winning. There are strains of …

These GIFs from GE's new body scanner are gruesome and marvelous

Hell yeah, science<p>If you haven't personally had to lay down and slide into a CT scanner, you've probably seen one on television. They're super X-ray machines that put image "slices" together from head to toe to create a 3D representation that lets doctors see detail inside your body. And General …