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11 Sexting Acronyms From the 1930s

Sexting didn’t start with smartphones.<p>Abbreviating conversational phrases with acronyms isn’t unique to this decade or even this millennium. Friends …

Lythronax argestes: 'King of Gore' joins T rex family tree

A newly-discovered dinosaur, which has been christened "King of gore" by the scientists who have studied it, is the oldest known member of the dinosaur group that gave rise to the mighty <i>Tyrannosaurus rex</i>.<p>The 80m-year-old fossil of <i>Lythronax argestes</i> was found in the Grand Staircase-Escalante …

Boy is His Own Grandfather?

A little boy referred to in case studies as “Sam,” showed convincing evidence that he is the reincarnation of his grandfather. Sam was 18 months old …

Parkland Hospital: site of the creepiest detail of the JFK assassination

Tomorrow sees the reissue of what is surely one of the best non-fiction books ever written: The Death of a President, by the historian and foreign correspondent William Manchester. (It's also being released, for the first time, in ebook and audiobook versions.) It is an utterly extraordinary thing: …

Raid Your Kitchen To Build This Potato Chip Speaker [Video]

For that crispy, crunchy audio<p>In 1921, two scientists made the first modern loudspeaker out of magnets, wire, and paper. Now manufacturers use synthetic fibers and even ferrofluid. Why stop there? Your kitchen contains plenty of materials to build a functional woofer. A potato chip works as a …

Spot Exoplanets With Your Home Telescope, Using Free NASA Software

The new software measures varying light phenomena, accounting for distortions from the Earth's atmosphere and any stray clouds.<p>Well, this is what you bought that new telescope camera for, right?<p>NASA is releasing, for free, a bit of software that allows those with telescopes to detect planets …

5 Books to Read in a Hammock Today

Last lazy weekend of summer? Here are five books good enough to keep you awake even while you’re lying in a hammock:<p>Above: Photograph by Erin …

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Why Vegan Diets Suck

5 reasons to enjoy your ham and cheese sandwich<p>There is no one right way to eat for everyone.<p>We are all different and what works for one person may not work for the next.<p>I personally advocate consumption of both animals and plants and I think there is plenty of evidence that this is a reasonable …

What Is Aperture in Photography?

Aperture refers to an adjustable opening in your camera lens that is able to limit the amount of light passing through the lens and hitting the …

Man Knowledge | The Art of Manliness

"Don't do anything by half. If you love someone, love them with all your soul. When you go to work, work your ass off. When you hate someone, hate …

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Stop what you're doing and watch the short film Post Human right now

Behold less than six minutes of action-packed awesomeness topped with a whole lotta blood and a dollop of NSFW nudity. This short film <i>Post Human</i> is …

Dolphins Know Other Dolphins By Name Even After Decades Apart

Even humans have trouble remembering the names of people they met 20 years ago. But not dolphins!<p>Last month, a study indicated that dolphins call each other by names, of a sort: they have a particular whistle unique to each dolphin, and when a dolphin hears its own whistle-name called, it responds. …

Learn a Foreign Language Quickly | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Benny the Irish polyglot who writes at Fluent in 3 Months.</i><p>Imagine being able to blend in undetected in another …

How To Make a Knife From an Old Saw Blade | The Art of Manliness

Making a knife is a satisfying project on a number of levels. You’re creating a fundamental tool — one of the first tools ever made — and every time …

A New Harry Potter Audiobook is Coming

For every <i>Little Red Riding Hood</i>, <i>Snow White</i>, or <i>Rapunzel</i>, there are literally dozens of much more obscure—and certainly more bizarre—Grimm's Fairy …

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How to Navigate by the Stars

Explorers have used the stars as a compass for millennia, and if you’re out having adventures at night, you should add the skill to your arsenal. (If …

A Roundup of Sharknado Tribute Art

The SyFy original movie <i>Sharknado</i> is so ridiculously over-the-top that it became an overnight sensation. Its unbelievable premise is so spectacular …

Search the skies for pulsars while your Android device charges

Researchers from UC Berkeley are searching for pulsars and more effective AIDS therapies, and you can help by offering the university access to your idle Android smartphone. Like Stanford University's famous Folding@Home project, the Berkeley Open Infrastructure for Network Computing (BOINC) has …

How to Make an Infrared Camera

We’ve published a few pieces on infrared photography before, and we’ve mentioned how it’s possible to modify a cheap or junk camera to be sensitive …

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A Musician Spent 24 Hours Posing for this Amazing Time-Lapse Music Video

Every once in a while someone gets really, really creative and it makes our jaws drop. Such is the case with UK pop artist Dan Black’s timelapse …

Do You Make These 5 Classic Mistakes in Macro Photography?

Delving into macro photography opens up a fascinating, sometimes strange, new world. The ultra-close up views of flowers, plants, insects, and even …

13th Age: The New Tabletop Game From The Lead Designers Of 3rd And 4th Edition Dungeons And Dragons

Since Wizards of the Coast opened up its 3rd Edition of Dungeons & Dragons on the Open-Gaming License (OGL) there’s been a bit of a roleplaying game renaissance. Myriad d20-based games have sprouted up.<p>Some have been small, independent productions or old-school hacks with lite rule sets like the …

The Pirate Bay now offering banned 3D-printed gun files

For those who worry that even 24 hours without the ability to download 3D-printed gun blueprints is too much, fret no more: The Pirate Bay is on the case.<p>On Thursday, the U.S. State Department successfully demanded the removal of a set of 3D-printed firearm files from Defcad, a file-sharing site …

US Special Ops Have Become Much, Much Scarier Since 9/11

The full scale of the shadow war is just coming out now, as detailed in "Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield" by investigative journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Scahill.<p>(There is also a corresponding documentary.)<p>Directed by Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary …

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