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PHOTOS: What It Looks Like When A Massive Chemical Spill Contaminates The Water Supply

On Thursday morning, a chemical spill was detected at Freedom Industries’ storage facility near the Elk River in Charleston, West Virginia, just …

Microsoft's Xbox head isn't worried about Steam Machines and Oculus Rift; he's excited

Two of the biggest stories at CES 2014 involve gaming, and neither involves the big three entrenched console makers (Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo). Oculus VR's latest prototype, dubbed "Crystal Cove," and Valve's Steam Machines initiative are overshadowing even Sony's big PlayStation Now news, to …

First Look at the New Ms. Marvel, a 16-Year-Old Muslim Superhero

Late last year, Marvel Comics announced that it would reboot <i>Ms. Marvel</i> in February and put an all-new superheroine at the helm: Kamala Khan, a …

Video: Clever Spider Uses Its Web Like a Slingshot to Capture Insects

TAMBOPATA, Peru – A tiny spider in the Peruvian Amazon catches prey in a most marvelous way. From a spot near the center of its web, the spider …

It Took Us Two Days in a Boat to Get to Where the Crazy Jungle Spiders Are

<i>Editor's note: This is the first of three posts describing our reporting trip to a remote research station in the Amazon rainforest.</i><p>TAMBOPATA, Peru – …

Listen to Strange Sounds Recorded in a Hole 5 Miles Deep

For more than 20 years, the world’s deepest hole could be found on Russia’s Kola peninsula, boring 40,000 feet down into the Earth’s crust. In recent …

Pass, Flunk or Incomplete? WIRED Gives 10 Fall Shows A Midterm Exam | WIRED

Now that the holiday break is over -- for us and for television -- it's time to take a look back at the most notable new network shows that debuted …

Mysterious Microscopic Bubbles Baffle Ocean Scientists

The most abundant photosynthetic organism in the world sheds countless little sacs into the oceans, which could be having a dramatic impact on marine …

Absurd Creature of the Week: Ferocious, Fearless Mantis Shrimp Is the Honey Badger of the Sea

One of the kung fu film genre’s greatest fight scenes comes from 1979’s <i>Dance of the Drunk Mantis</i>, in which bad guy Rubber Legs channels the raw power …

Kindle Vending Machine Shows How Amazon Could Take Over the World

Instead of running a big booth on the show floor or unloading a bombastic keynote speech, Amazon made its presence known at this week's Consumer …

Tomato bulgur soup [Vegan]

<b>Jaymi's Notes:</b> One of the things I love most about making soups is they tend to be very forgiving. I'm an "ish" cook; not a big fan of precise …

10 Fascinating People With Savant Syndrome

The human mind is amazingly resilient, which becomes evident in so many different ways. One is Savant Syndrome, in which a person who is disabled in …

Bjork Explaining Television Is Everything You'd Imagine Bjork Explaining Television to Be

"This is what an Icelandic poet told me. And I became so scared to television that I always got headaches when I watched it. Then, later on, when I got my Danish book on television, I stopped being afraid because I read the truth, the scientifical truth and it was much better."<p>Björk.<p>Ethereal, tiny, …

Google’s Android Eclipses Apple to Become the MS-DOS of Our Time

Author: Marcus Wohlsen. Marcus Wohlsen Business<p>Date of Publication: 11.13.13.<p>Time of Publication: 9:30 am. 9:30 am<p>Apple may have shipped a record …

Please Stop 'Burning In' Your Earphones

OK, audiophiles: real talk. Earphone makers seem to be either too polite or scared to say anything. And the people in the industry who should know …

An Entire Generation Of Humans Is Developing 'App Consciousness'

We may be entering an age of App Consciousness.<p>Apps are shaping our worldview. Both adults and young people increasingly mediate their lived experience through the apps on their mobile devices. Coauthors Howard Gardner and Katie Davis look at this phenomenon in their new book, <i>“The App Generation:</i> …

Invisible Children wrote "An Open (Love) Letter to MIA" (re: Joseph Kony)

<b>MIA at Terminal 5 earlier this month</b> (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)<p><b>M.I.A.</b> namedropped Invisible Children on her album <i>Matangi</i> and in a recent NPR …

Vintage Slang Terms For Being Drunk Are Hilarious A Century Later

Do you think that people didn't get wasted back in ye olden tymes?<p>You're right. But they did occasionally drink enough beer, wine and liquor to get loaded, topheavy, boryeyed, moory and podgy.<p>All are listed in an amazing sidebar of synonyms for "drunk" published in the St. Louis Republic on June …

CyanogenMod arrives in Google Play store with one-click installer for your Android phone

Two months after raising $7 million to build a better version of Android, CyanogenMod has released a one-click installer to put its custom firmware on your Android device. Installation requires the phone to be tethered to a Windows PC via a USB cable. A companion PC app will be released later today …

Inconsistencies Haunt Official Record Of Kennedy's Death

The first thing T. Jeremy Gunn says when you ask him about President John F. Kennedy's assassination is, "I'm not a conspiracy theorist. I don't have a theory about what happened."<p>But he knows <i>a lot</i> about it from his work for the Assassination Records Review Board, established by Congress in 1992, …

How to pee without splashback, or how fluid dynamics might save your marriage - ExtremeTech

By on November 6, 2013 at 5:27 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>To you and I, it’s called …

Dead Rising 3's Most Unpredictable Weapon

With a horde of zombies nipping at my heels, I scrambled over a collapsed barricade and into the privacy of my safe house. Without a weapon to my name, I was powerless against the undead horde. Thankfully, a weapon locker was there to greet me. Inside was an eclectic assortment of Dead Rising 3's …

Mixcloud's new Android app could help dance music fans rediscover radio

Radio and podcast streaming service Mixcloud has rebuilt and re-released its Android app with a new user interface that focuses on providing tailored radio recommendations. Its updated user interface leads to a personalized feed that lets listeners build a radio station out of their favorite shows …

How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Getting Cozy With Baby Butterflies ... So Cozy, They Whisper A Wriggly Secret

I've got a friend, Destin, who has a YouTube channel called Smarter Every Day, where he pokes around with his camera to get extremely intimate looks at small miracles in nature. In this one, about the secret life of baby butterflies, he learns that when it comes time for the caterpillar to turn …

The CIA wants to know how to control the climate

The US Central Intelligence Agency isn't just interested in gathering intelligence on foreign powers and enemies. As it turns out, Langley is also investigating the feasibility of altering the environment to fight the effects of climate change. The CIA is currently funding, in part, a $630,000 …

FYI: Why Do Humans Like Fizzy Drinks?

Apparently we like them with the part of our sensorium that evolved to detect spoilage.<p>Drinking carbonated water has been in vogue since at least 1767, and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere. So what gives us our taste for the sparkling stuff?<p>It's still not completely clear what characterizes the …

Helicopter powered by man on bicycle wins $250,000 prize

Engineers at the University of Toronto have won a prize that has been unclaimed for 33 years by building the world's first helicopter powered only by …

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A Man and His Duck

(YouTube link)<p>This incredibly cute duckling loves his man. He also loves to swim, get his feathers blow-dried, and cuddle. Be warned you might melt …