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Watch two neutron stars rip each other apart to form a black hole

This supercomputer simulation from NASA shows one of the most violent events in the universe: Two neutron stars ripping each other apart to form …

Meatball Marinara Grilled Cheese {recipe}

Meatball Marinara Grilled Cheese Sandwich<p><i>makes 1 sandwich</i><p>Ingredients<p>2 slices of sturdy bread<br>2 tablespoons softened butter mixed with 1 teaspoon very …

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30 Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and I have 30 amazing grilled cheese sandwich recipes for you, one for every day of the month! Grilled cheese …

Pee a Rainbow: Scientist Snaps Shot of Colorful Urine

From red to blue to violet, all the colors of the rainbow appear regularly in urine tests conducted at hospital labs.<p>The prismatic pee collection …

Forensic Reconstruction Shows What A Skull-Shaped Vodka Bottle Looks Like With A Face

"Drink my brains, drink them all!" it maniacally cackles.<p>Each face contains a skull, and every skull was once inside a face. Crystal Head Vodka, named after its distinctive packaging, has had for a long time no face attached to its glassy bone structure. Thanks to Nigel Cockerton, who reconstructs …

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Online in 3D: the 'grotesque beauty' of medieval Britons' diseased bones

The bones of a young woman who died of syphilis more than 500 years ago, the reassembled jaw of a man whose corpse was sold to surgeons at the London hospital in the 19th century and the contorted bone of an 18th-century man who lived for many years after he was shot through the leg, are among the …

3D game lets you see through an animal's eyes

'Beyond: Two Souls' Review: An In-Depth Critique

<i>Quantic Dream’s latest is a fascinating game, but it suffers from an identity crisis.</i><p><b>Note: There are many spoilers in this review. Read at your own chosen speed.</b><p>I’m glad I’m not giving <i>Beyond: Two Souls</i> a score. It’s one of those games that I think I’d have a hard time assigning a number to.<p>For one …

MP3 Player Lives In Your Ear, Controlled With Your Teeth

It stores up to 24 songs with four hours of battery life for completely hands-free jamming.<p>Say goodbye to getting wrapped up in miles of cord connecting your MP3 player to your headphones as you listen to music. These little earphones, named Split, make up a completely wire-free music player in …

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Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

The Antipode: A New Way To Drink Whiskey

Now that we've covered the fact that both genders like and appreciate whiskey, we can move on to the best ways to drink it (which, thankfully, there are many of). There are whiskey cocktails, whiskey on the rocks, and even whiskey you can eat, but none are quite as revolutionary as The Antipode.<p>The …

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

Tiger cub birth at London Zoo captured on hidden camera

Hidden cameras have captured the birth of London Zoo’s first tiger cub for 17 years.<p>Five-year-old Sumatran tiger Melati gave birth to the cub on …

What Happens If An Astronaut Floats Off In Space?

In short: he's in trouble.<p>In the film <i>Gravity</i>, which opens this month, two astronauts are on a spacewalk when an accident hurtles them into the void. So what would actually happen if you went, in NASA's terminology, "overboard"?<p>NASA requires spacewalking astronauts to use tethers (and sometimes …

How often are there 3 eclipses in a month?

In a calendar month, 3 eclipses are rare. But in a lunar month, 3 eclipses are are more common. From 2000-2050, it happens 14 times.<p>Every calendar …

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What's The Forecast On Kepler-7B? Hot And Cloudy

Scientists are reasonably sure that it's a cloudy day on Kepler-7b, a planet that orbits its star about 1,000 light-years away from us.<p>Using NASA's orbiting space telescopes, researchers publishing in Astrophysical Journal Letters say that for the first time they've been able to make a rudimentary …

First Cloudy Alien Planet Spotted From Earth

Call it cloudy with a low chance of meatballs. The alien world Kepler-7b — a very reflective world in big telescopes — has clouds in its upper atmosphere. And scientists have actually been able to map those out, despite the planet’s great distance from Earth (at least 1,000 light-years away.)<p>It’s …

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