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Dog Always Brings A Leaf To 'Buy' Himself Treats At The Store

"He's found a way to make himself understood. He's very intelligent."<p>Some dogs beg for treats. This clever pup <i>pays</i> for his.<p>For the last five years or …

Pets

Mushroom-Miso Hot Pot with Tofu and Udon Noodles

INSTRUCTIONS<p>1<p>Set the stage<p>Drain the tofu. Pat it dry, and cut it into 1-inch cubes. Mince the garlic. Peel and mince the ginger.<p>2<p>Shiitake simmer<p>Place …

Tofu

Beyonce Cements Queen of Coachella Status With Masterful Second Show

From inception to execution, this might be most inspired, singular, thoughtful and downright beast of a stage show we'll ever see<p>In the week since …

Concerts

Scientologists were all up in Neopet's business

Since its launch in 1999, Neopets has enjoyed a pretty colorful history. The game offers users the ability to create a virtual pet to take on …

Church of Scientology

Get ready to relax while watching this resin painting technique

Watching Riusuke Fukahori paint this beautiful resin painting called Goldfish Salvation may be the most relaxing thing you do today.<p>The story of how …

Art

Scientists accidentally discovered a mutant enzyme that could help the world eliminate plastic waste

Chris McGrath/Getty<p><b>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that can digest common plastics.</b>• <b><br>Researchers were looking at an existing enzyme found naturally in landfills.</b>• <b><br>In the process they inadvertently created a new, more effective version.</b>• <b><br>The new enzyme can fully eat up PET, the plastic used in</b> …

Sustainability

The San Francisco Bay Area has an earthquake 'time bomb' that could devastate the region — and it's worse than we thought

On this day 112 years ago, the San Andreas Fault under San Francisco rumbled apart, causing the devastating 1906 earthquake that swallowed city blocks, broke water mains, and triggered massive fires that burned for days.<p>The threat of another major quake for the Bay Area is "real and could happen at …

Geology

Dogs and Humans Share More Than a Psychological Bond, Gut Science Reveals

'We are more similar to man's best friend than we originally thought.'<p>For thousands of years, dogs and humans have kicked it side by side. Over the …

Microbiome

19 Pictures That Are 100000% Definitely NOT Of Dogs

No dogs to be seen here.

Pets

Baby tree kangaroo takes first steps, decides pouch is better than world

If you can get through this video of a baby tree kangaroo taking its first steps without losing your shit, you're stone cold.<p>Sydney's Taronga Zoo has …

Cute Animals

New version of Pixatool, great app for turning images into pixel art

Pixatool (previously), an excellent app that turns any image into perfectly-tuned pixel art, is already on its second edition: a complete rewrite …

Pixel Art

WATCH: Gorilla See, Gorilla Do; Bolingo Mimics Caretaker

Playing a "monkey see, monkey do" game with the gorilla, Rachel Hale has taught Bolingo to mimic her handstands.<p>TAMPA, FL -- While Busch Gardens …

Amusement Parks

These owls won’t stop staring through an office window and Twitter finds them a hoot

It is not uncommon to see pigeons perching or nesting on window ledges. But this office building in Los Angeles had some unusual visitors and they …

Social Media

Melissa, Siberian Husky (2 y/o), Calle San Sebasián, San Juan, PR • “She belonged to my daughter and she left two years ago for school in the States, so I have her. My daughter tricked me.”

Melissa, Siberian Husky (2 y/o), Calle San Sebasián, San Juan, PR • “She belonged to my daughter and she left two years ago for school in the States, …

Siberian Husky

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Rare Earth

Owls born outside of office window won't stop staring at workers inside

It's always nice to see animals in nature, just maybe not when they're staring at you throughout your work day.<p>According to Michael Lens' a bunch of …

Owls

Let this AI color your line art

Paintschainer attempts to intelligently colorize artwork that you upload. It's very good at tight line art (such as the flowery anime portraits …

Psychedelia

Should You Take Trazodone for Insomnia?

The top prescribed drugs for insomnia are pretty familiar: Ambien and Lunesta. But there’s another drug being used to help people fall asleep that’s …

Sleep

103-Year-Old Woman Gets Her Birthday Wish ... a Rescued Cat to Cherish! (PHOTOS) - One Green Planet

Lillian lives at Ridgeview Gardens Assisted Living in Utah and remarkably, she was about to turn 103 years old! Before the big day, Debbie Harradine …

Cute Animals

Light Leaks: A Shimmering Room Filled with Fifty Disco Balls and Hundreds of Reflected Points of Light | Colossal

<p>Kyle McDonald and Jonas Jongejan filled a darkened room with fifty disco balls and created colored and timed lighting sequences to cast mesmerizing …

Art

Dogs Can "Lie" To Get What They Want From Their Owners, According To A Study

Dogs are sneaky sneaky. That comes as no surprise. They quietly pilfer fallen table scraps and stash them under the couch. They sneak into your bed …

Pets

Are your phone camera and microphone spying on you?

Taping over the lens is just the first step in keeping online snoopers out of your business<p>Here is what the former FBI director James Comey said when he was asked back in September 2016 if he covered his laptop’s webcam with tape.<p>“Heck yeah, heck yeah. Also, I get mocked for a lot of things, and I …

Surveillance

Bowhead Whales are the Big Jazz Boys of the Sea

"If humpback whale song is like classical music, bowheads are jazz."<p>Bowhead whales are truly metal. They can live over 200 years, grow up to 60 feet …

University of Washington

Top 25 Smartest Dog Breeds - Most Intelligent Dog Rankings

1 of 26<p>Border Collie<p>The valedictorians of the dog world, these herders took the top spot in in Stanley Coren's intelligence rankings, meaning most …

Pets

Why San Francisco is a nightmare, according to science

San Francisco can be a tough place live for a lot of reasons. Sky-high housing prices can make it nearly impossible to find a place. In February, a 1,000-square-foot home with no working plumbing and a pile of rotting mattresses stacked in the kitchen sold for more than $520,000.<p>Even tech moguls …

San Francisco

“It’s Wheelmageddon”: San Francisco Is Being Overrun by Venture-Backed Scooters

With millions in funding and an impending regulatory showdown, electric scooters are taking over the Bay Area—to mixed reviews.<p>On Friday afternoon, <b>Sierra</b> was leaving her office in San Francisco’s Embarcadero when she almost tripped over a black electric scooter lying directly in her path. …

San Francisco

Easter bunny steals show at the White House

Service Dogs In Training Take Adorable Field Trip To Disneyland

"You could tell they were so happy to be there. They were loving all of the attention they were getting from both tourists and the Disney characters."<p>…

Pets

A journal retracted a controversial paper about CRISPR. The damage might already be done.

A scientific journal just retracted a controversial study that claimed the gene editing tool CRISPR causes a number of unintended mutations, but it …

Genetics

People in Japan are turning aluminum foil into shiny 'metal' balls — and it's undeniably satisfying to watch

People in Japan are turning aluminum foil rolls into shiny "metal" balls, and it's mesmerizing to watch.<p>According to Bored Panda, the DIY trend took off after Twitter user puchuco709 shared a photo of the project on March 1. The user, who makes silver accessories and Karakuri dolls, tweeted a …

Social Media