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Exclusive: Bill Nye Explains Jupiter's Great Red Spot In Classic Bill Nye Style

"It's huuuge!"<p>NASA's Juno spacecraft will swing by Earth today for a "gravitational slingshot" that will send it toward Jupiter at 165,000 mph. To celebrate this triumph of science, Bill Nye is hosting "Why with Nye," an eight-part YouTube series that will explain the Juno mission and the some of …

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The Case of the Vanishing Honeybees | Book Review

Every year, somewhere between 30 and 50 percent of all worker honeybees disappear from their hives, never to be seen again, leaving their developing young to die and their queens untended. This disturbing phenomenon, known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), was first identified in the United …

Seaduction: The Sensuous Side of the Sea | Book Review

I had high hopes for this book.<p>I still remember Jacques Cousteau's magnificent tome, The Ocean World, which was crammed with hundreds of stunning undersea photographs and -- as I discovered one week whilst lying in bed fighting off a particularly nasty virus -- filled with lots of information about …

Celebrities Read Mean Tweets About Themselves: Music Edition

This bit is still good.

Miley Cyrus “All Over” Mike Will Made It, Makes Out With Women, Men at Wild Bangerz Release Party

Well, she certainly had a lot to celebrate! After months of build-up — and the most wall-to-wall publicity, like, ever — <b>Miley Cyrus</b> finally released …

21 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Finding Nemo’

Under the Sea<p>Did you know the production crewmembers all had to get scuba certifications? Or that Nemo first appeared in Monsters, Inc.? The Pixar …

Kanye West tells Jimmy Kimmel he's treated like a 'zoo animal'

Truce! The “rap feud” between Jimmy Kimmel and Kanye West is over, following an extended chat between the two Wednesday night on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” that turned into a thoughtful discussion about Twitter and life as celebrities.<p>“I’m not running for office,” said West. “I’m just here to make good …

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'Big Bang Theory,' 'Glee' or 'Wonderland'? What to watch Thursday

If you don't have multiple DVRs, Thursday night could present some pretty tough TV decisions. With an anticipated new series (and recently premiered shows) going up against old favorites, it might get difficult to make viewing choices in the 8 and 9 p.m. hours. But we're here to help.<p><b>Watch live at</b> <b>8</b></b> …

Senators Announce Bill That Ends NSA Phone Records Collection

Four U.S. Senators — Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Mark Udall (D-Colo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky) — introduced legislation that would end the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' phone records.<p>"It will amend the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to end dragnet domestic …

Bill Gates admits Control-Alt-Delete was a mistake, blames IBM

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has finally admitted that forcing users to press the Control-Alt-Delete key combination to log into a PC was a mistake. In an interview at a Harvard fundraising campaign, Gates discusses his early days building Microsoft and the all-important Control-Alt-Delete …

Samsung exec admits Galaxy Gear smartwatch 'lacks something special'

In an unusual bout of frankness, a Samsung official has acknowledged that the Galaxy Gear smartwatch lacks, you know, whatever the Korean is for <i>je ne sais quoi</i>. As reported by the <i>Korea Times</i>, the unnamed official said:<p>"We've acknowledged that our Gear lacks something special. With more investment …

At Indiecade, Oculus highlights indie game VR jam innovation

For the past year, the creators of the Oculus Rift have maintained that the best, most innovative experiences for their virtual reality headset will come from small, independent developers. They're the ones willing to take risks, they say, the game makers unburdened from traditional thinking.<p>Those …

Here’s what you need to know for Thursday, Oct. 10

<i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> gets a patch, wins awards<p><i>Grand Theft Auto Online</i>'s latest patch rolled out on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, and the Guinness Book of Records honored <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> with seven awards.<p><i>Thief</i> preview<p>We took a look at Eidos Montreal's next-gen reboot and its "Dickensian funk" of a …

These Magnetic Nanobots Could Carry Drugs Into Your Brain

The robots are coming from INSIDE the blood!<p>These tiny cages, each 100 microns long and 40 microns wide, may not look like much, but they are the new semi-trucks of targeted medicine delivery. Developed by a team of Chinese researchers, in conjunction with Swiss and South Korean institutes, the …

How To Make A Surface Shed Bugs Like Water Droplets

What if insects just couldn't climb into your house?<p>Can I just coat all the walls of my apartment with this? A team of biologists has found how to make a material that insects aren't able to walk on. The surface of the material is simply too slippery—the bugs can't get a grip with their creepy …

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Ancient Fish Fossil Sheds Light On Modern Jaws

A newly discovered fossil of a fish in China changes what scientists know about the origins of jaws. It turns out, human jaws are remarkably similar to the jaw of this 419-million-year-old fish. That suggests jaws evolved much earlier than previously thought.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>OK. Now, …

Intern Reproduces 86,000 Square Miles Of British Geography In Minecraft

Joseph Braybrook had a very nerdy summer.<p>Anglophile nerd alert: You can now download a geographically accurate, scaled terrain model of Great Britain for Minecraft, thanks to one hardworking summer intern at Ordnance Survey, the country's national mapping authority.<p>It took Minecraft-loving intern …

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Mad cows, cannibalism and the shaking death

I made a brief appearance on HuffPostLive on Wednesday, to talk about kuru, a human form of mad cow disease' that is transmitted by eating infected nervous tissue. It was for a segment of the broadcast featuring cast members of We Are What We Are, a new film about a family of cannibals, one of whom …

The 35 Cutest Facts Of All Time

I'm about to drop a bomb on you. An adorable, adorable bomb.<p>Post inspired by this subreddit as well as this thread here and this list.

19 Dogs That Really Need A Hug Right Now

Sad face.

Viper Marinating In Chinese Wine Bites Woman

Did you know snake nerves preserve for a year in wine?<p>"Catch a viper and keep it in a clean tank for a month without food. Wait until snake expels all excrements. Wash and dry the live viper, then seal it in a fifty-plus proof liquor. This brew is best enjoyed between two and twelve months after …

There Is A Family That Lives With Seven Tigers, And It Is Terrifying

For real. I'm scared.

Comedian Punches Newsweek Daily Beast Correspondent Over a Tweet

DC police arrested Dan Nainan for assaulting me.<p>— Josh Rogin (@joshrogin) September 26, 2013<p>Immediately after his set at DC Improv tonight (but …

Flesh-Eating Drug Krokodil Finally Shows Up in the US

Krokodil, already a popular drug in Russia, has finally made its way to the United States. The Banner Poison Control Center in Arizona has reported …

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