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Codex Seraphinianus: A new edition of the strangest book in the world

In October Rizzoli will be republishing what is regarded by many to be the strangest book in the world, the <i>Codex Seraphinianus</i>. The <i>Codex</i> is unlike …

The Truth About Bird Flu Is We Don't Know the Truth — but It's Getting Worse

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The horror of the H7N9 strain of bird flu isn't just that it's deadly — it's killed at least 23 …

Here's Your New and Improved Hundred Dollar Bill

The Federal Reserve is making it rain new hundred dollar bills on October 8, 2013. They're more colorful, more secure, and easier to authenticate, …

Life Inside The Most Densely Populated Place On Earth [Infographic]

A former military fort controlled by the Triads, Kowloon Walled City was demolished 20 years ago. Here's what life was like there.<p>Manhattan has the highest population density of any city in the United States, at 27,000 people per square mile. Whoof! That is an awful lot of people. Unless you're …

Physicists To Test If Universe Is A Computer Simulation

Physicists have devised a new experiment to test if the universe is a computer.<p>A philosophical thought experiment has long held that it is more …

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

The History of "All Your History" Part 1: In the Beginning

This Amazing, Zoomable Universe-In-A-Browser Puts Everything In Perspective

And another one helps you see just how far it is to Mars.<p>From nanoparticles to galaxies, we can understand a lot about how our universe works--but it's hard to keep things in context. Can you really grasp how far you'd have to travel to reach Mars? Or wrap your head around the infinitesimally small …

What generation of gamer are you?

What is your gaming age?<p>Gaming is one of the worlds most popular hobbies. It spans every age generation, caters to almost every taste, and cares …

Something Is Killing Up To Half Of America's Bees

Whatever's killing honeybees is getting worse, but we still don't know what it is.<p>There's some kind of environmental issue/plague/apocalypse killing America's honeybees, but years after it first started happening, scientists are still putting together what it might be. Meanwhile, 2012 was the worst …

This Weird Crafty Fish Can Make Itself Invisible--And We Don't Know How

It fools prey into thinking it's not even there. Is it using some kind of never-before-seen chemical camouflage?<p>The pirate perch, <i>Aphredoderus sayanus</i>, is a very strange creature: it's a small fish, only 5.5 inches long at most, that's the only species in its family. Its cloaca (sort of a …

The 6 Most Absurd Military Hoaxes By North Korea And Iran

How do rogue states compete with a superpower? Photoshop, apparently.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>Doctoring photographs is a great April Fools' Day prank, but for some dictatorships it's a way of life.<p>In modern times, the best government photoshop jobs have been Iranian and North Korean. (No, …

Gallery: April 2013's Hottest Gadgets

Fund A House That Shapeshifts With The Seasons

Now on Kickstarter: a house that opens up when it's light out, and folds back in when it turns cold.<p>Way back in 1903, mathematician Henry Ernest Dudeney worked out how a perfect square could be cut into sections and folded into an equilateral triangle. It's a neat trick, but what can we do with it? …

The Most Powerful Supercomputer Of 2009 Is Already Obsolete

Roadrunner, the first petaflop computer, is being decommissioned at the ripe old age of five.<p>Computers grow up so fast these days. The Roadrunner supercomputer, once the fastest computer in the world and the pride of Los Alamos, had a rich and full life. Born in 2008, it broke the Petaflop barrier, …

15 More Tech Skills That Can Instantly Net You A $100,000+ Salary

Now we've got 15 more to add to the list, from a salary survey done by Global Knowledge and TechRepublic. The research was conducted in late 2012, based on a survey of 9,500 tech professionals.<p>This survey asked these folks how much they earned and which IT certifications they had. That's a little …