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Long Awaited Lab-Grown Burger Is Unveiled In London

After three months, $330,000 and a high-profile media blitz, the world's first hamburger grown in a lab made its worldwide debut Monday.<p>The unveiling of "cultured beef," as the burger is branded, was a production worthy of the Food Network era, complete with chatty host, live-streamed video, …

The Simplest Periodic Table We've Ever Seen

No numbers, just dots<p>In this beautiful, easy-to-read periodic table, created by London-based graphic designer Alison Haigh, each element is represented by a visualization of its electronic structure, rather than by numbers and letters.<p>The dots each represent electrons—so, hydrogen, which has an …

This Must Be The Best Ruler Ever Invented

It looks pityingly on rulers that just "measure" things<p>If you're still using a basic ruler--the kind that's a stick with notches on it--allow us to introduce you to the future, where our rulers will be crazy interactive devices that measure the angles on hand-drawn triangles and allow us to create …

Can The Smell Of Oranges Help Dieters Resist Sweet Treats?

Whenever we give in to temptation, be it for a helping of something divine, like fine chocolate, or just a so-so piece of saltwater taffy abandoned next to the office coffeepot, there's something more than self-control at work.<p>Woven into the complexities of food choices and eating behaviors are all …

'Billion-pixel' imaging system built with a standard microscope and $200 LED array

Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have discovered a way to improve conventional microscope imagery in a pretty massive way. Using an inexpensive LED array, the CalTech scientists were able to boost the resolution of a microscope with a standard 2X lens to a significantly higher …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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The Trippiest Time Lapse Video We've Ever Seen

The night sky + weird dragon sculptures = total mind screw<p>Just in case the cosmos are not fantastic enough for you: This new video shows time lapses of the night sky over enormous metal dragons, dinosaurs and other creatures in Galleta Meadows in the desert town of Borrego Springs, California.<p>The …

What the Pope Meant by His Gay-Priests Comment

Francis' quiet push toward inclusiveness continues.<p>As has become his trademark, Pope Francis is making changes without changing anything.<p>On the papal plane on the way back from Brazil, the pope took questions from the press corps (a sign that John Allen, of <i>New Catholic Reporter</i>, suggests is …

U.S. more polarized on abortion; opposition grows in South

WASHINGTON - Nationwide public opinion on<p>abortionhas remained largely unchanged for the last two decades, but that overall steadiness masks a widened gap between conservative and liberal parts of the country, new polling data indicate.<p>Opposition to legal abortion has significantly increased since …