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Stunning Photo: Luna Snuggles With Goddess of Love

Changing Planet<p>The crescent moon and Venus shine through a natural rock arch in Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada, after dusk on December 5, 2013. Credit: Brad Goldpaint, goldpaintphotography.com<p><b>The waxing crescent moon appears to play peek-a-boo with the planet Venus through a natural rock arch in</b> …

Russia Will Raise Vodka Prices Because Drunk People Keep Dying

Vodka prices in Russia are going up next year as authorities look to reduce alcohol consumption.<p>Prices on the cheapest available vodka will rise 16 …

Da Vinci's String Organ Must Be Heard To Be Believed

The man who painted the Mona Lisa, and was the first to sketch out the helicopter and the submarine, also dabbled in music. So here's the question: What musical instrument did Leonardo da Vinci design?<p>There isn't an easy answer. His 15th-century sketches indicate something between a harpsichord and …

Boy is His Own Grandfather?

A little boy referred to in case studies as “Sam,” showed convincing evidence that he is the reincarnation of his grandfather. Sam was 18 months old …

Psychiatry

5 of the Craziest Scientific Facts Out There

<b>1.</b> The human body contains enough DNA to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back again. 17 times.<p><b>2.</b> Microbes colonize human bodies, outnumbering human …

Astronomy

Two skydiving planes collide in Wisconsin - and everyone lives

It was Mike Robinson's 937th skydive and his very first"freak" accident.<p>One moment, the 64-year-old skydiving instructor was clinging to a plane over Wisconsin on Saturday at sunset, ready to jump with eight others. All nine were on two Cessnas cruising in close formation, with all but two jumpers …

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Rare saber-tooth whale found dead on Venice Beach in Southern California

A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach, even though it prefers frigid subarctic waters.<p>The roughly 15-foot-long female Stejneger's beaked whale washed ashore Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Times reported. A truck hauled away …

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After Being Sealed for 100 Years, Time Capsule in Oklahoma City Reveals Pristine Artifacts

photo by Paul B. Southerland/The Oklahoman<p>On April 22, 2013, the Century Chest, a time capsule that had been sealed for 100 years, was opened during …

Associated Press News

New Giant Volcano Below Sea Is Largest in the World

Tamu Massif in the northwest Pacific challenges traditional views of ocean science.<p><b>A volcano the size of New Mexico or the British Isles has been identified under the Pacific Ocean, about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) east of Japan, making it the biggest volcano on Earth and one of the biggest in</b> …

Turns Out Your Kids Really Did Love That Music You Played

Way back in the 1980s, were you the one playing "When Doves Cry" over and over? Well, don't be surprised if your kids wind up doing the same thing.<p>Young adults have strong positive memories of the music their parents loved when they were the same age, a study finds. That flies in the face of the …

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515-Pound Halibut Caught By Marco Leibenow Near Norway May Be World Record (PHOTO)

One German fisherman may have just reeled in a world record.<p>According to fishing tour company Angelreisen Hamburg, Marco Liebenow was fishing off the coast of Norway when he managed to catch a 515-pound halibut in July.<p>Speaking on behalf of Liebenow, Angelreisen Hamburg's David Bottcher said that …

Bus-sized lump of fat discovered in London sewer

Discarded food fat is a big issue for London, but Thames Water is using it to generate electricity<p>London water authority Thames Water has discovered what it calls the UK's largest "fatberg;" a mushy deposit of congealed fat and sanitary wipes. Found in a sewer in Kingston, South West London, the …

These Are the Most Exquisitely Weird Spiders You Will Ever See | WIRED

Spiders are among the craftiest and most beautiful of arthropods, entirely undeserving of their maligned reputation. Some signal their presence with …

Drinking Coffee Linked To 50 Percent Lower Risk Of Suicide

The newest excuse to defend your caffeine addiction.<p>Good news for those of you already reaching for your umpteenth cup of coffee of the day.<p>According to a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health, subjects who drank two to four cups of coffee daily were 50 percent less likely to commit …

47 unearthly lightning strikes [PICs]

IN THESE IMAGES, lightning appears close up, often seemingly just a few city blocks away. Don’t let the images fool you though — pro lightning …

Five thousand metres under the sea: my journey to another world

Five kilometres, or 3.1 miles, is not a great distance on land – the length of a pleasant stroll. But five kilometres vertically in the ocean …

Antarctic Lake Vostok buried under two miles of ice found to teem with life

A giant lake buried more than two miles beneath the Antarctic ice has been found to contain a "surprising" variety of life.<p>Analysis of ice cores obtained from the basin of Lake Vostok, the subglacial lake that Russian scientists drilled down to in 2012, have revealed DNA from an estimated 3,507 …

Antarctica

First-Ever Super-Slow-Motion Video Of Hummingbirds Hovering

How does a hummingbird hover? Let's point a $150,000 high-speed camera at one and find out.<p>In order to design and create better flying robots, a team at Stanford University needed to see things our pitiful human eyes can't--like, how exactly does a hummingbird hover? How does a swift dive? So they …

Gravity-Defying Particles Travel Up A Waterfall

The expected rules of physics are no match for a determined tea leaf.<p>Back in 2008, Sebastian Bianchi, then a physics undergrad at the University of Havana in Cuba, was making tea when he noticed something that seemed to defy the most basic rules of physics: Tea leaves from his cup had floated …

Update on sunspot group 11 times as wide as Earth

AR1785 and AR1787 comprise one of biggest sunspot groupings of Solar Cycle 24. So far, though, the grouping has been surprisingly quiet.<p>Two days ago, …

Astronomy

A gathering storm: Astronaut's spectacular photo of clouds over the Atlantic Ocean

• Incredible image was taken as the International Space Station passed over the Brazilian coast<br>• It is the latest in a stunning series of pictures and …

Space

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

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Spiderweb-like tower would harvest air pollution in London and turn it into biofuel

Giant spiders haven't invaded London (as far as we know). But that's how it would look if one architecture masters student's vision came to fruition. Chang-Yeob Lee of the Royal College of Art wants to radically transform London's BT Tower at some point in the future, equipping it with exterior …

Christina Stephens, Amputee, Creates Prosthetic Leg From LEGO Pieces (VIDEO)

A woman built herself a prosthetic foot -- out of LEGO pieces.<p>Christina Stephens, an occupational therapist and clinical researcher, underwent amputation after a foot injury earlier this year. She uploads a new video to her YouTube channel, AmputeeOT, each week -- and the June 12th video is …