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Modern Pyramid House by Juan Carlos Ramos

We've seen our fair share of unique modern home designs like the box-shaped metallic house or the abstract fortress made of concrete, but Mexican architect Juan Carlos Ramos has taken on a form less-visited for his aptly titled project <i>Pyramid House</i>–a conceptual pyramid-shaped home created and …

Surreal Digital Paintings Showcase an Amazing Dream World

Artist Artyom Chebokha, aka Rhads, dreams up all kinds of surreal moments in his spectacular digital creations. In each painting, he creates a swirling blur of land and sky, ships and animals, and even gondolas floating along the clouds. In the enchanting scenes filled with flying fish venturing …

7 Fantastic Vintage Anatomy Drawings

Studies of the human body made by the intrepid scientists of the 1500s through the 1700s<p>Medicine in the Middle Ages wasn't the greatest: the leeches, the dirt, that whole four-humors thing. And yet physicians from all over the world made heroic efforts to develop and share their knowledge. Here, …

Modern Double Helix Bookcase Inspired by DNA Structures

Designed by Italian company Cattelan Italia, <i>DNA bookcase</i> is a unique and stylish way to display your intrinsic love of reading. Crafted out of steel, this nearly 6-foot-tall tower features two platforms that slowly rotate around a central column that is 13 shelves high. The carefully plotted design …

If an astronaut fell into a black hole, would he stretch or burn?

Crack open a middle-school science textbook, and you might see a picture of an astronaut in a black hole: stretched out like a spaghetti noodle as the rapidly increasing gravity pulled different parts of their body at different speeds, then crushed by the same force. A growing scientific …

Top 5 (Well, 6) UFO Sightings in History

The truth is out there. It’s just… you’d think with all the cellphone cameras out there someone would have figured it out by now. But despite some of …

8 Cool Civil War Artifacts

Rare photographs, casts of Lincoln's (giant) hands and more<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery.</i><p>The Mugar Memorial Library at Boston University is hosting an exhibit of artifacts from the American Civil War. The show, up until the end of August, was designed to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the …

Aaru's Awakening trailer explores the Domain of Day

A trailer released yesterday for <i>Aaru's Awakening</i> explores the Domain of Day, one of four locations mapped out for Lumenox Games' hand-drawn 2D platformer.<p>Check out the video above to see the player traversing environments, using mouse and keyboard controls to teleport around the level in search of …

Amazing Retro Gaming Art Series by Vandrell

Digital paintings based on Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Golden Axe and more classic video …

MIT: False Memory Placed in Mouse

Scientists from MIT have planted a false memory in multiple mice , and found neurological traces of the memories showing that they’re identical in …

The World's Spookiest Weapons

Cyborg animals, psychotropics and flying lasers are just some of the terrifying weapons government labs have cooked up over the years<p>Atom bombs are just the beginning. In the last half-century, the greatest military minds on Earth have developed an arsenal of weapons to make mutually assured …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

The quest is to clone a mammoth. The question is: should we do it?

The idea would make headlines around the world and bring tears of joy to the planet's journalists. An adorable baby woolly mammoth, tottering on its …

Starwatch: What's the dark matter?

If we could look back at our Milky Way galaxy from deep space then we might view something very like this Hubble image of the galaxy NGC 5754. Both …

Why Sad Songs Make Us Happy

So. Many. Feels.<p>Even though listening to sad songs should leave us feeling terrible, we have a tendency to actually kind of like them. Case in point: A 2008 study found that minor-key music sounded sadder than major-key music to people, but that people found it <i>more</i> likable.<p>Well, a group of Japanese …

How To Turn Garden Beets Into A Drum Machine

Become a "beet-boxing" DJ in a weekend.<p>People conduct electric charges, and so do vegetables. This simple fact spurred designer Scott Garner to build the Beet Box: a machine that plays drum-kit sounds at the tap of a beet. The beets conduct body capacitance, or the electrical energy stored inside …

Kepler spacecraft should pin down 'alien Earth' planets despite glitch

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft should be able to achieve its primary mission goal regardless of whether or not it can bounce back from a recent malfunction, researchers say.<p>Kepler launched in March 2009 on a 3.5-year prime mission to determine how common Earth-like planets are throughout …

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Hackers exploit the lucrative software vulnerability trade

Once freely exposed or given to software makers at no cost, the business of finding and documenting security vulnerabilities has evolved into a lucrative business that supports companies and freelance hackers around the globe. In a <i>New York Times</i> profile, reporters Nicole Perlroth and David Sanger …

Your Burning Questions About The Roswell Incident, Answered

The Popular Science archive answers those nagging questions about the July 1947 UFO crash in the desert outside of Roswell, N.M.<p><i>Today's Google Doodle celebrates the UFO incident near Roswell, N.M., that happened 66 years ago yesterday. On June 24, 1997, the U.S. Air Force released a 231-page report</i> …

Pebble smartwatch makes retail debut, now shipping from Best Buy

The Pebble smartwatch's claim to fame is its record-breaking Kickstarter campaign — 85,000 units sold and over $10 million collected — but the device is also known for being incredibly difficult to purchase thanks to months-long pre-order lists and missed ship dates. That's about to change, …

What Happens When Stars Collide?

In this case, you get a newly observed kind of pulsating star.<p>It sure would be interesting to watch two stars run into each other — from a safe distance, of course. One can imagine there would be quite the titanic battle going on between their competing gravitational forces, throwing off gas and …

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …