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How a Rare Vision Condition Helps One Artist See Colors Like Few Can

Concetta Antico of San Diego lives in a world only a small percentage of humanity can see -- she is a tetrachromat. Tetrachromats have a fourth, extra cone class for color vision and while normal people see one million colors, Ms. Antico and a small handful of other women like her identified …

The Sleep Schedules Of 27 Of History’s Greatest Minds

The science of sleep and its glorious effects on creativity, productivity, and sanity gets a lot of press these days. That said, the sleep habits of some of your favorite writers, musicians, and artists may surprise you a little.<p>The bedtimes and rising times of history’s greatest minds are …

Watch Alton Brown Explain the Science of Sabering

Here's the latest installment of Food Network host <b>Alton Brown</b>'s web series Drink Smart: In this episode, Brown demonstrates and explains the science behind <b>Champagne sabering</b>, aka a "<b>desperately dangerous display of panache</b>." Here's how it works: a corked bottle of Champagne is pressurized at 90 …

Macaroni and Cheese Waffles Recipe

Waffled macaroni and cheese might not rank quite as high on the list of "things you must try before you die" as, say, a fresh-from-the-water oyster, or a sliver of Parmesan sliced off of a wheel that has just been opened in front of your eyes, or a bit of playful light bondage, but it's certainly …

These Laser-Engraved Rolling Pins Create Adorable Animal Patterns

(Image credit: Valek Rolling Pins )<p>If you're looking for a simple way to upgrade your cookies or pie crust, these rolling pins are here waiting for …

Top Ten Bloopers

“Time Capsule” Apartment in Paris Found Untouched for 70 Years

Some people might take a vacation and leave their residence unmanned for a few weeks or even months, but one apartment in Paris was left isolated for about 70 years. The beautifully preserved space, which belonged to the granddaughter of the late Parisian socialite and actress Marthe de Florian, …

Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryIt’s Time to Forgive <i>The Joy Luck Club</i> Inkoo Kang The landmark film beautifully portrayed the Asian American experience. Then Asian …

25 Books That Changed The Course Of History

But what about the lives of an entire generation? Can a book change the future?<p>Miriam Tuliao, assistant director of central collection development at the New York Public Library, helped us come up with a list of 25 books that changed the course of history.<p>From the Torah to Orwell's "1984," these 25 …

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15 Fascinating Firsts in Photography

Have you ever wondered about the world’s first photograph, or about the first self-portrait photo, or maybe about the first digital photo? The world …

3 ‘Modern’ Inventions That Existed Millions of Years Ago: Nuclear Reactor, Telescope, Clothes

Evidence exists pointing to prehistoric civilizations as advanced as our modern civilization—or perhaps more advanced.<p>Such evidence could turn our …

What witches have to do with women’s health

<b>(Wikimedia)</b><p>Women used to be charged with witchcraft essentially for practicing medicine. We haven’t come that far<p>Soraya Chemaly<p>October 31, 2013 8:36pm (UTC)<p>I recently attended a lunch with a group of women to talk about food and health. I’d come to the conclusion that my health would be better …

8 Inventions by Women That Dudes Got Credit For

India's Incredibly Powerful "Abused Goddesses" Campaign Condemns Domestic Violence

"Save Our Sisters" is an anti-sex trafficking initiative. This is their print campaign.<p>H/t to Scoop Whoop for images.

Incredibly Expressive Owl Photography

Is that little owl yawning or singing? Belgian-based photographer Yves Adams has the answer as he's the one behind the adorable shot. “Little owls are CUTE!,” he states. “They make you laugh with whatever they do! But when they start to yawn, my heart melts! This picture has been taken in Spain, …

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …

Timelapse of the Moon rising. Made by Dan... - Exploring Space

Just A Cat, Dressed As A Shark, Riding A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

You'll be glad you watched this.<p>Delightful. Watch the clip in full.

Here's What Happens When You Put Flaming-Hot Nickel On Gummy Bears

Your burning question, answered<p>Might want to set aside an hour or so to watch this video several times. The mad geniuses at YouTube channel carsandwater, who've captured some pretty amazing footage of stuff being burned by a Red Hot Nickel Ball, have taken the RHNB mechanism to the heads of …

5 Beloved Scientists Who Were Actually Bullies

Electrocuting animals, stealing credit, self-aggrandizing, and more<p>Unfortunately, scientific genius doesn't necessarily come with superhuman social skills. The great minds on this list may have made significant contributions to their fields, but even hundreds of years later, we're still shaking our …

I love (and hate) dating Russian men

<b>(Maxrale, eugenesergeev via iStock/Salon)</b><p>The macho guys from my home country leave me torn between my feminist beliefs and my sexual desires<p>Diana Bruk<p>August 12, 2013 12:00am (UTC)<p>I was standing on a dirt path in a Russian country village, holding my boyfriend Anton’s torn, bloodstained T-shirt. All …

N. America's Oldest Known Petroglyphs Discovered In Nevada

Ancient North Americans gouged elaborate rock art into a heap of big boulders northeast of Reno, Nev., more than 10,000 years ago and perhaps 15,000 years ago. That makes the carvings the oldest known petroglyphs on the continent, according to a paper published in the <i>Journal of Archaeological</i> …

The 25 Best Nerd Road Trips

Twenty-five curious, mysterious, or otherwise beguiling destinations to satisfy your inner science-history geek<p>In the past 16 months, writers Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley have toured 150 of the built, natural, and virtual landscapes of the United States, collecting images and interviews. They …

Mesmerizing GIFs of Breathing Earth

Changing Planet<p><b>The biodiversity of Earth as we know it is made up of millions of species—from Baobab trees to narwhals to tiny anemones attached to the ocean floor. But can we think of Earth in a holistic way, as one living entity of its own, instead of the sum of its parts?</b><p>This is what John Nelson …

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Hazenlut Panna Cotta With A Honey Cocoa Glaze - Adventures in Cooking

Sometimes in the summer I find myself craving the nutty flavors of fall, slightly over-excited for the next season on the docket. But the heat…oh the …

This Is Elon Musk's Hyperloop

Billionaire Elon Musk has announced details of Hyperloop, his mysterious high-speed transportation project. There was some of what we expected, and a few surprises, too.<p>SpaceX/Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has unveiled details on the Hyperloop, his proposed (and until now mostly mysterious) plan …