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Hidden 'Ocean' Discovered Deep Underground Near Earth's Core

We may have another "ocean" to add to the world map -- only this one is hidden hundreds of miles beneath our planet's surface.<p>A new study suggests that a hidden "ocean" is nestled in the Earth's mantle some 400 miles beneath North America. The hidden reservoir, apparently locked in a blue …

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 …

10 Best-Ever Burgers for Memorial Day

With Memorial Day around the corner, it’s time to start grilling. Here are 10 juicy, delicious burger recipes to celebrate the unofficial start of …

Scientists Use Patient's Immune System to Kick Cancer

Scientists are making strides in a new cancer treatment that manipulates patients’ immune systems into going to war with malignant growths. The …

The World's Biggest Oil Companies

How much has the shale boom shifted the rankings of the world's 20 biggest oil and gas companies? We compared today's giants with data from 2003 to see what, if anything, has changed for the likes of Exxon, Shell, BP, Saudi Aramco and Chevron. Who do you think is on top? <i>Data courtesy of</i> …

Find Out How Your Favorite Brands "MeasureUp" With This Online Tool

Does Topshop pay its workers enough to live on? Which is more ethical: Adidas or Nike? How often does Patagonia audit its factories? For answers, …

Eco Fashion

It's Happening - Tesla to Break Ground On Their First Gigafactory Next Month

Even though Tesla only revealed plans for its new Gigafactory in February, CEO Elon Musk has announced that it will break ground on at least one of …

Tesla

Eyes Over Compton: How Police Spied on a Whole City

A sergeant in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department compared the experiment to Big Brother, even though he went ahead with it willingly. Is your city next?<p>This is the future if nothing is done to stop it.<p>In a secret test of mass surveillance technology, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department …

Pele: Brazil to put 'problems' behind them and stage 'fantastic' World Cup

Brazilian legend Pele believes his country will rise above the problems which are blighting its preparations for football's global showpiece and put on a "fantastic" World Cup.<p>Demonstrations -- some violent -- have been taking place all over Brazil since last summer's Confederations Cup, raising …

‘Vampire’ Mice May Hold Key to Eternal Youth

Aging mice gain energy, while also exhibiting greater strength and memory, when injected with the blood of younger specimens, according to a new …

Brain Implants Could Give People Perfect Memories And Night Vision

Soon, they could give people super senses and radically improved memory and focus.<p>"Brain implants today are where laser eye surgery was several decades ago," write Gary Marcus, an NYU professor of psychology, and Christof Koch, chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science in …

The Brain

Armstrong Names Drug Providers

During testimony for a lawsuit against Lance Armstrong by the Acceptance Insurance Company in November, the cyclist cited people involved with his doping practices to investigators. The names were released Wednesday—his first publicly revealed answers under oath since his confession to Oprah …

Johnny Manziel Reportedly Records Highest Wonderlic Score of Draft's Top QBs

The legend of Johnny Manziel looks like it will receive another boost in the aftermath of his Wonderlic test.<p>Lance Zierlein of Sports Talk 790 in Houston and John Middlekauff, a former NFL scout, both filled fans in on reports about Manziel’s Wonderlic score with the NFL draft quickly …

Removed: Vatican hires hawk to protect pope's doves

An agency story about the Vatican recruiting a hawk to protect the Pope's doves was deleted on the 15 April 2014 because it was discovered to have been an April fools' joke.<p>Topics<p>Information

Electric Stimulation To Spine Gets Paralyzed Patients Moving Again

Four men who had been paralyzed for two years or more were able to move their legs, knees, ankles and toes.<p>After you've injured your spinal cord, getting a "motor complete" diagnosis means you're unable to move your legs—or anything on your body, below the injury—under your own volition. Stay …

Los Angeles

This Infographic Shows You How to Delete Yourself from the Internet

Ready to erase your tracks and disappear online, once and for all? This infographic from Who Is Hosting This reveals the nine steps you need to take …

I stood up to the supreme court. It just struck down democracy. What now?

"Maybe we should come back tomorrow and try this," I thought. Sitting in the inner sanctum of America's highest court, in a chamber never before made visible to the world in video or even color photographs, I struggled to summon the courage to do what I had come to: stand and interrupt the supreme …

Amazon Orders 6 New Series — And They’re the Right Ones

Amazon announced today that six more shows from its Amazon Originals program will be made into full series, following viewer input on the pilot …

Dismantle Any Smartphone With This Handy iFixit Kit

Smartphones and tablets aren’t known for being easy to fix. To keep a slender profile, glue is often used to hold parts together, making components …

Ten Mid-Majority Posts You Must Read Before The Site Dies In 7 Hours

Mid-major basketball maven Kyle Whelliston is shuttering The Mid-Majority tonight after ten years of operation, and deleting the site's entire …

13 Epic Animal Migrations That Prove Just How Cool Mother Nature Is (PHOTOS)

Every morning, we cram ourselves into subway trains or sit in traffic. Commuting may be a part of life for many of us, but our daily journeys are nowhere near as epic or graceful as most animal migrations.<p>Animals migrate for a variety of reasons -- such as to avoid harsh winters, give birth or find …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Design

Give and take in the EU-US trade deal? Sure. We give, the corporations take

Nothing threatens democracy as much as corporate power. Nowhere do corporations operate with greater freedom than between nations, for here there is no competition. With the exception of the European parliament, there is no transnational democracy, anywhere. All other supranational bodies – the …

What?! China Developers to Flatten 700 Mountains to Build New City

Moving Mountains... Literally<p>After years of hearing tales of the huge scale of everything in China, we tend to get desensitized. We don't really <i>feel</i> …