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Injecting Paint in Bubble Wrap to Recreate Iconic Paintings

Who says bubble wrap is just for packaging or stress relief? New York-based artist Bradley Hart, known for creating amazingly realistic pixelated portraits, has expanded his bubble wrap painting series <i>Impressions</i> to include recreations of iconic masterpieces such as Leonardo da Vinci's <i>Mona Lisa</i>, …

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

A Giant Waterslide In Bristol And Other Amazing Images From This Week

35 Radish Recipes That Are More Than Just Snacks

These radish recipes celebrate the spiciest root veggie of them all.<p><b>Radishes are one of our favorite snacks.</b> They're healthy...but also taste especially great with butter (just sayin'). Here are our favorite ways to eat 'em—roots, tops, and all.

Mark Zuckerberg’s views on anonymity seem to be evolving, and that’s a good thing

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock / lofilolo<p>For some time now, Facebook (s fb) co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has been the poster boy for “real …

How do you photograph the Moon?

The Moon. Some say it's made of cheese, conspiracy theorists claim that it's a hologram projected by the New World Order, while so-called scientists believe that it's a giant spherical space rock that magically floats above our heads while we sleep. We'll probably never know the truth, but it looks …

6 "Hidden" Camera Features You Will Be Glad You Discovered

How well do you know your camera? Do you know everything that it’s capable of? It’s certainly possible you know your camera like the back of your …

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Hennessey Announces $1.25 Million Venom GT World’s Fastest Edition, Already Sold Out

If you wanted to get your hands on the new special edition of the Hennessey Venom GT, you had to know the right people—most likely, John Hennessey …

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5 Bar Tricks You Can Do With Science

Courtesy of Tim Shaw, whose television show launches tonight<p>As Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his classic <i>Cat's Cradle</i>, "science is magic that works." The same can be applied to these seemingly magical bar tricks, which are not really tricks but based in simple physics and science. They were shown to me by …

How Big Is The Universe? Fun New Video Gives Easy-To-Understand Explanation

The universe is really, really big. How big? Well, if you sent a text message to the nearest galaxy, Andromeda, it would take 2.5 million years to get there. Mind. Blown.<p>And that's just one of many mind-boggling facts in a new Vimeo video from Beakus, an animation studio on a mission to explain …

10 surprises about our solar system

Here are 10 unexpected and intriguing facts about our solar system – our sun and its family of planets – you probably did not know!<p>Remember those …

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 …

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Our Universe Just May Exist In A Multiverse After All, Cosmic Inflation Discovery Suggests

The first direct evidence of cosmic inflation — a period of rapid expansion that occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang — also supports the idea that our universe is just one of many out there, some researchers say.<p>On Monday (March 17), scientists announced new findings that mark the …

40 Powerful Portraits you will probably never forget

Faces, strong emotions with stark stories. A Portrait should more or less convey the character and mood of the person and a good portrait will always …

NASA Published The Clearest Panorama Of The Milky Way Ever Created

NASA has released an interactive mosaic of infrared images of the Milky Way. It is the "clearest infrared panorama of our galactic home ever made," according to the voiceover in the video below.<p>The zoomable image is a composite of more than 2 million photos taken the by the Spitzer Space Telescope …

Lost in Medium Translation

<i>Exploring the maladroit relationship between film and video games</i><p>As an enthusiast for both films and video games, I hardly found myself frustrated …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

Who Was Carl Sagan?

The famed scientist, and celebrity, had a lot more going on than just hosting a television series.<p>It was almost like a dispatch from another planet: the invitation to the young astronomer to leave Brooklyn and visit the lakes and gorges of upstate New York.<p>"A letter shows up in my mailbox from Carl …

Porsche 911 GT3 Rear Steering Demonstrated: Video

It's one thing to know your super high-tech new street/track toy can steer its rear wheels to improve maneuverability at slow speeds, or increase …

Where Can I Safely (and Legally) Tent Camp in New York City?

<i>A:</i><p>Maybe you’re looking to visit New York on the cheap. Or perhaps the incongruous notion of camping in a seething, belching metropolis is right in your wheelhouse. Whatever’s driving your urban cowboy fantasies, you’ll be glad to know that it is, in fact, possible to sleep under the stars in the …

Beer-Braised Pot Roast With Mustard and Cherry Bomb Peppers Recipe

Pot roast braised in beer and mustard is warmed with spicy peppers and offset by sweet carrots and potatoes.<p>Read the Whole Story<p>Ingredients1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, dividedKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper1 whole chuck roast (4 to 5 pounds)2 medium onions, halved4 carrots, peeled and …

Hispanic Activists Vow To Keep Pressing White House Over Deportations

Five months before his 2012 re-election, President Obama announced that his administration would stop deportations of more than a half-million young adults, often referred to as "Dreamers," brought illegally to the U.S. as children.<p>Latinos subsequently turned out to vote in record numbers that …

101 Cycling Tips to Completely Transform Your Bike Life

Ride better, get stronger, be happier, go faster, look nicer, stay safer, get fitter, smile wider, and lots more<p>Want to be a better cyclist? Just ride. Every time you turn the pedals, you naturally improve a little. Of course, one well-placed tip, trick, or nugget of wisdom can help you achieve …

10 Insane Rides by Boutique Carmakers

These aren't just upgraded versions of the original<p>Today's restomodders, replica builders, and tuners take an obsessive approach to performance. These vehicles are modified to a level of detail so far beyond their original roots that they are better described as brand-new production cars and trucks …

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I remember saying something like "I feel a bit …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …

The ancient art of honey hunting in Nepal - in pictures

The Gurung tribespeople of Nepal have been collecting honey from Himalayan cliffs for centuries, but now their lifestyle is under threat from commercialisation and tours offering visitors a chance to 'join a honey hunt'. Photographer Andrew Newey spent two weeks living with the Gurung in central …

Climbing On Mount Denali

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