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Largest Predatory Dinosaur in Europe Found, Was "Big Bruiser"

Thirty-two-foot carnivore likely used brute force to take down prey.<p>A new species of dinosaur found in Portugal was big—<i>and</i> bad, a new study says.<p><i>Torvosaurus gurneyi</i>, perhaps the biggest predatory dinosaur yet found in Europe, was an especially strong carnivore that likely used its four-inch-long …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The 28-Foot Sea Monster That Can Survive Being Cut in Half

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 03.07.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>In 1973, American soldiers on the Mekong …

Why Is Pee Yellow?

Before you could speak, you could pee. Before you learned to write your own name, you could pee. (And if you grew up in a particularly snowy part of …

5 Sky Events of the Week: Stellar Peak-a-Boo and Leo Paws at the Moon

<b>With a change of seasons only days away, mid-March skies offer celestial sights that even the novice stargazer will find easy to enjoy.</b><p><b>Lunar rectangle.</b> After nightfall on Monday, March 10, look for the waxing gibbous moon to form a corner of a rectangle with Jupiter and the Gemini twins, Castor and …

50 Amazing Facts About Antarctica

1 of 51<p>Introduction<p>The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was minus 128.56 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 89.2 degrees Celsius), registered on …

Why Veins Look Blue

Colin Davis<p>BI Answers: Why do our veins look blue?<p>Blood is never blue — it's always some shade of red. However, veins carrying red blood may appear bluish because of how human tissue and blood reflect and absorb light.<p>When light enters human tissue, it is scattered in all directions (or bounced …

Squids And Other Invertebrates Can Probably Feel Pain

The ghost of calamari past...<p>Do animals without backbones, such as squids, crabs, and lobsters, feel pain? New research suggests they do.<p>Evolutionary neurobiologist Robyn Crook and colleagues at the University of Texas Health Science Center have recently shown that cephalopods (a group including …

Zoology

Deep Water May Have Surrounded Ancient Mars Mountain

A giant lake could have filled Gale Crater and encircled Mount Sharp.<p>Water-carved rocks high up on a Martian mountain, just reported by planetary scientists, point to a very watery past for the red planet.<p>The new finding comes from Gale Crater, where NASA's Curiosity rover landed in 2012. The rover …

Scientists Harvest Deadly Spider Silk

Don’t mess with a brown recluse spider. They've been known to eat each other and kill humans.<p>But the poisonous little arachnids produce a silk that scientists and companies covet for commercialization. Unlike other spiders that produce cylindrical silk, the recluse makes a sticky flat ribbon that’s …

America's Healthiest Brain States

The latest ranking of states with the best brain health are released, and Maryland gets top bragging rights.<p>The 2014 <i>America’s Brain Health Index</i> …

Bizarre-looking nine foot long ancient aquatic reptile with hundreds of needle-like teeth uncovered by Chinese dinosaur experts

• <b>Unusual aquatic reptile used teeth to filter food from bottom of sea</b>• <b><br>It lived approximately 240 million years ago and was found in China</b><p>An …

Seafloor

Why blushing may be good for you

No-one likes that awful flushed feeling, but is there a plus side to a red face? Some psychologists think so.<p>We’ve all said something stupid or regretful before, so we know how much worse it is when you feel that sudden heat in your face and realise your cheeks are visibly burning red. Blushing is …

The annual Wellcome Image Awards celebrate the intersection of science and art, reminding us that the best visual inspiration often comes from the shocking beauty of the natural world. This year's top pick? A striking image of a mechanical heart pump inside a patient's chest: http://f-st.co/p9ZDsYA

WATCH: Drone catches incredible video footage of Mount Yasur volcano spewing lava http://bit.ly/1iAUUC5

This Starkly Beautiful Picture Shows Springtime On Mars

NASASand dunes emerge from a winter coat of carbon dioxide frost on a spring day in northern Mars, in a photo taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in January.<p>The south-facing slopes are dark where the ice has melted. Soon the dunes will be completely bare and all signs of spring activity will …

17 animals amazingly adapted to thrive in deserts

African bullfrog<p>It’s not often you can find a frog that can thrive in deserts and even highlands with elevations of 4,000 feet. The second largest …

Seti Astronomer: We will receive radio contact from aliens within 20 years http://bit.ly/1oQtI42

Alien rainbow spotted on the planet Venus

False-colour composite of the glory, composed of three images in the ultraviolet, visible, and near-infrared wavelengths.<i><br>(Credit: ESA/MPS/DLR/IDA)</i><p><b>The</b> …

Astronomy

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

Could LSD be good for anxiety? Stressed? Anxious? Swiss study says try popping a tab. http://www.acclaimmag.com/?p=130046

Extinct Porpoise Found to Be First Mammal With Major Underbite

Elongated lower jaw may have helped extinct porpoise probe the seafloor for food.<p>Talk about a jaw-dropping specimen: An extinct California porpoise was found to have a lower jaw extending well beyond the upper, the first known example of a mammal with a big underbite.<p>The fossilized porpoise, which …

Where Do Baby Turtles Go During Their Lost Years?

Never agree to write a turtle’s biography. You will, at one crucial point, run out of material.<p>Every sea turtle begins life in the same way. It hatches within its buried nest, forces its way to the surface, and sprints towards the water past a gauntlet of crabs, birds and other predators. Many die, …

These 90's Fashion Ads Are So Major

Click through for some of the boldest campaigns from Versace to Chanel.<p>While the '90s aren't normally highly regarded for fashion, the ad campaigns from the over-the-top decade are seriously fun. One thing is for sure—sex sold when it came to selling these clothes. Click through for some of the …

35 Colorful Collection of Holi Photos

The Festival of colors, joy of humanity spread across in flying colors all around. The very objective of celebrating Holi-the festival of colors is …

Articles about 10 cozy modern living rooms on Dwell.com - Dwell

Space, light, and twists on color use define this collection of some of our favorite modern living rooms from issues past.<p>Cabin living promises a connection with nature and a more calm, simple life with just what you need at your fingertips.<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always …

Cape Cod

Best Spring Trips 2014

Travel<p>Vibrant spring blooms in the northern hemisphere and dazzling autumn displays in the southern make this the perfect season to get outside and walk, hike, or take a scenic drive. Use our editors' list of 10 best spring trip destinations as the launching pad for an active—and colorful—spring …

Travel

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …