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Obama defends swap of Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl

President<p>Obamadefended his administration’s decision to tradeTalibandetainees for the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl on Tuesday, saying there wasn’t time to consult withCongressas he followed the “pretty sacred rule” that Americans don’t leave men and women in uniform behind on the field of …

Reverse motion illusion creates pigeon neck walk

Dog People vs. Cat People: Who's More Outgoing? More Intelligent?

SAN FRANCISCO — "Dog people" and "cat people" really do have different personalities, according to a new study.<p>People who said they were dog lovers …

Meet The Amazing, Hopping Bionic Kangaroo

As it bounces through the Australian outback, the typical kangaroo can cover around 25 to 30 feet per hop. It’s a model of efficiency: Every time the kangaroo hits the ground, its tendons stretch to store energy like the spring in a pogo stick, so it can easily speed up without getting tired. It’s …

The Happiest States In America Might Also Be The Prettiest

Last week, Gallup released the results of a poll asking Americans how they feel about living in their home states. The results left us with one thought -- a pretty state is a happy state.<p>You see, the states with the largest percentage of residents who believe their state is the "best or one of the …

Take A Trip To The Abu Dhabi and Dubai Without Ever Leaving Your Seat

BEYOND - Memoirs In A Time Lapse from Beno Saradzic on Vimeo.<p>If you haven't made it to the United Arab Emirates yet, there's no immediate need to fret. We're about to save you a lot of time and money because watching this <b>INCREDIBLE</b> time lapse video will show you every aspect of the UAE in just a …

Baboons With 2 Hearts & Pigs With Human DNA

Powerful Floods Tear Through Florida

Lab Mice Are Stressed Out By Male Scientists, Which May Skew Results

The animals seem calmer around women.<p>Mice get stressed out in response to human men, but not women, a new study shows. _Why would I care? I'm not a mouse psychologist. _Well, this is actually a big deal, since reams and reams of research have been done using mice as, well, "lab rats," without …

Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for “Romeo and Juliet”

The greatest literary classics tend to attract a plethora of visual art and graphic tributes. But the highest convergence of text and image happens when an influential artist reimagines an influential piece of literature — take, for instance, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek …

Impressive 3-Storey Treehouse Built as a Labor of Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt's father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of camp. Sadly, he …

Oh baby: Scientists find protein that lets egg and sperm hook up | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - You can forget about the birds and the bees. If you really want to learn how babies are made, you need to know about Juno and Izumo.<p>A doctor injects sperm directly into an egg during an in-vitro fertilization procedure at a clinic in Warsaw, October 26, 2010. REUTERS/Kacper …

8 hours of airliners departing from Los Angeles in one single photo

Los Angeles architectural photographer Mike Kelley posted this awesome image of almost all the departures and some of the arrivals at LAX during a …

Do Insects Sleep?

Welcome to the third and final installment of my sleep series, in which I explore whether the organisms I talk about most on Our Modern Plagues sleep. I’ve already covered plants and microbes (which don’t actually sleep, but do have fascinating circadian behaviors). Next up: insects.<p>So, do insects …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

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Amazing Animated Optical Illusions! #6

WATCH: Goats Escape Avalanche

Gawker brings us this video posted on Monday of a herd of chamois goats that make a seemingly miraculous escape from an avalanche on an Alpine mountain face. It occurs in the Rhone-Alpes near Pralognan-la-Vanoise, not far from the border between France and Italy.<p>Skiers watching (and filming) can be …

Climate Change: The State of the Science

Mesmerizing Abandoned Building Photography

Lately I've seen some cool pictures of abandoned places around the globe, but I really miss seeing some great photographs showing interiors and the …

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Beautifully Intimate X-Ray Portraits of Different Couples

Artists Saiko Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi have taken photos of couples to an entirely new level with these incredibly intimate <i>X-Ray Portraits</i>. The two student artists used CT scans and X-ray machines to document pairs of people within very close proximity. The skeletons seem cold and lonely, yet the …

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10 Mind-Blowing Bridges That Connect Two States (Or Countries!)

There's no cooler way to pass from state to state (or from country to country) than by bridge. You're driving or walking along, enjoying the scenery, and POOF! the bridge drops you off in a wondrous new land.<p>Here are 10 bridges that let you jump major boundary lines with one simple cross.<p>Ambassador …

Mother Creates Adorable Adventures for Her Sleeping Son

As we've seen many times before, with Adele Enersen's <i>Mila's Daydreams</i> or with Anna Eftimie's <i>Blackboard Adventures</i>, magical adventures can happen when a baby is dreaming. Well, that is, if the baby has a creative parent! In the series that's quickly making its way around the web, mother Queenie Liao …