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Accidental discovery of blood, collagen in dinosaur bones could rewrite textbooks

An amazing discovery could rewrite textbooks, after a paleontologist accidentally found blood and soft tissue preserved in tattered dinosaur fossils. …

How extreme fear shapes what we remember

Many of us will experience a significant trauma in our lives, says Lesley Evans Ogden. Yet could there be ways to avoid reliving the memories?<p>It was no ordinary honeymoon. After boarding their flight in Canada on the evening of 23 August 2001, newlyweds Margaret McKinnon and her husband were …

The Brain

Thirteen Trippy Rock'n'Roll Cartoons You Should Almost Definitely Not Show to Children

Freak out over the killer soundtracks for this this devil's dozen of vintage, psychedelic, and definitely NSFW animations.<p><i>Still from 'Heavy Metal'</i><p>From its onset, rock'n'roll has pulsated with dynamic imaginations, boundless fluidity, and an infinite palate of creative possibilities with which to …

Asteroids, asteroids will rock you, Queen guitarist warns

It's never too early to worry about asteroids wiping out life on Earth.<p>So say the folks who've been fretting for decades over just such a scenario -- among them, Queen guitarist-astrophysicist Brian May. They think it's time all Earthlings focus their anxiety, and asteroid-diversion efforts, on one …

Asteroids

All I want for Christmas is Science: Two

Some ideas for Christmas gifts for the scientist or science lover in your life<p>Around this time last year I wrote about my favourite science books of the year, as a Christmas present guide for the scientist or sci-curious person in your life. This year I’ve mainly been writing up my PhD, so haven’t …

Pink Floyd: The Endless River review – ‘a good way to call it a day’

By the time Pink Floyd’s <i>The Final Cut</i>, Roger Waters’s “Requiem for the Postwar Dream”, came out in 1983, relations between him and the rest of the group were terrible – keyboard player Rick Wright had even been kicked out and rehired on a salary, for live shows only, at Waters’s insistence. So …

A balloon for obesity: an option between medication and surgery?

For many struggling with obesity, taking one of the newly approved prescription medications for weight loss (marketed as Qsymia, Belviq and Contrave) feels like climbing a mountain with a walking cane — it's a little help, but not enough. And bariatric surgery — a permanent replumbing of the …

Weight Loss

Here's How Lily Rabe Joining 'Freak Show' Connects The 'AHS' Universes

It has been well established that each season of "American Horror Story" functions as its own separate entity, but now two of those worlds are about to collide.<p>First it was announced that Naomi Grossman's Pepper from Season 2's "Asylum" would reprise her role for "Freak Show" to reveal the …

Could We Build a Dyson Sphere?

In our cosmic megastructures series, Popular Mechanics explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: the Dyson Sphere (or Dyson Swarm), a way to capture all available solar energy.<p><b>Name:</b> Dyson Sphere or Dyson Swarm<p>…

Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

The Lost Creators Come Clean

Ten years later, they talk about their mistakes, their successes, the worst episode, and why we're all still talking about this damn show<p><b>Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse</b> are seated around the infamous hatch from <i>Lost</i>. The duo, who became the voice of the ABC series during its six-season run, have met …

TV

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