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‘Mario Kart 8’ Shows Off New Characters, Weapons And Rainbow Road In Its Latest Trailer

Nintendo<p>If there’s one game that still might be able to “save” the Wii U, it’s <i>Mario Kart 8</i>. Unlike most Wii U games so far, it looks like it really brings something new to the table. Like, for instance, Mario’s moustache now blows around in the wind as he’s driving! This is some next-gen s–t …

8 Moments in Knock Knock Joke History

Think back to the first joke you ever learned to tell, and chances are good that it started out with two simple words: Knock knock. (Chances are also …

Zebra Stripes

Researchers Discover Why Zebras Have Stripes. It’s not to blend in with the background.<br>*<br>March Was First Month Without U.S. Fatalities in Iraq or …

11 Surprisingly Smart Birds

Next time someone tries to put you down by calling you "bird brain," make them think again by introducing them to these 11 wickedly smart avians.<p>1. …

Birds

11 Animals With Amazing Prosthetics

Think artificial limbs are only for those of us with opposable thumbs and language skills? Think again. Thanks to technology, innovation, and a …

Prosthetics

Extreme Animal Migrations

13 Epic Animal Migrations That Prove Just How Cool Mother Nature Is. Spending the winter in Florida just pales in comparison.<br>*<br>Masterfully edited …

George Lucas

What is the Funny Bone, and Why Does Hitting It Hurt So Much?

The "funny bone" is neither funny (when you whack it on the edge of a piece of furniture), nor a bone (whether you whack it or not). Where'd the …

Muscle

Why the Inside of a Camel's Mouth Looks Like a Sarlacc Pit

If you can get over the whole spitting thing, camels are pretty cute—at least until they open up their mouths. It's like staring into the Sarlacc pit …

11 Body Parts Named After People

Who is Paul Langerhans, and how did his islets wind up in your pancreas? Good question. Although lots of body parts take their names from Greek or …

Biology

25 Twitter Accounts That Will Make You Smarter

1. Mental Floss<p>2. Google Facts<p>3. Neil deGrasse Tyson<p>4. Joanne Manaster<p>5. Juliana Rotich<p>6. TEDTalks<p>7. NASA<p>8. DARPA<p>9. Melinda Gates<p>10. Brian Solis<p>11. …

8 Parasites that Create Zombie Animals

Five years ago, I wrote The Invasion of the Zombie Animals and 7 More Zombie Animals. Those two lists covered the best-known cases of parasitic …

Insects

16 Fun Facts About Hedgehogs

After cats, hedgehogs might be the internet's favorite animal. But how much do you know about these spiky mammals—other than how cute they look when …

Hedgehogs

The World's Worst Taxidermy

The Worst Taxidermy Ever<p>If real animals actually looked like this I would never leave my house again.<p>*<p>The Olden Days<p>The people of the past did some …

Jay Leno

7 Fascinating Facts About Narwhals

There are few creatures I find so fascinating as the narwhal. Like many tusked animals, this arctic whale has a majestic quality to it. In medieval …

Photos of Unrelated People Who Look Exactly Alike

Canadian photographer François Brunelle is on a mission to find 200 doppelgängers around the world. "It is not about looking like famous people," his …

11 Writers Who Really Loved Cats

Our institutions of higher education are finally teaching students things they'll actually need in the real world. This summer, Michigan State …

Literature

How to spot a psychopath

We think of psychopaths as killers, alien, outside society. But, says the scientist who has spent his life studying them, you could have one for a colleague, a friend – or a spouse<p>There are a few things we take for granted in social interactions with people. We presume that we see the world in …

These 5 Foods Will Be Harder to Grow in a Warmer World

Farmers will need to take increasingly drastic and expensive measures to cope with droughts, frosts, and ever-changing growing seasons, says IPCC's new report.<p>The reality of climate change has already hit farms, ranches, and orchards around the globe, according to the latest report from the UN's …

Scientists Unravel One Of The Keys To Life On Earth — And It's Right Beneath Your Feet

We know that Earth's past internal movements of the tectonic plates under our feet make our planet one-of-a-kind — they trapped carbon dioxide which helped make our planet habitable.<p>A new study, published in the April 6 issue of the journal Nature, may have figured out the mystery of how these …

Scientists make new sensor that could lead to night vision contact lenses

Night vision contact lenses may be the stuff of science fiction movies, but new research points the way to how we could some day see in the dark with our own eyes. Electrical Engineers at the University of Michigan have found a new way to sense infrared light using two layers of an atom-thick layer …

Your reality is 15 seconds in the making

When you really focus your attention on something, you’re said to be “in the present moment.” But a new piece of research suggests that the “present moment” is actually a chunk of the recent past, and it’s about 15 seconds long.<p>Jason Fischer of the University of California at Berkeley, the lead …

University of California

Wallpaper of the Week by Justin Maller

The wallpaper of this week is an image created by our friend Justin Maller. The image is part of his project call Facet, and also it's available in …

Beautiful Hybrid Creatures Combine Organisms and Machines

Artist Gaby Wormann reimagines living organisms as if they were combined with machines. Using the bodies of tarantulas, crabs, winged insects, and more, she adds gears, springs, and other mechanics to their fragile forms. The incredible works are intricately constructed and beautifully fuse organic …

Biology

Hypnotic Patterns Drawn on Spinning Potter’s Wheel

In an intriguing fusion of visual and performance art, Russian ceramics artist Mikhail Sadovnikov draws a seemingly endless series of patterns with wet clay (also known as <i>slip</i>) on a spinning potter's wheel. The process is incredibly mesmerizing to watch in motion, as Sadovnikov uses just his hands …

Art

How to Make an Incredible Burger, According to 6 Meat-Masters

Have you ever gone to a restaurant, had an amazing burger, and then tried to replicate it at home only to have disastrous results? That's what you get for trying. But in the spirit of spreading knowledge and leveling the playing field for meat aficionados everywhere, we consulted six burger experts …