Alex O

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Scientists Find Giant Black Hole Inside One of the Tiniest Known Galaxies

NASA said Wednesday that astronomers have found one of the smallest known galaxies ever using the Hubble Space Telescope–but the mini-discovery came …

Universe

13 Outdoor Dates In Los Angeles

<i>If you're tired of boring old restaurant or bar dates, we've got a list of some of our favorite outings under the sun while the days are still long.</i> …

Study: Latina Women Most Likely to Be Naked On Screen

A new study spearheaded by Dr. Stacy L. Smith at USC’s Annenberg School confirms what we already know: Hollywood sucks at portraying racial diversity.<p>…

How to Make Beer Can Chicken

<i>Each week this summer, Cara Nicoletti of The Meat Hook is helping us get to know our favorite cuts a little bit better – and introducing you to a few new ones, too. Read on, study up, then hightail it to your nearest butcher.</i><p><i>Today: It may look a little silly, but the flavor of this beer can chicken</i> …

A Chip In This Man's Brain Let Him Will His Paralyzed Hand To Move

Last Wednesday, he moved his hand for the first time in four years, thanks to a group of researchers at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center. The researchers inserted a chip in Burkhart's brain and used electrodes and an algorithm to bypass his broken spinal cord and regain movement in his …

This Glove Makes You Beethoven

“Have you ever seen the Matrix?” Thad Starner excitedly asks me over the phone. “There’s that scene where they need to fly a helicopter and Trinity just says, “hang on” and then uploads the instructions to her brain. That’s the future of what I’m doing.”<p>What started as a wearable experiment for the …

The Best Places To Be 'Alone' In Los Angeles

<i>You probably don't live in the second largest city in the U.S. because you want to experience true isolation, but sometimes you might just need to</i> …

Computer passes 'Turing Test' for the first time after convincing users it is human

A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy, becoming the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts say<p>A ''super computer'' has duped humans into thinking it is a 13-year-old boy to become the first machine to pass the ''iconic'' Turing Test, experts …

How It Works: Putting Humans In Suspended Animation

A new human trial will chill gunshot victims to keep them alive<p>"Suspended animation" -- literally putting life on hold -- has long been a medical dream. (The preferred scientific term for the procedure is emergency preservation and resuscitation [ EPR ].) Dr. Sam Tisherman and a team of surgeons at …

30 Free Things to Do in L.A. Any Time

Mark David Christenson, left, and Ryan Hitchcock perform at the Clubhouse in improv team Street Lightning.<p>Kate Lane<p><b>29. Take in Some Indie Improv</b><p>The …

The Ultimate List of Free Summer Concerts in L.A.

[Update: Since this list was originally published, we have added dates and performers for Levitt Pavilion in MacArthur Park, June 17-Sept.</b> …

Festivals

Here's a Berry Good Video of a Bunny Eating Raspberries

You knew bunnies ate carrots, but did you know they eat raspberries, too?

Carrots

5 California Beers To Buy This Minute

<b>4. Ramblin' Rye</b>, <i>AleSmith and Cigar City</i> (San Diego)<br>Brown ale with rye; 8.5%<br>Ramblin' Rye is the second release in the Coast-2-Coast Collaboration …

We Should All Aspire to Be as Joyful and Free as This Chinchilla Rolling Around in a Dust Bath

Here’s a fun fact about chinchillas: they clean their fur by rolling around in dust. Another fun fact about chinchillas is that they’re adorable, but …

Cute

BottleRock Napa Valley Festival - Napa, CA

Jason W.<p>Verified<p>Report | 4 years ago<p>That Outkast tho! :)<p>Stephanie B.<p>Verified<p>Report | 4 years ago<p>It was great<p>Elias G.<p>Verified<p>Report | 4 years …

Your Guide To Outdoor Movie Screenings In Los Angeles

Nothing screams summertime in L.A. like picnicking on a blanket with a crowd that knows every line of <i>Spaceballs</i>. An AMC theater just can't give you …

NASA Just Released Surreal Footage Of A Solar Flare On The Sun

The AP has just released video from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. The video shows a "mid-level" solar flare, or powerful burst of radiation on the sun's surface, that erupted on April 2.<p>NASA calls it "graceful" in the YouTube footage, setting classical music behind the blends of wavelengths of …

Innovative Photographer Shows Us How to Make Indoor Clouds

Seeing a perfectly-formed cloud indoors can be a jarring sight. For Dutch photographer Berndnaut Smilde, it’s a living. Since 2010, he’s been working …

Photography

Why Cap'n Crunch is making eye contact with your kid

You might not notice it when you walk down the cereal aisle, but your child does: You're being watched.<p>A Cornell University study shows that cereal …

The Best Affordable Sushi In Los Angeles

<i>Sushi is certainly one of those things where you don't want to be cheap. And though it'd be lovely to be able to afford a weekly omakase with Hiro</i> …

This is how a stingray looks when you pop it under an X-ray. Pretty. We hope it's ok. Image via Reddit.

Vibrant

Crop Factor Explained: How Sensor Size Affects the Field of View

These days, we often hear about the benefits of full frame cameras over APS-C, we are told about four thirds sensors and micro four thirds sensors …

Photographer Captures The Strange World Of Creative Dog Grooming

The world of creative dog grooming revolves around color usage, contour shapes, and other design principles that feel right at home in print but are …

How To Build A Wireless Monitoring Solution For Under $350

As consumer electronics continue to improve in quality and price, there are more opportunities for professionals to save some money and create DIY …

14 beautiful X-ray images that shed a unique light on nature

Take a regular X-ray image, invert it and add color. What do you get? Gorgeous art.<p>All photos: Arie van ’t Riet<p><b>Seeing nature through a different …

These Jerboas Look Like Real Life Pokemon

Jerboas are technically desert dwelling rodents who live primarily in Northern Africa and Asia, but let's face it- they might actually be the cutest …

Cocaine use is going to pot

Fewer Americans are drinking Coke, as the once dominant drink loses ground to bottled water, coffee, and energy drinks. Sales of cocaine, originally …

Cannabis

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new …