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How Geeks Have Evolved Over Time [Infographic]

Where Star Wars and Star Trek geeks share common ground.<p>Hundreds of years ago, the term geek wasn't as benign as it is today (high fives all around, gang). In 18th-century Austria-Hungary it was synonymous with freak--literally, used as the word for circus performers. Now, at worst, it's used to …

New Clues for How to Remember Dreams

A new study suggests that there are distinct differences in brain function between people who remember their dreams and those who don't.<p>This morning, I woke up with a very strong memory of staging a political coup in my sleep. Why I happened to remember my dream so vividly when I woke up, it's hard …

The sea, the evening and night in one image. http://t.co/A7Oa4Swh6m

Previously Unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ Illustrations By Mary GrandPré

<b>Redditor</b> jrs_ has uploaded an awesome collection of previously unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ illustrations by Mary GrandPré—the illustrator behind the …

Jaw-Dropping Plant Sculptures from Mosaiculture International 2013

From June 22 to September 29, 2013, the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 – Land of Hope (MIM2013) will be on display at the Montreal …

Six overlooked yet important characters from The Lord of the Rings

July 13, 2013 at 9:45 am by Demosthenes -<p><b>Pages:</b> 1 2<p>The key players in The Lord of the Rings are probably some of the most-written about characters in …

Lem Barney: Football will be gone in 20 years

Lem Barney is an NFL legend, a Hall of Famer who made his living playing football.<p>And he wouldn't do it again.<p>Speaking Friday at the Sound Mind Sound Body Camp in Southfield, Mich., the Detroit Lions great said the sport would be gone within the next two decades.<p>He said he wishes he would have been …

New Hope For Regrowing Severed Limbs, Just Like Lizards' Tails

Pretty good superpower to have, if you ask me.<p>Some lizards and amphibians have the ability to regrow severed tails or limbs--in fact, the blue-tailed skink abandons its tail intentionally to distract predators. But humans, despite our amazing advancements in the field of spying on each other, are …

A link to the past: why Nintendo won't make games for smartphones

Mario on the go? You'll need a 3DS as long as Satoru Iwata gets his way<p>Nintendo finds itself in a very different situation than it was in five years ago, when the DS and Wii dominated the world. Its new Wii U console has performed poorly in the six months since its launch, and the company posted …

Reality: A Mere Illusion (Part 1)

Every action and all matter that has developed in the universe conforms to what we know as reality. The idea that our universe passes like a giant’s …

A view of Earth from The Moon taken by NASA. http://t.co/YS6JDu66pC

Why the ‘i’ in iPhone Will Stand For ‘Identity’

The “i” in the next iPhone will stand for “identity.”<p>When people hear rumors and read about Apple’s patents for NFC, they think: “Oh, good, the iPhone will be a digital wallet.”<p>When they hear rumors about fingerprint scanning and remember that Apple bought the leading maker of such scanners, they …

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