Erin O'Shaughnessy

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This seal is surfing on a humpback whale like it's NBD

The hottest new form of seal transportation in Australia is humpback whales.<p>This enterprising seal was caught hitching a ride on the back of a …

5 Ways You're Killing Your Brain Cells

Contrary to popular belief, we don’t have a limited supply of brain cells. Sure, the majority of them grow early in life, but some areas of the brain …

Billionaire Nutella Tycoon Michele Ferrero Dies at 89

The owner of Nutella manufacturer Ferrero Group passed away Saturday at the age of 89. Michele Ferrero "built the business founded by his parents in the 1940s into one of the world’s biggest confectionery companies" and had a net worth of $22.3 billion at the time of his death, reports Bloomberg, …

Everything we know about the Big Bang could be wrong

Could the Big Bang theory be wrong? A proposed new model of the universe argues yes—the universe has no origin point at all.<p>In science, the theories …

Is Sewage Beer The Next Big Thing?

Sewage beer sounds like something out of a dystopian movie or someone's terrifying, unsavory nightmare. We've seen beer made from seaweed and whale bones, but of all the weird and wacky ingredients used to make craft beer, sewage is by far the most unappetizing. But could it catch on? Oregon's …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

Taj Mahal

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

Crystals

Burma Uncovered: Amazing Shots From a Photographer's Paradise

Photo: David Heath<p>After five years of work, 38 flights, and 10 separate visas to Burma, photographer David Heath released his first book late last year. Burma is undeniably one of the most raw and photogenic places on earth, and Heath brought an eye to the region that can only be explained by his …

Extremely Rare Fox Seen in Yosemite—First Time in 100 Years

Weird & Wild<p>It's too early to say if the Sierra Nevada red fox is rebounding, experts say.<p>One of the rarest animals in North America, the Sierra Nevada red fox, has been caught on camera in California's Yosemite National Park for the first time in nearly a century.<p>Motion-sensitive cameras stationed …

National Parks

This Artist Uses Banana Peels To Create Eye-Catching Art

It's pretty un-peel-lievable.

20+ Simple DIY Tutorials on How to Style Your Hair in 3 Minutes

45 Free Online Computer Science Courses

Missed lectures or hate teachers? Or want to study computer science courses without going to university? … You can study anytime anywhere because …

You can earn $13,000 a year selling your poop

By Rachel Feltman<p>, Freelancer, Editor at Popular Science Magazine<p>You can donate blood, plasma, eggs, and sperm. Why not poop? Yes, your feces are perhaps your greatest untapped monetary resource. Thanks to a nonprofit organization called OpenBiome, you can cash in to the tune of $13,000 a year -- …

Microbiology

Charles Townes, Laser Pioneer, Black Hole Discoverer, Dies At 99

Charles Townes, a physicist who won the Nobel Prize for his part in the invention of the laser died Tuesday at 99.<p>Townes is best remembered for thinking up the basic principles of the laser while sitting on a park bench. Later in life he advised the U.S. government and helped uncover the secrets of …