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This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

Time-lapse Photography

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Watch this guy strip down and rebuild car engine in mesmerizing stop-motion animation

“11 Months, 3000 pictures and a lot of coffee.” By Chris Herridge:<p>Started out as just a collection of snaps as I stripped down an engine bought off …

Why are America's Thanksgiving turkeys so gigantic?

Thanksgiving, the most food-focused of American holidays, provides a hearty occasion for this reminder: The dominant fruits, vegetables, and animals in modern farming are products of highly unnatural selection. Consider corn, which evolved from a fairly small, hard-to-eat plant called teosinte into …

Insects

Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene Is Fact, Not Fiction

The publication on Nov. 12, 2014 of the book I co-wrote with Prof. Barrie Wilson, The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene, has caused a worldwide theological firestorm, including demonstrations in India. I was even the butt of one of Bill …

33 Pictures Taken at Just the Right Moment

Image: Imgur<p>People who take a ton of pictures know all too well that snapping the shot at the right split second is imperative when it comes to …

E-cigs and malware: real threat or Yellow Peril 2.0?

After a redditor claimed to have gotten a computer virus from factory-installed malware on an e-cig charger, the Guardian reported out the story and …

Anonymous Is Going To War With The KKK Over Ferguson Protests

WASHINGTON -- Members of the hacker collective Anonymous are targeting the Ku Klux Klan after the designated hate group reportedly threatened protesters in Ferguson, Missouri. The hackers claim to have seized two KKK Twitter accounts and say that they have launched denial-of-service attacks against …

The Sleek Flying Car of the Future is Here Now

A flying car was something once left to the realm of science fiction, but now it looks like it’s actually a reality. The Solvakia-based company AeroMobil recently unveiled the sleek-looking <i>AeroMobil 3.0</i>, the latest version of its flying car. It was shown at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna, Austria, …

Flying Car

Scientists Achieve Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Between Humans

Telepathy is the stuff of science fiction. But what if the dystopian futurists were on to something? What if our brains could directly interact with each other, bypassing the need for language? The idea isn't quite so far fetched, according to a recent University of Washington study in which …

Black Hole Fails to Destroy Mystery Cosmic Cloud

An object zipped by the gravitational monster at our galaxy's center, revealing that it is likely a star.<p>A cosmic gas cloud seemingly destined for a deadly encounter with the gigantic black hole at the core of the Milky Way has surprisingly survived a close pass by the monster's maw.<p>The reason, a …

Suspect must use finger to unlock phone, as debate shifts over device privacy

Not long ago, police could search a cell phone whenever they liked. The Supreme Court, however, put a stop to that this summer with a 9-0 ruling that …

What’s in the 4.3 software update.

Auto-Schedule was the first feature we thought of for the Nest Learning Thermostat. We knew most people didn’t program their thermostats – it’s just …

Adrian Peterson avoids jail time in child abuse case

CONROE, Texas --- Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson pleaded no contest Tuesday to a reduced charge of misdemeanor reckless assault as part of plea deal with prosecutors to resolve his felony child abuse case.<p>As part of the deal, Peterson will avoid jail time and instead be ordered to …

Cool facts about your biological clock

Feeling tired after turning the clock back? That’s because the internal clock that controls your circadian rhythms needs time to adjust.<p>Circadian …

Sleep

Marijuana profits up in smoke under IRS rules

Voters in Oregon, Alaska and Washington, D.C., legalized recreational marijuana Tuesday.<p>But without the support of the U.S. Congress, any of the new, voter-approved pot shops may not be able to survive a drug war-era tax code that already threatens many businesses in Colorado and Washington …

Chilling Photos of Antarctica Juxtaposed with Warm Weather Objects

Photographer Gray Malin traveled 8,092 miles to capture his beautifully poignant series titled <i>Antarctica: The White Continent</i>. Drawn to the natural landscape of this glacier-covered place and the formation of floating icebergs, he used it as a backdrop to raise awareness about climate change. The …

Antarctica

Crash probe: System to slow spaceship deployed early

MOJAVE, Kern County — Virgin Galactic’s experimental spaceship broke apart in flight over California’s Mojave Desert after a device to slow the craft’s descent prematurely deployed, federal investigators said Sunday.<p>National Transportation Safety Board Acting Chairman Christopher Hart said that …

Space Travel

Humboldt County’s Marijuana Farms

H. Lee spent six years with marijuana farmers in Humboldt County, California, before she began to photograph them. Once she started documenting “the heartland of high-grade farming in California,” as David Samuels called the region in a piece for this magazine, it was with the promise that, if she …

Carnival's cruise ships are getting much faster WiFi

If you've tried to use internet access aboard a cruise ship, you know it can be an exercise in frustration -- the connection is rarely speedy or reliable enough to make you feel at home. You might not have that problem on your next pleasure trip, however. Carnival is now rolling out WiFi@Sea, a …