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Shark Nearly Chokes To Death On Moose, Is Saved By Canadian Bystanders (PHOTOS)

In case you were wondering, it is indeed possible for a shark to bite off more than it can chew.<p>As evidence, we submit this Greenland shark, which two good samaritans recently rescued from choking to death on a moose. One of the men, Derrick Chaulk, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation he …

5 Must-Read Books for Small Space Organizing

The temptation to have a generously-sized home -- one that's big enough for all your stuff -- is a little backwards: Choosing a place with less …

Minimalism

13 Fascinating Facts About Bees

Sure, you know that bees pollinate our crops and give us honey. But there's so much more to these buzzing insects than that.<p>1. Their sting has some …

‘World’s Greenest Building’ Opens In Manchester

Queen Elizabeth has marked the official opening of more than few buildings in her time, but until last week never one the likes of One Angel Square, …

Mobile app lets musicians play along to songs at their own speed

The app Tony Wacheski made is one he could have used as a teenager, decades back, when he taught himself to drum by playing along with vinyl records. For one thing, he'd have to listen to the entire side. Lose the beat, and the record would charge on without you. And LP's were fickle in ways all …

8 Pieces That Will Change the Way You Hear Music

Put these masterpieces on your playlist and you'll never hear music the same way again.<p>1. “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin<p>Many musicians draw a …

Articles about 10 dwell houses their own words on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

17 Hybrid Desserts That Will Blow Your Mind

Dominique Ansel has blessed us with the Cronut, a croissant-doughnut crossbreed. If such a wonderful thing exists, what other hybrid pastry possibilities are there?

How Does a Baby Giraffe Sleep?

Duh! With its eyes closed, of course! Take a look at these cute photos of baby giraffes sleeping, using their own bodies as pillows for their heads, …

The 5 Best Eco-Friendly Designs of 2013

As a result of global warming and high increase in population density, people are urged to ensure that their homes as well as their commercial buildings are eco-friendly. Eco friendly designs are highly emphasized upon due to their numerous benefits both to the environment and humankind. The top …

Synthetic Biologists Engineer A Custom Flu Vaccine In A Week

A synthetic biology method proves its chops.<p>A copy of the genetic code of an H7N9 avian flu—similar to, but not exactly the same as the flu that has killed 36 people in China—arrived in a lab in Boston Easter Sunday, 2011. By Saturday, scientists had made a vaccine against it, the Boston Globe …

Childhood CT scans slightly raise cancer risk - Futurity

U. MELBOURNE (AUS) — Even though radiation from CT scans is quite low, researchers find …

Cancer

Polio virus engineered to kill brain tumor - Futurity

DUKE (US) — A modified polio virus appears to be effective in attacking glioblastoma brain …

The Moore, Oklahoma Tornado, From Space

What the destructive tornado looked like from satellites high above.<p><i>Click to launch the gallery.</i><p>Satellites from NASA, NOAA, and others captured the devastating tornado that this week destroyed many towns and houses and claimed the lives of several (the exact death toll is still unclear) in …

Are Europe's wild bees bouncing back? - Futurity

U. LEEDS (UK) — Declines in the biodiversity of pollinating insects and wild plants in …

The education gap: Poor little rich kids feel the heat

If you doubt that we live in a winner-take-all economy and that education is the trump card, consider the vast amounts the affluent spend to teach their offspring. We see it anecdotally in the soaring fees for private schools, private lessons and private tutors, many of them targeted at the …

'Seinfeld' Vs. 'Friends': Which Holds Up Better?

I hate the last episode of Seinfeld. This is an admittedly odd way to open up an essay that is primarily about Friends. I also realize this isn't a unique or particularly notable opinion to express, since most people who have seen the last episode of Seinfeld share it.<p>"Seinfeld should have its own …

Obama's Second Term: Dead Already or Strategic Awareness?

Is Barack Obama already a lame duck president?<p>I hope not. It wouldn't be good for the country, and it would certainly disappoint my students who have written policy memos for his second term.<p>I've just finished teaching a seminar at Occidental on American Grand Strategy (which a few of my friends …

The Best And Worst Sleep Positions (VIDEO)

You're smart about your sleep hygiene: You know to keep your bedroom cool, dark and quiet, to power down your electronic devices and to head to bed around the same time every night. But could your sleeping position undo all your good work?<p>During a recent appearance on "The Doctors", Dr. Michael J. …

The Myth Of Multitasking

How long can you go without checking email, or glancing at your smartphone? Clifford Nass, a psychology professor at Stanford University, says today's nonstop multitasking actually wastes more time than it saves—and he says there's evidence it may be killing our concentration and creativity …