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Scientists accidentally created something that can EAT plastic

A team of researchers from Britain’s University of Portsmouth and the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory made an enzyme …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

Sleek Concrete Cubes Form This Pavilion-Like Home in Israel

In Ramat HaSharon, Israel, a screen of vertical iron louvers mixes with concrete cubes to create the contemporary Pavilion House.<p>Tel Aviv architecture studio Tal Goldsmith Fish has completed a sleek family home in Ramat HaSharon that takes on the appearance of a modern pavilion, hence the …

Architecture

​One Week to a Better You: 7 Smart Ideas to Try This Week

Maybe I should try drinking that warm lemon water like so-and-so... Next month I'll get up at 5 every morning... I really should take a walk on the …

Productivity

How to Lose 20 Pounds as Fast as Possible

Losing weight can be incredibly challenging regardless of whether you’re looking to lose five pounds or 20.<p>Not only does it require diet and …

Weight Loss

This Guy Photographed the ISS from an Airplane at 40,000 Feet

This is impressive: photographer and aspiring astronaut Trevor Mahlmann was sitting in the seat of an airplane at 40,000 feet this past Tuesday when …

11 images that capture the incredible vastness of space

1) The sun is incomprehensibly huge<p>We all know the sun is big. But this image, part of a great series on the size of astronomical objects by John Brady, underscores that it's vast on a scale that's simply impossible for our puny human minds to understand. We think of the Earth as a big place: …

Meet the Man NASA Paid $18,000 to Lie in Bed For 70 Days Straight

<b>To say the least, 28-year-old Drew Iwanicki took an uncommon path to making some extra cash.</b> Last year, he was a part of a NASA study that paid him …

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12 eerie images of enormous Chinese cities completely empty of people

Throughout China, there are hundreds of cities that have almost everything one needs for a modern, urban lifestyle: high-rise apartment complexes, developed waterfronts, skyscrapers, and even public art. Everything, that is, except one major factor: people.<p>These mysterious — and almost completely …

Urbanism

NASA's Kepler Captures The Rare Moment A Star Explodes

Like looking for a needle in a haystack made of 50 TRILLION stars...<p>NASA/Ames/STScI<p>NASA's alien world-hunting telescope Kepler has captured for the …

University of Notre Dame

OKS CASA / saARCHOFFICE

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> On the land around 2.0 Rai on Pattanakarn road, Bangkok, this private exclusive residence for the …

Swimming Pools

Jupiter’s moon Ganymede has powerful chorus waves

Chorus waves can be converted to sound. The ones around Earth sound like singing or chirping birds. Jupiter has stronger chorus waves, and now its …

Astronomy

Are Narwhals Starting to Go Extinct?

Global shipping routes and climate change are making it harder to track these mysterious unicorned whales.<p>Narwhals, one of Earth’s most novel …

Global Warming

The world's most dangerous venomous animals are all in Australia

Some of the world's deadliest animals have venom that's thousands of times more toxic than cyanide and can kill a human in minutes. Brown snakes, funnel web spiders, and the blue-ringed octopuses are among the animals that you do not want to mess with. We spoke with Steve Trim at Venomtech who …

Zoology

Supercool technique keeps liquids liquid well below freezing

Freezing is one of the simplest methods of preserving food, biological tissue and other perishables, but the formation of ice crystals can damage …

Chemistry

Interior Design Porn: Inside A Contemporary Open-Plan Townhouse

article<p>https://www.gq.com.au/lifestyle/art-design/interior-design-porn-inside-a-contemporary-openplan-townhouse/image-gallery/09543e3e343c37948f419e8f …

Interior Design

Can you solve it? The mystery of Cherry's lottery ball

<i>Update: Several readers spotted a mistake in the setting of the puzzle. Apologies. (Prem, who set the puzzle, responds below the line). This is the first time in more than three years that I’ve set a puzzle with such an issue. In order to stop this happening again, if anyone would like to be a</i> …

Setup

NASA spotted a vast, glowing 'hydrogen wall' at the edge of our solar system

There's a "hydrogen wall" at the edge of our solar system, and NASA scientists think their New Horizons spacecraft can see it.<p>That hydrogen wall is the outer boundary of our home system, the place where our sun's bubble of solar wind ends and where a mass of interstellar matter too small to bust …

Space

Drive-Thru Window Workers Share the Craziest Things They've Seen in People's Cars

Working at fast-food restaurants, or any public-facing hospitality job, is one of the most dynamic, demanding lines of work, as you must deal with a …

Fast Food

Research suggests there are five types of anxiety and depression

Ah, anxiety and depression – the magical, miserable combo.<p>When you’ve got anxiety and depression, your thoughts and emotions can play out in all …

This Starving Polar Bear Broke a Photographer’s Heart

<i>National Geographic</i> photographer Paul Nicklen was visiting the Baffin Islands in Canada this summer when he came across a heartbreaking sight: a …

Polar Bears

The 100 Most Valuable Brands In The World

In terms of individual countries, U.S. brands occupy 185 of the 500 spots, including 9 of the top 10.<p>Japan is second as the brand value of its three biggest brands — Toyota, Mitsubishi and Honda — increased in value by more than 30%.<p>The survey notes that Germany, France, and the UK complete the top …

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The art of camouflage – spot the sniper

If you think you have 20/20 vision, think again. Camouflage works by exploiting the weaknesses of human perception. Most of us rely on our eyesight as our first and best guide to the world around us – Leonardo da Vinci claimed it is worse to lose your sight than any of your other senses because we …

A Man Failed Paternity Test Because Genetically, He’s 2 Different People

A couple years ago, a couple from Washington had concerns when they found out that their son’s blood type wasn’t a match to either of theirs, …

Hitler WWII 'escape' investigated by the CIA, bombshell document reveals

Hitler fled to South America? New CIA doc sheds light<p>A newly declassified CIA document reveals that the intelligence agency investigated the possibility that Adolf Hitler was alive in South America as late as 1955 — nearly a decade after World War II ended.<p>The document, which appears on the CIA's …

This is What Photos From a $63,000 Camera Look Like

What kind of images does a $63,000 stills camera produce? Here’s a 19-minute video by Ted Forbes of The Art of Photography in which he uses a Phase …

Anniversary Effect in 'Stranger Things 2' Is a Real Psychological Reaction

It’s Halloween in Hawkins, Indiana, where <i>Stranger Things 2</i> unfolds. In just a few months it’ll be Christmas, the season when Will Byers and his crew …

Sea level could rise up to 6 feet within a century

The effects of human-prompted climate change are varied and unpredictable and we’re already starting to see some of the effects. Mankind is making …

The science of why sitting all day is bad for your health

Is sitting all day at work slowly killing you? The simple answer is yes. Staying in a fixed position for extended durations can have serious adverse effects on your health.<p>In this episode of the Facebook series, "Science the $#!* out of it," Joe Avella and Jessica Orwig talk about what happens …

Ergonomics

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

These Cool Photography Links Will Go Nicely With Your Morning Coffee

Toad Hollow Photography has been away for a few weeks and is now back with a fresh list of tutorials, special features and great photography to share …