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Scientists Successfully Transplanted 3D Printed Human Body Parts Into Rats

Scientists are inching closer to printing a solution for the overwhelming number of people who need organ transplants, more than 123,000 in the US alone, as well as those who have lost body parts such as ears.<p>Bioprinting—the process of using 3D printers to create biological tissue—has been around …

3D Printing

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

World's Most Terrifying Ski Slopes

<i>By Allison Williams, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Strapping yourself onto two tiny pieces of wood--or one thick one--isn't terrifying enough; that's why daredevils brave cliffs, chutes, and iced-over moguls. These near-vertical runs are within recognized ski areas, proving you can be on-piste yet still out …

Skiing

World's Longest Snake Has Virgin Birth—First Recorded in Species

An 11-year-old reticulated python produced six babies without mating in 2012.<p>Virgin birth has been documented in the world's longest snake for the first time, a recent study says.<p>An 11-year-old reticulated python named Thelma produced six female offspring in June 2012 at the Louisville Zoo in …

26 Messy Animals Who Will Make Your Day

Messy is good: what's not good is getting more food on your face than in your stomach. Luckily, Old El Paso Stand ‘N’ Stuff Soft Tacos are so easy to fill and eat that they take the mess out of mealtimes.<p>Wipe your face, wash your hands and head over to Old El Paso to find out more about their Stand …

El Paso

What the Disappearing Aral Sea Tells Us about the Value of Water

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>Images of the shrinking Aral Sea in Central Asia acquired by NASA satellites on August 25, 2000 (l) and August 19, 2014. The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth largest lake, but has lost most of its water due to diversions of the rivers that sustained it. Images courtesy of …

One-Third of Food Is Lost or Wasted: What Can Be Done

From our farms to grocery stores to dinner tables, 30 percent of the food we grow is never eaten. We can do better.<p>It's lettuce season in the Salinas Valley, a carrot-shaped lowland in the central California region that produces about 70 percent of the leafy greens sold in U.S. retail markets. On a …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

The case for being average

People often read what I have to say and then write asking for my advice.<p>But even though I write about lots of things I am expert in only one thing: programming in a computer language called APL. I owe all my financial success and a good deal of personal joy to that funny little language, and if …

Bill Gates

Upside-Down Photos of Human Faces That Look Like Aliens

“Alienation” is a wonderfully bizarre photo series by photographer Anelia Loubser that transforms ordinary human faces into alien-like faces simply …

21 Photos Of Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization

As solid and unshakable as we think our civilization is, its grip on nature is tenuous at best. If any cracks appear in the faces of our buildings or …

10 weird and wonderful historical newspaper stories

Singing animals, cringe-worthy falls, dancing babies… today’s media is full of bizarre stories and videos. But our love of the weird and wonderful is …

The Gefilte Fish Line: A Sweet And Salty History Of Jewish Identity

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a day when everything tastes like dessert. In symbolic hope of a sweet year to come, the table is positively sticky — honey marinades, honey cakes, raisin-studded challah bread. And, depending on where your family is from, sweet gefilte fish.<p>Gefilte fish, …

Strangest Genitals In The Animal Kingdom

Here at IFLS, we love many things. But we relish the opportunity to talk about two of our favorite subjects- animals, and genitals. So we thought we …

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

A beginner's guide to drills and bits

<b>Steve Hoefer</b> returns with another guide to some of the things that make civilized life possible.<p>There are a dizzying number of ways to put a hole in …

34 Splendid Photos Of Salvador Dali Being Salvador Dali

Like ballerinas, Salvador Dalí was simultaneously an artist and a work of art. When not piecing together some of the most mind-bending paintings …

50 Years of Wildlife Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Natural History Museum’s new book released on Wednesday marks five decades of the WPY competition, celebrating the art of wildlife photography. Started in the 1960s, the 160 prize-winning and commended images represent 50 years of different times, styles and specialisms – showcasing some of the …

12 Awesome Spider Facts

Ask most people their opinion of spiders, and they’ll tell you that the arachnids are super creepy. And that might be kinda true, but the fact of the …

The Horrors of Anglerfish Mating

<i>Wikimedia Commons</i><p>When you think of an anglerfish, you probably think of something like the creature above: Big mouth. Gnarly teeth. Lure bobbing from …

What Would Happen If Everyone On Earth Jumped At The Same Time?

What would happen if every single man, woman and child on Earth all jumped in the air at the exact same time?<p>Michael from Vsauce explains.

A 24-Year-Old Transport Engineer Is About To Free Her City From Car Ownership

Now, they're set to rub their transportation superiority in our faces.<p>Finland's capital, Helsinki, is about to launch a program that could virtually eliminate car ownership and give its residents the ability to plot an on-demand commute from their phones.<p>It's mostly the vision of Sonja Heikkilä, a …

Transportation

Pictures of the Week 8.14.14

Guido Daniele Shows Off His Incredible Hand-Painting Animal Art in Photos

You have to give Milan-based artist Guido Daniele a hand. Quite literally. Combining the art of body painting with the art of photography, Daniele …

25 Truly Useful Inventions That You Never Knew You Needed

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and while that might not be the case for every invention out there, most of these cool inventions …

This colorful tree is designed to grow 40 types of fruit

Even the most beautiful trees tend to bloom in only a single color, but artist Sam Van Aken is growing trees that turn into a kaleidoscopic array of flowers come spring. A project of his, the "Tree of 40 Fruit," has Van Aken grafting 40 different stone fruit branches onto a single tree, ultimately …

Tiny flying robots are being built to pollinate crops instead of real bees

Honeybees, which pollinate nearly one-third of the food we eat, have been dying at unprecedented rates because of a mysterious phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder (CCD). The situation is so dire that in late June the White House gave a new task force just 180 days to devise a coping …