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Burning Man 2013 features the weird, astonishing and beautiful

Burning Man wrapped another year of the weird and wonderful as thousands of people gathered in the Nevada desert for the week-long art festival.<p>Federal officials estimated that more than 61,000 people attended the festival this year, which featured the theme "Cargo Cult," which celebrated the …

Burning Man

Just A Little Bit Of You

Must be the king of pop(ping) your hood to check for engine problems. BOOM! What a zinger! Put it on the board.<p>Florida<p>Just A Little Bit Of You, 4.8 …

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Climate Change Could Bump Up Instances Of Turbulence

A new study predicts increasingly bumpy skies for future air travelers. It finds that over the next 50 years, planes will experience between 10-40 percent more turbulence. Melissa Block talks to researcher Paul Williams about the findings.<p>Transcript<p>MELISSA BLOCK, HOST:<p>Bring on the air sickness bags …

Bitcoin and the illusion of money

The world’s “first decentralised digital currency” promises financial salvation, but what is it and can it really deliver?<p>Dubai. Greece. Spain. Portugal. Italy. Cyprus. Ireland. The list of countries needing financial bailouts seems to go on and on. And that’s before you include those banks in the …

Bitcoin

Glow-Stick Waterfalls And Other Amazing Images From This Week

Why are insect and human brains so similar? - Futurity

U. ARIZONA (US) / KING’S COLLEGE LONDON (UK) — Decision-making centers in the brains of …

King's College London

Hangout With Explorers of Land, Sea, and Sky on Earth Day

Changing Planet<p><b>#OurEarth: Innovation in Exploration</b><p>This year National Geographic celebrates its 125th anniversary and a long legacy of exploration, conservation, and research. Every hour of every day, National Geographic explorers take to land, sea, and sky (each frontier represented by a colored …

Nature

Retro console mod combines 15 game systems into a single machine

Gaming hardware modder Bacteria has created the ultimate retro console mod, combining 15 systems into one machine that can be operated with a single controller. The system houses a host of older consoles including the Atari 7800, as well as multiple Sega and Nintendo generations including the …