Jack Szczepanski

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Dinosaurs 'shrank' regularly to become birds

Reporter, BBC Nature<p>Huge meat-eating, land-living dinosaurs evolved into birds by constantly shrinking for over 50 million years, scientists have revealed.<p>Theropods shrunk 12 times from 163kg (25st 9lb) to 0.8kg (1.8lb), before becoming modern birds.<p>The researchers found theropods were the only …

Broody octopus keeps record-breaking four-year vigil

<b>For four years and five months, she clung to the rock and guarded her eggs.</b><p>In a feat that surely made good use of all eight arms, an octopus revealed a new secret of deep sea life when ecologists observed her record-breaking behaviour from a robotic submarine.<p>This doubles the longest brooding time …

Coral munching bumphead fish give insight into conservation

<b>Life is tough if you're a blundering, buck toothed, bumphead.</b><p>You're far, far bigger than all the rest of the parrotfish in the Pacific.<p>And weighing up to 45kg, you're very popular at local birthdays and weddings.<p>As the main course.<p>So you console yourself with another chunk of crunchy coral reef! …

You're Not Highly Evolved

Here's where our bodies still mess up<p>As humans, it’s tempting to think of ourselves as the pinnacle of evolutionary progress. But evolution can only work with what’s available, resulting in a body that’s a bundle of compromises.<p>FEET<p>Our ankles and feet started out as flexible tree-climbing tools …

75 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

Master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September.<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, there are <i>definitely</i> some classics that just …

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99 Interesting Quotes That Changed The World

1 of 101<p>Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. …

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Net neutrality ads appear in Washington ahead of FCC vote

The advert has been placed at dozens of bus stops in the US capital<p><b>Crowdfunded ads that aim to put pressure on a US regulator before it proposes new net neutrality rules have appeared in Washington DC.</b><p>The campaign was organised by Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian.<p>It urges people to phone the …

80 Gluten-Free Slow Cooker Recipes

My CrockPot (aka – slow cooker, CrockPot is actually a trademarked brand name) has not only become my best friend, but it has been my saving grace …

China's Latest Food Scandal: Fox-Tainted Donkey Meat

Walmart has yanked the compromised meat, a venerated dish in parts of the country.<p>As if a nasty bribery scandal in Mexico was not enough to deal with, Walmart is now embroiled in a fox-meat scandal in China. Over the holidays, I watched <i>Fantastic Mr. Fox</i>, and now just can’t help but imagine Walmart …

A Scientific Miracle: Theories of Mary's Virgin Birth

<i>Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. - Matthew 1:18</i><p>Merry Christmas, scientists! It's that time of year again when all rational human beings shake our …

8 Facts You Never Knew About Christmas

Magic mushrooms, prostitution, home invasions? The story that Americans celebrate has far from family-friendly origins. The truth about this holiday, …

Real Life Fox & the Hound

Everyone has a best friend. Some are real, some are imaginary, some are just like they show in the Disney movies. Great, I’ve always told myself that …

25 Best Video Game Inspired Alcoholic Drinks

Sometimes video games make you want to drink. Or maybe it's that drinking makes you want to play video games. Either way, it sounds like a positive …

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All Time Favorites<p>We put Shark Tank's bizarre and amazing products to the test<p>4:02<p>The tech 'Back to the Future' predicted for 2015 -- and what it missed<p>5:50<p>Emoji dos and don'ts<p>2:49<p>Super-creepy 3D-printed cape responds to onlookers (Tomorrow Daily 248)<p>7:53<p>Behind-the-scenes of Disneyland's 60th …

How the GOP Establishment Tea-Partied the Tea Party

After years of trying to accommodate conservatives, mainstream Republicans finally went to war on Tuesday—and won.<p>On Tuesday, Republican Ken Cuccinelli lost the Virginia governor's race by less than 3 percentage points—a far smaller margin than the polls had led people to expect. The defeat has …

Get the KitKat keyboard for Android 4.0 and up

KitKat, the most recent version of Android, brings features as sweet as its namesake to the new Google Nexus 5. Among these, you'll find a new phone dialer, Caller ID, true full screen, a new Hangouts app, and printing abilities.<p>To use all of these new features, KitKat also has an updated Google …

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Transporter Sync turns your external hard drive into a personal, secure cloud locker

The folks at Connected Data made a splash back in May with Transporter v2.0, and they've just announced their second foray into the wonderful world of cloud storage with the Transporter Sync. Like its slightly larger predecessor, Sync offers Dropbox-like functionality without users having to …

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7 Food Swaps That Will Help You Slim Down

Trying to figure out how to get skinny? Contrary to popular belief, you don't have to resort to a calorie-crash diet or exercise two hours a day to …