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McDonald's Meal Holder From Down Under (PHOTOS)

It may be that necessity is the mother of invention, but surely that's not what spawned this meal-holder "condo" idea depicted on McDonald's New Zealand Facebook page. This makes KFC's new "Go Cup" look like a shanty.<p>Designed to rest on top of a drink, the elaborate construction encases a burger in …

New Zealand

Scientists Baffled by Mysterious Force Tossing Stars Out of Our Galaxy

Something is hitting stars in our Milky Way galaxy with such force that they are reaching the million-plus mile-per-hour velocity needed to break …

Universe

Johnson & Johnson has removed formaldehyde from its baby shampoo

Johnson & Johnson's popular "No More Tears" baby shampoo can now claim yet another "no more" to its title: formaldehyde. The company told <i>the New York Times</i> that as of this month, it's created a entirely new formula for its signature shampoo, sold under the label "improved formula," that eliminates …

Why we want to spend the rest of our lives on Mars

The Mars One project aims to establish a human colony on the red planet by 2025. We speak to three Britons who have been longlisted to be one of the first four colonists<p>Since its announcement in May 2012, the Mars One project hasn't had an easy ride. Critics have questioned all aspects, from the …

This African Fish Can Catch and Eat Flying Birds

There were rumors that the African tigerfish could catch and eat flying birds, but it hadn't been proven until now.<p>Birds sometimes eat fish. This we know. In my mind's eye I can picture a bald eagle majestically scooping a salmon from the water. But this ain't that. This is about fish eating flying …

How To Use Trees To Prospect For Gold

There's gold in them leaves!<p>They say money doesn't grow on trees, but gold and other precious metals can accumulate in plants. Researchers recently discovered relatively high levels of gold in the leaves of a eucalyptus tree in Western Australia, before uncovering a deposit of the metal more than …

We All Have at Least Three Eyes—One Inside the Head

The pineal gland in the human brain has the structure of an eye. It has cells that act as light receptors, as the retina does. It has a structure …