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President Obama Got Hype for His Convention Speech With Eminem's 'Lose Yourself'

Before taking the stage to address the Democratic National Convention last week, President Obama pumped himself up, as so many others do, by …

Ground Control To Silicon Valley

At Code Conference, billionaires dream of space while the media looks to the stars.<p>At 9 p.m. on a Wednesday night, at an exclusive resort along the California coast, Elon Musk blew a lot of millionaires’ minds.<p>Musk is the CEO of two audacious companies, SpaceX and Tesla. He was onstage at Code …

Silicon Valley

Even in fish science, payers may sway players

Changing Planet<p>Co-authored by John Hocevar<p><i>Please see also the follow-up to this post</i><i>, responding to some of the criticism and further explaining Carl’s perspective.</i><p>The people of Seattle enjoy a closer-than-average relationship with the sea, fishing, and ocean science. <i>Of course</i> Seattle is home to a …

Aquaculture

We are ‘almost definitely’ living in a Matrix-style simulation, claims Elon Musk

Elon Musk, the billionaire entrepreneur and founder of Space X, Tesla and Paypal, has told an interviewer there is only a “one in billions” chance that we’re not living in a computer simulation.<p>Speaking at San Francisco’s Code Conference this week, Musk said that he has had “so many simulation …

These Are the 5 Best Pokemon Games Ever

On Feb. 27, 1996, <i>Pokemon</i> appeared on Japanese store shelves for the first time. Players could inhabit a world crawling with animal-like creatures …

Watch This Video to See Through an Animal’s Eyes

To coincide with my feature story on the evolution of the eye, the good people at Nat Geo created this wonderful video. It includes a look at some bonus photos from the talented David Liittschwager, and an interview with vision expert Tom Cronin.<p>As he says, “Other animals don’t see the same things …

Animals

"Amélie" // [Summer-Mix] By Dennis Kruissen - 08/2015

The Nave of Yosemite [explore]

Beautifully Accurate Glass Sculptures of Deadly Viruses

<b>H5N1</b><p>In 2004, artist Luke Jerram began a visually scientific sculpture series entitled <i>Glass Microbiology</i>. With help from both expert virologists and talented glassblowers, Jerram has created a collection of glass sculptures accurately depicting some of the most prevalent viruses out there, including …

Sculpture

Q&A: The 5 Big Questions in Brain Science

A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves.<p><b>Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics. (See "Beyond the Brain.")</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of …

Circadian Rhythm and Your Brain's Clock

The shadow genome: why DNA isn't destiny

Epigenetics is changing the way scientists look at genetic inheritance<p>How does a mother’s weight-loss surgery affect her child’s risk of obesity? It’s a question scientists have been struggling with since a Laval University study published in April, which looked at children born to mothers who’d …

10 Famous Tree Tunnels

A <i>tree tunnel</i> is a road, lane or track where the trees on each side form a more or less continuous canopy overhead, giving the effect of a tunnel. The …

15 Really Strange Beaches

Sandy stretches of gray, brown or even white are the world's norm. Even rocky beaches or those with sheer cliffs barring passage for everyone save …

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China's rainbow mountains - in pictures

The Danxia scenic area in Gansu province, north-west China, is a landform of reddish sandstone that has been eroded to create unusual rock formations

The 20 Best Bands at Lollapalooza You Haven't Heard

<b>This has long been my theory:</b> Festival bookers have become some of the music business's last true tastemakers. Six months or earlier, they're tasked with identifying and booking acts people will want to see the following summer. Or hopefully, next summer in a better timeslot on a bigger stage. …

Music Festivals

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

InterAct

Artists Try to Draw Batman With Their Eyes Closed

drawing by Mike Mitchell<p>At San Diego Comic-Con 2013, artist Olly Moss gathered a group of his artist friends and had them all try to draw Batman with …

The 10 Worst Places To Live In The Universe

And you thought 97 degrees F was bad.<p>Recently, we told you about an exoplanet that rains glass. <i>Sideways</i>. Which got us thinking: 1.) we will never complain about the weather here on Earth again and 2.) surely that's got to be the worst place to live in the entire universe. But no! With the help of …

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Illustrated Silhouettes of Superheroes Highlight Their Past & Present

San Francisco-based artist Khoa Ho created “Superheroes – Past/Present,” a illustrated series of silhouettes that highlight the past and present of …

Wedding Photo of Newlyweds Preparing to Battle ‘Star Wars’ AT-AT Walkers and the Death Star

Chicago-based photographer Steven Kowalski shot and edited a wonderful <i>Star Wars</i>-themed wedding photo for Michigan-based newlyweds John and Mindy …

10 Creepiest Places On Earth

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Microsoft Experiences Its Biggest Drop Of The Century As Shares Fall 12 Percent

Microsoft shares (NASDAQ:MSFT) dropped 12.2 percent, representing the biggest single-day drop in over 13 years. On April 24, 2000, shares dropped 15.6 percent — since then, Microsoft has never experienced such a shelling. Yesterday, the company announced disappointed earnings and took a massive …

Revolutionary Space-Saving Vertical Farms in China

Due to China's rapid urban expansion, its no surprise that much of their usable farmlands are disappearing. While the country has the largest agricultural output and supplies over twenty percent of the worlds population, only ten percent of all the land China owns is arable. This was the main …

Aquaponics

'Last Vegas' Trailer: Old Guys Can Get Down, Too – /Film

What do you do when you manage to get four iconic Academy Award winners (<b>Michael Douglas</b>, <b>Robert De Niro</b>, <b>Morgan Freeman</b>, and <b>Kevin Kline</b>) together at …

Morgan Freeman

APOD: A Waterspout in Florida (2013 Jul 17) Image Credit & Copyright: Joey Mole http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130717.html Explanation: What's happening over the water? Pictured above is one of the better images yet recorded of a waterspout, a type of tornado that occurs over water. Waterspouts are spinning columns of rising moist air that typically form over warm water. Waterspouts can be as dangerous as tornadoes and can feature wind speeds over 200 kilometers per hour. Some waterspouts form away from thunderstorms and even during relatively fair weather. Waterspouts may be relatively transparent and initially visible only by an unusual pattern they create on the water. The above image was taken earlier this month near Tampa Bay, Florida. The Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Florida is arguably the most active area in the world for waterspouts, with hundreds forming each year. Some people speculate that waterspouts are responsible for some of the losses recorded in the Bermuda Triangle. http://www.facebook.com/molejoe Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130717 #APOD

Prismatic Layers of Air in Tuscany

Though not much is known about photographer Adnan Bubalo, his stunning nature and landscape photos speak for themselves. His most captivating works feature the hills of Tuscany in central Italy. With its spectacular rolling hills and surrounding scenery, Tuscany is one of Italy's top vacation …

Italy