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The Forgotten History Of CGI

The roots of CGI lie in the first mechanical aids to drawing and painting. The earliest of these were developed to help solve a problem every artist …

Real Life Mosquito Tornado Is Far More Terrifying Than Sharknado

While visiting Leziria Grande at Vila Franca de Xira in Portugal recently, photographer Ana Filipa Scarpa noticed something off in the distance that …

How A Cryptoanalyst Discovered The Identity Of The Man In The Iron Mask

For those of you who have only seen the Leonardo DiCaprio movie, the Man in the Iron Mask was an actual historical figure. He was a mysterious …

Louis XIV

Turn a Wine Bottle into an Automatic Plant Waterer

Gardening centers sell glass globes designed to water your plants for you, but a better solution may be this attractive wine-bottle-to-plant-waterer …

Gardening

Make Popsicles Melt More Slowly with Gelatin

Popsicle season usually means popsicle drips and messes. An easy way to slow the ice pop melt is to add a bit of gelatin to your homemade …

Popsicle

Build a Collapsible Workbench for Easy Storage Anywhere

We don't all have the luxury of enough space to have a permanent workbench setup. To counter this problem, Instructables user schoonovermr made a …

The Mysterious Disease That Prevents Girls From Growing Older

A handful of girls diagnosed as having 'Syndrome X' seem to defy one of the biggest certainties in life: aging. Scientists who are working to …

A Map Of Where El Niño Will Strike Around The World

It's looking more and more likely that we're going to have another El Niño year starting this summer — one that could possibly rival 1997's …

This Force Is Strong with Geckos

Humans have many scientific achievements, but when it comes to the van der Waals force, we have been bested by geckos.<p>Johannes Diderik van der Waals …

Chemistry

Minnesota Just Became the First State to Ban Anti-Bacterial Soap

If you've ever washed your hands with anti-bacterial soap, there's a good chance you were rubbing yourself down with a chemical called triclosan—a …

Regulation

NASA is getting ready to communicate with aliens (Update 4)

"We can say little, if anything, about what these patterns [above] signify, why they were cut into rocks, or who created them. For all intents and …

Anthropology

Grown Woman Arrested After Posing as High School Student

A 31-year-old Texas woman has gone from the class room to a jail cell after passing herself off as a high school sophomore — but her motive remains a mystery.<p>Authorities say Charity Anne Johnson posed as a 15-year-old girl who managed to enroll at an East Texas high school.<p>Johnson's lie unraveled …

Get 3rd Degree Connection Information From LinkedIn for Free

LinkedIn is a great way to expand your network or find key people at a company. If you don't have a shared contact with someone on LinkedIn, however, …

Google Search

Study of 1.3 Million Kids Reveals Vaccines Aren't Associated with Autism

A meta-analysis including nearly 1.3 million children posted online last week in the journal <i>Vaccine</i> has demonstrated, once again, that there's no …

What Kind Of Ecology Forms Multi-Colored Pus?

Gonna eat soon? I hope not, because we're going to talk about pus. Although mostly it's white, it can be yellow, red, green, and blue. The color …

Ecology

Why Do Mythical Creatures Have Human Tops And Animal Bodies?

Because, as Charmingly Antiquated on Tumblr has shown, the other way around looks even weirder. (Warning, the rest of these have bare breasts and may …

Tumblr

'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered

<b>A new species of titanosaur unearthed in Argentina is the largest animal ever to walk the Earth, palaeontologists say.</b><p><b>Fossilised bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been unearthed in Argentina, palaeontologists say.</b><p>Based on its huge thigh bones, it …

Beringia, the Lost Territory Where Americans Evolved

During the last ice age, an enormous stretch of fertile grassland connected Eurasia and the Americas. Known today as Beringia, this lost landscape …

Beautiful, Golden Jellyfish Invading Fisher's Nets Is a New Species

Hundreds of golden jellyfish that clogged fishing nets off the coast of Venice, Italy, are in fact a new species, experts say.<p>Last fall, fishers in the Adriatic Sea (map) near Venice, Italy, pulled up nets full of hundreds of two-inch-wide (five centimeter), golden jellyfish. Having never seen the …

DNA from skull links Ice Age girl to Native Americans alive today

The divers called her Naia, for "water nymph," because they discovered her teenage remains in a dark, underwater cave in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.<p>She had been hidden there for more than 12,000 years — along with the bones of dozens of extinct Ice Age beasts — and divers quickly spotted her skull …

Virus put woman's cancer in remission - CNN Video

Fix Squeaky Floorboards with Cornstarch

We've previously shared some of the best ways to fix squeaky floors, but if screwing into the boards isn't your first choice, you can try talcum …

Carpets