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Extreme close-up shows you how a mosquito really bites your flesh and sucks your blood

Look at that proboscis go!<p>Usually, being bitten by a mosquito is an event that conjures up swear words and frantic itching, but more advanced souls might turn their thoughts to what exactly happens when the insect manages to get under your skin. Thanks to a video shot by researchers at the Pasteur …

Beyoncé's new short haircut becomes a talking point

Unless you have been living under a rock – or at least away from Twitter – for the past 24 hours, you will already know that Beyoncé Knowles has cut her hair. Debuting the short, gamine cut with a series of backstage shots on Instagram yesterday afternoon, the star's barnet is now trending on …

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The World's Most Amazing Staircases

They say life isn't about the destination, but the journey—and that also seems to be true about these amazing staircases. Sure, your knees will …

7 Surprising Ways Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You

It's no secret that a lot of things in nature want to kill you. You're surely familiar with some of Mother Nature's more aggressive weapons: the …

The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

1. <i>Nevermind</i> (1991)<p><b>Nirvana<br>Design by Robert Fisher and Kirk Weddle</b><p>Spencer Elden's first time swimming was a memorable one.<p>At four months old, Elden was …

Why is “Pound” Abbreviated as “lb”?

Most of our abbreviations for units of measurement are pretty straightforward. They are made up of letters from the words they stand for. So how do …

Ancient Rome

16 Scenes You Won't Believe Are Chalk Drawings

Julian Beever is an English artist who specializes in creating <i>trompe-l'œil</i> chalk drawings. He uses a projection technique called anamorphosis to …

What Does Marijuana Do to Spiders?

Jason mentioned the other day that he and his wife were watching the new series <i>Orange is the New Black</i>, wherein one of the characters talks about how …

4 Unusual Bible Translations

The Bible has sold more copies than any other book, and it’s been translated into 349 different languages (though parts have been translated into far …

This Wasp Turns Spiders Into Zombie Construction Workers

In another post, we were talking about what happens to spiders and their webs when scientists give them a little bit of marijuana and other drugs. …

10 Other Illegal Animals on a Plane

Animal smugglers have some serious baggage.<p>1. A pet turtle<p>It's tough leaving your pets behind when you go on a trip. On July 29, a man in Guangzhou, …

The 10 Weirdest-Named Shark Species

Happy Shark Week! In honor of the One True American Holiday (all other holidays are less true, due to lower shark content), I spent about an hour reading about sharks on Wikipedia. Important findings from a solid morning's research: sharks often have weird names. For example: the birdbeak dogfish. …

Hyperrealistic Photographer Makes Animals Appear Magical

To convey that contradictory effect, Johan creates intricate digital constructs using photographs of animals he has taken all over the world, and re-situating them in new environments constructed from other photos.<p>His newest works will be displayed at Yossi Milo Gallery in New York City from …

The 10 Best Movies by 'Saturday Night Live' Alumni

<i>Girl Most Likely</i> is Kristen Wiig's follow-up to <i>Bridesmaids</i>, which crushed it with critics and audiences alike. It's a hard act to follow for the …

Scripps Pier Sunset, La Jolla, California

The fury of our sun captured in never-before-seen detail

Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its newly-equipped spectrometer to help capture the clearest images of the sun's atmosphere to date, …

Here’s What Happens Inside You When a Mosquito Bites

The video above shows a brown needle that looks like it’s trying to bury itself among some ice-cubes. It is, in fact, the snout of a mosquito, searching for blood vessels in the flesh of a mouse.<p>This footage was captured by Valerie Choumet and colleagues from the Pasteur Institute in Paris, who …