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Super Slow Motion Footage Captures a Ball Breaking Glass at 10,000,000fps

Let’s start out Sunday slow…. like reaaaaaaaaaallly slow… 10 million fps slow. As the saying goes: everything looks cool in slow motion; but this …

Daredevil Photographer Balances Atop Iconic Buildings To Capture Stunning Images

<b>25-year-old photographer</b> Lucinda Grange is a daredevil who has scaled some of the world’s highest and most iconic structures like the Great Pyramid …

Comics

Bitcoin exchange Vircurex freezes withdrawals, hoping for fresh influx of customers

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Gigaom Illustration<p>Vircurex, a Beijing-based altcoin exchange, has frozen withdrawals after, you guessed it, thieving …

Something smells fishy about that Comcast–Apple TV story

Advertisement<p>29 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / Robert S. Donovan<p>News that Apple (S AAPL) is talking to Comcast (S CMCSK) about building a joint TV service …

Net Neutrality

Handy Infographic: Brewing Coffee Without a Coffee Maker

No coffee maker? No problem! You don't even need a grinder or a means of heating water according to the methods in this fun and helpful infographic …

Coffee

Rejecting Normal - Four Changes for an Exceptional Life: Jeanne Trojan at TEDxHradecKralove

Babylon's hanging garden: ancient scripts give clue to missing wonder

The whereabouts of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the fabled Hanging Garden of Babylon – has been one of the great mysteries from …

The man who lives without food

Rob Rhinehart has replaced all his meals with a nutrient-rich shake he calls ‘Soylent’. Is it dangerous? Or the future of food? Will Storr reports.<p><b>Last Christmas, Rob Rhinehart</b> realised that <b>food</b> doesn’t work. At least, not very well. Its function is to deliver the energy and nutrition that the body …

Nutrition

Working gun made with 3D printer

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/975000/975970_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518152028_23068e39ff75c78f48039c3b5514f202<p><b>The world's first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US.</b><p>The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense …

Guns

Nepal floods change river course and threaten tourism

<b>A major tourism destination in western Nepal faces increased risk of natural disasters following a devastating flood last year, experts have warned.</b><p>They say the sudden flood on the Seti river, which killed more than 60 people, has brought changes in the course and flow-pattern of the river.<p>These …

Mountaineering

Google's Chief Internet Evangelist on Creating the Interplanetary Internet

When some future Mars colonist is able to open his browser and watch a cat in a shark suit chasing a duck while riding a roomba, they will have Vint …

Star trails, airplanes, Eta Aquarid meteor

While on the hunt for Eta Aquarid meteors, Thomas Wildoner captured 420 frames to create this composite image of star trails.<p>EarthSky Google+ friend …

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Scientists wait to see black hole’s birth - Futurity

CALTECH (US) — A new kind of cosmic flash may reveal the birth of a …

Black Holes

Reversal of the black widow myth

Popular belief is that female Black Widow spiders eat male suitors after mating. New study suggests some male spiders do something similar.<p>The Black …

Biology

US birth tied to health risks in Mexican-Americans - Futurity

U. TORONTO (CAN) / UC BERKELEY (US) — Mexican-Americans over 55 who were born in …

To think clearly under stress, focus on values - Futurity

CARNEGIE MELLON (US) — New research provides the first evidence that self-affirmation can protect against …

New invisibility cloak is 3D-printed ‘frisbee’ - Futurity

DUKE (US) — Seven years ago, the first working invisibility cloak resulted from complex laboratory …

Ring of fire eclipse on May 9-10, 2013

Those in the Australian outback and parts of the Pacific Ocean will be able to view an annular solar eclipse. Elsewhere … a partial eclipse.<p>Those in …

Bitter pill: life-saving HIV drugs fuel crime and addiction in South Africa

New research could shed light on the science behind 'whoonga'<p>Three years ago, Sipho Molefe (not his real name) was a normal 16-year-old boy — an athletic, easygoing high schooler who was well liked among his peers in rural South Africa. Today, Sipho is unemployed, gaunt, and mired in a life of …

South Africa

Did China's agriculture sprout in Ice Age? - Futurity

STANFORD (US) — The discovery of grinding stones pushes the origins of agriculture in China …

Sprout

How couples ‘click’ in just four minutes - Futurity

STANFORD (US) —When trying to make a love connection in just under five minutes, speed …

Interview with Photographer who Captured Boston Marathon Bombing Images

There is a big controversy in photography over the job of a photographer in a crises situation. A series of common questions fill the debate: Should …

Photography

Long Exposure Shots of Neon Waterfalls

There are two things that are creating these images of incredible illumination. The first is the inspiration of a neon light. Neon technology is …

Landscape Photography

Trick Photography and Special Effects Ebook and Video Course | Photography Ebooks

1<p>An eBook Like No Other!<p>It comes with <i>295 pages of instruction</i>, <i>9 hours of how-to video tutorials</i>, and contains over <i>300 creative photographs</i> created by …

Tutorials

These Lighting Patterns Will Make Your Portrait Photographs Rock

Familiarizing yourself with different lighting patterns isn't just to help you diversify your portrait portfolio. Depending on what you are trying …

Landscape Photography

Grizzly Bear - "Sleeping Ute (Nicolas Jaar Remix)"

One of the most anticipated releases for Record Store Day yesterday was Nicolas Jaar’s collaborative 12″, which included remixes of both Brian Eno’s …

Jurassic World: definitely no feathered dinosaurs

A previously unseen dinosaur is planned for Jurassic World — but it won't have feathers<p>The new Jurassic World trailer makes it clear that the film will feature a previously unseen hybrid <b>dinosaur</b> — but the <b>dinosaurs won't have feathers</b><b>.</b><p>The move has caused controversy among palaeontologists, who are …