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'Invisible Girlfriend' Startup Provides Fake Love For A Price

Invisible Girlfriend, a new company recently created at Startup Weekend St. Louis, has emerged as the solution for those without a significant other — providing potential subscribers with options such as text messaging, "emergency interaction," gifts, and a relationship status change on …

Experience an aurora borealis in your browser with this stunning panorama

On March 17th a beautiful light show appeared in the skies above Östersund, Sweden — and now you can experience it for yourself. Photographer Göran Strand captured more than 2,400 images of the aurora borealis that night with a Nikon D3s to create a time lapse that covers around four hours of the …

Why You Can’t Sell Me a Car

A millennial’s message to automakers<p>[<i>UPDATE</i>: The author has responded to a number of reader questions in a new post, titled "Why You Still Can't Sell Me A Car."]<p>When I was a kid, my father's Kettering, Ohio, auto shop was often my daycare center. Grease-stained mechanics wielding hefty tools the …

10 Expert-Created Festive Centerpieces

Expert ideas to steal.<p>A beautiful arrangement says, "Welcome!" Floral designers and event planners show us how they say it with flowers — and other seasonal elements.

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'Monster' gamma ray burst in space sets record for death of star

Astronomers call it the monster. It was the biggest and brightest cosmic explosion ever witnessed. Had it been closer, Earth would have been toast.<p>Because the blast was 3.7bn light years away, mankind was spared. But orbiting telescopes got the fireworks show of a lifetime in April.<p>The only bigger …

'Ghost Particles' In Antarctica Offer Glimpse Of Deep Space

A new kind of telescope buried deep beneath the ice of Antarctica has, for the first time, seen a signal from distant, violent events. In doing so, it is beginning to paint a picture of a part of our cosmos that has never been observed before.<p>Pretty much everything we can see in the universe glows. …

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My mother and I used to marble paper on the weekends when I was younger. To this day, I still feel like I am a mad scientist when I marble, experimenting with new colors and testing new patterns.<p>Even if you don’t have experience with marbling, it’s a fun project to try with friends. It requires …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

See These Heartbreaking Photos Of The World’s Disappearing Cultures, Before They Fade Away

In the new book Before They Pass Away, photographer Jimmy Nelson has captured a series of gorgeous pictures of 31 remote cultures that are on the verge of disappearing.<p>Over the last three years, British photographer Jimmy Nelson traveled around the world–from Namibia to Papua New Guinea to …

Papua New Guinea

Is it right to waste helium on party balloons?

<b>The US has been selling off its helium reserve, established in the 1920s to provide gas for airships - but even so, shortages have been occurring.</b><p>Some scientists believe a finite resource that could one day run out should not be used for party balloons.<p>In the universe as a whole, it is one of the …

Study reveals potential breakthrough in hearing technology

Researchers have found a new way to help the hearing impaired by removing background noise from the sounds transmitted by hearing aids.<p>Computer …

Adventures in Google Self-Driving Cars: Pizza Delivery, Scavenger Hunts, and Avoiding Deer

After 500,000 miles of road tests, Google’s self-driving car team gave New Yorker writer Burkhard Bilger unusually deep access for a profile this …

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Why Americans and Europeans may soon start dying of infections like it’s 1905 again

Antibiotics aren’t doing what they’re supposed to do anymore. You know, kill infections. Since Alexander Fleming invented penicillin 75 years ago, nearly all bacteria have mutated into strains impervious to antibiotics. Those souped up bacteria now kill hundreds of thousands of people, at a …

Medicine

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …